An Icon Of The Gloucester Waterfront Is Retiring After 34 Plus Years- Peter Haskell At Rose’s Marine

There will be an open house at Rose’s to wish Pete well in his retirement Thursday and Friday from 7AM-5PM.
Saying that Rose’s is one of the most integral parts of the Gloucester waterfront and that Pete along with Marty and Frank Rose have been there from the beginning is absolutely without question no exaggeration. Of course Rose’s will continue on just fine when Pete retires but the knowledge base he takes with him is a treasure. I can say from the thirty plus years I’ve walked through those doors, the guys like Rusty, Frank, Frank, Pete and Marty have never once failed to execute and get our business up and running and all with a positive friendly attitude. An icon from the Gloucester waterfront has earned his retirement, best of luck to you Pete, we all wish you the best that life has to offer in retirement!

Val Gilman 2015 Gloucester Ma Candidate For Ward 4 Councilor Election Video

To View Other Candidate submissions-

An Offer To All #GloucesterMA Election Candidates:

As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for. The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received. If more than one video is submitted to me at then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM. There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate. Comments on for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.



Israel Horovitz Gloucester Blue cast -1 ©Kim Smith 2015

Francisco Solorzano, Esme Allen, Israel Horovitz, Robert Walsh, and Lewis. D. Wheeler

A New England premiere of a new play by Israel Horovitz, the founding artistic director of Gloucester Stage, is always an event to celebrate. “Gloucester Blue, ” now playing through October 3rd, is no exception. This incisive and dark comic thriller is propelled by the secret desires that explode from its four characters. The story begins when trust fund babies Lexi and Bradford Ellis hire a housepainter named Stumpy to fix up their luxury Gloucester home. When Stumpy’s regular partner can’t do the job, Stumpy enlists a dubious character named Latham to help him, and that’s when the trouble begins. In no short order, smoldering passions are ignited that quickly turn to unexpected violence. The second act of this two-act play takes you on a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns that you’ll never expect.

The four-person cast brilliantly brings the characters to life. Working their craft on the imaginative set designed by Jenna McFarland Lord, Francisco Solorzano (Stumpy), Robert Walsh (Latham), Lewis D. Wheeler (Bradford Ellis) and Esme Allen (Lexi) create vivid characters that both provoke laughter and make your heart stop with their incendiary revelations. Their interplay is electric as they strive to reveal the darkest secrets of others while concealing their own.

For more information, visit

Israel Horovitz Gloucester Blue ©Kim Smith 2015

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Happiest Birthday to two strong amazing women


Happy Birthday to Anna Baglaneas Eves and Vickie Van Ness.

Anna and her husband James Eves run and operate Cape Ann Giclee. The best and only place to have your photos printed on canvas, metal or any other media. Anna is fun and pleasant to do business with. We at GMG treasure our friendship with Anna. For more information on Anna and Cape Ann Giclee please follow the link below.


Vickie and her husband Peter have done so much for Cape Ann and Gloucester. From promoting local music and festivals to designing and maintaining great websites. We at GMG always have fun with Vickie.

Just as with Anna for more information on Vickie please follow the link below.

Most important, GMG is thankful to have these 2 wonderful women as friends and co workers.


CapeAnnSymphontFall2015You probably know Ravel’s Boléro from the movie “10” in which Bo Derek’s character called it, “The most descriptive sex music ever written.”

If you’re not so sure about that, perhaps you should come see the Cape Ann Symphony perform it, along with Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (all three of these comprising an extraordinary musical feast) this Saturday, Sept 26 at 8pm at MERHS Auditorium.  (I’m not sure, but I think it’s likely that the Symphony is playing Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  If anybody knows for sure, please comment on this post.)


I’ve got two entertaining Boléro videos to warm you up:

The Copenhagen Philharmonic flash mob performing Boléro at Copenhagen Central Station.  (It’ll likely be quieter in the auditorium on Saturday — with better acoustics too.)

Here’s the famous scene from “10” (don’t be fooled, the first music you hear is Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet).  Wait for Boléro.  It’s worth it.

Opening Reception: “Inner Field”, Exhibit of Cripple Cove Studios

“Inner Field”, Exhibit of Cripple Cove Studios

September 24-October 18, 2015

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26, 4:00-6:00 PM

Exhibit Event: Poetry & Conversation: Sunday October 4, 4:00-6:00 PM

Gloucester MA, August 6, 2015 — The Rocky Neck Art Colony is presenting an exciting exhibition entitled “Inner Field”. This group show by the seven artists of Cripple Cove Studios highlights each artist’s exploration of their own inner field. At the same time it reflects on the interconnections created by the space they share. The artists include: Anna Vojtech, Sinikka Nogelo,  Linda Lagano Sojda, Sandy Simon, Terry Del Percio- Piemonte, Mary Davies Cole, Deborah Flynn Aldrich, joined by sculptor Roland Cornelis.

