Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray- The Kim Smith Version

The 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray. This is Stew’s sixth win! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

“Closing Time” men’s seine boat winners, rowing in the Santa Maria.

Special thanks to Joey C for his encouragement and inspiration.

Community Fiesta Photos 2012

Neil Matthews submits-

Hi Joey,

This is my first submission to you and I hope you like it. I took these pictures from my kayak Fiesta Saturday when Nick took down the flag.



2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Children From Alice Gardner-

Greg Cook has a set of photos at his The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research


Secret Set List is done ~ Watch for the GMG Float and Listen for your favorite Local Music

The official GMG Float music set list is done — and features almost all local music (with a few non-local party songs thrown in).  We’d post it here, but we’ve been sworn to secrecy!  So be sure to listen when you’re at the Horribles Parade and check our post tomorrow for the complete list.

And don’t forget the FREE CONCERT on the BOULEVARD before and after the parade leading all the way up to the fireworks at 9:30 featuring The Runaround Sound!

We’ll see you there!

Paul George Returns to Rocky Neck

Artist, Paul George has returned to Rocky Neck.  He and Kate Morse are now located at 77 Rocky Neck Ave. in the galleries previously occupied by Bernie Gerstner and most recently, Alma McLaughlin.  This photo is of Paul sketching a painting of Alma, which I am looking forward to seeing.  

Paul George was born in Cambridge and studied at the MFA School in Boston. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and is also an active member of the New England Watercolor Society, Cape Cod AA, North Shore AA and former Vice President of the Rockport Art Association. Paul also won the Winsor & Newton Award for Excellence in Watercolor at the national Watercolor Society. He has won many awards including the Gold Medal from the New England Watercolor Society. His work is in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Stop by and check out Paul’s and Kate’s work.  They are both excellent painters.

E.J. Lefavour

Dog Bar Patio Beach Party with Johnny Carwash

T minus 4hrs till our Parade Party Starts!!!!!!!!!
Skip the fist fight over a parade parking spot, schlepping appetizers down to eat out of the back of your car and the long line for the jiffy john and party with us at the Dog Bar – $15 BBQ, Jonny Carwash, kid friendly atmosphere, plus beer battleship, corn hole, ladder ball, and tap the sangria watermelon!

Benjamin Moore mural

It’s easy to take it for granted that we live in a city with lots of beauty, so it’s good to be reminded now and then that we are surrounded by works of art and ingenuity. For instance, I like this mural on the side of the Benjamin Moore store on Railroad Ave. – not just because it’s well painted, but because it is somewhat self-referential: a painting (on a paint store) of painters painting the wall they are painted on…

Eventually I plan to get photos of more of our city’s murals…

-Fr. Matthew Green

Pet of the Week-Whitman

Whitman Pet of the Week, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cat

Hi there friends at Good Morning Gloucester!   My name is Whitman and I am a playful and sweet guy.  I think you might want to meet me, so please feel free to stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid, now located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.  For shelter hours and upcoming events, please visit or phone the shelter (978-283-6055).

Don’t miss the Sunset Cruise on Saturday, July 21 from Capt. Bill’s at Harbor Loop at 7 p.m.  Please bring a picnic lunch and there will be a cash bar, lots of raffles and a great time.   Tickets are $20. for adults and $10. for children and are available at the CAAA and Animal Krackers at 232 Main Street, Gloucester.

I am receiving such good care and attention here at the new shelter, but I am looking forward to having a family to call my own.

Could it be you?