This Is Gloucester DVD’s Now Available For Purchase At Fort Square Café!!

Go get yourself an incredibly tasty breakfast at Fort Square Café and if you are in need of a birthday present or gift you can pick up one of my DVD’s.

Heidi was in the process of making three different types of cheesecakes that looked RE DIC U LOUS!!!!  And look, we even good Ellen in a picture.


Cheese cakes ready for the oven!


Shannon McCarthy and Rebecca Linquata With All You Need To Know About Bikini Speedo Dodgeball



It has come to my attention that some people think that this is only a private event for the participants.  THAT CAN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!!!  We want friends, we want family members we want total strangers to come and witness the spectacle that will be-

The 2012 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament!

Shannon and Rebecca come down to fill us in on what we can expect to see and what times stuff will be going off.  Come hang with us!

Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!

These are the organizations- Mamies Kitchen Muffin Tops, Passports Canadian Bacon, Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Rippers, Sugar Magnolias Team Shameless, The Farm Bar and Grill Ass with Class, Saving Private Ryan and Wood, North Shore Cross Fit Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, , Ed Collard’s House Doctor’s Blinded By the White, Jungle Silkscreening Jungle Fever, Beverly Athletic Club Kiss Our BACsides, another Farm Team Swiss Farmy Knives, Maestranzi Brothers Red, White and Blue Balls, Muffy White Organizings Hot mess, Cape Ann brewing Nacho Libre, Cross Fit Cape Ann With Two Teams- Buns and Guns and Power Snatch, Dog Bar American Bacon and  Beach Gourmet’s Drop It like It’s Hot.

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.

BASE Jumping at Good Harbor

The guy’s name is unimportant, but he said he was working up to something a little taller…

Submitted by Charlie Carroll

Did You Know?  That BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E jumping, is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects? “BASE” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, aerials, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). 

E.J. Lefavour

T Minus 4 Days and Counting

Rebecca, Ryan, Frankie and me got together this morning to put the finishing touches of the tournament this weekend.  I’d just like to extend my thanks and adoration to our team of civic minded, diligent and fun people who have put their energy into making this happen.

Great people all around who get “fun” and community!

Thank you Eloise and Madeline

Sunday afternoon Eloise and Madeline and Joey stopped by, affording Mom Jill the opportunity to go to the market. We played dolls, but only for a moment—the girls were much more interested in Cosmos the Cat, Rosie the Dog, the magnifying glass, and butterflies. Several days later an envelope bursting with drawings made by the girls arrived in the mail; drawings of Cosmos and Rosie, butterflies and hearts, diamonds and sunshine. Thank you Elosie and Madeline for the super fun afternoon and beautiful drawings. I love your special gift! 

Long Slow Tired Horse?

Click on the video to see what Marina is talking about as she reveals her inspiration for the music video made in her Florence Italy kitchen last May.

Rock, blues and two open mics this evening.  Check them all out here.

New Jason Burroughs fishing boat painting

Now up at Pleasant Street Tea Co – Click on the pic to see more of Jason’s work. He’s been cranking it out lately, making some awesome maritime stuff –

This one’s already been sold to a friend, but gives a better idea of the newest style he’s been working in –

These three days are gonna rule at The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight “Diane Blue” Friday “The Bandit Kings” and Saturday “The Jackleg Preachers”.

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Photo by Sharon Lowe

Dave Says,

  It’s gonna be a slugfest this week as we welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, the Octomom of the Blues. The gloves come off as we  hit you below your belt of scotch. She’ll be railing and wailing thru the whole canon of R&B, chickpop, and funque. And she’s bringing in the artillery, too: None other than that keyboard octopus himself,  Mr. Cliff Spencer. Cliff has disappeared for awhile now but he’s straightened things out with his parole officer so he’s back in the fold. We miss him!
  And welcome a newbie (for us) : Mr. Jeff “Jungleboy” Thompson, on drummps.  Hold the elephants, Sabu. He works with the divine Miss DB all the time. Ungawah! Czech him out! Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be there, taking notes, and squeezing them back out. Don’t let the weather fool you…it’s gonna be hot inside!
  And for those of you who are under-employed or suffering from chronic malaise, why not come down to the Rose Baker Senior Center next Monday and work out those kinks. Once again, the Old Salty jazz Band is at it again,swinging thru the trees of life. I’m getting tired of repeating myself, but these guys are a national treasure, and I’m so proud that they let me play with them. It’s free! Hours 1 pm till 3. Wear your truss!

Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 The Jackleg Preachers. Formerly The Down and Derby Band.

More marine origami

Small fishing boat near a lighthouse

Should the lighthouse be taller? I tried to get the proportions from photos of Eastern Point lighthouse, more or less. It is probably not quite in the right proportion to the size of the fishing boat, but folding from dollar bills limits the range of size I can produce…

No dollar bills were damaged during this production… All three could be unfolded and put back in my wallet.

Karen Ristuben Presenting Monday March 5th at Endicott

imageKaren Ristuben Writes-

Hello all,
Just a note to tell you that I’ll be presenting "Just, one word…" at Endicott College’s Rose Performance Center on
Monday, March 5, 7:30 pm.  This presentation is being co-sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch ( and The Environmental Society of Endicott College.
Please come, and spread the word about this event: a multimedia performance/lecture on the issue of marine plastic pollution, plastics toxicity and public health viewed through the lenses of marine science, economics, politics, and public policy.  Hope to see you there!!
Directions:  (
Karen Ristuben

presentation pic

Cynthia Capone Photo