Monthly Archives: December 2017

GloucesterCast 257 The Ten Year Anniversary Podcast With Robert Schick, Wayne Berger, Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Paula Ryan O’Brien and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/17/17

GloucesterCast 257 The Ten Year Anniversary Podcast With Robert Schick, Wayne Berger, Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Paula Ryan O’Brien and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/17/17

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Podcast is Sponsored By Cape Ann Community Cinema- Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

SCORE Seminar January 9th at Cape Ann Savings Bank Details Here

10 Year GMG Anniversary Party at Cape Ann Giclee  Huge Thanks to James and Anna Eves

Missy Salah’s Driftwood Chacuterie Board Was a Show Stopper

Seventh Time Is a Charm

Wayne Berger’s Award Winning Southwest Mac and Cheese

Jimmy Vowed To Do The Rocky Neck Polar Plunge

Cape Ann Farmers Holiday Market At The UU Saturday December 23rd From 10-1

Pat and Jimmy Brought Pauline’s Gifts Hand Painted GMG 10 Year Anniversary Ornaments

Swan Rescue

David Robinson, Drummer From The Cars Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Windemere Art and Antiques

Black Earth Compost Trying to Expand Curbside Pickup

Progress On Fundraising For Kim’s Monarch Film

Men’s Night Thursday Night

Check Out Cape Ann Olive Oil and Premiere Imprints

Subscribe to The GloucesterCast Podcast by Email

Thanks To Earl and Arch Who Created The Official GMG Song -“Gloucester Til the End“. Watch the music video Mike Lindberg put to it- brings a tear to my eye when I listen to it-






Jus saying, please be careful friends ~

Especially during the holiday gift giving season, you may find in your inbox some pretty slick looking scams. This last one came from “AS – Amazon Support” after a recent order was placed, claiming my payment method had been declined. AS is also the initials of the scammer, Andre Shamido, who wanted an updated payment method provided.  

It didn’t come through when I converted the following scam email to a jpg, but the scammers “Update your payment method” was displayed within a gold-colored box, similar to the gold Amazon uses to highlight ordering information when Amazon wants you to click on a link.

Amazon will never send an unsolicited e-mail that asks you to provide sensitive information. 


Restorative Workshop TONIGHT

Cape Ann Wellness

Perfect night to take a break, REST, reset and rejuvenate for the final weeks of 2017.

Join Kathryn Schroeder at NSRY for pure Holiday Winter Bliss. Light up from the inside out with the gift of self-care during this season of giving. Simple, easy poses supported by props to ease the body into deep therapeutic relaxation. Bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye pillows by candlelight along with essential oils and massage assists will bring you back to your breath and harmonize your body, mind and heart. All levels and no experience necessary.

$25 6:30pm-8pm at North Shore Restorative Yoga

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Last chance

You still have time! Pauline’s Gifts is open through December 22, the last day of one of her busiest years of operation these last 18 years. They’re open seasonally and will reopen in late April 2018.

Spoiler alert for a few of the GMG contributors who couldn’t make it last night…Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz ordered custom painted Pauline ornaments for the GMG crew Christmas party and 10th year celebration. Thank you so much Pat and Jimmy!

Pat Dalpiaz gifts to GMG- local ornaments hand painted by pauline's gifts

last chance seasonal reopen spring 2018


Our Friends Mike and wendy In Noank CT Have The Cutest Shop Ever @MWCoastalGoods


Check Out Their Joint Here-


Follow Them On Instagram Here-

Driftwood Charcuterie Board- Blown Away From @drift_wood_charcuterie!

Driftwood Charcuterie Board- Blown Away From @drift_wood_charcuterie!

A post shared by Joey C (@captjoe06) on

More info on ordering one for your party here-



How to Start a Business SCORE Northeast Massachusetts

The volunteer mentors at SCORE want to help people who are dreaming of starting their own business, to understand the process and become a successful entrepreneur. We invite everyone to attend a free workshop at 10 am on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 in the Cape Ann Savings Bank Community Room, located at, 123 Main Street in Gloucester.

Attendees of this workshop can expect to learn all the basic steps in starting a business, how you can get (and keep) customers. Cape Ann Savings Bank’s Business Lending Team will be available to talk about some of the sources of financing available for a small business. It will be an interactive session with much of the content customized to the specific interests of attendees.


Please register at:


SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. ( )

The Northeast Massachusetts chapter was established in 1977 and now boasts 40 members who mentor clients by appointment in any of our 11 Branches on the North Shore. ( )

Bart Schick, Manager of the Cape Ann Branch, meets clients at the Granite Branch of Cape Ann Savings (247 Main Street, Rockport) on most Tuesdays and anyone can make an appointment by calling 978-691-1321

Ten Years Ago Today Good Morning Gloucester Was Launched And we’re Still Going Strong


Ten years of laughter.

ten years of teamwork.

Ten years of friendships.

Ten years of reporting.

Ten years of love.

Ten years of community service.

57,761 posts published.

117,962,797 views (I started the feed stats a couple seeks after the blog was launched.  The blog was launched December 17, 2007.  The feed stats service was enabled January 19th, 2008).

Brick by brick. From the first month when we reached 100 views per day ad was excited, then 1000 a day after a year or so of putting the link to the blog in front of as many people I could, then adding great people as contributors, 5000, 10,0000, 20,000 four years in, 30,000 and now where we are now averaging around 45,000 views per day based in a city of 30,000.  What a gift it’s been to all of us.  Mainly the friendships.  You could take it all away and those friendships are the most valuable to me.  We’ve been through a lot.  We’ve lost loved ones, we’ve garnered national attention, won a ton of awards, fought the good fight, but at the end of the day it’s the people- the friendships, the love shared and  the passion for highlighting the best our city has to offer.  It’s the people.  It’s you guys.  It’s the community.

Here’s to another 10 years of passionate community love and collaboration.


10 Years In-



Marty Luster’s Movie-

Here, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Good Morning Gloucester, is a short video featuring interviews and reminiscences with Joey and few of the regular contributors. First posted on May 11, 2016.