GMG Horribles Day Parade Float Sponsorship Available

email me at of you are interested in sponsoring the GMG float.

Last year we took home the bacon and this year Sista Felicia, Bro-In-Law Barry and Ed Collard plan to make it better than ever.  We will place your business or personal (non-political0 banner on the float and mention your business with thanks in each post about the building and parade photos and videos.

Our seagull had a 4 inch pipe sticking out it’s butt and it would shoot out Seagull Poop waterballoons filled with milk and flour.

We also tailgate before the parade so if you are a FOB and you have a GMG T-Shirt from year’s past or if you need one you can pick one up at the Good morning Gloucester/Khan Studio Gallery at Madfish Wharf to wear.  We do a potluck tailgate before the parade in the parking lot of the high school before hand. 

Here was our First Place Seagull-pooping Homie Float Last Year-

Thanks To Golden Living For The Sponsorship Last Year

Video- Craig Kimberley Captures Sunday’s Seniors 2011 Seine Boat Race

Sunday is the day I spend with the Family, bringing the girls down to the beach to watch the races and greasy pole after covering every aspect I can for the days leading up to Fiesta.


That morning down the dock strolls Craig asking for an assignment for the day.  Knowing that Adam Bolonsky, Sam Sartson and I had devoted a ton of video coverage to Saturday’s Greasy Pole I told Craig that the Parade and The Seine Boats could use some video coverage to round everything out.  I was deep into the editing of three hours of footage that Adam had handed to me from Saturday in between making lobster deliveries to our restaurants and taking out boats and off Craig went.

Fast forward to that afternoon and I was pretty much resigned to watching the Sunday sporting events with the family and not taking the camera out too much except to report the winners via my smartphone so we could beat everyone else to getting the news out.

The Bean up on my shoulders at the PACKED Pavilion Beach yells out “Good Morning Gloucester!”  And she is pointing front and center to the edge of the water directly in front of the Greasy pole.  It was none other than Craig with his Mack-Daddy Camera with “Da Sticka” plastered on it’s side.

A nice feeling knowing I could somewhat take the foot off the gas of the month long Fiesta coverage knowing it was all in good hands with our great team of contributors.

Here is Craig’s Seine Boat Championship video and more-

Jo-Ann Castano took these pics at the Altar going over things with new contributor Craig Kimberly.


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

Novice gardener and Pleasant Street resident Jenna Howard has agreed to provide updates on the squash, 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?”

Jenna Howard headshot

By Jenna Howard

Week Two:

"The squash is taking over! It seems that every time we go to water our garden the squash has doubled in size yet again. Its leaves are now about 24 inches in diameter and it has started producing flowers and fruit! Did you know that squash blossoms are edible? Yup, that’s right, those pretty yellow flowers that you see growing from squash plants are not just a decoration. I’ve heard that they make for a tasty treat when battered and fried in a little oil—and they can also be eaten raw!"

Jennas garden week two June 26, 2011

Pet of The Week- Max

My name is Max.  I am a two-month-old boy kitten with a grey and white coat.  I don’t want to brag, but my coat is really quite handsome.   I have a big name for a little guy, but I will be good size when I am all grown.   I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester until I am adopted.

Please consider assisting us while we get ready this autumn to move into our new facility.  If you would like to purchase a brick in memory or honor  of someone – the fee is $100.   See details at

Remember to visit me and the other cute kittens here at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  Please remember, they are cute; but none as cute as I am!!


Things To Do- Discovery Adventures

Discovery Adventures offers guided sea kayaking tours and snorkeling on Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts, as well as summer programs for children. We also offer instructional courses and kayak rentals.
Check out the local conditions in Lanes Cove. Call the shop to book a trip 978-283-3320!


Bradley Royds Joins Fly Amero ~ This Wednesday Night

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, June 29th
Special Guest:

A full-fledged member of our songwriting community here on Cape Ann,
Bradley Royds brings energy to the stage on a grand scale wherever he performs.
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s
Wednesdays Only!
Prime Rib Dinner –
  $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly
by “Troop”… always good!

Next Week:
June 6th: CHICK

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Flyv

Kathy Soles Reflects On Her Goetemann Artist in Residency At Rocky Neck

Kathy will talk about her experience on Rocky Neck and show work she has produced at 7pm on Tuesday, June 28 at the Artist in Residency Studio, 53A Rocky Neck Ave (between the Rocky Neck Gallery and the Studio Restaurant). Everyone is invited to attend.


YES! I knew it! Meditation Helps!

YES! I knew it! Meditation Helps!

All you Naysayers can kiss my…. Wait, deep breathe Paul, in in in in, now let it out.

 Ok continue;

The practice, which involves the continual repeating of a mantra, was found to reduce high blood pressure, cholesterol and thickening of the arteries. It is also protects against diabetes.

“This is a seminal finding,” said Dr Norman Rosenthal of the American government’s National Institute of Mental Health.

“The prevention of heart attack and stroke and actual lengthening of lifespan by an alternative

treatment method is exceedingly rare, if not unprecedented.

“If Meditation were a drug conferring so many benefits, it would be a billion-dollar blockbuster.” read more here:

One of the best Fiesta happenings!

On Sunday, I was following the parade, and  as I walked up Chestnut St. with all my camera gear, a woman stopped me and asked “Are you a photographer?” with her Italian accent. “Coma taka picture of my family! Have some lasagna!”  She lead me to her beautiful backyard where her family was feasting on Italian food. The woman (her name was Agatha) introduced me to the group and quickly assembled a photo shoot! Her 4 sisters were there, one just in from Italy and another with health issues. I took several photos as she changed the groupings. They graciously asked me to stay for food, but I promised to email the pictures, and was off to the parade.

I’m so glad Agatha stopped me. Special moments like this…that’s what it’s all about!

2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage From Good Morning Gloucester

I realize that many people do not realize that the blog is entirely searchable in the search box in the right hand column and also sorted by categories so I’ll make this handy reference guide to all of our 2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage To Date

A ton of thanks go to the entire GMG Team for all bringing their A-Game for our Superbowl- The Saint Peter’s Fiesta

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Fiesta: Greasy Pole Trailer From Sam Hartson

Can you guess the year?

The Greasy Pole Makes The Life In A Day Movie Shown At The Sundance Film Festival – Here’s The Trailer

People Magazine Features Gloucester and The Greasy Pole In Bert The Conquerer’s Guide To Thrills

Photos of The St Peter’s Fiesta From 1930-1939

Fiesta ten years ago!

Fiesta 2002

11 Days!!! New Contest- Fiesta Families


17 DAYS!!!

16 DAYS!!!

15 DAYS!!!!!

Inside The Saint Peter’s Club With Anthony Saputo

Cape Ann Museum Presents St. Peter’s Fiesta – Inspired Family Fun Day

13 Days!!! A Contest From The Infamous Fred Buck! AND St Peter’s Fiesta Family Free Fun Day At Cape Ann Museum!!!!

12 days!!! Ladies’ Choice Contest From The Infamous Fred Buck and With Prizes

10 Days!!! Contest- St. Peter On The Move- More Fiesta 1950

10 Days Baby!!!! Fiesta Specials At The Lone Gull!

9 Days!!! Saint Peter On The Move Part II From the 1930s

2011 Greasy Pole Updates

Greasy Pole – The Musical SPECIAL GMG PREVIEW!

7 Days!!!! Saint Peter’s Novena At The Legion

“This Is Fiesta” Director Sam Hartson Talks About His Second Film

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

Warren Durgin Talks About Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions

st. peter on the move, part 3 from the infamous one- 1973 and 1950 Fiesta

This Is What We Live For

Scotty Clayton- 1986 Greasy Pole Champ

and so it begins 2011 st peter’s fiesta jr seine boat practice 4:40am 6/20/11

It’s Fiesta Week At Cape Ann Community Cinema & The Annie

Video- Greasy Pole It’s Coming

Exhibition of St. Peter’s Fiesta Photos by Greg Cook

2011 senior seine boat practice

2011 – St Peter’s Novena Photos by David Cox

Gearing Up For 2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Photos Seine Boat Practice

Three Minute Preview- “This Is Fiesta” Playing Wednesday -Sunday At Cape Ann Community Cinema

These Are Your 2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Seine Boat Crews

Saint Peter Moved Back To The Club From the American Legion

In Case You’re Not Fired Up For Greasy Pole

Last Night’s Novena

2011 Greasy Pole Shrine Takes Shape

Traditions passed on through the generations

It Ain’t Fiesta Without Ambie’s Sausage Sandwiches- Fiesta 2011

Fishermen Tattoo Series- Georgie Bono St Peter’s Fiesta Tattoo

Video Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine

2011 Saint Peter’s 5K Race Start Video and Results

FOB Frankie Ciolino Finishes the Fiesta 5K In 4 Hours and 36 Minutes And Lands In the Clink

Fiesta Run – Wall St.

2011 Fiesta – Thursday Night (Photos by David Cox)

If It Rains Fear Not- There’s Still Stuff To Do To Get Your Fiesta On!

St Peter’s Fiesta through The Years- The Bible From Joey Palmisano

Joey Dasilva 2011 Friday Greasy Pole Champ

The Clayton Girls Sport Their St Peter Earrings

FIESTA 2011 – Friday Night

Video- 2011 Friday Greasy Pole Champ Joey DaSilva

2011 Friday Greasy Pole Champ Joey DaSilva Pictures

St. Peter’s Fiesta Friday Slide Show From Thom Falzarano Including Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races

Video- 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare

Coast Guard v. Navy Seine Boats

Doug Shatford Pimps His Fiesta Shirts On Commercial Street

Video- Greasing The Pole 2011

2011 Fiesta Hat Ladies- The Unveiling

FIESTA 2011 Sat.-The Preliminaries

Saturday Seine Boat Races – Dialed In!

Saturday Night Fiesta!

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Rough Cut Part I

2011 Saturday Final Greasy Pole Walk- Portraits From The Pole

New addition for the Crazy Hat Ladies!

Greasy Pole Shrine admired By The Infamous Fred Buck

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Rough Cut Part III -Arrival At The Greasy Pole

Evie Enjoys Her First Greasy Pole

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Final Round and Your Champ

A Two and Four Year Old’s Recap of Saturday’s Greasy Pole & Fiesta!

Fiesta ’11- Sun.

Greasy Pole Faces

The Breakfast of Champions Photos From Fred Buck

2011 Sunday Champ Ali D’Angelo Winning Greasy Pole Walk Captured By Rick Isaacs

2011 Saturday Saint Peter’s Fiesta Photos From David Cox

One more time!

All Your Love- All Your Heart- All Your Power- Everything You’ve Got Part I

2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Parade Pics from Joe Lentini Part I

Please Welcome New GMG Contributor Craig Kimberly- St Peter’s Fiesta Parade Video and More

Gloucester Views From Up High

All Your Love- All Your Heart- All Your Power- Everything You’ve Got Part II

One of the best Fiesta happenings!