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Would you look at that mellon?

With a head like that my boy Toby most definitely belongs in the movies.  I mean without question, right?

The only thing is what role would be the ultimate?

I see him with a green visor in an underground gambling ring as a money counter (and that’s not just because he’s a jew) 

Character?  That face has character in spades.  just look at the range of emotions.  Casting agents around the globe just licking their chops imagining what juicy roles they could put him in.

Just remember when he’s big and famous where you saw him first.  Right here baby.

Right fucking here.  Only question is will he remember us littles.



Tremendous mellon right there, Tremendous!

Look for our next men’s night dinner video where we are gonna do up some steaks and Toby will be pairing the wine. 

*I have no idea if Enrico Pallazo will be donning the shirt this time or not.

Toby, what ones did you  say we were gonna feature again? Some smoky cabs?

*fair warning

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.

Heads or tails
Today we shot at the Cape Ann Seafood Exchange where they were processing whole monkfish. The heads are going to NY for the Asian market and the tails will go to Canada.

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Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013 

Amistad by Len Burgess

Amistad by len burgess

The tall ship “Amistad” from New Haven Connecticut is a replica of a historic slave ship and will be at the end of Maritime Gloucester pier until Sunday, helping prepare the Schooner Adventure for the Schooner Festival. You may see the Amistad in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie!  –Len Burgess

Potluck Family Reunion

80 people all related to me. Scary to think about but I’ll keep them all on the other Cape. So my dish started with these girls swimming in Joey’s tank at noon and now they are red:lobbies

My strategy: claws and tails removed and chilled in the fridge overnight. (The knuckles and tamale the cook eats.) Then tomorrow morning  take the meat out of the claws an tails, chop to the size that would fit on a crostini, mix with Mayo (just to barely coat) a touch of salt and bagged on ice in the cooler.

Crostinis will be fresh baggettes cut less than half inch slices and toasted in oven. A piece of fresh garlic gets rubbed onto the toasted piece and bagged.

Assembly at party the lobster meat into a chilled bowl and crostini around the edge on a larger platter. Am I missing something? (Besides Rubber Duck. She is not in the photo since she needs some tubby time.)

Grammy Winner John Cruz to join Cape Ann’s Brian Alex for one night of acoustic music at the Manchester Community Center Double Headliner Acoustic Concert at the Manchester Community Center August 16th 2013

brian alexEd Kraus Photograpy                                           Tor Johnson Photography

The sounds of Hawaii and Cape Ann come together for just one night as Grammy Award winner and native Hawaiian John Cruz travels east to join Cape Ann singer/songwriter Brian Alex for one night of stories and songs at the Manchester, MA Community Center on August 16th.

John Cruz is the Grammy and Hoku Award winning artist behind such songs as “Island Style” and “Shine On” and was described by top selling recording artist, Jack Johnson as “one of my favorite songwriters in the world.” Brian Alex, the popular lead singer, guitarist and chief songwriter for the Boston Music Awards winning band Entrain. Brian is working on songs for his first solo project and is looking forward to debuting more of them in August.

This special one-time pairing follows Brian’s very successful “Stories and Songs” acoustic concert at this same venue in May. That show went over so well for both audience and artist that Brian decided to do something “extra special” for summer 2013 in Manchester and John was happy to team up and add a set of his own to the night.

For the evening, expect Brian to feature songs from his forthcoming CD, “Destination Unwind” along with other fan favorites. With song titles like “Sitting Here in Paradise” and “Destination Unwind,” expect feel good summertime tunes and the tales behind them. John is working on a new and as yet untitled CD as well so expect John to feature new music well as songs from his two Hoku Award winning CD’s “Acoustic Soul” and “One of These Days.” Showtime is 8:00PM with doors at 7:30PM and tickets are available at

More on John Cruz:

John Cruz grew up in Palolo Valley on Oahu but his ties to the Northeast were formulated in 1983 when he moved east to attend the University of Amherst. It was during this time on the East Coast that he developed his own style as a songwriter playing clubs between New York, Boston and Martha’s Vineyard where he even played in an early incarnation of Entrain.

