Monthly Archives: July 2011

Twitter Faceoff- Battle of The Local Reality TV Stars Kate Squillace (@BGCKate) vs Christian Collins (@ChristianMCS2)

Kate Squillace, daughter of former Gloucester Mayor William Squillace starred on season 4 reality show Bad Girls Club. She now is a PR major at Boston College and Bottle Service Girl At The Ocean Club. Christian Collins was a former chef at Dogbar and is currently competing on Master Chef Season 2 with Gordon Ramsey. He recently started a blog- http://chefchristiancollins.com

You can follow them on twitter by clicking here @BGCKate and @ChristianMCS2

Denis Goilden Takes Home First Place In Sloppy Joe’s Key West Ernest Hemmingway Competition!!!

Just letting you know that Gloucester/Rockport’s own Denis Golden came in first (first time ever tie) for the EH look alike contest in Key West Florida. It takes place at Sloppy Joe’s and he goes down for it every year. Check out their website and you’ll see it. If you don’t know Denis you should meet him and he would be a great interview. He’s a legend (in his own mind) and a great guy. If you want to get in touch w/him let me know. He doesn’t know I’m doing this but he just loves the camera.
Gina Lampassi
BBC committee and Dory committee
PS I saw your guys before the BBC to wish them luck.

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Did You Know? (Art Rock Found)

That Bud Hodge of Woodland Park, CO found the Paul Frontiero Rocky Neck Art Rock hidden in a Paul Morrison ceramic bowl at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery today?  Bud and his wife, Kathleen Burke, return each summer to Kathleen’s family home on Briar Neck.  Kathleen and her family love Joey and have been regular Capt. Joe & Sons lobster customers for many years; however, she didn’t know about GMG (what’s up with that Joey! – must be Frankie they always see), which she was thrilled to learn about.  I was explaining about Paul’s art rocks and how he hid them around Gloucester for people to find and that there was one actually hidden in the gallery.  Bud had already scoped it out and went for it immediately.

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT CAPE ANN ANIMAL AID AT PAPA GINO’S RESTAURANT Thursday July 28th

In Support of the Cape Ann Animal Aid, Papa Gino’s Pizzeria located at 233 Main Street, Gloucester, will be having a fundraiser Thursday July 28th from 4-9pm. 20% of the total pre-tax sales from all guests that come in with a flyer will be donated to the Cape Ann Animal Aid. The flyer can be picked up at the Cape Ann Animal Aid or downloaded from the website at www.capeannanimalaid.com Come join us. Please help us to raise some funds for the animals and support your local businesses. If you have any additional questions please call Cape Ann Animal Aid at 978-283-6055 or email us at info@capeannanimalaid.com. Please visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com for additional information.

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The North Shore Jazz Project Presents ~ Lamine Touré & Group Saloum: August 12 at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma

caroline | July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

To purchase tickets  CLICK HERE.  The Waterfront Dance Party of the Summer with Boston’s Best Afro-Pop Musicians: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum, Friday, August 12th,  from 7-10 pm at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA

Time to get out your dancing shows. The waterfront party of last summer is back. The North Shore Jazz Project is pleased to present a joint fundraiser with the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, on August 17th, 7-10 p.m. on Gloucester’s beautiful waterfront.

About Group Saloum

Group Saloum is Boston’s hottest Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré’s sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston’s most talented musicians.

