Almost Live Blogging from the Fiesta 5K 6/28/2012 9:30PM
Maggie Harper writes-
Just wanted to let you know that as of this moment, the Chronicle show on Gloucester is scheduled for Monday July 9th. So let you vast followers know — with the proviso it could be later, if news events warrant.
It was great to meet you — have a great Fiesta this weekend!!!!!!
Maggie Harper / Producer, CHRONICLE
Just wanted to remind everyone that the Fishtown Horribles will kick off once again from Gloucester High School at 6pm on Tuesday July 3rd. There is NO fee to be in the parade and no pre-registration. We do ask all participants to sign a waiver agreeing to all the guidelines for a fun and safe parade. It is a first come first out parade line up. We do ask that if you come early that you check in with someone on the parade committee so we can confirm you are in the correct area. Please remember that one of our biggest fundraisers is the parade itself, we need your donations to keep this parade alive!
BIG THANKS FOR ALL WHO SUPPORT THE FISHTOWN HORRIBLES PARADE!!!
OK, I said it. It’s the elephant in the room. We actually have friends who look at us like we’re mental patients when we say we LOVE FIESTA! There are only a few places on Earth where the whole city parties and invites tens of thousands of other people to join in. Rio and New Orleans come to mind. Not bad company for Gloucester to be in, is it? Just look at this video from last year:
The guys who didn’t get the pole aren’t cursing the winner. They’re cheering him and carrying him on their shoulders out of the water and up the street. That’s the spirit I’m talking about! A little more of this spirit on a daily basis would make all our lives better.
Plus there’s live music all over town (see full live music schedule here) and nearly everybody you run into is in a great mood for days at a time. So let’s have some fun, OK?
Fred Bodin writes-
Hi Joey, this just came up if you want to post it.
I was getting a breath of fresh air out on the sidewalk just now, chatting with Max, the Bar Manager of Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant next door. I suggested they have a "Greasy Pole" cocktail special for Saint Peter’s Fiesta. "Great idea," he said, "we could use the local Folly Cove Rum and grapefruit juice in it!" As for liquors and other ingredients – got any ideas? If they use your recipe you’ll get a drink on the house! Reply to me at info@BodinHistoricPhoto.com
Mile Marker 1 Is Located In the Back Right Hand Corner of The Cape Ann Marina Property (Opposite Back Corner of Where The Gull Was Located) 75 Essex Ave
Call for Free Dockage Tied Up With Meal from Mile Marker One on VHF Channel 10.
Countdown to Reggae on the River Every Friday starting this Friday June 29th at Mile Marker One’s Bridge deck (under the tent). We start at 7pm with live reggae from JAH SPIRIT! Dinner and cocktails await under our tent, Pool Bar (new), River Deck (new), or inside dining room (new). Tell all your friends – YES – you can come by boat and tie up for free if you are coming to Mile Marker One.
Yes, you can escape downtown. The Frozen cocktails, ice cold beer, fresh seafood, and much more await. EAT- DRINK- CHILL!
Put your glands together and let’s welcome back that rockem’ sockem’ vixen of the blues: Ms. Diane Blue. She’ll be gracing our stage this week with enough heat to melt your mind! I love this woman! She really makes it happen! She’ll be singing’ all your favorite toons and blowing that category 5 harmonica till the clowns come home!
Backing her up and putting on a happy face will be that winsome wildcat of the 88’s: Mr. John Cameron, rapidly becoming my favorite ping partner. Thrashing the skins will be that Madhouse® rump-a-pum-pum pummeler, Mr. roger Brocklebank. Gonna make him sing, too.
Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be on hand, either cringing or wiggling thru the changes. A great nite to go out!
p.s. I even heard that Mark Earley is gonna show up.
THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
SAINT PETER’S FIESTA WEBCAM
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St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012
Novena to St. Peter
Monday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 26
7:00 p.m. at American Legion Hall
Wednesday, June 27
7:00–10:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment….
St. Peter’s Park: " featuring "Sinatra & Friends"
Thursday, June 28
6:00 p.m…… Fiesta 5K Road Race – with Cape Ann YMCA – Starting at St. Peter’s Square
8:00–11:30… Youth Block Dance…..D.J. Sam Santuccio …. St. Peter’s Park
Friday, June 29
4:45 p.m……. Greasy Pole Contest…and…Women’s Seine Boat Races… Pavilion Beach
6:30 p.m……. Entertainment….Before Opening Ceremonies
7:30 p.m. …… Formal Opening ….St. Peter’s Square Entertainment immediately
following to 11:30 p.m…. Music by Seabreeze
Saturday, June 30
9:30 a.m…….. Youth & Adult Soccer Games…. Newell Stadium
10:00 a.m……. Pavilion Beach…Military Seine Boat Race:
U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy…
Gloucester Fire Department vs Gloucester Police Department
2:30 p.m.…… Championship Series – Youth Basketball Tournament….
Fort Playground (Rain Date Sunday, July 1)
3:00 p.m…… Children’s Games…. Beach Court
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events… Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races & Greasy Pole Contest
8:00–11:30 pm. Musical Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square….
Aaron Caruso with Musicians, Vocalist (www.aaroncaruso.com)
Sunday, July 1
10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….United States Navy Band Northeast…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races..&…Greasy Pole Contest
6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 p.m…… Musical Entertainment – St. Peter’s Park
featuring Gianni Faraone w/ Ray Cavichio &
his mini Big Band & Natalie Pinto
11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession