seARTS WANTS YOU! To Vote For Gloucester Video With Jackie Ganim DeFalco and Kristine Fisher

Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester.

Kristine writes-

As a community we have a unique opportunity to select Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination in the US……and we need your votes to make it happen!

Please join seARTS’ ( The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts) grass roots campaign to help elevate Gloucester’s visibility as a top U.S. arts destination.   Deadline for voting is March 5th !  Please vote multiple times!  Link below!

One of our interests is to help drive up the cultural/creative economy for all of Cape Ann.  We have succeeded in getting Gloucester nominated as a Top 25 Art Destination in AmericanStyle’s survey.  AmericanStyle is a highly respected national publication focusing on art and travel, and is an excellent resource for artists and art enthusiasts. It publishes the top art events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.

The readership of AmericanStyle represents the cultural/creative economy that our community is hoping to attract and grow.  Securing Gloucester on their list as one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations will elevate Cape Ann on the national stage.  We have over 2,000 working artists on Cape Ann and a thriving community that celebrates the arts of all disciplines.  After all, our Rocky Neck is the country’s oldest continuous working art colony in the U.S.!

Because AmericanStyle’s survey is “city based,” we chose Gloucester, as it has the largest population.  seARTS has been sending weekly e-blasts to our membership requesting folks to vote by March 5, 2011. It is only through votes that Gloucester will secure a place on the list as a Top 25 Destination in AmericanStyle’s spring/summer issue to come out in May 2011.  We are hopeful that you will be comfortable voting “early and often” between now and March 5th.  Here is a link to the voting form.

Please scroll down to the “Small Cities” list and cast your vote for Gloucester!

Part 2 continued – What is “Self” Publishing? From Kat Valentine

What is INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING & how is it different from subsidy publishing?

Unlike subsidy publishing, independent publishing is entirely controlled by the author. Most of the prominent writers who have self-published have done so independently so that they could publish under their own imprint. What this means is that they take control of the entire process which includes selecting a name for their publishing company (I use Parlez-Moi Press) and purchasing their ISBNs under that imprint so their books are published by their own imprint. Sometimes 3 or 4 authors work together to form a small press, one local example is Back Shore Press which was formed by Peter Anastas, Schuyler Hoffman, and Peter Tuttle to publish and promote their books.


This is how an independent publisher publishes:

  1. Editing and Proofing: No matter how skillful you are and no matter how much effort you put into your work it will need proofing. Mistakes occur even in books by major publishers.

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Goose Cove

I was so taken with E.J.’s magnificent painting of Goose Cove [Did You Know (Goose Cove)]with it’s vivid greens, striking blues and marvelous contrast, I decided to drop everything, run out there and capture it on film.

All I got was white. What’s wrong with my camera?


Cape Ann Healing Center Winter Workshops Sunday 01/30/2011

Cape Ann Healing Center Winter Workshops


Enlightenment Through Reincarnation
Discussions & Reflective yoga poses
w/Osha Rose
Sunday 1/30 2-4pm


Cape Ann Healing Center Winter Workshops
TreeTop Yoga Studio
85 Eastern Avenue
Gloucester, Mass 01930

Enlightenment Through Reincarnation
Discussions & Reflective yoga poses
w/Osha Rose
Sunday 1/30 2-4pm
$35.00 Drop In

Please call (978) 283-1191 x1 for detail or check out our website at

Thank you

Libby Lynch WEO
Cape Ann Healing Center

The BrainCandy Family FilmFest @ the CACC


The BrainCandy Family FilmFest @ the CACC
Gloucester, MA  (February, 2011)

The Cape Ann Community Cinema and The Brain Candy Project have teamed up to present a special on-going film festival that explores the foundations of American Family Cinema. Proceeds will benefit the The Brain Candy Project, a Cape Ann charity that supports parents who are living in hospitals with their critically ill children.

February is Animation Month at the BrainCandy Family FilmFest! (Click link for synopses of films)

February 12: The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1953)
February 19: The Hobbit (animated 1978)
February 26: Gulliver’s Travels (1939)
All shows are Saturdays at 11:00am, with one showing per film. Kid’s tickets are just $5.

Scarlett to play Camerons Tonight 1-29-2011

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30  ~ Scarllett

SCARLETT is back in Gloucester @ Cameron’s – 206 Main St on Jan 29th Saturday Night. Can’t wait to see everybody again! Let’s rock the house!

See you at the gig…Theresa, Frank, Johnny & Rick!/pages/Scarlett/113873945305495?v=wall

Pigeon Cove Circle to Host Fried Dough Breakfast

Party smileFried Dough BreakfastRolling on the floor laughing


Saturday, February 5, 2011 
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(Snow date Feb. 12)
at Pigeon Cove Circle, Six Breakwater Avenue,

(take right after former Tool Company).
Admission $4. for adults; $2. for children.

Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend February 4-6th

Dear Joey,

Just a heads up to GMG readers about the Winter Birding Weekend organized by the Cape Ann Chamber and Mass Audubon February 4-6. It starts Friday afternoon with check in at the Elk’s Hall on the Back Shore and then an evening lecture by Chris Leahy on the winter birds of Cape Ann. Saturday morning and afternoon there are guided bus trips all over the Cape led by expert ornithologists, with stops back at the Elk’s for hot drinks and food and another slide presentation in the evening. There are also vendor booths set up with optics, bird carving, photography and many other related topics.

On Sunday morning we go out on the Privateer IV with Jay Frontiero at the wheel, an incredible opportunity to see pelagic birds otherwise invisible, Gannets, Grebes, maybe even a King Eider. We’ll be back in plenty of time for the Super Bowl, if anyone still cares.

As EJ would say, did you know there are more birds on Cape Ann in the winter than there are in the summer? There are, they are just harder to see. I have been a casual birder for many years, but I learned more about the birds around here in one weekend than I had in all the previous time. The opportunity to go out birding with the experts is not to be missed, whether one is a long time observer or just interested in another amazing aspect of our life in Gloucester. People on the tours are friendly and helpful. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them, folks will help out if you don’t.

More info at

Gregory R. Bover


Pimping Tuffy

So yesterday morning I get an email from a woman named Kaitlin Herbert.  Kaitlin works for the television production company that produces the number one show on BRAVO- “the Millionaire Matchmaker and one of the top rated shows on Animal Planet “Pit Boss”.

So her production company is looking for some fishermen for a particular type of show they are developing for the Food Network.  She told me that she found GMG after an extensive search for Gloucester Fishing vessels. I sent here a pile of links to some of the videos we’ve done featuring Tuffy, Stoga and Trapper John.

Within an hour or so I got an email back from Kaitlin asking for the contact information for Tuffy saying that he and his crew seem like a great group of guys and that they would love to hear their story.

Tuffy happened to be out fishing but when he hit the dock we taped a special message for Kaitlin which you can view below.

She wrote back last night.

What do you suppose she said? 🙂

Here are the videos I sent her which led to her interest.

Here you go-

Jock Strap Swan Dive Because He Loves Lobstering-

Greetings From The Crew of the Degelyse


Sean Gives Back To His Gay Fans


Nate Goes All Mr T On Us


The Boys Aboard The Degelyse Take Tiger’s Sloppy Seconds


Tuffy’s Tootsie Pop Hat- “How Many Licks Does It Take?”


An Unsuspecting Tuffy Prepares To Fuel Up The Degelyse

Stoga! Video