Monthly Archives: May 2012

Commercial Fishing: Rome

Apparently commercial fishing in Rome is alive and well.  In my opinion you can tell how well the boats are doing by how well they are maintained.  These boats are all in good shape and devoid (mostly) of rust so they must be doing alright.

Click below to see the photos


2012 Membership Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 featuring Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Richard A. Davey


Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Membership Power Luncheon

The 2012 Membership Power Luncheon Speaker Series kicks off with guest speaker Richard A. Davey, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

A key member of Governor Deval Patrick’s Cabinet, Secretary Davey will lead off the series by providing updates and insights on major transportation initiatives on Cape Ann and throughout our region. The goal of this new Chamber series is to inform, educate, and empower members through a diverse array of speaking programs and seminars.

In 2010, the Boston Business Journal named Secretary Davey a “Top 40 Under 40” award winner. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Learning Center, a non-profit center providing free English classes to immigrants and the Board of Advisors of Samaritans, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Juris Doctorate summa cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. Secretary Davey and his wife live in Boston, where they are regular users of the MBTA system.

The Membership Power Luncheon will be held at the The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, at noon on Wednesday, May 23, with registration and check-in starting at 11:30 am. Tickets for members are $35 in advance or $40 week/day of and $50 for future members. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Robert Heidt at or call the Chamber at 978-283-1601.


Greg Bover & Frances Fitch on NPR today & Shalin Liu Tonight

Well you saw it first right here on GMG.  Then the Artist of the week Video Series on gimmesound all last week.  Now Greg Bover and Francie Fitch are on NPR — SEE HERE.  BUT WAIT!  THAT’S NOT ALL.  You can see Francie play Greg’s magnificent harpsichord at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport Tonight at 7:30 FOR FREE.  Don’t let the rain keep you home.  This is BIG!

Here’s what Greg says about the interview:

Dear Friends,

Thanks to an introduction made by John McElhenny of Matter Communications, Francie and I were interviewed yesterday by Andrea Shea of NPR affiliate WBUR. The interview will be broadcast this afternoon about 3:50 on the show Radio Boston and may be on All Things Considered later. We will be discussing tonight’s 7:30 concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport celebrating the completion of the harpsichord I’ve been working on for 25 years.  

As John McElheny says, “Nice to see such a positive Gloucester story in the news.  Congratulations, Greg and Francie!”

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