8 Days Before Christmas Song ~ “Christmastime” from Bang-A-Song Studio!

A rockin sweet party at Bang-A-Song Studio last night! “Christmastime is Here Again” sung by Tony and Samantha Goddesss.

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We are so fortunate to have the absolutely fantastic Bang-A-Song studio, a full service recording studio, located right here in Gloucester. Tony and Samantha Goddess simply could not be sweeter and their daughter Franny is adorable (and budding musician!). Visit Tony’s website for more information about Bang-A-Song.


Calling All Men for Men’s Night ~ Thursday December 19th

Today I stopped in at Savour Wine and Cheese to pick up some holiday treats. Chef Matt Beach and Kathleen are looking forward to again hosting all the men shoppers. I heard that last year the shop was packed! Savour is just bursting with wonderful gifts-beautiful cheeses, imported meats, and appetizing treats from around the world, along with their stellar beer and wine offerings. Chef is preparing a delicious selection of appetizers to keep you fortified for a night of shopping, and select beer and wine will be available for tasting.

Have a great night and I hope you get all your shopping done!

Savour Wine and Cheese

Second Annual Men’s Night

Thursday, December 19th, 5-8 pm

Beer and Port Tasting

All complimentary ~

Take 10% off all purchases!unnamed


The Illusion

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The Illusion

At mid ebb I was sitting at the side of
a tidal creek along the edge of the marsh
that cushions Essex Bay like a large soft pillow
placed on a  hard granite bed.

The stream was long and snaked off into the distance
reflecting both the border marsh grass and the
thin clouds far overhead.  The stones in the water
were like signposts showing the way to the sea.

What a lovely scene, I thought, how gentle and sublime.
This is the way to experience life; immersed in beauty,
a vision to hold onto – a flashback of the
best there is –  a remembrance of joyful days.

Three hours later, the stream was gone, the rock filled
bed was mud, no more a mirror of sky and grass .
And the rocks, alone and exposed, spoke only of what had been;
my river of peace and beauty now empty.

This must be a magician’s trick, an illusion that
appears and enthralls only to disappear
at the pass of a wand or the murmuring
of some secret and ancient incantation.

But I am the sorcerer. I am the illusionist
who attaches to objects and scenes the word
sublime. I conjure up the images to
be remembered; if not for me, beauty would not be.

Marty Luster

An encore, originally posted February 12, 2012.













Final Weekend for Art in the Schoolhouse

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If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, this weekend will be your last chance to see the Art in the Schoolhouse holiday show at Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Ave.  There is a great collection of over 90 pieces of work, as well as a great selection of affordable holiday gift items.  A great opportunity to check out the new home of the Magnolia Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center.  Free admission and plenty of free parking.

E.J. Lefavour

CITY OF GLOUCESTER OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CODE RED – Issued at 1:30pm, Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Good afternoon.  This is Mayor Carolyn Kirk with an important message from the City of Gloucester’s code red emergency messaging system. 

Effective at 7:00 pm this evening, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the arriving snow. 

From 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17, until 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 18, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.  

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense.  Residents may park in municipal and school parking lots.  If you park in a school lot, your vehicle must be removed by 6am tomorrow morning.

All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow clearing efforts. 

To repeat, the city of Gloucester has issued a parking ban on all city streets as of 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 17th.   The ban shall be in effect until 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 18th.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving


This weeks GMG Cooks…

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Lisa Fornero writes ~ “Not perfect but pretty good for a first attempt!! Thanks Felicia!!”

Lisa, I think you did an amazing job! Enjoy!


Lisa Canning writes~ “Made Sista’s soup. I think we will be eating it all month.”

Lisa It looks like a perfect month for soup…it’s cold out there!

This is the biggest cooking week of the year…Send in your photos of Sista Felicia Recipe and become a member of  “GMG COOKS” Club.

I’m looking forward to this weekends Seasons Best Cookie Competition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck…There is still time to enter…and did you know that all entrants will be invited to “Sista Felicia Kitchen for a group cookie lesson…What are you waiting for….Sign up today by click link below…  


They Went the Extra Mile for US

Ann and Phil have been coming to the Sidewalk Bazaar in Gloucester for at least 15 years. They are long-time customers and now they're friends. They drove down from their home in Burlington Vermont just for the Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party at my gallery. That's quite a compliment to us all.
Ann and Phil have been coming to the Sidewalk Bazaar in Gloucester for at least 15 years. They are long-time customers and now they’re friends. They drove down from their home in Burlington Vermont just for the Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party at my gallery. That’s quite a compliment to us all.