Blogapalooza Soon To Be Beer And Blog Cape Ann

I’ve been in touch with the folks at Beer and Blog and it looks like we will be included as the 15th chapter in the successful global social media community.

Some of the folks that participated and their sites-

Kurt Ankeny

Kat Valentine

Jay Albert

Jim Barber

Jon and Karen

John Hintlian

Steve Borichevsky

John Penaloza

Alexander Thompson

David Cutler

Rob Parsons

Mike Lindberg

Sharon Lowe

Old Hippy

Cathy Tarr



*for anyone I left out, shoot me an email.  I’m a bit fried right now.

2009 Downtown Block Party Schedule

2009 Downtown Block Party Schedule

Four Block Parties Planned for 2009

Save the Third Saturday Night of June, July, August & September for a night full of fun for all ages.

  • June 20, 2009
  • July 18, 2009
  • August 15, 2009
  • September 19, 2009

We are currently planning for the First Block Party of 2009. Stay tuned for more information.

If you want to be part of the June 20th Block Party? Here’s your chance to see your photography big and beautiful! Good Morning Gloucester is hosting a community slide show featuring the first 150 photos we receive that meet the criteria. Click here for criteria.

Thank you, Joey and Fellow Bloggers!

Sir Blog-a-lot organized a Blogapalooza for last night at  Cape Ann Brewing. It was a great way to meet all of those who regularly contribute to GMG’s success, many who have their own blogs. AND another birthday celebration. This time mixed with a little beer, cake, and a whole lot of crude, rude fun! Thanks to you all! Maybe birthdays are okay after all! 🙂 Joey will have more info on last night’s get-together soon, I’m sure!

The First Ever Cape Ann Blogapalooza

With a little over 24 hours total planning we got about 20 or so of Cape Ann’s Blogging community together for a meeting of the minds and to enjoy each other’s company.  The Cape Ann Online community was well represented.  We live video blogged from Cape Ann Brewing Company, had a cake for Sharon’s 60th Birthday and enjoyed a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday from Alexander Thompson and Gardy.  What were the words to that song again?  All I know is it ended with “DEATH”

Fun was had by all. I’d love to make Cape Ann an official Chapter of the Beer and Blog group but after reading their guidelines they require a weekly meetup.  Weekly seems like a bit much for an old man like me but if there is enough interest I’d love to sign us up to be a chapter.  I’d only be able to make about one or two a month tops though.

The First Ever Cape Ann Blogapalooza, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

I’d like to thank the kind gentleman at the local supermarket who put the words on the cake for me without batting an eyelash.


Cape Ann Brewing was really a fantastic spot for the meetup with it’s long benches it allowed for a communal sharing of ideas and a free flow of people buzzing around.

I can’t believe they had their hours rolled back to an 8:30PM closing time when they were going for an actual extension to regular hours at last night’s liquor licensing hearing.

We should discuss weather we should change locations every so often or keep it at Cape Ann Brewing.  If people would like to mix it up a bit the one requirement would be that the joint would have to offer free wifi.

If the Blog and Beer guidelines do not allow us to become a chapter under their banner we will stick with the Cape Ann Blogapalooza moniker and just add roman numerals after each meetup.

Gloucester At Dawn, 4:45AM Good Harbor Beach 6/09/09

Where else would you rather be?

Click this picture and select “all sizes” to see the full size version.  It’s one to frame.  If anyone wants me to make pictures from this series, let me know and I’ll get some made.

Sharon Represents!

Here’s the Birthday girl!  We celebrated with a cake for Sharon for her 60th birthday at the first ever Cape Ann Blogapalooza.  The event was a great success with about 25 or so local webmasters/bloggers/nerworking folks who came out, had a couple adult beverages,  shared ideas and a few laughs as well.  More on Blogapalooza and where we go from here in upcoming posts.

Sharon Represents!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.