“LMAO!!!” From Rick Anderson – This is the kind of email that makes it all worthwhile.



I’ve been reading GMG for a couple of years now. (maybe even three). I’m originally from Gloucester and only visit once in a while to visit my wife’s relatives. She’s a Scola. I listened today to your pod cast for the first time and almost fell on the floor laughing so hard. I loved it. In response to some of your themes I would like to give my opinion. I have an asshole so therefore I have an opinion. The comment that the blog is going soft may be true but so what if it is? It’s your blog. If I don’t like it (and I love it) I’ll go somewhere else. I’m just an outside voyeur looking in on life from your point of view. You blog helps me keep in touch with the town I grew up in and love, Gloucester. I like how it changes from time to time and how it tends to meander based on what’s going on in the lives of your contributors. I remember Toby form HS and also his brother Barry. It’s nice to see people I used to know on your blog.

In regards to Donna or you posting pics of you kids and grandkids go for it and the hell with everyone else. It’s your blog not mine or anyone else’s like me who’s too dam lazy to start their own. In fact I like seeing the up and personal family pics. The comment that Sista Felicia was “marketing” her own book provokes this response from me “duh!”. Of course she has the right to do a bit of self-promoting on your blog. Do you know why? Because it’s your blog! I like the recipes and will most likely be buying the book for my wife. On a side note Sista Felicia should be on one of those cable cooking channels with her own show. Maybe you should take the next step and get her a producer and do a pilot. There’s no show out there that does Italian (Sicilian) cooking. I think it would be a hit.

The new format with the “read more” link to shorten the need to scroll is very nice though as you said it wasn’t a big deal scrolling through the pages. Fred Bowden’s pic of old time Gloucester is fantastic. I’d love to see more of them.

As a bit of constructive encouragement one thing I’d like to see is when you post pictures of people it would be nice to have their names. So many of us have changed in our appearance over the years it would help us who have been away from Gloucester put a name with a face. I know it can be done in all cases but if you could I and my wife would appreciate it. In the end keep doing what your hear tells you and to hell with the nay-sayers. It’s easy to tear things apart. It takes hard work to build something good. Keep up the good work since you are my only real connection that I have to Gloucester.


Rick Anderson

Hampton, NH 03842

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Agnes MacQuade turns 100 – Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Agnes MacQuade turns 100!

Agnes MacQuade who turned 100 years old on January 27th, was honored at a special birthday party at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center , greeted by Mayor Carolyn Kirk and her Granddaughter, Alexandra MacQuade.  Staff, visitors and residents all enjoyed a festive afternoon wishing Agnes a happy 100th birthday!

Congratulations, Agnes!

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CATV’s Lunch and Learn Series – Thurs, Feb 6th, 12pm

Hello friends of Cape Ann TV,

Please join us for our second “Lunch and Learn” presentation featuring 13-time Emmy winner Tom Todisco. Tom has produced and directed live games and promotional videos for the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins for over thirty years. He is also a producer and director at ProVid Production and an adjunct professor at Emerson College.
Tom’s amazing career originates in Gloucester in 1964 at the local radio station WVCA-FM where he worked as the first on-air DJ!
Tom will be using examples from his decades of work to discuss the creative process amid changing technology.
We welcome you to join us for some pizza and what’s sure to be an amazing conversation. Feel free to invite friends who might be interested in joining us.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
We hope to see you Thursday, February 6th at noon.
Erich Archer
Executive Director
Cape Ann TV

Winter Wine Tasting At Savour Thursday Night!


Hope you can stop by and taste some of the winter reds we offer to keep you warm through these cold, cold months of winter.

Winter Wine Tasting
Savour Wine and Cheese
76 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
January 30th 
“Pairing the Big Reds”
(the important bridge ingredients to know)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Hope to see you here!!
Parking in Back of Building

Obscure bit of interesting stuff

king hussein liked to scuba dive

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Hussein bin Talal‎, Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein’s rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict.  He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so (after Anwar Sadat in 1978/1979).

“He won the respect and admiration of the entire world and so did his beloved Jordan. He is a man who believed that we are all God’s children, bound to live together in mutual respect and tolerance.” (US President, Bill Clinton)

“He was an extraordinary and immensely charismatic persuader for peace. At the peace talks in America when he was extremely ill, he was there, talking to both sides, urging them forward, telling them nothing must stand in the way of peace.” (UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair)

“President Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian people and leadership have received with great sorrow and pain the news,” it said in a statement. The Palestinian Authority

South African President Nelson Mandela believed the death would be “deeply mourned by all peace-loving people.”

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan paid tribute to the late king, praising him for his “lifelong struggle to bring peace”.  (excerpts from Wikipedia)

In addition to being a great leader and persuader for peace, did you know that King Hussein was also a scuba diver?  This is a letter I found going through old papers and photos at my mother’s house this weekend, from King Hussein’s office, placing an order with my father, Willis Lefavour’s scuba diving business (Seacraft Industries) for an assortment of diving related items for His Majesty.  This has nothing at all to do with Cape Ann, but I thought it was cool and worth sharing.

