Extra”Oar”Dinary Junior Seine Boat Win

Fact is any man woman or child that participates in the Seine Boat Races, Greasy Pole, Novenas or any other part of Fiesta is a winner for keeping the tradition alive and being part of something incredibly special. Our hats go off to all the competitors, their families and the Fiesta organizers who put in so much work behind the scenes for all of us to enjoy.



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Today’s Greasy Pole Walkers Are Ready For The Pole!


Cam Decoste as St. Peter ready to walk the Pole

Brenda Barry Taormina Shares~ Lil Leonardo Taormina III and his friends ready to walk the pole! Cracking up at Cam Decoste as St Peter!

Maryann Kilman SharesThe Greasy Pole walkers of Friday 2014 before the walk

Maryann Kilman Shares~ My son the chef, GREAT COSTUM GUYS for the greasy pole. Viva !

Livingston Taylor at Shalin on July 1 & 2 – Don’t Miss This


Tuesday, July 1, 8 PM

Wednesday, July 2, 8 PM

From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to 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, as well as his warm, heartfelt original tunes.  Don’t miss the breezy sounds of Livingston Taylor, two performances on July 1 & 2

Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA 01966

Check out the Summer Concerts

Concerts by the Sea at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

A summer Friday evening concert is the perfect ending to a long week. Enjoy Gloucester-based artists focusing on early twentieth-century American music with Celtic and Scottish origins as well as favorites from American singer-songwriters such as Cole Porter. Friday, July 11: Emerald Rae and Flynn Cohen. Friday, July 25: Henry Allen and the New Swingset. Friday, August 8: Lukas Pool and Eden Foreman.

Concerts 2014 with timeThe scenic Beauport gardens provide a tranquil and beautiful setting for this series of early-evening performances. Chair and refreshments are provided. Come between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an abbreviated house tour. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.

Each concert: $30, $20 Historic New England members. Registration is required. To register, please visit HistoricNewEngland.org or call 978-283-0800.

Calling All Chefs!

I don’t know much about the restaurant business, but I’m guessing that it isn’t common practice to “copy” items from other restaurants’ menus.  That having been said, could someone PLEASE add this to their menu on Cape Ann?

We had an early dinner at the Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant on Nantucket and I could have eaten 10 of these!  So unbelievably delicious!

Creamy Ricotta Cheese, Asparagus, Honeycomb, Almonds, and Quinoa
Creamy Ricotta Cheese, Asparagus, Honeycomb, Almonds, and Quinoa

The White Elephant, Nantucket


Do You Have Your Fiesta Whites Ready For Sunday

It’s customary to wear ” All White” Fiesta Sunday…do you have your Fiesta Whites purchased and ironed yet? This Sunday I will be taking photos as I walk in the St. Peter’s Parade of everyone wearing their Fiesta Whites! Smile for the camera …. photo gallery will be posted on Monday’s Sista’s Dish!

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Katerina’s Place Opening Information

Not to be confused with Katrina’s on Rogers Street, this is on Railroad Ave near Donut Jims.



Toby Pett forwards this info-

Katerina’s Place…workers say target opening date 7.1.14….with 9.1.14 target date to include breakfast. ..former owner of Supreme. ..if you liked Supreme you will like Katerina’s…

Lisa Steinocher Asks- “Do I Deserve A Sticker?”

Dear Joey,
Do I deserve a sticker?  So I’d thought I’d tell you my story so you can decide.  My name is Lisa (Swinson) Steinocher. I live in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  But I have loved all things Gloucester my whole life.  My father was born and raised in Gloucester.  The youngest of 8 all born in a little house on Main Street – My dad 80 years ago. A 1952 Gloucester High graduate. The oldest, my Aunt, who I just visited in the nursing home here in Gloucester is 92.  My great grand father was a Gloucester fisherman who died at sea in 1914 and is on the memory wall, William McCarthy.  My mom (the Italian side) from Boston met my dad while working in Gloucester for the summer. Married, then  a job took them to New Jersey, where I was born, then a transfer to Atlanta in 1968 and I’ve been there ever since.  But I spent just about every summer of my life in Gloucester. And when my parents divorced in 1981, my dad headed straight back to Gloucester where he settled down on the Annisquam with his wife of 31 years. Before I left Atlanta to come back up here, I looked around my house and realized just how much of Gloucester I keep close to me down home in the south.  So I’m sharing a few of the things with you.

This wonderful painting by Paul Frontiero was a wedding gift to my husband and me from my dad and his wife in 1986. It has been hanging ever since.  And Mr. Frontiero lived right near one of my Aunts because I remember my dad telling me he just walked over there from my Aunts house and picked this painting out.

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These lobster claws that my dad painted came from a 14 + pound Gloucester lobster.  My daughter is 2 in this picture, 21 years ago. Both of my daughters brought these to school for show and tell:)

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These sit on my desk at home

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The picture below is my family and my dads mothers side of the family, at Long Beach where I spent all my summers-on the Gloucester side of the beach, the Rockport police didn’t patrol that as much:). I’m near the middle in the navy  and red and white stripped suit. Had to be nearly 46 years ago since ill soon be turning 54.

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This is what my back patio has looked like for years.  The fish net , buoys and lobster pot are from Gloucester. 

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So many memories and I’m back again, this time just with my youngest daughter, 18 to visit my elderly relatives, run (at least attempt to:) the Fiesta 5k with my daughter and just enjoy the scenery, sun, salt and sand. (And great food!)

So something made me want to share my story and I’ve been wanting a sticker for awhile now since I started reading the Good Morning Gloucester email every night.  If I don’t get down to “the Dock” I will send you my self addressed stamped envelope if there are any left.

Thanks for “listening” to my story .  Enjoy Fiesta time!!! And thanks for keeping me connected on “Good Morning Gloucester”.

Lisa Steinocher or as my Gloucester and Boston relatives call me, a misplaced Yankee who lives too far inland 🙂