2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Premier Imprints

The fourth year of the GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Video Series where we walk up and down Main Street and try to capture as many retailers as we can and highlight their best gift ideas one a day every day leading up to Christmas.

Click for video with owner Patty Gates-


Click for other Videos In The 2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series –

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Lone Gull

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Kids Unlimited

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Loop Gifts

2012 Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co

The One Armed Cigarette Smoking Worker

I remember back in the late 80s when the dock was way busier with about 40 dayboats and many lobster boats that used to offload at the dock. 

You have to imagine tens of thousands of pounds of fish all stacked up in totes and bushel baskets waiting to be sorted and packed for New York and Boston markets and trying to get it all done before the last trucks would leave Gloucester for the next day’s marketplace.

We had an employee that would smoke or pack lobsters one handed.  There was about 6 of us working our asses off trying to get everything done and here’s this big guy handling a fish pick or lobsters one hand at a time.

The guy was twice my skinny size and I’d just look at him til I couldn’t take it any more.  “You do realize you’re doing half the work as everyone else, right????  you’ve got two hands, use ‘em.”


This scene today at the dock reminded me of that guy back then.



Videos from Berklee in Gloucester on Thursday

Renee & Joe — just beautiful.

Those of you who were lucky enough to get tickets to see them with John Rockwell and the great Chelsea Berry tonight at Crowell Chappel are in for a real treat!

The Shills – HOT!

Great live music continues on Cape Ann tonight and tomorrow.  See the lineup here.

EJ Lefavour’s opening at Alchemy

On Thursday night, I joined the other GMG contributors, FOBs, local artists, friends, and passers-by at EJ’s show opening at Alchemy.  I got there right at the start.  Of course, EJ was there with her radiant smile, putting the last touches on things.


Wine and munchies were served, with Alchemy’s usual aesthetic and culinary flair.

https://i0.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8232924697_4d459aeeab_z.jpgThere was a good turnout of people, and EJ made a number of sales in the time I was there (including a print that I bought on the spot and another I ordered in a custom size…). Not surprising, given the beauty and uniqueness of her work.

https://i0.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8232923963_a53f7c936e_z.jpgOther illustrious visitors:



Go down and check out the art! Maybe you’ll find just the right painting, photo or print to give to a family member or friend for Christmas.

Fr. Matthew Green

Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend

Jon Cahill writes-

Joey C.,

Thought you’d like this video my guys Jimmy and Justin did here at McDougall Interactive:

It’s gone viral, which is fun to watch….


I rarely click on stuff people send me but because it was Jon I did and I agree- definitely funny.  Especially for cat and dog lovers.

Gloucester’s wind turbine being prepared to be lifted into place From Nubar Alexanian

Gloucester’s wind turbine being prepared to be lifted into place

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Nubar

check out the full sized photo at Nubar’s blog here


Each blade is 45 meters long. This is what it looks like before the cone is added and it’s lifted into place. Lost light before it could be lifted into place today. 

The photo above is a small representation of the full size photo which you can view on Nubar’s site.