Monthly Archives: February 2009



Nine years ago today, my dad, Ed “Pee Wee” Lowe, passed away. He was a Gloucester firefighter when all the wharf fires and huge hotel fires happened. He was small, yet feisty.  He had a love/hate relationship with the Red Sox, collected everything, owned the Hesperus Bottle Shop in Magnolia, and beat me in every single pingpong game we ever played.  The old firemen remember him. One cool guy. This was one of his favorite prints. Sure do miss him.   —-Sharon

Deanna Ouderkerken Represents From Harmony California!

I love getting Gloucester Sticker pics from around the country.

More from Deanna-“The beach is a state beach in Harmony Calif, it’s a beach that’s on the North End of Estero Bay which your looking at behind me. It’s filled with driftwood. The big Rock in back is Morro Rock”


GMG Q&A with Olimpia Palazzola

Olimpia owns “Stuff” on Main Street, an eclectic shop of items.
Good Morning Gloucester Questionnaire

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

62 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? 

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

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? 
Not sure,  Passports

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? 
Don’t go to Bars

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? 
Sugar Magnolia’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? 

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

Who is your favorite local artist?  Jeff Weaver

Which is your favorite local beach?   Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?   Gloucester House

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?   Don’t like most blogs

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?  Haddock

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

1.  We need to close down Main Street one day a week during the summer.  Doesn’t have to be at night!  Change days ,  Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sundays
2.  Each week have events at different points in the street, not always at the corner of Hancock and Main, or at the West End. 
3.  Move the events on a rotating scale. 
4.  Maybe have an auction,  Block dance moving from one spot to another each week.   
5.  Different contests each week:  Charge a small fee $2-$5 to try the item and vote
           Chowder contest
6.  Have the dance schools only do a couple of dances, and once a month include the senior dancers.  (Dancing was too long, but you need the dancing to bring the people down town……they bring the children!
7.  If the 5th grade students are still doing the ballroom dancing for the school, as they to reunite to perform during the early part of the summer, or close the street down in late may for this show. ( I think Miss Tina puts that together)
8.  Have the high school science class demonstrate their robotics,  in May.
9.  Artists painting with easels on the street.
10.  Chalk drawings on the street…..Fiesta Committee might be able to let you know how they got the people that did the sidewalk chalk on the Boulevard.
11.  Scavenger hunt
12.  Find the secret item in a store window or store! 
13.  Bring the Farmers market to Main Street
I have many more ideas if you want them. 
Thanks, Joey

Turkey On Eastern Point

We saved a turkey.  Or at least the Mrs thinks we did.  We were taking the kids for a ride and drove down Eastern Point when we made the turn in the road past old Joe Garland’s to the left on the road across from Raymond’s beach there were three turkeys and either a coyote or a wolf a couple steps away from one of the turkeys.  I told the Mrs to get the camera out quick! 

Well as I was lowering the window and the Mrs got the camera out of the diaper bag the coyote (or wolf) trotted off into the woods.  The Mrs was convined that it was about to feast on one of the turkeys but it seemed like they were hanging out at the time and it could have gotten the turkey long before we had got there in that open field.  I wish I could have got that shot, drat!

Turkey On Eastern Point, originally uploaded by captjoe06.