All Gloucester Beaches Are Officially Open


AUGUST 27, 2010
2:00 PM

Based on preliminary results of samples taken at all of Gloucester’s public beaches on August 26, 2010, the Gloucester Health Department is lifting the swimming ban related to the elevated enterococci levels from samples taken August 25, 2010. Current enterococci levels are well below the limits set by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s bathing beach standards.

The following beaches have been re-opened to public swimming:

• Plum Cove Beach
• Wingaersheek Beach
• Good Harbor Beach
• Cressy’s Beach
• Pavilion Beach
• Half Moon Beach
• Niles Beach

The Department will return to its regular sampling schedules. For more information and updates, please visit the city website at

For more information, please contact:
Max Schenk, Acting Director
Gloucester Public Health Department

FOB’s Jane Gibbs and Linda Colman Represent!

Linda Writes-

Dear Capt. Joey, It was great meeting you this morning! Many thanks for the sticker! Will send you a photo of it in front of Michigan Stadium. You asked me what I liked about GMG, and I wanted to let you know that it is like a mini-vacation every morning! Thanks again! Linda


The News From Rocky Neck

On the Neck

August 19 – Sept 1 : Garden Views, paintings by Sue Daly & Lynn Loscutoff
Win's Orchids by Sue Daly; Bobbie's Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Win’s Orchids by Sue Daly

Bobbie’s Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Thurs, Sept. 2 : Nights on the Neck
JoeAnn Hart

  • JoeAnn Hart, the author of the social satire Addled and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine, will read from her pretty-much-finished novel, Float.  Set in a seaside town in Maine, Float follows the travails of the owner of a dehydration plant as he copes with financial desperation, conceptual art, insanity, infertility, YouTube, a seagull, a duck, plastic, marital crisis, jellyfish and organized crime.

  • Gordon Baird will be performing a melange of Frank Sinatra and other crooner toons, some original comic adaptations of show toons with Gloucester-centric lyrics, as well as a few selected short theater monologues. Guaranteed to waste your time and make you smile . . .

  • Thomas Hauck will be reading from his recently published book of short stories and poems, Public Image: Stories and Poems.

  • Margi Green and Her Delightful Assistants, kids from the Rocky Neck ‘hood, will present Lights in Motion, an electric light performance.

  • 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.

  • Three Sheets to the Wind

Specific showtimes and locations will be posted in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck Ave causeway, and at the various venues around the Neck.  Come on down and check out the galleries or have a snack or dinner at one of the restaurants.

SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet WharfFour Artists

Clockwise from top left: Marie Sweeney, Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Frank, Barbara Dugan

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm

WED, Sept 15th: Anne Krinsky, Artist in Residence Gallery Talk

Anne Krinsky

Delineation Lime, by Anne Krinsky, acrylic on panel, 24” x 24”

Printmaker Anne Krinsky will be the third Goetemann Artist in Residence for 2010. She will give a talk about her work on Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.

Anne Krinsky makes grid-based works on paper and panel that occupy a middle ground between painting and drawing. In them, a delicate linear geometry is alternately overlaid with, or superimposed upon, translucent layers of acrylic color. Her panels are built up over time with thick swaths, splotches and drips of candy-colored paint. She subsequently sands these down to create a seamless seductive surface — a visual representation of a present moment shaped by prior experience.

Her upcoming show, Anne Krinsky: Time / Line, 2000 – 2010, opens in October 2010 at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston. Krinsky’s layered acrylic paintings are in the collections of the British Museum, the Boston Public Library, Graham Gund and the UK charity, Paintings in Hospitals. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is represented in Boston by Soprafina Gallery.

Isla House Sale

Sidestreet Gallery : Graceann Warn & The Art Of Encaustic
Grace Ann Warn

NOW THROUGH THIS FALL At Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.

Side Street is the home of Hughes Bosca’s unusual fine 18K BOLD Gold jewelry. As a gallery we focus on finding and representing exceptional contemporary artists and ethnic objects. In addition to paintings we have selected fine artifacts from around the world. Through our eclectic displays we offer a vision of how to bring unusual art/objects into your every day life. Side Street is an experience. Join us in the adventure of collecting.
For more information: 978-283-3791

Weiler Photo Gallery Presents Gloucester’s Schooners

Weiler Photo Gallery   978-281-6443


FRI, August 20, 5-8pm Reception for
Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31
Judythe Meagher

The North Shore Arts Association will present two new Featured Artist Exhibitions; Judythe Evans Meagher’s Show “Gloucester Up Close and Personal” will be on display from August 15 to Sept 1 in the Gordon Grant Room. A Champagne Reception will be held Friday, August 20 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Dale Blank in Gallery Della-Piana Show in Wenham, MA

Dale Blank, Symphony
Symphony, photograph by Dale Blank

Dale Blank has three photographs in "As Lovely as A Tree" juried show
at Gallery Della-Piana, Wenham, Aug 14-Oct 9.

