Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ryan Cox and Brad Atkinson Prep The Dodgeball Court T-Minus 15 Hours Til Tournament Time

Are You Ready For Some Dodgeball?
Camp Spindrift Saturday at 11AM

Statues & Plaques of Gloucester From Peter Dorsey – Chester Grant Stone

Joey,

In my travels around Gloucester there is one memorial stone that I do NOT recommend that anyone try to visit or to even look at closely. The best place to see this stone marker is right here on Good Morning Gloucester.

The reason for this is because the marker in question is located at the outside edge of inside of the first traffic circle you come to on Rte. 128 when you come into Gloucester; called Grant’s Circle. The only other way to see it is to park in the Friendly’s parking lot, hop over the traffic barrier at the side of the circle, and carefully negotiate on foot through two lines of circling automobile traffic. You could peer out the window of your car as you drive around the circle, BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT EITHER!! The stone marker is a tall dark, possibly slate or polished granite stone with a carved relief portrait of Chester Grant, for whom the circle is named ” This Circle, Erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1956, is Dedicated to Honor Chester H. Grant, 1897 -1954, A Soldier and Devoted Citizen”. Chester Grant served in World War I in France from 1917 to 1919. He was, “cited 3 times for Meritorius Conduct Under Fire and Received the Silver Star with Palm.” The silver star, known as the Croix de Guerre or the War Cross is a French Military decoration to honor people who fought bravely with the Allies against the Axis Force during World War I. “As a Public Official for the City of Gloucester – Displayed Great Ability in the Performance of His Municipal Duties.” There is a flag pole behind the stone marker with a light which shines on the flag from the underside at night.

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Don’t Be The Dope That Misses Saturday’s GMG/Farm Bar and Grille 3rd Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament

I personally guarantee you will have the best time you’ll have all year.

IT IS A SPECTACLE TO BEHOLD. 

We will be filming another contestant and fan Harlem Shake Video, get there by 11:00AM to be in the Harlem Shake Taping.  If you have a funny helmet, mask or costume bring it because it will make the video that much more nuts.

The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:30am until 4:30pm in EDT

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

YMCA Camp Spindrift

57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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2012 Video from Craig Kimberley

This year we filled up the 20 team brackets in under 20 hours because anyone at all that went last year knew just how insanely fun it was.

Pics from 2012-

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Kim Smith’s 2012 Video-

Historic New England Home

When visiting my daughter Kimberly at her home in Adamsville section of Dorchester, noticed almost across the street is the Pierce House.  The Pierce House is a Historic Home of New England just as our beautiful Beauport.

Pierce House is one of the last surviving examples of seventeenth-century architecture in the city of Boston. Lived in by ten generations of one family, the house documents the building practices and tastes of the Pierces over three centuries. At different times, family members expanded and adapted their house to meet demands for space, function, comfort, and privacy.  The history of the Pierce family highlights important aspects of social history, community history, and New England history. It tells the compelling story of a middling New England family over the course of three hundred and fifty years as they worked hard to provide for themselves and their children. The Pierce family took part in both local and national events; during the American Revolution, Colonel Samuel Pierce participated in the fortification of Dorchester Heights.  Architectural viewports and special lighting highlight many of the rare surviving seventeenth-century features. Of particular interest are beautifully chamfered framing members and a nearly complete exterior wall of original riven clapboards that was preserved by the addition of a lean-to.

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Best of Rocky Neck

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CONTACT: Stevie Black, Marketing Director

978-515-7004, marketing@rockyneckartcolony.org

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Welcomes Spring With The Best Of Rocky Neck Exhibition.  Artist members celebrate their diversity and community with a comprehensive and color-full exhibition.

March 13, 2013 – Gloucester MA – This spring, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition celebrates the diversity of styles, media and techniques, and sense of community of the artist members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. The comprehensive and color-full exhibit features one piece of current artwork from each of the participating members. The Best of Rocky Neck exhibition will run from April 4–28, 2013 and gallery hours are Thursdays – Sundays, 12–4 PM. Join us for the reception and meet the artists on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 4–6 PM at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930.

This April, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition takes over both gallery levels of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck much like the successful Winter Show a few months ago. This year’s spring members exhibition is sure to take its place alongside the many successful shows that have opened at the Cultural Center since last summer, and will certainly become a fixture on the Cultural Center’s year-round schedule of events.

The RNAC Cul tural Center Gallery is located at 6 Wonson Street, Rocky Neck, Gloucester and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 4 PM. Please find the RNAC calendar at rockyneckartcolony.org

GAAC Introduction to Astronomy Tonight in Lanesville!

GAACGloucester Area Astronomy Club, “Intro to Amateur Astronomy,” is tonight, Friday night, March 15 at 8:00PM, at the Lanesville Community Center

GAAC will feature presentations on the rewards of the hobby, what the different types of telescopes are, how they work, how to buy one, how much to spend, what to look at, you name it. Everything you need to know to get started, or to up your game. Bring your questions! The public is warmly invited; as always, there are no dues or fees, and presentations are geared toward the general public.

The Lanesville Community Center is located at 8 Vulcan Street, Gloucester, MA.

If they let Rubber Duck take a peek, they’ll let you too!

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Gary Backstrom Band with Michael Thomas Doyle on Drums tonight @ Rhumb Line

There’s so much going on tonight (see schedule here) that even if you go out early and stay out late, you won’t be able to catch everything.  I guess you could call that good news for Cape Ann’s music scene.  More good news that Dan King is back in town playing with KBMG tonight at Dog Bar.

It’s also good news is that if you play your cards right, you can get to a lot of shows because they start at 6, 7, 8, 9 and the Gary Backstrom Band at 9:30 at the Rhumb Line.