E.J. Lefavour

This week Johnny Carwash joins The Dave Sag’s Thursday Night Blues Party! 8 – 11pm 1.30.2014

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Dave says,

First, let me thank you all for allowing me to present the good Old Salty Jazz Band last week.It was a huge success. People were weeping in the aisles. Took me two days to recover. I think i’ll do it again this summer.
Now, back to reality. This week is yet another shootout at the ofay corral as we feature two ghastly titans of instrumental guitar, Mr. Bobby Davis, old Johnny Carwash himself,

Bob Davis bw2 and Mr. Billy Loosigian. Last time Bobby was here, the cleanup crew were wailing and gnashing their dentures for a week. Tore the place apart. Billy has been practicing his three chords necessary for the attainment of bliss for some time now and will prove to be the perfect shiny mirror to Bob’s succinct style. Jeff Casper, the friendly drumbler, will be on hand to answer any questions. I won’t have any answers. This is going to be big fun.
Don’t forget winter hours: 8 to 11. You can get 10 to life if you’re not careful.

The Number Nines ~ I don’t think you will want to miss this one! All on a Wednesday night

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The band is sounding unbelievably good!! Number Nines is a super power group. A dreamy soulful psychedelic soup of sexy greatness!

Brian King

About “All You Need Is Myth”  Continue reading “The Number Nines ~ I don’t think you will want to miss this one! All on a Wednesday night”

Monstah Lobstah sighted in Washington DC

Hi Joey & Good Morning Gloucester!

Anthony and I attended Monster Jam this weekend (held at Verizon Center in the Chinatown section of DC) where we saw this huge lobster and immediately thought of you. The truck is from Maine, and they really did a fine job of capturing the details — down to red lights where the eyes would be.

The name is Crush Station (clever twist on crustacean) and Bottom Feeder Racing has a facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Crushstation


Rick Terselic


Creamy Roasted Garlic Spread with 3 Serving Suggestions



No better time of year to post a garlic recipe then the present. We are well into flu and cold season and researchers are report that the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that are found in garlic all can be beneficial in preventing and treating colds. So I thought I share one recipe with three serving options to help us creatively get more garlic into our daily diet!

Creamy Roasted Garlic Spread Continue reading “Creamy Roasted Garlic Spread with 3 Serving Suggestions”

Video- Jim Cantore Just Casually Kneeing College Kid In The Nuts

Search Term: Define Professional Hardass Weatherman

Search Results- “Jim Cantore”

I hope to see this kind of professionalism out of our new weather guy Pete.  Just kneeing MFers in the nuts and going about his business totally unfazed.

Pete, if you aren’t kneeing dudes in the nuts within the next week during one of your video weather updates I may have to rethink your whole dedication to being part of the GMG team 😉


If I’m looking back on the entire body of Jim Cantore’s work I can’t find anything more impressive than this nutsack knee job. Imagine that. All the years of heading straight to the worst weather conditions- standing up to typhoons, hurricanes and massive flooding in the worst possible conditions and your life becomes defined by a perfectly executed nut slam.
I’m lucky I got out of our interview unscathed and nuts intact

Wednesday January 29th 2014 Cape Ann Weather Forecast..

MARINE Forecast…
Wed: NW winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Wed Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray likely.

Weather Blog: Jan 29th 2014

Well folks Spring is only 50 days away! I’m sure you’re ready for it , I know I am .. So far it’s been a pretty darn cold winter , averaging temps below normal and snowfall above normal ..
What can we expect going into February ? Well for starters February is normally our snowiest month of the season . We tend to get big storms that generate out of the “Gulf Of Mexico” these storms come fully fused with plenty of moisture .. They usually redevelop off the Outer Banks of NC. Over the Gulf Stream , which in part creates our Nor’Easters! Still waiting for Pacific Western Ridge to break down , signals it is starting to occur , this gives hope for Snow Lovers for February .. Also will be eyeing the Greenland Block set up in the North Atlantic , this will tend to keep storms from passing out to Sea, and also bring us potentially Stronger Storms . Hint Feb 25th “2010” monster ! So if u like snow I see plenty of chances going into February and into early March! If u don’t like the Snow , just remember Spring is only 50 days Away!! Have a great Wednesday Everyone.. And thank u for reading …
Peter J Lovasco
GMG Weatherman … 🙂

Community Stuff 1/29/14

Big Sale


Monday, February 3, 2014

at the Fish Shack –Dock Square Rockport 

5-7 PM

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tickets are $9 and should be purchased in advance 

Email slarsen@rpk12.org to reserve tickets 

Proceeds to help the RHS DECA State Qualifiers with the cost of their trip to the DECA State Competition in March

(snow date is February 4)

Tinckets can be purchased in advance online at


Hey Joey!

Hope you are well. Thanks as always, for all you do. 

Wanted to let you in on a little good news… Coastal Dog Apparel is celebrating it’s first anniversary on February 4th! Woot Woot! “They” told us it wouldn’t happen – that we could not make a swimsuit 100% (from drawstring to care content tag!) in the good ole USA.

Well, we did it – and not only did we do it but we are still here one year later, in part to folks like you and and the Gloucester community who support our small business.

In celebration, and response to customers requests – Steph decided to go all tropical and now we have new colors and patterns and wanted to share them with your readers in case anyone is headed to the Caribbean for a winter getaway!


What do you think? Snazzy, right? We call it the Malibu collection but you can wear them on any beach! Thanks again for your good words about the suit after the polar plunge. You guys were great and the photos are awesome! Nothing accessorizes a Coastal Dog suit better than a large yellow rubber duck.


North Shore Tour de Cure Kick Off January 30th