Terry Weber, Finally An Honest Woman!

the official wedding photo

Dear Joey,

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who made our wedding day a beautiful success. We are grateful for not only the presence of our family and friends, but the people who worked ‘behind the scenes’ to make it a special day. They include:

Stacey Dexter and the staff of the Elks at Bass Rocks

Vinwood Catering

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Band

Kathy Sullivan and Jo-Ann Figuerido from Shear Madness Hair Salon

Melissa Rezza, Flower Coordinator

Kim Smith, photographer (from GMG!)

Joey Ciaramitaro and GMG for referring us to local folks for help

Jackie and Michael Defalco & Kristine and Rick Fisher for fabulous decorations

Scottie Mac, DJ, host

Richard Perry, Justice of the Peace

The Blue Shutter Inn for hosting our families and friends

You can click on the link to see more wedding pictures, mostly the wonderful work of Kim Smith. In the pictures you’ll see fellow GMG contributor Donna Ardizzoni and of course, other Gloucester folks!

Thank you everyone!

Terry (Weber) and Chris Mangos


February MyZone Challenge at The Manchester Athletic Club- The Deets From Fitness Director Rob- Win An iPad Mini!

I love the way the MyZone belt totally motivates me to work out harder and keeps track of everything for me, keeping my workouts disciplined and honest.  Oh and if any of my readers (and if you’re reading this, that makes you one of my readers) has or gets a band and wants to do a side fitness challenge with me let me know and I’ll post the ongoing results right here.

Muffy White and I have one going on right now- Read about it here

So The Challenge Has Been Accepted- It’s Muffy White vs Your Boy Joey In A MyZone Fitness Challenge Death Match

Call the MAC for more details 978-526-8900



Get Into The MyZone and Win a NEW iPad Mini!!


Purchase a MyZone Belt, Accept the Challenge, Log the Most MEP’s From February 1st – 28th and WIN!

You may purchase your belt at the front desk!

For more info, contact Rob at rgagnon@manchesterathleticclub.com

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

From Monday night’s snowstorm, Smiths Cove, Gloucester

Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought’s escaping,
Home where my music’s playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.   ~ Simon and Garfunkel

Gloucester Music has Mardi Gras Tickets

Henri Smith featuring Charles NevilleSusan Emerson, owner of Gloucester Music at 210 Main Street has generously agreed to help promote the Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS Benefit Concert on Fri 8 Feb by selling tickets in her excellent music store.  This is one of those concerts that is definitely worth crossing the bridge for.  You get to see Grammy-winning Charles Neville with one of our top local performers and support local teens on their service learning trip to New Orleans.

Just a chance to see the historic Larcom Theatre is worth the trip — it’s only 15 miles from downtown Gloucester and there’s plenty of free parking after 5pm (see directions & parking details here).  Check out the video for a taste of what you can expect.

CafĂ© Shalom presents the Backwoods Ramblers on Saturday, February 9th with Daisy Nell opening

Check out the press release from Natalia Carollo:

Saturday, February 9th at 7 pm

The Backwoods RamblersCafĂ© Shalom presents the “Backwoods Ramblers” on Saturday, February 9th at the Temple Ahavat Achim (86 Middle St., Gloucester) beginning at 7 pm.

The Backwoods Ramblers are a group of multi-talented musicians featuring lead and harmony vocals with Barry Michaud on guitar, Pat Conlon on mandolin and harmonica, and Jack Schwartz on bass and banjo. The group plays a memorable blend of folk-rock, country, and bluegrass. You may have seen them at the New Year’s Rockport Eve Celebration, and in local clubs. You’ll be sure to sing along and tap your feet listening to this very enjoyable band!

Daisy Nell & Captain Stan BandOpening for the Backwoods Ramblers will be Daisy Nell, “Capt. Stan” Collinson and the Crabgrass Band.  Daisy Nell, a native of Essex, MA, brings New England’s maritime history alive through traditional and contemporary songs of the sea. A familiar voice on the North Shore music scene, Daisy is known for her broad repertoire of traditional folk, chanteys, and contemporary songs. Her husband, “Capt. Stan”, adds his guitar to Daisy’s banjo and guitar.  They will be joined by their band, Crabgrass, which are Pat Conlon on mandolin and Jack Schwartz on bass.

A donation of $10 is suggested.

Massachusetts Municipal Association has awarded the Gloucester HarborWalk with the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award

The Massachusetts Municipal Association has awarded the Gloucester HarborWalk with the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award for being a unique and creative project, increasing the effectiveness of local government.


Wednesdays with Fly Amero and Thursday night blues party with Dave Sag’s @ The Rhumb Line

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, January 30th
Special Guest: FLY AMERO!
I’ll be opening for myself this week.  How humble is that?
Please be there! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –  $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Feb. 6: Orville Giddings
Feb. 13: Inge Berge
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Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly
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Thursday night blues party with Dave Sag and his guest Chris Stovall Brown 9:00pm-12:00am


 There’s a big light in the eastern sky… three dudes a-camelback with their Garmins’ girded onto the Rhumb Line, several homies rattling their change cups, big tippers looking’ for a l’il ease. Could it be?  The word says, he’s comin’  to town, and I don’t mean Santa. I’m talking’ about that cavernous repository of the blues  book: Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown. Last time he was here, mere mortals cringed and begged for mercy and black cat bones got stuck in everyones’ throats. Now he’s back and I’m scared. Come see him and nod to the boogie beat! Strapped into the electric drum chair will be that hirsutely-challenged flammer of skins: Mr. Steve Chaggaris. I’ll be on bass, as usual, sweating profusely, and trying to keep up.It’ll be great show.



Cape Ann Museum After Hours

Last Friday, the Cape Ann Museum had one of its “After Hours” events, featuring custom-made music installations in three galleries, refreshments from The Azorian restaurant, a raffle, and an artistic scavenger hunt! A good crowd showed up for the event.

There were lots of familiar faces in the crowd.

Rev. Bret Hays (left), rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester, was chatting with CAM’s Curatorial Assistant (and talented artist) Leon Doucette (on the right, with the beard, which – alas! – he has since shaved).

Nathan Cohen, who teaches music in Rockport public schools, designed (composed?) the music installation for Gabrielle Barzaghi’s exhibit in one of the galleries.  Gabrielle told me she loved what Nathan had put together, and posed for this photo with him and his magnificent beard:

I also ran into Ken Steiner, who I photographed at the museum before while he was playing the bass as part of a jazz trio in the museum courtyard. Here he is with Sue in front of some work by the Folly Cove Designers:



I only noticed afterwards that all three photos I picked to post had men with beards in them… Perhaps my own facial foliage adds a subconscious bias to my selection process?

Any event at the Cape Ann Museum is bound to be interesting, because of the amazing art collection and friendly staff.  It’s even better because of the great Cape Ann community that meets there to enjoy the art and each other’s company.

“At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry” – Les Miserables (Victor Hugo).  The wine didn’t run dry last Friday night!


I hope someone ate the wine-soaked fruit afterwards…

Fr. Matthew Green


Pet of the Week-C.J.


This staying still to have your photo isn’t easy for a three-month-old boy pup like me!    I am here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter. (CapeAnnAnimalAid.com) I just love to play and I am very affectionate.   I am here with my siblings and we are having such a good time.  Please stop by and visit us, the shelter is located at Four Paws Lane in Gloucester.    I have a handsome blonde-and-white coat.  I know there are many challenges about adopting a pup – put most of them are fun!  Consider it and stop by the shelter and ask for C.J., that me; the cutest one in the litter!



Aren’t puppies the best? He’s very cute and I don’t think he’ll stay at the shelter very long!


2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball T Shirt Slogan Poll and Video From Kim Smith


Our Boy Frankie Gwynne has designed the sweetest design  Competitor T Shirts Yet.  Jungle Silkscreen Printing is generously donating the TShirts for our competitors but we are going to leave it up to you, the voers to decide what the 2013 Catch Phrase on the back of the T Shirts will read.  Pleas vote in the poll and let us settle the matter!

Here’s a video from our Kim Smith from Last Year’s Epic Event!

Mark Your Calendar! Inaugural Downtown Gloucester Chocolate Tour February 9th 5 pm-9 pm



Chocolate Tour for Downtown Gloucester

February 9, 2013

5 pm -9 pm

Something SWEET is in the works for Downtown Gloucester on the evening of February 9 – it’s the inaugural CHOCOLATE TOUR.  Look for the BIG RED HEARTS on the doors of participating retailers on Main Street and mark your calendars.   You may pick up your tour map at Toodeloos!, Harbor Goods/Life is good® or Premier Imprints anytime after February 1. 
On the 9th you’ll visit each store on the map to pick up your chocolate treat and have your map checked off.  You may even discover a new place to shop in your travels.    Bring your completed map to Island Art & Hobby to be entered in a raffle for a Cape Ann Gift Certificate.  
Make an evening of it – dine at any of Gloucester’s great restaurants and plan on hitting the Chocolate Tour before or after.     It’s going to be SWEET!

Community Stuff 1/30/13

Certified Therapy Dogs Presentation at Cove Circle

Deb Gilbert and Linda Sanders will be guest speakers at the Cove Circle on January 31 at 6 p.m.  Both speakers will share their experience with certified therapy dogs and how their dogs were instrumental in visiting patients and families in nursing homes, hospital and other settings.   Stop by and meet Ivy and Sky who will be visiting on January 31 as well. Ivy is a certified therapy dog at Addison Gilbert Hospital.

The Pigeon Cove Circle, located at Six Breakwater Avenue, Rockport,  is a non-profit civic organization serving Cape Ann. Men and women throughout Cape Ann make-up the membership of the Pigeon Cove Circle.  New members are always welcome.

Non-member guests are welcome to attend the January 31 meeting at 6 p.m.  There is no fee and a cover-dish dinner will be held. Pre-registration is not required.   Those attending are welcome to bring an item for the buffet dinner.