Joey C Public Service Announcement To People Who Walk or Bike Outdoors At Night:


There is less light in the fall.  Duh Obvi, right?  The daylight is short and I’d just like to highlight a point that people with perfect vision may not realize-

If you are walking at night or riding a bike at night there are a shit-ton of people who can’t see you in the dark. 

They don’t want to run your ass over so please wear light colored clothing or even better- wear clothing with some type of reflective properties in it.

As I get older I notice it’s tougher and tougher to see these people and they just sort of jump out at you when you are almost on top of them when driving at night if they are wearing dark clothing.

No one wants to run someone over, it makes for a sucky day.  So keep it in mind next time you’re heading out for a healthy stroll or bike ride at night time.

Thank You.

Joey C

Be Bright Be Seen

Last Minute Updates to Live Music this Weekend

Yesterday we told you about the Cape Ann Musicians performing at The Hive on Sunday 4-midnight to help raise money Superstorm Sandy victims in The Rockaways.  We said the lineup would change, and so it has.  Here’s the latest lineup, which now includes Satch Kerans and  Allen Estes who will perform with his son Dylan.  It seems like every minute, more musicians are jumping on board to help out, so stay tuned . . .

But don’t wait for Sunday.  Over 20 live music choices tonight and tomorrow (and you thought this was the slow season!)  See the complete weekend live music lineup here.

1939 Aerial Photo—Magnolia From George Krewson

Hi Joey,

Thought the aerial picture attached of a portion of Magnolia might be of interest.  It was taken from a seaplane owned by La Touraine Coffee

that would visit the area during the summer, landing in Gloucester Harbor and taking people up to have a view of the area.  Dad asked to have a picture taken of the Oceanside.  Note the North Shore Inn to the left, which accommodated summer visitors who weren’t able to secure rooms at the Oceanside.

George Krewson

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Cape Ann MarketWATCH 11/15/12 From Kenny MacCarthy

Interested in Gloucester/Rockport real estate? Watch Kenny MacCarthy’s video commentary, complete with photos, stats and attitude. This week, tour several new property’s as well as a couple favorite "open houses" this weekend.

You have local Real Estate Questions?  Call my boy Kenny- (978) 758-0983


Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Community Clothing Drive – at Gloucester High School Field House

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Community Clothing Drive  -  at Gloucester High School Field House

A Community Clothing Drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy will be held Monday, November 26 through Friday, November 30th at the Gloucester High School Field House.

Hiltz Moving and Storage has generously offered to transport the donations that are generously collected locally to a community in New Jersey.  Hiltz Disposal is also a contributor to our effort.

Items that have been requested are: winter clothing (men’s, women’s and children’s), Socks (all sizes), winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves, winter shoes and boots (all sizes), blankets, disposable diapers, baby wipes, towels (cloth not paper), face cloths, first aid kits, work gloves (heavy duty), flash lights, batteries, sleeping bags and pads, contractor(heavy) trash bags, packing boxes (with flaps so that it can be sealed shut), packing tape, and black magic markers.

The hours of drop off at the Gloucester High School Field House are as follows:

Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm daily and also 6 pm to 9 pm evenings.

If you can help in any way, by donating, collecting needed items, sorting, packing, or help in any capacity, please contact Jackie Hardy at

More Snapshots from Savour Wine and Cheese Grand Opening

See yesterday’s GMG post for the full story

GMG’s Father Green, a happy customer! Doesn’t he look Parisian, with beret, camera, and wine in hand?

Last night was the grand opening of Savour Wine and Cheese at their new location, 76 Prospect Street (the old Connors drugstore). A wonderful array of wine and beer was served; the wine was dispensed from state of the art “buy before you try” machines, and the appetizers and select cheeses, beyond divine.

Some of the talented people who made last night’s opening a great success

Tony Woolcott

Nick Morgan

Matthew Beach

Lisa Rein and Michael Tilden

Congrats To Brittany Collens Manchester Athletic Club Tennis Phenom For Getting A Scholarship To New Mexico State


The Gloucester Daily Times Conor Walsh Had The Story Yesterday-

November 15, 2012

ME tennis star Collens commits to New Mexico St. University

By Conor Walsh Correspondent

Brittany Collens earned it, there’s no denying that.

After deciding to focus much of her adolescence to tennis, the senior at Manchester Essex went all in, leaving the Hornets’ program after her freshman year to devote endless hours to her training at the Manchester Athletic Club.

I’m a huge fan of The Manchester Athletic Club and grew up playing tennis there.

The program now compared to when I was there has taken off to a whole new level pumping out tennis scholarship athletes yearly. 

Sarah Elizabeth Shop Pre Thanksgiving Sale This Weekend

Julia Garrison writes-

Dear Joey,
I’m having a big sale on linen, table runners for Thanksgiving. 50% off. Runners that were$140 are now $70. Please share.


For All The GMG Sarah Elizabeth Shop Posts Click Here To See Why This Is Such A Special Event

Origami Santa and his Rainbow Reindeer

One uncut sheet of paper each.  The reindeer is folded from a design by Peter Engel, and the Santa is designed by Steven Casey.   I folded them to be among the items raffled and sold at the Holy Family Parish Christmas Fair, to be held this Saturday, Nov. 17, 9am-2pm.


Here’s a closeup of some of the reindeer:

They took me about an hour each to fold.

Fr. Matthew Green



“Maritime Capsules- A Dory Story”

Please come to the Cape Ann Community Cinema on Main Street in Gloucester for a showing of the new film, “Maritime Capsules- A Dory Story”. It will be showing this Sunday evening at 6pm for a special viewing! Hope to see you there!

Gloucester Based Ad Agency Bait and Tackle Has Entered A Couple Of Commercials Into The Superbowl Doritos Contest

Check ‘Em Out and Give Them As Many Stars As Possible!

Chad Carlberg writes-

We made a couple of commercials for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest. GRANDMA starring Taylor Fitzgerald. Lucked out and got her with waivers from SAG and AFTRA. Actually, like the star of PURITANS, Taylor’s my neighbor. She has no acting experience! Missed her calling.



PURITANS is currently ranked 6th in overall ratings. Good. Keep it up. Rate on, friends! Stars Erin Streeter, my OTHER neighbor. Unlike Taylor Erin has acted quite a bit, though not since the 8th grade play. But as a hungover tour guide for Syracuse as a student, she was well suited for the part. Mark Stevick and I wrote and directed this one together.



Chad & Co.