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THIS MORNING!!!! 10AM The Season Grand Finale Mug Up and Ryan & Woods Distilleries sponsored Bloody Mary Competition on Rocky Neck

The Season Grand Finale Mug Up and Ryan & Woods Distilleries sponsored Bloody Mary Competition on Rocky Neck (in case you didn’t already see it, forgot about it, or are on the fence about it), will be on Sunday, October 2 at 10:00 am.  Bob Ryan has very generously donated some awesome prizes for the creators of the winning Bloody Mary entries, including coasters, t-shirts, and Ryan & Woods Beauport Vodka (!!).  Also, for those planning to enter a Bloody Mary mix, so that we level the playing field and judging is based solely on presentation and mix, and no drink is heavy handed on the alcohol (it will be 10:00 am after all, and we have to protect our judges from inebriation), Beauport Vodka will be conservatively added to all mixes here before they go to the judges and attendees.  So no one has to go out and buy vodka and everyone’s entries will be made with only the best locally distilled Ryan and Woods Beauport Vodka.  Entrants only need bring a container of their best Bloody Mary mix creation and a glass with preferred garnishes for presentation to the judges.  In the best interest of judging time and the judges’ alcohol levels, we will limit the number of entries to eight.  Of course, entrants must be 21 years of age or older.  As always at Mug Up, there will be plenty of great coffee, deviled eggs and whatever other Mug Up type fare people bring along to share. Always a good time and everyone is welcome at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck at Madfish Wharf.  10:00 am

Finally, there will be a Big Blow Out End of Season and Early Holiday Shopping Sale at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery from Saturday, 10/1 through Columbus Day, 10/10.  There will be many items under $20 to choose from.  Wendie Demuth Photography Gallery next door will also be slashing prices and she and other Madfish Wharf denizens have many great furniture pieces, clothes, household items, fishing gear and more for sale under the tent at Madfish Grille.  Plenty of free parking, and it is such a pretty and cool place to visit.  Other galleries and shops on Rocky Neck are still open too, so it’s a great time to visit and do some local unique holiday shopping while supporting your local art community.

E.J. Lefavour


Today is The Final Day To Vote Good Morning Gloucester For CBS Boston Most Valuable Blogger Contest

The voting for CBS Boston’s Most Valuable Blogger ends TODAY. We appreciate any votes that you have given to GMG in this contest if you feel that we deserve it.

I’m very proud of the work our team has done on the behalf of our community and to date I’ve  never seen another blog that creates as much original content for the betterment of their community and to remind the world of just how special a place that our community is. Win or lose this competition I know in my heart that the commitment to bringing our readership the best, most timely and entertaining blog we can has never wavered and we will relentlessly keep on our efforts to push the boundaries and dismantle what anyone anywhere ever thought was possible in community reporting especially when you consider that 100% of our efforts are volunteer and based on our love of our community.

Thank you for your consideration for your vote, thank you for your comments, thank you for your contributionins whether it be pictures, videos, encouragement or just a “nice job” in passing on the street.  It is what keeps up going- pushing forward and trying to ever make it better- for you- our readership.

If you feel that we deserve your vote you can vote daily through the end of the day by clicking through the badge below.  Feel free to hit the little buttons below the post to share this post on Facebook, Twitter or email to your friends who may also feel the same way about Good morning Gloucester.

thanks for everything-

Joey C

We have been nominated in the miscellaneous category and are pitted against 30 or so other blogs.

Please conside voting for our local friends as well

North Shore Dish was nominated in the Dining/Entertainment Category

You can vote for them here

and North Shore Kid was nominated in the Lifestyle and Family Category you can vote for them here

10 Days!!! Contest- St. Peter On The Move- More Fiesta 1950

The Infamous Fred Buck submits another Fiesta Contest for our Fiesta Countdown!

joey – here are two more pix by phillip reisman from 1950.  name the 8 statue bearers, win an 8×10 glossy of your choice.  name the movie playing at the strand that day and win a free pass to see sal zerilli’s film at the cape ann cinema!  (no popcorn included).  don’t touch that dial…
infamous f.b.

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This is all available for you to check out in one of Gloucester’s finest treasures- The Cape Ann Museum

Head over there and ask for the infamous one down in the archives.  If you are curious about something from the past in G-Town the chances are the team down in the archives can help you find something that you had no idea existed!

