I couldn’t have asked for a better more dedicated effort than the one put forth by our team. 35 quality posts in the First three days alone including the winning greasy pole walks, novena, procession, seine boats, Fiesta 5 K, faces in the crowd. Hell we had something like six different quality posts on Fiesta 5k alone.
Now I understand certain media outlets take heat for trying to stuff as much Fiesta content as they can into their pages but that’s the beauty of GMG. We don’t have no stinkin rules.
We don’t have to cover the puss.
We cover the good and we cover it to death.
FIESTA BABY! WE OWN THIS SPACE!
#BOOM! THAT JUST HAPPENED!
Great Job Team!
Filmed at Friday night’s formal opening ceremony. After shooting the greasy pole contest I raced back to my car, which was parked all the back to I4-C2, to lessen the load of tripod and video camera. I grabbed my still camera thinking I would only take snapshots. I wish I had kept the video camera with me, but attempted to shoot video with the Fujifilm x100. The x100 unfortunately does not have IS, or image stabilization, nonetheless the colors are good.
David Cox and Friends
The Orlando Family
Amanda and Felicia after the seine boat race.
My little brother Owen Bryan, 11, made this Lego Greasy Pole and we thought you might want to share it on the blog. Here are a few pictures that we liked.
-Lucy (Owen’s sister) and Heidi Wakeman (Owen’s mother)
Lots of anglers are catching 6" to 8" squid off the inside edge of the Eastern Point Breakwater with Sabiki rigs.
Anyone have a good spicy recipe for what to do with the fresh catch?
By the way, now that the Audubon Society runs the lot at the breakwater, don’t forget that it costs $5.00 to park there for the day!
As for access, tell the guard at the gate by Niles Beach that you’re headed for the breakwater. There’s a public right of way along the AEPR (Association of Eastern Point Residents) private speed-bumped roads.
As for Niles Pond, it’s a Great Pond open to public use.
Far Out in the Harbor
Far out in the harbor in the pink dusk
of a late June day, lies a schooner fast
to her anchor beneath the first quarter moon.
The softness of the scene mesmerizes me
and I imagine I can hear the rigging softly
click and ring against the swaying masts.
I quietly breathe in time to the gently
breaking surf. The nearby sounds of the Fiesta
are dampened by my meditation;
I am drawn into the temple of the harbor.
©Marty Luster 2012
All sorts of wild and crazy things happen on Rocky Neck, including skinnydipping girls on Madfish Wharf – right in the middle of Mug Up!
Mark your calendar: Thursday, July 5 at Rocky Neck Art Colony for Nights on the Neck and the closing reception for Horses and Other Abstract Notions, paintings by Judy Wilburn and Miss Lyn Cardinal at Khan Studio at the GMG Gallery. Make a night of it. The first performance – African Drumming with Mamadou – starts at 5:00 at Keith Trefry Memorial Park. My all time favorite, Bird Mancini will be at Imagine from 6:45-7:30. Judy’s and Lyn’s closing reception is from 7:00-9:00 and we have the awesome Tony Gallo Band at Madfish Wharf from 7:45-8:45. Our own Karen Ristuben winds up the night at The Center. The complete schedule follows. Don’t miss it. And don’t forget to stop by The Center at 6 Wonson Street when you arrive to pick up your Scavenger Hunt card. Also, think about having dinner at Madfish Grille or The Rudder, two of the sponsors of this year’s NOTN.
Representin’ for GMG in the Heartland
Ruby and Luke McElhenny may be visiting Kansas City but their heart remains in Gloucester.
Photo by Sally Goldenbaum, an author whose mysteries are set on Cape Ann and GoodMorningGloucester’s biggest fan in Kansas. (She also happens to be Ruby and Luke’s grandmother).
Horrible’s Parade Disney Themed
From Judy Mckinnon Cape Ann Travel Service;
What I’m looking for with regards to the parade is two things:
At least 6 kids between 10-14: Two to hold banner and wave with a Mickey hand, 4 more to walk and hand out brochures, throw candy (to people/not at).
And at least 6 little ones between 4-10 that have Disney character costumes (i.e., Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland) to dress as Disney characters and walk.
I have a couple of costumes (Princess Aurora, Cinderella, Pocahontas, tourist) for little ones – size 4 and size 6) that they could use if need be.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org . We’d treat all to a pizza party after July 15th for all volunteers.
Judy McKinnon email@example.com
Specializing in Disney Destinations
Disney Theme Parks, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Hawaii, Vero Beach, Hilton Head
Cape Ann Travel Service
85 Eastern Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-282-8216 (agency) / 508-572-1275 (cell)
About a week ago I posted from the annual Origami USA convention in New York City. At the end of this post, I’ll include some photos of the amazing work that was on display there. To help bring some of that origami goodness to Gloucester, I’ll be teaching a class at The Annie as part of the “Beyond Imagine” series of art workshops, on July 17 at 7PM ($5 donation The Annie per participant). The date was originally going to be on July 3, and that date was informally announced, but then we realized it would be overlapping with The Horribles Parade, and that would be a bad idea…
I’ll start off with some simple models, and will work up to more complex designs as time and the ability of the participants allows. The Annie is located on Washington Street, just north of the intersection with Main Street, in the Blackburn Tavern building (on the floor above Giuseppe’s).
To inspire you to learn origami, here are some photos of truly impressive origami from the exhibit at year’s convention, folded by artists from around the world:
Me, getting bitten by an origami dragon… an image of the passion for origami?
SAINT PETER’S FIESTA WEBCAM- Click photo for live view
St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012
Sunday, July 1
10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….United States Navy Band Northeast…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races..&…Greasy Pole Contest
6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 p.m…… Musical Entertainment – St. Peter’s Park
featuring Gianni Faraone w/ Ray Cavichio &
his mini Big Band & Natalie Pinto
11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession
GMG Straight Up Crushing The Fiesta Coverage