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Just wanted to let you know that the Finish Line Writers Group has been meeting for almost two months at the Gloucester Writers Center. We are all working on our own novels, memoirs or screenplays, yet still finding time to support each other’s projects. At each meeting we have readings and critique time, as well as an educational segment. I have to say we are becoming quite close, and each of us contributes ideas to the group to make it effective and worthwhile. May we all make it to the Finish Line!
Note GMG friend Lois McNulty ‘consulting’ with me. She must be writing a comedy, as I can’t seem to take what she’s saying seriously! ;)
There is something for everyone in our community, writers, painters, sport fishermen, sun bathers, museum goers, indie film aficionados, patrons of the arts, music lovers, musicians, bird watchers, kayakers, stand up paddleboarders, folks that love to eat, ect, ect ect.
YOU CAN FIND IT ALL HERE! HOW BLESSED ARE WE???
Terry Weber, Gail McCarthy and Nancy Gaines Cover The 20 Year Anniversary of The Perfect Storm For The Gloucester Daily Times
Terry, Gail and Nancy get all the interviews in these big time pieces-
Memories fresh for those closest to losses
By Gail McCarthyand Terry Weber
Roberta Tyne Smith, now 60, recalls hearing the phone ring 20 years ago this weekend — at 5 p.m. on Halloween in 1991.
On the line was the ex-wife of Smith’s brother, fishing captain Billy Tyne, calling to tell Roberta that the Andrea Gail was three days overdue.
"I was in the middle of getting ready to go trick-or-treating with my three sons," said Smith, who now lives in Manchester. "But life changed dramatically from that day forward.
"My biggest regret is that Billy never got to see his children grow up. Billy loved his children more than anything. He always looked forward to coming home and spending time with them."
Tyne and his five-man crew on board the Andrea Gail were lost in what is today known as The Perfect Storm.
And the telling of their story — both in Sebastian Junger’s best-selling book "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea," published in 1997, and again in the blockbuster Hollywood film of the same name, released in 2000 — has made the term "perfect storm" a common part of the American lexicon.
But memories of the storm — and the Andrea Gail tragedy — remain painful here in Gloucester, especially for the families who can never forget those days two decades ago.
and because I can never get enough of this song by Earl and Arch and the video made by Mike Lindberg The official Song od GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End
Nancy Gaines Piece Here-
By Nancy GainesCorrespondent
In the 20 years since what’s now known as the Perfect Storm, the story of the nation’s oldest seaport reads like a tale of two cities.
The economic impact on the home of the seafaring tragedy that inspired the best-selling book and blockbuster movie has been, by most measures, a wallop. And, in a sad paradox, it’s also been a boon to a place that’s been beset by a dwindling fishing industry and is now retrofitting with retail, commercial and development ventures.
The working waterfront of fishermen who go down to the sea forever — at least 30 since the Andrea Gail, says the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association — still works.
The fishing industry is worth about $200 million to the city annually, considering the ripple effect (economists use 3.5) for shoreside businesses, taxes and temporary employment, from $56.6 million in sales last year.
Yet, the business is a shell of itself 20 years ago. Fish landings in Gloucester were 126 million pounds in 1990; 41 million last year. At 100 boats, the fleet is half what it was when the movie hit, never mind the storm.
Remembering the Perfect Storm Pictures From David Sullivan’s Sister Cathy and Gloucester Til the End
Earl and Arch Perform the Official Song Of GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End Video from Mike Lindberg-
Terry Weber’s friend Cathy Sullivan Mustone of Gloucester would like to share photos of her brother David Sullivan, who was lost at sea in the "Perfect Storm" and a few pics from the movie experience. It’s been twenty years! Ironically, we are due to have a Nor’easter this weekend. Thank you to Cathy for sharing.
Perhaps the GMG readers would like to send in some photos of what they experienced during the Halloween-Unnamed-Perfect Storm twenty years ago or share some memories.
The Fabulous and effervescent Terry Weber has donated a $100 Gift Card to the Arzorean Restaurant for use in a Good Morning Gloucester Game.
Always looking for win/win situations I’ve come up with a contest in which our 4000th good Morning Gloucester subscriber will be the owner of said card.
It’s easy to subscribe and get the GMG daily postings in your email. All you need to do is click here enter your email and confirm it once the service sends you the confirmation email back to the email address you’ve provided.
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So send this to your friends and relatives and let them know about the best damn site around, have them subscribe and potentially have them take you out for dinner if they win!
No double subscriptions from the same email addresses (I’ll check IP addresses)
Winner must come to pick up the Gift Card here at the dock.
Last night I was testing my new camera, the Powershot S95 (recommended by Joey), and I wanted to see if it took good night photos. For the most part it did the job, but at some points, the flash was actually too bright, and altered the mood of the picture. (I need to learn the advanced settings on the camera).
The church is the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church and the man fishing is a new kid in town, Brendan from Wakefield. He moved to Gloucester for the fishing and the beaches. I asked him if he wanted to take the cigarette out of his mouth, but he said, "Smokers are people too." :) It does add a certain character to the picture.
Enjoyed my first dinner at Duckworth’s Bistro this week, and it lived up to its reputation. In fact, after tasting one bite of the food, I completely forgot to take pictures of the appetizers before I completely devoured them (see picture of the remains of the mushroom soup). Believe me, I would have licked the plates if I didn’t think my dinner partner would be appalled :).
