Tyler Cruising Around The Harbor In The Dead of Winter

If you would have told me some dude would be cruising around standing up on a surfboard on the 26th of January 5 years ago I would have told you to back away from the crack pipe.

But you know we’re here in Gloucester MA where anything is possible.

Next thing you know they’ll be riding around on these things at night with the whole thing lit up.  Crazy right?  Nope.


The Hottest Free Show Tonight!

Peterson 1

Peter & I will be at Minglewood Tavern for the Berklee Jazz & Roots kick-off party.  The party opens up to the public at 9 p.m. (as space allows).  The Ralph Peterson Ensemble will be on the stage.  Tomorrow they are performing in NYC so you gotta catch ‘em tonight.  They’re HOT!

Did You Know? (Golden Eye)


The black-and-white Common Goldeneye is one of the last ducks to migrate south in fall and it often will winter as far north as open water permits.

The eyes of a Common Goldeneye are gray-brown at hatching. They turn purple-blue, then blue, then green-blue as they age. By five months of age they have become clear pale green-yellow. The eyes will be bright yellow in adult males and pale yellow to white in females.

These Common Golden Eyes are hanging out with a couple of red breasted mergansers.


E.J. Lefavour

Cape Ann Healing Center

Register for Reiki I and II by Tuesday and save $120 by mentioning this email!  Greetings! I hope everyone has had happy and healthy holidays and plenty of quality family time during this gentle winter season!  We are gearing up for exciting changes in the spring, the seeds we have planted are buzzing with excitement!  I wanted to offer you a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of my amazing teachers!  Silvie Lockerova is a gifted healer and we are so blessed to have her offering Reiki I and II back to back in February at an incredible savings. Reiki is a powerful tool for self healing and for helping friends and loved ones.  Everyone can do it and once you learn you have it forever after this one time investment.  Investment for both classes is only $280. Last minute registration must be completed by Monday, January 30, 9pm.

Regular price for Reiki Level 1 / $180, Reiki Level 2 – $220 Save $120!!!!

New Reiki masters may be in attendance so it will be an extra powerful training!

Reiki level 1 class February 4, 10am – 7pm

Reiki level 2 class February 25, 10am – 7pm

Reiki level 1 must be complete before Reiki level 2!  Contact Silvie Lockerova at 978-412-5400 or register on facebook here now!  As always, we hope you will share this newsletter with friends and family, share on facebook, and help us spread the word.  We are grateful for your continued referrals and confidence!

Yours in Service,
Dr. Nicole Andrade,  Capeannhealingcenter.com


Another Brad Byrd Hit Song on ABC TV Next Week


Did you like yesterday’s stripped down vs produced versions of Zero to the 101Click here if you missed it.

Well, we’re doing it again today!  This time we’ve got a new song that will be featured on ABC TV’s hit comedy Happy Endings next Wednesday 2/1 at 9:30pm.  Listen to the two versions now — and check out the TV version on Wednesday.

Here’s how to do it:

1) Watch this video of Brad Byrd singing Hourglass.

2) Click on the link below the video to hear the fully produced version of Hourglass that will be on TV.

Nine venues with great music tonight (see full lineup here)


You’ve got a rare chance to check out Berklee’s Ralph Peterson Ensemble at Minglewood.  This is a private kick-off party for Berklee Jazz & Roots that will open to the public at 9pm FREE (as space allows). 

Pop-up fish buoy and a sneak preview at some others… BUOY AUCTION TONIGHT!

Fish buoy by Kelsey Marr
Fish buoy by Kelsey Marr

Today’s featured buoy (by request) is the pop-up fish buoy by Kelsey Marr! Bidding starts at $20 in the comments section, send us an email (arthaveninfo@gmail.com) to confirm.

However, for your entertainment, I also bring you a great assortment of artist buoys to check out 🙂 If you’d like to put a bid in on any of these, you’re more than welcome to in the comments section, just make sure to send us an email also (arthaveninfo@gmail.com). And the online bidding ends at 4:00 today. THEN, you come to the auction from 5:00-8:00 at Cruiseport!

