Bothways Farm in Essex Animal Pics From Dean Burgess

Hi Joey,

             For those who can`t make it to the Topsfield Fair this year here are a few pictures of the animals we have at Bothways Farm in Essex.

The chickens and a Quinea Hen

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Lucy the Goat

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The cows and one of the Alpacas

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Guinea Hen chicks that we are raising from the eggs laid from the Guinea hen that was in the picture with the chickens.It laid 10 eggs and we put them in an incubator.

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            Here is my coworker Ron Boisevert who is the bee keeper and we got over 70 pounds of honey this year at the farm.

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Check out previous GMG Posts From Bothways Farm-

Bothways Farm Barn Raising Photos From Dean Burgess

Posted on September 5, 2012 by Joey C

Hi Joey,           Drivers along Southern Ave in Essex have been seeing the new barn going up at Bothways Farm,I thought I would share a few pictures for the Good Morning Gloucester viewers as it is not everyday that we … Continue reading →

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Alpacas at Bothways Farm in Essex

Posted on August 25, 2012 by Joey C

Dean Burgess from Gloucester writes-            I work at Bothways Farm in Essex .Here are the Alpacas that we have at the farm. I thought the GMG viewers would like to see something different in farm animals.As most may know … Continue reading →

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Navy Enlisted F/V Superior for War Duty in 1942 From Bill Hubbard

Here’s a short piece for GMG that should have inerest for some Glouceser and Essex Families.  I’ve written in the past about my grandfather’s dragger "Superior" and her WW-II enlistment by the Navy.  Now, I’ve dinally documented that service but, found out that my uncle, Capt. Ronald Dahlmer was also enlisted and served as her skipper while in navy serevice.  The story is attached and so is a picture of Superior the way she looked in 1942.
Note I have copywrighted the article as it will be included it in a short book I’m writing.  I hereby give you and Good Morning Gloucester permission to publish it in whole or in part.
Bill Hubbard
William D. Hubbard

Navy Enlisted F/V Superior for War Duty in 1942
And Enlisted Ronald G. Dahlmer to Skipper Her

Superior with whaleback bow

Early in WW-2 the navy faced a bleak future with many German Submarines lurking off our Atlantic Coast and few vessels and aircraft to combat them.  One stop-gap measure was to enlist small coastal craft and fit them with light armament and powerful radios to patrol for and report enemy subs.  Nearly 300 such vessels were enlisted from their owners, refitted for naval or coast guard service and sent on patrol.

The 110’ Dragger Superior was owned by my grandfather Capt. John A. Dahlmer and skippered by my uncle Capt. Ronald G.Dahlmer, two of the Gloucester’s  Michigan Bears  She was one of 12 Essex-built craft enlisted by the Navy in 1942 and converted for naval service at the US Naval Dry Dock in South Boston, Mass.  Armed with 3 single 20mm guns, she was placed into service as YP-433.

Capt. Ronald G. Dahlmer enlisted in the navy on the Forth of July, 1942.  Because of his long experience and having the perquisite Coast Guard licenses, he enlisted at the rank of Chief Boatswain’s Mate and assigned to Superior, YP-433.  On 10 Dec.1943, while Captain of YP-433, Ronald was promoted to Chief Master Boatswain(AA)M2.

Superior served until 1945 when she was returned to Gloucester and the Dahlmer family.
Her first duty had been Anti-Submarine Patrol and later she delivered gasoline, food and other supplies to US and allied weather stations in Newfoundland and Greenland.

Superior was built in 1932 at the Story Shipyard in Essex.  Her keel was the last laid down by noted shipwright Arthur D. Story.  There were at least eleven other vessels built in Essex at either the Story or James shipyards that were familiar in Gloucester and also taken by the navy in 1942.  They included:  Antares, Raymonde, St. Anthony, Therese M. Boudreau, Elivra Gaspat, Edith L. Boudreau, Donald Arsenault, Rainbow, Babe Sears, Alvin T. Fuller and Ronald And Mary.   All were returned to their owners in 1945 or 1946 except Raymonde which the navy sold and the Donald Amerault which was sunk by submarine gunfire off Ft. Lauderdale Florida while on patrol.

Marshall and Fanony Represent! In Peru

Dear Joey,

We had the pleasure of meeting Fred and visiting his store back in August. As promised, we wanted to pass along the picture from Peru. Fanony is representing Gloucester…South American style! The picture is taken in the city of Lima and the background is from "Surco Pueblo", which is the old Surco (name of the district). The location is well known for its vineyards and wine products.

Best regards,

Marshall and Fanony

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW for Berklee in Gloucester on October 25 at the Gloucester House

Don’t miss the kickoff of the new  Berklee in Gloucester season with a benefit concert featuring the great The Jim Odgren Quintet at The Gloucester House in their front room with excellent acoustics.  The band plays jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50’s and 60’s Blue Note jazz.  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Berklee2Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

Doors open at 6:30, so come for dinner and stay for the show.  You can purchase tickets on-line now or call 978-525-9093 reserve a table.  Seating is limited and last time the Gloucester House show was almost sold out, so don’t wait too long.

Here’s some more info on The Jim Odgren Quintet:

Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians – Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It’s called “Day Dreaming“. It can be found on CDBaby here.

Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it’s executed with such style and ease, it’s accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection

Steve Johnson’s review of
Jim Odgren’s CD “Her Eyes” available here.

