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Fred Bodin Covers The 2013 Sidewalk Bazaar

Sidewalk Bazaar 2013

Thursdays during the Bazaar are usually very slow, but not this one, as you can see. We’re looking to the west toward the end of Main Street.

Too busy to eat but famished, I escaped to Passports up the street. The owner, Eric, was outside serving up lobster rolls, and late in the day they were reduced to $10 from $12. They’re made Joey C. style, with mayo and no or minimal condiments. There was probably a full lobster in this sandwich, and I apologize for eating 1/4 of it before taking a picture. The willpower is weak when you’re hungry. Passports will have them again tomorrow.

Interesting aside: While struggling to remember the correct phrase for “the willpower is weak,” I considered going into Jalapenos to ask, but that might have been kind of weird. But just then, a couple came into the gallery. It was, I found out, Kay Lazor, a reporter for the Boston Globe, and her husband, who voluntarily helps her with editing (he was an editor for the Boston Herald). They thought “willpower” was good, and corrected my usage of commas. I don’t know them, but I realize I need to brush up on my “AP Stylebook” and “Strunk and White’s Elements of Style.” Life is so interesting, and tomorrow will be a zoo on Main Street and in the gallery. I rush forward to meet it. http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/white-coat-notes/2013/07/30/summer-first-batch-mosquitoes-with-eee-found-amherst/zUCgZIuxPt7kIHdPi5kFRK/blog.html

Tomorrow we’ll be open at 9am. Outside we’ll feature Laura Jardullo (left) of the Dress Code with her feathered hair bands, and I’ll have 50 newly (today) arrived pieces of Dave Matthews’ pottery at discounted prices. Photo taken in front of the gallery.

Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Photos

Christian Derobert submits-

A couple of pics from the Bazaar

AmbieBazaar 2013GMG 2 copy

Lowell Peabody submits-
North Shore Folklore Theatre Company a Maritime Mystery

At the Sidewalk Bazaar today I spoke with Henry Allen and David Wesson who said they are working on a new children’s stage production for their Summer Stock Theatre Club taking place at the Cape Ann YMCA. They say they are in need of young actors between the ages of 6-12 and will be taking place from August 5 through the 16th. They hope Good Morning Gloucester can help get the word out to aspiring actors! The story is a maritime mystery using all things Gloucester – places, names, old sea stories, etc More information is available at (978) 283-0470 Sounds like fun and from the energy of these actors it will be!


Ran across GMG contributors Charlie Carroll and David Cox today at the Sidewalk Bazaar. Lord I am hoping they were really only comparing the difference of their lens sizes…


You know what they say about these guys with the big lenses right?  Overcompensating for a lack of size somewhere else? Winking smile

More from Lowell-

54th Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Thank You’s From Grace Giambanco Numerosi

The 54th Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar was a success!  Main Street was a hot, happening, fun filled place to be for three days!

I would like to personally thank Linda Palazola of Palazola’s Sporting Goods, Joe Ciolino of The Weathervane and Christine Orlando of Kids’ Unlimited  for their continued dedication to the Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar.
I can assure you that without the commitment of these folks the Sidewalk Bazaar would not have happen and we would have lost a Gloucester Tradition.  I feel honored to have been part of the event for the last two years.

The summer is always a busy time for everyone, and we would not have been able to have such a great event if it wasn’t for the commitment of this amazing community.  Gloucester should be proud.

I’d like to thank Mayor Carolyn Kirk and especially Jim Duggan who was always willing to help address any concerns, City Clerk, Linda Lowe who guided me through the new permitting process, Mark Cole and Rose LoPiccolo of the DPW- street closing and trash are always hot topics, Food Inspector Rosalie Nicastro,  Deputy Chief Steve Aiello of the Gloucester Fire Department and Lieutenant Joseph Aiello of the Gloucester Police Department both are a pleasure to work with, and of course our financial sponsors: Howard Frisch, of Horvitz & Frisch, p.c., Bank Gloucester,
Cape Ann Savings Bank and Rockport National Bank.

