DO NOT MISS This Saturday November 20th – GMG SUNNY D AND FOLLY COVE RUM NIGHT at the DOG BAR!

A while back we challenged Gloucester bars to offer up their place to host the first EVER Sunny D and Rum night. Andy from the Dog Bar responded and we are on for this Saturday! Yes this Saturday, November 20th at 8PM! Joey C and the family will be there to represent Good Morning Gloucester. The Dog Bar will be serving up the drink of the century and will be featuring great live music.

Wait there is MORE….

This will be a TMZ style affair and the  place to be seen Saturday night. The GMG team will be taking red carpet style photos and posting pics & videos all next week. If you have never met any of the team, this is the must add to your social calendar. Practice the Sunny D and Rum song and you too could be on your way to over 3 million views on YOUTUBE! We will have the lyrics available to you for practice this week!

AND That’s not ALL!

Ryan & Wood Distilleries is joining in on the fun and will be giving away some free T-shirts and will be the RUM in the featured drink – Sunny D and Folly Cove Rum!

Wait You want More?

FunBucket is hitting the stage at 9PM. We are hoping they will learn the song and during their break the audience will come up and sing the Sunny D and Rum Song!

Where: Dog Bar – 65 Main Street, Gloucester MA

When: Saturday, November 20th – 8:00PM til CLOSE

Reporting live from Market Basket

There will be several media outlets present and the Red Carpet where we will take your photo to be posted on GMG Sunday  so be sure to come correct for the Gloucester Celebrity Event of the Year!  We’re going all TMZ on your ass.  The Dog Bar will be considered The East Coast Ivy- the place to see and be seen.

Barry and Debbie Pollock Represent!

Hiya joey.  I stopped by to try to grab a decal and missed you….but… beth swan was a sweetie and emailed a

hi-res image, so I made my own… check out ‘homie’s tail sticking out..  we had gone to so. beach miami for a day too but this was my favorite shot.. "queen Mary" is her name and I don’t even know the whole legand behind her and the big show at Stan’s at old marco.. she might have been the first lady gaga for all I know!  post it if you like and keep up the vigil!

barry "cuda" pollock, debbie pollock, maria davis, chris davis

gmg at stan's on marco

North Shore Jazz Project One Year Anniversary Party At Chianti

Caroline Forrester writes-

Good evening! I wanted to share with you a musical video from the North Shore Jazz Project as we celebrated our 1st anniversary at Chianti’s in Beverly.

Last Sunday, we had an anniversary show featuring Gid Loring, Dave Sag, Mark Earley (Roomful of Blues), Dave Mattacks, Frank Hadley, John Hicks. We had some incredible musicians sit in: including our youngest player Brian King, a 16 year old trumpet player who is a junior at Masconomet. He knocked everyone’s socks off.

Please take a moment to watch the above video that Henry Ferrini produced. It is only 7 minutes long- — and if you need to skip ahead- go to 5.23 to see Brian King. Gid Loring is 83 and so great to watch– to see him exchange notes with 16 yr old Brian- this IS what the North Shore Jazz Project is all about.

We are at with many events coming up. We have an educational clinic- free- at Chiantis in December. Danny Harrington- saxophonist extraordinaire, Berklee Professor and board member will be running that program.

We are so appreciative of any attention you can bring us as our mission is to bring musical education to the forefront and give musicians an environment where performance can flourish. In one year- we have had over 10 concerts- including Joe Lovano. I hope you can come and see for yourself how dedicated we are to keeping this American tradition alive.

Hoping all is well with you and wishing you a happy and thankful thanksgiving!

Rockport National Bank Contributes $10,000 to Newell Stadium

Grace Giambanco writes-

Rockport National Bank is proud to support the efforts of the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association with a donation of $10,000 toward the renovation of Newell Stadium.

Rockport National Bank has been a long time supporter of the GFAA, whether it be as a sponsor of the Triathlon or sign advertising along the fields.  To date, the $10,000 from Rockport National Bank is the largest corporate donation to the Newell Renovation Fund”, states Tim Philpott, of the GFAA.

Rockport National Bank has been committed to the Cape Ann community since 1851.  The Bank has three full service locations in Gloucester and Rockport.  For additional information visit their website at


Folks in Photo:

Left to Right:

Mike Carrigan, GFAA; Tim Philpott, GFAA; Mike Luster, Rockport National Bank & Peter Anderson, Rockport National Bank

Newell Stadium 2010

Teens On Tanning Forum

Tina Ketchopolos forwards-

Dear Friends:  I wanted to share this note from Trish from the
Melanoma Foundation.    The flyer is attached – thank you for your
consideration in posting it!  Thank you, Tina
Hi Tina,
I wondered if you could help the Foundation with
something?  We are having our Teens on Tanning Forum on Saturday Dec 4th in
Cambridge, MA. We are looking for some high school students who are looking
to gain leadership skills, learn the myths of tanning, the facts of
melanoma, and hear first-hand experiences with young melanoma survivors.
They will also learn about our Your Skin Is In No-Tanning Pledge contest
which offers schools the chance to win up to $1,000 for their prom!
Attendees will receive an invitation to join our Teen Council, a Letter of
Recommendation, Community Service Certificate, gift bag, t-shirt and more.
Could you help spread the word?
I have attached the registration form which also outlines the day. 
Registration deadline is December 1, 2010.  Limit 2 students per high

click the flyer to view full size


New American Wing-MFA

Barb Silberman writes-

Hi Joey,

Here’s a great opportunity for your readers!!!   On Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1:00-2:30 PM, MFA lecturer, local summer resident and noted art historian Mimi Braverman will lead a small private tour of the new galleries.   She will focus on connections to Gloucester by visiting the maritime galleries and the ship models and tour the furniture galleries where there is furniture similar to that in the Sargent House and some of the other local historic houses.   Tickets are $125 per person and are available online at or by mailing checks to the Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle St., Gloucester MA 01930.   Checks need to be received no later than Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.   Space is extremely limited.  Because the tour groups will be small, there will be ample opportunity for people to ask questions.  For more information, call 978-281-2432. 


Joey’s Cape Ann Media Moguls Meeting at Pleasant Street Tea Co. – Video

Meet the Media Exchanging ideas to serve the community.

Last week I had an idea to try to get a bunch of my media buddies together for an impromptu coffee meet up at Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Company. Those of you who have been following the blog closely may have noticed many posts coming from the space at Pleasant Street. This is not a slight to Gloucester’s other coffee shops like Lone Gull and Cape Ann Coffee which I love and feel play a huge role in the fabric of a community. Pleasant Street happens to have that nice back room which is conducive to meetings and taping interviews so that’s where I’ve been because the dock is just too crazy this time of year to try to tape any segments.

Anyway what I thought would end up as a meeting between four or five of us turned into something much bigger as 90% of my media rolodex showed up.
The idea behind the meet-up was to introduce many people that may have only contacted each other through emails or telephone for a meeting where everyone could share ideas and explore opportunities to help each other and themselves. With the planning and help of Johhny McElhenny and Heather Fraelick we held what I believe to be the first of it’s kind cross media meeting between such a diverse group of Cape Media moguls.

We had the newspaper Editors from The Gloucester Times and Cape Ann Beacon Ray Lamont and Jane Enos. We had Cape Ann TV’s new executive director Donna Gacek. We had international TV producing media giants Gianni and Terry Gallo along with Joe Langhan. Peter Van Ness- Producer and local web genius. Andrea Holbrook- Night editor at The Times. Terry Weber- freelance writer who will soon be releasing her adventure blog to the world. Local PR gurus Heather Fraelick, John McElhenny and Kate Moran. Hybrid Advertising executive Jon Cahill from Bait and Tackle. Local bloggers and writers Heather Atwood, Billy O’Connor and Laura Ciampa, Manny Simoes and your boy Joey of course.

I know I made several connections and came away with some exciting cross promotional opportunities that we will be pursuing to make GMG even better and I’m sure there were other connections that were made in that room.
We are planning to meet monthly but the next one will be at Cape Ann Brewing and in the evening so we can spend more time and have more space.

Here’s a video that Manny put together-

Stones Pub Photos

The newly opened Stones Pub at 242 Main Street (across from the Liquor Locker) photos.  Don’t look for a sign because as of last night there still wasn’t one up.  Just remember to look for the wreath on the door and the number 242 Main Street.

Open 4:30PM Mon-Thursday

2:30 PM Friday

11:30AM Saturday & Sunday

Here are a few photos-

Emerson Inn Shares A New England Thanksgiving Side Dish

Chef Stephen Ryan of Emerson Inn by the Sea shares his recipe and tips on Taste of the Times on how to make your own creamed style corn this Thanksgiving. Perfect for serving with your turkey, you can make a few hours or a day ahead and re-heat by adding a little more heavy cream and reducing. If you do not have fresh corn, you can use frozen corn instead.

Click the picture to see the video at teh Gloucester Daily Times website

click picture for video