Monthly Archives: February 2009

GMG Q&A- Kathy Ciuluffo

Kathy is a partner in KM Consulting  If you have human resource needs, Kathy is the person to call!

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
39 years years – 22 years summers only and the past 17 years year round

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


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

Lighthouse Beach in Annisquam – magnificent!

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?

The Rudder in the summer (on the deck).  The Franklin in the winter.

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
Jalapeno’s – is there any better bartender than Gary or any better waiter and host extradinnaire than Jaime?  NOT!

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Mag’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
The Horrible’s Parade in front of the Rhumb Line.  Thursday night Harbor Loop concerts

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
Taking the Boat to the Beach  – best of both worlds

Who is your favorite local artist?
Bob Viau – Studio VO and Don Mosher

Which is your favorite local beach?
Wingaersheek by boat and Lighthouse Beach by car

Who has the best chowder in town?
Halibut Point

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Is there any other Blog?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

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

What is your favorite local band?
Groove Therapy.  Got Groove?

Thanks Kathy!

seARTS Awards and Thanks Yous



seARTS Board & Staff – Dedication Award:
This award is to recognize our former Staff and Board members that have invested in seARTS over the last year.  Each and every one of them has contributed exceptional time and energy into helping us reach this next level of growth – with all the pain and learning involved in the process.
A special word of thanks here to our former Executive  Director, Sara Young.  
Also to former Board members –  Bela Marhanas, Peter Van Ness,  Kate Seidman,  Vicki Diez-Canseco, Aria McElhenny,  & Mark Vadala and our summer intern, now in Italy,  Elizabeth Bergeron,
Founder’s Award – JoAnn Castano,  Gordon Goetemann &  David Benjamin
This award is to honor the persons with the vision to initiate and grow seARTS through personal and professional commitment.  It can also be known as the “whatever it takes” award – a level of dedication that only a founding member or disciple thereof can receive.
Despite changes of faces and places,  these people have stayed with seARTS throughout the good times and bad – finding new ways to support the organization and its efforts through exceptional creativity and dedication.
Artistic Inspiration & Support Award –  Lara Lepionka, Susan Erony  Susan Frey, Ernie Morin  (Ernie was recently nominated by Greg Cooke for a Boston Art Award)
This award goes to the person/persons who not only support the organization through their hard work, but also seek to share their artistic talent with others – providing a basis for the community to growth through the arts.
Unsung Hero (ine) Award:  Judy Cox , Dianne Anderson, Kathleen Valentine, Kirstin Myers
This award goes to the behind the scenes working “crew” that makes things happen through design, promotion, and rolling up their sleeves without fanfare and to make it easier for everyone else.
Partnership Awards:  Gail McCarthy (GDT) ,  Julie McConchie (North of Boston), Jane Enos (Cape Ann Beacon), Harriett Webster, (Maritime Heritage Center), Ronda Faloon & Linda Marshall from Cape Ann Museum
This award goes to the people that have, through their individual efforts, demonstrated a true collaborative spirit, working steadily on seARTS behalf above and beyond the call of duty.  And they continue to “believe ” in us….