Learning About Dr Brian Orr’s 10-10-10 With Heather Atwood and John Harvey At Alexandra’s Bread

Brian Orr’s 10-10-10

Here’s the video explaining it with

More to come from Dr Orr.

Friends of the Orphans provides financial and volunteer support to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), which has orphan homes and outreach programs in nine countries.

Brian Orr, a long-time donor and Friend, is celebrating his birthday on October 10, 2010. He generously wants to share this celebration with all of the children we support and came up with plans for Triple Ten day. More than anything for his birthday, he wants donations to go to Friends of the Orphans to help the children of NPH. His goal is to have 10 x 10 x 10 people (1,000 total!) to contribute $10 each by 10-10-10. Meeting that goal would mean $10,000!

We are so grateful to Brian for his ongoing support and for his efforts on this wonderful fundraiser, which will help thousands of children!

Click here for more info

Friends of the Orphans is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID# 65-1229309, that meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All donated funds are diligently appropriated and an audited financial statement is available upon request.


Duckworth Beach Gourmet Wine Tasting Wednesday

Joey – any way you could put a blurb in your next email about
our wine tasting tomorrow?
Duckworth Beach Gourmet Wine Tasting
Thinking about a nice fall wine to enjoy or to server for
We invite you to attend a wine tasting of 4 wines and a port!
These wines will also be paired with cheeses to tease any palate.

Date: Wednesday, October 6th
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Admission: Free
Location: 24 Washington Street
Hope to see you there!!

Coast Guard To Assist Disabled Gloucester Offshore Lobster Boat Michael and Kristen

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel 145 miles off of Chatham
CHATHAM, Mass. – The Coast Guard cutter Legare is en route the fishing vessel Michael & Kristen 145 miles Southeast of Chatham, Mass., Oct. 5, 2010.
The Michael & Kristen, a 77-foot vessel with five people aboard, notified the Coast Guard Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. that it was disabled.
Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received the initial notification and issued a marine assistance request broadcast. The Coast Guard cutter Legare was sent to respond to the vessel because there was no answer to the request for assistance.
The cutter is expected to be on scene around 9 a.m.
Legare is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va.

This Saturday ~ Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

WHAT:  Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

WHERE: The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA)

WHEN: Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 9:30pm – 12:30am

WHAT ELSE: 21+ / no cover / 3 sets

After a weekend of shows in New Orleans at The Ponderosa Stomp (backing LaLa Brooks of The Crystals), and after a showcase at the Pop Montreal festival in Montreal opening for Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents will be back at The Rhumb Line this Saturday night, October 9th for three sets of girl-group rock-and-soul starting at 9:30pm.

Donna Ardizzoni Wins Gran Prix of Gloucester Poster

Topsfield Fair 002

Donna was the first to send in this picture from the Topsfield Fair of The Team GMG First Place Pumpkin Display!

The GMG Pumpkin display was put together by Sista Felicia, friend of the family Sara Francis, niece Amandacakes, nephew BJ, The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad. Great work team!

Donna you can pick up your Gran Prix Poster right here at the dock.

Thursday Night Blues Jam @ The Rhumb Line to Host Evan Goodrough

From Mr. Dave Sags,

MCI Concord is proud to present the triumphant return of Mr. Evan Goodreau to our stage this week.One of our most popular performers, Mr. Gee is a fine glitarist, gunslinger , and frontman. Knows how to make it happen. We’ll all know when we get there. He’ll be rubbin’ our noses in all kinds of genres, and we’ll be scramblin’ to keep up with him. Have mercy.
Keith Lockhart is lighting the fuse as we shoot Mr. Jim Gwin, Fred’s brother, out of the cannon of love and into  the maw of the beast. Hopefully, he’ll land on his drum kit, where he belongs. As usual, Mr. Greg T. will be on bedspring gootar, and I’ll be radioing in coordinates, just to see what happens. A flight of fancy; you should alight and see.

Click photo for Evan Goodrow's website.

Guitar Masters to Headline seARTS Benefit Concert

Jazz legend Larry Coryell and  renowned guitarists Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison will lead an inspiring tour of the world of American fingerstyle guitar in a benefit for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts on Nov. 19. “Celebrating the Guitar: A Masters’ Showcase” will feature country blues, ragtime and folk, traditional Celtic, jazz and classical pieces in an intimate café-style setting, appealing to fingerstyle guitar aficionados and newcomers alike.

The concert will feature three of the most talented guitarists performing today in a single venue. Coryell, one of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters, has recorded 75 albums over the past 40 years. The New York Times called him “a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion.” Bonfield, a Gloucester resident who has toured nationally since 1994, was called “one of the best guitarists recording today” by Wind &Wire. Davison, who released his debut “White River Suite” this year, has teamed with Bonfield on the “Artistry of the Guitar” tour around the country.

