Super Moon II Sunday Night

The exact time of the full moon last night was very close to midnight. That means that tonight’s moonrise will be almost as big as yesterday. Some of you got some amazing shots with the fog. I got a super dud in Rockport.

Tonight, same spot on the horizon but:

Moonrise: 8:52PM

Sunset: 7:48PM

Nautical Twilight: 8:59PM (cannot navigate by the horizon)

Astronomical Twilight 9:42PM (stars are out)

So it will be darker but your camera should still be able to pick up the horizon when the moon appears.

These Many Cards

These Many Cards


Early in the morning on Wednesday, the 22nd of August 1906,

Donald affixed a 1 cent stamp on a card that

contained a fine German print of the Annisquam Light.

By 1 o’ clock the same day, the card, having passed

through the Gloucester Post Office, was received

in West Medford and was soon delivered to Miss Mary McLeod.


A year after that, Annie sent Sydney Davison, then

residing at 10 Duke Street in Liverpool, England

two cards, each with color scenes of Annisquam;

one of the Yacht Club and the other of the bridge

across Lobster Cove. In one she laments her failure

to write more often and, in the other, she promises to “be over” soon.


Margaret, too, writes to Sidney assuring him that she

hasn’t “quite forgotten” him. She thinks the fellow

sitting alone on the rock in the picture of a yacht

race in the Squam River looks lonesome.


On August 31, 1909, Rosie, of Gloucester, drops a card

featuring the surf at Long Beach to Mary Davison of

Annisquam letting her know that Marj came down on

Sunday and was sorry she couldn’t get over to see her.


These many cards, these timeless scenes, these stories

partly told; these flashes from life of decades ago, this collage

of people now gone and places still here;

these many cards posted in Annisquam more than 100 years ago

and delivered this day to you in Gloucester;

these many cards, this gift to me – and now,

my gift to you.

Marty Luster

Jalepenos Night to Benefit Breast Cancer

Jalapenos Night to Benefit the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk – 60 Miles for a Cure!

Wednesday, May 16 (5:00 pm to close)

Live Music by ColdStream (4 piece acoustical group) from 6:30-9pm
Jalapenos will donate 10% of night’s sales to Liz Dooley’s Breast Cancer 3 Day walk this July.
Raffles include Red Sox/White Sox tix, GLOSTA package (Lat 43, George’s Coffee Shop, Captain Bill’s Whale Watch tix, etc.), Artistic Offerings, Wine/Restaurant package and more!
Please join us for live music, great food, cold Margaritas and support a great cause while we have a fun night.

Thank you!

Liz Dooley

Proud 4 time Veteran Walker – SGK Breast Cancer 3 Day – 60 miles for a CURE!


3Day_runningribbon.gif Breast Health Fact: One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the U.S


Help me reach my goal for the Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day

jalapenos flyer 8 x 11 rvs sized

Liz Dooley is a neighbor in Annisquam and a dedicated fundraiser for a cure.  Make a date to go to Jalepenos on May 16 and help her reach her goal.

E.J. Lefavour


Worry the Bones

Worry The Bones is the brainchild of two musicians and local friends who both share the same desire to write and record music that reflects not only their personalities but their lifelong love of hard rock and metal music. With dark and often twisted lyrics, macabre musical overtones intertwined with hook laden guitar lines to produce a very unique style, yet one that is still very familiar with fans of the genre.  Like a witches brew of sorts that has been 40 years in the making.  There is an air of mystery that surrounds this project which makes it all the more compelling.

As of now the band has released it’s completely self produced debut “Thirteen Pregnant Virgins” on June 14th, 2011 to great reviews. They are now gearing up to take this project into a live setting with an ensemble of very talented area musicians and it is guaranteed to turn some heads.

~The Live Players~

Derek Richards – (Lead Vocals & Larynx Shredding, Rhythm Guitar, Synths, Piano, Backing Vocs)
Rick Williamson – (Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocs & Guttural Growls)
Dave Gauthier – (Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocs)
Fred Burke – (Electric & Acoustic Bass Guitars)
Steve Jerome – (Drums & Percussion)

If you like Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, you’ll love Worry the Bones.

Don’t miss the live debut of Worry The Bones with head banging F-Bomb on Saturday, May 12th at the St. Peter’s Club in Gloucester.  Walls will tumble!

I’ve gotten to know Derek Richards who is such a sweetheart that  I just have to experience the dark and twisted side of him.

E.J. Lefavour

Aquarium Seeks Marine Animal Response Volunteers for North Shore and N.H.

Photo Credit – New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is searching for volunteers for its marine animal response team on the North Shore and in N.H.  Volunteers monitor mostly live seals resting in prominent public locations but also some harbor porpoises that are swimming near shore. Volunteers also respond to dead wash-ups of sea turtles, whales, dolphins and seals.

Given the distance from Boston, the Aquarium relies on this network of trained local volunteers to be first responders. Volunteers act as the “eyes and ears” on the beach so that the Aquarium’s rescue biologists and veterinarians can make decisions on the best course of action.  A typical response includes traveling to the stranding site and identifying the species and location of any stranded animals. Volunteers then conduct health assessments of live animals to determine if they are injured, sick or in good health.  With dead animals, they take measurements and determine the animal’s gender.  Volunteers then take and transmit photos and information about stranded animals to the Aquarium as soon as possible. Volunteers also establish and maintain perimeters around stranding sites and answer questions from the public.

Field stranding response volunteers need to be year round residents, have access to a car and have a flexible schedule so as to respond on an on call basis. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and fit enough to walk on uneven ground and lift moderate weight. Working with stranded or dead animals can be stressful. Volunteers need to be able to remain calm under pressure and report objectively. At strandings, there are often a wide range of audiences including curious and emotional bystanders, media representatives, law enforcement officers and local officials. Effective communications skills are essential. Previous animal handling experience is helpful and given preference.

Due to the inherent risk in working with wild animals, which can carry diseases and bacteria, this position is not recommended for applicants who are immuno-compromised or pregnant.

The deadline for applications is May 13. To apply on-line, please visit the aquarium’s website at:

For those without web access, please call the Aquarium’s volunteer office at 617-973-5235

 After completing applications, Aquarium staff will interview prospective volunteers.  New volunteers will need to be available for a full day of training on Sunday, June 3 in Gloucester.

Breakfast at Fort Square Cafe

No way they could eat it all….I got to have a taste and it was so good.

I had the spinach and cheddar omelet…..light on the cheese…….Delicious!

Fort Square Cafe is my favorite place to have breakfast. You can tell when a cook cares about what they send out to you and Heidi is the best!

Fort Square Cafe


29 Commercial Street  Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-3100

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- The Vista Motel

Check Out The Vista Motel 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.

Jason Reicher Short Film Inspired by Gloucester

Hey Joey- great blog!

I have spent almost every summer of my life in Gloucester, and your blog allows me to keep up with the town when I’m not there. I study character animation at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA, where we are required to make a short film every year. I believe Andrew Stanton, from Rockport went to school here as well. I have just completed this years film and thought you might get a kick out of it- it’s a film noir inspired by Gloucester!

Thanks, Jason Reicher