King of the Mountain

Brants are monogamous and juvenile Brants typically stay with the parents until their first spring, most likely to learn migrations routes. Whether this was a battle between family members or between competing families I am not sure. From previous observations, Brants mostly feed together amicably, so it was surprising to see this extended battle for the best feeding platform.

Enjoy the Brants while they are here on our shores, most leave during the moth of April.

Spring Household Hazardous Waste Day April 14, 2018

Gloucester, MA

Spring Household Hazardous Waste Day – April 14, 2018
This year our Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event will be April 14, 2018, rain or shine, from 9am-12 noon. Residents are asked to schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard. The Recycling Department will begin accepting appointments beginning March 15th. Please call 978-281-9785 to schedule your appointment. Registration closes April 13, 2018 at 11 AM.

Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost. If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to ACV Enviro(payable by check only, cash is not accepted). For up to 10 gallons or pounds over it is $30, 11-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $50.00.

Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when ACV Enviro is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.

Acceptable Materials
From the House:
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
Fiberglass Resins
Photo Chemicals
Chemistry Sets
Furniture Polish
Floor & Metal Polish
Oven Cleaner
Fluorescent Bulbs
Mercury bearing wastes
Drain & Toilet Cleaner
Spot Remover
Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies

From the Yard:
Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides
Chemical Fertilizers
Weed Killers
Moth Balls
Flea Control Products
From the Workbench:
Oil Based Paints ONLY
Stains & Varnishes
Wood Preservatives (except Penta)
Paint Strippers/Thinners
Solvent Adhesives
Lighter Fluid

From the Garage:
Motor oil
Car batteries
Engine Degreaser
Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner
Transmission Fluid
Car Wax, Polishes
Driveway Sealer
Roofing Tar
Swimming Pool Chemicals

Unacceptable Materials
What Not To Bring!

LATEX PAINT (pop lid, let dry, throw in trash)
Empty Containers/Trash
Commercial or Industrial Waste
Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
Infectious & Biological Wastes
Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane)
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives, Flares
Fire Extinguishers
Prescription Medicines/Syringes
How Can I Safely Transport These Hazardous Materials?

Leaving materials in original containers.
Tighten Caps and lids.
Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides and household cleaners.
Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and
pad with newspaper.
Pack your car and drive directly to the site.
NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material.

Listen for #GloucesterMA on the radio! Mass Cultural Council’s WCRB, WBUR, WICN and NEPR spots for Cultural Districts start next week 📻🎙️😊

Last year, the Mass Cultural Council purchased series of 10, 20, and 30 second spots on WCRB, WGBH, WBUR, WICN, and NEPR to promote each of the Massachusetts designated Cultural Districts,” Meri Jenkins explained. They’re doing it again for 2018. Beginning next week, you may hear radio commercials wishing Gloucester and its two cultural districts great success in 2018 (Downtown Cultural District and Rocky Neck cultural district). Email Mayor Romeo Theken’s arts hotline: (subject line MCC radio spots) with the day and time you heard “Gloucester”, where you were and what you think.

Some of the radio spots are scheduled during the following shows

  • Two (2) WFCR News spots rotating thru Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace – Monday thru Saturday
  • Two (2) WFCR Run of Station spots rotating thru Classical Music, Jazz and Entertainment programing – Monday thru Saturday
  • TWO (2) WNNZ News Network spots rotating Monday thru Saturday
  • TWO (2) WNNZ News Network BONUS spots rotating Monday thru Sunday

The MCC is also expanding outreach thru increased collaboration with the state’s office of Travel and Tourism. See Massachusetts excellent and popular travel site. 

The Gloucester page has not been edited, yet–it’s just a placeholder. We can edit and businesses can add in. The calendar is an exciting opportunity integrated with the interactive cultural districts map and information. I’m hoping the GMG and chamber calendars can just be synced up.

MCC new landing page on MOTT ma vacation

Happy 70th Birthday, Esther!

All of the staff here at Good Morning Gloucester realize how important our faithful followers (FOBs) are!  So, that having been said, we are very excited to wish a Happy 70th Birthday to Esther.…a long time fan of GMG from Vermont…whose bucket list includes walking Gloucester’s harbor front.  I know I speak for us all when I say, we would love to see photos of Esther enjoying a trip to Gloucester soon.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTHER from us all and thank you for following GMG.  We hope that you have an amazing day!


Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Please join us and celebrate the beginning of the Spring Season by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with Acupuncture. As we transition into the Spring season. It is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system.

Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.) While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

Stephanie Greenough became a licensed acupuncturist in 2013, she received her Master’s…

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Rockets Softball FUNdraiser! Tomorrow Sunday Night!

Cape Ann Community


Date:Sunday March 25, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Cape Ann Lanes (53 Gloucester Ave, Gloucester MA. 01930. Phone 978-283-9753)

This FUNdraiser will support the Riverdale Rockets Softball program & its’ athletes!

Cost is $20 per person for 3 strings & shoes (remember to bring socks)

Prizes will be awarded for TOP SCORING TEAM, HIGHEST SCORE & MOST GUTTER BALLS — Raffles will also be held

Sign-up as an individual or a team (teams consist of 4-6 bowlers)

Sign up at the event!

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