GloucesterCast 189 With @NicholeSchrafft, Cat Ryan, @EJLeFavour @K_HRock, The Bear and @Joey_C 6/26/16

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GloucesterCast 189 With @NicholeSchrafft, Cat Ryan, @EJLeFavour @K_HRock, The Bear and @Joey_C 6/26/16

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Topics Include:
Fiesta- proud of the contributors, once again the GMG team decimated all other media outlets on Fiesta coverage and Joey has not been down to the Fiesta once this year, it was all the team minus Joey.
Nichole’s Finn got stung by a bee at Fiesta and the ambulance staff was incredibly sweet and caring
Spots open on the Ryan and Wood, Ninety Plus, Cigar GMG cigar and rum cruise on the Lannon July 14th-This will sell out- book online http://www.schooner.org/book-online
nichole paddleboard at greasy pole- the scene
felicia’s fiesta cookies
joey’s grill fail
YMCA sail camp starts july 5th 1/2 day sail lessons $135
full day $200  looking for people to sign up sign up at teh ymce
YMCA beach swim lessons tuesday Niles 11 pre school and 11:45 for youth thursday at plum cove same times
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NEW FILM: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE CAPTAIN JOE AND SONS LOBSTERMEN

Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!

In order of appearance:

Bowdie Russell

Joe Ciaramitaro

Katelyn Foley

Richie Cassola

Frankie Ciaramitaro

Cody Burns

Jerry McKay

Daniel J. Dunbar

Pete Mondello

Richie Baressi

Mike Tufts

Peter Libro

Matt St. Pierre

Steve Amaral

Tony Gross

JOHN MCELHENNY’S INTRODUCTION FOR JOEY, CAPE ANN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR GLOUCESTER

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Above photo courtesy Mayor Romeo-Thekan. See more photos from the Mayor’s Facebook page here.

For those who were unable to attend either celebration this past week, the party at the Studio honoring Joey, or the CACC Business Person of the Year awards ceremony and luncheon held today at Castle Manor Inn, we thought you’d like to read John’s straight-from-the-heart introduction.

June 5, 2015

I’m honored to be here to introduce this year’s Cape Ann Chamber Small Business person of the year for Gloucester, Joey Ciaramitaro. It’s such a great event, to be here among all these small business people who’ve done so much for all their communities here on Cape Ann. Thank you for all you do.

Though Good Morning Gloucester focuses on Gloucester I know Joey’s worked hard to include all of our towns on the blog, from Rockport resident Nichole Schrafft’s regular posts to coverage about the Manchester Athletic Club and the Manchester Essex schools to posts about the Essex River Race and tons of other Essex events. That’s one of the great things about Good Morning Gloucester — how inclusive it is in so many ways.

I’m not sure everyone here knows how Good Morning Gloucester was created. It began as a daily post on the Cape Ann Online message board. Joey would take pictures down the dock before dawn every morning and post them to the message board. Those posts began to draw so much interest that Joey moved them over to a standalone blog in December 2007.

And so Good Morning Gloucester was born. And Gloucester has never been the same since!

Of course, Joey’s love for Gloucester goes back long before that. He started working down the dock for Capt. Joe & Sons, the family business, when he was 9 years old. (I know how old Joey is and that was a long, loooong time ago.) The day Joey graduated from college, his dad left Joey’s work boots by the front door. “See you down the dock tomorrow morning,” his dad said. And Joey’s been down the dock ever since.

Everyone has their own thing that they love most about Good Morning Gloucester.

Maybe it’s Kim Smith’s butterflies or Donna Ardizzoni’s Rafe’s Chasm photos or Craig Kimberley’s grilliin’ shots or the “GMG Represents!” photos from Moscow or Beijing. (Though I have to say, that time the photographer came to take photos of Joey for a German pin-up calendar, I threw up in my mouth a little bit.)

Me, I love Good Morning Gloucester for three reasons:

First, GMG creates a community and brings us together around the blog. We share comments on the blog or we meet up in person at Mug Ups or we pass each other on the street, all of us bound together by knowing Joey or something we saw on the blog. It’s a big GMG Gloucester community that’s been created and we’re all a part of it.

Second, I think GMG strengthens our sense of place. Gloucester is an authentic place where people are plumbers and artists and fishermen and bankers and lobster brokers and teachers. People here are diverse and we’re imperfect and we’re real and the blog captures us perfectly. Good Morning Gloucester has the little stories and the little pictures that seem so routine but then added together make up our lives here. From the kids’ birthday parties on Niles Beach to the coyotes in West Gloucester to the lobster boat heading out of Gloucester Harbor to the new shop opening on Main Street to that tall awkward guy who lives downtown and wears the skinny jeans. GMG tells the stories of the everyday things that make Gloucester at once a real, ordinary, mundane town and the greatest place to live on earth.

Which brings me to the third reason I love Good Morning Gloucester and the guy behind it. There is no bigger champion for Cape Ann, no one who’s done more to change Gloucester’s image in a positive way within our city and beyond, than Joey Ciaramitaro. Joey likes say it’s all because of the Good Morning Gloucester team and that’s true. But it all started with one guy taking photos on his way to work down the Gloucester dock in the quiet dark before dawn.

And today?

Today, GoodMorningGloucester puts up 20 news posts per day and draws an average of 50,000 page views every single day. On a good day? The blog gets 80,000 page views. All of the posts take their lead from Joey’s love for Gloucester and the mundane, everyday awesome of the city we call our home.

So please join me in congratulating this year’s Cape Ann Chamber Small Businessperson of the Year from Gloucester, the co-owner of Capt. Joe & Sons Lobster Company, a founder of our downtown block parties, one of the biggest champions of our city there is, the man behind Good Morning Gloucester, Joey Ciaramitaro.

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Super Fun at Super K’s Birthday Party!

Bill and Kate Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015Kate and Her Dad Bill

Joey -Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015Wonderful friends, fun, and food–with Joey expertly grilling! Happy Birthday Kate!

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Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015.JPGHannah and Craig Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015Kate, Marth, and Erin Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015Catherine and Alicia - Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015Sophia -2 Kate's Bday ©Kim Smith 2015See More Photos Here Continue reading “Super Fun at Super K’s Birthday Party!”