Category Archives: Gloucester Perspectives Interviews

Garden of Optimism

My rehabilitation garden, herbs of hope and happiness, as I joyously see it every morning. Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, with a Flowering Beauty. "Gardening is medicine that does not need  a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage." - Author unknown Garden of Optimism grown from seed in in Gloucester, and generously given as a healing gift by Lise Breen.

My rehabilitation garden, herbs of hope and happiness, as I joyously see it every morning. Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, with a Flowering Beauty.
“Gardening is medicine that does not need
a prescription … And with no limit on dosage.”
- Author unknown
Garden of Optimism grown from seed in in Gloucester,
and generously given as a healing gift by Lise Breen.

 

TOD Development Potential

I ran across this link to a MAPC study, browsing news for work. TOD or Transportation Oriented Developments are getting a lot of talk today and places like Melrose are already trying to capitalize on the idea. I thought to post the following link to the study  on GMG as the concept could be looked into for Gloucester and perhaps Beverly. The effort usually takes a zoning overlay district that allows mixed use developments and areas with strong connections to rail and bus systems. Not sure if anyone’s thinking along these lines already.

Follow this link to the MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) study of stations within the Metro area showing potential for development and capacity. Melrose has now proposed zoning changes in it’s Tremont/Essex Street Commuter Rail Corridor. Some of these include relaxed height restrictions allowing 4 stories, up from 2 stories, greater density, and broadened scope of allowed uses.  Great ideas for growth going forward with incorporation of public transportation as a foundation. http://bit.ly/1pWsmKY . IMHO!

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Rick Doucette previews April New Orleans Trip & Tuesday’s benefit to raise money for it

Rick Doucette previews the third Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS April Vacation trip and the benefit to raise money for that trip featuring Grammy-winner Charles Neville with Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours on Tuesday 2/21 (Mardi Gras) at Latitude 43 and Minglewood Tavern.

Call 978.281.0223 to reserve tickets and help the Y teens pay for the trip.

GMG Question and Answers- Ed Collard

How long have you lived in Gloucester?25yrs   

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
I enjoy them all but I’d have to pick summer  

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? My vague answer is the woods in West  Glou.
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Sebastian’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?Mikes


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?Franklin

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? ‘Stones’ hands down. Really a pub more than a bar.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? There’s no way that I could pick. We’re blessed with so many great  breakfast joints.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Fiesta.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Taking a boat to the beach.
Who is your favorite local artist? Very much like our Breakfast Joints to many to choose from. I will however tip my hat to Paul.  Paul’s Art Rocks series have touched many people in so many ways and brought attension to the varied artist we’re blessed with here.

Which is your favorite local beach? Wingarsheek
Who has the best chowder in town? Causeway   

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? Is there another?  I do go to Jay’s from time to time but I only have so much time.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood? Mine

What is your favorite local band? Garfish

GMG Question and Answers- Bobby Ryan

How long have you lived in Gloucester? The first half of my 57 years on the planet. I married “over the bridge” and moved 7 miles away to Manchester… Still Cape Ann… well, I thought that comment was worth a try. But I considered nowhere else to open our business.  
What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Summer. You don’t need to shovel sunshine.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? No secret now since the security cameras are there.. Head of the State Fish Pier, looking out off o’ Five Pound Island. You’ll see me there with a small Tuna & Egg Sub and a Dr. Pepper.  I will be thinking, not mid-day napping.  
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Virgilio’s, but not for the pizza. I don’t really do Pizza. I hear they have a nice homemade Beauport Vodka pasta sauce in various sized jars and affordable prices, available daily. Should not every local restaurant feature local Virgilio’s Beauport Vodka Sauce. Call today. It is a “local “ call.

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? The closest one at the time of need. Destino’s, Yellow Sub,……

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? It does not matter what I think is “Romantic”. It matters what Kathy Ryan thinks is Romantic. I got engaged in the building where Duckworth’s Bistrot is. So Duckworth’s Bistrot  is my answer !!!

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? So, you want me to pick one? That would be poison to my business, Ryan & Wood Distillery, Gloucester’s maker of Beauport Vodka, Folly Cove Rum and Knockabout Gin. Very soon to launch: Ryan & Wood Straight Rye Whiskey! As the Craft distillers say “Think Globally, Drink Locally”

Bar style drinkin’ is pretty well behind me these days, but in an effort to answer each question here, having worked for 25 years on the State Fish Pier, I have been seen at a location known by many names. Pier Café, Earls CAV, Sherms CAV, Parker St. Palace, … Pratty’s CAV….3 part Trivia question, the first, most correct answer is worth a T shirt from us: What & Why is “C.A.V.” & Why the Key Slot at the entrance? I will confer with Jimmy Pratt as judge. I hope a true “Vet”  wins.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? I’m a simple breakfast guy. Joe Georges or Two Sisters…Two Sisters Bread, Fish Cakes & Beans and Patty let’s me bring my own Piccalilli.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Dory races, St Peter’s Fiesta, 4th of July..    Thank you City of Gloucester, JimmyT and the International Dory Committee, Joe Novello with the Fiesta committee, Pete Williamson, Mr. Tucker, and all the committee for the Horribles Parade.. We have problems, but seriously, across the globe people are giving their lives daily to have just a thought of what we are able to be and do. For well over 200 years the cost has been high, but for me it’s the 4th of July.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Boat! I have not enjoyed the beach since a teen in high school. It was one particular day at Good Harbor when I and a friend went to the concession to get “tonics” for our group. When we returned “Fly” Amero had sat down, started with that guitar, in his odd way, and all the girls, I mean all the girls on the beach went to sit by him. It was like a darn Frankie Avalon movie. We were left holding the Fanta’s. Not Fly’s fault, of course, just nature. I decided that would not happen to me at a beach again, so no more beach. 40 years ago. Maybe I should let go of that.
Who is your favorite local artist? For paintings, it may seem odd, but I really do get lost in the murals around town by Jeff Weaver.  Given my failing eyesight and his artistic license  I enjoy the colors and feelings of his pre “Urban Renewal” working waterfront. I’m appreciating the photographic work of that era more and more.
Which is your favorite local beach? Good Harbor. If it were nearer to the equator it would be one of those top ten celebrity millionaire “must be seen at” beaches.
Who has the best chowder in town? Tough one. I’m rarely disappointed. I have not tried them all, but, Charlie’s Place and Lobsta Land are up there. Not so common but traditional, have you had the Finnin Haddie Chowder at the Patio? Tell Mixologist Rezza I sent you and you may get an extra bag of crackers.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? Are you telling me there are other Blogs?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock, Cusk, Cat are all over clam. Unless it is Billy Novak’s clam chowder. I like my clams in Fritters. Laurie Lufkin, can you make clam fritters with Folly Cove Rum in the fixings?

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood? Downtown. We all default to childhood. Are you asking me to trade that? My Gloucester may not be today’s Gloucester in that regard. Cedar & Sargent & Shepard was where I grew up. Cedar was not even paved at the time. Lots of kids, always a ballgame to join at Burnham’s Field, a thriving neighborhood back then. Zion’s, Nelson’s Bakery, Salah’s, Corey’s Barbershop, Sarofeen Subs, etc, all just on that street. As with all the neighborhoods everything needed was a quick walk away. The Fort, East Glou. West Glou, Magnolia (yes, there is a diff.), Green St, Lanesville, ‘Squam, on and on. They are all defined and it’s all good.

What is your favorite local band? One Man Band Jimmy Moses. Also, “Fly” Amero  and family. Because of the above “Beach or Boat” answer.. Truthfully, I hear and read the bands names but, cuz, other than “Sunny D and Folly Cove Rum” I’m not really hip to the righteous G-town groovy music scene these days, diggit?  I am so embarrassed I wrote that. But I do know it is the music and the restaurants that will carry Gloucester’s  new economic future along with the already established daytime ventures. I hope not just umbrella rentals on the Beaches. To Fly, David Brown, Allen Estes, Gordon Baird, Peter Van Ness and all the facilitators, thanks for opening the doors and creating jobs through the newer Cape Ann music scene. (Soooooo..can I get some cloth or product placement on stages?)

