GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14 #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14



Topics Include: Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero,Gloucester Schooner Festival Website, Coast Guard Eagle, Patriot Act , Tracey Arabian Comes Through,Waterfront Festival, Rusty Kinunnen,Block Party, Mark McDonough and Valerie Markeley resign from Block Party Committee, Asking Musicians To Play For Free,Pebble Beach Sign,Fine For Taking Beach Rocks, Block Party Altercation, Thankless Volunteerism, Gloucester Downtown Group, Beauport Princess, Trying To Figure Out How To Broadcast The Schooner Race Action, Schooner Virginia, The Black Dog Schooner Is The Alabama (Joey Called It Wrong),Kudos To Tom Ellis and Harold Burnham, Art Rocks, Hit Rate On Reported Found Art Rocks, Glosta Rocks.

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GMG FOB Mary Tucker

Mary Tucker ©kim Smith 2014GMG regular readers, and especially our contributors, know Mary through her always kind and engaged comments. Well, she’s just as nice and kind-hearted in person, and has a wicked sense of humor, too!

Mary’s ancestors are McLouds and Wonsons and she spent her childhood summers on Rocky Neck and East Gloucester. Although she presently lives far off-island, she keeps in touch with Gloucester all thoughout the year by reading GMG and comes “home” as often as time allows. So wonderful to meet you Mary!

Fabulous French Toast The Market Restaurant ©kim Smith2014Fab French Toast at the Annisquam Market

Succulent container garden ©Kim Smith 2014Annisquam Market Mini Container Garden Planted with Succulents and Fresh Herbs

GMG Mug Up Food Competition – Call to all you Great Foodies Out There

mug up and food competition

Now that we have re-established the GMG Mug Up tradition on Saturday mornings at 9:30 on Madfish Wharf (so our fearless leader Joey can be there!), it is time for one of our famous and fun GMG Food Competitions. Over the years, we have had many different types food competitions, and we want to come up with something that the awesome cooks / bakers out there in GMG land will clamor to be a part of. Joey wants it to be a cupcake competition (he is going to be one of the judges with his girls as assistants, along with James Eves and Richard Rosenfeld). Cupcakes are great, but we wanted to let those of you who would like to enter and have the chance of winning a coveted GMG food competition winner ribbon, and go down in annals of GMG history as the best at whatever it is you make really well, tell us what you would like the competition to be.

Please reply by commenting on this post if you are interested in being a contender, and what food you would like the competition to be. Majority will rule. There is no real prep area, so it has to be something you can bring in prepared and ready to go to the judges (with a little extra for Mug Up attendees to try). Don’t include a beverage. If Bob Ryan is game to sponsor another Bloody Mary or other beverage competition made with a Ryan & Wood Distilleries spirit, we’ll do that later in the season.

Madfish Wharf is hopping this summer. Saturday morning 9:30am come for GMG Mug Up and food competition at YUPO Gallery / Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery. Come hang with your favorite GMG peeps, fobs and Rocky Neck artists and neighbors on beautiful Madfish Wharf. Saturday, August 23rd will be our first GMG Food Competition of the season. Let’s get some rockin GMG peep/fob summer fun going while we still can.

E.J. Lefavour

Map update of Justin Desilva’s temporary crosswalks HarborWalk Public Art Challenge

Hi Joey

Artist Justin Desilva is more than half way through his ambitious public art installation, With Every Street There’s a Story. Remember, they’re temporary, so take time to check them out.

Some of the murals are at different stages in their installation process; you will see him going back and forth to different sites. Here’s a map for any updated locations andphotographs. Walkers provide the most comments and questions, which he’s really enjoying.  They talk about Gloucester mostly and they talk about art. He’s been told that his pictures were kaleidoscopic, like stained glass, the quarries, that his red reminded them of some works by Miro, or Braque and Picasso. There have been requests for a crosswalk by their street, house, and business. People driving by have stopped to park and get out of their cars to walk back and look.

Crosswalks in this post include Gorton’s HarborWalk Story Moment #27, Birdseye HarborWalk Story Moment #33, Sea Serpent HarborWalk Story Moment #19, Stage Fort Park HarborWalk Story Moment #42, Katy (from Virginia Lee Burton’s Katy and the Big Snow) HarborWalk Story Moment #30, and Hopper HarborWalk Story Moment #28.

Mother and daughter celebrate 50th and 30th GHS reunion at Gloucester house

The Classes of 1964 and 1984 celebrated their Class Reunion at the Gloucester House on August 16th 2014, mother and daughter shared the celebration.


Community Photos 8/18/14

Cat Ryan forwards-

Gloucester Winslow Homer Breezing Up in Times Square. Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

You can see their Roy Lichtenstein’s Look Mickey in the upper right of the photo.

Here in MA, I briefly saw Hopper’s Nighthawks while driving Rt 128, over by Jordan’s Furniture

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Meg McCarthy submits-

Hi Joey, 

My dad lives in Gloucester and have been photographing it over the years. Rocky Neck has become one of my favorite places; such a gem!

Thought I would share a recent photo. 




coming in for a landing American egret from Jaqueline Bennett


Community Stuff 8/17/14


Tutta la Famiglia:

A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life
in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg

September 19, 2014 – January 9, 2015
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, New York 10036  
Opening Reception: September 18 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm


Hi Joey,

As you probably know, the Cape Ann Museum is reopening this month after a huge renovation. One of the new exhibits will feature the incredible fresnel lens that used to be housed in one of the Thacher Island lighthouses. Included in the exhibit are a series of videos about the island that will be projected onto glass next to the giant lens. We recently finished a video reel that will play between those videos with some stunning aerial footage of Thacher Island. 

Below is a link to a promotional video I created using some of that same footage cut to music. Would you mind posting to GMG?

Thanks very much,

Erich Archer
Executive Director
Cape Ann TV

Please ad this from the Gloucester United Methodist Church

Little Dresses for Africa/Britches for Boys

A new mission program is starting at the Gloucester United Methodist church and we want you to be a part of it.

Pillowcase dresses and t-shirt shorts are on the sewing machines as we make these clothing items for little girls and boys.

How can you participate?

If you are a person who sews: You can use the patterns on the website (or your own) and make as many dresses as wish.

If you want to learn to do some simple sewing: This is a great place to start. Help is available to lead you through the process.

If you don’t have the time/desire to make a dress but you have fabric or pillowcases: You can donate new or lightly used pillowcases or fabric 

(requires about one yard per dress). Someone will turn your donation into dresses for needy little girls. 

If you don’t have pillowcases or fabric, but would like to help: You may purchase fabric or notions to be used for this project. Thread, ¼ inch elastic, double wide, 

white binding tape and fabric (one yard) are all that are required to make a basic dress.

If you don’t want to shop, but would like to donate: You can help with the cost of shipping the dresses. 

If you don’t sew or have extra money but you’d still like to be involved: Your help with ironing, sizing, and/or packing the dresses would be appreciated.

An open meeting for all who wish to be involved about these projects is scheduled for Sunday, August 31st at 6pm at the Gloucester United Methodist Church, located at 436 Washington St. Contact Julie Kesterson at 978-290-9312 or go to

Thank you

Julie Kesterson

GUMC Liaison

2014 Gloucester Schooner Festival Information


Labor Day Weekend– August 29-31, 2014

It’s Right Around The Corner!!!!!!

Check Out The Gloucester Schooner Festival Web Page For All The Info About The Schooner Race, The LobsterFest and The Parade Of Sails!!!!

Check Out Kim Smith’s Incredibly Beautiful Video For a Little Glimpse of The Magnificence-