Jan Walker, Rich Seeley, and Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox
in Newburyport Art Association Photo Interest Group Show, August 26 – Sept. 6
Newburyport Art Association

Joyce Frederick Exhibit at Gloucester Stage

Painter, Joyce Frederick, currently has three paintings on exhibit in the foyer of the Gloucester Stage Company on East Main Street.

Kate Somers at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Kate Somers is exhibiting her paintings at the Addison Gilbert Hospital for the month of August.

Opportunities / Classes

Pottery Classes


Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting

The next general meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held on Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.More information will be announced next week.

The Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exbition, October 2 to 16

Attention Artists: We need images for the Member’s Exhibition postcard. If you have a .jpg image available of artwork that you plan to submit to the Member’s Exhibition, please email it to judy@robinson-cox by August 23.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all art colony artist members to submit your best work to this exhibition, dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent on Rocky Neck and in the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Submission Info:
  • All Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members are invited to submit one piece up to 40” wide or two smaller pieces not to exceed 40” in width of their Best Work.
  • Media accepted: painting, mixed media/assemblage, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture and metalwork), printmaking, drawing, photography. The artist should provide a sculpture stand for large sculpture. The gallery cannot accommodate installations or video (unless all self-running equipment is provided by the artist).
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.
  • All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or clipframes.
  • Everyone submitting work will be asked to gallery sit for two hours during the show
  • Download application form ( and mail or drop it off at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA 01930 by September 15.
  • There is no entry fee. Work may be for sale but it is not required.
  • The Art Colony will take 30% commission on any work that is sold.
  • The hanging committee will make every attempt to hang all work submitted but may have to return some pieces due to lack of space or improper framing.
  • Drop off work on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8pm or Friday, October 1, 10am to noon.
  • Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, October 17, 10am to noon.
  • Reception: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8pm. Donations of food or beverages will be appreciated but are not required.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, ( or Judy Robinson-Cox (


Larry Dahlmer

Larry Dahlmer was awarded the "People’s Choice" award at the Beaux Arts Ball for his
reproduction of a painting of Gloucester Schooners.

Kate Somers

Kate Somers was honored recently with two prestigious awards. She received an award for Most Creative for her Horribles Parade floats and she received the People’s Choice award in watercolor at the Magnolia Art Festival.


September 2
Nights on the Neck (Last one of the season)

September 15
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery

September 29
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio

October 2
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show

the News From Rocky Neck is forwarded from Judy Robinson Cox

Dean Salah To Host Gloucester High School Football Program At Georges Coffee Shop Saturday Morning 104.9

Hey Joey, hows things, the site seems to be booming and the summer ahs obviously kept you hopping!!

  I am hosting radio station 104.9 on Sat. morning, they are doing a live show from 8 to 9 out of the shop.

It is to kick off the high school football season, they will interview Paul Ingram as well as the Gloucester

football captains, I don’t know if it is too late to get this on the blog but if you can that would be great, also

stop by if your not busy, it should be a fun morning!!   talk to ya soon,  Dean


Michael Zaitchik at last week’s Block Party

Michael Zaitchik played to the crowd last Saturday night. He definitely entertained the listeners. The two couples in the video who were singing along were in Gloucester from NH by chance and were singing in a choral group on Sunday.

Note: My videoing(not sure that’s a word) still pretty much sucks. But at least it’s not sidewards. Working on getting it right!! 🙂  —Sharon

End of Summer Splash!!

Hey everyone!
Well just a recap of what’s going on for the August 29th 2010 upcoming event called “The End of Summer Splash”. We are scheduled to open the Gates around 12-12:30 PM to offer the live music and events from 1-6PM. The Weather is looking to be around 88 degrees and sunny so bring your bathing suit and a towel for the pool! There will be two lifeguards on duty. The picnic tables will fill up fast, so please feel free to bring a chair or a blanket to throw out on the ground to enjoy the festivities. People have been asking about can they bring food or snacks even though the barbecue is provided, and we say “Sure!” The Barbecue is just the basics, burgers, dogs, and soda.

We also have heard back from a few of the vendors and local merchants, and it looks like there will be at least 10 or more showing up for those who might have missed the sidewalk bizarre and wanted to break up their afternoon browsing and buying the wares they have to offer. We definitely have a few clothing, jewelry, and bag vendors coming, as well as a massage therapist (5 dollar massages & a chance to win a 90 minute massage!), as well as a character artist, and the Slush people! We are hoping that Dan the Sand Art vendor will confirm as well. I had hoped to have the class of 2013 Gloucester high school girls come and face paint, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. Anyone Like to face paint?