12 days!!! Ladies’ Choice Contest From The Infamous Fred Buck and With Prizes

Fred Writes-

joey – fiesta ladies of 1951 and 52, from the museum’s collection of slides by artist phillip reisman, who truly loved this place and doesn’t try to hide it!  first one to name all the beauties in the photos wins an 8×10 glossy of each AND a gift certificate to Amby’s sausages A La Cart.  competition will be fierce for this one!  stay tuned, folks, more to come!
infamous f.b.

gloucester fiesta '52gloucester fiesta 7/51.  phillip reisman photo.

You can see these slides and way more at The Cape Ann Museum

Click here for a link to the Cape Ann Museum

Cape Pond Ice’s 2011 Annual Father’s Day Contest

Cape Pond Ice’s 2011 Annual Father’s Day Contest

"Cool" Dads Make a Difference!

June 19, 2011

Maybe he is someone who spends time with you and listerns to your ideas and problems.

Maybe he always has an encouraging word.

Maybe he always goes above and beyond in his special way.

If he does, then NOMINATE your "Cool Dad!"

Lindsey & Neil Mathews 2009 Winner!

Submit an essay, including a picture of your "Coolest Dad," along with your name, address, and day and evening phone numbers — and don’t forget to tell us the name of your "Coolest Dad."

The Lucky Winner will receive……………

"The Cape Pond Ice Coolest Guys Around Collection!"

Long and short sleeve tee shirts, a hooded sweatshirt, a "cool" baseball hat and a few other "cool" surprises!

Send us your entries!

All essays must be submitted to us by June 10, 2011 to qualify.  The winner will be announced the week of June 13, 2011.

You can e-mail your essay to office@capepondice.com, mail it or drop it by:

104 Commercial St – Gloucester, MA 01930

All entries will receive a Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate!

Thanks to the Good Morning Gloucester blog for another great shot of Cape Pond Ice!

Bring Back The Fourth Contest

Melissa Cox writes-

I really could use your help in getting the word out about this contest. All you have to do is click on this link, answer 8 questions (you don’t even have to be correct!) and enter your Name/Email address/City, State and Zip Code.  Every entry counts as a vote for Gloucester as long as that is what you enter at the end of the questions! You don’t even have to live here to vote for our city. Gloucester, MA 01930 is the only thing that you need to know to get the vote in for the city. This could really help out the Fishtown Horribles Parade and the cost do do this is ZERO!! Just a few minutes of your time.  The contest ends on June 14th. Please Please Please help us out. One vote per person per computer!

Please forward this information to anyone and everyone. On their website they have wonderful banners and blurbs if anyone is willing to put it up on their website.  If anyone has any questions please have them email me at fishtownhp@gmail.com.
Melissa Cox
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee, Treasurer


Dealers in Ice Since 1848!



Maybe she’s able to balance it all and seems relaxed and at ease.

Maybe she has the patience of a saint.

Maybe she always has an encouraging word.

Maybe she always goes above and beyond in her special way.

If she does–then NOMINATE your "Coolest Mom!"

  Submit a short essay about why she is the "Coolest" and a picture of your "Coolest Mom."  Don’t forget to include your name, address, phone number and don’t forget to tell us your "Coolest Mom’s" name.

The Lucky Winner will receive…………..


Includes a pink baseball hat, a pink hooded sweatshirt, pink long & short sleeve tee shirts and a few other surprises!

All entries must be submitted to us by April 30, 2011 to qualify.

The winner will be announced the week of May 2, 2011.

You can e-mail your entry to office@capepondice.com, mail it or drop it by 104 Commercial Street , Gloucester , MA   01930

All entries will receive a

Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate.

(Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8)

"Coolest Gals" in Avalon, New Jersey !

Donna Ardizzoni Wins Gran Prix of Gloucester Poster

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Donna was the first to send in this picture from the Topsfield Fair of The Team GMG First Place Pumpkin Display!

The GMG Pumpkin display was put together by Sista Felicia, friend of the family Sara Francis, niece Amandacakes, nephew BJ, The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad. Great work team!

Donna you can pick up your Gran Prix Poster right here at the dock.

Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester Poster Contest


If there’s anything we know around here it’s that the GMG community loves a contest, especially when there are prizes involved.

Here’s the latest.  I have one Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester Poster that will go to the first person that can email a picture of the GMG Homie Pumpkin display at Topsfield Fair. 

The rules

Photo must be emailed to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Only one poster and it goes to the first person that emails it in.