John returned to Hawaii in 1995 and came to fame in 1996 when he released his first album, Acoustic Soul. That CD spawned the radio hits “Shine On,” “Sitting in Limbo” and “Island Style,” which has become a local anthem known around the world. John won two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 1997; one for Contemporary Album of the Year and one for Most Promising Artist. Then, in 2005, John added a Grammy Award to his list of honors when his original song “Jo Bo’s Night” was featured on the compilation CD Slack Key Guitar Volume 2, which won the first Grammy ever awarded for Hawaiian music.

John’s second album, One of These Days was released in 2007 and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts gave the CD its highest honor in 2008 by awarding John the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Contemporary Album of the Year and just last year Honolulu Magazine named the album one of the “Top 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century.”

More on Brian Alex:

From the Northeast to Key West, BrianAlex is known as the energetic lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for the Boston Music Award winning band Entrain. Brian’s quirky personality and unique pop-savvy style has been a significant and colorful piece of the World-Pop act Entrain, since 1995. Brian’s latest Entrain compositions “Lucky Just to Be Alive” and “Reason to Feel Good” can be heard on 92.5 The River, Martha’s Vineyard’s acclaimed WMVY and regularly on Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Radio”.

With a desire to record and release some of his own feel good summer songs, Brian launched a campaign to fund the recording of his first solo project “Destination Unwind” and he will be featuring songs from that CD at select solo acoustic shows this summer.

In addition to his work with Entrain, Brian, has recorded with the Missing Persons, Donna Summer and Paula Cole and shared the stage with artists such as Bo Diddley, Bob Weir, President Bill Clinton and Edwin McCain.


If you are interested in an artist interview or would like more information about Brian Alex (, John Cruz ( or the event, please call Ed Kraus at 978-810-0054 or e-mail

The British are Coming!

Actually, they already came, but that was the tagline for a wonderful concert given by the Choir of St. Mary’s, Maldon (Essex, UK) at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester on Monday night.  It was one of a series of events that are being held at St. John’s in honor of the church’s 150th anniversary. The choir was composed of 16 people, plus the director, Colin Baldy, and a 15-year-old organist who both accompanied the choir and played solos on the church’s Fisk organ.

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_Willy the organist with Mark and the altos DSC08841

Their repertoire included pieces ranging from the 16th century to the present. I think my personal favorites were “Rejoice in the Lamb”, by Benjamin Britten, and “O Thou the Central Orb”, by Charles wood.

If you missed the concert, you can still hear them sing! The choir has videos on Youtube and CDs for sale on Google Play.

Other future musical events at St. John’s include their 150th anniversary Solemn Evensong on Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm, featuring the Parish Choir singing works of Vaughan Williams. The 25 anniversary concert of the Fisk Opus 97 at St. John’s is on Sunday, May 18 at 4 pm, featuring Thomas Baugh of Roanoke, VA, playing works of Bach, Franck and Gershwin. Both programs are open to the public and include receptions following.

Matthew Green

Stripers Eating All The Bugs From Kellen O’Maley–Connemara Bay Charters


Hey Joey,

Just shooting you an email regarding what could be one of the biggest threats to lobsters. Almost every striper we catch charter fishing on my fathers boat, The Connemara Bay, it is loaded up with juvenile bugs. We caught one the other day that had 10 lobsters in it! I attached the picture which includes the Bass along with the 10 victims. lob

The last time we were on your page was from the blue lobster we had a few years back that we donated to the heritage center.

Video- Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay

Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By The Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay and Headed To The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

Kellen O’Maley

Did You Get Your Sista Felicia Iced Tea At The Sidewalk Bazaar or Farmers Market Yesterday? Don’t be The Dope That Misses Out! Right In Front Of Sugar Mags Today- Get Some!