Lastly, but definitely not least are the team of volunteers that helped keep the event running smoothly, manning the streets and providing useful information to visitors with a smile- all for the simple love of Gloucester and a bright yellow t’ shirt:  Mary Howard, Fred Bodin, Janet Robbins, Kettie Maclean, Amber Rose Rallo, Marlania Rallo, Evan Dombrowski, Josie Martell, Jack Brown, Chelsea Osborn, Joanne Marks, Pat & Phil Lambert, John Orlando, Fayette Severance, Nina Ryan Sargent, Julie Titone, Chris from Harbor Goods and Melissa and Bill Cox.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  It was fun!

Grace Giambanco Numerosi
2012 Sidewalk Bazaar Coordinator

For all the 2012 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Coverage click here

Joey may wanna kill me, but . . .

I have to say that, certainly from musical perspective, today’s Festival By The Sea in Manchester is the place to be.  [just a little back-peddling, here] Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go to the Sidewalk Bazaar in the morning.  And if you’ve taken my advice (given here) you went on Thursday too.  But I gotta hand it to Festival By The Sea Music Director Chris Langathianos.  He put together a DYNAMITE LINEUP headlined by one of my favorite artists: Chelsea Berry with her HOT new band!  Just in case you missed them at North Shore Music Theatre, watch the video below and then tell me you’d rather be anywhere other than Masconomo Park at 6 tonight — REALLY?

And for later tonight you’ve got another 15 artists and Cape Ann venues to choose from.  WOW! See the full live music lineup here.

Day Three GMG Community Sidewalk Bazaar Live Blog

Send in your photos from The Bazaar and we will post them as I receive them.

For all of you who got Stickas today send in a picture with your sticka and we will post it on the live blog!

send them to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Click here for Day 1-

Community 2012 Sidewalk Bazaar Live Blog- Send in Your Pics and I’ll Post Em Here

Click here for Day 2-

Day Two GMG Community Sidewalk Bazaar Live Blog

Cape Ann Giclee’s James Eves enjoying the GMG loot his wife brought home from the sidewalk bazaar! -


Cape Ann Giclee!

Mikayla Ciolino Represents!


Erin Avila Gets Friday’s Last Jar


The Girls are on their way to set up with another huge batch of mason jars glasses and iced tea!

Click for the slideshow below-


From Alice Gardner-

Fun to see your family at the GMG Booth! Fantastic iced Tea – perfect! Alice Other pic is my grandson Nate with the Boa.


Budding GMG contributor Grace Giambanco Numerosi reports-

Come support our Students!!
GHS Theater Program, Class of 2013, Class of 2014


Update 9:35AM

The girls barely have finished setting up and sold 25 jars already.  Get down there quick before they sell out for the third straight day!

I also sent down the last few pink and blue GMG T Shirts so those should be available as well as the classic white.

Update 11:31AM

Several people have left tips including Peter Todd.  All tips will be donated to the Pan Mass Challenge.

Only one third of the days inventory is left.  looks like they are headed for a third straight sell out.  get there if you haven’t already

12:56 Update:

One sixth of day three jar inventory left

Bill O’Connor Submits-

B Eats Lemon Slush from Passports


Bill and Melissa Cox Sippin’ and Representin’

Fred Bodin Submits-


1:47PM Update 8 Jars left

2:08PM Update SOLD OUT!

Ed Collard Submits-

Joe Ciolino final customer!


Click for the slide show


GMG at the Sidewalk Bazaar

From this morning while setting up the GMG tent–I arrived at 9:30 while supplies of the GMG drinking cup mason jars made by Sister Felicia and Jill were still abundant. They were going fast…

The eager sales force

Custom made T-shirts for the sales force

Madeline and Eloise exhibiting Joey’s bedazzled greeting cards, bedazzling courtesy of Amanda

Open Door Good Food Farm Kids

BREAKING NEWS: Fly Amero’s touring band, Orleans, welcomes co-founder/songwriter/guitarist John Hall for a 40th Anniversary Concert in honor of Larry Hoppen at NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE ON AUGUST 31

You saw it on GMG FIRST.  Just like you heard about the sudden, tragic death of Fly’s longtime friend and band-mate Larry Hoppen last week (see post here).

The next day, Fly demonstrated the healing power of music (see that story here) and on August 31, the healing continues as the show goes on (see details here).

