Captain Mike Parisi Has Some Nice Things To Say

Hey Joe,
        I had a fishing charter today with 4 guys for L.A.  Ca. that wanted to catch a tuna.We used some of Capt. Joes  famous bait  and caught 2 nice tuna for my clients.
Kept 1 and release the other
Thanks for the Great bait
Capt. Mike


Got Great Goat Cheese?

Gloucester Quilter submits-

Here in Gloucester, we know great food. And we know the importance of fresh, local food. Gail Hobbs-Paige is a James Beard Award Winning Chef and a dear friend of Gloucester Quilter. She left the kitchen to start a goat farm in rural Virginia. Since 2007, Gail has also become the face of "slow food" advocacy efforts (chefs communicating the value of cooking with locally grown products) in Virginia. Her work and cheese has been written up in Bon Appettit, Washington Post, Southern Living to name a few. Like our own E.J. Lefavour, Gail has turned to KickStarter to take her homegrown business to the next level – because her product is that good.  Gail and Caromont Farm are in the final stages of "Vats the Idea" campaign to buy the next generation vat-cheese-making machine.

LIMITED TO 10: If you pledge $100, you will get 1000g of Caromont Cheve along with a selection of her small-batch, specialty cheeses or charcuterie cured meats 6-times a year = every other month you will get a sample of great, fresh, local, artisanal goat cheeses and/or cured meats.

There are lower pledge-levels to support Gail and Caromont Farms. Trust us: you will not be disappointed.

Click here to email Caromot Farms. Call Caromont Farms at 434-831-393.


Gloucester Quilter

Henry Allen Done At The Annie.


From the annie website

Henry Allen Closes The Annie’s Doors… and Sprouts Wings!

Dear friends, community and supporters:

After a year and a half of a lot of hard work and so much heart, I regret to inform you that The Annie will be closing its doors at        1 Washington Street within the next month.

For Kathy Downer

FOB Kathy Downer has a cottage on Long Beach and had asked a number of times why no one on GMG ever puts up photos of Long Beach.  I’d never been there until Violet took me there during my intimate island tour.  So these photos are for you Kathy and everyone else who visits and loves Long Beach.

E.J. Lefavour

Just a Ghetto Child in Gloucester

Shemekia Copeland’s astounding performance was the climax of Gloucester’s Blues Festival 2 weeks ago.  We blogged all day from the festival, but never showed you any of Shemekia’s set — so here you go:  In this video, she walks the crowd singing without a mic, while the band plays from the stage.  Perfect mix; powerful music; gave me the chills.

We’ve had a busy month of festivals, here in Gloucester.  This weekend we’ve got 28 artists in 16 venues — two of which are schooners. And that’s just Friday & Saturday (see the Friday & Saturday live music lineup here).  You’d think it was another festival.  Nope.  Just more evidence of Cape Ann’s thriving music scene.

Start the weekend a little early with the epic Seafood Throwdown rematch today at 4pm at the Farmer’s Market at Stage Fort Park.  Then the Harbor Loop Concert — 12 live music choices in all.  See tonight’s live music lineup here.

Learn Genuine and Elegant Sicilian American Home Cooking with Sister Felicia

My dear friend Felicia is opening her heart and home to all who are interested in experiencing a traditional Sicilian dinner and in learning the culinary secrets of Sicilian-American home cooking.

The first class is Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30. Sister Felicia will cook while guiding you through each recipe of the multiple course sit-down dinner. Help with food preparations will be welcome and are integral to the experience. Genuine and elegant family favorite recipes made from the freshest local seafood and regional ingredients may include homemade pasta, homemade sausage, braciola, arancini rice balls, Sunday zuggo, chicken and beef spiedini, and much, much more. Requests are welcome.

Join Felcia and her family in what promises to be a joyous evening full of delectable flavors straight from the heart of a woman who cooks with love and pure passion for the elegant dishes of her Sicilian heritage.

For reservations and more information email

Fried Whiting (Merluzzi) Felicia prepares fresh fried merluzzi for her traditional St. Joseph’s feast. The fish is simply out of this world–melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. 
Lobster simmering with white wine and fresh herbs
Orange and fennel salad
To see dozens of Felicia’s recipes, photos, and videos, use the GMG search box.
All photos courtesy Good Morning Gloucester, Joey Ciaramitaro, Felicia Ciaramitaro

Phyllis A Association Welcomes Melissa Cox’ Husband Bill

Hey Joey!

I just wanted to share the announcement that I have recently joined the Board of Directors for the Phyllis A Marine Association. As you may know, we are a group dedicated to restoring this historic vessel whose owner helped bring gillnetting to Gloucester and we are located at the Gloucester Marine Railways, Rocky Neck. I am looking forward to helping in any way I can to get the Phyllis A back in service so that people will be able to enjoy the experience of sailing on her as well as learn more about the fishing history of our awesome city, for years to come.

I also wanted to let everyone know that this weekend we will be down in Salem for the Antique and Classic Boat Festival (please see flyer below) and would love to see all you GMGers come on up the line and say hi!

Thanks for the support!