Dancing to the Gary Backstrom Band would be a perfect way to end an excellent night of music.  Tonight Gary’s got Michael Thomas Doyle on drums.  Hopefully you’ve seen Doyle on guitar with Chelsea Berry (check out this video).  He’s just as good on drums.  See him in the Gary Backstrom Band video below at Harbor Loop last summer.

Oohh, I can’t wait for Harbor Loop concerts to start up again … I once asked Doyle which instrument he likes better.  He replied, “Do you have kids?”
“Yes.”
“Which one do you like best?”

Point taken!

Feeding Birds Off Your Head At The Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary? Yeah, That’s Something We Like To Do

Such a fantastic resource right in our backyard. You ought to take advantage of the trails and hiking too!

Community Photos 3/15/13

Hello,

I wanted to send in a couple of pictures I took in Gloucester on Saturday. The first one is on Atlantic Road early Saturday morning. The road was officially closed but I was able to walk in and snap a couple of incredible wave shots.

The second was taken at Eastern Point.

The third is at Stage Fort Park……incredible amount of rocks thrown out of the harbor and into the park!!

My wife and I bought a condo in the Stage Fort Area. We live in Woburn but spend as much time as possible in Gloucester enjoying the new pad! I look forward to snapping many pictures we can share with Good Morning Gloucester…….I love reading this everyday!!

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Elinor Teele  Submits-Dried Seaweed Outside the Annisquam Market

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Another Perspective from Dwight Hebert-

A couple times a week, folks on the back shore see these low riding barges near the horizon heading north.  They are carrying fuel to our neighbors in Portland and places further north.  This picture shows where is all begins in the East Boston/Chelsea channel tank farm. This barge and tug just arrived for another load of fuel.

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GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Harlem Shake Video Featuring Bikini Speedo Dodgeballers Filmed Last Night!!

Filmed by Kim Smith During The GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Registration Party

Click here to follow along with the Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Facebook Page –

DODGEBALL IS THIS SATURDAY BE THERE AT CAMP SPINDRIFT!!!!!

HERE WE GO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses www.nextstepnet.org

Community Stuff 3/15/13

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Welcomes Spring With The Best Of Rocky Neck Exhibition
Artist members celebrate their diversity and community with a comprehensive and color-full exhibition.

March 13, 2013 – Gloucester MA – This spring, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition celebrates the diversity of styles, media and techniques, and sense of community of the artist members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. The comprehensive and color-full exhibit features one piece of current artwork from each of the participating members. The Best of Rocky Neck exhibition will run from April 4–28, 2013 and gallery hours are Thursdays – Sundays, 12–4 PM. Join us for the reception and meet the artists on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 4–6 PM at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930.

This April, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition takes over both gallery levels of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck much like the successful Winter Show a few months ago. This year’s spring members exhibition is sure to take its place alongside the many successful shows that have opened at the Cultural Center since last summer, and will certainly become a fixture on the Cultural Center’s year-round schedule of events.

The RNAC Cultural Center Gallery is located at 6 Wonson Street, Rocky Neck, Gloucester and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 4 PM. Please find the RNAC calendar at www.rockyneckartcolony.org
Best of Rocky Neck Exhibition
at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930
April 4–28, 2013
Thursdays – Sundays, 12–4 PM
Reception for the Artists
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 4–6 PM
The Cultural Center At Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930


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NSSPI Realizes we live in a world where young athletes are expected to do more of the same to get better. Play more soccer to become a better soccer player. Play more hockey to become a better hockey player. The list goes on. Unfortunately, if continue to do more sport specific training using incorrect movement patterns, we are simply creating bodies that are imbalanced and set up for injuries down the road. Instead, we need to be creating better athletes whose movement patterns lead to stronger runners, jumpers, swimmers and skaters, etc. In essence, we need to build stronger athletes whose athletic abilities can easily adapt to the demands of many sports, therefore increasing the longevity and strength of the athlete across many modalities.
NSSPI has designed a strength and conditioning program for athletes (Ages 10-17) seeking excellence at the next level of performance! Each session focuses on mastering key athletic movement patterns which will support the development of strength, power, speed and flexibility.  They will work on mobility, flexibility, strength and conditioning.  These athletes will decrease their risk for injury and build strength and confidence to meet the demands of their specific sport.


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We have another note we wanted to pass along to the GMG community – about some plans for this weekend that’ll help take our minds off the winter storms.

One of those nasty winter blizzards forced the cancelation of our Soup-er Bowl earlier this year…but we’ve made the most of it and combined this with St Patrick’s Day.  We think this will be even more fun — this coming Saturday, March 16, we’re holding a St. Patrick’s Day Soup-er Bowl.  We’re still offering a 25% discount for those guests who bring some soup — and our judges will choose a winner, with the Soup-er Bowl champ getting a gift certificate for a free return visit (folks can even come and stay a night or two and just taste the soup). And because we’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day, there will be some Cape Ann Brewery beer on hand, along with other holiday treats.  The Shutters has a St. Patrick’s Day tradition to uphold.  Here’s a photo from last year – and a Soup-er Bowl reminder from our St Paddy’s Day hostess.image004

Thanks

Tony, Patty, Ed & AnnMarie Blue Shutters Beachside Inn 978-283-1198


Green Days At Pop Gallery

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Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

March 2013

We are gearing up for the 2013 market! 

Please Save the Dates for:

Annual Dinner & Movie Fundraiser

Betting the Farm” *

Sunday, April 28, 4pm – 7pm
Cape Ann Community Cinema, Gloucester

*Movie will be followed by a Q & A with the CEO of Moo Milk ( the Dairy Co-Op that the film is about)

Early Spring Market (new for 2013!)
Saturday, April 20
10:30-1:30
Unitarian Universalist Church, Gloucester