Passports Winter Wine Dinner January 24th

Winter Wine Dinner with Chili Sullivan

1st course – Little Neck Clams in a Tasso Cream Sauce with a Garlic Crostini

Wine – White Cotes Du Rhone

2nd course – Bison Sausage over a Beet Puree

Wine- Barbera D’ Asti

3rd course– Mini Pork Shanks in a Root Vegetable & Guinness Demi Glace with Mashed Potato

Wine- Uncensored Red Blend

4th course –Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce.

Beverage- Framboise Lambic Raspberry Beer

Get your ressies-


BREAKING NEWS: Guess you’re not screwed after all

A couple of weeks ago we warned you (in this post) about waiting until the last minute to get tickets to Chelsea Berry’s triumphant return to Shalin Liu with her new band, performing songs from her new CD.

Well, Chelsea decided to give all you procrastinators a second chance by offering a second show on Friday, February 8 at 8pm (the Saturday, Feb 9 show is sold out) and remember, you heard it here on GMG first!  The Dejas will open this show with their 4 piece band just like the Saturday show.

Now, don’t screw this up and think you can just sit there and procrastinate some more.  This show was just announced so there are still good seats left (clicks on this link to get some).  But they won’t last long.

Just in case you missed Chelsea opening for Chris Isaak at North Shore Music Theatre with her band last June, here’s a taste of what you can expect next month in a much more intimate setting:

Don’t let today’s snow (which is now melting) dampen your entertainment for the evening.  There are excellent live music choices tonight.  See the complete lineup here.

View The Live Snow Falling In Gloucester On

Right now I count 10 webcams live-

Harborview Inn, Blue Shutters, Bass Rocks Ocean Inn, Wonson Cove’s North Shore Kid Cam, Gloucester Quilter Harbor Cam, Gardy Winchester’s East Gloucester Harbor Cam, Bluefish Property Motif Number 1 Rockport Cam, 7 Seas Whale Watch, Maritime Gloucester. and Ryan and Wood Cam.


View Them All At-








Art at Addison Gilbert Hospital

William Grillo has a show of beautiful paintings in the lobby at Addison Gilbert hospital!

Here’s a closeup detail of one of them:

IMG_3061All of the paintings are well worth looking at, and are often instantly recognizable local places.

IMG_3060Fr. Matthew Green



Pet of the Week-Duke

pet of the week, cat, kitty

My name is Duke!    I actually came to the shelter by mistake.  I was an outdoor barn cat and was mistaken for a stray.   It was decided because of my ear that I should become an indoor cat.   I have a unique ear that they call a cauliflower ear.  The condition was caused by an ear infection that has now cleared up.   I am a friendly guy who likes people better than horses, and now I am looking for a nice warm home and family to love me.   I will need to have my ear checked to keep me in top notch shape.   If you would like to meet me, please stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the

Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.

I hear everyone talking about the Winter Ball on February 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester, Six Row Square, Gloucester.   Check our website at for details!

I won’t be at the Winter Ball, I am looking forward to becoming a couch potato!

Somebody Needs To Get Me One Of These Feel Your Boobies Stickers STAT!

Saw one of these on a car up at the MAC.


Whoever came up with this campaign deserves a promotion. 

Breast Cancer is no joke.  Read all about self examination here-



I fully endorse the self feeling of boobies to detect early on signs of breast cancer.

are you doing it?

Poop vs Lysol Graphic Contest

Create your own poop vs lysol themed graphic.  It can be photoshopped, clip-art style, whatever. 

Winner Gets a Copy Of Ron Gilson’s An Island No More.

Based off of the post and poll-

Poop and Lysol- The Poll

Contest rules-

Winner needs to pick up book at the dock. No shipping.

Unlimited number of entries per person.

Contest closes on the 22nd.

Community Stuff 1/16/13

Attached are some photos of the work in the show. (Snake Eyes – Ken Riaf assemblage; Etude #1- Paul Cary Goldberg photograph David -Jon Sarkin mixed media). The opening should be a ‘happening’ and we’d gladly welcome your coverage. Please don’t hesitate to call for more info 

978-353-9111., or better yet stop by for a visit.  Best- Anne Marie and Cynthia

DRIVEN, the new show at Flatrocks Gallery, focuses on the obsessive aspect of the creative process – the urge to work and rework an idea or an image until its possibilities have been exhausted. In the new works of Jon Sarkin (mixed media), Paul Cary Goldberg (photographs) and Ken Riaf (assemblage) we see three artists responding with grace and wit to a fixation.

Please join us for an artists’ reception on January 19th 6-8pm.

DRIVEN will be on view through February 24th.  Open Thurs-Sun 12-5pm and by apt. 978-879-4683

Flatrocks Gallery 77 Langsford St. Gloucester

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 2 weekends, April 26, 27,28 and May 3,4,5 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.”  Visit our website at

Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative members look at Becky Shaw set designs


Roles for Becky Shaw are:

Max Garrett, acerbically funny family “adoptee” and family financial advisor- mid to late 30’s

Suzanna Slater, Max’s “sister,”neurotic and funny, redeemed by play’s end-mid to late30’s

Susan Slater, family matriarch with a no nonsense bent with no “sugar coating” life-60-ish

Becky Shaw, the blind date from hell- mid to late 30’s

Andrew Proctor, Suzanna’s naive would-be writer husband – mid to late 30’s

Hope to see you at auditions!