Signs of the times: Rumba While You Wait in line #TraderJoes clever #Covid-19 safety

Covid-19 queue control at Trader Joe’s- a fun and clever waiting gesture keeps customers and staff safe and calm! Thankful for the smile.

(I hope people post images of the dancing–all levels!)

Swan Completely Emasculates Dude and Other Swan Attacks

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People think swans are these sweet creatures.  Anyone that really knows swans knows they can be complete iceholes.


The half St. Peter- 2020 Fiesta Cast


The Half St. Peter..aka 2020’s Fiestacast

Or aka “BSide will edit the shit out of this”

There may not be an altar at Fort square, no seine boats or Dory races in the Harbor, no zazitzas in front of the club. BUT ALICIA UNLEASHED WILL STILL HAVE OUR FIESTA CAST…SCREW YOU COVID.

Happy 16th birthday to Tyler D! Alicia discusses him coming in to the world in basically preventing his father from walking the pole. BSide discusses (maybe for far too long about her mother going through process for a Double Lung Transplant) ties in to Fiesta.

AND SAM BARRETT IS BACK. Also Bside’s neighbor Nikkita silently joins in.

Join us for this wild podcast ride (it’s not like you have plans)…VIIIIIIII….oh wait…

See if you can spot BSide’s editing magic.


American Legion Post #98 / Rockport Fundraiser

I’m getting back into my artwork now that I’ve retired from nursing after 43 years.  I’m doing a fundraiser for the vets and James and Anna of Cape Ann Giclée are helping me with printing.
Every summer (with the exception of this one) the Legion in Rockport hosts vets for a fishing trip/ social event. I spoke with Larry Story, the vet who organizes the event and he said that lobstermen from Rockport and Gloucester donate their time for the outing.  I asked him about contributing to the cause with a poster I made from a painting of mine. As I mentioned James and Anna are doing the printing when I get orders.  The unframed poster is 11 x  14 inches and retails for $20.00.  All profits go to the Legion.
I live near the Pigeon Cove harbor and have gotten to see the workings of the waterfront since I’ve stopped working as a nurse and since COVID has pretty much curtailed my normal activities.  What I’ve learned is that the lobster industry is a very complicated and dangerous business and the work never stops as you know! I really admire what the guys are doing down here because it’s really a rare and treasured industry in Rockport.  We don’t have much tourism and the granite industry is long gone. And they’ve been working right through COVID as I’m sure the guys over in Gloucester are doing.
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Thank You for your Support,
Leslie Heffron
Here’s a video about the cove and the lobster boats over here if you care to share it on GMG.

JUN26 7pm SRP Live Stream! Dedicated to our brother Jay Harris!


SRP Live Stream! Dedicated to our brother Jay Harris!


 · Hosted by Soul Rebel Project


We will be performing our 2nd and Final live stream concert of the year Friday June 26th presented by Fusion Blue Productions. This is our first time performing since the passing of our brother Jay. We will be donating a portion of the money raised to the Sarcoidosis Foundation that helped Jay during the last year of his life. We will be debuting new material and playing some of Jays favorite tunes and fan favorites!

Right near da Beach!

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Tune in on Friday Mornings with Renee Dupuis for a Sing Along 10am live on Facebook

How adorable is this sing along with Renee Dupuis What an excellent time for little ones and adults, too 10am Fridays!
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Venmo: renee-Dupuis-2
Tips going to The Trevor Project and NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Lanesville Quarries and Access Trails to Temporarily Close –Closure to begin Monday, June 29 until further notice


GLOUCESTER, MA – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken today announced the temporary closure of the Lanesville quarries (Vernon’s, Nelson’s, and Klondike Reservoir) and access trails.  The closure comes due to a significant increase in visitors as well as public safety concerns and it will begin on Monday, June 29 and remain in effect until further notice.  

