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The "You. Are. Beautiful. – Tribute to Warriors" show is now up at LAT 43 in Gloucester!

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Dear Cape Ann Community,

The "You. Are. Beautiful. – Tribute to Warriors" show is now up at LAT 43 in Gloucester! This special event to celebrate art and support our wounded vets is this Monday, July 8 from 6:30-9:30pm.  Tickets are $20/person and 100% of the ticket price goes to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.  You can buy tickets at the door or here:  http://youarebeautiful.eventbrite.com/

Through this body of work, I am proud to share the voices and portraits of five veterans, four of whom are from Massachusetts.  All five of the veterans I photographed will be at the event, including Corporal Evan Reichenthal, USMC. 

Evan decided he wanted to become a Marine when he was in middle school.  After graduating from high school in 2009, he enlisted and would see his dream of pursuing the ultimate profession to test one’s mind, body and spirit, come true.

In December 2010, Evan’s unit deployed to a small base in Marjah in southern Afghanistan.   Evan was an infantryman and was on foot patrol on January 5, 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED).  The explosion severed his right leg, damaged his left calf, destroyed his right elbow and sent shrapnel throughout most of his body.

Evan underwent 26 surgeries following his injury.  He was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.  Evan applied the same calm determination he maintained in becoming a Marine to his recovery.  His will to adapt and overcome continues to make him a warrior.  As he says, “My body may break but my mind cannot.”

Evan would say he is not a hero because he was just doing his job.  I think he’s a hero, and sometimes even heroes need help.  This is why we are doing this event. 

Evan is also on the cover of my book, "You. Are. Beautiful. Volume 01 – Portraits and Poems."  I launched it in April, and it features 26 people I photographed for my project, veterans and beyond, across Boston and surrounding areas, Chicago and surrounding areas, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. 

100% of net proceeds from the book go to charities that empower wounded vets and at-risk youth.  The book is available at Lula’s Pantry in Rockport, Willow Rest in Gloucester and online at:  http://ThiLinh.pixpasites.com.

I hope you are inspired by this work, and I hope you will pay this message forward.  You are beautiful. 

Sincerely,

Thi Linh Wernau, Rockport, MA

(All photos copyright Thi Linh Wernau and Thi Linh Photography)

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GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

Click to listen- Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:
Seaport Grille, Alchemy, The Landing, Calas, Lobster Land, Castle Manor Inn, Ohana, The Franklin, Lat 43, The Patio, CapeAnnChamber.com, Golf Tourney, Small Business Week, Secretary of Education, Pleasant Surprises, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal, Free Activities,Contact The Chamber

For More Info On Cape Ann Spring Restaurant week Deals-

www.capeannchamber.com/rw

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Minglewood Tavern Really Is Great

They are really hitting it on all cylinders with great specials every night of the week, a great drink menu, one of my favorites on a hot day is a cranberry margarita concoction that one of the best bartenders in town Brian Eastman makes-

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The wood fired pizzas are excellent-

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and the best salad in town the blackened chicken cobb, just bursting with flavor-

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Kid friendly too-

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Brian Eastman forwarded me this story about why we love crispy stuff in reference to my soggy French fry rant (Minglewood also has outstanding crispy on the outside/fluffy on the inside hand cut French fries)

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Why Humans Are Crazy for Crispy

Gloucester Harborwalk Construction Update- Between Fisherman’s Wharf and Lat 43

These photos taken yesterday are from streetside looking toward the harbor between Lat43 and Fisherman’s Wharf.  Below you see photos from 1980 Harbor looking toward these two buildings provided by FOB Frank Ciolino.

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Thwall o the left in the top picture is depicted in this photo FOB Frank Ciolino

Fisherman’s Wharf 1980-

OK Kids It’s Time you Know About Our Latest Plan To Promote Gloucester www.gloucesterwebcam.com

The idea is pretty simple.  I study the statistics that I am privy to at the end of each day on who is clicking on which posts here on GMG. 

Whenever there is a storm or an event in which I can direct people to the few webcams around town that are up and running like we have done with RunGloucester, The Fiesta and Schooner Fest, and Celebrate Gloucester at Lat 43 the numbers of views from people who like to view these webcams are substantial.

I contacted my buddy PR guru John McElhenny who does incredible things promoting Gloucester in the National media and my Tech Hardware advisor Tim Blakeley from www.GloucesterBytes.com and ironed out the details.

So having just a few connections around town I thought that a great way to leverage the daily 25-35,000 viewers per day we get here on GMG would be to take advantage of what we have in mass abundance here in G-Town- the Views!!!

So I bought the url www.gloucesterwebcam.com and set out to inform local businesses and community organizations to get a ton of webcams up and running.

