Newest Scene of Essex River Marshes From Deb Bretton Robinson

Deb writes-

Hi Joey,
Here is the latest painting of Cape Ann from the Brettonarts Studios.  Its the Essex River Marsh.  I love all those reeds.  Enjoy!
Debra Bretton Robinson
Fine Artist

new essex marsh pnting

Honoré de Balzac Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

October 27, 2011
"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850)


Balzac is often considered the founder of European Realist Literature. His attention to detail and his multi-faceted characters have served as an inspiration to generations of writers, including Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Proust, Poe, Faulkner, Kerouac, and Calvino. His masterwork, Le Comédie Humaine, or The Human Comedy, is a series of sketches of all aspects of life, often presented minute by minute. Although a conservative royalist in his politics, Balzac understood the frustrations of the down-trodden and the revolutionaries in the great social upheavals of his later life.

Greg Bover

Cape Ann Brewing Hip-Hop Halloween Bash Saturday October 29th


Hi Joey,

At 5pm we tap the 150lb pumpkin that is filled with our Pumpkin Stout

Costume contest with $200 in prizes.  3 categories – Sexiest, Scariest and Overall

Apple bobbing all night with prizes in the apples

At 9pm the Dmus Sound Project takes the stage

Plus there will be other, as of yet unplanned, shenanigans taking place all night.

Thanks for your time and hope to see you and the crew at the party!!!(Check out the tapped pumpkin)


Your Cape Ann Halloween Event Run Down Right Here On GMG

If anyone has another community event that I’ve missed or somehow forgotten just send me a reminder and I’ll be happy to ad it in.  Also if anyone is out and about and wants to send in photos from these festivities feel free and I’ll include them on the blog.

email photos to and include the event name, the name of who gets credit for the photo and who is in the pic (if you know) in the subject line of the email

Wednesday October 26th and All Week Long-


Saturday October 29th
Punkin Carvin! Contest At Art Haven This Saturday!


Mile Marker 1 Waterfront Bar Halloween Party October 29thPrint
Lanesville Community Center Halloween Monster Bash October 29th


Giuseppe’s For Halloween

Cape Ann Brewing Hip-Hop Bash
Sunday October 30th
Halloween Party Moved To Rose Baker Center, Island Art and Hobby, Harbor Goods, and Local Colors October 30th!

Halloween Party

Sunday October 30th has been moved to the Rose Baker Senior Center due to the weather forecast.

Same Time from 2:00 – 4:00pm

All activities, prizes and treats will be awaiting all the Little Trick or Treater’s in their costumes.

Haunted Hayride October 30th!
First Annual Magnolia Scarecrow Contest! October 30th


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


Giuseppe’s For Halloween

The Annie!

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The ePublishing Business is BOOMING! for Kat Valentine

Hi Joe,

This is an update on my continuing adventures in epublishing. Last month I told you about my novelette The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic becoming an Amazon Best Seller. It has now been in Amazon’s Top Twenty Best Sellers in both Psychological Thriller and Horror for a month and has been in the Top Ten quite frequently. It has sold over 2500 copies so far.


Since then I’ve published my first ghost story (for Halloween). It is a novelette, too, called Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter and, though it has only been out for a week, has been an Amazon Top Fifty Seller in Ghost Stories. Feedback and reviews are encouraging.

So, as a thank you to my wonderful e-readers, I’ve created a free sampler book called Romance, Crime, Good Food: The Kathleen Valentine Sampler. It contains 4 complete short stories, 3 full chapters from my novels, 2 essays and 8 recipes from my cookbook/memoir about growing up Pennsylvania Dutch. It is currently free on Smashwords and will be on Kindle and Nook eventually (they take their time.)

Thanks for your encouragement and Happy eReading!

Free Flu Clinic at AGH this weekend and more

Joey:  Have you had your flu shot yet?  If not, stop by AGH!!

Medication Disposal Day in Gloucester ~ This Saturday!

