Homie Steals Video Camera in San Francisco, Records Flight!

Fred Bodin Submits-

Published on Sep 2, 2012 by Nathalie Rollandin

Funny video of how a seagull stole my GoPro, flew over the water in front of Golden Gate Bridge and how the camera incredibly managed to survive, recording everything! A flying video from a seagull’s mouth! A San Francisco sunset I will hardly forget..

I saw this on http://www.facebook.com/crockpotguys


Dear Joey,

      I haven’t commented before because I wanted to send a picture of my mother of how she looks at almost 100 years old.  I am Irene Ina Shaker and live in Cleveland, OH.  I am the oldest of her five children.  I helped my mother start the business and did all the book work until I got married.  I used to commentate for her fashion shows.  I am very proud of her.

      I enjoy reading your blog every day.  It brings back many memories.  Keep up the good work.

Irene Ina Shaker



Joey C commentary:

I have faint memories of going in with my my mom to Ina’s when we were very little but I do remember it being a special place.  A place way ahead of it’s time with serious sophistication.

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Joey C

I am writing in response to a message from a gal who shopped at the Ina’s in Magnolia.  I am one of the daughters, Elinor, and happy to say that my mother, Mrs. Ina is still alive and living in Florida and we will celebrate her 100th birthday in January, God willing. She lives with my brother Al and she is amazing, she still loves to cook and enjoys having family visit.

Thanks, happy to know someone is still remembering the beautiful shops my mom owned.

Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)

Alfred Ina comments-

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

Gloucester Art News From Catherine Ryan

Gloucester Art news 1: Wednesday September 26th

Gloucester is gearing up to become the first town in MA to be awarded 2 Cultural Districts. Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural District is flying! Amazing seARTS— a committed partner for ALL the regional cultural districts–has graciously invited the volunteers hustling for a DOWNTOWN Gloucester Cultural District to give a brief update at the seARTS meeting this coming Wednesday at Sawyer Free Library, 4PM. Please stop by. (While you’re there: have a peek at the Sawyer Free Library 2012 Art Auction and see the neighborhood quilt project!) Contact: Judith Hoglander,  judith@nii.net.

Gloucester Art news 2: Tuesday, October 2nd, 7PM, City Hall

The exciting process for commissioning NEW public art for the Gloucester HarborWalk is off and running! At the direction of Mayor Carolyn Kirk and the Community Development Department, the Gloucester Committee for the Arts has been asked to plan and implement the process for selecting a work, or works, of public art to be installed that were inspired by Gloucester and the HarborWalk.

Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts is hosting a dynamic introduction session and encourages you to attend. Committee members suggest that people, “Please come a bit early to bring and pin up any image of public art that you are (or aren’t) keen for, so that we can assemble a lively backdrop for the evening’s discussions.” City Hall’s stellar murals will inspire and connect us, too.

The session is designed for artists who may be considering responding to the City’s eventual request for submissions. Come to learn about the selection process, review general guidelines, hear themes of the architect’s vision, view examples of other public art installations, and be part of the unfolding plans. This is to be public art created for our unique environment and the artist’s response to it.

You don’t have to be an artist to come. Hearing and participating in the discussions about ideas for art in the public realm are part of the pleasures of seeing commissioned projects brought to completion. This process will occur over a period of many, many months and involve visits, interactions and working in conjunction with many. The ideas and debates around art, public space, and culture add enormously to our enjoyment and our community –and are already very Gloucester . Be part of it!

For those unable to attend or who have questions, visit www.ghwalk.org or email gharborwalk@gmail.com (subject line public art)

Pathways "A Place at the Table" Gala Tables From Diane Anderson

Stephanie Terelak’s table for Pathways "A Place at the Table" Gala

2 tables done by Stephanie Terelak for the Pathways Gala and auction on Friday 11/9 at Cruise port Gloucester.

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Loren Doucette putting the finishing touches on the table she has painted for the Pathways Gala celebration and auction  “A Place at the Table” to be held

Friday  November 9 at Cruise port Gloucester.

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Jan Charles has painted a table for the Pathways gala and auction “A Place at the Table” to be held Friday, November 9 at Cruiseport Gloucester.


Municipal Building Survey Reminder From Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk

Dear Citizen,

We are interested in your views about the future use of certain municipal buildings in the city.  Please take a few minutes to complete the Municipal Building Survey. 

Click here to take the survey. 