The service was sweet–Colleen our waitress was genuinely friendly, gracious and made our meal even better. About our meal, we shared a couple of appetizers: Creamy Mushroom Soup, Caesar Salad and Zucchini Fritters. The mushroom soup was a deep grey which I was not accustomed to, but it was the best mushroom soup I’ve ever had with a rich, earthy flavor. Jackie said her steak was perfectly cooked and delicious. The leg of lamb I had for an entree was tender, cooked exactly as I requested, and came with the freshest tasting mix of Lima and green beans.
Speaking of the beans, Colleen explained their great taste by telling us the beans came from a local Gloucester farm. Duckworth’s buys many of their ingredients at local farms including the Beacon Street Farm in Gloucester; Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton, and of course their lobsters are from Captain Joe & Sons. It was a great first time dining experience! We would have had dessert but we were too stuffed!
It should be noted that Terry took these photos in the very low light conditions of the kitchen at Duckworth’s with the camera I recommended- The Canon Powershot s95. No flash and very natural looking photos! Excellent Terry!
here is a video and a couple of pics i took on Saturday from aboard the Yankee Fleet fishing boat. we left shore right next door to your warehouse under threatening and mysterious skies! it was strange because it was so hot out, but at times the sky had a very ‘wintery’ look.
no matter what the weather, the trip turned out well, my nephew Adam caught the largest fish of the trip, an 11 pound cod, and was thrilled to win $100 and a free trip. my thanks to the crew of the Yankee Fleet for making it a great and safe trip!
Good Morning Gloucester Old Cuban Cigar and Folly Cove Rum Sail Aboard The Thomas E. Lannon Pics From Terry Weber
Cape Ann recognized by AmericanStyle magazine
Photo-Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe
By Terry Weber
Globe Correspondent / June 23, 2011
When most people visualize Gloucester, they imagine a fisherman casting his nets, or the white sands of Good Harbor Beach, or the excitement of spotting a whale as it rises from the ocean’s depths. Now, thanks to many active artists and art organizations, Gloucester is on its way to reestablishing its reputation as a center for the arts.
The city made the grade as a popular arts destination in an article appearing in the summer edition of AmericanStyle magazine. Gloucester was ranked third in the small-city category with other cities that had a population below 100,000. The top two spots were taken by Asheville, N.C., and Santa Fe, respectively.
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Photographer Skip Montello enjoys a talk by Joy Dai Buell
Terry Weber writes-
I attended the seARTs Art Show at the Bass Rocks Golf Club as your “Rookie Reporter” or “Guest Reporter” — not sure what to call myself. Anyway, the show was wonderful and included the works of over 25 local artists with their pieces displayed throughout the Bass Rock’s event room. There was also a great food spread, cash bar, panel discussion led by educator Joy Dai Buell, raffle and Viewer’s Choice Award. (more to come on who won award).
One of the great things about the show was the pride and passion of the artists, and it showed in their faces and words. Speaking of faces, a few of the photos had sun-glare which sometimes worked out in a strange way. Look at the photo of Martha Wakefield; I think its the third one in the set. If you look into her painting you can see a reflection of her face.
The video below shows a Gloucester turkey on a morning stroll. Although you can’t tell from this video, the turkey’s head was a beautiful blue color.
Fog picture was taken just off Rte 127 between Magnolia and Stage Fort Park, but I don’t know the name of that Pond.
Check it out when you get a second.
Serguei Vassiliev, who is blind, tests for his black belt in aikido, throwing opponent John Murphy to the ground. (Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe)
By Terry Weber
Globe Correspondent / April 14, 2011
check out pic(s)
It is at the Lion Country Safari Park in Loxahatchee Florida. The tortoise was camera shy when I held up your sticker, but I did manage to capture his face later.
Meet the Media Exchanging ideas to serve the community.
Last week I had an idea to try to get a bunch of my media buddies together for an impromptu coffee meet up at Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Company. Those of you who have been following the blog closely may have noticed many posts coming from the space at Pleasant Street. This is not a slight to Gloucester’s other coffee shops like Lone Gull and Cape Ann Coffee which I love and feel play a huge role in the fabric of a community. Pleasant Street happens to have that nice back room which is conducive to meetings and taping interviews so that’s where I’ve been because the dock is just too crazy this time of year to try to tape any segments.
Anyway what I thought would end up as a meeting between four or five of us turned into something much bigger as 90% of my media rolodex showed up.
The idea behind the meet-up was to introduce many people that may have only contacted each other through emails or telephone for a meeting where everyone could share ideas and explore opportunities to help each other and themselves. With the planning and help of Johhny McElhenny and Heather Fraelick we held what I believe to be the first of it’s kind cross media meeting between such a diverse group of Cape Media moguls.
We had the newspaper Editors from The Gloucester Times and Cape Ann Beacon Ray Lamont and Jane Enos. We had Cape Ann TV’s new executive director Donna Gacek. We had international TV producing media giants Gianni and Terry Gallo along with Joe Langhan. Peter Van Ness- Producer and local web genius. Andrea Holbrook- Night editor at The Times. Terry Weber- freelance writer who will soon be releasing her adventure blog to the world. Local PR gurus Heather Fraelick, John McElhenny and Kate Moran. Hybrid Advertising executive Jon Cahill from Bait and Tackle. Local bloggers and writers Heather Atwood, Billy O’Connor and Laura Ciampa, Manny Simoes and your boy Joey of course.
I know I made several connections and came away with some exciting cross promotional opportunities that we will be pursuing to make GMG even better and I’m sure there were other connections that were made in that room.
We are planning to meet monthly but the next one will be at Cape Ann Brewing and in the evening so we can spend more time and have more space.
Here’s a video that Manny put together-