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WAITING TO WALK

If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers -5 copyright Kim SmithSunday Greasy Pole Walkers -1copyright Kim Smith Kyle Barry Steve LeBlanc Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith

SALVI BENSON SAINT PETER GREASY POLE TATOO

Salvo Benson was at Saint Peter’s Club cheering on the Sunday Walkers. Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins.

Steve LeBlanc Salvi Benson Joe Staline Dave Foote copyright Kim SmithSalvi Benson, Steve LeBlanc, Joe Staline, and Dave FooteSalvi Benson Greasy Pole tatoo copyright Kim Smith

salvi-benson-all-time-greasy-pole-champion-gloucester-ma-c2a9kim-smith-2014-2Salvi Benson from his 2014 walk

THANK YOU SAINT PETER’S FIESTA SPONSOR MAMA ROSIE’S PRESIDENT NICK SARDO!

Faye Puopolo Nick Sardo Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim SmithMama Rosie’s President Nick Sardo and the beautiful Fay Puopolo, Fiesta Committee Member Ralph Puopolo’s wife, Sunday Saint Peter’s Fiesta procession

For information about Mama Rosie’s visit their website here

Lenny Taormina Mama Rosies copyright Kim Smith

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE ST. PETER’S FIESTA COMMITTEE PRESIDENT JOE NOVELLO AND TO ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:

Joseph Novello –  President

Michael Linquata – Vice President

Anthony Cusumano  Treasurer

Rose Aiello  – Clerk

Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member

Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member

Ralph Puopolo –  Committee Member

Carlo Barbara – Committee Member

Rose Aiello – Committee Member

Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member

Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary

We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!

Joe Novello Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim Smith

St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.

 

FUN AND FABULOUS FIESTA HAT LADIES

Mayor Romeo Theken with sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends stop by to visit the fun and fabulous fiesta hat ladies Robyn and Amy.Fiesta Hat ladies copyright Kim Smith

This year’s hats are over the top fantastic and brimming with witty surprises. Be sure to stop and say hello and have a look see Sunday. Fiesta Hat ladies April Lia copyright Kim Smith

Saturday greasegang with the Mayor copyright kim SmithThat’s our Saturday Greasy Pole Champion Lenny Taormina in the geisha costume, third from the left. Saturday #greasegang 

 

#greasegang MIKE FORGETTE: A MAN OF MANY TALENTS

Check out this first glimpse of Mike Forgette’s band Over the Bridge. Their debut EP “Something in the Water” will be released on July 16th.

“You’ve been following the boys of Over The Bridge for over a year now. You’ve seen them in action, you’ve helped them earn the chance to open for big names like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, perform stages such as New Hampshire Hempfest & Freedom Rally, and you’ve seen their posts and pictures documenting their progress, hard work and dedication to carefully crafting their original tunes. The time has come to finally share their music with the world for all to hear!” Read more here

Something_in_the_Water_EP-300x300 Mike Forgette Geasy Pole gloucester copyright Kim SmithMike Forgette Geasy Pole gloucester -1 copyright Kim SmithMike Forgette walking the pole Friday evening

 

 

WHY IS STEVEN LEBLANC SO HAPPY?

Steven LeBlanc copyright Kim SmithThis is our Gloucester City Councilman Steven LeBlanc merely thinking about Sunday’s Greasy Pole Walk. If you’ve met Steven, you know his enthusiasm is infections, especially for all things Fiesta. Good Luck Steven and all our #greasegang for a super fun (and no-injury walks).

GLOUCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT YOUR SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2016 MILITARY SEINE BOAT RACE CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the Gloucester Police Department, this year’s Saint Peter’s Fiesta military seine boat champions!

Gloucester PD Seine boat champions copyright Kim Smith

Steve Mizzoni, John McCarthy, Leonard Campanello Gloucester PD copyright Kim SmithGloucester PD Officer Steve Mizzoni, Assistant Chief John McCarthy, and Chief Leonard Campanello

BREAKING: SEINE BOAT OARSMAN TAKES OAR TO CHEST, RUSHED TO SHORE

A Coat Guard oarsman took an oar to the chest midway through the military seine boat race today at Pavilion Beach. It looked to happen at the turn. The Coast Guard (Nina) was racing alongside the Gloucester Fire Department (Pinta); the accident appeared to slow the firemen. The oarsman was rushed to shore by the Coast Guard rescue boat. At this time, no additional information available. We hope a speedy recovery for the oarsman.

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