Saturday, December 22, 2007

Scenes from the Blue Shutters

Check out the latest Blue Shutters Beachside feature -- an online photo album. We've gathered up some of the photos from the past year and and created a set on the Flickr. We'll be adding more photos -- and we're asking friends and guests of the Blue Shutters to add to this.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lights, camera and lots of action....

It was a busy evening this past Friday -- some fun for the Blue Shutters bunch and a difficult night for the city of Gloucester. The fun stuff surrounded the crew that is filming a movie in Gloucester. Members of the cast are staying at the inn -- and Friday evening, we were called into "action" to serve as extras. Gathering on Main Street in freezing temperatures, we made our movie debut with the help of director Oliver Horovitz and producer Tiana Matthews. Gloucester has been the backdrop for many movies (including one -- "Author! Author!" -- based on a play by Oliver's famed father, Israel, who is artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company)and those of us at the Blue Shutters are very pleased that we're able to step up and support this effort. The night took a tragic turn as filming wrapped up around midnight on Friday as fire broke out just blocks from our location. According to initial reports, one life was lost and several buildings, including a historic synagogue was destroyed.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tree Trimming, Snowball Fights and other Holiday Fun

The holidays are in full swing here at the Blue Shutters. Last Saturday we kicked it all off with a Christmas tree trimming. There were guests, old friends, neighbors and family on hand as we decorated the tree and celebrated the "lighting of the Inn". If you haven't been by for a visit, you need to come check it out -- the Christmas tree and holiday lights against the backdrop of Good Harbor Beach will certainly get you into the holiday spirit. And if that's not enough, there are lots of activities planned all around Cape Ann. One more example of the fun here at the Inn...check out our Blue Shutters snowball fight.