Please Welcome New GMG Contributor Craig Kimberly- St Peter’s Fiesta Parade Video and More

I have a feeling you’re really gonna like his stuff.

Born in Salem, Craig Kimberley is a director, cinematographer, editor, photographer. His family moved to Virginia in the late 70’s where he’s lived for the last 30 years. With hopes of moving to here soon, he’s vacationing in Gloucester with his sweet aunt, Joan Kimberley, on Washington street.  The St. Peter’s Fiesta was a great welcome back weekend!
Look for his videos over the next few weeks sharing his return to Massachusetts. With a couple of photos mixed in, it should make for some fun content. Craig notes, “So far, everyone I’ve met has lived up to my greatest expectations of true New England character and class. Thanks to Joey, and Good Morning Gloucester, I’ve been given a fantastic venue to share my vacation adventures.” So stay tuned for more videos in the coming days!


Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Cookbook Available Now


IMG_0659A Beautiful Book
A most inspirational cookbook. Delicious local recipes. Wonderful stories from all the wives.  Beautiful photography of Gloucester and our community.
Please contact Daphne Congelosi at 978 985 3933 to purchase at quantity discount or wholesale.
Or a list of retail shops -The Bookstore, Cape Ann Museum, BC Harbor Loop Gifts



A Video Shoot for the Gloucester Dog Park for YOU and your DOG!


Samantha Dennis writes-

Hi Joey,
I hope you are doing well and having a great weekend!
Great news! The Gloucester Dog Park has moved on to the 2nd round in the Bark for Your Park contest from PetSafe to win $100,000 toward the dog park! Now we need to record a 2-minute video to make it into the 3rd (and final) round for voting again.
We are recording the video at Stage Fort Park on Tuesday and I’d love it if you could post this note below for anyone to come out with their dog and be in the shoot?

Thank you all for your votes last month in the Gloucester Dog Parks entry in the PetSafe Bark for your Park contest for $100,000. We are pleased to update that we a semi-finalist and have moved on the 2nd round and we’d love for you to join us "in the the movies"! We will be filming our video for submission to the Bark for Your Park contest on Tuesday, June 28, 12:00 noon at Stage Fort Park and need people & leashed dogs to participate.
We have ordered red bandanas with our logo for everyone to wear. In the event that the shipment is delayed please wear (you and your dog) a red bandana or something RED for the shoot.
Once we submit this video we hope to move on to the 3rd and final round where we’ll need your votes for the prize of $100,000 to build the dog park! We hope to see you on Tuesday, June 28th at NOON sharp at Stage Fort Park!

Click the pic for the Gloucester Dog Park website-

Did You Know? (Smoked Bluefish Pate’)

That in addition to being a molecular biology scientist at Dana Farber, a serious contender for the Blackburn Challenge and personal trainer for Ed Collard, and R. Duck’s matchmaker, Paul Morrison also makes a really mean smoked bluefish pate’?  He caught the bluefish himself, and then made it into this amazing pate’ which he brought to this week’s Mug Up, in one of his beautiful collection of handmade nut bowls (or pate’ bowls, or cracker bowls, or candy bowls), which we also now have available to purchase at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.  You can see from the photo that it was immediately tested by Ed Collard before I could get the shot (ok, I admit, I was testing it too). 

E.J. Lefavour

Call to Artists at The Sargent House Museum

Dear Joey,

I write to announce an exciting opportunity for artists at The Sargent House Museum.

Artists are invited to participate in Here & Now: Contemporary Artists Working in The Sargent House Museum Garden, a series providing working artists with an opportunity to interact with the residents and visitors of Cape Ann.  Artists are encouraged to set up and work on their art in the garden, to talk to the public, to engage individuals in the artistic process, and expose individual work to a wide and varied audience, while working on and selling their artwork.

Best, Kate Mac Intosh

Artists are invited to participate in Here & Now: Contemporary Artists Working in The Sargent House Museum Garden, a series providing working artists with an opportunity to interact with the residents and visitors of Cape Ann. Artists are encouraged to set up and work on their art in the garden, to talk to the public, to engage individuals in the artistic process, and expose individual work to a wide and varied audience.

The Sargent House Museum will provide artists with access to a restroom, a sink, and a refrigerator on site (for lunches). An eight-foot fold table will be available for use but must be covered to avoid damage from art materials.

Artists are encouraged to bring printed materials, such as postcards and business cards, for distribution to interested parties while they are working. Artists are also welcome to sell work while working in the garden; all transactions must be completed by the artist.

Artists will be provided with materials on The Sargent House Museum, which must be on display while they are working on site. Artists are also required to encourage guests who stop by to come into The Sargent House Museum for a guided tour of the site. Artists will be provided with visitor coupons with discounted admission for use that day.

Artists will be given Sunday dates on a first come, first serve basis. The series is weather dependent, as The Sargent House Museum does not have an appropriate indoor space to move art activities. If an artist’s selected Sunday is cancelled due to weather, The Sargent House Museum will make every effort to reschedule the day, but cannot guarantee the ability to reschedule.

Artists should arrive at The Museum thirty minutes prior to their event start, at 11:30 am. Artist must stay for the entire four -hour period, and must make their own arrangements for breaks/coverage of their set up space. Artists must breakdown and clean up their materials by 4:30 pm. Artists are required to carry out any trash that results from their art-making process. There is also no power available outdoors, so please plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information on the Here and Now series, please contact The Sargent House Museum’s Site Manager, Kate Laurel Burgess-Mac Intosh, at or call 978-412-5290.

Rediscover the Sargent House Museum

Free Concert on the Boulevard From The Gloucester Fund and GimmeSound July 3rd

Dear Joey,

Ringo Tarr is at it again!  Vickie and I are working with him to present a FREE CONCERT ON THE BOULEVARD on July 3rd with a twist: YOU GET TO COUNT DOWN TO THE FIREWORKS — but only if you’re there.  See details below:

The Gloucester Fund and present a Free Concert on the Boulevard (near the Blynman drawbridge at the corner of Centennial Ave.) on Sunday July 3 starting at 5pm.
5:00 – Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours kick off the fun.
6:00 – Horribles Parade passes right down the Boulevard.
7:00 – Henri Smith is back immediately after the parade

7:30 – The Runaround.  Gloucester’s favorite high-energy band featuring ska, reggae, soul and more.

The Boulevard crowd will count down to the fireworks.  Be there and make your voice heard all the way across the harbor.

10:00 – Dance to the high energy Runaround with a special Jazz Fest Style Climax!

There’s no better way to celebrate our independence than with music, dancing and fireworks.

See you there!


Adriana “Gigi” Mederos At Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

Adriana “Gigi” Mederos Guest Artist Exhibit and Opening Reception

June 24-July 7

At Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck, Gallery 3

Venezuelan artist, Adriana “Gigi” Mederos has lived and worked in the US since 1980 and has produced a diverse body of fine art paintings, printmaking and a hybridization of the two.  Her artwork is in private and museum collections around the world.  Recently her work was purchased for a collection of contemporary works on paper in Barcelona, Spain and was selected for a permanent collection in Panang, Indonesia.

2011 Fiesta Live Cam From Charles de Gaspe Beaubien

The Live Cam Will Be Pointed  At The Ferris Wheel for now and the Greasy Pole over the week-end.

For The Continuing Good Morning Gloucester Fiesta Coverage Click Here

Click The Arrow Below To Be At The Fiesta Live!!!!


I’ll keep this at the top of the page for a bit.  New posts will show up under this one

No One Will Cover Fiesta Like Good Morning Gloucester

Bookmark this Link for Continuously Updated Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage

Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events Here

Charles is the mastermind behind