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Check out the interview with the ever upbeat Heidi Wakeman
Here’s the blog-
Send in pics of your bike, start up the conversation about local biking, all that good stuff. Heidi is about the sweetest woman you’d ever wanna meet.
Here’s our interview from August 2008 when the GMG was only a few months old-
If you’re looking for a great Sunday breakfast buffet, look no further. The Gloucester House puts on an incredible breakfast buffet on Sundays from 9:30-1:00.
I and all the artists who took part, want to give a big round of applause and our thanks to The Gloucester House, Lily, Lenny, Dottie Linquata and all there who made the St. Valentine’s Art Show one of the best I’ve seen and participated in. They made us feel like family and were so kind and generous to give us an exhibit and sales opportunity, in a delightful lovely space in the cold of February. If that wasn’t enough, each day they put out coffee, tea and wonderful homemade Italian cookies for us and visitors to enjoy. The Gloucester House and the Linquatas do much for the community, and the artists especially appreciate their generosity and kindness.
Special thanks also to Ray Lamont who gave the Show such great coverage in the Gloucester Daily Times, which drew many people to the show. It was great to meet artists I didn’t previously know and many people who don’t make it over to Rocky Neck, as well as to see those I do know but wouldn’t normally see in the dead of winter. All in all, a great four days that we all enjoyed immensely. Many thanks.
If you don’t know by now that The Hive is just an incredible gift to our community and positive force than you just aren’t living breathing and opening your eyes enough to realize what positive juju is being pumped out there daily.
It’s a testament to Founder David Brooks, his staff and the teens that make the place hum.
Thank you for this gift.
Fred Bodin Submits-
Just after 7 pm tonight (8/20/13), two young ladies came into my gallery to look around after out dining together at Jalapeños next door. On their way out, they stopped at the counter and one of them asked if I wrote the Drive by Shooting post for GMG. Yes I did, and one of them said it was her sister who did the shooting. Wow! After talking about the Drive by Shooting experience for a few minutes, they left. Seconds later, they returned and said: “We found a lot of money scattered on the sidewalk outside.” So we went all of ten feet from my door and I scooped up $106. They saw who dropped it and noticed that he went into Jalapeños. I went into the restaurant with the two girls and we searched for a man in his 30’s wearing a blue shirt and shorts. Good detective work, but no luck. I told the hostess (owner Alex’s daughter) to send the person looking for the cash over to the galley. If he doesn’t come in by 8:30 or so, I’ll bring it to the 24/7 lost and found, the Gloucester Police Department.
I took a photo of these two friends, and got the left to rights. On the left is Page Harmon, sister of the Drive by Shooter, and on the right in front of the Gloucester flag is Baylee Kirk, both from East Gloucester. Bailee’s parents are journalist Bill Kirk and Carolyn Kirk. Carolyn is the Mayor of the City of Gloucester. It was a good experience for the three of us, and a lesson in karma: Always do the right thing. Tomorrow I’ll drop off an envelope to the GPD with five $20 bills, a five, a single, with my business card. Karma is coming our way! Gloucester.
This is not to be missed. If you haven’t experienced a GMG Mug Up Food Competition at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, you have been missing something big.
It is time for the World Famous GMG Biennial Deviled Egg Competition. Those who would like to have their special deviled eggs included in the competition, be featured on the blog, and go down in deviled egg history, just bring ‘em on Sunday, June 9th at 9:15 am at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3. All those masterful in the art of deviled egg making are welcome. Beware, I did not enter my world famous deviled eggs in the last competition to give people a fair chance. Not so this year – I’ll be there with my eggs and will show no mercy. Gigi Mederos has already started posturing, as she wants to go home with the ribbon again this year. We’ll just see about that Ms. Gigi. Haven’t heard a word from Kathy Chapman yet, but she is a strong contender who has a couple of GMG food competition ribbons under her belt.
