Albino Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons Video

This is just way too much of a coincidence to have two incredibly rare lobsters landed in the same week.  I wonder if it has to do with warm water temperatures

Landed 7/23/10

to view the other Mutated lobsters that I’ve documented on Good Morning Gloucester Click This Link

Unbelievable! Twice In One Week! Only The Second Albino Lobster We’ve Ever Landed Out of Probably 10 Million

This Albino Was landed Today.  Out of probably (I’m guessing 10 million) lobsters I’ve seen landed at our dock over the years this is only the second total albino one I’ve seen.

To top it all off it gets landed in the same week as the triple pincher clawed lobster we got in on Saturday.  I wonder if the warm water is making these mutated lobsters more active because it is way too much of a coincidence. HD video coming in about an hour or two.

SeArts networking party at Lanesville Community Center

It’s was a great way for long-standing and potential seARTS members to mingle and for up-and-coming artists to meet established artists. 

 Live music, modern dance, and lots of very very talented people. 

 A contest for best creative name tag see some below.  

Click on Photo to see Name Tags


Open doors for all Artist – click for slide-show 

Open doors for all Artist – click for slide-show


James Caviston, President presents Raffle Winner


SeArts – Society for the Encouragement of the ARTS





On the Neck

SAT, July 24: Reception, Kate Somers Solo Show
Gloucester Perspectives

Kate Somers

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery

SUN, August 1: Distinguished Artist/Teacher Ilana Manolson
at the Cape Ann Museum, 3 pm

Ilana Manolson

Our Distinguished Artist/Teacher for this season is painter, Ilana Manolson. She will give an opening talk at the Cape Ann Museum on August 1st at 3:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

A reception will follow on Rocky Neck at the Goetemann Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave. Monolson will be in residence on Rocky Neck for workshops and teaching August 9-13 (schedule of events to be announced soon).

THURSDAY, August 5: Nights on the Neck, 5:30 to 9pm

Catherine Strisik

Performers and entertainers include:

  • Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.
  • Carol St. John will explain how graphology (the study of handwriting) works, talk about appropriate uses, and call for participants to contribute handwritings to demonstrate its validity for a fun, friendly, positive event. 
  • Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.
  • Catherine Strisik, daughter of well-known Rockport artist Paul Stisik, has been active in the writing community of Taos, New Mexico, for over 26 years. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Cafe Review, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Northwest Review, War, Literature and the Arts, and others. Her new book, Thousand-Cricket Song, from which she will be reading, is receiving much acclaim. This book of poetry gives a glimpse, through Strisik’s eyes, into Cambodian life 25 years after the Khmer Rouge slaughter of 1.7 million Cambodians through execution, disease and starvation. "Here is a perfect, clean and delicate (powerful and often terrifying) work of art," said John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War.
  • Laura Dow / Zumba. Working out can be healthy, rewarding, and beneficial; it can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until Zumba! The Zumba program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that will blow you away. Laura will present three Zumba rhythms ~ Salsa, Tango, and Flamenco~ to give you a taste of the program that’s taking the world by storm.

WED, August 12: Studio Talk, Artist in Residence Ted Walsh 

Ted Walsh

5 Mile Farm by Ted Walsh, oil on panel, 24" x 24"

Goetemann Artist in Residence, Ted Walsh, will give an informal talk in his studio at 51A Rocky Neck Ave. on Wednesday, August 4 about his experiences and will show work in progress that he completed while on Rocky Neck.

Dudes and Divas

Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Weiler Photo Gallery

The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, "Madfish Alley", Gloucester 978-281-6443


Beaux Arts Ball Art Show, Deadline August 4

A Beaux Arts Ball art show will be on exhibit at the Rocky Neck Gallery from August 5 to 12. Attendees will vote on their favorite piece (at the auction) and a "People’s Choice Award" will be awarded at the Ball. To be part of this show, please contact Brenda at at 978-282-1346  or as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Artwork Requirements:

  • All media is accepted including all 2D, 3D, and fine crafts
  • There is no theme … any subject or style is accepted
  • Two dimentional work should be a square format of any size
  • Work must be completed within the last two years
  • Bring work to the Rocky Neck Gallery by August 4. It will be on display for one week at the gallery prior to the auction.
  • All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title of work, and medium.
  • "Log-in" your artwork on the Beaux Arts Ball Artwork form available at the gallery.
  • Artwork must be wired and ready to hang

If you would like to submit something or if you have questions, please contact Brenda Malloy of Imagine at 978-282-1346  or

Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction Donations

The Silent Auction, in conjunction with the annual Beaux Arts Ball, will be held on Thursday, August 12 at The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck.

To donate any Auction Item other than original artwork, Download the Auction Donation Form. fill it out and drop off along with your auction item at the Accommodations on Rocky Neck office.

We thank you for your support in this endeavor. The silent auction is the single biggest fundraiser for the RNAC and we greatly appreciate your time and effort to make it possible.

Walker Hancock Sculpture Dedication Sunday July 25,2010

Hi Joey,
Morgan Faulds Pike here.  Remember me?  The sculptor.  My husband:  
David C. Pike, Executive Vice Pres. and Tonal Director at C.B. Fisk  
Pipe Organ Builders. We talked at your dock a few weeks back.  Please  
post this at your site if you can.  St. Mary’s Episcopal is the church  
where David is the Music Director.



The Dish Covers Cape Ann Brewing

My girls over at The Dish (North Shore Dish if you didn’t already know) came to G Town to cover one of our jewels- Cape Ann Brewing

Chickity Check out Their Story-

Enthusiasm is Brewing on Cape Ann

Posted: July 22nd, 2010

North Shore Dish Photo

Finding ourselves in Gloucester on a recent sultry summer day, we needed to quench our thirst, and where better to find a frosty quaff than Cape Ann Brewing Company? A small craft brewing company, CABC has gained not just a loyal following but a popularity that reaches far beyond local.

In 2002, owner Jeremy Goldberg and a handful of friends decided to travel the country, experiencing 38 craft breweries in 40 days. The result was a documentary film entitled “American Beer, a Bockumentary.” Goldberg then moved to Gloucester to start his own operation, and in 2004, Cape Ann Brewing Company was born.

That’s just to whet your thirst for more North Shore Dish goodness.  For the Rest Of The Story Click The Link-

Enthusiasm is Brewing on Cape Ann

BUMMER, Man! a GMG Contest with a prize


I lost my favorite Hat! It was a gray Lone Gull Coffee House Hat. I loved that hat.

I won a Gift Certificate to the Lone Gull in one of Sharon’s Contests. That’s how I got the Hat in the first place. So, it did mean a lot to me.

So, I’m looking for a New One. Anyone have any suggestions? If not I’ll buy another Lone Gull Hat.

The Winning suggestion gets a priceless plug on GMG! or a

 limited edition Priceless GMG T-Shirt as seen in the Horribles Parade.

The Hat has to be Cape Ann related. 

Sorry, but Joey won’t allow me to take any freebies, So no Bribes! wink, wink.

Contest ends when I say it does. Also GMG Employees are not eligible (did I spell that right?) Goodluck All!

Thanks!, Paul


Lone Gull Hat. My hat was gray. I miss that hat.
deb Clarkes depiction of me and my Lone Gull Hat. In reverse glass mixed medium

The Elks honor Veterans from Chelsea Soldiers Home

80 veterans were honored at the Elks in Gloucester.  They had lunch, entertained by music, and a wonderful afternoon of activities.  Elk members made it a special day serving the veterans 

Jim McKenzie and other Elk members



Click on Photo see slide-show


It was a pleasure meeting these guys and gals, who did so much for our country.

Block Party Alert: Liquor Board Special Mtg. 7/26/10 at 6p at City Hall

I’m no longer on the Block Party Committee but I miss hanging out with the hard working folks that put it together for all of us to enjoy-

From Erika Hansen on behalf of Downtown Block Party Committee:

Dear Friends of Block Parties,

The Liquor Licensing Board is calling a Special Meeting to revisit allowing restaurants to serve alcohol outside during the block party scheduled for August 8th (Sunday afternoon and evening) following the Triathlon.
The meeting will be:
Monday, July 26th
6 p.m.
City Hall
Kyrouz Auditorium
Let’s encourage as many people as possible to come out and speak in favor and show that the block parties are an important community-wide event.
And if you hear of any restaurants that feel they are suffering business losses during block party, please have them contact me.  We would love to work with them and give them tips about how to participate or cross-promote their business or perhaps apply for their own block party permit … Likewise, if you know of restaurants that benefit from the spillover from block party, please pass along that theirs is an important voice to be heard on Monday.
If you can’t make it on Monday, please send a letter of support (it can be short & sweet!) to the attention of Licensing Board Chairman Ed Pasquina via the
Clerk of the Board, Pauline Doody
City Clerk’s Office
City Hall
9 Dale Avenue
Any questions or comments, please call or email.
Thanks so much.  We really appreciate your help and support.
on behalf of Downtown Block Party Committee