Also, keep in mind that there will be live music, lots of local food, tons of beautiful kids buoys, childrens activities and, in case you haven’t heard… A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ART HAVEN ABOUT AWESOME PLANS FOR THE YEARS TO COME!!

Check it out “Having Words With Meg” on Sirius XM Radio ~ Lots of good things happening in our little town.

Sent to our GoodMorningGloucester Captian.
Hi Joey~
Congrats on the Best Blog award for GMG.
And thanks again for the attention given to the visit with Gloucester’s “Bandit Kings” on my radio show.
As a heads up~
For the February edition of “Having Words With Meg” , globally known singer songwriter Willie Nile will visit with me at Gloucester’s Bang A Song Studios today.
He is in the area to play Club Passim in Cambridge
(tonight 1/27). And he is happy to make the trip to Gloucester to do the radio interview during which he’ll play some songs.
He just finished the annual charitable concerts in New Jersey called Light Of Day, where he performed with Bruce Springsteen and brought the money they have made for Parkinson’s research up over 2 million dollars at this point. I will forward news about this event and Willie’s involvement.
Willie also recently had the National Public Radio’s NPR Song Of The Day with “One Guitar” from his new release “The Innocent Ones”.
Willie has been making great Rock n Roll albums since 1980, always favoring the underdog. His fans include Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed, and Springsteen.
This show to be recorded today here in Gloucester at Bang A Song studios will air 4 times in February on “The Loft” – channel 30 on Sirius XM Radio. As always, some of the discussion will highlight the character and charm of Gloucester.
I will send you the dates of airing as soon as the show has been recorded and produced. He is www.willienile.com A great website.
Thanks Joey!
Meg Griffin
Host on Sirius XM
Gloucester resident (transplant)

Jamie Marshall Pimps Matt Light Fundraiser Raffle



Good afternoon pal—I wanted to see if you could help me post something to help my friend Matt Light out with his charity.  Matt currently plays for the New England Patriots and has a unique raffle for Super Bowl tickets and they are $2.00 each—(less with more quantity buy) and all is done on line.  The proceeds go to his charity—“the Light Foundation”.  I have helped Matt with his cause over the past two years and he is a very genuine person.  Can you please post this link and info to your tremendous site and hopefully one of our locals will win and go to the big game?

I am connecting with you because our favorite left tackle, NE Patriot Matt Light, has asked me to reach out on his behalf to see if you might be able to help promote his SuperBowl raffle.  The details are here, but in essence, the winner gets two tickets to the game, a hotel room from Friday to Monday, a signed Brady jersey, a game ball signed by the starting O-line (all of which Matt will hand-deliver post SuperBowl,) and $2000 in travel dollars for a flight/transportation:
Please let me know your thoughts on this and thanks in advance for your help.



The Final Load

There’s nothing quite like that feeling when the last load of lobster gear comes out of the water for the season.

A long grinding year of hard core lobstering comes to an end and the boys enjoy the fruits of their labor.

It was that day today for the crew of the Degelyse.


Community Stuff Friday

Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library Program: The Importance of Buying Food Locally

Hello Joey. I just wanted to remind you about the Garden to Table food fair going on in Manchester-by-the-Sea at the community center this coming Saturday from 10am to 1pm. We would love it if you could come by. We are having a panel and discussion, as well as lots of vendors from various local food sources. Hope to see you there!


Just in time for Valentines, John Wonson of Blue Gate Gardens will host a flower arranging class at the Rockport Senior Center on February 8 at 1PM. The cost is just $5.00 and you will take home a flower arrangement to enjoy. Reservations required 978-546-2573

St. Ann School of Cape Ann Open Houses

St. Ann School of Cape Ann (PK-8) invites families who are interested in Catholic education to visit an open house during Catholic Schools Week. A general open house will be held on Sunday, January 29 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. An open house for our preschool and kindergarten programs will be held on Wednesday, February 1 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Please see the attached flyer for more information about our preschool and kindergarten programs.


Shep Abbott will read chapters from "Dogboy"  his novel-in-progress at the Writers Center on Wednesday, March 8th. at 7:30PM.