Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cape Ann TV Channel 12 replaying Gloucester’s Joe Garland lectures

Cape Ann TV remembers Gloucester’s illustrious Joe Garland, with repeat airings on Channel 12 of two of his lectures from their archives: “Joe Garland on Joe Garland,” and Unknown Soldiers: Reliving WWII in Europe,” a book talk with Joe Garland. These one-hour lectures were recorded at the Cape Ann Museum.

“Joe Garland on Joe Garland”was recorded in January, 2008. In this lecture, he reflects on his life in Gloucester, his days a soldier and his writing career telling his stories with his unique wit. This show will be cablecast on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Monday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.; and Friday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m.

“Unknown Soldiers: Reliving WWII in Europe,a book talk with Joe Garland, was recorded in November, 2008, shortly after his book was published. Joe poignantly recalls his experiences in Europe as a young soldier during WWII and the stories of his comrades in arms, of those who survived and those who didn’t and talks about the subsequent pain of the memories from that war that the survivors bear to this day. This show is being cablecast on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, October 4 at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m.; and Friday, October 7 at 10:30 p.m.

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The Writer’s Block celebrates its 22nd season!

John Ronan

This month, Cape Ann TV member and Gloucester resident John Ronan celebrates the 22nd season of “The Writer’s Block,” with John Ronan.” The series, that won a First Place award for an Educational Program Series in 2005, is one of the longest running public access shows in New England. The half-hour show features interviews with writers and artists from varied backgrounds.
The new season kicks off with the winners of this year’s limerick contest conducted earlier in the year through the Cape Ann Beacon and the Gloucester Daily Times. The five winners are : Diane Giardi, Beverly Johnson, Bob Quinn, Beverly Quint and Russ Waldron. The program will be cablecast on September 22 and 29 at 8 p.m.
John Ronan, producer and host of the show, is a poet and playwright and was Poet Laureate of the City of Gloucester from 2008-10. He is also a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing and Professor Emeritus at North Shore Community College.
“Gloucester has a vibrant artistic community,” says Ronan. “Cape Ann TV is a force in that community life. I’m privileged with the help of director Andrew Love and the crew, to help spread the news on what Cape Ann artists are creating! Our twenty-second season will be the best yet!” For more information about the show, visit:

This week’s This week’s “Cape Ann Report” features Second Glance Thrift Store and Art Haven Kid’s Exhibit

Be sure to tune in to Cape Ann Report this week to hear from Julie LaFontaine and Susan Zwart of the The Open Door Food Pantry and find out more about the exciting new Second Glance Thrift Store and how it came to be. The Open Door is located at 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester. Telephone: 978-283-6776

Also, Dawn Gadow of Art Haven and young guests Jason Burroughs and Sarah Haferman talk about the upcoming Student’s Exhibit featuring new paintings, paper art, photos, and fabric creations beginning on October 1 from 6 – 9 p.m.  Call (978) 283-3888 or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Cape Ann Report is cablecast on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; replay times are Thursday at 6 p.m.; Friday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. on Channel 12.

Looking for students! Receive training, do good work!


We are looking for students interested in internships or working on community service projects who we can train to use our professional video cameras to produce programs for nonprofit organizations throughout Cape Ann. There are many wonderful opportunities to work on good projects while doing good things for your community. Call us at: 978-281-2443.

Disabled Veterans Mobile Service will be in Gloucester on Friday, September 23

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be at the Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   This well equipped “office on wheels” will eliminate a long trip into Boston for those veterans seeking to complete and process, new claims for service connected disabilities, upgrades or increases in current claims, appeals and just those seeking information from this experienced DAV Team.  Veterans, their spouses and families can contact the DAV Offices in Boston at 617-303-5675 or the Gloucester Office of Veterans’ Services at 978-281-9740.