#1 Chef Rosalie Harrington! ~ Seafood Throwdown Snapshots

Rosalie Harrington Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014The competition was close; I think Rosalie won by only one point and ALL was wonderfully delicious! The mystery fish was dogfish. Both Rosalie and Paolo Laboa did a superb job in their 45 minute window of time to cook.

Peter Van Ness Paolo Laboa Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014

Peter VanNess and Paolo Laboa

Rosalie Harrington Seafood Throwdown Gloucester Ma ©Kim Smith 2014

Rosalie Harrington


Seafood Throwdown Judges Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Esteemed Judges

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Rosalie Harrington Paolo Laboa Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014And the Winner Is!

Ethan Seafood Throwdown Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Rosalie’s grandson Ethan made this sign for his grandmother, with plans to give it to her whether she won or not. I guess he must love his Nonni’s cooking!

More snapshots from the Farmer’s Market tomorrow.

An Invitation from Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary


monarch-by-moonlight-logo_large_landscapeSaturday, September 13
6:00-9:00 pm

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983

Join Mass Audubon President Henry Tepper and Sanctuary Director Carol Decker
for a dinner gala and auction to benefit educational programming
at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.

Watch the brilliant colors of the setting sun from atop
Bradstreet Hill while dining on delicious local foods skillfully
prepared by Martha Sanders of Lantern Hill Catering of Topsfield.
Enjoy the jazz sounds of the Chuck Walker Trio.

Auction led by Aurelia Nelson of Northshore 104.9.
Preview auction items here

Purchase tickets HERE

Attire: elegant outdoor

Please purchase your tickets by August 29, 2014


Individual Ticket: $100

Supporter Ticket: $250

Table of 8: $1,000

To order tickets by mail, please print out the reply form and mail to
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary at the address above.

Tonight! DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Evan Goodrow 8:30 to 11:30pm @ The Rhumb Line. 8.14.2014

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   We’re opening up the bomb bay this week to allow Mr. Evan Goodrow to  fall on your brain stem. He of the handsome visage and huge pecs is ready and willing to take you to another dimension of sight and sound,where the naiads frolic to the boogie beat. Mr. G is a killer guitarist and vocalist. You must know this by now. He’s bringing along that fabulous Irish Ace of Pace, Mr. Benny Benson to chop some wood. And I, Salmon Dave Sag will be on base dooties. Smelling salts recommended.


Many busy executives ask me: who’s coming soon? So, here’s a rundown of upcoming events: Aug. 21  Ms. Cheryl Arena, harp and vocals, with the all star cast of Pete Henderson, rippin’ guitarist and Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on whips and chainsAug.28: the big one with The Flying Amero Brothers, featuring both J.B. and Fly! Dave Mattacks drums. Come cry in your beer!Sept. 4 Chris “Stovall” Brown with? We’ll be in orbit!

Sept. 11 A new singer! Danielle I didn’t write down her name, But Bob enik insists she’s the greatest. I”ll get back to you! jim Gambino pokes keys and Steevee Chagarris drums.

Sept.18 The Three Stooges, featuring Edd Scheer, Ricky “King” Russell and Mario Perrett

Sept.25 The Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor, Mr. Andrew Clark with Mike DiBari on glitar

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

I’m In a Funk, Help Me Pick My Next Painting Project

I’m In a Funk, Help Me Pick My Next Painting Project

I’ve picked out a few photos I took that may be my next painting. If you like any you see here let me know. If you have a photo you may think might make a great Cape Ann themed Painting send it to me, maybe I’ll pick one out. I’ll also post them up on GMG with credit given to you. Remember, I love bright colors.

Send them to me at: Frontiero@Hotmail.com

Maybe this painting I did of  "Niles Pond Sunrise" Using one of Sharon Lowes Photos.
Maybe this painting I did of “Niles Pond Sunrise” Using one of Sharon Lowes Photos. In a larger format.

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Community Stuff 8/14/14

34th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival…This Weekend!!

