2011 Rolling for life gala event to benefit the American Cancer Society Today Saturday Nov 5th


Where:   The Roller Palace – 130 Sohier Rd – Beverly, MA

Conveniently located off Exit 19 on Route 128

When:   Saturday, November 5, 2011

Times: Day Event: 4 PM – 6 PM

Evening Event: 7 PM – 12 AM

Evening tickets are NOW $25.

  • Day tickets are NOW $10.00 for 18+ & $8.00 for under 18.
  • UNDER 18 AND $15.00 18+

    *  Plenty of good ol’ fashioned roller skating fun under a fabulous disco ball-lit rink

    *  Great socializing and networking opportunity!!

    Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older to attend (with the exception of volunteers, entertainment, and personal VIP guests of the Director).  Thank you.

    Masterchef Casting Call 11/5 Poll- Should Sista Felicia Try Out?

    Catherine Thoma writes-

    Good afternoon Joey 🙂

    My name is Catherine Thoma and I am one of the casting assistants for MasterChef on Fox.  We are now casting season 3 and I wanted to see if you might be able to post some of our casting information on your blog.  Is that possible?  If you are not familiar with the show…we are looking for America’s best home cooks. They can be people of all ages 18 and up and from all walks of life.

    If there are any questions regarding the show or the casting process please feel free to fire away and I can answer those for you.



    Did You Know? (Pigeon Cove Circle)

    That the Pigeon Cove Circle, a Gloucester female benevolent society incorporated in 1840, is the oldest continuous women’s organization on Cape Ann, and that their annual Christmas in the Cove Fair has been going on for over 140 years?  The group had previously operated out of the Pigeon Cove Chapel, which they had built and were the primary financial supporters of until their expulsion by the Church in 1967 “in order that we may be obedient to the scriptural teachings on the purpose of the church.”   The Circle had always given the money they earned to projects that interested them, including, but not exclusively, the church.  Their gifts, often given anonymously, include fuel assistance, food and clothing for the needy as well as a scholarship fund.  The church executive board desired that all the money the Circle earned be turned over to them to use in whatever way they saw fit to spend it. 

    In 1984, after many years without a permanent home, the Pigeon Cove Circle built their Center at 6 Breakwater Ave.  The land was purchased from Rockport after it had been taken for taxes, with a mortgage given by Edith Dean (Circle member and president of the Cape Ann Tool Company).  It is a nice, well lit community space on the corner of Breakwater Ave. and Green Street at Pigeon Cove Harbor with a full kitchen, two bathrooms and a large function room, as well as a parking lot.  The space is available to rent for functions.

    Their Christmas in the Cove Fair will be held this year on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00am – 1:00pm, with lunch at 11:30.  Also, if you are an artist or crafter with things to sell for the holidays, there are still tables available.  I’ll be there, so come by for the Fair or join me as an exhibitor.  Contact Linda Wright at 978-546-6698, if you’d like to rent a table ($40).

    E.J. Lefavour

    New Gloucester Murder Mystery Set In Annisquam Available at Local Book Stores

    TSOHP cover

    Author David Simmons writes-

    There’s a new Gloucester murder mystery written by a Gloucester resident. The Sum of Her Parts takes place in Annisquam, where body parts from a missing woman surface piece by piece and compel a bone surgeon to search for her corpse, the killer, and his freedom. Of course, it’s fictitious, but just in case I changed the names to protect the innocent. The book is available locally (The Bookstore of Gloucester, Dog Town Bookshop, and Toad Hall Bookstore) as well as online.

    Thanks, David


    Buy Your Tickets and Support the Dog Park!

    Sylvia, on Nov. 17th will have a benefit production to support the Gloucester Dog Park.  It sounds like a fun show, especially if you are a dog owner or a crazy dog lady like me. 🙂

    The Benefit Show Tickets are sold locally at The Weathervane, Animal Krackers, Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, and A Singing Dog.  Sylvia is also has many other performances starting November 11th, you can reserve your tickets by calling 978-325-3153.  Maybe, you’ll love it so much, you’ll go see it twice!

    Only 14 Subscribers Away from A T-Shirt Winner

    EJ doing her best Vanna White impersonation.

    Judith Montferrante graciously donated a T-Shirt To The GMG Swag Arsenal.

    So I figure we will offer it out to the 3250th GMG Subscriber

    You can subscribe here –Subscribe To GMG (for free)

    Also I will be lowering the number to win Terry Weber’s donated $100 gift certificate to The Azorean to subscriber number 3500.

    The Fabulous and effervescent Terry Weber has donated a $100 Gift Card to the Arzorean Restaurant for use in a Good Morning Gloucester Game.

    It’s easy to subscribe and get the GMG daily postings in your email.  All you need to do is click here enter your email and confirm it once the service sends you the confirmation email back to the email address you’ve provided.

    Here’s the link to subscribe to GoodMorningGloucester

    Welcome home, Chris!

    As many of you know, my 19 year old grandson, Chris Muise, has been serving in Afghanistan for the past nine months with the US Army. Yesterday he flew home from his home base in Louisiana (Fort Polk). My sister Pat got a Hummer limo for 20 of his friends and family to surprise him at Logan. After all 20 of us going to the wrong terminal, getting on a bus to the right one, we waited excitedly for Chris to get off the plane. His step-dad Bryan met him upstairs as planned, and as they came down the escalator, Chris was blown away as everyone screamed and cheered at his arrival. Hugs and tears for all! Absolutely the BEST!

    Click on the photos or here for more pictures!

    Another Day- Another Killer Webcam Added to www.gloucesterwebcam.com Bass Rocks Ocean Inn!

    Have you bookmarked www.gloucesterwebcam.com yet?

    Click below to check out all the webcams. 

    Real Nice Views of Bass Rocks, Good Harbor and The Crashing Waves!!!

    We’re up to 20 webcams live on the site now.

    Coming up-

    Cape Ann Healing Center

    Schooner Lannon

    Maritime Gloucester

    Schooner Adventure

    Mile Marker 1

    Cape Ann Marina

    Manny Simoes Cam

    MacKid Hamilton Turns 1 Today

    Lorraine Miller The creator of MacKid Hamilton writes-

    Hi Joey,
    I’m still at it, nearly a year after I started publishing MacKid Hamilton.  The official anniversary date is Nov. 4th.  We’ve grown…500+ subscribers and we’re finally on FB and twitter.  But we haven’t grown enough to be viable (yet, I continue for some reason!).  I think you know that even though I can’t keep up with everything "Cape Ann", I do my best to promote all the great things that are happening there (and elsewhere in the area).  So I am emailing to ask (okay, beg!) you to say nice things about MacKid Hamilton and our 1st birthday in an upcoming issue.  And if you could ask parents to subscribe, that would be great!!!
    Thank you!  And congratulations on winning one of the People’s Choice awards recently for the most valuable blogger!

    Congratulations Lorraine!  If you would like to subscribe to MacKid Hamilton you can do so on Lorraine’s site here