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Cruiseship coming May 4th: let’s roll out a welcome downtown THIS ONE

Cat Ryan submits-

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Hi Joey,

A cruiseship is coming! A cruiseship is coming! Sunday, May 4, 2014, Holland America will be arriving at Cruiseport

Calling all Main Street, downtown, shops, restaurants, cultural districts, Rocky Neck:

v Open up if you can on Sunday May 4, and maybe at an earlier time (see flyer)

v Print out and hang up a welcome sign that’s being created for this day (coming soon!)

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle  if you will be open, cthistle@gloucester-ma.gov

v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle if you can offer a special discount or have a creative theme you would like to share.

o Gloucester doesn’t need too much help in that department but if you’re needing last minute oomph ideas, search GMG and see what Toodeloos and Pop Gallery and so many others come up with for holidays and block parties!

v Some of downtown is open Sundays anyhow (Island Art & Hobby); it would be good for all of us to know who is open on Sundays

v Passengers won’t be able to visit everywhere, of course. Residents: this might be a fun day to come together to support downtown, your favorite store, restaurant, gallery– and some great people watching!

Gloucester is one port of call. Hundreds of passengers have pre-booked, arranged itineraries– day or ½ day trips that will depart directly from Cruiseport.  Some  passengers remain on board. Many passengers specifically selected disembarking and exploring Gloucester.

Stage Fort Visitor Center will be open. Maritime Gloucester will be open. Cape Ann Museum is closed for renovation. How about you?

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!!! 2014 ART HAVEN BUOY AUCTION AT CRUISEPORT 5-8PM!!!

6th Annual Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night January 24th

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Looking for a fun event the whole family can enjoy tonight? Come to the 6th Annual Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction and Family FUN Night.  There will be art activities, live music, open buffet, silent auction of our amazing artist buoys and much more!

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$20 Family | $10 Adult | $5 student. [@ DOOR: $25 Family | $20 Adult | $10 student]

The YMCA Taste of Cape Ann At Cruiseport October 3, 2013

Thanks Jen Amero and Rick Doucette for the invite Smile

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Most restaurants ever at Taste of Cape Ann Tonight — Even Duckworths!

This is always a good time — great food, wine, beer, spirits and people — and all for an excellent cause: supporting your local YMCA.  There’s even music.  This is the place to be tonight!

Video: Sista Felicia’s Book “Gifts of Gold” Red Carpet Interviews

The Gifts of Gold Gala Event was a smash hit in every way, from the outstanding hors d’oeurves and refreshments, all prepared from the pages of Gifts of Gold, to the stunning decor, created by Felicia, Daphne, and friends. Lillian, Rick, and Joey are wonderful interviewers and, with everyone there to celebrate Felicia’s much deserved success, there are lots of sweet moments in the video. Thank you Sista Felicia for a wonderfully memorable evening!

Cookbook Gala Prep! One Day Left To Get Sista Felicia’s Cookbook Launch Gala Tickets- You Can Get Them Here At The Dock or At Mamie’s Kitchen!

Daphne Papp Photos-

Assembling Centerpieces!

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Cookbooks-

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Cookie Being Made-

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Centerpieces with Frank Ciolino Made Banner Held By Dee Noble and Skylar-

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Making The Red Pasta

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IMG_3490For Anyone That Has Yet To Purchase A  Ticket I Have Them Here At The Dock

Captain Joe and Sons

95 East Main St

Gloucester MA

You can come get yours here.

Here she is at Cruiseport Working Out the details of the ridiculous menu.

Lots of her recipes will be served- She tells me the menu will be coming to post soon.  Every last detail she’s been working on feverishly to make it a spectacular event.  Huge huge thanks to Sheree DeLorenzo and her staff at Cruiseport for catering to her special requests to make this night a night to remember.

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Sheree Zizik and Cruiseport Gloucester personally deliver breaking news to Sista Felicia that they will be rolling out the Red Carpet to make The Cookbook Launch Party a night Gloucester will remember!

Sista Felicia writes-

In early June, I reached out to Sheree Zizik about having the Gifts of Gold: In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia Cookbook Launch Gala at Cruiseport Gloucester’s exquisite ballroom. I knew her venue overlooking Gloucester’s beautiful working harbor would be the perfect place for this celebration. Sheree is a community-oriented businesswoman who, time and time again, generously gives of herself and her business establishment, taking excellent care of her customers with the utmost attention and respect. She welcomed me with open arms and embraced hosting the cookbook event as if it were her own. She immediately reassured me that she personally would see that every detail planned would be delivered Sista Felicia style.
It was Sheree who guaranteed recipes from my cookbook would be prepared and served by her caterer, Vinwood Catering. It was Sheree’s idea to literally roll out the red carpet upon which guests would walk. It was Sheree’s idea to give GoodmorningGloucester’s paparazzi a designated spot to photograph guests as they arrived at Cruiseport for the Gala. It was Sheree who insisted all would be taken care of, thus allowing me to be able to relax and to enjoy the festivities with my guests.
Merely thanking Sheree is not enough. I am so grateful to know her and to call her my friend. Gloucester is so lucky to have such a community-spirited and dedicated business owner in its midst. Please help me thank Sheree Zizik for her part in creating such an extraordinary celebratory evening by supporting her and Cruiseport Gloucester in the future.
Here is the Gala’s menu…straight from the pages of Gifts of Gold…
Butlered Hors D’oeuvres
Fried Muddica Steak Skewers
Butternut Squash and Leek Soup Shooters
Caprese Crostini with Basil Pesto
Fried Chickpea Wedges
Caramelized Onion and Pear Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto and Baby Arugula
Eggplant Caponala Crostini
Antipasto Misto
A colorful offering of grilled asparagus tips, imported olives, marinated cremini mushrooms, roasted sweet red and yellow peppers, stuffed sweet peppadews, stuffed cherry peppers, artichoke hearts, smoked meats, seasoned boconccini, gorgonzola, and provolone accompanied by breadsticks and focaccia bread.
Baked Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Dip
With assorted gourmet crackers
Pasta Station
Penne with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Tri-colored Tortellini with Meat Sauce
Fresh Breadsticks
Dessert & Coffee Station
Assorted Italian Cookies and Torrone
Provided by Sista Felicia
Featured Cocktail for the Evening
Sista Felicia’s Lemon Drop Cocktail

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:

International Dory Races, Gloucester Harbor Launch,Boating Season, Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle, Vacationing In Gloucester Totally Based On Public Transportation, The Accommodations At Rocky Neck, The Gloucester House, Cruiseport, The Patio

Our Joey Receives Community Builder Award!!!

