Do I Really Need to Remind Y’all About How Bananas Thursday Night May 24th At The Farm Is Gonna Be?

If we haven’t proved it to you with the first Hot Wing Challenge, The DTF Burger Challenge, the Corndog Challenge or The Past Two Year’s Running Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournaments then stop reading now.

Gonna be off the wall.  Somebody better bring a fire extinguisher because shit’s gonna be en fuego for our second annual Hot Wing Challenge at The Farm Bar and Grille.

Don’t come if you don’t like to have fun.

Don’t come if you consider yourself old at heart.

But if you have ever experienced the fun we’ve thrown down at every one of these events then I want you to come on out and party with us.

We will be playing Kim Smith and Craig Kimberley’s Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Movies on the big screen and then things heat up even more with a test of wills to see who can take the heat!

Show up at 7PM for the insanity.

Here’s a little taste from the last one-


The intros from the 2009 Challenge-

A little preview smack talk from round 1 with Jalepeno Timmy back November 11th 2009-

Round Six From the 2009 Farm Bar and Grille Good Morning Gloucester Hot Wing Challenge-

If you think you have what it takes call 978-768-0000

Video Ohana Pre-Opening May 21, 2012 Gloucester MA. Open To The Public May 23rd

Ohana Pre-Opening Pictures and Interview With Alyssa Cohen

Here’s the address- 151 Main Street Gloucester (across from the Lone Gull)

telephone- 978-283-3200

Here’s the Facebook Page

Ohana will open it’s doors to the public Wednesday night May 23rd.  Do yourself a favor and get there before this place blows up and you can’t get a table.

click below for video interview with Alyssa Cohen, wife of Chef Enx and front of the house manager


Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron Down The Dock

The pictures under the top one are all crops from the camera with the lens fully extended.




Last year I spotted a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron With It’s Momma On June 17th-

Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron and Momma At The Dock

Posted on June 17, 2011 by Joey C

Here are some of the other photos of Black Crowned Night Heron’s I’ve Taken here at the dock over the years

Click below to listen to the sounds they make at


Annisquam Sewing Circle Plant Sale




Don’t miss the ANNISQUAM SEWING CIRCLE’S Annual PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 26th at the Annisquam Exchange, Leonard Street, Annisquam, from 8 am to 11 am

The PLANT SALE includes perennial plant treasures dug from our member’s gardens at a bargain price, plus an array of annuals and perennials from a leading garden center. 

Not to be missed is our BAKE SALE TABLE with delicious pies, cakes, and savory treats.  Many items will be prepared from recipes in our award-winning Annisquam Sewing Circle Cookbook, ” A Circle of Recipes, which celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the Sewing Circle.  “A Circle of Recipes” will be sold at the sale.

Come early for the best selection at this always popular event!  The plant sale is in Annisquam, Gloucester, off Rt. 127A. Turn into Annisquam by the Annisquam Village Church.


A great place to pick up a savory treat to bring along and share at the first Mug Up of the season on Sunday morning (5/27, 9:00am) at Khan Studio & The Good Morning Gloucester Gallery (hint, hint)!

Simply the Best

Captain Joe and Sons lobsters are simply the best! From dock to table, you can’t get much fresher than that. Happily so for me, both Liv and Alex are home at the same time for a few days–cooking their favorite dinners and reveling in the joy and laughter that fills our home whenever they are together.

Toby Burnham

Joe Ciaramitaro

Don’t take these guys for granted

… just because you can see them every Tuesday at Jalapenos.  They are some of the best musicians on Cape Ann.  And once in a while guests show up and sit in.  Last week it was Allen Estes.  You never know what will happen.

Yesterday we published a clip from Celebrate Gloucester 2010 and people asked for more.  Here it is.  It’s KBMG Electric and they ROCK!

Now if you can’t get into Jalapenos to see these guys tonight because it’s too crowded, there are other choices.  And if you’ve never seen Henley Douglas, Jr, you should really go down to the Rhumbline at 10 and check him out.  See full music lineup here.

Wednesday’s at The Rhumb Line

Here’s looking at you!

Wednesday, May 23rd
Special Guest:

Bee Gees afficionado that he is, John has suggested we pay
a tribute this week to the late, great Robin Gibb.  Add that
brother J.B. Amero will be joining me on the opening set and
this Wednesday promises to be a very special night indeed!
Wouldn’t miss it if I were you! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner
Wednesdays Only –
 $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

June 6: Ric St. Germain

Have a listen >

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Jenny Dee and The Deelinqents This Friday @ The Madfish ~ Let the music begin!

Continuing their summer Defroster of Gloucester, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents return to The Madfish Grille in Gloucester with three sets of nonstop (OK, a couple of stops) rock, soul and girl group sounds. 

