Monthly Archives: August 2010
All the News Stations came to Gloucester to report on the drowning at Braces Cove.
This is about the coverage. Channel 4, 5 and 7 were all at Good Harbor Beach reporting.
I captured WBZ reporting on video.
My heart goes out to the family who lost a loved one today.
The 131 foot, 95 ton schooner Harvey Gamage is in town for this weekend’s Schooner Festival. On Tuesday afternoon it was moved from its berth at the State Fish Pier to Rose’s Marine where it was positioned, secured and lifted on the yard’s drydock for bottom cleaning and maintenance. The operation took more than an hour and involved both mechanical and hydraulic devices as well as a good deal of plain old muscle power.
Betty – Pet of the Week
Good Morning Gloucester! My name is Betty and I am a sweet and curious lady
who is 3-1/2 years old. I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester
until I am adopted. I am a rescue from Puerto Rico. I can be bashful, but
once I get to know you – I am a real snuggle bunny. I am learning about
leash walking and can’t wait to be adopted so I can walk
around Gloucester and show off my new family. If you would like to visit me,
please stop by the shelter located at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester,
located at 260 Main Street. We are closed on Monday and Tuesdays, but
open the other days. I think I am a Jack Russell Terrier with a sprinkle of
this and that in my family tree. Because of my timid nature, I would love a
family with children ten years or older. Please…please….please consider
adopting. My life has not been that easy and
being adopted would make my life perfect. Just thinking about being adopted
just makes me so happy I could cry!
Thanks to Tina Ketchopolos for sending in the Pet of The Week
Art display at Gloucester Brewery Tuesday August 31st 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Jeff Cluett and Benjamin Stebbings display some of their work.
Sadly, the Market Restaurant is no longer serving Breakfast or Lunch. I guess we’ll just have to check out their awesome, dinner selections! Those home-made crispy chips are still on my mind…
Dear Little Harbor Boathouse Rowers:
Make the most of the return of this summer’s beautiful weather and COME ROW!
Please join us for the below schedule of rowing opportunities!
Echo Rowing Enthusiast
Little Harbor Boathouse Owner
Coached Rows through Sept 1st
Coached Row with Jim Keating
Mondays: 5:30 -7:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Coach Eileen Dunn: Aug 30 & Sep 1
Come row with a coach on the water providing tips on improving your sculling technique!
No advanced registration required. Level 1 Completion or equivalent required.
We’ll be launching by 5:45 p.m. Please be prompt.
All equipment included.
Weekly Open Practice ROWS
Row to be happier, healthier, fitter!
NEW: Saturday, Aug. 28 & Sep 4
7:30 – 9:30 am
Mon. Sep 30
Wed. Sep 1
Labor Day Mon. Sep 6
7 – 9 AM
Row with other members;
non-members may rent Echo Rowing Shells ($28/row)
Anne Malloy, Little Harbor Boathouse Keeper,
on-site to assist you on and off the water!
No Open Row on Wed. 9/8
JOIN the LITTLE HARBOR BOATHOUSE:
With 2 months remaining in the season, there’s plenty of great rowing days to enjoy on Salem Sound! Make the most of the season and enjoy all the body, mind & spirit benefits of rowing: the most fun and complete aerobic and resistance training work-out and high-calorie burn I know!
Fall Membership $200:
Open Rows included. Add Coached Rows ($28/session) and Private Coaching as you like.
$100 refundable deposit required for restricted key access to LHB 7 days a week!
Row when it works for you. Coach sign-off on Level 1 completion or equivalent required.
To join contact: Maryellen Auger
ph: w: 781-990-3552 | c: 781-504-8420
Little Harbor Boathouse on Gas House Beach
2010 First Annual Fleet Sale
Echo Rowing and Rowing For All are selling our loaner fleet of 3 Echo Open Water Rowing Shells! The sale begins on Sept 5 and runs through the end of October. Beginning Sept. 5th, you may place a 10% deposit to reserve your boat. Final payment must be made by check only when picking up the boat. Boats will not be available for pickup until the release date of October 30. In order to guarantee yourself a boat, place a deposit as soon as the boat sale begins.
Red Echo Open Water Rowing Shell: List Price: $3950. Sale Price: $2950
Yellow Echo Rowing Shell: List Price: $3950. Sale Price: $2950
Orange Echo Rowing Shell: List Price: $3950. Sale Price: $3160.
PLUS: All sales are eligible for FREE WINTER STORAGE at Little Harbor Boathouse! $150 savings!
While taking an afternoon sail on the Annisquam, we noticed a small flame under the bridge and saw someone running away from the fire while yelling. Then there were a series of explosions and the fire suddenly became much larger. We called 911 immediately once we realized that this fire was not under control. It wasn’t long before you could hear the crackle of burning wood as the fire continued to grow. Not only did traffic stop on top of the bridge, but waterway traffic also was halted by the Gloucester Harbor Police and US Coast Guard under the bridge. Eventually were allowed to pass safely under the bridge and head back home before the ebbing tide would have made it impossible to return to our dock at Montgomery’s Cove. We were relieved to learn later that no one was hurt and that the damage was minimal.
– David Montgomery
I showed Joey my Sketch Book Sunday and he thought I should post some.
So Blame him!
Will draw for drink! if it’s made with Ryan and Wood Spirits!
Lisa J. was the first person out of 35 answers to identify Virgilio’s on Main St. This photo was taken during last week’s Block Party.
Congratulations, Lisa!! See you all next Monday for a Labor Day WhereZat? with a PRIZE!!!
People went to the beach by Taxi, Bike and even walked. Good Harbor was crowded this weekend.
But some still found a spot to read a book in solitude.
Get to Gloucester This Weekend! You Will Not Be Disappointed!
Click Photo For Program List of Events
September 3-6, 2010
Click here for a list of Schooners that plan to sail in the Mayor’s Race on Sunday, September 5, 2010.
Cape Ann’s Schooners
Thomas E. Lannon, Leading the Parade of Sail
Adventure, Hosting the Mayor’s Reception, and
Lewis H. Story, Flagship for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. The Bald Eagle and Sugar Babe from Gloucester, Maine from Essex and Green Dragon from Manchester-by-the-Sea.