We’ve assembled a distinguished panel of experienced deviled egg competition judges, including: Joey C., Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Adam Bolonsky and newcomer, Richard Rosenfeld. If you missed our first GMG Deviled Egg Competition in 2011, or are not sure how the judging works, you can see the distinquished panel at work here http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/2011-good-morning-gloucester-deviled-egg-competition/
People who don’t like deviled eggs or are not entering into the competition, feel free to bring along something non-egg related to share for Mug Up. Mug Up is alot of fun and everyone is invited and welcome. Come meet GMG peeps and make some new friends.
Catherine Ryan submits-
The Gloucester Committee for the Arts announces $13,200 in new private donation!
This jumbo gift enables the current conservation work on six of the Charles Allen Winter New Deal murals in City Hall to be completed without interruption. We would have still pressed on but there may have been an interruption (scaffolding down and then set back up again months later) as we continued to raise funds. While the donors of the $13,200 contribution wish to remain anonymous, the funds were provided to the Committee through the Belinda Foundation at the Boston Foundation.
Committee member Roger Armstrong, the owner of the State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck and the State of the Art Gallery II located downtown on Pleasant Street , secured this immediate funding gift. Armstrong stated, “We are so very fortunate to be the beneficiaries of generous Gloucester citizens who share our appreciation for these art treasures in City Hall.”
And it’s also thanks in no small measure to the recent local media coverage –from GMG, Cape Ann Beacon and the GDT –of the current restoration of City Hall murals! The Committee is extremely grateful for this support of the conservation work and the recognition of the significance of the City’s collection of WPA-era murals.
If you would like to join the effort to care for the irreplaceable City art including these historic murals and the work of the CFTA, contributions in support of our City Art can be mailed to:
The Gloucester Fund
45 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Be sure to put “Committee for the Arts” on the memo line of the check.
Well at the Mass Cultural Council Meeting at Fred Bodin’s I was envious of my pal Melissa Cox’ super soft scarf. I asked her to make me one and she gave me the one around her neck. Such a good egg that Melissa.
Wore it home and when I entered the door I was greeted by someone I may or may not be related to through marriage with a quizzical look. I asked her “What with the look?” To which she replied- “You know that’s a girls scarf, right?”
Upon further inspection the pattern is a little frilly. So I returned the scarf and asked Melissa to make me a new scarf which I would pay for that had a more manly pattern.
So we sauntered (yes sauntered) over to Coveted Yarn and picked out a manly scarf design and some new yarn.
It was a daunting task with the bazillion different types of yarns and thicknesses or yarns and yarns with different yarn properties, some of which need to be hand washed, some of which can be thrown in the washing machine- anyway I learned way more about yarn than any man should ever need to know about yarn.
With some guidance from The Yarn Pimp- Roberto we picked out a super soft yarn for the scarf which my pal Melissa would be producing for me just in time for the balmy days of spring.
You can see the pattern and yarn we picked out below-
Straight sexy, right?
And here’s the yarn being made into a cake at Coveted Yarn-
Click for the very stimulating video
The skein is being turned into a cake.
Some Photos From Ed’s Coronation As President of The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce Board of Directors
You know normally I’d start out a photo montage mostly about Ed with a photo of Ed but The Photo of The Night Was of None Other Than New Chamber CEO Robert Heidt Getting His Groove On-
Robert’s just going for it right here! Feelin’ It! The Music Last Night From Henri Smith to the Runaround Was Easily The Best Music Ever Played At Any Chamber Event I’ve attended! Killed It!
aaaand then there’s all the rest of the pictures Felicia took…
Sorry we didn’t have more photos from the event, we didn’t bring out the good camera and we were having too much fun dancin!
What, You Thought We Wouldn’t Find Out?
Head Down to Cape Ann Brewing Tonight and Wish Shannon a Happy Birthday In Person and Don’t Forget To Tip Her Well Too!
Per our discussion in the GMG comment section I contend that if the energy produced and saved results were made available online that it would make the proponents happy and the skeptics happy if the results are what they’ve been projected.
Without the data the general public whose tax dollars erre used in part to fund it are left to (pardon the pun) drift in the wind.
Can you request that at one of your meetings?
Anyone else who would be interested in tjis data chime in on the vomments to this pist as well.
TIA Melissa Full On Footie Duck Jammie Cox :)
As I was preparing my list of books to take on vacation there was one I had at the top of that list- Adam Carolla’s Not Taco Bell Material. Last year in Playa del Carmen I read his first book In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks and was laughing with every turn of the pages.
No luck on the shelves locally, I headed to Barnes and Noble where it was also out of stock and since I was leaving in two days time there was no chance of ordering it in time to take it on vacation.
So the Mrs suggests ordering it to read on my iPad. While she has a tendency to not take care of her electronics I don’t like taking mine to the beach. Sand and saltwater and suntan lotion- just way too much chance of messing stuff up. However when looking online at the Library inventory of availability I see my book available in hardback edition.
I place the book on hold at 7:30AM. Show up at 10:00AM and ask for the book. It hadn’t been pulled from the shelf yet but the librarian (total unsung hero) walks around from behind the desk, goes and finds it for me, hands it to me and I straight up walk out. With a $25 book. For free. Just by showing up! I gots it for three weeks.
Customer service? You betcha! With a smile.
I thanked him and told him I appreciate his service to the community.
Twenty Five Dollars Savings In My Pocket.
This is not to mention to the free museum passes that are always available, the cds you can take out and burn to your iTunes collection listen to before returning, art exhibits, lecture series, free wifi, ect, ect, ect…
Point is, the library isn’t just a place for the homeless to hang out once the shelter boots them out for the day. It’s probably one of the greatest resources in the community and it’s free. If you end up on the positive end of savings and all these resources, please consider giving back and supporting the library. http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org/
Big Time Props For Cathy McCarthy and Susan and Denny For Organizing The Food Drive At The Rocky Neck Plunge
645 Pounds of Food and $141 Were Collected At The 2013 Rocky Neck Plunge!
Great Work Cathy, Susan and Denny and Everyone Who Contributed!!!
G Town At It’s Finest
Doing Good For A Cause While Having Fun
Has Any Gloucester Mayor Or City Council Had This Much Success In What Is Supposed To Be A Suck Economy?
Big Time Kudos to Those In Charge. I’d Say We’ve Never Had It So Good
Just This Year-
Three Turbines which will if “conservative numbers” pan out will provide $450K in energy savings and the City didn’t pay a dime for them.
Expansion at Gortons
Burnhams Field The Largest Inner City Green Space Gets Totally Redone
Endicott College Opens It’s Doors In Gloucester
Excellent New Police and Fire Chiefs
Huge windfalls in free cash and upgraded bond ratings
Huge upgrades to our water and sewer infrastructure
#Boom! You can fool good about the direction this City is taking. Honoring it’s past while readying for it’s future.
(Thanks Ed for helping me with this list)
So yesterday this Homie was on the roof of Toby Burnham’s lobster boat The Jupiter II with a striper plug with it’s treble hooks stuck in its leg and abdomen. it was stuck hobbling around and in obvious pain.
Toby was inside the cabin oblivious to the condition of the seagull and when he popped his head out the seagull flew off the roof of the boat and onto the roof of our dock here at Captain Joe and Sons.
Toby grabbed a piece of herring and lured the injured seagull back down off the roof of the dock and just as the seagull got within striking range he snatched it by the tail and held it by it’s neck.
Then grabbing a pair of metal cutters he snipped the treble hooks to remove them from the feet and abdomen without tearing the belly out of the seagull.
Moments later he was on the deck eating a piece of fish scraps Toby fed him.
A job well done just a week after his 50th birthday.
Nice work Toby!
Nice work Toby!
Please Everyone Join Me In Thanking Paulie Walnuts For Donating His Printing Services To Cover Our Content Hosting Fees
Paul donated his services printing the Beefy T’s (the best quality T’s money can buy) I got by printing the Beth Swan designed logo on them. The money raised by the sale of the T Shirts will go toward paying the hosting fees for GMG!
If you didn’t notice earlier today Paulie knocked it out of the park with his Gloucester Zen style video of the sunset from the State Fish Pier, check it!-
The Block Parties and The Middle Street Walk are right up there with what I think are the best family fun times for our City. There is a tremendous amount of energy spent putting these things together and the people that work behind the scenes so you can go down and enjoy all the free entertainment and safe fun atmosphere are many.
Also thank you to the many City officials and agencies that get behind and support it.
So kudos to you all and Thank you for all the hard/fun work you do.
From the Block Party Website-
The Block Heads Who Bring the Block Parties to You Are
Mark McDonough – Eminence Gris
Entrepreneur and restaurateur, an inspiring Gloucester supporter, Mark always has his ear to the ground. Because of this he’s often hard to find. He’s a genius, but you’d never guess. He once wanted to jump off a bridge in Paris, but was afraid he’d be found in Seine. His termite collection is world renown.
Valerie Marcley – Artistic Director and Disorganizer Former Construction worker, Playboy bunny and financial advisor to Bernie Madoff. She loves nature, in spite of what it did to her. She has dated several animals. Val enjoys rehab and injuries. She has never really grown up.
Judith Brackley – Sponsorship and Advertising Director Writer, radio station boss and news person, she’ll do anything to wear costumes. This is a sickness and she needs help. Please send your contributions (or costumes) to Sequins Anonymous. She loves show business and played the part of the chandelier in The Phantom of the Opera. Judith has almost no musical ability.
Lucinda Seigel – Volunteer Coordinator and Advisor: Lucinda has a vast international business experience. Because of this Interpol is offering a reward for her. She loves danger and is frequently under cover, so if you see her ignore her. Lucinda carries a gun, enjoys cannibalism and catatonic states. Don’t waste your time trying to figure her out.
Will Hunt – Technical Director Will makes the Block Party music materialize. A master musician he’s learning the bagpipes but is off kilter. Will spends much of his time decomposing. Although making people leery with his incessant cheerfulness and sunny disposition, Will wears blame proudly. He has almost no self-control.
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Ryan Pinkham just graduated from Northeastern with a marketing degree. He is a local man done good and believe me when I tell you he knows his social media marketing.
Ryan is part of a group of young Gloucester adults who have restored faith in the youth of our city. There are a group of young men and women in their early 20’s in town that I’ve been completely blown away by in the past year as to how much they have their shit together. Educated, well dressed, well mannered, responsible hard working people that make me think that as good as it is right now in Gloucester, the best is yet to come if people like this are our future.
There seems to be a whole group of them, people like Rebecca Linquata, Erica Mitchell, Joe LaRocca, Mike Torres, Ty Rogers, Jon Vizena, Shannon McCarthy, Steven Fletcher, Lily Linquata, Austin Souza, Liv Hauck, David Brooks, Dawn Gadow, the list goes on and on… all really good people that have made me think that the future is really looking bright if these are our future leaders.
So follow along with Ryan’s insights in his column on marketing yourself and your business
Here’s just one excerpt and following the excerpt is a link to a feed of all his latest musings on social media marketing-
People do not love being sold to.
Whether it’s hanging up on a telemarketer, slamming the door on a salesman, or driving their car until the wheels fall off in an effort to avoid the sales pitch at the car lot—most people don’t respond well to sell, sell, sell.
But there are things they do love—or at least love more than being sold to. And those things can actually be used to improve your chances of making the next big sale and driving business results for your brand.
Here are seven things people love and how they can be used to get more results from your email marketing. [Read more...]
You can also follow him on twitter, he’s one of the more interesting people I follow on a daily basis- @RyanPinkham
Look for an upcoming interview here on these pages