Phil Scannell From V&S Galvanizing Wants To Donate Any Galvanizing Work On The Greasy Pole

FOB Phil Scannell writes-

Hey Joe

If you could, can you  put me in touch with who ever is building the Greasy pole-I have my company on board to do all the Galvanizing(if they have any) for nothing- Best Phil

Please Welcome New Store To Dock Square–Stone Angel

Mention GMG when you visit Stone Angel Boutique and enjoy a 15% discount on your total purchase!

Stone Angel Boutique

6 Dock Square

Rockport, MA 01966


Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Stone Angel Boutique offers an array of stylishly eclectic home accents to satisfy the needs of every creative decorator. Our unique products include items designed with wood, metal, glass, wrought iron, ceramic, canvas, and resin. Most of our products are of a rich, rustic, weathered hue that is sure to add grace, charm and personality to every environment.

Mention GMG when you visit us and enjoy a 15% discount on your total purchase.

(Now through Christmas)

Many Blessings, Pam Orlando

Did You Know? (Lobster Dinner)

That lobsters attack homies?  I was walking across the footbridge in Annisquam and heard this homie crying out in great distress and trying desperately to free himself from an object caught on his neck.  At first I thought he had been hooked by a fishing lure.  In fact, he had been attacked by a feisty little lobster who obviously didn’t want to be dinner.  It took the homie quite some time to get free, but then it was time for a lobster dinner.

E.J. Lefavour

Here’s Billy Lee’s Ocean Reporter Which Went Aground Yesterday Off Of Rockport


Tina Greel reports-

He is safe and left the boat last night in skiff.
With the Extra High Tide the Hull could not be seen as it’s underwater. The conditions are pretty bad out there Tina says.
Low tide should reveal the rest of the story. the Ocean Reporter is a Rockport Icon.


Punkin Carvin! Contest At Art Haven This Saturday!

Dawn Gadow writes-

Hey Joey – Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday afternoon! If you could get this out for us that would be awesome 🙂 Open to all ages – we’ve got pumpkins and fall snacks, just have to bring a costume and fun ideas!


Congratulations To Gloucester Maritime For Naming Good Egg Tom Balf As Managing Director!


Maritime Gloucester, the region’s leader in hand’s-on marine science education and a prominent attraction for visitors seeking to discover Gloucester’s rich maritime heritage, has announced that Thomas Balf will become executive director effective December 1. Balf succeeds Harriet Webster who passed away in June 2011.

An experienced environmental executive, entrepreneur, consultant and educator, Balf has spent his career building successful partnerships with public and private sector organizations. For the last decade, he has led a consortium of national colleges and universities committed to greening campus operations and improving environmental performance. He is a Gloucester resident who grew up in Rockport.

Balf said, "I am honored to lead this outstanding organization and I look forward to working with the staff and board, as well as with the broader community, to fulfill its mission and promise. Maritime Gloucester highlights and celebrates Gloucester’s maritime history, but its real value lies in creating connections between the past maritime industry and the future. Its educational programs and visitor attractions are important engines contributing to Gloucester’s and the region’s economic development, social well-being, and stewardship of marine resources."

Geoffrey Richon, Maritime Gloucester’s, founder and board member, said "Tom Balf brings to the organization the skills that will help us continue the outstanding progress in our development made under our founding executive director Harriet Webster who passed away this summer.   Our education programs now reach more than 3,500 students and we have more than 30,000 visitors a year to our site. Under Tom Balf as executive director, we expect to double those numbers in five years."

Balf most recently served as executive director of the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (C2E2). In that capacity he helped prominent colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, Yale, MIT and the University of Massachusetts, improve their environmental performance. A frequent college and university lecturer, Balf is an adjunct professor at Stonehill College teaching a course on sustainability.

Maritime Gloucester Board Chairman David Warner called Balf’s appointment "a significant milestone for Maritime Gloucester. Tom’s experience, his enthusiasm for the mission, and his leadership will enhance Maritime Gloucester’s position as a sustainable organization and leader in hands-on marine science education, while also enhancing Maritime Gloucester as a destination for visitors to Cape Ann." Maritime Gloucester’s story is told in a recent video on YouTube —

Balf’s distinguished career includes positions as director of environmental affairs for Aveda Corporation, one of the nation’s leading companies known for environmental stewardship, and co-founder and principal of Nexus Environmental Partners, a firm that works at the intersection of business, government and academia to bring parties together to find innovative solutions to common environmental problems.

Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk said, "Tom Balf has been a leader in the City as a member of the Clean Energy Commission–helping the City achieve Green Community status and win a $200,000 grant.  I can’t think of anyone better suited to bring Maritime Gloucester forward into the future."

As an environmental and communications consultant, Balf has more than 25 years of expertise in environmental and regulatory management, and in communicating information. For example, he developed in the early 80’s the Household Hazardous Waste Wheel® which described disposal management options for homeowners. More recently, he was the author of a highly acclaimed higher education booklet entitled "Environmental Roles and Responsibilities in a Climate of Change: Campus Environmental, Health and Safety at a Crossroads."

Balf graduated from Tufts University with a BS in biology and psychology and holds an MS in limnology/zoology from the University of New Hampshire. A Rockport native, he and his wife Donna and their two children reside in Gloucester.

