Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheerleading League Meeting Tuesday Night

Hi Joey,

Can you please let people know that the Youth Fishermen will be holding their second Information Session tomorrow night at 7 at the GHS Lecture Hall.

"The Gloucester Fishermen Youth Football and Cheerleading League will be hosting its 2nd Information Session on Tuesday March 3rd. The meeting will be held at the GHS lecture hall at 7PM. We invite all interested parents, children, coaches or other interested parties to attend."

Thank you

Marty Luster Captures The Action At Sista Felicia’s Pasta Extravaganza!


Marty Luster Thank You!

You did an amazing job of capturing the pasta making action yesterday! I already have a list of favorite photos for the pages of Cookbook #3!


Click on each photo in the gallery for larger images! Enjoy!


Madame Mayor Of Gloucester Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken Bringing laughter to Sista Felicia’s kitchen! 

James Gordon Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t…It’s that some people are ready to change, and some aren’t.”

James S. Gordon, MD (194?-    )


A New York native and the son and grandson of physicians, Gordon graduated from Harvard in the sixties and served as a volunteer doctor in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco and at the Woodstock music festival. He developed programs at the National Institutes of Mental Health that explored alternative approaches to chronic disease and is himself a registered acupuncturist. In the 1990’s he founded the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and is a leader in the study of integrating mental and physical health, including nutrition and trauma relief. His most recent work has focused on educating patients to care for themselves and combatting depression through a holistic program of integrated mental and spiritual work. I could find no evidence that he is related to the police commissioner of Gotham.  

Greg Bover

Alicia Unleashed OR Unapologetically Alicia- Which do you prefer?


After a few too many adult beverages Joey may or may not come to regret his fateful decision of asking me to become an official GMG contributor. My role as we discussed and maybe to your dismay, will be to give the straight dope without filter as I see things (oh boy) You may agree with me or you may vehemently disagree with me, but know that what I put on these pages will be straight from my heart without excuses.

As far as the poll goes we are looking for my new username. Please chime in and whichever one wins I’ll be using going forward.

If there are any topics you would like to discuss on this crazy adventure feel free to leave a comment below and follow me on twitter @ali4416

Sista Felicia’s St. Joseph Pasta Day 2015 From Beginning To End!


Yesterday was my dear friend Mo Klopp first time making homemade past. Abbey Mathews’ captured Mo’s perfect 10 point toss, of her very first pasta dough into the bowl at the rolling station!


Thank you All…yesterday was simply amazing!

Last night I went to bed feeling incredibly blessed and proud of my amazing team of family and friends who successfully pulled off another massive production of making over 100 pounds of “Homemade St. Joseph Pasta.” All 110 lbs of Semolina flour was lovingly handcrafted into delicate cuts of fettuccini! Just prior to production yesterday everyone gathered around my kitchens island for a short tutorial of the pasta making process. It’s vital to keep the flow of production running smoothly. Each step of the production must be done correctly to insure the consistency of a high quality final product.   Every job starting with dough maker’s assistants to dough runners and pasta hangers were performed with precision! Yesterday’s pasta event was an amazing team effort from start to finish. Additional thanks to my husband St. Barry for his support and behind scene list of chores, my twins Amanda and BJ and awesome mother Pat, and brother Joey for their support and help setting up for yesterday and assistance in production, blogging, and live Streaming! Many thanks to my dear friends and owners of Nobel Electric, Steve and Dee Nobel, and Rick Moore and  Donna Ardizzoni, owners of Circle Consultants, for their assistance in getting our crashed internet back up and working for the live stream. Special thanks to my incredibly talented Creative director James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee for designing the first ever Sista Felicia Apparel! The “Sista Felicia Kitchen” aprons were perfectly “Felicitized! Also a huge shout out and big thank you to GMG Contributor and friend Marty Luster for spending the afternoon photographing yesterday’s event for cookbook #3. Special thanks and to Erich Archer, Executive Director at Cape Ann TV  and his photographer George for filing a portion of yesterday to air on Cape Ann TV soon!


Sista Felicia



Community Stuff 3/1/15

The Manchester Historical Museum will be presenting their next lecture on Tuesday, March10 at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall (62 School Street, Manchester). The program will be “At Your Service – The People Who Made Gracious Living Possible” presented by Nancy Coffey from Beverly Farms. For the past several years Nancy has been researching the lives of North Shore servants through oral histories, photographs and archival research.  Come and hear her stories about the local girls who cleaned molasses from the toilets in the spring, the butler who over-ruled the man of the house, the laundress who stepped in when the cook quit, and the mop boy who got a big surprise in the laundry room. Nancy will also bring along two of the devices used to summon servants at the turn of the 20th century. 6:30 refreshments, 7:00 program.  MHM members free, nonmembers $10. Please RSVP by March 9. Phone: 978-526-7230 or email .