In just two days since sending out the email we have 19 different cams signed up.

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Here is the initial email sent out to DiscoverGloucester and The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce-

OK guys after testing and figuring out what works best and consulting with my main PR consultant John McElhenny and Tech Guy Tim Blakely and securing the Domain http://www.gloucesterwebcam.com I feel confident that we have an incredible opportunity to drive a ton of traffic to our local business websites and help each other out.

The idea goes like this.

GoodMorningGloucester gets between 25 and 35,000 visitors a day.

Each Gloucester business with a view or one that wants to install a webcam inside of the scene at their restaurant or wherever they’d like puts one online and we put a screenshot of that webcam’s view on http://www.gloucesterwebcam.com/

There will be 5 or more categories-

Accommodations, Restaurants, Community and Working Waterfront and Attractions

What I’ve found is that people absolutely LOVE webcams.  GMG gets a ton of traffic when there is a storm or an event of people that just like to view what is going on.

So we have one page that lists 20 or more webcams from Gloucester and Cape Ann. 

The way they are listed to be fair is in order that people commit to go online within each category.

So for example, Blue Shutters Beachside Inn is already up and running so they get listed first and the next hotel/motel/inn that sends me a link to their running web cam get listed directly under theirs.  Same with restaurants and community organizations.

The beauty of the page is that it will only show a picture of that business webcam and when the viewer clicks on the picture it will bring them to that business website.  Many businesses have websites but don’t really offer people a reason to visit their site to see what products  or services they offer.  This would drive traffic to their site and it is only a one time cost to set up.  The Dropcam’s seem to be the best webcams to use.  This is the webcam that Blue Shutter’s Beachside Inn uses and Discover Gloucester.  They are easy to set up and only require a wireless signal and a power outlet.   The ones being used by Discover Gloucester and Blue Shutters is The Dropcam.  I can get them for you for $200..  You can get your own or I can get them for you.  You can try to set it up yourself or you can have the guy I personally trust and have had a lot of great experiences as far as computer services- Tim from GloucesterBytes.

So imagine this-

There is a webcam or two at Cape Pond Ice.  One facing down Harbor Cove toward Lat 43 and/or another one facing across to The Paint Factory or The Coast Guard Station.  The webcam view screenshot is listed on Gloucesterwebcam.com and when someone clicks on it it brings them to the Cape pond Ice website where the webcam is embedded.  While there they learn all about Cape Pond Ice and possibly buy a tshirt from their online store or whatever.  Likewise Lat 43 has a webcam pointing toward Cape Pond Ice and when someone clicks on that at Gloucesterwebcam.com they go to the Lat 43 website where the webcam is embedded into their website.

Every time a new webcam gets listed I highlight it on www.goodmorninggloucester.com and its 25-35,000 viewers get directed to www.gloucesterwebcam.com where they see EVERY WEBCAM that has already been listed!  So every one that goes live drives more traffic to everyone else.  Its a case of everyone doing a little to help make everyone succeed!  

Every webcam that goes live also gets a link in the www.gloucesterwebcam.com blogroll as well.

Once we have about 20 webcams live this is where it gets really really good!

John McElhenny at Matter Communications has had a stellar track record in getting National recognition and placement in Magazines and Newspapers.  Once we get about 20 webcams live we market Gloucester as webcamcity and drive a ton of traffic to each other’s business because we are so progressive and have so many incredible vistas to share.  Can you imagine how stunning it will be to have all the views from all around the harbor and Main street and the Back Shore,Rocky Neck all driving web traffic right back to each other’s businesses?

So for a one time cost you will get something that will run all the time.  This is less than the cost of an ad in a newspaper and up online all the time and gets driven to 25-35,000 people every time we highlight it on GoodMorningGloucester not to mention any time there is a storm or an event in which I can highlight one of the webcams so people will go to look at it.  Brilliant, right????

So I’m sending this to you both at the same time so you both have the same opportunity to get it in front of the people you think it would benefit most and get them the best visibility highest in the listing order on www.gloucesterwebcam.com.

Feel free to share this email with the people you serve through the Chamber and the DMO

I can get folks Dropcam for $200 you can read about it here and Tim from GloucesterBytes can set it up for you or you can get your own and send me the link.

The webcams will be listed from top to bottom by the people who commit to it first.  So let me know and I’ll order your cam and save your spot highest in the listings in order that you let me know

if you have any questions you can call me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com -Joey

Feel free to forward this to anyone you figure it could benefit.  the more interesting cams we get listed, the more viewers it will get to drive people to each other’s websites and increase business.

If you think about the one time cost of this being less than the cost of a one time ad that gets thrown in the wastebasket after one day in a local paper and your cam would be running 24/7 365 , to me it’s a no brainer.

