Monday, February 11, 2013
The mommies waved goodbye on the dock in Vineyard Haven. These were our babies and they looked shy and quiet and scared as they boarded the 108- foot schooner, The Shenandoah, a reproduction of a Confederate raider.
These kiddos would be adrift on the high seas for seven days around the Elizabeth Islands. Could they stand it? Could we? On the seventh day, when they returned to port, they would be totally transformed; diminutive pirates, tanned, tattooed with skulls and crossbones (these washed off over time), snarky and gnarly, and hanging from the bow-sprit. Later, back home, we heard our own sweet children belt out, “What do you do with a drunken sailor? ... Put him in bed with the captain’s daughter!” What elements went into making them hooligans and into granting them the greatest adventure of their – admittedly short thus far – lives? Recently I came across my son Charlie’s log from his fifth grade Shenandoah trip. It began on June 11, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
You can help name the new performing arts center.
The Board of Directors of the Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center is asking for help coming up with a name for the venue and they've devised a contest to pick one. The Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, Inc. (GPPAC) is a nonprofit corporation created to establish a venue dedicated to musical, theatrical, dance and other performing arts as well as educational activities. The hall was purchased from Congregation Beth Jacob at Town Meeting last fall. The building has been renovated into a 200-seat hall with superior acoustics and state of the art lighting and sound system and original architectural details offers patrons from greater Plymouth and the world an exceptional performing arts experience in an historic church located in …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Two Plymouth music students win awards in South Shore Conservatory’s Concerto Competition in the French horn and clarinet.
Plymouth South High School senior Zachary West was named the overall winner of South Shore Conservatory's 25th annual Concerto Competition. Another Plymouth music student, Maria D’Ambrosio won an honorable mention in French horn. A student of SSC French horn instructor Megan Riccio, Maria received a trophy during a ceremony following the competition. The competition was held Jan. 18 at the Conservatory’s Hingham campus. West earned national recognition late last year when he auditioned and earned placement in the first clarinet section of the National Association of Music Educators All-Eastern Honors Band, according to a release from South Shore Conservatory. As a member of the All-Eastern Band, he will participate in a four-day festival …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo for our Facebook page? Upload it now!
From now until Sunday, Jan. 20 we will be accepting winter-themed submissions for a cover photo for us to use on Plymouth Patch's Facebook page. Whether it's a photo of one of Plymouth's famed sites, a well-known building, a wintry scene, or people just going about their day, we want to see your take on Plymouth. Be creative and try to capture the essence of the town. There's no age requirement to submit: You just have to be a Plymouth Patch user and be able to create a 100 percent original piece of work owned by you for us to use. You agree to grant Patch the royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use the work on Plymouth Patch’s Facebook page. You must have permission to show all individuals …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Ithacappella, an all-male college a cappella group, will be performing a free family concert on January 14, 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Plymouth North High School.
The Visual and Performing Arts Department of the Plymouth Public Schools is proud to present the following free public concert! Ithacappella, an all-male college a cappella group, will be performing a free family concert on January 14, 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Plymouth North High School. This is sure to be a wonderful family event! All are welcome. Follow the link to see a recent performance by the group: www.youtube.com/embed/dSvK950OhPQ There will be a PSMA sponosored meet and greet with Ithacapella from 4:30pm-5:30pm at PNHS. For a $5 donation meet Ithacapella and enjoy appetizers and soft drinks.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Trailer hosted a children's television show in the 1950s.
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, died on Jan. 9, according to his website. “Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you,” a statement on his website reads. Trailer hosted “Boomtown” a children’s show with a western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974, according to WBZ-TV. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Share your memories of Trailer and his show in the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This season, the Pilgrim Festival Chorus is seeking men’s voices, especially singers in the tenor vocal range.
Singers from across the South Shore are invited to audition for the Pilgrim Festival Chorus at its two welcome nights, Jan. 14 and 21. The chorus is an auditioned singing group for men and women, with vocalists of all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of choral music from many genres. In their fourteenth season, PFC typically offers two major choral performances during each year, with smaller volunteer groups often engaging in appearances at local community events, plus a summer post-season cabaret concert. The next concert featuring Orff's Carmina Burana will be in the spring and rehearsals will begin Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Music Director William Richter welcomes singers of all skill levels to learn about the PFC and audition for …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Viewers who enjoy film discussions are invited to join the Plimoth Cinema Club.
Starlet January 4 - 10 Preview this film Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway) and 85 year-old Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa (Stella Maeve) and Mikey (James Ransone), while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the two women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Length…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Gavin Dineen of Plymouth will be portraying Hans when the Salem State University award-winning theater department presents Cabaret later this month.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The highly charged musical is set in 1931 Berlin as Nazis rise to power and focuses on the infamous nightlife found at the Kit Kat Klub. Dineen, a theater major, is making his debut with Salem State University but has starred in Cape Cod Community College’s production of The Rocky Horror Show. Assistant Professor Peter Sampieri directs the musical and promises a night of thrills, laughs and possibly tears. Performances run from Thursday, Nov. 29 to Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at Salem State University, 352 Lafayette Street. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors, and free for Salem State University students. Tickets can purchased at www.…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Add a picture of your favorite pet and his master and the photographer could win a $75 gift certificate in our Picture of the Week contest.
Do pets look like their masters? Or do masters look like their pets? We had a great response to this week's masters and their pets. So many great looking animals and humans. It's time for you to cast your vote. One vote per person. Here's how to vote: Each photo has a number in the caption. Put the number of your photo pick into the comments section. The voting periond ends at 9am on Monday, Oct. 1. Votes cast after this time will not be counted. This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The winning submission will get a $75 gift card, plus bragging rights. We’ll be taking photo submissions each week from 5:45 am …