Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ryan Cox and Brad Atkinson Prep The Dodgeball Court T-Minus 15 Hours Til Tournament Time

Are You Ready For Some Dodgeball?
Camp Spindrift Saturday at 11AM

Statues & Plaques of Gloucester From Peter Dorsey – Chester Grant Stone

Joey,

In my travels around Gloucester there is one memorial stone that I do NOT recommend that anyone try to visit or to even look at closely. The best place to see this stone marker is right here on Good Morning Gloucester.

The reason for this is because the marker in question is located at the outside edge of inside of the first traffic circle you come to on Rte. 128 when you come into Gloucester; called Grant’s Circle. The only other way to see it is to park in the Friendly’s parking lot, hop over the traffic barrier at the side of the circle, and carefully negotiate on foot through two lines of circling automobile traffic. You could peer out the window of your car as you drive around the circle, BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT EITHER!! The stone marker is a tall dark, possibly slate or polished granite stone with a carved relief portrait of Chester Grant, for whom the circle is named ” This Circle, Erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1956, is Dedicated to Honor Chester H. Grant, 1897 -1954, A Soldier and Devoted Citizen”. Chester Grant served in World War I in France from 1917 to 1919. He was, “cited 3 times for Meritorius Conduct Under Fire and Received the Silver Star with Palm.” The silver star, known as the Croix de Guerre or the War Cross is a French Military decoration to honor people who fought bravely with the Allies against the Axis Force during World War I. “As a Public Official for the City of Gloucester – Displayed Great Ability in the Performance of His Municipal Duties.” There is a flag pole behind the stone marker with a light which shines on the flag from the underside at night.

Peter Dorsey

Don’t Be The Dope That Misses Saturday’s GMG/Farm Bar and Grille 3rd Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament

I personally guarantee you will have the best time you’ll have all year.

IT IS A SPECTACLE TO BEHOLD. 

We will be filming another contestant and fan Harlem Shake Video, get there by 11:00AM to be in the Harlem Shake Taping.  If you have a funny helmet, mask or costume bring it because it will make the video that much more nuts.

The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:30am until 4:30pm in EDT

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

YMCA Camp Spindrift

57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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2012 Video from Craig Kimberley

This year we filled up the 20 team brackets in under 20 hours because anyone at all that went last year knew just how insanely fun it was.

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Kim Smith’s 2012 Video-

Historic New England Home

When visiting my daughter Kimberly at her home in Adamsville section of Dorchester, noticed almost across the street is the Pierce House.  The Pierce House is a Historic Home of New England just as our beautiful Beauport.

Pierce House is one of the last surviving examples of seventeenth-century architecture in the city of Boston. Lived in by ten generations of one family, the house documents the building practices and tastes of the Pierces over three centuries. At different times, family members expanded and adapted their house to meet demands for space, function, comfort, and privacy.  The history of the Pierce family highlights important aspects of social history, community history, and New England history. It tells the compelling story of a middling New England family over the course of three hundred and fifty years as they worked hard to provide for themselves and their children. The Pierce family took part in both local and national events; during the American Revolution, Colonel Samuel Pierce participated in the fortification of Dorchester Heights.  Architectural viewports and special lighting highlight many of the rare surviving seventeenth-century features. Of particular interest are beautifully chamfered framing members and a nearly complete exterior wall of original riven clapboards that was preserved by the addition of a lean-to.

March 2, 2013 signMarch 2, 2013 Pierce House Historic Home

Best of Rocky Neck

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CONTACT: Stevie Black, Marketing Director

978-515-7004, marketing@rockyneckartcolony.org

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Welcomes Spring With The Best Of Rocky Neck Exhibition.  Artist members celebrate their diversity and community with a comprehensive and color-full exhibition.

March 13, 2013 – Gloucester MA – This spring, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition celebrates the diversity of styles, media and techniques, and sense of community of the artist members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. The comprehensive and color-full exhibit features one piece of current artwork from each of the participating members. The Best of Rocky Neck exhibition will run from April 4–28, 2013 and gallery hours are Thursdays – Sundays, 12–4 PM. Join us for the reception and meet the artists on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 4–6 PM at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930.

This April, the Best of Rocky Neck exhibition takes over both gallery levels of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck much like the successful Winter Show a few months ago. This year’s spring members exhibition is sure to take its place alongside the many successful shows that have opened at the Cultural Center since last summer, and will certainly become a fixture on the Cultural Center’s year-round schedule of events.

The RNAC Cul tural Center Gallery is located at 6 Wonson Street, Rocky Neck, Gloucester and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 4 PM. Please find the RNAC calendar at rockyneckartcolony.org

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