For Those Subscribers That Don’t Know They Can Access GMG Throughout The Day- A Simple Tutorial

GMG subscriber  Paula asks-

Hi Joey
I receive my GMG each night around 8:15. Is there anyway I can get it earlier? I feel like I miss a lot going on that day or night because I am reading it late.


Paula what many subscribers may not realize is that we update GMG all day every hour on the hour from 6AM-8PM with occasional breaking news stories thrown in at random times or live blogging events as they happen.

To check out GMG as it unfolds all you need to do is to bookmark

If the thought of learning how to bookmark a site intimidates you watch this simple tutorial and then you can check in with the very latest happening on Good Morning Gloucester all day long at your convenience rather than waiting til 8:15PM for it to come in to your email box.

Uhmmmm The World’s Greatest Lobster Roll Just Got Even Better By Subtraction. You Heard Me- Subtraction.

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You’ve heard me rail on about the world’s greatest lobster roll for four years now.

We’ve dismantled countless frou frou high brow chefs and food bloggers who couldn’t leave perfection alone and had to go and mess up the perfect lobster roll with such atrocious ingredients as paprika, celery, lettuce, relish onion, pickles, avocado and such ridiculous platforms for rolls such as French baguette rolls and anadama bread.

Yu can read about all those abortions these dopes tried to pass off as lobster rolls here-

How to F^@K Up a Lobster Roll -For The New Readers

Grandma Ethel Needs To Put Down the Crack Pipe

The Broads Out In California Try To Defend The Undefendable


Bastardized Lobster Roll on Tap Today At Gloucester Gourmet

But what I’m about to tell you is going to turn a lot of what I’m saying on it’s head I guess.  Or another way to look at it is actually more accurate in that as I’ve told you from the beginning- that simplicity and not overthinking the lobster roll and it’s perfection is the way to go so simplifying in the way I’m going to explain actually falls right inline with what I’ve been saying.

Night before last the Mrs asks me to bring home some lobster so she can make lobster rolls.  She tells me she wants to try something different than her traditional recipe.

I brought home 5 lbs of medium shell lobster and she made two lobster rolls based off her original recipe-

Ingredients For The Worlds Greatest Lobster Roll

Posted on April 28, 2008 by Joey C

Ingredients For The Worlds Greatest Lobster Roll, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Has to be Cains mayo, and hot dog rolls so you can grill them to a golden brown with the unsalted butter.

Notice there is no lettuce, paprika, celery or any other filler. If anything else appears in your lobster roll, you have an inferior lobster roll.

steam the lobsters and shuck the meat

tear the meat into 1/2 inch chunks or so and mix with cains mayo


once lobster and mayo is chilled, butter each side of cheap hot dog rolls (the kind you tear apart)

you do not want to use any goddamn baguette or crusty overpowering roll

you want white bread tear apart soft hot dog rolls

once you butter the sides of the hot dog rolls with SALTED butter you pan brown the roll so its warm and golden brown

just barely browned but the roll should still be very soft

then load up your cool lobster/mayo filling into the warm soft buttery roll and you have yourself the perfect lobster roll


I’m here to tell you that there is an upgrade to this and it is by simplifying.

Leave out the mayo and serve with hot drawn salted butter drizzled over the top of the cooked lobster meat inside the grilled buttered bun.

It actually intensifies the taste of the lobster instead of masking a bit of it with the mayo.

It’s now the official recipe of the World’s Greatest Lobster Roll.

#Boom!  That Just Happened!

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Best lobster roll pictured in back.

Update: Sold. New Good Harbor Beach Footbridge At Dawn Canvas Wrap Just In

The last one sold in minutes so I decided to have another one made.

I’d be just as happy if no one buys this one because I’m gonna make up one for the house if it sells anyway.

It’s dream like. 16×20 with and inch and a half thick frame.  Also comes with backing and mounting hardware.  No need to pay for expensive framing, the canvas giclee is ready to hang.  If you need a present for someone that loves Gloucester or Good Harbor Beach or Thacher Island, it’s got it all.

Let me know at $120 and $16 if it needs to be shipped in the continental US.


check out for your canvas wrap needs

Update: This One Sold In Minutes Too-


If you would like one for a present or a leaving Gloucester for the winter gift to yourself let me know and I’ll order up another one.

Craig and Helen Whitney Have Some Nice Things To Say

My wife and I really enjoyed last night’s Nights on the Neck at the Rocky Neck Art Colony and noted to a couple of artists that, after growing up and living on the North Shore our whole lives, we have never been to Rocky Neck before. Gotta be among the North Shore’s best kept secrets! So as one artist suggested, we found and will now read GMG.

We especially enjoyed listening to the Julie Dukas Jazz Trio at the Madfish Wharf (also mojitos at the Madfish Grille). We remarked that they should have their CDs for sale, and were amazed to find online this am that they apparently don’t have any CDs. Too bad as we would love to buy them!

Great place and great program last night overall.

Craig and Helen Whitney, Hampton, NH

Another banner musical week on Cape Ann

Last week we told you about Marina Evans‘ new release (see post here).  Well she’s got another one this week, next week and the week after (check this link for new songs each week).  Plus she’s got a parallel project going on in Italy, which she plans to release in October.  And you can see her at the Block Party on Saturday  (full Block Party lineup coming soon).  Busy Woman!

