Tag Archives: Saint Peter’s Fiesta

Fiesta at Giuseppe’s

Fiesta Saturday!! Don’t forget live streaming at Giuseppe’s of the Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races! It’s the Fiesta Saturday that brings you piano bar with Joe Thomas, 9pm til close! Come on in for a great night of food, drinks, music and singing….celebrate with us 4 years as “us”…our thoughts of having a “piano bar”, has stayed true….Please remember to bring you ids with you tonight, it helps us do what we need to do! We open today at 2pm. Sunday, we open for lunch at 11am and go straight through to close our Fiesta with Paul Luff playing form 7-10pm!

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Saint Peter’s Fiesta Friday Opening Ceremony

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Friday’s picture perfect summer skies made for an especially festive and at times poignant Saint Peter’s Fiesta grand opening ceremony. Festival-goers gathered at the Saint Peter’s Club and, after everyone who had participated in the day’s earlier sporting events had raced home to change, the procession carrying Saint Peter through the square and around the old city hall (American Legion building) began. Eight fishermen are given the honor of transporting Saint Peter on a specially crafted cart.Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester -3 ©Kim Smith 2014 Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester -6 ©Kim Smith 2014The Wagner and Sleepy Pallazola Families were given special commendations by the Fiesta committee Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester -4 Kim Smith 2014   Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Rev. James M. Achadinha, the new pastor for Our Lady of Good Voyage and Holy Family, was introduced to the crowd. Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014 -7

Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester Domenic Nicastro Joe Novello Joe Orlando ©Kim Smith 2014Dominic Nicastro hands the care of Saint Peter to Joe Orlando

Ann Margaret Ferrante Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014 State Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and Senator Bruce Tarr gave moving speeches and rallying cries for the fishing industry.

Bruce Tarr Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Gloucester city Council Saint Peters Fiesta Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Gloucester City Council

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6/26/14 Seine Boat Practice In The Pouring Rain

Bailing Out The Seine Boats and Practice In The Pouring Rain
Sista Felicia covers this morning down at Saint Peter’s Park-

VIVA ~ The Perfect Saint Peter’s Fiesta Accessory!

Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread -2Durable, practical, fun, and cololorful–I can’t decide which of Frieda Grotjahn’s Fiesta designs I like better, VIVA or the Greasy Pole–both would be wonderful fun to own! All Again and Again bags are made of recycled sailcloth. 

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Again and Again Fiesta bags are available at their design studio, located at 195 East Main Street and at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester. See previous GMG posts about Again and Again: Shopping Local ~ Again and Again Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread copy

Seine Boat Practice-Ambie Sausages-Greasy Pole Shrine Photos Early Morning 6/25/14

Sista Felicia On the Scene Bringing You Fiesta- Hope You Enjoy!

OK, It’s Official- Fiesta Can Now Unofficially Officially Begin- Ambie Is Behind The Grill- Git Yer Italian Sausage!!!

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Fiesta wouldn’t be complete without A Zizzta Sandwich from Ambie’s!

If you don’t get an Ambie’s Sausage, it really doesn’t martter if you’ve gone to all 9 novenas, watched every seine boat race and greasy pole. You may as well tell people you didn’t even really go to Fiesta if you didn’t get your Ambie’s Italian Zizzitza Sangie!

Ambie’s first batch of Sausage will be hitting the grill at 9:00 and will be ready in time for todays lunch! Stop by and get yours!

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Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Behind The Scenes- Tom and Peter Favazza Making The Greasy Pole Flags Part I

You wanna talk history?  You wanna talk about passion?  Listen as the Tommy and Peter Favazza talk about the years of dedication they have given as makers of the Greasy Pole Flags and Fiesta Committee members.  This is what it’s all about: the complete giving of time and energy so everyone gets to enjoy the pageantry and tradition kept alive by families like the Favazzas.

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Part Two of My Article for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Featuring Gloucester’s HarborTown Cultural District

Friday was an especially terrific day for me as my article for Cape Ann Magazine hit the newsstands and later in the day, I learned that part two of my article for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, “Gloucester Harbortown Cultural District,” was posted on the MOTT blog, Mass Finds.