Coffey-servants poster

Ahoy Ye Coywolfe!

From USCG Northeast;

“The Coast Guard Cutter Pendant spotted a coyote running across their bow! What would you do?”

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Greg Verga Is Holding His Campaign

Vote Verga for Mayor

Campaign Kickoff
Stop by for appetizers and live music by the Kate Barry
When: Saturday March 28th
Where: Cape Ann Brew Pub
11 Rogers St. Gloucester. MA, 01930
What Time: 3:30pm

This event will be a meet and greet with Greg and also a great opportunity to learn more about the Greg Verga Campaign!

Please share this email with any and all you believe would be interested in attending.


Mews and Pupdates February 2015 From Cape Ann Animal Aid

Photo by Anchor Imagery
Photo by Anchor Imagery

Our 12th Annual Winter Ball Fundraising Gala was held at Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, February 6, 2015. With over 280 people in attendance, the venue was packed full of generous hearts who bid in the live and silent auctions, purchased mystery envelopes with great prizes, and took part in the wildly fun ‘Heads or Tails’ Game.
The highlight of the evening was a surprise appearance from Lady Marmalade’s five puppies. Together, the crowd raised over $8,000 to cover the expenses of caring for Lady and her brood and other animals in need just like them. We–and Lady Marmalade– are so thankful for their kindness and are happy to share that mama and all five puppies have now been adopted!
The Adopt-a-Table Centerpiece Contest was a huge hit once again! Nine local businesses sponsored the Winter Ball by entering the contest, creating a beautiful centerpiece for one of the tables. Attendees voted for their favorite and crowned Sage Floral Studio with top honors!
We wish to thank all that attended and participated in the event. We owe it all to the many businesses and individuals that donated items, gift certificates, experiences and trips to help the cause. Cheers to you and a big round of ‘appawws’!

Pooch A Palooza Logo
Pooch-A-Palooza Photo

You’re likely familiar with Cape Ann Animal Aid’s annual event, Dog Day, taking place every September at Stage Fort Park for more than a decade now. A celebration of all things canine, Dog Day has been a wonderful community event for the whole family. This year, Cape Ann Animal Aid has partnered with Pooch-A-Palooza to join forces and celebrate dogs in a much bigger way!
Instead of Stage Fort Park, you’ll be heading to Topsfield Fairgrounds this Setpember (6th & 7th) for all the fun! Pooch-A-Palooza, Inc. works to create festivals that bring dog owners together in support of organizations whose mission it is to promote the health and well-being of dogs. In 2015, Cape Ann Animal Aid will receive all of the proceeds from the $1.00 per dog festival admission fee and will also have booths at the event featuring adoptable dogs and fun activities to raise funds.
Festival organizers, Pooch-A-Palooza, Inc., are planning to welcome in excess of 10,000 dog lovers to the festival which features entertainment and activities for the entire family. Last year’s event was attended by 7,500 people and 4,000 dogs. Attractions included: The Jersey Disc Devils, Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comics, K-9 demonstrations by the Massachusetts State Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, dog contests, try-it agility and a dog game zone kept four-legged attendees busy. A Kids’ Zone, complete with games, giant slide, and bouncy house provided plenty of activities for families, too.
Read more about Pooch-A-Palooza here.

pickles and hawkeye

Let us introduce you to a fantastic pair of friends. Pickles and Hawkeye are like a modern day feline edition of The Odd Couple. Hawkeye is 8 years old and Pickles is about 5 months old. Hawkeye loves exploring and lives on the bold side of life while Pickles is more timid and reserved. Yet they were drawn to each other from the start. Pickles looks to Hawkeye for guidance and confidence, happily following his lead and finding comfort in his presence. Hawkeye looks after Pickles and even gets a little nervous when he cannot find her. In those situations, Hawkeye meows a few times and Pickles comes running to see what the fuss is about. Their fast friendship warms our hearts and we’ve decided it would be best to find them a home together.
Check out this sweet video and help us spread the word. We hope to see Pickles and Hawkeye living together in their new home very soon!

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