Video T-Minus 3 Days- Finalizing Screen Construction With Ed and Sister Felicia 16 Times Fast

Well I think we’re gonna have something for everyone.  From the religious and sporting events of Fiesta- Greasy Pole, Seine Boat Races footage from Sam Hartson, Craig Kimberley and Adam Bolonsky, to Manny Simoes Portuguese Crowning To The Crazy Blue and Albino Lobsters and Rare Golden Sea Robin Videos, miniature lobsters, the Faces Of Our Fishermen from EJ’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more- if you have friends from out of town that you have a hard time explaining the heart and soul of our community to, just bring them down to our show and immerse yourself in it!

Lat 43 Saturday Night Come by and Say Hey!!!!!

Here’s another night of work on the screen condensed in a time lapse video for you-

T Minus Three Days Time Lapse Video with Ed Collard, Sista Felicia and Some Bald Guy

More Screencaps from Our Show Which starts at 8PM and is proceeded by Matt Burke’s Gloucester Daily Times Top 25 Gloucester High Gridiron Greats presentation.


Terri Has Some Nice Things To Say

Hi Joey!
I have been a follower for over two years. Congrats on winning Boston Blogger (always had it!)

I am going to try and make this very short. I married a wonderful man who introduced this southern belle to the north shore. After 37 yrs of wedded bliss,we lost our loving Yankee (not New York) in 2009. His wish was to have his ashes thrown in the great ocean on the north shore. It has been two years today. One of the ways I feel close to my husband is through your blog and all the beautiful pics of the ocean. My son, Jon, put this pic together and sent it to me tonight. I would love to share it with you and your readers. Even thought I live in Delaware my heart is there with my husband! Always a fan, Terri


2011-12 Influenza Season Free Local Health Clinics

The Health Department and Boards of Health of Cape Ann and Hamilton and Wenham will be providing free influenza vaccine at clinics and events throughout the area over the coming months. We have ample supply this year and the vaccine is free for everyone.

Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months of age. Anyone wishing to receive vaccine should bring their insurance card so we can bill their insurance company. If you do not have insurance you are eligible for free vaccine. We will not charge or turn anyone away who is appropriate to receive vaccine. Please wear loose fitting sleeves to more easily facilitate vaccination

Vaccine will be available at the following times and locations:

  • Sept. 15, 10am – 1pm, Rockport Community Center
    Week of Sept. 19, Gloucester Senior housing locations
    *September 21, 10am – 12 noon, Manchester American Legion Hall
    Sept. 27, 10am – 2pm, Gloucester Rose Baker Senior Center
    Sept. 29 9 – 11am, Gloucester, Addison Gilbert Hospital
    Oct. 5, 10am – 1pm, Gloucester NOAA offices
    Oct. 5, 1 – 3pm, Rockport Methodist Church
    Oct. 6, 2 – 6pm, Gloucester City Hall
    Oct. 20, 10am – 1pm, Essex Senior Center
    Oct. 22, 11am – 2pm, Essex Clamfest and Health Fair
    Oct. 26, 3 – 5pm, Hamilton, “the Old Library building”
    Oct. 29, 9am – 12 noon, Rockport Elementary School
    Nov. 8, 4 – 7pm, Essex First National Bank of Ipswich
        Nov. 9, 3 – 5pm, Hamilton, “the Old Library building”
    *Over 65 years of age, Manchester residents only

Additional dates and times may be determined and will be posted on the municipal websites. Influenza vaccine will also be available through the schools on Cape Ann. Check your municipal website or call your local Health Department or Board of Health for more information.

Paint Factory – Before and After Demo

Photos by E.J.

The first two photos are the same shot taken the morning of the demo and the morning after.  There was still some final demo being done to take the building completely down.  Personally, I like being able to see the character of the building that was hidden behind the falling down shed building (which BTW was a relatively new structure built in the 1930’s vs. the remainder of the manufactory that was built in the 1870’s).  As long as the remaining structures can be restored, our Motif #1 will remain, and in my opinion be the better of the two, because most of it will still be the original versus a rebuilt replica of the original.

Ocean Alliance, who purchased the paint factory, is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1971 by Roger Payne. Dr. Payne has conducted research on whales in all the oceans of the world, and has been an eloquent spokesman for their welfare for over three decades. In the early 1970s, he was among the first to sound the alarm about the threat of worldwide pollution of the oceans. In the January 1979 issue of National Geographic, Dr. Payne said, “Pollution has replaced the harpoon as a mortal threat to whales, and in its way can be far more deadly.”

Believing that rigorous science and widespread public education are basic requirements for long-term conservation, Dr. Payne founded Ocean Alliance for the purpose of carrying out both these global missions. Ocean Alliance has research partnerships in South America and a research vessel, Odyssey (a 93-foot, steel, ocean-going ketch), that operates in all the world’s oceans from her home base in Gloucester.

