More of The Rosemarie From The Archives Of The Cape Ann Museum Provided By Fred Buck

Fred Writes-

joey – here’s a rave review the bessemer corp. gave the boat and her owners in june of 1938.  i’ve sent copies of this and some other material to mary ann for her father.
fred buck, cape ann museum photo dj



The 2011 Visitor Map from The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Is in.  This is the Chamber’s version which will be distributed all over.  You can go down there and pick some up and hand them out to your friends or visiting relatives.


The new 2011 Visitor Map is here!

Please feel free to drop by the office to get your

2011 supply, or attend this month’s BAH and pick some up there!! Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2011 season.


One Hour At a Time Gang Saturday 16th, 2011



Looking to make a huge impact with a bunch of like minded folks who love our fair city?  What a fantastic job that this group does each week by picking a section of the city and meeting to spend an hour or so picking up trash  together.  If you are new to town or are a long time resident, you can’t help but love the positive energy you will glean from this group of Gloucester’s finest.

The cemetery on Prospect Street.

When:                  Saturday, April 16, 2011

Where:                 Prospect and Pine Street

Time:                    8.00 am

Thanks all

Donna Ardizzoni

Did You Know? (Artemis)


That Artemis was the daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin of Apollo. Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility?  She was often depicted with the crescent of the moon above her forehead and was sometimes identified with Selene (goddess of the moon). Artemis was one of the Olympians and a virgin goddess. Her main vocation was to roam mountain forests and uncultivated land with her nymphs in attendance hunting for lions, panthers, hinds and stags.

I had the really nice opportunity today to meet Ylva Callewaert, owner of Artemis Custom Framing (20 Maplewood Ave., Gloucester; a really lovely woman from Holland with the sweetest Dutch accest, who is also a great framer.  She chose the name Artemis for her business because she loves the independent nature of the goddess Artemis, and because her husband’s business is called Sundance –  and Apollo, the twin of Artemis, is the god of the sun.

Ylva has a great selection of frames, only frames archivally, and is happy to give advice to artists on their framing, as well as free quotes.  If you are an artist or an art buyer who has framing needs, check out Artemis.  Ylva is now a new subscriber to Good Morning Gloucester.

Creative Photography Workshop Creative Exploration of Color and Motion With Judith Monteferrante

East Gloucester, MA 01930
United States
978 283-6856

June 10 to June 12, 2011

Friday evening introduction and full day Saturday and Sunday, including critique.  Small Group (limited to 6 students). $150.00 ($80.00 in advance to reserve spot).

Explore your creative side in Photography and go beyond taking snap shots.  Creative use of shutter speed, aperture, HDR and zoom spin will be reviewed along with basic composition.

Remind Me About This Event

Will be photographing in Gloucester and Rockport Massachusetts: landscapes, seascapes and close up subjects creatively adjusting deep of field and shutter speed to add to the color and composition of the scene. HDR techniques and spin zoom techniques will be covered as well as basic digital darkroom processing back in my studio.  Digital cameras, laptop with photo editing software such as Photoshop CS 4 or 5, elements or Lightroom 3. NIK HDR or Photomatrix Pro plugs in’s will be used for HDR.

MICHAEL GREGORY ~ In Concert at The Cape Ann Theatre


A benefit for The Cape Ann Theatre. Sunday, May 1, 2011 · 7:30pm 
Songs, Poems and Compositions.
In Gratitude, Celebrating May Day, Spring and the 
wonderful spirit of Gloucester, MA. 
Micheal’s first concert appearance in spectacular Gloucester, MA.
Masterful Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Poet Michael Gregory 
performs new music: songs, poems and compositions.

The Cape Ann Theatre
Highway 127, Main and Washington Streets in 
Gloucester’s colorful and historic West End.Gloucester, MA
The Cape Ann Theatre
Michael Gregory’s music and biographical material at the site below.



From Julie Titone Owner Harbor Goods-

Cafe Bishco – Newly Opened     West End Sweets – New Ownership, Now Open. 

