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Come One Come All To The Rocky Neck New Year’s Day Plunge

I spoke with my peeps at CBS Boston and I think they will be sending a news crew to cover it!  Come hang out and have a ball!  This is the first day of 2012- come break down that comfort zone and set yourself to try new things with the incredible fun and energy that IS THE NEW YEAR’S DAY ROCKY NECK PLUNGE!

Meet us at Passports before hand 10:00AM for the $8.99 New Year’s Day breakfast buffet (I suggest you get there a little before 10 because it’s gonna be a crazy scene just like last year).

Then on To Oakes Cove Beach for the noon time plunge.  Click here for directions so you have no excuse.

Even if you’re not plunging come down and revel with the crazy people.  If you take any pictures or video send your pics or YouTube videos to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com and we will post them!

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Info from Cathy Mccarthy

Joey.

I know we have a lot of who plungers who have not participated before and want to make sure we all honor our traditions.

My husband ,myself and Amanda Nash started this years ago as Jeff and I were L street Brownies and his friend who brought us to southie passed away, we decided we would do it on the neck.

We have George Sibley do an poem . Its quick ….. We do a count down from 10 and we all plunge in mass. That’s it.

I have got a few calls about what we are about and we are just a great group people who like to celebrate every occasion.

I thought it was important this year to do something to give back and organized the food drive.

Thanks for the plug. Fyi. My husbands name is Jeff Surette (not Mccarthy)

Best,

Cathy Mccarthy

Here’s a video I took way back in June 2008 telling folks where it is-

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Erik at Passports Is Offering Up an $8.99 Breakfast Buffet Pre Plunge!  We plan to meet there at 10AM, come eat with us!

If you enter your name here on GMG beforehand, get listed as a pledge to plunge and do it, we will enter your name into a hat and pick one of the GMG listed plungers post plunge for a $100 Azorean Gift card. Card was donated by our Terry Weber.  No entries will be accepted on the scene of the crime, you have to put in a comment here or contact me ahead of time to confirm you are on “The List”.

The List Is Now Closed!

If you pledge to plunge and then bail out for ANY REASON, that gives us free license to ridicule you for the entire year!

I can tell you it is incredibly invigorating and the very best way to start your year. It sets you up to overcome a fear and once you do it the rest of the year you feel like you can and will do anything!

The plunge goes off at noon on Oaks Cove Beach on Rocky Neck.

The List

Joey C, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick Moore, Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Rick Paolillo, Melissa Cox, Dr. Ray Cahill, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh, Lotus Marsh, Lukas and Lasse Struppe, Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy, Alexandra Rhinelander, Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that), Ericka Hyam, Steve LeBlanc, Jamie Verga, Kevin Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Denny Cunningham, Carolyn Kirk, Bill Kirk, Amanda Nash, Tom Robinson Cox, Mike and Eva DiLascio, Amandacakes and Beasley, Keara the chick with the heavy green eye shadow (I forgot her last name), Vickie Van Ness, Greg Bover, Brian O’Connor, Skip Montello,Kane Oshiro,Barry “Cuda” Pollack, Charles Rodgers, Lindell Willnow, Terry Weber, Jason Grow, Maisey, Jeamima and Matilda, Karen Ristuben, Wendie Demuth,Scott LeVasseur ,Tony Goddess,Mike Nicastro, Alicia Pensarosa, Nicole, Ben and Emma Duckworth,Lily Steiner, Chelsea Audin, Malena Lund, Jennelle Rhodes,Jim Dowd and Rebecca and Treely Dowd, Kellie Rich, The Del Vecchio Family,Bob and Andrea Ritchie, Sonja, Evelyn, Daniel and Edward Merz,Brendan and David Driscoll,Tom Bruno,Tim Bushfield .

Food Drive

Carol McCarthy is organizing a food drive for the Open Door Food Pantry.  Here’s the deets-

Just a heads up that I am organizing a food drive the day of the Plunge… PLunge will be at Noon and the food drive is to benefit The Open Door..  They are in real need this year and Its time we give back on the Neck..   I asking everyone to bring what is needed by the Pantry.. I emailed Judy Cox and she is posting in the newsletter this week.. We need to make a HUGE push for the food pantry… What is desperately needed!!!!   Barrels will be set up at the entrance of Oak Cove Beach for the non-perishables.. Thanks Joey..

