Look For The GMG Table In Front Of Passports At The Sidewalk Bazaar

Should be lots of fun with Jeff Cluett, ,Sista Felicia, Manny and more of your favorite GMGers hanging out!

I’ll have some all new photos and T-Shirts for sale.  EJ will have her treasure boxes and “Did You Know” book.  Manny will be taking photos of our friends (you) for posting on the blog when you stop by the table.

Jane Gibbs, Linda Colman and Her Brother Bill Heckenkamp represent With FOB Frank Ciolino and Sticka ver 6.0 and 7.0

A very limited run of new GMG stickas versions 6.0 and 7.0 have hit the dock courtesy FOB’s Frank Ciolino and Shewsbury.

The innovators that they are produced transparent stickas for use on windows or boats.  One is transparent with a white Beth Swan GMG Sticka design on it and the other is transparent with a navy blue logo.  send in your SASE for yours.  Instructions in the right hand column of the website for the address.


Did You Know? (Charlie McCarthy)

that Charlie McCarthy represented Good Morning Gloucester at Madfish Wharf on Rocky Neck?  Edgar Bergen was unavailable.  Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy made their debut on “Royal Gelatin Hour” in 1936 and were an instant success. Soon after they were given their own show for Chase & Sanborn.  Almost immediately, The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show became one of the most popular programs.  Charlie looks a little worse for the wear, and he’s so old now he has to be pushed around in a pram.  You never know who you’ll see on Rocky Neck.

E.J. Lefavour


Morning of Blackburn Challenge Breast Clouds

The morning of the Blackburn Challenge contestants and viewers of the race noticed some pretty weird clouds. Hard to capture in a camera, they looked a little like this photo taken from the wiki page describing mammatus clouds. Terry Weber posted at GMG about these mysterious clouds here.

“Mammatus” from the latin mamma for breast or udders. On race day the clouds were much larger in the breast category with cleavage compressed as small indentions. A cold front comes in, some wind shear occurs, and these large lumpy clouds start dropping from the sky.

Some clouds have a silver lining, on Cape Ann they sometimes appear to be double D cup.

Camilla MacFadyen: The White-Ellery Farm Project

Camilla MacFadyen: The White-Ellery Farm Project

Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

245 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA


"… have you noticed on the pole on the corner of your house a big red mark? Well that is a sign that ‘human beings live here’ and I remember that no one went from our door hungry."

From the diary of Ida Beaman Falk, 1892-197?

The White Ellery Farm Project is a collaborative piece about history, community and our agrarian roots. It is an art/history "happening", gathering artists and farmers together to bring spirit and community back to the old farm. Join friends and neighbors for a community pot luck with food given by the plentiful home gardens of Cape Ann. If possible, bring an old family recipe or a salad from your garden to share. Take this opportunity to sit with and meet the people in your community and learn about this precious historic farm.

Inside the historic house, Camilla MacFadyen will show her large collograph printed silk landscapes along with an exhibit of photographs of the old farm and an audio diary. Shep Abbott’s film More precious than Gold, a historical documentary on the early settlers of Cape Ann, will play continuously throughout the day. Outside,there will be a small Farmers Market with goods and produce for sale from local farms including the Alprilla Farm in Essex, and the Riverdale Youth Garden in Gloucester.

Third Annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas

Third Annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas
w/ DJ’s Lion Pride Sound
6 pm Boat Boards 
7pm Boat Leaves SHARP!
$20 tickets
Full CASH Bar on Board
The 7Seas Wharf is located next to the Gloucester House Restaurant
Lion Pride Sound System is hosting our Third Annual Reggae Bashment on The High Seas Boat Cruise on Saturday August 13th. Jah Red, Renegade Red , and myself Vision will be playing the best in ska, reggae, and dancehall throughout the evening aboard the 7 Seas Whale Watch cruise ship out of Gloucester, MA. The ship is equipped with a full CASH bar and a large dance floor as well as plenty of seating. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by sending $20 dollars each along with your name to reggaebashment@yahoo.com VIA www.paypal.com its quick and easy .You can contact us to make arrangements if you dont have PAYPAL. It is encouraged you buy tickets ahead to insure you a spot on the boat. We hope everyone can make it out for this event as it has been the party of all summer parties for two years running. So come on out and enjoy some great music on the ocean with yours truly Lion Pride Sound. This event is 21+ Bless.


Magnolia Library Ice Cream Social August 4th


Magnolia Library Ice Cream Social Thursday, August 4th from 6 to 8 pm.  Admission is FREE to ALL.  Ice Cream enthusiast from all corners of the globe are welcome.  At this time, we will be serving Captain Dusty’s of Manchester by the Sea ice cream along with a full complement of your favorite toppings.  Sundae’s will be severed along with cones.  The board of directors wants to show off the newly installed air conditioning in Richard Jones Hall.  Richard Jones Hall is a venue for meetings, showers, weddings, receptions and parties of all kinds.  The hall has a full kitchen, men and ladies rest rooms.  The hall can accommodate up to 150 people and is available to rent at very reasonable rates.

What’s New in Jenna’s Garden? Week Seven

What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?

Jenna Howard headshot

Pleasant Street resident Jenna Howard is providing updates on the chard, cauliflower and other vegetables growing in her plot at the new Burnham’s Field Community Garden. The reports and photos allow GoodMorningGloucester viewers to follow the garden’s progress with a weekly answer to the question, “What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?”

By Jenna Howard

Week Seven

Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of “housekeeping” in the garden. As you may have read in last week’s update, I had to re-stake the tomato plants and remove the squash from the garden. This left a lot of free space and possibilities for new additions.

On the right side of the garden you will see a small fence. This is simply three sticks (that I took from my yard) tied together with twine. This structure was made for the green beans with hopes that as they grow they will climb the fence. This should keep them from interfering with any of their neighbors!

green beans

The newest additions to the garden are Bright Lights Swiss Chard, cauliflower, Romaine Lettuce and Wooly Thyme. While the far end of the garden is looking very mature with 6+ foot tall tomato plants, the middle of the garden is filled with young plants that are just starting to grow.

You may also notice the wild-looking vine growing at the foot of the plot. That is a pumpkin that I grew from a seed! (Yes, I’m very proud to have successfully grown something from a seed!) It has been doubling in size every week. And this week I was so excited to see that a small green pumpkin has appeared!

new stuffpumpkinWeek 7

2 Events at The Cape Ann Healing Center

From the Cape Ann Healing Center:

Cape Ann Healing Center
85 Eastern Ave, Para Research Building
2nd Floor, Room 205
Gloucester, Mass

Call For Dates and Times!

1. Level 2 REIKI:  is an advanced level where students are able to treat themselves and others physically and emotionally.  The students will learn how to do distance healing and how to use reiki in various life situations.

Cost: $200
.  The number of students in class is limited so pre-registration is required with a non-refundable $60 deposit at least 7 days before the class date.  Call 978-412-5400 to register. For info contact Silvie at silvielocker@hotmail.com

2. Feel Better Look Younger with Acupuncture

With Licensed Acupuncturist Greta Williams

Have you heard about Acupuncture but are not really sure how it works or if it works?  Learn how this ancient & systematic medicine has been helping people with pain and illness for over 2,000 years addressing both acute symptoms and underlying imbalances creating lasting health. We will explore what health issues acupuncture can benefit to help you feel better, how it is also being used as a non-invasive beautiful treatment, and explain how it creates wellness.
Free, donations accepted

Please call (978) 282-1191 x1 for registration

Thank you in Advance
Sarah Gauthier Lynch
Cape Ann Healing Center
978-2821191 x1

Gloucester Water Taxi – 1900 Style

Gloucester Harbor, circa 1900 Russell Robins/©Fredrik D. Bodin
Ten years ago a woman came into my gallery with fourteen 4×5 inch glass negatives that she found in the attic, and was going to sell them in her yard sale. They were in good condition, and all were harbor scenes. The only information she could give me was the photographer’s name: Russell Robins, and that he may have worked for Gorton’s Seafood. I bought them for much more than a yard sale price. As it turned out, they were all of Gloucester’s working harbor.
This photograph shows how busy the harbor was, with motor, sail, and rowing boats. The man rowing into the picture on the left is wearing a derby and looks like a businessman. He could be on his way to check out a fishing schooner’s catch and negotiate a price. Behind him are two schooners and the tug Startle. The distant shoreline is East Gloucester, and Rocky Neck is on the right. Over time, I realized that people in the fishing industry commuted by boat, unless a ship was tied up at the dock. Hundreds of people, including fishermen, shipwrights, fish company agents, provisioners, and owners, would row out to conduct the fishery’s business. And that’s probably why Russell Robins was out there too– with his camera.
Printed from the original 4×5 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Negative # A9945-009
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930



The 2011 Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce On-Line Auction is open for bidding. 
Donations include trips to White Mountains of New Hampshire, art, sports tickets to  Bruins and Red Sox games, restaurant certificates, jewelry, automotive services and much more.
The on-line edition of the Cape Ann Chamber Auction will continue through 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 15th. New items are added daily – check in often so you don’t miss a great value.
For more information and a complete list of items go to the chamber’s website at www.capeannchamber.com.

Here are a few of the items up for bid-

One coffee per day for a year

Think of how much fun you will have getting a FREE cup of coffee at Cape Ann Coffees every day for a year! You can experiment, try different kinds and find your favorite all while saving that extra cash for other things.

Donated by

Cape Ann Coffees, Gloucester

Bid Now!

Tennis Lesson with Nick Bollettieri

Improve your game at Manchester Athletic Club (www.manchesterathleticclub.com) with a 30-minute tennis lesson with world famous tennis teacher Nick Bollettieri in October.

Donated by

Manchester Athletic Club

Bid Now!

Red Sox Tickets on August 17

Two tickets to the 1:35 afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Grandstand- first base, Sec/Box 17, Row 11, Seats 5 & 6.

Donated by

Todd Oil, Rockport

Bid Now!

Pet Care & Supplies

Stock up on pet supplies with a $50 Gift Certificate from The Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, and get your dog groomed with a $35 Gift Certificate from K-9 Kuts in Gloucester.

Donated by

Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, K-9 Kuts, Gloucester