Don’t forget To Watch Gloucester On Chronicle Monday Night 7:30PM

Maggie Harper writes-

Hey Joey……

Just wanted to let you know that as of this moment, the Chronicle show on Gloucester is scheduled for Monday July 9th. So let you vast followers know — with the proviso it could be later, if news events warrant.

It was great to meet you — have a great Fiesta this weekend!!!!!!

..Maggie H.

Maggie Harper / Producer, CHRONICLE


2012-06-20 11.25.54

For All You Social Media Neophytes- Listen To My Boy Ryan Pinkham- The Man Knows His Stuff

Ryan Pinkham just graduated from Northeastern with a marketing degree.  He is a local man done good and believe me when I tell you he knows his social media marketing.

Ryan is part of a group of young Gloucester adults who have restored faith in the youth of our city.  There are a group of young men and women in their early 20’s in town that I’ve been completely blown away by in the past year as to how much they have their shit together.  Educated, well dressed, well mannered, responsible hard working people that make me think that as good as it is right now in Gloucester, the best is yet to come if people like this are our future.

There seems to be a whole group of them, people like Rebecca Linquata, Erica Mitchell, Joe LaRocca, Mike Torres, Ty Rogers, Jon Vizena, Shannon McCarthy, Steven Fletcher, Lily Linquata, Austin Souza, Liv Hauck, David Brooks, Dawn Gadow,  the list goes on and on…  all really good people that have made me think that the future is really looking bright if these are our future leaders.

So follow along with Ryan’s insights in his column on marketing yourself and your business

Here’s just one excerpt and following the excerpt is a link to a feed of all his latest musings on social media marketing-

7 Things People Love More Than Being Sold To







People do not love being sold to.

Whether it’s hanging up on a telemarketer, slamming the door on a salesman, or driving their car until the wheels fall off in an effort to avoid the sales pitch at the car lot—most people don’t respond well to sell, sell, sell.

But there are things  they do love—or at least love more than being sold to. And those things can actually be used to improve your chances of making the next big sale and driving business results for your brand.

Here are seven things people love and how they can be used to get more results from your email marketing. [Read more…]

Link to follow Ryan Pinkham’s marketing column here

You can also follow him on twitter, he’s one of the more interesting people I follow on a daily basis- @RyanPinkham

Look for an upcoming interview here on these pages

The Dance

The Dance


Once each month we witness a celestial ballet

when the orb of night ascends in the east

just as the sun sets in the west and we

move from sunlight into moonglow.


And I, from my place above the Annisquam,

get to see the reflected glory of the setting sun

beaming brightly from Thurston Point and,

at the same time, the rising moon’s illumined face.


What exquisite choreography; what exact timing;

what a marvel of precision and what unique seats

we, here on Earth, have – to be able to be,

however  briefly, exactly between opposing sun and moon.


And the performance is repeated month after month,

year upon year, eon after eon,

with the ballerinas always on time to dance a dance

that will continue long after the audience is gone.


When the Earth turns to ice or dust and

the oceans are dry or spread upon the land;

or when infernos burn and whirlwinds blow,

for the sun and moon, the dance goes on.


© Marty Luster 2012



Did You Know? (Summer Pie Theater and Tales of Bong Tree Island)

That Dona Lambert and her troupe at Summer Pie Theater Playhouse in Rockport want to be the first to do a production of Tales of Bong Tree Island?  But before that can happen, we have to make Tales of Bong Tree Island a reality.  Without your help, in 2 days, the owlpusses with their great wisdom and teaching of acceptance and tolerance to young people, could become extinct.  Please support them and this project, at whatever amount you can (you can pledge as little as $1.00).

About Dona Lambert and Summer Pie Theater:

Dona Lambert has been imaging stories her entire life.  On the farm she grew-up on she created magical kingdoms in the woods.  Every Summer with her dad she turned a tiny chicken coop building into a little theater and performed plays.  Dona has a B.A. in speech and dramatics. She has been a teacher in grades  K-8 and recently taught the in-school drama at the Rockport Middle School.  She was a program director with the YMCA in Maryland and New Jersey for many years.  Dona’s theater and stories with the children has always been a part of whatever other pursuit she was involved in at the time. The Summer Pie Play House is very much a piece of the little chicken coop theater from Dona’s childhood farm once upon a time.   It is children in their imagination, building, inventing, relaxed, and happy.

