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FOUND! Art Rock, 05/28/2015 Good Harbor Beach

FOUND! “Art Rocks!”  05/28/2015 Good Harbor Beach

"I'm the lucky one today! I went to the side of Good Harbor Beach 
certain that the rock would be gone and couldn't believe it when I 
spotted it! I had gone to Lanes Cove too late last week and never 
thought I would have another chance. Very very special. Hope to meet you
 someday! Thank you soo much! What fun!!" 
Becareful what you wish for Aurise!  :)


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“Art, Rocks!”

Better Late Than Never!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a 10 year old boy who when he was nine years old at the time he found one of my “Art,Rocks!” a Rock that I left at T-Wharf in Rockport on 09/04/2010. I think that was about 9 months ago. I remember leaving it there after having a cup of coffee and watching the Lobstermen get ready for their day. About 5am. I always wonder about the ones I leave that don’t get reported back to the email I leave on them. Currently the last three that I’ve left in the past two weeks that I never gave notice on GMG Have not been reported back. Which is fine. In this world we live in now, maybe people think there is a catch too this thing. Maybe they think I want money for it. Emails like Coopers who found it is payment enough! I will never ask anything for them. An email would be nice but, If I don’t get a response that’s fine too! Mystery and fantasy is what makes life! isn’t it?

Here’s the email from Cooper and Photos of the “Art, Rock!” He found! Who could ask for anything more?!!!! Thanks Cooper!

Am I a little weird? Maybe! :)

from Cooper;

Dear mr or mrs frontiero. I picked up one of your pictures of the motif in a parking lot in rockport on 9-4-2010. I am very sorry not to get back to you sooner. I am a 10 year old boy and I’m in fourth grade at st johns in Beverly Massachusetts . I picked it up when i was nine with my aunt and little sister delaney who is now 6. That is my lucky rock because that day I won a contest at bearskin neck country store. You are a beautiful artist. Sincerely , Cooper

2015 US Dory Eliminations This Saturday, May 30th 8:30 AM at Niles Beach, Gloucester

Editors Note:  if you’re from someplace else and you really want to immerse yourself in a great Gloucester tradition that doesn’t happen in Plainville USA, then here’s your plan-

You get up and head down East Main Street past our dock (Captain Joe and Sons) past Brown’s Yacht Yard, past Duckworth’s Bistrot, past Beacon Marine and you stop at Last Stop Variety and you grab  coffee and some of their incredible muffins and then you venture on past to Niles Beach to watch the eliminations.  It is such a Gloucester thing and filled with excitement and beauty.  There you, go, I just laid it out there for you, now get to it!



Saturday, May 30th 8:30 AM at Niles Beach, Gloucester
US Dory Races

Dory Races

Saturday, May 30th 8:30 @ Niles Beach

The IDRC will host it’s annual Elimination races this Saturday to determine which teams will represent the US against our Canadian rivals for the International titals in 5 categories (Mixed-Doubles, Junior Men, Women, Senior Men, & Masters).  This is a great opportunity to see modern day competition in boats from our seafaring past.
Expectations are for some very exciting races, with last years June Champs Mike Mitchell/Vito Giacalone and August Champs Dylan/Clayton Morrissey returning to competition.  Also, competing in the Senior Men Division will be some former International Champs Sanfillipo/Duval, Harrington/Dombrowski, and Tarrantino/Cominelli.  You don’t want to miss this!
All IDRC members are welcome to compete, but must register Friday, May 29th 6PM at St. Peter’s Square in Gloucester (or via email before sign-ups).  These races are for teams only, so you must have a partner to sign up.  And, membership dues must be paid prior to competing.  Please share this email with friends and family, as all are encouraged to come down and check it out.

Improvements to the Ben Smith Playground at Cripple Cove


 As mentioned last week, attached is a press release about additional work being done to the little playground down the street.

 Also, a quick video interview about it has been posted to facebook.

 Let me know if you need anything beyond this, we really appreciate any coverage we can get. More to come over the next few months.

 Paul Bruce

Community Stuff 5/29/15

Good morning Joey,
Would it be possible to post that: Gloucester Knitting will be having 
an outdoor sale Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 
Location, The Tavern, 30 Western Ave, rear parking lot.  Adult and 
children sweaters, slight irregulars and odd and ends.  Cash and 
personal checks only.
Thank you for your help.
Congratulations on the fantastic work you are all doing at good 
morning gloucester.
Kindest Regards,
Robert Sullivan
Gloucester Knitting

Gloucester High School is offering a FREE College Success Program, through an innovative partnership with LEAP for Education.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken invites you to learn about this program at an Information Session open to parents and students.

