Thursday Evening June 19th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather !

Special thanks to Three Great People !
First I want to thank Sean Nolan for taking me on a test drive and being a great friend .. Sean if you didn’t know is the Owner of Extreme Truck And Auto 14 Kondelin Rd in West Gloucester … 978-281-0339… Sean and his great group of mechanics do great work At great prices ! They also do a lot for the community .. Sean And Stacy have big hearts and if there’s anything wrong with your vehicle that’s the place to take it ! I take my vehicle there . So WTG Extreme Truck And Auto !! U Guys ROCK!!!!

Now u know weather is my passion and love and always will be , but did u know that I also have the passion for Paranormal . That’s right your Cape Ann Weatherman loves it .. Thanks to my good Friend Marc Arvilla and His lovely FiancĂ© Lauren Sheridan .. There group MGHPS MassGhosthuntersparanormalsociety .. The Best In New England ! They have made me part of the group and for that I’m very greatful ! Thank u guys and you can see them on there show is “Paranormal Hangover.. Wednesday Nights from 6-7pm so give them a listen in … And can’t forget Mike Galante , Mike is the The Spirit of MGHPS . He’s one if not thee best investigators around .. And I’m glad I can call him my friend …

Last but not least Chris Frost of Summerville S.C. SPRS satsangaparanormal . Chris is a great friend he’s working on a LCD One of a kind Led light for my weather reporting outside .. I’m so excited to be working with him on this project . This will bring better viewing to u the viewers while I’m out in the elements this summer .. So thank you Chris you’re friendship means a lot 🙂

Now onto this Evenings forecast !!! Hope u enjoy 🙂
Video Cast…

Chris Frost ….

Our project in the Works …He’s really QUICK!




Reimagining Railroad and Maplewood and … MEETING #2

Cat Ryan submits-

Reimagining Railroad and Maplewood and 

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Gloucester Community Development / Metropolitan Planning Area Council

Hey Joey,

Back in March, the City of Gloucester’s Community Development partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Area Council (MAPC) to host the first in a series of 3 discussions about Gloucester’s railroad station and the surrounding area.  As a reminder, these interactive meetings have an extra special focus on the Railroad and Maplewood Avenue and train station area. Our input will inform the process, and there’s funding lined up.

Residents, commuters, bikers, pedestrian walking—what do you think?

Please come for some preliminary findings and recommendations at the second meeting THIS COMING MONDAY June 23, 2014, from 6PM-8PM at Kyrouz Auditorium in City Hall.

For the Railroad discussions, send in ideas and comments and/or sign up for updates on any future meetings with:

Eric Halvorsen

Gregg Cademartori


Beautiful Industry- F/V Freemantle Doctor Hauled Out At Rose’s Marine

Check out The Rose’s Marine Website Here-


Drama on Niles Pond

niles pond drama

While walking very early by Niles Pond one morning recently, the peace and serenity of the place was suddenly shattered by the persistent distressed crying of a duck at the far wooded end of the pond.  I looked for her and the cause of her distress, but it took some time to locate her in the reeds.  Then I saw the reason for her mournful cries.  This coyote had apparently gotten her mate and possibly her babies as well.  I couldn’t see what he was feeding on, but her cries made it obvious that it was something very dear to her, and since there was no mate at her side, I assumed he must have been watching the nest while she went out to feed and was caught unawares by the coyote.

When I started photographing, both he and the duck looked in my direction.  He seemed to know I was too far away to be of any concern to him, so he yawned and went on about his business.  The duck however kept looking in my direction and crying, as though pleading with me to do something.  My heart went out to that poor devastated creature.  I know coyotes need to eat, and it is better for him to feed on a duck than someone’s pet cat or dog, but it still made for a sad start to my day, and a much sadder start for her’s.  The coyote however was satisfied.