All of us who know Fly are celebrating the band’s commitment to music in honor of their friend and brother by inviting John Hall, who wrote the multi-platinum #1 hits Dance With Me and Still the One to join them for this very special 40th anniversary concert (get tickets here).  Here’s a video of John making a special appearance with the band last year.

Now I hope you’re reading this on your phone because that means you’ve taken the day off and are out at the Sidewalk Bazaar and planning to visit the Farmers Market and take in some music this evening.  See today’s AMAZING live music lineup here.

(There may even be tickets left to see Fly and Allen Estes on The Lannon at 6:30 — and, finally, the weather looks good.  Call 978-281-6634 to find out).

Community 2012 Sidewalk Bazaar Live Blog- Send in Your Pics and I’ll Post Em Here

I know lots of you have been asking where the GMG tent will be.  We should know in about an hour and I’ll post it here.

In the mean time, we’re gonna do like we do for most big events- Live Community Blog it!

Send in your cell phone or regular photos from this year’s sidewalk bazaar and I’ll post em as they come in right here.

Send them to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Look for Sista Felicia, the Mrs, Amandacakes, BJ and Donna Ardizzoni manning the tent.

Regular on the hour posts from our contributors will show up just under this post which will be stickied to the top of the blog throughout the day.  New content from our contributors will show up just below this post til I un-sticky it.


Ed Collard Submits-
GMG Setting Up Shop In Front Of Sugar Mag’s


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Get Your Ice Cold Refreshment On!

Bill O’Connor Submits-

Fred Bodin Representing!

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GMG Has A Busy Booth

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Check Out www.northshorekid.com

2:30PM Due To Overwhelming Demand The Girls Temporarily Sell Out of Mason Jars.

DVD’s T Shirts and Post Cards Still Available and They Will Be Working through The Night To Generate More Mason Jar Glasses For Tomorrow’s Bazaar


I repeat if you missed out today get there early tomorrow as they will be working throughout the night to create more mason jars for tomorrow.

If you’re not on vacation, find an excuse to take tomorrow off

There’s so much going on tomorrow that it’s just not a good day to be at work.

Gloucester’s Sidewalk Bazaar kicks off at 9am and must be better than ever — otherwise why would our boy Joey represent?

Click here to download the complete Sidewalk Bazaar Schedule

The Farmer’s Market starts at 3pm at Stage Fort Park — remember it’s ON, regardless of the weather.  And the knife guy (forgot his name) will be there this week.  I’m bringing my precious Sabatier French knife that I got in 1974 so he can fix the curve, which I have not been able to maintain properly because I only have a stone, not a grinder.  More on that later . . .

At 6:30pm Allen Estes and Fly Amero will be on the Schooner Lannon for a gorgeous Sunset Music Sail.  Call 978-281-6634 for tickets.  Seeing these two aboard the Lannon is a must.  No mics, no amps, no speakers.  You know you’re in the presence to world-class musicians when there’s literally nothing between you and the sound of voices and guitars.

For all of you who won’t fit on the Lannon, check out Nights on the Neck, which starts at 5pm.  This week you can see singer/songwriter and Noise founder/editor T Max at 8:45.

And of course there’s the Harbor Loop Concert starting at 6:30 — always a good time –and you can bring your kids and watch them dance.  If you video your kids dancing (or other kids) put it up on YouTube and paste the link in a comment to this post.  We’ll show it to all of Gloucester.

If that’s not enough, six other venues have music of all kinds.

But let’s not forget about tonight!  Fly Amero is back from Larry Hoppen’s memorial service and will host the great Inge Berge at Rhumbline.  Marina Evans joins Dennis Monagle at Minglewood.  Steve Caraway hosts an open mic at Catch 22 …

Whew!  I could go on and on.  See the complete live music schedule here.

GMG Will Be Representing At The Sidewalk Bazaar With Mason Jar Drinking Glasses, DVD’s, GMG T Shirts, and Some Of My Favorite Photos Bedazzled

Sista Felicia, Beasley Amanda and The Mrs will be manning the GMG Booth at The Bazaar (So happy they brought back the bazaar name from “Sidewalk Days).