WHEN: June 3, 2015

WHERE: Gloucester High School Library

TIME: 7 PM — 8 PM

Desserts and coffee to be served.


Hi Joey,

Cape Ann Contra Dance is happening tomorrow in Magnolia at the Library Center.

It’s a great space and we hope folks will join us there for great dancing and music. As always, no dance experience is needed. Just come ready to meet friendly people and to have fun!

      2015 Spring Fling MAY ONLY with fill

    GMG DadBod ManCast Podcast Premiere Episode With Craig Kimberley, Eric Lorden Chris DeWolfe and Joey Ciaramitaro

    GMG DadBod ManCast Podcast Premiere Episode
    Craig Puts His Life On The Line To Capture Video For GMG, The Boys Talk Grillin- Gas vs Charcoal, Expensive vs Cheap Gas Grills, Coaching Problems from Chris DeWolfe, Cast Iron Pans, Judging The Contents Of People’s Grocery Carts and Being Judged On The Contents Of Your Grocery cart.


    The RocNavCom is looking for Rockport residents to host forty midshipmen


    The United States Naval Academy Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS), aboard five NA-44 foot sailboats, will drop anchor on Friday July 10th in Rockport Harbor to take part in the Rockport Navy Weekend 2015 July 10-12th hosted by the Rockport Navy Committee (RocNavCom). The midshipmen and their advisors will be joined for the weekend by sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, MA and the Navy Band in Newport, RI.

    The RocNavCom is looking for Rockport residents to host the forty midshipmen and ten advisors during their visit. The hosts will be responsible for room and board, transportation to morning events and returning the midshipmen Sunday evening. Many of the activities the midshipmen will be participating in include meals.

    Due to the lack of available lodging for visiting active duty sailors, the Rockport Navy Committee is also looking for Rockport residents willing to host sailors in their homes. The sailors only need lodging; no meals or transportation.

    The RocNavCom is holding to the Navy standard of the buddy system; hosts must be able to accommodate at least two midshipmen, advisors or sailors.

    The sailors and midshipmen will participate in social and sporting events including a kickball game with Rockport children on Saturday morning, a softball game against a Rockport team on Saturday evening. A benefit pancake breakfast at Brackett’s Ocean View Restaurant on Sunday morning. Throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, a master gun team, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstrations using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun. Sunday afternoon the Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Rockport High School.

    For more information go to



    Don’t mess with Mama Swan!

    Mute Swan attacking ©Kim Smith 2015

    Mute Swans are extraordinarily powerful birds and I have seen them turn on a dime, especially at this time of year when the cygnets are beginning to hatch. The above Canadian Goose tried to make a landing but was immediately rebuffed, in no uncertain terms. Several times since, I have observed geese circling overhead, but as soon as the swan is seen, they immediately change course.

    Absolutely Amazing Awesome Gloucester Presentations by O’Maley School Students!

    O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -12 ©Kim Smith 2015O'Maley Awesome Gloucester 11 ©Kim Smith 2015Not one, but TWO, micro grants of $1,000.00 each were awarded to the two winning teams of the O’Maley Innovation School student challenge for the Awesome Gloucester Awards.O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -2 ©Kim Smith 2015

    O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -3 ©Kim Smith 2015The Bicycle Generator project, created by sixth grade students Cole Cunningham, Joseph Ciarametaro, and Owen Hardy, is an outstanding idea combining hands on building with harnessing kid’s natural energy in an effort to make their school more environmentally friendly. Read More About the Bicycle Generator Project Here.

    O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -6 ©Kim Smith 2015O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -8 ©Kim Smith 2015The O’Maley Butterfly Garden is a wonderful project created by sixth grade students Emma Duckworth, Willa Brosnihan, and Kelsey Lowthers. The garden is already underway, with beds dug and ready for planting (the kids did all the heavy lifting)! The funds received will go towards purchasing plants. Read More About the O’Maley Butterfly Garden Here.

    O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -5 ©Kim Smith 2015O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -9 ©Kim Smith 2015I just have to add that I was so impressed with the student’s presentations; with their poise, professionalism, humor, and their well-planned and well-executed proposals especially. I saw a roomful of beaming faces last night, not just of students, but wide smiles on teachers and parents as well. Hats off to all!

    O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -4 ©Kim Smith 2015O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -10 ©Kim Smith 2015O'Maley Awesome Gloucester -7 ©Kim Smith 2015.JPGSuper Proud Moms Lara, Tracy, and Nicole!

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