GMG Caps Are On Their Way! And Today Is The Last Day For The Black Friday Deal On Them


Ready For The Post Office- Everything Ordered Through Yesterday Shipped Yesterday- Look For Yours In The Mailbox Soon!

There are a handful left but for those that ordered GMG Stonewashed Caps already, I brought the shipment to the Post Office for shipping yesterday!

If you would like to take advantage of the Black Friday deal today is the last day to get that deal  They Will Sell Out and I won’t be reordering them within the next 6 months

Click to order-


Through Black Friday ONLY if you purchase 5 caps at once you get a 6th  cap free and free shipping.  If you order 3 caps at once you get a free “This Is Gloucester” DVD included in your order.

If you order 5 or 3 I’ll know to include the extra cap or DVD, you won’t need to check off any special box.
If you purchase 5 caps also select the local pick up option so you won’t be charged for shipping.

Perfect way to get way ahead of your holiday shopping for the Gloucester lovers in your life.

Click here to order your GMG Stonewashed Cap Or Hoodie

If you selected Local Pick Up You can come down the dock to get yours-

95 East Main St


Stu Picked Up His (Drove Through The Driving Rain To Get It!-

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Henry Van Dyke Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

November 27, 2013

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933)

Born in Pennsylvania, Van Dyke was educated at Princeton and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a lecturer at the University of Paris and later returned to Princeton where he taught English Literature for many years. He was a friend of Woodrow Wilson who appointed him minister to Luxembourg prior to the First World War. Van Dyke helped to write the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship and was a vocal opponent of American Imperialism foretelling that the country would spend more on war preparation than on education. In addition to dozens of poems, essays and stories he wrote numerous hymn lyrics including the words to Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.

Greg Bov

A Sneak Preview before the Preview Party

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The Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival will opening this Friday, 11/29 with a Gala First Choice Preview Party from 5-7:00 (or later, most likely).  Above is a sampling of the incredible array of beautiful items you will find, on top of having a great time shopping locally at a Rocky Neck party (and we know how to do parties on Rocky Neck!).

There is something for everyone at the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival. Items you will find at the festival include paintings, photography, prints, cards, calendars, pottery (six wonderful potters have work for sale), jewelry (five golden rings won’t be found here, but you will see some gorgeous seaglass, sterling silver, glass bead and other unique one of a kind jewelry pieces by five talented jewelers),  book marks, children’s books and unique clothing, coasters, beautiful hand painted silk scarves, very cool men’s ties, hand painted mirrors, trivets, ceramic bird houses, hand painted mailboxes, treasure boxes, and so much more.

The Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Craft Festival will take place at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, in East Gloucester.  The Festival runs for five weekends Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4 PM, starting November 30 and ending December 29, and will include a number of great holiday season parties to enjoy while shopping locally.  In addition to the Preview Party, on Saturday, 12/7 from 2-4 PM, there will be a High Tea Party (the art colony’s twist on an old English tradition).  On Sunday, 12/15 from 3-5 PM stop in for Happy Hour.  On Saturday, 12/21 from 2-4 PM don’t miss the Winter Solstice Party (featuring mead and a cookie competition) and on Sunday, 12/29 from 2-4 PM, get in some practice for the New Year at the Pre New Year’s Party.

Come by early on Saturday or Sunday, have breakfast at Sailor Stan’s, or stop in for chowder after.  Also, don’t forget to visit the galleries on Rocky Neck that are open in the winter:  Elynn Kroger Gallery, upstairs at 15 Rocky Neck Ave., Goetemann Gallery, and John Nesta Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave.

This year the Rocky Neck Art Colony invites the whole community to come visit Rocky Neck and experience the beauty, warmth and hominess of the Cultural Center during its Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival and parties, and to support local artists.  The Festival and parties are free and everyone is welcome.  For more information, call 978-515-7004 or visit  

There are many items priced from $4 to $50, going all the way up to $7,000 for an exquisite Gordon Goetemann oil painting of Bass Rocks (in the bottom photo of the stage area).

Aside from being a beautiful piece of art that would grace any home with the budget to purchase it, the owner would be publicly acknowledged as a sponsor of one of the artists selected for the 2014 Residency Artist Program.  Their generosity would also endear them to all the artists who know how critical patrons are to their well being and to the art educational mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.  A great way to support Residence Artist Program and the Cultural Center while becoming the owner of an exceptional piece of artwork.

Also, parking is no problem on Rocky Neck this time of year, with plenty of free parking in the public parking lot at the start of Rocky Neck, plus street parking on Rocky Neck Ave and Wonson Street.  

E.J. Lefavour

VIDEO: Partial Lineup for Cape Ann Solstice Announced

Final lineup to be announced soon.  Tickets will go on sale in a couple of days.  The entire concert will be filmed for a Local Music Seen special.  Here’s your chance to support the Meetinghouse Restoration Fund to build Gloucester’s premier performance venue — and to be on TV (or sit in the back and remain anonymous).

Gloucester Knitting Warehouse Sale

Hello Joey C,

Would you be so kind as to let your followers know about our warehouse sale this Saturday and Sunday at Gloucester Knitting warehouse, 235 East Main St, from 10:00 to 4:00 P.M
Gloucester Knitting produces 100% cotton fisherman knit sweaters from infant sizes to adults, made in the U.S.A. Our web site is, which displays most of the products
that will be available for sale.
We will also be offering close outs, slight irregulars and samples at considerably reduced prices.

