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Ladies’ Night 2013

It was the traditional Ladies' Night, and they sure came out. Santa even stopped in, and here he is with up and coming painter Laureen Maher and Janet Crary. They'll both be at the preview opening party at the Magnolia Historical tomorrow: https://goodmorninggloucester.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/magnolia-historical-society-art-show-poster31.jpg

It was the traditional Ladies’ Night, and they sure came out. Santa even stopped in, and here he is with up and coming painters Laureen Maher and Janet Crary. They’ll both be at the preview opening party at the Magnolia Historical tomorrow: https://goodmorninggloucester.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/magnolia-historical-society-art-show-poster31.jpg And what’s in that white cup? Must be coffee. Taken in front of my gallery.

As the night was winding down, Main Street was enveloped in fog. Fortunately, it didn't rain during Ladies' Night. I drove down a part of the Boulevard, saw groups of people heading home from Downtown, all holding shopping bags. It was a good night. When I got into my car it was 50º. Can't complain about that. Uniformed police were out there, but cutting parkers some slack. Looking to protect the public from those over the limit. Thank you.
As the night was winding down, Main Street was enveloped in fog. Fortunately, it didn’t rain during Ladies’ Night. I drove down a part of the Boulevard, saw groups of people heading home from Downtown, all holding shopping bags. It was a good night. When I got into my car it was 50º. Can’t complain about that. Uniformed police were out there, but cutting Ladies’ Night parkers some slack. Thank you. 

 

Already? The Holiday Parties are Here!

The events start on Thursday, December 5th at 5:00pm, with the overwhelmingly poplar Ladies' Night on Main Street. Most of the shops will be open for shopping, sampling holiday eats, and refreshments. The following Thursday, December 12th at 5:00pm is men's night in the shops with treats tailored to the guys. Remember that Ladies and Men's Nights are open to all, including children. The next day, Friday December 13th, is the Third Annual Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party. This grand celebration, which is open to the public, is the "over the top event of the year." It begins at 6:00pm at my gallery, Bodin Historic Photo, 82 Main Street, Gloucester. Contact: 978-283-2524 or preferably info@bodinhistoricphoto.com

The events start on Thursday, December 5th at 5:00pm, with the overwhelmingly poplar Ladies’ Night on Main Street. Most of the shops will be open for shopping, sampling holiday eats, and refreshments.
The following Thursday, December 12th at 5:00pm is men’s night in the shops with treats tailored to the guys. Remember that Ladies and Men’s Nights are open to all, including children.
The next day, Friday December 13th, is the Third Annual Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party. This grand celebration, which is open to the public, is the “over the top event of the year.” It begins at 6:00pm at my gallery, Bodin Historic Photo, 82 Main Street, Gloucester. Contact: 978-283-2524 or preferably info@bodinhistoricphoto.com

Santa’s Here!

Santa and dozens of other floats paraded down Main Street today, braving the gray and threatening weather. The heavy rain fortunately held off. The long parade ended up at the City of Gloucester's Christmas tree at Kent Circle, near the Fisherman at the Wheel statue. This year's tree is lit with LED lights, which I think is the way to go. Economical to run, and resistant to vibration and breakage.

Santa and dozens of other floats paraded down Main Street today, braving the gray and threatening weather. The heavy rain fortunately held off. The long parade ended up at the City of Gloucester’s Christmas tree at Kent Circle, near the Fisherman at the Wheel statue. This year’s tree is lit with LED lights, which I think is the way to go. Economical to run, and resistant to vibration and breakage.

Passports’ Makeover after Olive Kitteridge

After HBO filmed there, our Passports Restaurant (110 Main Street) is taking the opportunity to renovate and will reopen soon. Top notch painter Katherine Richmond, center, is in charge of the wall treatments. Owner Eric Lorden is working his ass off, with his trusted crew. Passports is the only restaurant I've ever sent people to, who went out of their way to come back and thank me for the recommendation.

After HBO filmed there, our Passports Restaurant (110 Main Street) is taking the opportunity to renovate and will reopen soon. Top notch painter Katherine Richmond, center, is in charge of the wall treatments. Owner Eric Lorden is working his ass off, with his trusted crew. Passports is the only restaurant I’ve ever sent people to, who went out of their way to come back and thank me for the recommendation.

