Christian Heeb, Photographer In Town To Shoot For A German Travel Book Swings By The Dock With Linn Parisi


Linn Parisi from Discover Gloucester swung by the dock with Christian Heed.  An incredible photographer who travels the globe photographing for big time publications.

Linn regularly guides influential travel writers around Gloucester with her FAM tours designed to give these writers a great sense of what our community is all about!

Check out his site




Art Haven Fall Classes


are now in session


Its Almost Time To Carve A Pumpkin!

Free Pumpkin Carving CONTEST  SATURDAY Oct. 27th @ ART HAVEN

Missed signing up for the session no worries. You can alway give it a try NO EXPERIENCE NO PROBLEM our teachers are going to get you hooked on ART.  You can always check on our web site for updates and more info…

October 1st-November 30th Session

After School  +  EVENINGS

Youth Clay Beginners (3rd-6th grade)  Monday & Wednesday, 3:30-5pm                                                                                    $130 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Pottery (5th-8th grade)   Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-7pm                                                                                    $130 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Drawing Beginners (3rd-6th grade)  Tuesday, 3:30-5pm                                                                                             $65 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Cape Ann TV Film Class (5th-8th grade)   Tuesday, 3:30-5pm                                                                                                   $65 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Painting Beginners (5th-8th grade)            Thursday, 3:30-5pm                                                                                               $65 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Open Studio (5th-8th grade)   Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7pm                                                                                      $130 for session, $10 walk-inz

Youth Photo (Darkroom) (5th-8th grade)   Wednesday, 6:30-8pm                                                                                       $65 for session, $10 walk-inz

Family Studio (all ages, with parents)   Friday, 3:30-5:30pm                                                                                             walk-in only: $10 for first child, $5 for each additional child

Above are the class fees for each program, but financial assistance is available if needed. Fill out and return the registration form for more information and sign ups call 978 283 3888. Give us a call

N9NE ON TH1RT3EN: 9 hours. 9 acoustic musicians ~ Manchester By The Sea

Chris Langathianos

Please join me for an unprecedented day of live music.

The Landing @ 7 Central in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

9 hours.
9 acoustic musicians.
1 location.
13 of o october
0 cover.

Live music kicks off at 3pm and runs till midnight.

See you next Saturday.

Wayback Machine – Who Remembers Rocky Neck Steak and Lobster House?

This is Dan and Robin Smith from Missouri.  They stopped into the gallery and we got talking.  In 1975 when Dan was 20 years old, he and his buddy, Rick Good, waited tables at the Rocky Neck Steak and Lobster House.  It was owned by Mr. Gledhill and was located where the Madfish Grille is now.  Dan says he still has his Rocky Neck Steak and Lobster House T-shirt!  They stayed at the old Rockaway Hotel when they first arrived until they got situated, and he said most everyone who worked at the restaurant stayed at The Accommodations.  Dan became a sailor due to his experience of a summer in Gloucester in 1975, and he still returns here regularly.   Now he’ll hopefully become a subscriber to Good Morning Gloucester too.

E.J. Lefavour

A Roaring Time was Had by All!

Gerald Fandetti, Senator Bruce Tarr, Briar Fandetti-Forsythe

Last evening was a combined celebration of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Willowdale Estate Coach House AND the 5th Anniversary party for the estate. Willowdale is a shining example of the Massachusetts Historic Curatorship Program. Senator Tarr was there to show his support for the curatorship program and to congratulate the family on their tremendous success.


The hostess and guests were dressed in smashing 1920’s inspired costumes, champagne and crazy delicious refreshments kept the party-goers energized, a swing band had the joint jumpin’, the tent was beautifully illuminated and aglow, and the garden glistened in the warm misty rain.  A roaring time was had by all!

