Video- Introducing Happy Dumplings!!!!

At 91 Washington Street In The Former Location Of Turtle Alley

Check Them Out On Facebook- Happy Dumplings Facebook Page

Where else do you see bout the latest local restaurant openings but right here on GMG!

Make sure if you go in tonight or tomorrow that you tell them you saw their video here on the blog.

One item is $9.99 and everything else is way less expensive.  Cheaper than a sub and everything made from fresh ingredients. #Boom! 

Gets the Joey C MUST TRY Recommendation.  ASAP!

At the bottom of this post click to share it on Facebook to share the good word and get this new business off to a rousing start!



SailBot Pics From Curtis Sarkin at Maritime Gloucester

At Maritime Gloucester, we are pleased to be SailBot headquarters!  College and high school teams from Canada, Wales, and across the United States are competing in the SailBot 2013 International Robotic Sailing Regatta in Gloucester Harbor!




Due to the recent severe weather, as of today, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, the City of Gloucester Board of Health has posted a sign at Plum Cove Beach notifying residents that regularly scheduled testing discovered that bacteria counts were found to be beyond the states bathing beach limits.

Residents are advised that they swim at their own risk. 

The next scheduled test results will be available in the afternoon of Friday, June 14, 2013.  City of Gloucester Health Department will continue to closely monitor the situation. 

For more information and updates, please visit the city website at

For more information, please contact:
Gloucester Public Health Department
Max Schenk, Manager of Environmental Health Services

Visions, Memories & Other Stuff Opening June 15th

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An excellent exhibit of art by James and Eileen Patten Oliver from June 15-28th with an opening reception on  Saturday, June 15th from 6:00-8:00 at Khan Studio & the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3.  Not to be missed.

E.J. Lefavour

Design Inspiration ~ Iceland Poppies

Iceland Poppies ©Kim Smith 2013Iceland Poppies 

Driving home at dusk and coming from a client’s in Beverly Farms, I passed this gorgeous poppy-filled window box at Gladstone’s jewelry shop on Union Street in Manchester, and just had to stop and take a snapshot. I thought the poppies would be beautiful in full sun, too, and made sure to drive the same route the next sunny day.

Iceland Poppies sunny day ©Kim Smith 2013 Iceland Poppies (Papaver nudicaule) and Viloas

Free Wine Tasting Thursday @ The Cave on Main St 4-6pm

You really don’t want to miss this — plain & simple.  If you’ve been to The Cave, you know what we mean.  If you haven’t , you’re truly missing out on a new Main Street gem.  Check them out on Thursday 6/13 4-6pm.

The Cave

New Wines to Try


June 13th from 4-6

Come try some new wines and try some Spanish bleu cheese(Valdeon); wrapped in grape leaves that have been macerated in Spanish wine. Organic raw milk. It will definitely put a kick in your step, especially paired with our new Tempranillo(Val). Val meet Valdeon. Complimentary. Hope to see you there.

The Cave
44 Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

ABC40 To Feature A Road Trip of Cape Ann This Evening

Hi Joey,

Pilar Garro, the Site Manager from the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House on Eastern Point (free admission for Gloucester residents, btw) just let me know that TV station ABC40 from Springfield MA is featuring a Road Trip of Cape Ann this evening.  Cool!

It will air at 5PM and will be available online at 6PM.


The feature includes Beauport, 7 Seas Whale Watch, Woodman’s, Man at the Wheel, Ryan & Wood and more.

Discover Gloucester has been working hard to increase visitation from our drive market, a 300+/- mile radius around Gloucester. Features like this and the Chronicle feature 2 days ago are a huge boost.

Rain, Rain- go away!

Andrew Clark joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line ~ This Thursday 8:30 -11:30


Let’s welcome back that Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor, Mr. Andrew Clark. Last time he was here, I had to shave my eardrums! A.C. has a knack for taking familiar songs and twisting them until they scream “uncle!”  You never know what’s going to show up underneath  that  rock. Be ready! He’ll be bringing along his longtime buddy, Mr. Dan Cademartori, or, Deputy Dan, to flail the guitar. A new guy for me. Then again, there’s Mr. Roger Brocklebank, erstwhile Madhouse® drummbler, to flail all that grain. Me, too, on bass. Rheumer has it that dark, hooded saxophonists may show up and proceed to wreck the joint. Be prepared!
Don’t forget our new, improved hours: 8:30 to 11:30. And, as always, Thank You for your continued support.

andrew clark

Have a listen > 

The Rockport Farmers Market is Coming to Town!

All the details about the upcoming Rockport Farmers Market are here on GMG! The  market will be small but mighty, featuring some great Rockport and Cape Ann-based food producers. Word on the street is that Brothers’ Brew will be there with fresh doughnuts AND and espresso maker so you can have your morning caffeine while shopping for all sorts of homegrown goodness! The first week, June 22nd, coincides with Spiran Hall’s annual Midsummer Fair, also held in Harvery Park where the Farmers’ Market is located, so you can grab some pickled herring and other Scandinavian goodness along with your produce. For more information and to stay updated on vendors, etc, go to


The official RFM press release:

The Rockport Farmers’ Market opens on June 22nd in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport, Massachusetts, at the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street, across the street from T-Wharf.

The new, open-air market specializes in locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, and honey, as well as fresh, locally sourced baked goods. Producers include First Light Farms of Hamilton, Seaview Farms of Rockport, Pride’s Osteria of Beverly, Brothers’ Brew of Rockport, and a selection of community home growers. The weekly market will also feature Garden Talks, a program offering short, informative presentations made by local experts on topics ranging from tips for growing tomatoes to vegan cooking.

The Rockport Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 22nd – September 7th, 2013, and is organized by Rockport Festivals, a group of volunteers seeking to build community through cultural events and activities in downtown Rockport.

For updates to the weekly vendor list and Garden Talks schedule, visit or contact

St. John’s Thrift Shop

Located right in downtown Gloucester under the buildings of St. John’s Episcopal Church (48 Middle St.), and with an entrance and parking available off of Washington street (more or less across from Midori and Tedeschi), the St. John’s thrift Shop is very accessible either on foot or by car.

SJ0They are open Tuesday-Thursday, 10-2, during the summer (generally starting in May and ending in September).  Martha Whitney (in a photo below), who runs the shop, told me that they have aimed to synchronize their hours with the other thrift shop a few doors down, sponsored by the Congregational Church (to be featured here another day).  That makes it easy for someone to visit both shops in one trip.

Their inventory includes some clothes and a wide, eclectic variety of other household items, including kitchenware, books, framed pictures, clothes, blankets, etc. From my experience, prices are very, very affordable, and everything is clean and carefully selected.

I have picked up several useful items here over the past week, including a nice warm afghan, a wastepaper basket, and a corkscrew. Definitely worth checking out!

Matthew Green

Pet of the Week-Aisha

adopt, dog, aisha, pet of the week

I am looking really carefully, my new owner could be looking for me here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paw Lane,  Gloucester.

My name is Aisha, I am Basset or Corgi mix, I am four-month-old and I weigh about 25 pounds.  I have a short light brown-and-black coat.  If you check our website at you will be able to see other photos of me.

I have been asked to tell you about the Recycle for Rover program – please consider saving your returnable cans and bottles this summer and donating them the CAAA to benefit our Transportation Fund.  We will ask friends to drop-off cans and bottles on Sundays from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. June through August.

Sorry, I have to run…I see some visitors and it might be my new family – I am smiling now!



NSSPI: Summer 2013 Sports Performance Training Classes

Be Great this Fall: Prepare this Summer!
Summer 2013 Sports Performance Training Classes


Registration Now Open!

Happy Spring Everyone!
The summer months are almost here!  And if you haven’t heard, there is a great new summer opportunity for our local athletes!  Sports Performance Training Classes are designed for athletes ages 10-18 who are seeking excellence at the next level of performance. This is an intense hour-and-a-half session, meeting up to three times per week.  Each session focuses on mastering key athletic movement patterns which will support the development of strength, power, speed, agility and flexibility.  Most importantly, these athletes will decrease their risk for injury, and build confidence to meet the demands of their specific sport. 
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be in the best shape of your life this fall, by training with us this summer!
From what we have seen and heard, there are amazing kids in the local area who are interested and crave this program! With the right instruction, these athletes will step out onto the fields and rinks this fall better than ever before!  And with your help, by letting any friends/ kids/ athletes/ coaches, etc. know about this program, we can help develop even stronger athletes! 
We hope that you, or someone you know, will take part in this program. If you have any questions, We would love to answer them, as we are extremely excited about what we can do for our aspiring athletes.
Our Personal Best,
Nan & The NSSPI Coaches

For more info or to Register Contact:

I’m All In For Getting A Nut Tuck

the Daily Mail reports-

How George Clooney has inspired cosmetic craze for ‘ball ironing’ – that sees wrinkles removed from you know where…


George Clooney has repeatedly joked that instead of his eyes he gets the skin on his testicles ‘ironed’ out, but now it appears he’s inspired a new craze in Hollywood.

Cosmetic expert Nurse Jamie told MailOnline that she added ‘Tighten the Tackle’ to the list of services at her Santa Monica spa, Beauty Park, last year, and it has been a raving success.

Delicately describing the $575 non-surgical treatment, the blonde beautician says it involves using lasers to remove hair, erase wrinkles and correct discoloration on the scrotum.

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit that as I’ve aged, my boys aren’t hanging all high and tight like they used to be.  I’d long thought about getting a little nut tuck to smooth things out “down there” but now that my man George Clooney is endorsing it, I’m ALL IN!

$575 for the non-surgical procedure?  Chump change to freshen up the boys.

Which spa around here offers such services?  We can live blog the procedure.  Maybe do a whole pay-per-view deal.

Thanks George for being brave enough to come forward with your own ball ironing to make it acceptable for men with low hanging nuts everywhere to “tighten their tackle