2013 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule Of Events

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St. Peter’s Fiesta 2013
Novena to St. Peter
Monday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 25
7:00 p.m. at American Legion Hall

Wednesday, June 26

7:00–10:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment….
St. Peter’s Park: " featuring "People of Many Voices"

Thursday, June 27

6:30 p.m…… Fiesta 5K Road Race – with Cape Ann YMCA – Starting at St. Peter’s Square
8:00–11:30… Youth Block Dance….. DJ Jack LoPiccolo…. St. Peter’s Park

Friday, June 28

4:45 p.m……. Greasy Pole Contest…and…Women’s Seine Boat Races… Pavilion Beach
6:30 p.m……. Entertainment….Before Opening Ceremonies
7:30 p.m. …… Formal Opening ….St. Peter’s Square – Entertainment immediately
following to 11:30 p.m…. Gianni Farrone

Saturday, June 29

9:30 a.m…….. Youth & Adult Soccer Games…. O’Maley School Field
10:00 a.m……. Pavilion Beach…Military Seine Boat Race:
U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy… 
Gloucester Fire Department vs Gloucester Police Department
3:00 p.m…… Children’s Games…. Beach Court
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events… Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races & Greasy Pole Contest
8:00–11:30 pm. Musical Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square…. Franco Corso & Pianist

Sunday, June 30

10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….Entertainment To be Announced…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races..&…
Greasy Pole Contest

6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 p.m……  Musical Entertainment –  St. Peter’s Park
featuring Seabreeze
11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

Save the Date:  Next Year….St. Peter’s Fiesta June 25 – June 29th, 2014

Lookie Lookie Band performs Latin Bugalu @ The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck ~ 7-10 ~ June 28, 2013

lookie lookie band


Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

DANCE PARTY! Come hear the hot, groovy sounds of 1960s Latin Bugalu from Boston-based Lookie Lookie, Friday June 28, 7-10 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, $10. Some of Boston’s best musicians and a groove guaranteed to make you smile!

A brand new band playing Latin Bugalu music, Lookie Lookie is named for a song by Ricardo Ray. The music of Ray and Joe Cuba form the core repertoire, with a healthy dose of African Latin music, including Soukous.Lookie Lookie is the brainchild of bassist Chris Maclachlan, best known for his work in the seminal Boston punk band Human Sexual Response.Maclachlan has an abiding love for Latin Bugalu, a crossover genre invented primarily by Newyorican musicians in the 1960s. Incredibly fun and catchy, Bugalu lies somewhere between the stately Cuban sounds of the 50s and the manic high salsa of the 70s. Top artists included Joe Cuba and Richie Ray, whose tunes form the backbone of the new band’s repertoire.

In fact, the band is named for an early Richie Ray hit, “Lookie Lookie,” which encapsulates some of the pan-American fusion that went into Bugalu.

Lookie Lookie is an all-star lineup: Scott Getchell, trumpet; Ken Field, alto sax; Russ Gershon, tenor sax; Chris Maclachlan, bass; Rick Barry and Vicente Lebron, percussion. Collectively this hoary crew is in some way responsibile for the Either/Orchestra, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Bim Ska La Bim, Agachiko, Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra and other top Boston bands.

Band godfather Vicente Lebron has played with many members of Ricardo’s Ray and Joe Cuba’s band over a long and storied career, beginning in New York in 1971. Since moving to Boston in 1974, he has been a mainstay of the Latin music community, as a player on the jazz scene with bands like the Either/Orchestra and Club D’Elf.

Lookie Lookie has the amazing ability to put a smile on the face of just about everybody, no matter what their musical taste. And, it’s easy and fun to dance to – you don’t have to know any fancy steps, the rhythm will take you away.

$10 at the door. Beer/wine/snacks available.

Contact: Karen Ristuben
Email: karen.ristuben@gmail.com
Phone: 978-758-1210

More Info: www.rockyneckartcolony.org 

Location Details
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester MA 01930 US


Wednesday the start of Fiesta 2013

Even in the rain, The Lannon looked beautiful coming around 10 pound island and the Seine boats getting ready to race, the Altar and some of the rides.

We Made It To The Front Page Of Gizmodo (A Gawker Media Site)


What the Most Famous Brands Are from Each State

When you close your eyes and think of California, what famous brand comes to mind? Is it Apple? Facebook? Google? Or some movie studio? What about Texas? New York? Florida? These are the most famous brands of each state. The Corporate States of America, if you will.

It’s very embarrassing to admit that I have no idea what some of these brands are (I’m looking at you Allsup’s and Cabela’s) while other states have so many brands to pick from that I’m not sure I agree with what the map says. But a lot of technology companies make the cut in this map with California being the most contentious battle because of Silicon Valley. Which famous brand from your state do you think this map missed?

For the entire article click here

Stonewashed Blue Caps Sold Out- A Handful Of Navy With White Mesh and Black With Black Mesh Caps Left

If you want to pre-order the Navy with white mesh (my personal fav) or The Black with the Black mesh back there are still a handful of each left.

Order Here



Congratulations to Sheila Lummis who got the last stonewashed blue one. Smile

World’s best chamber music, Broadway & homegrown musicals, top singer/songwriters, rock, jazz, soul TONIGHT

Check online for the latest updates
click here for the latest updates and click here for tomorrow’s live music

Where else on Earth can you get this much musical variety on one small island?  Plus it’s Fiesta.  If you can’t have fun on Cape Ann this weekend, it’s time to move to New York City and start cheering for the Yankees!

LIVE MUSIC Thursday, June 27, 2013

Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester 6:00 pm HONKY TONK WOMEN OF GLOUCESTER

Get Tickets @ schoonerardelle.com
Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-290-7168

  7:00 pm  CLAY VENTRE

Singer Songwriter Shuffle w/ Peter Mercier
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

T Max 7:00 pm Listen to T Max T MAX

Singer Songwriter Shuffle w/ Toni Ann Enes, Rick Gadbois, Kathy Comeau & Anthony Beaulieu
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622


8 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Jon Goodhue 8:00 pm Listen to Jon Goodhue JON GOODHUE

with special guest
14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

Consisting of the BSO’s principal players, BSChP is one of the world’s best chamber ensembles
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

Spring Awakening 8:00 pm SPRING AWAKENING show tunes rock

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

  8:00 pm  JACK LO PICCOLO

Youth Block Party ~ till 11:30pm
St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
  8:30 pm  BRIAN FINES

open mic
11 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-7399


w/ A-Train Orchestra
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

  9:00 pm  EAST COAST SOUL

Cover $5 – proceeds benefiting the JJ Nicastro Foundation
27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

Groove Therapy 9:00 pm Listen to Groove Therapy GROOVE THERAPY

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

DJ Vito 9:00 pm DJ VITO

“SHAKE IT THURSDAYS” 3rd Annual Fiesta Launch Party
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223


