New GMG Series: What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?

At Joey C.’s request, novice gardener and Pleasant Street resident Jenna Howard has agreed to provide updates on the tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables growing in her plot at the new Burnham’s Field Community Garden. The reports and photos will allow GoodMorningGloucester viewers to follow the garden’s progress with a weekly answer to the question, “What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?”

By Jenna Howard

Week One:

"Three continuous days of rain followed by lots of sunshine proved very beneficial to the Burnham’s Field Community Garden! I was surprised to find that some of our plants had doubled in size in just a few days. We even had to harvest our first batches of kale and spinach because they were shading some of the smaller plants! And we noticed that something seems to be eating the radishes. Hmm, wonder what it could be …”

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Did You Know? (Samuel de Champlain)

That in September 1606, Samuel de Champlain landed at Rocky Neck to caulk his shallop (an open rowing boat), and created an accurate chart of the harbor, which he called le Beauport?  If you consider the drawing of a chart to be art, then Rocky Neck had its earliest Gloucester Harbor inspired creation as far back as 1606.

E.J. Lefavour



Cape Ann Animal Aid’s popular Sunset Dessert Cruise will take place on Saturday, July 9th leaving from Captain Bill’s on Harbor Loop at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Cape Ann Animal Aid at 260 Main Street, Gloucesterfor $25.00 each. All proceeds will go to the CAAA. There will be lots of raffles, cash bar, desserts, cash bar and a relaxing cruise around beautiful Cape Ann and lots of fun. For more information please call 978-283-6055 or email Please visit or call for more information.

The CAAA is located at 260 Main St. in Gloucester and they are a non-profit and no-kill shelter.

Nancy Tarbox
Public Relations Manager

“GLOUCESTER NIGHT” at Fraser Field in Lynn. –Friday, July 1st

Come on out for “GLOUCESTER NIGHT” at Fraser Field in Lynn. –Friday,  July 1st at 6:15pm.

Similar to the ‘Lowell Spinner’s’ Games, there will be FAMILY FUN for ALL!!!


Tickets are $6.00 each and $3.00 is returned to Gloucester Little League.  If you already have tickets, please forward this on to Family and Friends!!!

Please call 978-239-9179 or  send an email to to place your order.

Gloucester Night at Fraser Field, Lynn – Friday, July 1st – 6:15 pm  Northshore Navigators vs. Sanford Mainers
Directions to Fraser Field – Take 128S to Lowell St, exit,
Turn left onto Lowell St, Continue onto Main St, Continue onto Boston St
Turn right onto Essex St., Continue onto MA-107 S/Highland Ave for 3 miles
Fraser Field, 365 Western Ave will be on the right


Wednesday, June 22nd Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL

Wednesday, June 22nd
Special Guest:
I’ve been hounding John for months to send me a new pic
for the Rhumb Line email blast.
He finally delivered.  So…whaddyas think?
 Come on down and see Ellen Tasker shave
his moustache with a dull fruit-paring knife… BLINDFOLDED!
You do NOT want to miss THIS!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Wednesdays Only!
Prime Rib Dinner –
 $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

We Did It! More Good Morning Gloucester Views Than Gloucester Residents 6/20/11 29,072 Views!

I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.  Another milestone, more Good Morning Gloucester views yesterday than Gloucester residents- 29,072 views vs 2010 Gloucester population 28,789* source wikipedia census data

I consider it a substantial number especially when considering that those census numbers include babies and older adults who don’t even own a computer.  Keep up the great work team!



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Check Out The Beach Wheelchairs For People With Disabilities At Good Harbor Beach


Dale Rosen writes-

Joey: Here’s my friend Liz Casey on her 60th birthday having fun at Good Harbor Beach.  The lifeguards were wonderful. They transported her from her wheelchair to the beach chair and then Liz and her friends were off.  This is what Liz (who has MS) wanted most for her birthday and Gloucester gave it to her! Thank you Gloucester.

Dale Rosen



The popular Downtown Gloucester Block Party series begins July 16 when Main Street transforms into a mall packed with entertainment, dancing, art and craftworks and assorted vendors. Diverse restaurants offer dining al fresco and food to go. The series celebrates Gloucester the third Saturday of each month, July through September.

The Block Party Committee is pleased to announce Valerie Marcley as the Artistic Director and Coordinator. Cape Ann’s Marcley produces New England’s only Fringe performance festival, the Seacoast Fringe Festival in Portsmouth, NH, and is a board member of the Manchineel Chutney Theatre. She worked in concert production with Boston jazz legend Fred Taylor; at the Opera House Theater, Stonington, Main; the USVI Theater of St. John and at WFNX-FM and WBZ-AM, Boston.

Marcley is indebted to the hard-working team that created the summer series three years ago. “Without their expertise, enthusiasm and dedication, we wouldn’t have such a dazzling and fun event as the Gloucester Block Party! It’s clear that they are avital spark to the future of our unique downtown. These folks had an ideal vision that continues for Gloucester.

“We are currently seeking performers, vendors and volunteers to help us have some ‘wicked fun’!’” Those who wish to take part in the event, please contact Val at: .

“The Downtown Gloucester Block Party is an opportunity for our restaurants and businesses to be creative and strut their stuff,” states Marcley. “We urge participants to get imaginative with specials, contests and eye-catching displays to showcase their businesses and entice clientele.

Each Downtown Gloucester Block Party starts at 6 pm July 16, August 20 and September 17 and is free of charge. Rain dates will be the following Sunday.