E.J. Lefavour

Fourth of July week at Rockport Music

LivTaylor-photo Ron PownallOn Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2, at 8 pm, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor will share his signature upbeat storytelling to touching ballads that will take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing  hits “I’ll Come Running,” “I Will Be in Love with You” or other favorites.   His vast musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres, including folk, pop, gospel and jazz.  His versatility has led to performing with such major artists as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull among many others. As the younger brother of iconic folk rock star James Taylor, Livingston successfully carved out his own niche in the pop music world, gaining acclaim for exquisitely reworked covers of classics like “On Broadway” and “Over the Rainbow” among others.  Currently a professor at Berklee College of Music, Livingston shares his performance knowledge and experiences with the next generation of young artists.  Additionally, he released a new book in 2013 aptly titled Stage Performance, in which he imparts the various tricks of the trade.  Tickets: $31-$52


ZappaOn Saturday, July 5 at 8 pm, Dweezil Zappa is keeping the musical legacy of his legendary father alive with a series of tours called Zappa Plays Zappa. The fully orchestrated band, complete with video integration of the elder Zappa performing along with his son and band, is a complex, entertaining, fun, sophisticated and rare experience! With a handpicked band of young musicians, the younger Zappa celebrates his father’s classic album Roxy & Elsewhere by performing the album in full!   For fans of Frank Zappa (or fans of experimental, progressive rock), it just doesn’t get any better than this.  Tickets: $55-$85

Earlier the same day (3 PM), Dweezil will lead a guitar masterclass—for the price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa! Dweezil Zappa’s music camp, Dweezilla, has a motto “Learn and Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. Tickets $75


Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida credit Lisa Marie MazzucoOn Sunday, July 6 at 5 pm, two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and marimbist Mika Yoshida Stoltzman perform an eclectic mix of music-both old and new.  The program includes works by Bach, Toru Takemitsu, John Zorn, Steve Reich, Ravel, Piazzolla, Serban Nichifur and Chick Corea. Tickets:  $45-$78


On Tuesday, July 8 at 8 pm, the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet is a winner of numerous competitions including grand prize at the 2013 Concert Artist Guild Competition, the 2013 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition.  The Quartet’s program will feature Barber’s Adagio for Strings, as well as works by Schubert, Glazunov, Wanamaker and Michael Nyman.  Tickets: $19-$34

On Wednesday, July 9 at 8 pm, Grammy Award winner and platinum-selling artist Shawn Colvin will perform at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Known best for her platinum-selling A Few Small Repairs with hit single “Sunny Came Home,” this incredibly talented singer-songwriter has carved an immovable place for herself amongst the pantheon of contemporary folk music. In a career spanning more than three decades, Colvin has developed a devoted and loyal fanbase on the strength of her highly personal and emotive lyrical style. The Opening Act is Anthony D’Amato. Tickets: $49-$68

The Rockport Chamber Music Festival continues through July 13 with performances by the Calder Quartet, Imani Winds and the all-male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer. Please visit our website  for more details on these and other concerts in the 33rd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival.



On Monday, July 7 at 7 pm, visit the Shalin Liu Performance Center for a Silent Movie Night featuring Rin Tin Tin in the 1924 film Clash of the Wolves with introductory remarks and live piano accompaniment by renowned film-music expert Martin Marks.  Free, no tickets required.

Windhover Summer Dance Performances

Windhover announces its Summer Dance Performances
Featuring Forty Steps Dance and Sarah Slifer Swift
at Windhover Performing Arts Center
257 rear Granite St., Rockport, MA
Friday, July 18–Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.

Tickets: Adults, $20; Students and seniors, $18 ; children under 10 free.  Tickets may be purchased at Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport; The Bookstore, Gloucester; or by sending a check to Windhover, P.O. Box 2249, Rockport, MA 01966

Forty Steps Dance will be performing two works, both choreographed by artistic director Sallee Slagle. “Creatures” was created in 2014 and is based on the movements of the variety of creatures around us and our affinity to the natural world.  “Accord” is a crowd-pleasing work created in 1992 and was recently performed in Nahant for the company’s 20th anniversary.

Sarah Slifer Swift will present two recent works. “Insenser” (2014 premiere), named after an NSA surveillance system, takes on the human response to watching, being watched and becoming data.  “Invisible Stories” (2013) is a collaboration between Swift and Vermont-based writer and choreographer, Kate Morgan, based on the idea that “the book,” open or closed, occupies the landscapes in which we live.

As part of the “Invisible Stories” performance, an installation in one of the Windhover buildings will be on display at the start of each evening.

For more information, please visit:

Johnny Carwash tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party ~ The Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:30 June 19, 2014


Dave says,
A special treat for you this week as I welcome back Johnny Carwash: Mr. Bobby Davis. Long a staple in the gloucester  scene, Bob’ll have you rollicking in your Snapjax , pedal to the metal,playing your favorite instrumental hits long made popular on your ZenithÂź stereophonic hi-fi system. Not only that, but he’s bringing along a Gloucester legend in the form of Mr.Jason Chamberlain . This cat was around in the beginning and I’ve heard about him for years. I’m so happy to have him join us. His old band The Galaxies was the biggest thing around these parts many years ago, and I know there’s a lot of folks who remember him. Something new and different! David “Doc” Vincent  will be  tapping the skins and I’ll be on base. Get out the poodle skirts and the BrylcreemÂź! Seeya there!

