The Legend Returns- The Bobskill Chronicles Pick Up After A Six Year Hiatus

If you’re an old school FOB you remember The Bobskill Chronicles featuring Bobby Bobskill.  Well it’s been a while and after a little run in the joint Bobby is BACK and still up to his old tricks.

Here’s a little refresher from back in 2008 when it all began-

The Bobby Bobskill Chronicles- Wake Up Sleepyhead!

And Now Bobby 2.0 2014 Edition
The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same-

New rewards program for GHS honor students

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Joel Favazza submits-

There is no doubt that Gloucester High School students will play a pivotal role in the future success of our community. The O.A.R. (“On a Roll!”) program seeks to support these hard-working honors students by awarding O.A.R. Cards that allow for discounts at local stores, restaurants, and other businesses.
The program aims to both provide a show of community support for the accomplishments of our brightest young adults, and also to foster the habit of “shopping locally” from a young age. Through the O.A.R. program, we hope to incentivize teenager consumers who will develop shopping habits that will carry on throughout their adult life.
Instead of heading down Rt. 128 to “the Mall” or further to grab a bite to eat, buy a new shirt, or find a group activity to pass free time, GHS students that make honor roll all four terms in any given school year will have access to a list of local merchants offering them discounts and special promotions, showing them that what they’re looking for is right here in their hometown.
Over time, we hope utilizing the O.A.R. Card helps recipients (and their peers) recognize that Gloucester is not just a place to lay your head down at night—but a unique and vibrant community in which you can work, live, and play. And we hope they will remember this and choose to remain in, or return to, Gloucester as they transition from high school students to young professionals and college students, as they start families of their own, and during each successive chapter of life thereafter.
We plan to award the first edition of O.A.R. Cards at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Already, over a dozen local businesses have signed on as participants. We’re hoping to continue to build this list throughout the school year. If you or your business are interested in participating, please contact us at .

ZDF Filming at Gloucester’s Eastern Point Lighthouse

ZDF film Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014This morning while filming B-roll and “Bee”-roll for my nature documentaries I came upon the German National television channel’s ZDF cast and crew getting organized for a day of filming at the Eastern Point Lighthouse. They are shooting films based on the Katie Fforde romance novels. Not considered a mini-series, four separate films are being shot all around the North Shore and filming will continue to take place in Gloucester this week.

“All of Fforde’s stories-into-movies focus on the lead character (usually a woman) overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream. Each film runs for 90 commercial-free minutes.”

For the past several seasons the show has been filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, New York. This year, the producers wanted to change it up and film north of Boston. I hope they decide to come back next year!

Stills from last night and this morning ~

Beacon Marine ©kim Smith 2014

Gaura llindheimeri ©kim Smith 2014“Bee”-roll ~ Native Wildflower Gaura lindheimeri — Its Common Name is ‘Whirling Butterflies’

Henry' Allen's sweet coneflower ©Kim Smith 2014Henry Eiler’s Sweet Coneflower ~ Note the Unique Quilled Petals

Sunflower ©Kim Smith 2014 copyHelianthus annuus ~ Sunflower

Good Harbor Beach ©Kim Smith 2014Good Harbor Beach Sunrise Today

Great Line Up Of Events on Rocky Neck

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Thurs Sept 4: Nights on the Neck!

Friday, Sept. 5: Gordon Goetemann: Extending Boundaries Opening Reception 4-6PM at the Cultural Center

Saturday, Sept 6: Tricia Nadeau Conant Opening Reception at Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Cooperative 6-8PM

Sunday, Sept 7: Richard Rosenfeld and Bob Crandall in the first Rocky Neck Conversations series talks on Air Wars, 7PM at the Cultural Center

Tuesday, Sept 9: African Drumming 6-7PM at the Cultural Center

Wednesday, Sept 10: third Goetemann Residency opening talk at the Cultural Center 7PM

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Friday, Sept 12: ****ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL**** at the Studio Restaurant, 7:30, costume parade from the Center at 6:30 (you do not have to wear a costume, but it is fun if you do). Ball Tickets $35 for RNAC members/$50 for non members/$100 gets you a RNAC membership and a free ticket, and Wicked Tuna Raffle tickets can be purchased online at

Trident Gallery Events

Trident Gallery Presents Susan Erony: Review

September 5- October 5

Powerful work in a wide variety of media by a deeply committed and thoughtful Gloucester artist.


Artist’s Reception at Trident Gallery for Susan Erony

September 13th from 5-7pm

Trident Gallery hosts an artist’s reception for Susan Erony on September 13th from 5pm-7pm


Discussion With the Artist at Trident Gallery

September 21st 5-6 pm

Susan Erony leads a discussion at Trident Gallery on September 21st from 5-6pm.


Trident Gallery

189 Main Street

Gloucester, MA  01930  978-491-7785

For more information please check out their website.







Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special guest this week is Bill Gleason! 8pm – 11pm

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Wednesday Only:
Prime Rib, $11.95!
(while they last)

Wednesday, September 3rd
Special Guest:

The straight and natchel blues.  Pure and simple.  Gleason
is the real deal, folks! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib, $11.95!(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Next week…
JB Amero (w/David Brown)

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Wednesday September 3rd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today W winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

Beach Forecast :
Water temps 67°
Temps 80°s
Winds West 10-20mph

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :