Paulie Frontiero’s Art Set Up In The New Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

To say that I’m excited about the gallery would be an understatement.  I’m looking forward to seeing people at the openings and being part of the Rocky Neck Community.  EJ did an incredible job!

The idea EJ had to offer artists two week art shows in a guest artist space is brilliant.  For a small amount of money an artist can have space at a high traffic area on Rocky Neck, they get the incredible power and reach of the Blog (lately 17-24,000 people per day) to talk about their show, and they can have their own opening for their two week stint.  Any artist that is interested in what I consider to be an awesome opportunity should contact EJ an lock down a two week span.

Imagine this- you are a FOB and you are coming to Gloucester for a couple of weeks this summer.  You could come and have an art show on the oldest Art Colony in the Country.  Or if you are a local but don’t have a studio space to show your stuff, you could use the power of GMG to get your stuff shown and promoted on the blog and feed off that energy for  a two week exhibit.  No-brainer, right?

Contact EJ for available weeks- believe there are 5 slots that are spoken for.

For more info-

Khan Studio & Good Morning Gloucester Gallery At Rocky Neck


Eat for a good Cause!

We all need to eat, so why not eat for a good cause? Come to Ellen’s Harborside Restaurant on historic T-Wharf this Thursday, May 19th for a DineAround fundraiser and 20% of the proceeds from your meal will go to support the programming for Motif No. 1 Day & HarvestFest. This is a great way to begin the Motif No. 1 Day festival weekend which kicks off the next night in downtown Rockport. Rockport Festivals (in charge of Motif No. 1 Day & HarvestFest) is run by community volunteers and funded entirely through community sponsorship, so this event will go a long way toward making the festivals happen. Many thanks to the Inns of Rockport & the Rockport Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the DineAround and to Ellen’s for hosting it.

Blues & Brews Back to the Beach Bash at the Blue Shutters This Saturday

From Tony Sapienza-

Joey mentioned in a recent Good Morning Gloucester posting that the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn has turned into a lively event center.  Well, we’re not done yet — in fact, the best is yet to come.  On the afternoon of  Saturday, May 21, we’ll hold our annual Blues & Brews Back to the Beach Bash.  The Cape Ann Brewing Co. will once again be on hand to offer tastings of their beers, and some musician friends will provide live entertainment on our lawn overlooking Good Harbor Beach.  There will be opportunities to tour the inn and stroll across the footbridge to enjoy the beach.  Call or email us to reserve a room at the Shutters for that Saturday and party with us into the night — we’ll be roasting marshmallows by the firepit and playing games inside late into the evening. Here’s a photo from last spring’s Blues & Brews Bash.  Those of you who have joined us in past years know how much fun this can be — and the 2011 version will be no exception

Blues and Brews 2010

The SEAWARD INN, Rockport, presents the HonkyTonk Women of Gloucester

The SEAWARD INN, Rockport, presents the HonkyTonk Women of Gloucester, Sunday Morning Live, May 22nd. from 9:00 am to noon during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.
Sheila, Barbara, Caroline and Elaine will sing Doo Wop hits and take you for a fun filled journey through the 60’s era.
Visit for more on these Gals or call 978-546-3471.

Adele’s Gumbo At Passports

Perfect on a cold damp day to warm you up. Had a bowl yesterday and like Toby said when we were talking about it- “If Erik Ever Takes It Off The Menu There Will Be Hell To Pay!” (or something like that).

That andouille sausage takes the chill right out


Congressman Tierney to Host Community Coffee at Cape Ann Business Incubator

GLOUCESTER, MA — On Thursday, May 19th at 9 am, Congressman John Tierney will host a community coffee for local families and small business owners at the Cape Ann Business Incubator.  In an effort to provide a legislative update and to hear from local residents, Congressman Tierney regularly hosts community meetings throughout our area.

In addition to taking questions on a variety of issues, Congressman Tierney will provide an update on his ongoing work with small businesses and local officials to encourage economic growth in our communities.  This event is open to the public.


Who:                     Congressman Tierney

When:           Thursday, May 19th 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where:              Cape Ann Business Incubator 3rd Floor

33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA  01930

Local Treasures You Need To Know About- Archivist Stephanie Buck At Your Service!

I had no idea how much the people who work at the Cape Ann Museum love their job and how willing they are to investigate things for you.

Listen to this interview with Stephanie Buck and get an idea of  what I’m talking about-

The bar on which Stephanie’s arm rest is the exact bar from the tavern of Howard Blackburn.  Just one of a gazillion interesting artifacts down in the archives at The Cape Ann Museum!


Gloucester’s Courtney Reid Heading To NYC As A Finalist In The Folgers Jingle Contest

Five Finalists announced in Folgers® Jingle Contest

click the arrow to hear her jingle


ORRVILLE, OH, May 11, 2011 — Five musical acts are heading to New York City as finalists in the Folgers® Jingle Contest.  The talented top five will compete in a live audition in front of award-winning songwriter and former American Idol® judge, Kara DioGuardi for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000, a mentoring session with Kara and a chance to appear in a Folgers Coffee commercial.
The top five finalists:

Charles M. from Springfield, MO

Courtney Reid. from Gloucester, MA

Dorrell E. from Mesa, AZ

Jered L. from Fort Collins, CO

John P. from North Port, FL

“I’m all about taking a song and making it your own.  It’s been great to hear the diversity of The Best Part of Wakin’ Up™ jingle submissions—from R&B to Country—musical genres of all types have been represented,” said DioGuardi.  “I’m excited to witness the creativity and musical talent first-hand at the judging event in New York City.”
Visit to view the finalists’ video entries and complete Official Rules.
About the Contest
Thousands of creative musicians submitted video entries on from January 19 through March 1, 2011.  Qualified entries underwent an initial round of judging based on creativity/originality, musical performance, and adherence to creative assignment and were then narrowed down to a group of ten semi-finalists.  
From March 31 through April 25, 2011, the top ten semi-finalist entries were posted to for a public vote.  The top five finalists were determined based on points awarded from both the initial judging round and online vote totals.   
Finalists will travel to New York City in June 2011 to compete in the live grand prize audition and perform their version of The Best Part of Wakin’ Up jingle in front of Kara DioGuardi and a panel of judges. One finalist will be named the Grand Prize Winner and receive $25,000, the chance to appear in a future Folgers commercial and chance to receive a music mentoring session from Kara DioGuardi.


Giant Flea Market

Giant Flea Market
Holy Family ParishWomen’s Guild is hosting a Flea Market on Saturday May 21st from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  There will be dozens of vendors with wonderful crafts, white elephant, and games & face painting for the kids.  There will be coffee & lunch available.  Hope to see many GMG subscribers there!