Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, June 30, 2018

I've Looked at Clouds, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It was one of those days when the sky was the focal point.

No matter the viewing point, the sky was grand.


... or closer and low.

But as the day progressed, the clouds thickened and darkened.......

....and took on strange colors.


Friday, June 29, 2018

First Day of Summer, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The first day of summer brought spectacular weather, lots of sunshine........

....and bright white low clouds. A beautiful day to be alive in New England.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Beach Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Spring is over and the short New England summer is underway.

This is what we wait much of the year to enjoy.

On this part of Cape Cod Bay, access is limited and usually private, there is no public parking, so the beach is mostly uncrowded.

It seems a safe place to walk but..... must always be careful of potential danger.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Clements' Marketplace Opening, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I don't think I've ever attended a grocery store opening before. Never had a strong reason or desire - until today. About six months ago, the only full service grocery store serving the village of Manomet closed its doors. But today, we welcomed Clements' Marketplace to fill that role for the citizens of and visitors to Manomet.

They held an opening day bash that looked like this........

Locals lined up by the dozens for the opening ceremony and to welcome this new business to town.

Company executives did a little bit of speechifying.........

......and voila!.... the ribbon was cut and the doors were opened to the happy throng.

Fresh produce is the welcoming display........

....and shoppers were quick to fill their carts.

Since I subscribe to the vegan lifestyle, diet, and philosophy, I am always happy to see alternative products offered for sale that are not based on the killing or exploitation of animals - like this non-dairy almond "milk."

And this non-dairy "butter."  And many other products throughout the store.

Judging by the opening crowds in the aisles and at the registers, I think that Clements' Marketplace will be a success for both the residents and the business operator.

I sure hope so! Support our local businesses and welcome this new one to town.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

"Honk Jr.," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) opened the first production in their Summer Children's Workshop series with, "Honk Jr." The basic story is "a celebration of being different! Ugly does not understand why she does not fit in with the rest of her family. This is the heart-warming story of everyone finding out what makes them special." 

PBT owners, guardians, producers: Bob and Sandy Malone
Director: Mega Urz
Stage Manager: Devin McCall
Musical Director: Tyler Shore
Costumer: David Marques
Production Manager: Joshua Patino
Lighting Designer: Olivia LoVerde

The following moments were captured during the final dress rehearsal and are in order of occurrence in the show:

Priscilla Beach Theatre has been educating young actors for more than 70 years. Their summer workshops for 2018 include:

"Honk Jr" in June
"Kamp Kaos" in July
"Twinderella" in July"
"The Snow White Variety Show" in August
"Annie Jr" in August

You can contact Priscilla Beach Theatre by phone at 508-224-4888 or online for info and/or tickets! You'll be glad you did. It is extraordinary that we have such a wonderful and magical venue right here in Manomet - your support and attendance are important, both for the youth programs and the Barn Stage major adult productions which include:

"The Last Five Years" in May,
"The Drowsy Chaperone" in June,
"Guys and Dolls" in July,
"Bye, Bye, Birdie" in August,
"Damn Yankees" in September,
"Dames at Sea" in October.

The PBT Barn Stage, a 240-seat venue, is in its 81st season and is cited as the oldest summer stock barn theatre still operating in America. The original barn was built in 1875 and much of that structure remains in place today complemented by a complete restoration and modernization program completed in 2015 by owners, guardians, and producers Bob and Sandy Malone.

"Guys and Dolls," opens soon. Following is a promo image of the performers in the four lead roles. Chances are good they started as youngsters in children's productions just like the kids above did.

Support the performing arts in Manomet. Come out and enjoy a show - you'll be transformed! I know that I certainly have been!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Cloudy Day Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

When it's 70+ degrees in New England, even a cloudy day is a good time to take a walk.....

.....or a sail.

Bulldozer season has ended until fall, most rock walls have been stabilized, the sand has been raked smooth.....

....and the relentless tide rises high again. Time for me to get off the beach and enjoy the day elsewhere.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Beatles Fest, Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

On February 9th, 1964, "the Beatles" first appeared on the Ed Sullivan television show in the United States. Now, more than 50 years later, my generation and many others still celebrate and enjoy the music these four Englishmen brought to the world.

The recent Beatles Fest at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Plymouth brought three bands to the stage to perform various parts of the Beatles' catalog of music for a mostly Beatles-era audience like myself.

We were not disappointed. The first band pictured above was "The Silver Hammers." (This image does not include the entire group).

Next up was the local ever popular band, "3rd Left." They are not just a Beatles tribute band but play a wide range of musical styles and formats. Tonight though, it was only Beatles.

The headliner was "Studio Two," a look-alike, sound-alike, talk-alike, play-alike four member band playing the same instruments and parts as the originals. If I closed my eyes during some of the tunes, it sounded like the Beatles were right there with me in the room.

I particularly enjoy the Spire stage setting with that former chapel ambiance. And having purchased a front row center seat for the show was pretty cool, too.

A New England based group, "Studio Two," enjoys widespread success and a full calendar on the road with their Beatles tribute performances.

Note the "Beatle boots."

Another great live performance in downtown Plymouth at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts! If you haven't been - go - if you have - go again - support live performing arts in our community.