Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association Course

Dean Burgess writes in-

Hi Joey,

       It`s Dean Burgess form the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association here in Gloucester.We have a club of over 100 amateur radio operators and we are sponsoring a course to to the people of Gloucester if any are interested in getting their Technician class amateur radio license which is an entry level license.I have attached a PDF flyer with all of the necessary information.If others are interested in what is happening in amateur radio here in Gloucester they can go to our clubs website at .

On a side note I do enjoy the GMG website and you put a lot of hard work on letting all of us know what is happening culturally here in town-I also like the homie pics

Thanks in advance if you can add this to your website.

Dean Burgess

Click the picture below for full size version


Living With The Dunes Workshop September 29th

Hi Joe,

I am the Gloucester Conservation Agent (I’ve been here for a year–is that still considered new?). The Gloucester Conservation Commission is hosting a "Living in Dunes" workshop at City Hall on September 29 at 7pm. I have attached the poster, but was hoping maybe you could help us get the word out through Good Morning Gloucester.

It is geared toward helping those who live in the Wingaersheek Rd/Coffins beach area and the Gloucester end of Long Beach and are thinking to build, add on,, create a driveway,upgrade their septic, etc… This is free and will help them understand what it means to be in a dune.

We have a great set of experts speaking–a coastal geologist, a land use attorney and an environmental scientist. They are listed on the flier.

Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!!!


Lisa Press
City of Gloucester
Conservation Agent



Charlee Bianchini Has a Couple Of Bikes For Sale


Hi Joey!
How are things going down at the Dock?? Let’s get coffee soon and catch up!
I’m wondering if you could do me a huge favor.  I’m trying to sell a couple bikes, and was wondering if you could put an announcement on GMG for me?  I’m not sure you do that sort of thing, but I thought I’d ask.
I’m including the pictures of them, and you can tell people if they’re interested then send me an email:
Greatly Appreciative! and let me know when you’re free.  I should be around this week if you want to hit up the Gull!
The green bike is only a few years old, and in absolutely perfect condition–not a spot of rust on it. I’m trying to sell that one for $300, but am flexible.  The red bike is a bit older but still rides very well. I’ll sell that at $200, again flexible.


Here is a video of Cahrlee conducting an interview with your boy Joey before she left for China last year.

Event To Honor Jack Meany- CEO Of The North Shore YMCA


Hi Joey,

I work at the North Shore United Way and receive Google Alerts for Gloucester since it is a community we serve.  I’ve noticed your blog posts and thought, for once, I’d submit something in case you are interested in featuring it. 

On September 30th at Cruiseport in Gloucester we will be honoring Jack Meany, the CEO of the North Shore YMCA, for over 25years of his dedication and leadership within our North Shore communities.  Jack actually started his career at the Cape Ann Y and then moved on to become to CEO for the North Shore YMCAs.  I’ve included below an article in the Gloucester Times about the event.  Tickets are available on our website and can also be purchased at the door:

Thanks very much for your time.



About Jack Meany:

Jack became the Chief Executive Officer of the North Shore YMCA on January 1, 1999. This consolidation of the Cape Ann, Haverhill, Marblehead, Salem and Beverly Regional YMCAs occurred at various times over a 10-year period.  Prior to the mergers, Jack provided leadership to the Beverly Regional YMCA and the Cape Ann YMCA.  Jack began his YMCA career at the Oswego YMCA in Oswego, New York as Executive Director from 1980-1984.

Immediately following college, Jack used his teaching degree at Hannibal High School in Hannibal, New York.  He also coached basketball, track, cross country and golf during his seven years at Hannibal High School. Jack received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master of Science degree in Recreation Administration from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Jack is a resident of Rockport, Massachusetts where he lives with his wife, Cathy.  The Meanys have two grown children, Erika and Patrick, and 2 grandchildren.

The News From Rocky Neck- Courtesy Judy Robinson Cox

Buttons at the Rocky Neck Gallery


A group show called Buttons will be on display at the Rocky Neck Gallery September 17 to 30.
See the gallery window for a list of participating artists.

Anne Krinsky, Artist in Residence

Anne Krinsky

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

Printmaker Anne Krinsky is the third Goetemann Artist in Residence for 2010. If you missed her opening talk you can still meet her and see her work during her Open Studio hours this weekend and next weekend. Hours will be posted on the sandwich board outside the Residency Studio at 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

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.

The Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exhibition, October 2 to 16
Reception, SAT, Oct 2, 5 to 8pm

Members Exhibition

Pictured above are some of the images that will be displayed in the Best of Rocky Neck Members Exhibition.

See application form ( for detailed information.

Deadline to submit application has been extended to Friday, September 17.

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


Roy BlankenshipSAT, Sept. 18: NSAA Painting Restoration Assessment
with Roy Blankenship

Do you have a painting that is showing signs of aging? Would you like an assessment of what’s happening from a professional painting restorer? NSAA Artist Member, Roy Blankenship will offer free painting restoration assessments at North Shore Arts Association on Saturday, September 18th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

New England Watercolor Society’s 12th Biennial at North Shore Arts
September 24 to October 24


The New England Watercolor Society and the North Shore Arts Association have come together to present an exhibition of the finest watercolor paintings from across the United States and Canada. The New England Watercolor Society – 12th Biennial North American Open show September 24 to October 24, 2010 Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm WHERE: The North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, Ma. For more information go to or call 978-283-1857 CONTACT: Judy Metcalfe, Show Chair 1 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, Ma. e-mail: or call 978-546-0264 or Suzanne Gilbert, Gallery Director NSAA e-mail: or call 978-283-1857 EVENTS: All events are free and open to the public. Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, October 3, 1:30 to 3:30 Gallery Talk by Judy Metcalfe, AWS, NEWS Saturday, October 9, 2 pm Artist Demonstration by Frank Costantino, NEWS Sunday, October 10, 2 – 4 pm Artist Demonstration by Robert Noreika, NEWS Sunday, October 17, 2 – 4 pm.

Max Schenk at Sawyer Free Library through Sept. 30

Tool Company

The Art of Decay

A Photographic Exhibit of the Cape Ann Tool Factory

by Max Schenk

September 3rd – 30th, 2010

Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester

Kathleen Miller at Bodin Gallery
Kathleen Miller

Kathleen (Kate) Miller’s work is currently on display at the Bodin Gallery, 82 Main St. in Gloucester.

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour SAT, SUN, MON, Oct 9 – 11

Cape Ann Artisans

Cape Ann Artisans is celebrating their 27th Annual Studio Tour Weekend. This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet fifteen professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. For more information:

Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.
For further information: or 978-281-3347


Celebrate the opening of Pop Gallery

Gloucester’s newest art, design, jewelry, clothing and homewares destination.
An evening of cocktails and apps in conjunction with the Dog Bar next door.

We’re a co-op gallery featuring MA artists: Linda Cordner, Betsy Frost, Sonja Grondstra, Joyce Roessler and Peggy Russell.  Along with work by a host of other talented craftspeople.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 3pm-9pm

Theme is Pop Pink, dress appropriately.
67 Main St., Gloucester, MA

A Message from Margi Green

Hi Everyone ! As many of you know, Lauren and Ted have sold their business and the building to a nice couple from Ohio, who had a coffee shop there. They seem like very nice people and intend to keeping things going as Lauren had before; and later add their own touch. I thought it might be nice to acknowledge their efforts and uplifting presence in our neighborhood through a card ( which Brenda will be making !) and flowers . Lauren’s last day is Sunday ; they’ll be closed Monday , and the new folks will open Tuesday. The card will be at Brenda’s to sign , and an envelope for donations towards the flowers (like a few dollars). Ted and Lauren turned down 3 potential buyers to sell to someone who would keep The Last Stop going – an admirable move ! He said that he hopes everyone will come down and say hello to the new owners – Sandy and Jean , ( and I believe their son’s name is Dave), and make them feel welcome.                                                        Thank-you! – Margi


Win a Season Pass to the North Shore Music

North Shore Music Theatre would like to invite area artists to come to our campus and paint a view of our theatre and/or grounds.

The size of your piece is up to your discretion.  Any medium is welcome:  oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, pencil, etc.

You are welcome to be on campus painting during a show or when we are dark.  Artists are welcome to include patrons enjoying our grounds.  We would ask that you limit your post to an area not in automobile traffic flow.

Some great views of the theatre include the walkway just below the restaurant, in our garden area, or in our parking lot (during non performance times only).  Be creative.  We’ll leave your post to your discretion.   