“From Boston, a spectacular afropop act specializing in, but not limited to, Senegalese mbalax.”
— Afropop Worldwide

“Lamine Touré and Group Saloum kick out a hard-hitting dance mix that spans the percussive fury of Senegalese mbalax and the joyful uplift of Congolese soukous”
— Banning Eyre, Boston Phoenix

“Whatever your pleasure this album has got it. Group Saloum is a tight group made of some of the best musicians in Boston. For a city boasting hundreds of music conservatory and grads, this says quite a bit. Their polished act will definitely be thrilling live concertgoers for years to come.”
— Erich Ludwig, VP Artist Relations, Calabash Music

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the North Shore Jazz Project and the Maritime Heritage Museum. Tickets are $20.00: CLICK HERE

www.northshorejazzproject.org

Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race Featured in Runner’s World Magazine “Races + Places” as a Destination Race

Registration for stunning seaside road race in Cape Ann, Mass., continues at www.rungloucester.com

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (July 25, 2011) – The upcoming Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race was featured this month in Runner’s World, a national running magazine, as a destination race noted for its “million-dollar ocean views” and historic seaport charm.

The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, beginning and ending at the famous Fishermen’s Memorial Statue in Gloucester, Mass., the nation’s oldest seaport. The race debuted last year with almost 1,000 runners, capturing the attention of Runner’s World.

Author Jon Marcus, who ran the course, referenced the “narrow streets with tightly packed homes of fishing families” and “breathtaking coastline” – including five miles of unimpeded ocean views.

“If you’re looking to race to the sights, sounds and smells of the Atlantic, than Run Gloucester! delivers the coastal vibe – without the crushing crowds,” Marcus wrote.

Registration for the race in ongoing at www.rungloucester.com, and to receive updates on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/RunGloucester

The race benefits the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association’s fundraising efforts for the Newell Stadium Renewal Project, which is progressing and on schedule, according to Dick Wilson of the GFAA.

“The financing for the projected $3.5 million dollar project is nearly two-thirds complete with field soil tests taking place in order to secure more accurate bid specs,” Wilson said. “This will all be completed by October and the financing in place by December, so we are very pleased and optimistic, and grateful to the race and other donors for their help to make this important project a reality.”

For additional information on the stadium project, including a history and ways to donate, visit http://www.gloucesterathletics.com/newell_stadium/.

“It’s a great cause and a great course – so we’re optimistic the Cape Ann community will come out and support the race and run on Aug. 21,” said Race Director Dave McGillivray, whose firm DMSE Sports also directs the BAA Boston Marathon, the sold out TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine and the recent Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Patriot Place.

The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race also features a Kid’s Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. the morning of the race at the Newell Stadium field at Gloucester High School. Bib number pick-up for registered runners will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the high school, and the morning of the race from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school. For additional runner information, go to the “schedule of events” page on the http://www.rungloucester.com website.

A Road Runners Club of America Expo will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on race day, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 11a.m. by Gloucester High School Newell Stadium along the canal. Vendors include the National Running Center, Greater Boston Running Co., Racewire, Wicked Running Club, B Positive Project, Cape Ann Brewery (who will be passing out samples to those 21 and over on Sunday), End of Summer Classic, Kettlebell Training for Runners, Hint Water, Leukemia Team in Training and the Road Runners Club of America.

This year’s sponsors include the Gloucester Times, North Shore 104.9 and Addison Gilbert Hospital. For additional information on this year’s race, visit the race website at www.rungloucester.com.

Founded by McGillivray in 1981, DMSE Sports, Inc. is a leader in sports event management, specializing in creating, marketing and producing mass participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. and abroad. McGillivray has produced or consulted on more than 900 events throughout the world, including 24 Boston Marathons; 13 TD Bank Beach to Beacons, the 2004 and 2008 USA Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, the 1990 Triathlon World Championship, the 1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. For more info, visit www.dmsesports.com.

Gloucester American 11-year olds Win District Championship

The Gloucester American 11-year All-Star Team won the Massachusetts District 15 Little League Jimmy Fund Tournament with a 7-5 win over the former two-time champion Danvers American.  The score was tied 5-5 after six innings of regulation play, and the game was extended three extra innings before Jeremy McCollum’s walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning sealed the victory Gloucester.

