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Sea to Supper–August 24th



Proceeds from Dinner Event Will Boost Services for Fishermen and Fishing Families

A woman widely considered to be the most effective long-term advocate for commercial fishermen in the history of New England will be in the spotlight during an upcoming seaside dinner event in Gloucester.

DSC07009Angela Sanfilippo, President of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, is to be the guest of honor at the Sea to Supper Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar, 75 Essex Street, in the Cape Ann Marina Resort.

Beginning at 6:00 o’clock, the Sea to Supper Celebration will feature local, fresh seafood specially prepared for the occasion by Todd Snopkowski of Snapchef, fine wines, oral tributes and displays on Cape Ann fishermen, and more. The set-up of Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar will allow those attending to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Annisquam River and the Cape Ann Marina Resort at sunset.

Tickets, at $75 apiece, may be obtained by going to:, or by calling 978-821-1590.

All proceeds will go to Fishing Partnership Support Services, which Angela Sanfilippo helped found in the late-1990s and on whose board of directors she has served ever since. A non-profit organization, Fishing Partnership Support Services helps commercial fishermen and their families through a variety of free services — from safety trainings, to health coverage enrollment assistance, to disaster relief support.

While honoring Angela Sanfilippo, the Sea to Supper Celebration will also highlight the contributions commercial fishermen have made to coastal communities and to the health of seafood consumers, according to J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services.

“Fishermen risk life and limb every time they go to sea to harvest the healthiest source of protein there is,” Bartlett pointed out. “Fishing was the founding industry of Massachusetts. Fishermen have made imperishable imprints on the history, culture, traditions and economy of our state and region.”

Speaking of the night’s honoree, Bartlett said, “For 40-plus years, there is no one in New England that has done more to call attention to the plight of the fishermen and the condition of the oceans than Angela Sanfilippo. At great personal sacrifice, Angela has worked tirelessly to ensure that fishermen and their families are treated with fairness, dignity and compassion.”

Bartlett noted that, in 2009, Salem State University awarded Mrs. Sanfilippo an honorary doctorate in human letters in recognition of her work in enhancing the health, safety and economic well-being of fishermen and protecting marine environments. She is always quick to remind any audience that “fishermen are environmentalists, too. Fishermen understand and value the oceans more than anyone.”

In addition to her employment as a community health navigator for Fishing Partnership Support Services, Mrs. Sanfilippo serves as president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, a position she has held for 40 years; as executive director of the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership, an organization of commercial fishermen’s associations from all gear and geographic sectors of the Massachusetts fishing industry; and as president of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund.

Mrs. Sanfilippo is also a member of the Gloucester Fisheries Commission and serves on the boards of the Northeast Seafood Coalition, the Boston Fisheries Foundation, and the Governor’s Commission for the Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program.

The Sea to Supper Celebration is one of several special events this year commemorating the 20th anniversary of the founding of Fishing Partnership Support Services. Originally a direct provider of health coverage, the organization has functioned since 2009 as a virtual human resources bureau for the fishermen of New England. It operates out of offices in Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford, Chatham and Kennebunk, Maine, and offers, year-round, more than 20 distinct services.

In 2016, the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers named Fishing Partnership Support Services its Community Health Worker Program of the Year.

The 20th anniversary observances will include a large gala and fundraiser at the conference center on the Boston Fish Pier in September


Marshall’s Farm Stand 50th Anniversary Party

Come help us celebrate our 50th year in business.  We will be cooking up some samples of Dom’s marinated meats, refreshing slush and our own delicious sweet corn.  Farmer Bob members will be getting a special gift.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
144 Concord Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


Also remember to visit the animals that Marshalls Farm Stand has.  Great take in for kids.

Listen to Gloucester’s own author Hannah Kimberley live on NPR’s All things Considered!!

Listen Sunday August 13th at 5pm on NPR for Hannah’s interview about her new book A WOMAN’s PLACE IS AT THE TOP! (Some states may air at different times.)

Share the love folks!! Congrats Hannah!!!


Gloucester art and breakfast | Zeke’s Place



On the walls at Zeke’s place, summer 2017:


Nancy Alimansky from Newton and Phyllis Paster from Wellesley are showing drawings in the main room. Both watercolor artists have painted Cape Ann scenes, many from Gloucester and Rockport.


Nancy Alimansky #1


Phyllis Paster #2

David Kielier resides and works in Gloucester.



The first business to respond to the Mayor’s arts hotline was Zeke’s Place.


Our Special Olympian going to Seattle

Congratulations Meghan Colby From Gloucester, MA. She will be joining Team Massachusetts for the Special Olympics in Seattle.

Meghan is a great swimmer and we wish her all the best.


For more information please go to the link below to hear all the other athletics.

Maggie, Alice, Rick from North Carolina

When walking out to Rafe’s Chasm on Tuesday ran into visitors from North Carolina.  While talking Maggie, a lovely woman, realized I was with Good Morning Gloucester.  Maggie, Alice and Rick have been visiting Cape Ann for 8 years and follow Good Morning Gloucester.  Love meeting visitors.  This family was so nice and enjoyed meeting them very much. 

2017 Sidewalk Bazaar

  •   Danielle Capalbo asked me to post her photos and appreciation to GMG for helping promote Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar
  • Billy Goulart, owner of Nana’s Fried Dough in Gloucester, wiped off a “gift” our seagull friends left on the electric BMWs that Lyon-Waugh Auto Group and BMW of Peabody had donated to the Gloucester Police Department.  The two vehicles were on display at the Sidewalk Bazaar to promote the use of green energy.
  • The B-Fit Team of the Bruins Foundation was a popular stop for our young athletes!  The B-Fit team is a community outreach program whose primary objective is to increase the overall wellness of the New England community through fitness and dietary education.
  • Another popular stop is the puppet show.
  • The DPW, Fire Department and the Police were all hard at work supporting the Bazaar before and during the 3-day event.  A visitor dropped something down a drain-hole, and the DPW was called on to help retrieve it.

Thanks to our sponsors: The Cape Ann Savings Bank, The Randazza Group, Horvitz & Frisch and Lahey Health.


Key volunteers who helped out at the event: John Orlando with the Harborview Inn, Patty Gates with Cape Ann Olive Oil and Premier Imprints,  Elizabeth Carey with Discover Gloucester, Melissa Cox, Ward II Councilor,  Elliott Margolis, Josiah Fisk with More Carrot, Michaela DiPersia, and Kathleen Adams.  Thanks also go to Brass Monkey and Bank Gloucester for the use of their parking lot.  The Clean Team from the Cape Ann YMCA did an awesome job keeping Main Street clean throughout the event!

Many thanks to GMG for helping with getting the word out!

Danielle Capalbo

Coordinator, 2017 Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar



Cape Ann Special Olympics


Cape Ann Special Olympic Sharks Meghan Colby and Noah Winer both won First Place under 19 in their division in 1/2 mile Wild Fish Open Water Swim ! Thanks to their teammates Coach Ally and John Condon for swimming along!! — at Collins Cove, Salem.

Great crowd for Quentin Callewaert & Safety Gloucester Harbor Loop concert

Different musicians every Thursday, 6-9PM sponsored by Pratty’s, Go Spring Water, Seacoast, Rhumb Line, Noble Electric and Maplewood Car Wash 

These photos are scenes from the Quentin Callewaert & Safety concert August 3, 2017.


Maritime Gloucester’s aquarium sign mural looks good!



August 3 2017 Thursday nights Harbor Loop summer concert series Gloucester MA


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