We have also been informed today that Camp Spindrift will allow those people with their pooches in the festival, but they have to be leashed at all times, and they must be picked up after. We hope to see as many of you there this weekend!

Remember this event is designed to be an event to have a great sober time, but it is also in support of Camp Spindrift, as well as our own cause to help meet our goal of raising funds to start the much needed Non-Profit status we seek. Below is what we sent out to the different supporters and local media outlets in order to spread the word for those who are not on Sober Connections or in Cape Ann.

Ok enough said. Our venue for August 29, 2010 incorporate the following

• Local live bands and music from 1-6pm
• A barbecue included in the ticket pricing
• Children’s activities and games
• The use of Camp Spindrift’s pool with lifeguards
• And we will also have vendor and organization information stations, set up around the event grounds, to help the parents and kids break up the afternoon and do some worthwhile shopping or organizational awareness!

Some of the local merchants and organizations that have contributed or are sponsoring us currently without the benefit of us having a Non-Profit status yet are:

The Common Crow – Gloucester MA,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lone Gull Coffee House – Gloucester MA
Sunbanque Tanning Salon – Gloucester MA,                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Internet – Music)
Jalepeneos Restaurant – Gloucester MA,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fatima’s Hair Design – Gloucester MA
7 Seas Whale Watch – Gloucester MA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eric’s Place – Restaurant Gloucester MA

Many other helpful contributions of direction, insight, and encouragement from Cape Ann’s Merchants and Organizations have helped us to get this far.

Sober Connections & Cape Ann YMCA Camp Spindrift’s Summer Splash!
Location: Camp Spindrift – 13 Atlantic Avenue, Gloucester Massachusetts 01930
Start date: Sun, Aug 29, 2010 1:00 PM Duration: 5 hours

Come Join us for an End of Summer Live Music and Barbecue at Camp Spindrift in Gloucester MA.

This Event will feature live local bands, a barbecue (which is included in the ticket price), Full use of the campground facilities, use of the Camp Pool with Lifeguards, Activities for the Kids, as well as some vendors coming to show some of their wares. We have two admission prices to help cover the costs and to support Camp Spindrift.

Single Admission is $15.00 and a Family Admission is $25.00 The Family admission is for two adults and children under 16 (bring em’ all!) Tickets are on sale online as well as at the door!

Feel free to contact Dan Driscoll at 508-468-7556 or call Rick at Camp Spindrift for more information!

Ticket Sales:!/

Daniel R Driscoll

To read more, click here.

Jo-Ann Castano Would Like Us To Check Out The Work Of Stevens Brosnihan

Jo-Ann writes-

Hi Joey,  Getting more and more feedback on people loving GMG!  I just repost

from your site to fb.  Works well for me, thanks.  This is one of the posting on my fb you

may not have received and might be interested in.  Gloucester fine artist, Stevens, is a wonderful

fun guy and the Cape Ann Museum’s use of the White-Ellery House to host one day installations

of artists has been a fantastic opportunity.  Think you would enjoy Stevens and

I was interested in that he says here he has processed photographs with coffee.  Not sure

if he’s under the influence of caffein or actually processing film with coffee.  Either way,

I’m sure he’s captured the historical time and essence of the White-Ellery House in

a unique way.  Best to you today Joey… keep that news flying like the gulls.



Saturday. September 4 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cape Ann Museum

White-Ellery House


Cape Ann Museum – White-Ellery House

Grant Circle, Gloucester, MA

Stevens Brosnihan – White-Ellery Illuminated

One Day Only, Saturday, September 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Firend Room at the Library

Black and white photographs processed with coffee.  Abstract imagery that reveals the history of marks,

constructions, and destructions within the White-Ellery house.

Stevens Brosnihan web site:

In case you hadn’t noticed


I added these new sharing options (cuz I’m always trying to optimize your user experience here at GMG).

I’ve tested them out and they work the nuts!

If you have facebook, you can share a post by clicking on the facebook icon below each post.

If you use twitter you can re-tweet the url to a post you find interesting by clicking on the Tweet button below each post.

If you want to email a post you can click on the email button below each post to email it to a friend or family member.

Lastly if you want to print out a post you can click on the print icon below each post.  I’m thinking that last one would be pretty handy for printing out one of the recipes or picture that you might like or an event listing so you can stick it up on your fridge!

I’d appreciate if you each try them out and let me know if you have any problems.