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “There has been a higher than usual amount of activity at our quarries so far this year. I’m angry and saddened at how that area has been mistreated.  This temporary closure is to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors as we develop short and long-term plans to address these concerns so the quarries can be safely and respectfully used.”

Despite increased support efforts by Gloucester police and public works officials, residents have expressed concern and frustration with large crowds, vandalism, litter, and fires.  Recently, residents counted and photographed six fire pits that were still hot on a recent Sunday morning as well as piles of trash, bottles, cans, containers, and filth.

Ward 4 City Councilor Val Gilman said, “I appreciate my Lanesville neighbors and watch groups and commend their hard work and dedication on the clean-up efforts of our quarries and access trails.  Neighborhood safety remains our primary concern.  We look forward to working with Mayor Romeo Theken on next steps.”

Signage and regular patrols will remind the community of the closures.  Police will continue to educate and push for compliance by the public.  Individuals who choose to enter the trails or the quarries during this closure could face trespassing charges or, per the Gloucester Code of Ordinances, fines up to $300 for littering.

Police Chief Ed Conley said, “There has been a surge of quarry activity complaints this year elevating our concern. We will continue to actively patrol the quarry areas educating people about the closure and asking them to leave. Anyone that persists may be subject to fines and criminal trespass charges.”

Residents should not hesitate to call the Police Department at 978-283-1212, to report suspicious activity or a non-emergency issue or the Fire Department at 978-281-9760 to report brush fires, fires on public property, or fireworks.  In the event of an emergency, please always call 911.

GloucesterCast 428 Livestream With Eoin Vincent, Chris McCarthy,Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 6/26/20

GloucesterCast 428 Livestream With Eoin Vincent, Chris McCarthy,Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 6/26/20

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Dining al fresco on Main Street this weekend! Free parking at I4C2 and Warren/Middle Street until July 1 to help encourage downtown dining and visitors
Hammond Castle Grounds open to visitors 10-4 daily
Missing Fiesta activities but the spirit lives on in many places like Mom’s Kitchen
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Thank You Minglewood Harborside!

We thoroughly enjoyed our inside meal at Minglewood Harborside this week. Distanced tables, masked (friendly) staff, and a nice breeze flowing through the dining area made us feel safe and welcome. I had my favorite baked haddock and Jim got the combo plate. Fresh and delicious meal with refreshingly cold drinks added up to a terrific dining experience. Thank you Zach and staff! Welcome back. See you again soon.

Mom’s Kitchen Featuring Fiesta Food Today

Although the virus has knocked back traditional Fiesta activities, there’s still lots of evidence of the Fiesta spirit around town. This includes Mom’s Kitchen featuring mudiga steak subs, sausage with peppers and onions AND fried dough 11 AM – 1PM today Friday June 26. Last day for these is today, so get down to 46 Commercial St if you need some Fiesta food in your belly!

Brooke (GHS Docksiders Musician) released her first song (wrote, produced, performed) called Iris. Give it a listen!


My daughter Brooke (GHS Docksiders Musician) released her first song (wrote, produced, performed) called Iris.
Here is a picture and a link to her song on YouTube.
 Local young 🎶 artist? Keep up the Great work! I love Good Morning Gloucester…You all Rock! Be safe!
Ty! Bo Cleary
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Screen Porch Dreaming

Cape Ann Home

Grand Banks
7 Crafts Road

GloucesterMA 01930

Screen Porch Dreaming

There are few things more delightful in the summertime than a screen porch. As New Englanders, we recognize the need to make the most of the months we can spend outside. A screen porch makes that easy.  Instead of dispersing to your own corners of the house, the whole family will be able to spend time together, outside, and without the bugs. This space can both add value to your home and increase the amount of quality time you spend with your loved ones. Screen porches can do it all.

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ScreenEze is a patented fixed screen system, featuring an aluminum base and a vinyl cap which are snapped together and attached to your porch or gazebo. Screeneze can be installed on the inside, outside, or center of your porch post and rail design.


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