Wedding Dress Inspiration

©Kim Smith 2014It has been twenty years since I have made a wedding dress for friend or client. Despite that daunting fact, I am so very much looking forward to making my daughter’s. I loved creating them and have wonderful memories of each and every friend in each and every dress. Liv has many memories too as she was always there with me in my studio, enraptured with the fairy princess magic unfolding during fittings. From that very early age, she has been saying, “Mom, you are going to make my dress, too.”

Inspiration~ Liv loves this Givenchy tea-length gown designed for Audrey Hepburn for the movie Funny Face. The tulle and satin full skirt is perfect for dancing the night away!

funny_face Hubert De Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn

Wednesdays with Fly Amero tonight’s guests is Bradley Royds

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, December 3rd
Special Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!





Mr. John Rockwell had a sudden engagement in NYC and is
unable to make the show this week. Enter Mr. Bradley
Royds, who has been gracious enough to fill in on short
notice. Thank you Bradley!

Check –
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
12/10 Allen Estes

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12/17 Amero Family Christmas

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Ladies Night Promo From Pop Gallery- Holy Crap Ladies Night Is This Thursday

First I heard about Ladies Night was this promo from Pop Gallery.  Any other Downtown Merchants Have Ladies Night Specials submit them to me for posting!

Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night…. and the Sales are Right!

Oh what a night it will be!

Gloucester’s 42nd Annual Ladies night stroll is happening THIS Thursday! Many businesses along Main Street will be participating and so will POP!

So many new looks to shop and also a SALE rack packed with unique finds at great prices!

Come party at 67 Main Street with the fab fashionistas of POP! December 4th, starting at 5 pm!

Community Stuff 12/3/14 Part II


Sticky Fingers At The DogBar

Hi Joey,  Christina from Sticky Fingers debuted her desserts Monday at the DogBar to rave reviews and empty bowls.  Mary Barker


During the Middle Street Walk on December 13, the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, will host a costumed reading of Jay DiPrima’s new play “Mingling of Souls from Sorrow to Joy,” based on the lives and writings of Rev. John Murray and Judith Sargent Murray.
The production features the playwright as John and Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard as Judith. Showtime is 1 p.m. and a donation of $5 is suggested.
After the half-hour performance, walk with the actors to the Sargent House Museum. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Mingling of Souls

Famous local cartoonist’s new book- Makes a great Christmas gift

Hi Joey, One of our long time customers came in today and told me about his new book that is on sale on Amazon. Called Pat’s Pa. Phil Bissell is the local Rockport resident that created the famous Pat the Patriot for the New England Patriots. He is not one to self promote so I thought I would take it upon myself. I didn’t know if you’ve ever featured him on Good Morning Gloucester but he is a local celebrity. He will be interviewed soon on WBZ by Steve Burton. I’ll try and send the link to his book anyway. Love your blog.

Thanks Kendra at Double Exposure


The Ferrante Family’s St. Joseph Altar Is Ready For The Holidays!



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Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante adorn their year-round shrine/St. Joseph Altar for the holiday season with fresh Red Pointsettia Plants.

From New Orleans to Gloucester

Hey Joey! Kate Lufkin here. I moved back to New Orleans in August and haven’t been keeping up with GMG as much as I should, but I just saw this story on the homepage and thought of you and the weird lobsters that you guys land!

Hope you find it interesting!


Lake Charles shrimper catches freaky crustacean under I-10 bridge


Read the entire article here

Wednesday December 3rd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather …

Marine Forecast :
Wed SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :



Community Stuff 12/3/14

Fair offerings

Sheila Maguire submits-

We have starfish, we have signs, we have fish, we have oars! And we have many more interesting items at this years Trinity Church Fair on the corner of Middle and School Streets this Saturday, December 8th. from 9 – 2 PM.



Gift Donations

A Great Gift for the Person who has Everything

Do you need a gift for that hard to buy for person, or the one who has no space for anything,
or just want to do something a bit less commercial?
Make a donation in their name to the Phyllis A Marine Association.
Follow the link below to our Online Store and purchase a gift donation.
You will be contacted shortly after to complete the details of your gift.
Cards may be mailed directly to the recipient or to you.
Shipments will begin December 10th.

Front of Card.
Photo taken by Board Member Mary A. Barker

Gift Donation



The Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) has launched a new program that allows parents and guardians of children in the Gloucester Public Schools to thank members of their children’s school community –while at the same time provide support to GEF for innovative offerings in all of Gloucester’s seven public elementary, middle and high schools.
Through GEF’s new “Honor a Teacher” program, individuals can make a donation to GEF in honor of their child’s teacher, learning specialist, school administrators, transportation and food service staff members, aides, or other individual in the school who is making a positive impact on their child’s education. Individuals will receive a letter of commendation notifying them of their designation as an honoree, which can also include a special message directly from the family making the honorary gift. 
    “Honor a Teacher is a tangible way for families to say ‘thank you’ to members of the school community who do so much to bring positive learning experiences to our community’s children,” said GEF President Maggie Rosa.  “It is a great way to recognize teachers around the holidays or at the end of the school year, when parents especially want to express their gratitude for good work on their children’s behalf.”

Funds raised though the Honor a Teacher program will support GEF-sponsored programs in the Gloucester District.  Some of these have included the after-school music program at the elementary and middle schools; funding for the Birdseye-Hammond Laboratory at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School for hands-on study of life science, engineering, mathematics and design; the robotics program at Gloucester High School; new programs utilizing 3-D printers at the High School and O’Maley; funding supplies and equipment in ceramics, digital photography and other arts-related programs, including the Districtwide Arts Festival; elementary school field studies; school theater programs at all of the schools; after-school educational programs, including collaboration with the District on two major 21st Century Community Learning Centers at the High School and O’Maley; the annual Summer Engineering Adventure at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Edgerton Center for middle school students; and many other programs in the arts, literacy and writing, science and technology.

    Those wishing more information about the Honor a Teacher program should contact GEF at (978) 282-5550 or go to GEF’s website at

Toy Drive


Linn Parisi submits-

Winners at the Discover Gloucester Holiday & Awards Party Fri. 12/5, Noon at The Gloucester House might possibly be a longtime Downtown shop owner; a creative video Blog; an outstanding cultural Museum; a certain 100 year old Resto; and/or a renaissance woman who shed colorful light on an iconic Gloucester manse! 

All local Tourism folks better attend Friday’s Party to find out who we- and you- will honor! 

$20 per person inclusive, payable at the door; cash bar.

RSVP now to to enjoy a fabulous Luncheon Buffet, festivities & fun!

fyi: Joey and GMG received Discover Gloucester’s 1st ever Award years ago!

Thanks for all you and all the GMG posters do to draw visitors to Gloucester- and, Merry Christmas to all of you!

FREE Adult Education Classes at Wellspring House

Registration for FREE adult education classes at Wellspring House in Gloucester is happening now for our winter session.
ú    Classes run January 5th through  February 26th. 
ú    Information session at 302 Essex Avenue on Tuesday, December 30th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am or call us to arrange an appointment and tour.
Wellspring House’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) is FREE 8-week program that provides classes in Computer Skills, Career Development, English and math for adults interested in passing the high school equivalency test, returning to school, finding a career or a better paying job, and building confidence. Classes are 8:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and study time is 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Please call the Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator for more information at (978) 281-3558, ext. 304. Wellspring House is located at 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester, MA. 

FREE transportation is available on Cape Ann.

Two students at graduation