“The Gold” By Willie Alexander Video From Henry Ferrini

Video From Henry Ferrini

Here’s the event that closed out the incredibly successful and stimulating  Olson100 Celebration. Hundreds of people came to Gloucester to celebrate Olson’s birthday. Willie Loco Alexander, Alek and Rik Razdan and Dave “doc” Vincent  perform Willie’s “the gold” a poem by Charles Olson’s good friend Gloucester Poet Laureate  Vincent Ferrini (1913-2007). The tune is from Willie’s award-winning CD, “Vincent Ferrini’s Greatest Hits.”  If people like what they hear, they can get Willie’s work at Gloucester Music or Mystery Train.

2011 Boston Derby Dames Tryouts Registration Closes 10/17, Tryouts 10/24

Do You Have What It Takes???  God I would Love To See One of Our Readers Tryout.  If anyone is up for the challenge We will send a full staff to cover your tryout for the DBoston Derby Dames for GMG.

Here’s The Details from the Official Boston Derby Dames Newsletter-

Click here for the Boston Derby Dames Website

2011 Tryouts Registration Closes 10/17, Tryouts 10/24

(This could be you! Yes, really!)

You can has roller derby!

photo-David Andrew Morris

You’ve been to every bout this season and now you daydream of knocking some ladies on the track, dramatically leaping out of the way of a gnarly block, or donning the jammer star and racing to a 30 point jam.  Well, the first step to your road to glory is coming to tryouts which are in just a few days!
Our final skate clinic before tryouts is this Sunday, October 17th from 1-3pm at Roller World in Saugus, MA.
You must register online to try out.  The deadline to register is this Sunday, October 17th.  Register now!
Tryouts are next Sunday, October 24th! 
All of the information for tryouts is available on our website.

Get ‘Officially’ Involved with BDD

© davidandrewmorris.comThe Boston Derby Dames are recruiting officials for the 2011 season! We are looking for skating referees, penalty trackers, scorekeepers, statisticians and timers.
Good bouts can’t happen without a good officiating crew. If you’re interested in being involved with roller derby, learning the rules of the game and new skills, please contact us at bddrefsearch@gmail.com.
No skating skills necessary!

Stuart Roberts Represents!


Hi Joey,
I don’t know if you only include Gloucester residents in the ‘GMG represents’ photos.
Anyway I am not a resident, but I was on vacation there in 2009 and still read your blog every day. Will definitely be coming back sometime!
Here is a photo of me at Lake Louise in the Rockies this Summer with my GMG sticker.
If you can’t put this on the blog I will understand completely.
Regards & keep up your good work
Stuart Roberts
Southport, UK

Thanks for sending in your photo Stuart!!!!!!  These are exactly the types of pictures we love to see.  Da Sticka in exotic locations!

Have you received a GMG sticker in the mail and failed to send in a picture?  If so, what are you waiting for?

“Art, Rocks!” State Fish Pier 10/16/2010

I let one loose today!  I mean an “Art, Rock!”

Down at the State Fish Pier at 11:45am.

I think it will take awhile to find because it’s cold and windy, not too many people walking around.

Here are two photo clues.




The Farm Downtown- Noah Gives Us The Skinny video

Noah tells us how the Farm Downtown at 350 Rantoul Street Beverly MA differs from the Farm Bar and Grille.

This place is destined to be one of those joints where you would drive 20 miles  to go for takeout because it’s that good!

New addition To The GMG Free Cape Ann WiFi Map–Café Sicilia

Click the picture below to check out the interactive map which brings you free places to grab a wifi connection on Cape Ann.

If there are more locations that I missed feel free to drop a note to the GMG email address- goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com


Thanks to Giuseppe Bonini for the heads up.

Come Mock Me

This afternoon (as long as I get out of work in time) I’ll be moderating a Food Bloggers  Summit at the Rockport Harvest Fest.

The Food Bloggers Summit was put together by Heather Atwood.

