Coast Guard Blaine Gallagher proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah Morris, in front of Motif #1 in Rockport Harbor- Photos From Brianna Moore

“Coast Guard Blaine Gallagher proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah Morris, in front of Motif #1 in Rockport Harbor. Gallagher pulled his boat up behind Bearskin Neck to surprise Morris at work. When she came out to say hello, Gallagher got down on one knee and pulled out the ring in front of her friends and Gallagher’s crew.”

Check Out more on Brianna’s facebook page , professional page and blog.

Big Time Bluefin Tournament Coming To Gloucester This Summer

blue fin blowout

Thirty years ago Gloucester, Massachusetts was home to one of the best Bluefin Tuna tournaments in New England.  So when my good friends Rob Bouley and Joe Boreland brought up the idea for a big tournament, I knew it was time to bring all tuna fanatics back to America’s Oldest Seaport for the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group First Annual 2012 BLUEFIN BLOWOUT!
Our home base at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort is the premier location to access the tuna fishing grounds north to Ipswich Bay, east to Jeffrey’s Ledge and south to Stellwagen Bank.  Our mission is to gather commercial and recreational, experienced and greenhorn, young enthusiasts and old salts together for a weekend full of huge prizes, great bands, big parties and amazing fishing!
Nothing compliments two days of competitive fishing like three days of music, food, cocktails and fish stories.  The feel of a big tournament will be in the air with the suspense of the day’s cash Calcutta. Get a chance to talk to some of the captains and mates on the new National Geographic series “Wicked Tuna” and watch as some of the biggest tuna fish of the year are weighed in right on location.
Whether you are the big cash prize winner or enjoying everything the tournament has to offer, we are excited to have you aboard with us at the most exciting tuna tournament of the year! See you at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort for the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group First Annual 2012 BLUEFIN BLOWOUT

Stay Salty!
Capt. Drew Hale


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Reward Your GMG Contributors By Leaving A Comment For Posts That Interest You

Below is a screen shot of what you will see if you click on the title of any GMG post. 

I changed the text from “Leave a comment” to “Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here”

It may be a little wordy but I think it helps remind folks to become part of the GMG community instead of just sitting on the sidelines.

I know that the GMG contributors appreciate your positive feedback and to know that you enjoy the hard work they put in to bring you the best of our community.



Wanna show off your construction skills this Saturday?

Art Haven can use some help this Saturday framing out their new space on Pleasant Street! If you’ve got construction experience and some free time, grab your tools and come on down – it’s sure to be a good time. Work will start at 9am, but feel free to come down whenever you can and help out.  For more info about what’s going on, check out this interview with Dave Brooks, founder and visionary 🙂

Monkeys and Peacocks: trivia answer

The peacocks and monkeys I posted yesterday are from a window in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester.  They (the church, not the monkeys and peacocks) graciously gave me permission to go photograph their stained glass windows, which are GORGEOUS.  I highly recommend visiting to see them.  The church is open for prayer and meditation Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon, and they don’t mind if you look at the windows too…

Here is a shot of the full window:

King Solomon's navy. The bible verse referenced on the window doesn't mention exotic animals, but it does say King Solomon had products shipped from other lands. Click on the photo to see it a little larger.

Almost all the windows feature ships, boats, or other nautical themes from the bible. I’ll post more photos and info over the coming days.  These windows are a real treasure!

Gloucester’s Compass Rose Custom Tattoo With Owner Matt Maguire

Check out Their Website Here and Alicia Pensarosa’s previous coverage of Compass Rose Here

Compass Rose Custom Tattoo Is located at 35 Main Street Gloucester.  Look for part I of our video tomorrow!


Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Gloucester Quilter

Check Out The Gloucester Quilter Blog Here


This Webcam and more can be found at

This local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

One Hour at a Time Gang

Since Saturday April 14, 2012 is street sweeping day, here are a couple of ideas for cleanup..       When:                  Saturday April 14, 2012

Where:                 Meet again at St. Peter’s Square

Time:                    8:00 am

We can pick up trash on the Blvd., Main and Rogers and have the streets nice and litter free.   Please let me know if that is a good idea.  Take care and thanks all Donna

Discover Gloucester Weekly From Linn Parisi

Joey- Thanks for the chance to catch up on some of the past couple of month’s pictures I’ve wanted to share.
The first pic is from February 28, taken at the Cape Ann Brewing Company: Jeremy Goldberg gave Steve Borichevsky (Shooting My Universe) a fabulously framed Fisherman’s Brew carton & Award for winning the photo contest for the new carton design. I was happy to meet & chat with Steve. I’ve loved his amazing work for quite a while… ditto for Fisherman’s Brew. It’s great having Cape Ann Brewing as a Discover Gloucester partner.

The second and third pics are from the AAA Travel Marketplace held at Gillette Stadium March 2-4. Over the 3 day show, we interacted with 2200 potential visitors. Bob from Ryan & Wood and Paul Frontierro, 7 Seas Whale Watch set up the booth and worked it for a few hours. Bob just loved wearing the sou’wester, heh heh…

I want to share these invitations, too-

The Ordinance & Administration Committee of the City Council, chaired by Councilor Romeo-Theken, has invited all Gloucester tourism business professionals to give their input re: rewriting the City’s Tourism Commission Ordinance at a Workshop on Tuesday, April 17, 6PM at Kyrouz Auditorium, City Hall. This is your chance to be heard as to what you feel the City should undertake in the way of planning the work and working the plan for tourism in Gloucester, so show up and speak up.


Save the Date: Discover Gloucester Mug Up Meeting, April 26, 8:30AM at the lovely Heath’s Tea Room, 43 South Street in Rockport. Join us for a cuppa (tea or coffee) and a freshly baked scone while we chat about Customer Caring & Visual Intrusions- both timely subjects as we get into the busy season. RSVP

Linn Parisi
Discover Gloucester


Community Stuff Thursday



In Concert!!

Craig Bickhardt & Don Henry (Grammy Award Winner!!)

Special Guest Larry Ahearn

Saturday, April 21 – 8pm Old Sloop Coffee House

First Congregational Church of Rockport

12 Church Street, Rockport, MA

Suggested Donation $10.00 in advance, $12 day of show

65 or over: $7, under 18: $5, family: $24

Get Your Tickets NOW:

JapeScape Acting Workshops! Tuesday, April 17: 9am-10:30am and 10:30-12:00pm

Jape teaches a series of age appropriate theater games, stage techniques, improvisation scenes and songs while fostering confidence, acting skills, imagination and team spirit.  The workshops aregeared for children between the ages of 5-12.

Workshops will begin at 9:00am and 10:30am at the Cape Ann Families/Open Door meeting space @ 28 Emerson Avenue.  We’d love for you to join us for free!

Thursday, April 19: (Reserve your child’s slot today!)



11:15-12:00 (Most space available)

Come join us for a morning full of group games, physical activities, team building, fitness and games that are just plain ole fun J


Activities are geared for children aged 3-8. Sessions will be held at the Cape Ann Families/Open Door meeting space @ 28 Emerson Avenue.  We’d love for you to join us for free!

Knucklebones provides athletic programming throughout New England and we’re excited to have them come and play with the children from Cape Ann!


Space is limited!  You must RSVP to attend these events!! (The events are open to ANY FAMILY in the community)

Contact Hailey Granger, Family Services Coordinator

978-281-2400 x110 or at


Rockport & Cape Ann, MA – The American Red Cross and the Rockport Rotary Club are holding a blood drive Friday, April 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, Rockport to support the community blood supply for patients in need. In the month of April, all presenting donors will receive a free pair of socks from New Balance, encouraging fitness and exercise. So get moving and make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

Persons must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health to be eligible to donate blood. High school students under age 18 may need to meet certain height/weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross donor blood card or other form of positive ID.

The American Red Cross Blood Services Northeast Division must distribute approx. 3,000 pints of blood a day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. Each pint of blood can save up to three lives.