Terii Lamphier Has Some Nice Things To Say

Hi Joey,
Thank you so much for Good Morning Gloucester. I love it and I love Gloucester! My BFF lives in Gloucester and introduced me to GMG on one of my yearly (almost) visits to her locale. You guys are so lucky. I would give my eye teeth to be able to afford to live in New England. I’m so grateful to you and all your contributors who make GMG so special and enables me to keep in touch with the area. Kudos, in particular, to Kim Smith and her story of Hedwig, which I follow closely every day. What a beautiful bird!
Good job guys!!


Eastern Point

Shoreline, home, and garden have been hard hit by the third nor’easter to take place this March. The waves and spindrifts were magnificent, taking a short drive around the back shore this morning, but it was difficult to observe the further damage to coastline habitats.

City of Gloucester Conducting Early Damage Assessments Following Winter Storm Riley

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GLOUCESTER — Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Eric Smith announce that the City of Gloucester has begun collecting reports on coastal storm damage caused by Winter Storm Riley earlier this month.

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The City of Gloucester is providing a new survey and reporting tool on the city’s website at www.Gloucester-MA.gov/storm. Residents and business owners are encouraged to submit their own property damage assessments and can do so online by clicking here.

The Primary Damage Assessment (PDA) will be conducted in cooperation with the Federal and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA/MEMA). Residents, business owners and homeowners will have the opportunity to complete a survey of property damage caused by the nor’easter on March 2-4.

“Primary Damage Assessments must account for all losses in our community including public property and individual or private property, such as homes and businesses,” Fire Chief/EMD Smith said. “Having a comprehensive inventory…

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The day after

Even though we all have to shovel, do without power, and be cold, the beauty the day after a snow storm is addictive.

Took a drive down Shore Road and the Back Shore early Wednesday morning.  So pretty, driving down Hesperus Avenue with the trees covered in snow looked magical.

Sunday Concert of Haydn & Schubert Masterworks in the Gloucester Meetinghouse

From FOB Charles Nazarian, president Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation hosts a performance of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, and Schubert’s Magnificat in C on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Middle and Church Street. The performance features the outstanding Cambridge-based Spectrum Singers, distinguished soloists, and a large orchestral ensemble.
Spectrum Singers Music Director, John Ehrlich, describes the two monumental works. “Haydn’s Mass in Time of War bristles with abundant energy and amazing choral and orchestral effects,” he notes. “The trumpets and tympani are boldly featured, painting the sounds of war that were occurring nearby as Haydn composed the music in 1796. Schubert, whose work bridged the Classical and Romantic periods, is renowned for his treatment of melody and harmony. His Magnificat in C, written when the composer was just 18 years old, amply demonstrates this fine gift.”
Also on Sunday’s program are three intimate vocal quartets by Schubert, the 23rd Psalm, Gebet, and Des Tages Weihe.
“This is a rare opportunity to hear masterworks of this importance in the superb acoustics of the Gloucester Meetinghouse,” notes Charles Nazarian, President of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. “As a concert venue, the Meetinghouse delivers a warm and inviting space and an unforgettable musical experience.”
Tickets are available online at http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org or at the door. Prices are $65 for preferred seating, $45 for general seating, and $30 for students and seniors. Children under age 12 are admitted free. Sponsorships to support this annual Oratorio Series presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation are available at three levels and include preferred seating and special recognition. Please contact c.nazarian@gloucestermeetinghouse.org for more information.
About the Gloucester Meetinghouse
Built in 1806, the Gloucester Meetinghouse is the oldest standing church in Gloucester. It is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places for both its historic and architectural significance. The founders of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, the first Universalist Religious Society in America, led the way in Massachusetts for the legal separation of church and state. Later, the concept of separation of church and state was fully embraced in the first amendment to the United States Constitution. The Meetinghouse is located at the corner of Middle and Church Street in downtown Gloucester and is handicapped-accessible through the entrance at 10 Church Street.
About the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Now in its third year, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve this landmark building for generations to come as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. For more information on future concerts, events, and opportunities to support the Foundation’s work, visit the website at http://www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.


Day 3 – St. Joseph’s Novena

A few short clips of the beautiful songs that are sung each night of Novena.   Last night with the blizzard we had to be a little resourceful and thanks to a little facebook technology (and our youngins helping us) we were able to go “Live” in a private group and be together for Day 4!!   Where there’s a will there’s a way!   Enjoy the beautiful sunny day after!!


Sal at Salisbury Beach

For those of you not sick of seeing Snowy Owl pictures, here you go.  I have found “Sal” a couple of times now at Salisbury Beach Reservation.   The mockingbird/owl picture from an earlier post is another example.  This time Sal was resting at ground level , launched for a brief flight to move just a few feet.  Shortly after, Sal took off close to the ground to go across the roadway, between the parked cars, to come to rest again high on a light pole on the other side.

Here you can see how low it flew between the parked cars.  There was a car coming up on this same side and I worried there would be a collision, but Sal was safe and I feel certain the driver was quite surprised.


Here are just a couple of others for anyone still needing a Snowy Owl fix:


Gloucester City Offices 1 Hour Delay for Weds (3/14); Schools Closed Tomorrow

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Gloucester City Offices 1 Hour Delay for Weds (3/14); Schools Closed Tomorrow

(Updated) Gloucester has announced a 1 Hour Delay for City Offices (City Hall, Annex)tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Gloucester Schools are CLOSED tomorrow.

As always CALL 911 for any emergencies. Updates will be forthcoming so please check the City of Gloucester website and social media for further updates at http://www.gloucester-ma.gov.


Trash pickup will operate under a one-day delay / holiday schedule. Please see additional DPW notices for more information on the city’s website or call Public Works directly. Parking ban is effective as originally announced unless otherwise notified so please check for updates.


National Grid has been reporting power outages in different areas across the North Shore, including Gloucester. If any outages do occur in your area, it is imperative that they be reported via the National Grid Customer Service or…

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