Monthly Archives: February 2010

Taping of GoodMorningGloucester at Gallo Productions-Behind the Scenes

Joey Ciaramitaro performed three interviews for GoodMorningGloucester at Gallo Productions.

Photographing and video from behind the scene, was an interesting experience, especially watching Joey take directions vs. giving them.  

The interview videos will be shown on GoodMorningGloucester, and I will follow-up with Behind the scenes footage, hope you enjoy it.

Representing Straight from the old USSR!

Joey, I invited 2 officials from the Communist Youth Party under the old Soviet regime in the USSR to represent for GMG 🙂 I think this might be the first time Gloucester has been saluted by Soviet officials! Also by an authentic Belarusian teddy bear in the background! Привет из Беларуси! (“Greetings from Belarus!”)

New Youth League Opportunities at the YMCA

Inter-YMCA QuickStart Tennis League (Ages 5-12)

Fee: Member $50 Community $75

Play matches against Ipswich, Sterling, and Lynch Van Otterloo YMCAs in this brand new traveling tennis league using United States Tennis Association’s revolutionary playing format called QuickStart Tennis. League starts March 4 at Cape Ann YMCA. Practices are Thursday Afternoons. Matches are played on Saturdays ; schedule TBA.

Thurs 3:30pm (Ages 5-8) 4:30(Ages 8-12)

For more information on what Quick Start is :

Preschool &Youth Indoor Soccer Leagues (Dyno-Mite ages 3.5-5) 9:00AM*

(Mites- Grades K-1st) 10:00AM*

(Rookies- Grades 2nd &3rd) 11:00AM*

Fee: Members $50 Community $75

The snow might be melted, but those fields are just not ready yet! So we bring the best game inside! Join us Saturday morning as we continue on with our Youth Sport Leagues. Each indoor soccer league is age specific and will help to teach the game of Soccer. Participants will be instructed on the fundamentals of soccer including dribbling, passing and shooting. Players will be placed on teams with volunteer coaches. Team Tee Shirts will be distributed on the first day of play. League begins March 6th. Registrations are due February 27th.
*You will be notified no later then March 4thth for schedule. Schedules and times are decided on how many registrations we receive. Times are subject to change!

For more information contact Katy Milne. Milnek

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director
Cape Ann YMCA

71 Middle Street | Gloucester, MA 01930
(M) 978-283-0470 ext. 1714 | (F) 978-283-3114

milnek |

We Build Strong Kid, Strong Families, Strong Communities

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Application Deadline, March 15:
Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is currently accepting applications from visual artists for the fifth year of the Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony Program, which runs from June 1 through October 7, 2010. The artists selected will evidence high-level accomplishment, originality and seriousness of purpose. One applicant will be selected for each of three four-week residency terms. The program includes prime studio/gallery/living space (including utilities), press coverage, art sales opportunities, and access to a rich cultural community.

See for more information. Download application form.

Applications Now Available for the Rocky Neck Gallery

Applications for returning and new members of the Rocky Neck Gallery are now available online.

Deadline for Returning Members to apply is March 1, 2010

Deadline for New Members to apply and submit work for jurying is April 2, 2010

Go to to download applications.


Sat, Feb 20 and Sun, Feb 21, Karen Ristuben in Concert


Saturday, February 20, Peter Fedele (jazz guitarist extraordinaire) & Karen (on guitar & vocals) will again be playing at Kingston Station in Boston (25 Kingston St., a block from Downtown Crossing). This is a very cool restaurant/bar venue – good food, service, vibe. 7-10 pm.

And, Sunday Feb. 21, Peter & Karen will be at Elliotts at Blackburn, 2 Main St. Gloucester, from 12-3 pm. A warm jazz brunch for a cold winter day!!


Feb 16-22: Winter Palette Art Show

Susie Field and her students

including Art Colony members Susie Field, Mary R. McCarl and Kathleen Miller

Bodin Gallery, 82 Main Street, Gloucester

Radiant Glow, acrylic mixed media painting (one of the Lantern Series)
by Elizabeth Harty

Elizabeth Harty at The Firehouse Center for the Arts

Through Sunday, March 21

An exhibit of Elizabeth Harty’s paintings and prints will be on display at The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport from Wednesday Feb. 3 to Sunday March 21, 2010. The Firehouse Center for The Arts is open Wednesdays to Sundays and located at Market Square in downtown Newburyport. See for directions and more information

W. G. Brown’s Department Store

I was in the Cape Ann Historical Museum on 27 Pleasant Street, doing a project and came across a painting I had not seen in years.  W. G. Brown’s Department store was the place to buy that special gift, and hanging on the wall was this massive painting of the owner.

In the museum library, there it was on the wall where I was taking photos of old Captains Courageous books.  I extend many thanks to Rhonda Faloon and Stephanie Bucks who have helped me so much the past few days.

I thought I would share with your readers.

Vintage Gloucester Ad- Sea Tang! Davis Bros Atlantic Ocean Mackerel

Thank you to Monkeyfist who sent a link to this vintage Gloucester ad along.

But now down to business.  SEA TANG? Seriously, they went with SEA TANG?

 I don’t know about you but that sounds dirty to me.

I wonder what the ad execs were thinking about when they thought that one up.  It must have come from the Mad Men at Sterling Cooper. 🙂

Let’s just hope your sea tang doesn’t taste like mackerel. -Just sayin’

Vintage Gloucester Ad Sea Tang! Davis Bros Atlantic Ocean Mackerel, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse

Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse

For any girl interested in playing lacrosse, on February 28th from 10am to Noon in the GHS Field-house, Coach MacLaughlin, Coach Barker and members of the GHS girls lacrosse team will be hosting a clinic for girls of any age that would like to learn about lacrosse.

Girls registration is open for 5th thru 8th grades. First practice will be mid March and the first game is on Sunday, April 11th. The schedule will be announced soon!

To register online visit or for more information contact Coach MacLaughlin at

Boys registration is open for U9 (K-2), U13 (5th – 6th)  & U15 (7th – 8th)

First practice will be mid March and the first game is on Sunday, April 11th against Danvers.

To register online visit or for more information contact Thom Falzarano at

This is Cape Ann Youth Lacrosse’s 7th year; it has been built on the principles of learning and sportsmanship, not competition and trophies. There are no standings kept, no league championships or playoffs. We play all players as equally as possible with the goal of teaching the sport and providing a fun experience for all involved. There are no try outs or cuts.