Would greatly appreciate any mention of this sales to your world.
Questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thank you for your help and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Robert Sullivan
Gloucester Knitting

Happy Thanksgiving From Sista’s Kitchen

PrintWishing You & Yours A Happy Thanksgiving !

We began our Turkey Day with Grandpa Joe Italian Donuts, Grandma Felicia Apple Spice Cake, Sausage Soufflé, & Baked French Toast!


Morning Pie making…


Time to flip the Turkey breast side up…Its a 2 person job! Our Turkey went in the oven at 7:00 am …roasted covered for 2 1/2 hours upside down, quick flip breast side up…back in the oven it goes…..Stay tuned…

2013 Wheelers Point Thanksgiving Swim

This was the 25th anniversary of the Wheeler’s Point Thanksgiving Day Swim. Hosted by Dick and MJ Powers, the swim has grown from an original 4 swimmers to up to 70 swimmers. This year there were 22 hearty souls who braved the cold water, the cold temperature and the blustery winds!

Torpedo Boat USS Foote, circa 1900

This is dedicated to former thirty year Gloucester City Councilor Gus Foote. I've been meaning to do this for a while. The Foote was a US Navy Torpedo boat, launched in 1896. It was the first of three naval warships named Foote, all named in honor of Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, a successful Civil War captain and fleet commander. The 160 foot long Foote fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. So Gus, and all my other friends, Happy Thanksgiving.
This is dedicated to former thirty year Gloucester City Councilor Gus Foote. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. The Foote was a US Navy Torpedo boat, launched in 1896. It was the first of three naval warships named Foote, all named in honor of Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, a successful Civil War captain and fleet commander. The 160 foot long Foote fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I. So Gus, and all my friends, Happy Thanksgiving.

Update: Amazon Offering Chromecast for $30 Black Friday Plus $6 In Google Play Store Credits! Poll- Has Anyone Here Cut Their Cable and/or Land Line Phone?

Just saw that Amazon is offering the Chromecast for $30 for Black Friday Today and giving $6 in Google Play Store Credits making the Chromecast an absolute no brainer steal stocking stuffer-  Here’s the Deal At Amazon

For $30 this is something that will have huge impact.  I freakin love mine!



My guess is that anyone under the age of 30 either laughs or looks puzzled at why anyone would pay for a Land Line telephone or cable.

Reading the last couple years about online services like Hulu for $8/mo and Netflix for $8/mo there are whole slews of great television programming for tiny fractions of what you pay for traditional Comcast cable.

Yesterday I got the $35 Chromecast which plugs into the HDMI port on the back of your TV.  It allows for wifi streaming Television programming from your smartphone or tablet of Netflix or Hulu Plus programming to your TV.


The amount of network and cable shows that are available through these two services are astounding and way more than I’d ever be able to watch.

The one thing that you don’t get is local cable which admittedly is a big deal for a lot of people (not for me though and I suspect not for a lot of younger people who laugh at the idea of being tied to the exorbitant cable tv package plans).

I used The Chromecast with Netflix yesterday.  It took me less than two minutes to set up and was set up in three crazy simple steps.  I mean so easy my mom could figure it out.

I was always skeptical of these things because the video streams wirelessly from your internet and I figured that the picture would be compromised but the picture was insanely clear.  The show I watched was crystal clear.  I could pause and resume using my iPad as the remote and watch without commercials.  And it remembers where you left off watching a show and you can pick it up watching it on your iPad, smartphone or on your TV.

So if you buy the $35 Chromecast (one time purchase) and sign up for $8/mo Netflix and $8/mo Hulu Plus.  You could completely kick your cable bill to the curb.  Of course you still need internet service.

As for local cable channels which I recognize is hugely important to some people there are still OTA (over the air) antenna sold that will pick up local channels.  I don’t know how effective they are and I’d love to hear from people that have gone this route.  These over the air antenna are smaller and sleeker and look like mini sculptures-

Here’s an example of one of these OTA antenna, the Mohu curve


So if you can pay $35 once for the Chromecast and $16 a month for Netflix and Hulu Plus and $52 for the Mohu Curve which gets you local OTA channels and after that one initial outlay you’re only into it for $16 a month.

To me it’s a no brainer because I get my news on the internet.

Click here to read about Chromecast

Click here to read about the Mohu Curve

Do you know people who have eliminated home phone line and/or cable tv in favor of cell phones and/or streaming tv services like netflix or hulu plus?

Community Stuff 11/28/13

HI Joey,

Would it be possible to post this to your website? The Rockport Elementary School is starting a new program called “The Movement Breaks” .  Jane Panicucci, of the Active Learning Group, will be kicking off the new initiative with a community presentation on “The Physical Activity/Learning Connection “. The event is Free and open to all.


Erin Canniff



My name is Jill Cahill, I am the Communications and Events Coordinator at Pathways for Children.  I wanted to reach out to you about our annual Holiday Toy Drive as it involves many local businesses and benefits children in our community.  I have attached an informational sheet for you.  I know that Good Morning Gloucester has become a very popular way for people in our community to find out about community happenings so we would truly appreciate any attention you can bring to this important effort.  I would be happy to send you pictures, graphics, or whatever you think would make this more fun to post.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Jill Cahill



Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
We thought we’d have some fun with all the “Black Friday” Madness so here are some exciting specials we’ll be offering all day this Friday.
We’ll be open extended hours 9am – 8pm along with many other shops throughout downtown Rockport!  
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!
Dawn Noble
La Provence
4 Main Street
Rockport, Ma 01966