Ok I’ve guided you on who is nominated locally in the Play Category and Eat Category, see those posts by clicking those links. If you notice, the influence from our local readership has many many Gloucester establishments in the lead. Two that could use help are votes for Good Harbor as Beach and St Peter’s fiesta for Fair/Festival vote for those here
Now we focus on local establishments nominated in the Kids category. you can click on any of the hyperlinks to view past Good Morning Gloucester Coverage on each of these fine local establishments.
Click here to submit your votes in the BONS Kids category
Baby Clothing- There is nothing locally nominated but I think we could change that with a write in under other for Kids Unlimited, downtown Gloucester children’s clothing store extraordinaire. As of this writing 0 votes, not nominated
Family Hangout Indoor- Monkey Joe’s should win this by a mile even though it isn’t nominated (yet) As of this writing 0 votes, not nominated
Family Hangout Outdoor- No Local Nomination. You could write in Ravenswood or Halibut Point State Park My Vote- Halibut Point As of this writing 0 votes, not nominated
Kid Friendly Dining- No Local Nomination But I would write in Giuseppe’s or Lobster Pool’s Outdoor Eat In The Rough with the Smore Firepit and Sunsets As of this writing 0 votes, not nominated
Kid’s bookstore- The Bookstore of Gloucester As of this writing 0 votes
Kid’s Clothing- Kid’s Unlimited is not as of this writing nominated but I’m suggesting a write in campaign for them As of this writing 0 votes, not nominated
Toy Store- Toodeloos Gloucester As of this writing 25 votes and is not in the lead
When You are done voting in the Kids Category, feel free to vote in the Play and Eat Category and support local businesses
I will highlight local picks in the other BONS category in an upcoming post. Who supports local businesses like this here blog? NOBODY! Get out the vote peeps!
Investigators Conclude Gloucester Fatal Fire Accidental
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Gloucester Fire Chief Eric L. Smith said the January 26, 2013 fire at 4 Windsor Lane, Gloucester, that took the life of 55-year old Kim Anderson, has been determined to be accidental. The victim died of smoke inhalation and burns according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The fire originated in the living room of the one-story, one-family home.
State Fire Marshal Coan said, “The investigative team has narrowed down the possible causes to improper disposal of smoking materials, combustibles too close to the baseboard heaters or an electrical malfunction of the baseboard heater behind the couch, but have ruled out arson as a possible cause.”
Gloucester Fire Chief Smith said, “We just recently changed our clocks which is a great time for each of us to check all our detectors to make sure they are working. Working smoke alarms are your first line of defense in a fire, giving you precious moments to use your home escape plan.”
Coan said, “Many people incorrectly think that they will wake up to the smell of smoke, when in fact studies have shown you will not, and the toxic smoke from a fire will put you into a deeper sleep.” Investigators could find no evidence of working smoke alarms in the home.
This fire was jointly investigated by the Gloucester Fire Department, the Gloucester Police Department, State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and to the Office of the Essex District Attorney’s Office. Assistance was received from the electrical inspector and from the Code Compliance and Enforcement Unit in the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (1935 – )
A native of Amdo, in the disputed province of Qinghai, the Dalai Lama was chosen as the incarnation of the previous title holder when he was two. He began his monastic training at six and was awarded the highest level Buddhist degree at 23. From the age of 15 he headed theocratic Tibet, which was being subsumed into China first by the Nationalists and later by the People’s Republic. At the beginning of the Tibetan Uprising of 1959 he led 80,000 refugees to India to establish a government-in-exile. He has traveled widely in the West and garnered international support for an independent Tibet while receiving honors from several countries culminating in his 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. His simple message and support of ecumenism has endeared him to the members of many faiths. He is the longest incumbent Dalai Lama in history.
Fenway Park is one of my favorite places. Was at a client on Comm Avenue in Boston Wednesday. Being so close to Fenway decided to take a walk over there and took a couple of pictures. One of Ted Williams and Child and the Teammates. Here is a little history of the two statues.
An 8-foot, 6-inch-tall statue of Williams mounted on a four-foot granite base was unveiled outside Gate B of Fenway, located behind the right-field line. The structure, which weighs 3,380 pounds, depicts Williams holding a bat over his left shoulder while he places his cap on the bald head of a cancer-stricken child. Ted Williams hit .406 and the last Major Leaguer to do so. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio are the four team mates. These statues are located outside Gate B at the intersection of Ipswich and Van Ness Street.
Marlee Melvin reports-
This years DECA class was awarded with thirteen Gloucester High School students to attend the Massachusetts State DECA competition in Boston. All students did a great job representing the high school! One lucky student, Ariana Puopolo placed 3rd in her category of professional selling. Her coming in 3rd place out of 12 teams sends her to Anaheim California for the national DECA competition! Along with Ariana, DECA adviser and teacher Ann Grassetti will be selecting Joshua Lane to attend Anaheim with them because of Gloucester earning one slot for the Leadership Academy. Josh Lane is a strong student who has been working in the business department at the school for the past three years. Congrats guys and good luck in California!!
The students in the picture from left to right are: Danielle Pomeroy, Ethan Lally, Angela Marino, Katie McTigue, Ariana Puopolo, James King, Lauren Horne, Catherine Movalli, Kevin Rogers, Ally Toye, Joshua Lane, Nate Frontiero, and Hannah Grimes
I took this photo of a crowd sunbathing and swimming at Wingaersheek beach a year ago today. I went swimming myself at Cambridge Beach that day. It was in the 80’s.
I have been wondering about two moons shining so brightly in the Party Time video…
You know the season is upon us when there are 26 live shows over the weekend and most of the summer-only venues aren’t even open yet. (If you’re a summer business, stop what ever you’re doing, take Paul & RD’s advice and let him know when you open: see here).
And just in case you’ve missed my incessant plugs for taking kids to live music, here we go again … shows start as early as 7pm tonight and tomorrow. Then on Sunday it’s 8 different start-times in 8 1/2 hours: 11am, 2pm, 3, 5, 5:30, 6, 7 and 7:30. See the complete weekend live music schedule here.
One of this weekend’s shows features Noise publisher/editor T Max, who’s got a new CD out soon. And on that CD, is a new song Clickity Clack, which was inspired by a spontaneous burst of creativity from over a year ago, when we filmed his walk through Gloucester’s music scene (see the video series here). Now he’s turned it into a clever romantic tragedy with an edge (see lyrics and chords here).
Here’s the original spontaneous creative burst from February 2012
Here’s the new version a year later performed by T Max with Bird Mancini
Each player shared some original songs. A great time was had by all.
Be sure to stop by next week March 28th to hear Inge Berge, Jon Waterman, Dylan Estes, Allen Estes, Steve Caraway, Joe Wilkins and Marina Evans.
Last nights singers where Will Hunt, Satch Kerans, Annette Dion, Jon Waterman, Bradley Royds, Marina Evans, Brian O’Connor and Joe Thomas as our friendly host and comedian.
Joe Thomas host and comedian
Len Burgess submits-
Thinking about last year’s warm weather and looking forward to being out in the beautiful Harbor again on each of Gloucester’s maritime schooners breathing in the clean salty air and gathering the sunsets in my camera.
Register now for Summer Camps at Manchester Athletic Club! Wonderful options for ages 3-16. Register by April 1, 2013 and receive our Early Bird Discount- 10% off! Check out different camp options, pricing and a schedule of camp events at:
For more information call our Program Registration Department at 978-526-8900 Ext. 257