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Gloucester advanced to the playoff round by winning 3 of its 4 games in Pool Play.  Gloucester first “mercy-ruled” Amesbury 10-0 in 4 innings to open the tournament.  Gloucester then lost its sole defeat in the tournament 5-4 to the hands of Hamilton-Wenham.  Gloucester came back to beat Beverly East 7-1.  Gloucester closed out Pool Play with a 13-3 victory over Manchester in 5 innings to advance to the playoff round.  Pool play featured 2 home runs by staff ace Eric Chalmers, as well as a home run apiece for Jake Horrigan and Jeremy McCollum.

Gloucester’s playoffs started with a 10-4 win over Middleton.  Gloucester received stellar pitching from workhorse Willie Moore, who helped to keep Middleton to just 2 runs over the first 4 innings.  Offensively, Horrigan, Matt Smith, Salvi Costanzo, and Cody Burke each scored two runs for Gloucester in opening playoff round.

In the semi-finals, Gloucester faced top seed Beverly West, who came into the game with five victories and no defeats, and leading all teams in scoring.  Beverly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Gloucester fought back in the bottom of the first with three consecutive doubles by Smith, Chalmers, and Costanzo, followed by a single by Jon-Jon Mondello, and ended the inning up 4-2.  Beverly West came back with 4 runs of their own in the top of the third to go up 6-4, but the lead was short lived.  Gloucester battled back in the bottom of the third with back to back solo home runs by Costanzo and McCollum to tie the score at 6-6.  Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth, but the dynamic duo of Costanzo and McCollum struck again in the 5th inning.  With Costanzo on base, McCollum hit his second home run of the night to put Gloucester ahead 8-6.  From there, Gloucester’s defense took over, shutting Beverly West down the rest of the game.

Near record heat of 104 degrees was the top story of the day as Gloucester faced Danvers American in the winner take all Mass District 15 Little League 11 Year Old Jimmy Fund Tournament final, which was hosted by both Danvers National and Danvers American Little Leagues. Gloucester jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when McCollum’s first homer of the night, followed an RBI single by Costanzo.  Danvers battled back scoring single runs in both the second and the third inning to bring the score to 3-2, with each team having left the bases loaded on one occasion.

Danvers went on the offensive in the fourth inning, plating 3 runs and taking a 5-3 lead.  But lightning struck twice as for the second night in a row, Gloucester received back to back solo home runs from Costanzo and McCollum, and tied the score at 5-5 after 4 innings.

Costanzo relieved starting pitcher Mondello in the sixth inning and pitched 4 solid innings of shutout baseball. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Gloucester made a bid for the victory.  Smith led off with a single.  Following a hit batter, Costanzo singled into left center field, but a perfect throw by centerfielder Matt Reidy and a strong play by Danvers catcher Max D’Amora nailed Smith at the plate.

The game was held scoreless for the next two innings as both teams held defensively.  In the bottom of the third extra inning Smith led off with a single.  Two outs later, Jeremy McCollum hit a walk-off round tripper, his third of the game, and his fifth over two days, to seal the victory for Gloucester.

The Gloucester team included Cody Burke, Eric Chalmers, Eric Cilluffo, Salvi Costanzo, Adam Goodick, Jake Horrigan Evan Leaf, Jeremy McCollum, Jon-Jon Mondello, Willie Moore, Chris Noyes, and Matt Smith.  The team was coached by Chip Smith, Donny Chalmers, and Jack Costanzo.

The coaches praised the total team effort that helped bring the championship to Gloucester.  While McCollum stole the show with his home run extravaganza, the coaches noted that the title would not have been possible without the hustle, defense, and stellar pitching delivered throughout the tournament.  Coaches offered special praise for baserunning of Cilluffo and Goodick, the hustle plays of Noyes, the catching support of Leaf, and some spectacular defensive plays by Horrigan, Chalmers, and Smith.  The pitching was led by Chalmers, McCollum, Mondello and Costanzo.  Collectively, the team blasted a dozen home runs, as McCollum (6), Chalmers (2), Horrigan (2), and Costanzo (2) each went long on multiple occasions.