EMS Procession For Paul Frontiero III

Our Paul asked us to document this last part of his son’s life.

Special thanks to Kim Smith, Father Matthew Green and Patricia Natti for providing pictures as well as the music. 

During the moving mass by Father Garibaldi, Patricia Natti sang Ave Maria which sent a chill up my spine. I obviously wasn’t about to whip out my camera to record it but was thinking of how nice it would have been to have as the backdrop to the video Paul asked us to take.  I said it to Kim Smith who was sitting next to  me at the time. 

After the ceremony the family gathered downstairs in the church where I ran into Patricia and Father Green who agreed to meet back at the church at 4:30 PM to record the audio for us.

I spoke to Paul and he sends deep thanks for such an act of kindness.

Here is a link to the editorial in the Gloucester Daily Times

Halloween Party Kids Unlimited, Island Art and Hobby, Harbor Goods, and Local Colors October 30th! Moved To Rose baker Center

Halloween Party

Sunday October 30th has been moved to the Rose Baker Senior Center due to the weather forecast.

Same Time from 2:00 – 4:00pm

All activities, prizes and treats will be awaiting all the Little Trick or Treater’s in their costumes.




The tide always leaves reminders of its visit;

Sometimes, when it’s violent, it might be

an eroded beach or a new inlet.


It might leave a watermark on our first story wall

or an automobile’s headlights peeking above the surface

like the eyes of a startled frog.


But, happily, most often, the tide gently comes and goes,

leaving only soft ripples in the sand and shallow pools

where we see ourselves and play with our children.

Mayoral Debate – At Large Candidates Q&A Saturday, October 22nd from 1 – 3 pm

Damon Cummings forwards-

Ward 4 City Councillor, Jackie Hardy has put together a Mayoral, Councillor at Large candidates forum/debate to be held in Ward 4.  The response from both Mayoral candidates and candidates for Councillor at Large has been positive.

Save the date:

What:    Mayoral Debate – At Large Candidates Q&A

When:   Saturday, October 22nd from 1 – 3 pm

Where:  Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street

Both Mayoral candidates have accepted the Ward 4 invitation and will be debating the issues.

Most at large City Council candidates have accepted the invitation and will be attending as well.

We are looking for a good attendance, as this may be  the only time both Mayoral candidates will have the opportunity to actually be at the same place at the same time to "debate" the issues that are important to you.

Save the date…


What – Election Eve – Fun Rally

Where – Gloucester House Restaurant at 7 Seas Wharf, Rogers Street

Master of Ceremonies – Mr. Rick Doucette (of Teen and YMCA fame)

For many years this event was held at Cameron’s

This year Mr. Lenny Linquata has offered the Gloucester House Restaurant

The event doors open at 6pm

Ceremony and candidate’s exchange of "fun gifts” begins at approximately 7pm

All candidates are encouraged to attend this fun-filled evening – please bring your friends, relatives, neighbors and your sense of humor

Hope to see you there

No city funding will be expended on this event.

Gloucester Harbor Sunrise Video From Drayton Freeman


I’m the person who made the time-lapse video of St. Peter’s Marina that you featured on your Good Morning Gloucester blog. Thank you for sharing it! That’s exactly why I posted it… for others to enjoy.

I live in Boston but am up here in Gloucester house-sitting for 2 friends who have apartments overlooking St. Peter’s Marina. Before I realized you had posted the snowstorm video I made a sunrise time-lapse video in HD with my iPhone. A link is below. Nice Indian Summer sunrise.

I never forward these things along but this just makes wayyyy too much sense.

Warren Buffett, in a recent  interview with CNBC, offers one of the  best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could  end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just  pass a  law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of  GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for  re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the  right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days  to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in  1971…before computers, e-mail, cell  phones, etc.  Of  the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or  less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email  to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most  people in The United States of America will  have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around.
*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

1. No  Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in  office and receives no  pay when out of office.

2.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move  to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow  into  the Social Security system, and Congress participates with  the rest of the American people. It may not be used for any other  purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan,  just as all  Americans can.

4. Congress will no longer vote  themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower  of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care  system and participates in the same health care system as the  American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws  they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with  past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The  American people did not make this contract with the members of Congress. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person  contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three  days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe  it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!  If  you agree with the above, pass it on to at least 20 others.. Please keep it  going.

Hoax Mayday Calls of Gloucester: What they look and sound like- From Adam Bolonsky

Here’s audio and video of the Coast Guard’s response to that hoax mayday call off Gloucester this summer. 

Sector Boston had to issue a pan-pan, tying up personnel and channel 16.

Meanwhile a fully-crewed motorized lifeboat, one those brawny 47-footers docked at Solomon Landing, had to scour Cape Ann’s shoreline from Eastern Point to Milk and Thachers Islands.