Thank You GMG Readers for Sharing Your Pet’s Selfies!

All are adorable and sweet and obviously beloved (even Melissa’s uhhh-humm sauced-looking kitty), and all are very, very fortunate to have such loving, caring families to look after them. Thank you everyone for sharing your pet’s selfies!

My master may have taken this after a wild Saturday night...submitted by none other than Melissa Cox.
My master may have taken this after a wild Saturday night…submitted by none other than Melissa Cox.
Joanne Souza's Kali
Joanne Souza’s Kali
Maggie from Allison
Maggie from Allison
Lily and George submitted by Allison
Lily and George submitted by Allison
Puppy Lola sent in by Wendy Whalen
Puppy Lola sent in by Wendy Whalen
Susan Canning's Mae
Susan Canning’s Mae
Joanne Mark's Mae
Joanne Mark’s Mae
An d last, but not least is Rita Stapulonis's Napu
And last, but not least, is Rita Stapulonis’s Napu
Kathy Power's Wulla
Kathy Power’s Wulla

Kathy Powers’s Wulla just makes it in with the comment, “I may be a little late, but am sending in Ri’s shot.  She was “J’s Rollo” in her racing days, but is now my couch potato.”

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Hey guitar fans you don’t want to miss Dublin Guitar Quartet at Shalin Liu – October 18

Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, John O’Shea, and Tomas O’Durcain

Friday, October 18, 8pm
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“The Dublin Guitar Quartet have no frontiers when it comes to blazing a trail for contemporary music.”— Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party to Host Dennis Brennan, Matt Stubbs and Chris Rivelli. This Thursday 10.10.2013

Dave Sag's
Dave Sag’s

Dave says,

We will reach our rendezvous with destiny this Thursday with the luminescent return of that master vocalist and harpist, Mr. Dennis Brennan. Rapidly becoming a favorite here at the Rhumb Line, this cat has got what it takes to put a shimmy in your shake, and ants in your pants. He can traumatize your soul. He’ll be bringing along the best young lion of guitarists, Mr. Matt Stubbs, with his finger-popping style and dead-on chops. Rhythm provided  by Roomful of Blues clanger, Mr. Chris Rivelli, 21 jewel ticker and concussion expert. Me? I’m the basest. Czech it out!
And on Saturday night, at the same old place, I’ll be cringing in the corner, filling in for that fabulous songbird, Ms. Mari Martin. She’s bringing along some great musicians like Roger Brocklebank, on skins, Mark Retalleck, on keys and Bob Enik on glitar. Mari really blew the roof off last time she was here. I gotta check Fred’s insurance. It’ll be a great night for dancing!
And, as usual, we thank you all for your continued support.  Now that I’ve got a Facebook page, what do I do with it? Let me know all your subhuman desires at Your wish is my command.

dennis and matt


40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732


Rocky Neck 1923 and Gloucester 1892

This was the invitation from 1892 for Gloucester's 250th anniversary. All of these dates can be a little confusing, so here's the timeline: Gloucester settled in 1623 by fishermen on Stage Fort Park. Incorporated as a town in 1642. Incorporated as a City in 1874.
This was the invitation from 1892 for Gloucester’s 250th anniversary. All of these dates can be a little confusing, so here’s the timeline: Gloucester settled in 1623 by fishermen on Stage Fort Park. Incorporated as a town in 1642. Incorporated as a City in 1874.
Rocky Neck, 1923. The occasion was Gloucester's 300th anniversary (1623-1923). It was a great celebration, attended by the US Navy. That's either a battleship or a heavy cruiser. In the foreground is the East Gloucester shore, Smith Cove and Rocky Neck. The pilings are the remnants of the old ferry service, that went around the harbor.
Rocky Neck, 1923. The occasion was Gloucester’s 300th anniversary (1623-1923). It was a great celebration, attended by the US Navy. That’s either a battleship or a heavy cruiser. In the foreground is the East Gloucester shore, Smith Cove and Rocky Neck. The pilings are the remnants of the old ferry service, that went around the harbor.

