Our First www.gloucesterwebcam.com Rockport Cam Sign Up- Bluefish Property’s Motif Number 1

We’ve got our first sign up from Rockport and it’s a doozy!  Brad Aham from Bluefish Property Group will have an unobstructed Motif #1 Webcam with his sign up!

We’re now up to 24 committed cams signed up and they should be operational within two weeks!

www.gloucesterwebcam.com

Webcam listings are broken down into categories such as Accommodations, Restaurants, Community Organizations, Working Waterfront and Attractions.  They will be listed by order in which they are up and running and sent to me within each category.

Feel Free to Subscribe Here To Be Alerted When A New Webcam Goes Live.

If you are a Gloucester Business or Organization and would like to have your webcam listed or are interested in installing one email me, Joey atgoodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

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Here is the list of webcams that are already live-

Latitude 43

Discover Gloucester

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

CutBridge

01930.com cam sponsored by North Shore Kid

Here is a list of Webcams that have been ordered and should be installed within the next two weeks-
Cruiseport
Cape Pond Ice
Schooner Lannon
7 seas Whale Watch
Toodeloos
Island Art & Hobby
Cape Ann Marina
Mile Marker 1
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
Atlantis Oceanfront Breakfast Cafe
Ryan and Wood
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
Vista Motel
Rocky Neck Accommodations
Manny Simoes
Annisquam Village Realty
Harborview Inn
Bluefish Property’s Motif Number 1

Feel free to fill out this form to get on the list and Participate.  This is not exclusive to businesses feel free to submit your webcam for inclusion.

Coolidge Reservation

There’s more to the reservation than the famous Ocean Lawn. The highest point on the Reservation, Bungalow Hill, provides a panoramic view of the sea. The hill’s rocky outcrops are evidence that glaciers once covered the area, erratically dropping these boulders when melting at the end of the last Ice Age. Look closely and you can still see the scour marks from the grinding force of the moving glaciers. The surrounding woodland is a characteristic New England mix of oak and pine, wildflowers and ferns – home to an array of birds and other wildlife, including fisher, fox, and coyote.
Beyond the woodland, a trail leads past Clarke Pond. This former salt marsh was cut off from the tide nearly a century ago when its inlet was filled, leaving a predominantly freshwater pond. Saltwater periodically washes in during high tides and storms, bringing crabs and small fish from the ocean. The pond provides habitat for ducks and geese, and heron and shorebirds feed here. Several acres of wetlands surround the pond with cattail, bulrush, and cordgrass standing distinctively among the varied wetland plant life, also marked by colorful displays of trout lilies, jack-in-the-pulpit, and swamp buttercups.
Coolidge Reservation also includes a portion of Magnolia’s Gray Beach (also known as Magnolia Beach) with its sandy shoreline and dunes, complete with colorful beach pea and beach rose.

Skeptics in The Pub

Skeptics in The Pub

The October Cape Ann Skeptics in the Pub will be on the 18th. Mary Bowles will present a program based on the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. The book explores the story of extremely successful people. Why so some people succeed more than others? Gladwell argues that the lives of such ‘Outliers’– people who’s achievements fall outside normal experience– often follow a peculiar and unexpected logic.

The meeting will be held at the Dog Bar, 65 Main St., Gloucester. As usual, we will gather at 6:00 to meet each other and order dinner and drinks. The program will begin at 6:45.

Come and hear this interesting talk!

Docksider’s First Annual Comedy Show

The Docksider’s First Annual Comedy Show, November 10 at Bass Rocks Elks Club, Atlantic Ave, Gloucester

Hosted by Hank Morse of 105.7 WROR Loren and Wally show. Starring comedian Tony V and featuring Artie Januario and Graig Murphy. Doors open at 7:00, show at 7:30. Tickets $20.00. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance at Virgilio’s, Jeff’s Variety, Christine’s Variety,Annisquam Auto Body, and The Depot Restaurant all in Gloucester or email sales@take1promos.com. Raffles and Door prizes. Dont miss this evening of laughs! All proceeds to support the Docksider’s trip to play at Disney World and SeaWorld in Florida in April 2012

BankGloucester 15,000 giveaway

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BankGloucester will be giving away a total of $15,000 to community organizations at a brief reception at the bank on Monday, October 17th beginning at 5pm.

This is the fourth year in a row that they have held their “Banking for the Community” program where the public votes for a slate of community groups that aid others; write-in nominations are also welcomed. These votes determine how the money is distributed. Top three awards are $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000. Twelve others groups will each receive $500. BankGloucester believes in giving back to the community and this is one of the ways that they do that.

Perhaps you would like to cover this event considering the positive impact it has on Gloucester residents. The reception will begin at 5pm in the lobby of the bank at 160 Main Street. Bank President, Patrick Thorpe, will be presenting the checks to the winners.

Wellspring’s 30th Anniversary Concert At The Liu Photos From Dr Nicole

Just had to share before leaving for a weekend conference what an INCREDIBLE evening it was at breathtaking Shalin Liu Performance Center for Wellspring’s 30th Anniversary!  Rockport native and Grammy award winner Paula Cole was Joined by Grammy award winnerShawn Colvin (one of my favorite singers) for this wonderful event.  I’m sure Kay O’Rourke the Executive Director will have far better pictures but I told her I’d send these just in case.  

I remember volunteering for Wellspring over 20 years ago while at GHS.  The movie they showed about what they have been doing, the lives they have touched, and where they are today is truly inspiring.  This event was a sparkling example of the potential for the various local organizations to team up with the arts and culture of Gloucester and come together and really make a huge difference.  I am so grateful to have been in attendance tonight for this view of the exciting things already making their way to Cape Ann.  The possibilities are endless.  Bravo Wellspring House for a great evening for a great cause!

