On The @WeberGrills Performer Tonight @kfoley41 Turkey #Burgers, Potato Wedges With Cheese and #Bacon #bbq

Live blogging -Gloucester country fest Stage Fort

Come on down! Gorgeous day for these incredible bands! The bands’ view coming…our view, boaters view–wow!

Sound is strong and clear. Can hear every word. Houston Bernard Band rocking it out


Mike O’Connell and Friends ~ Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016 on July 28th. What a great night of live music!


Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016
Mike OConnell & Friends
Jay Aptt- guitar/vox
Ben Ferrini- bass
Leo Ciaramitaro- drums
w/ special guest: Kylie O’Connell

They performed “Dear Mr. Fantasy” by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood
Great night and some smokin songs by these guys.

Next week Groove Therapy! So far we made it without any rain and cancellations. Let’s hope it goes for the rest of the concerts.

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The waze and wikipedia of bird sightings- Ebird, crowdsourcing since 2002- shows Gloucester whale watching great for birding and

The online database collaboration of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society compiles aggregate data from engaged birders. What a staggering quantity of volunteers taking the time to share and record data!

Although Cape Ann towns are not ‘hot spots’

it’s fun to sift through the information and peek at some public competition. The top 100 birders in MA are predominantly male.  (We know Cape Ann is a birding hot spot though it may not be a recording hot spot.) There are plenty of reports from scenic North Shore sites: Cranes Beach, Plum Island, Chewbacco Woods, Coolidge Reservation, Eastern Point, and Halibut Point. Less traveled spots such as ‘Lanesville Community garden’ and local cemeteries have a diary entry feel to them and fun to peruse. Checklists indicate the distance and effort taken for any given outing, and the duration, often significant.

There are scores of reports from Gloucester whale watch trips –customers and staff. Look for ‘Stellwagen Bank’ as a listed location. I think I’d like the location column added to one default screen, and a category for whale watching.



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eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: Date [July 30, 2016]).

Gloucester HarborWalk marker for birds/birding is located along the walkway by Gloucester House, I4C2, and Topside Grill.

Gloucester HarborWalk marker for whales is located just outside Tonno.

SEVEN SEAS WHALE WATCH +1-888-283-1776
CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH +1-800-877-5110
CAPT BILL & SONS +1-800-339-4253
YANKEE FLEET +1-978-283-0313


Rufus has some nice things to say…

O Joey……again and again and again…..I thank you for GoodMorningGloucester….I read it at the end of every day….and again and again….it brings me Joy and Insight and Beauty and Humor and Wisdom….I am soooo deeply grateful….GMG is a huge gift to us all….as are You!! Bless you…..Rufus

Pigeon Cove Tavern At The Emerson Inn-Nothing Short Of Amazing On All Counts

More Photos and Menu –


I feel like I’ve been cheated by not going here sooner. I know Chef Doug Papows work is over the top spectacular but what I didn’t know was how incredible that space is.

You MUST visit the Pigeon Cove Tavern at The Emerson Inn in Rockport MA. The food, the decor, the space, the view, the service. It’s an over the top experience.


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