Food Bloggers Summit:  4:30 PM An open discussion among local food bloggers, featuring Abby Cahill O’Brien of 5thjoy, Heather Atwood of Food for Thought, Jane Ward of Food and Fiction, Kristen Nyberg and Jill Rose of North Shore Dish.  Moderated by your boy Joey of Good Morning Gloucester.

I’m not really sure who would want to listen to any of us talk about food or blogging but if you wanna come with a case ‘o tomatas and start hurling them in my direction it might make for a more interesting event.  🙂

It’s going to take place on T-Wharf.  Just look for the big huge tent.

Anyway if you are coming to Rockport Harvest Fest today (which you should) stop by the tent around 4:30 and don’t forget your tomatoes.

North Shore Blogger Consortium Weekend Picks October 14th

My Picks followed by the rest of the gang-

October 14th

Thursday Night Under The Lights

GHS vs. MASCO football game Thursday at 6:00pm


Friday October 15th


Cape Ann Film Festival

On Friday, October 15 at 7:00pm, Rockport Music Cinema will host the Festival’s Guest Of Honor, David Newell, and Carl Kurlander’s comic documentary about Pittsburgh’s rebirth called “My Tale Of Two Cities.” Newell is the director of public relations at the Pittsburgh-based Family Communications, Inc., the producers of the long-running children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” He also played neighbor Mr. McFeely, the “Speedy Delivery” guy on the show. After the film, he and Kurlander both will participate in a Q&A, and Newell will lead the audience in a “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.

Additionally, Newell will host the documentary “Speedy Delivery” (Sun. Oct. 17 @ 2:00pm, CACC), all about him and the Mr. McFeely character, after which he will take questions from fans and host one last “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.

Friday October 15th

Rockport Harvest fest Community Picnic

Festival Kickoff

Join us under the big tent on T-Wharf in downtown Rockport for a Harvest Community Picnic

(bring a dish & your own tableware), Live Music with Alek Razdan & the Polygroove Orchestra and a screening of the new film Fresh on Friday, October 15th from 6pm to 9pm.

Saturday October 16th

Rockport HarvestFest Schedule of Events*

The Latest Festival News
  • The Polygroove Orchestra to usher in HarvestFest Join The Polygroove Orchestra, five Rockport high school students, as they usher in Rockport’s Harvestfest with an upbeat musical performance on Friday, October 15th, from 6-8 PM on …
    Posted Oct 1, 2010 10:26 PM by Rockport Festivals
  • Seafood Throwdown: Laurie Lufkin vs. The Emerson It’s a match made in hospitality heaven.  Two of Rockport’s venerable historic inns will face off in a friendly match to see who can make the most of …
    Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:11 AM by Rockport Festivals
  • Brad Byrd to play with full band at Harvest Fest! Critically acclaimed indie-rock singer/songwriter Brad Byrd is bringing his talents and backing band from Boston to Rockport for our annual HarvestFest.  Brad’s music has been featured on …
    Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:04 AM by Rockport Festivals

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For Specific Information About:
Local Fare Fair
The Great Scarecrow Chase
The 3rd Annual Scarecrow Stroll

All Day Events

Information Booth in Dock Square
Local Fare Fair on T-Wharf.  Featuring food made locally on Cape Ann and in New England, with Cape Ann Brewing Co. offering a taste of some local brews from noon to 5pm.  Click here for more information and check back for updates.
Scarecrow Stroll throughout Downtown.  Don’t miss Rockport’s unique collection of scarecrows from Front Beach to Bearskin Neck to Atlantic Avenue!  (And be sure to vote on your favorite.) For more information click here.
Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park.  Climb the hay bales, enjoy an art project and more!  Suggested donation to support festival programming.
Dock Square HarvestFest Food Booth in Dock Square. Serving our famous baked goods and more! Suggested donation to support festival programming.
WOCA Fair in Harvey Park.  The What’s On Cape Ann Fair highlights area non-profits, organizations and sponsors.  Enjoy interactive booths as you learn just what resources are available to Cape Ann residents and visitors!. Click here for information on how your organization can participate.
NYRE Food Booth at Harvey Park.  Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.
11am to 1pm
Michael O’Leary with Steve Levy & Linda Shields Swicker on Bearskin Neck.  Celtic music.  Click here.
Cooking Demonstration
on T Wharf with Cabot Creamery and food writer Heather AtwoodSponsored by the Taste of the Times.

12 noon
The Market Restaurant serving a ticketed lunch on T-Wharf.  Join chefs Nico Monday and Amelia O’Reilly as they host a Harvest lunch featuring the best of food that is both local and seasonal.  Tickets are limited and can be pre-purchased online by clicking here or on the day of the festival at the Information Booth in Dock Square.  Proceeds to benefit Harvest Fest programming. Click here for information on The Market Restaurant.

12pm to 2pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.

Pick-up and drop-off in Harvey Park.
Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Americana. Click here and here.
103.3 WODS radio station in Barletta Park. Join the WODS street team where they will be giving away tons of great prizes with their WODS prize wheel!
Seafood Throwdown on T-Wharf featuring Rockport’s historic inns: Emerson Inn-by-the-Sea and The Yankee Clipper InnSponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.
2pm to 3pm
Fresh the Movie: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click here for information on this fresh documentary.
2pm to 3:30pm
Rockport Legion Band featuring Creagan More Pipes in Harvey Park. Click here or here to watch a video clip.

2pm to 4pm
Steve Westgate playing on Bearskin Neck. Indie Americana
3pm to 5pm
Brad Byrd with full band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Rock. Click here.
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass. Click here.

Food Bloggers’ Summit & Cooking Demonstration under the tent at T-Wharf hosted by Heather Atwood of The Taste of the Times.
The Great Scarecrow Chase!  Children of all ages can join us for a costumed parade throughout downtown, ending up with a very special surprise and treat!  Parade begins in Harvey Park.  For pre-registration or more information, click here.
6pm to 8pm
Festival Finale with Jake Pardee & Friday Night Bingo under the tent on T-Wharf.  Enjoy a hot drink and some hot music while celebrating Fall in New England!
*subject to change; additional events to b

Saturday October 16th

Georges By Night Dinner and Music-


Sunday October 17th

Cape Ann Restaurant Week Kicks Off

click the picture for all the details


and now for the rest of the gang-


Jane Ward writes fiction and is the author of Hunger (Forge, 2001) and The Mosaic Artist (to be released).  She is currently at work on her third novel, The Welcome Home.  She also writes about food – in a weekly blog called Food and Fiction, and as a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season – because she loves to cook and eat.  And so does everyone she knows.

Click Here for Author Jane Ward’s Weekend Picks


5thjoy is a blog about the things that make life shimmer: Food, Fashion, Feathering the Nest and whatever glinting Flotsam floats our way.

Click Here For Abby Cahill O’Brien’s Fifth Joy Weekend Picks

Good Morning Gloucester brings you the best of Gloucester MA and surrounding communities. From the docks to the restaurants, the sporting fields to the art scene and anything in between, if it’s happening in Gloucester it’s generally covered on GMG.

Click here for Joey’s weekend picks

North Shore Dish is your guide to restaurants and all things food related on the North Shore. Whether it’s gourmet dining or a hole-in-the-wall, if these gals have tasted it, they’ll dish up the inside scoop.

Click Here For Weekend Picks From The Dish

The Two Palaverers are the husband and wife team of Rob and Laura Ciampa, two passionate New Englanders who have spent decades exploring the highways and byways of New England in search of regional character, culture and cuisine. Their goal is to recognize the people, places and things that exemplify the character of New England. Join them as they palaver about New England.

Click Here For The Weekend Picks From The Two Palaverers

At its core, LynnHappens.com is a place to find out what’s happening in Lynn. It features an events calendar, local weather, arts and events coverage, photo galleries, complete City Council videos, letters to the editor and more.

Click here are for LynnHappens.com editor Seth Albaum’s picks for the weekend

Food For Thought- Heather Atwood

As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.

Click here for Heather Atwood’s Weekend Picks