HarborWalk awards – the complete 2013 MUSE list and Golden Shoe Award

Catherine Ryan submits-

Hi Joey,

The 2013 MUSE award winners were announced during the American Alliance of Museums’ massive annual conference. (Here’s more about that org and its conference:  http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting)

It’s so great to see all the projects. Check ‘em out! Congratulations Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester, Cambridge Seven Associates and Untravel Media.

Read the complete list for the 2013 MUSE award winners from the American Alliance of Museums



Speaking of awards, another fun recognition for the HarborWalk was for a Golden Shoe Award, for the “City of Gloucester creatively getting Gloucester Walking”, presented 3.20.13. From Steve Winslow, Senior Project Manager Community Development,  “Every year WalkBoston recognizes communities that are making “major strides” to improve conditions for walking which is a wonderful endorsement of the great work around the HarborWalk, city planning, and community development.”

Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Beauport, Sargent House Museum, Good Morning Gloucester (and GMG contributors!) and other local media, and so many other Gloucester partners collaborated in the process of creating content for the story moments and the mobile site and links. Here’s to more awards: Visit http://www.ghwalk.org

June 10, 2013 Sailbot Gloucester Harbor-

Even with dreary weather, the Sailbot races are lot of fun.  These boats are Autonomous Robotic Sailbots.  Student teams design and build unmanned sailbots that navigates through five on-water challenges of speed, maneuverability and navigation with limited, if any human control. There are 11 College, Dartmouth College, Endicott College, Iowa state, Memorial University 9 Newfoundland), Northeastern, Olin College of Engineering, U.s Naval Academy, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), University of California, University of Guelph, (Guelph Ontario) and Tufts University, there was also 7 high schools, Albemarle H.S. (Charlottesville, VA), Gloucester H.S., Newburyport H.S., Swampscott H.S., Walter Johnson H.S. (Bethesda, MD), El Dorado H.S. (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Community Boating from Boston, MA.  For more information please visit http://www.sailbot.org

Gloucester's Sailbot
Gloucester’s Sailbot
Naval Academy
Naval Academy

Did You Know? (National Sushi Day)

madfish grille_hungry yet

That June 18th is National Sushi Day?  There is no other place to be on June 18th than Madfish Wharf for their amazing sushi.  But you don’t have to wait until the 18th.  Go to Madfish Grille any time (Tuesday through Sunday) for lunch or dinner of the best sushi you’ve ever had.  Check out Sushi Chef Jordan holding a tray of his amazing surf and turf with steak and lobster. 

Sushi not your thing?  I went a couple of nights ago and being a perpetual seeker of the perfect burger, I had to try their’s and I have to say, it was possibly the best burger I’ve ever had.  Perfectly charbroiled and dripping with cheese and carmelized bacon and onions.  And doesn’t that softshell crab sandwich look amazing?

E.J. Lefavour

You Are All Invited to My Film Premiere and After Party at Fred Bodin’s

Come join us at my film’s premiere, Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm, at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. After the event, Fred has very graciously offered to host a rockin’ party at Bodin Historic Photo Gallery, 82 Main Street, and Felicia and Pat are preparing a wonderful array of tasty treats, as only they can do! It’s going to be fabulous night and I hope to see you there!

Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Movie poster

Advance Tickets for Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Music Line-up for Tuesday & Wednesday

Check online for the latest updates
Check online for the latest updates

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

KBMG 7:00 pm Listen to KBMG KBMG

Brown, Mattacks, Ginandes and a special guest
86 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-8228


The Next Generation, featuring Featuring the Composer-Performer-Repertory Ensemble
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391


Funk Jamm and Soul Force V
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732


285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

John Rockwell 7:00 pm Listen to John Rockwell JOHN ROCKWELL

w/ Robert Brown
3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978.281.3997


w/ Uke Joint
285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233


Allen Estes
8:00 pm Listen to Allen Estes ALLEN ESTES

Hosting for Fly ~ Special Guest Old Cold Tater!
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

9:00 pm  CRAZY JAY

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

dennis monagle 9:00 pm Listen to dennis monagle DENNIS MONAGLE

Monagle Session featuring Joe Wilkins & Joe Cardoza
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

The Wilkins Noise 9:00 pm Listen to The Wilkins Noise THE WILKINS NOISE

Back at Minglewood with Dennis and Joe Cardoza – Monagle Sessions!
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223


Plan ahead new band coming to town Three Day Threshold on Saturday at the Rhumb Line check them out:


Paint Factory–Ocean Alliance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Supporters

IMG_2486 (2)Many Supporters attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Recognition  Citation from the State of Massachusetts presented by State Senator Bruce Tarr , and State Rep Ann-Margaret Ferrante to Iain Kerr.





The great great grandson of Augustus Henry Wonson, founder of the Tarr & Wonson paint factory  also attended in support with his wife.



“Greasy Pole” The Musical June 27 – July 7, 2013

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June 27 – July 7

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Back for our 3rd season by popular demand, and suitable for ALL AGES, this original musical about the 82 year history of Gloucester, MA’s famed Greasy Pole tournament (part of St. Peter’s Fiesta), is sure to delight audiences of all ages. It tells the story of 4 generations of Scolafazza men who, because of Mama’s curse in 1931, never walked the pole. A story of redemption and courage, food, family and faith, this show has lots of laughs and exciting original music that will have you dancing in the aisles. Greasy Pole, The Musical! is not to be missed!
Join us for TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES: Sunday, June 30th at 10pm. Right after the show we walk right out the door and join the procession to put St. Peter to bed. Our Annual tradition!
We will also have a special performance on July 4th, Independence Day at 8pm! Come celebrate with us! (less)



American Legion POST 3
8 Washington Street
Gloucester MA 01930


Second Glance, the biggest thrift shop in Gloucester

My first review in my series on second-hand stores in Gloucester is “Second Glance” (2 Pond Rd., Gloucester), the thrift shop of Open Door, a local hunger-relief charity.


It has a wide selection of items, including clothes, kitchen utensils, books, CD’s, toys (in small quantities, from what I’ve seen), dishes, knickknacks, furniture, etc.  It is well organized, clean, and affordably priced.

The place is often busy, so there is a fairly quick turnover of popular items. It’s worth checking back often – and if you see something you want, get it while you can!

They have ample hours, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., both for purchasing and for donating.  Proceeds go to support the Open Door hunger relief efforts.  So whether you are looking for a useful item for your home or your wardrobe, or you have items in good condition that you want to pass on to another owner, this is a good place to go!

But just because it’s awesome, doesn’t mean it has everything all the time. The other locations I will be reviewing are well worth checking out too!

Matthew Green

Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s "The Schooner Challenge". Be on-board one of 3 Essex-built schooners for a once-in-a-lifetime event!

Have an evening of fun and participate in a unique brand of schooner challenge and help make the boat you crew on the winner! You must be on the Maritime Gloucester dock Monday, June 17th by 5:30 pm.

Crews will be assigned to the three schooners by random draw. Every effort will be made to seat friends and/or couples together on the same schooner. This would make an ideal club, association

or family team event! All proceeds are to benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s 86 year-old schooner "Evelina M. Goulart’s" stabilization project.

Tickets for The Schooner Challenge are $40 ea. and are only available from our Museum’s secure web site: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/details-of-our-next-events-27.html#SchoonerChallenge

Or call: 978-375-3337. Don’t Delay–Limited tickets are available so sign-on NOW!
There will be cash bars on board, and light hors d’oeuvres will be available.