Watch now as the Lat 43 webcam is being installed live here

Once Lat 43 embeds the webcam feed onto it’s website the link from when you click on the picture on www.gloucesterwebcam.com will take you to The Lat 43 website where that webcam feed will be streaming.
The idea is to have 30 or so of these around the area and to push the web traffic to the webcam host websites.
There are 19 cams due to be live within the next 2 weeks!

Click Here For The Latitude 43 Webcam View Of Harbor Cove Gloucester MA

Bob Ryan Represents! in San Diego

Bob Ryan pictured here with Chris White of White Labs in San Diego, California, last week. Bob was part of a small group of 18 from around the country to be educated on the cutting edge work being done by yeast designers and propagators for the distilling industry.

Chris White, president of White Labs, holds a vast library of proprietary yeast for brewery, winery and distilling (and sour dough bread). Chris has also authored articles and books on the subject of yeast. Bob and Chris are standing in front of only a partial amount of the inventory of yeast vials White Labs handles. If you think Bob “Pasteur” Ryan could run on about distilling before, don’t get him started on yeast!

Bob and Chris White San Diego

Did You Know? (Saling Away)

That Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery will be packing up and closing for the season on Sunday, October 16?  We want to thank all of you who came to the Gallery this season, contributed food and your presence to make our Sunday morning Mug Ups and other events so much fun, and especially to those who purchased our work.  As someone who makes her living as an artist, every bit of support and patronage is greatly appreciated.  The Gallery will be open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00 pm, when final pack up will done.  Paul Frontiero, Jr. has asked me to let people know that proceeds of the sales of any of his artwork at the Gallery will be donated to the Holy Family Parish Dominican Republic Mission in memory of his son, Paul III; a special way to make a donation, and own a wonderful piece of Paul Frontiero, Jr.’s artwork in the process.   I will not take any commission on sales of Paul’s work, so 100% will go to the Mission.

Other galleries at 77 Rocky Neck on Madfish Wharf that will also be open for their final weekend include Wendie Demuth Photography, Diana’s Gallery and Gallery 5 (Ben and Jon MacAdam and Jeff Cluett).  The Rocky Neck Gallery at 53 Rocky Neck will be open for its final day on Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm with 10% off members’ work.   Last chance to support your local art colony and pick up some great deals on unique gifts.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson-Cox

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New Community Art Center?
Main room of the chuch property, photo by Tom Cox

At last Tuesday’s general meeting, the following proposal was approved
by an overwhelming majority:

That the Rocky Neck Art Colony undertake preliminary efforts toward purchasing the property at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester (the former Christian Science Church) for the purpose of developing it into a center in the spirit of the mission outlined here.


Rocky Neck Art Colony


Join the Rocky Neck Art Colony now and your membership
is good until March 2013

If you are considering joining the Rocky Neck Art Colony, you can join now and participate in this year’s Winter Show in downtown Gloucester. Your membership will be good through all of 2012 until March 2013.

Click here to download a 2012 Rocky Neck Art Colony Membership Erollment Form


RNG Sign


SAT, Oct 15: Last Day of the Season for the Rocky Neck Gallery

Hours: 11am to 6pm

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

The gallery is offering a 10% reduction on member’s work from Oct 1 to closing day, Oct 15.


The Roseway
The Roseway, photo by EJ


Did you Know? (Roseway)

(by Good Morning Gloucester contributor, EJ LeFavour)

That the Schooner Roseway hauled out this morning at Marine Railways? She’s a beauty. Stop by the Railways and check her out. Here’s some interesting history about her.

History of the Schooner Roseway
In the fall of 1920 a Halifax, Nova Scotia, newspaper challenged the fisherman of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to a race between the Halifax fishing schooners and the Gloucester fleet. Therefore many schooners, such as Roseway, built at this time were not strictly designed for fishing but in order to protect American honor in the annual races.

Click here to read the whole story

M E M B E R   N E W S

NSAA

North Shore Arts

North Shore Arts Association concludes its 2011 Season
“Featured Artists” Exhibits with shows by Dianne Panarelli Miller and Cathy Landergan

Diane Panarelli
Last Light by Diane Panarelli Miller

From Monday, October 3 through Sunday, October 23, portrait and landscape artist Dianne Panarelli Miller’s works will be on display in the Gordon Grant Room.  Miller has received many awards locally and nationally in the thirty years she has been painting and is represented in many fine galleries, as well as in hundreds of private collections.  She is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and has the distinguished honor of having been named “Copley Master” at the Copley Society in Boston.  She is also a member of the Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America.  A full-time painter, Miller is comfortable doing portraits and landscapes as well as murals and cityscapes.  In an effort to produce work unlike anyone else, she paints in her “own voice” from life and not photographs.  To see more of her work, visit www.diannepmiller.com.

Dennis Lanson and Greg Bover to speak at the Cape Ann Museum

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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Conversations with Contemporary Artists with filmmaker Dennis Lanson and C.B. Fisk Project Manager Greg Bover on Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. This program marks the third year of the series which highlights the current work of Cape Ann artists within a variety of media. Mr. Lanson and Mr. Bover will be giving an inside look into the upcoming film “Opus 139: To Hear the Music Better” which spotlights the C.B. Fisk organ created for Harvard’s Memorial Church. This program is free with Museum admission. To make a reservation or for more information, please call Jeanette Smith at 978-283-0455, x11 or email jeanettesmith@capeannmuseum.org.

“Opus 139” is a documentary in progress celebrating the first 50 years of the C. B. Fisk Pipe Organ Company of Gloucester. The film will tell the interwoven stories of founder Charles Brenton Fisk, his unique workshop and the collaborative enterprise of creating, installing and voicing a new pipe organ for the magnificent memorial church at Harvard University. It will be a rare opportunity for viewers to see the intricate design process, attention to detail and stunning craftsmanship involved in the construction of this largest of musical instruments. In the last act, the soaring glory of the new instrument at Harvard will be heard at its inaugural concert on Easter 2012. On Saturday, October 29 at the Cape Ann Museum, Dennis Lanson, director and producer, will show clips of the documentary and will discuss the process of putting the film together, what they’ve done and where they’re going with it in 2012. Greg Bover, the project manager of Opus 139 at C.B. Fisk, will talk about his process in designing, building, installing and now on-site voicing the organ at Harvard.

Dennis Lanson has been writing producing and directing film and video since the 1980’s.  His credits include: Phans of Jersey City a documentary about a Vietnamese refugee family, which appeared in New Directors/New Films and on PBS stations; Booming, a film about uranium mining in Wyoming in winter, which was screened at Edinburgh, Denver, and other international festivals;  Pitstop, an independent feature, a dark comedy about nine people stuck in the same motel beside an interstate, which also toured the festival circuit, was broadcast on WGBH, and premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.  Recent video projects in mini DV include Seeking the 36, a half-hour documentary about the Lamed Vov, the mythical “just souls” that in Jewish lore are said to balance the evil in the world; and Expats (in post production) about the impact of gringo settlers on a small city in Mexico.

Mr. Lanson is also a former member of the Writers Guild of America West, has authored numerous screenplays, written and produced movie trailers and promos, and has worked on crew and as an editor on a range of documentary films.  Among his editorial credits are documentaries for A&E, Discovery, the History Channel, and PBS.  For his non-fiction work, which has focused on issues of community, work, and culture, Lanson has received grants from the AFI, and state Humanities and Arts Councils in Wyoming, New Jersey and NY.  For his screenwriting, he has won artist fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, and the Djerassi Foundation. Currently a full professor at Endicott College, Dennis Lanson has also taught filmmaking at Cal Arts, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Brooks Institute, Boston University, The Museum School, and Emerson College.  He is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts and was a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles.

Gregory Bover was named Vice President for Operations at C.B. Fisk in 1996, taking responsibility for the oversight of scheduling, personnel, and financial concerns. In his additional role as Project Manager, he develops structural and mechanical design and participates in the visual and architectural aspects of the instruments. Early stages include site visits to measure and document the location for the organ, and the construction of a three-dimensional model. After the organ is built and tested in the shop he returns to supervise the installation.

Educated at Pinkerton Academy and the University of New Hampshire, Greg began building musical instruments in 1975 with harpsichord maker William Dowd, first in Cambridge and later in Paris. In 1978 he returned to the United States to begin his career with Charles Fisk, working on Opus 78 for House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. He has worked on every Fisk organ built since then.  During a leave of absence in 1983 Greg worked at Führer Orgelbau in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, restoring the 18th century organs at Bockhorn and Loxstedt. On his return to C.B. Fisk he was named Project Manager and has supervised the design and construction of more than thirty Fisk instruments, including Opus 100 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, two organs in Japan – Opus 110 in Yokohama and Opus 132 in Kobe, and Opus 120 at the Cathedral in Lausanne, the company’s magnum opus.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at http://www.capeannmuseum.org

OK Kids It’s Time you Know About Our Latest Plan To Promote Gloucester www.gloucesterwebcam.com

The idea is pretty simple.  I study the statistics that I am privy to at the end of each day on who is clicking on which posts here on GMG. 

Whenever there is a storm or an event in which I can direct people to the few webcams around town that are up and running like we have done with RunGloucester, The Fiesta and Schooner Fest, and Celebrate Gloucester at Lat 43 the numbers of views from people who like to view these webcams are substantial.

I contacted my buddy PR guru John McElhenny who does incredible things promoting Gloucester in the National media and my Tech Hardware advisor Tim Blakeley from www.GloucesterBytes.com and ironed out the details.

So having just a few connections around town I thought that a great way to leverage the daily 25-35,000 viewers per day we get here on GMG would be to take advantage of what we have in mass abundance here in G-Town- the Views!!!

So I bought the url www.gloucesterwebcam.com and set out to inform local businesses and community organizations to get a ton of webcams up and running.

In just two days since sending out the email we have 19 different cams signed up.

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Here is the initial email sent out to DiscoverGloucester and The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

OK guys after testing and figuring out what works best and consulting with my main PR consultant John McElhenny and Tech Guy Tim Blakely and securing the Domain http://www.gloucesterwebcam.com I feel confident that we have an incredible opportunity to drive a ton of traffic to our local business websites and help each other out.

The idea goes like this.

GoodMorningGloucester gets between 25 and 35,000 visitors a day.

Each Gloucester business with a view or one that wants to install a webcam inside of the scene at their restaurant or wherever they’d like puts one online and we put a screenshot of that webcam’s view on http://www.gloucesterwebcam.com/

There will be 5 or more categories-

Accommodations, Restaurants, Community and Working Waterfront and Attractions

What I’ve found is that people absolutely LOVE webcams.  GMG gets a ton of traffic when there is a storm or an event of people that just like to view what is going on.

So we have one page that lists 20 or more webcams from Gloucester and Cape Ann. 

The way they are listed to be fair is in order that people commit to go online within each category.

So for example, Blue Shutters Beachside Inn is already up and running so they get listed first and the next hotel/motel/inn that sends me a link to their running web cam get listed directly under theirs.  Same with restaurants and community organizations.

The beauty of the page is that it will only show a picture of that business webcam and when the viewer clicks on the picture it will bring them to that business website.  Many businesses have websites but don’t really offer people a reason to visit their site to see what products  or services they offer.  This would drive traffic to their site and it is only a one time cost to set up.  The Dropcam’s seem to be the best webcams to use.  This is the webcam that Blue Shutter’s Beachside Inn uses and Discover Gloucester.  They are easy to set up and only require a wireless signal and a power outlet.   The ones being used by Discover Gloucester and Blue Shutters is The Dropcam.  I can get them for you for $200..  You can get your own or I can get them for you.  You can try to set it up yourself or you can have the guy I personally trust and have had a lot of great experiences as far as computer services- Tim from GloucesterBytes.

