Safety ushers in Halloween with a party Tomorrow @ Mile Marker One

Now that we’re starting the weekend on Thursdays (that’s tonight, folks) we might as well start Halloween this Friday (before the hurricane hits) and guess who stepped up to help us do just that: Gloucester’s favorite 80’s band, SAFETY.  Catch them on Mile Marker One’s heated deck, Friday at 7pm, costumes, prizes, etc.

Saturday’s seARTS benefit featuring Cape Ann Big Band with the Beverly High School Jazz Sextet at Bass Rocks Golf Club is sold out, but you can still get on the waiting list if you click here.

And there’s lots more happening all weekend long, so get out before the storm hits.  Check the complete live music listings here.

Our Joey Receives Community Builder Award!!!

Joey Ciaramitaro Receives Outstanding Community Builder Award

Highlights from this morning’s The Open Door Autumn Breakfast ~

Joey received the “Outstanding Community Builder Award”–so well-deserved, as anyone who is involved with GMG knows. His love for the people of Gloucester and for our community is evidenced a hundred times a day through his commitment to Good Morning Gloucester. We who are GMG contributors are blessed to share in his passion.

The Open Door Award Recipients

Nicole Duckworth and Family

Amanda Donovan

Joey and Mom ~ She’s so Proud!

Felicia, Joey, Pat, Sefatia,

Sista Felicia, Joey, Pat

Julia LaFontaine, The Open Door Executive Director and Senator Bruce Tarr

Ed Collard, Joey, and Pat

Casting Call ~ Tuesday October 30th @ Dog Bar

Casting!: I’m filming a scene at the DogBar on TUESDAY OCTOBER 30TH. It takes place in a club/restaurant in the 1960’s and i need to fill the seats. Wardrobe is 1960’s dress. Nothing post 1960’s. Think MAD MEN. Women dolled up, men clean shaven. To submit, just send me a message on FB. Unable to provide compensation but you’ll be in my show and have a great time on set!!! Thanks everybody!!!
Jesse Christensen

Pat Meier-Johnson Paints The Ice Company

Hi Joey,

Thanks so much.  I love your blog!

After taking a course at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, we came to Gloucester to spend a few days. My husband and I went walking around 5:30am one morning this summer and shot some pictures. One was the Cape Pond Ice house, the basis for the attached painting.


Pat Meier-Johnson


Pat contacted me a couple of days ago asking me what I could tell her about the Ice Company-

Hi Joey,

We visited Gloucester this summer and I am working on an oil painting that features the huge ice building on docks. What can you tell me about it? Would you like me to send you an image of my painting when it’s done?


Rather than write out a long explanation I just did a search in the GMG search box in the right hand column of the blog  and forwarded her the link (there’s probably 60-70 Cape Pond Ice Features We’ve done on Cape Pond Ice, some very interesting videos as well-

Cape Pond Ice Search On GMG

Community Stuff 10/25/12

Gloucester Youth Leadership Council is now recruiting. Applications will be accepted online  or on paper until 11/9/2012. For more information contact:

Caitlin Kreitman
Healthy Gloucester Collaborative
Youth Coordinator