A Wicked Dinner at the Seaport Grill

Frd Bodin writes-

Hey Joey,

This all happened last night:

Wicked Dinner at the Seaport Grill


Last night, Janet and I were just served dinner at the Seaport Grill, and next to me at the bar, this guy Steve said: "There’s (F/V) Tuna.com, and they have a fish…a big fish." The bartender, Jessica, added that the National Geographic Wicked Tuna film crew was apparently there. Okay, I have a HUMONGOUS Haddock Fish Taco ($11.95) in front of me, I run out to the Jeep, grab my camera, and go down to the water to take this shot across the water to the State Fish Pier. The NG cameraman is on the left side of the truck, and the new greenhorn crew member is in the center, shoveling ice into the boat. The man way on the right looks to be the film’s crew boss.


This is the large tuna they hoisted up — the "Money Fish." The fat boy weighed in, dressed out, in the mid-700 pounds. The film crew is cranking the cameras for this one, and so is Gloucester’s Tina Greel, second from the left in green. It’s very ironic: Last time we went out for seafood, it was for Annisquam’s "Dinner on the Bridge" over Lobster Cove last summer. As soon as we sat down to our lobster dinner, a fisherman on the float right in front of us hooked up and pulled up a sizable striper, assisted by none other than Tina Greel, who we see here. Only, only in Gloucester!

GHS Film Club-Newell Stadium Documentary Seeks Input

Hey Joe,

The GHS Film Club is working on a documentary on Newell Stadium, it’s history, it’s legacy and the rebuilding. As an advisor with Shaun Goulart, I am reaching out to the community for the students who will be working on the project. This is going to be a student made film that we are hoping will involve the community. With your community involvement, I am hoping you will be able to help us recruit people who are willing to help us with the film. We are looking for people to interview (such as coaches and players), people with footage of events at the stadium and any other community members who might be able to help. This is more than a film about a football field, it is more about a community and how the stadium is such an integral part of that community. I know you have a lot of people who follow your blog and I am hoping we can get you to help get them to help us.


Rich Francis
Social Studies Teacher
Gloucester High School

By the way, Joe,
If people want to email us they can reach us at gloucesterhsfilmclub@gmail.com

Royalty Baby!!!! The Sticka Represents! on Mary of Guise’s (Mary Queen of Scots mother) regent throne at Stirling Castle

Hi Joey,
Bet the sticka hasn’t been on a throne before – it’s sitting on  Mary of Guise’s (Mary Queen of Scots mother) regent throne at Stirling Castle where Mary the infant queen was being protected from abduction or assassination.


Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

These are some photos from last year’s show.  If you enjoy quality arts and crafts shows (no mass produced stuff here), don’t miss the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show.  It has been going on for 27 years, and is chock full of lovely, high quality hand crafted items.  Annisquam is beautiful and inviting in the Fall and this is a great opportunity to visit.  The Annisquam Exchange located next door at 32 Leonard Street will also be open on Saturday from 10:00-4:00.

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

32 Leonard Street, Annisquam

Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 from 10:00-5:00pm












































E.J. Lefavour

5th Annual Designer’s Lunch

The lobby and the entryway of the Boston Design Center were decorated with stunning and intoxicatingly fragrant floral arrangements created with gardenias, white roses, and Stephanotis floribunda.

Yesterday the Boston Design Center held its Fifth Annual Lunch Designer’s Lunch. The center was packed and abuzz with attendees eager to hear the guest speakers from New England Home Magazine’s editorial department. I had client work to accomplish while there and had to limit myself to one speaker. I was most interested in hearing Stacy Kunstel, the Home Editor for New England Home Magazine, speak on styling and photographing tips for interior scenes and she did not disappoint, sharing many great ideas and lots of before and after photos.

Stacy Kunstel, Home Editor New England Home Magazine 

View of Boston Harbor from the top of the Boston Design Center Parking Garage

What? Another reason to cross the bridge? Yup — local music, food & fun in Boston this Sunday

Yesterday, we told you about local artists at Topsfield Fair and suggested that you go see them (see post here).

This weekend you’ve got another opportunity to see one of our local favorites, Satch Kerans, at the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday.  Satch is on The River Plug and Play Stage at 1:30pm (see complete festival entertainment schedule here).  If you’ve never seen Satch, check out this video from the Songwriters in the Round series.

Before and after Satch’s set, you can catch the start and finish of the big, Boston version of Gloucester’s Seafood Throwdown (yup, these are the same people who produce the one at the Farmers Market) — and your boy, Peter Van Ness, will emcee once again.

Now for some evening excitement featuring 30 artists this weekend and your last chance to experience music aboard the Lannon in 2012 (see this post if you’re not sure what we’re  talking about).  See the complete list of live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann here.

Ardelle report -Len Burgess

Harold Burnham with his NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Oct. 3, 2012. With him is his son Alden and daughter Perry.


Big Washington Post story Thurs. AM on Harold Burnham…




The second play in the “Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival” was “Unexpected”, in which we see a family dealing with the drug overdose-induced death of one of its own. The part that struck me most was the imagined conversation between the deceased and his niece.

Getting the news
Sorting things out on the phone
The conversation: remember the good things

More photos of this and the other plays here.

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

– Fr. Matthew Green

Golf Outing at Bass Rocks Golf Club for the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium–Update


Because of wet conditions at Bass Rocks Golf Club, the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association golf outing has been postponed until Tuesday, October 9. Tee Times are still available by calling Gerry Hart at 978-283-0686.