Cathy McCarthy  8978 317 2352

TUNA, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, 100% Juice, Baking Items, Breakfast Cereal…

2011 Rocky Neck Plunge Video From InterMurph

Updated List: Rocky Neck Plunge- The Pledge List, The Chance To Win $100 Azorean Gift Card, The Food Drive and the $8.99 All You Can Eat Passports Pre-Plunge Breakfast

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Erik at Passports Is Offering Up an $8.99 Breakfast Buffet Pre Plunge!  We plan to meet there at 10AM, come eat with us!

If you enter your name here on GMG beforehand, get listed as a pledge to plunge and do it, we will enter your name into a hat and pick one of the GMG listed plungers post plunge for a $100 Azorean Gift card. Card was donated by our Terry Weber.  No entries will be accepted on the scene of the crime, you have to put in a comment here or contact me ahead of time to confirm you are on “The List”.

If you pledge to plunge and then bail out for ANY REASON, that gives us free license to ridicule you for the entire year!

I can tell you it is incredibly invigorating and the very best way to start your year. It sets you up to overcome a fear and once you do it the rest of the year you feel like you can and will do anything!

The plunge goes off at noon on Oaks Cove Beach on Rocky Neck.

The List

Joey C, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick Moore, Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Rick Paolillo, Melissa Cox, Dr. Ray Cahill, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh, Lotus Marsh, Lukas and Lasse Struppe, Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy, Alexandra Rhinelander, Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that), Ericka Hyam, Steve LeBlanc, Jamie Verga, Kevin Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Denny Cunningham, Carolyn Kirk, Bill Kirk, Amanda Nash, Tom Robinson Cox, Mike and Eva DiLascio, Amandacakes and Beasley, Keara the chick with the heavy green eye shadow (I forgot her last name), Vickie Van Ness, Greg Bover, Brian O’Connor, Skip Montello,Kane Oshiro,Barry “Cuda” Pollack, Charles Rodgers, Lindell Willnow, Terry Weber, Jason Grow, Maisey, Jeamima and Matilda, Karen Ristuben, Wendie Demuth,Scott LeVasseur ,Tony Goddess,Mike Nicastro, Alicia Pensarosa, Nicole, Ben and Emma Duckworth,Lily Steiner, Chelsea Audin, Malena Lund, Jennelle Rhodes,Jim Dowd and Rebecca and Treely Dowd, Kellie Rich, The Del Vecchio Family,Bob and Andrea Ritchie, Sonja, Evelyn, Daniel and Edward Merz .

Food Drive

Carol McCarthy is organizing a food drive for the Open Door Food Pantry.  Here’s the deets-

Just a heads up that I am organizing a food drive the day of the Plunge… PLunge will be at Noon and the food drive is to benefit The Open Door..  They are in real need this year and Its time we give back on the Neck..   I asking everyone to bring what is needed by the Pantry.. I emailed Judy Cox and she is posting in the newsletter this week.. We need to make a HUGE push for the food pantry… What is desperately needed!!!!   Barrels will be set up at the entrance of Oak Cove Beach for the non-perishables.. Thanks Joey..

Cathy McCarthy  8978 317 2352

TUNA, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, 100% Juice, Baking Items, Breakfast Cereal…

2011 Rocky Neck Plunge Video From InterMurph

Paul Frontiero’s Video From 2011’s Plunge-

EJ’s video

The Pledge To Plunge Updated List, A Food Drive and A Chance To Win A $100 Gift Card To The Azorean

Y’all know all the cool people will be taking the Plunge New Year’s Day at Rocky Neck.  Here’s our list of people who have pledged to plunge-
Optional to meet at Passports at 10AM beforehand and Plunge At Oaks Cove Beach New Years Day at Noon!
I can tell you it is incredibly invigorating and the very best way to start your year. It sets you up to overcome a fear and once you do it the rest of the year you feel like you can and will do anything!

Here’s the way this list works- you commit to plunge ahead of time, get your name on the list and show up, whoever plunges we pick a name out of the people who pledged out of a hat and that person wins a $100 Gift Card To The Azorean that Our Terry Weber donated to the cause!
If you pledge to plunge and then bail out for ANY REASON, that gives us free license to ridicule you for the entire year!

Is your name on here?  If not comment on this post and I’ll add you to the list of plungers to join us!

