Gloucester MA Former Dog Bar Chef Christian Collins Moves on to next round on Fox’s Master Chef


MasterChef’ judges from left, Gordon Ramsey, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot.

He is featured in the promo here (stay at home dad)-

We have pictures and video from his Seafood Throwdown at The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Facing off vs Passports

Did You Know? (GMG T’s – XL In)

That the new shipment of Good Morning Gloucester T-shirts are in?!  A bunch of FOB’s came in looking for XL blue and Small Pink T’s and we were out; but there is a good supply of them in now at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck.  They go fast, so stop by soon to get your’s.

E.J. Lefavour

Did You Know? (Gloucester Education Foundation)

That the Gloucester Education Foundation’s Nancy Hochberg Higgins Arts Fund sponsors the district-wide Arts Festival held in May throughout downtown Gloucester, as well as after-school music and theatre, art supplies, development of GHS curriculum Art History of Cape Ann and more?  Arts programming enriches the education of Gloucester Public School District students and fosters inspiration and creativity that are critical to the future of the community and our society.  As an artist and creative person, I strongly believe in the need to provide arts related education for our youth, so am donating 20% of sales this season of my cards, 8×10 matted prints, Did You Know? Books and Cape Ann Treasure Boxes sold at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery to the Gloucester Education Foundation.  Since opening on May 15, there is already $130 earmarked for GEF.  I’d love to be able to send them $1,000 by the start of the school year, so come on by Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck and check out the lovely, cool and creative offerings (prices from $5 – $20), and help out GEF and the future of the arts in Gloucester.

E.J. Lefavour

SUP the Coast: almost to Cape Cod

The epic adventure continues, Will Rich (grew up in Bayview) and Mike Simpson are now paddleboarding from Key West, Florida, to Portland, Maine to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project and SUP Cleanup.

As I write this they are closing in on the border to Massachusetts and Horseneck Beach. On their blog they note that on reaching New York City they had travelled 1,359 nautical miles in 72 days of paddling. My handy calculator converts that to 1,564 miles or 22 miles per day. Standing up. On a board. In the water. Inconceivable. Which I stole from the Princess Bride: “”Inconceivable.” You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”  Something out of the ordinary.

In the next day or so it looks like up Buzzards Bay, through the Cape Cod Canal (or do they take the long way around?) and into home waters with Cape Ann just a few downhill day paddles away. Except it really isn’t downhill because currently it’s blowing 20 knots in their face. I bet they make it for Saint Peter’s Fiesta. A rough click through on Google Earth shows 120 miles to Gloucester Harbor if they come up through the Cape Cod Canal.

SUP the Coast website

SUP the Coast on Facebook

Photography Workshop From Judith Monteferrante

Judith writes-

Three sample pictures taken in the Rain during today’s Creative Photography workshop to illustrate slow motion of the waves and landscape photography principles. Still room to sign up for the next two workshops in July and August.  Details on the Arts Map links below


Check Out Judith’s ALL OVER THE WEB-

Art website:

Portrait website:

Twitter: @drjmonte



A Very Special Wednesday At The Rhumb Line


This wonderfully talented singer/songwriter and close friend
to so many of us here in Gloucester moved to Tennessee a
number of years ago.  We’ve all missed him terribly.  Finally,
he has found an opportunity to come and see us again, and
we just can’t wait!  As a special treat for all you friends and
fans, who I just KNOW will be there, here’s an ED-it of BIG
ED’s beautiful and soulful ballad, “Fragile Is The Flower”.

If you want the full-version, well, you’ll just have to click on
the link below and buy – along with a few other such gems…

Meanwhile, we’ve gone and lined up two of Cape Ann’s top
performers in honor of this long-awaited, very special evening…
Wednesday, June 15th:

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen:
On Wednesdays only…
Prime Rib Dinner –  $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Next Week:
John Rockwell

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Only 4 Tickets Left For Our Cigar and Rum Cruise On The Lannon!!! Call Now!!!


I visited the coolest guy in Gloucester- Tom Ellis aboard the most beautiful boat in Gloucester- the Thomas E. Lannon yesterday (pictures and videos to come) but just to let you know that as of last night when the ticket office closed there was only 4 tickets left for our cigar and rum (and possibly some rye) cruise.  So if you are one of my peeps- call (978)-281-6634 ASAP and reserve one of those 4 tickets!!!

You need to reserve it with a credit card so my advice would be to call, leave a message  and have them return your call to reserve your spot!


Katherine McMillan Asks What Is The Story With The Pirate Looking Ships at Cruiseport?

Anyone have any info they want to share?

Don answers-

These ships are the NINA & PINTA, reproductions of the 15th century Caravelles that Columbus sailed across the Atlantic. They were built in Brazil using native tropical hardwoods and traditional tools of the period.They are owned by Morgan Sanger of the COLUMBUS FOUNDATION and are used for educational platforms. GOOGLE Columbus Foundation

and this story-

Tours begin today on Niña and Pinta replicas-

By Deborah Mcdermott

June 14, 2011 2:00 AM

KITTERY, Maine — It must have felt like stepping back in time Monday afternoon for anyone standing on the banks of the Piscataqua River, as two replicas of 15th-century ships came into view.

The Niña and Pinta, modeled after ships of the same name sailed by Christopher Columbus when he came to the New World in 1492, sailed into Badger’s Island Marina East on Monday for a weeklong stay.

Tour the Niña and Pinta replicas

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 to Monday, June 20

Where: Badger’s Island Marina East.

From Interstate 95, take the Kittery traffic circle exit, and take State Road or Route 1 south toward Memorial Bridge and Portsmouth. No parking is available at the marina site.

Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5-16; free for children age 4 and under.


Weekdays and Sunday, June 19:

First lot: Badger’s Island Marina West: With Memorial Bridge straight ahead, take a right next to Hebert Brothers; the ships will be on the left). Head to the parking lot at the end of the street where there is limited parking.

Second lot: If the first lot is filled, retrace your steps back down Route 1 north to the intersection of Route 1 and Walker Street, where there is an empty lot. Flaggers will direct you. Walk to the marina.

On Saturday June 18: First lot remains the same, although there is very limited parking there.

Second lot: The lot at the corner of Route 1 and Walker is being used that day for the Kittery Block Party and you will not be able to park there. Motorists are asked to please use the Island Marine Service lot on Route 236 heading toward South Berwick, just past the I-95 interchange on the right. A shuttle bus will bring visitors to the ships.

Capt. Kyle Friaut said the trip up from Connecticut, where they were last docked, was uneventful, with the crew stopping over in Gloucester, Mass., for a few days over the weekend.

to read the rest click here to view the story at Seacoast Online

The website here-