Lat 43 GMG Bash To Renew Newell Stadium At Latitude Updated Outdoor Café Floor Plan- Click Picture to Enlarge

It’s very simple, once you walk through downtown for the Block Party, swing on tdown to Lat 43 and the outdoor seating theatre which we will be creating in the parking lot facing Rogers Street.  If you can’t get a table downtown there will be plenty of hand food that you can grab and watch the free show and The Team at Lat 43 is offering food at family friendly prices-

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2


Matt Burke From the Gloucester Daily Times Will be presenting  Awards To the top 25 Gloucester High School Gridiron Greats and we will have photos of lots of the award winners blown up 25 feet on the big screen as Matt gives out the awards.

We will unveil the 25 foot screen that Ed Collard and I conceived and Ed mostly built with help from Sista Felicia and screen Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta” movie.  The Screen will be outside hoisted high up on the pilings in front of Lat 43, show footage of the blue lobsters albino lobsters, golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen From EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up Lat 43 will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Best of all 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

“Everything Looks Better in Back and White”

So go the lyrics in most versions of Paul Simon’s song Kodachrome. Sad to say that the last roll of Kodachrome has been shot, developed and printed. We will all have to face the task of explaining to our grandchildren what Kodachrome and, indeed, what film, was.

However, not everything looks better in black and white.

Did You Know? (Gloucester’s Finest Kind Video)

That those good looking men (and one lovely young woman) of the sea featured in the 2012 Gloucester’s Finest Kind Calendar will also be featured on the big screen, as part of a video presentation of Celebrate Gloucester II created by Joey C., at Latitude 43 during the Block Party on Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm?  If you’re one of the featured fisherman, their friends, family or fellow fishermen, turn out and see them on the big screen (and I mean big; Ed Collard & friends built this amazing 25’ projection screen). 

 The calendars are available to purchase at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck, Dogtown Book Shop, Willow Rest, Cape Pond Ice, Richdale’s in East Gloucester, and through Christine Sherman at the Northeast Seafood Coalition.  They make great gifts and supplies are limited, so get yours soon.  You can also order them online at if you are not local.

E.J. Lefavour

Brilliant Beauport Thursday, September 15

Brilliant Beauport


Thursday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester , Mass.

$14 Historic New England members, $21 nonmembers

Enjoy a leisurely evening tour of Beauport when the house truly comes alive. Henry Davis Sleeper’s spectacular array of lighting devices illuminates the house with a brilliant and captivating glow. See the Master Mariner’s Room, Strawberry Hill Room, and Octagon Room sparkle as Sleeper intended. Light refreshments are provided.

Reservations required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information.

2nd Annual Lanesville Music Festival FunRaiser, on Sat. Sept. 17

The Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St. Gloucester, presents its 2nd Annual Lanesville Music Festival FunRaiser, on Sat. Sept. 17 from 12:30 – 9:30. Nine hours of music by some of the North Shore’s best players: bluegrass, blues, classics, R&B, and more.

From 12:30 – 6 the setting is outdoors under tents, in the field next to the historic barn that houses the LCC, with food and beverages for sale by the Plum Cove Grind, Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ, the LCC and Fisherman’s Brew. The music includes Lisa Marie & All Shook Up; Ryan, Ortolani & Fleming; Steve Brennan; Not That Blonde; Wild Maple; and Ric Saint Germain & Friends.

From 6:30 – 9:30, kick up the dust on the new dance floor with Mari Martin & her band The Dirty Little Secrets (Dave Keon, John Hicks, Ira Levine and Ken Cleveland). There will be raffles, including a 50-50, gift certificates from local merchants, t-shirts for sale and kids’ activities. Admission is by donation to benefit the ongoing renovation of the LCC, making it available for arts and music events, as well as private party rentals – a community resource for everyone to enjoy. Come and see what we are up to! For more information on the players, other LCC events, parking and directons, see our website at


Harbor Goods, Toodeloos and Island Art and Hobby are having a Pajama Party


It’s the last Gloucester Block Party of the season this Saturday, September 17 and Harbor Goods, Toodeloos and Island Art and Hobby are having a Pajama Party from 6 pm to 11 pm. Come join in on the fun.

Wear your jammies and we’ll take 20% off your  purchase of regular priced items.

We have cozy sweatshirts, fleece and scarves to warm you up on crisp Fall days. 


We’re in the last week of the raffle to win tickets to the Life is good Festival on September 24/25 in Canton, MA; all money raised benefits the Life is good Kids Foundation.   $2 raffle to win a pair of tickets worth $130!

The street will be hopping with outdoor dining, live music, street performances, dancing, kids activities, shopping and all around FUN.   Hope to see you there – in your pj’s! 

Video- Dolphins Swimming off Cape Ann

Pat Emanuele Submits-

Tuesday afternoon as I was leaving Rockport Harbor to head back to the Annisquam River I noticed some chop off in the distance. Assuming it was fish jumping I drove over only to find a large pod of at least one hundred dolphins swimming between Rockport Harbor and the break water.

Dolphins Swimming In Rockport Harbor Photo From Pat Emanuele

Paint Factory – A moment with Iain Kerr before the demolition

A man who “Walks the Talk”, is in constant motion, with a vision for the future, and an eye on the past.

Iain talks with Thom Falzzarano and Donna Ardizzoni of GMG

The Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge New York City, circa 1910 Charles H. Cleaves/ ©Fredrik D. Bodin
The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 as the longest suspension bridge in the world (5,989 feet) and the tallest free standing structure in the Northern Hemisphere. Rockport attorney and photographer Charles H. Cleaves (1877–1937), who had interests in Cape Ann granite quarries, probably made this photograph to show how our granite was used. Although the bridge’s clearance at high tide is 135 feet, this full rigged ship still had to step her topmasts to pass through. Three tugs tow the ship down the East River and out of New York Harbor.
I have driven, walked, and bicycled over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, where I was born. The bridge really is a National Treasure, the Eight Wonder of the World, and I have sold her many times.
Printed from the original 4×5 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Image # A9645-027

Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

POP Gallery Steps Up With A The Block Party Promotion


POP Gallery Gloucester invites you to join ALL the restaurants and Galleries for the last Block Party of the 2011 season! SATURDAY Sept. 17th from 5-11 (gallery hours that day are from 12-11 all DAY/Night)

Based on the pop-up store concept this little gem of a gallery will have art, craft, design, homewares and wearables with style to spare.

POP will be serving lite refreshments, and beverages, along with all the dining establishments around Main street PLUS LIVE music, and entertainment for ALL ages. Bonus discounts on selected art and design in store …

A fun crew in here that night and dancing under the stars…( or wherever you prefer?) Weather forecast looks GREAT for Saturday night mayhem!

67 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

What’s new in Jenna’s Garden – Week 12

Congratulations Jenna and Brian on Your Recent Engagement!!!!

GMG contributor Jenna Howard, the Burnham’s Field Community Gardener behind the regular GMG feature, "What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?", just got engaged to Gloucester native and Good Guy Brian Horne.

Jenna Howard Writes-

Week 12

"Grasshoppers, and Caterpillars, and Snails, oh my! The garden is flourishing; full of veggies, fruits, and insects! Where there is food you’ll find lots of critters. This week I had some very cool critter sitings– as well as lots of veggie picking!"