A picture perfect day for the Saint Peter’s Fiesta mass at Saint Peter’s Square and procession through the city. Viva!SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION St. Ann's Church copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Kathy Numerosi Nativity float -2 copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Bruce Tarr Amy Robyn Clayton fiesta hat ladies copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Joe Novello granddaughters copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Chris Pantano copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Baloons copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Juni VanDyke Lucia Sheehan copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Kathy Numerosi Rodary children copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Angela San filippo copyright Kim SmithDSCF0030

Thank you to Bruce Nicastro for kindly allowing photographs and filming from his front steps


If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers -5 copyright Kim SmithSunday Greasy Pole Walkers -1copyright Kim Smith Kyle Barry Steve LeBlanc Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith

Oh My! Have You Tried Sanpellegrino “Prickly Pear & Orange Yet? 

Im In Love! Definitely Serving this To guest 4th of July Weekend!

Follow me on Instagram  @SistaFelicia this week for more 4th of July Recipes! ❤️🇺🇸💙


Anthony Giambanco Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim SmithAnthony has been walking since 1975. He has missed one year in 41 years because of a shoulder injury. His number one advice to the new walkers coming up is Don’t Drink!Anthony Giambanco Joe DaSilva Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith Anthony Gimabanco Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith



Salvo Benson was at Saint Peter’s Club cheering on the Sunday Walkers. Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins.

Steve LeBlanc Salvi Benson Joe Staline Dave Foote copyright Kim SmithSalvi Benson, Steve LeBlanc, Joe Staline, and Dave FooteSalvi Benson Greasy Pole tatoo copyright Kim Smith

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Gloucester Motif Monday: Lessons On the Water

Scenic spots for Gloucester’s beach swim lessons, part 1.



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From Jeremy Nestor at the YMCA:

“Beach Swim lessons are offered at Niles Beach on Tuesdays and Plum Cove on Thursdays starting July 5th. The free to member classes give children the tools they need to be safe at the beaches this summer! If you are not a member do not worry. You can still register for the Beach Swim Lessons for $50. Ages 3-5 at 11:00 am and 6-10 at 11:45 am.”

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Weekly sailing camp options for kids and adults are available from the City of Gloucester through the Cape Ann YMCA. I will add additional sailing options in a separate post.

From Jeremy Nestor:

“YMCA Sailing Camp is a great way to experience all the scenic views Gloucester has to offer from a boat. Kids will learn the essential to sailing and build skills to last them a lifetime. The Cape Ann YMCA partnered with the City of Gloucester to run this recreational sailing program. We also offer adult sailing lessons on Tuesday and Thursday evenings because you don’t have to be a kid to learn the fun of sailing!”

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Regarding The Lifeguard Situation

Cape Ann Community

Dear Residents:

The Mayor’s office and administration is aware of the ongoing staffing shortages at our beaches, especially seen at Niles and Plum Cove. I can assure you that we are actively working on this issue, which is affecting all of the Commonwealth and especially here in Essex County. This staffing shortage is due to the fact that there is a high demand for lifeguards with a limited pool of qualified candidates currently available. Our DPW wisely suggested that we start our lifeguard hiring earlier in the season, which our team started conducting earlier than any past year.

Thankfully, we hired new lifeguards this past week with more interviews, training and outreach being conducted through next week.  Additionally, I authorized a pay rate increase for lifeguard candidates to better compete in this tough job market.

As always, our larger beaches remain staffed, but the fact remains that young, certified and…

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HarborWalk Summer Cinema Poster

FREE movies on the jumbo screen hosted by the City of Gloucester through Cape Ann Community Cinema and thanks to three premier sponsors: Cape Ann Savings Bank, North Shore Community College and North Shore 104.9.

Individual movie nights are paired up with the support from these local businesses– some are repeat sponsors!

Grease will be shown with support from First Ipswich Bank and Doyon’s;

Finding Nemo is presented by Open Door;

Minions will be shown thanks to Toodeloos!;

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is presented by the Building Center;

and Inside Out from the Manchester Athletic Club.

Movies start July 13th!


The Late Paul Frontiero Paintings for Sale

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The Late Paul Frontiero Paintings for Sale

I’ve received emails regarding my Dad’s Paintings and if they are for sale. Now that the weather is better I will be able to show them to anyone interested in purchasing. I have many left that are just sitting in the storage unit not being enjoyed. There are just so many that can hang on my walls. The sizes of the paintings range between 5″x7″ and up. The price range is $75.00 and up.

Here are some photos of some of the paintings that are available.
You can contact me by email at:



St. Peter’s Fiesta Parade Participants Annually Enjoy French Fries At The Halfway Mark of the Sunday Procession!


Viva Destino’s Sub Shop!




Cousin Timmy White & 15 Large Orders of French Fries For the Fishing Boat Oar Walkers!



The Last Supper Fiesta Float Enjoying French Fries & Chicken Fingers!

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Faye Puopolo Nick Sardo Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim SmithMama Rosie’s President Nick Sardo and the beautiful Fay Puopolo, Fiesta Committee Member Ralph Puopolo’s wife, Sunday Saint Peter’s Fiesta procession

For information about Mama Rosie’s visit their website here

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