No Brainer Yankee Swap Gift or Stocking Stuffer- Joey C’s “This Is Gloucester” DVD

Accepting GMG Logo T-Shirt Size Orders and “This Is Gloucester” DVD Orders For Holiday Presents

Posted on November 25, 2012by Joey C

To order contact Joey at

A Few of each Size left get your order in First Come First Served

$20 per shirt, Order 5 get One Free, Orders of 5 or More Also Get Free Shipping

We Are Using Haynes Top Quality Tagless T-Shirts This Year.

Money Goes To GMG URL Registration, and Hosting Fees Printing From Our Boy Paulie Walnuts, Logo Design From Beth Swan.

White, Light Blue or Light Pink- Your Choice.

I also have some GMG “This Is Gloucester DVDs available.

Literally the greatest holiday present ever. You buy 2-5 of them, put them in gift bags and when someone shows up with a present for you that you weren’t anticipating you go for the DVD in the bag and not look like a chump Smile


$20 for those.

“This Is Gloucester” DVD Review From A Biased FOB Linda Colman

Posted on December 12, 2011 by Joey C


To order email me at

DVD’s also available at Fort Square Cafe

Two Buddies Exhibit at Alchemy

Come Hang with Me EJ and Our Boy Joey At Alchemy Thursday Evening

alchemy exhibit two buddies
Joey C. and E.J. are exhibiting together at Alchemy of Art Gallery. Come out for a great opening reception courtesy of Alchemy on Thursday (Men’s Night, but ladies are welcome too!), December 13th from 5:30-7:30 at Alchemy, 3 Duncan Street – a sweet spot run by awesome people who love the arts.
E.J. Lefavour

Well Lookey Here The Lone Gull Is Now On Twitter

Follow One of Gloucester’s Finest Coffeehouses Here-



I added them to the @Joey_C Cape Ann Restaurant Twitter List Which You Can Find Here

at 3:46PM Sunday evening The Lone Gull had a mere 16 Followers

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and they’ve been tweeting since October 30th, over a month ago.

Let’s see what the power of GMG has and see how many twitter followers we can produce for them.

Click here to follow The Lone Gull and see how many over the 16 followers including me we can amass for them in a single day.

I’ll take a screen shot tomorrow afternoon.

With such an iconic local meeting spot they ought to have many more than that especially with the vital new drink specials they tweet about and pics from the coffeehouse.


Update 8:26PM 31 followers in just under an hour after this post went live at 7:30



Update 5:26AM 44 followers 10 hours after the post went live.


BTW Lone Gull’s Café Americano  with two shots is straight fire- Delish.  Right up there with Glosta Joe’s Perfect Storm.

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane

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.


2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Toodeloos
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Bananas
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Nelsons
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Alexandras Bread Co
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

Zip Line Kid builds it up and knocks it down

Isn’t it fun to watch what kids will do with junk?  Last year John built a Zip Line with stuff from the garage (see those videos here).  Watch his balancing act from today:

Nope, he’s not playing with any of those expensive gifts you get at the malls.  Something to think about this time of year, huh . . .

Shopping Local

So fun to shop local, you can talk to the owners of these great shops and the socializing that is part of shopping.

There is Pisces, Estate Buyers, The Cave, Tooledoos, Harbor Loop, Premier Imprints, The Franklin, the Dress Code and many other stores and restaurants to choose from. See you shopping.

Nicole Does Beautiful Flowerboxes On Main Street

If you would like her to spruce up your flowerboxes inquire at Passports where she doubles as a server extraordinaire. Her rates are very reasonable as well.


She does homes, businesses wreathes and funeralboxes as well.