The Gloucester Medication Disposal program sponsored by Healthy Gloucester Collaborative is once again hosting a community medication disposal event in conjunction with the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Medication Disposal Day will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Rose Baker Senior Center , Six Manuel F. Lewis Street, Gloucester. 

Items Accepted:

Prescription and over-the-counter medications, Medication Samples, Vitamins, Narcotics, Liquid Medications

Items NOT Accepted

Sharps (sharps can be disposed of 24-7 in the main entrance of Addison

         Gilbert Hospital , 298 Washington Street ,  Gloucester , at the Sharps Kiosk).

Thermometers, IV Bags, Bloody or Infectious Waste, Inhalers, Hydrogen Peroxide, Personal Care Products

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Flu Clinic at Addison Gilbert Hospital November 8

A free flu clinic will be held at Addison Gilbert Hospital , 298 Washington Street, Gloucester on Tuesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Longan Room located inside the Washington Street entrance. The flu clinic will be conducted by the Gloucester Health Department.

There is no fee. Participants are asked to bring their insurance card and to wear short-sleeves.  The clinic will be held for those six-months of age or older.

Cape Ann Military Family Support Group collecting items for our Soldiers in Time for the Holidays

Employees, staff and volunteers at Addison Gilbert Hospital will be assisting the Cape Ann Military Family Support Group in collecting items to be sent to our Cape Ann soldiers in time for the holidays. Containers are marked inside the main entrance of Addison Gilbert Hospital in the Fisher Lobby for items being collected.

The following items are being requested:

Candy Canes, miniature matchbox cars

Assorted snacks:  Beef jerky, beef sausage logs, slim Jim’s, individual cookie , cheese and cracker packs, dried fruits and fruit, pudding and applesauce cups, packaged dried fruits, seeds, nuts and raisins, peanut butter and individual cereals boxes, Pop-tarts, Breakfast bars, granola and health bars, Pretzels and Pringle’s canned chips

Canned items should have the pull tabbed tops:

Cups of Noodles Dinty Moore Meals, Pasta Dinners and bowl type meals

Soups Ready to eat  and packet soups, Canned tuna,chicken, salmon pull top cans only

individual packets of condiments: mustard, catsup, relish, Mayonnaise, B-B-Q sauce, single serve salad dressings, jelly and jams.

Powdered drinks: Crystal Light lemonade mixes, Kool-Aid,  teas, coffee, cocoa, milk Assorted candy and gum Small games, playing cards, Uno, Sorry, puzzles, crossword books andtravel size board games.

Thank you for your consideration to help!

High “King Tide" Brought Big Water to the Essex River Basin- Photos Mike Dyer

Taken at noon, Thursday.  The high “King Tide" brought Big Water to the Essex River Basin.

Looking east from the 4th tee at Cape Ann Golf Course.


Looking north from Stavros Reservation


Best~Mike Dyer

Joey Edit-

What’s A ‘King Tide” you ask?

Well check out the “King Tide” definition here on wikipedia

Remembering the Perfect Storm Pictures From David Sullivan’s Sister Cathy and Gloucester Til the End

Earl and Arch Perform the Official Song Of GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End Video from Mike Lindberg-

Terry Weber’s friend Cathy Sullivan Mustone of Gloucester would like to share photos of her brother David Sullivan, who was lost at sea in the "Perfect Storm" and a few pics from the movie experience. It’s been twenty years! Ironically, we are due to have a Nor’easter this weekend. Thank you to Cathy for sharing.


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Perhaps the GMG readers would like to send in some photos of what they experienced during the Halloween-Unnamed-Perfect Storm twenty years ago or share some memories.

Another Day, Another Webcam Added To–Annisquam Village Realty Annisquam Foot Bridge Cam

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We now have 14 live cams and Tim Blakeley from www.gloucesterbytes is banging out more daily.  15 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
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
Vista Motel
Manny Simoes
Bluefish Property’s Motif Number 1
Schooner Adventure
Gloucester Quilter
Cape Ann Healing Center
Gloucester Maritime

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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

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