Gloucester Real Estate Pick Of The Week From Kenny

Kenny MacCarthy forwards this pick of the week:

Here’s an awesome place that needs zero work by the looks of it and with views for $240,000

Here’s the remarks-

Above the clouds this spectacular condo is just steps to Boulevard. Panoramic waterviews from Cupola in this gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath residence offering a unique floor plan with ample room & all amenities. Terrific architectural details throughout. Residence was completely renovated & refurbished. Offers kitchen w/granite and stainless, custom cabinets & multiple built-ins. Outstanding value!

Are you one of our FOB’s that is dying to move here?   Give my boy Kenny a call at (978) 758-0983 to go see it and hopefully we can have you here in G Town to celebrate all the fun things we do here.  It’s Kenny who I do the GloucesterCast Podcast with and you can trust him to steer you right.

(978) 758-0983



Haddock? Yeah The Testaverde’s Midnight Sun’s Got That!

For all the negativity you read about the fishing industry here’s a family that’s always done it right and continues the tradition of being at the top of the list. Classy, strong, hard working Gloucester fishermen. 20,000 down the hole and 15,000 on deck. 

Boom!  That just happened!

Video tomorrow.



Sarah and Carol Cafasso Represent in Australia and New Zealand!

FOB Valerie Marino writes-

Hi Joey,
Sarah Cafasso is serving in the Peace Corps on a remote island in the Philippines. Her mom Carol arranged for them to meet in New Zealand and spend the holidays in Australia. They did not forget to bring "homie" with them! Sarah has one more year left in Southern Leyte, Hinundayen, Philippines, helping the community protect and utilize their fishing resources. Her vacation was much needed and well deserved. Here are a few shots with the GMG stickah! Thanks!



Did You Know? (The Fame of Epes Davis)

That this is grave of Rev. Epes Davis at Mount Adnah Cemetery in Annisquam?  Rev. Davis was a Free-Will Baptist who held services at his house until 1830 when he built a meeting-house, now known as the Annisquam Village Hall and still regularly used for community events and functions. 

In addition to being a Baptist minister, Davis was also a shipbuilder in Annisquam, probably most known for building the original schooner Fame.  When the War of 1812 appeared imminent, privateers out of Salem purchased the fast little pinky schooner that had recently been built by Epes Davis in Annisquam. Fame could carry two small cannon and a crew of up to 30. Fame had originally been designed for fishing, so her new owners brought her to Salem and fitted her out to carry the armament and larger crew of a privateer. 

The replica of Fame, which was built by Harold Burnham at Burnham Boat Yard in Essex and launched in 2003, first sailed to Gloucester, where her fitting-out continued, and then made her return to Salem on July 12th. On July 25, 2003, she carried passengers from Pickering Wharf for the first time.

Two legacies of the Rev. Epes Davis.

E.J. Lefavour

Who’s Allen’s guest this week?

Allen is!  You asked for it, now you’ve got it.  Click on the video above and hear Allen tell us how he  finally decided to be featured on his own show, Local Music Seen.  Watch it tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

Then get your butt up off the couch and go see some other great music.  Lots to choose from (full lineup here).

Dennis Monagle has Quill at Minglewood.  Just in case you don’t know Qwill, check out this video:

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight ~ Special Guests Chick and Ellen

He is a master.  A study in simplicity backed by sneaky-smart
technique.  She is a rare songbird with pure tone and perfect
rhythm.  Chick Marston & Ellen Ford revisit the Rhumb Line.

Prime Rib Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner – $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line to host Justin Quinn

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 

Dave says,

We have the post Fat Tuesday post-partum blues this week as we welcome back Justin Quinn and his merry band of idiots to our stage. Justin is the meanest and heartiest practicioner of the Mississippi saxaphone (harmonica) that I’ve ever known. Every time his boys show up,  Fred needs an extra clean-up crew! We’ll be wailin’ thru the whole book of Chicago blues. He’s bringing along Mr. Jon Ross, vibrating gootarist to help us with our recovery. Mr. Andrew Jones will be filling those size14 drum duties. Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be there, putting up the cracks.

