The Video Presentations Lineup For Our Debut of The Big Screen At Lat 43 Saturday Night also- Sista Felicia’s Hot Cocoa and Schnapps and Bobby Ryan’s Folly Cove Rum and Hot Mulled Cider

This Just In- We Will be Live Broadcasting From The Event With A Newly Installed WebCam In The Lat 43 Parking Lot Which Will Be Transformed Into An Outdoor Café Movie Theater- “Joey Paradiso”, lol

Lat 43 will be serving Sista Felicia’s Special Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Schnapps (also served without the booze for the little ones) and we will be proudly serving The fantastic Ryan and woods Folly Cove Rum with hot mulled Cider to keep y’all warm through the night.

This in addition to the cheap cheap handfood from Lat 43  will make it THE PLACE TO BE TOMORROW NIGHT once you peruse downtown!

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

Tim Blakely from is doing the install.  You can watch beginning Saturday around noon the transformation of the space (look for the webcam link here)

There will be an award ceremony of The Gloucester Daily Times Top 25 Gridiron Greats emceed by Matt Burke, and backed up by a photo slideshow of the Gridiron greats as well as the 2011 Gloucester High School Football player portraits by David Cox.

Then at 8PM we have Sam Hartson’s Opus ‘This Is Fiesta”

EJ’s Movie Faces of Gloucester Commercial Fishermen, Slides From Her Finast Kind Calendar

St Joseph’s Novena Short Video

Friday Saturday and Sunday Live From the Greasy Pole Video featuring video form Craig Kimberley, Adam Bolonsky and your boy Joey

Albino Lobster,Blue Lobster, Triple Pincher Claw Lobster and One Inch Lobster Videos

Womens Seine Boat Video and Men’s Seine Boat Video from Sunday

Manny Simoes “The Crowning” Video from Gloucester’s Portuguese Community

Joey C’s Gloucester At Dawn Movie Set To Chilling Music

Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippo’s Captain Domenic Video

Monkey Balls Movie

Lobstering 16 Times Fast Video

September 2011 Block Party Entertainment Schedule Saturday Night!

Sargent Stage
6:00​The Docksiders Big Band
27 piece super band from Gloucester High School
7:30​OmBellyCo Tribal Belly Dance Troupe
Dynamic American Tribal-Style, Elegant and Feminine
8:00​Deb Hardy and Kerry Mullen
Acoustic Folk Rock, Originals & Classics
8:45​Solomon Murungu
Traditional Music from Zimbabwe played on the Mbira
9:30​Chris Merten Band
​​Classic/New/Original Rock
Sovereign Stage
6:00  ​Lauriellen and the Boys
Folk and Bluegrass with members of Old Cold ‘Tater
6:50  ​Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
Classic Hits/Unique Harmonies
7:45​Cape Ann Big Band
17 piece Talent Burst
8:45​The Runaround Sound
Reggae at its Absolute Best!
Kids Town
Arts, Crafts & Games with Art Haven & YMCA
6:30 ​Yo, Joe, What a Guy! Magic Show with Joe Howard
Who will win Joe’s magic prizes?
Franklin Stage
6:00  ​Linda Amero
Wonderful Jazz Interpretations
Dog Bar Stage
9:00 ​The Bandit Kings
Rock with a Splash of Country
Mystery Train Stage
6:00​The Dynamic Duo
​​Show Tunes and Classics
7:00​Not that Blonde with Jim D’Augustine  
​​Unique harmonies of familiar tunes to the obscure
8:00​​Livin’ on Luck
​​Acoustic Covers of Treasured Classic Rock
Latitude 43 Theater
Celebrate Gloucester II “Farewell to Summer Show” for GFAA
10% of proceeds from Outdoor Food and Drink support Re- Newell Stadium Fund
6:00​Joe & Renee
​​Classic Rock  
7:30​25 GHS Gridiron Greats with Slideshow
​​presented by Gloucester Daily Times – Sports Ed.- Matt Burke
8:00​The Joey Show on his home made 25 foot screen
​​Sam Hart’s  “This is Fiesta” Movie and
​​lots of crazy wonderful “Soul of Gloucester” video
​​gathered by Good Morning Gloucester
​​Impresario Joey Ciaramitaro

Art Now Rockport is Tomorrow!

Yes! Contemporary art is alive and well in Rockport. On Saturday, September 17th from 7 to 9 pm, meet five artists along with Lydia Barry Kutko, a New York-based art advisor who will give her take on the local contemporary art scene (check out her GMG interview here). Art, food and conversation all in the setting of the historic former Rockport Lodge.

Tickets to Art Now Rockport are $28 with a percentage of the proceeds supporting the community programming of Rockport Festivals. To reserve your spot, order online at Tickets are limited and sold at the door on a first come, first-served basis. Art Now Rockport would like to thank Joey of Good Morning Gloucester for making his interviews with several of the participating artists available, Lula’s Pantry in Rockport for providing the food, Abigail Cahill O’Brien of 5th Joy for the venue, and Wernau Asset Management, Inc. for their generous support.

One Hour At A Time Saturday Morning Beach Clean Up With A Chance To Win A Pair Of Whale Watch Tickets

Melissa Cox writes-

Members of One Hour at a Time Gang and fellow citizens,
After reading this story (see link below) I was saddened to not see Pavilion Beach or any at Stage Fort on the list. Maybe it is because they didn’t have enough volunteers to cover all of the beaches in our area. Help me throw together a group that will make this city proud and clean. These two beaches are heavily traveled by our visitors and it is a shame to see them left out of a wonderful event. Please know this clean up is in addition to the other efforts on Saturday and not sanctioned by the Coastsweep group.

I’ll be at one of these two locations on Saturday morning, won’t you join me?
I’ll take care of picking up the trash bags but please bring gloves (garden or work gloves are better then disposable), water is a reusable container and a friend!! Spread the word. We can do this.
Saturday Sept 17th 8am – 11am
I will be stationed at Pavilion Beach while my husband, Bill Cox, will be at Stage Fort Park.
Please RSVP if you can attend or if you need more information~
Together we can do more,
Melissa Cox

Capt Bills Whale Watch is going to be donating a pair of tickets to raffle off for those who come down to the clean up on Saturday Sept 17th 8-11. Pavilion Beach or Stage Fort Beach’s. You will need to check in with Melissa (Pavilion Beach) or Bill (Stage Fort) Cox to get a raffle ticket!
Thank you.

What If?

Also, the cutest photo of Caton Andrade (Dr. Nicole’s son) in his homemade GMG T swabbing the decks of the Schooner Adventure after Mug Up on Schooner Festival weekend.

And a really nice note from Dr. Nicole:

As promised EJ, sorry for the delay!  Thanks so much for having us at MugUp on Schooner Festival weekend!  It was great to see Paul F, and to meet Ed C, Paul M, Dorothy Englander (LOVE her work!) and finally the infamous Bean!  The Beauport Breakfast was sold out so we came back to the Neck where we visited Brenda at Imagine, then little Caton grabbed the helm and swabbed the deck on the Schooner Adventure and worked up an appetite for lunch at the Studio Restaurant .  We are excited for Trails and Sails Weekend and we have a real wee GMG shirt for representin’ now!  FYI there are also still slots open for the fall nooks and crannies tour at Beauport Sleeper McGann House, I highly recommend!

As you know, Cape Ann Healing Center is very committed to sharing Gloucester as a destination for healing in its art, land, history, resources and people.  We are so grateful for all that you and all the GMG contributors do, we voted daily from every computer in the office.  As promised also attached are fun photos and is the flyer for our YMCA for ALL fundraiser movie What If?  Awakening to Our True Selves at the Cape Ann Community Cinema, next wednesday Sept. 21st.  Doors open at 7, hope to see some GMG fans there, it is a great film, thanks for helping us spread the word!

So hope everyone can turn out for What If? at Cape Ann Community Cinema.  I know after a wild summer on Rocky Neck, I’m certainly ready to start thinking about my health and life in a totally new way.

E.J. Lefavour

Historic Icehouse Tours offered this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of ECHA Trails and Sails

Free Icehouse tours are offered Friday 9/16 at 2 pm, Saturday 9/18 at 11 am and at 1 pm, and Sunday 9/18 at 11 am, and again the following weekend, as part of the Trails and Sails program organized by Essex National Heritage Area.  Chill with the coolest guys around at Cape Pond ice Company, in business since 1848.  See 300-pound block ice being made, fishing vessels taking on ice, and ice sculptures in our historic icehouse on Gloucester’s working waterfront. See vintage film of the natural ice harvest, and learn about our connection to The Perfect Storm and the F/V Andrea Gail.

