Esther and Barb Represent! At Captain Joe’s With Their New GMG Gear

Shirts are being printed as we speak and should be shipping by the end of the week!DSC00067

Esther sporting the super soft lightweight brushed cotton feminine cut t and Barb rockin the Black Long Sleve Dry Fit.

If you ordered one expect delivery within a week!

If you didn’t order one you can here-


Ann & Bob Kennedy Represent! From Independence, MO

Here we are with my niece at the Hair Museum–yes, it’s the only one in the world (no wonder).  And you thought Gloucester had everything!  If you’re really curious here’s the link:

Sending all of you our very best wishes for a wonderful August and never letting a day go by without time on GMG,

Ann & Bob Kennedy


My View of Beaches, Back Shores and Seaports of Cape Ann by Kathy G. Roberts

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My View of Beaches, Back Shores and Seaports of Cape Ann – Paintings by Kathy G. Roberts – August 10-23 at Khan Studio 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 11 6:00-8:00 pm.

E.J. Lefavour

Reminder from Lise Breen About the Upcoming Sargent House Event

Hello Friends,

I am sending a reminder that The Sargent by the Sea event is this Friday at TS Eliot’s boyhood summer home. Don’t miss the chance to take in Tom’s view with cocktail in hand. Our community has rallied to offer great art and wonderful events in order to support Judith Sargent Murray’s mission. We are so thrilled!

Please enjoy a spectacular summer evening with us and click the Sargent House website to purchase tickets.

I very much hope to see you there. Let’s spy porpoises snoring on the phosphorescent swell; the predictions are for Kingfisher weather!


Kingfisher weather, with a light fair breeze,
Full canvas, and the eight sails drawing well
We beat around the cape and laid our course
From the Dry Salvages to the eastern banks.
A porpoise snored upon the phosphorescent swell,
A triton rang the final warning bell
Astern, and the sea rolled, asleep.

T.S. Eliot draft written in reference to Cape Ann.


Tonights Music Lineup

Check online for the latest updates
Check online for the latest updates

TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 7, 2013


27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

Renee & Joe 7:00 pm Listen to Renee & Joe RENEE & JOE

Ladies Night
3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978.281.3997

Marina Evans 7:00 pm Listen to Marina Evans MARINA EVANS folk-rock acoustic jazz

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622


Annisquam Village Players Present –
820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6416

Henry Allen & The New Swingset 8:00 pm Listen to Henry Allen & The New Swingset HENRY ALLEN & THE NEW SWINGSET

The Artist’s Cocktail with Henry Allen & The New Swingset
32 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-282-1888

Allen Estes 8:00 pm Listen to Allen Estes ALLEN ESTES

With special guest Old Cold Tater
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

9:00 pm  KARAOKE JAY

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

dennis monagle 9:00 pm Listen to dennis monagle DENNIS MONAGLE

with special guest Mike O’Connell & Joe Cardoza
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223


Guitar master Debut
285 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-2233


“Bang A Song Recording Studios” produces another session for Nationally heard radio

Willie Nile, Meg Griffin and bassman Johnny Pi at Bang A Song Studios in Gloucester
Willie Nile, Meg Griffin and bassman Johnny Pi at Bang A Song Studios in Gloucester

The SiriusXM  Loft series “Having Words With Meg” welcomes NYC Rocker Willie Nile back for a new visit spotlighting his 2013 release “American Ride” which debuted on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart at #1 in July.

During the the visit you’ll hear Willie tell a heartbreakingly sweet personal Randy Newman story.  He plays several of the new songs live and includes a Buddy Holly cover.  Willie also waxes comedic on sexting scandals and shares his more somber thoughts on the Boston Bomber cover of Rolling Stone.

Meg Griffin is a SiriusXM host and resident of Gloucester.
“Having Words With Meg” with Willie Nile airs 4 X during August on SiriusXM channel 30 ~ The Loft

Friday    8/9      3pm ET, noon Pacific
Weds      8/14    4pm ET, 1 Pacific
Saturday 8/24  10pm ET, 7 Pacific
Tuesday  8/27    2pm ET, 11Pacific

Critical Question Of The Day- If you are talking to someone on the phone, do you hang up if you have to poop?

Maybe this should be a two part CQOTD

If you are speaking to someone on the phone and have to take a poop, do you tell them you’ll call them back and then squeeze one out or do you just let it fly while chatting away on the can?

Second part:

What about peeing?  Does it make a difference?

People have been asking me to use the blog for scientific research and I’m not sure how much more scientific we could get than a GMG poll.


Enjoying Cape Cod

Continuing my vacation… Visiting a friend on Cape Cod!

Lovely beach!

The prettiest house on this beach, in my opinion, is this one:

There’s nothing like the feeling of the waves tickling your toes!

A perfect beach day!

Cape Cod is a lovely place to visit! But I’m still glad I live on “the other cape”…  When I get back to Gloucester I am going to have to do a beach walk and get some nice photos!

Matthew Green

Mayor Kirk Forwards A Photo Album of Gloucester’s New Fire Truck (Engine 2) Being Built

Hi Joey,

Here is something you don’t see every day!   This is a photo album of our new fire truck (Engine 2) being built.   Costs $650,000.   We are finally getting to the point where we can finance new apparatus on a rotating basis and over time so as to not have trucks breaking down all at once or having to fund all at once.

Mayor Kirk






Due to the Popularity of The “Who makes the best chocolate chip cookie” Post Yesterday- It’s Competition Time Baby!

Yesterday the question was posed-

Critical Question Of The Day- Who Makes The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ve Ever Eaten? Go.

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Everyone has their favorites,  some like more chewy, some more crunchy.

Does this call for a chocolate chip cookie competition mug up or does this call for a chocolate chip cookie competition mug up! This could be huge!!!!

For the record I’ll take soft baked over crunchy chocolate chip cookies 100 times out of a 100.  What kind of lunatic prefers hard chocolate chip cookies over soft ones?  Only insane maniacs.  Seriously.  Can’t trust those hard chocolate chip cookie lovers is what I always say.

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Here’s what I’m thinking-
Contestants bake enough for every one to try. We place numbers in front of each tray of cookies. People get a slip of paper or ticket to place a vote and slip it into a solo cup behind each contestant’s tray.
We tally up the votes, drink some coffee, and enjoy each other’s company yet again.
Who’s with me?

Local Deputy Fire Chief Completes International Professional Re-Designation Process

Our Miles Schlichte Is Now A Chief Fire Officer (which in Firefighter terms I think means superhero or something)


Deputy Fire Chief Miles Schlichte of the Gloucester, Massachusetts Fire Department has successfully completed the process that continues his professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO).  The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on July 2, 2013 to officially confer this re-designation upon Chief Schlichte. Chief Schlichte is one of only 922 CFO’s worldwide.

The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components including:  Experience, Education, Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Association Membership, Community Involvement, and Technical Competencies. Chief Schlichte received his original designation in July of 2010. To maintain this professional designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a CFO in four areas: Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership and Community Involvement.

A Board of Review consisting of members of the fire and emergency services profession, academia, and municipal agencies review each application and recommends successful candidates for designation to the Commission.

Chief Schlichte has been a member of the Gloucester Massachusetts Fire Department for twenty five years and currently resides in Gloucester.