Navigating GMG- Some Tools You May or May Not Know Are Available to You

Some of you access the Blog directly through the webpage address- some of you through our Facebook page, some of you get the nightly feed in an email by subscribing to Good Morning Gloucester.

I’m happy whichever way you come back to us, so long as you indeed , come back to us. I’d like to explain for the folks that follow along with us through Facebook and through the nightly email subscription about some features you may want to utilize.

Number one of all features that resides in the left hand column of the blog at



So if there is something that someone tried to tell you about that they saw on GMG say last week and it doesn’t happen to be on the front page any more, just type in the topic in the search box.  If we wrote about it, chances are you can find  it in the search box.

Below the search box in the right hand column when you access the blog directly at There are options to email me, Follow our posts on facebook, follow along with recent comments and below each posts there are little buttons you can click if you care to share a post you like.  the options offered are sharing on facebook, twitter, share by emailing the post, you can print the post, share in google circles, and more.


Below that you can check out the podcast, Learn how to get a free GMG Sticka, and listen to the official GMG Theme Song From earl and Arch


That may be a lot for the technology challenged folks to absorb all in one day so we will revisit more GMG tools available on the blog in installment II tomorrow.

Edward Herman Jr Has Some Nice Things To say

Edward writes-

Joe,I don’t know you well,but you’ve let me paint at your dock for years and always treated me with  respect and kindness.You appear to have wonderful and beautiful family and most of all you do a great job with this blog.I don’t read many.You work your ass off and do a lot for this great community.Enjoy the accolades;you deserve it.Thanks for the good work,Edward Herman Jr   Lanesville,by way of the Middle St fire.  p.s. your wife looks like Ingrid Bergman.

Thanks Edward but I’ll remind you like I do everyone, it is a team effort.  I have the best contributors, web and local community that all pulls in the same direction for the betterment of each other.  It makes the “work” easy when there are many hands contributing such positive energy.

Drumroll please . . . and the Winner is!

Video of the judging of the First Annual GMG Lobster Roll Competition during Mug Up this morning.  And the overall winner was Stevie Black (partner of Gigi Mederos who was the winner of the deviled egg competition), with 2nd place going to Joanne Souza of Schooner Adventure.  More photos and info about the winner entries to follow.

E.J. Lefavour

September Cape Ann Skeptics in the Pub Will be on the 20th


Skeptics in the Pub

The September Cape Ann Skeptics in the Pub Will be on the 20th. The program will be titled Free Will–is it an Illusion? and be presented by Jim Masciarelli. It will be an interactive discussion taken from traditional arguments and quotes from brilliant minds and what new science has to say about  how we make decisions. It will take place at the Dog Bar, 65 Main Street, Gloucester. We meet at 6:00 to mingle and order food and drink. The program begins at 6:45.

Jim Masciarelli is an entrepreneur, management consultant and writer, It‘s sure to be an interesting evening.

GMG fan Doug Brendel is performing in a knockout one-man show about Vincent Van Gogh


GMG fan Doug Brendel is performing in a knockout one-man show about Vincent Van Gogh — yeah, the artist who cut off his own ear! This full-length two-act play (actually written by Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame) is hilarious and heartbreaking — and it’s sold out for its first week. But a few tickets are still available for next Thursday-thru-Saturday, September 22-23-24. Performances begin at 7:30 pm at Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich. Tickets in advance $15 at the gallery. Only 20 seats per show, so call 978 238 8848 to hold your tickets until you can get to downtown Ipswich to pick them up.


Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream: Live On Screen & Stage (Gloucester, MA * 10/1/11)

This is a date-specific trailer for “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream: Live On Screen & Stage,” making its North Shore premiere on Saturday, October 1st at 7:00pm at The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester, MA.

This special show marks the Cinema’s 3rd birthday, and tickets are available at

Abbey Mathews Represents! In Italy

Hi Joey!
The Mathews family are big fans of Good Morning Gloucester and our daughter Abbey who just Graduated from UMass Amherst this spring is spending a year in Florence Italy working on her Masters.  Here she is "representing" at the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.    She’s already missing the Fall here…so I’m sure she’ll be looking forward to the fall pictures on GMG!
Bridgette Mathews



Where’s the moon going to rise? From John Wheeler

John writes-


It was nice to meet you tonight. Here is the web site I was telling you about.

Has you can see in the attached picture, I knew when, and where to be to get the moon between the towers. Knowing the time of the moon-rise ,and sun-set helps with the exposure of the Twin Lights. I’m still working on my settings, so I don’t over expose the moon, or under expose the rest of the shot.

