WCVB Channel 5 Visits The Dock and Shows Some Love To GMG

This morning Todd Kazakiewich from Channel 5 stopped by the dock to get the scoop on the triple pincher lobster that had a brief stay with us at the dock.

His excellent reporting getting all the facts straight and linking back to GMG gets him the Gold Star of reporting for the day.  He even resisted the urge by other reporters to label me a captain or a lobstermen despite me clearly stating otherwise:)

Here is an excerpt but you should go to the site where they show video of us at the dock-

Click the link below to see the story on tonight’s Channel Five News Telecast

Three-Clawed Lobster Takes Dealer By Surprise 


 Joey Ciaramitaro found a triple-pincer in a shipment that he received Saturday at the wholesale business he owns with his cousin.

 Lobsters usually have a crusher claw and a pincer claw. This lobster has an extra pincer. It’s an unusual sight even for a veteran lobster dealer. 

Thanks Todd!

Am I The Only One Who Thinks…


Am I the only one who thinks the fish in the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Seafood Throwdown Poster looks like an angry penis?

Poll Time!

congratulations to Beth Swan who wins a T Shirt for her winning photoshop of Paul Morrison being eaten by a great white.  Beth ran away with the vote.  come down and pick up your shirt Beth at the dock.

Shalin Liu Performance Center Schedule and Video From Gregg Sorensen

Hi, Joey:

You’ve been wonderfully supportive of Rockport Music and we are most grateful.

A listing of concerts is indicated below.

I hope you can make it.

Best regards,

Gregg Sorensen



Brentano String Quartet with David Deveau, piano 

Music by Schubert and Schumann

(Prelude lecture/supper with Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo Quartet at 6p)


Midori, violin 

Music by Beethoven, Bloch, Szymnowski, and Brahms,

SUNDAY, JULY 18  at 5 PM 

Richard Stoltzman and friends
Music by Foss, Brahms, Reich and others. Additional works by Douglas, Hampton, Takemitsu, Gershwin, and more.
Featuring musicians Richard Stolzman, clarinet; Mika Yoshida, marimba; John Peter Stoltzman, jazz piano; David Deveau, piano

 Saturday, July 24 at 5 PM and 8 PM

Regina Carter

Reverse Thread

The internationally acclaimed violinist plays music from her new album, Reverse Thread, a collection of African

folk melodies in a contemporary fusion of world music and classical violin as only she can provide.

(CD release: May 2010)

Saturday, July 31 at 8 PM

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet, with

Synchronicity (Garah Landes, piano, and Gregory Landes, percussion)

Enjoy a weaving of jazz, classical, bebop and Latin music in contemporary compositions ranging from arrangements

of works by Bernstein to originals by Paquito D’Rivera. 

 Friday, August 6  at 8 PM

Saturday, August 7 at 8 PM

Paula Cole

Rockport’s own singer, songwriter and Berklee graduate became an international star with such hits as “Where Have

All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”  The 1997 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner launches

the final weekend of concerts during the 2010 summer season.

Sunday, August 8 at 5 PM

Bill Charlap Trio

with special guest Sandy Stewart

Bill Charlap’s multiple Grammy-nominated CDs include his latest release for Blue Note, The Bill Charlap Trio—

Live at the Village Vanguard.

This concert includes music by Gershwin, Bernstein and works from the Great American Songbook.

A short film about the making of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Music’s new world-class concert hall, located in Rockport, MA.

Visit the website at


Discount Tickets For Cape Ann Residents To Tender

Gloucester Stage Company • Tender • 7/7/2010


Last Chance to See World Premiere at Gloucester Stage

Discount Tickets Available for Cape Ann Residents

Gloucester Stage announces the world premiere of Kelly Younger’s humorous and heartbreaking Tender through July 25 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main St., Gloucester, MA. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, all that is tender is not green in this new play by Kelly Younger, one of America’s emerging playwrights. In this poignant and hilarious family drama, the family home, wallpapered with a lifetime of I.O.U’s, is about to go into foreclosure and Christopher, the Patron Saint of Travelers, is on standby as the family deals with today’s absurd pressures, while facing difficult decisions about the their home, each other and a Winnebago. The new play features Richard McElvain, Denise Cormier and Brendan Powers. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for the Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase half price tickets for $18.50. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price Year round Cape Ann residents must identify themselves as Cape Ann residents when making a reservation and proof of residency must be presented at the box office the night of the performance.  The performance schedule for Tender is Wednesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 24 at 8 pm, Saturday matinee on July 24 at 3 pm & Sunday performance on July 25 at 4 pm.. . Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $37 for all other performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $32 for all other performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433  or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.

Attached: See Production Photos of Tender
Photo Credit: Shawn G. Henry

Gloucester Stage Company • Tender • 7/7/2010

Yeah Baby!!!! GMG Does The Empire State! Represent!

Beth Williams writes-

Hey, Joey…Jackie Ganim DeFalco and I just got back from a few days in NY….here are a couple of photos for you. There might be another with us actually in it too, but these looked like keepers to start with and it will take me a bit to go through them all!

