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FOR THOSE THAT JUST DON’T KNOW… IT’S DA GREASY POLE!!!!

For youz not in the know, the 2013 Greasy Pole contest starts today at 4:45 at Pavilion Beach (if you don’t know where that is, just listen and follow your ears, fool). The first event took place in 1931, so this is the original “X-GAMES” kids. From all accounts, it appears that it will be high tide, or close to it, on every day for the walkers. If you’ve never experienced this event live, I suggest you do so today, Saturday, and Sunday (the day of Champions). And if you don’t have a friggin’ idea what I’m talking about, watch last years amazing winner Saturday, Nick Avelis, it’s a Ball Busta!  click the gear for HD…(now you know, so get your asses out there!)

Owe…FREE JOEY C!!

New Fiesta Greasy Pole Caps Available at Pauline’s Gifts!

Pauline writes-

Hi everyone, these are designed by a Gloucester artist and made locally. First shipment almost gone. Next shipment on Tuesday, red and tan caps. In case you wanted one for yourself or a gift.
Thanks and please share.
Supporting Local!!

http://www.paulinesgiftshop.com/

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Last Weekend of Greasy Pole, The Musical

… a few performances are left, at The Annie! If you haven’t seen it yet… what are you waiting for? I went last night for the first time, and there was a full house, so you might want to make reservations.  The show was great!  Here are a few photos.  I’ll be posting these and a few more to my flickr photostream soon.

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-Fr. Matthew Green

Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray- The Kim Smith Version

The 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray. This is Stew’s sixth win! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

“Closing Time” men’s seine boat winners, rowing in the Santa Maria.

Special thanks to Joey C for his encouragement and inspiration.



2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage From Our Peeps To Date

Of course we aren’t done but here is the updated list in case you missed anything.

Stew McGillivray Winner 2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Photo From Bill Kirk

So Proud Of Our Team Once Again GMG Absolutely Shines In Our Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage

Video- 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Opening Ceremony

Lego Greasy Pole Submitted By Heidi Wakeman

2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Champ- Stewie Wins Again!

Saint Peter’s Fiesta Procession Video 07/01/2012

Blessing of the Fleet 2012

Why Ambie is the Sausage King

A look back to 2011

Saint Peter’s Procession 2012

2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Children’s Games Photos From Alice Gardner

Sunday 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Complete Coverage, Greasy Pole, Videos, Pictures, Webcam More

Video Saturday 2012 Greasy Pole Champion – Nick Avelis Video from Craig Kimberley
FIESTA: SATURDAY GREASY POLE WATCHERS
Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races Webcam Live Now!
When We Were Kings…
Friday Greasy Pole & Seine Boats!
The best Fiesta T-shirts (especially for geeks)
Video 2012 Friday Greasy Pole From Kim Smith
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and Fiesta Community Photos
Friday Night Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Photos From Alice Gardner
Video 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Friday Greasy Pole Winning Walk Ross Carlson
Ross Carlson Your Friday Greasy Pole Champ Live posting from The Beach
St. Peter’s Fiesta and Blessing of The Fleet in the ’40s Pic From Ron Gilson
Greasy Pole Fall Classic Fundraiser 2011
Fiesta 2012 – Thursday and 5KRace – Cox Photos
Fiesta 5K
Fiesta 5K Race |(Start Photos) – 2012 St Peter’s Fiesta
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and The Infamous Fred Buck Submits Fiesta 5K Photos
FIESTA: Thursday Evening
Almost Live Blogging from the Fiesta 5K 6/28/2012 9:33PM
Video and Pics 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Start Filmed At Half Speed- See Anyone You Know?
2012 Jr Girls Seine Boat Practice 6/28/12 Pics From Sista Felicia
Faces of Fiesta
Mamie’s Kitchen To Feature Arancini,Trupiano’s Sausage Subs, Homemade Linguica Rolls and Mudiga Steak Sandwiches
Fiesta Can Begin! Ambie Is Serving Sazzitza Sandwiches On Commercial Street!
Good Morning Gloucester Will Be Your Source For Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage–Fiesta Webcams and More
Wednesday Seine Boat Races
2012 St Peter’s Novena, Mass and Procession to the Club Video
The Greasy Pole. A Look Back 09/30/2012
Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?
2012 Saint Peter’s Mass At The American Legion Photos From Alice Gardner
St. Peter Fiesta Preparations Well Underway!
Props To The Men and Women That Keep Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Alive
2012 Jr Seine Boat Practice 4:50AM 6/25/12 Pics and Video
Need I remind you? Tick Tock Baby- 2012 Greasy Pole Approaches!
Girls Jr. Seine Boat Races 2012 Crew X’tra Oardinary! Racing Friday Night of Fiesta