I was completely taken by surprise that my photo was chosen for the cover of Cape Ann Magazine and just happened to be in Joey’s office down at the dock when Andrea Holdbook, CAMag’s editor-in-chief posted on goolge that the summer issue had hit the stands. It was especially fun to share the news with Joey because he provides a tremendous forum here on GMG highlighting all the good happenings and events in our community, and because he is so supportive towards all his contributors.

Yesterday I posted an excerpt from Cape Ann Magazine’s “Cape Ann to Mexico: The Monarch Butterfly Connection,” and the following is an excerpt from the MOTT article. Please share with your friends. Thank you! Part One is posted here.

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MOTT Article
Gloucester HarborTown Cultural District
Part Two
By Kim Smith

The last days of winter and first days of spring herald the beginning of the nine-day novena leading up to the Feast of St. Joseph, which always takes place on March 19th. With its thriving Sicilian American community, Gloucester is one of only a handful of American cities that celebrates the Feast of San Giuseppe with traditional Sicilian customs. Homes are decorated with altars devoted to the patron saint of the poor and orphaned, and a special trolley takes everyone who is interested around the city to view the altars of San Giuseppe. Special Saint Joseph bread, oranges, and lemons are given to all who come, while everyone eagerly anticipates the coming feast day.

St. Joseph Trolley ©Kim Smith 2012Saint Joseph Trolley Participants

Summertime is Gloucester’s high season. The city is alive with nightly live music, an embarrassment of riches in fabulous restaurants, and bustling shops and galleries. On specially designated nights, Main Street is closed to traffic and the entire town becomes one giant block party. Restaurants open onto the street, merchant booths appear, shops have special offerings, and there are street performers and family-friendly activities at every corner.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk Family Gloucester Block Party ©Kim Smith 2012 copy

Bill and Mayor Carolyn Kirk Family and Friends at the Block Party

In August the tall ships arrive from around the world to participate in Gloucester’s Schooner Festival. “Le Beauport,” Gloucester’s beautiful working harbor, is the backdrop for the races and parades of these magnificent traditional fishing vessels designed during the age of sail. The afternoon lobster bake, nighttime nautical Parade of Lights, and fireworks that brilliantly illuminate the harbor are just some of the fun family-friendly activities that take place during the three-day long Schooner Festival.

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George and Charles Ryan at the First Annual Schooner Festival Lobster Bake

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a sunset tour of Gloucester Harbor aboard one of the exquisite schooners built by the living legendary ship builder and National Heritage fellow, Harold Burnham, on either the 65-foot Thomas E. Lannon with Captain Tom Ellis or the Pinky Schooner, operated out of Maritime Gloucester.

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My favorite event of the summer is the annual St. Peter’s Fiesta, with both its deeply religious aspect of honoring St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, and the jubilant festivities that take place throughout the city during the five-day celebration. Read More Here.

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Sista Felicia Will Be Live Streaming Tonight’s St Peter’s Novena NOW! Tuesday Night 6/24/14

Click Here To View The Live St Peter’s Novena Video Feed RIGHT NOW!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sista-felicia-s-kitchen

Click the picture then you will be brought to UStream where they ask you to watch a short 30 second ad and then the live feed will play for you!

thanks To James From Cape Ann Giclee For The Help Getting The Feed Streaming

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Photos 5:30AM 6/24/14 – Saint Peter’s Marina Seine Boat Practices and New Altar Mural Pics

Sista Felicia comes through again with Seine Boat Practice Photos and Photos of The New Murals on The St Peter’s Altar

Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Behind The Scenes- Generations Of The Linquata Family Making The Fiesta Pins

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Huge thanks to the Linquata family for allowing us into their home and sharing their story of family, love and tradition.  It is families like this that make it all so special for all of us to enjoy.  So many stories, so much love, so much passion, and who wins?  Everyone in our close knit community.  The people who think the Fiesta is about the carnival and the rides are missing out.  They have no idea how much work goes in behind the scenes by beautiful families like the Linquatas.  Thanks for all you do to make it the most special time of year for so many.

Your labor of love and dedication will not go unnoticed if we have anything to say about it.

Look for tomorrow’s video with the Favazzas who make the Greasy Pole Flags.  GMG behind the scenes for Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2014.

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