Follow up of the 100th Birthday of Ruth Hinderliter.

Our regular readers will remember the story of the coming of Ruth Hinderliter’s 100th birthday.

Well the special day came and Da Sticka was there to help celebrate!

Follow up of the 100th Birthday of Ruth Hinderliter.

First, I would like to thank all of the Good Morning Gloucester readers for their wonderful response with  cards and comments that made the big event even more festive.  Ruth’s party was held on March 20 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was surrounded by  family and friends as she enjoyed a lunch prepared by her great grandson Robert Chermely.  Helping to serve were Robert’s wife Katie Chermely, and their son Jarrod. Also serving was Ruth’s grandson Michael Spolan, and his son Zachary, and Ruth’s great grandson Joey Benga.  Among the family that arrived from Gloucester to enjoy the day were her niece Nancy Olson, great nephew Alex Olson, great grandson Joey Benga and granddaughter Carolyn Benga.  Joining us to celebrate from Pittsburgh were her daughter Linda and son in law, John Grilli, and Chrissy.

Ruth said now that she has made it to 100, her new goal is to add 5 more years!  All her family and friends applauded because they believe she will.  Hopefully you will be seeing Ruth around Gloucester this summer enjoying the town and the wonderful folks that live here .Thanks again for your interest in this story.


Gloucester At Dawn- Gloucester Station 4:48AM 6/27/12

Love shooting early morning just after a rain storm.  The textures and reflections make for much more interesting photos.  The green on the sign vs the yellow and the purple. Lots of repetition and symmetry.  Sometimes the scenes you pass by a million times end up being the most interesting when you simply slow down and immerse yourself in it.

click the photo for the larger sized version to see the details




When we are children, we dream of adventure,

like climbing Mount Everest or sailing alone

around the globe or living in the wilderness,

foraging and hunting for our very survival,

or, perhaps, someday learning to fly.


Often, along the way, our dreams are modified;

In my case, Mt. Everest became the High Peaks

of New York, the oceans of the world were

reduced to the Finger Lakes and living off the land

turned into an irregularly kept vegetable garden.

And I have never learned to fly.


But here’s what I have done: survived seven

years in the sterile suburbs of New York City amid

endless shopping centers and the numbing drudgery

of a long daily commute, but then picked up

my family and moved 250 miles away to a small

town where we started over from scratch;


where we raised our children, built a life,

and did everything from keeping chickens and

goats to serving in the state capitol to

meeting our grandchildren and loosing

some loved ones, and then, like a broken field runner,

changing directions and heading east to Gloucester.


Gloucester, where I awake to such scenes, scents and

sounds and I feel as though I am in a painting

by Van Gogh when his eyes and mind were

seared by the light at Arles; where the people who were

born here are still thankful for this place and

where each day is an adventure that beats my early dreams.


Marty Luster

LAST CALL- Community Announcement Notice: Joey C Will Be Gone From May 1-15th


If you have an announcement for the Community Stuff section it needs to be submitted before the 30th.

Please do not send in anything after the 29th of April.

The blog will still be updated every hour on the hour from 6am to 8pm.  I’ve been working hard to pre-schedule two week’s worth of content during my scheduled times and you’ll be in very capable hands with the rest of the GMG crew who I know will step up and keep the quality at the high standards that you’ve come to expect from us.

Thank you, the boss.

Rocky Neck Getting Ready to Rock


Joey came by the gallery on Rocky Neck yesterday and took these shots.  His new work looks great, and I don’t look too wild for four days without a fix.  Still in the process of hanging and organizing – aiming to open Mother’s Day weekend with a grand opening bash Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, and the first Mug Up of the season on Sunday, May 27th.

E.J. Lefavour

She’s back … and she brought a friend. Let’s welcome Chelsea & Megan tonight at the Brew Pub @ 5pm.

Last month, one of our favorite local artists, Chelsea Berry brought a friend to town: Colorado singer/songwriter Megan Burtt — and now she one of our favorites too.  Here are two videos from one of last month’s concerts.

Powerful story of friendship and adventure followed by a song full of wisdom that seems far beyond her years (see more videos from that concert here.)

One  of our favorite Chelsea Berry songs that we think she should sing at every gig!

There’s music all day today.  It’s going on now at Alchemy and continues into late in the evening at Dog Bar, where Ryan Alto starts at 9.  See the full music lineup here.

Independence Day

Independence Day

Tugboat Independence

from the Gloucester Daily Times;

The Independence’s many roles for Neptune GDF Suez provide “safety and security responsibilities, a communication conduit to the maritime community and logistical support for (tanker) personnel and equipment,” White said. Neptune GDF Suez has also offered Independence’s firefighting capability to the city of Gloucester should a waterfront fire ever occur.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE

Also check out “Tugster” for some great photos and info on all things NYC Tugboats!

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Toodeloos Toy Store


This Webcam and more can be found at


Check Out The Toodeloos Website Here

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.