The public is invited to an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, September 26, 4:00-6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served in the recently air-conditioned space. Music by Barb Levine on the hammered dulcimer.


As artists, we each retreat into our own inner field in order to create meaningful art.  As members of Cripple Cove Studios, we share the inner field of this dedicated space. Crossing the threshold, each artist leaves the outside world behind to cultivate, imagine and discover their own artistic journey.

On Sunday October 4, from 4:00-6:00 PM, join the Cripple Cove artists for a poetry reading by former Cripple Cove member and poet, Dorothy Shubow Nelson and a conversation on “Inner Field: Yours, Mine and Ours”.


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit

Michael Pritchard Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

September 18, 2015

“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed”

Michael Pritchard (1950?-     )

A Missouri native, Pritchard was an army medic in the Vietnam War. He had an early career as a stand-up comedian and voice actor, but became a youth counselor and inspirational speaker, creating anti-hate specials for PBS after the Columbine shootings. He currently works with special needs children and Iraq and Afghanistan vets suffering from PTSD.

Greg Bover

BUTT FIENDS litter rant and good eggs shout out Dan Leaman Landscaping


Cat Ryan submits-

Cigarette butts are right up there as the most common and yucky litter. Gloucester offers a quick ride right into our ocean waters. We were required to clean our sidewalk daily in front of our business or be fined.  Some smokers would flick one right in the midst of our dustpan and broom without missing a step.

Smoker trash is just an unfailing source of __________. You fill in the blank. There’s a big blind spot.

Business owners, employees, property owners, tenants: a lot of what we pick up downtown are piles of the same cigarette brand. Case in point:

Award for BUTT FIEND on Parsons goes to a proud Parliament smoker. Residents including kids are out here with gloves picking up your butts. We’re not talking the random passerby flick. We’re talking regular and routine breaks where you just sit there dropping.

Big shout out to Dan Leaman and Mike Carter today with Dan Leaman Landscaping. Thank you for coming back again to help with Parsons Street.

In life, look for the helpers. Donna Ardizzoni, Patty Amaral, and many volunteers  –See Donna’s post for this Saturday’s clean up

“Wait…what?” The Phenomenal Satch Kerans is at it Again!

You want to support local music and score some pretty excellent songs written about our beloved Gloucester at the very same time…. head straight to the link below!

Take the time to take a listen.

Satch Kerans has just released his 5th solo album and after listening it to it during yesterday’s Patriots game it was a total no-brainer to go ahead and buy it on his “bandcamp” page for a mere $7.  The songs are “folky rock” (or at least that is what this non-musician would call them) and, when I closed my eyes…which is how I always need to listen to new music…I kind of felt like I was soaring over Gloucester Harbor, the docks, the fishing fleet, through downtown, and towards Rockport.

Of course, don’t just take my word for it….

“Years after settling into an entirely different identity and new set of priorities – Kerans reemerges with some of the best songs he’s ever written. At the collection’s core is a clutch of sturdy melodies and classic pop structures…Kerans gets better and surer with age”.

Jonathan Perry
The Boston Globe

In case you were under a rock…or maybe just not living on Cape Ann and the greater surrounding area during the 80s, the 90s, and a bit beyond…Satch Kerans drew crazy crowds with his band The Catalinas (ahhhh…the memories).  While he’s also now rocking the baseball and soccer fields as a father, husband, and coach…his musical talents have only grown stronger.

If, by any chance, I haven’t given you enough reason to go ahead and take a listen, buy a song, or buy the entire album…it is worth noting that solo album #5 by Satch Kerans is also dedicated to his friend, Ed Gieras, who passed away in April, 2015 after enduring Huntington’s Disease.

Satch was sure to include the link where we can all help find a cure for Huntington’s Disease on his BandCamp page.

“Help find a cure and donate to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (”


Community Stuff 9/21/15

Henry Ferrini submits-

Joey this is another Gloucester Project I’m working on.  Cheers.  Henry

Magnolia library & community debate


MLCC has a mayoral debate scheduled for Wednesday, September 23 from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Can you help us get the word out?  Thank you!