Joey C Kickstarter Project Number One- GMG Vajazzling Studio Project

With the number of Kickstarter campaigns spiraling into the stratosphere I’ve decided to launch my own Kickstarter campaign for the very first dedicated Vajazzling Studio In Gloucester.


Let’s be honest, if Short and Main can raise $22K to pay for a Pizza Oven, my drumming up the dough for a Vajzzling Studio should be a no-brainer.

If Duckworth Bistrot can enter a contest for a new door, if EJ can pull off a Kickstarter for her Owl and The Pussycat book, if some crazy cat lady can get a felt costumes for kitty cats project funded, then there’s no way in hell we would fail in our quest to raise enough dough for a fancy local  Vajazzling studio.


It’s all the rage. Screw this lobster business crap.  Stinky bait, angry lobstermen, early morning start time and long hours vs Vajazzling coochies for a living.  Hmmm this is not a very difficult decision.

I’ll just need a back up man to take care of the not-so-attractive patrons.  Paulie Walnuts is looking for work.  Bingo!  Paulie Walnuts and me Vajazzling coochies all over the North Shore.

Help me make my Vajazzling dream a reality.  Look for my upcoming Gloucester based Vajazzling Kickstarter campaign which will be forthcoming.  I will offer many levels of pledges starting with base level backers and working our way up to more comprehensive “rewards” for more substantial backers. 

Short and Main offered a $100 option for-

Receive a signed copy of Food & Wine’s latest cookbook, “America’s Greatest New Cooks” featuring Nico and Amelia Monday. You’ll also receive a menu from opening night and a thank you video from Matt in his lobster suit.

Hell I’ll toss in a signed GMG DVD, a couple Homie Stickas and a video of me in a monkey suit singing the start spangled banner for a hundred bones.

Disclaimer: woman I live with and may or may not be related to through marriage will not be pledging.

If Jennifer Love Hewitt is all in for Vajazzling it’s good enough for me.

If this works out (and obviously it’s money in the bank) we’ll get Kim Smith in there to penizzle up dude’s man-parts.

We could take over the world Vajazzling and Penizzling women and men all over the North Shore.

Editor’s note:

Over/Under on the amount of time before we see a Kickstarter project for the Paint Factory project offering people the right to come in and paint or landscape the joint for a mere $100,000? 

I’m saying within six months and I’m taking the under.

Vernon Sanders Law Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 23, 2013

“Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, and then the lesson.”

Vernon Sanders Law (1930-    )

An Idaho native ordained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at an early age, Law pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1950 to 1967. During the 1960 season he went 20-9 with a 3.08 ERA, winning the Cy Young Award and beating the Yankees twice in the World Series. In 1965 his work on and off the field was recognized with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. Law is also cited as the originator of the quote “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.” He is currently the pitching coach at Provo (Utah) High School.

Greg Bover

The Art of DiNo – Mandalas At Cape Ann Giclee June 1- June 21


Hi Joey,
We have another great art show coming up at Cape Ann Giclee – The art of DiNo – Mandalas in our studio/gallery at 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester runs from June 1st to June 21st the opening reception is June 1st 4 – 9 pm and all are welcome. Artist John DiNappoli uses technical pens to create intricate mandalas that are out of this world and must be seen.

A Memorial to Evelyn – Vandalized

evelyns memorial windowbox

I didn’t know what to do with the windowbox at the gallery this year.  I’d had enough of the flamingos and tiki man, and I didn’t want to deal with planting flowers.  So now it has become a memorial to Evelyn, complete with a standup paddleboard , which she loved doing so much, that I made from a flipflop.  She’ll be with us all season – at Mug Ups, paddleboarding, openings, dancing at Madfish and everything else we’ll do that she loved.  If anyone would like to add anything to the memorial – beach stones, shells, whatever for Evelyn, please feel free.

evelyn gone

I scheduled this post a fews days ago to run on Sunday afternoon.  This morning I arrived at the gallery to discover Evelyn and her paddleboard gone.  They had been glued in place, so they had been forcefully removed.  I try to live by Thumper’s mother’s teaching: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all”, but today I just can’t.  To the lowdown dirty rotten scumbag that stole Evelyn and her paddleboard from this memorial to her memory, bring them back.  If you return them, all will be forgiven and forgotten; don’t return them, and you have some serious shit karma to deal with.  