For The Low Low Price Of Just $180 Per Person You Can Have The Honor Of Eating At Apple Street Farm With Chef Frank McClelland (organic produce and everything)


WHO: Frank McClelland is the James Beard award winning Chef and Proprietor of L’Espalier. L’Espalier has been a perennial “best” of America’s restaurants for three decades, earning top accolades from Zagat, Forbes, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator and Conde Nast Traveler as well as nods in international media.

Chef McClelland is one of few Chefs in the country to reside on his own farm, Apple Street Farm. In one of the country’s most ambitious sustainable agriculture initiatives for the restaurant industry, Apple Street Farm is the primary source of organic harvests for L’Espalier and is a source for various other restaurants throughout the city of Boston. Apple Street Farm is located just north of Boston in Essex, MA and is Chef McClelland’s revitalization of a two-century pastoral 14-acre equestrian farm.

WHAT:                To celebrate the freshest ingredients of fall, Chef Frank McClelland and his team will be hosting the Apple Street Farm Essex Harvest Feast on October 18th and 19th. Every month, Chef prepares a themed dinner showcasing the organic produce, poultry, and eggs from the fields. For the month of October, Chef has designed a five-course menu with wines pairings.

Upon arrival, guests are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds of Apple Street Farm while enjoying a seasonal cocktail and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the chefs of L’Espalier. They will then be seated outside (or under a tent in the case of inclement weather)

La La La

Community Photos 10/9/13

Monster Trucks Topsfield Fair photos from Anthony Marks


Hey Joey
Went to the Topsfield fair Saturday night. Had a great time.
Woody Lancaster of Topsfield won the giant pumpkin contest.Woody as
been trying for years to win the contest. Woody’s pumpkin weighted in
at 1746.50 lbs!
  Best, Anthony


Our Lady Of Good Voyage, photo from Anthony Marks

Our Lady Of Good Voyage

Joey edit: Whoa!  I’ve never seen that perspective before!!!!

Community Stuff 10/9/13

Hey Joey! Could you give us a boost?!

Cub Scouting offers new adventures, new friends and a lot of FUN!!
Gloucester Cub Scout Pack 112 is having their annual Registration Night to welcome any Gloucester boys in grades 1 through 5 to join! And any one who would be interested in volunteering for leadership, we always need your help! Stop on by!!
We are holding the meeting at the Masonic Hall (29 Eastern Ave.- entrance in the back) this Thursday night, October 10th from 6:30 to 8:30. 

Any parents who are interested in hearing more about the Pack should visit Thursday night.  Hope to see you there! 978-283-0727

OOH, and if anyone wants to help the Pack grow, we are selling Popcorn through November 10th!

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Rose Baker Senior Center
October Activities

Special October Events

When    What    Comments
6:00 am October 17     Foxwoods Trip    Registration required
11:20 October 9    Traveling Chef    Burger Bar
1:00 October 21    Good Ole Salty Band   
10:00 October 23    Feel Good Bingo   
4:00 October 30    Halloween Party   

Ongoing Programs    When    Comments
Arthritis Pain Relief Exercise    10:15 Mondays    
Gentle Mat Yoga    10:00 Tuesdays    
Gentle Chair Yoga    12:15 Wednesdays   
Gentle Chair Yoga Plus    10:00 Thursdays    
Zumba Dance Exercise    10:00 Fridays     Held at City Hall
Tai Chi Easy    12:30 Fridays     Registration required
Cards and Games       
Duplicate Bridge    11:30 Tuesdays    
Scrabble    Noon Tuesdays    
Cribbage Tournament    1:00 Tuesdays    
Bingo    12:30 Wednesdays & Fridays    
Bridge and Whist    1:00 Thursdays    
Computer Classes        One on one computer help by appointment
Registration required for all classes
Level II    9:15 Tuesdays   
Internet and eMail    9:15 Wednesdays    
Level I    9:15 Thursdays   
Kindle    1:00 Thursdays   
iPad    2:30 Thursdays   
CATA Shopping    10:00 Mondays   
Arts and Crafts       
Art Program    10:00 Mondays   
Drawing Class    10:00 Tuesdays & Fridays   
Knit and Crochet Group    Tuesdays at 10:00   
Supportive Day Care    9:00 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays   
SHINE    9:00 to 4:00 Monday thru Friday#   
VNA North Shore Clinic    9:30 Wednesdays   
Podiatry    9:30 Thursday    October 10 and 24 only
Singing Seniors    11:30 Tuesdays   

FLYABOUT: An Installation featuring

BRAD STORY’S flying sculptures and CAMILLA MCFADYEN’S textile collograph panels

Flatrocks Gallery invites you to enter a striking and whimsical world created by artists Camilla MacFadyen and Brad Story.  

The large scale textile panels by MacFadyen evoke beautiful, dreamlike landscapes. Her wall sized printing plates – inspired by walks through local woodlands, marshes and stretches of shore – are made from organic materials found at these sites. The patterns made by bits of twig, or leaves or pebbles are colored and layered in a painterly way to create views that are at once familiar and new. The artist’s use of hemp and silk as her “canvas” imbue the landscapes with qualities of air and light particular to each.

Inhabiting the environment created by MacFadyen’s panels are Brad Story’s flying sculptures. Brad, the seventh generation of famed Essex ship builders, draws upon a lifetime of experience with wooden boats for the inspiration behind these startlingly original creations. Their forms are governed by the artist’s full attention to the ways in which objects move through wind and water, but each piece is given a personality by Brad’s lively imagination. These are creatures, not objects.

We are REALLY excited by this exhibition, and we know you will be, too.

FLYABOUT: An Installation Oct. 10 – Nov. 2

Opening reception Oct 12 from 6-8 pm

Flatrocks Gallery 77 Langsford St., Gloucester,MA 

978-879-4683 Open Th-Sun 12-5p and by apt.

attached photos: Goose Cove Reservoir by Camilla MacFadyen

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Flying Blind ll by Brad Story

Orlando & Associates, to show our appreciation for those who serve our country and protect our freedom, is running a Veterans’ Day Contest.  The winning active-duty military member or veteran will win the following:

Limousine Service donated by Orlando & Associates;

Dinner donated by Ohana Restaurant*;

One Night Stay donated by Castle Manor Inn**;

Breakfast the next morning at Castle Manor Inn donated by Orlando & Associates; ,

A couples’ massage donated by Seaport Muscular Therapy***; and,

2 hours of concierge services from Tending the Sweet Life****.

To enter, please send an e-mail to

The e-mail should include:

  • Name of entrant and spouse/significant other(if applicable);
  • Military branch and rank;
  • Entrant’s Address, e-mail address, and telephone number;
  • Where entrant served, and when.

All entries must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5 p.m

We will announce the winners on Monday, November 4, 2013.

*Fixed Menu;
**Room based upon availability on selected date and time;
***Massages to occur at Castle Manor Inn
****Contact Malva Crothers for more details.


Community Stuff – Gloucester Better Together – 10/23/13

Gloucester Better Together
Your Community – Your conversation – You’re Needed

You are invited for a FREE light dinner and relaxed evening of community conversation while participating in a World Café

 When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Light dinner, Music, & Mingling,  5:00 5:45 pm
Community Café Conversation, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Rose Baker Senior Center
6 Manuel F. Lewis Street, Gloucester

Free Event, Bring your Family,  All ages Welcome, Childcare available onsite.

RSVP appreciated, but walk-in are welcome  or 978 281-0908 sponsored by Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, with special thanks to the Gloucester Council on Aging.

Together we can build on existing relationships, programs, and energy within Gloucester to strengthen our community and connect our neighbors and families.