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Over 200 Booths of American made

Arts, Crafts, Foods and Live Music
Just in time for Tax Free Weekend!

Perfect Seaside Festival with something for everyone to enjoy!

Come and meet the artisans at the 34th annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

The historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will blossom into the colorful

34th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on

Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Exhibitors in Gloucester
Gloucester Exhibitors

A collection of over 200 Juried artists and artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen, food vendors, authors and musicians from throughout the United States will display and sell their unique creations.

Exhibits include fine jewelry, pottery, custom signs, quilts, decorative painting, fleece, photography, wood burning,
stained glass, handbags, etchings, floral design, sheep skin, scarves, children’s clothing, fancy hats, books, watercolors,
buoy creations, wood burning, home accents, fine art, personal care products, foot stools, plush furniture, ceramic,
wind chimes, oil painting, batik, pet treats, folk art, baskets, photography, tile, garden decor, pet accessories, tie dye,
puzzles, soy candles, ladies apparel, slate, copper, intarsia, sea glass jewelry, knit shawls, leather, toys, cutting boards, doll clothes, hiking sticks, bird houses and so much more.

Come and sample an array of gourmet delights, such as herbal dips, wine slushy, candies, bloody mary mixes, sauces, pastries, marinara, fudge sauce, oils, vinegars, baked goods, honey and maple products and more.

Bring your appetite: Amazing Food Court with traditional fare including Kettle Corn, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Fries and Fresh Wraps, Flat Breads, Kabobs, Crab Cakes AND lots of Gloucester lobster … Lobster Salads, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Tacos and Lobster Bisque!
Quench your thirst with Old Fashioned Soda, Fresh Fruit Coolers and Smoothies, Gourmet Lemonade & Italian Ice!

Enjoy free “family style” entertainment including live music, and various performance art.

The North Shore Car Club will display over 75 antique automobiles on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from

9am to 6pm daily.

Admission is free, handicap accessible, rain or shine
and friendly pets are welcome on leash.

(Fee to Park across the street at beach parking)

Directions: From Route 128 North to Exit 14.

For more information visit www.waterfrontfestivals.com

Sponsored by the
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (978) 283-1601

Workshop in Gloucester by Ekaterina Smirnova


Hi Joey,

Long time no see…

I hope all is going well. By looking at your posts on GMGloucester I could say that you continue to keep everybody updated on local events.

I have a small story for you too.

I will be doing a painting workshop in the beginning on September.

Would you help me to tell everybody about it? I would really appreciate your help.

Blog about the workshop:


Latest newsletter:


My most kind regards,

Ekaterina Smirnova

Hi Joey,

Internationally produced performing artist Vincent Cacialano is passing through Gloucester and giving a solo performance at Trident Gallery this Sunday night.  Please post!  Thanks, Sarah


There is hope, you are not alone

Learn to Cope Gloucester/Cape Ann

Support group for families struggling with the addiction of a loved one

It’s free, it’s anonymous and it’s supportive

Guest speakers monthly


WEDNESDAY evenings

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Rose Baker Senior Center-Council on Aging

6 Manuel F. Lewis Street


For more information on Learn to Cope

call 508-801-3247 or visit www.learn2cope.org

The Gloucester Rotary Club is holding its annual breakfast this Saturday at Stage Fort Park and the North Shore Health Project is proud to be a recipients of its considerable fundraising.  The tickets are only $7 each and you can buy them from me (which makes me look good) or on the morning of the event (tell them you are supporting the NSHP).   Either way you’ll be having a delicious breakfast in a beautiful location while supporting a great cause.  IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME YOU CAN PARK AT THE EVENT FOR FREE!!!

Saturday, August 16th, 7:30AM-11AM, Stage Fort Park (at the Bandstand)

Hope to see you there!



Here is the link to the Festival By the Sea Promo:

The Festival By the Sea will premiere on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Wednesday, August 13th at 9:00 p.m.

For more air times please see www.CapeAnnTv.org/schedule

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the video!

Becky Tober
Production Coordinator
Cape Ann TV