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Daily 2015 #GloucesterMA Schooner Festival Update For 8/27/15 @GlSchoonerFest

For 2015 Gloucester Schooner Festival Information-

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The Schooner Fest is #1 of ‘s “15 ways to spend Labor Day in New England” #GloucesterMA


Poor Minion Never Had A Chance…

Dogs being dogs…

See, this is what happens when dog owners leave the house. Dogs just humping everything in sight. Even the poor Minion gets violated.  Goddamned dog owners, so naive and shit.  Awww isn’t he cute,  he just wants to play.  Awwwww look at the widdle puppy playing with the Minion.  See how nice they play together?

Next thing you know the Minon’s walkin’ around funny with an ice pack strapped to it’s butt.

Hammer time.  By Jesus that dog was relentless.  Cut to next scene- stuffing flying everywhere.

and y’all wonder why I have a healthy fear of canines.

Oh and another thing, listen to the dog owners laughing.  That’s how it always is.  Dogs be humping your leg or jumping all over you with muddy paws or licking you and their owners are laughing the whole time.

The Body and Mind Illuminated

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Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness News –

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:


A Master’s Course

Friday, August 28; Saturday, August 29; Sunday, August 30 at Wisdom’s Heart, 2 Duncan St., Gloucester

Yoga and meditation together is an incredibly fast path to experiencing huge shifts in consciousness.  There is an ancient saying that inner winds and thoughts work in tandem for achieving total freedom.  During the weekend yoga classes you will be lead through postures in your body while at the same time using very specific thoughts in your mind to quickly move through the stages of awakening.

The Mind Illuminated is a uniquely comprehensive guide to meditation for a Western audience.  It is a clear, concise and in-depth meditation which combines wisdom from the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, providing meditators with step-by-step guidance for every stage of the path – from your very first sit to mastery of the deepest states of peace and insight.

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Community Stuff 8/27/15

Volunteer Mentors Needed

Do you have a sincere interest to work with adult learners from various backgrounds? Are you a current college student, business owner, professional, or retired? The Wellspring Educational Resource Center (WERC) at Wellspring House, 302 Essex Ave, is seeking volunteer mentors to help adult learners identify educational and career goals to attain and sustain a living wage position.  You will be paired with another mentor to help 2-5 students develop their personal plans to achieve their goals for personal success.  Training and resources provided.  Call Patrick Devanney at (978) 281-3558, ext. 323 to learn more.

Jean & Patrick

Hi Joey,
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport’s Thrift Shop is having its end-of-season HALF PRICE SALE starting this Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29 and continuing Friday and Saturday September 4 and 5.  The shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00.  Customers will find great treasures..old tools, fine crystal, oriental rugs, sporting equipment, games and puzzles, collectibles..something for all ages!
The money from the Thrift Shop goes toward the matching funds the church is required by the Community Preservation Fund to raise for the repair of the church steeple. 
Come, browse…you might be surprised at what you might find and you will be helping with the restoration of one of Rockport’s treasures.  We are located at 4 Cleaves Street in downtown Rockport.
Thank you for posting this….Liz Spaulding

John Hickey Brown was born in Hartford, CT in 1955 and currently resides in Melrose, MA. He
attended the University of Hartford and received a BA in English Literature from Charter Oak
College in 1981. He worked in the graphic arts field for over twenty‐five years.
While having no formal art training, he has received instruction from Boston artist, Jason Polins,
and has regularly attended the drop‐in classes and workshops of well‐known Gloucester painter
and teacher, David Curtis.
He is an associate member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts
Association in Gloucester. He enjoys participating in local events, such as Paint Essex and the art
auction at the Sawyer Free Library.
He paints landscapes in oil, primarily en plein air. He draws inspiration from the landscape of
New England and from the great tradition of American impressionist painters, especially those
who were drawn to Cape Ann.
“We are so happy to be able to welcome another local artist to our Gloucester branch. This
program has proven to be a very popular one in the Gloucester community – with local citizens
and visitors, alike,” noted Bank President, Russ Cole.
About the program:
One artist’s work is scheduled to be shown every three months; Mr. Brown’s work will be
displayed through October 2015. A reception is planned at the branch on Friday, September 18
from 1:00‐4:00PM to offer you the opportunity to meet John and learn more about his work.


Daily #GloucesterMA Schooner Festival Update 8/26/15



Ron Gilson submits-

Ben Pine’s name was a household word in the days of sail- the illustrious 1920s.  Piney said that the Essex built Schooner Columbia “Was the finest piece of wood to ever show her highs out of Gloucester.”  Schooner Columbia was lost prematurely off Sable Island only a few years after her launching.  She was the best that Essex built and Gloucestermen sailed schooner in the history of dorymen.

You can see from the photo Ron took this morning that on the tombstone of Ben Pine it depicts the beautiful Schooner Columbia.

Come down to Maritime Gloucester (23 Harbor Loop, downtown Gloucester) to celebrate the arrival of the schooner Columbia on Thursday, August 27, at 10am. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a free 2015 Schooner Festival Hat and Schooner Festival T-Shirt! (must be present during the drawing to win)

Help us welcome the Columbia is proper Gloucester style!


Tracy Arabian

Schooner Roseway In The Fog – Photos From Anthony Marks

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GloucesterCast 148 Taped 8/25/15 @CapeAnnTVCATV With @CraigShoots, @Ali4416 @SistaFelicia and @Joey_C #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 148 Taped 8/25/15 At Cape Ann TV With Craig Kimberley, Alicia DeWolfe, Sista Felicia and Joey C. Thanks To Erich Archer, Becky Tober, Henry Cooper, Cameraman Zack and Jim Capillo from Cape Ann TV for hosting us.

Topics Include: Cape Ann TV Disclaimer Reserved Only For The GloucesterCast,  Craig’s Sexy New Haircut, 2015 Gloucester Election Video Offer and Our Guesses As To Who Will Be the First Candidate To Submit One, League of Womens Voters Mayoral Debate September 3rd, Announcing Alicia’s Upcoming New All Female No Holds Barred Podcast and Will Be Inviting A Random Female FOB Each Week, Is Alicia Hoarding Her Topics?, Go See Alicia Who Is Hostessing At Foreign Affairs, Debating The Reasons Why So Many Gloucester Italian Restaurants Have Closed In The Past Two Years- La Trattoria, Giuseppe’s, Pinole, Espresso, PhotoGrid App for iTunes and Android, Labor Day Weekend Packed To The Gills With- September Block Party, Trails and Sails, Schooner Festival, Wondering Why Not All Downtown Merchants and Restaurants Were Listed As Participants In The September Block Party, Supporting The Schooners That Come To Gloucester For Schooner Festival, Kathleen Valentine Get’s Skewered By a Close Friend, Haters Gotta Hate. Kudos To Seaport Grill and Server Justin, Look For This Program On Cape Ann TV- Listings Here

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Community Stuff 8/26/15

Hey Joey!

It’s Chrissie (McNiff) Twombly – Jay’s sister.  How are you?  I am helping out on the PTO in Essex Elementary and we are trying to get the word out about the annual Happy as a Clam 5K coming up September 18th, 5:30 (Kids Dash) 6:00 (5K) at Essex Elementary School.  Any chance you could mention it somewhere on your website/Facebook?

Hope you are well.



Awesome thanks Joey!  I forgot to give you the website —

Gloucester High School Cheering News

This Thursday, August 27th  is our fundraiser at Mile Marker One Restaurant.  Enjoy excellent food, drink and entertainment while supporting the GHS Cheerleaders.  There will be a 50/50 raffle and 10% of all sales are generously being donated to our teams. 

Also, we are participating in the Downtown Block Party on Friday,  September 4th.  The Cheerleaders will be performing and playing games with the kids. There will be face painting , a raffle and goodies for sale.  All proceeds benefit our teams.  We are very excited to be part of this wonderful community event! 

Follow our Facebook page “Friends of Gloucester High School Cheerleaders” for info and updates. Thank you for all your continued support.  

The Gloucester High School Cheerleaders and Boosters

SeniorCare Inc. Gratitude Grant

Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant of $1,000.00 was awarded to SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels Program from The Gloucester Lodge of Elks. SeniorCare provided over 134,000 meals last year to elders in Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham.

