Monthly Archives: January 2013

Old Gloucester Sea Food Recipes Circa 1932 Frank E Davis Fish Co Part 2- Back in 1885

Thanks to Clark Dexter who dropped off this booklet filled with old fish recipes and some commentary from the man himself- Frank E Davis. The man who built the last building that was on I4C2- The Frank E Davis Fish Co.

I’ll be posting a page or two a day-

click the photos for the larger easier to read versions and click here for the other pages in the series

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Part 3 tomorrow at 6PM

2013 Rocky Neck Plunge

Felicia Amanda and FriendsThree Amigos and Sista Felicia

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The first day of the new year started with pre-plunge preparations and a spectacular brunch at Sista Felicia and Barry’s Always Warm and Welcoming Beautiful Home.

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Wonder Woman, also know as Donna Ardizonni

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More Three Amigos

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Van Ness Family

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GMG Chief and The Zip Line Kid

Happy New Year!

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Zip Line Kid Shoots GMG Plunge Prep

Using his new Christmas present, the Zip Line Kid completes his first photo shoot assignment for GMG.  I think the kid’s got a future at this!

Tradition on Rocky Neck

Fred Bodin writes-

For the past 26 years, my good friend Bob Rubin has made amazing Christmas trees of his own design. Every year Bob and his sweetheart Harriett host a dozen or so friends (including Joey C’s Uncle Tony) around New Year’s Day for a “Tree Viewing,” where one enjoys sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. There is history and tradition here:

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Newell Stadium Progress Report From Dick Wilson

Ron Gilson writes-

Hi Joey:  I talked to my friend Dick Wilson the other day,  requesting a progress report on the Newell Stadium construction. (see download of pictures  below). Things are progressing according to schedule and the entire facility should be ready sometime next summer.  This is a big deal for Gloucester, and for the first time in my life our h.s. athletic facility is getting a first class "the best" up grading possible.  Gloucester will have the premier athletic facility on the North Shore.  The committee is also planning an appropriate dedication ceremony, maybe in the early fall of 2013.  It should be fun.     

Ron Gilson


Dick Wilson suggested I provide you an update on the Renewal of Newell – also known as New Balance Track & Field at Newell Stadium.  Dick’s passionate about this facility as a symbol that Gloucester supports our children and schools.

Here’s some of the latest photos.

The construction has been on schedule. Demolition has been done, the site regraded, a new storm drain line installed and foundations for the new athletic field lights have been set. If we can get a stretch of dry weather in the 40′s we may even be able to lay the foundation for the bleachers before January. Things will really shape-up in ~mid-March when the new bleachers will be erected and the preparation for the new turf begins.

The City has committed $298,000 in Community Preservation funds towards the project. As Dick may have mentioned, the GFAA continues its push to raise the last ~$100,000 in funds to revamp the scoreboard and other amenities to create a top-notch facility. There’s still opportunities for folks to donate either immediately or through a three-year pledge. People can contact http://www.gloucesterathletics.org/newell-stadium/

Stephen Winslow

Gloucester Community Development Department