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GHS summer training copyright Kim SmithCoach Mike Lattof shares that for over thirty years the Fishermen teams have been training at GHB during the off season. The program is open to everyone, boys and girls alike, and from every sport.

Early morning GHS all sports practice with Coach Mike Lattof

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That Melissa Cox, She’s One of the Good Ones

Not only is she a good sport, but she’s generous too.

Melissa agreed, thanks to a $500 request, to be tossed into the pool in the name of charity.

That $500 will go to a charity set up to help the Orlando shooting victims and their families.

You just never know what you’re going to run into when you meet up with a friend for a drink in Gloucester.  While I missed the actual splash…I landed on the roof top deck in time to see a wet, chilly, but still smiling Melissa Cox spreading cheer the way she always does.

Thanks so much to Christopher Sicuranza for capturing and sharing the moment…and to Melissa for allowing me to post it.  Thanks also to Steven LeBlanc for “the push” and Sean Nolan for stepping up big with the $500 donation.

(and, how about that roof top pool area!)  #Beauport Hotel




Rainbow flag raising Gloucester Mayor Romeo Theken copyright Kim SmithRainbow flag raising City Hall Gloucester MA -1 copyright Kim SmithContinuing in the City’s tradition of supporting diversity, liberty, and freedom for all, Gloucester is celebrating Pride Month throughout June, beginning with today’s flag raising ceremony. Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken was joined by House Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, Senator Bruce Tarr, City Councilors Melissa Cox and Sean Nolan, a representative from Representative Seth Moulton’s office, and many people from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

The flag was donated by Gloucester resident Alasandra McClellan.

Rainbow Flag Gloucester MA copyright Kim Smith copy

Raising the rainbow flag over City Hall with @sefi62 #pride #gaypride @northshorepride

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Piping Plover with garbage plastic bottle pollution copyright Kim SmithLandscape design work is keeping me away from beloved film projects (although I do love my work no doubts). I did mange this morning to go to Good Harbor Beach to check on the Piping Plovers, to Henry’s to see Mr. Swan, and to the marsh for the ducklings. There were two plovers awakening in the little GHB cordoned off sanctuary, feeding and chasing away intruders. Mr. Swan was chilling at Henry’s, and the three sweet duckling families I have been filming don’t appear to have lost any additional members.

Spending time at Good Harbor Beach filming the plovers before the beach has been cleaned has certainly been an eye opener. Although not even officially summer yet, every morning at daybreak I find the beach littered with an astonishing amount of plastic bottles, trash, food, and plastic bags. According to Rose Piccolo at the DPW, the cleanup crew arrives around 7am and typically has the beaches cleaned by 8:30am. They do a really truly phenomenal job of making our beaches look pristine and attractive before the 9am opening.

A most sincere thank you to Joe Lucido and the Gloucester DPW for a job well done.

Sleepy Mr. Swan- hard work defending his territory from the new swans on the scene.

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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

April 28, 2016 cutest Pauline
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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