  And then there’s Saturday nite at the Annie. Yet another grueling evening cranking out swing and other sordid dance music with the Good Old Salty Jazz and Swing Band, featuring Mr. Henry Allen on vocals. We’ve done this a couple of times and we really had a ball, so you should get out and dance while your neuromotor system still works. Hours are 8 to 11. Admission is $

2 Crewman Rescued from the Plan B

2 Crewman Rescued

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two fishermen after their fishing vessel began to take on water nine miles east Kennebunkport, Maine, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a call at 7:20 a.m. from the 81-foot fishing vessel Plan B reporting that they were taking on water and pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding. The men were donning survival suits.

The Coast Guard immediately launched an Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, N.H., rescue boat crew, a Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine, rescue boat crew, and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. The Coast Guard also issued an urgent marine information broadcast asking boaters in the area to assist the fishermen.

The crew of the fishing vessel Cameran Lee responded to the UMIB and safely transferred the two fishermen from the Plan B to their vessel.

Weather on scene was 10 to 15-knot winds and two-foot seas.

The Tahoma and Station South Portland are currently on scene monitoring the situation.

“This rescue highlights the importance of communication in an already hazardous environment,” said Lt. Nick Barrow, command center supervisor at Sector Northern New England. “The value of good Samaritans in our tight-knit community is invaluable.”

The Coast Guard protects roughly 20,000 commercial fishing vessels in the northeastern U.S. and encourages fleets to prepare for the unexpected as the season continues.

The Plan B is still afloat and crews are arranging commercial salvage. There were no injuries or pollution reported.

The Hotel on Pavilion Beach from Fred Bodin

The Pavilion Hotel, Gloucester, circa 1880 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin
The Pavilion Hotel, built in 1849, was Gloucester’s first true resort hotel. It was located between Stacy Boulevard and Fort Square, on the edge of downtown. The Gloucester Telegraph called it “the first specimen of architectural good taste ever seen here.” The Pavilion featured a two level veranda with dramatic harbor views, fine dining, a saltwater pool, bowling, and accommodated 150 guests. The beachfront of the hotel, called Crescent Beach at the time, is now called Pavilion Beach. On a foggy night in October of 1914, the 65 year old Pavilion Hotel, then named the Surfside Hotel, was consumed by fire. The building which we call the Tavern now sits where the Pavillion once was.
Printed archivally from the original 8×10 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Image #A88810-003.
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Mamie’s Muffin Tops Brings The Trash Talk To Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Calling Out Muffy White’s Hot Mess

Alicia DeWolfe Team Captain of Mamie’s Kitchen Muffin Tops Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Has Some harsh words For Muffy White Who Gets No Respect From Alicia-

Alicia writes-

Hey Joey!
You wanted us to do some trash talking but with a name like Muffy and the team called Hot Mess…Need I say more?

Just like Patches O’Houlian says "If you want to have dodgeball victory, you have to grab it by its haunches and you gotta hump it into submission!"
See you on the field!
"Mamies Top Muffin"

Looks Like there will be no love lost between these two squads on the Dodgeball Court!

While at Mamie’s Kitchen yesterday for breakfast we were stopped by fans of GMG who had travelled up from Connecticut to go to Mamie’s Kitchen based on my recommendation.  I was heading for the can and these three lovely ladies stopped me and asked ‘Are you Joey?”  After replying yes, they told me how they loved the blog and were at mamie’s because of me.  Sweet!  I lost the piece of paper with their names on it Sad smile


You know how I love to spread the love to people who support our fun events so here’s a couple pictures from Mamie’s Kitchen killer breakfast joint across from St Ann’s Church and behind where Savour Wine and Cheese and Beach Gourmet Catering will be.

Also check out Muffy White  of Muffy White’s Hot Mess Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Fame organizing’s website here-


Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!

There is also controversy with Alicia’s husband reportedly abandoning Alicia in favor of the Cross Fit Cape Ann Buns and Guns Squad.  Betrayal!  If you don’t think we’re going to align these teams up to face each other you’re crazy. That ought to make for an awkward Sunday dinner table!