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GMG Question and Answers- Greg Bover

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Greg is the Main Man at the Library as well as C.B. Fisk

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

32 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

 Summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

 Rafe’s Chasm Park, Thompson Mountain

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

 Delaney’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

 Destino’s

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

My house

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

 Don’t drink

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

 Lobsta Land / George’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

 The Fish Box Derby

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

 On my boat

Who is your favorite local artist?

Peter Tysver

Which is your favorite local beach?

Magnolia

Who has the best chowder in town?

Latitude 43

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

 There are others?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam Chowder

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Magnolia

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GMG Question and Answers- EJ Khan

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Yep, our own EJ Khan gets into the act-

How long have you lived in Gloucester?  Since September 15 (about 5-1/2 months)

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
 living here I’ve only fully experienced fall and winter, and have enjoyed both; but summer is definitely my favorite season.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
   Cambridge Beach at low tide when I can climb up onto the rocks overlooking Wingaersheek Beach, Ipswich Bay and Annisquam Light.
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?  I haven’t had pizza in Gloucester yet, so can’t say

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
  I seldom eat subs

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
  The Market Restaurant on Lobster Cove

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?  I don’t generally go to bars.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
 Willow Rest

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? So far, the Rocky Neck Plunge, but I haven’t been here long enough or experienced enough to have a favorite.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach
Who is your favorite local artist? I love Sharon Lowe’s photography, Paul Frontiero’s rocks, Manny Simoes videos, and Brian O’Connor’s photography to name a few.  To me, artist denotes musician, painter, sculptor, photographer, videographer, actor, poet and more, so it is difficult, if not impossible, to come up with a single favorite.  As an old Master Gloucester artist, I love Fitz Hugh Lane’s work.

Which is your favorite local beach? Lighthouse Beach
Who has the best chowder in town? Haven’t tried enough places to say, but for my taste, probably me.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?  Don’t get to spend much time exploring other blogs, but do enjoy Kim Smith’s

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?   I like clam chowder with haddock or cod.  Or fish chowder with clams and shrimp.  Or corn chowder with shrimp and lobster.   I generally make my own, so can have it however I want it.  Plain old haddock chowder or clam chowder don’t excite me that much.

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?  Annisquam so far, since it where I live and have gotten to know the best.  I like Rocky Neck alot too, but also really like the Main Street of Gloucester, and the working fishing port section, although that’s not really a neighborhood.

What is your favorite local band? since I don’t go to bars, and the performances I have gone to weren’t local artists, I haven’t gotten to hear any local bands yet.

GMG Questions and Answers–Debbie Clarke

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How long have you lived in Gloucester?  born here. lived in Los Angeles for 5 years as a child (dad was in the navy); returned to northshore (manchester, wenham, essex for 7 years), gloucester high school, san francisco for a year, art institute of boston 4 years (brookline, allston, somerville, west stockbridge, cambridge), gloucester for a few years, rockport for 2 years, nyc 22 months, magnolia 15 years, west gloucester 2 years, east gloucester 6 years.  i’m a glosta gal (mom born in rockport, extended finnish family in gloucester).
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What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
all of them.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
  magnolia beach to the nature trail behind clark’s pond to the coolidge reservation.
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? sebastians

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
mike’s place

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
my house

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? don’t do bars

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
two sisters

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? fiesta, gotta get my blessing and ambie’s sausage sandwich.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?   beach
Who is your favorite local artist?

The first Cape Ann artist that I have always admired is landscape painter Ken Gore (1911-1990).  Ken was a member of the Northshore Art Association and The Rockport Art Association.  He had a studio and gallery on East Main Street across from the The Beacon Marine where he taught painting on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. My father, a student of Ken’s, arranged for me to have lessons with Ken.    My paintings were not very good, but Ken saw ability in my drawings and encouraged me to seriously pursue art.  I was 13.

