Homie taking a break on Raffe’s Chasm Submitted By Rich Bean

Hi guys!   I thought I would share a nice picture of Homie who made an appearance for my nephew, Tommy Bean, visting from Ohio. He’s great with the camera and I took him on a small photo tour.  Of course, there is never enough time to see it all! One stop we made was at Raffe’s Chasm.  (thanks to Donna and GMG for introducing that beautiful spot!).  Anyways, here is the shot.  Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.

– Rich Bean


See Gloucester Legend, Fly Amero, on TV Friday Morning

Tune in to Fox & Friends All-American Concert Series Live from Manhattan at about 7:30am this Friday (7/27) to see Fly’s band, Orleans, perform and be interviewed.  

The show starts at 6am.  Orleans will be interviewed at about 7:30am.  Then you’ll hear  portions of 4 to 5 tunes for lead-ins and lead-outs of the show.

At around 8:50, Orleans will perform and entire song for live broadcast.  The show ends at 9am, but immediately following there’s an on-line segment called After the Show Show, where Orleans will perform another 2 or 3 songs and be interviewed again.  Not sure if that will stream live or be posted later.  Here’s a link to it (Craig Morgan, featured guest on Friday 7/13, is at that link now).

If you’re not up that early, just tape it and watch at your leisure.  It’s always fun to see local talent on the National stage.  Way to go, Fly!


Artists are invited to create on Thacher Island!  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Thacher Island with its twin lighthouses and restored structures, visit the museum, and wander the trails, to draw, paint, and photograph as you wish.

The annual Art & Photo Days are happening soon!  Reserve your spot as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Wednesday August 1 (rain date Aug. 8)  and
Saturday August 4  (rain date Aug. 11)

Boats leave T-Wharf near the Sandy Bay Yacht Club
at 4 am, 8 am, 9 am, and 10 am each day.

The 4 am sunrise groups will be back on the mainland by 8 am.  The later trips will leave the island at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm respectively.

Bring your art supplies, lunch, and whatever you need (sunscreen, bug spray, etc) to be comfortable outdoors.  Transportation and beverages will be provided by the Thacher Island Town Committee and the Thacher Island Association.

A $25 donation is requested.  This is a fundraiser by the Thacher Island Association for the restoration and maintenance of Thacher Island and its facilities. 

To make reservations call 978-546-2250.

Personally, I missed this last year and don’t intend to miss it again this year.  Hope to see you on the boat or on Thacher Island.  EJ

E.J. Lefavour


Passports Restaurant followed by Love and Other Anxieties at Cape Ann Community Cinema for a lovely night out!

Last night I met my friend Lyda and her associate produce Erin at Passports Resturant for a glass of wine and an appetizer before Lyda’s screening of Love and Other Anxieties. They both loved Eric’s popovers (who doesn’t?) and we were all stunned by the enormity of the crabcakes, which were simply perfect. Golden brown and a tiny bit crunchy on the outside, and within, very nearly all crabmeat, with just a very small amount of breading to hold the crabmeat together; served on a bed of fresh greens and roasted red bell peppers.

We then walked the two short blocks to the Cape Ann Community Cinema. Movie tickets included dinner. That struck me as a little odd and I didn’t quite understand how they could pull that off. Dinner is prepared by none other than neighboring Virgilios–a piping hot concoction of pasta, chicken, and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce along with a lovely garden salad and ginormous chocolate cupcake. And Cape Ann Community Cinema recently acquired their liquor liscense. You can enjoy a glass of wine while dinning, sitting on a large comfy sofa, all while viewing the movie.

Kent, Lyda, Erin, and Rob

Lyda’s screening went beautifully and her movie played to a crowd of enthusiastic and engaged attendees. The audience stayed for about 45 minutes following the film for an informal talk with Lyda.  I think we all found the discussion highly informative and inspiring. Special thanks to Rob for hosting Love and Other Anxieties.

Erin and Lyda

Check out Cape Ann Community Cinema’s summer long schedule–what a fabulous events venue Rob has going here. By the way–any leftover dinner goes straight to our local shelter.

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest~Sebastian “Basti” Moceri

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, July 25th
Special Guest:

Sebastian “Basti” Moceri (commonly known as “Busty”) is
one of my regular Open Mic guests of years past.  He has
been continuously writing high-quality, interesting material
ever since.  Plus… he’s so damn handsome you just want to
take him out back and mess him up a little! 🙂  Please come
and welcome him back to the Rhumb Line stage!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –
 $11.95 (while they last)
Something new for the summer! Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
August 1: Inge Berge

August 8: Chick Marston

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Pet of the Week-Pipette

I must be famous, I am on GoodMorningGloucester – they have won so many awards!

Pipette, pet of the week,

My name is Pipette and I am a two-month-old girl kitten who is white-brown-and-orange. I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter until I am adopted.

Have you visited the new shelter yet?  It is located now at Four Paws Lane in Gloucester and it is beautiful and the staff and volunteers are wonderful to all the animals!  Please stop by and visit us. You may also visit: CapeAnnAnimalAid.com and see photos of all the adoptable cats and dogs.

We are so grateful to many businesses and friends who have been so generous and now the new shelter is open!  The staff appreciates the added room, equipment and state-of-the art facility and I do too!

I must run now and find the volunteer to do my nails.  Now that I am on Good Morning Gloucester, I know Hollywood will be calling me soon!


Catherine Ryan Kicks The NY Times In the Nuts With Her Killer Edward Hopper Interactive Maps and Photos and Other Stuff

8 Slides from the NY Times vs 100 Hopper Slides from Catherine Ryan, Who Ya Got?

The NY Times Features 8 Hopper Slides Here

Catherine Ryan’s awesome Edward  Hopper Gloucester MA Website-


ZAPD http://5trg.zapd.co/

Catherine Ryan’s Edward Hopper Gloucester MA Interactive GOOGLE MAP Below

Click on map for descriptions and Hopper Tour Directions/Explanations


GOOGLE DOCS Featuring over 100 Slides


Yesterday’s sunrise with a rainbow in the west


These photos were taken at around 5:35-5:45AM yesterday, from the room of the rectory at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish).  I should have shot a panorama that included both the sunrise and the rainbow, but it was too early for my brain to think that clearly…

-Fr. Matthew Green


Say What? The Sarah Elizabeth Shop is on One Kings Lane!

Designer Julia Garrison, the new printer/operator of The Sarah Elizabeth Shop (in Rockport since 1974), was asked by the hugely popular designer home goods online retailer One Kings Lane to sell some of the shop’s hand-printed runners. The sale only runs through today, July 24th and features a limited run of four different block-printed designs, which will probably sell out if it hasn’t done so by now.

Screen shot of The Sarah Elizabeth Shop’s products on One Kings Lane

It’s exciting to see this sort of recognition of the work being created at The Sarah Elizabeth Shop. The best part is that the business is managing to grow while keeping the integrity of a small workshop, a place where functional pieces are designed by artists and created by hand. For more check out www.sarah-elizabeth-shop.com.

Andrea Gail Builder Looking For Help

Lisa Freed asks-

Hey Joey!

Sort of odd question for you.  My 80 year old dad builds ship models. He’s in NY, but we all grew up on Long Island Sound, so sailing is in our blood.  You know I love the blog- it’s part of my daily routine.

Anyway, my dad is building the Andrea Gail.  According to him, the sister ships are the Lady Grace and Hannah Boden. He’s asking me if I can find them, or similar, and get him as many photos of deck layouts, interior, exterior, etc.

Any clues? HELP! Or do you have photos from the docks? I’ve attached some of his recent models. All are from wood, and he gets the ships plans to start the hull, piecing it together as a shipyard would. He does it all from scratch, turning ridiculous stuff into ship parts. He’ll take a thimble and suddenly it’s a captain’s chair, he shops for suede til he finds the right one for seat covers. The model he did for me has sails- he had a sailmaker cut them. It’s amazing, and quite honestly, I have no clue how he has that steady hand and eye sight at 80. I can only hope.

Anything you can offer for help, I’ll take it!

Lisa Freed

bridgecabinlobster boatsailing

Community Photos 7/24/12

Jim Masciarelli submits-


Love GMG! Post this if you wish.

Was at Good Harbor Beach with my two grandsons yesterday July 22 , Marcus (10) and Arjun (11)

They got hooked on body surfing and had lots of fun in the sand. They live in Singapore and love to come to Gloucester

See Marcus picking up his (brother Arjun’s) head.

Jim Masciarelli

Marcus Arjun heads up Jul 2012photo

Off Island HMS Bounty Newburyport, Ma. Steeple In The Rigging From Anthony Marks


HMS Bounty / Steeple in the rigging

Community Stuff 7/24/12

Thacher Island Lighthouse Cruise



We have a terrific sunset lighthouse  cruise planned for this Friday night July 27  at 6:00pm aboard the Miss Cape Ann departing from Captain Bill&Sons Whale Watch at 24 Harborloop,Gloucester .

This 3 hour narrated cruise  up the Annisquam River and around Halibut Point pass all of  Cape Ann’s  six lighthouses.

We will catch the sunset at Thacher Island,see Annisquam light, Straitsmouth Light,Eastern Point and finally Ten Pound Island.This cruise will be narrated by lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entremont.

Refreshments are available or bring your own plus cash bar.

Donation is only $30 and helps us continue to restore and maintain both Straitsmouth and Thacher Islands.

Call Sharron at 978-283-7223 or e-mail thachercruise@gmail.com for reservations.


Paul St.Germain, President
Thacher Island Association
web site www.thacherisland.org

LHCruise poster 2012 jpg

Good morning.  I am the current president of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary post 32.  The ladies have worked extremely hard over the past several months and we have had a lot of support from the community.  Attached is a copy of our very first newsletter highlighting our accomplishments and thanking all of those who have supported us.  If you could post this on your site, I would be very grateful. 

Thank you,

Jennifer Gannett, AMVETS Ladies Auxliary #32


sailing classes at SBYC