In the Photo  SeniorCare’s Fiscal Director Jill Cluett,  Gloucester Elks Exalted Ruler Scott Cooke, SeniorCare’s Executive Director Scott Trenti, SeniorCare’s Nutrition Director Linnea Hagberg.


Hi Joey,

In anticipation of a large crowd and a lack of air conditioning at the Library, the community meeting for the Cameron’s re-development will be held at the Rose Baker Senior Center tomorrow night, Thursday, August 27th at 6pm.

Would you please pass along this info on GMG and to anyone you know who was interested in attending?

Thanks so much for your help!


Megan Merlin

Project Coordinator

Action Inc.

180 Main Street

September 4, 2015 Sails and Tails Gloucester Block Party Schedule



For more info-

Participating stores and restaurants-

Participating Stores and Restaurants:

The Cave, Premier Imprints,TBT Post, West End Sweets, Short & Main, Cafe Sicilia, Cafe Bishco, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Pop Gallery, Dog Bar, Palazola’s Sporting Goods, Jalapenos, Pisces, Mark Adrian Shoes, Harbor Goods/Life is Good, Local Colors, Kid’s Unlimited, Topside Grill, Turtle Alley, Dogtown Book Shop, G33K, Village Silversmith, Toodeloos!, Ohana, The Weathervane, The Dress Code, Fabola, Trident Gallery, Blue River Diamonds

The winch @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA If you only knew how much fish and #lobster this piece of equipment has offloaded in the past fifty years…


#beautifulindustry The winch @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

If you only knew how much fish and #lobster this piece of equipment has offloaded in the past fifty years…


Recap of August International Dory Races 2015.

Saturday, August 22, 2015, Lunenburg, NS
International Dory Races

It was a great day of racing this past weekend with good match ups in all divisions, that are gaining momentum each year.  US women’s team Amanda Palazzola and Lindsey Rogers in their 2nd year of dory racing competed in a close race to the very end losing out to arguably one of the best Canadian women’s teams of all time (Kath Moore & Gail Atkinson).  The Junior men’s category showed two teams with similar boat speed but the Canadian’s John Ernst & Jack Smith navigated a superior course to a win over Tyler Edmonds and Thomas Beaton.  I believe both of these teams will have 1 final year competing against one another in the Junior category.  The US mixed team’s 18 year old Lily Jean Sanfilippo broke an oar on the start in her very first race.  She was pretty rattled and had to row with unfamiliar gear, but made the US team and her partner Bill Edmonds proud with a valiant effort.  Canada’s newly paired mixed team Danette Eden/Willy Wells looked like they had rowed together for years, and  with superior course navigation and composure, they powered to a victory.  The Over 50 match-up pitted last year’s US contenders Alex Thomas/Donny Favaloro against Canadian living legend Walter Nickerson (with 5 decades of experience and too many wins to keep track of) & 8 year dory mate and equally successful Danny Moody.  There are not too many 50+ or younger who would like to see Walter and Danny line up beside them in a dory.  As expected, Walter & Danny piled up another win for the Canadians despite the heart felt efforts of the Americans.  And, in the final race of the day 3 time International Champs Glenn Harrington/Erik Dombrowski faced off with 5 time consecutive International Champs Joel George/Markus Schmidt.  After a close race to the turning flag, the Canadian team executed a perfect approach and turn gaining a lead and extending it back to the finish line.  Joel and Markus are excellent rowers with an unmatched work ethic in the dory, showing all the teams in the event the passion and dedication it takes to dominate dory racing.

A great day of racing in front of a good sized crowd after a very foggy start on picturesque Lunenburg Harbour was capped off by an afternoon/evening of camaraderie with US and Canadian rowers and friends rekindling long time friendships, swapping rowing stories and challenging each other with future competition to determine who has the world’s best dory rowers.  Don’t miss the 2016 June International Dory Races in Gloucester, MA.

Best wishes and a sincere thank you to CDRA and the Nova Star for making this event possible, pleasurable, and exciting for all participants and fans.  With all of your help, we have continued a 53 year tradition born out of schooner dory fishing heritage and national pride.

Team USA takes some time off from rowing to see the cliffs & caves at the famous Ovens Park.

