Our super hard working son Alex’s first July Fourth off in 13 years, since he began working in restaurants at 13 years old. Happiest of weekends spending it with my Family ❤
Photos and video from Liv and Alex
Stage Fort Park is such a jewel. We are lucky to have this park, playground, beach mother nature and the cupboard.
More fun with the grandchildren.. love having them visit.
Happy Father’s Day to all our Good Morning Gloucester Dads. I hope you have a fantastic day with loved ones ❤
Like father, like son, like grandson – my three favorite Dads ❤
What a memorable Father’s Day dinner we had at Duckworths. It was Charlotte’s first time there and Colleen, Michelle, and Nicole provided her with lots of love and fun and games so we could all enjoy our fabulous dinner.
Cannot believe it has been 35 years. Where does the time go? Here is a couple of photos of Rick and I and the kids.
Opening night was last night (Thursday April 4th), the show is great – a MUST SEE. Remaining Shows:
Friday, April 5th 7:00pm
Saturday, April 6th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets available in advance here or at the door! Come out and support the show!
Come out this weekend, and if you can resist singing along, then please see the ticket booth for a prize!
Chris Langathianos live music promoter of Single Tree Music
I’m excited for tonight’s edition of Machaca’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge. We have a rare night where 5 out of our 7 performers will be women singer-songwriters. Come on down at 8pm for what should be an awesome night of live, local music with the night’s finalist moving on for a chance to perform for a piece of the $1,500 prize purse in 2 weeks!
14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA
We went sledding with Hannah and Riley, grandchildren, at Stage Fort park on Saturday, fun times
So much fun as always with Maddie, Owen, Cole and Avery in Maine on Sunday. They bring so much joy and show the true meaning of Christmas.
Saturday my daughter Liv and I took a break from all things Christmas and visited Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point Reservation. Hiking around the refuge is one of our favorite things to do and I was thrilled that she got to see not one, but two owls, a Barred Owl, and a Snowy Owl. The Barred was very nearly completely obscured in a dense thicket, nonetheless exciting to see, and the Snowy was spectacular, causing quite a hullabaloo with the onlookers as he perched in a tree by the road leading into the refuge.
To see an owl in the wild is a gift, and I am counting my blessings, for my beautiful, kind-hearted daughter, and wonderful wild creature encounters.
Hank and Freddy my daughter’s dogs came to visit on Saturday.
Who remembers the original Romper Room? Notice the date, February 1959, I was 5 1/2 .. not such a good school, they spelled my name wrong. What is scary my mother had us on Rex Trailer’s Boomtown and Bozo.
Maddie, Owen, Cole and Avery love when we bring them Sista Felicia’s cookies. Such fun watching them paint the cookies plus how much they love eating them.
My family, friends, and of course living here in Gloucester, MA.
The Spynz – Gloucester are closing out the Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series so don’t miss it! We also have awesome openers Tree House Charlatan(s)! It’s been a great season but we couldn’t do it alone! Thank you to our sponsors Pratty’s, Jerry Noble Electricians (Thank you Stephen Noble!) Maplewood Car Wash (Thank you Steve Milan!) and special thanks to our main sponsor Salem Five Bank Charitable Foundation (Thank you GR Massey!)
Thank you to all of YOU who come each week and support live music!
Also, huge cratitude to the man behind the scenes that makes everything happen smooth….thank you Christopher Silva! xo
And thank you to the City of Gloucester & Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for all your support!
Chad Verbeck – rhythm guitar & vocals
Tim Kierstead – lead guitar & vocals
Sparky Warsnip – bass & vocals
Lee Sullivan – keyboards & vocals
John Normandin – drums
John Frazee – drums
Fun spectator sport even if you’re not out there! And for this special 40th anniversary it’s a two day affair. Here’s the schedule for the (already) registered folks for friends and fans who’ll cheer them on.
SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018
8:15 – SAFETY Director will meet with Kayakers/Lifeguards.
8:45 – MANDATORY Meeting for coaches, officials, and swimmers
8:00- 8:45 WARM UP
1. 8-12 year old boys/girls 500 meter – Event starts: 9:00 A.M.
The race will consist of a 500m course which will be along the beach and back around green buoys Shallow water start and shoreline finish.
2 . Open Men/Women 1.2 mile – Event start: 9:30 or 10 minutes after the final swimmer finishes the 500 m event. The course will be a rectangle, starting in shallow water. The swimmers will swim approximately 0.55 miles out from the beach to a buoy where they will make a 90 degree turn to the left, keeping the buoy on your left. The second leg will be approximately 0.1 miles, and the swimmers will make another 90 degree turn keeping the bouy on their left. The swimmers will then proceed to swim back to Niles beach and finish at the orange buoy at the shore/finish line.
NEW THIS YEAR – SUNDAY EVENT
The 10 Mile Celebrate the Clean Harbor Relay.
6:30 a.m. Registration/Check in opens
7:15 a.m. Safety Meeting.
7:30 Start of First leg.
No one will be allowed to start a new leg after 1:20.p.m. 2:00 p.m Course will be cleared.
The CELEBRATE THE CLEAN HARBOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING FESTIVAL will be held August 11 and 12, 2018. This year, in celebration of 40 years of aqua activism for Goucester Harbor water quality, we are expanding to a two day open water event sponsored by New England Open Water Swimming Association (NEOWSA), formerly New England Marathon swimming Association (NEMSA).
Starting off the festival will be the Clean Harbor Kids Swim on Saturday, a 500 meter swim along the shore of Niles Beach for 8-12 year olds. Held since 2015, this is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the sport of Open Water Swimming.
Also on Saturday will be the 40th Annual 1.2 Mile Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim
For 2018, we are adding a second day to the event, creating the festival. We will be holding the 10 mile Clean Harbor Relay event on Sunday, August 12th. This event will be held on a 1.0 mile course, very similar to Saturday’s event. We suggest teams of 5, and swimming through the rotation two times.. Your team may have more or less than 5 swimmers. We believe the more the merrier. There will be a 6.5 hour limit. This will be a fun atmosphere, so bring a beach chair/blanket, snacks, some sunscreen and shade, and have a great time hanging out on the beach between your swims with your closest swimming friends.
The mission of Maritime Gloucester is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences.
The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association is a non-profit organization promoting the New England fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and their families to live better lives.
We have reason to celebrate this incredible resource that is Gloucester Harbor, and we owe it all to four Cape Ann residents who, in 1979, swam across Gloucester Harbor in protest of its polluted status. This evolved into an annual Audubon Society-sponsored event to help raise funds for cleaning the harbor, hence the name “Swim for a Clean Harbor.” When, in 1993, the harbor was deemed clean by the Audubon Society, the efforts of these pioneering swim-eco-activists became a cause for celebration and “Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim” was born. Don’t miss this year’s event. We have reason to celebrate and what better way than to Jump in. Get Wet.”
Complete results will be posted to the New England Open Water Swimming Association Facebook page. A few prior GMG posts about the swim: