Epic Bacon Bomb, Atomic Buffalo Turd and Grilled Potato Wedge Dinner On The @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum

The Homie Cast

The official Grill Of TheHomieCast came up big once again!

First Kate softened up some thin strips of onion and peppers-

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Next laid them down the middle of a hamburger patty

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Added some Mexican cheese blend and whatever rub you have laying around

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Fold the burger patty over and form into a bomb pinching all the edges together

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Wrap in bacon. MMMMM bacon

Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes before skewering the bacon bombs for grilling.

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Cut Russet potatos into wedges and boil the wedges for about 7 minutes with a generous amount of sea salt in the water. Take poatatos out and pat dry and then coat the white cut sides with a mixture of black pepper, salt and olive oil.

Place them on the grill white side down for 5 minutes or until golden brown, then turn to the other side to brown it…

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Sean Nolan for For Ward 5 Election Press Release

Boilerplate GMG Political Statement:

Good Morning Gloucester Does Not Endorse Candidates and this press release should not be indicative of a an endorsement or non endorsement of any candidates:

Who is Sean Nolan? This question has been asked on more than one occasion as of late and it deserves an honest and accurate answer. Sean is first and foremost a son of this community; he is like many others, a concerned and caring part of Ward 5. Sean’s past experience as a member of The Magnolia Lions and as a Board Member of the Magnolia Library has kept him in touch with a variety of friends and neighbors and allowed him to learn what it is that makes all of Ward 5 so special. His involvement and membership in organizations such as The Freemasons and The Shriners Hospital has shown him the importance of putting others first, that there is a greater good in charity and service.
Who is Sean Nolan? He is local business owner whom many trust with the safety of themselves and their family. Sean, alongside his wife Stacey, has owned and operated Extreme Truck and Auto for more than a decade and continues to treat the people who come to him as family.
Who is Sean Nolan? Sean is a new set of eyes and willing set of ears; he is a part of this community in every way and needs only one opportunity to prove to those who don’t already know him, just how capable and eager he is to do whatever it takes to keep Ward 5 the wonderful place it has always been.
Please feel free to contact me at seannolanward5@yahoo.com or (978)-375-8381
Who is Sean Nolan? I am Sean Nolan and I want the opportunity to serve my community as your Ward 5 Councilor, thank you for any and all considerations.


Lotus Marsh Birthday party Nile Beach ©Kim Smith 2015Happy First DoubleDigit Birthday Lotus!



Look for our perfectly choreographed seagull in part two 🙂

Lotus and Jason ©Kim Smith 2015

Lotus Birthday party Nile Beach ©Kim Smith 2015See More Photos Here Continue reading “NILES BEACH HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOTUS!”

Are you a fair-weather fan?


As we get ready for this years football season a thought came to mind. With all the drama surrounding Brady do you think we will lose some Pats fans? Or do you think it will make us love the Pats even more and support Belichick in this process?

#patsfans #freebrady #patsnation

Girls just wanna have fun…


Thanks for listening to my first Alicia Unleashed podcast and hopefully you laughed as much as we did!

Suggestions for musical intro’s welcome! Looking for something tailored more towards our crazy personalities.

Also i’m not super tech savvy and need to figure out how to even add an intro!


A call for Artistic Designer of Rubber Ducks

What? Let’s start at the end. Schooner Festival Weekend! This coming Saturday, September 5 there is a boat parade, A Parade of Lights! Parade starts at Jones Creek out the Cut Bridge into the Harbor and around the coves then Fireworks! Sounds amazing. Last Year’s parade was a tad thin. I think they need more boats. So I was thinking.

A six foot translucent Rubber Duck up on the Radar Arch of Blue Duck with a wicked bright LED bar inside. I have a blow up two man raft as a base, surf board under that, the LED bar and a 180 rubber ducks for the edging. But I need an idea for how to make the duck. A beach ball for the head, maybe some sticks here and there for support wrapped in a yellow sheet or something. I’ll have Thursday to Saturday at 7PM to construct. Anyone who spends time or comes up with the awesome solution like they have a big blow up Rubber Duck in their basement gets to ride in the parade. (Anything that blows up that light can go through that can be painted yellow might help.)

Wanna make a Homie the Seagull for RD to chase to stick on the bow? Make it and we’ll mount it!

Or if you want to add to the parade, throw some lights on your boat and read the info here!

Anyone know where this dog keeps his duck? Maybe we could borrow it while she is sleeping.
Anyone know where this dog keeps his duck? Maybe we could borrow it while she is sleeping.

