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GMG Q&A With Rocky Neck Artist In Residence Melinda Hannigan

Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)
My website is www.melindahannigan.com

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
One month.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Right now.
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
Why would I want to get away?
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
I’ve only been to Sebastiani’s and it was great.
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
Oh dear.  Have a missed a Gloucester specialty?  I have a few more days here.  How about you telling me where I can get the best sub in Gloucester?
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
How about a picnic at the beach: wine, great sandwhiches and soup from the Last Stop, chocolate cake from Charlies.
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
The Rudder.  Not only do they make me welcome but I can stagger home after one of their martini’s without driving.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
I do my internet at the Lone Gull and have enjoyed their scones.
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
I wish I had been here for the schooner fest.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
Maybe next time I am in Gloucester I will be here during the summer and would love to explore by boat.
Who is your favorite local artist?
This is hard. Rocky Neck has so many talented artists. But I would say the work of Ruth Mordecai suits my sensibilities.
Which is your favorite local beach?
Good Harbor.  What a treasure.  Puget Sound has so few sandy beaches.
Who has the best chowder in town?
I have made it my mission to have chowder everywhere I go.  I can assure you Gloucesterites that nothing in the seafood capital of the West Coast,  Seattle, compares with even the most mediocre chowder in Gloucester.  I’ve had so much chowder at so many places that I can’t pick a favorite.
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Is there another local blog?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
I love clam chowder.
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
I wish I had made it to one but I saw the photos on the GMG blog.
What is your favorite local band?
I play doghouse bass.  Next visit maybe I could jam with the locals
Thanks, Joey

GMG Q&A -Gloucester Gran Prix Organizer Sherri Curcuru

Don’t forget to check out today and tomorrow’s Gloucester Gran Prix.  i know the weather sucks today but don’t forget- there’s a Beer Tent!

Good Morning Gloucester Questionnaire

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

20 years 

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Fall

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

Ravenswood

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


Delaneys

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

Blyman Canal at Sunset ( spectacular)

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Franklin

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Mags

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

All of them

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

Beach

Who is your favorite local artist?

To many good ones to have a favorite

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Lobsta Land

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Don’t have one

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Haddock

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

They did a great job, keep up the good work

Thanks, Joey

GMG Q and A With Jimmy Tarantino

Jimmy T is a Gloucester Legend who won The International Dory Races with Partner Tom Jarvis in Lunenburg, Senior Seine Boats at The Fiesta aboard KAOS, and The Blackburn Challenge race also with partner Tom Jarvis.

Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)

www.internationaldories.com

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

42 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Definately Summer!

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

Several, some can only be accessed by boat.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Sebastian’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Mike’s, Steak Bomb Calzone! To Die For!

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

Dog Bar

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

All of ‘em.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Two Sister’s and Zeke’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

St. Peter’s Fiesta

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 Harbah

Excluding GMG what is yoursecond favorite local blog?

Shooting My Universe.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Haddock

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Awesome, should be done every weekend.

What is your favorite local band?

Elegant Trash

Thanks, Joey

GMG Q&A With Jon Conant at The Hive

Jon Conant is the head honcho over at The Hive.  If you haven’t heard about it or aren’t completely sick of hearing me rave about how vital I think The Hive is to our creative community check out The Hive Blog here
I’d love to see them move the space that is The Hive to a central location in Gloucester where they might get more foot traffic and exposure.
How long have you lived in Gloucester?   7 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Fall

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

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Last Stop

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

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? Cape Ann Brewing

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? 2 Sisters & Sailor Stans

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Blackburn Challenge

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

Who is your favorite local artist?  Don Gorvett

Which is your favorite local beach?  Good Harbor or Brace

Who has the best chowder in town?  ???

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?  The Hive Cape Ann

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?  Not a big Chowder guy

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year? Missed them cause they were all on Roller derby nights

What is your favorite local band? Qwill

TheHive>CapeAnn

GMG Q&A- Paul Frontiero

Paul silkscreened the shirts for the Matteo Russo Gloucester Guerilla Art Project Fundraiser for zero cost.  He has a website with his paintings at Frontiero Art Gallery
Good Morning Gloucester Q&A

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
1959-1987     2005-present

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Fall

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
State Fish Pier at sunset with coffee

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
Sebastians,   I miss Joe Black

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
The Yellow one

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

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
Old Timers, way back when.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
Union Hill  ;]

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
Schooner Festival. Block Parties (any brownie points for that one?)

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
I can only afford the beach right now, But Frank got me a membership to the Dory club. Watch out Coast Guard here we come.

Who is your favorite local artist?
Can’t name just one.
My Father Paul Frontiero of course, then me. then; David Curtis, Jeff Weaver, Emile Gruppe, Actually there are too many to name.

Which is your favorite local beach?
Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?
Yuck!

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Sternfannetwork.com

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
None!!!!!!!!!!!

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
Great way to spend a summer night.

What is your favorite local band?
The Fools! are they still around?

Thanks, Joey

If you see Paul at GGAP tell him thanks for donating his time for the cause.  Also thank his cousin Frank Ciolino for delivering the tshirts.

GMG Q&A- Natanya Smith

Good Morning Gloucester Questionnaire


How long have you lived in Gloucester ?

28 yrs

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Summer

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

If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret any more.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester ?

Sebastians

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester ?

Destino’s

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

Duckworth’s

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester ?

Lat 43

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester ?

Sugar Mag’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester ?

Fiesta of course

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

Both

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Charlies Place

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Great

What is your favorite local band?

Mile 21

Thanks, Joey