Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Wishes From Sunset Sailor

Hi Joey,

Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013.

You have the only blog that I follow daily.  I look forward to browsing GoodMorningGloucester, much like it used to be popular to read the morning paper.  Though I live in Connecticut, a piece of my heart always resides in Gloucester.  Your blog is like a little piece of Gloucester, every day.  You cover such a great mixture of the town, that it has a feel just as if I were there.  You have a special relationship with the fisherman and all the town businesses, which you touch upon, one by one.  I’ve even picked up a few good recipes from your blog.  Heck, you have some of the best cooks in the world with Sista Felicia, Sheree DeLorenzo, Laurie Lufkin and others.  One thing I’m thankful for this year, is GoodMorningGloucester.

Sincerely,

Alan (Sunset-Sailor on Flickr)

Vigil for Captain and Crew Member of Foxy Lady II

The families of  Captain Wally Gray, Jr. and  crew member Wayne Young, of F.V. Foxy Lady II along with dozens of friends and supporters from Maine and Gloucester gathered at the Fisherman’s Memorial to pay their respects to the two men who were declared lost at sea this week.

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Gloucester Sports Legend Frank Destino Photo From Tucker

Hey Joe,
As you may know, my uncle Frank Destino passed away last week. I found this old photo and I think that might be David Cox on the far right. He graduated with Frank and thought he might like this. Please forward to him….
Best,
Tucker

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Check out The Gloucester Daily Times Story About Frank By Sports Editor Nick Curcuru here-

GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Remembering one of Gloucester’s greatest athletes, Frank Destino

By Nick Curcuru Sports Editor

Superior athlete, outstanding football skill, one of the best athletes to play at Gloucester High School, wonderful human being.

Those were just a few of the words used to describe Frank Destino, a former GHS standout in both football and baseball. Destino passed away last Thursday at the age of 77, but the legacy he left behind in Gloucester will not soon be forgotten.

the entire article here

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- K9 Kuts

 

 

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2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pearls

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Common Crow

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Sequined Fan

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Sage Florists

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Present

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pisces
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Green Life
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Island Art and Hobby
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Local Colors
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Goods Life Is Good Store
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Jewels Of Gloucester
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- G33K
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Dogtown Books
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Larsens
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Main Street Art and Antiques
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Dress Code
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Menage Gallery
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Village Silversmith
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Toodeloos
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Bananas
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Nelsons
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Alexandras Bread Co
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Lone Gull
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Kids Unlimited
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Loop Gifts
2012 Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co

Alrighty Rick

Rick in the celing

Rick in the ceiling

Heard some noise in the office while making dinner, went into the office and there is my honey in the ceiling. He was actually wiring an AIRAVE to help with cell service in the house, by the way it works.  Our Christmas presents to ach other new phones and the AIRAVE.

Very attractive picture of Rick

Season’s Greetings

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May all your holidays be bright, beautiful and filled with joy, peace and love. This is a scan of an incredible three dimensional wood scroll saw carved card I received from my dear friend Chris Murray, now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. You might remember the amazing 3d photography Chris exhibited at the gallery our first season on Rocky Neck.

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Rubber Duck is Done

Christmas Shopping.  Done in 60 minutes. Bananas, Fred Bodin Photo, The Cave, then a speed run in Rockport to finish it off at Tuscan Designs and stocking stuffers at Tucks Candies.

If you screwed up, don’t have that killer gift then go to Rockport and hit the last store on the right before you turn to Front Beach. Grab anything. They go with everything and you can put pasta on them, olive oil in them, then hang them on the wall when you’re done because it’s art. Rubber Duck doesn’t even clash and the blue really shows off her eyes.

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Started today at 1PM and got to the dock to pick up lobsters by 2PM. Martini time.

Holiday Song of the Day “Baby Please Come Home”

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by the One Woman Wall of Sound Darlene Love

This video includes a few snapshots of Darlene Love recording at Gold Star Studios.

Darlene Love performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”on the David Letterman Show Friday night and she brought the house down. She has performed this song on Letterman  for over 25 years, beginning when he was on NBC and following him to CBS.

