Chickity Check It! Good Morning Milford From Linda and Rob


You have so inspired me with your Good Morning Gloucester that I talked our Milford, NJ merchants into adopting the same concept.  It has become a popular page through Facebook.  Good Morning Milford has been such a positive way to present our area to not only the locals who forget about the blessings of a small town, but also our bed and breakfast guests from all over the world.  They can keep up with life on the river.  We are a community on both sides of the Delaware River (New Jersey and Pennsylvania), the Delaware River Valley. 
Thank you, Joey, for the exceptional job you are doing.
We try to make it out your way four or five times a year and absolutely love Gloucester/Rockport.  Keep those food pictures popping up, so we can try new restaurants.
Blessings, Linda and Rob


Piano Playin’ Preacher & Willie “Loco” Rock Dog Bar tonight

If you’ve never seen Preacher Jack, now’s your chance.  Imagine the guy from this video and Willie “Loco” on the same stage.  Whew!  Get ready to ROCK!

And if that weren’t enough, T MAX, is releasing his new CD SHAKE!  All tonight, all free.  At the Dog Bar.

For those of you who can’t fit into the Dog Bar, there’s lots of other great music tonight too.  See full music lineup here.

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Gardner Winchester Computer Services Gloucester Harbor Cam


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.

Community Stuff Saturday





Book review: Joe Garland’s Lone Voyager

Mike the Truck Driver, who lobsters out of Salem when he’s not on the road, reviews and reads from Joe’s biography of Howard Blackburn.

Not exactly safe for work. Mike likes salty language (what local doesn’t?), but his review of Joe’s book is admiring and sincere.

A distinct podcast voice!



Musician, singer and storyteller David Coffin and his daughter Linnea Coffin perform songs from the maritime tradition in this family program for all ages. Following the performance, children and their families are invited to visit the CAM Activity Center from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Spin the ship’s wheel, examine maritime artifacts, complete a map quest and create watercolor paintings of ships at sea. A great way to kick off school vacation week! Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Goldhirsh Foundation.

David has performed throughout New England since 1980. Widely known for his rich baritone voice, he is particularly adept at getting the crowd to join him in song. His impressive collection of musical instruments includes concertinas, recorders, penny-whistles, bombards, gemshorns, cornamuse, shawm, rauschphieffe (or, as he explains, "generally anything that requires a lot of hot air"). Many of these instruments are used in his interactive school enrichment program "Music from the King’s Court: Exploring the Early Winds." Linnea Coffin is a performer in her own right; as a dancer she featured prominently in this past year’s Christmas Revels as the skeleton and has danced at Carnegie Hall. She continues to be willing to sing with her Dad.

Introduced in September 2005, Saturday Showcase is designed to bring families and children into the Museum to share enriching experiences. The focus is on the visual and performing arts, with strong ties to Cape Ann. Painters, musicians, dancers and storytellers are among the artists who have presented programs.

Two new training classes offered at the Y, lifeguard Training and Water Fitness Instructor Course-



Tourism Commision Meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.

9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Office (978) 281-9720              Fax (978) 282-3051


Sponsored by
The Ordinances & Administration Committee
A Standing Committee of the Gloucester City Council
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Kyrouz Auditorium – City Hall
(Items May be taken out of order at the discretion of the Committee)

    CC2012-015 (Hardy/Cox) Amend GCO Chapter 2, Article V, Sec. 2-471 to 2-476 re: Tourism           Commission