Lady Liberty w-GMG

Empire State w-GMG

Thanks Beth and Jackie!

Beth Williams is the Former GMG Flowerbox Competition Winner

and Jackie Ganim Defalco has been involved with GMG from early on as well

WHDH Shows Good Morning Gloucester Some Love

Wow we are batting .750 with news outlets calling me a captain instead of a lobster dealer.

WHDH Channel 7 Is Running This Piece-

Triple-pincered lobster caught in Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — It’s a surprise that made a boat captain in Gloucester pinch himself.

Joey Ciaramitaro sent 7news video of a two-pound triple-pincered lobster.

The rare site was delivered to Captain Joe and Sons wholesale lobster company.

Ciaramitaro says he’s never seen anything like it.

Click here for the link to the Channel 7 Story featuring our video

No link back to the blog or mention of  Good Morning Gloucester in the story but at least they didn’t crop the GoodMorningGloucester caption I lay over the videos I make.

It baffles me as to why they won’t link back to their sources, but hey at least we were recognized and Gloucester will get some exposure.

Rockport Legion Band: Concert #3 on July 25, Sunday

This coming Sunday at the Bandstand at Back Beach, Rockport.

The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1933
Concert #3, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting

The Star-Spangled Banner
Fillmore: His Honor
Porter: Anything Goes
Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture
Sousa: The Washington Post
Losey: Addah Polka
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet
Sack: The Hoosier Club
Hall: Uncle Dooley’s Delight
Sondheim: Send in the Clowns
Thomas: The Old 98 (in memoriam, R.E. Puff)
Willson/Anderson: 76 Trombones
Strauss: Radetsky March
Selections from “Jersey Boys”
Grundman: The Blue-Tailed Fly
Garcia: Jack Rabbit Rag
Sousa: Semper Fidelis
Berlin: God Bless America

The most simple indoor or outdoor Cod dish recipe….and sides to go with it…

How about a lovely recipe for cod?  That gorgeous fish caught right off Gloucester?   This is a good one because it will work with pretty much any firm fleshed white fish–have done it with striper also.

The day we shot this episode of Inspired Cooking, All About Cod, it was about 100 degrees (no exaggeration) and humid.  So we got all set up to film outside and grill the fish and veggies on my grill but something was awry.  I couldn’t get the grill to work.  I tried, my camera guy tried, but not being one to mess with propane (and realizing the AC was on the house and it would be much cooler) we took the show inside and got set up.  So, the long and the short of this story is that you can do this recipe both outside or inside if you have a grill pan.  I have a cast iron grill pan that I love and grills/sears fish perfectly–if you don’t have one, consider picking one up–they are terrific!

Grilled Cod with a parsley lemon crust:

2-3 cups panko bread crumbs

1 lemon, zested and juiced

3-4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

2-3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing fish

2-3 pounds fresh Gloucester Cod loin (the thick part from the head end of the fish–save the smaller tail pieces for chowder or to fry up with a little seasoned flour and cornmeal crumb–they freeze well!), cut in to 6-8 oz portions

salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, lemon zest and juice, parsley and olive oil, just enough to make the crumbs stick together.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Brush cod with a generous coating of olive oil and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and set aside

Preheat outdoor grill to medium or indoor grill pan to medium high.  If you are inside, turn on your broiler to low and move the oven rack to the middle position.  Place your cast iron or other grill pan on the burner to heat.  If using cast iron and you are unsure if the pan is seasoned enough, rub it with a paper towel soaked with olive oil just to ensure the fish doesn’t stick.  if you are outside, it wouldn’t hurt to brush the grates of your outdoor grill with a little oil as well,  just to be sure.

Cook fish in preheated pan about 4-5 minutes until browned on one side.  The thing with fish is when it is ready to flip it will tell you so by loosening its grip on the pan or the grill grate.  Just don’t mess with it.  Let the heat of the pan/grill do what it needs to do.  When you are ready to flip, grab tongs and a fish turner/ metal spatula and flip the fish.

Remove the pan from the stove (if indoors).  With your hand press as many crumbs as you like on to the fish to coat the top.  If you are outdoors, close the cover of the grill and give the fish a few more minutes too cook through (about 3-4) and for the crumbs to crisp.  If indoors, place the entire pan in the oven under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until crumbs are browned and fish is cooked through–do not leave the stove–the crumbs can go from gorgeous to burned very quickly.

And that’s it for the fish.

But wait, there’s more……….the fish is so simple I wanted to serve two easy sides to go with it.  For the asparagus, simply trim the spears of the woody end, toss with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake or grill for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus, shaking the pan once to flip them around.  That’s it!

Now, for the delicious tomato salad.  Grab some tomatoes from your back yard or the Farmer’s Market and cut them in half if they are small or in bite sized pieces if larger, about two cups.   In a small bowl, combine a few tablespoons of olive oil, a few tablespoons of balsamic or flavored vinegar, whatever fresh herbs you have on hand (I had a little oregano, basil and parsley) and chop them up to make one to two tablespoons chopped.  Add in some crumbled blue or goat cheese (or whatever you have on hand) stir, season with salt and pepper, and voila!  You have the perfect summer meal!