There will be those Cool Mason Jar Recepticals Produced by Sista Felicia and The Mrs

(perfect for Iced Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sunny D and Rum, You Name it, It Tastes Better loaded up with ice in these bad boys)

There will be This Is Gloucester DVD’s Which Your Boy Joey Produced

-“This Is Gloucester” DVD Review From A Biased FOB Linda Colman

Posted on December 12, 2011 by Joey C


Linda writes-

Hi Joey!

Here’s my review of your “This Is Gloucester” DVD.  I’ve watched it twice.  First time was the day I received it in the mail.  Since I’m your target audience I decided to watch it a second time with one of my BFF’s, Judy, who’s never been to Gloucester and has never seen the blog.  Not being an FOB like myself, I figured she’d be able to provide the objective viewpoint that I lack since I’m a lover of Gloucester and a rah rah fan of GMG. I’m biased for sure.

Let me begin by saying that the DVD cover is really cool.  Beth Swan has a great eye for design and did a fantastic job.  Appealing right away.  Beginning the DVD with “Gloucester at Dawn” and the beautiful music was a great way to set the tone and my friend Judy said she didn’t know Gloucester was such a beautiful place.  BOOM!

I imagine that deciding what to include and what to leave out of the DVD from all the GMG material must have been the hardest part of making it. I don’t know how you managed to do it, but you wound up with a really well balanced presentation of the essence of Gloucester- the beauty of the place, the fishing industry, the history, festivals and the passionate people who call it home.  A really great mix.

The only trouble I had with the DVD, and believe me I realize that this is totally personal (although Judy had the same reaction), was the appearance of the “Rare Golden Sea Robin”.  I remember seeing it on the blog and it was bad enough looking at that thing on my laptop, but on my big TV screen?  Yikes!! I can see how it might be a big deal to land one of these horrifying creatures but it’s a TERRIBLE thing to look at.  Judy gasped, covered her eyes and I had to tell her when it was over so she could keep watching.  Just when we were regaining our composure, THERE IT WAS AGAIN!!!  It made an unannounced and unexpected second appearance after “The Back Shore” chapter!!  At that moment Judy fled from the room and wouldn’t watch any more.

The people chapters (as opposed to the creature chapters) appealed to me the most. I enjoyed “Building the Greasy Pole Shrine” because of the obvious passion of the people involved in its construction, “Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods” because… well I don’t know, I just liked watching it… and the “St Joseph Novena” chapters that finished off the DVD were the best.  The people who live in Gloucester truly love their city and it shows!  

So there’s my review, Joey.  It’s yours to do with as you please.  Run it on the blog, trash it completely, edit it as you see fit, whatever.  Oh, one more thing.  I think an introduction by you at the very beginning would have been great.

Thanks a million for putting the DVD together!  Linda

There Will Be GMG T Shirts,


Some Of My Favorite Photos Will Be Available As Cards bedazzled By Amandacakes



August 2nd, 3rd & 4th   
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Celebrating Downtown Gloucester:   Main Street retailers and restaurants are joined by crafters, artisans, and local non profits creating three fun-filled days for the whole family. Enjoy outdoor dining, live music and children’s activities along with the unique shopping experience.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     INFLATABLE BOUNCIES:  Fun for all by Prime Time Party Zone  (located in the Blackburn parking lot).

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     FACE PAINTING various locations along Main Street

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     ROAMING RAILROAD:  Enjoy a ride on the Roaming Railroad.  All ages welcome. Starts in the West End.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    PUPPET SHOWS brought to you by North Shore Bible Church and Faith Christian School. 

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations. Performances all along Main Street

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

1:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Dawn’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Charlee Bianchini (singer/songwriter)
        2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
                                                       3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (Friday & Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:  Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets to
    enjoy musical entertainment.
        11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
        12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Clara Mazo (10 yr old Violin Virtuoso)
    1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. The Sturdy Oaks Bluegrass Trio
        3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

2:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Ms. Tina’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm        TWISTED MAGIC: Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SIDEWALK CHALK ART:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven.

11:00 a.m.        MR. DEMETRI’S TAEK WO NDO:  Come watch a cool demonstration of Taek won do.
        (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. J & C ENTERTAIMNENT DJ & Karaoke
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Bill Foley
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   

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