Fiesta expressions in the year of Covid-19 #GloucesterMA

FIESTA at the fort

 

St. Peter’s Club

FIESTA LONGING

aka seeing Fiesta where it isn’t

when canoes are more than – Fiesta longing

 

Always fiesta – Pop Gallery Main Street Gloucester MA

They had big plans to celebrate their 10th anniversary and Fiesta 2020

 

Fiesta blues

detail from Art Haven tape mural, Viva

Fiesta and Summer Reads at The Book Store of Gloucester

 

Fiesta inspiration – Juni Van Dyke drawings from Italy at Jane Deering Gallery

 

Greasy Pole

 

Greasy Pole shrine

 

 

Fiesta amid Be Sargent’s EPIC mural

 

wearing whites & Fiesta procession – portraits

 

Drift cafe – Mario and Luigi

 

 

Virgilio’s is open

 

 

Great Read – Gail McCarthy Fiesta 2020 articles

Fiesta and Friends Forever: Celebrating a Generation of Local Women Gloucester Daily Times 6/26/2020 Grace Favazza and Rosalie Laiachino

 

Also Remembering those who held St. Peter’s Fiesta close to their hearts:

“…Joe Novello, the committee’s president, said he was saddened by the sheer number of names — more than 70 — this year. In recent years generally 20 to 30 names have been read.

“The St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee sends out its condolences to all those families who have lost a loved one, and their memory will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time,” he said. Among those lost this year are…

Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times

Congratulations, Michael Sanfilippo! Saturday’s Greasy Pole Champion!

Only the 2nd walker of the first “real” round, Michael Sanfilippo grabbed the flag in what I have to believe was record breaking time.

Congratulations, Michael!  Saturday’s Greasy Pole Champion!

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1973 Greasy Pole Walker Fiesta photo challenge

“4th of July greased pole walk over water Glouceter, MA 1973” by Spencer Grant

Can anyone identify the Greasy pole walker, boat leaper, and little boy in the cool inflatable (50 something years old now)? Are you in this photograph on the platform or watching from the water?

4th of july greased pole walk over water glouceter ma by 1973 by Spencer Grant
1973 ©Spencer Grant

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Sun Kissed Harbor

The best light for photographing sunsets is always after a heavy quick moving thunder storm this image I took last year.. image size is 9×20 I will only be printing 10 images at this size please feel free to contact me at (978) 559-1944 or email at marlexop@yahoo.com

BEAUTIFUL SNOWY DAY IN GLOUCESTER TOWN -By Kim Smith

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be57j4yFP2N/

How the day began

 

BEAUTIFUL GLOUCESTER HARBOR FOGGY MORNING AND CRUSIE SHIP AMERICAN CONSTELLATION DOCKED IN HARBOR

Foggy early morning scenes around the Harbor.

Castle in the Fog

City Hall and the Paint Factory

UU Church 

Cruise Ship American Constellation with Ten Pound Island and the Greasy Pole

The American Constellation is a 175-guest room cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. From the company’s website, “Designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can’t access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.”

LIVING LEGENDS!

Legendary Greasy Pole Champions Peter “Black Frontiero” and Salvi Benson meet up on Pavillion Beach during Sunday’s Greasy Pole. Salvi has the most wins (11), followed by Peter (9). Salvi walked the walk Sunday.

Capturing the Flag…and Bloopers and Close Calls

While we all know by now that Randy Sweet captured both Friday and Saturday’s Greasy Pole flags and that Jake Wagner is Sunday’s Champion, it is worth mentioning that there were several other, less glorified, close calls on the pole.  There were also pretty epic falls.

Here’s just a bit of Sunday’s action in video and photos

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Things are Looking Up for the Greasy Pole Champ, Jake Wagner

Or at least I was looking up at Sunday’s Greasy Pole Champion, Jake Wagner.  I learned quickly from my vantage point just under the pole that that grease is no joke.  Thatch, Finn, and I came home covered in it.

Congratulations to all of the walkers!  There were several very close calls this afternoon! Good showing by all!

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BREAKING: SWEETNESS! RANDY SWEET DOES IT AGAIN

RANDY SWEET – YOUR 2017 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY GREASY POLE CHAMPION!

Randy Sweet captures the flag for the second night in a row. As is the Saturday tradition, the Friday Greasy Pole winner walks first. Randy took the flag at the top of the third round. Congratulations Randy!!!

Randy’s parents Michelle and Billy, and brother Collin

According to Randy’s dad, Billy, Randy and his friends have been practicing walking the Greasy Pole since they were young kids.