Oh, By The Way, Some Time Last Month Good Morning Gloucester Passed 40 Million Views-

Best Team In The Business- Only Getting Better

Great work guys.


Not only do we have the best contributors, we have the best online community of positive people who just love our area to death.

Keep writing in to encourage your favorite GMG contributors to keep on creating interesting content. (Your comments are what let them know that you appreciate the effort).

Jeeze, what’s the next milestone?  I remember the first day we broke 1000 views and I thought that was about the coolest thing ever.  Now if we have less than 50,000 in one day I start to question where we could improve!

Monsters in this space.  Absolute Monsters.

Ward 1 Update From Councilor Paul McGeary

This is just a quick heads-up for those of you who live near Good Harbor Beach, the Back Shore and Eastern Point. The annual Lone Gull 10K road race will be held this Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. in that vicinity. Nautilus Road will be the only road closure. It will be closed for the duration of the race, though there may be some traffic slowdowns as runners make their way along the course. This is a significant event in the New England road racing calendar, and the money raised goes to benefit the Children’s Center for Communication, a program to assist children with severe communication issues.  

The map below shows the race route:

Hazardous waste disposal Sept. 28

The city will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW Yard on Poplar Street.

Residents are asked to schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard. The Recycling Department is currently accepting appointments. Please call 978-281-9785 to schedule your appointment.

Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost. If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to Clean Harbors (payable by check only, cash is not accepted). For up to 10 gallons or pounds over it is $24, for 10-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $44.

Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed. For a complete list of what is acceptable please click on Acceptable Materials below.

Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.

Acceptable Materials

From the House

Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue, Fiberglass Resins, Photo Chemicals , Chemistry Sets, Furniture Polish, Floor & Metal Polish, Oven Cleaner, Fluorescent Bulbs, Mercury bearing wastes, Drain & Toilet Cleaner, Spot Remover, Rug & Upholstery Cleaner, Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies

From the Yard

  Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides, Chemical Fertilizers, Weed Killers, Moth Balls, Flea Control Products,

From the Workbench:

Oil Based Paints ONLY, Stains & Varnishes, Wood Preservatives (except Penta), Paint Strippers/Thinners, Solvent Adhesives, Lighter Fluid

From the Garage

Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene, Motor oil, Car batteries, Antifreeze,m Engine Degreaser, Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner, Transmission Fluid, Car Wax, Polishes, Driveway Sealer, Roofing Tar, Swimming Pool Chemicals

Unacceptable Materials

Latex Paint (pop lid, let dry, throw in trash), Empty Containers/Trash, Commercial or Industrial Waste, Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors, Infectious & Biological Wastes, Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane), Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives, Fire Extinguishers, Prescription Medicines/Syringes, Asbestos

Safely Transporting Hazardous Materials

Leaving materials in original containers., Tighten Caps and lids., Sort and pack separately: oil  paint, pesticides,and household cleaners.

Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper.


Pack your car and drive directly to the site.

NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material.

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.

Kathy and Marty were back at the State Fish Pier this week to take a look at three of the boats that comprise the Gloucester herring fleet.

Western Sea Fishing Co. owns three midwater trawlers — the Challenger and Endeavour, each 149 feet, which trawl as a pair, and the Voyager, 140 feet. The three vessels land their catch with Cape Seafoods, which processes the herring.

The video shows the pair trawlers Challenger and Endeavour leaving Jodrey State Fish Pier going to Georges Bank. It will take 10-16 hours to get there and they will return in 2-4 days, depending on how long it takes to find the herring. They also fish for mackerel in the winter.

There is a NOAA observer/fish counter on the trips (pictured) who counts the number of haddock that will inevitably end up in their nets.

Because of quota restrictions the trawler Voyager is for sale, going price (an approx.) a cool 5 mil. She is a solo trawler able to fish by herself, unlike the other two which drag a net between them.

baitloading72 Herringproduction Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013

Video © Marty Luster 2013

Good Harbor Beach Volleyball

Good Harbor Beach Volleyball ©Kim Smith 2013

I often see this group playing volleyball together at Good Harbor Beach when out walking my sweet dog Rosie. Yesterday, more and more friends joined as the sun was setting and it looked like tons of fun. Thanks guys for not minding my taking snapshots!

Good Harbor Beach Volleyball  -2©Kim Smith 2013

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Forget about Friday the 13th – It’s the weekend & it’s gonna be a great one!

Check online for latest information
Check online for latest information

TONIGHT, Friday, September 13, 2013

Linda Amero 7:00 pm LINDA AMERO

Menage a Trio with special guest Steve Heck (piano) & Bronek Suchanek (bass)
118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-7888

7:30 pm  CABARET

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret is a musical set in the seedy Kit Kat Klub
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

8:00 pm  TOM O’BRIAN

141 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-515-7386


Bridge Deck – Reggae On The River
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

8:30 pm  JOE THOMAS

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

9:00 pm  KIND SOUL

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

9:00 pm  MA ROXX

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

Birdface 9:00 pm Listen to Birdface BIRDFACE

25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223


285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233


40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732


TOMORROW, Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dan King 5:00 pm DAN KING

Bridge Deck – Acoustic Roots Session with special guest
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester 6:30 pm HONKY TONK WOMEN OF GLOUCESTER

HONKY TONK WOMEN w featured movie ’60’s girl bands and how close to a life of Stardom
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-309-8448


Samba Lolo & Boubacar Dinbate – Cost $10
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-758-1210

7:30 pm  CABARET

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret is a musical set in the seedy Kit Kat Klub
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391


Bridge Deck – Reggae On The River
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

8:30 pm  JOE THOMAS

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622


27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342


65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565


jazz/blues/rock/cuban beat
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

9:30 pm  MYANNA

285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233

9:30 pm  MARI MARTIN

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732


CRAZY MOON – An Original Musical

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CRAZY MOON ~ Columnist and actor Gordon Baird is staging 8 performances of CRAZY MOON, an original, 10 song musical, starring Gordon but also featuring Kathleen Brown and musician John Hyde at the new Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester (6 Wonson St.) the last 2 weeks of Sept.  The plot is adventurous, mysterious and occasionally swashbucklingThe play is exciting, unexpected, mysterious and technically very innovative at the end.

Thu-Fri-Sat shows at 8 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. Tickets: $10 – kids $5 – all can be bought at the door at showtime. Run time is around 75 mins, so it’s Dadfriendly too. For more info, 978-283-0390 or gordon@rampartsfarm.com. Hope you can make it.

The Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St, in Gloucester, presents our 4th Annual Lanesville Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1:00 to 11:30 pm.

LCC Music Festival

The Festival features ten hours of great live music starting outdoors on the grounds from 1-7pm with some of the North Shore’s best musicians covering:  bluegrass, traditional and contemporary folk, Celtic, country and blues, jump, jive and boogie. Great food and beverages will be sold by Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ with beer and wine on sale, as well as local crafts and children’s activities.  Admission for the daytime music is by donation.  

1:00pm Roots 66: Ev harlow, Paul Harty. John Hicks, Jon Stone, Rose Sheeran, Ira Levine
1:50 Gary Dolinski: solo
2:25 Orville Giddings & Ken Steiner
3:00 pm Quentin Callewaert: solo
3:25 Bluegrass: Eric Wilson, John Hicks & Jon Stone
4:00pm Fozzie Hill & Rocky Kramm
4:35 Lisa Marie with Silvertone Steve
5:20 Alek Razdan & the A Train Orchestra
6:15-7:00 pm Dr. Iron Crow & His Traveling Medicine Music Show: Ric Saint Germain, Frank Hawks, Ken Steiner and Tod Ellyson


It all continues indoors on our dance floor from 7:30-11:30pm, featuring the great, KBMG band (King, Brown, Mattacks and Ginandes).  Advance tickets for the evening dance party are available at Gloucester Music on Main Street and the Plum Cove Grind in Lanesville for $12 until the day of the event.  Tickets will be $15 at the door and you can purchase during the daytime music event.

 Visit our website: www.lanesvillecommunitycenter.org for more information on the outdoor music lineup and times, as well as directions, parking information and our other upcoming events.

Lobsterman Mark Ring Says The Only Thing Sadder Than A Bloody Mary Contest Winner Using Store Bought Mix Is…

The judges who voted for a winning bloody mary which uses store bought bloody mary mix.  Let’s hope this year’s judges hold the competition to a little higher standard.


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Last year’s winner Richard Rosenfeld with his store bought Bloody Mary Mix Trophy-




Gloucester writers and photographers, check out the American Guide

Cat Ryan submits-

Gloucester writers, photographers, GMG contributors…check it out and submit!

THEN Federal Writers Project American Guide


“WHEN the Federal Writers’ Project was set up in Massachusetts, and the staff received its first instructions from the central office in Washington, the editors blithely embarked on a task of whose magnitude they had little conception: the job of adequately describing the 316 towns and 39 cities of the Commonwealth, and of presenting, as concisely, accurately, and simply as possible, the facts about the State, from its Architecture to its Zoology, from the year ?00,000.000 B.C., when its geological history began, to A.D. 1937 when its social history has by no means ended…Although comprehensive, this book is not an encyclopedia. Its purpose is not to catalogue all the facts, but to present and preserve significant facts.”


AND NOW American Guide http://theamericanguide.org/

THE AMERICAN GUIDE is a revival of the Depression-era guidebook series by the same name. It’s part archive curation from back in the day, part documentary travel in the here and now. It’s here to keep a state by state record of an America coming out of the Great Recession and beyond: to document people and places both pretty and hard because, all things being equal, that’s what makes America, America.


Communuity Stuff 9/13/13

Temple Ahavat Achim invites the community to its Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”) services!

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Kol Nidre service will begin at 7 pm on Friday, September 13th.

