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The Mighty F/V Holy Mackerel Shows Off His Fancy New LED Lights. Many commercial boats are now installing them. They are incredibly effective. @durabritelights

Something I Haven’t Seen since 1989 At The Dock- A New Shipment of wooden (read Not Wire) Lobster Traps @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

I’d say once a month someone calls the dock looking for an old used wood lobster trap they can put a piece of glass on and turn into a decorative coffee table.  The answer for as long as I can remember has been “The fishermen haven’t used wooden traps forever.”

Now with this load of wooden lobster traps it’s the first one I‘ve seen in a whole long time.

Bringing it back “Old School” at Captain Joe and Sons Lobster

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74.8 pounds. That should be a pleasure to handle all day :)

NEW FILM: VIVA SAN PIETRO!

Salty language advisory.

Thank you to our beautiful Gloucester community for participating in Viva San Pietro! Thank you to the Greasy Pole Walkers for interviews given during the Sunday rally and especially to Nicky Avelis for help coordinating. A huge thanks to Joe DaSilva for the suggestion to listen to Mike Forgette’s music for the film’s soundtrack and for help in contacting Mike. A tremendous thank you goes to Mike Forgette for granting permission to use his song “Whats the Difference” (link to hear more of Mike Forgette Music).

Viva San Pietro! opens with Joe Novello preparing Gloucester’s Saint Peter’s Square for the formal opening ceremony, to which he is also the master of ceremonies. Highlights from Friday afternoon’s sporting events are followed by the procession of Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, around the American Legion Building (Gloucester’s first City Hall), with the parade ending in a fanfare of confetti and cheers. Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan takes to the stage and provides some history about the origins of the Fiesta. Senator Tarr and all officials give praise to the committee for their tireless dedication. Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and City Councilor Steven LeBlanc rally the crowd with the traditional call and response that is heard throughout the city in the coming days, and Father Jim Achadinha gives his blessing.

Saturday’s Greasy Pole competition is featured with highlights from Joe DaSilva’s winning walk. Due to foul weather, Sunday’s events take place on Monday. The Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers in their zany and colorful costumes tell of past walks and wins at the rally held at the home of Sunday Walker Joe Sanfillipo. After processing through downtown with stops along the way at the Gloucester House Restaurant, House of Mitch, and Saint Peter’s Club, the Walkers head over to Beach Court. Because Sunday’s events had been postponed to Monday and the stage broken down on schedule, the statue of Saint Peter was temporarily moved to Beach Court. After blessings and prayers, the revelers headed back to Saint Peter’s Square to board the ferry to the Greasy Pole.

The men’s seine boat competition does not disappoint, with Lock and Load taking the trophy, followed by an outstanding flag capture by Jake Wagner.

The Walkers hoist Jake upon their shoulders and carry him to the Greasy Pole Hall of Fame Wall. Then it’s back to Beach Court where the closing ceremony is held. Congratulatory speeches are given by the team captains, with much cheering and accolades for all. After the award ceremony, the statue of Saint Peter is processed through the Fort amidst much merriment, joyful singing, and “Me chi samiou tutti mutti? Viva San Pietro!,” which roughly translated means: Are you all mute? (or Why are you not shouting?)—long live Saint Peter!

You’ll see all three Greasy Pole winners Joe DaSilva, Lenny Taormina, and Jake Wagner, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan, House Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, State Senator Bruce Tarr, Sunday Greasy Pole Walker and City Councilor Steven LeBlanc, Peter Black Frontiero, Nicky Avelis, Joe Sanfilippo, Paul Nicastro, Kyle Barry, Mark Allen, Crazy Hat Ladies, sisters Robyn and Amy Clayton, and many, many more. Viva San Pietro!

New sign policy for Grant Circle

Pauline Bresnahan forwards-

Hi Joey,
   Could you please post the attached link in regard to the now to be enforced sign policy at Grant Circle. The entrance to our city should be welcoming and hopefully now will not be littered with all that signage.
Thanks so much, Pauline

City’s Policy On Signs At The Rotary

Signs are permitted at the Grant Circle Rotary in the area adjacent to the “Welcome to Gloucester” Sign, with the following stipulations:

1. The sign must be for Gloucester community events only, not for business advertisements, or events in other communities. Signs for anything other than community events will be taken down.
2. Signs are only allowed with permission granted from the Director of Public Work’s office. Signs that are erected without permission will be taken down ,
3. Signs may only be erected one week prior to the event and must be taken down immediately following the event.

GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

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GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

Topics Include: Hugely productive week on the blog With the introduction of www.capeanneats.com, new navigation buttons made by James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee, The new Android GMG App demo, The New Arts Calendar maintained by James Eves,  Android screen recording app AZ Screen recorder, Community Dinner At Passports Tonight to benefit Cape Ann Special Olympics, No excuse for restauranteurs to not post to social media, Lat 43 Birthday Dinner For Mom, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, More Information on The New Restaurant “Greg’s”,The Market basket Half Steak Bomb /10 Chicken Wing Move, Brant Geese Resurgence, Felicia’s Rare Yellow Crowned Night Heron Sighting, The Dead Coyote On Niles Pond, Organic Lawns Are Not Hard To Do, Kim’s Garden Design Work, Another Crowdsourcing IndieGoGo Campaign For Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Non-Profits competing with For-Profits, Brain O’Connor Gives Thumbs Up After His Solar Install, The Winning Votes For The Colors Of The New Navigation Buttons, Shout Out The Shew and Frankie Ciolino.

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This is what we were munching on- Brother’s Brew Doughnuts courtesy Kim Smith

A Few Days Left To Take Advantage of The 2015 Rocky Neck 5K Early bird Discount

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With only days remaining for early bird discount, register yourself or your team now for Rocky Neck 5 K Run/Walk & Team Challenge on Sunday, May 17 at 9 AM. 

Enjoy one of Cape Ann’s flattest and most picturesque 5K courses and best post-race party–the free celebratory awards brunch buffet for all participants out on the deck at favorite local watering hole, The Studio Restaurant and Bar, overlooking beautiful Smith Cove on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. 

Individual awards based on chip timing to fastest male, female finishers overall and by age category. Team award to team of three or more with fastest combined time. Free race t-shirts for first 300 registrants. Register online at www.RockyNeck5K.com

Participation will be limited to first 400 who register. Friends & family entry to post-race party at The Studio will be available at the door for $10 pp.

Check it out! Gloucester Blues Festival August 8, 2015

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I am so excited!

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Website is setup for 2015 festival.
www.gloucesterbluesfestival.com
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Line up with pictures and links to the aritsts.
Thanks to Jen Taylor of Vividpix

Click on the link and have a listen to all the bands. I just and it’s going to be another wicked good blues festival! Right on the water, too! > http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/category/lineup/

GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Snow Melt, Vacation At The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, All Inclusive Today vs All Inclusive 15 Years Ago, Riviera Maya vs Cancun, Thanks Super K and @HRHRivieraMaya, Yoga Is Where It’s At, St Joseph’s Day Props To All The Families Who Have Kept Up The Traditions, St Paddy’s Day At The Rhumb Line, Tom O’Brien’s Baru, Mike Lindberg, Earl Foote Video, Favorite Greasy Pole Walk Video, Cacciatore’s Blowing Up Toby’s Phone While We Tape The Podcast, Cacciatore’s Opening Date Pushed Forward For Final City Permitting Sign Offs Not Opening This Saturday the 21st!!!, Boston Seafood Show, Gloucester MA Community Development, Fishermen’s Wives, Gloucester MA Fisheries Commission and Mark Ring Does Us Proud, New St Paddy’s Day GMG Sticker A Huge Hit Shout Out To The People Who Sent In SASE For Their Free Stickers, Loss Of FOB Bruce Bonham, Pulling Back On The Selfie Stick Post, Mexico Day One…, Missing Regulars Kim Smith Due To Illness and Donna Ardizzoni, Happy Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv Didn’t Plan Her Wedding During Fiesta, Electric Companies Now Fear The Efficiency of Solar Energy, Brian O’Connor Says His Solar Install Is Going To Pay Him, Vince Wilfork and Revis Leaving, Question: Will Tom Brady End His Career a Patriot?, Derek Sandersen’s Book, Foreign Affairs My New Favorite Local Restaurant, Duckworth’s, Blue Ox, Ithaki, Franklin, Passports, The Studio, Seaport Grille, The Lobster Pool, What Is The Staus Of Madfish Grille?

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Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Check out their Website and Facebook Page

http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/

https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterSchoonerFestival

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