GloucesterCast With Guest EJ LeFavour and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/2/13

GloucesterCast With Guest EJ LeFavour and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/2/13

click to listen-With Host Joey C and Guest EJ LeFavour


Khan Studio and GMG Gallery
Deb Shraddick
EJ’s Montages
Ed’s Coronation as An Inspiration
Madfish Opening
Kiss On The Neck
EJ’s New Digs
EJ’s Past Galleries
PITA Artists
The Studio News
Madfish Sushi Chef Jordan
Sailor Stans
Work Openings On Rocky Neck
The Cultural Center
Rocky Neck Art Colony Membership
Judy Robinson Cox
Joey’s Top Ten Under-appreciated Local Artisans
Wayne From Sailor Stans
Mary Rhinelander
GiGi Mederos Artistic Director At The Cultural Center
Clothing Optional
Crazy Liberals Running Around Naked- Fornicating
People Thinking That I Read Through Every Press Releases or Watch Every Video That Gets Sent In,
Joey Is A Douchebag
Photography Is Not Art?
Fat Male Naked Pencil Drawings
Alicia DeWolfe Keeps Her Streak Alive With Mentions On The Podcast
Toga Party At The Cultural Center
Ed’s Smoker Laugh In The Background
Letting Your Guard Down During The Podcast
Judith Monteferrante and Roger Salisbury
People Need To Know Everyone Is Invited To Our Events- Mug-Ups and Art Openings You’re Invited
How EJ Came To GMG
Who Is This Broad?
Ann Kennedy
Circle Of GMG Friends Except For Paul Morrison (He’s A Prick)

Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s flagship schooner Lewis H. Story will be the focus of attention at a Mount Desert Island, Maine celebration

Len Burgess writes-

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s flagship schooner Lewis H. Story will be the focus of attention at a Mount Desert Island, Maine celebration.
In July a Mount Desert Island Historical Society crew will come to Massachusetts and sail the Lewis H. Story from Gloucester to Mount Desert Island, Maine. The Harold Burnham designed Lewis H. Story is a replica of a Chebacco type boat, the kind of vessel used by the first colonial settlers to come to Mount Desert Island. The Island Historical Society will be inviting the community to come aboard the boat the week of July 15 to 21 for day sails and other fun events. -Photo Len Burgess


Very Excited For The Khan Studio GMG Gallery Opening At Madfish Wharf

EJ hung my pieces and I’ve never been prouder of the body of work I’ll have on the walls than this year.  The Gallery just got a fresh coat of paint and we’re gonna have a ton of fun down there this summer.  And just wait til you see the totally cool, totally Gloucester, totally unique work EJ made this year.  WOWZERS!  Even if you don’t buy anything, its worth a trip just to see the beautiful work on the walls.


Don’t forget it’s Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Raffle at Jalapeños

Enter to win a trip for 2 to Cancun Mexico!  
This weekend ~ May 3rd – 4th
Purchase an entrée dine-in or take-out, and you will receive 3 Raffle tickets for the trip.

Hours:  Friday and Saturday open for lunch @ 11:30
Sunday open for Dinner at 1:00
Phone # 978 283 8228
Thank you for your 20 years of business.
This offer is valid only at Jalapeños Gloucester.

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

This is a somber week on the waterfront. There was no last minute reprieve from the quota cutbacks that took effect on May 1, which, when combined with the catch share management system, has put many small Gloucester fishermen on the brink of extinction.

Naz Sanfilippo, owner of f/v Cat Eyes, has been fishing for 47 years, since he was 8 years old. Naz tells us it looks like that is all over. The cod cutbacks are so stringent, he says, he can exhaust his entire quota in one haul.


Peter is forced to take greater risks and fish in January and February to get winter’s higher prices. He questions whether the cold, wind and rough seas are worth the slightly higher income.

DSCF2117_edited-1Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013 and
© Marty Luster 2013

Ashford, Ella, and The Dream – Tonight and Tomorrow Night!