F-Bomb’s 5th Annual Helloween Bash

Cape Ann’s premier ( Classic Hard & Heavy Rock ) cover band
St. Peters Club Gloucester Ma.
Doors open at 9pm
$3 cover for anyone IN costume.
$5 without costume

There will be over $200 in cash prizes for best costumes
Other prizes.
Oh yeah, and the sound guy (Len P) is the coolest dood this side of the Annisquam 😉

Thursday Night Blues Party with Dave @ The Rhumb Line

Dave says,

This week we attempt to wash the pudding stains from the fabric of space-time by introducing a “new” act to our barnyard. I’m talking about the near debut of the “Earley Birds”. No, not our much beloved tenor sax mogul, but a new genetic mutation. There really is another musician named “Mark Earley” and he’s comin’ at you this Thursday and bringin’ his posse with him.
This M ark is a fine vogellizer, harpist, and leader of the band, if such a thing is possible. He’s dragging along our buddies, Mr. Larry Sortwell, singing catarrhist, and Mr. John Loud,drummambulist fartissimo®* for the ride. Both former members of that illustrious unit: Grapevine Road, from days of yore. Of, course, Greg T. and myself complete the circuit. Gonna be a hoot!
And, don’t forget: Thursday is two-for-one pricing on Fred’s  Mexican dinner. That’s nachos and choice of burritos for two at $ 18. Great food! great deal! Free prunes after 10p.m.

*© 2011 John Rankin Ministries

Phantom of the Opera at Shalin Liu Performance Center Sunday, October 30

Phantom of the Opera
Silent movie with live music

One of the scariest and most influential horror films of all time, this 1925 silent film classic features Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. A gorgeous new print of the film has been carefully restored to the intricate color scheme of the original release. The Alloy Orchestra performs a new score on the Shalin Liu stage for this “ghoulish” Halloween screening.

Alloy new 2006 – picture here-

The members of the Alloy Orchestra group include (left to right) :

TERRY DONAHUE (junk, accordion, musical saw, vocals)

KEN WINOKUR (director, junk percussion and clarinet)

ROGER MILLER (keyboards)

Shalin Liu Performance Center
Located at 37 Main Street, Rockport

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Hot Tip: Features Roger Miller from Mission of Burma. Kathy Chapman gives this this unsilent cinema experience a 6 out of 5 stars!

Cape Ann Whale Watch Whale Alert Update!

From the Deck of the Hurricane II, The largest and fastest whale watching vessel in Gloucester.


We have reached the end of another great season of whale watching. Please join us as we say bon voyage to the whales this weekend and wish them a safe journey south for the winter.

Our last trips of the season are as follows:

Friday October 28, 2011               10:00 am

Saturday October 29, 2011           10:00 am

Sunday October 30, 2011              10:00 am

Monday October 31, 2011            10:00 am $5.00 off if you wear a costume on Halloween

Reservations Call 1-800-877-5110

Cape Ann Whale Watch

PO Box 345 Gloucester MA. 01930

The Latest Webcam To Go Live On The Boulevard and Gloucester Harbor From Harborview Inn’s Webcam

click the pic below to go check out the live Gloucester webcams


We now have 13 live cams and Tim Blakeley from www.gloucesterbytes is banging out more daily.  16 more cams due to go live within the next two weeks.

Coming up-

Schooner Lannon
Island Art & Hobby
Cape Ann Marina
Mile Marker 1
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
Atlantis Oceanfront Breakfast Cafe
Ryan and Wood
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
Vista Motel
Manny Simoes
Annisquam Village Realty
Bluefish Property’s Motif Number 1
Schooner Adventure
Gloucester Quilter
Cape Ann Healing Center
Gloucester Maritime

If you have a Cape Ann business or organization that you would like to be promoted and highlighted for all the world to see feel free to fill out this form

Here is the story of how it all came to be-

OK Kids It’s Time you Know About Our Latest Plan To Promote Gloucester

Posted on October 13, 2011 by Joey C

Click here to get an email when new webcams go live

Congratulations Kyle Edmonds and Joey Ciolino on your race at the Head of the Charles!


Little Harbor Boathouse Community Rowing & Paddling Center

Little Harbor Boathouse rowers shine in 37th annual Earnestine Bayer Race on the Charles on Sunday, October 24. Pictured L to R: Congratulations to Little Harbor Boathouse Teen Rowing Program Rowers Kyle Edmonds and Joe Ciolino, first place finishers in the Men’s Doubles (27:08); Developmental Rowing Program rower Cristina Campa, 2nd place in the Women’s 40-49 (29:54) and LHB member, Eileen Perry, (not pictured) 1st place finish in the Women’s 50-59 class (28:31)! Way to row all!


WOOOHOOOO!  Way To Go Guys!

Cape Ann Chamber Membership Drive Info From Ed Collard


        The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has been running a membership drive that is about to end this Friday. During the drive, many local advertisers offer new members great discounts to help defray the cost of membership which is LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY. If you do business on Cape Ann, Chamber membership is a win win proposition. You get to support the voice of local business on a local,state and federal level as well as promote your business at the same time. Should anyone wish for more information about joining feel free to call or email me as this is a great time to join. Thanks, Ed

Ed Collard

Injured Northern Gannet Sent In By Stephen Westgate

Hello Joey,
I live over by Lanes Cove and, while walking my dog tonight, came across an injured Northern Gannet up on sunset point.  As I have never seen one of these great sea birds around here I was hoping there was a wildlife rehabilitation clinic that would be willing to treat and hopefully re-release this striking creature.  My original plan was to bring her to the Danvers Animal Hospital which treats injured wildlife, but the staff told me that, with their limited resources, it was unlikely they could rehabilitate this type of bird and it would more than likely be euthanized . I was told that there was a Wildlife Clinic in Weymouth but  they will accept injured wildlife only between the hours of 10-2.  With my work schedule I will be unable to make it there tomorrow and my only other option would be a very long drive to Tufts Wildlife Clinic  out in Grafton after work.  I was hoping that with your help I may be able to find someone interested in making the trip down to Weymouth tomorrow to give this bird (a rare sight around here) a chance.  Thanks in advance for any help or ideas you have in this matter.
Thank you