Category Archives: Saint Peter’s Fiesta
Congratulations to the Gloucester Police Department, this year’s Saint Peter’s Fiesta military seine boat champions!
A Coat Guard oarsman took an oar to the chest midway through the military seine boat race today at Pavilion Beach. It looked to happen at the turn. The Coast Guard (Nina) was racing alongside the Gloucester Fire Department (Pinta); the accident appeared to slow the firemen. The oarsman was rushed to shore by the Coast Guard rescue boat. At this time, no additional information available. We hope a speedy recovery for the oarsman.
It was a great big and diverse field of about 1000 runners. A big fun time.
Bravo for all
Congratulations to Michael Sanfilippo for capturing the flag to become Friday’s Greasy Pole Champion!
Not my favorite
Beautiful skies last night at Pavilion Beach and beautiful weather predicted for the weekend. Buona Festa!
Tremendous race and tremendously fun for we watching the race. The most enjoyable was seeing the families cheer on their loved ones. I didn’t photograph the men’s and women’s winners Dan Chruniak and Layce Alves crossing the finish line as I was filming them. This was Layce Alves 7th 5k win! For complete coverage of the race, see today’s Gloucester Daily Times.
A whole lot of spinning was going on. Funny….ever since riding the Twirling Strawberries at the Topsfield Fair 7.5 years ago and feeling violently ill from the spinning….only to discover two days later that I was pregnant with Finn… I haven’t been able to handle spinning. Roller Coasters…no problem. Spinning, twirling, twisting kiddie rides. Shoot me.
Buona Fiesta 2016
They maintain all the Historical photographs, the wall display every year , dedication to the tradition of the “Greasy Pole”, they are true champions.
Enjoyed watching the seine boats practicing at sunset from the rooftop deck of the Beauport Hotel
Jeanne Marie and Dante
Sara Favazza proudly stands by the statue of Saint Peter. She is the youngest of Captain Salvatore Favazza’s ten children. In 1926-1927, Captain Favazza commissioned Charlestown sculptor De Petero to create the statue of Saint Peter.