Going Live at 9:00AM Sunday For The GloucesterCast Livestream From Happy Humpback Cafe In Magnolia 4/2/23 Link to join here- www.facebook.com/goodmorninggloucester

Link to join here- www.facebook.com/goodmorninggloucester

Going Live at 9:00AM Sunday For The GloucesterCast Livestream From Happy Humpback Cafe In Magnolia 4/2/23

If you subscribe to the GloucesterCast Podcast it will be emailed to you so if you miss it you can still access it through the free email! Link to subscribe here

Unboxing Video And Order Your Save Our beaches Eat More Plover Beach Towels Here: The Save Our Beaches Eat More Plover Beach Towels Are In!!! Order Yours Now Before They Sell Out!

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*No Plovers Were Harmed In The Production Of This Beach Towel. Thank You.

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Announcing the return of the Gloucester Student Arts Festival!

Showcasing + Creating Art as a Gloucester Community

After a three-year hiatus, the Gloucester Education Foundation and Gloucester Public Schools are thrilled to relaunch the Gloucester Student Arts Festival, a daylong celebration of the arts in the Gloucester Public Schools!

The festival will take place on Saturday, May 13 from noon-5pm in downtown Gloucester, with indoor programming at City Hall, the Cape Ann Museum, and MAGMA, and an outdoor block party on Warren Street with performances, live music, art-making and dance workshops, and food trucks. Visual and performing arts from grades Pre-K-12 will be showcased, with the goal of every student in Gloucester represented in at least one way.

This all-ages event will be a destination for families, community members, artists and visitors. Join us for a day of joyful creativity and art!

Food Trucks include: Butter Ur Biscuit, Holy Cow Ice Cream Cafe, Five Star Phresh Phoods, Castaways Cafe, Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana, and more!

Art-Making activities include: print-making, cyanotypes, kite-making, Gloucester 400+ poetry project, Dance through the Decades with MAGMA, and more!

Performances include: the Grades 4+5, O’Maley and GHS bands; O’Maley and GHS theater; 3rd grade recorder recital; Gloucester PreK Flash Mob; spoken word, poetry and more!

Stay tuned for the full schedule, map, and food truck line-up in April 2023.

The Gloucester Student Arts Festival is a collaboration between GEF, GPS, Cape Ann Museum, MAGMA, and the City of Gloucester, with generous support from Institution for Savings, BankGloucester, and Gloucester 400+.


How long have you lived in Gloucester?  73 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? I like them all

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret any more

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Delaneys

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? Don’t go out much any more

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester? Same as above

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? Seeks

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester? Schooner festival or fiesta. 

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? Beach

Who is your favorite local artist? Jeff weaver

Which is your favorite local beach?

Who has the best deck in Gloucester for dinner/drinks?

Who has the best chowder in town?

What are some of your favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts? Don’t do much online

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock

@FishermenGHS: As March comes to an end, we like to recognize our tremendous Athletic Trainer, Jason Mason, for all of his efforts throughout the year making sure our student-athletes are healthy & safe at all times.

and here’s Jason as Captain of The Beverly Athletic Club’s Good Morning Gloucester Farm Bar and Grill 2012 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Team who fell in the quarterfinals.

This is not an endorsement or non-endorsement: Dan Epstein is running for the Gloucester City Council

March 27, 2023, Press Release: Dan Epstein is running for the Gloucester City Council from Ward II this fall.  Dan is a resident of Perkins Street, where he lives with his wife Jasmine, and his daughter Freya, a student at Veterans’ School.  He grew up in Massachusetts and Vermont, and after receiving his bachelor’s degree and then a PhD in Government from Harvard, he has taught political science, economics, and history at the college level for the past 15 years, and currently is back teaching at Harvard.  He also works as a bartender, and is an active member of the Temple Ahavat Achim synagogue congregation.  He has always been passionate about the common good of his community, and been involved with community activities (like park clean-ups during the pandemic) and politics.  He also worked on a presidential campaign as an organizer, and even ran for US Congress when he lived in a district in Texas where one else would challenge the incumbent.

“I love the city of Gloucester, and know I am lucky to live here.  Ward II citizens deserve a strong voice to speak up for our neighborhoods and make sure that the legislation our City Council produces will not only give good results for the whole city, but preserve and improve quality of life in our part of town.  Many issues the Council must confront are complex and require keen analysis and creative approaches.  Understanding and tackling such policy issues is a task that years of training have prepared me for.  I am ready to use that training and to draw on the opportunities and experiences I’ve had in order to serve the citizens of Gloucester in a role where I feel I can really be of use.

“In particular, I’m most concerned about housing, our local economy of small businesses, and our quality of life.  There’s a shortage of housing in Gloucester, and that has driven prices through the roof—for rentals as well as buying.  Many of the younger people I work with when bartending have little hope of being able to stay in the city where they grew up and actually have their own places someday.  This is a danger to our community’s future.  We need to be proactive about not only regulations, but local initiatives to improve the affordability of housing.  We need to ensure the quality of our housing stock is maintained at the same time, and not cannibalized by trends eating away at available housing units, and at the same time embrace smart growth policies.  We cannot just allow the vagaries of the real estate market and state-level initiatives determine the future of Gloucester’s housing: we must shape it ourselves.

“Housing is also connected to our local economy—I want to see fewer empty store-fronts on Main Street, and up at Gloucester Crossing as well.  Part of the problem is that people who might work in such businesses can barely afford to live in our town, and even the businesses that are succeeding are still challenged by finding workers.  There needs to be a voice on City Council that will call for creative ideas to attract more small businesses and help those that are already here to flourish.  The fishing industry is part of this, as fishermen are businessmen, too, and the Ward II councilor in particular has a responsibility for stewarding the docks and the harbor, and for asking hard questions about what the city government can do to ensure this important aspect of our history has a bright future, as well.  Economic trends and national and international regulations present enough challenges to the fishing industry; at the municipal level fishmen need to know there is someone in their corner. 

“The same is true for all the people of Ward II, and the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  We have some great advantages because of proximity to schools, the library and museum, the Commuter Rail, and downtown. But our location brings certain challenges that can erode our quality of life.  We need clean, well-paved streets and well-maintained parks, from Green Street playground to the park in the Fort, and particularly Burnham’s Field, in the heart of Ward II, where my daughter plays after school.  Shopping carts, nip bottles, and other unsightly items and offensive graffiti are often seen in our streets and parks.  But we deserve as beautiful neighborhoods in the center of town as anywhere else, and we need to think outside the box about ways to confront these challenges, some of which are linked to public safety issues.  In Gloucester we are lucky to depend on the most excellent police force, as well as a top quality firefighting team, and a critical (and busy) Department of Public Works.  Ensuring these are all well-resourced and well-managed is a solemn duty of the City Council, and a responsibility I am prepared to use all of my energy, passion, and training to help fulfill.

 “Gloucester is a special, beautiful, one-of-a-kind town.  Its location is second-to-none, and its people are warm, diverse, rich in history, savvy, and tough—this is how my wife and I knew, of all the places we’ve lived and traveled, that this would be the right place to settle, to raise our family.  Ward II especially has a history of tough, savvy, and effective ward councilors over the years.  I have the passion, the energy, and the diligence to serve the people of Ward II going forward.  We need to continue that pattern of toughness through coming challenges and changes to policy, the economy, our society and even our natural environment, that will require careful consideration and effective teamwork within the city council to preserve our heritage and also guarantee our future.”

A number of Ward II residents have expressed their support for Dan.  Bernadette Merenda said “I’m supporting Dan because I know he will make well-informed choices that will benefit Ward II and the city of Gloucester.”

“To all my Ward II neighbors, as a longtime resident, I would ask that you join me in supporting Daniel Epstein for city council representing Ward II. In my opinion Dan will be great representing our needs in the neighborhood and our city.” David Leveille, Fisheries Sector Manager, Sector II, Northeast Fishery Sector, Inc.

Bob Alves, member of the Gloucester Waterways Board, lives next door to Dan and his family and gave his assessment: I see in Dan an intelligent, pragmatic, engaging, community leader. Someone who views the importance of our future via the lens of a committed husband and father.  Having Dan as my neighbor, I can assure the Ward II community we will be beneficiaries of Dan’s abilities and values if we elect him as our city councilor.”

“As a Ward II resident, I really support Dan because I know he’ll do a good job listening to the needs of the diverse community we have here in Ward II and supporting the community,” said Maiuza Alves, member of the Gloucester Human Rights Commission.

Dan will be coming door-to-door in Ward II in the coming weeks to talk to residents, hear their concerns for the neighborhood, and ask them for their vote.

Outdoor Flags Celebrate Gloucester!

Pat D’s Photos has a new product just perfect for spring spruce up or perhaps Easter baskets: good quality nylon flags 28″ x 40″ ready to hang. Image printed on both sides as you can see in the video. Spring is coming so maybe you’d like to refresh your outdoor look. There are 4 images currently available in limited quantities. More are on the way, but if needed for Easter please place order soon. Plus shipping or free delivery to Cape Ann. Additional images at Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook OR online at Pat D’s Photos.


Fisherman Pink Dusk Banner

Nylon banner 28″ x 40″ double sided. Price plus shipping (est $5-$6) or free local delivery



Resting Dories Banner

Nylon banner 28″ x 40″ double sided. Price plus shipping (est $5-$6) or free local delivery



Lighthouse with Gull Banner

Nylon banner 28″ x 40″ double sided. Price plus shipping (est $5-$6) or free local delivery



Fisherman Banner

Nylon banner 28″ x 40″ double sided. Price plus shipping (est $5-$6) or free local delivery


Colorful two sided nylon banner from Pat D’s Photos

Happy Home Opener!

Cape Ann Home

Today is the official home opener in Boston!  …but that doesn’t just apply to baseball.  

Let Atlantic Power Cleaning get your home or business open and ready for Spring today with a HOT water power wash.

We’re all warmed up and ready to hit it out of the park with:

– Exterior House Wash
– Exterior Commercial Building Wash
– Parking Garage cleaning
– Graffiti Removal
– Roof Shampoo
– Gutter and downspout flush
– Deck and Patio cleaning
– Pool deck cleaning
– Vinyl fence cleaning…and much more!

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