Light Up Mattos!

The Mattos Field Committee consists of Jerry Goulart, Patty Philbrick, Kelly Brancaleone, Denise Goulart, Michael Muise and myself. We have been meeting for about 4 months towards a goal of new lights and the rehabilitation of Mattos Field. You can contact us at and like our Facebook page Light Up Mattos. When we have finished our goal of the new lights we would like to rededicate Mattos Field again and perhaps have a Joseph S. Mattos Jr. day to celebrate. Another story I left out was the story of Capt. Joseph S. Santos the nephew to Joseph S. Mattos Jr. I met him on the Gloucester Daily Times when I spelled Mattos wrong when responding to an article. Mr. Santos lived in Florida and when he came home he met me at the field and we talked and talked about the neighborhood and I took pictures of him at the memorial to his uncle. I talked to him about all the work that is going to be done and he was very happy and looked forward to cutting the ribbon when we rededicated the field. Sadly Mr. Santos passed away last July. I am in contact with his wife Alice and now she is looking forward to cutting the ribbon for the rededication. So I thank you for getting the word out and lets “Light Up Mattos”.

Red Shed Film Festival Highlights

Red Shed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014Red Shed Film Festival Organizers Michael Kelly, Henry Cooper, and Sarah Kelly

The Red Shed Film Festival had a tremendous turnout Saturday night. Festival organizers Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, and Phil Hopkins were there hosting the screenings, and did a fabulous job running the event. I had a wonderful time and plan to participate again next year. Dining al fresco under the cherry trees on Wally’s Bistrot’s super delicious barbeque and Twin Lights soda just added to the fun.

RedShed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014 -1Collecting Cherry Blossom “Snow”

For the next few nights, I’ll post several of my favorite films screened at the festival. Some may have played previously on Good Morning Gloucester, but would be worth seeing again. I hope you enjoy them as much as did I!

The first film, To Hear the Music: The Opus 139 Project by Dennis Larson, is a nine-minute trailer to the larger project of the same name, and features our own Greg Bover!

The Opus 139 Project is an independent documentary film that tracks the progress of design and construction of a new pipe organ for Harvard University’s Memorial Church, built by the C.B. Fisk Pipe Organ Company of Gloucester, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact Also, find The Opus 139 Project on Facebook and become a fan!

Rockport Festivals produced The Red Shed Film Festival as part of Motif No.1 Day in association with Granite Vision Video Production.

The Red Shed Film Festival Team:
Production: Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, Sarah Kelly, and  Phil Hopkins,
Graphics: Darren Mason and Kylie Alexander

Cherry Tree ©Kim Smith 2014


FANTASTIC BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Weaver is Giving a Workshop!

Why is this fantastic and breaking news? Because Jeff rarely, if ever, gives workshops! Oh how I would love to go!!! 

Visit Jeff’s website to learn more about the artist and to experience a beauty treat of Cape Ann images at Jeff Weaver Fine Art.

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Calling All Runners

road race poster


Rocky Neck 5K Road Race: The firstannual 5K walk/run

Organized by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Studio Restaurant

to benefit the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

Open to all ages.

Race date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Entry fee: $25 now  $35 after May 31, 2014

More info at

Gloucester MA—Rocky Neck’s newly designated Cultural District and its ocean bound environs provides the scenic backdrop for the first ever Rocky Neck 5K on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 AM. The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and The Studio Restaurant are hosting the 3.1 mile run//walk and celebratory lunch for race participants to raise money to support RNAC’s new Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. Racers will proceed from the Causeway on Rocky Neck, along Eastern Point Road to Grapevine Road and Lands End Lane. They will return from Gloucester’s Atlantic Road Back Shore via Farrington Avenue to the finish line in front of The Studio Restaurant at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue. Along with the free buffet lunch, post-race festivities for participants includes an awards ceremony to recognize top male and female finishers in each age category. The names of the overall top male and female 2014 finishers will be inscribed on a wall plaque in The Studio Restaurant that will remain on display to honor Rocky Neck 5K winners each year.


