Claire D. Way Makes Team USA as Only Skater from new England To Be Chosen! Way To Go Claire!!!!


Hi Joey,
I know you are a big fan of the Boston Derby Dames.  One of the skaters,  Claire D. Way, a local girl from Ipswich,
made Team USA.  Team USA will be skating at the World Cup to be held in Toronto Canada – Dec. 1 thru 4, 2011.
Claire D. Way is the only skater from New England to be chosen for the team.  There will be 13 countries participating
in this event.  This should be an historical event.  The team would be proud if you post this on GMG.  Thank you.

Here is her skater profile link:, Meet Team USA: Claire D. Way | DerbyLife

Claire D. Way On Good Morning Gloucester-


Allana Taranto Photo for The Derby Dames 2011 Calendar-

Chickity Check It! Ally O’Connor’s NXT Event Blog


Ally writes on the new blog-

All Things Boston, All Things New England

Thanks for visiting our blog and new website. It’s summer here in the city, and it’s always an interesting juxtaposition in terms of time … while we all live with the hustle and bustle of the city, we are also chasing the best that summer has to offer while the fair weather stays. It’s easy enough to do in our destination. I love the breeze that blows through my new offices rolling right over the top of the Cruiseport Boston, while sneaking peaks of the masts from visiting Tall Ships or the vessels in Extreme Sailing. I imagine all the folks headed out on the seas and the ferries to / from the Boston Harbor Islands or maybe the amazing whale watching. Streets and sidewalks are busting with al fresco style dining and foot traffic, from one of my favorite secrets – North 26 overlooking Fanueil Hall Marketplace, the terrace of Mamma Maria’s in the North End and the hot new dockside deck and patio at Jerry Remy’s in the Seaport.

Yet, on Thursday nights, my head has already turned north to Cape Ann, where I grew up and now live with my husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Residing nearby the Back Shore of Gloucester, where the coastline meets the expansive never ending Atlantic views, we spend our days lulling by the sea, at the beach, on a boat, biking, or walking. Just a few weekends back, I was excited to find out my friend Bea Flammia has recently come to Gloucester and experienced the new water shuttle, as well as the re-emerging Arts and Cultural District, and that she brought this back to her hotel concierge at the Fairmont Battery Wharf … got me thinking about all my own homeport has to offer that I take for granted and need to do a better job sharing.

That’s the next step at NXTevent. Communicate to our friends and relationships all that Boston and New England have to offer. The sneak peaks behind the scenes that we take for granted, whether its the growing organic farming communities and markets to exploring Chinatown’s cuisines, to a fresh new concept in evening events and dine arounds – exploring our coastline restaurants by water instead of foot. Tell you our story, as it occurs, and let you share your story with us.

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Community Weekend Cancellations- Essex Music Festival- Fish Box Derby Inspections

Essex Music Festival CANCELLED!!



The 18th Annual Essex Music Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Please stayed tuned and check the website for further updates.
Noon – 10:30 pm
Centennial Grove
on Chebacco Lake, Essex

Fish Box Derby vs. Hurricane Irene


Dear Joey,

Due to Hurricane Irene’s threat, we of the the Fish Box Derby committee are forced to reschedule the inspection date for cars and drivers from this Sunday, Aug. 28th until Sunday, Sept. 11th.  The inspection will still be at C. B. Fisk, 21 Kondelin Road, Cape Ann Industrial Park, Gloucester from 9AM ’til noon.  The race date remains Sunday, Sept. 18th.   Link to our website follows.  Could we please ask for your help in posting this on GMG?

Thank you for your help!

Rick Isaacs, Vice-president Fish Box Derby, Phone:  978-590-7427

Dan Conrad, President Fish Box Derby, Phone:  978-828-9816

Did You Know? (The Noise)

that on September 8th there will be a group of greats in one great place, The Annie, in Gloucester?  Don’t miss the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration of The Noise, famous for 30 years in Boston, now HQ’d in Gloucester.  I just love T Max and Sal Baglio – Allen Estes, Chelsea Berry and Julie Dougherty too.  We just have such amazing talent here, with more evolving and being attracted every day.  This place is like a greatness magnet.  Sponsored by

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson-Cox

Khan Studio Deviled Egg Contest Winners

Deviled Egg Winners

Click for full story and more photos by EJ

Summer Artist Series

Through August 30: PROPRIETARY CHAOS
Photography by Laurence Kent Jones

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Laurence Kent Jones

Due to his assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, Jones resided in Port-au-Prince for the last four years. This collection of photographs taken before and after the 2010 earthquake, include journalistic street scenes and oversized panoramas of informally built hillside neighborhoods in Haiti.

Rocky Neck Gallery| | 978-282-0917

Guest Artist
at Khan Studio

Paintings by Sinikka Nogelo, Through Sept 1

Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery
on Madfish Alley

Tidal River by Sinikka Nobelo
Tidal River, painting by Sinikka Nogelo

Sinikka Nogelo, a Gloucester artist, was a familiar face on Cape Ann Television until her retirement last summer. The works she is exhibiting at Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery encompass a "year of re-discovery."