Attached is a photo of Ken’s painting "The Willow" that was auctioned through Blackwood March Auctioneers a few years ago.  I chose this painting to accompany this post because of the sheep, as well as his trademark use of the palette knife. Ken told me that when he was first learning to paint he was given a 2" brush to paint and 3 colors: red, yellow, blue and white.   The subject?  sheep.  He  could paint them in his sleep.  Ken said that anything one could do with a small brush,  could be done with a big brush; but, a small brush cannot do the work of a big brush.  This advice has guided me through 40 odd years of painting,  My preferred brushes are 1-2" bristle chip brushes that can hold alot of paint.

btw:  my first lesson was to draw a portrait of another student’s husband, then to paint his portrait.  the drawing was true to the man’s age.  the painting made him look so much younger that his wife bought it.  i didn’t get the money, it was paid to Ken for my very first lesson. In exchange for future lessons, I posed for Ken’s classes.

Which is your favorite local beach? coffin’s beach
Who has the best chowder in town? connolly’s

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? www.debbieclarke.blogspot.com  i know, a bit egocentric, but in a good way.  if i’m not for me, who is?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? haddock

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood? all of them.

What is your favorite local band?  A Train


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GMG Questions and Answers- David Brooks Art Haven Founder

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How long have you lived in Gloucester?

22 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

10 lb Island

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Poseidons

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Destinos

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Azorean

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Cape Ann Brewery 

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Lees

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

BOAT!!! 

Who is your favorite local artist?

Chris Williams

Which is your favorite local beach?

Niles

Who has the best chowder in town?

Causways 

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Is there any others? jk Jay Alberts Cape Ann Images

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam Chowder

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Walker Creek West Gloucester

What is your favorite local band?
Mile 21

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GMG Questions and Answers- Donna Ardizzoni

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Many of you know Donna as a GMG contributor but she is also a Grandmother  and a community maniac who loves to help make our place here a better spot to be every single day!

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
7 years but my soul has been here for 58 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Summer but love all season in paradise

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Raffe’s Chasm

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Valentinos but now it is closed


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Virgilios


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

The Franklin

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Minglewood at Lat 43


What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Passports

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Where do I start, Schooner Festival, Celebrate Gloucester

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Beach, as often as possible

Who is your favorite local artist?

Allen Estes

Which is your favorite local beach?

Magnolia

Who has the best chowder in town?

Since I am allergic to clams, which is a bummer, but probably would be the Causeway

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

My grandchildren’s

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Wish I could have both

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Where we live, Magnolia

What is your favorite local band?

Groove therapy

GMG Questions and Answers- Dawn Gadow

Dawn is the Director at Art Haven among many other things and is now part of the Block Party Committee!

How long have you lived in Gloucester?  Well, I’ve lived here for about a year. But I also lived here for the summer of 2008 and I think that’s when I knew I belonged. And I’ve worked here for almost two years.

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
You can’t beat the summers downtown – the long days, people outside enjoying the beautiful landscapes and company.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
  I spend a lot of time on the rocks in Magnolia since they’re a couple blocks from my house. There are so many days when there isn’t anything I would rather do than sit on the rocks by the ocean and relax.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

I LOVE calzones from Mike’s Place. Although I probably go to Supreme’s and grab a slice most often – it’s so affordable and right down the street from Art Haven.


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Virgilio’s, without a doubt. Foot long tuna sub with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles could never fail to make my day better.

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
I haven’t done the romantic dinner thing in Gloucester too much, but I would say Latitude 43 or Alchemy. I love the atmosphere in both places and the food is always different and delicious.

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

I’m a quiet bar kind of person, so I actually really enjoy JD & Myers in Magnolia. I also went to Stone’s Pub for the first time the other night though and I’m a huge fan.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
  Sugar Mags! When I was going to Gordon College we would make regular trips and being close to it was one of the things I was most excited about when I first knew I’d be working on Main Street.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?  Well, gotta be buoy painting day at Art Haven! Oh wait, I guess I’m a little biased on that one. In all seriousness, I think block parties are one of the coolest things ever. Such a great idea and awesome community event. I’ve even invited my family from a couple hours away to come up for block party weekends to be a part of it.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?  I prefer the beach for the most part. I love being on the sand.

Who is your favorite local artist? I would pick one of our students, but I can’t play favorites there and I guess some could argue that as a biased choice…haha. I think I’d have to go with Tom Torrey – If you haven’t seen his stuff, he’s a part of The Hive (thehivecapeann.com) and he makes the coolest creations out of recycled materials.

Which is your favorite local beach?  I can’t resist a trip to Good Harbor! I had some friends that lived in a house of Good Harbor my senior year at college, so it was the first beach in Gloucester I spent a lot of time at and I have some great memories there. I also still think its one of the greatest things that you can walk to the island from the beach!

Who has the best chowder in town? I don’t think I can answer this one – I’ve never been a huge chowder fan (sorry!!) so I haven’t tried very many…

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? Love The Hive Cape Ann’s blog – gets some different and fun information and local art out there. 

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?  I would have to pick clam chowder, but see two questions above…

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood? I love living in Magnolia, but I really love downtown. I love the energy and community of downtown Gloucester.

What is your favorite local band? Haven’t gotten into the local music scene as much as I’ve wanted to yet, but I did hear Pete Lindbergh on the blog the other day and I really liked it!


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GMG Questions and Answers- Willie Loco Alexander

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Willie is a local music legend who played with the Velvet Underground and has been a huge part of the Gloucester cultural scene. Check out Willie on Wikipedia here

How long have you lived in Gloucester? from 1950 to 1955 when i was a wee lad / moved back w/ my wife Annie in 1997 / here to stay  >>>

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
 i feel blessed to be here at all / but ya can’t beat summertime  >>>>>>>>

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
i like disappearing on the Sargent House steps & watching main street parade by
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Sebastions
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What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
 Virgilios

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
  Duckworths

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? Rhumbline

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
 2 sisters

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Greasy Pole
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach after 5
Who is your favorite local artist? Joe Poirier

Which is your favorite local beach? good harbor
Who has the best chowder in town? causeway

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? reading fb

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Fish

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?i love the west end

What is your favorite local band?the boyfriends


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GMG Questions and Answers- The Godmother- Sefathia

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How long have you lived in Gloucester?

ALL MY LIFE

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

SPRING

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

WALKING THE BEACH, WHERE IT WOULDN’T BE SECRET.. ONE PLACE STAGE FORT PARK PAST THE CANNONS AT THE VERY END THE BENCH ON THE ROCKS WITH THE WATER BELOW IS MY THINKING SPOT IN THE SUMMER.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

SEBASTIANS, LA TRATTORIA


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

YELLOW SUB FOR TUNA, CHEESE STEAK DESTINOS, MIKES PLACE FOR PASTRAMI, AND THE BEST ITALIAN PLACE FOR REAL ITALIAN COLD CUTS NOT FAKE SCLAFANI’S


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

OCEAN VIEW ON THE WATER… FOR PRIVATE I WOULD PACK A BASKET GO TO LIGHT HOUSE…

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

DONT GO TO BARS.. BUT I DID LOVE THE LIVE BANDS AT CAMERONS.. NOW THERE IS NO OVER 35 BAR FOR LIVE BANDS..


What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

SUGAR MAGNOLIA’S, LOBSTER LAND

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

FIESTA

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

BOTH BUT DONT HAVE A BOAT SO BEACH

Who is your favorite local artist?

SINGER FLY AMERO

Which is your favorite local beach?

PAVILLION

Who has the best chowder in town?

GLOUCESTER HOUSE CLAM CAUSE WAY FOR FISH CHOWDER

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

NONE

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

HADDOCK

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

WEST END

What is your favorite local band?

SCARLET, FULL CIRCLE

GMG Questions and Answers- Harriet Webster

Harriet is the Executive Director at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?  41 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? spring (it may be cold and muddy but if offers so much promise)

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? the rocks overlooking Halibut Point, Dogtown walks

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Virgilio’s

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? Passports

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? Halibut Point

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? Morning Glory

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? beach 

Who is your favorite local artist? Jeff Weaver

Which is your favorite local beach? Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town? Causeway Restaurant

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog? Yours is the only one I look at.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood? Lanesville

What is your favorite local band? Walker Creek

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