Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour Part I

The Rubber Duck and Crew had a swimmingly good time today as you can see. RD is in a birdbath created by Judith Wright using glass as a mosaic.

The crew has to get to the wine tasting at Shalin Lui then to Fred Bodin’s opening for some more wine and cheese so I can’t describe the whole tour right now. Click the photo above and Les Bartlett’s amazing South  Tower shot, Margaret Rack’s Walnut Ink, Mi Robert’s toes, and her “B” next to the duck, jars of glass for mosaics,, and Marty Morgan who was displaying a Good Morning Gloucester stickah in her kiln before we even got there.

Wine, cheese, chocolates, M&M’s and that dog on the rock is not stuffed. The dragon in Les’ space is stuffed as well as the church glass lamb.

Gotta go, correct later when I do Part II. Print the Artisan Tour map and brochure out

Civil War Music Comes to Annisquam

Civil War Music Comes to Annisquam

Annisquam Village Church

Friday, October 21, 8:00 PM

820 Washington Street, Gloucester MA

Jacqueline Schwab, renowned pianist of the Ken Burns Civil War documentaries (and of the more recent series on The National Parks, America’s Best Idea), brings her stylings to the Annisquam Village Church on Friday, October 21, at 8:00 PM.  Sharing the program with Celtic singer, Michael O’Leary and the women’s a capella ensemble, ‘Leven, Schwab celebrates the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with traditional tunes of the era only footsteps away from a monument to 19 Cape Ann men who fought in that war, and a nearby house that served in the Underground Railroad.  The historic (1820’s) Annisquam Village Church is at 820 Washington Street. Donation $15. at the door. For more information: or or 978.283.6416.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum 10th Annual Wine Reception & Silent Auction October 14th

10th Annual Wine Reception & Silent Auction

Friday, October 14, 2011

7:00 P. M. – 9:30 P. M.

Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum

66 Main Street, Essex Massachusetts 01929

Sponsored by the Chebacco Market, Essex, to benefit the

Essex Shipbuilding Museum


Come join us for our 10th Annual Wine Reception Event and an opportunity to sample a variety of wine, beers, and local spirits for your enjoyment, or for holiday hosting and gift giving.  The Chebacco Market Owners bring their well known wine expertise to this event, and will be available to assist you in sampling and choosing which beverages are your favorites.  Appetizers, cheeses, and sweets will be served.
This event also features our renowned Silent Auction and will be set up, with items to bid on including baskets containing spa gifts, gift certificates to local restaurants, home-made preserves, hand-knit children’s wear, toys, and many other combinations of interesting and useful goods. Great gift ideas abound, including an Essex themed basket!
Nancy Dudley, North Shore photographer and artist, will be exhibiting her work.
This is a fun-filled evening and supports the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Become a member and save on your admission fee.

Admission $20 members, $25 nonmembers

Order tickets on our website:

Also, tickets can be order by phone (978-768-7541) or Email: and will be available at the door the night of the event.

Transform Fitness

Through the American Council on Exercise we have pledged hours to help veterans and their families get fit.  Few words can accurately describe the sacrifices our service members and their families make every day. The stress of war and long periods of separation from family and friends tremendously impact their lives in ways most of us cannot comprehend. We would like to give back to our nation’s men and women in uniform and their families by offering compimentary small group training or group fitness sessions



Specialized sessions for breast cancer survivors

Carol Figurido from Transform Fitness is offering specialty training for breast cancer survivors. If you have had: a breast biopsy, lymph node biopsy or removal, – breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy), mastectomy or breast reconstruction then this class is for you. Any of these procedures can affect how you well you can move your shoulder and arm, take a deep breath, or do daily activities, like dressing, bathing, and combing your hair.. You may find a decrease in muscle and an increase in fat mass, premature osteoporosis and muscle imbalances.

  • Exercise plays a pivotal role in physical and emotional recovery for breast cancer survivors. At Transform Fitness, we would like to help you implement a suitable exercise program by:
  • Increasing range of motion and strength in the affected chest, arm, and back;
  • Increasing lean body mass through strength training;
  • Increasing endurance through a guided program of cardiovascular exercise;
  • Preventing lymph edema or frozen shoulder;
  • Decreasing stress and promoting wellness through education on stress management techniques.

