Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

Fiesta to Fiesta is it too early to countdown? 13 days, 17 days, 22 days

From the fiesta of Pentecost to St. Peter’s fiesta


Novena to St. Peter’s 

Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 21 2016
7:00 p.m. American Legion Hall 


Gloucester Public Schools out for summer

Friday, half-day,  June 17th 2016

St. Peter’s Fiesta five day festival event schedule is out

You can see the schedule posted at Cafe Sicilia and other businesses downtown. You can see an exhibit of and order a coffee table book, St. Peter’s Fiesta Through The Years, to help preserve it.

Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26 2016

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Farm to Table to Paper

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Farm to Table to Writing
A Special Workshop at the Gloucester Writer’s Center

Thursday, June 2nd
3:00 – 8:00 PM

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Farm to Table Workshop

Food. It’s literally what’s for dinner, breakfast, or lunch. It can be a lifestyle or even a moral or ethical choice. What should the fat, sugar, or sodium content be? Is it organic, conventionally raised, or genetically modified? So many choices, so many things to think about, so many possible dilemmas. Generally, though, when we think about food, writing doesn’t enter the picture beyond reading the words listed in recipes or employed in a review of the latest difficult-to-get-reservations-for restaurant.

That’s not the case for this workshop. Yes, it will involve food, but the focus will be on funneling our experience of food through writing. We’ll begin by gathering at the GWC and then going to opening day at the Gloucester Farmers’ Market, where we’ll talk…

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The New and Improved Mile Marker One

As is often my go-to on rainy weekend days, I headed to the pool at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort yesterday.  You have heard me say this before, but it is a total score if you are a parent of a  young child…especially ones that can swim confidently on their own.

We were there for a little over four hours, the kids swam, we ate lunch, and hung out with friends.

We always have great, easy, inexpensive fun there and that has only become better with their new and improved menu by the pool AND the great renovations outside!  Today I ordered the strawberry summer salad, the boys had the chicken tenders with the world’s BEST honey mustard, and we shared the cheese trio plate with havarti, manchego, and brie….and mango slaw + pita chips.

I love hanging out with the boys, but I can’t wait to go back hit the raw bar, have some yummy drinks, hear some music, and sit by the water with some friends too.

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/31/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

I Have Some Free Rain Collection Barrels For Anyone That Would Like One

May 31, 2016 ~ Joey C

Come down the dock and do your part to capture that water from your roof to use when the water bans come! There are six total and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Captain Joe and Sons

95 East Main St

Gloucester MA

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Cape Ann Farmers Market Opens This Week June 2- October 13, 2016

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Open Classroom at EPDS

May 31, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

Come see a day in the life of an Eastern Point Day School student! We are having an Open Classroom this Wednesday, June 1st! 9:30 am to 11:30!

Meet our teachers, experience our curriculum and ask our kids why they love their school.

8 Farrington Ave. Kitty corner to Niles beach!

Call with questions 978. 283.1700 or email us anytime:


Do what makes you happy…

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More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness news-

Cape Ann Wellness

Have you met your soul?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing encourages you stop, breathe and listen…as getting to the level of the soul is the key to all forms of healing.

Take the time to do what makes you happy – identify just one thing and make it a priority. Keep a journal and write down how things around you and in you start to change.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”:)


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Great remembrance to our Veterans. Thank you to all who helped make this happen. #Memorial Day Services. 🇺🇸@

Boston Globe features Walter McGrath’s work at Gloucester’s Cove Hill Cemetery

Great story by Hattie Bernstein in the Globe today gives a shout out to Walter McGrath in Gloucester.

Boston Globe may 30 2016 grave guards

“If you go to a cemetery on Memorial Day, you’ll see flowers and flags planted everywhere and a lot more visitors than usual.

What won’t be obvious on this holiday dedicated to military veterans who died fighting in wars are the efforts of Northborough’s Beth Finch McCarthy, 53, Gloucester’s Walter McGrath, 83, and Jordan Hurley, 15, who lives in Middleborough.

The three are among an uncounted battalion of volunteers across the region who share a common pursuit: maintaining their communities and ensuring that those buried there aren’t forgotten.

McGrath, a retired engineer with a long list of interests…

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Motif Monday: Memorial Day, Gordon Parks, Poppies


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Donald Sultan Five Reds, Five Whites, Five Blues, 2008 color silkscreen with enamel, flocking and tar like texture

Respectfully thinking about art that helps us celebrate, remember, remind and reflect every family who has suffered a loss in service.