That Ocean Alliance owns the paint factory is a fait accompli.  Whether they are able to complete this major restoration project so that the paint factory remains for years to come is yet to be seen.  Rather than bemoaning what is done, we might all be better served by supporting and working with Ocean Alliance to accomplish their goal of restoring this iconic piece of Gloucester’s history and landscape.

If you haven’t walked through the buildings or around the grounds recently, these shots will give you an idea of how much work there is to do, and what has been accomplished so far.

E.J. Lefavour



This fall, Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester is marking its first three years in business with a number of special events and two large back-to-back film festivals.
On Saturday, September 17th at 4:30pm, the Cinema welcomes author and film critic Daniel M. Kimmel as he hosts the "The People Vs. George Lucas," a documentary about "Star Wars" fans. Kimmel is featured in the film, and will also sign copies of his book, "Jar Jar Binks Must Die… And Other Observations About Science Fiction Movies." The film repeats on Sunday, September 18th at 4:30pm, with a line-up of "Star Wars" fan films, shorts produced as a tribute to Lucas’s galaxy far, far away. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.00 students and seniors and $6.50 for Members.
Liv Ullmann is a world-famous actor, writer and director, and on Saturday, September 24th at 7:30pm, will visit the Cinema with her 2000 Ingmar Bergman-penned drama "Faithless." She will host a Q&A after the show and talk with guests. Tickets for the event, which is a fundraiser for the Cinema, are $20.00 and are available either at the box office or online at
On Sunday, September 25th at 7:00pm, the Cinema hosts a special one-night-only screening of indie vanguard Kevin Smith’s latest, the psychological thriller "Red State." The film is about a fundamentalist church that lures sinners and dispatches them with heavenly force, and stars Michael Parks, John Goodman and Oscar winner Melissa Leo. The film does not hit theaters until later this fall. As a bonus, Smith himself will appear live on-screen and will take questions from viewers via Twitter. Tickets to this exclusive fundraising event are $20.00, and are available either at the box office or online
The Cinema officially celebrates turning 3 years old on Saturday, October 1st at 7:30pm, and hosts renowned political comedian Jimmy Tingle for "Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream: Live On Stage & Screen." First, the 60-minute documentary "Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream," followed by a Q&A by writer/producer/star Tingle, and finally, a live set by Tingle. Tickets for this fundraising event are $25.00 at the door, $22.00 in advance, available either at the box office or online at
As for film festivals, October brings the month-long "DoctoberFest," with the 2nd Annual Cape Ann Film Festival playing November 3-20. The line-ups will be announced Monday, September 26th, as will the extensive list of special events and guests.

Anna Solomon is Bringing Her Debut Novel, "the Little Bride," to Gloucester This Weekend

anna--headshot for little bride cover"Anna Solomon, who was born and raised in Gloucester, is bringing her debut novel, "the Little Bride,"  to the city this coming weekend.

The book takes place in the late 19th century and follows a young Jewish woman who travels as a mail order bride from cosmopolitan Odessa to the desolate plains of South Dakota. Her much-older husband is a member of the Am Olam movement, which supported Jews in their desire to create an agricultural future. picked "The Little Bride" as one of the top 30 novels coming out this fall, and here’s part of what BookPage says about it:

    "A fascinating debut…Riveting….Solomon’s prose is bold and often gritty, and she creates complicated, surprising characters that completely defy expectations."

There are two events, both free:

Friday night, Sept. 16, a reading by Anna at The Bookstore on Main Street–7 p.m.

Saturday night, Sept 17, is a performance with Anna reading and singer-songwritier Clare Burson singing and playing (violin and guitar) songs she wrote after reading the book.  This performance, "A Little Suite for the Little Bride," takes place at 7:30 at the Gloucester temple on Middle Street."

little bride cover

Music Around Town updates

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line

Dave Says,

We’re gonna tilt the event horizon our way  as we re-present one of our faves, Ms. Lisa Marie, to our stage this week, in order to induce shortness of pants amongst our loyal fans. Crooner, belter, and filia mystica, take your pick: she’ll wrestle your eardrums to the floor and make you scream “Uncle!”
  Turning the screws up a notch will be that Irish idol, Mr. Benny Benson, on mortar and pestle, and that rolling chassis chord mechanic, Mr. John Hyde, on accordion. Due to my swollen rubato, I’ll be staying home, but I will be ably covered by Mr. Johnny P., who’s absolutely thrilled to have any gig on a Thursday nite! Of course, Mr. Greg T. will be there, frantically trying to save enough money to buy a new hat. A marvelous night for all!

We are back.

We are playing.