Bright Blessings,
Dr. Nicole K. Andrade

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Bottom Line What You Need To Be Doing On Saturday – Rockport Harvest Fest

Let me just tell you what needs to be at the top of your list for this weekend Bottom Line- The Rockport Harvest Fest!

The list of stuff to do and eat and listen to assures EVERYONE in your family to have a not good, but GREAT TIME!!!!

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Here’s the schedule-

All Day Events

Information Booth & Hospitality Tentin Dock Square. Enjoy hot coffee and cider while listening to some great live music in the heart of Rockport!Local Fare Fair on T-Wharf.  Featuring food made locally on Cape Ann and in New England, with Cape Ann Brewing Co. offering a taste of some local brews from noon to 5pm.  Check back for an updated list of vendors.

Scarecrow Stroll throughout Downtown. Don’t miss Rockport’s unique & artistic collection of scarecrows from Front Beach to Bearskin Neck to Harvey Park!  (And be sure to vote on your favorite!). Click HERE for more information.

Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park.  Climb the hay bales, enjoy pumpkin-painting and more!Suggested donation to support festival programming.

Dock Square HarvestFest Music Tent in Dock Square.

WOCA Fair in Harvey Park.  The What’s On Cape Ann Fair highlights area non-profits, organizations and sponsors.  Enjoy interactive booths as you learn just what resources are available to Cape Ann residents and visitors!. Click here for more information.

NYRE Food Booth at Harvey Park.  Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.

Scheduled Events

11 am – 1 pm
Make Your Own Instruments with Rockport Music!
Create your own guitar from cigar boxes and other supplies. Sponsored by Rockport Music.

11:30 am
Cooking Demonstration on T Wharf with special guest: the award-winning Laurie Lufkin hosted by food writer Heather AtwoodSponsored by the Taste of the Times.

12 noon to 2:30 pm
Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Americana. Clickhere and here.

Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.

1 pm
Cooking Demonstration featuring Chef Frank McClelland of Boston’s legendary L’Espalier and his own farm in Essex, Apple Street Farm. Taking place under the tent on T Wharf and hosted by food writer Heather Atwood.

1 pm – 3 pm
Hayride! Pick-up and drop-off in Harvey Park. Sponsored by Seaview Farm.

2pm to 3 pm
Rockport Legion Band in Harvey Park. Click here or here to watch a video clip.

2 pm – 4 pm
103.3 WODS radio station in Barletta Park. Join the WODS street team where they will be giving away tons of great prizes with their WODS prize wheel!

2 pm
The Vanishing of the Bees: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click herefor information on this fresh documentary.

3 pm
Seafood Throwdown Sponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.

4 pm
Food Bloggers’ Forum. Powerhouse food bloggers answer the question “Does Local Matter When it Comes to Food?” Moderated by Heather Atwood, who writes a food blog and a column for the Gloucester Daily Times. The featured bloggers are some of the most creative, innovative thinkers around when it comes to food.

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Brad Byrd with full band playing in Dock Square. Indie Rock. Click HERE.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Allen Estes playing under the tent on T-Wharf. Classic Americana. Click HERE.

4:30 pm
The Great Scarecrow Chase!  Children of all ages can join us for a costumed parade throughout downtown, ending up with a very special surprise and treat!  Parade begins in Harvey Park at the Kids Art Zone. Click HERE for more information.

Wake held for beloved EMT who was victim of stabbing in Nashua From The Nashua Telegraph

You would not have believed the amount of uniformed EMT’s who showed up on bus after bus after bus to pay their respects to Paul III.  It was amazing as the busses just continued to roll in and the EMT came in wave after wave through the line at Greely’s. 

The funeral is today at St Ann’s at 11.  The EMT company that Paul III worked for is sending a 1977 Ambulance to transport Paul’s body today from Greely’s to The Church and there will be many many Ambulance Companies sending ambulances for the procession as well.

Our friend Paul asked if people could take pictures of the procession for remembrance sake.   If any of our readers show up and take photos of the procession with all the ambulances please send them in and we will put together a remembrance slide show for Paul and his family.  Paul specifically asked for this.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited.

You may have read about Paul III medical mission trips to the Dominican republic.  With help from Father Matthew Green we set up a fund to donate to that mission in Paul’s name.  if you would like to donate here’s the info-

People can send donations for the mission to the Dominican Republic to the "Holy Family Parish Mission", at this address:

60 Prospect St.

Gloucester, MA 01930
Thanks and God bless!

Kathy Chapman took photos at the wake last night-

EASCare Honor Guard For Paul III Wake-

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The Nashua telegraph covers the wake of our friend and GMG contributor Paul Frontiero’s son Paul Frontiero III

Wake held for beloved EMT who was victim of stabbing in Nashua

By JOSEPH G. COTE

Staff photo by GRANT MORRIS
Facebook – Grant Morris of the Nashua Telegraph

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. – The six members of the EasCare Ambulance Service Honor Guard flanking the entrance of James C. Greely Funeral Service were just a few of the hundreds who gathered Friday afternoon to remember Nashua resident Paul Frontiero.

Frontiero, a 27-year-old EMT, was killed Sunday after he confronted a man threatening his two female roommates with a knife. Police say that man was Matthew Packer, 19, who is charged with second-degree murder.

Frontiero has been lauded as a hero, both in his work with EasCare Ambulance and for his actions Sunday night. He suffered multiple stab wounds, according to investigators, including one to his heart.

Joe Giacalme, a family friend, said it didn’t take long to figure out Frontiero was a good person to know.

“Anybody that ever met him once knew what a great guy he was,” Giacalme said. “People use the word ‘hero,’ and it’s not an under-used word in this case. He gave his life to help save someone else’s.”

Click here for the entire story