Please stop by these other Main Street businesses who join the celebration in welcoming their new neighbors 

Black Swan – 122 Main Street – Distinctive Jewelry, Unusual Gifts, Wall Art, Unique Clothing and Accessories
The Franklin Cafe – 118 Main Street – Open 7 days a week – Late Night Dining
House of the Raven – 141 Main Street – Unique Jewelry, Accessories, Gifts, T-shirts and Souvenirs
Mark Adrian Shoes – 103 Main Street – Quality Shoes for the Entire Family
Palazola’s Sporting Goods – 85 Main Street – The best brands at great prices – Nike, New Balance, Russell and more
Passports Restaurant – 110 Main Street – Fine Dining, Casual Atmosphere
The Menage Gallery – 134 Main Street – Unique Gift and Home Furnishings – now offering the Amesbury Chair Furniture line
Toodeloos – 137 Main Street – The Most FABULOUS Toy Store Ever! – Come in for a delicious treat!

It’s gonna be a Bang Bang Weekend for the Bandit Kings

This band is a whole lotta fun. Always mixing it up with new songs. They have many originals to enjoy and their stage presence is very entertaining as well. If you can sit still I will be totally amazed. Plus if you do not get enough of them  at one gig there is always the other and perchance, take a trip over the bridge to get out of Dodge, so to speak.

Beeman Students Plant Dune Grass

From the Beacon
Wicked Local Staff Photo by Ian Hurley Beeman School fourth graders Joshua Gibbs and Juleika Rodriguez, l to r, plant dune grass at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester alongside their classmates, representatives from the Gloucester Conservation Division as well as Gortons on Wednesday, April 6. Over 100 students worked to plant over 7000 strands of grass to repair the damaged and depleted dunes.

With much debate happening around the city about just what to do with Gloucester’s waterfront, it might be refreshing for some to know that local youth are learning about the importance of caring for our coastline well before they reach the age that they have to make such decisions.

Students and teachers from Beeman Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade classes recently combined with the Gloucester Conservation Commission and Gorton’s Seafood to plant dune grass in the dunes of Good Harbor Beach. The GCC reported that 7,500 culms of American Beach Grass were planted by volunteers from the school and Gorton’s last week, with Gorton’s footing the bill for the dune grass and sending 40 or so volunteers to help the students out.

The project is part of an effort by the school to teach students about the importance of a healthy coastline in a community that is surrounded by the ocean. It is a natural follow up to a similar school project held in 2010, which was funded by a grant from MIT and worked in conjunction with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“It’s something we call ‘Living Blue,’” explains Beeman principal Ellen Sibley. “It focuses on the added responsibility of a coastal community to live green because we are the gatekeepers of the ocean.”

Read more: Students put in grass roots effort to replant dunes – Gloucester, MA – Wicked Local 

GMG Introduced to the Elephants By local Good Egg Jo-Ann Castano

Hi Joey, 

Andy and I are still on our wild journey through Sri Lanka and India.  Pulled out the old GMG travelers sticker here and there along the roads.   I actually wore it on my shirt at this on site location…. what a trip, this ain’t Gloucester.

Elephants don’t forget!

Elephants at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka introduced to Good Morning Gloucester Up close a friendly… 

I started off wearing my GMG travelers badge because so many elephants to meet and greet.

Pinnawela orphanage is northwest of the town Kegalla, halfways between the capitol Colombo and  the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife  department. This 24 acres large elephant orphanage is a also breeding pace for elephants, twenty elephants were  born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. 

We headed over there to introduce the elephants to GoodMorningGloucester….. and they are big guys!  Close up of one of the caretakers and some really big guys.


This guy zeroed in on Good Morning Gloucester sticker right away.  Nothing like wanting to shake hands.


Greetings Good Morning Gloucester from Sri Lanka where the elephants come walking out of the woods to the

streets like we have deer. 


Never forget…. it’s, now go tell the others….


Highly recommend visiting the elephants if ever in Sri Lanka and remember to bring your GoodMorningGloucester

travelers sticker badge.