Congratulations Four Time Seafood Throwdown Champ Missy & Sugar Mags.

Dinner For Three Coming Right Up. It was a close battle separated by only 3 points but The CAGEY VETERAN MISSY LED SUGAR MAGS TO HER FOURTH WIN.

Missy and team mate member Lidiane Rodrigues Sands were victorious.

Lots of fun at the first Throwdown of the season. Everyone’s a winner!

Niaz Writes In-

Great event, great photos, and a great emcee!

Thanks Joey for taking the mike. Your kids were brilliant!

All of us at NAMA want to thank Missy & Ryan and their teams – Sugar Magnolia and Farm Bar & Grill – for being good sports and cooking up a storm all to make sure we effectively protect our fisheries and the fishermen whose lives depend on healthy oceans. We have at least three more Seafood Throwdowns planned for Gloucester and a bunch throughout the region (see list here: These events are allowing us to raise these issues in communities all over the region.

Thanks again to everyone involved. Especially Sandy Farrell, Cape Ann Farmers Market and of course, Goodmorninggloucester and Joey.

Ask Ed! Ask Ed Collard A Home Repair Question On GMG and Get Your Answer

New Feature- Ask Ed.

Many of you guys know Ed from our many GMg Man vs Food Challenges.  or you might know Ed from his work each weekend cleaning up sections of the City as part of the One Hour at a Time gang with Donna Ardizzoni and Co.  Maybe you saw him in our videos volunteering his time to help clear I4C2.

In any case Ed has been in the home repair and construction business for ever and as a FOB (friend of the Blog) I asked him to do a weekly segment where you the GMg reader could write in your home repair questions in the comment section and at the end of the week I would ask Ed the questions and he would answer them in a weekly video on these pages.

Watch the video for more info-

Ed offers honest and fair handyman  services.

you can contact him directly for Home repair work at 978-479-6401

or his email

Feel free to ask Ed a Home repair Question and we will answer it in a video segment

One Chamber — Two Auctions! Cape Ann Chamber Goods & Services Auction


One Chamber — Two Auctions!
Cape Ann Chamber Goods & Services Auction

"This year’s Auction Committee has put together an amazing array of donations,
including incredible artwork and fabulous trips. Now, it’s your turn.
Come to the Auction on Friday and help make this the most successful Auction to date!"

— Carol Morse & Tony Corrao, Auction Committee Co-Chairs

Live Auction This Friday!

Friday, July 16
Cruiseport Gloucester

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. for Preview and Silent Auction
Live Auction Starts at 7:00 p.m.

75 Packages Valued at Over $85,000
to be auctioned off in the Live Auction

Plus 120 Silent Auction Items
and Ten Raffle Packages

$20 Admission at the Door
includes Light Supper / Cash Bar
Discounted tables of ten available in advance, call for details

Go to
for a preview of items to be auctioned

On-Line Auction!

Bidding Now Open
through Monday, July 26

Over 65 Items Valued at Over $25,000
Great merchandise, useful services
and unique experiences

Dining & Entertainment Packages
Travel & Leisure Packages
Sports Tickets & Memorabilia
Home Services
Health & Beauty Services
Professional & Business Services
and Much More!

Go to
to bid on these great items!

News from The Topside Grill Pub



Hey Everyone, 

 I wanted to let you know about the entertainment we have tonight and tomorrow. Of course, still home to the $4.95 margarita and the best Mojito’s this side of Cuba… 

Tonight I have Greg Lutrell playing at 8:00 until close. He is a singer/guitarist from Boston via Detroit. Luttrell is an outstanding guitar player and his voice has been likened to Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Brad Nowell. It’s his first time at The Topside, but has played in the area before. 



Tomorrow night, I have Gloucester’s own John Jerome starting @ 9:00. He’s a Gloucester LEGEND already and puts on a great show with covers, originals and all around great music. Hope you can make it! 


Doug Silva
Topside Grill

50 Rogers St.
Gloucester, MA


(978) 281-1399

Scuba Divers- Northeast Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC) 7/24/2010 at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester



From New England Lobsta Divahs messageboard member macado

There will be food and raffle prizes. You dont need to be a member of the New England Aquarium Dive Club to participate but in order to submit a survey and take part in the raffles and prizes you need a REEF ID before the event.
There are about $7000 worth of prizes to giveaway, including a trip to Bonaire.
More information available at Great Annual Fish Count


Participants need to have a REEF Member # prior to the day of the event. A REEF member # is required in order to do a survey and then hand it in to get a raffle ticket.
The process is painless:
•Becoming a REEF member — Click here to Join Reef and follow the directions on the site.
•Already a member, but forgot your REEF member number? Click here to lookup your Member number. If the email lookup is not working, email and they can look up the number.
Most dives begin at 7-8 am and the Volunteer Coordinator at that site sets time.
After the dives, participants fill out their surveys, and meet at Stage Fort Park. The survey papers are handed in and participants get 1 raffle ticket. (1 raffle ticket / diver no matter how many surveys are handed in).The diver can choose what grand prize they wish to go for, only 1 prize per diver can be won.
There will be food and drinks for sale, as well as a touch-tank and many other activities.
The surveys must be handed in by 1:30 pm, and the Raffle is drawn at 2 pm. The Grand prizes are pulled 1st followed by general raffle prizes drawn in order of descending value. When you turn in your REEF survey this year at Stage Fort Park for the GAFC event you will also get a little gift from the NEADC.

tentative menu items for the block party from sugar mags

lobster risotto w/ spring onions and sweet peas

filet mignon w/ masala mushroom sauce and sweet potato frittes
pecan crusted halibut w/ mashed potato
buttermilk fried chicken w/ country fried onion w/ yucca frittes or sweet potato frittes and pepper tomato
grilled veggie tapas w/ quinoa
sugarcane skewered diver scollops over mango/blackbean/avocado/corn salsa
crab cake
coconut shrimp
house salad

blue-berry lemon pie

What’s the Story Behind………

Here are two Photos of things I’ve seen many times but have no idea what’s the story on them. Anyone know anything about them?

I’ve driven by this Statue on Rocky Neck many times. Is there a story behind this?

How about this boat. Is it a pleasure boat? A work boat? A military Boat? Anyone know?


Chickity Check It- Hartson Media Get’s Started On Fiesta Documentary

Hartson Media Photo- Manny Simoes

Sam Hartson Writes on His Website –

A very successful weekend was had by all at St. Peter’s Fiesta this past weekend, though production has not wrapped for the crew of the documentary. Several more interviews with city officials are scheduled over the next week or so with the 2nd unit team up in Gloucester.

We would like to thank Seaside Graphics in Gloucester for their contribution of the business cards.

Also, we would like to thank Joey and the gang at for talking to us and helping us out.

And finally (for now), Glen Asaro, for housing us for 6 crazy days.

Check back here for updates, clips, and trailers from the film within the next few weeks as we get footage logged and captured onto our editing equipment and as we wrap up production in Gloucester.

You can also check out exclusive clips that we will be sending to Good Morning Gloucester at in a couple weeks.

Bookmark us now, you’ll be happy you did.

Below: Interview with –

Well the boys have their first trailer done and Sam emailed the link last night-

Hey Joey,

This is a link to a teaser I threw together this morning with footage from one of our FlipVideo cameras.

Should be pouring out clips and snippets soon.

Thanks, Sam

Gloucester Door Series- US Post Office Dale Av 4:45 AM 7/15/10

For More From The Good Morning Gloucester Gloucester Door Series Check Out Our Slide Show Of Beautiful Gloucester Doors

You may recognize some of these from the past-


Here is Gloucester’s US Post Office On Dale Avenue This Morning-





I must have walked in and out of these doors a hundred times and never recognized how beautiful the entrance is.  There is beauty all around us in Gloucester- all we need to do is slow down once in a while and appreciate.