36th Annual Magnolia Road Race Info With Randy and JD


36th Annual Road Race

5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run

Magnolia’s 36th Annual Road Race will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30pm. This 5K Race will be held rain or shine along a beautiful, scenic route in Magnolia. Proceeds from the Road Race benefit the Magnolia Library.

$20.00 Pre-entry fee for all entries post-marked by August 23, 2012.
$25.00 Fee after August 23, 2012 and on day of race.
$3.00 Fee for Fun Run/Walk.

Registration Information

You can register several ways:

1. Online at the following websites:

2. Register online here

3. Print the Registration form and mail:

Race Route

Your Opportunity To Sail in the Gloucester Schooner Race!

Hi Joey… Some visitors may not be aware of the opportunity to sail in the Gloucester Schooner Race.  To do so is an unforgettable experience.  Besides Gloucester’s THOMAS E LANNON there are other schooners with sites available for paying passengers.  In these tough times participation for some schooners is dependent on passenger bookings.  Here are two historic schooners in that category.

Mystic Seaport’s BRILLIANT (1932) is one of the world’s most beautiful wooden boats.  There is an opportunity to sail the round trip from Mystic to Gloucester.  Info on this website  http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=FF10EA76-B0D0-D05E-1A1360424E13F653

TYRONE (1939) designed by Manchester’s Sam Crocker sails out of Chatham and has a few berths available.  This includes a sail to the Block Island Schooner Rendezvous prior to the Gloucester Festival and  the race to Provincetown that follows.




Al Bezanson

Brilliant & Adventurer 2011Tyrone

Taking Photos on Cape Ann

Taking Photos on Cape Ann


Like the hummingbird, I flit from one bright spot

to another, sucking  the nectar from deep within.


Like the hummingbird, I appear motionless

just before I take my sustenance from the flower.


Like the hummingbird, I am gone before you see me;

I  leave –  sated with the fullness of my life.


Like the hummingbird, I know my way

and revisit my favorite places.


Like the hummingbird, I am nurtured by

the colors, perfume and sweetness of this garden.


© Marty Luster 2012

Rocky Neck Colorful Places and Friends

Two of the most colorful places on Rocky Neck – Kiss on the Neck Ice Cream (the most delicious place to be on a hot August day), and Imagine Gallery, the most positive and cool vibe with Brenda Malloy. 

Cynthia Kennedy Sam from Annisquam and Cambridge represents with Edwardo Cuenca and Margarita Navarro visiting for three months from Grenada, Spain.





E.J. Lefavour


A Little Slice of Heaven…

I stopped by Captain Joe’s to pick up my lobster order this morning and Frankie says, “You here to pick up your little slice of heaven?”

That’s right Frankie!–I only get my lobsters from Captain Joe and Sons–the sweetest, freshest, most delicious lobster–bar none, without a doubt, BOOM!, no contest, we got that!

What’s your “summer slice of heaven?”





Street Bazaar photo series


I love the colors and textures!

I am going away for a spiritual retreat for the week, so my posts will be a series of photos from the street bazaar last week. I have a bunch more to process (including some cool taekwondo shots), but I sprained my wrist and really can’t do much work on the computer for now…

Fr. Matthew Green

Community Photos 8/5/12

Moon Row From Janet Rice


Moon Shot August 2, 2102 From John Nasser

Hey Joey,
I took this shot during a commercial break while watching the Olympics (August 2, 2012) and thought your GMG fans would enjoy it as well.
I believe the night before was the official "full moon", but thought last nights looked great too!
John Nasser


Birds Eye View Eastern Point Light From Anthony Marks

Birds Eye View of Eastern Point Light

Community Stuff 8/5/12

Flatrocks Gallery Opening

Project4 Quick e-mail view


The Essex Merchants Group and Eventide Gallery of Essex, Massachusetts will be sponsoring their First Annual Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction, on Saturday, August 18, 2012 (Rain date August 19th). On that day scores of artists from near and far will be arriving in Essex to artistically capture the Town’s limitless variety of local scenes and its magnificent landscape.

The event is two-fold: Registered painters will Paint Essex from

9 AM – 3 PM followed by a Wet Paint Auction and Reception from

5 PM – 9 PM at the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue (Rte 133) in Essex. A wine reception, hors d’oeuvres and live music will accompany a silent and live auction of the days’ paintings.

Painters of all levels are welcome to paint at various outdoor locations including the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Cogswell’s Grant, the Cox Reservation and along Main Street, as well as the interiors of participating local antique shops and other businesses (one painter per interior, must sign-up in advance). The split for paintings sold will be 50/50.

Bob Coviello, Chair of the Essex Merchants Group, says Essex is a perfect fit for this event. There are innumerable natural views, historical settings and enough quirky locations and artifacts to fill a thousand canvases. The Merchants Group is excited to add this unique event to its repertoire of town activities.

Advance registration is suggested. Registration the morning of the event will be at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Main Street beginning at

8 AM. Cost is $5 per painter.  Tickets for the Wet Paint Auction and Reception are $25 per person (ticket includes one beverage) – $10 for registered painters.  Tickets to the Auction and Reception will be available for purchase August 1st from various merchants throughout Essex including Eventide Gallery, Main Street Antiques, Bider’s Antiques and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Proceeds from this event will be utilized by the Essex Merchants Group to promote the Town as a destination for shopping, dining, recreation, historic sightseeing and the enjoyment of open space.


For information and advance registration, please contact Teri Canelle Eramo of Eventide Gallery, 63 Main Street, Essex, MA at 978-890-7198, or email Teri.eventide@gmail.com or Kimberly Brennan at kimberlyabrennan@aol.com . In addition, visit the Essex Merchant Group website at www.VisitEssexMA.com to learn more about what to see and do in Essex.