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Sigrid Olsen!

Screen_Shot_2015-01-15_at_8.43.00_AM_grandeSigrid Olsen is partnering with Home Shopping Network! Her debut dates are as follows: First preview on The List, April 16th, and then for 4 hours on April 21st. The collection will be available online at Home Shopping Network around the 1st of April. Read the Women’s Wear Daily article here: Sigrid Olsen Teams with HSN 

 

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Sigrid writes about her new location for Sigrid Olsen Art, “This is for all of my customers who have walked up and down Pineapple Ave in Sarasota looking for my shop, and those who, in the future, will be pondering my absence on Rocky Neck. I am sorry. I miss my little retail snapshots of both communities but am enjoying a new chapter. I have collected all my belongings, my artwork and set up a studio and office in my new home on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.” Read more on her Facebook Page here.

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Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Bill Gleason

 

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Wednesday, March 18th – 8pm
Special Guest:
BILL GLEASON!!!

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He’s not as mean as he looks, but… his guitar playing sure
is!  And singing, too!  Bill Gleason is our very own blues
master, and we’re extremely lucky to have him among us.
He’s the real deal, folks.  We start at 8.  Don’t miss it! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Snow Melt, Vacation At The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, All Inclusive Today vs All Inclusive 15 Years Ago, Riviera Maya vs Cancun, Thanks Super K and @HRHRivieraMaya, Yoga Is Where It’s At, St Joseph’s Day Props To All The Families Who Have Kept Up The Traditions, St Paddy’s Day At The Rhumb Line, Tom O’Brien’s Baru, Mike Lindberg, Earl Foote Video, Favorite Greasy Pole Walk Video, Cacciatore’s Blowing Up Toby’s Phone While We Tape The Podcast, Cacciatore’s Opening Date Pushed Forward For Final City Permitting Sign Offs Not Opening This Saturday the 21st!!!, Boston Seafood Show, Gloucester MA Community Development, Fishermen’s Wives, Gloucester MA Fisheries Commission and Mark Ring Does Us Proud, New St Paddy’s Day GMG Sticker A Huge Hit Shout Out To The People Who Sent In SASE For Their Free Stickers, Loss Of FOB Bruce Bonham, Pulling Back On The Selfie Stick Post, Mexico Day One…, Missing Regulars Kim Smith Due To Illness and Donna Ardizzoni, Happy Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv Didn’t Plan Her Wedding During Fiesta, Electric Companies Now Fear The Efficiency of Solar Energy, Brian O’Connor Says His Solar Install Is Going To Pay Him, Vince Wilfork and Revis Leaving, Question: Will Tom Brady End His Career a Patriot?, Derek Sandersen’s Book, Foreign Affairs My New Favorite Local Restaurant, Duckworth’s, Blue Ox, Ithaki, Franklin, Passports, The Studio, Seaport Grille, The Lobster Pool, What Is The Staus Of Madfish Grille?

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An Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Winslow_Homer_-_The_Four_Leaf_CloverThe Four Leaf Clover by Winslow Homer

Thanks to my friend Cathy who shared this beautiful Celtic blessing yesterday in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Image courtesy wikicommons media.

We Lost A Great FOB From Ontario Canada- Bruce Bonham

Bruce had been a regular on GMG from the early days even though he lived in Canada, and visited every summer.  Always friendly and upbeat he loved GMG and Our City.  In the picture below you can see Bruce with the original GMG Bumper Sticker back in May 2009, a year and a couple months after GMG started and Bruce was already hooked.

Bruce Bonham From Ontario Represents!

Posted on May 30, 2009 by Joey C

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Bruce Bonham From Ontario Represents!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Daughter Jacquelyn writes-

Just wanted to send a big thank you to Good Morning Gloucester, My father Bruce Bonham who passed suddenly on March 3/15 was truly a fan. My parents spent many years vacationing in Gloucester ” Rocky Neck ” and  my dad always wanted me to see his favorite spot.  I was fortunate enough to join my parents on trips to this special place.  My father loved this so much he said he felt he was home.

Good Morning Gloucester was a regular routine for my dad with his morning coffee.

I want to thank all the people of Gloucester, Mona and her husband at Rocky Neck Accommodations, thanks for making our stays special and of course the boat rides.  Thanks to Brenda who conversed a lot with my dad. Thanks to the Rudder who always found us a table.  Thanks to you Joey for of course Good Morning Gloucester, and the Lobsta!!. To Nights On the Neck for making us feel welcome, and to Town of Gloucester for the same.

Thanks again for making this my fathers very special place

Bruce Bonham obits St Catharines Standard Newspaper   St. Catharines, Ontario Canada

Yours Truly

Jacquelyn and Louise Bonham


Always sending in his famous Gloucester Christmas Cards-

2010

Hi Joey,
Thought I’d send you this holiday greeting from St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA!!
Thank God for GMG! Keeps us informed about the greatest place on earth.
All the best to you and your family,
Bruce and Louise Bonham
ps – see you at the dock in May — if all goes as planned!

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Hi Joey,
You may recall I was at the ‘dock’ last Tuesday (Sep. 21).
Since 2004, we’ve stayed at Mona Faherty’s Rocky Neck Accommodations.
Since I’m now retired, we’re trying to make the trip from St.
Catharines, Ontario (near Niagara Falls).
Obviously, we love the area. And we love GMG!
Thought I’d send you three pictures I took during our last visit, if
they’re any use to your web site.
See you next May, if all goes as planned!
Bruce and Louise Bonham

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2012

Hi Joey,
A warm greeting from Canada!
We wish you and all your thousands of blog viewers a healthy holiday season.
Hope to see you in the spring. Especially eager for a Gloucester and Rocky Neck appearance since having to miss 2012’s visit.
Take care,
Bruce & Louise Bonham
St. Catharines, Ontario

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2013

Hi Joey,
All the best of the season to you, yours and your many blog viewers!
See you in the spring.
Bruce Louise Bonham
St. Catharines, Ontario

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Thank you Bruce and Jackie.  It was always my pleasure when you guys came to visit.  Your dad is a special man and we will miss his warm smile every time he was around!

BREAKING NEWS SNOWFALL RECORDS SMASHED!

With a total of 108.6 inches, last night at 7pm 2014-2015 became Boston’s snowiest winter since snowfall records started being kept in 1872.

Gloucester smashed her record awhile back. I think we are currently at around 125 to 126 inches. Does anyone know Gloucester’s official total?

 

Flurrying in Gloucester

A video posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on

 

Read more about record snowfall in today’s Globe.

Top Ten Snowiest Winters

 

 

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Cape Ann Recruiting Globally!

GMG FOB Dan Connell forwards the following photo and meesage:

This came to me from a former student [Beth] at Simons College who works for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in Cambridge:

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Just wanted to let you know it seems that Cape Ann is recruiting globally. I met this guy in the village of Soloti in northern Uganda a few days ago. :)

 

WANTED! Hollywood in Gloucester

Message from Scott Memhard at Cape Pond Ice:

WANTED – will exchange for new – your well worn Cape Pond Ice Navy crew neck (no hood) sweatshirts, size Medium and size Large, with our “New Style” logo – ie. the small “Cape Pond Ice – Gloucester MA – Pure Yankee Cold” on front left chest.

Folks visiting from Hollywood have a certain need – contact Scott or Larry at: coolestguys@capepondice.com if you can help  – your old sweatshirt may be famous!

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BREAKING RESTAURANT NEWS: CACCIATORE’S GRAND OPENING!

Cacciatore’s is opening its doors Friday, March 20th, at 11am. Located at 23 East Main Street, you can read more on their Facebook page here: Cacciatore’s.

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Photos Courtesy Cacciatore’s Facebook Page

Don’t miss Cacciatore’s at A Taste of Cape Ann on March 18th at Cruiseport from 5:30 to 7:30. They will be serving their Lobster Potato Pancakes.

Anyone that drops by for a visit to the Cacciatore booth at A Taste of Cape Ann will receive a coupon to use on their first visit to Cacciatore’s!

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Rain Forest Publications and Mourning Cloaks

Posting hurriedly today. My darling daughter is arriving Friday for a wedding dress fitting, and I am sooo behind in wedding dress making that I am sure I will be up half the next two nights!

Recently brochures from Rain Forest Publications arrived. Don’t you love pocket guides, for the very reason the name infers–so easy to tuck along when traveling and hiking. That’s my photo on the cover of “Mexico Butterflies.” The photo was taken not in Mexico, but in Gloucester!

Rain Forest Publications Butterfies of Mexico Guide Kim Smith cover photo ©Kim Smith 2015Be on the lookout for the first butterfly of spring, which will most likely be the Mourning Cloak Butterfly. Mourning Cloaks do not spend the winter in the cool volcanic mountains of Mexico as do the Monarchs, or as a chrysalis in our gardens, like the Black Swallowtail, or as a caterpillar rolled up in a tight little ball under a leaf, as does the Wooly Bear, but as an adult butterfly!

Pussy Willows, Salix discolor ©Kim Smith 2014Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)

During the winter months Mourning Cloaks live tucked away in cracks and crevices, between chinks of tree bark, for example. At the first warm breath of spring they begin to take flight, searching for a mate. You’ll often see them on the wing around Pussy Willows, one of the Mourning Cloak caterpillar’s food plants.

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Funds For Fridge PARTY ~ The Word (Reunion)

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Don’t miss this dreadful winter’s best event to help support our good friend Paul Carr, as he fights the big C. AKA Fridge, was a big fan of the cover band “The Word”. Along with the long awaited reunion of this great band, comprised of the original 5 members, we are offering some great bucket raffles with chances to win many awesome prizes. All ages are welcome so bring your kids! Cash bar and light snacks. We anticipate a full room, so be early to get in. $5 cover at the door
Also, $25 buys a chance to win an original Ken Knowles Painting worth $5000. Call Ken or Eric Beal

Silhouettes ~ Capt. Joe Fishing Boat

Capt Joe Gloucester fishing boat. ©Kim Smith 2015. -5Yesterday afternoon as the sun was setting I stopped down the Jodrey State Fish Pier to see if there was any ice left in the harbor. There was some, but it seemed mostly along the edges. Snapping photos of the Captain Joe fishing boat, I met the captain of the Captain Joe and, no surprise, his name is Captain Joe! He was super personable to talk with and asked whether I was speaking American English or was from Great Britain. I asked him from where was his accent and he said a combination of Sicilian and Italian. One of the crew joked and demanded a $100.00 per shot as he assumed I was working for an international magazine. Funny! I told them all about Good Morning Gloucester. If you read this Captain Joe, thanks for the photos of your beautiful boat in the setting sun!

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Capt Joe Gloucester fishing boat. -2 ©Kim Smith 2015I think the photos would be prettier if it were high tide, and will try again one afternoon.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell ~ Tonight!

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

 

Wednesday, March 11th
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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John is excited to be resuming Wednesdays over at Alchemy,
and will be bringing his gang into the Rhumb Line directly
from there this week. It is truly a great and hilarious time
whenever the two of us get a chance to play together… and
it’s been quite a while since the last! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

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