Gloucester Gig Rowers Get Their Gig on On A Raw Sunday Morning

For more information on how you can get involved in the gig rowing program you can contact Maritime Gloucester and The Gloucester Gig Rower’s Website


What’s Happening At The Topside

Hey everyone,

Wanted to let you know of a couple cool things coming up at The Topside Grill! This Wednesday we are having a fundraiser for the new Dog Park going in over by Stage Fort Park. We will be donating a large portion of sales for the day to mans best friend. We are very excited to see the new place completed soon!
Also, this Sunday is Mothers Day! Treat your mom to a great Brunch/Lunch or Dinner at The Topside. Reservations are filling up fast! Open all day long.
Every Tuesday is Oyster Night and every Sunday we serve brunch from 11-3. AND Sunday nights we will show Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic channel. It’s been a blast, a few of the captains on the show usually are there to watch it with us. Hope to see you soon!


Doug Silva
General Manager
Topside Grill
50 Rogers St.

Seaward Inn Bed And Breakfast Opens this Weekend

The season is opening. The tulips have gone by. Soon we’ll be hunting down that friend with the boat and go catch a striper. Best time of year. The beginning of the beginning.

So as a local who cares that a Bed and Breakfast is opening up? Because you can make it up to mom for forgetting to get something for Mother’s Day and take her to Mother’s Day Brunch at the Seaward Inn on May 13th. Patti DeRosa will be the artist performing 11AM to 2PM, call 978-546-3471 for reservations.

44 Marmion Way, Rockport.

Click for the menu: MothersDayBrunch-2012

As Promised, you Saw/Heard it on GMG First

Perhaps you saw our post about the Concert Series we’re presenting at North Shore Music Theatre (click here if you missed it) in which we said GMG viewers will be the first to learn who will open for Chris Isaak on June 28.  That was almost true.  Actually, people who signed up for our newsletter were notified yesterday (you can sign up here, so you’re the first to know about new concerts).  But this is the first public announcement, so here goes . . .

Chelsea Berry has agreed to open for Chris Isaak.   Chelsea is one of Cape Ann’s top rising stars and she’ll have her full band.  If you haven’t heard Chelsea, this would be your best introduction to a major talent.  And if you’re already familiar, here’s a rare chance to see Chelsea with a full band in an intimate concert venue with excellent sound.  All seats are within 50 feet of the stage and there’s plenty of parking.  But there aren’t plenty of tickets (less than 1500) and they’re going fast (click here to get yours).  If you want to get yourself into the Chelsea mood, you can see her Mother’s Day show this Saturday at The Landing.  Call 978-526-7494 for tickets.

Wow, what a week we’re having (musically that is).  15 different artists appearing between now and Friday (see full music lineup here).  And another dozen over the weekend!   Time to party!

Tuesdays at Jalapenos

Hola everyone!
This week’s line-up:
J.B. Amero, Dan King, Wolf Ginandes & David Brown
The music, as always, promises be as hot as the Tamales… and as cool as the Margaritas!

Special Notice:

May 8… 7 to 9pm
86 Main Street
Gloucester, MA  01930-5710

Barry Marshall Shows His!

“Show me yours and i’ll show you mine”

First Submission;

From Barry Marshall;

“Hello Joey,

Thank You so much for Good Morning Gloucester.I moved away years ago but once a Gloucester boy always a Gloucester boy.So enjoyed all the pictures and stories and actually will be back there for a couple weeks mid May.This is my palette .Unfortunately It seems the palette gets more attention then the paintings,still working on that.I studied with one of the best Gloucester painters around,David Curtis.With out his help I don’t know where I’d be today.I have a small gallery on the Central Coast of California and paint on location almost daily.

Thank You Again, In Paint, Barry Marshall”

Click here to see how you can share your painting set up with GMG 

One of Barry’s Beautiful Paintings from his website;

John Wheeler photos of the “Super Moon”

John and I ended up taking photos from very near the same spot to get the moonrise behind Thatcher Island, but then he moved on to other locations. Here are a few of his (amazing) photos.

Catch more of his photos on Flickr!

Race Your Face Off for Rockport Elementary School!

Or “Run for Fun” or “Dash to Make Cash” – however you say it, it means a good time at the Motif No. 1 Day 5K Run to raise funds for health, wellness and sustainability programs at Rockport Elementary Schools. You can register online and there are all sorts of good things associated with this race. Come downtown to run and then stay for the fun on Motif No. 1 Day! Check out the race website HERE. And Get Motif-vated!!!!

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- North Shore Kid Wonson Cove Webcam

Check Out The North Shore Kid Website Here

click the picture below to view their webcam


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.

“Moose House” History May 10th

Preservation architect Frederic Detwiller of New England Landmarks will give a talk with a slideshow on the history of the Pearce-Haskell-Calef “Moose Lodge” house, 26 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, at the Sawyer Free Library on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 pm.

The presentation will discus the design and construction of this exceptional 18th century federal-style, timber-frame house, most probably by master housewright Jacob Smith, for the City’s wealthiest merchant, David Pearce and the buildings subsequent evolution.

The talk will highlight the lives of the house’s residents, including China Trade Captain John Haskell, and their importance in Gloucester’s history.