Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library Online Poetry Contest- Deadline May 9th!

Hi Joey-

Now that you have written and read your own poem at the Sawyer Free Library, I thought you would like to let all students  in Gloucester and their parents know about the library’s online poetry contest.  Submission deadline is coming up on May 9!

Thanks, Carol Ackerman (library Lyceum committee

Here’s a link to The Library’s Webpage for submitting a piece


Draw on the Sidewalk…and Win a Prize!

As if drawing on the sidewalk isn’t reward enough, this is your chance to draw on the sidewalk and win some prizes in the 2nd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in downtown Rockport on Motif No. 1 Day. This festival is all about celebrating the arts in Rockport, and interactive activities have been created to highlight this.

Gloucester and Rockport 50’s, 60’s Photo Series From Mark Holzman Part III Updated Update

East Gloucester- Click the picture to enlarge it.  I’d appreciate anyone to fill in the details of the exact location and what they see in the pictures from this series.  There are 15 pictures in 15 days.

What I know of this picture is again the slide is in backwards because when you click on it to view it full size you see the numbers on the white boat are backward.  I believe it says

W 04

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FOB Joe McKechnie Forwards-
Good Morning Joey: The W04, white vessel is actually the USCGC General Green which was stationed in Gloucester "back in the day". I attatch a USCG web site short cut for your reading pleasure.

FOB Len Burgess does his Photoshop Magic to the photo  below-

Hi Joey, I couldn’t resist trying to bring this shot back to life.
The ship really is the W 40.
Len Burgess


Bill Gleason joins Fly Amero tonight at the Rhumb Line

Sorry to get this out so late I just found it in my email.

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, May 4th
Special Guest:

Bill’s the real deal, folks!  You won’t find anyone around here
playin’ the genuine Delta Blues like this guy.  No kiddin’!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –
 $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Long Beach Rodeo, circa 1950

Long Beach Rodeo, circa 1950 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin

What’s going on here in front of the Long Beach Hotel? Remembering another rodeo photo I have, taken at the Plum Cove baseball field, I figured it out (maybe). Horses, cowboys and cowgirls in western outfits, and two different locations: this was probably a publicity event for the circus. People came to watch the horses race down the beach. The spectators tell us the time period: A policeman in vintage uniform, girls and boys checking each other out, and the cool kid in the white t-shirt (I can just see a pack of Marlboros rolled up in his sleeve). If anyone remembers the Long Beach rodeo or has any pictures, I’d love to hear from you.

Printed from the original 6×7 centimeter film negative in my darkroom.

Fred Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo

82 Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930


Maps???? You Want Local Maps? Well Let Me Point You The Way- GMG Gloucester Tourism 2011 Kick Off Week

Peter and Vickie van ness have been working with Jan Bordinaro and the City’s E-Board to make one hell of a resource guide.

Click the picture below to download the map of your choice (Free of Course)-