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Adventure’s Freight Hauling Voyage from Greg Bover

Gloucester’s recently restored 1926 Schooner Adventure was hired by a group of Maine farmers, the Greenhorns, and an outfit called Maine Sail Freight, to carry goods from Portland to Boston for sale in the Boston Public Market, the first such delivery under sail since before WWII. Their idea was to show that there are alternative ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint. I shipped aboard as a volunteer deckhand. It was a privilege to be part of such a fine crew (most of whom are half my age or less).

We left Gloucester at 2300 on Wednesday after our regular member sail and arrived in Portland to load the next morning. There were plenty of volunteers to help get the goods on the ship. We left Portland at 0600 on Friday morning, sailed south all day and through the night tacking against the prevailing southwesterlies. I stood lookout and did my turns at the helm from 0400 to 0800 so I saw moonset and sunrise with my two watch mates while everyone else was asleep. It was an amazing experience to be sailing such a powerful ship twenty miles off the coast in darkness and almost total silence. Whales, porpoises, gannets, and shearwaters came by to check us out. There was some time to catch up on sleep and eat the great food coming from the galley before going back on watch from 1600 to 2000, and sailing into Boston Harbor. We unloaded early Sunday morning so the goods could be sold at the Boston Public Market and entertained visitors on deck during an Open Ship before sailing back to Gloucester and anchoring in the outer harbor allowing Columbia, in town for the Schooner Festival, to stay at our usual spot on Maritime Gloucester’s Webster Pier until the next morning. As the official schooner of the City of Gloucester, part of Adventure’s mission is to represent the city in places beyond Cape Ann, I think we did so ably. Our upcoming trips to Provincetown and New Bedford will continue that ambassadorial role.

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Gregory R Bover

V.P. Operations, Project Manager

C. B. Fisk, Inc.

Cowboying the ForesailCraig and Natalie in the holddeck panoramaoff watch

John Theo’s new murder mystery novel Cape Ann (CLEAN READS, 2015) is now available where all e-books are sold.


Jeremy Callahan is an ex-cop turned schoolteacher. He lives in the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, located in the heart of Cape Ann.  His best friend is Brian Walden, a CEO of a software company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One night Brian is gunned down in front of Jeremy by an apparent drive-by-shooting. Jeremy utilizes his law enforcement background to embark on a mission to find out who murdered his friend. While on the trail he runs into the FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and into the arms of a beautiful new Harbormaster named Carrie.


John Theo Jr. has been a freelance writer for over ten years publishing both fiction and non fiction. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches screenwriting. Cape Ann is his second full length novel. John lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his family.  

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Jim Dialpaz Wins The First GMG Logo Shirt Contest!

My husband Jim in his GMG tech jacket while we took the harbor lighthouse cruise sponsored by the Cape Ann Museum last week.  Not the best picture in the world, but the logo is clear!  Again, it was great to meet you. Thank you for your time.   Jim and Pat Dalpiaz

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To enter this week’s contest for the long sleeve XL GMG logo shirt share links from the GMG Store found here-

Share on facebook or twitter. every share you do becomes another entry for you to win, with every purchase you also get another entry and increases your chance to win. Click here to go to the purchase page where the share links reside!


Beau’s Juicery & Co. At 11 Center St #GloucesterMA First Look…

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Beau’s Juicery & Co.

A mother and daughter offering cold pressed juices & naturally inspired items in downtown Gloucester, MA. 11 Center St. Open Mon-Sat 8-4 & Sun 8-12

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Reason to hope

Hi Joey,

I follow the GMG and am very sad to hear of Fred’s passing.  I never got the pleasure of meeting him but enjoyed his contributes…… I have to tell a tidbit of my past weekend that

should give everyone a reason to hope……….

My husband was meeting me later a Good Harbor, so I had a bit of a load to carry.  There

were these two boys, like 9-10 years old walking a little one to the bathroom, so easier on the 

parking lot.  The little one said something funny about a mean sister and I laughed.  Then

I hear “Excuse me”…..”Excuse me, ma’am  do you need help”?  OK I”M LIKE WHAT?”