The survey will be available until October 5.  For anyone without access to a computer, the survey is available on computers located in City Hall outside the Mayor’s office, the Sawyer Free Library, and the Rose Baker Senior Center.   Visit the city’s website ( www.gloucester-ma.gov) and look for the link on the home page. 

Thank you.

Mayor Carolyn A. Kirk

City of Gloucester

9 Dale Avenue

Gloucester, MA  01930


Great Local Poet Reads at Khan Studio and the GMG Gallery

During the Captains Courageous Festival this weekend, we had the real pleasure of readings by Gwendolyn Carr.  The reading started and ended with her poem, Gloucester with manywonderful poems sandwiched in between, all on the subject of water.










I live close to the shore,

close by the men,

who go to sea,

who weather sun and storm

alike — they say they are free.

But are they free?

Or only slaves of water,

that vast expanse

which calls them every day.

They cannot stay away,

but must set out

to ply their trade,

to bring their living

to the shore.

They can do no more.

Their fathers did it,

so must they

live to obey the water.

I live close — close enough

to watch them though.

My danger lies on land.

Gwendolyn’s books can be purchased at Gordon College Bookstore and The Bookstore at Beverly Farms.

Trash at Eastern Point Lighthouse Parking Lot

Does anyone know who is responsible for trash collection at the Eastern Point  lighthouse parking lot?  I am daily picking up the trash that is now strewn about the beautiful goldenrod meadows and simply can’t keep up with it. These barrels have been overflowing for the past four days. I don’t believe it is a city collection problem because of the “carry in, carry out” policy, but do not know who to contact.

The ugly shed and the signs in the midst of this gorgeous vista are eyesore enough!

Rhumb Line guest host, new blood & lots of new videos

Allen Estes will be sitting in for Fly Amero tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Rhumb Line where he’ll introduce Maine singer/songwriter Barry Michaud to Gloucester.

We’re beginning to get caught up publishing new videos on gimmesound (we’ve still got a lot to go) and today we added several new Allen Estes videos (click here).  Below is one of his new songs about Good Harbor Beach that was recorded on Local Music Seen:

BTW: Surfing at Good Harbor has been spectacular the last three weekends.

Of course, you can see great music all week long and into the weekend.  Check out the full schedule of live music in Gloucester here.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Hosting this week ~ Allen Estes

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, September 26th
Hosting This Week: ALLEN ESTES!

I’m unable to be there this week, but the Rhumb Line is in
capable hands with the great Allen Estes as host.  Allen has
chosen Maine songwriter, Barry Michaud (pictured below from
the cover of his 1st CD, “Better Late Than Never”) as his
musical guest.  This is what we often like to call “new blood”
in town!  Come see! ~ Fly

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!
Near future guests:
Rocky Kramm

Dan King
 …and more!
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

The HarvestFest Poster is Here!

It’s less than three weeks away, so make your plans now to come to Rockport’s HarvestFest celebration on October 13th. And just to add to the anticipation, here is the 2012 HarvestFest poster, designed by Darren Mason with additional credit going to Nina Samoiloff — and artwork by George Anderson of course!

The HarvestFest website: https://sites.google.com/site/rockportharvestfest/

Track Gloucester’s Ardelle on its way to D.C.

Harold Burnham, with a hardy crew of 6, is on his way to collect his 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award in Washington. Track the Ardelle on its way to Washington, D.C. on this site http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=369227000&centerx=-74.64907&centery=39.04715&zoom=10&type_color=9# Just type in the name Ardelle. As of Monday morning it was off the coast of New Jersey having left Gloucester Sat. evening.



-Len Burgess



Community Photos 9/25/12

Janet Rice Submits-

The Ocean put on a show today-it glistened!


Ann Kennedy writes-

What a fabulous day!  Loved starting it with a Mug-up and meeting so many great people, followed by some time at the beach.

Fog On The Annisquam River photos by Anthony Marks


Houseboat in the fog

Community Stuff 9/25/12

Good morning Joey! I am a FOB and read it daily. I Hope I have included necessary information. I made sure I was the only one sending it.
I am planning to go on a mission trip next year to Africa and will be bringing GMG stickers to represent!
Would you please help us share this information?
Thank you! Christine Travers

Church Yard Sale
Saturday, October, 6
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
211 Washington Street

*All proceeds will fund the 2013 mission trip to Malawi, Africa