From what I understand the blue mason jars were all the rage, people just throwing haymakers trying to get to the front of the line to make sure they got theirs. 

And who could blame them?  When the sun is blazin there’s nothing you want more than to drink some ice cold special recipe Sista Felicia’s iced tea out of a aqua blue mason jar dripping with condensation from the icy cold goodness inside.

No brainer city right there. 

All the cool kids are rockin the blue mason jars.  Question is, are you?


Sista Felicia frazzled after sterilizing and prepping all night long for today’s Sidewalk bazaar with help from Beasley, Amandacakes, Mammaw and Uncle Barry.


Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar Photos

Christian Derobert submits-

A couple of pics from the Bazaar

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Lowell Peabody submits-
North Shore Folklore Theatre Company a Maritime Mystery

At the Sidewalk Bazaar today I spoke with Henry Allen and David Wesson who said they are working on a new children’s stage production for their Summer Stock Theatre Club taking place at the Cape Ann YMCA. They say they are in need of young actors between the ages of 6-12 and will be taking place from August 5 through the 16th. They hope Good Morning Gloucester can help get the word out to aspiring actors! The story is a maritime mystery using all things Gloucester – places, names, old sea stories, etc More information is available at (978) 283-0470 Sounds like fun and from the energy of these actors it will be!


Ran across GMG contributors Charlie Carroll and David Cox today at the Sidewalk Bazaar. Lord I am hoping they were really only comparing the difference of their lens sizes…


You know what they say about these guys with the big lenses right?  Overcompensating for a lack of size somewhere else? Winking smile

More from Lowell-

Community Stuff 8/2/13

Bailee’s Backpacks

Hey Joey!

How are ya! I am contacting you to see if you could help promote my daughter Bailee’s new project, a back to school supply/backpack drive, we have partnered with Action Inc. with the help of Senator Bruce Tarr and North Shore 104.9, we have made this project come to life! There are going to be Bailee’s Backpacks boxes in stores up and down main street and in many Gloucester store were you can grab a supply list, shop and drop your donation into the bin, also we will have a stand at the Block party on August 17th, where you can drop donations, Bailee will also be selling her famous Lemonade, and Friendlys has kindly offered to sell ice cream all proceeds going to Bailees Backpacks! Low income families who think they may need  help with school supplies can go to Action Inc. and fill out an application, we are only serving Gloucester residents ages Elementary through middle school this year, with hopes to expand next year by age and location depending on how we do. We are also looking for local buisnesses to sponsor this event, if anyone is interested please email me @ or for details

Thank you!



THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM invites you to join us for cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres at the historic Summer residence of T.S. Eliot, will be the setting of this year’s silent auction and raffle to benefit educational programs at the Museum.
                                DATE: August 9th
                                TIME: 6 PM
                                COST: $50 pp

                               Purchase your tickets on line @
                               Check out our Blog for Auction items and updates!

                            Parking for the event @ Niles Beach or on Farrington Ave.

NOAA announces fishery grant opportunity
under Saltonstall-Kennedy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) announced of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program.  The following statement was released by the office of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren: 

WASHINGTON – August 1, 2013 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) announcement of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, which can benefit the fishing industry in Massachusetts.

Senator Warren had previously urged NOAA’s Acting Administrator Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan to provide Saltonstall-Kennedy funding for these grants, and she has worked with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to increase the Saltonstall-Kennedy grants for FY 2014.
“NOAA’s announcement of new grant opportunities through Saltonstall-Kennedy is great news for Massachusetts’ fishing communities,” said Senator Warren. “I’m pleased NOAA is making this grant solicitation, which is an excellent chance for our ports to secure funding that will help the fishing industry innovate and modernize for the future.”
NOAA anticipates awarding between $5-$10 million in competitive grants focused on fisheries research and development projects, including cooperative research projects with industry. The grant announcement may be viewed here.
Read about the grant opportunity