I hope the other photographers find this has cool to use has I do.

The other picture is something I found on my way across the rocks, off Penzance Rd. in Rockport. I was told it is where the earth split millions of years ago, and filled in with molten lava.


Prepare Yourself For Another Bat Shit Crazy Fun Filled Weekend In Gloucester- Here’s Your Playbook

I suggest y’all rest up because yet again (I feel like I say this every week) there is an insane amount of fun just about free stuff to do.  Get Ready To Partay!

Saturday September 17th

Downtown Gloucester Block Party


At 6 pm sharp start dancing to the Docksiders Big Band plus jazz, reggae, African, folk, rock, show tunes and oldies. Linda Amero is at the Franklin Café, the Bandit Kings play at the Dog Bar.  The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester and we will be performing at 7p.m. in front of the Sovereign Bank.  Enjoy exquisite dancing by OmBellyCo Tribal Dance and the Cape Ann Center for Dance Performance. Buy 50/50 raffle tickets from our Gloucester High School cheerleaders and help support the parties.

Also at 6 pm, a special magic show in Kids’ Town – win a special prize from magician Joe Howard!

GMG/ Lat 43 Outdoor Celebrate Gloucester II Bash To Renew Newell Stadium

Stop by and say hey and let me take your pic.  We will be live blogging the event!

LAT 43 Entrance

Saturday Starting at 7PM

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 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- 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!!!!!

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.

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

Art Now Rockport


Tickets are available for this evening event, please visit (The official promo poster is attached to this email.)

Featured artists: Kurt Ankeny, Renata Fryshara, Ben MacAdam, Nina Samoiloff, and Karen Tusinski. Much thanks to Sarah Kelly, Rockport’s very own events guru and all around booster for the arts!

Sunday September 18th


Mug Up and GMG Lobster Roll Competition!!! at Khan Studio Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

Swing by the Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave gallery G3 (On Madfish Wharf)

Meet lots of your favorite GMG personalities and enjoy free coffee, pastries and EJ’s killer deviled eggs.  Bring some pastries if you would like but it’s not mandatory.  Sometimes Paul Morrison even graces us with Monkey Bread!

On Sunday, September 18th during Mug Up, we will be holding the First Annual Lobster Roll Competition.  Judges for this competition will be Sista Felicia (we all know what an awesome cook and foodie Felicia is), Wendie Demuth (who grew up working for her father’s lobster business and ate huge amounts of lobster, prepared in every imaginable way), Brenda Hill (food judge for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, author and freelance writer from FL, originally from Gloucester) and Kim Smith (butterfly garden and lobster roll expert, who’d better show or Ed Collard gets her spot).  The lobster roll competition will be fierce and require special handling, so we need to have an idea of the number of entrants in advance.  Bun grilling can be done here at the gallery just before the entry goes to the judges, so entrants only need to bring a batch of their filling (hopefully enough to share a little with everyone after judging is complete) and their buns of preference.  If you are planning to enter, please reply post on the blog, or if you want to be more secretive, you can email me at  You might also want to put in a reservation early with Joey at Capt. Joe & Sons for your lobsters.

12:00PM Sunday

The Fish Box Derby On Rogers Street!


Fish Box Derby Info Here

Sunday September 18th
The Lone Gull 10K


Runners (and those interested in running),
An email will be sent out to all registered runners sometime tomorrow in regards to the final race details. I will outline some important points below for anybody who doesn’t feel like waiting for the email. This year’s Lone Gull 10K will in fact be its final running. It has been a great five years and I really want to thank all of the runners, volunteers, sponsors, and most of all my family for helping and putting up with my September stress! So here are some details for the race:

1) Pre-race packet pickup is available at New England Running Company on Friday (10-7) and Saturday (9:30-6).
2) You can pickup your numbers and shirts on raceday starting at 7:30 AM at Good Harbor Beach.
3) You can sign up for the race on raceday.
4) There is plenty of free parking available at Good Harbor Beach.
5) We will not be holding on to shirts that have not been picked up so after the race it will be on a first come, first serve basis.
6) Good luck to all runners!!!!!

For more info-

From Suzanne Gosselin-women and their boats in the news

Hi, Joey

Kudos to the youngest woman captain on the Harvey Gamage. And here’s a human interest story about another influential woman and her love affair with boats and sailing.   Emily Wick is quite an accomplished woman who has set a very high standard for those of us who have the privilege of knowing her.  Recently, Sandy Bay Yacht Club honored Emily by renaming the Race Committee boat in her honor.

Emily’s response to all the attention?  "I just wanted to have fun!"  

Hope your readers enjoy this…..

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