Lifeguard Press Release From the Office Of The Mayor

Gloucester Residents:
Gloucester,  as well as other communities, faced a shortage of certified lifeguards for summer 2015 and wages was not the issue. This was recognized very early in the preparation for beach season. We advertised aggressively, but  simply could not attract a large enough pool of guards.  In mid-July Plum Cove and Niles Beach were posted No Guard on Duty. These are smaller beaches with little wave action and limited guard action. Good Harbor and Wingaersheek  Beaches are extremely busy and these beaches must be staffed. Typical calls for traditional first aid, dehydration, reactions to medication and the sun, lost children, alcohol intoxication as well as water rescues are common every day.
With a shortage of guards in past years we have temporarily supplemented guard staff with EMTs from the Gloucester Fire Department.  During extreme tides, rip currents or larger than normal waves – we have always looked to Public Safety for support.
The supplemental hires are used on busy weekends or  weekdays, late in the season, when high school or college-age guards have gone back to school.  The lifeguard continue with water rescues and traditional guard duties and the EMTs provide medical attention to those in need. The EMTs are not acting as guards – but freeing the guards up so they can continue to keep their eyes on the water. The sheer volume of beachgoers requires a full staff trained in all forms of medical first response.
The Gloucester Fire Department response frequently to beaches to aid lifeguards – even when fully staffed with guards.
 With the shortage of guards, it is appropriate and responsible to provide a safe beach for residents and guests.
During major events city-wide, EMT personnel from the FD are used as first responders. The funding to cover the EMTs is out of the line item used to pay the guards. With less guards, we have funding available.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
City of Gloucester
Nine Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA. 01930


Community Photos 8/31/15

Hi Joey,
I thought you might appreciate this shot taken at Pisces on Friday. This little guy visited us for a few consecutive days… He really enjoyed looking at his reflection, or maybe he was just deciding whether or not he wanted to purchase this lovely mirror
Hope your summer was a good one!
Annika @ Pisces


Hi Joey! Always a joy to visit again.

Surprised by the hotel progress as we have been following it every few months.  Awesome scenes wherever we go on Cape Ann. 
Blessings, Linda rae and Rob


Fred Bodin Stories

If you couldn’t make our memorial Fred Bodin podcast where folks shared stories about their friend but would like to  share your Fred Bodiun story submit them to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com and I’ll publish them on our pages-

Nancy Dudley remembers Fred-

Looking forward to your podcast on Fred. I know you will have plenty of stories, but just in case, sending along an old story from 1980 or 81, and my favorite picture. I told Fred as many of old funny stories I could think of for a short visit last time I saw him and below was one. He seemed to be following and getting it but hard to really know. Thanks for doing all this. -nd

When I first met Fred he was interested in preparing fine cuisine. He bought the very best Creuset cook ware and the most current best seller cook books. He enjoyed trying out new dishes and one time made cod fish crepes with Mornay sauce, new potatoes and asparagus. The meal was ready and “plated”. All was perfect. My little English setter dog was curled up and in a deep sleep on the couch. Then there was a knock on the door or someone called up from the Rocky Neck beach– something distracted us and took us away for maybe 2 minutes. Upon returning everything was perfect and exactly as it had been except all the crepes were gone. The dog was in exactly the same position, still fast asleep. Fred was puzzled for a second or two–a neighbor’s prank or the crepes “beamed up”? Finally the dog was examined very closely and a micro millimeter of mornay sauce was observed on her upper lip. Although not a dog person, Fred was not angry with the dog. She was coincidently called “Phred”  like the Gary Trudeau character and he felt a bond in the shared name. He was somewhat annoyed w/ me for bringing the dog and the lost investment of time and money, but then suddenly saw the humor in all of it, especially his intensity in a world of real life unpredictability.  And he moved on and was just as happy with the new story he had to tell that night.


Alicia Unleashed Episode 1 Featuring Kyle Danikas, Errika Ryan (silent), Melissa Cox, Krystal Fagundes and Host Alicia DeWolfe.


Alicia Unleashed Episode 1- A GMG Production Featuring Kyle Danikas, Errika Ryan (silent), Melissa Cox, Krystal Fagundes and Host Alicia DeWolfe.

