Monthly Archives: March 2011

Andre Bouchard- Owner of Five Used Lobster Traps

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Andre contacted me through the blog and asked if I knew where he could get some used lobster traps to fish with his family under a recreational permit.

Of course.  We got him set up with some great traps and next summer he will be ready to rock.

If anyone needs any info on how to get a recreational lobster permit or a student permit for their children let me know.  We can always source decent used traps for you so you don’t have to go and spend $70 on new ones.

shoot me an email if you are interested goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

The Rabbit Covers The Massacre Bout For GMG

Let me fill in the blanks as Joey the interview guy extraordinaire failed to make an appearance. ” Life on the docks is what it is right….? ” My buddy at times cant event get out for a few hours…No worries I was on the scene to witness the best Derby bout in two years for Boston Massacre. That’s right Steel City Vs. Boston Massacre was amazing right from the start. Lots of energy and I will post a YouTube link so you can see some early hits….I also found one online of the final victory lap. In a dramatic ending Boston Massacre won and the fans went absolutely bananas. After talking to Feev’s on the sidelines a GMG favorite she expressed how excited she was to skate against a new team. Not only that they are going on the road soon to ME for the first ever bout in Portland 4/23/11. Combine that with allot of new faces this year and you get the picture. Lots of energy and I’m Really exited about the coming bouts…The rest of the stuff remains the same at these events. Cold beer, warm cheeseburgers, great atmosphere, and a kick in the pants delicious cupcakes. By Kickass Cupcakes from Somerville of course. I’m so fat I ate like three. Now after I blabbered on a bit this is the numbers but in no way do the explain how fun it was….I don’t want to add but I have to…..How Wicked Pissahs trounced the Nutcrackers and Anita Bangher was on fire. I guess sometimes you have a off day as some sports team do have. Maybe it was that dang mascot with the wings running around that drove the Wicked Pissah energy through the roof. I know for sure the Nutcrackers will work on the game before their next bout. The bottom two links are the start and finish..I also have a couple for Wicked Pissahs Vs. Nutcrackers.

First Jam

Last Jam

Joey add this under the title after you read it over…..I was at Roller Derby WINNING!

MVP’s I should also mention this…

Anita Bangher (Wicked Pissahs)
Speed Metal (Nutcrackers)
Maura Buse (Boston Massacre)
The Shocker (Steel City)

Did You Know? (Lane’s Cove)

Photo by E.J. Lefavour

That picturesque and unique Lanes Cove, located in the village of Lanesville in Gloucester, rose to prominence in the 1800′s for fishing (one could row out into Ipswich Bay and bring back a boatload of cod) and later granite quarrying? Except for lobstering, no one fishes out of Lanes Cove today, and all that is left of the granite industry are water-filled quarries and a cove with massive breakwaters designed specifically for loading granite onto sloops. Because the granite industry died in the 1930′s, Lanesville has remained largely untouched.

During the 1900′s, the rocky coastline and wonderful light that pervades Cape Ann brought artists and sculptors to Lanesville.  World famous sculptors made their homes here, buying quarries from the bankrupt Rockport Granite Company. Lanesville became a home to many extremely creative people. Today, many of the descendants of these artists live in Lanesville or close by, and many new artists have settled here, attracted by the same natural beauty and camaraderie of other talented and creative people.  http://www.lanescove.us/

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

April Vacation Program at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will offer an April Vacation Program designed for 6 to 10 year olds on April 19, 20 and 21 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Tuesday April 19: build fantastic sculptures using the museum’s steam shed and traditional tools to bend and fasten wood. Wednesday April 20: Learn the activities needed to build a schooner. Then interpret those actions into a high energy movement performance with Sarah Slifer. Thursday April 21: Investigate the great Essex built schooner models and races. Then write and perform songs with Daisy Nell. On Thursday evening April 21, a free public reception and performances will be held in the museum’s Waterline Center .

Cost is $25 per session or $60 for all three days. Pre-registration required: Phone 978-768-6441 or email: education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information please visit our website: www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum

978-768-7541

http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org

“Art, Rocks!” 03.27.2011

Thanks to my Son Chris for dropping off the “Art, Rock” this morning. At this moment he’s watching the time on His Ipod. At exactly 10am He will release the Rock where he was instructed to do so. Here are a few Photos. Sorry about the out of focus Rock photo. It’s hard doing things with only your left hand when your right handed.

 

http://twitter.com/#!/capeannpainter

http://www.FrontieroGallery.com

Rebecca Yavner

Hey Joey!

I was lucky enough to attend the DMO FB/ Twitter mug-up that you and Dawn spoke at a few weeks ago and I can’t tell you how much that presentation helped me in getting my employer’s (Applyby & Wyman Insurance Agency) FB account off the ground! The insurance industry is pretty "dry" and it’s difficult to make our products sound fun, engaging and interesting on the web (it’s not like I can post pics of policies). I had been scowering Google for ideas on how and what to post, but with your first-hand knowledge you were able to point me in the right direction and get the ball rolling.

I’m also in the process of setting up both a FB and Twitter account for my boyfriend’s plastering business (that’s another story, still in the planning stages) but I wanted to send you a link to the improved A&W FB page and pass along some info we’re doing on cyber-liability. Although our headquarters is in Beverly we do have some incredible G-town folks that work here (including me) and since cyber-liability is sort of an unknown but real issue for businesses both small and large, we have decided to hold a webinar and in person meeting at the end of April and beginning of May, thought maybe your site visitors would be interested. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again for your presentation- the knowledge you passed on is priceless!

