Pete Mondello Hard At Work While Katherine Richmond Paints The Handline Dory At Geno’s Dory Shop

Here we see Pete cozied up to the wood stove while Katherine applies another coat to the inside of the Handline Dory which will be raffled off to support the International Dory Races.

Gloucester Pride Stride

pridestrideThe 22nd Annual Gloucester Pride Stride Walk will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Stage Fort Park.  We look forward to your participation on behalf of your favorite Cape Ann Non-Profit.  If you are unable to join us on the 26th, you can still collect pledges for your Cape Ann Non-Profit and mail them to us, or a donation may be made to the Gloucester Pride Stride Committee to help defray the costs of the annual walk.

ICE (In Case of Emergency)



Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics  follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

 ICE – “In Case of Emergency”

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken  ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) Campaign

The concept of “ICE” is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell (mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name “ICE” ( In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.
In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hosp ital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number yo u have stored as “IC E.” For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and
ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!

Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE
number in our Mobile phones today! Please forward this. It won’t take too many “forwards” before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

Downtown Construction Update 4/20/09

Here’s the latest installment of teh construction project taking place Downtown at the site of the formers Gray’s Hardware building.  For the slideshow of the progress to date click this text

It looks like the foundation has been poured and now some holes have been dug to pour footings for supports in the middle of the building.

New GMG Feature- Gloucester Concierge

I put up a new tab in the header of the page titled Gloucester Concierge. If you have a Gloucester related question, click on the tab titled Gloucester Concierge and leave your question as a comment. When we see it we will try to answer your question ASAP.

Good Morning Gloucester

Red Baron Lobster Boat Model At GMHC Gift Shop

Here’s another comparison of The Red Baron lobster boat model and Mark Ring’s lobster boat The Stanley Thomas.  Note the same windows in the trunk cabin.  Note the same color scheme.  Note the same hand rails along the roof.  Mark Ring has since taken the windows out of the trunk cabin in The Stanley Thomas (the photo was taken in 2002).

Chickity Check It-Top Ten Backcountry Coffee Makers

I stumbled across this website which lists different methods and products for brewing coffee in the woods or at a camp.

Click this text to check out the Camping Blogger take on coffee makers

There are some methods of brewing coffee that I have never seen before.


Is my coffee obsession completely out of control when I start talking about coffee makers for camping when I have zero desire to ever go camping?

United States Coast Guard Grand Isle 4:55AM 4/20/09

I wonder if they come to a complete stop when they launch the smaller boat off the side or if they load up the crew and set her overboard while under power James Bond style!