The GMG T-Shirts Are Finally In!!!!

We used Hanes Beefy T’shirts- ring spun cotton, the highest quality t shirts we could buy.

We have sm, med, lg, xl and maybe a xxl.

They are $20 and if need to be shipped in the US $4 or you could pick it up at the dock and save the shipping.

The Dock address is Joey c/o Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main st Gloucester MA 01930

Thanks so much!!!

Sizes are selling fast and I didnt order a ton so let me know asap if there is a certain size you need  🙂

if you want to order one email me at


And Dog Bar Makes Twenty! Bikini Speedo Dodgeball All Filled Up With Teams For Our Brackets!

This is gonna be bat-shit bananas! 

Twenty teams of men and women in bikinis and speedos trying to annihilate each other medieval style on the Dodgeball Court Behind The Farm Bar and Grille On March 4th with the profits from the entry fees  going to which provides help for teens and young adults afflicted with life threatening illnesses.

Can you imagine 20 teams of 5 and then all of their supports of how much insanity and fun that is going to be?  This is going to be the entertainment event of all of 2012!!!!!

Word Is That One of Gloucester’s Biggest Supporters Of Live local Music Andy Mullholland Will Be Sporting The Speedo and Leading His Dog Bar Squad “American Bacon”.  Andy caused quite a stir with the team name which is a direct shot across the bow of his Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Seafood Throwdown Nemesis Erik Lorden From Passport whose Team had already been named “Canadian Bacon”.  There will be no love lost between these mortal enemies on the Dodgeball Court.  Question Is- Who Will Bring The Meat?


We do not know how athletic these teams will be compared to the many Cross Fit and Athletic Club Squads but they will surely win the straight sexy points with their many fans!

Mark Your Calendars Now!  March 4th at Noon!  The Farm Bar and Grille for The Ultimate Spectacle that will Be-

The Second Annual GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament!


All of the profits from the sign-ups of the Tournament are going to Next Step, an organization that provides support, education and resources for teens and young adults coping with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.



click here for Cape Ann Brewing Coverage Team Nacho Libre


North Shore Cross Fit Team Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Captain Tracy Conley


Maestranzi Brothers Red White & Blue Balls Team Captain Frankie Gwynn

Our Hosts The Farm Bar and Grille check them out the Farm’s Facebook Page here


Farm Team Name- Ass With Class With Captain Ryan Cox

Here are the other squads signed on

We have a Ryan and Wood Distillery sponsored squad (best damn spirits you can consume on the planet) check out their website and live distillery webcam


Sugar Mags is putting a yet to be named team together- check the breakfast artistry that is Sugar Magnolia’s and like their Facebook page. Also did you know Sugar Mag’s does catering?


Cross Fit Cape Ann should be the early favorites, we will see if their elite training will put them over the top. Check out their blog here


Beverly Athletic Club’s Team will look to contend with the cross fit athletes from Cross Fit Cape for the top seed.


Team Name- Kiss Our BACsides

I will be sponsoring  GMG Team Rubber Rippers featuring our boy Kurt Lubbers and a team of maniacal Coasties.


Passports Restaurant

Passports Canadian Bacon Team Captain Erik Lorden


and Ed Collard’s House Doctors Handyman Repair Services

Team Name Blinded By The White


check out Jungle’s website here


Mamie’s Kitchen’s Muffin Tops has signed on to the Farm Bar and Grille Good Morning Gloucester Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament!


Team Name Mamie’s Muffin Tops

Check out the delectable dishes from Mamie’s Kitchen here


Team Name- Hot Mess

Here’s her website-

Beach Gourmet Catering


Matt Beach will be opening up shop after last year’s horrible Washington St fire in the location of the former Connors Pharmacy.

The T Shirt Design Front (the date is going to be correct March 4th)-

The Trumpet Vine

The Trumpet Vine


Looking at it now, in late winter light,

it is quite fearsome and frightful.

Although cut back in the fall, it seems

about to devour the house.



Better to remember the spring and summer

when its leaves and pods  create a world apart

and its beautiful yellow blossoms

bring  bees and hummingbirds.



Marty Luster

Allen Estes sings Brandy Jane

Allen Estes sings Brandy Jane

One of Allen’s early songs (written during his first batch of 30 songs about 40 years ago), Brandy Jane has become a favorite of many people.

Allen is gimmesound’s Artist of the week and sings this and 3 other wonderful songs on his Local Music Seen special, which premieres Wednesday at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

You can catch Allen at the Rhumb Line tonight with Orville Giddings and some surprise guests. See full lineup here.

And don’t forget the Mardi Gras benefit for Y Teens on Tuesday when Grammy winner Charles Neville joins Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends & Flavours.  $15 in advance.  $20 at the door. Call 979-281-0223 for tickets.

Did You Know? (Robins)

To many people Robins signal the return of Spring.  Although these days more winter over than they used to, seeing a flock of them in the yard eating berries makes me feel that Spring has made an early return.  Did you know that a young robin has a black beak and a full adult has a yellow beak with just a tip of black at the end of the beak?  The first robin has a definite black beak and therefore appears to be young.

Since I am still on my nuts and berries diet (have lost 17 lbs. but still have 10 to go), like the robins, I got to have some wonderful mixed berries and red grape fruit salad at Mug Up this morning.  Everyone else got to have what’s in the third photo.  I don’t know what it was, and I avoided looking at it any longer than it took to photograph it to avoid temptation.  It was a great Mug Up.  Thanks so much Donna and Rick.

E.J. Lefavour

Young Artist of the week!

Jason and his toolbox

This young artist of the week is a very talented boy named Jason who painted this interpretation of Winslow Homer’s Two Men in a Canoe on a toolbox that he built himself. Jason picked out this painting himself and, I think, did a beautiful job of making it his own. What a cool piece of artwork for him to have and use for a long time!

If you know of a young artist that should be featured here, email  with a short description and a photo of some of their work!

Captains Courageous Festival Request For Partners

Request for partners for a new version of the Captains Courageous Festival

A new and broader version of the Captains Courageous Festival, to be held on September 22, 2012, will offer special events throughout the city that highlight Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s Maritime Heritage. This festival will highlight literature, music, art and history. There will be multiple offerings throughout the day at many venues on both sides of the harbor to show off all Gloucester has to offer. Some events will have paid ticket entrance but most will be free. Tours, dramatic readings, theatrical productions, movies, special presenters, concerts, children activities, art displays etc will be on the schedule.

We are looking for venues (galleries, stores and restaurants) for poetry and dramatic readings as well as music performances. We are also looking for musicians who would be willing to offer programs that tie into Gloucester’s/Cape Ann’s heritage. 

If interested in offering something to the festival, please contact Beth Welin at Schooner Adventure

Sunset From The Dock 2/17/12

After reporting to duty down here since I was 9 years old and after school and summers in High School and every day since graduating from Bentley I sometimes take the view for granted.  But then every once in a while when it’s slow I stop for a second and get bowled over by how lucky I am to have this view from our dock.


Community Stuff Sunday

Thomas Patrican/Missed Field Goal Fund Fundraiser At Jalepenos February 22

Hi Joey,

I do some work for Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant.  As you may know they have always been very generous throughout the community, donating where ever they can.  On Wednesday February 22, 2012 they will be hosting a Fundraiser together with the the Friends of Aran Patrican and the Gloucester Police Department, to benefit the Thomas Patrican/Missed Field Goal Fund.  I have included the details below if you would be kind enough to post them on your blog.  I have also attached a flier, feel free to print it out and display it where you wish or to forward it along.  We are also accepting any donations for the raffle, if anyone has anything they would like to contribute they can drop items off at Jalapenos preferably by Tuesday, or call Jalapenos at 978-283-8228 and we can make arrangements to pick items up.  Thanks for your help!

Thomas Patrican/Missed Field Goal Fund!

Join the Friends of Aran Patrican, the Gloucester Police Department and Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant On Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Jalapenos From 4:30 – 11:00 PM.  As We Celebrate the Life of Aran Patrican.  Jalapenos will donate a portion of the night’s proceeds to the Thomas Patrican/Missed Field Goal Fund!  There will also be a raffle with lots of great prizes!!  If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation, you can do so online at or mail checks payable to Thomas Patrican/Missed Field Goal Fund care of Kelly Kirkman, Rockport National Bank, 16 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966.  You can also drop a check by Jalapenos and we will make sure they get it!!  If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call Jalapenos at 978-283-8228.

Amy L. Randazza