The International Dory Racing Committee will hold races off the Gloucester Heritage Center dock Saturday July 31st at 8:30 AM

The International Dory Racing Committee will hold races off the Gloucester Heritage Center dock Saturday July 31st at 8:30 AM.

All racing fans are encouraged to attend!!  Those dues paying members who plan to race must attend sign ups Friday evening July 30th at the Dory Shop at 6 PM or email before 12 noon.  These races are strictly for 2 person teams in the following categories:  Juniors (men under 19), Women, Mixed Doubles, Seniors (Men Open) and Master’s (Men over 50).  The races will run from the Heritage Center Dock out towards ten pound island and back.  
Please share this with friends and family.  It will be a great day of racing, uniquely Gloucester, and fun for all!

CODA: A Love Letter to Gloucester

We were invited to attend the premier of the Apple TV movie CODA held last night at the Gloucester Cinema. The theater was packed with a wide variety of people with ties to the movies and the story of a teenage girl finding her way as a talented singer in a family where only she can hear. The writer/director Sian Heder described her work as a “love letter to Gloucester” and I think you will agree. Shot in Gloucester in 2019, you will see familiar sights and faces and connect with the struggles of the fishermen. Contemporary story lines will strike a chord and the main characters are well developed.

CODA is an acronym for Child of Deaf Adults but this is not thrown in your face as you watch the story develop. It also means an ending and this is the implication I found myself thinking about throughout the movie. I was surprised by the emotions the story evokes: we laughed heartily and felt a little tearful as well. It is a great story and I highly recommend you find a way to see it when it is released on Apple TV and to movie theaters on August 13 2021.

The after party was held at Mile Marker One and the chef and staff knocked it out of the park. Food stations were set up with hors d oeuvres inlcuding shrimp and flatbread pizzas. The staff was plentiful supplying drinks and restocking the food. It was a great setting for the cast and crew to enjoy the fruits of their labors. The LA premiere cannot be held due to COVID concerns out there, and director Sian Heder noted Gloucester’s premiere was THE premiere. It was an honor to attend and PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch the movie!

Music on Meetinghouse Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021

The GODDESSES PERFORMS FRIDAY JULY 30 AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents The Goddesses in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, July 30 at 6:00 p.m.
The Goddesses are a five-piece rock and roll, rhythm and blues band playing songs that make you want to sing along or dance along, or both. For the past five years, Samantha (vocals) and Tony Goddess (guitar), alongside Dave Sag (bass), Steve Chaggaris (drums), and John Cameron (keys) have been serving up the songs you love from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, The Open Door, a group that works to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community, connecting people to good food. Local food vendor for the evening is Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

CONCERT DESCRIPTION
The Goddesses hail from our local club scene, including the Orville Giddings Band. The band finds inspiration from 50‘s artists such as The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, and Buddy Holly. Musical inspiration also comes from 70’s sounds such as The Dwight Twilley Band and NRBQ.

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.

OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum              John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge,
Scobie Ward

Gold                      BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver                     Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze                  Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer

 

 

After batting a thousand for years and years my favorite brand has failed me with the most unholy of personal violations- a lobster roll abomination. Bonus: Previous lobster roll undressings dating back to 2010

Those that know and love the blog and have been with us through the years know every summer we expose the worst in the country lobster roll violations.

Little did I know that this year it would come from none other than my favorite brand.

Please for the love of god people, understand that the lobster roll is the most perfect of foods in its purest form. The simplicity, the perfection of the lobster meat, split top bun and either Mayo or butter. Everything else is a major violation not least of all being green leafy filler.

Previous abominations over the years-

JUST WHEN I GET OUT OF THE LOBSTER ROLL RATING GAME, ONE SO HORRENDOUS COMES ALONG THAT IT PULLS ME BACK IN.

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THIS MAY LOOK LIKE AN AWESOME LOBSTER ROLL BUT IT MISSES ON JUST A COUPLE KEY POINTS.

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IN ALL THE YEARS OF READING DUMB “BEST LOBSTER ROLL” ARTICLES I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH AN ABORTION AS THE ONE LAURIE WILSON WROTE FOR OPEN TABLE

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PULLED PORK LOBSTER ROLL? GET OUTTA HERE!!!!

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RATING AND RANTING- THE LOBSTER ROLLS FROM TASTING TABLE’S LOBSTER ROLL RUMBLE

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A PREEMPTIVE LOBSTER ROLL REFRESHER COURSE BEFORE ANYONE GETS ALL CRAZY

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BASTARDIZED LOBSTER ROLL ON TAP TODAY AT GLOUCESTER GOURMET

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???? ANOTHER LOBSTER ROLL DISASTER FROM SOME BROADS IN CALIFORNIA

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AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE- HOW TO F^@K UP A LOBSTER ROLL

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Parking at Halibut State Park Now Open!

We discovered the parking lot at Halibut Point State Park has reopened, although construction there is still underway. It looks very different and is honestly a little confusing so take care to follow the signs when you go. The pathway we have always taken from the lot to the path down to the quarry is no longer available directly from the parking area. It appears the bathroom building is not directly available from the lot either, as least for now. Construction continues down there and seems to have a way to go to completion, but the lot is now available. See you on the trails!