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Live blogging: Relay for life festivities…

Our fearless leader, Super K, Donna Ardizzoni, Melissa Cox, John McEhenny and many more volunteer to brave the dunk tank in order to raise money for Relay for Life!


What an amazing crew for an amazing cause! We all have been affected by cancer in such a way we will do anything for the cause!


pre dunking


first up… Super K


then chris paid a boat load to dunk Joey






The Madfish Grille Grand Opening this Friday with “Groove Therapy” then Music for the rest of the weekend. Saturday “Mike O’Connell & Friends” and on Sunday “Soul Rebel Project”

The madfish grille

The Madfish would like to invite YOU to the first of our fresh and invigorating experiences, GRAND OPENING night! For our lively evening we are offering you LATE NIGHT BBQ and RAW BAR. In addition, we will have a SPECIAL VISIT from Ketel One. Groove Therapy will grooving you all night long in our new “Big Room”! So come join us, because here at The Madfish Grille …”WE HAVE MORE FUN!”  Saturday Mike O’Connell and Friends then on Sunday Soul Rebel Project

groove madfish 6.19.2015


mike oconnell madfish


The Mad Fish

77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930



Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Jon Ross @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm-11:30pm 6.18.2015


Dave says,

I’m psyched for this week! My electrolytes are running high, so, let’s get to it! This Thursday our martini-induced conglomeration starts with that Maine mind-melter, Mr. Jon Ross, on catarrh and vocals.It’s been a while since we joined forces and the chemistry has always been bubbly.

courtesy photo

courtesy photo

Not only that, but Mr.John Cameron has taken time off from slicing his fingers in his shop to join us on the typewriter. Keys, that is. Always a pleasure. And Mr. Chris Rivelli, of RFB fame, is diving in for eggbeating sorties that will have you running for cover. Gwan be a great time!
Now Sunday, why not spill your drink all over your flip flops dancing to the groovy sounds of Mr. Orville Giddings and company at the Mile Marker? I’ll be there with the likes of Mr. John Cameron (again!),and L’il Steevee Chaggaris, on drummps. It’s a great place to have light indigestion and several strong drinks while waiting for summer to happen. hours: 6 to 9. Semi- nudity advised.

Artist’s Reception for Gabrielle Barzaghi Saturday June 13th

11393371_896564843736891_7216657939381335511_oA public reception for artist Gabrielle Barzaghi will be held on Saturday, June 13, 6-8pm, on the occasion of the exhibition When Objects Dream: New Drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi. For further information about the exhibition, please see the Trident Gallery homepage,

Viva San Pietro!

Cape Ann Museum celebrates Fiesta with film, photography, sculpture and more.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan and Greasy Pole Walkers Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan and the Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (June 10, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a special view of Fiesta-inspired art. The mini-exhibit will be on display in the lower level atrium from Tuesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 28 during Museum hours. Drawing on the Museum’s own collection, along with private collections in the area, the exhibit includes works by New York artist Philip Reisman who worked in Gloucester during the 1940s and 1950s, painters Lucette White and Eileen Mueller who captured the color and excitement of Fiesta in more recent years, and collage artist and sculptor Hans Pundt. Two documentary films about Fiesta will be available for viewing on a continuous loop throughout the week. Related exhibits and information can be found in the Museum’s Maritime Galleries.

St. Peter’s Fiesta – Festa di San Pietro – honors St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. It is the largest and most colorful of the celebrations that Sicilian immigrants brought to Gloucester. The tradition of celebrating Fiesta began in Gloucester the late 1920s as a neighborhood novena and expanded to a city-wide event in the 1930s. Fiesta is still celebrated in Gloucester in late June, with music, dancing, parades, fireworks, seine boat races and the traditional greasy pole competition. On the last day of Fiesta, an outdoor Mass is held, followed by the blessing of Gloucester’s fishing fleet.

Viva! Saint Peter's Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Viva!

GloucesterCast 143 Taped At Cape Ann TV 6/9/15 With Toby Pett, Alicia DeWolfe, James Eves, Sista Felicia and Host Joey Ciaramitaro


