Monthly Archives: February 2009

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.

Just for Fun!- Gloucester Word Scramble

Have fun unscrambling these Gloucester words —Answers at 9 pm tonight!

1. cancersaut (This one’s for Joey! See if you can get this word before he does!)

2. frundole

3. nafreshim

4. faties

5. qinansuma

6. nemari

7. thosegiluh

8. grihern

9. trevadune

10. yord

Bruce Tarr 1982 Gloucester High Yearbook Photo

While talking Block Party and Downtown stuff with Erika Hansen this morning she mentioned to me  that she was looking through her 1982 GHS yearbook.

Ding Ding Ding goes the light in my brain!

I got the idea to take some pictures from her old yearbook to post here.  First up- Bruce Tarr Class of ’82