Monday, August 28, 2006


Friendship of Salem was docked at the Newburyport Boardwalk from Thursday, August 24th, thru Sunday, August 27th. 10 am to 4 pm. Free tours were available to the public. I have to say I really enjoyed my visit to Newburyport. The downtown and boardwalk area is a great place for all to see. I had no idea what I have missed all these years being so close only one hour away. I will have to come back again real soon. I have set up a link at the top of the post with all the information and history. Just click on the title Newburyport and you will be pleased to see Newburyport's Community Website. I hope you will enjoy this information enough to visit.
Many traces of the past can still be found and admired in the vibrant, modern city. Churches and cemeteries evoke remembrances of local personalities. The Tannery district, close to downtown, is an extension of old steam mills and tanneries of the past. All over town you can imagine the locations of former ropewalks and clammers’ shacks. You can see shipyards, as well as the saltbox and Victorian houses, Federal mansions and colonial houses that are today’s cherished homes. Today Newburyport draws visitors from around New England and the world, who flock year-round to this seaport rich in history and beauty. Enjoy a walking tour, by yourself or with a guide, around this beautiful and historic seaport.
Here is just a few of the sculptures around the boardwalk.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Concord Minute Man

This past weekend we went for a drive to the town of Concord Ma to see some sights and a bit of history. The old North Bridge along with the Minute Man Monument proved to be just that. I actually found out things I did not know or I just wasn't paying attention in school when I was suppose to. For instance, I did not know about the gravesite monument for the british soldiers. I was amazed at how well it is taken care of after all these years. The bridge itself also suprised me because it has been rebuilt and it changed the look completly to modern time. I did a little reading up on the history and will leave you with the following information. As usual, I have a link for you to click at the Title of the post on top of the page Concord Minute Man and it will link to the Colonial Inn a really good place to eat if you are ever in the area of Concord Ma.We hope you enjoy the information and maybe come and visit sometime.
April 19th, 1775 is the day in history this all started. The decade long political feud between the British government and the American colonists, determined to retain their rights as British subjects, came to a devastating climax as British regulars clashed with colonial militia and minute men at Lexington, Concord's North Bridge and on the long, bloody road back to Boston. The fighting that began that day soon grew into a war for independence that lasted more than eight years. Many years later, Ralph Waldo Emerson used the phrase "the shot heard round the world" to describe the significance of this event.
The story of Minute Man is more than just the events that took place at the North Bridge and along the Battle Road in 1775. Minute Man is also the story of an evolution of the ideals of freedom and liberty, and new notions of cultural independence and citizen responsibility which led to a revolution in American literature the following century. The ideals of both revolutions continue today and serve as an inspiration to people throughout the world.
They should change the name to the new rebuilt old north bridge.
Monument in front of the bridge click to enlarge.
Gravesite on the left just before you get to the bridge.
1st sign you see from parking lot looks older than it really is.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Carving For A Cure

I wanted to share my next post with those of you who may be interested in an upcoming, worthwhile event held in Saugus, MA (August 19, 2006) Fitzy Snowman Sculpting is proud to announce the first annual Carving for a Cure block party to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The focus of the fundraiser will revolve around the unveiling of a life size sand sculpture of Boston Red Sox Catcher Jason Varitek. I also want to let people know now that Halloween and winter is just around the corner, I will be doing more posts on Sculpting, showing Pumpkins, Snow, and Ice, along with information on contests and events whenever they are available. I sure would like people to respond so I can see if anyone will be intrested. So please give me your comment. As always, if you click on the Title of the post at the top of the page, Carving For A Cure, you will find much more information on the Sculptors and events.
Promoting custom carved pumpkins on NBC's Today show
This is just one of the Sculptors in Snow

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Last Sand Sculptor Photos

This is the last of the photos. We hope everyone enjoyed them.
I hope I have not over done it with all the sand sculptor photos with 3 posts in a row. I actually thought it would have been a bit too much with everything in 1 post. Anyway, this is the last of the photos I had taken of the event. I want to thank everyone who responded with their comments and I want to follow thru with more in the future. They have events through out the seasons with ice and snow and I intend to take photos and do more posts whenever I can. I have a link to click on for anyone who may want to checkout the other events. Just click on the title at the top of the post Last Sand Sculptor Photos and browse through the web site.