Monthly Archives: May 2012

MANDATORY FOB ATTENDANCE FOR THE FIRST GMG MUG UP OF THE SEASON SUNDAY MORNING!!!!! and Barry Marshall Represents

Breaking UPDATE 6:50AM:

ALICIA COX, OUR BUDDY FROM MAIME’S KITCHEN IS MAKING A PAN OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST COFFEE ROLLS FOR MUG UP- GET THERE EARLY OR YOU JUST KNOW ED IS GONNA DEVOUR THE WHOLE BATCH!

We’re starting off the season tomorrow morning with a BANG! and if you’re one of our FOB’s we expect you to come on down and revel in the positivity and fun that will be sure to ensue. Meet your favorite GMG Contributors and other FOB’s, Bring a dish (not mandatory) and just plain come hang out.
DO NOT THINK THIS IS SOME TYPE OF INCLUSIVE PARTY! WE WANT YOU TO COME ON DOWN EVEN IF YOU ARE SIMPLY A CASUAL READER OF GMG AND EVEN IF YOU"VE NEVER LEFT A COMMENT OR BEEN TO ANY OF OUR OTHER EVENTS!!!

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COME ONE COME ALL!!!!!!

THERE WILL BE FOOD, THERE WILL BE COFFEE, THERE WILL BE STICKAS, THERE WILL BE OTHER GMG PEEPS, THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD BE MISSING IS YOU IF YOU DON"T COME!!!!!!

Barry Marshall visiting from Pacific Grove, CA, represents at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.  You might remember seeing Barry’s paintbox on Paul Frontiero’s post http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/barry-marshall-shows-his/.  Barry is originally from Gloucester, was on Rocky Neck years ago, and back visiting until May 26th.  Aside from the fact that Paul and Ed were jonesing for deviled eggs and didn’t want to wait until Memorial Day weekend, tomorow morning’s Mug Up is also so Barry can meet some GMG peeps before he heads back home to the Central Coast of California.

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If you didn’t check out Barry’s artwork, you can see it at  http://www.barrymarshallpaintings.com/ and come by for Mug Up tomorrow morning from 9:00-11:00 am at Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., G3 and say hi to Barry before he leaves.

P.S.  In case no one can tell, Joey wrote the top part of this post.  Hope to see as many of you as can come tomorrow.  And remember, anyone who comes as a stranger always leaves as a friend.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

Theodore Roosevelt Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 17, 2012
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

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Theodore Roosevelt, (1858 – 1919)
The 26th President of the United States, TR was born wealthy, but also sickly, suffering from asthma his entire life. To compensate, he embraced “the strenuous life” and was famed for his exuberance and activism. He was elected to the New York State Assembly one year after graduating from Harvard University, and became a force for reform in the Republican Party. He was Vice President to William McKinley and at 42 became the youngest person to hold the office of President when McKinley was assassinated in 1901. He is widely credited as the prime mover behind the completion of the Panama Canal, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese War. A life-long naturalist, Roosevelt was essential in the creation of our National Park System. His refusal to shoot an American black bear that had been tied to a tree created a meme that lives on today in the stuffed Teddy Bear.

Greg Bover

Essex River Race this morning.

Rubber Duck thought it would be a nice day to paddle down the Essex River and back.

Ten minutes before Rubber Duck gets to go the Stand Up Paddlers are moving to the starting line.

Several times during the race I heard from the shore, “Hey, there goes Rubber Duck from Good Morning Gloucester!”

Beautiful day for a paddle and I got out of my kayak without falling in the water. Bonus.

Field Of Dreams?

This can’t be the same Swinson Field I grew up being a terrible little league baseball player on could it?

Melissa Pierce Forwards-

Hi Joey!
Attached are a couple of pics from my sons t-ball game this morning at Swinson’s field. The grass was so high the kids could hardly play ball.
Many other fields were like this as well. Including where the Y kids play t-ball at O’maley. Although not quite as bad. We were all hoping by sending this to you that something might get done about it. Perhaps the grass can be mowed? Thanks!
Melissa Pierce

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Any minute now I expect Kevin Costner to come out of the grass.

