Monthly Archives: February 2009

John Ronan- Gloucester’s Poet Laureate

John Ronan, Gloucester’s Poet Laureate is looking for some good poetry from local commercial fishermen. If you are a commercial fisherman and do write poetry John would love to feature your work on his site-

Here is John at the Gloucester Guerilla Art Project II/Russo Family Fundraiser-

DSC_5248, originally uploaded by sharon_lowe88.

Check out John rockin’ the Nikes!^

Thanks To Sharon Lowe for the picture
John also has a website

GMG Q&A- Mike Parisi From Three Lanterns

Three Lanterns Ship Supply
Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)

How long have you lived in
Long time

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


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

Braces Cove by boat

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

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Halibut Point

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Schooner Races

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


Who is your favorite local artist?

Robert Gruppe

Which is your favorite local beach?


Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Cape Ann Images

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


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

never went

What is your favorite local band?

Teddy And The Panders
Best fishing and Marine
Best fishing charter

Submersible Herring Pump Attachment

This attachment goes on the end of a large in diameter hose.  It gets lowered into the water over the side of the boat to suck the herring out of the net and into the hold of the boat where the fish is refrigerated in cold water to keep it fresh and the best possible product it can be for packing.

Congrats To Pauline’s Gifts

Boston Gift Show Names Pride of New England Finalists

By Staff — Gifts & Decorative Accessories, 2/18/2009 12:48:00 PM

AtlantaThe Boston Gift Show named six New England retailers as finalists for the 2009 Pride of New England Awards. Four winners will be announced during the March 28–31 tradeshow at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, at the Pride of New England Awards Reception, 6 p.m., March 28.
Finalists include Glee Gifts Inc., Mansfield, MA; The Lyme Tree Woman’s Exchange, Old Lyme, CT; Pauline’s Gifts, Gloucester, MA;Middleton, MA.
Blackstone’s on Beacon Hill, Boston; Brett’s Luggage, Sudsbury, MA and Mason & Madison,

Doug Miller, president of Urban Expositions, which now owns and manages
the Boston Gift Show, said in a statement, “The 2009 finalists have demonstrated the highest standards in customer service, dedication to their community and creative merchandising tactics.”

Judges for the 2009 Awards include Caroline Kennedy, editor-in-chief of Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

Wall Street Autumn

For those of you who didn’t get to the Gloucester Guerrilla Art Project II last week, this is my photo video of “Wall Street Autumn”. My friend Peter Fedele is playing amazing guitar on the musical piece from his CD Hullabaloo. He lives in Rockport with his wife and 3 children. I love listening to him play.

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Thanks, Joey, for helping me figure out how to get this posted! You are the best!

Lobster Short Movie

Although I completely disagree with the premise, this short lobster video with Nick Thune is pretty funny.

Grow some balls and eat the tasty crustacean already!

Then watch this video interview with this salesman of the Crustastun, a machine that electrocutes lobsters. 

Bananas Barbie Doll Chandelier

Richard Leonard put this funky Barbie doll chandelier together.  If you notice all the Barbie dolls have their hair cut off.  That was to avoid any potential fire hazard.

Funky Gloucester right there baby!

Bananas Barbie Doll Chandelier, originally uploaded by captjoe06.