Sundays Art Rock Found!

Sorry, Mr. Morrision your Scientific Theory of the Rock Jumping back into the Sea has been disproved.

Email from the Finder;

“I just wanted to let you know that I found “your” Good Harbor Beach Rock and am just delighted with it.  I follow Good Morning Gloucester daily.  When I saw the rock on the site Sunday morning I just knew I had to have it.  So, my husband and I raced off to Good Harbor Beach because we knew just where it was perched and we believe we had an advantage because of the time change.  What makes this rock even more special to me is that I have worked in the house in which you sketched on the rock for the past 23 years.  Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to have such a special piece of art in my home.  I look forward to finding more of your Art Rocks.  Thank you”

The Finder didn’t give me her name. She’s welcomed to leave a comment if she likes.


Council on Aging, TRIAD, and Healthy Gloucester Collaborative Youth and Senior Event November 16th

Hi Joey,

I was hoping you could post the attached flier for an upcoming Youth and Senior event on Tuesday November 16th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm sponsored by Council on Aging, TRIAD, and Healthy Gloucester Collaborative. Free transporation offered by CATA.  Joanne Peterson founder of Learn to Cope is going to talk about the importance of "Talking with Your Teen: It’s Never Too Soon". In addition to Joanne there will be music, activiites, and food. For more info people can go to or call Joan Whitney at 866-964-4602.

We haven’t met in person but you provided amazing coverage of the Fishing Familes and Friends Health & Safety Day I helped to coordinate last April.  I am working on a state grant through Substance Abuse Prevention Services at the Gloucester Health Dept. to help reduce death associated with opiate use (herion and prescription drugs). We call it the Gloucester Overdose Prevention Project.

Thanks for all you do!!!

Kathy Day

MassCALL2, Opiate Coordinator

Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Health Department, City of Gloucester


C B Fisk Open House Invitation and OPUS 137 Video Part III

Dear Joey,

Here’s our open house invitation again which I hope you will find time and space to run again towards the end of the week, I hope you’ll stop in too. We expect to have several hundred people at our shop on Saturday, especially since this organ will be going to a church so close to home lots of Andover parishioners will also show up. There are tours of the shop at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 and folks are invited to play the organ as well.

By the way, thanks so much for your support of the Sawyer Free Library, it is much appreciated. The Board and staff work hard to give Gloucester the library it needs.



I’d love to see Willie  “Loco” Alexander jam out on the OPUS 137


Jennifer L Kicks Off The GMG Cell Phone Picture Series

Jennifer L inspired me to start a new series here on GMG called the GMG Cell Phone Pic Series.

I know with technology today that many of you have cell phones.  Well maybe this will  inspire you top figure out how to use ‘em!

If you would like to have your pictures displayed snap a photo with your cell phone camera and email it in to put GMG Cell Phone Pic in the subject line and I’ll post em and make a photo slide show of them.

It doesn’t have to be landscapes.  It can be a meal at a local restaurant, your kids with their GMG Sticker, anything!image

Hi Joey,

Even on cloudy days we get great sunsets here on Cape Ann!  Here is a pic of last night’s sunset (from Wheeler Point), courtesy of my trusty cell phone camera.


SeArts – Celebrating the Guitar – Nov 19th

Tickets: Places are still available to the November 19th seARTS Benefit, but advance purchase is necessary.  Tickets are $85 in advance by check or online with a $5 per ticket fee at http:  Ticket price includes hearty hors d’oeuvres by Tim Hopkins Catering.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. 

For advance tickets by mail send check to
PO Box 1476
Gloucester, MA. 01930
 Music:  Celebrating the Guitar: A Masters’ Showcase.   Jazz legend Larry Coryell and renowned guitarists Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison will lead an inspiring tour of the world of American fingerstyle guitar in a benefit for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts.  This event will feature country blues, ragtime and folk, traditional Celtic, jazz and classical pieces in an intimate café-style setting, appealing to fingerstyle guitar aficionados and newcomers alike. 

 Visual Art: The Bass Rocks Golf Club is also home to seARTS original “Art Loan Program.”  The art on the walls are original works for sale by 24 seARTS artist members.  The evening will also feature over a dozen ceramic artists of Cape Ann whose works will be on display and for sale throughout the evening.  Ceramic artists who have donated include: Helen Beal, Cynthia Curtis, Nina Goodick, Susan Hershey, Jayne Lacey, Deb Levene, Annie Melancon, Marty Morgan, Sigrid Olsen, Roselle Randazza, Evy Stewart, Virginia Townsend, Twinlight Studios, and Seyrell Williams.  


Raffle:  Before and during the event you can purchase raffle tickets to win a BOSE Wave II radio and a second prize of a 15″ TV.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.  Please contact to purchase in advance!

Lead sponsor, Acme Merchandise and Apparel and donors Cape Ann Savings Bank, BOSE, Ben Paint Store, Doyon’s, InterShell, Winer Brothers-ACE Hardware for supporting this event & our annual sponsors program.

Janice Lloyd Represents! (with actual Buffalo)

Homie had a busy week last week travelling to alot of windy places…if you want
to use any of these, please feel free.  There were actual buffalo on the
opposite side of the road from the Buffalo Wildlife sign but I didn’t want to
get Homie to close to their glaring eyes not to mention mouths!
I drove my co-workers crazy making them stop to take these pictures, but in the
end we all had alot of fun!
Janice Lloyd




I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Cynthia Kennedy Sam Rocky Neck Hula Hooping Photos

Cynthia Kennedy Sam, a subscriber with a lifetime in Annisquam submitted these beautiful photos-






Cynthia writes-

Thanks for all the hard work and effort that you put in for  Good Morning Gloucester. I’m happy I subscribed.
I don’t know how photos are posted on the site, but last August a good friend and I happened upon a smashing Rocky Neck block party.
I randomly snapped some pictures of kids hoola hooping incessantly with bright, neon hoops. I could only think "boy! will they sleep well tonight."
I attach are some fyi.
Cynthia Kennedy Sam – subscriber,  with a lifetime in Annisquam 

Chickity Check It!- Trip For The Tree From Our Senator Bruce Tarr

Bruce Writes-

Sister cities Gloucester, Ma and Shelburne, Nova Scotia have a great tradition of Shelburne giving Gloucester a Christmas tree each year and Gloucester’s legislative delegation giving books to the Shelburne library in return.

A delegation from Gloucester is now on the way to get the tree, with Ringo Tarr at the wheel of the truck and trailer that will carry it on the long journey to its place of honor at Kent Circle.

I am part of the crew, and we have video equipment so we will post clips of the trip here over the next few days. The first clip is posted below.

Bruce has his own blog if you didn’t know.  You can check it out here-