For The New Folk: The Official GMG Android App Is Available In The Google Play Store. It’s Free and It’s Got a Five Star Rating

So if you go to the Google Play Store, type in “Good Morning Gloucester” you will come up with the app.

If you have the app, please take the half of millisecond to give it a nice rating if you feel it’s worthy. Thanks, Joey

Also thanks to James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee and Bill O’Connor from North Shore Kid who helped me out big time with a few much needed image files.

Get it on the play store free by Clicking This Link


Just the ability to listen or download the podcast for offline listening would be enough reason to get it. But then you have all the direct links to The Blog, The Cultural Calendar Events Page, The Facebook page, Gloucester Marine Forecast, Cape Ann Eats News, Cape Ann Wellness News and More-


David Ortiz

Last night’s loss to the Indians was very disappointing ! But being at the last game to be played by David Ortiz and what he did was very emotional to say the least. his career will be long remembered.


roys-boys-gloucester-harbor-copyright-kim-smithTugboat Roys Boys moving through Gloucester Harbor this morning 

An excellent website for tugboat enthusiasts:

“Roys Boys was built in 1967, by the Morehead Marine Corporation of Morehead City, North Carolina, as the Cap’n Ed for the Norfolk Dredging Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Incorporated of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Roy Boys.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.”roys-boys-gloucester-fort-harbor-copyright-kim-smithroys-boys-gloucester-harbor-martime-gloucester-2-copyright-kim-smith

roys-boys-gloucester-harbor-maritime-gloucester-copyright-kim-smithA photo of her when she was the Cap’n Ed–don’t you think she’s so much sharper looking today? 12497

Coyote Photos  On Friend St #GloucesterMA 

Good morning,

I wanted to hopefully get the word out that there is now at least 1 coyote roaming downtown. I live on Friend Street and my husband encountered a large coyote in front of our neighbor’s house at 11:30 last night. It was not afraid of my husband and in fact it followed him into our back yard. My husband had to jingle his keys and make a lot of noise to make it run off. We are reporting the sighting to animal control, but I wanted to alert others in the neighborhood to be careful! 

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Johanna Whippen

38A Friend St. 

Hottest Show of the Season Under $20 THIS FRIDAY ~ Don’t forget: all seats are good at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre

Larcom Theatre BaclonyWatch the 2 videos below and then tell me you’re not gonna stop whatever you’re doing right now and get tickets to see Lez Zeppelin this Friday, Oct 14!

While staying true to the sound and spirit of Led Zeppelin, this is no ordinary tribute.  Lez Zeppelin’s album was produced by Eddie Kramer, renowned for having mixed much of Led Zeppelin’s material and Lez Zeppelin was hailed as “The most powerful all-female band in rock history” by Spin Magazine.

Don’t worry that much of the orchestra is sold.  Great seats are left in the balcony starting at $19.00 (including the seat this picture was taken from) GET THEM HERE!


Help Keep Cape Ann & North Shore Seniors Safe at Home

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness

job-fair-no-tab-8x11Do you like working with seniors? Now is the perfect time to join ABC Home Healthcare and help keep our local seniors safe at home!
ABC is holding two Job Fairs over the next week:

Wednesday, October 12th
at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers from Noon – 5pm.

Tuesday, October 18th
at ABC Home Healthcare Gloucester Office
281R East Main St. from Noon – 5pm.

On-site Interviews • Sign-on Bonus • Door Prize •
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards for All Applicants!

Hope to see you there!

Can’t make the job fair? Apply online and still be eligible for the sign-on bonus.

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The Slide

We almost skipped the Topsfield Fair this year for the first time, like, ever.  But..with Thatcher off with a friend overnight, taking Finn to the fairgrounds for some fun seemed like the right thing to do.

So, we went, we rode, we pet, we fed, we ate, we conquered…and we slid.


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 10/11/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

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

The web address will be

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

Seaside Garden Club Presents Melissa Glorieux of Aster B. Flowers on October 11th

October 10, 2016 ~ kwillwerth

The program will be held at the Manchester Community Center. Social time begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome. $5 guest fee for non-members.

Founder, farmer and lead designer at Aster B. Flowers, Melissa Glorieux, will talk about her experience as a self-taught flower farmer and floral designer.  She will also discuss the Slow Flower Movement and how the locally-grown trend has been formative in the evolution of her farm and business.

aster-bMelissa Glorieux of Aster B Flowers

For more information visit the Seaside Garden Club blog:

10/14 GAAC Meeting Program Change

October 9, 2016 ~ Michael Deneen


GAAC has reshuffled their schedule just a bit. Mario Motta’s terrific program on the destruction being wrought by star WD1145+17 is now scheduled for our Holiday Party on December 9. Watch for Mario’s Sky & Telescope article on this very topic later this year.

Now, has GAAC got a program for you on Friday!

On Friday October 14 at 8:00 pm please join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club for an evening with astrophysicist Alan Hirshfeld, author of Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

Dr. Hirshfeld will share his insights into a watershed period of science—roughly 1830-1920—when amateurs and professionals were developing the photographic and spectrographic tools of modern astronomy.

As Dava Sobel described his work:  “Starlight Detectives is just the sort of richly veined book I love to read—full of scientific history and discoveries, peopled by real heroes and rogues, and told with absolute authority.”

Reviewers at Scientific American said of Starlight Detectives that “astrophysicist Hirshfeld chronicles the radical changes in our conception of the cosmos that have accompanied the advent of modern astronomy over the past century and a half, [a period Hirshfeld describes as] ‘a remarkable and complex period in the development of humanity’s oldest science’…”

This evening promises to be informative and a lot of fun; arrive early for a good seat, great conversation, cake, and an overall good time.

GAAC members meet at the Lanesville Community Center in the Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester MA, at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month, for presentations, discussions and activities related to observational astronomy. All are welcome. There is plenty of parking, and there are no dues or fees. No special knowledge or equipment is needed to have a great time. For more information, see the club Facebook page, website, or follow the club on Twitter, @GAACster.