Our Tony Gross Putting On A Photobombing Clinic At Schoonerfest


Here’s our Tony putting on a photo bombing clinic right here.

See?  This is how you run for School Committee!

Publicity city baby.  Flat out owning the focus of this picture.  Can’t take your eyes off Tony’s commanding presence.

He’s a photobombing monster, an absolute monster.

I’d say Tony’s photo is about a hundred times more effective campaign-wise than our super good buddy Hannah Kimberley who couldn’t possibly have read my  January 21, 2012 post on portrait taking-

Who makes someone pose like this?

Posted on January 21, 2012 by

Otherwise this never would have happened-

Hannah you straight up have my personal permission to kick Craig straight away in the nuts.  When he asks you why you did that, show him this post

This is how I picture Hannah- with that warm smile-

What kind of ass wipe does this crap to begin with?

Darwinism 101.

@HagerWBZ: Massachusetts A.G. warns about club drug #molly after more apparent OD’s at BOA Pavilion @boston_camera #wbz http://twitter.com/HagerWBZ/status/374600676971532288/photo/1

Listen up kids. DONT be the fucking idiot taking pills. Not one. Not ever.

If you can’t have fun in your late teens and twenties without popping pills I seriously feel sorry for you.

That’s like best time of your life shit, DONT go mess it up.

2013 Schooner Race Results

2013 Schooner Race Results


Gloucester Schooner Festival
August 30 – September 1, 2013

Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee

Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucest

er, MA 01930 | 978-281-0470



Mayor’s Race – Sunday
, September 1, 2013
Vessel Name
Actual Finish
Elapsed Time
Large Schooners / Esperanto Cup
1 American Eagle John Foss 3:10:40 2:00:40
2 Adventure Greg Bailey 3:14:22 2:04:22
3 Virginia Hank Mosley 3:14:56 2:04:56
4 Roseway Jamie Weisman 3:24:47 2:14:47
5 Liberty Clipper Dylan Salzman 3:46:12 2:36:12
Medium Schooners /
Ned Cameron Cup
1 Tyrone Matt Suphin 3:08:47 1:58:47
2 Brilliant Nicholas Alley 3:09:38 1:59:38
3 Adirondack III Tim Lord 3:11:15 2:01:15
4 Light Reign Mike Lawrence 3:12:33 2:02:33
5 Perception Jamie Weisman 3:13:00 2:03:00
6 Thomas E. Lannon Tom Ellis 3:17:29 2:07:29
7 Ardelle Harold Burnham 3:45:15 2:35:15
— Fame Mike Rutstein DNS —
Small Schooners
Betty Ramsey Plate
1 Tillicum 1 Russ & Heidi Mead 3:19:34 1:54:34
2 Green Dragon Al Bezanson 3:32:36 2:07:36
3 Humble Skip Hoblin
Mimi Benedict
3:49:05 2:24:05
4 Sugar Babe Ed Boynton 3:53:59 2:28:59
5 Bald Eagle Paul Cole & Judy Nast 3:58:00 2:33:00
— Lewis H. Story Essex
Shipbuilding Mus. DNF —
— Morning Light Scott Adams DNF —
— Estrela Bruce Davies
Sandi & Steve Atwood
— Irena George Wall DNS —


Time to Stuff Your Sausage!

2:30 PM Labor Day and while we bless our unions for the 40 hour work week and getting this day off there is one more thing to think about. As of 2:30 PM today summer is over. I know, I know, you’re going to the beach a bunch more times but it’s time to start thinking about fall.

Fall: Pumpkins, and apple picking, and the second striper season, and looking at the stars without swatting mosquitoes, and now my new favorite fall activity, stuffing your sausage.  Sue stuffed mine three different ways:

sausageTop left: Kielbasa, top right: Chorizo, and center: sweet Italian sausage. It looked really easy! (Why did you just smack me Sue?) We have one of those monster Kitchen Aide mixers with the grinder attachment. Step One: (I love this part) go into Market Basket and ask the butcher, “You got any hog casings?” The other fun new saying I have is, “You stuff ’em, I’ll smoke ’em!”

Those kielbasas needed smoking:smokingThere is an easy way to tie your kielbasa off so they hang nicely. Next time I’ll do it that way. Out of the smoker, don’t they look purty?smoked

Take home message after trying all three: this is worth doing. Not because you save a bunch of money although buying a huge picnic shoulder and turning it into these tasty sausages rounds out to about a buck a pound. It’s worth it because they are yummy and it is legal in Massachusetts to stuff your own sausage.

Pigeon Cove, "Maine?"

Fred Bodin submits-

HBO Filming in Pigeon Cove, “Maine?”

As I was driving to work this morning, I saw major activity at the old Cape Ann Tool Company site in Rockport (MA). Then I saw the lighting truck, then the big equipment truck, and the Rockport Police facilitating traffic on Route 127. The shed that was built on the parking lot and the big cherry pickers, which I thought were for construction of the new development, were there for a movie production.

The HBO series will be called Maine Men, and looks to include lobstering. And no, that’s not George Bush’s black speedboat on the left.The cute little shack they built says: Pigeon Cove. I could live there!

Main & Pier – another antique/vintage store!