I caught Marina last night just before her set at the Rhumb Line.  Here’s part 1 of that interview.  More fun video and a couple of surprises from Marina coming later this week.

But no need to wait for the Block Party.  There’s plenty going on all week.  Remember Rob Newton’s FALL INTO THE RHYTHM movie/music celebration at Cape Ann Community Cinema starts tomorrow with LA CENERENTOLA  and features The Cowsills on Thursday (more about that here).

Check the week’s full music lineup here.

Christopher Wood’s paintings at Addison Gilbert Hospital

In the course of my ministry as a priest, it’s not uncommon that I go to the hospital to visit the sick and the dying.  Along the wall of the lobby of Addison Gilbert hospital, on the way to the elevator, there is usually a display of art.  I hardly ever stop to look, but I was really struck by Christopher Wood’s current display of abstract watercolor paintings.

To me, it seems somehow odd to go visit a hospital in order to see art, but at the very least, I recommend stopping to see the paintings if you are at the hospital for any reason at all.  Or maybe you can stop in to see the paintings, and pretend you are on your way to visit a sick relative or get some x-rays done…

He describes his work thus, on an explanatory panel next to the paintings:

“My work is organic, bold, gritty, sensual, and completely inspired by my mad scientist tendencies. I paint ferociously; this creates real energy within the piece.  My painting style and its looseness makes watercolor and optimal medium for me.  I paint wet on wet, this allows the colors to mix themselves on the paper, and allows little experiments/accidents to be created within the piece.”

Besides being an artist who has worked in various media, he has a Masters in Conservation Biology.  Check out his website…


What Kind Of Human Being Does This To A Bicyclist?

Newton cyclist’s ‘dooring’ allegation sparks debate about police response

Posted by Deidre Fernandes September 7

A Newton police officer’s response to a biking incident earlier this week has triggered a firestorm of criticism from cyclists and spurred the Newton Police Department to take a closer look at the case.

It all happened during Molly Schaeffer’s usual commute home from work this past Tuesday. Schaeffer, a software management consultant and grandmother of two, said she rides her bike to work daily.

But as she traveled down Beacon Street toward Hammond Street, she said, an old Mercedes pulled up in front of her. While the car was moving, according to Schaeffer, one of the passengers on her side opened the door and yelled “doored.”

Click here for the rest of the story on

Those of you who read GMG know of my disdain for bicyclists who ride two abreast and don’t allow you to pass them safely (not informed and courteous bicyclists, but the ones who think they own the road and that they are training for the Tour De France)

But this trend of opening up doors in front of bikers intentionally is disturbing regardless of how out to lunch the biker may be.  Hopefully they get to the bottom of the trend and force these offenders to do some serious road safety training or pull their license and force the motorists to ride a bike to work for a month or two and see what the bicyclist has to deal with.

Community Stuff 9/10/12



Corliss Family Fundraiser

A friend of mine, Wayne Corliss, has been diagnosed with a terminal form of Cancer. A bunch of friends are joining forces and (struggling) are putting on a Fundraiser for Wayne and his wife, Dianne. Can you help us spread the word?

It will be held at the Cruiseport Gloucester on Wed. the 12th of September from 7-11pm. The evening includes: Food, Music (Major Nelson and the Screamin’ Jeanies) Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, Dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the door or at these locations: Cape Ann Travel Services @ 978-282-8216    NorthShore Veterinary Hospital @ 978-283-0214     Putnam Veterinary Clinic @ 978-887-3836    Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital @ 978-283-3238

Monetary donations & auction items are gratefully accepted!

ALL proceeds to benefit Wayne & Dianne Corliss       

I have know Wayne for over ten years…he has a very special place in my heart. We all know what the outcome for him is. It’s very upsetting for me as well as others around him. (not to mention Wayne) We are all trying to stay optimistic and are gathering to help them out financially…Wayne has been out of work for months and Dianne has taken alot of time off to care for him. There is nothing more we can do…the battle itself is his & his alone.

If you can get this information out on Goodmorning Gloucester, I think it will reach out to lots of folks who would want to pitch in, but are unaware of Waynes struggle.

You can reach me by Email or my Cell- 978-423-9819

Thanks Joey!

Donna Piraino



How can you take pictures of galaxies and comets without owning a
camera or a telescope?
Long-time GAAC member Gary Meehan has been taking photos of the night
sky using remote, robotic telescopes located out in the Sacramento
Mountains of southern New Mexico for a couple of years now. He’s
imaged comets, emission nebulae, star clusters and galaxies, using
none of his own equipment other than a computer.
At the September 14 GAAC meeting, he’ll explain the advantages of
taking this approach, and explain how you can do this too.
He’ll give a quick overview of the New Mexico facility, and show how
to go about planning an imaging session, including the need to use
different sorts of tools to monitor the remote weather conditions, and
demonstrate an imaging session. If time permits, Gary will show you
how to go about forming a final color picture from a series of images
taken through several filters.
GAAC meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month, at St Paul
Lutheran Church in Lanesville. We’re online at ,
and on Facebook at