Monthly Archives: February 2010

1,000,000 Hit Weekend Suggestion From Sandy Farrell

We have an incredible community of GMG viewers and contributors.

I have no idea how we are going to celebrate but Sandy Farrell came up with a great idea.

She suggested that people send in comments or links to their favorite posts from the past two years.

So if you consider yourself a (FOB) friend of the blog like Sandy won’t you please send in a comment telling everyone what your favorite GMG memory or posts have been?

Thanks to you guys we have a community and the viewership to keep us motivated.

First Sunrise for 2010 and a Polar Dip

This was my first video for the New Year.  It was submitted to Joey to post in GoodMorningGloucester, but he pulled it after only one hour, because it did not meet his high standards for the blog.  To meet his standards I did some editing, and it can now be viewed on GoodMorningGloucester.       

This video, features:

  • The first Sun rise of the New Year
  • Contagious Laughter
  • Wardrobe Malfunction [Edited for GMG]
  • and a JFK Quote

 Hope you enjoy it.

International Lobstermen Travel to Maine through MLA Lobstermen’s Exchange

From The Island Institute via Monkeyfist at the Casco Bay Boaters Blog

Lobstermen from all over the world will travel to Maine March 4-14 through the Lobstermen’s Exchange organized by the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA).

Seven lobstermen from Tasmania, West Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the Caribbean will meet with Maine lobstermen.

It begins with a Mid-coast Regional Meeting March 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Exchange participants will spend 3 days at the forum networking with Maine fishermen. Afterwards, the Lobstermen’s Exchange will hit the road-visiting wharves, local businesses, attending community dinners and hosting talks in Downeast, Midcoast and southern Maine locations. Maine families are graciously providing home-stays and organizing community events for their international lobstermen counterparts.

Maine lobstermen are encouraged to come “talk shop” with their peers from overseas and share ideas on gear, bait-usage and how to weather the recession.

A Downeast regional meeting will be held at the Ellsworth City Hall from 2:00 to 4:00 on March 9 and a Southern regional meeting will be held at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute from 2:00 to 4:00 on March 12. Lobstermen are encouraged to attend.

The Lobstermen’s Exchange will host events in Cutler on March 7-8, Jonesport on March 8, Mount Desert Island area on March 8-9, Stonington on March 9-10, Vinalhaven on March 10-11, Phippsburg on March 11-12, Long Island and Portland on March 12-14. International lobstermen will attend the Boston Seafood Show on March 14.

“During these challenging times, it’s important to share information and hear about what’s working for lobstermen in other regions,” said Patrice McCarron, Executive Director of the MLA.

Funding for this project is provided by the Maine Sea Grant, Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Island Institute, Maine Research, Education and Development Fund and in-kind support from Maine’s fishing communities and the MLA.

For more information, call 207.967.4555 or email Find more dates and times at

GHS Chess Team Keeps on Rolling!

The GHS Chess Team Keeps Rolling On!

The GHS Chess Team Remains Undefeated after beating their main rivals Swampscott High School 33-11

The GHS Chess Team is 7-0 so far this Season with one Match to go. They’ve already earned a first round bye in The upcoming North Shore Scholastic Chess League Tournament.

Look for More Breaking GHS Chess News and Photos,

(If I can teach these Geniuses how to use a Camera)

Right here on GMG!

GHS Chess Team Coach Zack Roy

Dylan Lane and Avery George practice their Poker faces

Chris Frontiero Contemplating his next Move. Chris' Overall Season Record is 18-0-1

Quinn O'Neil Stares down an Opponent

Dan Hunter -Speaks at seARTS Annual Meeting

seARTS held its annual meeting at Rockport Art Association, with Dan Hunter as it’s keynote speaker.

Captured some keep points he made, and photographed members, and a quick view of some of the art displayed at Rockport Art Association.   

Dan Hunter - Playwright

Jimmy T Gloucester Survivor Hopeful Asks For Your Vote

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