Video- Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man southeast of Gloucester

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 60-year-old man from a charter vessel 19 miles southeast of Gloucester, Mass., Thursday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center received a call at 12:16 p.m. from the 75-foot charter vessel Yankee Clipper, reporting that a 60-year old man aboard was experiencing chest pains.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Gloucester 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew immediately launched to assist.

The man was safely hoisted from the 47-foot Motor Life Boat to the helicopter and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

"Helicopters provide the Coast Guard the capability to assist mariners in urgent need of medical care in a prompt, timely and effective manner," said Lt. j.g. Jared Carbajal, Public Affairs Officer at  Air Station Cape Cod.

Salmon and Spinach- Power Up Baby! Send In Your Healthy Easy To Prepare Meals- I’ll Post ‘Em and Rate ‘Em

Send in your pics, bonus points if you include the recipe.

I’ll rate them based on three criteria: Taste, Easy To Prepare (if you can make it in an office without a stove or microwave you get bonus points), Nutrition Value.

Who wants to join me in my quest to get fit?

For The First Four Weeks I will award one prize per week from our GMG Swag Bag to the highest rated pic/recipe.

Contest winner will have to pick up their award and if not claimed within two weeks it gets awarded to the next person.

The Gloucester Fleet

The Gloucester Fleet

The “Miss Trish II

http://Art-Rocks.org

Public School Students’ Art at the Cape Ann Museum

Here are some photos of the elementary school childrens’ art on display at the Cape Ann Museum as a part of the “Gloucester Public School District Arts Festival” on Saturday, May 12.  The museum put a lot of work into hanging all these creations!

(To get these big shots, I had to take several photos and use panorama software, which led to a bit of distortion and broken lines here and there… I need to get one of those special panorama tripods that eliminate parallax!)

I am not sure if any of this is still up.  The brightness, simplicity, and freshness of it all created a real ambience of upbeat enthusiasm!

Check out this Scuba Deal!

Check out this Deal from Living Social! Undersea Divers of Beverly is offering 1/2 off open water scuba lessons. That’s a great discount and a great way to get people to try scuba diving.  I have to say diving is an amazing experience and you should definitely sign up now, so you can be diving all over Cape Ann this Summer!

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Get the deal here!

I was certified at Stage Fort and did it in 45 degree water. If I can do it, you can too! Scuba is what made me want to move to Cape Ann (and Joey’s blog).
Check out my post from a few years back to see some underwater photos I took Diving

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/your-own-backyard-3/

There are lots of places on Cape Ann that support diving too– from Boat charters to gear.

~Alicia

Today! Coast Guard Station Gloucester – Safe Boating Day 9am-3pm

Coast Guard Station Gloucester – Safe Boating Day – National Safe Boating Week

Posted on May 20, 2011 by

Coast Guard Station Gloucester to hold Safe Boating Day event
GLOUCESTER, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester will hold a Safe Boating Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 21, 2011 at their location on the waterfront.
The event is help to promote safe boating awareness though demonstrations and informational booths.
“The goal is to put all aspects of boating safety back in the public eye as we approach our spring and summer boating season,” said Chief Warrant Officer Luis Munoz, the commanding officer of Station Gloucester.
The station will showcase an assortment of search and rescue demonstrations, boating under the influence information, flare demonstrations, commercial fishing vessel safety, tours of Station Gloucester and its vessels, structured boating and paddling safety and various informational booths.
Representatives include Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, State of Massachusetts Marine Environmental Protection, commercial fishing safety representatives and many others.
The event will be held at the station located at 17 Harbor Loop in Gloucester, Mass.
For more information about the event please contact Adam Smart at (978) 283-0705
For more information about this release contact 1st Coast Guard District Public Affairs at (617) 223-8515.

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Get Your Butt To Motif # 1 Day Today- You Will Not Be Disappointed!

For more information about specific events, click HERE to go to the website.

2012 Motif No. 1 Day Schedule of Events

www.rockportartfestivals.com

All Day Activities
Kids’ Art Zone art activities for children
Dock Square Chowder Stand
Mini-Motif Scavenger Hunt
Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Try Your Hand Interactive Art Event

Scheduled Events

9 am
The Motif No. 1 Day 5K to benefit Rockport Elementary Schools Health & Wellness programs!