I was shocked and said no thank you, that I was good, but the smile on my face…

Greatest kids on GH that day!!!!  I thanked them, told them they were true gentlemen and they must have GREAT PARENTS.   Thank you Jesus, here is hope!  What a fantastic memory towards the end of summer.  I had a tear in my eye, my sons are in their 20″s,

I miss them and hope they pay it forward when I share this story.

Blessed Summer to All, 

Gods Blessing to Fred,

B. Kirchner

September 4th 2015 Downtown Gloucester Block Party IS FRIDAY THIS MONTH!!!!!


September 4th Block Party INFO

Friday, September 4th, Gloucester Block Parties presents Sails & Tails. Main Street will be full of free entertainment and activities for all ages. The shops will be open late and the restaurants will serve al fresco. Kicking off the Labor Day weekend and celebrating the Schooner Festival, the Sails & Tails party will feature performances by the GHS Docksiders; GHS Cheerleaders; Glosta’s Got Talent competition winners, Alexandra Grace and Josh Cominelli; The Wave; Charlee Bianchini & Friends; Carlo Cicala and Friends; Keeping Company; and The Runaround. Plus, Brent McCoy returns to Main Street with The Secret Circus Act.

When: Friday, September 4th – Sails & Tails

Time: 6:00-11:00 pm

Where: Main Street, Gloucester

Cost: Free


Community Stuff 9/1/15


Dear Friends,
A little over a week ago I sent out an announcement of a project I’ve been working on for the past few months photographing Cape Ann World War II Veterans in anticipation of an exhibition at City Hall in Gloucester for Veterans Day in November.
Since then I’ve photographed an additional eight veterans ranging from a member of the Army’s 10th Mountain division; a 96-year-old Army nurse; a married couple who both served in the Navy; a 93-year-old Essex Marine who landed on Okinawa; a life-long Annisquam resident who was part of the first Army Air Corps search and rescue squad and the Mondello brothers, two of five Gloucester Mondellos who served during the war.
This project is an effort to ensure that their stories and portraits are preserved, remembered and honored.
I need the community’s help in two important ways:
• If you know of any World War II veterans living on Cape Ann (Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex) who might want to be included in this project, please let me know. I hope to have everyone photographed by the end of September. Please get in touch 978.884.7964, or email  There is no cost to the veterans and each will receive a print as a thank you for their participation.
• I need to raise funds for the exhibition. My target is $10,000 for printing, framing and the exhibition of the portraits (50 prints @ $200/print).  I’ve had a tremendous start with many generous donations. Thank you if you’ve already contributed. However, I am still some ways away from the goal. If I can’t raise the funds to cover the cost of the show, I won’t be able to complete the project.  Please consider giving anything you can to help make this exhibition a success.  Any funds raised above and beyond the cost of the exhibition will be donated to benefit Cape Ann veterans.
• If you would like to help support this project, or know someone who might, please consider sending a contribution (made out to Jason Grow Photography) to the address below.  I’ve also started a GoFundMe campaign if you’d prefer to contribute that way:
I would be grateful for any contributions that help this project succeed.

Thank you and please forward this on to anyone you think might be interested.
Jason Grow Photography



Carol Thistle forwards-

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Selects Gloucester in Highly Competitive Grant

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken announced today that US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,285,280 to the City of Gloucester to eliminate lead paint from Gloucester’s homes. The grant is highly competitive, and Gloucester is one of only 32 communities in the country to receive funding.

Mayor Romeo Theken stated, “The funding from HUD will reduce the risk of lead paint poisoning in our children. HUD has been a great partner for the City, and these additional monies will allow us to do even more to support our families and their homes.”

“Every family deserves to live in a safe and healthy home where they can see their children thrive and excel,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “Communities will use these grants to help eliminate home-related hazards in neighborhoods across the country. A healthy home is vital to the American Dream.”