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Brad and Beth Story Represent! In Scotland

Hi Joey,

We just got back from a great trip to Scotland and spent a couple days on the Knoydart peninsula – only accessible by an 18 mile hike in from the nearest road or by boat.  It has the Old Forge Pub – billed as the most remote pub in the United Kingdom.  

Brad and Beth Story


Most Remote Pub in UK - The Old Forge, InverieThe Storys Represent in Inverie, Scotland

St Peter Novena Day 3



Bridgette Mathews St Peter Altar Photo

Photo by Bridgett Mathews

St. Peter Novena Day #3


The warm weather didn’t stop the faithful women of Gloucester from filling the American Legion Hall for last nights St. Peter Rosary.


Last nights head table leading the rosary from left, Rosalie Liaichino, Grace Favazza, and Mary Russo

To hear “Madonna del mare” a song from last night click video below

A Rosary wouldn’t be complete without the traditional “Novena Coffee Time!” 


Look at this spread of Italian Confections served last night…




It’s customary for the rosary women to gather around a table of homemade Italian Pastries, Cookies, and coffee after the prayer service each night.  




Trawler Felicia, Saint Peter’s Fiesta, circa 1950

F/V Felicia is in the foreground (left) tied up and decorated for Saint Peter's Fiesta, as are many other fishing vessels in the background. Sailors, dressed in their whites, sit on the pier next to Felicia.
F/V Felicia is in the foreground (left) tied up and decorated for Saint Peter’s Fiesta, as are many other fishing vessels in the background. Sailors, dressed in their whites, sit on the pier next to Felicia.

2014 Schooner Challenge Pics

Len Burgess submits-

The 2014 Schooner Challenge was a BIG success!!! Thank you to the 3 captains and crews and all the attendees Monday night for supporting the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in stabilizing the 1927 Schooner Evelina M. Goulart. Special thanks also to GMG for running our ads.

Click here for photos of the fun night


Carl Gustin submits-


Light wind and a beautiful night to watch the three Harold Burnham-built schooners Ardelle, Fame and Lannon participate in the the Gloucester Schooner Challenge to benefit Essex Shipbuilding Museum.​






Essex Shipbuilding Museum Sail 6/16/2014 photos from Anthony Marks

Thursday June 19th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather ..

Marine Forecast ….
Thu NW winds 5 to 10 kt…diminishing to around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Early morning clouds and sprinkles possible with late morning breaks leading to mostly sunny beautiful Cape Ann skies .. Highs in the 70’s low humidity with a light variable wind.. Thursday night clear, calm , refreshing clean air lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s … Enjoy !!! 😀

Hourly Forecast…


Weekend Outlook …



Beauport Princess 1/2 Off Cruises!

Thursday June 19th 1/2 price Dinner Cruise

6pm- Boarding

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise 1/2 price

Sunset cruise, buffet with Prime Rib, Baked Haddock and more! Plus great music from singer Rene Dupui (Bandit King Duo), what’s not to love?

June 19 ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm.

$26 adults, $13 children.

Call 978-865-3210 for Reservations

Luncheon Cruise, 1/2 Price!

Don’t miss this delicious buffet, a lovely harbor cruise and live music by the Scharff Brothers!

June 21 – 11:00am – 2:00pm

$22.50 Adults, $11 Children

Call 978-865-3210 for Reservations

Sunset Dinner Cruise, 1/2 Price!

Enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner while experiencing a gorgeous sunset in beautiful Gloucester Harbor with music by Mulholland Drive. 

June 21 ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm.

$26 Adults, $13 Children

Call 978-865-3210 for Reservations

Sunday Brunch Cruise, 1/2 Price!

Come and enjoy our popular Sunday brunch and cruise around Gloucester Harbor with live Jazz music!

June 22 11:00am – 2:00pm

$22.50 Adults, $11 Children

Call 978-685-3210 for Reservations

Sunday Night Reggae Cruise, 1/2 Price!!

Celebrate a night on the water with a scrumptious buffet and live Reggae music featuring the  DUBTUNES HORNS

June 22 6:00pm – 9:00pm

$26 Adults, $13 Children