Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Featured Item: Sail on the Best Sailing Yacht in America!

That’s what Cruising World magazine called this beautiful 42-foot sloop in 2006. It was designed by Chuck Paine, Tom Morris, and Cuyler Morris, and built by Morris Yachts of Bass Harbor, Maine. Alacrity is fast, comfortable, and capable of sailing around the world.

You will sail around Cape Ann for the afternoon, stopping only for a picnic lunch, a swim, and perhaps trolling for sharks in the inner harbor.

To be enjoyed by one or two families on a date in summer 2010 to be agreed upon.

Generously donated by EGS kindergartener Neville Clancy, his father (Captain Kevin Clancy), and his mother (School Committee member Kathy Clancy).

Featured Item: Bowling Tournament

Try your luck against Mrs. Cangemi, Mrs. Cavender, Ms. Filippazzo, Mrs. Parsons and Mrs. Pierce in a bowling match! Your child and four friends can bowl one hour against the teachers while sharing pizza and fun at Cape Ann Lanes.

Featured Item: Breakfast with Joey from Good Morning Gloucester

This is a live aution item. Share a cool breakfast at Sailor Stan's with Joe Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester and talk about blogging, what's new in Gloucester and around the Cape, fishing, traveling, dining, whatever is on your mind. Joey was recently interviewed by North Shore magazine. He offers local insight that really "measures the pulse of Gloucester" and is read by locals and others alike.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Featured Item: Vintage School Chairs Painted by Each Class

There are several pricey items in the auction, but these are simply priceless.

Each EGS classroom has transformed a vintage school chair, rescued from the Fuller School, into a unique and wonderful work of art. Every child in the school has participated in this project, and the resulting 12 chairs are stunning.

The chair on the left was created by Ms. Kenny's 3rd grade; it features self-portraits of each child, decorated as a king or queen.

In the middle is Ms. Jacobson's Kindergarten chair. Her class conducted a Grace Lin author study, and the children decorated their chair in the style of several of her books, including her trademark "Grace Lin Swirls".

On the right is Mrs. Sanfillippo's 1st grade chair, entitled "When I Grow Up..." The children have portrayed themselves in future careers, including an artist (!), an inventor, a vet, a copy, and several cooks.

Don't miss your chance to bid on your child's chair; I guarantee you that these are one-of-a-kind!