Yom Kippur service will begin at 9 am on Saturday, September 14th, and will include Yizkor at 10:30 am and Youth & Family service at 12 pm. Blowing of the shofar (a ram’s horn trumpet) and Community Break Fast will begin at 8 pm.

No tickets required!

All are welcome!

Team USA Lunenburg 13


It was a disappointing finish to 2013 International season in late August when 4 teams (no Women’s Team) made the trek to Lunenburg, NS to face the Canadians on their home turf (or water).  All the American teams were defeated but a great effort was put forth by all teams to make the trip and compete in the 61st annual International Races.  Some highlights on the trip included our new junior team of Kyle Edmonds & Thomas Beaton who rowed their first race with a steady stroke and an excellent course, then sang with Garnet Heisler later in the evening.  Team Krazy’s Mike Frontiera rowed two races with great navigation but not quite enough speed to beat the Canadians with his Viking partner Elin DiAngelo in the mixed doubles and Billy Edmonds in the Over 40.  And, the last minute substitute team of Glenn Harrington & Erik Dombrowski lost to the June International Champs Joel George & Markus Schmidt.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming race dates:

This Saturday, September 15th, Gloucester Gig Harbor Row, Registration starts at 8AM Niles Beach

Sunday, September 29th, IDRC Oarmaster’s Cup Solo Dory Race, 10AM Maritime Gloucester Pier (tentative location)

More info to come!

The Taste of Cape Ann Call to Action for Restaurants and Foodies

The most delicious fundraiser of the year is nearly here – it’s time to get your restaurant registered or your event ticket ordered.

The Cape Ann YMCA’s 5th Annual “Taste of Cape Ann” returns to Cruiseport Gloucester  on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6-9PM. The event features the best of Cape Ann eateries offering food, wine and spirits for one $25 ticket price with the proceeds of ticket sales going to support Cape Ann YMCA Teen Service Trips to New Orleans, Navajo Nation and Nicaragua. 

The service trips empower local youth to spend a week working in communities hit by environmental and economic devastation.  Teens participate in learning modules before and after traveling on school break to offer hands-on aid in areas of great need.  The New Orleans Mission, now in its 4th year, originated as a Cape Ann trip but has generated enough interest to cause its expansion to include youth throughout the North Shore YMCA system two years ago and prompted the addition of the Nicaragua trip in 2013, and the Navajo Nation trip in 2014.

Taste of Cape Ann ticket prices have been lowered to $25 this year (from the original $40 of past years) to invite more local folks to come out, celebrate and enjoy an evening of food, wine and spirits in support of these powerful youth opportunities.  The participating restaurant and spirits vendors list is expanding with the boom in new restaurants opening on Cape Ann and the event is expected to fill fast – both for restaurant slots and ticket sales. 

Taste of  Cape Ann is:
A great place to showcase your business in front of people who’ll be dining local all winter
A great PR opportunity – your business in the spotlight helping your community and those beyond
A great place for locals to sample food and drink from their Cape Ann food choices
A great reason to get out and support kids doing good
RESTAURANT INFO – Here’s who’s committed to participating so far:
Alchemy Bistro
Caffe Sicilia
Cape Ann Brewing
Classic Cooks
Dinner Dealer
Dog Bar Grill
The Grand Café at Emerson Inn
Guiseppe’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Latitude 43
Mamie’s Kitchen
Stone’s Pub
Wally’s Bistro
Plus several wine and spirits vendors

Restaurants wishing to participate should contact Jennifer Amero at JameroMarketingSuite@gmail.com . There is no vendor fee. We ask only that you read and sign the logistics/registration form, plan to bring enough food for 250 guests to have a small sampling of your best buzz-worthy offering and that you come prepared to hand out menus and advertising information and anything you want to get in front of local diners. To that end, restaurateurs should plan on staying through the event or sending a sociable representative from their venue to help in a great PR opportunity for a great cause. (Detailed logistics will be sent upon signing on)

October 3, 2013 at 6:00pm
Taste of Cape Ann
Cruiseport Gloucester, MA

Link for Tickets: https://northshoreymca.ejoinme.org/?tabid=483002

Links to articles on both these missions can be found after the event details.


For information on Teen Programming at the Cape Ann YMCA contact Rick Doucette at doucetter@northshoreymca.org

New fun work and a chance to meet the artists at Local Colors.

Beer Tasting provided by Cape Ann Brewing. Light Refreshments will also be served.
Local Colors— “Cape Ann’s Oldest Artists’ Cooperative”— is a thriving community of artists in the heart of historic Gloucester , Massachusetts . The Co-op’s light-filled gallery offers a dynamic selection of original art, including: hand-painted oils, and watercolors; evocative photography; luxurious and eclectic jewelry; sumptuous knitwear; beautiful ceramics; solid hardwood furniture, and more— all inspired by the beauty of Cape Ann. The ever-changing artist displays and themed group shows ensure a new “find” with every visit, and the affordable prices offer something for everyone.
Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative
121 Main Street Gloucester , MA 01930 (978) 283-3996
http://www.local-colors.org/ https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterArt