Author Archives: Joey C

Coastal Elite Cheer Academy & Club GRAND OPENING CELEBATION SUNDAY MAY 31ST 6-8 PM


Coastal Elite Cheer Academy & Club

Home of the Coastal Elite Rebels All Star Cheer Team

Located at Browns Mall 11 Pleasant St., Gloucester


*Birthday Parties * Open Gym * Toddler Tumble Classes * Toddler Open Gym* All Star & Recreational Cheering * Fitness Classes * Tumble Clinics & Private Classes*Cheer Dance*



Cheer dance exhibition – Raffle Tickets and door Prizes –

Discount Class Passes – meet our instructors – summer session discounts

$25 Off Birthday Party Bookings

a chance to win 2 Red Sox Tickets with any purchase (excluding merchandise)

· Keep checking the website schedule for updates to the CEC schedule

Community Stuff 5/27/15

“A whale of a tale: Using robotics for ocean conservation and STEM initiatives”


Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO of the Ocean Alliance, a Gloucester, MA-based organization recognized as an international leader in whale research and ocean conservation will discuss how they are using robotic technologies for non-invasive sampling and monitoring to learn about whales and the ecosystem’s health. Iain will also talk about the opportunities they see for developing sustainable ocean industries and the need to develop a robotics curriculum that will allow educators to inspire the next generation of conservation technologists. Join us at this North Shore Technology Council breakfast meeting – Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 AM (7:00 AM networking and breakfast; 7:45 AM program begins). Danversport Yacht Club, just off Route 128, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA. Register at The registration fee is $25 for NSTC members and $40 for non-members. E-mail for more information.


Membership Drive 2015-2016

Rockport Middle School production of "The Sound of Music" was nominated for five MET Musical Awards by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild


Hi Joey!

The Rockport Middle School production of “The Sound of Music” was nominated for five MET Musical Awards by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.   Winners to be announced June 9th.



Jack Kelly, Best Lead Actor  – Captain Von Trapp

Hattie Rich, Best Supporting Actress – Elsa Schraeder

Alex Strzemilowski, Best Supporting Actor – Max Detweiler


Best Set Design and Execution

Best Lighting Design and Execution


Best source of additional information:  Keith McCarthy, Drama Director Rockport Middle School

David Adams retirement reception June 4th

Joey –

thank you again for all of your help with the Docksiders events this past year.

One more favor (for this year)

We have set up a reception for David Adams, founder of the Docksiders and leader for the past 14 years, at Gloucester High School on Thursday June 4th from 6-8 p.m.  Mr. Adams is retiring at the end of this year.

People are invited to come see Mr.Adams and discuss the Docksiders and GHS Chorus (which he also leads).  Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you

Andy Withers

GHS Docksiders

Karen Pischke Is looking for A Home For An Organ

Hi Joey.

Looking for a home for an organ and wondering if an FOB, local church or day care center might be interested. Someone I know has one to donate. It’s in need of some tuning. If interested, email me – or call – 978–283-4258.  Thanks.  Karen

The Official GMG Android App Has Been Approved and Is Now Available In The Google Play Store!

So if you go to the Google Play Store, type in “Good Morning Gloucester”  you will come up with the app.  Even if you already downloaded it from an email I sent you, you should get it on the Google Play Store so the automatic updates will come right to you!

If you have the app, please take the half of millisecond to give it a nice rating if you feel it’s worthy.  Thanks, Joey

Also thanks to James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee and Bill O’Connor from North Shore Kid who helped me out big time with a few much needed image files. 

Get it on the play store free by Clicking This Link



Just the ability to listen or download the podcast for offline listening  would be enough reason to get it.  But then you have all the direct links to The Blog, The Cultural Calendar Events Page, The Facebook page, Gloucester Marine Forecast, Cape Ann Eats News, Cape Ann Wellness News and More-


Ut Oh, The Swells In Annisquam Are Gonna Lose Their Minds…

Time Out Magazine In NYC just pointed out the pure bliss that is Lighthouse Beach in it’s 10 best weekend getaways from NYC article.

From personal experience, the Swells aren’t big fans of anyone in the media pointing out to the sweaty masses how fantastic Lighthouse Beach is.  The writer of this article may just want to hide out in a bunker til summer is over because if any New Yorkers find their way to Lighthouse Beach they might send a hit squad to take out the author who had the audacity to tell people about this gem of a location which may or may not be able to be found on the map below…


The 10 best weekend getaways from NYC

We’ve got weekend getaways for adventurers and lazybones alike—all so close to NYC, you can go right now


Click here or the map for a Google map to discover how to get there.


Schooner Challenge and Luncheon to Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

You are invited to attend:

Schooner Challenge and Luncheon to Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM5:00 PM

Kick off a year of celebrating the Phyllis A‘s 90th Anniversary with a day of fun and food!

Join the crews of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Schooner Ardelle as each ship’s captain challenge their teams to knot tying, sail raising, a sea chantey sing-off, and more!

Following the sail, join us for a luncheon in the Gloucester House function hall (Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA). Special tickets are available for those who can only join us for lunch. Luncheon begins at 1pm.

The Phyllis A Marine Association would like to offer our gratitude to the owners of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Schooner Ardelle, and The Gloucester House restaurant for their support of our efforts.

All proceeds benefit the mission of the Phyllis A Marine Association: to promote the heritage, culture and folk life of the fisheries of Gloucester, MA, through the display and preservation of the gillnet fishing vessel, Phyllis A.
To reserve seats and pay by cash or check, please call the Phyllis A Marine Association at 978-381-3901.

Additional notes: Please arrive at the wharf 30 minutes before departure. The Schooner Lannon is berthed at Seven Seas Wharf (Rogers Street, Gloucester). The Schooner Ardelle is berthed at Maritime Gloucester (Harbor Loop, Gloucester)

Seven Seas Wharf

Rogers St

Gloucester, MA

Attend Event

American Heros

Virginia McKinnon submits-

HI Joey, Sharing this picture with your readers of American Heroes. All are veterans. Picture was taken ten years ago
at my husbands 80 Birthday Party on Halloween 2004. Bob Beard, Gordon Hilshey, Charlie Dickman and Tony Rao in the back row
have all died. Surviving veteran of WW2 in the front row are Elmer Miller, Bob McKinnon and Joe Orange. God Bless our Heroes..

Bob-Friends 2004 Halloween

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