Meet Amy Robertson and Christina Carpenter-Robertson-Your US Grand Banks Dory Womens Team

Amy and Christina will be racing dories vs the Canadians on June 19th In Gloucester Harbor.

Be sure to come down and support our crews.

Mark Destino Represents In Portland Oregon!

Thanks Mark!


downtown Portland[1]

Mt Hood[1]

You Too Can Get a Free GMG Sticker and Represent!


As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.
Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)

Vintage 1930’s Art Deco Bathroom Light- Finds At Main St Art and Antiques

David Cox’ Main St Art and Antiques is located at 124 Main Street in the heart of Beautiful Downtown Gloucester

This vintage light is in working condition.  It has nice heft to it and is in great condition.




3 v. 3 Coed Youth Basketball League

Hi Capt., would you be able to list this activity in the GoodMorning Gloucester email?

3 v. 3 Coed Youth Basketball League
Player registration & draft Sunday June 13th @ 6 p.m.

Who: Teens going into grade 6 through 12th grade
When: Tuesday evenings June 22 – August 17
Where: Community Church of East Gloucester, 7 Chapel Street
pat or (978) 283-6147


Pat Keeley

Bobby Viau Starting Art On The Pier Sessions

Deej writes in-

Hi Everyone,

School is almost out and ART on the PIER will begin it’s second summer of classes down at StudioVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio of Gloucester. .  Attached is a revised form of what we will be offering.  Session 1 & 2 are dedicated to illustration work.  Portraiture work (self, pet, etc…),  Boats and Harborviews off the dock.  Session 3 is dedicated to reliefs and molds.  For more information please contact us by email.  Please feel free to download the attached form and send to Viau 41 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. 

Best, Deej Viau

Pictures From Last Year-






ART on the PIER

Located on the Scenic Gloucester Harbor


SUMMER SESSION: Focus on Drawing and Illustration technique: Portraiture features, Landscape, Still life, Sculpture & Molds: In sessions 1 & 2 Bob will instruct the students in pencil work through illustration and drawing techniques that focus on elements of size, dimension, lay-out, shading, light and darks, facial features for Portrait work and Harbor views sessions. Self portrait work will be covered. Please send in a 5 x 7 photograph of a person or pet. Relief sculpture work and making molds will be covered in session 3.

Co-ed Ages 8 – 13 (space limited)


Owner/Artist of STUDIOVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio

121R East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (At East Gloucester Marina)


SUMMER Program Sessions: Tuesday and Wed. mornings

Session 1: July 6, 7, 13, 14 : 9:30-11:00 : Portraiture

Session 2: July 20, 21, 27, 28 : 9:30-11:00: Harborviews

Session 3: August 3, 4, 10, 11: 9:30-11:00: Sculpture&Mold

One session $90: Two Sessions $170: Three Sessions $250

10% Family discount off second child

Snacks and Materials Provided. MUST BE 4 Students for class to proceed

Registration and payment for Session One: July 2. Session Two: July 16. Session Three: July 30

Any questions please contact us at or 282-0269

Please read and sign below with registration and mail or deliver to:

StudioVO: 41 East Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930

CHILD’S NAME and Age: _______________________________ Phone ________________

Allergies: ___________________________ Parent sign: __________________________-_____

I hereby allow my child/children to participate in the ART on the PIER. I acknowledge that my child/children are in proper health to do so. I will not hold the Viaus, StudioVO or their property liable/responsible in any legal way should anything occur with or to my child.

2010 ART at Bass Rocks – presented by SeaArts

Held June 8th at the Bass Rocks Golf Club.

Featured local artists and some of their work, a great forum to listen to the artists speak about their work.  A great evening understanding the motivation and personal story behind each piece.  We were also rewarded with a rainbow ‘Nature’s own painting’ at the end of the program. 

I have captured some of the artists and their work below in a slide show; I hope to also put together a short video of them speaking about their work.  Please enjoy and support your local artists, and watch for the video on GoodMorningGoucester.

Paintings Checklist

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Karma’s A Bitch- RIP JJ Jinglenuts

Just got a call from the Mrs.

