See Joe’s post earlier today.
Monthly Archives: July 2016
The sun and clouds over Magnolia Beach on Tuesday made for a beautiful late afternoon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nicastro Family
Dominic and Catherine Nicastro
Gloucester Daily Times
The man who for years was St. Peter’s guardian and played a central role in St. Peter’s Fiesta has passed away.
Dominic Nicastro Sr., 66, who went to work as a commercial fisherman right after graduating from Gloucester High School, died early Thursday morning at the Golden Living Center after a lengthy illness.
For decades, Nicastro played a central role in Fiesta’s salute to the patron saint of fishermen, first as one of the carriers of the St. Peter’s statue and then, from 2000 through 2015, as its primary guardian, said Joe Novello, head of St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee. Nicastro was the statue’s fifth guardian in the festival’s 89-year history, handing over the duties to Joe Orlando in 2015.
“He was a genuine man, just a very good guy,” said Novello of Nicastro on Thursday. “He was a very proud man, but he was very respected as a leader.”
Novello recalled that Nicastro eventually bought his own lobster boat, then later worked as a diesel mechanic with the Cape Ann Transportation Authority. But his heart, he said, was always with Fiesta.
“He so loved St. Peter,” said Sara Favazza, 86, whose father, Capt. Salvatore Favazza, commissioned the statue in 1927 and is among the founders of Fiesta.
Nicastro served for years as president of the St. Peter’s Club, and played a role in organizing Fiesta’s sporting events. He regularly joined his wife Catherine in attending each night of the nine-day Novena to St. Peter, Novello recalled.
Jeff and his crew have deep roots in the fishing community if #GloucesterMA. He knows when a critical piece of equipment goes down in the offloading process that it will be a major hit to the port.
The boom goes down and within an hour Jeff came down to measure stock and had his crew on the job to get us back up running. A crisis situation is a whole lot less stressful when you have a company like J&L on your side. Thank you Jeff and company.
For immediate release: Cape Ann Community Band Seeks Players
Contact: David Benjamin 978-281-0543 David@DavidLBenjamin.com
The Cape Ann Community Band is seeking players for their concert on August 21, 2016. The band is playing a nautically themed concert, “The Sea Around Us”. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening, at 7pm, at the American Legion Hall, 8 Washington Street, Gloucester. All are welcome. The band is especially in need of flutes, clarinet and saxophone players. Percussionists are also encouraged to attend. The rain date for the Stage Fort Park concert is Wednesday, August 24. For more information please contact David Benjamin, 978-281-0543 or David@DavidLBenjamin.com
“I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned. ”
Ralph Waldo Emerson