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Daybreak Death Wish

Kitesurfing Kiteboarding Good Harbor Beach Gloucester -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Also known as kitesurfing.

Kitesurfing Kiteboarding Good Harbor Beach Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014

Look at what I came upon last Tuesday morning while filming the wildlife at the footbridge end of Good Harbor Beach. The kitesurfing appeared death defying, particularly from where I was standing far down the beach; one kitesurfer especially seemed precariously close to Salt Island. 

I would have loved to stay and continue photographing the three beautiful aerial/marine acrobats but I had been filming until the last possible moment and had to hurry off to work. The action that I did catch a glimpse of was simply stunning.

Kitesurfing Kiteboarding Good Harbor Beach Gloucester -3 ©Kim Smith 2014

Kitesurfing Kiteboarding Good Harbor Beach Gloucester -4 ©Kim Smith 2014 J.PG

Airborne ~ Click image to view larger

Note to Kitesurfers: Next time you are planning to kitesurf at dawn please contact me at I would love to photograph and film your next adventure, from beginning to end. Thank you!

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Today’s Gran Prix Of Gloucester CycloCross Races From Stage Fort Park Will be Broadcast Live at 3 & 4PM

Click the picture below between 3-5PM to watch the action live at livestream


Spectator Info


What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester? Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.
The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international caliber races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.
The 2014 dates are 27 & 28 September.
Amateur Races: 8:00am-2:30pm (both days)
Kids 5-12 race 2:20pm (Sunday only)
Elite Women: 3:00pm (both days)
Elite Men: 4:00pm (both days)

Who Needs Ice?

Cape Ann Youth Hockey, along with some folks named the Boston Bruins, pulled off a fantastic event yesterday afternoon….all in the name of the Open Door Food Pantry.  The Boston Bruins Street Brigade Clinic gave about 50 kids the opportunity to participate in some street hockey games, meet Blades (the Bruins mascot), and receive gifts from the Boston Bruins.  In return, Cape Ann Youth Hockey and the Bruins simply asked that participants make a donation to the incredibly worthy Open Door Food Pantry.  A win-win!

Another example of great things happening on any given day within our community!

A huge thanks to all of those involved!  It is never too late to make a donation! Please consider.

The Open Door

Cape Ann Youth Hockey

The Boston Bruins

Rapha Super Cross Gloucester and The Hive to Host Photo Exhibition

Rapha Super Cross Gloucester and the Hive to Host Photo Exhibition


For two days a year, the beauty of Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park serves as the backdrop for one of the biggest cyclocross races in the US. The historic race is also a stop on the global tour of the Rapha Super Cross Series, spanning Japan to England, Australia to the US.

Ben Ingham’s Theatres of Cross: Exhibition explores the essence of Gloucester’s character – and the character of the other stunning race locations around the world – during those other 363 days. This seaside town’s long history and understated beauty feature prominently in this photo exhibition as it travels to Manchester, New York, San Francisco, and Gloucester’s own art space, The Hive.

The opening reception from 7-9 pm on September 25 will feature light refreshments. The exhibition will remain on view through Friday and Saturday, coinciding with racing events at Rapha Super Cross Gloucester.

Theatres of Cross: Exhibition

Ben Ingham

The Hive

11 Pleasant Street

Gloucester, MA

Opening Reception: Sept 25

On view Sept 25-27

Rapha Super Cross Gloucester

Stage Fort Park

Sept 27 + 28

Gloucester Writers Center and the RAPHA SUPER CROSS GLOUCESTER sponsor presentation by author Lorenz J. Finison on “Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900.

September 27th, 2014, 7:30 PM

Cultural Center of Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester

There will be a presentation and book signing by Lorenz J. Finison, founding member of Cycling through History and author of Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900 on Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Cultural Center of Rocky Neck. The event will follow the Pro Cyclocross Race held Saturday at Stage Fort Park. Finison explores the rise of Boston Cycling through the lives of several participants, including Kittie Knox, a bi-racial twenty year-old seamstress: Mary Sargent Hopkins, publisher of the Wheelwoman; and Abbot Bassett, a vocal cycling advocate for forty years. Finison reveals the challenges facing these riders in a time of segregation, increased immigration, and debates about the rights of women.

Fro 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation and the city’s cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national organization the League of American Wheelmen. Massachusetts had the largest per capital membership in the league in the 1890s and the largest percentage of women members.

There will be a suggested donation of $10.00,. $5.00 for students with proceeds benefitting GWC community education programs. As always at GWC events no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information go to

2014 Fish Box Derby Pics and Results From Melissa Cox

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The 6th Annual Gloucester Harbor Race, (aka the Chip Norton Memorial Harbor Race), Saturday, Sept. 20.

The 6th Annual Gloucester Harbor Race, (aka the Chip Norton Memorial Harbor Race), hosted by the Gloucester Gig Rowers, will start and end at Niles Beach in East Gloucester Saturday, Sept. 20.  Spectators can watch pilot gig boats, whaleboats, dories, and other traditional rowing craft compete in a 3-mile course in Gloucester Harbor. Rowers and boats come from all along the Northeast Coast to compete. Race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Photo shows crew preparing to row.


Bruins Street Brigade hits Cape Ann Youth Hockey!

Well, we’re back to school and that can only mean one thing…we’ll soon be back to the hockey rink too!  Soon, meaning next week.

I’ve been known to complain about the cold, crazy hours at the rink, but…between you and me…I wouldn’t have it any other way!  My boys love the game and being a part of Cape Ann Youth Hockey has been a fantastic experience for us all.

For any of you fellow hockey families, don’t forget about this great event!  A win-win for sure.  A win for the kids and a win for the Open Door Food Pantry who will receive donations from all registered players!  Check out the link below for much more information!  See you there!

Boston Bruins Brigade 2014.

Space is Limited — Register Today!

Live Blogging The 2014 Schooner Race With Play Action Call From Daisy Nell!

We will be posting live race results as they come in from the committee boat.

Just in:

1:41 “All boats have started the race. Tensions are high!”

2:35PM “Sugar being Towed In Damage To Forstay. Ocean reporter Towing In.”

2:38PM Adventure Heading For The Mark. Haze Coming In, wins change.  American eale Ahead, Then Roseway.”


2:40 Liberty Clipper


2:42 Roseway Overtaking The Lannon


2:44 Brilliant, Roseway, and Lannon


2:49 This Is Liberty Clupper Brilliant Looks Like A First.


2:51PM Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon Heeling Way Over, one entire lap ahead of Redbird.


3:02 American Eagle Crossing the Finish Line


3:32 Estela


4:16 USCG Barque Eagle Leaving


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