Topics Include: Special Thanks To the Crew At Cape Ann TV Who Taped Our Show For Broadcasting On Local Channel 20, Guests Toby Pett, Alicia DeWolfe, James Eves, Sista Felicia, and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Cape Ann TV running multiple disclaimers before the broadcast on Cape Ann TV, Alicia Shows Her Age, Thanks To Earl and Arch for The GloucesterCast Intro Music “Gloucester Til the End“, Sad News About EJ’s Baby Eider, Sista Felicia Coyote Story Is Suspect, Breaking news about Electric Charging Station and Three New Nissan Leafs To Be Used By Inspectional services team, GMG Calendar Hosted By James Eves Is Blowing Up With New Community Groups Adding Their Calendars Daily, Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Opening Week!, New Magnolia Farmer’s Market In The Works, Schooner Adventure Gets Coast Guard Certification and We Hope They Keep To The Educational Mission and Not Compete For Passengers On The Lannon and Ardelle, GMG Cigar and Rum Cruise With Ryan and Wood and Old Cuban Cigar Company Sold Out Once Again Call To Get On Waiting List 978 281-6634, Why We Stayed Away From The Hoax On The Back Shore Story, Licking The Same Ice Cream Cone As A Dog- Disgusting or Not?,Podcast Listening Protocol- Is It OK to Listen To The Podcast In Bed With Your Partner?, The Launch Of



Street Smart Vs. Book Smart

I honestly do not know who to blame for the lack of common sense adolescents have these days.

These young adults are graduating from college, some with double majors and they can’t even follow a direction??

Is it me or does that not make any sense??

Bad enough some schools took cursive out of the curriculum and they



Honestly, I want my kids to know how to sign their name, balance a check book, pay bills AND do their own laundry in college. I want them to know how to fill out New Hire paperwork and know what a tax form looks like.



What did B.B. King think of Alexis P. Suter? See for yourself at the Gloucester Blues Fest Aug 8

The first time B.B. King heard Alexis P. Suter sing is when she opened for him in NYC.  This is what B.B. King said, “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.”

On August 8th, only eight weeks from this Saturday, you can experience what he was talking about at the 4th annual Gloucester Blues Festival at Stage Fort Park.  Plus you get to hear 6 other blues legends too, including the guy known as “Hendrix of the Harminica,” Sugar Blue!

You know you want to be there and you don’t want be one of those people who forgets that you can save $12 per ticket by getting them now (GET TICKETS HERE).  So don’t put it off any longer.

Here’s a little taste of what you can expect from Alexis P. Suter at The Gloucester Blues Festival.


Oh man! Dennis Brennan This Thursday Night 8:30-11:30 Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 6.11.2015

Put on your dancing shoes….cause it’s gonna be one of those nights!dave s

Dave says,

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Wednesday’s With Fly Amero…This week’s special guest is Dan King…Tonight 7pm 6.10.2015


This week only…
Greek Shrimp w/Linguini – $10.95
American Chop Suey – $9.95



Wednesday, June 10th – 7pm
Special Guest: D A N K I N G !

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Everyone’s friend and songwriter hero, Dan King joins us at
the Rhumb Line this week. Whenever he and I get together,
it’s always simply a matter of time before the evening starts
going “Beatles”. It all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
6/17 Annette Dion

6/24 Brian King

7/01 Charlee Bianchini

7/08 Marina Evans
Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)





Attention Sushi Lovers…………

I am a HUGE sushi fan and also a fan of reasonably priced sushi.

Sushi can literally be served on a paper place and I would eat it. BUT can you stand how beautiful this art work is?


Pilot House now serving sushi!


YES that is hand drawn decoration and YES that is a light!








Seriously how cute is that shrimp?


Pilot House now serving sushi!!!


3 Porter St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 283-0131


New sign policy for Grant Circle

Pauline Bresnahan forwards-

Hi Joey,
   Could you please post the attached link in regard to the now to be enforced sign policy at Grant Circle. The entrance to our city should be welcoming and hopefully now will not be littered with all that signage.
Thanks so much, Pauline

City’s Policy On Signs At The Rotary

Signs are permitted at the Grant Circle Rotary in the area adjacent to the “Welcome to Gloucester” Sign, with the following stipulations:

1. The sign must be for Gloucester community events only, not for business advertisements, or events in other communities. Signs for anything other than community events will be taken down.
2. Signs are only allowed with permission granted from the Director of Public Work’s office. Signs that are erected without permission will be taken down ,
3. Signs may only be erected one week prior to the event and must be taken down immediately following the event.

Thank You Lynn Bird, Catherine Ryan, Charles, and George

For giving up another Sunday morning to help at the HarborWalk. I am so thankful for your continued help, especially this spring with our daughter’s upcoming wedding. You are doing a tremendous job. I just can’t express how greatly appreciated is your time, energy, hard work, and thoughtfulness. Thank you also to Lise Breen, Amy Kerr, Leslie Heffron, and Beth Chiancola for your help many Sunday mornings this spring.

Through working on the HarborWalk I have met some of the nicest and most kind hearted people one could ever hope to meet. If you would like to lend a hand and come work with the amazing Friends of the HarborWalk, email me at and George King ©Kim Smith 2015

Today we planted patches of butterfly, bee, and songbird attracting annuals. I am so proud of the job George and Charles accomplished–64 plants all on their own!


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