Please Everyone Join Me In Thanking Paulie Walnuts For Donating His Printing Services To Cover Our Content Hosting Fees

Thanks Paulie!

Paul donated his services printing the Beefy T’s (the best quality T’s money can buy) I got by printing the Beth Swan designed logo on them.  The money raised by the sale of the T Shirts will go toward paying the hosting fees for GMG!

If you didn’t notice earlier today Paulie knocked it out of the park with his Gloucester Zen style video of the sunset from the State Fish Pier, check it!-

State Fish Pier Sunset 08/19/2012 video

Posted on August 20, 2012 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Have You Installed the Gloucester HarborWalk App on your Android or iPhone/iPad Yet?

Hi Joey,

Have you installed the interactive Gloucester Harborwalk tour on your Android or IPad app yet, its very interesting and cool.

I thought you might want to add this to your blog…. all the information you need for the blog is at

Including how to get the App and a download to the pamphlet.


Gloucester Bytes

For iPhone-


For Android-


Wanna Download The Map? Click below-


Celebrate The 17th Anniversay of the Monday Night Open Jamm~Special Guests Soule Monde ~ Russ Lawton & Ray Paczkowski of the Trey Anastasio Band

The Rhumb Line Monday night Jam turns 17 tonight with extra-special guests Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)(from Trey Anastasio’s band), who will then be joined by a cast of not-quite-as-special-but-special-in-their-own-way guests, all Monday night regulars from one time or another.Host & founder Dan King curates the guests, rocks the guitar, and does what needs to be done, amen & hallelujah.

Blueberry Mug Up Overload – And the Winners Are . . . drumroll please!

I am still reeling from blueberry and sugar overload from yesterday’s Mug Up Blueberry Bake Competition.  In addition to baked entries by Deb Shradieck, Joanne Souze and Joy Kasmer, there were also blueberry crumb cake and blueberry pie donations (thanks Violet Gray), as well as blueberry deviled eggs (unexpectedly good – it was Ed Collard’s idea) and the always delicious non blueberry contribution by Paul Morrison of Latoff Farms Monkey Bread.  Madfish Sushi god, Jordan Ruben’s father Greg was visiting and joined in the fun, and long time no see friends Pete and Joyce Chamberlain were in the house.  Of course, H.A. Lind was there with her beautiful exhibit of new Cape Ann focused paintings, here at the gallery through August 30.  If you missed her well attended opening yesterday afternoon, she will be having a meet the artist reception on Sunday, August 26th from 2:00-4:00.

The Winners of the Blueberry Bake Competition were: 

#1 Best Overall Entry – Deb Schradiek’s Blueberry Cake

#2 Best Presentation and Most Unique – Joanne Souza’s Blueberry shortbread squares with fresh mint

#3 Best Blueberry Pancake You ever tasted in your life – Joy Kasner’s awesome huge blueberry pancake.  In addition to being a great blueberry pancake maker, Joy is also an amazing psychic and is still giving angel readings at the gallery, by appointment or evenings Thursday through Sunday.

The Esteemed Judges were major foodies Ed Collard and dapper looking in paisley, Paul Morrison, and Maine born and bred blueberry expert and Wendie Demuth’s squeeze, Langley Willauer.

E.J. Lefavour

Nighttime Snapshots from the August 2012 Block Party

Music, dancing, laughter, friends, and food–wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could dine alfresco on Main Street every night of the summer!

Passports Restaurant Waitstaff ~ friendly, helpful, efficient, and always welcoming! Back row from left to right ~ Katie, India, Lyla, and Nicole; Shawna center front.

Passports perfectly cooked-to-order and fabulously delicious (and very reasonably priced) steak au poivre, served with their fresh vegetable medley.

Katie and India

St. Ann School Open House coming up soon

Current and Prospective Families are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming Open House Event:

All Grades, PK – 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Preschool Only
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am

St. Ann School provides an academically rigorous,
faith-based curriculum with a full range of exploratory
subjects and extra-curricular activities
for students in Grades PK – 8.

For more information, please contact:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann
60 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

St. Ann School of Cape Ann – Where Faith and Education Meet

Opportunity To Sail In The Gloucester Schooner Festival Race Aboard The Tyrone.


The Gloucester Schooner Festival!

Joey…. TYRONE has a local connection as this schooner was designed by Sam Crocker of Manchester.  This year she will be sailing in her first Gloucester Schooner Race in the Medium Class with ADVENTURER, ARDELLE and LANNON.  She was built in 1939 at Simms Brothers in Dorchester, MA.  Last month she was featured at the Crocker Memorial Race in Manchester and here you see Harold Simms, owner Matt Sutphin and Sam Crocker’s great grandson Skip Crocker.  Harold was 14 when TYRONE was built.  He had us enthralled at the Crocker event with fond recollections of Sam Crocker and building TYRONE.

Matt recently began a chartering operation and is seeking passengers for the race and the coming and going to Gloucester.

TYRONE is one of the featured schooners in this new book


Al Bezanson

For more info about the Gloucester Schooner Festival Check Out The Chamber of Commerce website-

Gloucester Schooner Festival Information

Sunday Gloucester Waterfront Festival Drawing Winner Picked at The GMG Tent

If you entered the free contest watch the video to see if it was you who won!

Also bonus points for anyone who can pick out the snots that I wiped on my shirt prior to filming this piece.  Question- What’s worse watching a video with a guy with snots running down his face or watching a video with snots on his shirt that he wiped from his upper lip before filming said video?

The Contest was sponsored by Sista felicia and The Mrs Mason Jar Co

2012 Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction Photos From Alice Gardner

Hi Joey,

Here are some pictures from the Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction tonight at the Cox Reservation. We painted in the rain and had a great time.

The auction of paintings and party was enjoyed by all .  Alice