Briar Forsythe, curator and proprietor of Willlowdale Estate

The Roaring Twenties, or as the French dubbed the period “Années Folles” (“Crazy Years”), was the time during which Bradley Palmer entertained in high style at Willowdale Estate, formerly referred to as the Bradley Palmer Estate. Willowdale Estate is the absolutely ideal venue for a twenties inspired celebration!

Local bands at Topsfield Fair this week

You may not cross the bridge often, but local musicians have to if they want to make a living.  We love seeing locals in venues outside of Gloucester.  It’s kind of like going to an  away game.  You get to root for the home team, except musicians never lose.

This week is the perfect chance to show your Gloucester Love for musicians at the Topsfield fair starting tomorrow 10/4 with Full Circle 7-9pm on the Kiddie Land Stage.  Then on Saturday 10/6, it’s the distinctively Gloucester sound of  The Bandit Kings on the Trianon Stage at 6pm and 7pm and the GHS Docksiders on the Trianon Stage at 8:30 and 9pm.  You could wear your GMG T-Shirt so everybody knows you’re from G-Town.

Just to get you in the mood, here’s a fun video of the Docksiders Spring Break Fundraiser at GHS featuring a drum-off with special guest Dennis Monagle of the Bandit Kings

You know how we’re committed to starting the weekend on Thursday.  Well, have you noticed that Wednesday is now the new Thursday?  Nine live music choices tonight!  Check out all the live music in Gloucester & Cape Ann here.

Gran Prix of Gloucester–Cyclocross (Photos by David B. Cox) Part I

The Gloucester Grand Prix ,held at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Mass. opened the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series.



For more Photos click on Slide Show Below:

Thursday Night Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line to Host ~ Chris “Stovall” Brown

 Dave Sag’s Blues Party – 9:00pm ~ Special guest ~ Chris “Stovall Brown”

 Dave says,

 I’m pooped and I gotta get to bed, so, I’ll make this brief: The one and only Chris “Stovall” Brown will be  pouring gasoline all over the stage this thursday. You’d be a fool to miss this.  He is one of the baddest kats that is what am. Guitar, harp, vocals,he’ll make you weep.  Stevee Chagarris is drumbling, I’m playing bass. Grief counsellors will be available.


This just in from Karen Herlitz, Director of Marketing @ Rockport Music:


As part of Rockport Music’s 2012-2013 Season, we are pleased to provide a diverse set of musical offerings at the Shalin Liu Performance Center!

On Sunday, October 7, at 5 pm, Quartango—a group of four highly accomplished musicians, takes the music of the tango in new directions.  The musicians offer up a repertoire ranging from the classic tangos to tango nuevo and Piazzolla while fusing anything from jazz and opera to waltzes and jigs in their own inimitable style. Having performed with numerous orchestras around the world, Quartango is the recipient of multiple awards including three Opus Awards, a Félix Award and a Juno nomination.  Tickets:  $25-$39

The Classical Series opens with the Boston Chamber Music Society on Friday, October 12, at 8 pm.  Their program includes 2 string sextets by Brahms, Strauss’ String Sextet, TrV 279a from Capriccio, Op. 85, and Mendelssohn’s Capriccio for String Quartet in E minor, Op. 81, No. 3.  Considered one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, the Boston Chamber Music Society has been a collegial ensemble distinguished by its enduring wide-ranging concert series.  Tickets: $46, $38, $28

On Saturday, October 13 at 12:55 PM, the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore will be shown at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  A Pre-Opera Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz is held in the concert hall at noon.  Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina in this new production of Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini.  Tickets: $32, $29, $20

Later on Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm, the California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio willturn over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string event.  Combining California Guitar Trio’s steel strings with Montreal Guitar Trio’s nylon-stringed guitars, the trios chase each other’s fret boards in energetic and infectious arrangements that fuse progressive rock with world, jazz, and classical music.  Tickets:  $34, $28, $19

Celebrating a 45 year, prolific journey, the celebrated Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani performs Sunday, October 14, at 5 pm. Linked to the past in spirit, the ensemble both Chilean and Latin-American experience, as well as to the universal human experience we all share.  Led by musical director Manuel Meriño, the ensemble performs on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments.  Tickets: $31-$52

Five-time Grammy® Award-winning Swingle Singers perform on Thursday, October 18, at 8 pm.  An international a cappella sensation, the Swingle Singers’ unmistakable sound and signature close-microphone technique has captured audiences and pushed the boundaries of musical innovation for almost five decades.  Today’s Swingles is a contemporary vocal super-group whose repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop, and rock—all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. “Everything about the Swingles is flawless.” (Los Angeles Times)  Tickets:  $46, $38, $28

On Friday, October 19 at 8 pm, Classical Jam, a young innovative chamber ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola, and cello is best known for its engaging and lively presentations for today’s contemporary audiences.  Their program is entitled From The Street To The Concert Hall with several works by Piazzola, , Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, as well as Classical Jam arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5.  Tickets: $46, $38, $28

Additional HD broadcasts include

Tuesday, October 9, 7 pm: Met Opera Encore production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Thursday, October 11, 7 pm: England’s National Theatre production of The Last of the Haussmans starring Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley in Harry Potter films, Calendar Girls).

Tuesday, October 16, 7 pm: Met Opera Encore production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

For tickets and more information on these and other concerts/events in the 2012-13 Season, please visit our website at  Concerts are added throughout the year, so make certain you check the website for new additions.  Tickets are also available through the Box Office at 978-546-7391 or visiting 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4 pm.

See daily concert lineup for Shalin Liu Performance Center here.

“You Are My Sunshine”

Photos from the first of three short plays at the Tragabizanda Political Theatre Festival, which was held at City Hall over the past two weekends.  “You Are My Sunshine” is a moving drama that deals with the issue of post-partum depression.

Henry Allen, the director, gave an intro to the festival and to the three plays.
Playing “You Are My Sunshine”
“We don’t talk about it…”
…until they do.
Each play was followed by a “talk-back” session with the cast and crew

Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

– Fr. Matthew Green

Poll- U.S. unemployment has remained above 8% for 43 months but do you feel like the local economy is in the crapper?

I don’t have any friends that don’t have a job.  All of the restaurants we service are having great years and have told me that over the past 5 years things have gotten progressively better.  The malls are always packed.

I don’t see a ton of for sale signs around town on houses like you normally do when housing goes to shit.

So I ask you, do you feel like the economy is horrible based on what you see around you?  I’m not talking about the national 8% number I’m talking you personally?  Do you feel like the economy around you is horrible?

Leave your comment below this post in the comment section.


Pet of the Week-Ringo!

pet of the week, ringo, cape ann animal aid
Hi!  My name is Ringo and I am an eleven-month-old male Spaniel, Retrieve mix.
I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane in Gloucester until I am adopted.  I am sweet, smart and looking for an active family who likes to walk.  Once I have an active day, I am looking forward to relaxing in the evening with my family and a family you know, can be one person, plus me!
Stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid, and you can visit us on-line at and see all the cats and dogs who deserve loving home.  I hope you will stop by and visit me soon.  The nice volunteer here told me she thinks I am handsome – I got so embarrassed – but I told her I think it is true, too!!

First Picture- Wind Turbines En Route To Gloucester

· See attached pictures of the wind turbine components being loaded yesterday in Wismar, Germany.
· The boat left the harbor yesterday and is off to Belgium for a one day stop to load more cargo on it’s way to the US.
· The vessel is due in Boston on Monday 10/8.
· It will be off loaded onto a barge and the barge is due at Cruiseport Gloucester on Monday 10/15.  Then transported to the site (Varian) that week.
· The crane will begin to be erected next Wednesday 10/3.  There will be ~60 truckloads of components for the crane.
· The tower base is scheduled to be installed on 10/19.
· Full erection activities begin on 10/22.
· Grid interconnection “witness” testing is scheduled for 11/19.