Online registration and information about the race, the race course and race parking are available at  Register now for$25.00 or $35.00 after May 31.  Registration forms and information can also be picked up in advance of race day at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA  01930, Thursday–Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM and, during operating hours, at The Studio and The Rudder Restaurants on Rocky Neck Avenue in Gloucester. Walk-on registration will be available at the Cultural Center on June 8, the day of the race, between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.  For more information about registering, call the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004.


Early registrants (before May 31)  receive free Rocky Neck 5K t-shirts. Chip timing from North Shore Timing is available for $2.00 per entry. Top male and female finishers in each of the following age categories will be awarded medals: 12 and under, 13–19, 20–35, 36–59, 60 and older.  Parking is free to race participants at the public lot on Rocky Neck Causeway, at the former Bickford’s Boat Yard lot at 31 Rocky Neck Avenue, at the Gloucester Marine Railways lot, 81 Rocky Neck Avenue and in the private lot at 20 Wonson Street—all on Rocky Neck in Gloucester.  In addition, there will is auxiliary free parking in downtown Gloucester with water taxi service to Rocky Neck provided by Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle for $5.00 per passenger.

525 Neighborhood Party on 5/25/14!!


525NeighborhoodPartyInvite_Page_2The Restaurant Invites the Surrounding Community to an Afternoon of Music, Food and Fun – Right on Magnolia’s Lexington Avenue

Who:  525, a new restaurant anchoring the revitalization of Magnolia’s Lexington Avenue. 525 is a neighborhood restaurant that serves creative comfort food and locally inspired cocktails. The space’s chic ambiance makes guests feel at home, with an oversized bar ideal for connecting with friends old and new. 525 also boasts outdoor seating, making it the perfect après beach destination this summer.

What:  A neighborhood party! 525 will celebrate its birthday every year on 5/25, and this Sunday’s event marks the first annual bash to commemorate the occasion. The restaurant has “taken over” its neighboring sidewalk to set the stage for the party.

There will be live music from the area’s own John Rockwell, face painting and activities for the kids, as well as samples from the restaurant’s new menu.

Where:  525
12 Lexington Ave.
Magnolia, MA 01930

When:   3:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday May 25, 2014


Castle Manor Inn’s live music starts up again tomorrow night, with Toni Ann Enes! 7pm 5.23.2014




Dear Friends, 

We’re baaaaaaack!!!!!
Tomorrow night, 5/23/14, is the kick off for Friday nights at the Castle Manor Inn, 7:00 to 10:00PM.
I will be there with the incredible….Thad Bernard and my dear friend Deby Wantman! As beautiful as the Castle may be, make no mistake, this is a very casual and comfortable atmosphere with the friendliest staff and a view that is beautiful!
On another note, last night I had gone out to see the best of the best of local talent, there we’re some tourists
in the audience asking questions about our little city of music and they were in such awe of the support and
the connection we all have, I was so proud to be part of this, again I say, I take none of this for granted!
Hope to see you,
Toni Ann
PS  The new Pub Menu Rocks!
Castle Manor Inn
 141 Essex Avenue
Gloucester, MA

Lydia Warren Tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Thursday Blues Party! Time 8:30!

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Summer’s almost here! Yes, yes, Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and to celebrate, let’s have a ball! So here goes!
  This Thursday at the Rhumb line, welcome back Ms. Lydia Warren. Winner of many awards, this lady is known for her stinging guitar and plaintive vocals. She always wrecks the joint! She’s bringing along Mr. Ephraim Lowell, on drums and hopefully, Matt Kelly on gootar. We’ll see. Should be a blast.


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40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

I Want to Hang With This Guy…

Oh, lookie here, cool…a ball.

Courtesy of SBNation.

Best catch in baseball so far this year…..someone sign this guy.

Greasy fingers and all…

I like the guy in the Sox shirt (as opposed to the Hartford Whalers) in the foreground.  You can almost hear him say, “Wait. What? How? Shit.”


One Day In Boston From Rick Macomber

On April 26, 2014 a collaboration of Boston filmmakers set out to film an event in the city for “One Day in Boston,” part of the documentary film “One Day on Earth.” Shot throughout the entire day during intermittent rain with a Canon C300, a Freefly MoVI, aerial shots and timelapse photography from different locations, our film documented Boston based community organizers Isabel Torres and Kevin Thomas from PROJECT Right in Grove Hall. Because of recent left rotator cuff surgery due to camera work, instead of shooting this story I produced and directed it.


CAMERA: Todd Mahoney


TIMELAPSE FOOTAGE: Brian Arata, Dan Berube, Ron Risman

AERIALS: Above Summit Films

EDITOR: Rick Macomber

SOUNDTRACK: “Barely Baked” and “John Stockton Slow Drag”

BTS FOOTAGE: Mike Magee, Louise Michaud

Sunday Dinner At Essex Seafood



Sunday Dinner was enjoyed at Essex Seafood this week!  It has been one of our families most favorite spots to stop for fried clams and seafood. Check out their new expanded dinning area …Essex Seafood has been serving great food, with great prices, and friendly service for many years!


Open 7 days a week, opening at 11:00am daily, and closing at 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday, 8:30pm Thurs and Sunday and at 8:00pm Monday through Wednesday, year-round. We are located on Rt. 133, (1/4 mile before the Essex/Gloucester line) 143R Eastern Avenue in Essex, MA 01929. (978-768-7233)




High Roads from Wheelers Point, 1914

Taken from Larady Road on Wheelers Point, this photo looks across the Mill River toward Washington Street, near Gee Avenue. Note the clam shacks on the left, and Clam Alley, where 'Clam Tucker sold his steamers. I'm in the woods about what High Roads refers to. It may be Washington Street, because it runs along the ridge "high" above the Mill River.
Taken from Larady Road on Wheelers Point, this photo looks across the Mill River toward Washington Street, near Gee Avenue. Note the clam shacks on the left, and Clam Alley, where ‘Clam Tucker sold his steamers. I’m in the woods about what High Roads refers to. It may be Washington Street, because it runs along the ridge “high” above the Mill River.

Community Stuff 5/22/14

Cape Ann TV’s
Annual Meeting
Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester
May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for Cape Ann TV’s Annual Meeting featuring
keynote speaker Bob Kelly, Chair of Mass Access and Executive
Director of NewTV. Mr. Kelly will be speaking about the future of
visual media and cable TV.
These topics are relevant to all local access media stations and to
the communities they serve. This meeting will be open to the
public and we invite all who are interested to attend.
Please RSVP by May 25th

Don’t miss the ANNISQUAM SEWING CIRCLE’S ANNUAL PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 24th from 8 am to NOON!
The PLANT SALE includes a wide array of the freshest, brightest Annuals and Perennials from a leading, local garden center. There will be hanging baskets, bedding plants, rose bushes ~ all chosen to thrive on Cape Ann. You’ll also find precious perennial plant treasures dug from our member’s gardens at a bargain prices!
Entertaining Memorial Day Weekend? Likewise not to be missed is our BAKE SALE TABLE with delicious pies, cakes, and savory treats. Many items will be prepared from recipes in our award-winning Annisquam Sewing Circle Cookbook, ” A Circle of Recipes,” which celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the Sewing Circle. “A Circle of Recipes” cookbooks will be sold at the sale and make a wonderful hostess gift. Come early for the best selection at this always-popular MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENT! The plant sale is in Annisquam, Gloucester, off Rt. 127. Turn at Leonard Street at the Annisquam Village Church and follow the street to the Village Hall.

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Press Release on Touch a Truck/Chowderfest held on May 10th:

We the Horribles Parade Committee would like to thank all that attended and participated at our annual Touch a Truck event on May 10th. It was a wet start but once the sun quickly came out, so did the people and the all the kids. The event was fun for all and this committee would like to extend thank you’s to our participants as listed below:

Light House Taxi, Gloucester Police Dept, Gloucester Fire Dept

Gloucester Coast Guard Station, Gloucester Transit Mix, Tally’s ,Altec Inc, Beauport Ambulance

CATA, Gloucester Public Schools, R B Strong, Local Amvets Post, All Seasons Septic Services

Coxco Trucking

To the local restaurants that participated for our Chowerfest:

Stone Pub, Latitude 43, Sugar Magnolias, Cape Ann Brewery (Peoples Winner), Causeway Restaurant

Hope to see all again next year!! Thanks again for making our fundraiser a great success.

Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee