Category Archives: Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2016

Salvi Benson St. Peter and Greasy Pole Tatoo

Salvo Benson was at Saint Peter’s Club cheering on the Sunday Walkers. Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins.Steve LeBlanc Salvi Benson Joe Staline Dave Foote copyright Kim SmithSalvi Benson, Steve LeBlanc, Joe Staline, and Dave Foote

Salvi Benson Greasy Pole tatoo copyright Kim Smithsalvi-benson-all-time-greasy-pole-champion-gloucester-ma-c2a9kim-smith-2014-2 Salvi Benson from his 2014 walk


Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:

Joseph Novello –  President

Michael Linquata – Vice President

Anthony Cusumano  Treasurer

Rose Aiello  – Clerk

Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member

Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member

Ralph Puopolo –  Committee Member

Carlo Barbara – Committee Member

Rose Aiello – Committee Member

Tom Favazza – Committee Member

Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member

Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary

We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Joe Novello granddaughters-2 copyright Kim SmithSt. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.

Fun and Fabulous Fiesta Hat Ladies!

Mayor Romeo Theken with sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends stop by to visit the fun and fabulous fiesta hat ladies Robyn and Amy.Fiesta Hat ladies copyright Kim SmithThis year’s hats are over the top fantastic and brimming with witty surprises. Be sure to stop and say hello and have a look see Sunday. Fiesta Hat ladies April Lia  copyright Kim Smith

Saturday greasegang with the Mayor copyright kim SmithThat’s our Saturday Greasy Pole Champion Lenny Taormina in the geisha costume, third from the left. Saturday #greasegang 

#greasegang Mike Forgette: Man of Many Talents

Check out this first glimpse of Mike Forgette’s band Over the Bridge. Their debut EP “Something in the Water” will be released on July 16th.

“You’ve been following the boys of Over The Bridge for over a year now. You’ve seen them in action, you’ve helped them earn the chance to open for big names like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, perform stages such as New Hampshire Hempfest & Freedom Rally, and you’ve seen their posts and pictures documenting their progress, hard work and dedication to carefully crafting their original tunes. The time has come to finally share their music with the world for all to hear!”


Mike Forgette Geasy Pole gloucester copyright Kim SmithMike Forgette Geasy Pole gloucester -1 copyright Kim SmithMike Forgette walking the pole Friday evening