Dona has been conducting children’s theater mainly in Rockport and the surrounding area since 1998. Her Chicken Coupe troupe this season performed ROBIN HOOD And Monty Python………..and the 21 chickens.  Dona directed the Art Harbor Camp at Windhover for five years.  Dona’s Troupes now rehearse and perform at The Unitarian-Universalist Society in Rockport.

I think Dona’ Summer Pie Theater is the perfect venue for the first stage production of Tales of Bong Tree Island.  Thanks for your help in making it a reality, EJ

Horribles Parade in retrospect

“Retrospect” is a euphemistic way to say that I’m a bit late in getting these photos ready to post. But you didn’t really want to get bombarded with all the photos of the parade from all the contributors at once, did you?

As a newcomer who moved here less than a year ago, the whole Fiesta and 4th of July week experience has been a lot of fun! The Horribles parade was bigger than I expected, and well worth watching.

So, here are a few of my shots of the parade. The full set can be seen as a slideshow or one by one on my photostream on Flickr.

See these bigger, and lots more, here:

-Fr. Matthew Green

Community Photos 7/8/12

Hi Joey

Thanks for posting my rainbow over the 128 bridge photo.

I was out kayaking today on the Annisquam and photographed this osprey whose got a nest nearby.  I don’t know how common they are here but it was exciting to see him.  Sandy Chadwick


Hello GMG,

Last weekend I took my first trip ever out to Thacher’s Island, and it was fabulous!  Sunny, breezy, beautiful scenery, interesting history, and plenty of Homies!  Our guide Chris from Thacher Island Association was very friendly, and we even caught a glimpse of seals swimming nearby on the boat-ride back.  A great experience, I highly recommend it.

Lori Viator

Hi Joey,

Here’s a picture I took Tuesday. I was thrilled to see the folks from Cape Ann Sup break out the lit up boards!

Hope you can use it, love GMG!!

Best, Sue Antinoro



Wingersheek rocks! from Judy Beavers-

A few pictures from Wingersheek. 

Not the best photography nor best camera … but they represent some of the innate beauty that surrounds us.

To me, they evoke a sense of peace & meditation, which is always available when sitting on the rocks at Wingersheek.


"Time spent wasted at the beach, is not time wasted." T.S.Elliot

Community Stuff 7/8/12


Dear Joey,
The Board of the Magnolia LIbrary Center would love it if you could announce our upcoming annual Art Show this weekend, July 13-15.
The Magnolia Library Art Show is in its 35th year and this year the Show will feature 55 amazing artists and photographers.  The Library will be filled with beautiful works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography and sculpture – all for sale.  Proceeds benefit the Magnolia Library Center and admission is free.
The Show kicks off with an Artist Reception on Friday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  The Show continues on Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Our website is
Thank you so much for your support!
The Magnolia Library Board

Subject:  Talk on A Gift of Dreams – Growing Up in Essex in the 1950’s, by Robert Benjamin


Location:  Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Time:  7:30 p. m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Place:  Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum,

             Rear 66 Main Street, Essex MA 01929

Admission:  $8 members, $10 nonmembers

Contact:   info@essexshipbuildingmuseum, 978-768-7541 Wed. – Sun., 10 -5

A Gift of Dreams is a coming-of-age tale set in the Essex young Bob Benjamin knew in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.  It serves not only as a recounting of his experiences but also as a tribute to Essex and the way of life it exemplifies. 

Mr. Benjamin has been through several totally different careers and is currently an author, artist and model airplane designer and builder, now focusing on original designs or gas-to-electric conversions of popular kits.  In 2006 he was inducted into the Model Airplane Hall of Fame. 

At present he is researching for his latest book, an historical novel set in Essex while it was still known as Chebacco Parish.  The story centers around the town’s shipbuilding traditions as focused through the lens of the social-political-economic issues around the time of the War of 1812. 

Please join us to help with the setting of his new book and to reminisce with

Mr. Benjamin in the Waterline Center of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum at 7:30 p. m. on Tuesday, June 12.  Admission is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers.