Tag Archives: Seine Boat Practice

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-

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!

Props To The Men and Women That Keep Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Alive

Sista Felicia sent me a bunch of pictures from the junior girls Seine Boat practice yesterday and there was something that hit me when looking through the photos.  It was the love and dedication that certain people put in to keeping the tradition alive.  In this case it happened to be Joanne Frontiero, Joe Balbo,Tim Oakes, Mike Frontiero and Julie Geary but there are many others woven throughout the community that show up year after year to make it all happen.

Every year if you are a lover of Fiesta you recognize the same faces in the Seine Boats, on the Greasy Pole, at The Novena, On the Altar, Walking in the Parade.

When you look through the pictures you will see Joanne climbing over the seats, tying down the oars in place and coaching up the girls.  This is not just a tiny bit of work, believe me.  and without even speaking to Joanne I know she does it as a labor of love, but it is because of people like Joanne that dedicate to bringing the youngsters into the traditions through patience and love that the rest of us get to enjoy it so very much year after year after year.

The list of people dedicating time, passion and love to our greatest of Gloucester traditions could fill up a page, hopefully throughout the week I’ll get to bring you some of those faces and stories and make you glad you are a subscriber to GMG.

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Here’s some pictures from Sista Felicia 2012 Junior Girls Seine Boat Practice-


2012 Jr Seine Boat Practice 4:50AM 6/25/12 Pics and Video

Y’all do realize it’s Fiesta week, right?  The greatest week of the entire year.  Our Superbowl.  Let’s Do This!

click below for video of the scene at the town landing at 4:50this morning-




13 Days!!! A Contest From The Infamous Fred Buck! AND St Peter’s Fiesta Family Free Fun Day At Cape Ann Museum!!!!

Fred Buck Writes-

joey – from the charlie lowe archives at the cape ann museum:  late 1950s, practice for the race.  i recognize sleepy and paul ciluffo (?) behind him…  first person to name everyone in the boat AND the winner of that year’s race wins the grand prize – 8×10 glossy of the pic and 2 free passes to the museum.  stay tuned, folks.  more to come!
infamous f.b.

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I believe my father is the second man from the top left of the boat.  Saint Peter’s Fiesta will always be my favorite time of the year.

Thanks Fred

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Today Is The Cape Ann Museum Fiesta Family Fun Day Exhibit!


Museum presents St. Peter’s Fiesta – Inspired Family Fun Day June 11th(Today)!

Viva San Pietro! Visit the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, June 11 to learn more about Gloucester’s historic St. Peter’s FiestaThe second Saturday of each month is family fun day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop by to enjoy free admission for family members, gallery exploration handouts, and art & history activities, including Fiesta inspired oar decorating, a Fiesta parade map activity, and a Greasy Pole challenge. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.  This program is free and open to the public.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, students and seniors. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org