JUDITH SPEAKS on the Terraced Lawn of The Sargent House Museum


Mrs_John_Stevens-by_Copley-860pxJoin us on our Terraced Lawn for

June 4, 2015, 5:30-7PM • $5 suggested donation

Come hear Cape Ann Students read Judith’s words that are brilliant, profound & hilarious. One of America’s most influential thinkers, Judith Sargent Murray’s ideas still resonate. Hear Judith on writing, capital punishment, prejudice & female politicians.

We are honored to present Joseph Stiliano, Artistic Director of the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, and Patricia Bridgman, living-history interpreter, performing selections from The Mingling of Souls, from Sorrow to Joy, by Jay DiPrima: a love story of Rev. John Murray and Judith Sargent Murray.

http://www.sargenthouse.org | Sargent House Museum | 49 Middle Street | office@sargenthouse.org

Gloucester Bingo Winners

Julie from Harbor Goods sent me the list of the Gloucester Bingo.

Grand Prize Winner Beth Lott

Here is a list of the other winners. This was such a great idea and fun to do. Hope next year this event takes place.

Beth Lott – Grand prize winner. Alchmey and the Ardelle
Donna Ardizzoni – Beth Williams Studio
Kaylee Duchane – Capt. Bill and Sons
John Karvelas – Harbor Goods/Life is Good
Beth Kirchner – Kestral Educational Adventures
Debbie Bickoff – Lat 43
Marge Wiggins – Lunch with the Mayor
Ed Watkinson – Ohana
Alyssa Selig – Premier Imprints
Ann O’Neil – Sage Floral Studio
Julie Broe – Toodleoos!



Gloucester’s Police Chief Leonard Campanello is a ROCK STAR!

Gloucester police Chief Leonard Campanello – photo: Allegra Boverman

Chief Campanello’s “Angel” project began yesterday.  If you don’t know what that is, read this article in the Gloucester Daily Times.

The Chief’s project has been the subject of national news for about a month now and he’s even been challenged by the district attorney (see this article in the Boston Globe).

But our Chief remains cool as a cucumber.

Just listen to him in this NPR interview from yesterday — especially the part where he says, “We appreciate the district attorney’s comments, but the fact is that the police have always had the discretion to charge or not charge and not just with drugs, with most crimes.”

If you see Chief Campanello, please congratulate him on his vision, compassion, brilliance and cool head.

This is definitely the guy you want protecting our city and helping to heal our drug problem. BRAVO CHIEF!

We knew we were lucky to have Chief Campanello come to Glocuester when he brought the crowd to their feet with his Springsteen version of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” at the first Cape Ann Winter Solstice in December 2013.  Sheila Roberts Orlando captured the moment perfectly in the photo below:


Paintings For Sale!

Paintings for sale!


If you don’t do Ebay and like one of the Paintings and there are no bids on it you can contact me at frontiero@hotmail.com and we’ll work something out.

I also have larger paintings 16″x20″ up to 36″x40″, so if you’d like to come take a look at them contact me to set a an appointment.



My name is Paul F Frontiero Jr and I’m starting my own “Jackstarter” Campaign.

What’s a “JackStarter” Campaign? There was no such thing until now. (I just made it up)

I am selling some of my Dad’s Paintings on Ebay. The money will go to adopting a needy Jack Russell Terrier.

I’m am stating out the bidding very low so you can enjoy a beautiful painting by my dad for a crazy low cost. You will see paintings this size by other Cape Ann artists for hundreds of dollars more. So Bid and own a beautiful piece of Cape Ann Art by a Great Cape Ann Painter “Paul F Frontiero Sr.”

I’ll ship anywhere in the USA or will hand deliver it to you if you live on Cape Ann.

There’s no obligation to buy, but if your looking for a painting I just wanted you to know what the money will go to.

I will share my experience of adopting a Jack with the GMG readers. I’ll be working with JacksGalore of western Massachusetts

And I’m sure you’ll she us walking around Stage Fort Park this Summer.

There are a lot of needy “Jack’s” out there that need a forever home.


Our “Blaze” was a sweetheart. We had her for 7 years before she was diagnosed with a collapsed Tracea.

She got me through a lot of hard times. She Passed over the bridge on Feb. 2, 2015.

She almost took down GMG Headquarters at one time. And we miss her so much.

We will be giving a needy Jack Russell a great home to enjoy.

Maybe this one will become the “OFFICIAL DOG OF GMG

You can check out all the cute Jack Russells and make a donation of any size at;



Updated With Mobile Phone Screenshot Demo- #GloucesterMA SeeClickFix App Which Allows Citizens To Report Public Works Issues

So Mayor Theken announced that the SeeClickFix App that Sal DiStefano talked about on GloucesterCast 129 (listen here) is live!  I went to the City website to find it but there wasn’t any hyperlink, just instructions that it was actually out there and live.  Knowing that most people won’t follow through with a web search to go and find it and download it I’ll provide the direct links to download the app. I also produced a screenshot video from my cell phone of just how easy it is to download and use (see below).

First the direct links to get the App fr Android and Apple-

For Android Click Here


For iPhone Click Here



While you’re At It, Might As Well Download The GMG Android App Free Here


Next The Screenshot Demo Of How Easy The SeeClickFix App Is To Download and Use-

And Another For The GMG App-

and Mayor Theken’s original press release-

Gloucester will use SeeClickFix to improve quality of life and encourage civic participation

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken today announced that the City of Gloucester has launched a new program that will allow residents to report quality-of-life issues and request municipal services through an online and mobile interface. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows Gloucester residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements, ranging from litter or flooding to damaged sidewalks and malfunctioning traffic signals.

“Gloucester is proud to provide the community with an easy-to-use web tool that helps them access services and make positive changes in the community,” said Mayor Romeo Theken.

With the online and mobile reporting platform, residents can report quality-of-life concerns through service request categories via the City of Gloucester website, mobile applications (e.g., iPhone and Android), a Facebook App, and the website SeeClickFix.com. The platform allows Gloucester residents to provide locations, descriptions, and photos of any issue, in real time. Once a resident submits a concern, the platform issues an alert that becomes public information available to any resident. This will allow the City of Gloucester to acknowledge a service request, route it to the proper department and update the request as needed, including after the matter has been resolved.

The platform also allows Gloucester residents to view, comment on, and vote to fix problems that are submitted by their neighbors. Citizens can even create their own “watch areas” to receive notifications about any category of issues in their community and subsequently follow the progress of all related service requests—not just the one they reported.   Reports can be submitted and tracked from the City of Gloucester website directly (gloucester-ma.gov.) Residents will also find links to download SeeClickFix mobile applications on the City’s website.

Dory elimination final results, Monday evening June 1, 2015

Damon Cummings submits-

Open division finals, one mile course off Niles beach at 6 pm Monday June 1, 2015
Dylan and Clayton Morrissey 9:57
Jimmy Tarantino and Joe Comminelli 10:08
Vito Giacalone and Mike Mitchell 10:10
There was a strong NE breeze and intermittent rain and fog but they raced in the lee of Eastern Point so waves and wind were not bad until way out.
The race was close as you can see from the times and the lead changed several times. The Morrisseys will be going to Canada in the end though.

Come Party with THE GMG CREW At The Studio #GloucesterMA Tonight June 2nd Starting at 5PM!

Tonight We Celebrate Some Middle Aged Balding Slightly Overweight Guy Being Recognized As Small Businessperson Of The Year For Gloucester From The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (AS I TELL EVERYONE THIS IS A TEAM RECOGNITION AND WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED WITHOUT THE INCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT CONTRIBUTE ON GMG EVERY SINGLE DAY!)




51 Rocky Neck Avenue



For those of you who may be directionally challenged, if you have a smartphone, click the link on the map below.

I don’t want to hear any lame ass excuses that you couldn’t find it. (We get that sometimes, even from people who claim they have smartphones and have addresses on flyers) I know, crazy, right?

Get directions to this location


Pet of the Week-Daryl


Hi there, my name is Daryl and if you spend a little time with me you will surely see I am a love muffin! I have lived with other cats and enjoy their company so wouldn’t mind a new feline friend or two. I have had some rough times in my past but I am happy to say there are lots of good, kind and loving people out there who help cats like me make our way into new homes. So here I am just waiting to meet my soul mate, do you think it could be you?


Visit the shelter in person or check our website www.capeannanimalaid.org for more information about me and all the other animals waiting for homes.

Stok Drum Charcoal Grill Feature Review and Cooking Results From Joey C

$129. on Amazon. Purchase here

Features Preview Video-

Many of the features on this grill can be found on the Weber Premium Kettle Grill ($149.) But there were several things that were important to me such as cast iron grates that weren’t available and would cost about $50 alone as an upgrade to the Weber.  The Stok also has interchangeable inserts and sells options that you can place in that center spot such as a wok, a veggie tray, a roaster insert and more.  I probably won’t use those but the part I do like is that when the center round grate is removed there is a charcoal basket that can stay in place after the charcoal is lit to concentrate the heat in the center.   You can also lift the charcoal basket out with the insert removal tool if you would like even distribution of the coals in the bottom of the grill instead of concentrating the coals in the center and cooking the food along the edges using indirect heat.

I ordered a rapidfire chimney to start the coals not realizing that the charcoal basket in the center is built as a removable chimney starter.  The chimney will be returned because there’s no need for it so there’s another $15 in savings over the Weber. Starting the charcoal was as easy as placing a couple pieces of newspaper in the bottom of the charcoal basket, placing the charcoal on top and lighting the paper.  It ignited and caught first try without any need for lighter fluid or charcoal soaked in lighter fluid. There is also a removable ash canister which slides into a channel under the grill and collects the spent charcoal so it won’t allow it to blow all over the deck or patio.

Heavy Duty Industrial Temperature Gage


Heat Control Vent


Insert Removal Tool




Insert Removal Tool Latched On To Removable Center Grate


Center Charcoal Basket Which Can Also Be Removed With Insert Removal Tool


Up Close: The Insert Removal Tool Approaching The Removable Center Grate


Removable Ash Container Can Be Removed With Insert Removal Tool For Easy Clean Disposal Of Spent Charcoal


Nooooooo Thank You, Whispers. I like to sleep.

Don’t get me wrong!  I’m totally sure that ABC’s series premiere of The Whispers was probably fascinating at some level last night.  I am also absolutely certain that its subject matter totally appeals to many, many people out there, but NOT me!  I like to sleep and it is exactly that kind of creepiness that would keep me awake for, like, EVER.

We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In The Whispers, someone — or something — is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable.

I’d love to hear some feedback from anyone who watched it!  And, did you sleep afterwards?

Check out ABC’s The Whispers right here….if you dare.  


I always said I could read S. D. kelly even if she was writing about toilet paper

She’s an incredibly gifted writer and I find even when she writes about stuff I normally could care less about, she makes it worth reading.  She’s in print in the latest issue of Christianity Today, Check it-

The Selfie’s Deeper Tale

It’s not always about self-aggrandizement.

S. D. Kelly/ May 26, 2015



Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Joey C!

Tuesday June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. On Tuesday, you can demonstrate your solidarity with those who wish to put a stop to gun violence by wearing orange. Just like St. Patrick’s Day. A little splash of the color will do. And they already make orange beer, even though they call it “amber.”

Read all about it at http://bookmanslog.blogspot.com/

And help with a worthwhile cause.


Greg G.

Ten Pound Island Book Co.
Read “Bookman’s Log” at

Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series Dates!

and there’s Themes…

Summer 2015: Returning to Main Street for its 8th year running, the Downtown Gloucester Block Party series offers free entertainment and fun for all ages. This year, each of the 4 block parties will have a unique theme, live music, street performers, a talent competition, children’s activities, dog shows, and more. Main Street shops and restaurants will offer up some of their best.

When: Saturday, June 20thGlosta’s Got Talent

Saturday, July 18thCarnivale on Main

Saturday, August 15thSeaside Shenanigans

Friday, September 4thTaste of Gloucester

Time: 6:00-11:00 pm

Where: Main Street, Gloucester

GMG Caps / Hoodies / Dry Fit Shirts / Technical Jackets–Get Your Father’s Day Shopping Done Here And Be Done With It!

Hit it!- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

What are you gonna be the dope that puts it off and puts it off til it’s the day before and you don’t have anything and you’re gonna have to go scramble around to get something on the Saturday before Father’s day when you should be at the beach?

Don’t be the dope that A) Blows off Father’s Day or B) Waits til last minute and comes up with some crappy gift.

I’m giving you the perfect opportunity to get it all done and off your mind so you can enjoy yourself without having to do more than click a few buttons.

Is your dad a fan of GMG or a fan of G-Town?  Then hit this link up and buy him the gift you know he’s gonna love- http://gmg.storenvy.com/



DES Crowning 2015 Of Individuals


Father “Jim” Achadinha performed the Holy Spirit Mass, and presided of the crowning Ceremonies of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira 2015  ‘Mordomo”. 

The Crowning of Individuals symbolizes that All are Equal, rich or poor, man or woman; and through the Holy Spirit are connected directly to God. Everyone has a personal reason to be individually crowned.

My mother each year was crowned on Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, each time a personal one. During my brother’s Vietnam Tour she asked for his safe return, I think for me, it was to stay out of trouble. These posts are made in her and my father’s memories.

Meet the Cape Ann Small Business Persons of the Year and Week-long Schedule of Events June 1st through the 5th, Culminating with Mayor Carolyn Kirk Giving Keynote Speech!



The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce salutes Cape Ann’s 2015 Small Business Persons of the Year at a series of events this week. Monday night, Manchester will honor Mike Storella of Central Street Gallery at 7 Central from 5 to 7 p.m., while on Tuesday friends and fans will celebrate Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Studio as Gloucester’s choice for Small Business Person of the Year. On Wednesday, June 3 Karin and Ken Porter of Roy Moore Lobster Company and Roy Moore’s Fish Shack, Rockport Small Business Persons of the Year, will in turn be recognized at the Emerson Inn by the Sea from 5 to 7 p.m. Tim and Vicky Kennefick of the Windward Grille, Essex Small Business Persons of the Year, will be feted at their own restaurant on Thursday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. All will be honored together at the Chamber’s 35th Annual Small Business Week awards luncheon on Friday, June 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Avenue, Gloucester. The keynote address at the luncheon will be delivered by former Gloucester Mayor and current Deputy Secretary for Housing and Economic Development Carolyn Kirk.


Cape Ann Small Business Week is designed to highlight the extraordinary contributions of Cape Ann’s small business community for exemplary entrepreneurial achievement as well as notable civic and community involvement. This year’s Small Business Week award winners are being honored individually at receptions in their respective communities during Cape Ann Small Business Week, thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Institution for Savings. Please visit capeannchamber.com for a complete schedule of these receptions.


Friends, family members, and colleagues of all small business honorees are invited and encouraged to attend the receptions and the luncheon. Each reception is complimentary, while tickets for the luncheon are available to all for $30. To register online, please visit capeannchamber.com.

For more information, please contact Kerry McKenna at kerry@capeannchamber.com or call the Chamber at 978-283-1601.

Meet the honorees (of course our Joey needs no introduction) ~

Mike Storell Head shot Cropped VersionManchester Small Business Person of the Year Mike Storella

Business career: High tech Operations, Sales and Business Development background for many years in Communications, internet and computer systems of various types. Past positions at IBM, Cisco, and a number of tech startups, presently COO at dog hunter LLC a maker of Iot devices( internet of things). Board member of Rockport Art Association and Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Artistic career, plein air painter: One of the Founders of the Central Street Gallery in Manchester by the Sea, MA, it is a co-operative gallery consisting of 14 working artists with 6 shows per year of new works and approaching our 7th year.

Joey Head shotGloucester Small Business Person of the Year Joey Ciaramitaro

Joey Ciaramitaro is co-owner of Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company and creator of GoodMorningGloucester. He graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 1985 and Bentley College in 1989, with a BA in Economics. Joey is the father of two beautiful daughters- Madeline and Eloise Ciaramitaro, ages 8 and 9. He is one of the original founders of The Downtown Gloucester Block Parties.  Joey credits his success to the support that his mom Pat, and father Libby gave him growing up, the fantastic people he gets to work with every day, the men and women who lobster for Captain Joe and Sons, his business partner Frankie, and the incredibly passionate Blog contributors who are part of the Good Morning Gloucester family.

Ken & Karin Porter smallRockport Small Business Persons of the Year Karin and Ken Porter

Ken Porter began working at Roy Moore Lobster Company at 39 Bearskin Neck in 1979 while still in high school. He continued to work there on weekends for the next ten years, while also working as a lobsterman out of Rockport Harbor. The business was started in 1918 by Roy Moore and was later purchased by Dana Woods and operated by Dana and his son Charlie until the 1980s. In 1989, the year that Ken and Karin were married, Ken purchased Roy Moore Lobster Company. In 1998, Karin and Ken opened the Fish Shack restaurant upstairs from the Lobster Company, and operated there until moving the restaurant to its present location at 21 Dock Square in 2003.

While operating these two successful Rockport businesses together for more than 25 years, Karin and Ken Porter have also generously given back to the Rockport community for decades. For many years they have supported every high school class and the DECA program by hosting fund raising spaghetti suppers and pancake breakfasts at the Fish Shack. Every year they also provide the lobsters for and support the Rotary Club’s Lobster Fest and the Navy Committee’s lobster bake. They also support the Council on Aging with an annual dinner for seniors and the Rotary Club’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon for seniors. Every Sunday in February, Ken runs a pool tournament at the Legion Hall to raise funds for Rockport’s Veterans Weekend, and every December since moving to Dock Square Karin has provided free hot chocolate following the Christmas in Rockport Tree Lighting ceremony.

Karin and Ken Porter live in Rockport and have two children, John and Charlene.


Tim & Vicky HeadshotEssex Small Business Persons of the Year Tim and Vicky Kennefick

Vicky and Tim Kennefick opened the Windward Grille Restaurant in August 2005 after 6 months of renovations. The restaurant was formerly known as the Hearthside Restaurant, a well-known dining destination on the north shore. Our goal was to bring the restaurant back to the reputation it had once enjoyed in the 1970s and 1980s. We have 6 children ranging in age from 30 to 14, most of whom have worked at the restaurant throughout the years. Tim is a native of Gloucester and was familiar with the area and the restaurant location. As we close in on our 10th anniversary we hope that the people of Cape Ann have enjoyed our establishment as much as we have enjoyed meeting many new friends.


The keynote address at the luncheon will be delivered by former Gloucester Mayor and current Deputy Secretary for Housing and Economic Development Carolyn Kirk.


Carolyn A. Kirk, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Carolyn A. Kirk joined the Administration of Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in January of 2015 and serves as the Deputy Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

In this position, Kirk leads operational management and shares policy responsibility for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Mass. Office of Business Development and its ancillary agencies of Mass. Travel and Tourism, the Mass. Marketing Partnership, and the Mass. Office of International Trade and Investment.

In addition, Kirk is responsible for economic planning and growth in the Maritime economic sector, oversees the MassWorks grant program, and provides direct support to the Lieutenant Governor’s office on a number of initiatives.

Prior to her appointment with the Baker/Polito administration, in 2007 Kirk was the first woman popularly elected as Mayor of the City of Gloucester. Kirk went on to win three subsequent general municipal elections and never lost a ward or a precinct in any of her contests and served as Mayor for seven years.   Kirk’s administration invested over $100million in infrastructure thus laying the groundwork for future economic growth.   The first-ever business class hotel is under construction in the city in a long sought after waterfront location adjacent to downtown. A new $40 million elementary school, the first one to be built since World War II and which Kirk led the effort on for seven years, is also under construction in the city.


Deputy Secretary Kirk’s professional career spans over 25 years.  She is a long-time management consultant and her clients have included many of the Top 20 banks in the US, along with Fortune 500 companies.  She and her husband Bill Kirk have two children, Sam, 17 and Baylee, 14.  Both are enrolled in Gloucester Public Schools.

A graduate of the Boston College class of 1984, Carolyn Kirk was born and raised in Clinton, NY and moved to Massachusetts to attend college.  She moved to Gloucester in 1988 where she still resides, and was drawn to the diversity and beauty of the city.

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