Looking out my office window its hard to believe this is an afternoon in April, not mid-February. The following is a quote friend Jamy left on my Facebook page today, “Spring, she could not help herself, she fell back into Winter’s cold embrace.”
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After posting the Fishermen’s Memorial with snow flurries video, Facebook friend Susan Rittgers shared that her Grampa, Daniel Edward Cleary, was one of the engravers who carved the lettering at the base of the Leonard Craske statue. From the Bible’s Psalm 107:23, which reads: “They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships 1623-1923.” Daniel Edward’s brother, Timothy, worked in the quarry from where the granite was mined.
Thanks so much to Susan for letting us know that!
For the latest on the proposed David Black sculpture controversy, read Bing McGilvray’s letter in today’s Gloucester Daily Times. The letter is not yet posted online as of 10am this morning, but you can read it on the opinion page in the paper or here:
“Today’s Editorial, City’s arts policy must define room for public input, leads off with the insinuation that every new work of public art is always met with some degree of negativity, followed by this statement: “Indeed, reports indicate that some local folks didn’t immediately warm even to sculptor Leonard Craske’s 1923 Man at the Wheel…” What reports are you citing here? Whatever the source, this is absolutely untrue.” READ COMPLETE TEXT HERE: Fisherman’s Statue Was Never Controversial!
Please attend the forum to begin the process of developing a city wide arts policy, which will be held on May 14th. The exact time to be announced shortly. This is an important discussion and I look forward to seeing you there!
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Fr. Matthew Green, The New Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish Joins The GMG Community With a Killer Photo
We thought GMG would appreciate this photo as much as we did here at the Blue Shutters…
There are many ways fans of Gloucester can show their love for our favorite seaside town — you’ll find "The Man at the Wheel" emblazoned on tee-shirts, baseball caps, refridgerator magnets, ashtrays and coffee mugs up and down Main Street. But we were particularly impressed with one Blue Shutters guest — Bob from Maryland — who showed us this most awesome tattoo. Bob, whose has roots here, says he always has Gloucester with him wherever he goes.
Tony, Patty, Ed and Annmarie
To see the Fisherman tattoo series of photos click here
If you are looking for the perfect Gloucester gift or item for your pad, give ‘em a call and see if they are still available (978) 282-1399
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Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
To See the Rest of the Good Morning Gloucester Fisherman’s Tattoo Series Click Here
ANNOUNCING: THE DISCOVER GLOUCESTER "MAN AT THE WHEEL" PHOTO CONTEST!
The iconic Man at the Wheel will grace the cover of the 2011 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide.
Send in your best photograph of the Gloucester Fisherman Memorial Statue and your photo could be on the cover of 100,000+ Visitor Guides that will reach both potential visitors and those who grab them while they’re visiting - with full credit to you, of course!
Summer or winter, spring or fall, night or day, by boat or land- send them all!
Send questions, images and contact info to Linda, email@example.com Must be received by February 1, 2011 to be considered.
But do it now while you’re thinking about it!
DISCOVER GLOUCESTER MUG UP/MEET UP MEETING: NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Local tourism professionals, business owners, front line workers, volunteers, interested citizens: Meet Up for a casual tourism conversation and share your ideas about programs, promotions, and ideas that will promote Gloucester as an excellent destination all year long. We want to hear from you!
8:30AM at The Harborview Inn, 71 Western Avenue in Gloucester; coffee and pastries served.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org; space is limited.
I added this one to our Good Morning Gloucester Flickr Group. Get yourself a free Flickr account and you can add photos to our community set there as well.