Here, owner and chef Eric Lorden, in the white t-shirt,  is pulling up 100+ years of flooring with a claw hammer. Eric and his construction crew are going petal to the metal, and hoping to open in a couple of weeks.

Here, owner and chef Eric Lorden, in the white t-shirt, is pulling up 100+ years of flooring with a claw hammer. Eric and his construction crew are going pedal to the metal, and hoping to open in a couple of weeks.

HBO on Main Street, Day Three

Today was the last day of filming Olive Kitteridge on Main Street. I don't want to be redundant with the snow and production shots. Here are cast members taking a break outside the pharmacy, including the pharmacist. The wheelbarrows and shovels are for moving the snow.

Today was the last day of filming Olive Kitteridge on Main Street. I don’t want to be redundant with the snow and production shots. Here are cast members, taking a break outside the pharmacy, including the pharmacist (Richard Jenkins). The wheelbarrows and shovels are for moving the snow.

The movies travel on, but I'd like to leave you with a nice photo of flowers and snow in front of the West End Salon. Why the dirty snow? HBO purposely put sand on the snow to make it realistic. We know all about that too.

The movies travel on, but I’d like to show you with a nice photo of flowers and snow in front of the West End Salon. Why the dirty snow? HBO purposely put sand on the snow to make it realistic. We know all about that too.

The “snow truck.” Not real snow, but what you see on the sidewalks is real snow. I understand they’re going to just let it melt. We know what that’s all about!

The "no truck." This SUV plowed thru 4 traffic cones and was dragging one toward the set. The young woman on duty stopped them and put them on the right course. She also reset all of the orange cones at the top of Center Street.

The “no truck.” This SUV plowed thru 4 traffic cones and was dragging one toward the set. The young woman on duty stopped them and put them on the right course. She also reset all of the orange cones at the top of Center Street.

HBO on Main Street, Day 2

This scene featured a woman driving a firewood truck. The camera was aimed into the cab.

This scene featured a woman driving a firewood truck. The camera was aimed into the cab.

I look around, and who do I  see, but Hillary Derby, costumer! She's going over some stats with a colleague. I stuck close to the Gloucester Police officer, because you're usually safe from getting into the scene when next to them.

I look around, and who do I see, but Hillary Derby, the costumer! She’s going over the call sheet, which informs the cast and crew where they should report on a particular day of filming). I stuck close to the Gloucester Police officer, because you’re usually safe from getting into the scene when next to them.

Here's the last scene of the day, the firewood truck driving away. It was being pushed for whatever cinematic reason. There was supposed to be a kitten in the scene, but I never saw it. Notice the unusual reflection on the side of the building across Center Street (where Gabriel's Antiques is).
Here’s the last scene of the daytime, the firewood truck driving away. It was being pushed for some cinematic reason. There was supposed to be a kitten in the scene, but I never saw it. Notice the unusual reflection on the side of the building across Center Street (where Gabriel’s Antiques is).

Night filming on Main Street. about 5:30. Very impressive to see the setup. They've got a ton of equipment to stow away for tomorrow.
Night filming on Main Street. about 5:30. Very impressive to see the setup. They’ve got a ton of equipment to stow away for tomorrow.

 

Olive Kitteridge Another Time Another Camera…

Couldn’t hold back from going to see some of the filming and tried to get some shots of actors, crew etc.. Amazing amount of work to create a fantasy! After seeing some new stores and old cars I was able to look inside a bit…

HBO on Main Street, Day 1

Here's a view of today's shoot at the corner of Main and Center Streets. From what I could glean, the filming was mostly drive-by's with 70's and 80's cars, all with Maine plates. They'll be working here tomorrow and the day after. Interesting for me, but not much business.

Here’s a view of today’s shoot at the corner of Main and Center Streets. From what I could glean, the filming was mostly drive-by’s with 70’s and 80’s cars, all with Maine plates. They’ll be working here tomorrow and the day after. Interesting for me, but not much business.

This is Hillary Derby with her HBO walkie talkie, a professional costumer for big productions. She stopped by for a short visit. I know Hillary through Janet, they're cousins. "Hill" and her husband Tom have hosted the family for many an Easter Dinner at their home in Boston. The poor woman has to be on set at 5:30am, but she's used to it.