Unfortunately, the person who did this most likely does not read Good Morning Gloucester because no FOB would do such a thing.  I assume it was someone coming from Madfish last night that didn’t get a good enough dose of Groove Therapy, and maybe too good a dose of alcohol to be thinking rationally or consciously.  If anyone leaving Madfish Grille last night saw or knows who did this, please let them know how badly they have hurt those of us  mourning the loss of Evelyn, and that they can make it right by returning the stolen items to her memorial. 

E.J. Lefavour

Grand Re-Opening at The Art Nook’s New Location

Last Saturday, The Art Nook had an opening reception at it’s new location at 58 Bearskin Neck in Rockport.


It features a variety of work by local artists, including Kathleen Miller, Stefan Mierz and Larry Martin-Bittman and Micheal Foley.

Kathleen Miller with one of her landscape paintings


Stefan Mierz next to one of his works
Larry Martin-Bittman with some of his paintings
Michael Foley at a recent presentation at the Cape Ann Museum - some of these works are being sold at the gallery
Michael Foley at a recent presentation at the Cape Ann Museum – some of these works are being sold at the gallery

Of course, the reception offered delicious food!  As we circulated through the gallery, many of us took a moment to admire the sunset from the gallery’s back patio.

Fr. Matthew Green

Photos from the Massachusetts Military Heroes Memorial on Boston Common


I’m sharing on behalf of Veterans Director, City of Gloucester that went to Boston for this event.

Melissa Cox

Ward 2, City Councillor



            Thought you might want to see these, from the common in Boston, over 33,000 flags were placed and they read off the names of those from the Commonwealth who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan (The parents of the young men who were killed read the names, it was really tough to get through). 

Bottom Picture from Left to Right,  Rich Barbato Director Office of Veteran Services City of Gloucester & Captain, 82nd Airborne Division, Iraq**Governor Patrick**Jeff DaSilva,U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Afghanistan





Community Stuff 5/25/13

Tainted Dish‘s Charles Stone Returns for Tantalizing Adventures Down Under in the Newly Released The Molina Curse

Charles Stone finds his love tested and his life in the balance in The Molina Curse, the sequel to the Tainted Dish thriller.

May 14, 2013 – Sun City West, AZ and Gloucester, MA – It’s a love tested and a life in balance on a tantalizing journey through Australia’s Outback in Charles L. Fields’ latest thriller. Hero Charles Stone’s adventures take him Down Under in The Molina Curse, the newly released sequel to Tainted Dish, both published by Outskirts Press.

The fifth book in the Charles Stone thriller book series, The Molina Curse finds protagonist Stone at the receiving end of several assassination attempts and a close call in the Australian Outback. From sea-bound hi-jinx aboard a cruise ship through Sydney, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and Hawaii, to ill-fated Aussie adventures, Stone is cursed and his luck is tested.

Stone’s odd journey terminates with a strange foray into the dark side of the Papacy and an unholy alliance that lifts the curse but not without a horrible price.

The Molina Curse can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of 10 or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at The book is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the fiction and suspense categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-0831-5 Format: 6 x 9 hardback w/jacket Retail $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-4787-0880-3 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream   Retail $11.95

Genre: Fiction/Suspense                     Kindle: $2.99              NOOK: $2.99             

Learn more about The Molina Curse at the author’s Outskirts Press page,

About the Author: Charles L. Fields grew up surrounded by the seaside beauty of Rockport, Mass., and the artists who attempted to depict it. His varied and bizarre careers went from banana boat engineer to lobster dealer to chicken hatchery manager and include being an author, poet, sculptor and world traveler. These lifetime experiences enriched his published memoir, Many Lands Many Hearts and add realism and depth to his fictional writing. He is married and divides his time between Massachusetts and Arizona. This book follows Sentimental Me, Canyons of the Soul, Broken Spirit and Tainted Dish in the Charles Stone travel mystery series. For more information about Charles L. Fields or his books, contact the author at 21817 N. Maya Court, Sun City West, AZ 85375; 623-975-3482 978-525-3431; or email Additional information is available at

