Monthly Archives: July 2011

2011 Fishtown Horribles Parade GMG Style From Craig Kimberley

The float would not be what it was without  our awesome community minded businesses who helped with the dough to make it possible-

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gimmesound.com — local live music listings.  Find every live music show in Gloucester and Cape Ann — listen to music on-line & download — all for free.

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The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

Passports Restaurant

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Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services

Am I missing Something Here? Just another of my Rants!

 

Am I missing Something Here?

Just my thoughts on this July 4th.

I read where America was built by Immigrants. Of course it was. No matter what our Ancestry we are all Immigrants.

I see the police notes of the communities around us with a number of Aliens (not the legal ones) breaking the laws of our country. I really can’t blame them for wanting to be part of our GREAT Country. From what I hear there’s no place like it! But!, do it legally! and obey our Laws!

Now I have myself wondering if I’m Legal! Gotta check that out before I post this.

I’m friends with two people. As much as I can be friends with anyone. Neta Goren and Shahar Bram. I met them when I did a post for Neta’s Rockport Art Show. These are two people who would be a very welcomed part of our Island community. Due to the Laws of the USA, They are not able to spend their FULL TIME here. Not sure what could be done for them to help out. I guess you have to be connected to some politician. I’m sure they’ll make it here. They just have to get thru all the paper work like any other LEGAL Immigrant. Which takes a lot of time. Here’s an example of Netas and Shahars Work. I hope they don’t mind my Fourth of July Rant!

Drawing by Neta Goren. Poem by Shahar Bram

Check out more here; http://netasartblog.blogspot.com/

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Did You Know? (Time Capsule)

That Jon and Elizabeth Dubin have buried a time capsule in the Bass Rocks area to be dug up when Benjamin Lewis (now 9 months) reaches the age of 10?  The time capsule contains letter, photos and toys.  Jon and Elizabeth are devoted FOB’s and came in today to get GMG Tees for themselves.  They come back to Gloucester every summer.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Did You Know? (Guest Artist, Laureen Maher)

That our next guest artist at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery will be painter and stylist, Laureen Maher?

Laureen, who lives in East Gloucester and owns and operates Beauty Bar at 12 Parker Street in Gloucester, will be exhibiting her landscapes, florals and portraits of local rock stars series of oil paintings in a show entitled “Brushworks”.  Her exhibit runs from July 8-22nd  with an Opening Reception on Sunday, July 10th from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

 Laureen was first inspired to paint 9 years ago after she moved to East Gloucester from Melrose and saw the collection of paintings by Robert Gruppe’ at The Studio.  She is working on an ongoing series of paintings of the local rock stars of Cape Ann.  Laureen is very excited to be exhibiting on Rocky Neck, as this is where she was first inspired to paint.  Come by and welcome Laureen to Rocky Neck and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Rockport 4th of July Bonfire TONIGHT!

Rubber Duck says, “Let’s light this puppy!”

6:00 p.m. – Rockport Firemen’s Parade

6:45PM UPDATE:  Thunderstorm deluge. Cats and dogs falling from sky.

7:05PM UPDATE NEXRAD radar shows a purple cell will arrive in Rockport by 7:45PM. Take the flags down.

7:45PM UPDATE NEXRAD radar, cell fell apart. All clear, maybe a sprinkle at 8PM but very short. Pour some gas on that wood.

8:30 p.m. – Rockport Legion Band Concert on Back Beach

9:00 p.m. – Rockport Bonfire on Back Beach

Rubber Duck Beauty Tip: If you want to easily rid yourself of unsightly arm hair just stand between the beach and the bonfire. Mine still hasn’t grown back since last year.

Seacoast Seven Road Race 2011 Info

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Dear Joe:
I am on the Board of the Friends of Seacoast and we are sponsoring a seven mile road race on July 16th to benefit the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The website is www.seacoastseven.com.  We were wondering if you could mention us on Good Morning Gloucester.

From The Race Website-

Friends of Seacoast, the fund raising committee for the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in  Gloucester, MA is organizing the 8th Annual Seacoast Seven Road Race in Gloucester on July 16, 2011. Last  year’s race was a great success and we are expecting a large turnout for 2011.