Gordon Parks, Library of Congress, 1943 photograph, Gloucester policemen, Memorial Day Ceremonies




John McCrae, 18721918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the dead; short days ago

We lived, felt  dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

in Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe!

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high!

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields. 

Veteran of the Boer War and WWI, a teacher, and doctor, Canadian John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields in the spring of 1915 while still at the bloody battlefront in Ypres, Belgium, in an area known as Flanders. The Germans had already used deadly gas. Dr. McCrae had been tending to hundreds of wounded daily. He described the nightmare slaughter: “behind it all was the constant background of the sights of the dead, the wounded, the maimed.” By this time he had already devoted his life to art and healing. He couldn’t save his friends. How could anyone?  Twenty years prior, he sketched poppies during his medical residency in Maryland. He published poems and stories by the time he was 16.  I’m not surprised he noticed the brilliant fragile petals and horror. He wrote for those who couldn’t speak and those who had to see. Meningitis and pneumonia killed him January 1918 after several months battling asthma and bronchitis. His poem and the emblematic poppy continue to inspire and comfort.

A few poppy images follow. I was thinking about their poetic illumination before and after WW1 and layers of meaning and beauty.

John McCrae sketch book 1896, Maryland

John McCrea sketchbook, ca.1896, Maryland

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Off the Island…

Long weekends are too short!  Neil and I love to head up to the White Mountain area whenever we get a chance and this weekend we spent some time taking advantage of the overcast day yesterday to explore some waterfall spots.  The first spot is at Jackson Falls in Jackson, NH, which is a very easy access area, the falls are literally next to the road, but don’t go on a warm day if you want some photography shots because it’s a popular swimming area on a beautiful summer day!



The second spot we checked out was Glen Ellis Falls, Jackson, NH, which is about 8 miles away from Jackson Falls and while it’s only a .3 mile walk in, the walk back is pretty steep for anyone with knee issues.  The Glen Ellis is a 64 foot drop and a pretty powerful.   (AND…if you drop anything…you are not getting it back as I found out when I lost a camera filter down the ravine ~ I just can’t have nice things lol!)   So happy exploring!



Dinner at the Pigeon Cove Tavern

Met a friend for dinner at the brand new  Pigeon Cove Tavern last week.  I had one super yummy Blueberry Mojito, a roasted beet and arugula salad, and a delicious burger with Krystal Cave Aged Cheddar and Green Garlic Aioli.  So good.

I will definitely go back again and can’t wait to sit outside on the deck.  Give it a shot for sure.



Grilled Turmeric Chicken & Orange Cucumber Salsa


Grilled Turmeric Chicken

Happy Memorial Day to All! 

This past week I’ve  been thinking up creative ways to incorporate dozens of oranges used as decorations in centerpieces last weekend at our son BJ’s “Go Orange” theme High School Graduation Celebration.

We thought we’d jump right into the “Bleeding Orange”Syracuse University  school spirit  with our friends & family  knowing “Orange” will be a bery big part of our lives for the next several years!

BJ is super excited to be moving to Syracuse NY in August, and eagar to begin his studies at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business.

imageThe last few oranges from our sons graduation party were finally used when I decided to fix a fresh sala to accompany the Grilled Turmeric Chicken I had marinated earlier in the day for dinnner.A mixture of English  Cucumbers, fresh clientro and a jalapeño pepper I had on hand made the perfect addition to our meal. The combination of  ingredients tasted amazing together. They are definitely equally appetizing to the eye as they are to the pallet!

Click link for Recipe!

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 5/30/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~ 1 Comment

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Yoga on the Harbor

Image ~ May 29, 2016 ~ maritimegloucesterprograms

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GloucesterCast 185 With@KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Tim Sanborn and @Joey_C Taped 5/29/16 #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 185 With@KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd, Tim sanborn and @Joey_C Taped 5/29/16 #GloucesterMA



Topics Include:

Tim Sanborn coming up on 100th Solar install on Cape Ann
Call to talk to Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar Home at 978-281-4625  He’s local and he’s a straight shooter.
Beauport Hotel
Harbortown Arts Festival
Magnolia Farmers Market June 13th Mondays 3:30-6:30 Donna will be there
Schooner Challenge June 6th at 6pm from Maritime Gloucester
Vernal Pond Event
Swan Update
Piping Plover On Good Harbor Beach Update
Viral Video Harvard Commencement Speech Donovan Livingston Lift off
Ice House Art House
Donna Kayaking

Joey Ciaramitaro, Donna, Tim Sanborn podcast copyright Kim Smith

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