The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will be performing at the Gloucester block party downtown at 7 pm on Saturday in front of the

Sovereign Bank (across from CVS). Thank you,


Some great news from Gloucester’s own Bandit Kings


What’s the Good Word?
The BKs have been toiling hard at Bang-A-Song Studios this summer, working with good friend and co-captain of the kool kids, Tony Goddess. From what can be heard through the carpeted walls, they are amassing quite a collection of amazing mixes. The band gets major points for the songs but credit the good noise to friend and guest producer, Mr. Dave Mattacks. They’ve also had visits from Russ Lawton (who can be heard most of the year with a little music group you may be familiar with, the Trey Anastasio Band) and Nelson Bragg (on a short break between world travels with the Brian Wilson band). The Bandit Kings look forward to sharing the fruits of this labor soon, and are so happy to have such great inspiration from these fantastic musicians and all of you (awwww).


Coming up!
THURSDAY, September 15: The BKs move on down the line again to play the 2011 NE England Pop Festival at the Rosebud Bar in Somerville! The Pop Fest is a magical musical festival celebrating and showcasing the pop music of New England musicians on Sept 15-17. There are a ton of great bands playing, including Eddie Japan and Preacher Roe, but since this is our mailing list we are crossing our toes you’ll make a special effort to catch our hour-long set of hot originals at 10pm on Thursday 9/15
• Doors are at 7pm/BKs at 10pm/$10/21+/sorry to your tiny music lovin’ babies
• 381 Summer St. Davis Square, Somerville, MA

SATURDAY, September 17: The BKs play the Dogbar during the last Gloucester Block Party of the whole summer with their very favorite heavily bearded friend, Marc Wolfson Pinansky (of Township). Because we KNOW it’s gonna be great weather, the Dogbar will close off the parking lot and set up a mean outdoor club that makes for some pretty amazing sangin and dancin under the stars…More about Marc here
• 8pm/free/21+
• 65 Main St. Gloucester, MA

FRIDAY, September 23: Our last September gig will be at the Rhumbline with THREE special guests, who comprise the Dan Baker TRIO. The DBT will start the night off right and we’ll take it from there with more of your favorite BK tunes. See what Dan Baker is all about here
• 9pm/$5/21+
• 40 Railroad Ave. Gloucester, MA


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The Bandit Kings are:
Renee Dupuis on lead vocals and keys, Ann Marie, also on lead vocals, Dennis Monagle on drums, Joe Cardoza on bass, and Dan King on lead guitar. The Bandit Kings’ play original tunes written by the band members and hot b-sides by classic artists for longer shows. They have found bare-bones musical chemistry, including the rich meld of vocalists Ann Marie and Dupuis, who “both have voices that bring us back to the dawn of country rock, whisky soaked and raspy in just the right places while never crossing into the overpowering. The song is a rare treat that could have been tossed aside as a boring anachronism in less capable hands.” -Boston Band Crush


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Tina Greel Represents Before the Paint Mfg Demolition


Tina Greel Represents Before the Paint Mfg Demolition

Hey Wait! I gave her a Sticka but where’d she get my Official GMG Press Pass?


How am I supposed to get into any big local events (for free) without it?


Please Tina give it back. It won’t do you any good. You don’t look anything at all like the photo on it. You have too much hair.

Did You Know? Well now you do!


GMG’S own EJ has been selected as seARTS Member of the week. Congrats EJ!

From the seARTS Newsletter;

memberoftheweekseARTS Member of the Week: EJ Lefavour 
The Landing Logo                                                                                                    

What is your medium?  

I am a photographer, painter (primarily oils, acrylics and mixed media) and writer (including being a regular contributor to Good Morning Gloucester)


How long have you been an artist?  

I guess all my life, but began actively pursuing my life as an artist in 1990 after leaving the corporate world.



Where do you get your inspiration?  

Now that I am living on Cape Ann, my inspiration is everywhere I look, everyone I meet, and everything I learn about this amazing place.  It’s a little overwhelming.
What else would you like us to know?   

I’m a type A corporate risk manager turned artist.  I’ve traveled alot, lived many places, operated a number of galleries and non-profit cultural centers, and have also worked as a marketing services provider to artists for many years providing art printing, matting and framing, artwork photography, web design, and other services.
Where can we find your works?   

Until I close the gallery on October 15, at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., G3 on Madfish Wharf. Always on my website at, on October 8th and 9th at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show at Village Hall in Annisquam.

Video- Captain Caroline Smith Aboard Schooner Harvey Gamage As It Is Hauled Out At Roses Marine, Gloucester MA

From The Ocean’s Classroom Website

Captain Caroline Smith

Caroline sailed on her first tall ship, Alexandria, while in college at William and Mary and since graduating has spent sea time aboard Tole Mour, Pride of Baltimore II, Victory Chimes, Black Pearl and Corwith Cramer.  Caroline became a full time captain with Ocean Classroom in 2005 after spending two years building the schooner Virginia.  Caroline grew up in a fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay and when not sailing lives in Virignia.