Monthly Archives: February 2009

Passports Seafood Mariscos

I’m not one to mix up my seafood in one dish.  If I’m gonna have shrimp in my pasta, I don’t want lobster in there too.  If I’m gonna have lobster newburg I only want lobster, not scallops too.

I’m crazy like that though.  I know plenty of friends of mine that when we go to Passports  have to get this dish every time.

Passports Seafood Mariscos, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Dillon, Assistant Brewer At Cape Ann Brewing

Here is Dillon, the assistant Brewer and manager of the front of the house at Cape Ann Brewing in Fort Square.  Not often do you see bar managers wearing rubber boots, but when said bar manager is actually producing the beer you are about to consume it all makes sense.

Looking For Old Yearbook Photos For These Pages

If anyone has any old GHS yearbooks, I would love for you to send in any up close pictures of interesting local people for posting on these pages.

Preferably people that many of us would know or GMG readers.

This could be a regular GMG feature.  If you have any and would like to contribute, leave a comment on this post with your email address.  I have to approve all comments so don’t worry I won’t post the comment you leave me with your email address in it, it would just be so that I could contact you on where to send in the digital yearbook photos.

Debara Hafemann Seaglass and Watercolors At Local Colors

Debara uses bits of Sea Glass that she finds on the Shores of Gloucester and combines them with her watercolors to create unique pieces that always have a little bit of Gloucester in them no matter where you may hang them.

Gravestone in Backyard

dsc_5545We’ve been doing some research on this small gravestone in our rental property on Wall St. It has it’s own raised up plot with a wall surrounding the built-up area. And it’s level with the kitchen window, so every morning we’re face to face with Maria.

We’ve asked the landlord and he thinks it may have been a pet, but pets don’t usually have first and last names or live for 85 or so years.

The engraving is somewhat difficult to read unless the light is just right. What I think it says is “Maria Niemi    y26-6-1842     t 3-9-1927”

We’re  curious  as to who she was and  the history behind the gravestone.

Anyone have any ideas or where we might look to find out?

At least we’d know who’s peeking in the window!     —-Sharon


Flapping like a Haddock

yellow-fishI’m adding new info to Flapping like a Haddock all the time. Please feel free to send me updates and things that are happening for families around the Cape.

Each week I look through the Times and Beacon for activities to keep kids busy and occupied. I’m especially looking for low or no cost fun things that families can share together. Please  send me your upcoming or on-going family oriented stuff to do, suggestions,  or interesting articles.

And remember to start FLAPPING LIKE A HADDOCK!

Thanks!!   —Sharonsmiley-hat1

Word Scramble Winner!

I don’t know how thehedge did this in the first 10 minutes it was posted. Amazing! Uh…is there a word unscrambler site out there??!!  Congrats, Hedge!

1. cancersaut – crustacean

2. frundole – flounder

3. nafreshim – fisherman

4. faties – fiesta

5. qinansuma – annisquam

6. nemari – marine

7. thosegiluh – lighthouse

8. grihern – herring

9. trevadune – adventure

10. yord – dory

GMG Q&A- Mike Lindberg

I recently brought Mike into the GMG mix after he dazzled me with his outstanding photography work and frequent contributions to our pages.  Mike will be filling the 3:00PM slot and adding in breaking events as he sees fit.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

Moved here when I was 12. (38yrs)

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Halibut Point (By Boat) just sit and drift

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?


What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Fiesta Week

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Boat for sure

Who is your favorite local artist?

Don’t know many but I would say Ken Knowles

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Halibut Point

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

The Rest of Everest Video Blog…

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Heard it was great but I did not go

What is your favorite local band?

Groove Therapy ( I play in that band so I am a little biased)
Thanks, Joey

From Charles Nazarian

Hello Joe-

I just wanted to thank you for posting the flyer for our benefit concert on Sunday, February 22nd.  This was part of our Rockin’ the Meetinghouse! Series in celebration of Black History Month.  Despite the wet and cold weather we had a fine audience and Gordon Michaels gave a stunning, humorous and wonderfully musical performance of Fats Waller songs.

Although some of the original lyrics were a bit naughty for a church performance, Gordon reworked them to suit and had the congregation roaring with laughter.  The ticket receipts were $1,065!  Even after expenses and sharing the proceeds with the performers a good sum was added to our Meetinghouse Restoration Fund.

The exterior of the 1806 landmark structure, which is on the National Historic Register and Gloucester’s oldest standing church building, is now nearly complete.  We are intent upon restoring the Federal Period interior to its original glory, including the beautiful horse-shoe gallery, for a total of 600 seats.  In the process we will be making the building accessible to ADA standards, adding practical elements like a lift, off-street parking and lavatories.  The auditorium has wonderful acoustics and we hope that it will be used for all kinds of community events, theatre productions and concerts.

If any of your Good Morning Gloucester members would like more information they can visit the website or they can make a tax-deductible donation to ICC Meeting House Restoration Fund sent to 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Thanks again for the publicity on your website, which has become the pride of Gloucester!

Charles L. Nazarian

Sunset Barn

956 Washington Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Block

Just like the net reels on the Mid Water Trawlers, the blocks they use on these boats are ginormous compared to anything we use on the shore side docks.  This block is probably rated for 20 times the weight or more (I totally pulled that number out of my ass) than the blocks we use on our hoists.

Boston Massacre vs Maine Port Authority

Read the names of some of the Boston Massacre Boston Derby Dames-

meet the team
Massacre Awesome Leadership Team

Claire D. Way


Maura Buse (skater/coach)

Shellby Shattered (skater/coach)

Permanent Roster

Anna WrecksYa

Etta Maims

Harley Quinn

Harlot Fevah

Lois Carmen Dominator

Piña Collidah

Pussy Venom

Quick Sandy

Tomorrow night it all goes down!  Be There Click here for more info!


Kitty Twister

Maude Forbid

Mrs. Dash


Sugar Hits

Triple Deck-Her


Britknee Breaker

Miss Mary Smack


Pinchy McMasshole

Boston Massacre Travel Team

Beautiful Industry- Blynman Bridge

Note to boaters-  If you think it’s gonna be close, don’t chance it and try to sneak under.  I got a feeling it’s just not gonna be worth it to slam into one of those huge I beams head on with your vessel.  It will be ugly not to mention costly to repair and you’ll look like a complete tool to all the people looking over the railings to check out the pretty boats passing through.

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