Khan Studio, Madfish Alley | | 857-891-9054

Summer Artist Series

August 31 – September 13: From Cape Ann to Tahiti
Oil paintings by Rokhaya Waring

RECEPTION : SAT, September 3, 6 – 8pm
Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave

Rokhaya Waring
Sunset, Opunohu Bay 20" x 20" , oil by Rokhaya Waring

Last June, I traveled to Moorea, a volcanic island in the middle of the South Pacific and part of Tahiti. Moorea can truly be called "Paradise on Earth". A place I had only read about was suddenly the place I stood, paints in hand. I often had the feeling there of being in a dream. I couldn’t help but think of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty or wonder where Gauguin and Matisse might have walked… My greatest challenge was seeing through its picture-postcard beauty. It is a real place, after all. On Tahiti I was drawn by the swiftly changing clouds, lush vegetation, and the colors of the ocean- the same elements I love about my home in Gloucester, Mass., on the Atlantic. As far apart as they are, each place has helped me see the other- more often contrasting though at times reminiscent.


Music at the Madfish

Thursday, August 25 – 9pm to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday, August 26 – 9pm to close ~ Runaround

Saturday, August 27 – 9pm to close ~ Madhouse

Sunday, August 28– 8pm to close ~ Jack Lee and Diversity

Ruth Mordecai
Apples Hanging from the Sun, oil, 15" x11"

Ruth Mordecai : Open Studio & Sale
Saturday, September 3 & Monday, September 5

Paintings, drawings, monoprints, collages, 1980 – 2007, framed and unframed

All work priced to sell to make room for new work.

4 Terrace Lane, Rocky Neck
(up the stairs across Rocky Neck Avenue from IMAGINE. Look for Balloons on the stairs andBalloons on the porch of the third house up on the right.)

Goetemann Artist in Residence

Conrad Eric Armstrong (September 8 to October 7)

Thursday, September 8, Introductory Slide presentation, Rocky Neck Gallery

Brain Buggy by Conrad Armstrong
Brain Buggy (part of the Mnemonosphere cycle), 2010, 21.7" x 29.5"
Watercolor on glue gesso on panel

Conrad Armstrong is an American artist who currently lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic, where he splits his time between teaching English, making art, and exhibiting. One of Conrad’s primary interests is the intersection between landscape and memory in human culture and history. Over the last decade, Conrad’s work has dealt with this theme in various media and from different perspectives. Landscape paintings made from memory, topographic paper sculpture, mnemonically-encoded images, landscape installation, and drawing and painting in situ are all manifestations of this interest. In addition to this theme, Conrad has also produced other bodies of work and exhibitions on other subjects including fetish objects, the role of social networks in contemporary life, the relationship between cars and alternative modes of transportation, and the potential of the classroom as a creative space. Underlying all of Conrad’s work is a sense of curiosity, playfulness, and whimsy that results in a compelling and often funny experience for the viewer. Though he is quite familiar with the North Shore, Conrad is delighted to have the opportunity to deepen his relationship with the area while developing his work at Rocky Neck in September 2011.

Mad Hungry Lucinda Scala Quinn’s “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” As Prepared By The Mrs


My wife was absolutely beside herself when I told her that Lucinda stopped by the dock to pick up some lobsters the other day.

The reason she was so upset was because she religiously DVR’s Lucinda’s show Mad Hungry and one of my favorite dishes that the Mrs has been making for a couple of months now came from the show- “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”

The Mrs is a huge fan of Lucinda and the show mostly due to the simple recipes that all pack great taste.

Me personally?  I’ve never had a love affair with beans but the beans in this dish I could eat for days they are so packed with flavor.

here’s the recipe and the show’s website-

Recipe’s from Today’s Show: Weeknight Dinner Challenge Winner


Hurricane Irene Tracking Page

Hurricane Irene Tracking Page

Here’s a great site to keep  informed on the track of Hurricane Irene.

Also, here’s a great site to keep up on the Local Forecast

Chickity Check It! Dave Jewell and Tom Ring On CBS news Last Night With Lauren Leamanczyk


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GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Hurricane Irene could cause major damage to homes and the economy in Gloucester.

Gloucester residents still talk about The Perfect Storm back in the 90′s, but no one is quite sure what Irene is going to bring.

People in the fishing industry and those who live along the water are preparing for the absolute worst.

“It’s certainly going to get rough, and that could impact the whole lobster industry, the gill netters, everyone. It’s not good for us at all,” said Tom Ring

Click picture below to go to CBS Boston where you can watch the video.


When you are done watching the video you just gotta check out the website of cameraman Rick Macomber  He does a series of videos of the Tekka fresh fish marketplace in Little India Singapore.  Visually stunning work really.

Here’s the team who brought you the piece on Twitter-

Cameraman Rick Macomber on twitter @boston_camera

Lauren on Twitter LaurenWBZ
also Assignment Editor and Uber Boston News Twitter Star Andrea Courtois@AndreaWBZ