MOSSE the band will be playing at the Harbor Loop Concert Series this Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Listen to a clip here-



MOSSE the band will be playing at the Harbor Loop Concert Series this Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

MOSSE band members Andrew Luman and Jerry Smith are Gloucester guys and the band is kinda famous thanks to GoodMorningGloucester (here was the world exclusive post on GMG about MOSSE’s debut.)

Thursday’s concert will be free, fun and kid-friendly. 

Attached to this email is a music clip of their sound and a Mosse CD poster, in case it’s helpful. 

Oh, and special bonus — the band will have their new CD available at Thursday night’s concert, too. 

See you there,

John McElhenny

Image of Mosse for GMG

So There’s This Bridge… (Poll)


So there’s this bridge in Westwood MA where trucks just keep smashing into.  It happens so often that someone has set up a video camera and put together a highlight reel of trucks smashing into it.

Play the video here-

You’ll see in the video that the trucks look like they’re gonna clear it but I’m not sure if the road suddenly has a bump but BAM, they all smash right into it tearing their box trucks to pieces.

Ultimately it’s the driver’s fault because there’s a big low clearance sign on the bridge itself and another tiny sign buried among about 5 other signs.

Do you think the town could do anything differently to alert the drivers Like attach a huge billboard photo of the previous truck wreck where it says LOW CLEARANCE so maybe it will sink in better or do you think that it won’t matter and they should just let these truck smash-ups continue to occur? Another alternative would be to install a hanging sign about 20 feet before the bridge that would be the height of the bridge so if the truck hit the sign it would make a loud noise and let the driver know that he won’t make it under and he better stop.

Community Stuff 8/25/15

The Gloucester  Nor Easters  are wrapping our first  summer program this Friday  Aug 29. We  have had a very  successful campaign  with  about 45 participants this summer which  was done a every  Friday thru July and August. I was hoping you could assist  us in promoting the Fall  season ,  I have attached a flyer that can be used if possible on your web site. Please feel  free to call me at home if you would like to further discuss or receive more information , my home number is 978 515 7116
Glen  O. McEachern



Poet Charles Giuliano at Annisquam Village Library August 27

The poet, Charles Giuliano, spent the summers of his youth in Annisquam.

On Thursday, August 27, at 7:30 PM he will return to his roots with a reception and reading from Shards of a Life at the Annisquam Village Library at 354 Leonard Street, rear.

The book of verse, which is available through Amazon, contains a number of poems related to growing up in Annisquam.

A second book Total Gonzo Poems which will be published this fall contains a chapter The Nugents of Rockport. On his mother’s side, Dr. Josephine Flynn, his Irish ancestors are an important part of Cape Ann History.

In 1875 Patrick and Mary Nugent, Irish immigrants, leased the 32 acre Beaver Dam Farm in Rockport from the Babson family. They raised 13 children of which three died tragically in 1913.

When Mary died in 1927 the farm was abandoned and later torched by local kids. All that survives is the stone kitchen from 1658. George Nugent bought land up the road on which is now located Nugent Farms a condominium complex. For a time George Nugent was the Boss Tweed of Gloucester politics.

There will also be a reading of selections of Nugent poems from the soon to be published book.

Now retired from teaching art history and running the gallery program for Suffolk University/ New England School of Art and Design Giuliano has an extensive career as a curator and critic. He also taught at Boston University, U. Mass Lowell and other colleges.

In 1970 he coined the word Gonzo which he was the first to publish in a July 3, review of Ten Years After at Harvard Stadium. At the time he was the rock critic for the daily Boston Herald Traveler. Giuliano is the only surviving original gonzo journalist. That legacy is the focus of his second book.

In addition to the Herald Traveler he was a columnist and editor of Art New England, contributor to Art News, the daily Patriot Ledger, Boston After Dark/ Phoenix and numerous publications.

Currently he lives in the Berkshires where he and his wife Astrid Hiemer publish and edit the on line digital magazine Berkshire Fine Arts.

An Offer To All #GloucesterMA Election Candidates:


As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for.  The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received.  If more than one video is submitted to me at then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM.  There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

If a candidate is not able to create a video to submit, then that speaks in my opinion to their qualifications to hold a position at this level of City Government.  If a candidate doesn’t read GMG or doesn’t get the word about this opportunity then that also speaks to their qualifications to hold a position at this level of City Government knowing the reach GMG has.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate.  Comments on for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.

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