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Eating Your Way Back To Health

By David Calvo

Lately on a personal level, I have been taking another look at my eating habits as they relate to health. Years ago in one of my workshops, a students had handed me a book called “ The China Study” by Colin Campbell and told me to read it which I never did. Recently, I searched that topic on the Internet to see if there was anything current about it and found that a documentary had been done on the book titled “Forks Over Knives”. Netflix’s stream had it so I watched it several times and the information seem academic, competent and undeniable. “Forks Over Knives” is basically about eating your way back to health and reversing certain illnesses on the way. The documentary presents an interesting case with results beyond expectations. Simply stated, your health and dis-ease are related to your diet. Then Netflix, in its logical way, said, if you like this documentary you might like to watch this one as well, so I watched a series of documentaries on nutrition, diet and health. At the end of it all, I sat there quietly with the conclusion that I would be “turning a blind eye” if I ignored what I had learned.

With the information in hand, the task then was how to address my personal diet, turn myself into an experiment, and see how these changes would affect me. Of course, in light of all this, the strong winds of my own personality and habits blew hard and it became a challenge. Like many of us, I was faced with the riddle of personal change. The idea came to mind that others in the area might be interested in the connection between diet and health. I saw people posting on the topic in Facebook and also noticed in my brief conversations with others that they were having similar thoughts too… so an idea occurred to me.

Here is my proposal. If I have piqued your interest in watching “Forks Over Knives”, then start there. In addition, in my research I ran across an interesting Web site:, hosted by a medical doctor named Dr Greger. On that Web site, scroll down until you see the video “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death” and watch that. If you are a Netflix streamer, after “Forks Over Knives” it will prompt you with a number of other documentaries as well. Research diet and nutrition and educate yourself.

Then, let’s meet as a group and address the topic as a community experiment. It will be a forum for many diverse perspectives. Bring all your thoughts and information including your personal health habits because we can learn from each other. We will meet once a month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30pm. at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. I have set up a Facebook page titled “Eating Your Way Back to Health” where you can post your thoughts, or you can contact me at:

If you come to my same conclusions, which to me were undeniable, and are looking to make this kind of personal change with the collective support of others, then join us. All said, I can pass along one simple observation from the steps I have taken, when I wake up in the morning, I wake up earlier and I feel rested.

Flatrocks Working Waterfront invite

Please join me for an artist reception on Saturday June 1 from 6pm – 8pm  at Flatrocks Gallery  77 Langsford Road Gloucester, MA.
If you can’t attend the opening reception there’s still time! This impressive group show will be up through July 7th.
Hope to see you there,

Paul Cary Goldberg

The East Gloucester School PTO would like to thank the following businesses for contributing both goods and services to help raise money for our school.


The East Gloucester School PTO would like to thank the following businesses for contributing both goods and services to help raise money for our school.


Amy Barry Accupuncture, Aldo’s Fitness, Alexandra’s Bakery

Alissa Curcuru’s Photography, The Art Studio, Benco Landscaping, Brand Group International, Cafe Sicilia, Cape Ann Lanes, Cape Ann Brewery, Cape Ann Cinema, Cape Ann Golf Course, Cape Ann Whale Watch, The Cave, Charlie’s Place, Couture, Duckworth’s Bistrot, The Event Co., Giusseppes, Gloucester Cinema, Gloucester Education Foundation

Gloucester Graphics, GHS Boosters, Good Morning Gloucester, Hi-Tech Auto Repair

Elite Nails, Friendly’s , The Franklin Café, Jalapenos, Jeff’s Variety, Lone Gull, Malaluca’s Basket, Mamie’s Kitchen, Manchester Athletic Club, Maplewood Detailing & Car Wash

Marty Mars (artist: East Gloucester drawing), Northshore Kid, O’Maley Dorothy Talbot Rink, Palazola’s, Passports, Salon Unique, Savour Wine & Cheese, Serenity Nail Spa

Sostratus Technologies, Stones Pub, Stop & Shop, Sugar Magnolias, Toodeloos, West End Salon, Wolf Hill, Yankee Fleet