Jane Gibbs Represents! In Sunny Bermuda

Hi Joey!

Here I am at the Royal Naval Dockyard  in beautiful  Bermuda representing the best blog evah!  I cruised for the first time, aboard the Norwegian Dawn, on the Boston to Bermuda run, with a gang of 8 other passionate and crazy-ass seaglassers to peruse the Bermuda beaches. Had planned to take the sticker to the top of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse but blew off that excursion to snorkel for seaglass at Fort St. Catherine! Congratulations on the CBS Boston Most Valuable Blogger win!!!!!  Cheers to you and all your GMG peeps!  Gloucester native, longtime FOB, and future return resident – Jane M. Gibbs (PS. Hello to all my seaglass buddies, friends, and family in Glosta!)


October at Art Haven



Color & Design (Ages 6-11)
w/ Aja Heussi
Monday 3:30 – 5:00pm
$40 for 5-week session, $10 walk-in fee
Students learn the principles and elements of art through the exploration of drawing, painting, printmaking, and other 2-D art forms. Experience the work and techniques of artists throughout history while developing your own unique artistic style!

3-Discovery: PAPER MAGIC  (Ages 6-11)
w/ Aja Heussi
Tuesday 3:30 – 5:00pm
$40 for 5-week session, $10 walk-in fee
Explore the world of 3-D art including clay, plaster, paper-mache and recycled materials. Learn about some of the works of sculpture and 3-D art throughout history while experimenting with form in the third dimension!

Architecture for the Future (Ages 8-12)
w/ Keara Watson
Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00pm
$40 for 5-week session, $10 walk-in fee
Dive into the question of what cities and towns will look like 25 years from now while learning how to make architectural drawings, plans sections and elevations. Learn about structures and how buildings are constructed before designing and building a model with found materials! Your tool kit will include viewing images of buildings from different cultures and time periods while you learn to use writing and sketching to express your ideas.


Youth Open Studio (Ages 12-18)
w/ Amelia Leonards
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 – 7:00pm
$60 for 5-week session, $10 walk-in fee
Students design their own long-term projects, setting goals to accomplish those projects. The opportunity to work in any medium available, including clay, paint, pen & ink, design, etc.

Open Darkroom Time (Ages 12-18)
w/ Alex Daskalopolous
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
$70 for 5-week session, $15 walk-in fee
During this time, students who have taken the five week intro course are welcome to spend time developing their film and exploring their own projects in the darkroom. Also, they will be introduced to new alternative processing methods periodically.

Pottery Throwing (Ages 10-15)
w/ Mat Schetne
Thursday 3:30 – 5:00pm
$40/five-week session, $10 walk-in fee
Gain experience with the art of wheel-thrown pottery! The goal of each session will be to complete a basic table set.


Art for Special Needs (Any age w/ a parent)
w/ Aja Heussi
Monday 5:30 – 7:00pm
$10 first child, $5 each additional
Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us for fun art projects in everything from clay to colored pencil and collage!

Family Open Studio (Any age w/ a parent)
Friday 3:30 – 5:30pm
$10 first child, $5 each additional
Join us each week for a project organized by an instructor, followed by time to explore and experiment with everything our studio has to offer. A great time to hang out with the family and get the creative juices flowing!


Adult Pottery (Ages 16+)
w/ Phil Scheer
Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm
September 19th – October 24th (no class on Columbus Day)
$90 for 5-week session
A beginner level pottery class to learn the basics of throwing pottery to create useful and unique clay pieces.


The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host its first annual Trivia Night on Friday, October 21, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester . The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.

All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support the Gloucester Rotary Club Scholarship Fund. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. Registration forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or may be downloaded from photos section the Club’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Question for our readers- Who do you call for take out delivery in Gloucester?

Leave your answer in the comment to this post.

I’m starving and can’t make up my mind what I’d like.

Recently it seems places started adding $2 delivery charges and I’m not sure if that goes to the restaurant or to the driver so I usually leave a couple bucks on top of that which sometimes makes a sub $10-$11 and I just can’t bring myself to eat that.

Help a brother out with your recommendations.


Just walked up the hill to Smokin Jim’s.  Godamn those are the best damn ribs around.

and yep, I laid a beatin on ‘em.


Fort Square Café

As you know if you are even a casual reader that I love breakfast.  Being here in G Town there are soooo many great breakfast joints to go that we are spoiled. 

I go to different places for different reasons but there are just so many incredible options.

So yesterday it was Fort Square Café so I could stuff something down in my very limited time away from the dock but at the same time get some Greasy Pole Collapse reaction videos (thank you Samo and Rusty). 

Of course Fort Square Café is about as “Glosta” as it gets.  If you want real Glosta folks and ALWAYS a great smile and excellent attitude on top of inventive breakfasts just head on down.  It’s not fancy shmancy- not that fancy shmancy is bad, I’m just saying sometimes you just want to hang with Glosta peeps without any pretense, without any attitude and just let the Glosta wash over you.

So blessed.  So very blessed to have this crazy rich number of options for great breakfast joints.  Do you know that some cities that are our size and even some that are a little larger most times only have a couple of decent breakfast options?  Here we have at least a dozen GREAT ONES!


Smooth Sailing on the Ardelle From Bill O’Connor

Hi Joey,

It was pretty calm the other night when I came upon the Ardelle in very light wind.  She was moving right along considering the amount of wind, and I was able to take in the beauty of the vessel.  She’s definitely a welcome addition to the harbor’s scenic vistas!

~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid


Schooner Highlander Sea at Marine Railways

The 1924 Essex built schooner, Highlander Sea, Ex PILOT, docked at the Marine Railways this afternoon, and plans to stay the winter.  She is tied up alongside our Schooner Adventure.  If you have a chance, stop by and see them both today.  Then stop by Madfish Wharf and check out the major end of season sales in the galleries, and major household furnishings and stuff sale under the tent at Madfish Grille.

HIGHLANDER SEA is a beautiful 154-foot luxury sailing yacht, built in Essex in 1924 by John F James.  She has also been called Pilot, Star Pilot and Caledonia.  She is a classic twin masted schooner who can accommodate a total of 10 people on board, and has a crew of approximately 6.

E.J. Lefavour