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A musical, poetry, and historical fact extravaganza celebrating America was presented today at City Hall by the West Parish first grade students. Songs included God Bless America, America the Beautiful, You’re a Grand Old Flag, and the Star Spangled Banner. Thank you to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for sharing her photos!



For lots more photos, visit Mayor Sefatia’s Facebook page here.

Congratulations to FOB Pauline Bresnahan

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Congratulations to Pauline Bresnahan selected as Unsung Heroine 2016 from the City of Gloucester for her volunteer efforts to collect donations of flags for our Boulevard, to provide flags for our schools and to give returning troops and their families with care packages consisting of gifts certificates from local businesses. Thank you for all you do! We’re proud of you Pauline!!

Tee Shirts

Thank you Joey C. for donating the profits from the sale of Good Morning Gloucester’s sweatshirts for The One Hour at a Time Gang to get some Tee shirts made. We would also like to thank FOB Pat D. for her donation. The One Hour at a Time Gang would like to thank Vickie Van Ness for helping with the logo. I went to Seaside Graphics and had them made. We should always try to shop local. Did some research and realized that Vista Print’s quote was actually $30.00 more than Seaside Graphics. Being able to walk up to the counter at Seaside Graphics and get the quote, and take delivery in person was a far better experience than trying to deal sight unseen over the phone or internet. Again shopping local helps the community and saves you money.

May 26, 2016 The One Hour at a Time Gang shirts

Promise Fulfilled

A shout out to my “How much money is in the money jug” winner, Beverly Bernhard, for fulfilling her promise of sending 1/2 of her winnings to the charity of her choice.

Beverly selected Family Promise North Shore Boston and they were very happy to receive her donation.

They do great work and I am thrilled that GMG could help with a small donation to support all that they do for the families they serve.




DSCF3689To receive a Gloucester Citizenship Awards is a very special honor. Each May the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church recognizes outstanding Gloucester citizens for their selfless good work. The citizenship award is a “celebration of civic pride and a reminder that each of us can make a difference.”

Congratulations to the 2016 Gloucester Citizen Award winners Pauline Bresnahan, Ellie Cummings, Nome Graham, George Hackford, Charles Nazarian, Patti Page, Save Our Shores Gloucester (Pam and Mark Poulin), Peter Souza, Dolores Talbot, and Alice and Mike Wheeler.



Sea Shanty Singers at the 2016 Gloucester Citizenship Awards (withZinnia)

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If you Happen To Run Into This Hard Working-Beautiful-Hilarious-Culinary Wizard Today, Wish Her A Happy Birthday! Happy birthday Kate! And Remember Boobies rule!



I honestly don’t know how she does it all.  This woman busts her ass working, works out like a maniac, cooks awesome healthy meals that actually taste good, takes care of us and does it all with a laugh and a smile on her face. 



Kate over Giselle all day every day and it’s not even close! Smile


More clean ups

The Magnolia Historical Society is clean the Magnolia Cemetery on Magnolia Avenue, Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please bring rakes, shoves, leaf blowers, chain saws, leaf bags and community pride. Since The One Hour at a Time Gang goes from 8:00 – 9:00, if anyone wants to join me going over to the Magnolia Cemetery, please feel free to help out.

Magnolia Cemetery

One Hour at a Time Gang

Good morning kids:

Hope everyone is doing well.  Our Saturday clean-up will be on Thatcher Road near Stop & Shop Gloucester –
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Where: Thatcher Road, we can park near Stop & Shop

Please bring gloves and I will get the yellow bags…

Thanks and take care


BREAKING NEWS – $4000 reached for the Bacheler Civil War Coat!!!

George and Charles King write:

O.K. everybody, all of us may have just saved a one-of-a-kind Civil War coat for the nation! With an amazing new on-line contribution in the last 24 hours for $1000 the fundraising for the restoration itself (if not the final display box) has come to a close!

We have raised $4000!

We hoped to have the coat fixed by the time we were in Gloucester High School. Thanks to everyone who worked towards this goal, the fundraising for the repairs has been completed before we’ve even graduated sixth grade!

A possible location for the coat that we like in the High School will be in front of this double display you can see in the photograph below and attached. The initial estimate to repair and mount the coat was $3500, but that was before we got involved. That $3500 was for a two-dimensional skinny archival display case.

We hope the coat will be freestanding within a museum quality display case that we can walk around and see from all directions. That makes the estimate bigger because the case is bigger. If it’s freestanding we may not need a hand crank. Our mom is pricing the cases (they need to be special UV plexi and other stuff). You can see examples of what they might look likehere. Some of them breakdown for travel.

The big clear display box will be mounted on top of a wooden cabinet. We were excited to see an example of a beautiful cabinet created by the GHS wood shop! Maybe they could do the pedestal for the case. See the close up photograph we took on the day that Caroline Enos interviewed us for The Gillnetter.