Deadline for submission is 5pm, Friday, October 8, 2010.  Artwork can be dropped off at the NSMT Box Office during regular business hours. The winning rendering will be retained by NSMT.  The winning artist will be given a 2011 season pass for two. 

For questions, contact Karen Nascembeni, Director of Corporate & Community Relations at 978-232-7200, ext. 7234 or

NSMT invites artists to donate their artwork to be displayed throughout our campus. 
Artists donating their non prize winning piece will be given a pair of tickets to see
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (9/21-10/10) or “A Chorus Line” (11/2-11/21).
Please download this form and submit it when you drop off your artwork at the box office.  

Cultural Council Grants Available September 1 to October 15

Applications are being accepted by the Gloucester Cultural Council for its 2011 Local Cultural Council grants. The Council makes awards to individuals and community organizations for projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for events and projects to be completed in the calendar year 2011. PASS grants are also available to public and private schools for student field trips to cultural events and institutions.  Beginning Sept. 1st, applications are available at the front desk of the Sawyer Free Library and at the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Web site:

Completed applications in triplicate must be submitted or postmarked no later than Friday, October 15.  They may be mailed to the Council at P.O. Box 176, Gloucester, MA 01931or returned to the main desk at the library. For further information about the Council’s grant process or for answers to questions about the application, call Council members
JoeAnn Hart at 978-283-0390 or Mary Weissblum at 978-282-9971.


Galloping Gourmet

Richard Seeley Receives Honorable Mention for Galloping Gourmet

“Galloping Gourmet” by Richard Seeley received Honorable Mention in the Wildlife Category at the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club competition, September 2010 Fourth Summer Photography Show.


Mon, Sept 13
RNAC General Meeting, 6:30pm, Rocky Neck Gallery

Wed, Sept 15
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery

Wed, Sept 29
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio

Sat, October 2
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show

1 in 100 Million, Huh? Second Albino Caught In A Year By A Captain Joe and Sons Lobsterman

John Todd Writes In-


   I forgot to mention when I offloaded yesterday that I had caught an albino lobster in the harbor. I took a few photos with my phone that I thought you might like to see and maybe post on the GMG page. I was going to bring it in but just after I took the last photo a homie dove down and grabbed it off the table, probably thinking it was something other than a lobster due to it’s color. It dropped it just off the back of the boat and out of reach, although I think it was short anyhow. I looked it up and they said it is as rare as 1 in 100 million. I know you had one a while back from Mike Tupper so perhaps they aren’t so rare or they just like to come to Gloucester for the hospitality!

   John Todd

   f/v  Tir Na Nog

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Vote For Your Favorite Local Charity To Get Money Raised By Celebrate Gloucester


Celebrate Gloucester Sponsored by National Grid Raises $15,000 for Local Charities
Thanks to support from National Grid, the City of Gloucester and many sponsors and volunteers, Celebrate Gloucester raised $15,000.00 for charity, which was donated to The Gloucester Fund today.
“We all saw how music brought people down to the property to party at the end of Summer,”  said Gloucester Fund Treasurer, Ringo Tarr.  “It’s a great use of the property.  Letting the public decide how to spend the money we raised helps get people involved in making our City a better place to live.”
The Gloucester Fund will award grants to the top 3 vote-getters among the 24 charities who have been nominated since August 1.  People can go to to vote for their favorite charity through September 30th.  Each of the three winners will receive $5,000.00.
“We could not have raised this money without help from our sponsors led by National Grid,” said Celebrate Gloucester producer, Peter Van Ness.  “Celebrate Gloucester was truly a community event featuring local music, local sponsors, local food and a mostly local audience.  I encourage everyone to support our sponsors.  You can see who they are when you go to to vote for your favorite charity.”
Celebrate Gloucester will be releasing a feature length concert DVD sometime in October.  A portion of the DVD sales will also be donated to the three winning charities.

Net proceeds will be donated to The Gloucester Fund. The Gloucester Fund will award grants to charities nominated on this website. Voting ends September 30th. The Gloucester Fund will divide the proceeds equally among the top 3 vote-getters.

Vote for your favorite nominee. You have one vote.

If you would like to nominate a charity or project dedicated to revitalizing Gloucester that is not on this list, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Each charity only needs to be nominated once.