Gloucester, Massachusetts Oral History: Leo and Rosalie Favaloro

The Favaloros, residents of the Fort neighborhood, describe life in Gloucester between 1930 and 1978

Leo talks about fishing out of Gloucester during the 1930’s while Rosalie describes parts of her girlhood. They touch briefly on the loss of the fishing boat Captain Cosmo, which sank that September in a storm.

Credit: Sawyer Free Library/Linda Brayton/David Masters/Adam Bolonsky
Copyright: Public Domain/Adam Bolonsky

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Dove Cape Ann Animal Aide Pet Of the Week


My name is Dove and I am a five-month-old girl pup.  I am a rescue from Puerto Rico.  I am a Retriever mix with a tan-and-black coat.  On Sat., June 4th, a Rescue Reunion will be held to meet the rescuers from Georgia and Puerto Rico.  Look for more details soon.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester.  Maybe you can adopt me and we can go to the reunion together and I can show off my new family.  My name is Dove, but I do not fly; but with these cute ears, you never know!

Lesson Learned: On the Island Forever

I learned my lesson last week so Homie and I are on the island for good. Hey, big guy, can you buy a girl a Fisherman’s?

Thanks. Rubber Duck tip of the week: Stones Pub & Eatery is known for great food but don’t skip over the bowl of Mac ‘n Cheese with Bacon just because you make it at home. Trust me, you don’t make this at home. The good part of the bowl is I can get right in there. The bad part is there is no room for the Chocolate Mousse Pie. Girls gotta watch her figure.

Things To Do- Motif #1 Day Festival Saturday May 21,2011

Dear Joey,
The Rockport Art Festivals committee has been working hard on the upcoming Motif #1 Day Festival on Saturday May 21,2011.  Attached is the press release, schedule of events and flier.  I hope you will post the festival on GoodMorningGloucester and hopefully come enjoy the festivities!
Thank You,
Law Hamilton
Rockport Art Festivals


Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day, slated for Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Motif No. 1 Day is a long-standing Rockport tradition, a chance to celebrate Rockport across the arts through the symbol of Rockport’s famous fishing shack, Motif No. 1, the subject of countless paintings and photographs throughout the last century.
Motif No. 1 Day brings a focus on the arts to Rockport, both past and present. The festival includes interactive art events such as the Sidewalk Chalk Art contest, a scavenger hunt throughout downtown, the famous festival Dock Square Chowder Stand, live music, historical presentations, art activities for children, and the Words Before Dinner event, a poetry reading featuring the beauty and history of Cape Ann as its theme. The festival closes with Rockport on Film: Vintage Images of Rockport from the collection of Pierce Sears, proprietor of the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co.
Jazz, Bluegrass, and classic American Band music will all be featured, with appearances by Merrimack Valley Rounders, Soul Force V and the Rockport Legion Band among others. The day also includes featured events at participating businesses and an exciting array of community events such as an Instrument Petting Zoo and other activities for children sponsored by Rockport Music at the beautiful new Shalin Liu Performance Center.
The festival kicks off on Friday, May 20 at 7 o’clock in Dock Square with the premier of The Fish Shack Float That Charmed Chicago: filmmaker, historian & photographer Leslie D. Bartlett’s new film featuring archival footage of Rockport and the story of Rockport’s success at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. The screening is free and film-goers will enjoy Twin Lights soda courtesy of Rockport’s own bottling company, the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co.   
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Docksiders Ask For Your Vote

Hey Joey:

Thanks so much for all the help you have given us with our fundraisers this year. I was wondering if you’d mind promoting this contest that we are in starting on Wednesday.

The Boston Herald in collaboration with the fine folks at Ernie Boch Jr.’s "Music Drives Us" organization have selected The Docksiders as finalists in the first ever online battle of the bands called Bandemonium. We are semi finalists in the contest and now its up to the community to vote so that we can move on to the finals.

The Contest starts on Wednesday for us and runs through Monday at 11:59pm. If you could promote this for us during the event it would be great. The best part, no one leaves their computers!

The Link to the voting is found here:


Free Speaker Series To Be Held At Rockport Art Association


You are invited to a Free Speaker Series

Held at:           Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street , Rockport

R.S.V.P.:         Tom Queeney at (978) 309-1232

May 12, 2011               6:00 p.m.

Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney and Guardianships

Join Edwin Holmes, Esq. for a timely discussion on estate planning and trusts.

May 19, 2011               6:00 p.m.

Time to Take Charge and Make Decisions!

Miriam Pett, OTR/L MS CMC will present a dynamic and enthusiastic discussion on exploring options on living independently and guiding families through the issues of aging.

Hosted by Rockport National Bank’s Trust Department

Cape Ann Museum, Sargent House Museum, and Historic New England Program at the Cape Ann Museum May 14th

Museum presents Historic New England Lecture

In partnership with Historic New England and the Sargent House Museum, the Cape Ann Museum presents a lecture exploring the life and work of William Sumner Appleton, founder of Historic New England (formerly the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) on Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. In 1910 when Appleton founded the organization, the New England preservation movement was still in its infancy. This talk, given by Historic New England’s Senior Curator of Library and Archives Lorna Condon, focuses on Appleton’s preservation efforts in Gloucester and Cape Ann. After the lecture, walk down Middle Street for a reception and abridged tours at the Sargent House. This program is free and open to the public.
The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at

Homie Fed Up With Paparazzi Steve Borichevski Captures The Action

Hi Joey,

I came across this scene this morning and though that it would be pretty cool to grab a shot of Homie by his logo. But as the events unfolded, it was cleat that he’s just fed up with the paparazzi and has hit the skids again.

Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky©2011 Steve Borichevsky©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Pauline Dion Greasy Pole Fabric Art At Sawyer Free Library’s Matz Gallery

There are some amazing fabric art piece on display in the Matz Gallery at Sawyer Free Library right now.

Here just one of about 20 really cool Gloucester scenes on display!

Pauline Dion depicts the Greasy Pole-


The Sawyer Free Library is such an incredible resource.  If you haven’t been in a while, it is worth a visit for this exhibit alone in addition to the thousands of other cool things inside there every single day just waiting for you to discover!