Contact Rebecca at her Facebook page if you are interested-

http://www.facebook.com/#!/applebywyman

Rebecca Yavner

Cape Ann Chamber Home & Business Expo

Cape Ann Home & Business Exposition
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 2011, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Gloucester High School Field House
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester

On Saturday, GMG contributors were out in force at the Cape Ann Home & Business Expo.  Our assignment was to spread the GMG love and sign up new subscribers to Good Morning Gloucester.  The happy exhibitors pictured here are some of the lucky people who will now be part of the worldwide GMG family.  For anyone who may not know this, you can subscribe to Good Morning Gloucester free of charge and obligation.  All you have to do is go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=Goodmorninggloucester, type in your email address and anti-spam text, and you have become a part of a blogging phenomenon that is spreading around the world to share the unique awesomeness of Gloucester, and all of Cape Ann.   There is no requirement that you blog or that you even read it every day if you don’t have the time; but if you don’t, you will surely be missing out.   FYI, Good Morning Gloucester has a booth at the Expo, so stop by today between 10:00 – 3:00 and check it out.  Go to http://www.capeannchamber.com/expo/partic.htm for more details on the Expo. 

Kim Smith Has Some Nice Things To Say

Thanks Good Morning Gloucester!

March 21st, 2011

Every morning after our son heads off to school I finish my cup of tea in front of the computer with my favorite blog, Good Morning Gloucester. I love this blog, not only because of the terrific content created by first-rate contributors Joey, EJ, Manny, Felicia, Kathleen, Laurie, et al., but because Joey, the creator of GMG, is truly a genius when it comes to using social media for what I believe to be it’s intended and very best purpose.

To read the rest of the post and check out Kim’s excellent blog click here-

http://kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com/

CBS News Needs To Figure Out The Difference Between A Dolphin and A Porpoise

Mendy Garron, NER Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator explained this to us last week when we were trying to ID several Common Dolphin and Porpoise Sightings In Gloucester Harbor on March 17th and 18th.

In last night’s headline CBSBoston.com incorrectly titled the headline-

Dead Dolphin Found On Revere Beach

They went on in the story about how it was a porpoise here’s an excerpt-

REVERE (CBS) — A dead harbor porpoise was found on Revere Beach Saturday morning. It is the seventh harbor porpoise that the New England Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Team handled in Massachusetts this week. Six of them were dead when found. The seventh had been stranded in a salt marsh in Saugus and is doing well not at the University of New England’s Marine Animal Rescue Center in Biddeford, Maine.

The Aquarium says all of the porpoises found were yearlings that were underweight and had probably just been weaned from their mothers in the early winter. This leaves it up to them for forage for food through the winter.

For the rest of the story click the highlighted link above.

Hey screw-ups happen.  Nobody’s perfect, least of all your boy Joey.  Just thought I’d point it out for ‘em.


Here is the difference as we reported last week in this series of posts including video.  I wonder if the harbor porpoise that washed up was the guy bouncing around Gloucester harbor 10 days ago?-

ID dolphin/porpoise/whale For Bill

Posted on March 17, 2011 by Joey C

Hey Joe,

We had a little dolphin/porpoise/whale in the cove on Thursday. Whatever it was it was definitely a cetacean. In this shot, it was only about 50 feet from shore, and the water was only 5-6 feet deep, so I’m thinking it was a lost pup that got separated from it’s pod.  I’m not sure what species it was – but its color was very dark – almost black, the dorsal fin was swept back and pretty small, so it could be a pilot whale pup.  As far as I could tell it was only 4-5 feet long with not much body mass.

Does anybody want to help identify it?

Thanks,
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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Harbor Porpoise In Front of The Dock 3/17/11

Posted on March 17, 2011 by Joey C

Funny that we had the post from Bill O’Connor about ID’ing the harbor porpoise and what do you know he surfaces up in front of our dock the at about the same time Bill’s post went live.


Mendy Garron Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Reports On Common Dolphin In Gloucester Harbor Yesterday

Posted on March 18, 2011 by Joey C

Hi Joey,

I did see the video and this too is a harbor porpoise.  Below is a picture of the common dolphin from yesterday (photo provide by USCG).  As you will notice, the dorsal fin is much more ‘hooked’ shape compared to a harbor porpoise.

Thanks so much!

Mendy

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There are some good refernces on the differences between a dolphin and a porpoise on the web. Check out-

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Dolphin_vs_Porpoise

http://www.dolphinworld.org/stories/dolphins-vs-porpoises-story.htm

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 6

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In this episode- GloucesterCast Listener Poll results, One Hour at A Time Gang Shout Out, St Joseph’s Novena Crawl, Gloucester Glacier, Harbor Porpoise and Common Dolphin, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment, Kenny’s Gloucester Pizza Map, Cow Poop, Tech Talk- iPad & iPad2

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Please leave comments or questions on which topics you would like to hear more about on The GloucesterCast or how we could improve. Thanks for listening.

Check Out Kenny’s Blog- TheCutBridge.com

The GloucesterCast Theme Song Gloucester Til The End Music is from Earl and Arch- you can download it for free at GimmeSound here- http://www.gimmesound.com/EarlAndArch-1/