Monthly Archives: June 2009

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PHISH @ Phenway!

I’m not sure which was more exciting – seeing Phish for the frist time or being in right field at Fenway. I think everyone there felt the awe of standing where our beloved Red Sox players are each game.As we were picking up the tickets (thank you s000 much, Skip!), it started to rain, but as often happens, the thunderstorm quickly passed and the concert went on on time!

Little League Home Run Derby News From Cindy Rich and Mike Luster

On Saturday, May 30th the Gloucester Little League held their 4th annual Home Run Derby and Family Day at Boudreau Field. It was a gorgeous day enjoyed by hundreds of kids and their parents. The day began with a free clinic for all ages run by GHS Varsity Baseball Manager, Joe Orlando and several of his players.

The first event of the day was the “Hit the Target” contest where players had three chances to throw a ball from centerfield and hit a target at home plate. The winner of the Majors B Division was Alex Rodolosi of the Reds. Alex took home the grand prize which was $20.00 in Friendly’s gift certificates. In the Majors A Division Colby Ferris from the Indians took home the $25 gift certificate to Cape Ann Lanes.

The second event was the Roadrunner competition. The Roadrunner race is a relay consisting of 4 players who are timed as they run around the bases. In the Majors B division, the Twins took home the first place prize of a pizza party for the entire team at Papa Ginos. In the Majors A Division the Yankees flashed around the bases to claim first prize which was a pizza party at Leonardo’s Pizzeria.

Next was the Around the Horn competition – another timed event which consists of 9 players making throws to different positions on the field. In the Majors B division, The Braves won their second consecutive title and claimed their pizza party at LaRosa’s Pizzeria. In the closest contest of the day, the Mariners claimed first prize in the Majors A division and took home their pizza party from La Trattoria.

Next up was the Main Event – The Home Run Derby!!! This is what the people paid to see, the Grand Daddy of them all. The 9 year old home run was won by Salvi Costanzo of the Athletics who outslugged Jeremy McCollum, also from the Athletics. In Round 1, both Salvi and Jeremy hit 6 bombs each to advance to the final round.

In the 10 year old division Kellen Field of the Twins out-dueled Brett Lovasco of the Royals to take home the 10 year old title. Brett Lovasco pounded 3 dingers in round one, but it was Kellen Field who cranked 3 homers in the final round to take home the 10 year old crown.

The 11 year old title was claimed by Red Sox, second-baseman Noah Aiello. Noah belted 3 homers in round one and another three in the final round to outlast Indians’ slugger, Brennan Crossman.

The 12 year old competition was one for the ages as Sam Bevins from the Red Sox pounded his way to a victory over teammate Bart Margiotta and Tyler Favaloro of the Dodgers.

All four home run derby winners were awarded a $25.00 gift certificate from Palazola’s Sporting Goods.

The biggest victory of the day was claimed by Carla Pallazola who took home the Grand Prize of $5,000.00 in the annual Big Money Raffle. Other prize winners were as follows:

$1,500.00 The McCollum Family

$1,000.00 The Oliveira’s

$500.00 Donna Shepard

$500.00 The Leaf (Kristen Michel) Family

$500.00 The Marshall Family

All in all it was a GREAT day and it was made possible by,


Market Basket (DeMoulas)

Stop & Shop

Tony’s Mobil Mart (Propane)

Papa Ginos

La Trattoria



Cape Ann Lanes


Seaside Graphics

Palazola’s Sporting Goods

Anthony Saputo’s grill

Walter Sawyer’s DJ equipment and set – up

Pete Anderson / Sysco Burgers

Philpott, Doyle & Co. (Red Sox Tickets)

PrimeTime Party Zone

The countless parents and kids who helped man the attractions and work the registration table throughout the day!

The Team Moms who kept everyone happy at the Concession Stand!

GHS Varsity Baseball Manager, Joe Orlando and several of his players.

And last but not least, the infamous “microphone man” himself – Mike Luster!

Jackie Hardy Rocks!

I would like to publicly thank Jackie Hardy and the rest of our Block Party committee for being so fucking outstanding in their commitment to making the Block Parties the best they could possibly be.  She is awesome and y’all better vote for her come election day.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

GMG Artist Spotlight- Chelsea Berry



Chelsea Berry was born in 1983 in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up in Chugiak. She began playing guitar and writing at 14, and played the folk/bluegrass festival circuit in Alaska until she graduated from high school. She studied music in Montana for three years, transferred at 21 to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and studied songwriting there for three more. She currently lives in Gloucester, MA where she is writing and gigging. You can see her at many venues around town performing with Pete Lindberg.
You Me and Mary
© 2008 Chelsea Berrie

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Gloucester Little League Home Run Derby

The Gloucester Little League Home Run Derby was held this weekend.  Cindy Rich provided us with some great pictures from the event which we will be posting here.  Look for the video featuring most if not all of the kids and all that went down.

Schooner Ernestina photos

Carl Johnson, a retired teacher from Boston, took these great shots of Ernestina coming into Boston harbor to Rowes Wharf last week.  Carl said, “I have had wonderful memories with my students and myself on the Ernestina. I want that memory and experiences to last for as long as I can.”  Carl, here’s to building new memories on her! Click here to see the photos and read more.

On Tap Today At GMG

Beth Swan Design

Beth Swan Design

Today we have a video with Gussy Sanfilippo and Billy Edmonds, Joey Ciolino and Kyle Edmonds aboard dories.

Pictures from the set of the Adam Sandler movie currently shooting in Essex Ma.

Schooner Ernestina Photos from Sharon

Sharon Lowe’s famous Where’s Zat Cape Ann location guessing game at noon

Pictures and Video from the Gloucester Little League Home Run Derby Event

Gloucester At Dawn Pic

What Up Homie (of course)

and a bunch of other stuff I’m working on

stay tuned-

GMG updated every hour on the hour- bringing you fresh content from the insiders!

Gussy Sanfilippo and Billy Edmonds Rowing Gloucester Harbor

Yesterday Gussy Sanfilippo and Billy Edmonds swung by the dock along with Billy’s son Kyle and FOB (friend of the blog) Frank Ciolino’s son Joey.

We took a row around the South Channel, had a quick race on the dories and talked to Gus about predictions for fish prices with the June 1st fishing grounds area opening.  The first part of the videos will air this morning at 8AM

Set Location For Adam Sandler Movie “Grown Ups” In Essex, Ma

The Mrs got out on the lake to get you, our faithful Good Morning Gloucester readers the inside skinny and photos from the set!

This may look like it’s been on Chebacco Lake forever but in fact it was built to look old and rustic for the Adam Sandler film currently being shot in Essex Ma at Chebacco Lake.  More photos from the set to come.

When the movie comes out next summer look for these locations- you saw them here first!

Click this text to view some photos of Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Adam Sandler on the set from the website

Set Location For Adam sandler Movie Grown Ups In Essex, Ma, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

In this shot you can see a lift truck with lighting-

More to come later

Chickity Check It! The Future of Gloucester’s Fishing Industry – Part I

The Future of Gloucester’s Fishing Industry – Part I

There will always be fishing in Gloucester. There will always be men to go fishing. That is our heritage and has been for close to 400 years. It is not, however, Gloucester’s future.

If you were an adult in the late 1940s or 1950s, you witnessed the big show! Sixty years ago, Gloucester’s fishing industry was at its peak. We were the recognized world leader in production of volume fish products. Since the mid-1950s, our dominance in the industry has steadily declined.

For the rest of Ron Gilson’s latest blog entry click this text