great-blue-heron-sunset-2-copyright-kim-smithWell before I could get close enough to take a crisp photo of the Great Blue heron feeding at the water’s edge, he flew up and away towards the opposite side of the river. I didn’t mind too much as it was so beautiful to see this magnificent bird soaring into the sunset.great-blue-heron-sunset-copyright-kim-smith


Gloucester provides information on former police chief with FAQ

Cape Ann Community

In an effort to answer some  misconceptions and concerns vocalized by the residents of Gloucester over the recent departure of the former police chief, the city has created a FAQ document to help provide insights and answers:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Departure of former Chief Leonard Campanello

  • Q: Why have the details of investigations around the police department not been issued to the public?
  • A: The administration fully believes in transparency and accountability, period. When rumors and allegations are issued against public officials, they are taken seriously but handled professionally to ensure that we are not spreading lies or creating a dangerous and slanderous precedent which could ruin a person’s life or career. If any allegation proves to be true, however, we provide swift disciplinary actions with oversight from our HR and legal teams. We will always support fair due process and that will remain our standard policy.
  • Q: Are…

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Quote of the Week



“In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.”

Raoul Vaneigem (1934 –     )

Born in Belgium, Vaneigem studied philology (the study of written history) at the Free University of Brussels in the 1950’s. He and Guy Debord were the principal theorists of the Situationist International, which had wide influence on radical artistic and political thought in the 1960’s. His best known work, The Revolution of Everyday Life, expounds the situationist belief that capitalism promoted “passive second-hand individual expression through the consumption of commodities over directly lived experiences and first-hand fulfillment of personal desires” and inflicted profound damage on the quality of human life for both individuals and society.

Live Blogging: Scaling Up conservation conference at Peabody Essex Museum

Annie Harris Essex National Heritage opens Scaling Up conference



Artists Leslie Bartlett and Susan Quateman on the program–their exhibit at the NPS Salem visitor center through the end of November). Local attendees include Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Patti Amaral Clean  City and Gloucester Cape Ann Trail Stewards.

More to come!



About the conference

The PHIT Act

I received this email the other day from Modell’s Sporting Goods.  I shop there fairly often as there is a store near my work…and we’re always in need of something sports related!

As a parent who spends a substantial amount of money on youth sports, I was intrigued by this letter and kind of surprised that I hadn’t  heard about this previously. Have you?


In case you’re interested, not because I’m lobbying or trying to gather interest, I’ve attached the link included in the letter…

Learn more about the PHIT Act HERE


The Latest… A DR Code Green 2nd Generation @WeberGrills Performer

Check out the restore project here-

Northeast BBQ

Our buddy Anthony Caturano At Tonno took the second SS Performer.  Immediately I had a empty pit in my stomach, without a Performer to cook on at the dock. Truth be told I really enjoy the restoration process and needed another project so I searched out another Performer looking for some love.

So this beautiful gem fell into my lap look at the bottom of this post:)

It’s a second generation Weber Performer.  Each of the Generations of the Performers have things I like about them.

The classic lines on the first generation Stainless Steel ones, the only performers to use stainless steel. (Here’s the performer Anthony took)


The Black Frame on the second generation.(This is the first Performer I ever acquired)


The Wheels on the third Generation.


The Black Metal table on the fourth generation. (This is actually my 3rd gen with a 4th gen table.


And here is…

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Cape Ann Trail Stewards has partnered with Cape Ann Transit Authority and Mass in Motion Cape Ann to identify 10 open space areas that can be accessed by CATA bus.

Hi Joey-

I thought this might be of interest to your Good Morning Gloucester readers:

The Cape Ann Trail Stewards has partnered with Cape Ann Transit Authority and Mass in Motion Cape Ann to identify 10 open space areas that can be accessed by CATA bus.  

These properties include sites owned by the City of Gloucester, the Town of Rockport, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Trustees of Reservations and Essex County Greenbelt.

CATs has developed in-bus signage and trail head signs.

This program will be launched on Friday October 14th with a brief event featuring Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken at the Seine Field trail head stop. 

I’ve attached a flyer with some additional information.

Please contact me or Kate Walton (cced above) for additional information.


Nick Holland

President, Cape Ann Trail Stewards.

Nicholas Holland


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 10/7/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board


A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted tohttp://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Annisquam Village Church Concert


Concert on the Adams Organ at the Annisquam Village Church

Friday, November 4

7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Adams Organ, 1986. Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, MA. Photograph 2016 by Paul Cary Goldberg.

This special concert, held at the Annisquam Village Church, is offered in conjunction with Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017.

This program is $10 for Museum and American Guild of Organists Society (AGO) members / $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (978) 283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite. Advance tickets are required.

Organist Kevin Birch will play the Jeremy Adams-built organ and clavichord. The thirteen-stop, double manual, mechanical (tracker) action organ with its trompe l’oeil pipe shades that reference baroque instruments in Brittany, exemplifies the bold and individual voicing for which Adams is known.

Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa with previous studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and the New England Conservatory (Boston).

The Annisquam Village Church was established as the Third Parish of Gloucester in 1728 to serve people living in the areas of Annisquam, Bay View, Lanesville and Sandy Bay. Located at the head of Lobster Cove at the corner of Washington and Leonard Streets, the 1830’s building is renowned for its graceful beauty and extraordinary acoustics.

Voicing the Woods has been generously sponsored by Jerry and Margaretta Hausman, Hinda Simon, Bettie Cartwright, Gregory and Stevie Neal, Robert M. Russell and Jane Deering Gallery.

Jeremy Adams Organ, 1986. Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, MA. Photograph 2016 by Paul Cary Goldberg.

Sawyer Free Library Week of October 9,2016




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Fall Artist At Rose Baker


OCTOBER 6, 2016 ~ OLDFOLKS76 ~

Every two months, Juni VanDyke, Director of the Rose Baker Senior Center Art Program selects one or two artist to be honored with a show of their works. The two artists being honored for the fall are Kay Carpenter and Pippy Giuliano. Their work will be on display from now until the end of November in the main lobby of the Senior Center, located at 6 Manuel F. Lewis St. in Gloucester, from 9 am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Kay Carpenter and Pippy Giuliano pictured  in front of their works.

Many of you will remember Kay Carpenter as one of the 2015 November artists of the month. She has created a number of new works and is being honored again. During her twenty-eight years working at the Usen O’Donnell fish packing plant, she was grateful to be able to look out at the surrounding views of the sky, sand, and ocean. In retirement, she finally has time to do what she has always wanted to do — paint the natural world.

Two years ago, Kay began working in watercolor. She found the medium surprising and was delighted with the results she was able to achieve. In her graceful watercolors, you will see her love of the natural world, color, and especially her love of the surroundings of her woodland home.

When asked to talk about her work, Pippy Giuliano said “The Icons of Gloucester inspire me to look closely, be absorbed and to record what results from the interaction.  Strength, endurance, perseverance is City Hall.  Perpetual protection and watchfulness is Our Lady.  The painter and painted sustain each other — breathe life into each other establishing a connectedness that is rooted here in this beloved place — this port of Gloucester — my home.” When you see her work in this exhibit, you will feel her love of the city and the buildings that reflect its spirit.