Things To Do- Gloucester Waterfront Festival

from the Chamber of Commerce-

29th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom
into the colorful 29th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday,
August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2009.  A collection of over 150 Juried
Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique
creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and
traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Original Watercolors, Pottery, Custom Tile
Signs, Bird Houses, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art,
Dolls, Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Candles, Metal
Sculpture, Intarsia, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Tapestry, Stained
Glass, Music Boxes, Scroll Work, Wood Burning, Slate, Scarves, Nautical
Crafts, Aromatherapy, Native American Art, Soaps, Wearable Art, Oil
Paintings, Blown Glass, Scrollwork Ornaments, Tide Clocks, Pewter, Stone
Lamps, Calligraphy,  Pet Goods, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Custom Signs,
Soft Sculpture, Primitive and Folk Art and more.

Come and sample an array of gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Trail
Mixes, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Dried Fruits,  Roasted Nuts, Salsa, Mustards,
Vinegar’s, Artisan Cheeses, Home-made Fudge and more.
Free live “family style” entertainment includes Puppeteers, Ragtime Jazz and
Maritime Music.  North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day.  Handicap accessible and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
Admission is free– rain or shine.  For more information call 978-283-1601.

Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 978-283-1601.

GMG Local Music Schedule- Aug.13 – Aug.16

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


Harbor Loop


From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“Big fun this thursday at the Rumline as we drag in Ms. Lisa Marie kicking and screaming thru 3 more unbelievable sets. Egging her on will be Benny the B Benson on drumps and high dudgeon, and Our old pal, Henley Douglas Jr., the inventor of the shirt , on saxamaphonium. Of course, Greg T. and his hat will be there, as well as myself. I just finished fixing my uprite, so I’ll be flailing away on that for a change…
And , if you still got the strength, Friday at Elliot’s  presents the GEEZERZ, once again: that is Dave Brown, Greg T. and myself, as well as Jim Gwin, Keith Lockhart’s favorite drummmnist on what else but…drumms!”


At Latitute 43-

The Rhumb Line-

Thursday August 13, 2009 – Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Friday August 14, 2009 – Hope Road

Saturday August 15, 2009 – Generation Gap

Sunday August 16, 2009 – Allen Estes and Orville Giddings


Capt. Carlo’s

The 80’s

Mayor Kirk Running The Gloucester Tri Pic From Donna Ardizzoni

Donna Ardizzoni is the definition of Good Egg. The woman is everywhere!  She volunteers to help pick up before AND  after the Block Parties, she volunteers to help with the Gloucester Tri, she organizes the weekly One Hour at a Time Gang which picks a spot around the city and cleans it up and she also contributes photos for GMG!

Thanks Donna for all that you do.

For a list of links to all theGMG Gloucester Triathlon coverage click this text

Chickity Check It!- Your Favorite Ex

Y’all know I dig our local coffee shops.  Cape Ann Coffees, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, and the most regular of my stops in the heart of beautiful Downtown Gloucester -The Lone Gull.

Talking to Joe Borge, son of Lone Gull owner Joe Borge, he told me about a band he plays in- Your Favorite Ex.

Here’s the page where you can listen to some of their songs-

Your Favorite Ex

Joe is the Rocker in the right of the picture taken by Petey Photography