If you have a webcam and want to be listed fill out this form-

GloucesterWebcam.com Application

Here is a list of The Webcams that Should Be Live within The Next Two Weeks! 19 Signed On In Just Two Days!!!

Lat 43
Cruiseport
Cape Pond Ice
Schooner Lannon
7 seas whale watch
Toodeloos
Island Art & Hobby
Cape Ann Marina
Mile Marker 1
01930.com Cam Sponsored By North Shore Kid
CutBridge Cam Sponsored By Patty Knaggs Real Estate
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Discover Gloucester
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
Atlantis Oceanfront Breakfast Cafe
Ryan and Wood
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
Vista Motel

Rocky Neck Accommodations

UP WITH GLOUCESTER!!!!!

I’m All In On This Sushi Tasting Platter Deal At Lat 43

I just bought two!!!! Here’s the deal

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Japanese cuisine takes its visual inspiration from the natural world, designing sushi rolls, for instance, to perfectly mimic the sleeping bags where fish curl up each night. Dive into dreamy marine combinations with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a sushi-tasting platter at Latitude 43 in Gloucester (a $54 value). Platters can serve as dinner for two or as appetizers for four, and groups of more than six can use two Groupons per table. Each platter includes:

  • One salmon roll (an $18 value)
  • One Samurai tuna press box (a $15 value)
  • One veggie harvest roll (a $13 value)
  • One california crab roll (an $8 value)

Latitude 43′s sushi-tasting platter beckons chopsticks to dive into a feast of fresh fish caught by local Gloucester fishermen. Salmon and wasabi goat cheese lie at the heart of the salmon roll, balanced by artistic flourishes of avocado, enoki mushrooms, and mango wrapped with daikon radish. In the Samurai press box, spicy tuna, tempura flakes, salsa, and micro greens perch neatly atop rectangles of rice, like the fancy lid on a Christmas gift filled only with packing peanuts. Latitude 43’s fishermen take a well-earned rest as diners sample a veggie harvest roll bursting with asparagus, avocado, shishito peppers, mangos, and mixed greens. California crab rolls traverse the West Coast, collecting palatable postcards of Alaskan snow crab, yuzu-teased aioli, cucumber, and avocado along the way.

Live Blogging Celebrate Gloucester 2 From Lat 43

Click here or pic for live feed from Lat 43!!!!

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MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS IS GOING TO BE THE PLACE TO BE TONIGHT!!!!

GET THERE EARLY TO GET A TABLE!!!!!

COME PARTY WITH US!!

WAY TO GO TEAM!!!!!

Screen Construction- Ed Collard on Lead with help from Joey and Frank Ciolino,Paulie Walnuts, Thom Falzarano, Donna Ardizzoni and Rick, Sista Felicia, BJ and Amandacakes!

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The Café is starting to take Shape!

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It’s ALIVE!!!!!!!

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Video T-Minus 3 Days- Finalizing Screen Construction With Ed and Sister Felicia 16 Times Fast

Well I think we’re gonna have something for everyone.  From the religious and sporting events of Fiesta- Greasy Pole, Seine Boat Races footage from Sam Hartson, Craig Kimberley and Adam Bolonsky, to Manny Simoes Portuguese Crowning To The Crazy Blue and Albino Lobsters and Rare Golden Sea Robin Videos, miniature lobsters, the Faces Of Our Fishermen from EJ’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more- if you have friends from out of town that you have a hard time explaining the heart and soul of our community to, just bring them down to our show and immerse yourself in it!

Lat 43 Saturday Night Come by and Say Hey!!!!!

Here’s another night of work on the screen condensed in a time lapse video for you-

T Minus Three Days Time Lapse Video with Ed Collard, Sista Felicia and Some Bald Guy

More Screencaps from Our Show Which starts at 8PM and is proceeded by Matt Burke’s Gloucester Daily Times Top 25 Gloucester High Gridiron Greats presentation.

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Lat 43 GMG Bash To Renew Newell Stadium At Latitude Updated Outdoor Café Floor Plan- Click Picture to Enlarge

It’s very simple, once you walk through downtown for the Block Party, swing on tdown to Lat 43 and the outdoor seating theatre which we will be creating in the parking lot facing Rogers Street.  If you can’t get a table downtown there will be plenty of hand food that you can grab and watch the free show and The Team at Lat 43 is offering food at family friendly prices-

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

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Matt Burke From the Gloucester Daily Times Will be presenting  Awards To the top 25 Gloucester High School Gridiron Greats and we will have photos of lots of the award winners blown up 25 feet on the big screen as Matt gives out the awards.

We will unveil the 25 foot screen that Ed Collard and I conceived and Ed mostly built with help from Sista Felicia and screen Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta” movie.  The Screen will be outside hoisted high up on the pilings in front of Lat 43, show footage of the blue lobsters albino lobsters, golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen From EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up Lat 43 will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Best of all 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

Screen Captures From This Coming Saturday Night’s Movie Presentation At Lat 43 From Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta”

If you Love The Fiesta, If You Love Gloucester, If you Love The Community and The Tradition You Owe It To Yourself To Come Down and Celebrate at Lat 43 Saturday Night To See The Movie on The 25 Foot Screen we Will Be Hoisting High In The Air In The Lat 43  Parking lot which Will be transformed into an outdoor café for an incredible community event!

It’s not only Fiesta Footage Though-

We will also show footage of the blue lobsters, albino lobsters, rare golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen Video from EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up and they will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

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Here is the Proposed Layout For Our GMG/ Lat 43 Outdoor Celebrate Gloucester II Bash To Renew Newell Stadium September 17- Final Block Party Night!

Click on The Plan To see It Full Sized-

LAT 43 Entrance

You can see where our 25 foot screen will be located as well as the serving areas and outdoor café tables.

We have some big time surprises that we are working on!  Stay Tuned!

From the initial testing to measure dimensions of the projection-

testing projection size for screen building measurements

building the screen-

Day 1
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The Menu-

All very affordable pick up food.

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

And To Top It All Off- 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

Some of the highlights-

Sam Hartson’s  “This Is Fiesta” Movie,all three winning walks from the 2011 Greasy Pole, Seine Boat Races, Blue Lobster Videos 2o feet wide, St Joseph’s Novena Video, Faces of The Greasy Pole, Back Shore After The Storm Video and some big time surprises we are working on!

The Next Thing You Can’t Miss- Celebrate Gloucester II AT LAT 43 OUTSIDE WITH OUR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 25 FOOT WIDE SCREEN!!!!

Have we disappointed you yet?  As one of the team who dreamed up and brought the first Block Parties, the Horrible Parade Float, The Old Cuban Cigar and Folly Cove Rum Cruises aboard The Thomas Lannon,The Man vs Food Challenges? Just to name a few, but seriously if we put our name on an event, we bring the thunder and this time will be NO EXCEPTION!

En Plein Air!!!!

With help from my man Ed Collard, we have constructed a gargantuan screen which we will be hoisting up onto the beams in front of Lat 43 and screening Greasy Pole Videos featuring all three winning walks from the 2011 Greasy Pole, Seine Boat Races, Blue Lobster Videos 2o feet wide, St Joseph’s Novena Video, Faces of The Greasy Pole, Back Shore After The Storm Video, Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta Movie.

IMAGINE WATCHING VIDEO OF THE GREASY POLE TAKEN FROM ON TOP OF THE GREASY POLE PLATFORM- NEVER SAEEN BEFORE QUITE LIKE THIS!!!

THE SPILLS – THE VALOR – THE COURAGE OF THE GREASY POLE UP CLOSE AND ON A 25 FOOT WIDE SCREEN!!!

All this while McDonough and chef Jeff Cala serve up this killer menu outside-

All very affordable pick up food.

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

And To Top It All Off- 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

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Some Screen Caps of The Movies We Will Be Playing-

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North Shore United Way Match Madness At Lat 43 Wednesday April 13th

We just doubled our impact for 13,000 North Shore children.  We hope you will consider joining us.  The North Shore United Way will be doubling all donations received by April 30th thanks to generous community supporters that have created a significant matching pool to close out this year’s annual campaign. We are within $100,000 of our goal.
We are calling this final push “Match Madness” and the focus this year is on North Shore United Way grants directly to programs that benefit local kids. As volunteers, we hear stories about how NSUW impacts local young lives every day—from providing access to healthy food for children in a low-income child care center, to supporting pre-teens and adolescents in six local middle and high schools around issues of bullying, substance abuse prevention and other challenges to their success.
These programs have a proven track record, but they are deeply dependent on us for their continuing success.
Also, as part of “Match Madness”, Gloucester’s restaurant, Latitude 43, is generously donating 10% of all dining room sales on Wednesday, April 13th from 5p.m.-close to the NSUW. Please consider bringing your family to enjoy a meal and some entertainment.
We know your donations and volunteer efforts really count for our youth on Cape Ann.  Make your impact count twice by donating before April 30th.  Visit us online at http://www.nsuw.org or call our office at 978.922.3966.  Thank you on behalf of our children!
Ruth Pino, Wheeler Street, Gloucester
Richard Fitzpatrick, Lighthouse Lane, Rockport
NSUW Board of Volunteer Directors

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