Paul Frontiero III Memorial Bench Becoming Reality Thanks To Some Good Folks

Hi joe. it was good to get out of the house and see you today. We puchased a memorial bench for paul #3 today. it wil be on the boulevard near the fishermans statue overlooking the harbor and greasy pole. it will be in place before xmas or just after the first of the year. our big thanks go out to Newly elected Melissa Cox for connecting us with Mark Cole of the DPW. SHE’S THE BOMB! hOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE A BIG CELEBRATION WITH COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE WHEN IT’S INSTALLED. SEE YOU ALL THERE! WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED! YOU CAN POST THIS IF YOU WANT TAKE CARE, PAUL

Did You Know? (Bull Wrestling Can be Deadly)

On September 18, 1892, long after Dogtown had ceased to exist as a community, James Merry died in Dogtown.  He had a 3-year-old bull that he had previously successfully wrestled to the ground on a few occasions.  He decided to try it again.  This time the bull was having no part of it.  The first marker shows where James Merry was first attacked by his bull.  The second marker, a short distance away heading toward Dogtown Road, is where James Merry died of his injuries. 

E.J. Lefavour

Open Door Food Pantry Thanksgiving Food Drive November 19

Hi Joey,
Could you let people know that The Open Door Food Pantry and North Shore 104.9 are teaming up for its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Gloucester Crossing Market Basket on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.? Items most needed are fresh potatoes, apples, carrots, or cereal, tuna, peanut butter, and juice. People can download a list of most needed items or get more information at
Thank you for helping spread the word!


Final Clue for gimmesound give-away & Live Music Lineup ~ 11/18/11

Final clue in today’s video (click the picture to watch video) Name the local business and answer today’s simple trivia question on our Facebook or Twitter at 1:00.  The first correct answer wins a great prize.

Get today’s Live Music lineup there is a lot of great music tonight.

Preparations for the Christmas Fair at St. Ann’s

The Women’s Guild is getting ready for the big Christmas Fair at St. Ann’s Church in Holy Family Parish (as announced on this blog). Here are some photos of the preparations, and some shots of merchandise:

The tables run almost the full length of the hall, and many are already almost full
Bea Ciaramitaro is the organizer, who has been working hard to bring it all together
All sorts of things are available, including secular winter items...
...and religious articles for year-round use...
...and religious Christmas decorations...
...all set up by the Women's Guild elves! (Here, setting up the jewelry table)
They are climbing ladders to be sure that everything is of the "highest" quality, even the hall decorations!

There are also religious and secular books, and much more! Come check it out on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9AM-2PM, in the Parish Hall under St. Ann’s Church, at 60 Prospect St. in Gloucester!

Happy Birthday To One Of My Greatest Presents Of 2011- Our Friend EJ


I can’t begin to tell you how much EJ has brought to our lives.  Her positive energy, her photo and video contributions, her expert handling of the GMG Gallery this past summer at Rocky Neck, the hosting of the Mug-Ups but mostly her friendship.

EJ brings so much to us every day and is such a kindred spirit in that she has the best of all worlds, the compassion of an artist and the  organizational sense and responsibility of a business person.

EJ, thank you for coming into my life as such a great friend to not just me but the entire GMG community.  Your friendship has been one of my greatest gifts this past year.

We love you.

The Boss

Steven Wright Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

“Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.”
Steven Wright 1955-

Although born in New York, comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright is a rabid Sox fan. Known for his lethargic voice and deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes and one-liners, Wright grew up in Burlington, (as did Amy Poehler). He attended Emerson College, (with Dennis Leary) and began his stand up career around Harvard Square.

Greg Bover


Happy Birthday FOB Joey Ciolino!!!!

17 Years Old Today! 

Here’s Joey with rowing partner Kyle Edmonds and sculling coach Cristina Campa

Joey is one of those young adults that give me hope in future generations.  A good guy who makes his parents and our community proud.

Happy Birthday buddy!