Please wear practical footwear and bring a sweater or sweatshirt for when we are in the Icehouse.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Reservations are not required.  Cape Pond Ice Company is located at 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester on the Fort.

The Lady Grace (used in the movie the Perfect Storm) docked at Cape Pond  Company


Saturday, September 17th: 7-10pm
$5 Students, $7 Adults
A Benefit Concert in Support of Peace One Day, hosted by GHS Human Rights Initiative. A great night of music and art that supports international peace day. The fantastic and exciting bands Sardonic and Fairhaven will perform! Art is now on display and for sale in The Art Parlour, benefiting Peace One Day, the artist, as well as The Annie! Great Time – Great Karma – Great Cause



Bodin Historic Photo Will Be Rockin The Block Party This Saturday!

Rock the Block!


The Block Party will start at 6 pm and go on until 11 pm +. We’ll be open and serving light fare and drink. Artists exhibiting include painters Jean Byrd and Kathleen Miller, glass blower Aron Leaman, fish print maker Patrick Horgan, marquetry artist Chip Brewer, and photographer Fred Bodin. The weather will be perfect for the last Block Party of the season, but it’s not the last event for us here at Bodin Historic Photo.

Hope to see you!  Fred

Bodin Historic Photo

82 Main Street

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Striper season in Gloucester: the fall run in recreational kayaks From Adam Bolonsky

Now that the fall run for striped bass is underway in Gloucester and the rest of Massachusetts, anglers might want to consider some safety issues.

Short and stubby plastic ecreational kayaks are the norm these days for kayak fishing. But they have severe limitations. Rec kayaks lack both bulkheads and internal flotation. It doesn’t take much for them to swamp and sink.

Here’s a somewhat ponderous video that makes the point:

Read more about kayaking and kayak fishing at

GMG Tech Talk- Google Flights Kicks Every Other Flight Search Engine’s Ass

Holy Smokes This Flight Search Engine Is Lightening Fast.  I normally use Kayak and have done so for years to research the best flights.  Kayak IMO used to be the best but Google Flights Takes The Best of Kayak and speeds it up by like a bazillion times.  the results are near instantaneous.

Check it out for yourself and bookmark it (and if you don’t use bookmarks on your computer join the latest century won’t you and figure this stuff out)-

Google Flights


Spirit of Massachusetts and the Harvey Gamage by Kathy Chapman

While on route from the Canadian Maritimes to the Caribbean Sea, these two schooners sail into Gloucester every September for fresh paint and to refit.

They are part of the educational organization Ocean Classroom Foundation which provides programs of sea education and adventure for the youth of America.

Captain Caroline Smith is pictured near the end of the slide show. She is the youngest captain of the schooner fleet. Congrats to her on a great accomplishment!

Kathy Chapman

Click The Photo To See The Entire Slide Show From Kathy-


Washington Street’s Savour Fire Photos From Bill O’Connor

Bill writes-

Hi Joey,

Last night when I went out side, I could smell fire.  The wind was blowing from the North so I knew something was up downtown.  I drove over to the Paint Factory and from my point of view it looked like there was a building burning in the fort.  I took some shots and headed over to town, and was surprised to learn that the fire was burning at the Savour Wine and Cheese shop on Washington Street.

There was a lot of activity, with a huge response from neighboring communities.  I saw engines and personnel from Rockport, Beverly and Manchester in addition to Gloucester.

The fire was still burning when I got there and the wind was blowing pretty hard, fanning the fire and making it difficult for the crews fighting it. Apparently the fire started at Savour, then jumped to the building next door because of the wind.  The Street would be clear of smoke, then a slight change in the direction of the wind would create a thick blanket of smoke – making it hard to see (and take photos).

Thankfully nobody was hurt, but Savour was totaled from what I could see.  Anyhow, I thought I would share the photos I took.

North Shore Kid







Here’s the link

To think that out of all the blogs in all of Massachusetts to win the popular vote, I’m just very very very emotional right now. Love you guys

I’d also like to tip my hat to Adam Gaffin at Universal Hub who IMO has the Best BOSTON based blog and the other nominees.

This isn’t an award for Joey C, this isn’t an award for Joey C and our contributors. this is an award for every person that clicks on their bookmark for GMG, for every person that subscribes, for every person who writes in a comment and encourages us to keep on pushing, this is award for our entire community without which we would have never kept on trying to bring the best of our area and share with the world.
We Did It Together!!!!!