Please share our letter to the president on Facebook and everywhere for us, because we would like to know if there is another coat out there like this one. His friend was given one, too, so there may be another one. We think that it just might be the only one in the whole country and we want people to know about the Gloucester Civil War coat that was given by a slave to Albert Bacheler after escaping Libby prison to safety. He kept the coat to teach generations of Gloucester students. Also, President Obama could give us a great quote for the coat. 

You can see your quotes for the coats and other information on the youcaring site. Thank you everybody, all the coat supporters, and the news –Good Morning Gloucester, Cape Ann Beacon, Bay State Banner, Gloucester Daily Times, and The Gillnetter– for spreading the story and helping save this coat.

Surprised and grateful,

Charles King and George King

The Big Reveal!

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BREAKING NEWS: 2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Music Festival Tickets On Sale NOW

Here we go again!  The Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund presents their 2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Music Festival on September 17th at I4-C2.  Tickets went on sale today (get them here).

This year’s lineup includes:

Nadia Robertson
Henry Allen & the New Swingset
Allen Estes
Back Eddy
Zili Misik
Liz Frame and the Kickers
Danielia Cotton

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Check them out here.

Mark your calendar for a gorgeous day of music, food, wine, spirits and fun on the water in America’s Original Seaport.


Saturday Clean up



Sorry for the confusion but another change for Saturday’s clean up

Hi kids:


Change of plans for Saturday.

 When:                  Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

Where:                 Magnolia Avenue


We can park near Kondelin Road


Thanks kids




c9f28dbd-753d-46e7-a724-c00a5a943a6eTime to Celebrate!

Please join SOS Gloucester for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When:  Friday, May 6
Time:  6:00 PM
Where:  166-178 Atlantic Road

(We will gather on the grassy area across from the
Ocean View Inn)
We look forward to seeing all our wonderful supporters!


Linzee Coolidge, who sponsored the publication of the new book GLOUCESTER: When The Fish Came First, by photographer Nubar Alexanian, presenting a copy to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. Copies are still available at 58% below the publication price through May 5th at Walker Creek Media.
Linzee & Sefatia

GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 179 With Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna, Nancy Marciano, Joey Ciaramitaro, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni

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Topics include:

Most Pressing question-  How Did You guys meet?
How do they select the captains
Do you have an agent?  Because with the popularity of the show and there are like 4 main crews, with you being one of the major stars, do you just leave it in the agent’s hands?  Because you kinda want to be on the show and there are so many captains that would do anything to be “The Next Dave Marciano”   How do you keep them honest as far as what they pay you?
Whats your favorite part about the celebrity part of it now because you must be recognized everywhere
Dave talks about some of the fishing products he loves-
Buy Hard Merchandise Gear Locally at Cape Pond Ice and The Gift Shop At The Building Center
Shout Out To Christine Marciano Sciola
The importance of using social media
Buying American, Supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation
On Staying Humble
Nancy Marciano, Dave Marciano, Joe Ciaramitaro,  Donna Ardizonni Kim Smith


Cedar Rock Gardens Sign Kim SmithCedar Rock Gardens is an 18.5 acre farm conveniently located at 299 Concord Street, in Gloucester, a few short miles off Route 128. Plants and produce grown only at Cedar Rock Gardens are sold here, with a wide offering of organic veggies, herbs, and gorgeous flowers.

Elise Jillson Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithYou may recognize co-owners Elise Jillson and Tucker Smith from the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. Operating retail sales at the farm is a first this year.

Cedar Rock Gardens Kim SmithThe welcoming handmade sign sets the scene. A modern farm, with its focus on organic practices, but the setting is pure old-time farm charm. Rambling stone walls delineate the fields of flowers, trays of seedlings are tucked under gnarled ancient apple trees, and an equally as distinguished catalpa tree grows alongside the drive as you enter the garden.Flower Field Cedar Rock Gardens Kim Smith

Dormant flower field

Elise and Tucker have many combined years of experience in organic farming. Read more about the two here. Opening the farm to the public is a new step for Cedar Rock Gardens in their growing business. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be offering in plants, as well as cut flowers, throughout the season (think peonies, zinnias, and sunflowers, to name only a few!). Stop in and say hello to Elise and Tucker and pick up your seedlings today!

Plant Nursery Hours: 8am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and 9am to 3pm Sunday.

Cedar Rock Gardens Organic Romaine lettuce Kim Smith

Fresh lettuce

Cedar Rock Gardens onions Kim SmithHelpful horticulture instructions provided for each veggie

Cedar Rock Gardens Kale Kim SmithOrganic Kale

Cedar Rock Gardens sweet peas Kim SmithSweet peas growing gangbusters!

Thank you so much to Nubar Alexanian for the tip to visit Cedar Rock Gardens!


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