Courtney From Gloucester Won The Folders Jingle Contest!!!

You heard it on the Gloucester Daily Times Twitter Feed first!

Hi Joey,

I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that Folgers®, with the help of celebrity judge Kara DioGuardi, named the winner of the Folgers® Jingle Contest yesterday. The Grand Prize winner is Courtney R. and she is from Gloucester, MA so we thought the local affiliation may appeal to you. She has won $25,000, a mentoring session with Kara and the chance to appear in a Folgers commercial.

And the Grand Prize Goes to…Our Gloucester Girl Courtney!

THIS JUST IN: Courtney Reid of Gloucester won the Grand Prize in the Folger’s Jingle Contest in NYC this week! Click here for the scoop! A big thank you if you voted for Courtney in the preliminary rounds — and congratulations to Courtney, as this high-pressure final round was all on her. The winner was chosen by music industry insider and well-known personality Kara DioGuardi, who clearly knows her stuff, as she judged Courtney to be the winner (from over 3,000 entries).

For the story of Courtney’s journey to the Grand Prize Audition in Times Square, check out these previous Good Morning Gloucester posts on what it took for her to accomplish this!



Did You Know? (John Nesta Gallery)

Photos by E.J. Lefavour

That John Nesta came to Rocky Neck in the mid-70’s and has maintained his home and gallery here ever since?  He is a native New Englander, who graduated from the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and has studied art all over the country.  I really love John’s work.  He has a gift for capturing the light, reflections, mood, motion and unique beauty of Cape Ann, and he does it using only primary color paints.  For those of you who don’t paint, it is possible to use the primary colors (red, blue and yellow, plus white) to create every other color, but it requires great skill in mixing.  John finds his inspiration from all over Cape Ann, and his primary interest in his art is to be in love with his next painting; the personal satisfaction achieved by combining the beauty of his surroundings with the integration of color and brushstrokes.  He works on location from his Studio On Wheels.  His Gallery at 37 Rocky Neck Ave. in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony is open daily April through Christmas.  You can visit his website at

E.J. Lefavour

15 Minute Preview Of The First Episode of ABC’s Expedition Impossible Available Now Online Featuring Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo from Gloucester MA

The show premieres the 23rd at 9PM on ABC. Don’t forget to set your DVR!

Click here to see it, the screen shot above was taken from 5 minutes and 8 seconds in

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

Here are some exclusive pictures we took aboard The Sanfilippo Gloucester Dragger The Captain Domenic-




Paul Korn Says “When are you going to see ‘Greasy Pole, the Musical!’? It is great. Everyone should see it.”


VIVA, Greasy Pole, the Musical!
    I said to Joey this morning, “When are you going to see ‘Greasy Pole, the Musical!’? It is great. Everyone should see it.”  Being Joey, he asked me to write my reactions, so here they are.
    Enjoy one hour of heart and history, laughter, song, soul, food and faith.  Everyone, local Gloucesterites, newcomers, visitors and tourists, should go see this wonderful production that is the premiere performance at The Annie.  High praise and joyful appreciation go to the cast, crew, musicians, backers and audience last night that made the play a perfect opening event for the summer. 
                      Even those of us who have enjoyed St. Peter’s Fiesta for many years in the past were treated to a deeper understanding of the role that “walkin’ the pole” has played in the history of our city.  And the singing, including spontaneous participation by the audience, was exuberant and full, celebrating life, death, joy and sadness.  Out-of-town friends who joined us in the fun last night now want to return to Gloucester to enjoy the real Festival and Walk.
                       Our special thanks go to Henry Allen, Keith Palazzola, Robert Newton and the fantastic band. 
    And Joey, try to make time to see this show.  Bring the family!
Paul R. Korn

Paul is wearing a Michael Gerber designed TAA “LET THE GOOD TIMES SCROLL” T-shirts that are available at Temple Ahavat Achim.

2011 Father’s Day "Coolest Dad" Contest Winner!

Cape Pond Ice Company Announces


2011 Father’s Day "Coolest Dad" Contest Winner!

He’s one "Cool Dad!"

Congratulations to Michael Oliver of Gloucester, nominated by daughter Samantha, sons Benjamin and Zachary!

The children wrote: "We know we can alway count on our Dad when we need him.  He is our rock.  He makes sure we know right from wrong. He wants us to grow up to be good people and we are doing our best to make him proud."

Cape Pond Ice would like to thank all the proud children who submitted entrys and photos for the "2011 Coolest Dad Contest".

All nominated "Dads" clearly qualified for the award in the eyes of their proud child.  All entrys and photographs uniquely presented just how "Cool" their Dads are!

We would also like to congratulate our two Coolest father runners up:

Timothy Creaser of Gloucester, nominated by his son Jared Creaser.

Robert Duncan of Gloucester, nominated by his daughter Pam Murray.

You are all the "COOLEST DADS AROUND!"

Happy Father’s Day from the "Coolest Guys Around!"

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour June 18-19

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour

THIS WEEKEND! June 18-19

Cape Ann in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. 

Cape Ann Artisans are ready for their Spring Open Studio Tour, June 18-19. All studios are open for the weekend.

Bring friends and family to visit the studios and meet the 14 Cape Ann Artisans. Make a day of it! Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our coastline and sample our local seafood.

Sculpture, painting, textiles, jewelry, pottery, photography, mosaics…we have a selection of art that will be sure to please. Come join us!  

June 18th and 19th 10am to 5pm daily

Visit the studios of our tour members and see where they work, what they’ve been producing, and how they think about art and the creative process! Treats are served at many studios and everyone is marty signwelcome!

More information, maps, brochures and a list of participating artists is available at


Yankee Ingenuity

My sister, Pat, was gardening last week and ended up with poison ivy all over her arms. She told her friend, Pam, that she was done with pulling weeds unless she could find gloves that covered her arms. We threw a surprise birthday party for my sister last night, and Pam made these for her. Clever!!



Burnham’s Field Gardener – Mary Kay Filos From John McElhenny

The Burnham’s Field Gardener Series

Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester. Recently there’s been a resurgence of pride in Burnham’s Field, including a new 20-plot garden. In some ways, the Burnham’s Field Community Garden represents what’s best about Gloucester: a close-knit, hard-working community that cares for its neighbors. GoodMorningGloucester is now running a series of video profiles of the Burnham’s Field Community Gardeners. Here are their stories.

 By John McElhenny

 Burnham’s Field Gardener – Mary Kay Filos

 Mary Kay Filos explains why she joined the Burnham’s Field Community Garden and reveals her secret for how to create a lush, beautiful flower garden in just a few days.

Check Out Jon Sarkin along With Goetemannn and Ruth Mordecai Tonight At Rockport Art Association


RAA celebrates it’s 90th anniversary in 2011!

The Rockport Art Association founded in 1921, one of the oldest and most
active art organizations in the country, offers something for everyone.
Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.

Opening Reception Friday June 17th  ~ 6-8pm
Exhibition June 17th – July 19th
Open Free To The Public
Click here for more info . . .