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show Preview Party Shots

Last night was the preview party for the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show.  As you can see, it was very well attended and attendees were enjoying themselves and snapping up some unique and lovely items.  If you didn’t get there today, make sure you stop by tomorrow from 10:00-5:00 at Anniquam Village Hall, 34 Leonard Street in lovely Annisquam Village.  25% of sales go the Annisquam Village Church.

E.J. Lefavour

Beefcake, Ball Buster, and Adoring Dad

I don’t have skinny jeans or moon shots however, I thought you all would love to see this photo of Joey wearing Eloise’s headband.

More snapshots of our beefcake, ball busting, adoring Dad to Eloise and Madeline, and GMG Chief.

Joey, after a twelve hour day down at the dock, with the girls, at Felicia’s for dinner

Donna Ardizonni, Sista Felicia, Joey, and VB Goudie live broadcast Fox Zip Trip to Gloucester

CAST Rehearsals are underway!

The Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe is rehearsing for their upcoming productions, “Love on a Midsummer Night” and “Visiting Lear”, adaptations of two Shakespeare classics. They will be performed together as “A night of one-acts, Love On A Midsummer Night & Visiting Lear” on Nov. 1st-4th and 9th-11th at the Gloucester Stage Co.  I got a behind-the-scenes look at a rehearsal at the Rockport Teen Center this week, and even a month before going “prime time”, there is great energy and acting going on! Here are some photos.  These and more can be viewed on my Flickr photostream.


Those involved in “Love on a Midsummer Night”: Andrew Hoover, Matthew Recine, Rachel Sternlicht, Nicole Bauke, Beth Bevins, Dom Parry, Jesse Sorrells, Andrew Millefoglie, and Susan Laniewski, Ken Stoeffler, and Nick Neyeloff.

The cast, crew, etc. of “Visiting Lear”: David Cluett, Stephanie Corcoran, Joseph Stiliano, Susan Lanieski, and Ray Jenness.

Fr. Matthew Green

Patrican Memorial Golf Tournament Remembered By JD Perry

JD Perry writes-

The morning of August 3, 2012 saw 17 full foursomes of friends, many old and some gained that day, gather at the Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex.  The goal was to memorialize the brothers Patrican, — both of whom passed on far before their time: Aran this past January, and Ryan in 1991 — while raising money for the fund established to benefit Aran’s son Thomas, who was just a year old when he lost his father.  The Patrican boys grew up on Bass Ave, just a few houses from Good Harbor Beach, with their mother Pauline, who, sadly, succumbed to cancer just six months before Ryan died.  From an early age the boys were perceptive, bright, athletic, had a great sense of adventure, and were spirited pranksters.  Aran’s commitment to community was exemplified through the 18 years he served as a decorated and beloved officer with the Gloucester Police Department.

Aran and Ryan’s maternal aunt and uncle, Bernadette and Peter Blackburn of England, have been appreciatively following the various fund-raising events that have benefited their great-nephew, Thomas.  Upon hearing about the golf tournament, they asked if they could donate a trophy for the tournament champions.  This tournament was organized by the same committee that arranged the Aran Patrican Hockey Skate back in June and it was determined, knowing the love of hockey that Aran, Ryan, and Pauline shared, that the trophy choice would be a no brainer.  Anticipating that this would be the first of an annual event, we decided to go big:  a replica of the NHL Stanley Cup.  Bernadette and Peter wholeheartedly agreed and insisted on funding the trophy purchase entirely.  Humbled by their generosity, we asked them to mark the trophy with their dedication.  The inscription reads:

            In memory of

    our dear Nephews Aran & Ryan

with enduring love Peter & Bernie Blackburn

The scramble format leveled the playing field so that every foursome had a shot of winning.  Tony Bille, Ken Sholes, Steve Howard, and Bob Marshall won the tournament/day with a score of eleven under par.  In addition to the trophy, which will be inscribed with their names, each winner received a $50 gift certificate to Cape Ann Golf Course and will house the trophy until the next year when the event will continue as the First Annual Patrican Memorial Golf Tournament.  Three foursomes finished in second with scores of ten under par.

All golfers and volunteers retired to the 19th hole to continue the good cheer while dining on a roast beef dinner, enjoying frosty beverages, and to taking chances on the donated raffle prizes and 50-50 drawing.  Many walked away as winners with gifts that included a pair of official MLB Red Sox warm-up jackets, golf hats, and Marshall’s Farm Stand gift certificates. 

Thanks for all the money raised ($5000 has been added to the growth fund for Thomas) goes to everyone that played, volunteered their time and effort, donated raffle gifts, or otherwise helped this cause and, of course, to the Stavros family for hosting this event at the Cape Ann Golf Course.

JD Perry


Hehaka Sapa (Black Elk) Quote of The week From Greg Bover

October 4, 2012

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, within each of us.”
Hehaka Sapa (Black Elk) 1863-1950


Born into the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation, Black Elk had visions and claimed contact with the spirit world from an early age. He fought the US Army in the battles at Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, but later joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, touring the US and England re-enacting those same battles. Twice married, he had six children, and was revered among his people as a holy man and sacred jester. In 1932 his life story was published as Black Elk Speaks, by John Neihardt, from which the above quote is taken. In the Lakota language Wakan Tanka is often translated into English as ‘Great Spirit’, but according to Native American activist Russell Means, its meaning is closer to ‘Great Mystery’.

Greg Bover