Gloucester Dog Park Meeting

Hi Joey –

A number of citizens in Gloucester have been working on creating the Gloucester Dog Park and our final public hearing for approval is set for March 22, City Hall at 7:00 PM. Is there are way that you could post the meeting information on your blog? We also have a new website that can be referred to.

If you need any more information please contact me.

Warm regards, Judi Masciarelli

Did You Know (Holy Cow)

Homeless Artist and GMG Contributor

That artist and GMG contributor, EJ, hasn’t been paying attention to the time, and will soon be out in the field with no barn in sight – aka homeless?  My lovely winter rental home in Annisquam reverts back to the Bentleys for their family’s summer enjoyment come June and I need to find new digs/work space.  If anyone out there in GMG land knows or hears of an artist friendly (affordable) situation out there, I would be grateful to learn about it.  I can return here after Labor Day (which I would love); but I would also be happy to know about more permanent arrangements.  Cape Ann is home to me now, and I don’t love moving, so finding a more permanent home base would be wonderful.  I am clean, quiet, come with great references, and am a good neighbor. Did I mention I have cats (very well behaved, indoor couch potato cats).   Please email me if you know or hear of anything at  Thanks, EJ 

PS  This was a cow I did a barter commission painting of when I lived in Jamaica, in return for a season of fresh honey bananas.

Rocky Neck Gallery Seeks New Members

Rocky Neck Gallery Seeks New Members

The Rocky Neck Gallery, located at 53 Rocky Neck Ave. in Gloucester, is a co-operative gallery run by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. A limited amount of space is available for new artists in 2011 for the 19-week summer season (June 7 to October 15). All media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and other fine craft will be considered. For more information and to download an application go to or call 978-546-2191. Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011.

Summer Artist Series : Call for Proposals
Deadline to Apply: April 18, 2011
The Rocky Neck Gallery is accepting proposals for nine two-week shows to be held this summer in the Rocky Neck Gallery from June 8 to October 12, 2011. The exhibit space is a 12′ x 6′ corner section of the gallery. Any artist, group of artists, or authorized representative of a deceased artist may apply in any medium. The Rocky Neck Gallery will provide publicity, signage, gallery sitting, help with hanging and receptions, and will handle sales. In return, the gallery will charge a fee to cover costs. For more information and to download an application, go or call 978-283-3598.

Pet Portrait Event to Benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid

Pet Portrait Event 

Underwood Photography will be holding a portrait event for your pet(s) to help raise money for the Cape Ann Animal Aid.
Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th 9am-4pm

Package includes one 30-minute portrait session and one 5×7“ portrait for $49 plus one bag of dry pet food or can of wet food that Underwood Photography will donate to the shelter.

1/2 of the fee goes to Cape Ann Animal Aid and 10% of all additional proceeds goes to CAAA

Each pet receives a pet goodie bag with items from supporting businesses.

Portrait sessions must be booked in advance.  Please call 978-768-7472 for more information or to book your appointment.

Caution Regarding Sewer Treatment Disks

Alert from the City of Gloucester:

Caution Regarding Sewer Treatment Disks — Update March 15, 2011

Thousands of discharged disks from the Hookset, NH wastewater treatment plant have washed up on local shores including Coffins Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Long Beach and private areas along the coastline.

The city is formulating its clean up plan, and in all likelihood will require the assistance of citizen volunteers.

If disks are handled, rubber gloves must be worn and hands should be washed or sanitized immediately afterwards. Disks can be placed in plastic bags and dropped off at the Dept. of Public Works on Poplar St. for disposal.

Please keep pets away from the disks.

You can get  further updates from the city of Gloucester website.

Picture from NH DES


GMG at Fenway!

I was driving in past Fenway Park this morning and as I moseyed down Lansdowne Street something strange was happening. The sky seemed to be flashing yellow, then magenta, then the next moment it would be pure Red Sox red. They were testing out the new super mega screen. I’ve posted earlier how this pure black monolith sucked the light out of the sky above Fenway like that one in the movie “2001 a Space Odyssey”.

I immediately got on my cell to my pal who sells tickets in Fenway and asked her what they were doing and she explained that they could now put anything up on the screen. So I gave her the internet address and a moment later,

Click on the screen to see what I saw next …

If you do not say “wow” the first time you enter the park this season you really ought to check your pulse.

$10 for $20 Worth of Comfort Fare and Thirst Quenchers at The Farm Bar & Grille

So Far we have used Groupons from Lat 43, Hale Street Tavern, and a couple for Jalepenos.  We bought some for Bisuteki and Zoots Dry Cleaners.  If these joints want to give stuff away for half price and I go there anyway I ‘m gonna partake.  Money in our pocket baby!

Click below for the deal.

$10 for $20 Worth of Comfort Fare and Thirst Quenchers at The Farm Bar & Grille


The best Nachos anywhere and killer pulled pork sandwiches-


Beat Down At The Farm Bar and Grille Video The Farm Is Rabbit Approved-

Lettie G Howard and New York City Seaport Museum In Dire Financial Condition

This was sent along by my buddy Bowsprite.  The NYC Seaport Museum hosts the Lettie Howard-The Schooner which many people consider to have the most historical significance to Gloucester.

Her Lettie G Painting-

However, hope exists: Peter Stanford, the founding member of the museum, and a committed group of people who love the ships have presented a marketing and funding plan in an effort to save the neglected fleet.
With programs that include Visiting Ship Programs, education of the history of the vessels and the piers, arts of the sailor, exhibition of local and current nautical artists, and participation in OpSail 2012, the group would accomplish things that the current museum have not done.

Among the proposed is that “…the schooner Lettie G. Howard (1893), scheduled for sale by the Seaport Museum,
be retained as a dockside exhibit ship. The museum had ruled against this
because they felt the wooden schooner, would be damaged by jostling against the
pier due to wakes stirred up by passing harbor traffic. This concern, however,
is contradicted by ten years’ prior experience, between 1968 and 1978, when the
Howard was open to the public at pierside with her hull in worse shape than it
is today.

We recommend that she be placed at a landing stage on Pier 16, with a fisheries
display aboard as she had 30-odd years ago.
The ship fished out of the Fulton Fish Market, in which the public is showing
great interest, and there is a rich trove of photos of similar Gloucester
schooners readily available, including photos of these vessels fishing under
sail at sea, which have been published in a well-known book, Men, Fish and
Boats, to which we hold the rights and the original photos now on file in Mystic

It has always been the people who love the ships who have kept them afloat.
They have never been needed more right now.