The Impact of Fishing Industry Consolidation On The City Of Gloucester Documentary

Produced by Erika Street.  Ann Malloy, Frank Rose, Scott Memhard, Beanie Nicastro and Yours truly are interviewed for this documentary about the effects of Fishing Industry Consolidation on the City of Gloucester.

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Shalin Liu Performance Center of Rockport finishing touches:

The scaffolding came down off the back window on Saturday. This shot on Sunday shows that all gone so that attendees of the sold-out performance on Thursday June 10 will have an unobstructed view of the harbor.

Tickets available for Friday on can be ordered HERE. They seem quite reasonable $25-$46 since there is not a bad seat in the house.

One can also get an unobstructed view of the harbor by purchasing a purple cow ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Store and a latte from Bean and Leaf (both on Bearskin Neck) then walking out onto the Lumber Wharf. (Daughter purple cow, large latte, me.)

The Hive Re-Opening Show June 12th

We’re doing it again this summer. The Hive grand RE-Opening Show.. Saturday June 12th from 6-9pm…Come on down to help us celebrate new work, our new location (@Art Haven) on Main St. If you like what we are doing pass the word and help us build community through creativity. Local food and beverage provided by Alchemy and Cape Ann brewing. After party across the street at Alchemy. Hope to see everyone out.


180 Main Street Gloucester, MA

Music Around Town ~ June 7 – 13, 2010

Music Around Town
Click photo to go to music listings.

I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. I  have to say that I loved hearing The Bandit Kings and Chelsea Berry over the past few months. They took the place of the jam and gave us some extraordinary music.
During these jams you get some magical moments from musicians that are there to let loose with no planned agenda. Thank you to Dan King for hosting this and to Fred Shrigley for making it possible.

Click photo to go to Dan Kings Music page
Dan King during a previous jam session.

The Savory Skillet – Great Breakfast and Lunch

  Jerry and Sheila run the Savory Skillet inside  Brown’s Mall.

For lunch I had the summer salad with grilled shrimp, option grilled scallops or chicken.  Excellent!!!

Made with three varieties of lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Feta Cheese and cucumbers, and a special dressing that brings all the flavors together.

Market Restaurant On Lobster Cove Gulf Coast Benefit Dinner

Market Restaurant On Lobster Cove writes-

This coming Thursday, June 10th 2010: Join us for a special 3-course fixed menu featuring the seafood of the Gulf Coast.  Proceeds will be sent to aid the fishermen and their families — refugees of environmental disaster.

33 River Rd

Gloucester, MA 01930

For More About The Market  Restaurant On Lobster Cove Check The Coverage Here


GMG – Plum Cove Gives Back

Hi Joey –

On Friday, June 4th the students at Plum Cove School held a fundraiser – Popcorn for a Cause.

We sold popcorn and water during snack time and the children (and staff members) were allowed to choose a local charity to help. We had donation baskets set up and instead of giving their money to the cashier, they put their money in the basket(s) of their choice. I can’t tell you how happy they were to be helping members of their community and to have the power to make the decision on which organization would receive their donation.

Every child enjoyed a popcorn snack, whether or not they made a donation. Some even wanted to bring money in at a future time to help a cause that was close to their heart.

All of the proceeds from the event will help the following local charities –

Wellspring, Pathways for Children, Cape Ann Open Door Food Pantry, and Cape Ann Animal Aid

I think it is important for the children to know that their contribution (no matter how big) are helping children, elders, families, and animals in their community. Thanks for sharing this with your GMG readers.

This is also my last official fundraiser as the leader of the Plum Cove PTC and I wanted to do something extra special with our students. I think it was a huge success and I hope that it is a tradition that will continue.

I’d like to thank the community for their support and GMG for helping to spotlight all of the wonderful events that take place in the Gloucester Public Schools.

Plum Cove is proud to give back!

Kristin Michel

Team Leader 2009-10

Plum Cove Parent Teacher Co-op

ps – If any of the charities noted above are reading this post . . . . your check is in the mail 🙂

Linda Greenlaw – SeaWorthy (Captain in the Perfect Storm)

Linda Greenlaw speaks at Jabberwocky Book Store, Newburyport Mass. and promotes her new Book Se Worthy.

In the following videos Linda talks about her personal life, her new book Seaworthy. She also talks bout life after the Perfect Storm and her experiences at sea. She is also on a reality show which airs on Discovery Channel.

Enjoy one or all the videos.

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