The City’s Community Development Department will be working with HUD to finalize the grant agreement over the next month. The City will publicize when the program is ready to accept applications.


The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport’s Thrift Shop is having its end-of-season HALF PRICE SALE this Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.  The shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00. We will also be open Friday night from 4 to 8 for Rockport’s First Friday event, Customers will find great treasures..old tools, fine crystal, sporting equipment, games and puzzles, art and 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

It’s Schooner Festival /Block Party/ Trails and Sails Weekend!

Buckle Your Chinstraps It’s Another Jam Packed Awesome Weekend In G-Town!

If you don’t go down to Gloucester Maritime to check out the Schooners you’re just straight up bananas.  They are beautiful and it costs like nothing.

Check out some footage from our Kim Smith and Craig Kimberley-

Shot and Edited By Kim Smith

Shot and Edited By Craig Kimberley

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31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Labor Day Weekend– September 4-6, 2015

September 2015 Downtown Gloucester Block Party

Friday Night September 4th

Epic Bacon Bomb, Atomic Buffalo Turd and Grilled Potato Wedge Dinner On The @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum

Originally posted on The Homie Cast:

The official Grill Of TheHomieCast came up big once again!

First Kate softened up some thin strips of onion and peppers-

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Next laid them down the middle of a hamburger patty

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Added some Mexican cheese blend and whatever rub you have laying around

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Fold the burger patty over and form into a bomb pinching all the edges together

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Wrap in bacon. MMMMM bacon

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes before skewering the bacon bombs for grilling.

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Cut Russet potatos into wedges and boil the wedges for about 7 minutes with a generous amount of sea salt in the water. Take poatatos out and pat dry and then coat the white cut sides with a mixture of black pepper, salt and olive oil.

Place them on the grill white side down for 5 minutes or until golden brown, then turn to the other side to brown it…

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Sean Nolan for For Ward 5 Election Press Release

Boilerplate GMG Political Statement:

Good Morning Gloucester Does Not Endorse Candidates and this press release should not be indicative of a an endorsement or non endorsement of any candidates:

Who is Sean Nolan? This question has been asked on more than one occasion as of late and it deserves an honest and accurate answer. Sean is first and foremost a son of this community; he is like many others, a concerned and caring part of Ward 5. Sean’s past experience as a member of The Magnolia Lions and as a Board Member of the Magnolia Library has kept him in touch with a variety of friends and neighbors and allowed him to learn what it is that makes all of Ward 5 so special. His involvement and membership in organizations such as The Freemasons and The Shriners Hospital has shown him the importance of putting others first, that there is a greater good in charity and service.
Who is Sean Nolan? He is local business owner whom many trust with the safety of themselves and their family. Sean, alongside his wife Stacey, has owned and operated Extreme Truck and Auto for more than a decade and continues to treat the people who come to him as family.
Who is Sean Nolan? Sean is a new set of eyes and willing set of ears; he is a part of this community in every way and needs only one opportunity to prove to those who don’t already know him, just how capable and eager he is to do whatever it takes to keep Ward 5 the wonderful place it has always been.
Please feel free to contact me at or (978)-375-8381
Who is Sean Nolan? I am Sean Nolan and I want the opportunity to serve my community as your Ward 5 Councilor, thank you for any and all considerations.

Lifeguard Press Release From the Office Of The Mayor

Gloucester Residents:
Gloucester,  as well as other communities, faced a shortage of certified lifeguards for summer 2015 and wages was not the issue. This was recognized very early in the preparation for beach season. We advertised aggressively, but  simply could not attract a large enough pool of guards.  In mid-July Plum Cove and Niles Beach were posted No Guard on Duty. These are smaller beaches with little wave action and limited guard action. Good Harbor and Wingaersheek  Beaches are extremely busy and these beaches must be staffed. Typical calls for traditional first aid, dehydration, reactions to medication and the sun, lost children, alcohol intoxication as well as water rescues are common every day.
With a shortage of guards in past years we have temporarily supplemented guard staff with EMTs from the Gloucester Fire Department.  During extreme tides, rip currents or larger than normal waves – we have always looked to Public Safety for support.
The supplemental hires are used on busy weekends or  weekdays, late in the season, when high school or college-age guards have gone back to school.  The lifeguard continue with water rescues and traditional guard duties and the EMTs provide medical attention to those in need. The EMTs are not acting as guards – but freeing the guards up so they can continue to keep their eyes on the water. The sheer volume of beachgoers requires a full staff trained in all forms of medical first response.
The Gloucester Fire Department response frequently to beaches to aid lifeguards – even when fully staffed with guards.
 With the shortage of guards, it is appropriate and responsible to provide a safe beach for residents and guests.
During major events city-wide, EMT personnel from the FD are used as first responders. The funding to cover the EMTs is out of the line item used to pay the guards. With less guards, we have funding available.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
City of Gloucester
Nine Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA. 01930


Community Photos 8/31/15

Hi Joey,
I thought you might appreciate this shot taken at Pisces on Friday. This little guy visited us for a few consecutive days… He really enjoyed looking at his reflection, or maybe he was just deciding whether or not he wanted to purchase this lovely mirror
Hope your summer was a good one!
Annika @ Pisces


Hi Joey! Always a joy to visit again.

Surprised by the hotel progress as we have been following it every few months.  Awesome scenes wherever we go on Cape Ann. 
Blessings, Linda rae and Rob


Fred Bodin Stories

If you couldn’t make our memorial Fred Bodin podcast where folks shared stories about their friend but would like to  share your Fred Bodiun story submit them to and I’ll publish them on our pages-

Nancy Dudley remembers Fred-

Looking forward to your podcast on Fred. I know you will have plenty of stories, but just in case, sending along an old story from 1980 or 81, and my favorite picture. I told Fred as many of old funny stories I could think of for a short visit last time I saw him and below was one. He seemed to be following and getting it but hard to really know. Thanks for doing all this. -nd

When I first met Fred he was interested in preparing fine cuisine. He bought the very best Creuset cook ware and the most current best seller cook books. He enjoyed trying out new dishes and one time made cod fish crepes with Mornay sauce, new potatoes and asparagus. The meal was ready and “plated”. All was perfect. My little English setter dog was curled up and in a deep sleep on the couch. Then there was a knock on the door or someone called up from the Rocky Neck beach– something distracted us and took us away for maybe 2 minutes. Upon returning everything was perfect and exactly as it had been except all the crepes were gone. The dog was in exactly the same position, still fast asleep. Fred was puzzled for a second or two–a neighbor’s prank or the crepes “beamed up”? Finally the dog was examined very closely and a micro millimeter of mornay sauce was observed on her upper lip. Although not a dog person, Fred was not angry with the dog. She was coincidently called “Phred”  like the Gary Trudeau character and he felt a bond in the shared name. He was somewhat annoyed w/ me for bringing the dog and the lost investment of time and money, but then suddenly saw the humor in all of it, especially his intensity in a world of real life unpredictability.  And he moved on and was just as happy with the new story he had to tell that night.


Alicia Unleashed Episode 1 Featuring Kyle Danikas, Errika Ryan (silent), Melissa Cox, Krystal Fagundes and Host Alicia DeWolfe.


Alicia Unleashed Episode 1- A GMG Production Featuring Kyle Danikas, Errika Ryan (silent), Melissa Cox, Krystal Fagundes and Host Alicia DeWolfe.

Topics Include: The Swear Jar, Second Glance, Limited Cussing, The Cave, Jewel Town Vineyard, GMG Throwback, Bikini/Speedo Dodgeball, Chris “the spy” vs. Alicia “the spy”, 1950’s Living, Homiecast “Safe” Word, Women Can Say What They Want, Beard Epidemic, Joey Loving #twitter #jetblue #terra #bluepotatochips , DISCLAIMER, HoCast Never To Air, Do Podcasts Receive Comments? GMG and the Younger Generation, Southern Restaurants, Asking to Split Checks, 3 Things That Should Come With A Warning Label Other Than Men, Silent Partner Errika, Chubby Kid on Full House, Melissa Giving Props to Alicia For Food, Melissa Cox Fries Balls, Will This Podcast Make It To Air

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Community Stuff 8/31/15


Hi Joey

Here is something for golf enthusiasts.

Fall Memberships @ Rockport Golf Club

Here;s a chance to get a jump start on a new 2016 membership. Fill out an application for the 2016 season, pay $400.00 and you can play from September 1st 2015 until the course closes. The $400.00 will be applied toward your 2016 Dues. Call or visit the pro shop. 978 546 3340




“Alzheimer’s Disease, Journey of a Caregiver.

Jorgelina Zeoli (aka Jayzee) will introduce her autobiographical book series Journey of a Caregiver. As the only caregiver of her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, Jorgelina writes about the heartbreak, the anxiety, the exhaustion and other challenges she faced through the last twelve years of her mother’s life, as well as the evolution of the disease and the unfolding and closure of their mother-daughter relationship.

At the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6:30-7:30

14 Union Street

South Hamilton, MA 01982

5th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil this Mon 8/31 6:30pm



The Sargent House Museum’s foyer is ready to greet a Candlelight Tour. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Guests in period dress attend at private party and tour hosted by Peggy Russell of Pop Gallery. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Dear Member and Supporters,
The Sargent House Museum announces Private Tours and Customized Functions, a new way to experience our museum!  Visit the Sargent House as it was in the 18th century and enjoy stories about the house and Judith’s Gloucester from rooms beautifully furnished with decorative and fine arts from the North Shore and Boston as well as European pieces imported by  Gloucester merchants.
Read the tour descriptions below and submit the inquiry form to learn how our new venue can enhance your next event.  Customized functions may be requested to highlight various aspects of the House, collections and Judith’s lifetime.
Amanda Hurd
President, Sargent House Museum

Children looking at underwater camera


Hope you can help us out with a posting for Maritime Gloucester’s Auction which went live on Bidding for Good Friday and will be up through September 8. Funds raised during this auction will help fund our Ocean Explorers Program. This program brings each 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class on Cape Ann to Maritime Gloucester for two field trip days, one in the fall, and one in the spring, to participate in hands-on marine and physical science activities. In the winter, we present in-classroom lessons for each of the 35 classrooms in the different schools. We also provide pre and post visit materials.

We hope everyone will check it out, bid high, bid often and help us reach our goal to fund our educational programming for the students of Cape Ann.

Website: In search bar type in Maritime Gloucester Evening Under the Spars and you can look at all the fabulous items and services (mostly local) that have generously been donated. Thank you all for your support!!

Sue Ann Pearson

Director of Development

Maritime Gloucester

GloucesterCast 149- The Fred Bodin Rememberance Podcast


GloucesterCast 149- The Fred Bodin Rememberance Podcast

Many of Fred Bodin’s Friends Share Stories About Fred Bodin and What He Meant To Us.  A Tribute To Fred.

Fred’s wake will be at Greely Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 2, 2015  from 4:00 – 7:00

Listen here-

Kim Smith Group Photo-

Fred Bodin Memorial friends ©Kim Smith 2015

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Live Pork Butt Smoke Session All Day Check For The Live Updates

Check For The Live Updates throughout The Day Today 8/30/15

My Boy Enrico Palazzo (Eric Lorden) grabbed a couple of Pork Butts and Head Chef Jeremy at Passports rubbed em down with the love rub, they sat overnight in the love letting the rub marry up with the pork.


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5:00AM 8/30/15 set up the smoker using the minion method.  Filled up the charcoal basket after placing four chucks of cherry in equal distances apart around the circle.  then took out the middle lump charcoal , got it going in the chimney and then once they were burning red I dumped them back into the center.  The idea is that the charcoal will slowly burn from the center outwards for a long low and slow session.

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