Ashford Ella

Sam Cunningham & William Gleckner present

Ashford, Ella, and The Dream

directed by Sam Cunningham and William Gleckner
Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 4, 4:00 pm
The Unitarian-Universalist Church, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport
Free, Donations appreciated.
Refreshments for Sale
21 Troupers ages 8-18
Sam and William also appear in the play
The Chicken Coupe Troupe
The Little Fairies Troupe
The Two Men and A Lady Troupe
The Carling and Friends Troupe
ELLA is a girl with a best friend, ASHFORD, and a Fairy God Father, and a plan to go to college. 
ELLA is a girl stuck in the worst job ever as a maid for Lady Clementine and her daughters Rose and Lily–Ashford calls them the Hag and Hagettes.  
Ashford gave Ella Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.  
As Ella reads fairies, and elves, and Athenian workmen, and even The King
of the Fairies fall out.  Fairy Tales can come true, the dream can happen to you.  
Please come to our show.  We would
love to have you.
Special thanks to The Unitarian-Universalist Church and Society of Rockport, Rev. Susan Moran, Pastor,
Jennifer Ober, Administrator, Music Director, and The Board of Directors.

Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr Movie To Film Inside The Rhumb Line

Hi Joe
We had 30 people from Warner Brothers Studio here today…they are planning to shoot some scenes inside The Rhumb Line..sometime in late June…the movie is ‘ The Judge’ starring Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr., and Vera Famiga.

my best to youFred

Brad Byrd ~ The Landing @ 7 Central This Saturday 9-12

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If you didn’t get a chance to catch Brad Byrd last night at the SingerSongwritersShuffle @ Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, Ma or later @ The Dog Bar .
Don’t fret, because you can see him @ The Landing @ 7 Central
Saturday 9-12
Not everyone can make it out on a week night…


Artists Work Spaces: Eileen Oliver

Hi Paul;

You featured my little studio space last year when I was living in Rockport. We moved to Bayview in Gloucester last September and I have been painting more than ever since I’ve been here. I’m walking distance from Plum Cove beach and Lanesville and both my husband, Jim, and I (he’s also an artist) have been doing some of our best work. Here are some pictures of my work space.

I have a website through Fine Art America..

EileenPattenOliver1 EileenPattenOliver2

Family Promise North Shore opening ceremony

Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon was at the newly established center for Family Promise North Shore to cut the ribbon together with FPNS’s Network Director, Elise Sinagra, yesterday evening:


Family Promise North Shore serves homeless families with children, providing a day shelter with all the essentials, and overnight sleeping quarters in conjunction with houses of worship in the region.  Family Promise is a national model for helping homeless families live with dignity and find permanent housing solutions.

I will have a slideshow of the event and the facility tomorrow.

Fr. Matthew Green

More Crazy Huge Rubber Duck Sightings

World’s Biggest Rubber Duck Floats In Hong Kong Waters
By Anthea Quay, 02 May 2013


for the entire story click-

World’s Biggest Rubber Duck Floats In Hong Kong Waters

Thanks Linn Parisi for submitting the story. I’m sure Paul Morrison is sitting in his lab scratching his chin and bellowing out an insidious Dr Evil-like laugh as he reads this post.

Snoop Maddie Mad Is 250th Percentile For Loving Soccer

Running joke in our house is that our kids are 250th percentile at this or that.  A joke making fun of obnoxious parents that claim their kids are this percentile or that percentile at some skill set.  You’re only supposed to be able to go up to 100% but I like to say back to those folks when they say their kid is 85th percentile at something that my kid is 250th percentile and stare back at the quizzical looks on their faces.

Snoop Mad is 250th percentile at loving soccer.  And that’s a higher percentile than your kid.  Deal with it.

The whole paying attention during practice part maybe negative 250th percentile.  Like when she was tending the net as the goalie and giving me the thumbs up on the sidelines when another six year old drilled a shot right past her for a goal.  Oopsies.

and would you look at those rags we’ve got her in?  She looks like a homeless soccer kid. Her parents get a negative 300th percentile for rolling their kid out in that get-up. Need to go to the sporting goods store stat and pick up some umbro soccer shorts.

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