Joey Ciaramitaro Receives Outstanding Community Builder Award

Highlights from this morning’s The Open Door Autumn Breakfast ~

Joey received the “Outstanding Community Builder Award”–so well-deserved, as anyone who is involved with GMG knows. His love for the people of Gloucester and for our community is evidenced a hundred times a day through his commitment to Good Morning Gloucester. We who are GMG contributors are blessed to share in his passion.

The Open Door Award Recipients

Nicole Duckworth and Family

Amanda Donovan

Joey and Mom ~ She’s so Proud!

Felicia, Joey, Pat, Sefatia,

Sista Felicia, Joey, Pat

Julia LaFontaine, The Open Door Executive Director and Senator Bruce Tarr

Ed Collard, Joey, and Pat

Taken From The Outdoor Deck At The Seaport Grille Cruiseport- Turbine Panorama (Must Have Been Photoshopped)

What you are looking at is a mirage.

This isn’t really happening because as we all know Marine Industrial Activity and Non-Marine Industrial Activity Can’t Co-exist.  You can’t have all this marine industrial activity and loud cranes operating right in front of the area where people are eating their lunch on an open air deck.  That’s just preposterous!!!

What’s Next?  Dogs and Cats Living Together?

From Ghostbusters-

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!

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BTW, that Fishing boat in the left of the frame?  Must have also been photoshopped, you can’t have fishing oats tied up at places where there are open air-restaurants.  No-way- No how! Photoshopped or mirage- you make the call.

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Video: Gloucester’s First Wind Turbine Transported Through the Inner Harbor

Filmed on October 15th, 2012. I began filming the barge carrying Gloucester’s first wind turbine at daybreak, from Niles Beach, as it was being prepared for transport through the inner harbor. Leaving Niles, I jumped in my car and raced over to Rocky Neck to catch the barge as it was rounding the Paint Factory jetty. The barge moved slowly and majestically through the harbor, dwarfing the wooden clapboard homes and working waterfront buildings. The sky was mostly overcast, and when the sun shone briefly, the metal siding of the tugboat Orion and the steely gray cylinders shimmered in the early morning light.

I then zoomed back to my car and drove to the Jodrey Fish Pier, which was a great vantage point to film as the barge was approaching its destination, the Cruiseport launching site.

At the State Pier, many people were photographing and marveling at the enormity of the wind turbine. The largest turbine section purportedly weighs over a million pounds. Shree Delorenzo, co-owner of Cruiseport, reports that she had to engage a structural engineer to ensure that her dock could withstand the weight of the turbine, along with the two cranes, and the counter weights.

The London Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Opus 21.

Created for Good Morning Gloucester

Special thanks to Joey Ciaramitaro, Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Sheree Delorenzo of Cruiseport, and Mark Baldwin, Baldwin Crane.

Wind Turbine Transportation Time- Lapse Video From Jay Groccia

Jay Groccia from http://www.onsitestudios.com/   writes-

Hi Joey,

I was hired by Varian Semiconductor to produce a time-lapse documentary film of the installation of their wind turbine.

I started shooting this week and I met Fred of Bodin Historic Photo while the hostess was getting me a coffee Gloucester Cruiseport restaurant. He asked me a few questions about the project and then we said goodbye. The next day I walked into his shop and as soon as I entered he exclaimed, "Hey, I met you last night!". We chatted more and then he introduced me to your blog.

Here is a sneak peek of the film – it shows the barge arriving and a blade getting transported to the site.

Baldwin Crane Men at Work at Cruiseport Launching Site

Rick Johnson, Applied Materials Director of Facilities and Mark Baldwin, Baldwin Crane CEO 

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When I asked Mark Baldwin if he minded if I took a few snapshot of the men at work, he said go ahead and graciously introduced me to a few of the guys.  I was thinking we have posted many fabulous photos of the equipment and turbine, but few of the men working. As Mark said, “The equipment is impressive, but my crew makes it all happen.”

Mark Baldwin is the third generation of the family-owned Baldwin Crane & Equipment Corporation. To read the company’s interesting history and about their crisis/response program (and why the Baldwin apple is their log), visit the company’s website. From roots in dairy farming in Wilmington, Massachusetts, to meeting today’s heavy lifting needs in the most challenging environments, Baldwin Crane provides innovative lifting solutions. They have worked on projects as diverse as the new Mets Stadium and the search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero in New York City.

Links: Baldwin Crane Crisis ResponseBaldwin Crane History

Rick Allen, Baldwin Crane Operating Engineer, Local 4 

Billy Scritchfield Baldwin Crane Operating Engineer Local 4

John Swenson Baldwin Crane Lead Driver, Rick Allen, and Colman Crowley, Baldwin Crane Iron Worker, Local 7 ~ Colman Crowley lives in Gloucester.

Rick Allen and Colman Crowley

Mark Baldwin and Rick Johnson

Links: Baldwin Crane Crisis Response, Baldwin Crane History

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