Contact: Nicole Boucher

GMG Christmas Party Fotos

The iPhone 5 can do marvelous Panoramas but when my nose is as big as Joey’s head something horrible has happened. Really, it’s that big? (Click to embiggen if you are masochistic.)panoramagonebad

Mayor Kirk explaining to Rubber Duck the newly minted Gloucester DPW Duck.dpwduck

Melissa Cox brought a platefull of cute penguins made of olives complete with a shark which was devouring them as quickly as the party participants. Rubber Duck knew when the party had jumped the shark. sharkduck

Thank You Fred and Did You Know That Fred’s Photo is the Label for Ryan and Wood Knockabout Gin?

After getting home from work much later than anticipated last night I raced in, and took a bath and made dinner for my husband simultaneously, and then panicked over not having time enough to prepare my food contribution for GMG’s holiday bash hosted by Fred Bodin. Recalling Joey’s suggestion about giving a gift of Ryan and Wood spirits, I made a quick stop at the liquor store on my way over. I know very little about spirits and decided to do what I often do when purchasing wine, which is to find the prettiest label. The Knockabout Gin looked especially appealing, with a striking schooner in black and white, and crisp blue border. Fred accepted the bottle graciously and I poured some drinks. Later that evening Fred’s girlfriend, Janet, mentioned that she thought I had given him that particular selection because I knew that it was Fred’s photo on the label. No I didn’t know, but there it is–a gorgeous Fred Bodin photo of a Knockabout schooner!

Ryan and Wood Knockabout Gin Fred Bodin a label ©Kim Smith 2012 copyFred Bodin’s Knockabout Gin Label of the Schooner Adventure

The party was still going strong when I arrived and it was fantastic to see so many super nice, wonderful FOBS all in one place. Great to meet you Al Bezanson and Sarah Kelly  and to put a face to your exceptional comments and posts!

Many, many thanks to Fred and Janet for hosting a sensational party!!!

Honestly I don’t have much experience from which to draw a comparison but found the Ryan and Wood Knockabout Gin deliciously aromatic and flavorful. According to the Ryan and Wood website, the gin is distilled in small batches in a custom built copper pot still and the list of ingredients include juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, orange peel, and licorice root.

Knockabout Schooners, from the Ryan and Wood website: “Knockabout gin is named to honor the fishing schooners built at the turn of the century. Their design eliminated the bowsprit to allow for easier handling at the crowded wharves. It also helped prevent loss of life at sea due to fishermen being washed off the bowsprit while working the heavy sails in the challenging waters of the North Atlantic.”


Fred thank you so much for hosting once again all the GMG crazies at your fantastic shop in the heart of Downtown Gloucester.

Long after the party goers are tucked under the covers it leaves the party thrower to clean and take out the trash.


I want you to know how much I appreciate you hosting our party.  It means a lot!

Check out Fred’s Facebook Page For Bodin Historic Photo and like it here

Next Up- Two Buddies Show At Alchemy Thursday

EJ and I will be having a show to benefit The Gloucester Education Foundation at Alchemy Thursday Night (Which Just So Happens To be Men’s Night)

Alchemy Does A Really Nice Job With Their Opening Night Artist Receptions – Hope To See You There

Community Stuff 12/9/12

Save the Date: CAFM Holiday Fare, Thursday, 12/20!


Good Morning Joey!

Pat Maloney-Brown here from the Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative. We need you help in getting our audition announcement into the calendar of events for our January auditions. I know that you are busy with holiday events, but  our two-day window to get actors for our play is coming up.

You make our theatre work possible. Without your help, there is no Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative! Heartfelt thanks for your help,

Pat Maloney-Brown

Here is the announcement:


Auditions for the Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative’s Spring show, "Becky Shaw",  Gina Gionfriddo’s searingly funny comedy about love, marriage, blind dates from hell and the quirks of family dynamics will be held January 16 and 17 at 7:30pm at the Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Ave., Rockport. The show will run for 3 weekends, April 26, 27,28 and May 3,4,5 and 10,11,12 at Gorton Theatre, home of Gloucester Stage Company. Past productions of CAT Collaborative include "Rumors," "Sylvia," "Beyond Therapy," "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," and "The Weir."

O’Maley Happenings December 7