I have seen a couple of inquiries online recently wondering about this project at Stage Fort Park. It is to be a “state of the art” outdoor street hockey rink and you can follow them here on this Facebook link. It’s really shaping up! You can find a projected final project at this link here.
Sharing this screenshot of an update from the City regarding reach bags and collection. Take notes of the dates and the particulars regarding size and number of bags.
Fiesta 2022 is in the books and it felt GREAT! Thanks to the organizing committee and the scores of volunteers who made it happen for the rest of us. It was memorable. Here are a few more shots from Championship Sunday events I hope you will enjoy.
Father Jim blessed the fishing fleet in front of the Fishermen’s Memorial Sunday afternoon under a beautiful sky. Bless our fishermen and their vessels.
What a race these young men ran today! The seas were a little rough and the wind wasn’t a friend today but Knot-e Boys, Renegade and Family Strokes put on a great show for all the fans on the beach! This post was rushed out to get it in quickly, more coverage tomorrow.
The winds and seas were kicking up which made rowing even tougher, but Kaos, Merger and ZFG gave spectators a great race to watch. Congratulations ZFG! Strong race, great finish.
This kid has got something special figured out in the Greasy Pole competition! Congratulations! Derek Hopkins takes it again on Championship Sunday, even though the flag has to be re-placed onto the pole several times due to the winds.
From our correspondent on the street, Chris McCarthy:
The beating sun made the whites super white and the children fade, but the procession came off without any obvious hitches! It was so wonderful to see so many people supporting this traditions. How many do you recognize?
The flag was claimed early in the second round so there aren’t too many photos of those who made the attempt prior to Anthony Novello’s walk but here are some of the intrepid walkers on their run in the second round. Lessons in acrobatics, balance, dismount and costumes. Great contest!
I flat ran out of time to post photos along with the video of the Junior Mens Seine Boat Race competitors last night, so here you go! Mens Seine Boat racing has a bright future in Gloucester. Well done Renegade, Knot-e Boys and Tonno Crew!
I stumbled onto this YouTube video which is not dated or verified but is supposed to be taken in Gloucester. I thought you might enjoy it anyhow. If you have any clues about this please feel free to reach out. I hope you are enjoying the return of Fiesta 2022!
Congratulations teams! I have run out of time to post photos, they will come tomorrow. Good luck in the finals!
Congratulations to all on a great race tonight. I look forward to tomorrow’s finals.
A few scenes from tonight’s Greasy Pole competition which was won in the second round by Anthony Novello, one of the early walkers. Congratulations! See you up there tomorrow!
The dedicated volunteers were out this morning attaching the new flag and re-greasing the pole in preparation for tonight’s Fiesta 2022 activities. Thanks guys!
After a race re-start, Gloucester Fire pulls in first to take bragging rights against the Gloucester PD and Coast Guard in Saturday’s Seine Boat competition. Great job by all on a beautiful Saturday morning!
A few more shots of some of the finest women seine rowers in our area from Friday’s race.
Good luck to all the seine boat race participants! Lots of hard work went into the races by everyone involved.
It was a great afteroon for the Friday night Greasy Pole walk yesterday. Sunny and mild for the men taking that long walk in an attempt to grab the flag. As we posted previously, Leo Cannavo was the Friday winner and here are some other memorable scenes, including one very near miss! Viva!