Tag Archives: Waterfront Festival

Stage Fort Park | that darn grass and topics galore for proposed plans

Scenes from last Thursday’s public display and discussion about proposed plans to Stage Fort Park, held during the Cape Ann Farmers Market.

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The plans are similar to ones you may have seen over the last year, though it is always something else to inspect them in person, walk through a site, and hear feedback, input and questions. I’ve considered the plans before, but had not realized that the parking lot was going to be shifted and expanded double wide at the top abutting the dog park. Some neighbors liked the idea of an altered viewshed, others not so much. People talked about cleaning up the broken glass, trash management (great praise for DPW dealing with this every day), repairing the stone steps, the beach, bringing back some of the fanciful playground elements, trees and maintenance. There was pretty much universal praise for the Rotary and the farmers market. I was told there was mention of altering the Tablet Rock plaque, which does not need it, though I did not hear any. I was there for the duration of the meeting and even a tad beyond as Steve Winslow was kind enough to lead a tour into the field and perimeter afterwards. A great challenge is maintaining the meadow expanse which many feel is ragged around the gazebo while serving crowds. The proposed plans center about the gazebo and parking lot, and did not cover the area along the harbor (across from the cupboard) where the annual Waterfront music festivals occur as well as elements listed above.

In case you missed the Mayor’s Facebook page, here is a summation from the evening and invitation to join in.

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Stage Fort Park three nights later plus historic photos 

Raising the GMG tent @ the Waterfront Festival

Zip Line Kid films as we raise the tent and set up the contest at about 8:30 this morning.  Come down for your killer mason jars w/ crazy straws AND enter to WIN 2 more jars (they make great gifts) plus 2 tickets to ORLEANS at North Shore Music Theatre.

OK it rained for a bit, but it’s not raining now, so COME ON DOWN!

Live Community Blogging The 2012 Gloucester Waterfront Festival

We will be posting updated pictures all day long from the Gloucester Waterfront Festival.

If you wander down there snap a picture or two. if you are a vendor down there send in your photo in front of your booth and we will post it.  Send in your iphone/android phone pics from the waterfront festival to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

If you don’t have a camera or the ability to take a picture head to our GMG booth(Booth 88) and Amanda will take your picture and send it in.

9am to 6pm each day

Where to Park?
Free parking along Stacy Boulevard or at the High School.
However, please note that there is small fee to park across the street at Beach Parking.

Directions … Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA
Easy to find … From Route 128 North, take Exit 14, follow to end.
Weather … Held Rain or Shine! …and it’s gonna Shine!
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Area info dining, shopping…

Meet the Artisans at the Gloucester Waterfront Festival …

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7:30AM getting set up.

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There are a limited number of the new GMG T Shirts for sale in these sizes-

M, L, XL Pink

L and XL Sunwashed  Blue

L and XL Navy

S, M Lg Youth

Dri Fit Long Sleeve Navy (Bad Ass)  Limited number of these and once they are gone we probably wont be getting more.

Mason Jars with Iced Tea

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8:45AM:

Report From The Waterfront Festival and Rotary’s Pancake Breakfast From Ron Gilson

 


12:00PM Update From Bill O’Connor

Taken from High above on Tablet Rock

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12:20PM Update Latest Mason Jar Iced Tea Customers- The Melvin Family

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12:40PM Update

B represents at GMG Live!

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Pictures From Around The Waterfront Festival Taken By Amanda

Big weekend starts NOW ~ Get ready to DANCE, PARTY, SHOP & WIN with this Classic, Camera-Swinging Video!

It all starts tonight with live music at 14 venues.  See the full schedule here.  Don’t worry about sleep (“I’ll sleep when I’m dead” – who said that?  Leave a comment if you know).  Get up tomorrow (Saturday) morning and go to the Rotary Pancake Breakfast — best deal in town and for a good cause.  To get you in the right spirit, I thought it would be fun to reprise Ed Collard’s classic, camera-swinging coverage from 2010 (pants, shoes, turf & all).

Once you’re full of pancakes, walk down to the Waterfront Festival (click the STOP button on the video camera before you start walking — unlike Ed).

Be sure to stop by the GMG booth where you can enter to Win 2 free tickets to ORLEANS at North Shore Music Theatre PLUS 2 Killer GMG Mason Jars of Iced Tea.

Head right from the Waterfront festival to the Block Party for an evening of al fresco dining, dancing, shopping, music, kids’ games & prizes, street performers, life-sized street chess, robot squirt gun fights & more.

Then take the Block Party inside @ 8 local clubs until the wee hours.  Check the complete live music listings for Saturday here.  You’re guaranteed to find something you like — even if you don’t like to party.

Waterfront Festival and Rotary Pancake Breakfast Covered By Ed Collard

Ed Collard flashes some fancy camera work in this piece.

Let’s just say that the on/off button and Ed are not seeing eye to eye and leave it at that. (anyone for some coverage of the turf conditions at Stage Fort?)

I’d like to propose a new GMG drinking game.  Whenever Ed says the word “fantastic” everybody chugs!