Topics Include: The Swear Jar, Second Glance, Limited Cussing, The Cave, Jewel Town Vineyard, GMG Throwback, Bikini/Speedo Dodgeball, Chris “the spy” vs. Alicia “the spy”, 1950’s Living, Homiecast “Safe” Word, Women Can Say What They Want, Beard Epidemic, Joey Loving #twitter #jetblue #terra #bluepotatochips , DISCLAIMER, HoCast Never To Air, Do Podcasts Receive Comments? GMG and the Younger Generation, Southern Restaurants, Asking to Split Checks, 3 Things That Should Come With A Warning Label Other Than Men, Silent Partner Errika, Chubby Kid on Full House, Melissa Giving Props to Alicia For Food, Melissa Cox Fries Balls, Will This Podcast Make It To Air

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Farm To….Schooner

While out on the Thomas E. Lannon Saturday evening to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of some phenomenal friends, I noticed that the Columbia was sitting beautifully where the Adventure typically is.   Upon inquiring as to where the Adventure was, I was told that it was delivering produce to Boston.


Coincidentally, the next morning, I received an email with the following link from wbur radio…originally coming from Maine Public Broadcasting Network.  Click below to take a listen or have a read.  Many thanks to Paul Horovitz for the timely information.

Schooner Delivers Maine Produce To Boston Harbor The Old-Fashioned Way

It turns out that the Adventure sailed into Portland several days ago to be loaded with $70,000 worth of nonperishables to be delivered into Boston Harbor.  The Adventure was due to arrive in Boston yesterday to unload its bounty.

A 90-year-old schooner with North Shore origins is headed back home, laden with three tons of Maine-grown farm produce.

The Adventure, as she’s called, set sail from Portland, Maine, at first light Friday morning.

The project is called Maine Sail Freight, and while it’s part historical re-enactment, organizers say they’re also out to make a serious point about food systems and regional economics.


Find out more about Maine Sail Freight HERE

Photo Courtesy of The Schooner Adventure
Photo Courtesy of The Schooner Adventure

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Community Stuff 8/31/15


Hi Joey

Here is something for golf enthusiasts.

Fall Memberships @ Rockport Golf Club

Here;s a chance to get a jump start on a new 2016 membership. Fill out an application for the 2016 season, pay $400.00 and you can play from September 1st 2015 until the course closes. The $400.00 will be applied toward your 2016 Dues. Call or visit the pro shop. 978 546 3340





“Alzheimer’s Disease, Journey of a Caregiver.

Jorgelina Zeoli (aka Jayzee) will introduce her autobiographical book series Journey of a Caregiver. As the only caregiver of her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, Jorgelina writes about the heartbreak, the anxiety, the exhaustion and other challenges she faced through the last twelve years of her mother’s life, as well as the evolution of the disease and the unfolding and closure of their mother-daughter relationship.

At the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6:30-7:30

14 Union Street

South Hamilton, MA 01982

5th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil this Mon 8/31 6:30pm



The Sargent House Museum’s foyer is ready to greet a Candlelight Tour. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Guests in period dress attend at private party and tour hosted by Peggy Russell of Pop Gallery. (Photo courtesy of: Vignette Lammott.)

Dear Member and Supporters,
The Sargent House Museum announces Private Tours and Customized Functions, a new way to experience our museum!  Visit the Sargent House as it was in the 18th century and enjoy stories about the house and Judith’s Gloucester from rooms beautifully furnished with decorative and fine arts from the North Shore and Boston as well as European pieces imported by  Gloucester merchants.
Read the tour descriptions below and submit the inquiry form to learn how our new venue can enhance your next event.  Customized functions may be requested to highlight various aspects of the House, collections and Judith’s lifetime.
Amanda Hurd
President, Sargent House Museum

Children looking at underwater camera


Hope you can help us out with a posting for Maritime Gloucester’s Auction which went live on Bidding for Good Friday and will be up through September 8. Funds raised during this auction will help fund our Ocean Explorers Program. This program brings each 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class on Cape Ann to Maritime Gloucester for two field trip days, one in the fall, and one in the spring, to participate in hands-on marine and physical science activities. In the winter, we present in-classroom lessons for each of the 35 classrooms in the different schools. We also provide pre and post visit materials.

We hope everyone will check it out, bid high, bid often and help us reach our goal to fund our educational programming for the students of Cape Ann.

Website: www.biddingforgood.com In search bar type in Maritime Gloucester Evening Under the Spars and you can look at all the fabulous items and services (mostly local) that have generously been donated. Thank you all for your support!!

Sue Ann Pearson

Director of Development

Maritime Gloucester


Coming next weekend, the 4th through the 6th, the spectacular 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is an event not to be missed. Organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, click here for a complete list of activities throughout the weekend.