Author Archives: patrickr

A great 2012 New Year’s resolution DELIVERED to Open Door!

Day to day you see a lot of useless stuff come across social media feeds. If you Like the Open Door Facebook page, you saw this uplifting post come across your screen. This is the  power of one at its best. Setting … Continue reading

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Pure Joy at the Middle Street Walk!

I know today there were 35 separate events and each one was amazing. Anyone involved today should give themselves a huge pat on the back for the pure joy they brought to young and old. We hit the Buoy painting, … Continue reading

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Are you a Fast Chick? A Must Do Event for All Women on the North Shore!

When it comes to powerful organizations on the North Shore, the Mother’s clubs rank first over all other organizations, including state and local government! My wife is the co-president of this organization and they are pulling out all the stops … Continue reading

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Is It ok to Publicly Make Fun of Someone Taking a Picture with an iPad?

A few weeks ago I saw a group line up for a picture at the Santa Monica Pier and then the picture taker reached into their bag and took a picture with an iPad. With technology getting smaller and smaller … Continue reading

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Baby Clare Represents!

The youngest to ever hold the stickah is my Clare Ryan.  Clare is a week old and is my 3rd beautiful girl. An interesting fact is that her first public event out was Bikini Speedo Dodgeball. She is thankful for … Continue reading

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When the Lobster Goes Mainstream

I was in the Gap the other day and saw this t-shirt. My initial thought was this is a horrible play on  “Rock Lobster”.  I pictured the GAP Management team with their khakis and Joey C black frame glasses saying … Continue reading

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Ginger Bread Greasy Pole at the Wenham Museum

Every year I think it is a must to check out the Gingerbread House display at the Wenham Museum. Folks continue to bring it to a new level. These are my 2 favorite; the Greasy Pole and the Clam Box. … Continue reading

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Why I Am Glad I Brought My Girls to the Fishbox Derby

Having 2 daughters has clearly changed my life in so many ways. I am outnumbered in the household and watch a lot less football. I want my girls to be confident, athletic and smart. So, I get really frustrated when … Continue reading

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Catch a Minor League Baseball Game for the Price of Parking at Fenway!

I feel the need to catch at least one professional baseball game a year with the family. It now costs ~$334.78 to take a family of four to a game at Fenway. It will cost you 40 bucks just to park … Continue reading

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Maine Vacation Lobster Roll Roundup – Two of the Best Rolls Ever!

It is now a yearly tradition to head off to Maine for our family vacation. It is an ideal vacation spot for the kiddies; short trip and you feel like you are worlds away. Last year I reviewed 5 Lobster Rolls … Continue reading

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A Two and Four Year Old’s Recap of Saturday’s Greasy Pole & Fiesta!

The Fiesta has something for everyone but it is truly great to see it through the eyes of its youngest goers. The smiles are truly priceless. Thanks – Patrick

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Saturday Seine Boat Races – Dialed In!

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Joey C or Monk?

I have yet to be to a Gloucester Block Party, but this is how Joey C showed up to the Hamilton Community Block Party. The way he was selling the outfit, it was as if he was getting referrals for … Continue reading

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North Shore Revealed – Day at the Beach in Ipswich

I remember going to Hawaii and loving the guide books called Maui Revealed. They were written by locals and the folks burnt a lot of bridges with the locals and revealed insider tips. Here is my quick and dirty insider … Continue reading

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One Day Left – Best of North Shore Voting!

Here is a simple assignment for businesses in and around Gloucester. North Shore Magazine has put out there latest voting for Best of North Shore. It’s simple and I personally have looked at this guide and went to places simply … Continue reading

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The Northshore Dish vs Good Morning Gloucester Blog Off is ON!

About a month ago we challenged North Shore Dish to a first of its kind blog off. They accepted and we have an official date for our restaurant review – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30! Here are the rules: We all … Continue reading

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Favorite Picture from Twin Lights Half Marathon

My wife completed the inaugural Twin Lights Half Marathon. The rain held off and the event had a great spirit about it. I only run when chased, but it looked pretty hectic out there for the runners with all the … Continue reading

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We Challenge you NORTH SHORE DISH to a BLOG OFF!

Lets get this Spring started with a good old fashion challenge to the ladies over at the second best blog around here, North Shore Dish. It is time to put both of our fans to the test and do a … Continue reading

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Being good friends with Joey C is always an adventure. I would say in our friendship, I am Cameron and he is Ferris Bueller (“he’ll keep calling and calling and calling”) or maybe I’m just part of his entourage. I … Continue reading

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Is the supermarket good for the Lobster Roll?

It is spring time and that means one thing to us all of us around here – Lobster Roll season is coming. Stay tuned for great places to get good rolls in the area. Check out what I found this … Continue reading

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An Old School Way to Connect With your Customers! – Preventative Septic

Joey C and many folks around town are providing a wake up call for businesses to adopt Social Media. I agree that almost every business should list themselves and interact on facebook and twitter. The one thing that you should … Continue reading

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1 Day Until St. Patrick’s Day!!

People of Gloucester and Cape Ann! It is time to put down the panini press, put the homemade pasta & gravy off for one day and get out there and help bail out the lovely country of Ireland. Every pint … Continue reading

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Gloucester Fishermen Name Tony Zerilli Head Coach

The Gloucester Times sports just broke on twitter that the Gloucester Fishermen have named Tony Zerilli their new head coach. The Gloucester Alum has been an assistant coach and is a former captain of the team. Congrats to Tony!

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Peabody Essex Museum – Check out Eye Spy, Playing with Perception Exhibit

I didn’t get a web business feature for this week, but recently got to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and wanted to share some pics. If you have never made the trip down to Salem to check out PEM, you … Continue reading

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How The Snowmen Deal

Dear Joey, I ran across this pic that I got from our friends in Rockport a few years back. They owned the Hula moon Café. With the weather you have been getting I thought you could relate to it. Dig … Continue reading

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