Elizabeth Gauthier Gallery

During the block party, I discovered that a new gallery has opened on Main Street!  The sign isn’t up yet, but it showcases the work (in several different artistic media) of Elizabeth Gauthier – hence, the name “Gauthier Gallery.”

The gallery mostly contains her own work, but also some work by her sister.  Besides oil and acrylic paintings, she paints custom t-shirts!

Is that cool or what?  Here is the artist with some of her work:

During our conversation, she mentioned that she plans on teaching as well as doing her own paintings.   As I mentioned before, her sign isn’t up yet, but the gallery is actually on Main Street in Gloucester, between Sal’s Barber Shop and the Compass Rose tattoo place (right in the middle of the photo below):

Fr. Matthew Green





Right NOW LIVE!!!!!! Click To Watch The Launching Of The Bluenose II

From Bluenose II: "The yard has advised us that the side transfer will take place tomorrow. Thursday 23rd. Probably starting in the morning and lasting as long as it takes. The steps are being taken away now. "

We’ve done dozens of posts on The Bluenose II when she’s in Gloucester for Schooner Festival you can view the links below-

and here-

Click to watch the webcam-


Gloucester Dog Park Entrance Pergola Construction Underway

Construction on Gloucester Dog Park’s entrance pergola has begun and will continue over the next two weeks.

Gloucester Dog Park, Entrance, dogs(Griffin, a yellow lab and Addison, a black lab wait patiently as their guardian Chris Fogarty of CF Carpentry Inc. frame the entrance pergola for the dog park.)

Before the school year ended, the students at Gloucester High School carpentry tech
department under the direction of Dana Griffin did one final project. They built the
boxes for the two sheds making up Gloucester Dog Park’s main entranceway pergola.
Then along came Chris Fogarty of CF Carpentry, Inc., along with Aaron Waybret, Bendan Fogarty and Phil Bazel who volunteered their time to frame the roof and pergola.
Greg Santos and David Dolloff of Glosta Builders also got into the act and volunteered
their manpower. Timberline generously donated materials and Precision Roofing is donating and installing the roof.  What a community project!! And excitement is building (no pun intended!!).

The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park would like to thank all of the above vendors and
crew for making this ‘roof-raising’ event a reality.

We are still in need of a professional fundraiser to get us to the home stretch and a
PR person to publicize each of our steps. So if that person is you, please contact us at We need you!!

And as a reminder, this park is being built Entirely by private donations. Please consider
donating. Make checks out to The Gloucester Fund, earmarked in the memo line ‘dog park’
45 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Coming shortly on-line donations will be accepted. So stay tuned and visit as that information becomes available.
Your dog will love you for it!!!!

Community Stuff 8/23/12

Thanks so much for all you do to keep Cape Ann informed of what’s happening!  Can you please include the attached announcement and flyer either today or tomorrow (in time for our opening reception Thursday evening) to remind people that our show is happening this week?  Your coverage of our call for artists last week brought some great responses!
Our community is so fortunate to have your blog!
Linda Walker


Ruth Mordecai: Welcome to my second Annual Open Studio and Sale

Ruth Mordecai

Collage/Landscape Series 15" X 11"

Brown paper, handmade paper, acrylic and oil

From Ruth Mordecai:

Welcome to my second Annual

Open Studio and Sale

Two Weekends:  Noon to 8:00 p.m. each day

• Sat/Sun August 25-26

• Labor Day Weekend: Sunday/Monday September 2-3

Paintings – Drawings – Monoprints – Collages

Works on paper $100 to $400

Framed works   $450 to $3300

10% of sales donated to the Rocky Neck Cultural Center

Major credit cards accepted.

4 Terrace Lane Gloucester,MA 01930

617 462 9171/

Directions:  East Main Street to Rocky Neck Avenue.  Park near shop

called imagine.  Cross Rocky Neck Avenue from Imagine and walk

up the stairs to Terrace Lane.  Follow balloons on the stairs and porch

of 4 Terrace Lane (3rd house up the hill on the right.)


Hi Joey,

We have a little over a week left until the 36th annual Magnolia 5K and 1K Fun Run.  As you know, 100% of the proceeds go to the Magnolia Library and Community Center.  For the first time we are also helping the Library by raffling off a couple of fantastic luxury box Red Sox tickets, courtesy of Dennis Drinkwater and Giant Glass.  These $850 seats are in the EMC Club level and just below the press box behind home plate..  I am sending along our mail form with more information, but the best way to enter is with a credit card by going to and clicking on raffle banner.  Each entry is $10 and 5K racers can enter for $5.  The drawing will be held just after the race on August 30 at around 7:30 in front of the Library.  You don’t need to be present to win.



PS We are getting the race shirts in this week and thanks to your input we are going again with the dry-fit material.  First 100 entries to the 5K get a free t-shirt.

Hi Joey,

We will be celebrating our 6 Year Anniversary this weekend (August 24th – 26th) in both our Glocuester and Danvers Locations.

The weekend will be filled with free gifts, free $6 Play each day, free drawings, refreshments & more.

We would really appreciate it if you could promote our event.  Complete details online at

Thank you!

Rosalie Parisi
Manager, Lucky 7 Arcade