Awards / Cash prizes



All proceeds from the race go directly to The Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center



This is a certified course



There will be a 1 mile fun run starting at 8:30 am



The Seacoast Seven (7 mile road race) starts at 9:00 am



The start/finish line is located at Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor



There will be music before and after the raceChowder and cold drinks will be served at the finish line



The Gloucester Police Department will provide security



$5 for the Fun Run and $30 for the Seacoast Seven



Race day registration: 6:30 am in the Race Headquarters Booth located near the start line

Rockport Garden Club COASTAL GARDENS TOUR July 8th and 9th

Rockport Garden Club will feature thirteen gardens on this year’s tour, which will take place, rain or shine, on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of these private gardens have never before been open to the public. While the gardens vary in size, location, composition, and plant materials, they share a common thread: each garden has had significant owner input in the design and execution. The tour includes several water gardens, an impressive collection of low-maintenance grasses and bamboo, unique garden sculptures, cottages gardens bursting with color from early spring through late autumn, dramatic use of local granite as hardscape, and a beautifully crafted garden overlooking the sea.

Each day a luncheon and a sale of original art works by local artists will be hosted at an expansive oceanside garden. Proceeds from the garden tour help to fund the planting and maintenance of Rockport’s twelve town gardens, various civic projects, and several scholarships.

Tickets for the garden tour are $25 each, and may be purchased in advance by calling 978-546-2896 or 978-546-6861 or by emailing tandrsanantonio@verizon.com. Tickets are also for sale at Toad Hall Book Store, 51 Main Street; La Provence, 6 Main Street, and Pier and Main Fine Gifts, 1 Main Street. On July 7, 8, and 9 tickets will be sold from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Information Booth on Upper Broadway and at the Information Booth at Barletta Park, on the corner of Broadway and Top of T Wharf.

Way To Go Team!

The 2011 Horribles Parade is in the books and the complete list of thank-yous will be coming along with videos from the beginning stages of building the GMG Float right on through to the award ceremony along with more comprehensive photos of the entire crew from Manny Simoes and David Cox.

If you see any of our sponsors around town extend my gratitude for their support and congratulate them on our Bringing home the Judge’s Choice Award!- Peter and Vickie VanNess from GimmeSound, The Borge’s At The Lone Gull , Eric at Passports and Ed Collard’s House Doctors Handyman Services.

There’s not much more fun that you can have than walk with your family and friends in the greatest parade of them all, The Fishtown Horribles Parade!

Our man Craig Kimberley got some incredible footage along the parade route which will take some time to edit down but he tells me we will have a short video trailer some time today and the longer more comprehensive version later on.

Sista Felicia on lead once again proves why she’s the best at what she does and that’s why I have complete confidence in her.

I had zero to do with the construction of the Float, all the thanks go to the following people-

Huge thanks to our builders-

Bro-In Law Barry, Sista Felicia, Ed Collard, Jeremy Frost Construction, our mother “Mammaw”, Next Door Neighbor Dianna (whose last name I’d never get right in a million years) Frank, Joey and Mikayla Ciolino,Taylor Frost and Amandacakes and BJ.  Paulie Walnuts  printed up the limited run t-Shirts and Greg Harris’ Briarwood Landscaping  provided us with the trailer.  Frank and Joey Ciolino did the truck detailing.  Will Hunt  donated the PA system.

All our GMG peeps who showed up to walk and bring the energy including our title sponsor Vickie Van Ness and Johnny on the Sound system.  Ed Collard was a man possessed on sticker duty.  Mammaw who tried to make sure the kids who were out of reach for candy still got some along the route.  The Ryan clan- Patrick J-WOW, Molly and Emma who showed up and worked the crowd along with a roller skating Paul Morrison!

Our Squirt Gunners Connor and Kyle Frost,Seth Murray and BJ (Beasley).  Danny Powers and Sarah Francis,Lexi Orlando, Caroline Murray and Emma powers along with Amandacakes and Snoop Maddie Mad on Candy Patrol.  Manny Simoes and David Cox for capturing it in pictures (which we will see in future postings).

Our lobsters- Lanie and Skyler Noble and The Bean.   Our Homies- Vickie and Johnny Van Ness, Emma Powers and Deanna (Whose last name I’ll never get right in a million years).  Our mermaids, Emma and Molly Ryan, Taylor Frost.

And how bout that Craig Kimberly on video duty who goy a ton of footage with multiple cameras of the community along the parade route!

We had lobsters, we had mermaids, we had homies, but most of all we had each other to share and make even more new memories in the community we love.

You guys are the best!

The Boss

(much better pictures than I took will be coming all week long from the parade route)

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The float would not be what it was without  our awesome community minded businesses who helped with the dough to make it possible-

gimmesound_final

gimmesound.com — local live music listings.  Find every live music show in Gloucester and Cape Ann — listen to music on-line & download — all for free.

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The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

Passports Restaurant

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Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services