Joey C, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick Moore, Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Rick Paolillo, Melissa Cox, Dr. Ray Cahill, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh, Lotus Marsh, Lukas and Lasse Struppe, Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy, Alexandra Rhinelander, Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that), Ericka Hyam, Steve LeBlanc, Jamie Verga, Kevin Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Denny Cunningham, Carolyn Kirk, Bill Kirk, Amanda Nash,Tom Robinson Cox, Mike and Eva DiLascio, Amandacakes and Beasley, Keara the chick with the heavy green eye shadow (I forgot her last name), Vickie Van Ness,Greg Bover, Brian O’Connor, Skip Montello,Kane Oshiro,Barry “Cuda” Pollack, Charles Rodgers, the bald guy that was second on the list, Terry Weber. If you told me you were plunging last night and you don’t see your name please alert me so I can add you. I somehow misplaced “the list” we complied last night at the XMAS party.

Last year’s plunge photos-

Click the picture below to see the slide show from Manny Simoes

Well Carol McCarthy is organizing a food drive for the Open Door Food Pantry.  here’s the deets-

Just a heads up that I am organizing a food drive the day of the Plunge… PLunge will be at Noon and the food drive is to benefit The Open Door..  They are in real need this year and Its time we give back on the Neck..   I asking everyone to bring what is needed by the Pantry.. I emailed Judy Cox and she is posting in the newsletter this week.. We need to make a HUGE push for the food pantry… What is desperately needed!!!!   Barrels will be set up at the entrance of Oak Cove Beach for the non-perishables.. Thanks Joey..

Cathy McCarthy  8978 317 2352

TUNA, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, 100% Juice, Baking Items, Breakfast Cereal…

Who Will Take The Pledge To Plunge? 55 Days Til the New Year’s Day Rocky Neck Plunge

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I’m in!

How Bout You?

Let me know in a comment on this post and I’ll add you to our Pledge To Plunge List!

I’m adding Donna Ardizzoni,  Rick Moore,Paul Morrison and Ed Collard because they are automatics for crazy shit like this.

Here’s the list-

  • Joey C
  • Donna Ardizzoni
  • Rick Moore
  • Ed Collard
  • Paul Morrison
    Rick Paolillo
  • Melissa Cox
  • Dr. Ray Cahill
  • Colleen Apostolos-Marsh & Lotus Marsh
  • Lukas and Lasse Struppe
  • Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy
  • Alexandra Rhinelander
  • Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that)

Click the picture below to see the slide show from Manny Simoes

Rocky Neck Plunge and Art Rock Kindness

photo collage of Rocky Neck Plunge New Years Day 2011Did you know?

That today was the annual New Year’s Day Rocky Neck Plunge sponsored by Imagine of Rocky Neck.  If you missed it, you can see a little of it here.  If you were there, now you can relive it (assuming you’ve warmed up enough to want to). Great fun was had by all.  You can click on the link below to see some video, since I haven’t figured out how to embed it into the post yet.

Also, when Paul Frontiero posted his last Art Rock location at Good Harbor Beach, for the first time, I knew where it was (along with at least 5,000 other people).  I wanted to go look for it, but the storm had started, so I let it go and went out shooting around Annisquam instead.  Today at the Rocky Neck Plunge, Ed Collard, who had gone and found the Good Harbor Beach Art Rock, presented it to me as a gift.  Ed and Paul, may your kindness be returned to you a hundredfold.  I have to say that the people of Cape Ann have proven in my short time here, to be the kindest people I have ever met.  Here is my precious Art Rock.

Paul Frontiero's Good Harbor Art Rock, gift to EJ from Ed Collard

The Rabbit Is In For The Rocky Neck Plunge New Year Day at Noon

Rabbit I’m just telling you now that if you show up in a wet suit we will show no mercy in our ridicule of your pansy ass.

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W will be meeting at Passports at 10:30AM if anyone wants to join us for a pre- plunge warm-up breakfast!

Here’s the list-

Friends of The Blog Who Said they Will Take The New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge-

Joey

Nephew BJ (Beasley)

Paul Morrison (and his rubber ducky)

Patrick Ryan

Amanda Nash

Ed (I’m game for anything) Collard

Donna (I may be small but I can do anything) Ardizzoni

Eric Lorden

Everett Harlow

Lisa van Sand

Rabbit

Who Else?

Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-

Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

The Scene of The Crime- Rocky Neck Plunge New Year’s Day

This is where we will be at noontime on New Year’s Day for the Rocky Neck Plunge.  It will be a time to conquer fears.  It will be a time for new beginnings., a time to bond with your fellow crazies who dare to step outside of normalcy and to do something just because others say it shouldn’t be done!  People ask “Why?”  I say- Why Not? 

Bucket list stuff!  Once you do it you will be able to recount the memory every year fro the rest of your life.  Come join us for some serious fun!

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Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-

Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

Everett Harlow In Training For The Rocky Neck Plunge

Everett Harlow Writes-

Good Morning Good Morning Gloucester,
My wife Lisa van Sand snapped this yesterday. The caption  reads "Second Runner Up – Mr. Blizzard 2010". We are both doing the New Year’s Day Plunge on Rocky Neck. See you then.
Ev Harlow
P.S. We love G.M.G. Congrats on the 3 year mark

Training for the Plunge

Here’s the list-

Friends of The Blog Who Said they Will Take The New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge-

Joey

Nephew BJ (Beasley)

Paul Morrison (and his rubber ducky)

Patrick Ryan

Amanda Nash

Ed (I’m game for anything) Collard

Donna (I may be small but I can do anything) Ardizzoni

Eric Lorden

Everett Harlow

Lisa van Sand

Who Else?

Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-

Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

Eric Lorden Calls Out Ed Collard In A Rocky Neck Plunge Challenge

Here’s the list-

Friends of The Blog Who Said they Will Take The New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge-

Joey

Nephew BJ (Beasley)

Paul Morrison (and his rubber ducky)

Patrick Ryan

Amanda Nash

Ed (I’m game for anything) Collard

Donna (I may be small but I can do anything) Ardizzoni

Eric Lorden

Who Else?

Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-

Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

Video Donna Ardizzoni Vows To Do The Rocky Neck Plunge New Year’s day

Here’s the list-

Friends of The Blog Who Said they Will Take The New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge-

Joey

Nephew BJ (Beasley)

Paul Morrison (and his rubber ducky)

Patrick Ryan

Amanda Nash

Ed (I’m game for anything) Collard

Donna (I may be small but I can do anything) Ardizzoni

Who Else?

Rocky Neck Plunge Info from Brenda Malloy-

Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

Rocky Neck Plunge Info From Brenda Malloy

Joey, baby, H A P P Y  D A Y  to you!
Thought it may be a good idea to give people some directions on exactly where the beach is that The Rocky Neck Plunge takes place. It is called Oak Cove Beach at the end of Stevens Way, neither of which names are commonly known to most, even on Rocky Neck!
When one is driving down Rocky Neck and bears right at Sailor Stan’s restaurant, you take the first street on the  left ‘Stevens Way’. This is a short street, 2 houses long, then you must go either right or left on Wonson St.  If you were to continue straight you go down the gravel path ahead of you, this leads to Oak Cove Beach where the plunge takes place.
Hope to see a big crowd, one and all are welcome!
PEACE!
www.ImagineRockyNeck.com

Friends of The Blog Who Said they Will Take The New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge-

Joey

Nephew BJ (Beasley)

Paul Morrison (and his rubber ducky)

Patrick Ryan

Amanda Nash

Ed (I’m game for anything) Collard

Who Else?

OK It’s Time To Put Up!

Paulie Walnuts has issued a challenge of sorts.  He has called me out and challenged me to take part in the great tradition that is the Rocky Neck Plunge.

For those of you who don’t know, the Rocky Neck Plunge takes place on New Year’s Day at noon.  A number of folks strip down and plunge into the icy cold waters of the Atlantic on Rocky Neck.

First what you should know is that I don’t even like to go into the water at Good Harbor in June.  I prefer a heated pool to ice cold ankles which feel as if they would shatter with a mere tap.

This being said I think this could be an opportunity.  A big part of GMG has been to show people what can be done with a little initiative and to get folks more involved in our community.  There are all these cool things happening all around us and when people say “There’s nothing to do around here”  I just wanna bitch slap them and tell them to wake the fuck up!  There is an embarrassment of riches around here when it comes to getting involved in our community.

So here it is!  This is your chance.  This is a new year.  Whatcha gonna do?  You gonna join your boy Joey and take the challenge?  This could be the beginning of the rest of your life as someone who doesn’t just sit around but someone that takes life by the balls and says “Fuck it! I’m Gonna  Do It!”

Get up!  Rise out of that Chair and scream to the heavens-

“I’M GONNA DO ITTTTTTT!!!!!”

No excuses!  2011 is gonna be even better than 2010!  Join me and others at Rocky Neck and bring the New Year in right!

Who Will Join Me?

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