Our neighbor just popped by to let her know that there’s a tore up cat in his yard and it  looks like JJ.  I guess all the killing of the mice and the chipmunks finally caught up to the poor fella and an animal a little higher on the food chain got him last night.

JJ I hope you’re having fun up in heaven and there is plenty of fine pussy up there for you to play with.  We’ll miss you buddy.

We got JJ as a kitten at the animal shelter in Salem.  It was after a long period of trying to conceive our first child without success and many medical procedures.   Within a month of JJ’s arrival into our home The Mrs became pregnant with The Bean.

There have been many funny stories revolving around JJ but my favorite was the one in particular I’ll never forget.

JJ never liked closed doors. If there was a room he wanted to get into he would scratch and scratch and scratch at the door until you would get up and open it to let him get to the other side of that damn door.  To say that his scratching wasn’t a total PITA to have to manage would be a lie.

The Mrs would often yell at him when he scratched at the doors or a piece of furniture.  So one day when the Bean was 2 years old I get home from work and we are all sitting around the island in the kitchen and JJ starts scratching at the door that leads out to our screened in porch.  Without hesitation and with the perfect inflection in her voice The Bean at all of 2 years old says out loud “FUCKIN JJ”! Obviously she picked up that little oratory gem from hearing The Mrs lash out in an irritated state when JJ had scratched at the door one too many times in the course of a day..  But the way she said it was just perfect with the inflection and attitude- “Fuckin JJ”!

I looked at my wife and she looked at me and that’s when we learned that we ought to watch our mouths around the little ones because they really do pick up everything you say whether you think they are listening or not.

Well anyway buddy it’s been a good run.  Thanks for keeping my feet warm at the foot of the bed and being the Angel Cat that brought little Eloise into our lives.

JJ Jinglenuts Oct 14, 2006- June 9,2010

JJ with The Bean –


JJ With Madeline


The Bean Insisted To be In This Shot-




Historic Display in Cambridge at Longfellow National Museum Features Gloucester

The King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation (KTBF) is co-hosting a cultural event August 15th at Longfellow House Museum in Cambridge, at which Gloucester’s role of the Trail of Thai Royalty will be displayed.

From The Longfellow House Bulletin Found Here

Prince Mahidol Songkla of Thailand was the sixtyninth child of King Chulalongkorn by one of his wives, Queen Savang Vadhana. The prince attended a prestigious boarding school in England before going to university in Germany. On
August 27, 1916, he and his party arrived in Gloucester,Massachusetts. He had come to study at the School of Public Health, part of Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Technology. At the time, he was among many Siamese students in America,
but the first Thai royal to study in the U.S.

For More Information About The Longfellow House Including A Virtual Tour Click The Picture Below


Thanks Amy Shapiro for the heads up.

Cape Pond Ice 2010 Father’s Day Contest!

2010 Father’s Day Contest!


In Celebration of Father’s Day the "Coolest Guys Around" will be a holding


Is your Dad someone who listens to your ideas and problems?

Does he inspire you to be a caring and loving person?

Does your Dad go Above and Beyond in his special  way?                                                                          

If he does then submit a brief essay and include a picture of your

"Coolest Dad" along with your name, address, day & evening phone numbers and your Dad’s name.

The Lucky Winner will receive

"Cape Pond Ice Coolest Guys Gift Basket"

Baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt, long & short sleeve tee shirts and a few other surprises.

Remember all entries must be submitted to us by June 16, 2010 to qualify.

You can e-mail your entry to

mail or

Stop by 104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930

and drop it off.

All entries will receive a Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate!



Neil Matthews 2009 Coolest Dad-

Sail For Sails Adult Sailing Program Info With Patti Page Of The GHS Sailing Program

Patti Explains Yet Another Way Gloucester Folks Can Get Out On Gloucester Harbor

Are you one of those people that will die regretting that you never got to learn how to sail?  No excuses!  Take charge of your life! No Regrets! Bucket List Type Stuff!

Just Do It! for more info contact Patti Page at