10 am
The Motif: Why it Matters presentation on the Motif by artist and historian Les Bartlett at the Rockport Art Association.

Community Event: Toad Hall 40th Birthday Celebration! Meet at 10 o’clock in front of Toad Hall for a walk to Millbreak Meadow to enjoy face-painting, books & CUPCAKES!

10:30 am – 12 noon
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Old Firehouse Trust. Sponsored by Rockport Music. For more click HERE.

11 am – 3 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest throughout downtown. Registration located at the corner of School & Main Streets.

11 am
The Merrimac Valley Rounders in Dock Square. A lively mix of bluegrass & Americana.

11 & 11:45 am
The Way We Were a multimedia presentation by the Rockport High School Band in Harvey Park at the First Baptist Church

12 pm – 1 pm
Free Community Concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Sponsored by Rockport Music.

12 pm – 2 pm
Photography Exhibit Reception at the Rockport Art Association.

1 pm
The Rockport Legion Band in Harvey Park.

Folly Cove Designers Feature in the Old Firehouse Trust.

  • Design Showcase: the Sarah Elizabeth Shop Rockport block printer Julia Garrison is the new owner of the legendary Sarah Elizabeth Shop and will be showcasing her work as well as the work of Isabel Natti and the Folly Cove Designer Sarah Elizabeth, printed on the original Folly Cove Designers’ acorn press.
  • Film: Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place with the film’s producer, Christine Lundberg. A short documentary on the legendary Cape Ann author & designer. The producer, Christine Lundberg will be at the screening.

2 pm
Alek Razdan & the A-Train Orchestra on Bearskin Neck.

Artist Rocky Delforge painting in Dock Square in a collaborative work created on the spot.

Brad Byrd playing an acoustic set in Dock Square on Bearskin Neck.

3 pm
Carrtunes in Dock Square. Dixieland Jazz from the 20s, 30s & 40s.

3:30 pm
"In Search of the Motif" reading & book signing by author LM Vincent at the Old Firehouse Trust.

4 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Contest Winners announced in Dock Square

Words Before Dinner Event at the Old Firehouse Trust. Original poems inspired by life on Cape Ann. Twin Lights Soda, a Cape Ann original, will be on hand.

5 – 5:30 pm: A Community Festival Finale
Rockport Home Movies with Twin Lights Soda. Film from the collection of Pierce Sears of the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co. Located at the Old Firehouse Trust. Complimentary Twin Lights soda available at the screening.

Jimmy T Aims To Break One Man Dory Race Record In Essex River Race

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The race registration is 9 – 10 am and the race is followed by an Open House at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from 11 to 1:30 pm with Woodman’s chowder, hot dogs, beer and live music.

This Saturday!
Get Out On the Water…Paddle or Cheer for the Essex River Race

Row or paddle your small boat in the upcomingEssex River Race, a 5.5+ mile open water event that begins with a check-in between 9:00 – 10:00 am at the Town Ramp on Route 133. The race loops behind the barrier beaches of Ipswich and back through one of the most scenic tidal areas in New England. Serious and casually oriented participants are equally welcome. View the start and finish of the race from the new sidewalks along the Causeway, or enjoy a great view from Conomo Point! For more information visitwww.blackburnchallenge.com/Essex.html

Celebrate the Race and an Open House
at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Around 11 am, as the first rowers cross the finish line, stop in for a free Open House at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. There will be Woodman’s famous clam chowder, hot dogs, beer from Chebacco Liquor Mart, live music and more until around 1:30 pm. Mingle on the yard with oarmen, paddlers and museum supporters.

The Case For Pickles

So you know when you have that brief moment of weakness and you’re hungry and you know you just gotta eat something but it’s not breakfast, lunch or dinner time?

You face decisions all day every day about what you’re gonna eat.

I’m not trying to preach here, just offer what has been working for me to keep my diet clean.

Pickles.

Loaded with flavor.  When refrigerated have a nice snap to them.  Zero Calories.  So instead of grabbing the bag of chips, or the candy bar- pickles.

Disclaimer: I may turn green eating so many pickles as my cravings tend to perk up every second I sit down.  Now I know how EJ feels about carrots.

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I got the industrial sized jar at Costco.  There might be a hundred spears in there.

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