Carol knows firsthand about the benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors. In 1998, just as she was beginning her career in fitness, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That diagnosis, surgery, and subsequent recovery inspired her to pursue her dream as a fitness coach both through personal training and teaching group fitness classes. During this time, she realized the importance of living a balanced life, both physically and mentally. Carol is ACE certified Group Fitness since 2000, FRAPersonal Trainer, Stott Mat Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Reebock, Coreboard, PACE Arthritis Instructor, BodyPump, BodyVive, and Pilates Coach certified

National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Jean and Carol have been trained by the MS Society to work with individuals living with this illness.  Exercise is a key component of your overall healthcare strategy, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a super athlete to enjoy the benefits. Studies show that moderate aerobic exercise improves cardiac health, stamina, and mood, and helps manage symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and bladder and bowel difficulties. Stretching exercises—whether done on your own or with a helper—can relieve stiffness and improve your flexibility and mobility. Learn more about good ways to get yourself moving—and have fun while you’re doing it

Docksiders To Play Topsfield Fair October 9th

Just a note to let you and all of Gloucester know that the Gloucester High School Docksiders will be performing for their 3rd year at the Topsfield Fair on October 9th at 6:30 on the Trianon Stage (near the front gate.) We are pleased to be asked once again to entertain the crowds.

Lauralee Taylor

President Docksider Parent Boosters

VisitCapeAnn Free Merchants Listing Post

Dear Joey and Good Morning Gloucester!

I wanted to ask if you can get this out on your blog for the local Merchants in The Gloucester/Cape Ann Area.

Http:// has made all its Full Page listings for Local Merchants FREE!!! (Same as for Bands and Community Events!) Go check out other sites of the same genre, they are getting upwards of $300 – $500 USD per listing, per year!

The only requirement is that the Merchants or Events are truly located within Cape Ann. You must also be patient as we do approve all of the placements to keep spam out of our website.

Why are we making it Free? It’s Simple, We want to fill our site with all the Merchants & Local Events in Cape Ann for Next Spring’s upcoming tourist season. Our Operating revenue comes from Featured Ad Space, so the costs are already taken care of, and I want to make this a great resource site for those looking to visit Cape Ann.

These Listing Pages have everything a Merchant could ask for, like Google maps to your business, All the attributes for people to contact you, as well as the ability to link your business Facebook, Your Website, and Twitter. You can even have a video posted on there (We must do that on back end, just need video’s address like in You tube or other comparable online video service). You have the ability to post “Specials” and change them whenever you want! There are also Viral Marketing tools so visitors can “Like” you Page as well. Each Page Listing have a great Search Engine Optimization with Google (Means they rank well and are highly place for your keywords!).

You have FULL Control of your listings. Once you have created your site Profile then add your listing(s), You have the ability to change it, add to it, and more for the full subscription time.
Local Exposure. Local Google Searches for Cape Ann are over 40,000 a month! (and I think Good Morning Gloucester is most of And that isn’t counting the global searches!

All Listings also get posted virally throughout Facebook and Twitter Automatically on our Accounts there as well for even more visibility.

Check out our Video here on how it looks:

If you would like to see a category that isn’t listed, feel free to contact to ask to add one.

Thanks!, Dan Driscoll

A Raffle for Football and Beer Fans

A Raffle for Football and Beer Fans

Causeway Liquors is Raffling off an NFL Budlight Refrigerator

Raffle tickets are 1 for $1.00, or 5 for $3.00

Pick up a few when you stop by for your Game day Beer.

Tell Them GMG SENT YOU. (Maybe i’ll get a kickback)

It would make a great Tv Stand.

Causeway Liquors
76 Essex Ave.
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9-9
Sundays 12-6


Jemil Beauchamp Store now open late in Lanesville!

We wanted to let the Gloucester community know that the little curio shop, Jemil Beauchamp, in Lanesville is adjusting our hours for the autumn and winter. Instead of being open 6 days a week, we’ll only be open four, BUT, we’re going to open late!

Our new hours are:

Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm

Closed Monday through Wednesday.

We hope that this enlivens the Lanesville evenings and allows our customers more convenient shopping hours, especially as we approach the holiday season! Thanks to everyone who has supported and patronized the store so far!

Kurt and Jen


What a beautiful day to paint! From Kathy Chapman

Dianne Miller was enjoying the clear air today painting this harbor scene. She is the featured artist this month at the North Shore Arts Association.

Dianne Panarelli Miller

October 3 – October 23

Photos by Kathy Chapman