Pete Lindberg at Sidewalk Days

DSC_3022 [640x480]Pete is Mike’s son, and although they’re both talented musicians, they have very different interests and styles. You can see Mike and Pete playing around town each week. Tonight Mike is with “Groove” at Capt. Carlos- a CD release party. And Pete is often at the DogBar, Elliott’s, and the Rhumb Line.

Download Pete’s CD below for free.


Gloucester At Dawn, Corner Of Middle and Pleasant Street

I wonder what the economic climate was like when this building was built.   Buildings like this just aren’t constructed regularly in our day, I guess because it is cost prohibitive.  Do you think it came down to economics or just a sense of pride when the people who built this building designed and had it built?

Deadliest Catch T Shirts Signed By The Crew

FOB Kristin Michel just dropped off 6 Offiicial Deadliest Catch T Shirts which she says will be signed by a crew member of the Deadliest Catch at The Deadliest Catch Gloucester Little League Fundraiser Monday night at The Gloucester House.

Come down to Captain Joe and Sons Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, make a donation to Gloucester Little League and one of the six shirts will be yours.  Then go to the event to see the star Captains and have your shirt signed.

Here is the design-

From Kristin-

We will be selling tickets to the fundraiser featuring Jonathan & Andy Hillstrand at the Gloucester Little League table at the Sidewalk Sale tomorrow.  Our table will be in the West End.  Please send anybody looking for ticket our way!


The Hive Will Be Down At The Sidewalk Bazaar

from The Hive-
See us at the Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar 7/31-8/01

The Hive Gallery will be closed this Friday & Saturday  only because we will be down at the Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar! So come down and see us there 9am to 5pm (weather permitting) both days.  We will be at the west end of Main St. near the Blackburn Tavern.  Our booth is gonna be packed out with the best work on on the whole block…the whole island rather.  Stop by and support a new direction in local art.

*Stay tuned for a few Hive events coming down the pike.  Surf movie night is scheduled for 8/7/09 and another opening on Friday night 8/14/09 featuring all new work from Everlution Forms.  As always, check our website for the most current info.

thanks  The Hive


Deadliest Catch Gloucester Fundraiser Update!

Hey Joey –

Just wanted to update you and the GMG readers about Monday’s fundraiser to benefit Gloucester Little League featuring Andy & Jonathan Hillstrand from the Time Bandit.

My phone is ringing off the hook today with people calling looking to see if we still have tickets.  The calls are coming from all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine.  The event was covered in the Herald today and we expect a feature story in The Beacon tomorrow.  I am hopeful that this event will be a sell-out, as was last year’s event featuring Sig Hansen.

People from “over the bridge” will have to buy their tickets at the door or come to Gloucester to get the tickets in advance.  Locals who want to attend the event should purchase their tickets at Jeff’s Variety in the next few days to assure that are guaranteed admission to the event.

Looking forward to seeing everybody there for a fun evening.


Sidewalk Bazaar Day One

If you haven’t gone down yet there’s still time- it runs through the 1st of August.  For more info check the Chamber of Commerce website’s Sidewalk Bazaar page

Sidewalk Bazaar Day One, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Felted Sweater Handbags From LizzyKnits
Felted Sweater Handbags From LizzyKnits

David Cox- Capturing Gloucester Portraits One Image At A Time
David Cox- Capturing Gloucester Portraits One Image At A Time
Auntie Gina Ciaramitaro With Joe Popcorn Slush
Auntie Gina Ciaramitaro With Joe Popcorn Slush

David Cox At The Sidewalk Bazaar Video

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David has graced GMG pages with many  photos of Gloucester Street Scenes and events.

Check back later in the week (if you already don’t check in multiple times daily here at GMG) to see if you were featured in his Sidewalk Bazaar picture series.

To see  his pictures and slide shows click this text

Things To Do- Art Haven Reception

From David Brooks-

Hi Everyone,

Some of you have probably already heard, so if you have, view this as a reminder.
Art Haven is having its One Year Anniversary on Friday, July 31st. A live art auction of staff work, food and drink from Latitude 43 and Pleasant St. Tea Co. will kick off the event at 5:30 pm. We are very excited about how far we have come in this first year and we would like to thank the community for supporting us every step of the way!
We really hope you all can attend!

Where Zat? WINNER! MIKE!

IMG_0181And the winner, Mike, guessed last night at 9:00:

“Upper Banjo at the dam”

It’s off 133 off to the left up Malcolm Rd. across from the Heights.

Hedge has a great map of where it is.

From Hedge

“This is the view that clued me into it. In my excitement, I forgot the word upper. My bad.

Good one this time!

You can almost match the “circular canopy” of the trees centered in your last clue to the ones on the side of this bing image.

I kept trying to find a place that would allow you to hear so many people talking in the background and it wasn’t until I saw this bing map with the house so close.

Keep them coming.

Congrats Mike.”

Well, that was fun! Stay tuned til next week. Monday at 12:00! And as always, thanks for playing!

Cooking With Lily-A healthy dinner and Lily’s decadent dessert!

This was so much fun cooking with my favorite girl!  Please tune in to Inspired Cooking on Cape Ann TV, Channel 12 on Tuesdays at 8:30, Fridays at 4:30 and Sunday mornings at 11:30.  We hope you will watch!

Lily & Baby Sarah 6-28-09

Here’s a picture of m Lily with her new cousin, Sarah

Anyway, here are the recipes from Cooking with Lily:

Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders with Lily’s Honey Mustard Sauce

For the Sweet Potato Oven Fries:

4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 12 wedges
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly spray two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together potatoes and oil and season well with salt and pepper.

Pour onto prepared baking sheets and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes until browned on one side.  Flip over and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until browned on both sides.   Serve with Panko Crusted chicken fingers.

For the Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers:

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into thin strips) or tenders
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp. cumin, or more to taste (you can use whatever spices you like)
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
Dash hot sauce
cooking spray

For Lily’s Honey Mustard  Sauce:

¼ cup mustard
¼ cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray it with cooking spray.

2. In a shallow dish, season the crumbs with salt and pepper and cumin or whatever spices you like. In a second shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs and milk and season with hot sauce (if desired)

3. Dredge strips first in egg mixture, shaking off any excess, then coat them with the bread crumb mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown, flipping halfway through.  Mix the sauce ingredients together while chicken is cooking.

Lily’s Raspberry Goodness Pie

8 oz white chocolate, melted

10 raspberries

Dip strawberries in chocolate and set aside to harden at room temperature

For the crust:
20 chocolate wafers cookies

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

½ cup milk chocolate, chopped

½ teaspoon shortening

Combine all ingredients in the food processor.  Process until fine crumbs form.  Press into 9” pie plate.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Cool completely.

Combine milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook on high power for 1 minute or until chocolate is melted.  Stir to combine and brush onto bottom of crust.

For the filling:

1 cup heavy cream

2 cups light cream

½ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup cornstarch

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs plus one egg yolk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon salt

In a large microwave safe bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream, cocoa powder and cornstarch.  Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt.

In the microwave on 100% power, cook custard mixture for 11-13 minutes, depending on the strength of your microwave, pausing to stir the custard at 5 minutes and every 30 seconds thereafter until thickened.  Refrigerate until cooled.

To assemble pie

15-20 raspberries

1 ½ cup heavy cream

3-4 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

When ready to assemble pie,  place 12-15 raspberries  over chocolate coating on pie crust, reserving a few for the top of the pie.  Spoon custard over strawberries and spread until level.

Whip cream, confectioner’s sugar and extract until stiff peaks form.  Decorate pie as desired and garnish with white chocolate covered raspberries.

Movie – “Departures”

Departures (Page 1)DEPARTURES

21 Main Street (above Mystery Train Records & The St. Peter’s Club)
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

SHOW TIMES: Friday, July 31 through Thursday, August 6 @ 7:30pm nightly


“Unforgettable…a deeply touching movie exploring an incredible range of emotions.” -Jeffrey Lyons, Reel Talk

“The most moving film I have ever seen commemorating the bonds between the living and the dead.” -Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

Departures is Yojiro Takita’s deeply moving and irreverently amusing meditation on love, acceptance and coping with loss. It is the story of Daigo, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled “Departures” thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a “Nokanshi,” a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.