The Partnership between the City of Gloucester and the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association is producing outstanding results. As a result of this partnership, construction of the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium is about to begin. You can help with the effort and have a great time doing it by playing golf at Bass Rocks Golf Club on October 1, 2012. Bass Rocks is open to the public for next Monday (10/1) only and 50% of your fee will be donated to the scoreboard at the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium.

clip_image001 Thanks to Rockport National Bank, there is now a hole-in-one contest on the Eighth Hole.

The date is Monday, October 1, 2012, and tee times are available from 9AM to 2PM at $320 per foursome and tee times are now available at $100 per person; this includes golf and a cart. The golf shop will be open for additional purchases and the Clubhouse will be open for refreshments. Proper dress is required; no jeans or tee shirts.

Make your tee times with GFAA Board member Dave Amero at Favazza Johnson Insurance Agency at 218 Main Street Gloucester or call at 978-283-0016. Please do not call the Bass Rocks Pro Shop.

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

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

Check out video by untilthesnowends



For more Photos click on Slide Show Below:

Community Photos 10/4/12

Tucker Destino Eurodam Photo


Half Moon Beach photo by Anthony Marks

Half Moon Beach

Free Lunch at Jones River yesterday From Renate Paster-Pusche


I’ve been following on Facebook for the last couple of months and have really been enjoying all the info and pics on and around Gloucester.
Just wanted to share this sunrise @ GHB this morning with my dog Bucca- he turned 2 today.
I loved that pic "Boston from Niles Beach" Any contact info on where I could purchase a print would be appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work- Mike Moschella.


Grand Opening Courture Salon and Spa Today October 4th

Catherine Delisle  writes-

Hey Joey!  Just wanted to let you know we are having a grand opening @ Courture Salon.spa tomorrow October 4 from 5-8.  We would love if you could stop by and check us out.  We are running some really great specials for people who come in at that time.  We hope you can make it!

Catherine Delisle

108 East Main street.   Right across from Smoking Jim’s.

Community Stuff 10/4/12


Hi Joey,
I am teaming up with my friends at George’s Coffee Shop to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month and raise funds for the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk (60 miles for a CURE). I am selling Wine Lights and handmade awareness bracelets during the month of October. Dean and I have a friend, Peter Devereaux, who is battling this disease. Most of us know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research and awareness through the Breast Cancer 3 Day walks.
It would be great if you could share this information on GMG! Stop by for a delicious breakfast and support a great cause this October!! And remember to check the girls this month!!
Thank you,
Liz Dooley
6 time walker – Breast Cancer 3 Day
60 miles for a CURE!

Public Hearing for Newell Stadium



Photo Show Pigeon Cove Then and Now – Save the Date!

Photographer and Rockport Council on Aging board member, Gil McCarthy will host a computerized movie on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the

Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway, Rockport.

The movie, a photographic history of Pigeon Cove, is titled "Pigeon Cove Then and Now."   Computer images of photos of people from the past, buildings, homes, and schools will be shown.  Featured photos of Pigeon Cove Harbor, historic homes in Andrews Point and other neighborhoods, famous inns and hotels, the Tool Company and its proud efforts during World War II , downtown stores and many of the homes that have given Pigeon Cove its look and feel.

All photos are accompanied by a musical sound track. There will be time for the audience to share their memories of these photos of Pigeon Cove.

There will be a table provided for a display of photos guests would like to bring.

Refreshments will be served.   There is no fee.  Pre-registration is requested by calling Diane Bertolino, Director, Rockport Senior Center at


BearskinNeck.net has an event coming up this weekend and I would love if you could help spread the word…

Fall Classic Flyer (2)

BearskinNeck.net’s Annual Fall Classic Car Show and Cruise Day is coming up on October 7th on Blue Gate Lane in Rockport.
Staging and Registration for show cars starts at 7am.
The show is from 10am-2pm
Awards and Raffle Prizes are at 2pm followed by a parade through town. T
here is NO CHARGE to show your car and NO CHARGE for admittance.
Don’t forget your camera! Hope to see you there!!!

On the next Cape Ann Profiles show host Rich Sagall interviews Cape Ann resident David Rhinelander, a retired journalist.  They discuss his career as a journalist, his work as a medical writer at the Hartford Courant, and his preservation work in Gloucester.
Cape Ann Profiles can be seen on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, October 5 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00PM. It repeats on Friday, October 12 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00PM.
Rich Sagall is a physician and the president of NeedyMeds, a national non-profit that provides information on programs that help people unable to afford their health care costs. He also publishes Pediatrics for Parents, a children’s health newsletter.

The Essential Care-giver:  A Real-World Toolkit for Family Care-givers

Are you Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease?

In two, four-hour sessions, this innovative free program made possible from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, provides education, skills training and compassionate support from others dealing with the same issues every day.

This program will provide practical guidance and training with easy to understand materials to help navigate the waters of caring for your loved one.

Physical and neurological effects of Alzheimer’s, meeting your loved one where they are at:  Habilitation Therapy, communicating, managing challenging behaviors, daily living:  completing everyday activities as Alzheimer’s progresses, keeping your loved one engaged, handling family dynamics, taking care of yourself and

encouraging other care-givers to do the same.

RSVP is required.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Free respite care offered during attendance at Spectrum Adult Day Health Program upon request.

The program will be held on November 7th and November 14th, 2012, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., SeniorCare, 49 Blackburn Circle, in the Myra L. Herrick Conference Room, Gloucester.   Please RSVP to Susan Harrison at 978-921-2065, ext. 221 or sharriso@nhs-healthlink.org