285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233


“Rockin” The Boat For Alzheimers ~ Sat. July 6th, 2013~ Tickets still available

rock the boat

Boy… a year goes by pretty quickly, but it’s that time again to ROCK… “Rock The Boat For Alzheimer’s” that is… This is an annual event sponsored by Deborah Lattof, who is a Nurse and an Assisted Living Coordinator at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Our first year was so much fun and such a great success we couldn’t wait to do it again…. and here it is! Ticket’s are $25.00 per person and for this (…besides that warm feeling you’ll get in your belly for helping this most worthy cause), you will get a 3 hour, sunset tour aboard The Privateer IV, a Hot & Cold Buffet, and live entertainment from your “Classic Rock Connection, Full Circle. There will also be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and multiple prize raffles! We’ve already started collecting donations, but have a little ways to go so if you would like to donate a gift for the raffle it would be most welcome and whole-heartedly appreciated. Home made jewelry, art, gift certificates, gift cards, a weekend get away, overnight stay, anything you’d like to give for this most worthy of cause’s, we would appreciate. We promise this will be probably the most fun you can have for $25.00 and all while helping people that really need it! They are making progress every day in the treatment for this debilitating, horrendous and deadly disease, your help is needed and will help get us there to the day that we find a cure! We hope and pray all the people that joined us last year, will join us again! It was just too fun, lol! If you’d like to donate a gift for the raffle, or if you’d like to donate food for the hot cold buffet, please contact Deb Lattof at deb5465261@yahoo.com or call her at 978-239-2887 or you can contact Wes Thibodeau at bomber222002@yahoo.com or 978-491-8101 or of course here on facebook. We thank you very much and urge you to join us for a little Rockin’ On The High Sea’s with Full Circle! You will have a blast…we promise! Boarding time starts at 6:30 and boat leaves the dock at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Ticket’s are still available and you can call Deb or Wes if you would like to reserve them… We’ll even deliver them to you if you are in the Gloucester area. A special thank you to Louise Welch for doing the poster for this event! Truly a gem of a woman!


Huge Garage Sale Sat. June 29th 9am-1pm (Then Greasy Pole)

(Rain or Shine, Sorry no early birds)
17 Kondelin, Rd #7
(In Cape Ann Industrial Park off of Magnolia Ave)

From Walt Kolenda
Cape Ann Auction is moving so we are having a HUGE garage sale featuring plenty of fresh items inc: antiques, paintings, prints and other art, jewelry, estate merchandise, records, books, tools, pottery, glassware, kitchen items, junk, records, collectibles, household items, toys, sporting goods, stereo equipment, brand new items, & lots more!


click here to view the video > http://youtu.be/tmf3EZ-t55k

GMG Twitterati Report 6/27/13

Gloucester’s 55th Sidewalk Bazaar is scheduled for August 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Gloucester’s 55th Sidewalk Bazaar is scheduled for August 1st, 2nd & 3rd. We still have space available for artist and crafters. We are looking to make this the biggest and best yet. Everyone is welcome to apply, if you have participated before or new to crafts please join us for a fun and profitable three days. Download a Arts and Crafts application and Rules of Participation  at www.capeannbusiness.com

2012 Sidewalk Bazaar Photos From David Cox


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Gabriel’s Antiques

Getting back to my series on second-hand (antiques, consignment, thrift, etc.) stores, today we pay a virtual visit to Gabriel’s Antiques (100 Main Street).

_Gabriel's façadeGabriel’s is a “generalist” antique store tending towards upscale items and prices (although according to one on-line review I read, you can negotiate the prices).  What has usually most impressed me of their inventory is the selection of beautiful paintings, often partially showcased in the front window.

The last time I was there they also had a beautiful set of china plates with images from Gloucester, and other unique marine-themed items.  Gabriel’s is definitely a place to visit if you are looking to add an elegant (and perhaps locally flavored) touch to your living space! It is open Mon-Tue/Thurs-Fri-Sat 11AM-5PM, and Sunday 1-5 (closed on Wednesday).
And practically all these Main Street shops (Main Street Arts and Antiques, Dogtown Books, Banana’s, Dress Code, etc.) are in easy walking distance of each other, so you can find a parking space somewhere in the middle and go shop hopping… And of course there are all sorts of good restaurants in between where you can stop if your shopping makes you hungry!

Matthew Green



The Urge to Merge From Jerry Gallant

The Urge to Merge

You know spring is just around the corner when the Jersey barriers show up on the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge. I don’t understand why people have such a difficult time understanding the concept of merging two lanes into one. Instead of forming one lane all the way back to Sudbay Motors why not try two lanes right up to the merge. Then it is the simple act of alternating one vehicle from the left and one from the right.

I travel up to the merge in the lane less traveled and I have been cut off, cursed at, beeped at and then not allowed to merge when the time comes.

Jerry Gallant