Did You Know (Harp Seal Part 2)

I forgot to mention in my post yesterday about Harp seals, that this one was basking on a dock on Lobster Cove, and he was spotted by the eagle eyes of Martha Bentley of Annisquam.  I had been wanting to get a shot of a harp seal ever since I had seen one on the ice behind Richdale’s one day when I didn’t have my camera with me.  I was really thrilled to see this one so close up, and grateful to Martha for spotting him, coming to tell me about him, and going with me to check him out.

E.J. Lefavour

Episode #3 of the Gourmoo Cook Off………the Entree Round

Hi friends.  Here’s episode three of the Gourmoo cook off that I participated in last December.  As you will see the competition was tough but I was proud of my dish, even though I did under cook the beautiful fish that Steve Connolly Seafood generously shipped out there for me.  But who wins this round?  You have to watch to find out!

Will be posting the next round tomorrow or Thursday, along with a generous giveaway from Lactaid Milk…….stay tuned!

Sunday 03/06/2011 “Art, Rock!” Reported in!

Email contact!

> I found your rock while leaving good harbor with my dog on Sunday. Great rock! Do you want it back??

My reply back to Baba:

Hi Baba!
I’m A little “Strange”. Just ask Joey! When The mood hits I’ll draw on a rock where I’m at and leave it and see if anyone will respond. So, I thank you for responding. You can keep it if you like, if not! throw it back in the ocean for another few hundred years. 🙂 Do what you wish with it! I don’t need it back. I always hope someone will like the drawing. If not oh well. Take it as, goodluck? It may not be Megamillions but…..
Thanks again for the reply!
Paul Frontiero Jr.


thanks!  I do love the rock and will keep it in a sacred spot. 
best to you

Eva–Adopt A Pet of the Week


Hi!! My name is Eva and I am a three-month-old
Lab mix.   I love to investigate, play, wag my tail,
give kisses and just have fun.  I am active and smart.
I think I am Retriever/Border Collie mix with a beautiful
black shiny coat.   I can’t wait to find a forever home.
I enjoy learning new things and
I catch on quick.   If you would like to stop by and meet
me, I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at
260 Main Street in Gloucester.    If you are in the market for
a pup, don’t wait, stop down today!
I won’t be here too long and I think hundreds of people
are lining up outside to meet me; hope you are one of

GMG Question and Answers- Greg Bover


Greg is the Main Man at the Library as well as C.B. Fisk

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

32 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

 Rafe’s Chasm Park, Thompson Mountain

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

My house

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

 Don’t drink

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

 Lobsta Land / George’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

 The Fish Box Derby

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

 On my boat

Who is your favorite local artist?

Peter Tysver

Which is your favorite local beach?


Who has the best chowder in town?

Latitude 43

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

 There are others?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam Chowder

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?


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Art Classes for Adults Instructor: Kathy Roberts

Looking for a new, fun creative experience!! Take a class with other adults this Spring!

Watercolor painting and sketching/drawing instruction along with a painting demonstration at each class.

Weekdays from 6 – 8 pm during March, April, & May. Classes will be held in East Gloucester on Lendall St. Pick the number of classes you would like to attend – pay -as -you-go for $25 per class or 4 classes for $100. Some supplies included. For more information call at 978-281-3665 or contact me at kathygroberts@yahoo.com. Class size is limited to 6 people.


Last Week to Apply to the Backyard Growers Program


Last Week to Apply to the Backyard Growers Program

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market will accept applications for the Backyard Growers Program until Friday, March 11. The BYG Program helps Gloucester residents start vegetable gardens in their own backyards. Preference is given to low- to moderate-income residents in the Ward 3 downtown area. For more information and to apply contact Lara Lepionka at 978-317-8025 orlara@beaconstreetfarm.org, or go to the website at www.capeannfarmersmarket.org/backyard-growers

Chickity Check It! Abby Ytzen’s Biomes Guidebook

From Abby’s Site


I am a hard working creative person from the midwest with a passion for design. As a designer and illustrator my work has a distinctive element of playful cleverness. I have a strong desire to connect art to the wider world around me and to use my skills as a designer to create work that is not only beautiful but will have a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of people. I believe design is a powerful tool in the language of our culture. As artists and designers we have a responsibility to the integrity of our visual influence. I believe good design communicates truth and draws people together in community.


One of Abby’s many projects was a cool Biomes Guidebook which she prides herself on because she feels that it speaks to young children as well as highly educated people that are familiar with Biomes. You can even check it out free.

Biomes Guildbook

Because education was a main goal of this exhibit, I created a 50 page guidebook with a poster pull out to accompany the biome illustration. Creating another level of depth, this guidebook contains detailed information about biomes and the animals that inhabit them, including conservation status information. As a summation of my research, this guidebook provides the visual and informational link both within my exhibit as well as across the art and science disciplines.

click the picture to check it out-