Brand Group International’s Tim Oullette Lands Crocs- Chooses Gloucester

Here is another example of a business that could do business anywhere but they choose Gloucester.  Landing a huge international account with Crocs Apparel we sit down with the President of Brand Group International, Tim Oullette.

Ruby ~ Pet of the Week!

Ruby ~ Pet of the Week!


My name is Ruby and this could be your lucky day because I am  available for adoption!  Please stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid so that we may discuss how fun your life will be with me in it!

I am a three-month-old female Lab/Hound mix; who is affectionate and playful.   I need a little training, but I am willing to learn and I am very smart.   If you would like to see some photos of me, visit: or stop by our non-profit shelter located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  

I am so excited about thinking about being adopted, I just can’t wait.  I know this is hard to believe, but I have siblings here who are just as cute as I am.   My sister is yelling at me right now saying she is cuter than I am, but I am pretending not to hear her.  Why don’t you come down and decide!    

Burnham’s Field clean-up this Saturday

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A clean-up of Burnham’s Field will take place this Saturday morning, Feb. 25. Volunteers will fix fences, paint basketball backboards, remove graffiti and pick up litter. Local cleaning company CleanPro has kindly offered to donate supplies and staff to erase graffiti. Ben’s Wallpaper & Paint of Gloucester has generously offered to donate paint for the backboards. Free coffee will be served.

Burnham’s Field across from St. Ann School is the largest green space in central Gloucester. There’s been a resurgence of pride in Burnham’s Field, including a 20-plot community garden created last summer. GoodMorningGloucester readers got to meet the gardeners in a GMG exclusive video serieshere.

The clean-up of Burnham’s Field will be held rain or shine this Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. All are invited!

Questions? Contact John McElhenny,

Who does Peter love to forget to thank?

Our good friend and multi-talented sound man, recording engineer, guitarist, sax player, singer/songwriter Will Hunt.  Among many other things, Will does sound for Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, and on this week’s show, Peter and Allen  thank everybody else who works on this show EXCEPT for Will!  Peter almost forgot to thank me too 😉

Then, at the sold out Mardi Gras concert at Minglewood on Tuesday, Peter thanked everybody else EXCEPT Will, who gave us excellent sound.

Now, Joey C. remembered to thank Will at Celebrate Gloucester, so we were afraid Will might begin to think we don’t like him or something.

We want to make sure Will doesn’t get a complex, so we’re dedicating this entire post to say just one thing:


You’ll get to see Will on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes some time in the next couple of month — and that will be a real treat.  This time he’ll be performing, so somebody else will do sound.  We’ll forget to thank him too.  That’s just what happens with sound men . . .

Did You Know? (Rocky Neck is the Spot)

With Spring right around the corner, if you are starting to think about your visit to Cape Ann this summer, think Rocky Neck and reserve your room now at the Rocky Neck Accommodations.  Then you can easily walk over and join us for Sunday morning Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.

Located in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony on Smith Cove in Gloucester Harbor, it is only a short walk to galleries, shops, restaurants, entertainment, beaches and professional theatre. Good Harbor and Niles beaches are easily accessible as are Gloucester’s museums, monuments, whale watches, fishing trips and island tours. Rocky Neck Accommodations offers 11 distinct room arrangements, each with original (1890) exposed beams, queen or king sized beds, private bath, kitchen facilities, private decks, wireless internet, and water views. On the water at Rocky Neck Accommodations means on the water. A futon or sleep sofa can accommodate an extra person(s) in seven units.
Click to see our new website with photos of all rooms and views from each room.

Maritime Gloucester Pier To Be Named For Harriet Webster

Maritime Gloucester recently began the final stage of the restoration of the main pier. This project represents the culmination of a decade-long effort to upgrade our public waterfront access to Gloucester Harbor. We could not have accomplished this extraordinary task if not for the tireless efforts of our longtime executive director, Harriet Webster.

The pier will be named for Harriet in recognition of her many contributions to Maritime Gloucester.  Maritime Gloucester will host a ceremony dedicating the pier to Harriet and recognizing her public service to Gloucester on May 20, 2012 at 2:00 in the afternoon. We hope that you will be able to join us.


The board and staff of Maritime Gloucester and Harriet’s Family

Click on slideshow to see photos taken just today.

Community Stuff Thursday

Polycystic Ovary Syndrom Lecture at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Addison Gilbert Hospital Endocrinologist Neil D. Kobrosky, M.D., will provide a lecture on Polycystic ovary syndrome on Friday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester.  The free lecture will be held in the Longan Room located inside the Washington Street entrance.  Pre-registration is required by calling the

Health Connection at 1-888-253-0800. Discussion will review signs and treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age that causes small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary, causing  infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods,  acne and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In adolescents, infrequent or absent menstruation may signal the condition.