While looking for a video for Darlene Love’s “Christmas,” I came across this article (see below for link) where she shares stories of life’s lessons, finding her words of wisdom relevant during this season of forgiveness. It is widely known how badly Darlene Love was treated, both financially and artistically, by Phil Spector and she is no longer angry. “For one thing, as she pointed out, these aren’t fresh incidents: “I had a lot of years to get un-angry,” she says. But it’s also something of a matter of principle. “I have no reason to hate him,” she says, “and I never did, because I always found that hate makes you ugly. Makes you have wrinkles. Which I don’t have.” Here, she laughed. “But you know what? That has a whole lot to do with your insides. When you hate people, it not only makes you hate that person, it gives that vibe off for everything around you. I really do believe that. So I really did try hard not to dislike him and always be the good guy, and say what I say about him and nothing bad. ‘Cause it doesn’t help.”

The article was written by Linda Holmes for NPR in 2011 when it began airing its series Women Who Rock, which was originally inspired by an exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall

Darlene Love on Phil Spector, Christmas, and How Hate Gives You Wrinkles

Darlene Love performing River Deep Mountain High on the David Letterman Show, 2007.

Gift Memberships – A win, win, win gifting solution!

Hi Joey,

We’re down to the wire on Christmas and I thought I would share this story about a great gift idea. Giving the gift of membership to one of your favorite organizations is a perfect way to tell somebody that you want them to share your interests and spend some time together. It’s extending a hand of friendship and inviting the recipient to join you in a common experience – not just at the time of giving the gift, but throughout the year and beyond!  Read more…

Merry Christmas!
~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Tiny Island Beach Glass

 

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pearls

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Common Crow

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Sequined Fan

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Sage Florists

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Present

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pisces
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Green Life
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Island Art and Hobby
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Local Colors
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Goods Life Is Good Store
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Jewels Of Gloucester
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- G33K
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Dogtown Books
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Larsens
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Main Street Art and Antiques
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Dress Code
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Menage Gallery
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Village Silversmith
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Toodeloos
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Bananas
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Nelsons
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Alexandras Bread Co
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Lone Gull
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Kids Unlimited
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Loop Gifts
2012 Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co

Stuck For A Gift Idea? How Bout A Fort Square Café T Shirt or My “This Is Gloucester” DVD- Available Today At Fort Square Cafe

Stop in, grab a smuffin, buy a t-shirt or  what I consider the all time easiest stocking stuffer or Yankee swap or grab gift- A Joey C produced “This Is Gloucester” DVD featuring bluie lobsters, greasy pole videos, seine boat videos, commercial fishing videos, ect.

21 Chapters in all-

  1. ReplyGloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
  2. 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
  3. 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
  4. 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Featuring Footage From Adam Bolonsky & Sam Hartson
  5. Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
  6. Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
  7. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  8. Why I Love Gloucester Interviews
  9. How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
  10. Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
  11. Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
  12. Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
  13. One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
  14. Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
  15. Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
  16. The Back Shore 3/16/10
  17. Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
  18. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  19. Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
  20. Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
  21. Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011

Screen Shot From The Menu-

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Community Stuff 12/23/12

Hello Friends of Rocky Neck Art Colony!
We were so pleased to see this fabulous article in last week’s Cape Ann Beacon about the Cultural Center:

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/gloucester/news/x1665849338/Rocky-Neck-Art-Colony-expands-with-new-Cultural-Center#axzz2FPYnKdVJ

If everyone could send this to a few friends who might share the vision of what we are doing here on Rocky Neck, please have them contact one of us on the Capital Campaign Committee.  There are many ways to support the Cultural Center – our immediate goal is to secure its purchase on behalf of the community, and we need your help! 
Seasons Greetings and best wishes from the
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
Capital Campaign Committee


Linda Amero forwards

Help an Old Friend from Gloucester in Need this Christmas!

Myf Phillips, former long time resident of Gloucester (who lived 10 years on Rocky Neck and 6 in Lanesville), has arrived back on Cape Ann after living in NM for the past 15 years.  She packed up her car with a few belongings, her beloved dog and her 2 cats, left her long time relationship and headed back east – where she would be among good friends to support her during this difficult transition.  At the age of sixty-something, she’s finding it extremely hard to find an affordable apt. (temp or not) that will accept her and the animals.  She could pay rent up to about $850/month and has excellent local references.

She is currently living alone in a secluded, wood-heated cabin in northern New Hampshire (kindly rented to her by a Gloucester friend), but where she knows no one – lovely cabin but very isolated and remote in winter.   


Please help this friend in need to find an affordable, pet-friendly apt. and bring her back to Gloucester for Christmas or soon thereafter!

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Myf can be reached at 603-787-2467

Email:  myv@earthlink.net