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Shayna Seymour reports on efforts to goose up Gloucester’s appeal to tourists.
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Gloucester’s art colony; Sigird Olsen’s new venture; fishing gear from a truck.
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Fishing rules and regulations shake up the industry; switching to lobsters; one of the Wicked Tuna captains
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Gloucester’s own Mardi Gras, the St. Peter’s Fiesta; the greased pole contest.
Last month, we previewed Chronicle star Ted Reinstein’s new book (see post here) with Motif #1 on the cover.
Tonight’s Chronicle at 7:30pm on Channel 5 previews his book for the first time on TV — and it features a segment on Gloucester & Cape Ann. Don’t Miss it!
After the show, take advantage of this gorgeous weather and check out over a dozen artists playing live tonight around Cape Ann tonight. See the full schedule here.
You may know Ted Reinstein from the award-winning TV show Chronicle on Channel 5.
I’ve been a fan for years and was lucky enough to meet Ted when he produced Chronicle’s feature of Gloucester in 2007 right after Celebrate Gloucester and the opening of Cruiseport.
After covering every corner of New England for 16 years, Ted has made good on his claim, “I have enough stories to fill a book!” Now he’s about to release what National Geographic Traveler has named one of “The Best Travel Books of Spring.” And look at what’s on the cover!
Ted sent me a pre-release copy of his chapter on Cape Ann, which he aptly titled The Other Cape. Here’s how it begins:
Obviously written from the heart, Ted describes Gloucester as “America’s most authentic, enduring working waterfront.” The chapter is filled with quotes by–and stories about–local fishermen, artists, photographers and others along with some excellent photos.
This captivating, well-written book isn’t just a travelogue. It’s a gem that everyone who lives here and cares about this place would want to own. New England Notebook hasn’t been released yet, but you can pre-order a copy now — right here.
Ted tells me he’s planning to come to The Other Cape to do a reading at some point. We’ll be sure to let you know when and where as soon as it’s scheduled. Perhaps you can get your book signed!
As many are aware, tonight at 7:30, WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle is airing an episode featuring Gloucester. This is in and of itself is fantastic; they also borrowed a bit my footage from my Greasy Pole Sunday film that I created for Good Morning Gloucester.
Special thanks are owed Joey for making Good Morning Gloucester the ‘go to place’ for people like Maggie Harper, the producer of Chronicle, to discover more about what makes the heart of our community beat. During the entire week of Fiesta, then followed by Independence Day events, GMG covered all, posting countless feature stories, schedule of events, photos, and videos.
Thank you Joey C for all you do for our fair city!
As Gloucester’s Powerhouse of Positivity would say ~ YEAH BABY! Chronicle Tonight! Boom! We Got That!
Saint Peter’s Fiesta Greasy Pole Sunday
Bob and Maggie came down the dock to interview Frankie and I about lobstering, Gloucester and the Blog. They’ve been around town all week. yesterday it was our great Mayor’s day. Look for the interview in about 3 weeks.
here’s Frankie getting some face time-
John McElhenny tweets- “The Camera Loves Frankie!”
From the channel 5 website:
The chip business is a dog eat dog business, but Needham based Food Should Taste Good is taking a bite out of the big guys’ profits. Shayna Seymour discovers how they’re doing it. Plus … it’s time to make the bread – and bagels and muffins – at Panera Bread. We’ll go inside their 24 hour baking operation. A Melrose woman makes canine comfort her priority, and the spirits of Cape Ann are brewing at a Gloucester’s Ryan and Wood Distilleries.
Ryan and Wood Will Be Sponsoring The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Team “Saving Private Ryan and Wood” March 4th at the Farm Bar and Grille. We have all the brackets filled- twenty teams of bikini speedo dodgeball madness!!!!!!
Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!
Ryan and Woods- check out their website and live distillery webcam
It’s Not Too Late!
I’d love to see some pics on Chronicle from fellow GMGers!
From Wicked Local at the Beacon-
Grab your camera or cell phone and help us capture Monday, Jan. 25 in your community for our “Day in the Life” special project.
Wicked Local is joining with WCVB-TV’s award-winning news magazine “Chronicle HD” to document Jan. 25 across New England.
Send us the ordinary and the extraordinary: kids going off to school, a moment at the office, a stunning sunset, a great basketball shot, your favorite local character. Start at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, and keep your lens open until 11:59:59 p.m.
We will publish some of your pictures on photo pages in your local paper, post photos on Wicked Local and share your pictures with WCVB’s “Chronicle,” which will air a special program in February.
Please include complete caption information about your photo’s time, place and subject, along with your name and town.
E-mail only one photo at a time to firstname.lastname@example.org and put DAY in the subject field.