–        “Larry (Coryell) has remained in the pantheon of great jazz guitarists for more than 40 years.”- Jim Wadsworth Productions

–        “(Ken) Bonfield’s music always evokes strong emotions and vivid images… (he) may be the best acoustic guitarist recording today. ” – Wind and Wire

–        “Cafés and other venues ought to be booking the 52-year-old (Steve) Davison … It is really good to see someone at the top of their game.” – Arkansas Times

Tickets for “Celebrating the Guitar: A Masters’ Showcase,” are on sale now for $75 before Oct. 31 and $85 thereafter at http://tinyurl.com/searts-2010-benefit or by emailing info@searts.org. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bass Rocks Golf Club is also home to seARTS original “Art Loan Program” and the arts on the walls are original works for sale by 24 seARTS artist members.  The evening will also feature over a dozen ceramic artists of Cape Ann whose work will be on display and for sale to benefit seARTS.

  WHAT:           “Celebrating the Guitar: A Masters’ Showcase

–        Jazz legend Larry Coryell and renowned guitarists Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison to play a concert featuring American fingerstyle guitar

–        Fall fundraiser for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19

–        6 p.m. Art Show Walk-around

–        6:30-7:30 Hearty Hors D’Oeuvres

–        7:30-10PM  Music

WHERE:          Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester

–        Note: Intimate café-style setting; seating is limited

 TICKETS:        $75 before Oct. 31; $85 thereafter                                                                                                          Contact info@searts.org or http://tinyurl.com/searts-2010-benefit


 The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts is a coalition of individual artists, art organizations, cultural and civic groups, and businesses working to improve the economic base for the arts on Cape Ann, and to promote Cape Ann’s thriving arts community and rich arts heritage.  The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Fund for Cultural Economic Development and the Boston Foundation’s Bruce J. Anderson fund.

CONTACT:  Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco

Society for the Encouragement of the Arts

978.281.1222  or at jgdefalco@verizon.net

What Type of People Read GMG?


Wouldn’t you like to know What type of person reads GMG

 or What type of person Posts for GMG?

 I would and I thought this Test would be fun.

 And no matter what my personality test say’s about me. I do like to have fun, sometimes.

 So it’s Time for the GMG Readership to get involved.

All you have to do is take this Personality test, Find out your score and share your results in the comment section.



Click Here For The Jung Typology Test


 These are the results from the Test I took. Not sure what it says about me though.

 Maybe Joey can figure it out. 🙂

Here’s My Results

ISFP Artisan\Composer




Your Type is






Strength of the preferences %       





Qualitative analysis of your type formula     

You are:
very expressed introvert
slightly expressed sensing personality
slightly expressed feeling personality

slightly expressed perceiving personality

 What are They Trying to Say?


WhereZat? Winner!

Micah Dean identified the common thread of the photos from yesterday’s contest as scenes from along Washington St. On Sunday I took pictures starting at the corner by the Blackburn and continued to the Rockport town line. It took a few hours, and I saw more than I had ever noticed in the past. Very cool!

Spearze identified the scenes in his response:  “the first..blessed mother is at my former Aunt Vinnce house on Washington st across from Blackburn…second is Sclafani bakery. next is Ed mini mart. scroo kitchen,riverdale mills, bay view cemetry, plum cove….all in washington st.” Thanks, Eric!

And Congratulations, Micah!! You can pick up your t-shirt at Joey’s.

Here’s a slideshow of all the shots from my Washington St. trek- And yes, I know- the last few photos were taken in Folly Cove! 

Chickity Check It!- Kim Smith Monarch Butterfly Migration Late Summer 2010

Monarch Butterfly Migration Late Summer 2010


Magical Seaside Goldenrod


Dear Gardening Friends,

So many have telephoned or emailed inquiring about the status of the annual Monarch butterfly migration through our region. This past summer I have observed umpteen Monarch butterflies and caterpillars in cultivated gardens, wildflower meadows, and along the shoreline; however, I did not see the great numbers in great heaps roosting in any one particular place that I have observed in some years past. Rather I would find a small passel here and a small passel there—perhaps several dozen at a time—roosting in the wild black cherry trees (Prunus serotina) at Eastern Point, awakening in the early morning and nectaring at the Seaside Goldenrod in the meadow below.


Monarchs Mimic Withering foliage of Black Cherry Tree

Although the Monarchs are guided genetically, using their internal sun-compass navigation and circadian clock, each year the annual southward migration takes a different form that depends on many other variables, primarily the weather conditions in their overwintering site in Michoacán, Mexico as well as weather patterns in their US and Canadian breeding grounds. Because Cape Ann is located at approximately 43 degrees latitude north, our peak migration pattern is estimated at around September 11, but I modify this pattern because of the strong winds and storms we often experience in the late summer living along the coastline.

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