Mayor Kirk Submits-

Joey,
We love Father Matthew’s photos so much.  Thought you might like the view from the other side of the camera.
Carolyn

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Sunday 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Complete Coverage, Greasy Pole, Videos, Pictures, Webcam More

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA WEBCAM- Click photo for live view

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Webcam courtesy Discover Gloucester and www.groupize.com
Schedule:

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012

Sunday, July 1

10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….United States Navy Band Northeast…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races..&…Greasy Pole Contest
6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 p.m……  Musical Entertainment –  St. Peter’s Park
featuring Gianni Faraone w/ Ray Cavichio &
his mini Big Band & Natalie Pinto

11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

GMG Straight Up Crushing The Fiesta Coverage

Video Saturday 2012 Greasy Pole Champion – Nick Avelis Video from Craig Kimberley

FIESTA: SATURDAY GREASY POLE WATCHERS

Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races Webcam Live Now!

When We Were Kings…

Friday Greasy Pole & Seine Boats!

The best Fiesta T-shirts (especially for geeks)

Video 2012 Friday Greasy Pole From Kim Smith

2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and Fiesta Community Photos

Friday Night Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Photos From Alice Gardner
Video 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Friday Greasy Pole Winning Walk Ross Carlson
Ross Carlson Your Friday Greasy Pole Champ Live posting from The Beach
St. Peter’s Fiesta and Blessing of The Fleet in the ’40s Pic From Ron Gilson
Greasy Pole Fall Classic Fundraiser 2011
Fiesta 2012 – Thursday and 5KRace – Cox Photos
Fiesta 5K
Fiesta 5K Race |(Start Photos) – 2012 St Peter’s Fiesta
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and The Infamous Fred Buck Submits Fiesta 5K Photos
FIESTA: Thursday Evening
Almost Live Blogging from the Fiesta 5K 6/28/2012 9:33PM
Video and Pics 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Start Filmed At Half Speed- See Anyone You Know?
2012 Jr Girls Seine Boat Practice 6/28/12 Pics From Sista Felicia
Faces of Fiesta
Mamie’s Kitchen To Feature Arancini,Trupiano’s Sausage Subs, Homemade Linguica Rolls and Mudiga Steak Sandwiches
Fiesta Can Begin! Ambie Is Serving Sazzitza Sandwiches On Commercial Street!
Good Morning Gloucester Will Be Your Source For Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage–Fiesta Webcams and More
Wednesday Seine Boat Races
2012 St Peter’s Novena, Mass and Procession to the Club Video
The Greasy Pole. A Look Back 09/30/2012
Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?
2012 Saint Peter’s Mass At The American Legion Photos From Alice Gardner
St. Peter Fiesta Preparations Well Underway!
Props To The Men and Women That Keep Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Alive
2012 Jr Seine Boat Practice 4:50AM 6/25/12 Pics and Video
Need I remind you? Tick Tock Baby- 2012 Greasy Pole Approaches!
Girls Jr. Seine Boat Races 2012 Crew X’tra Oardinary! Racing Friday Night of Fiesta

 

Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races Webcam Live Now!

Click the picture to view the webcam

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Webcam courtesy Discover Gloucester and www.groupize.com

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012

Saturday, June 30

4:45 p.m…… Sports Events… Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races & Greasy Pole Contest
8:00–11:30 pm. Musical Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square….
Aaron Caruso with Musicians, Vocalist
(www.aaroncaruso.com)                    
And  Comedian.

The best Fiesta T-shirts (especially for geeks)

The new geek-oriented shop (G33K) at 130 Main Street has opened! They don’t have their full line of items in stock yet, but among the things they do have are T-shirts. Among their many prints are these great Fiesta-themed designs, held here by the store owner, Allen Chamberlain:

Let’s look at those closer up. The one on the left is for those of us who are nostalgic for the good old video games like Mario Brothers:

The other appeals more to the Italian spirit:

But the coolness of these shirts isn’t just in their design.  They are actually printed right in the store while you wait, so you can choose the color and size of the shirt, and if you are lucky you might even get to look behind the scenes and watch the shirt get printed and then “cooked” to make the colors last. Here are some shots of one of the Greasy Pole shirts being printed:

Then it gets “baked” to fix the pigments:

All of this in a matter of maybe 15 minutes.  And he can print custom T-shirts with the same process, although getting your home-made computer art ready to print can take a bit longer, apparently.

They also sell other things related to video games, role-playing games, etc., but I was told one of our other blog contributors is preparing a post about the store in general, so I won’t go into detail.  However, I couldn’t help wanting to highlight these great shirts this weekend, and the high-tech in-store process behind them!

-Fr. Matthew Green

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