Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Northshore Dish vs Good Morning Gloucester Blog Off is ON!

About a month ago we challenged North Shore Dish to a first of its kind blog off. They accepted and we have an official date for our restaurant review – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30! Here are the rules:

  • We all go out to a North Shore establishment. Joey will check his list of Groupons and pay half of the bill. The rule is that it  is a place yet to be featured on either GMG or the North Shore Dish.
  • We have a great time
  • We will both work on our own review posts and post on the same day.
  • The post with the most comments after 3 days (not views, because that is unfair) WINS!
  • Winner gets bragging rights for the best blog on the North Shore!
Since they dine secretly, we are throwing a little twist at the ladies of the dish to throw them off their game. We are offering hints as to where we are going and hoping fans pop in. It is on Cabot Street in Beverly & starts with MAN and ends with DRAKE! See you there and don’t forget to comment after the review on your favorite blog! THANKS Joey C and the FAMILY!

Meet the Architect for Gloucester Stage Company , Alan Joslin of Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc.

To get an idea of the high profile jobs on which Epstein Joslin Architects have been involved with click the links from their website-

Thursday, June 2 – Open Design Workshop  10:30 am – 4:00 pm Public Welcome

 Epstein Joslin Architects led by Alan Joslin will be conducting an intensive and open design process workshop for the public on Thursday, June 2 from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm at Gloucester Stage. The public is invited to Gloucester Stage to meet and talk with Joslin and the team fromEpstein Joslin Architects and to share their observations and ideas about the renovations. Gloucester Stage and Epstein Joslin look forward to and welcome public input as they embark on the design process.

For questions, call Gloucester Stage 978-281-4433

Hope to see you at Gloucester Stage on June 2!

seARTS Thanks The Community

seARTS new green banner

Thanks to our Members and Friends

Gloucester is a Top 25 Arts Destination!

Photo of our winning city by Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester

Dear seARTS members and friends,

This great news would have not been possible without you. The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) is pleased to announce that Gloucester has been named as a "Top 25 Small City" on its list of top arts destinations across the United States. Small cities are identified as having populations under 100,000 and the nomination for this category was submitted for Gloucester with the intent of highlighting all of Cape Ann in the coverage of the area. seARTS Board Member-elect Kristine Fisher led the campaign with the seARTS Board and art community to get Gloucester on the ballot and then to rally the community and American Style readers to vote! In her September 2010 letter to the editor, Kristine sums it up this way: "One of our goals at seARTs is to raise the level of awareness with the American public about the richness of our very creative community."

Gloucester was voted in #3 just behind Asheville, North Carolina and Santa Fe, New Mexico and was specifically mentioned as an "up and comer."

AmericanStyle mentioned Rocky Neck Art Colony among Gloucester’s main attractions

"Nights on the Neck" was also praised by AmericanStyle

Also noted were the Cape Ann Artisans Tour, the Waterfront Festival and the transformation of the Blackburn Theatre into The Cape Ann Theatre. Congratulations to everyone mentioned, and we’re sure this publicity will be beneficial to you all.

American Style focuses on Art, Craft, Travel and Interior Design and is an excellent resource for artists and art enthusiasts as it publishes the top art events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.  The idea to pursue this campaign came out of a seARTS strategic planning initiative to look at how great art communities get noticed throughout the country.  "This honor goes a long way toward endorsing the path we are on to support and promote Cape Ann as a beautiful and welcoming place to enjoy the arts — American Style is focused on visual arts, but we are committed to continue to look for and respond to all such opportunities to support all genres of arts and culture on Cape Ann," says seARTS spokesperson, Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco.  "We hope all the arts and cultural groups and artists will benefit from this coverage and leverage this honored place among other great art communities."

seARTS would like to extend special thanks to all our members and friends whose votes helped make this possible.

And a very special thank you to Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester for his website posts, his video that got so many people interested in voting, and for lending us his beautiful above photo for the campaign. Many thanks also to seARTS Board Member-Elect Kristine Fisher for her initiative and hard work on this campaign.

Click here for the AmericanStyle Magazine article.

Willow- Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week


My name is Willow and I am a three-month-old boy kitten.  I am super sweet and affectionate.  I have a handsome grey-and-white coat and if you are interested in meeting me, stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA) in Gloucester.  We are located at 260 Main Street.  Our new shelter at Four Paws Lane in W. Gloucester is scheduled to open  in the early autumn of this year!

If you might be interested in hosting a fund-raiser for us, please call 978-283-6055.

I am so cute, you better hurry and adopt me before someone else does!  You don’t want to disappoint yourself -or ME!

Thanks to Tina Ketchopolos for sending in the Pet of The Week submissions

Did You Know? (Discover Gloucester)

That the Discover Gloucester season’s tourism kick-off event was held on on Tuesday, May 24, 6:00PM at the Stage Fort Park Visitor Welcoming Center?  There was a great turnout, and the new Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide was launched.  Here are some photos from the event, starting with a number of the volunteers who make the Visitor Welcoming Center so welcoming and informative for our visitors.  Also see the cover of the new Visitor’s Guide (which we have a supply of at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery), as well as shots of some of the attendees.  Everyone got a couple of minutes to talk about their business and/or volunteer efforts and to exchange information.  GMG stickers were, needless to say, a big hit.

E.J. Lefavour

Did You Know? Sushi

That there is now an awesome sushi bar at Madfish Grill at Rocky Neck?  Here you see parking angel, Phil and his wife, Lynn getting ready to enjoy hot rock (sashimi-style meat cooked at the table on a 1,000-degree volcanic rock).  Next you see Chef, Jordan Rubin at the Sushi Bar.  Just look at how fresh and beautiful everything looks!  When not at Madfish Grill, I am told Jordan can be found at wildly popular Uni Sashimi Bar in Back Bay, Boston.  I’m not a big sushi fan myself, preferring my meat cooked, but I could definitely go for some of that hot rock sashimi, and plan to next time the Sushi Bar is open (Thursday and Friday for dinner and Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner, and Memorial Day – check out menu here).  And can you identify the GMG contributor in the background behind Lynn?

E.J. Lefavour

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