2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Jewels Of Gloucester

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- Main Street Art and Antiques

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Dress Code

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Menage Gallery

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Village Silversmith

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

Merry merry From Bruce Bonham

Hi Joey,
A warm greeting from Canada!
We wish you and all your thousands of blog viewers a healthy holiday season.
Hope to see you in the spring. Especially eager for a Gloucester and Rocky Neck appearance since having to miss 2012’s visit.
Take care,
Bruce & Louise Bonham
St. Catharines, Ontario


Is there such a thing as too much Rubber Duck?

Rubber Duck and her sister were chatting before Thanksgiving about, wait for it, … … …

Rubber Ducks.RDthanksgiving

RD was wondering if she was suffering from over exposure and so she thought that a poll might be worthwhile to gauge what the GMG reader thinks.  This is a multiple choice poll so you can vote for any or all. Here at GMG we listen to our readers.


[edit] I have received email and text requests for the address to send Joey a Rubber Duck. It’s easy. Click here to select multiple cheap ducks or go to Toodeeloos and then ship to:

℅ Joey’s Rubber Ducks
Captain Joe & Sons
95 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930-3860

Click and mail as low as $2.95, or 26 ducks at a time. Do it now.

Our Hearts are Broken Today

As are many today doing same, my thoughts and prayers turn to the children and teachers that were gunned down in Connecticut, and their broken hearted families.

The children belong to all of us, and as our President said, “Our hearts are broken today.”

Fujifilm X-E1 Multiple Exposure-5 ©KIm Smith 2012Reaching for a Helping Hand

Today I had planned to announce the winner of the book give-away and to post a beautiful essay about Niles Pond written by Gloucester resident and celebrated author JoeAnn Hart; will save all for tomorrow.

Fishmas tree progress report

Fishmas treeMary Ann and David are getting the fish onto the tree!  Today I received a whole school of more than 200 wonderful origami fish folded by the students of St. Ann School (huge thanks to Gemma Amero Flavin, their art teacher!). I don’t have an exact total count yet, but with these new additions and those folded throughout the week, we probably have close to 700!  Keep folding fish to help us reach our goal of 1000!

I’ll be folding a star for the top sometime in the next few days.

Fr. Matthew Green

Ellen DeGeneres Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

December 13, 2012

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
Ellen DeGeneres (1958- )


A Louisiana native, DeGeneres began her public career as a stand-up comedian after a number of working class experiences as a waitress, house painter and bartender. She had a sitcom for several years before her syndicated talk program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has won multiple Emmys. She has appeared in several movies and is in demand as a voice actor, especially since her award-winning role as Dory in Finding Nemo. Her wisecracking ability to think on her feet has made her a memorable host of the Emmys and the Academy Awards. She famously came out as a lesbian on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997 and is married to Portia Rossi. DeGeneres is an animal rights activist and owns a vegan tapas bar in Los Angeles.

Greg Bover

Cape Ann Diner Inside Brown’s Mall Hosting Santa This Morning (Saturday)

Dear Joey and Fr Green,

Just want to say hello and thank you for the recent comments and photos that you posted this past week on the blog.

We’ve only been open for a couple of weeks but business has been great!

We’ve met so many nice people who are quickly becoming regulars at the diner. Everyone has been so helpful and supportive.

We are very happy to be here and again thank You.

We are having breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning 12-15 at 9 AM at the diner. Stop in and say hello.

Thanks Again,

Ron and the staff at The Cape Ann Diner

Community Stuff 12/15/12

Tee Sale

Dear Joey,
I want people to know that I am still having multiple sales in the Sarah Elizabeth Shop this weekend. Could you please post these sale flyers for me?
Thank you very much. I appreciate your help in getting people to shop local!
The Sarah Elizabeth Shop
5 Whistlestop Mall
Rockport, MA


Bag sale



Dan Driscoll here from http:VisitCapeAnn.net and Facebook’s Capeann Ma. I am hoping you could spread the word about a Fun contest for local Cape Ann Residents to participate in, as well as for any Local Merchants that might want to get involved in as well (For prizes and Merchant Exposure. )

We are having a contest for people to post their Outside Christmas Decorations and the photo with the most likes by Midnight on Christmas Eve will be the Winner. Currently we have a $100 dollar Prize from Driscoll’s Jewelry & Gifts (local merchant that uses Amazon) as well as a $25 Gift certificate from Sunbanque of Gloucester. If we get allot more prizes from local merchants we will expand the winner’s list as well.

the Facebook contest is here:


We at VisitCapeAnn.net Value Local Residents, Local Events, and Local Shopping within our Community, and like you in Gloucester (whom we have emulated!) want to show the world how great it is here! Our Main site’s traffic fluctuates during the year between Tourists looking to find out more about visiting Cape Ann and the things to do and visit, as well as many local residents thru our Facebook page.

Thanks for sharing this, and We love and Support Good Morning Gloucester and try to promote it at any chance we get!


PS for Merchants interested in adding a prize to this contest:

We are having a Local Cape Ann Christmas Photo Contest of Local Cape Ann Residents outside decorations. We are looking for Local Merchants who would like the Opportunity to donate a small prize that the winner/winners could pick up at YOUR location, as well as show our 1200 plus followers some of the local merchants who are committed to the Local Community. We are planning a few contests thru-out the year as well. The contest Facebook Page is here: http://www.facebook.com/WhoHasTheBestOutsideChristmasDecorationsInCapeAnn

Love to be able to support all of our Local Businesses!


This holiday season, children of Cape Ann have a direct line to Santa’s workshop through Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ‘s Ho-Ho Hotline.  From

December 17 through December 21, from 3-5 p.m., children’s calls will be answered by Santa, Mrs. Claus or one of their elves.

While Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpers won’t make any promises to the children, they

will listen to the children’s wishes and encourage them to be on their very best behavior.

The phone number for Seacoast’s Ho-Ho Hotline is 978-281-3086.

Carol Mckenna writes-

You might like my new poetry book ~ Pass the word please ~ Thanks ~ Happy Holidays

namaste, Carol

Here is the link in case link below doesn’t work ~ http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3858176



for more info- http://www.cynthiacurtispottery.com