This is Hillary Derby with her HBO walkie talkie, a professional costumer for big productions. She stopped by for a short visit. I know Hillary through Janet, they’re cousins. “Hill” and her husband Tom have hosted the family for many an Easter Dinner at their home in Boston. The poor woman has to be on set at 5:30am, but she’s used to it.

In talking to Hillary, I pointed out the truck across the street in Palazola's parking lot. "Is that the Chow Wagon?" I asked. Turns out, it's the "Snack Wagon." They serve water, coffee, sandwiches, and other snacks. The real chow is served at Sugar Magnolia's, which HBO has rented.

In talking to Hillary, I pointed out the truck across the street in Palazola’s parking lot. “Is that the Chow Wagon?” I asked. Turns out, it’s the “Snack Wagon.” They serve water, coffee, sandwiches, and other snacks. The real chow is served at Cruiseport, part of which which HBO has rented.

Store Fronts – Seasonal, Weekly and Even Pure Fantasy

So many storefront windows and so many messages! Here are a few designed for the season, a celebration and pure fantasy.

 

Before Passports

From Brenda Grimes Davis: "Fred...Here's a picture of Barney Marnoy who managed Benny Schred's fabric store...which was located where Passports (temporarily Village Pharmacy) is in the 1960s...he's standing just outside the door..I believe Benny was Barney's father-in-law." Notice the Rexall sign on the left. That was the original location of Connors Pharmacy on Main Street.

From Brenda Grimes Davis: “Fred…Here’s a picture of Barney Marnoy who managed Benny Schred’s fabric store…which was located where Passports (temporarily Village Pharmacy) is in the 1960s…he’s standing just outside the door..I believe Benny was Barney’s father-in-law.” Notice the Rexall sign on the left. That was the original location of Connors Pharmacy on Main Street.

Filming Olive Kitteridge on Main Street Gloucester Now!

Word on the Street … is that best viewing is near Pallazola Sporting Goods!

The Magnet

This summer, a guy came into my gallery wearing the GMG hat. He was pretty cool. I went outside to photograph him and his dog for GMG, but in no time a Brazilian woman walked into the shot. He gave me this look of: "Hey, this just happens." What is the magnet here? Is it the guy, the dog, the shiny green truck, the woman, or the hat? You tell me! After a few minutes, she walked on. I think we've got the beginnings of a short story here.

This summer, a guy came into my gallery wearing the GMG hat. He was pretty cool. I went outside to photograph him and his dog for GMG, but in no time a Brazilian woman walked into the shot. He gave me this knowing look of: “Hey, this just happens.” What is the magnet here? Is it the guy, the dog, the shiny green truck, the woman, or the hat? You tell me! After a few minutes, she walked on. I think we’ve got the beginnings of a short story here. I don’t know who’s happier, the guy or the dog.

Another Cruncher on Main Street

No, not another accident in my neighborhood! This happened less than 2 hours ago. A 2001 VW came down Center Street and wasn't able to stop before hitting this car. No injuries. I was told that the Honda may have a broken rear axel, which could mean it's totaled, but it was driven away to it's driveway in East Gloucester.

No, not another accident in my neighborhood! This happened less than 2 hours ago. A 2001 VW came down Center Street and wasn’t able to stop before hitting this car. No injuries. I was told that the Honda may have a broken rear axel, which could mean it’s totaled, but it was driven away to it’s driveway in East Gloucester.

Here's the owner of the Honda that was hit, Robin Vaneck with her daughter Sophia. She just had her hair done at the West End Salon by Diane, who has cut my hair for the past 20+ years. What was amazing about Robin is that she wasn't bummed about the unfortunate accident. She smiled and had a positive attitude the entire time. Look at the photo: Daughter like mother? I'd say so.

Here’s the owner of the Honda that was hit, Robin Vaneck with her daughter Sophia. She just had her hair done at the West End Salon by Diane, who has cut my hair for the past 20+ years. What was amazing about Robin is that she wasn’t bummed about the unfortunate accident. She smiled and had a positive attitude the entire time. Look at the photo: Daughter like mother? I’d say so.

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