Another antique and vintage store has appeared in Rockport!  It is called Main & Pier, appropriately because that is precisely where it is located!

_DSC09012 Main and Pier exteriorIt has a lot of different kinds of items, from small to large. Here are some photos of my visit:

The hours are daily from 11 to 5-ish. According to the owner, the hours will likely change to fall hours in October. They will likely be everyday except Wednesday… subject to change! The phone number is 978-501-5927, and you can call for more information.

– Matthew Green


Live Blogging: Around Cape Ann 25k Road Race

What did you do after 3 days of partying?

Head of the pack above (just past Willow Rest, heading north).

That’s my cousin (above) Kristin Palasota Collins, all the way from Texas!! Sent from my iPhone


The guy above was in the lead at 10:40 am near Good Harbor Beach.


This cat is the Juggling Jogger, yep all the way baby.

2013 Schooner Fest On Twitter

Video: Time Lapse Parade of Sails Through Gloucester Inner Harbor

The taller ships start appearing around 1:50, but I liked seeing all the smaller boats, too. Look for the Stanley Thomas lobster boat closer to the beginning. After the Parade I walked out onto the rocky ledge near the Eastern Point Lighthouse, but as you can see in the second-to-last clip, a thunderstorm was on the way and I had to skedadle.

Beautiful Event to film-to many of us, Gloucester is our “somewhere over the rainbow.”

2013 GMG Community Schooner Fest Photos

FOB Carol McKenna writes-

Who needs to travel anywhere when you live on beautiful Cape Ann ~ Happy Labor Day.


Schooner Festival Morning From FOB Alice Gardner


Eleanor Lawler Submits-

FOB Charlie Carroll Submits-


I was fortunate and was able to get out to view the Mayors Race today… 

I thought your readers might like to see a few of the shots I was able to get this afternoon.

More will follow on my PhotoSite tomorrow afternoon.



Community Stuff 9/2/13

Roger E. Salisbury will be exhibiting his oils and pastels at Gloucester Stage during the production of “Driving Miss Daisy” Sept 5-22 with reception after the 8 pm performance on Friday, September 6th. http://www.gloucesterstage.com/current_season.html


Hi Joey — Sandy Bay Preschool in Rockport is holding a Yard & Bake Sale next weekend. How do we get on Good Morning Gloucester’s site and FB? Here’s the content:

It’s a Yard & Bake Sale to support Sandy Bay Preschool! Come check out kid and non-kid items and grab some goodies, too! When: Sat. Sept. 7, 8am-12pm. Where: Scout Hall, 47 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport. All profits will benefit the school!


Johnny Orlando is remembered as teacher, mentor, and friend to countless students during his decades as carpentry teacher at Gloucester High School.  John passed away suddenly last year, but his memory as a master carpenter lives on in the form of a scholarship awarded to a graduating senior for college or advanced vocational training.

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 86 Main St in Gloucester, has agreed to donate ten percent of proceeds of food sales on Wednesday, September 18th to the Scholarship Fund; and all who remember Johnny are invited to join with his family and friends that evening to celebrate his life.

Tax-deductible contributions in any amount may be also made to:
The John W Orlando Scholarship Fund c/o Gloucester Scholarship Foundation, Cape Ann Savings Bank,
109 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Temple Ahavat Achim invites the community to join us in celebration of Rosh Hashanah!

High Holidays 5774

Please join us for services on:
– Erev (“Eve”) Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 pm;

– First Day of Rosh Hashanah on Thursday, September 5th at 9 am;

– and Second Day of Rosh Hashanah on Friday, September 6th at 9 am

Complete schedule of services can be found on our website, www.taagloucester.org
All are welcome! No tickets required!
TAA is wishing you and your family a Sweet and Happy New Year!

Essex Graveyard History Tour

    September 15th 2 – 4pm
Old Burial Ground, 28 Main St., Essex, MA 01929


Take a trip through an ancient Essex cemetery, and meet some very interesting and important figures in Essex and American history!  From grave robberies to revolutionary war heroes, the Old Burial Ground in Essex on Main Street will be the  place to be on September 15th.  Learn some Essex History that few know.

Tours run continuously between 2 – 5pm.  Last tour leaves at 4pm. Refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

After the tour you are welcome to visit the museum (closes at 5)

Rain date September 22nd  – if raining check web site day of the event

Admission $8 members,

$10 nonmembers

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

66 Main Street Essex, Massachusetts 01929 978-768-7541

Free Yard Sale!
September 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cape Ann Bible Church
Giving Back to the Community
Cape Ann Bible Church, Eight Thompson Street, Gloucester, will provide a free
Yard Sale – Fall Fling  – “Great Give-away” where everything is free.   A large variety of clothes, housewares, books, toys and more!

Please help Cape Ann Bible Church spread the word about their way to give back to the community through this free event.   Bring your family and friends for refreshments and fun on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cape Ann Bible Church is located at Eight Thompson Street, Gloucester.   From South:  Rt. 128 to exit 13, take left for 1/4-mile, Thompson Street is first left.  Follow up hill bearing left, church will be at the top.   From North: Rt. 128 S to exit 13, take right and then first left onto Thompson Street.  Follow up hill bearing left, church at the top.

Sista Felicia Thanks-

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