As always, feel free to leave ma a comment with questions and let me know how this comes out if you make it.  Thanks and enjoy.

Music Around Town ~ July 19 – 25, 2010 Also Harbor Loop Series

Click photo for info


Harbor Loop Concert Series

July 22
Erinn Brown
R & R ( Eric Reardon, Bradley Royds, Dave Walker, and Rory Walsh

July 29
Bingo Fridays
Eric Reardon
Inge Berge

August 5
Special guests TBA

August 12
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquints

August 19
Paula Karahalis Band
Phat Maxx

August 26
TBA: Very Special Guests!!

Sept 2
TBA/Rain date

Please note  that this lineup is tentative and subject to change 


Chickity Check It!- 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival Line-up of Performers


Hi – As promised, here is the Line-up of Performers for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

Click on Performers at http://rockportfestival.blogspot.com/

Here is the list:

12:00- Sound Check w/ John, Matt, plus!?

12:30- Brian O’Connor

1:00- Bandit Kings

1:30- The Dejas

2:00- Brad Byrd

2:30- What Time is it Mr. Fox?

3:00- Alek Razdan and The A-Train Orchestra

3:30- Baze Band (Christine, Greg Dann and friends)

4:00- Bob Kramer Band

4:30- Bingo Fridays

5:00- Jam till we’re done with Sonny Fishcakes Music Review

Throughout the day’s setups, experience Diabolis Musica.

Food sales to support Rockport’s own extravaganza – New Years Rockport Eve – Save room for: hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, strawberry shortcakes, desserts, Nisu (Finnish Coffee Bread), popcorn, lemon ice, and beverages.


Please join us for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

See new info and video at http://www.rockportfestival.com

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In Millbrook Meadow – Across From Front Beach in Rockport, Mass

Noon to 6:00 PM

All Are Welcome for Free

See you there…. for:


Food and Fun are always available

Spread the news… tell your friends about http://www.RockportFestival.com

Thanks to everyone for supporting this free community event!


David Cutler




Good Morning Gloucester Pet Of The Week -Diesel

Pet of the Week
I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA)
in Gloucester. I am a two-month-old female kitten. 
I have the responsibility of telling you about
Gloucester Sidewalk Days, August 5-7,
on Main Street; look for our CAAA booth!

Raise the Roof Concert will be held on
Sat., August 7 at Cameron’s Restaurant, 206 Main St.,
Gloucester.  An evening of music, fun and lots of raffles!
"Generation Gap" will be playing at 9 p.m. A $10. 
cover charge; 50% will be donated to the CAAA Building Fund!
I hope I haven’t forgotten anything!  Oh yes, my name is
Diesel and I am adorable… I mean adoptable!


thanks to Tina Ketchopolos

WBZ Shows Good Morning Gloucester Some Love

Triple Pincher Clawed Lobster Found In Gloucester

(© MMX, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)


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Gloucester lobster dealer Joey Ciaramitaro has seen a lot of strange creatures over the years.

Just look at his slideshow, “Freaks of The Lobster and Crab World.”

Now he has a new entry.

Over the weekend he discovered a triple pincher clawed lobster.

“I’ve never seen anything like this one,” he says in a video of the lobster posted on his blog, Good Morning Gloucester. “He’s got three pinchers on his pincher claw.”

For the rest of the story on the WBZ website click here

Thanks to WBZ for linking back to Good Morning Gloucester – Good Form

It’s amazing to me how many media outlets are happy to use the pictures but don’t hyperlink back to the source.  I wonder why that is.  Look for my scorecard on how each media outlet handled the use of our material after tomorrow.  So far there was WBZ radio this morning.  Fox news last night, WCVB Channel 5 to look forward to tonight, the Boston Herald this morning.  I’ll grade how well or how bad they messed up or neglected to cite or credit the source.

Update: Channel 5 just swung by to do a segment for tonight’s newscast.  look for my ugly mug tonight.



Went down to Cressy’s Beach to cool off Sunday. While I was there The mood hit me to sketch and leave a couple of “Art Rocks” If someone finds them they can keep’em, toss’em or pass them on. As Debbie Clarke’s  saying  Goes, “Art or not Art” That is the question. Or just Graffiti? Debbie is my Inspiration for these Rocks.

If I get Feedback from the Finders I’ll post them  here on GMG.

#1 "Ten Pound Island" Art Rocks
"Art Rocks" Contact Info
#1 "Art Rocks" "Ten Pound Island" Location
#2 "Art Rocks" "Gloucester Harbor"
#2 "Art Rocks" Location Left at Cressy's Beach "Gloucester Harbor"



Washington Canoe Club Shares Their View On Gloucester After The Blackburn Challenge

After The Blackburn Challenge these competitors from the Mid Atlantic share their views on what makes Gloucester special

For more-

Good Morning Gloucester Coverage of The Blackburn Challenge click here

You can check out The Blackburn Challenge results here-

2010 Blackburn Results Spreadsheet