Cool Sky Stuff

From the time I left Rocky Neck until I reached Annisquam, there was alot of cool sky stuff going on – between the fog bank that rolled in and gave Smiths Cove a mystical appearance, and City Hall’s tower peak the appearance of being suspended in air, and then that amazing full super moon that I had forgotten all about until I rounded the bend near Wheeler’s Point and there it was.  Such  a diversity of magic in a ten minute span of time.  Only on Cape Ann.

E.J. Lefavour

Rockport High School Deca in Salt Lake City at National Deca Competition. Forwarded by Scott Larsen

Here is Rockport High School Deca in Salt Lake City at National Deca competition. We are promoting GMG!!
Scott Larsen
RHS Deca Advisor.



Seth Perkins–Gloucester native and Massachusetts Deca state officer.


Deca chaperones
Ann Marie Luster– Gloucester native
Scott Larsen


Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

May 4, 2012
“What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?”
Robert Schuller (1926-    )

Founder of the Hour of Power television show, Schuller was one of the most widely heard preachers of the televangelist movement of the late 20th century. After having established his church in a drive-in theater, he engaged Richard Neutra to design the Garden Grove Community Church in California in the late fifties, and Phillip Johnson to design the Crystal Cathedral in the seventies. His congregation eventually reached 10,000 members. He stressed the power of positive thinking and the possibility of oneness with the divine through right action. In 2008 he attempted to pass on his ministry to his children, but the Crystal Cathedral declared bankruptcy in 2010, and none of the Schuller family is currently in its leadership.

Greg Bover

Had to take a picture, but had to take a bite first

Doesn’t this quiche look good?  You see why I had to take a bite before I got out my phone.  It tastes as good as it looks and is one reason why I’m very happy that Atlantis opened their Cafe today!

Peter had the Fish Cakes Benedict.

Wow!  Some of the best fish cakes we’ve ever had.  Too bad they don’t serve dinner.  These would make a super appetizer.  Jessica the chef uses a secret ingredient.  She wouldn’t let me say what it is, but you could always try to guess.  The Atlantis Oceanfront Cafe is now open to the public (you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel) 7 days a week from 7:30-11:00am.  I’d recommend going before the season gets crazy busy.

You can work up a good breakfast appetite by dancing tonight and there are plenty of opportunities for that.  Peter and I will be at Minglewood to see our friend Brad Byrd with his “A” Band (but we’ll do our best to stay out of the video shoot).  Now if you’d prefer to be on camera (see the folks from last time), put on something you want to be photographed in and come on down.  Music starts at 9.

But if you’d rather not take the chance on ending up in a video directed by Hollywood’s Brandon Rose, check out the other more anonymous opportunities for dancing in the full music lineup here.

Tomorrow we’ve got a major announcement and a very special Artist of the week (actually 2 in 1).  Stay tuned  . . .

Tonights Supermoon and Last Years “Rum” Moon

Tonights Supermoon and Last Years “Rum” Moon

Moonrise 7:37pm  05/05/2012 


Photo From

“According to U.S. clocks, May 5, 2012 features the closest and largest full moon of this year.  Calendars say May 6, by the way, for this same close full moon as seen from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon.  The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.  But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard: supermoon.  We’ve heard this term again at this 2012 close full moon.  What does it mean exactly?  And how special is the May 5, 2012 supermoon?” CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!

Below is a photo I took last Summer of the Full “RUM MOON”

 It’s something i’ll never forget. I almost retired after taking this shot.

Pennies from Heaven

Last Wednesday evening, we had a great group at The Annie for our weekly singing event (7-9:30PM).  The last time I posted about this, someone asked for video of a song – so I brought my iPhone tripod setup, and filmed!

Henry Allen is not just a generous host at The Annie, he’s also a talented performer. Here  he sings “Pennies from Heaven”.

Come and join us some time!

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Cape Pond Ice

Check Out The Cape Pond Ice Website 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.