Featuring GHS DECA Students-

Featuring Teacher Ann Grassetti , Joshua Lane, Angela Marino Nick Lucido and  Alex Lucido
Julie DeFrancesco is the student teacher performing the taste test.  Get to Stop and Shop Today (Sunday) to purchase yours and receive the free coupon book inside filled with over a thousand dollars in savings to local businesses!

Click below for video-


City Hall Weathervane Project (Photos by David B. Cox)

Before and After Repairs and in Between

A Total Volunteer Effort of Equipment and Labor.  A big Thank You from all of Gloucester.




Click on Slide Show below for all the photos:

News from the proposed Downtown Gloucester Cultural District coordinating group

Catherine Ryan writes-

Dear Joey,

The November 13, 2012 CITY COUNCIL vote was UNANIMOUS to endorse the establishment of the proposed Downtown Gloucester Cultural District.

The DGCD coordinating group thanks the Councilors, our City Clerk, and the more than 30 partners and stakeholders who sent in letters of support and spoke at the hearing. Have a peek at a few: Cape Ann Museum , the Gloucester Public Schools , and Gorton’s.

Next steps: Send in the application and support materials and wait for word, guidance, and a visit from the Massachusetts Cultural Council!

Visit URL or email

Looks Like a Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the namesake contraption, see Rube Goldberg machine.
Rube Goldberg
Born Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg
July 4, 1883
San FranciscoCalifornia, United States
Died December 7, 1970 (aged 87)
Resting place Mount Pleasant Cemetery inHawthorne, New York
Occupation Engineer, Sculptor, News Reporter, Cartoonist
Known for Rube Goldberg machines

Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor.

He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices, now known as Rube Goldberg machines, are similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson in the UK and Storm P in Denmark.

Unitarian Church Cape Ann Farmers’ Harvest Market Photos From Michael Miller

Hi Joey,

My friend, Marianne, who lives in Bayview, suggested I send you these photos from the Farmers’ Market in the Unitarian Church this morning.

Michael Miller


‘Nother Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons- November 17, 2012

Skipper Gil Mitchell Aboard The Lobsterboat Gone Fishing Landed This Bad Boy Today-
Click for larger photos

Back on June 1st The New England Aquarium declared the Calico Lobster as one in 30 Million which of course we made found of in this post-

Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons 6/1/12 One In 30 Million? Really?

we also had a poll in that post and took some good natured shots at The New England Aquarium’s obvious attempt to make the calico lobster they had seem like a much bigger deal than it was-

Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons 6/1/12 One In 30 Million? Really?

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Joey C

A couple of weeks ago the New England Aquarium took possession of a calico lobster and was touting it through their marketing efforts as a one in 30 million lobster.


Either the numbers they are using are off or we here at the dock are the luckiest lobster dealers on the planet and should be stocking up on megabucks tickets because we get 2-5 a year.

Click here for pictures of the Calico Lobster at The New England Aquarium

I’m pegging the over/under on number of speckled lobsters that are landed at our dock this year at 3.

Just another mutant to add to the gallery of blue, marbled, albino, speckled, yellow, double clawed, triple clawed and other odd lobsters landed here at our dock, Captain Joe and Sons.

Click below to see the pictures I’ve taken over the years of mutant lobsters landed at our dock.


Update: Fishing Vessel David & Jenna that drifted to Cohasset from Gloucester back in the water today.

Boston Harbor Beacon Reports-

11/17 Update: Fast forward a week and the vessel has been salvaged from the Cohasset beach. Her name is David & Jenna, which i discovered recently. Allegedly, after heading out to sea…

click here for the rest of the story and pics at

Larger pics at the link


New videos, new look, last minute updates — and who are the Rockaways?

We told you there’d be last minute updates and guess what, there are.  Henri Smith, Joe WilkinsGary Shane and others have agreed to join Will Hunt‘s production of Cape Ann Rocks for the Rockaways tomorrow from 4-midnight at The Hive.

OK, we’ve gotten some questions about this benefit.  People asking, Who are the Rockaways?  It’s not who; it’s where.  The Rockaways are a section of New York that was just creamed by Superstorm Sandy.  People who live there are a long way from getting back to normal and need help (see articles here and here).  One of my heroes, physicist Richard Feynman, was born in Far Rockaway.  Among other discoveries, Feynman figured out what caused the Challenger Space Shuttle to crash.  Check out this video for a great story of how he reluctantly agreed to join the Commission investigating the Challenger disaster and what happened next:

Speaking of videos, we’ve got some new ones on gimmesound — and we now feature them more prominently on the Home Page.  If you’ve got a music video you think we should feature, leave a comment and let us know.

And what a weekend for Live music, which starts at 1:30pm today and 11:30am tomorrow and goes on into the late night both days!  See full live music schedule here.

Middle Street Walk Gingerbread House Contest Entry Forms and Info

Gloria Parsons Writes-

Hi Joey,

Would you please run the attachments in GoodMorningGloucester as soon as possible!   It includes a poster, rules and entry form (front and back)

Barbara Catalini says it’s never too early to start making a Gingerbread House!!

Thank you so much!!!





Holy Family Christmas Fair

As I mentioned yesterday, there is a Christmas Fair fundraiser today at Holy Family Parish, being held in the parish hall at St. Ann’s Church on Pleasant Street.  The tables are overflowing with items for sale and for raffle. Here’s a photo of the room being set up:

There will be food available – the menu looks good:

Here is a sampling of the items available for sale:

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Fr. Matthew Green

Community Stuff 11/17/12


When: November 28, at 7:30 PM

What:  The Gloucester Writers Center and the Bookstore of Gloucester present journalist, author, and Gloucester resident George Rosen as he reads from his new book, “The Immanence of God in the Tropics,” tales of soccer, death, hot water, lost love, and the presence of God in Africa, Mexico, and the coast of New England.


The Harbor Room, located 8 Norwood Court in East Gloucester, MA.

Who: Chicago-born, Harvard-educated, George Rosen, now lives in Gloucester, MA.  As a journalist, he has reported on West Africa and Mexico, writes frequently for the Boston Globe’s op-ed page, has done radio commentary for WBUR, and worked as a political speechwriter.  Rosen’s novel, Black Money, was called by Publishers Weekly “a strong study of power that corrupts, and idealism that persists.”  His short stories have appeared in Harper’s, the Yale Review, and the Harvard Review.  He has received the Frank O’Connor Memorial Award and fellowships from the Artists Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Edith Pearlman, winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction, has this to say of Rosen’s new collection; “The stories in George Rosen’s collection take place in unlikely sites under unsure conditions; they treat with respect odd people – a man somewhere between a bum and a crazy, another who’s afraid of words, a reticent couple who practice reckless abandon.  The unadorned sentences often reach a conclusion whose truth makes you catch your breath.  This unpretentious book is the work of a master.”

The Gloucester Writers Center was founded to celebrate, preserve, and promote Gloucester’s rich literary legacy and to create space in the community for the voices of people of all ages and backgrounds to be heard through writing, dialogue, and the artistic process.  Find out more about the Gloucester Writers Center at


Seacoast Holiday Bazaar – Santa to visit!

Seacoast Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester.

Sponsored by the Friends of Seacoast.

Featuring: professional vendors, bake sale, raffles, white elephant table.   Santa will visit from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Vendor space available $25. per table.   For further information, please call Alison Cox at

978-283-0300.  Don’t miss this fun event!