Person must pick up the poster here at the dock. 

This is the GMG Pumpkin display at Topsfield Fair you’re looking for-


The GMG pumpkin display is in the Fruits and Vegetables Building, center aisle half way down on the left hand side.

Enter For Free Chance To Win A Gift Certificate Worth $100 from Nine Elm American Bistro in Danvers.


Dish Giveaway: Gift Certificate to Nine Elm

The Girls At North shore Dish Have a Simple Contest For You To Enter For A Chance To Win $100 Gift Certificate

All You Have To Do Is To Leave A Comment On the North Shore Dish Blog As To What Your Favorite North Shore Hidden Gem Restaurant Is.

Here’s the Link

GMG Cookie Contest- The Bean and Mammaw Say Bring It On!

It’s official.

When picking up my mom at the airport  for the holidays her and the Bean made a pact to enter Laurie and Sharon’s GMG Holiday Cookie Baking contest on December 3rd.

The Bean just loves to cook with my mother.  They both need to have busy hands and love to create so this will be something special for them to do together.

I guess this excludes me from the judging. 🙂

How many of you are planning to enter?  How many of you have children in your life and are looking for some actrivity to do together?  Well come on down to Browns Mall and enter-

Click this text for the details

Mexican Magic – Win a $50.00 Jalapenos Gift Certificate

Udine4less_LOGO2Well, Joe had mentioned we would be giving away some goodies, so why not start right now! Udine4less.com will be giving away a $50.00 Jalapenos gift certificate this month.



If you have never been to Jalapenos, well you should consider making a trip very soon. I have been there numerous times, and I always find myself ordering the Steak Gaonera. This dish is delicious! It’s a nice piece of steak smothered in two different cheeses and topped with a generous amount of guacamole.

The new addition that was put on a awhile back has really added to the atmosphere, and has provided much needed space and seating. If you plan on heading to Jalapenos, then check out the deal alert below:

GMG_Deal Alert



Where Zat #11

Last week’s winner was Jan Dunsky who identified the Union Congregational Church. Today we have a $20 gift certificate from the Lone Gull Coffee House on Main St. in downtown Gloucester. Thank you , Joe and Mary Borge, for donating this week’s prize!


I think Joey will approve of the degree of difficulty for this one!

Where Zat? #9

Where Zat

This has been so much fun! Last week’s location was the Dog Bar (one of my favorites!). Gloucester native, Joanne Silva won a $25 gift certificate to the Dogtown Book Shop. Thanks again to Bob Ritchie for donating the prize.

The Where Zat? #9 winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from Audrey’s Flower Shop. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Owner Heather Peterson wanted me to tell you that the shop is selling a dozen red roses for $70. That’s less than $6 a rose!

Good luck on this week’s contest!

Where Zat? #8

Where Zat

Last week’s winner was Zanny from Maine. She received a gift certificate from the Black Swan. Congratulations again!

Zanny wrote,” …I knew taking the Short Cut through that cemetery and checking out every single headstone would pay off some day!   I’d like to thank My Mom, for telling me not to do that.  Mrs Leslie Harris, my 4th Grade Teacher, who taught all of us Essex Kids a very detailed History of Essex, Joey, for making a fun blog to check into every day, and my neighborhood kids, for thinking that John Wise’s Grave looks like Aslan’s Table…”

This week the prize is a $25 gift certificate from Bob Ritchie at the Dogtown Book Shop, 132 Main St. downtown.  All sorts of books…used and unusual. The shop reminds me of the old Magnolia Library. It’s very cool. Thank you, Bob!

Good luck  everyone!

Where Zat? #6

Where Zat #6

Where Zat #6

Here is this week’s photo for Where Zat? So everyone will know when the contest is up,  I’m going to post it each Monday at noon.

This week’s contest prize is a $20 gift certificate  from Andy Mulholland at the Dog Bar (formerly the White Rainbow).  Great place to eat, drink and listen to excellent local music! Thanks, Andy!

Where Zat Contest #4 From Sharon Lowe

Hi Joe!  Thanks for posting this. Looks like you had a really fun Christmas!

Here’s Where Zat #4

“Happy Holidays!  Here’s Where Zat #4. I’m sure Joey knows this one! This week’s winner will have a choice of 6 assorted photo note cards or the GLOSTA-phobic t-shirt. Have fun!  And be sure to check out my family-friendly blog. Lots of good ideas for this vacation week!”

– Sharon

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