Monthly Archives: June 2010

Using The Good Morning Gloucester Search Feature To Find A Subject You May Be Interested In

Long time 80 something year old Friend Of The Blog(FOB) Ellie Cummings stopped by the dock the other day and we had a nice chat about what she likes about the blog.  One thing that she told me was very helpful was the instructional videos on how to use the features on the blog to navigate and get the most from it.  Based on Ellie’s comments I’m going to re-run this piece-
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people asking for pictures or videos that have been posted in the past. I’m happy to find these things for folks but it occurred to me that people must not either understand that I categorize everything that gets posted and also attach “tags” which are associated words which a search engine would pick up if you were looking for a particular thing, or they just don’t know that there is a GMG search engine to begin with.

Along the right hand column there is a search engine. It is below the “Get The GMG Podcast” Button and above the “Recent Comments” section.

Click this text to see a video of how it works

I’ll be giving more lessons on how to get more out of this blog and others.

There are many features you can use to navigate and find interesting things including the category links at the bottom of the page, the search engine, the calendar, and the older posts text near the bottom of the page. I think many people only think that the blog exists as one page and they can’t go back in time by clicking the older posts button. Most blogs including this one are rolling through with the newest posts at the top and as new posts are added the previous one gets bumped down one. Then when a certain number of posts are reached it goes to the second page which you can find by clicking the older posts text at the bottom, and so on and so on back through the timeline of the blog.

I hope this helps. Click on the highlighted text so you can visualize if you can’t understand the wording. Sometimes it’s easier to see it rather than follow written directions. Tomorrow I will highlight the older posts text in a video for those who might not get it.

How To- Blog Category Search

99% of the posts that I put up I place into a category or a couple categories. It takes a little extra time but as far as cataloging Gloucester and the blog itself for the future it pays incredible dividends. If I ever stopped posting people could use categories or the search function to find just about anything in Gloucester that I’ve posted in the past.

So for example if you are interested in lobster, you scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the word in the category section that says lobster and every post that I’ve ever put up that has to do with lobster will come up from the date closest to now back in time. There are other categories such as “eats” which contains all the food pictures from Gloucester restaurants, or pics from our kitchen.

Click this text for blog reading lesson #2 video

Do me a favor and let me know if you can hear the audio in the video in the comment section below this post, thanks.

GMG Blog Reading Video #3- The Comment Feature

Most bloggers will tell you that without people commenting or giving feedback they would probably end up not putting as much back into their blog.   You see without feedback you don’t know if people are into the blog, what they like, dislike or how the blog can improve.

I love hearing from the old and new GMG readers, it makes us feel connected to you.   So if you haven’t left comments in the past or didn’t know how-

Click This Text For The GMG Comment Feature Video

Jackie Bonham Represents With Toby!

Because where else can you get this kind of experience?  Friendly lobstermen like our pal Toby chomping on a flounder carcass while you represent with a new free GMG sticker.  What’s a vacation without an authentic experience like that?  Come down and get your own free GMG sticker at our dock 95 East Main Street Gloucester Ma.  If we’re not busy I’ll even give you a quick lesson on lobster gender.

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Nordstrom Bistro Greek Salad

I’m not sure who they get their produce from but the stuff is always FRESSSSHHHHHHHH!

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John our server- always spot on- ALWAYS!

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Still have yet to find a single fault at Norstrom Bistro.  I guess that’s why we go back time after time after time.

Crayons for the kids-They didn’t tear the place up- This time.

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Primo Jazz Session – Local Musicians

Chaki Nii, a student and musician sits in on a jazz session, prior to going back to Japan for the summer.  Pablo Primo and Steve Lacey, from Gloucester held the session to send their friend off.

Gloucester is a great place to be, sharing it with the world.

Photos of Chaki, Steve, Pablo and Ozzie the Dog (mascot)

Enjoy the Jazz Session.

Scenes From The International Dory Race Eliminations 6/5/10

June 5, 2010
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More Dory Race Eliminations Coverage Coming Monday When The Showdown Between The New Jersey Crew of Mick Cote and John Swift Face Off vsJoe Sanfilippo and Mark Duval For The Right To Represent The US vs The Canadians.  Also To Be Featured Monday Night At Niles Beach Will Be The Over 40 Race Between Mike Harmoon and John Scola vs Ray D’Amico and Lenny Billante.

The Breakdown From Jimmy T

Monday night at 6PM Niles Beach will determine the final crews to face the Canadians.

Gloucester Little League 5th Annual Family Picnic and Skills Day

A great turn out with lots of activities, with major contributors like Last Shop in Rockport, and our own Captain Joes.  Enjoy the slide show. 

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Farm Bar And Grille Volleyball Childrens Hospital Fundraiser

Hey Joe,We are hosting an all-day backyard BBQ Volleyball tournament on June 12th for Children’s Hospital Boston. All proceeds go to the Hospital. Could you post this stuff on GMG. Here are the details. Also, If you know any connections at the GD Times I would love to get the word out to them.

Thanks bro

On Saturday June 12 at the Farm Bar and Grille join us for our charity volleyball tournament to support Children’s Hospital Boston. Teams of 3 can enter for $75 dollars with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital Boston. We will put on a BBQ, have amazing raffle prizes and help out a great institution. For those that don’t have a volleyball team come on by anyways. $10 all you can eat BBQ, great music and enter to win amazing prizes at our raffle.

Prizes include:

Dinner for two on THE ODYSSEY cruise ship, Boston
http://www.spiritcruises.com

$50 Gift card to PELLANA prime steakhouse, Peabody MA
http://www.pellanarestaurant.com/

$50 Gift card to Sel de La Terre Restaurant – Boston
http://www.seldelaterre.com/

Autographed hockey stick from all of the 2010 Boston Bruins*******

Complimentary one night stay for 2 with breakfast for 2 at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel at Boston Logan Airport
http:://www.harborside.hyatt.com

Miniature football helmet signed by hall of famer “Howie Long” Oakland Raiders ( go figure i couldn’t the NFL didnt send me patriots!)

4 Free passes to the New England Aquarium
http://www.neaq.org

Complimentary one night stay at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge
http://www.cambridge.hyatt.com

Complimentary one night stay at the Hyatt Regency Boston
http://www.regencyboston.hyatt.com

Complimentary 2 night stay – Stoweflake Mountain resort. (Vermont)
http://www.stoweflake.com

Complimentary 2 night stay – The Inns and Spa at Mill falls (lake Winnipesaukee, NH)
http://www.millfalls.com

Complimentary 2 night stay- Chatham Bars Inn (Chatham, MA, Cape Cod)
http://www.chathambarsinn.com

2 complimentary tickets for a concert of choice (based on availability) at the HOUSE OF BLUES in Boston.

$50 GC to LUCCA restaurant in the north end