Madfish Grille
Three sets of Dees!
77 Rocky Neck Avenue  Gloucester, MA 01930

Find us at:
Twitter: @jennydeemusic1

GMG Inside The Numbers May 21, 2012 47,694 Views

We usually average 30-35,000 people a day.  Monday was a little above average.  My guess is that people who were outside enjoying the weather all weekend finally came back to their computers on Monday with the rain and being back to work.

Have you subscribed to get the daily GMG feed emailed to you so you won’t miss a thing?

If not you can by clicking this link and get with all the cool kids.

A good day for the home team. #Boom!


Leslie Heffron Show’s Hers!

Leslie Heffron Show’s Hers

4th Submission in the Series “Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine”

Hi Paul;
Saw your post on GMG- here’s a shot of my studio. I love to use Prismacolor pencils, Liquitex acrylics, and Windsor Newton oils.  My favorite colored pencil is indigo blue and my favorite oil paint color is Prussian blue.
Right now I’m working on a colored pencil series, “Love Letters to Gloucester” some of which can be seen on my studio wall. I’m drawn to imagery with text, luminosity, and color and have looked to the paintings of Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Nell Blaine, and Richard Diebenkorn for my inspiration.
I’ll be in the upcoming show, “Art @ Bass Rocks” which opens on May 31 from 6-8 P.M. Hope to see the FOB there!
My website is: I hope you enjoy my paintings and drawings!

Thanks!  Leslie

Alice Gardner’s studio

You may have seen some of Alice Garder’s work at the Annie last December…

…or at other venues.  She also organizes the monthly painter/photographer meeting downtown.  The other day I met her just outside her studio, right next to the Cape Ann Museum, and she invited me in to see her work space! Here are a few photos.

This is a shot I took with my camera’s built-in panorama option, so there are some jagged lines, but I liked the overview it gives of the space.

Among her specialties are house portraits, as you can see here:

Thank you for the tour, Alice!

Bex’s Sweet Potato Chili Submission For The GMG Easy to Prepare Loaded With Flavor and Healthy Recipe Contest

The GMG Easy to Prepare Loaded With Flavor and Healthy Recipe Contest:

I’ll rate your recipe based on three criteria: Taste, Easy To Prepare (if you can make it in an office without a stove you get bonus points, without a microwave even higher), Nutritional Value. Minus 5 points for lack of photo.

I should also add that for nutritional value I’m going for something that will reduce fat, give energy but provide enough as to not lose muscle.  A fruit salad I understand is nice and all but it isn’t gonna get me through a work day.

For The First Four Weeks I will award one prize per week from our GMG Swag Bag to the highest rated pic/recipe.

Contest winner will have to pick up their award and if not claimed within two weeks it gets awarded to the next person.

Bex Sweet Potato Chili:

My original recipe calls for no meat but I’ve amended it for you. Photo attached is vegan and gluten free.

If you like heat, Tapatio Hot Sauce is the best hot sauce around but I haven’t been able to find any in MA.  It is not vinegary like Pete’s, Red Hot or Tabasco. Makes a huge difference. I use it in anything when I want a kick of heat.

Bex’s Sweet Potato Chili


1 pound lean ground turkey

2 T olive oil

1 large onion diced

1 garlic clove fine chop

1 large carrot small chop

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes

29oz + 16oz can diced tomatoes

16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 package chili power

1t hot pepper flakes (optional)

2T Tapatio Hot Sauce (+/- depending on your preferred heat index)

Sauté the ground turkey in the oil until cooked. Remove turkey and add the garlic, chili powder and onion. Cook until soft. Add turkey back and everything else and cook until the sweet potato is soft on the fork. Serve with brown rice.

1-10 in each category with the cumulative score being the final and minus 5 for a lack of photo.

Taste: Looks mighty tasty, and I do like the heat.  10

Easy To Prepare: It’s easy enough for a chump like me to make but a step or two more than Sarah’s recipe from yesterday and definitely not able to make it at work without an oven.  5

Nutrition Value:Looks solid, I’m a huge fan of ground turkey over ground hamburger. Sautéing the turkey in the oil gets a slight ding I guess but still a very solid score. 9

Total for those of you keeping score at home Bex  scores a 24

Well well well what do we have here? Yet Another Reason to Designate Gloucester A World Class Cultural Destination- Gloucester Stage Company Renderings!

While Boston Magazine top ten sleepy bedroom communities take their shots at GTown (while secretly making 95% of their dinner reservation and  community event fun plans around it) we have yet another reason to celebrate.

Check out the renderings from the Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc newsletter and forwarded to me by GMG contributor Greg Bover

Here’s an interview I did with Alan Joslin on May 17, 2011

From the Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc newsletter-


An auto dealership, a fish processing warehouse, and


A vision for Gloucester Stage Company’s home on the harbor

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a “safe harbor for playwrights and new plays”. For it’s first seven seasons, the company performed at the historic Blackburn Tavern in downtown Gloucester. In 1987, Gorton’s generously offered GSC a long term residence in its building in East Gloucester on The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a “safe