So imagine this-

There is a webcam or two at Cape Pond Ice.  One facing down Harbor Cove toward Lat 43 and/or another one facing across to The Paint Factory or The Coast Guard Station.  The webcam view screenshot is listed on Gloucesterwebcam.com and when someone clicks on it it brings them to the Cape pond Ice website where the webcam is embedded.  While there they learn all about Cape Pond Ice and possibly buy a tshirt from their online store or whatever.  Likewise Lat 43 has a webcam pointing toward Cape Pond Ice and when someone clicks on that at Gloucesterwebcam.com they go to the Lat 43 website where the webcam is embedded into their website.

Every time a new webcam gets listed I highlight it on www.goodmorninggloucester.com and its 25-35,000 viewers get directed to www.gloucesterwebcam.com where they see EVERY WEBCAM that has already been listed!  So every one that goes live drives more traffic to everyone else.  Its a case of everyone doing a little to help make everyone succeed!  

Every webcam that goes live also gets a link in the www.gloucesterwebcam.com blogroll as well.

Once we have about 20 webcams live this is where it gets really really good!

John McElhenny at Matter Communications has had a stellar track record in getting National recognition and placement in Magazines and Newspapers.  Once we get about 20 webcams live we market Gloucester as webcamcity and drive a ton of traffic to each other’s business because we are so progressive and have so many incredible vistas to share.  Can you imagine how stunning it will be to have all the views from all around the harbor and Main street and the Back Shore,Rocky Neck all driving web traffic right back to each other’s businesses?

So for a one time cost you will get something that will run all the time.  This is less than the cost of an ad in a newspaper and up online all the time and gets driven to 25-35,000 people every time we highlight it on GoodMorningGloucester not to mention any time there is a storm or an event in which I can highlight one of the webcams so people will go to look at it.  Brilliant, right????

So I’m sending this to you both at the same time so you both have the same opportunity to get it in front of the people you think it would benefit most and get them the best visibility highest in the listing order on www.gloucesterwebcam.com.

Feel free to share this email with the people you serve through the Chamber and the DMO

I can get folks Dropcam for $200 you can read about it here and Tim from GloucesterBytes can set it up for you or you can get your own and send me the link.

The webcams will be listed from top to bottom by the people who commit to it first.  So let me know and I’ll order your cam and save your spot highest in the listings in order that you let me know

if you have any questions you can call me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com -Joey

Feel free to forward this to anyone you figure it could benefit.  the more interesting cams we get listed, the more viewers it will get to drive people to each other’s websites and increase business.

If you think about the one time cost of this being less than the cost of a one time ad that gets thrown in the wastebasket after one day in a local paper and your cam would be running 24/7 365 , to me it’s a no brainer.

If you have a webcam and want to be listed fill out this form-

GloucesterWebcam.com Application

Here is a list of The Webcams that Should Be Live within The Next Two Weeks! 19 Signed On In Just Two Days!!!

Lat 43
Cruiseport
Cape Pond Ice
Schooner Lannon
7 seas whale watch
Toodeloos
Island Art & Hobby
Cape Ann Marina
Mile Marker 1
01930.com Cam Sponsored By North Shore Kid
CutBridge Cam Sponsored By Patty Knaggs Real Estate
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Discover Gloucester
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
Atlantis Oceanfront Breakfast Cafe
Ryan and Wood
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
Vista Motel

Rocky Neck Accommodations

UP WITH GLOUCESTER!!!!!

Music on the Speedwell

Hi Joey,thought you might like to share this with GMG fans. I took the video aboard Laura Ritchie’s beautiful ,classic MV Speedwell , just off Annisquam on Saturday evening. Musicians  Tom Eaton ,mandolin, Jay Keefe, fiddle, Laura Ritchie , accordion , Jim Lonsbury , guitar do a fine job of putting the sun to bed! By the way , my brother is the infamous Toby!

Yrs,Laurie Keefe