Gloucester 400+ “Overture” Celebration — pat morss

This year we are, of course, celebrating Gloucester’s 400+ Anniversary (the “+” is for the centuries native peoples were here before Europeans, and for the years that are yet to come). The Overture was televised locally, and the Gloucester Times had comprehensive coverage, so this is more my personal view of this opening event of the year-long celebration.

Members of multiple services and organizations uniting to present the colors.
Marching on stage.
Great pride.
Members of the Cape Ann Symphony performed pieces composed by our local Robert Bradshaw
Mayor Verga was impressed by Allessandro Shoc’s rendering of the National Anthem.
State Senator Bruce Tarr, Master of Ceremonies, introduced Joey Porcello.
Joey is Gloucester’s Ambassador to Massachussets Project 351 (each town and city).
Bruce congratulated him, as we look to the future.
Allen Estes sang Gloucester’s song “Where’d They Go?” which he wrote.
Great Energy!
Allen and Bruce are two more terrific ambassadors for Cape Ann.
State Rep Ann-Margaret Ferrante introduced Grace Carey, a student at GMGI.
Grace is an image of our faith in the next generatio.
David Walt is the charismatic co-founder of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI).
His keynote speech about Gloucester’s potential in the next century was stirring.

Unclaimed Prizes! You Can Pick Up Today!

Come grab your Raffle Prizes! We have a large number of unclaimed prizes that people won at last night’s Fundraiser for Scottie Mac at Cape Ann Lanes! Thank you all for purchasing raffle tickets. Below you will find the winners’ names and the prizes they won. We’ll be back at Cape Ann Lanes today from 2:00-4:30 if you can swing by then to grab your prize! If not, we’ll find another way to get it to you in the next several days. If you read this post and see a friend’s name…let them know!

Foster’s Gift Card: Craig Kimberley

Pellana Steak House: Craig Kimberley

Foster’s Gift Card: Vito Ferrara

Studio Restaurant Gift Card: Patrick McNally

Mom’s Kitchen: Patrick McNally

Cafe Bischo: Patrick McNally

Destinos: Patrick McNally

Double Down Gear from McCormick Kitchens: Ann Aiello

Maria’s Pizza: Paul Ciaramitaro

Pigeon Cove Ferments: Erin Murray

King’s Roast Beef: Erin Murray

525 Magnolia: Sara Gray

City of Gloucester Flag from Leo Francis: Steve Noble

Passports: Steve Noble

Angel Wings Wellness: Kanaka Poke

Jalapenos: Kanaka Poke

Jalapenos: Paul Blandurg

Yella on the Water: Michele Tocco

George’s Restaurant: Ann Aiello

Charlie’s Place: Kathy Numerosi

Oak to Ember: Kathy Numerosi

Oak to Ember: Nic Pszenny

Zeke’s: Robyn

Zeke’s: Jen Severino

Visa Gift Card: Ann Marie Cody

Visa Gift Card: Kayla Caisse

Visa Gift Card: Linda Jerome

The Franklin: Maureen Lane

The Franklin: Jeff Moutin

The Blue Marlin: Mike Bertolino

Preferred Auto: Will Philbrick

Preferred Auto: Tracy O’Neil

12 Lobsters from Dusty Ketchopoulis and Lady Lexi Fisheries: John Jermyn

Cala’s: Victor Anido

Pop Gallery: Kerrie Donahue

Goodwin Party Shop Gift Card and Gift Bag: Kerrie Donahue

Joey C. Print: Patrick McNally

Joey C. Print: M. McCoy

Boo-Bird in Manchester For Lunch

We decided to give Boo-Bird on Central St in Manchester a try for lunch a few days ago and we are very pleased to report that we enjoyed it very much! They had just opened for the day so it was a little bit quiet upon our arrival, but take out orders and other patrons soon started appearing. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The bird theme is understated but unmistakeable. Your favorite Bird Nerd loved it. Olivia was our knowledgeable server. Jim had a burger with tater tots and I had the meatball sub with homemade potato chips. As most of you are aware, we are not foodies, but meatball subs sometimes fall short with me because I prefer a healthy scoop of red sauce in the sub. This one did not disappoint in that regard or in any other way! Outstanding. The sub was nicely sauced while the bread didn’t get soggy. Perfection. And GMG Jim ate every bite of his burger. We’ll be visiting again for lunch.

@VICTORIAPRICETV: “Friends raising funds for North Shore DJ seriously injured in scooter crash in Jamaica”


JANUARY 15, 2023

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GLOUCESTER , MASS. (WHDH) – Even if they didn’t throw a strike, there was plenty of care to spare at Cape Ann Lanes Sunday night as hundreds of people came out to raise money to bring their friend Scottie home.

Scott MacDonald, better known as Scottie Mac, is a well-known North Shore DJ and personality and last week he was seriously injured in a scooter crash in Jamaica that left him with spinal and brain injuries.

And now the Gloucester community is stepping up to raise money for 

Read more: @VICTORIAPRICETV: “Friends raising funds for North Shore DJ seriously injured in scooter crash in Jamaica” @VICTORIAPRICETV: “Friends raising funds for North Shore DJ seriously injured in scooter crash in Jamaica”