Mt. Vernon Street on Sunday, March 22.
Breaking News! Ebay Paintings
Two Days Left.
As you all know parking is limited and the smart thing to do is to take up UBER on it’s free ride offer by signing up using the Cape Ann Launch Link And Coupon Code CAPEANN
No-Brainer City! https://get.uber.com/go/capeann
Sign Up Here And Use Coupon Code CAPEANN To Get Your First Ride Free
(I think you can get the free ride and save it for any time if you use that promotional code so it won’t hurt to sign up for free anyway)
Here Are Your 2015 Brackets
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Welcome adorable chix!
Backyard Growers was kind enough to allow GMG to photograph Main Street’s newest residents (albeit temporary). There are four different families of chickens, with a triplet in each. The babies must be sold in groups of three because, as Meghan explained, when a new baby chicken is introduced to a flock, if they don’t come with their own posse, they may be bullied by the flock. The four chicken families are Rhode Island Reds, Silver and Gold Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and Easter Eggers, which lay blue eggs!
Buff Orpington is on the left, Easter Egger on the right (I think)
Lara and Meghan have named each family of chicks after a TV show, Downton Abbey and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example, and each chicken is named after a character in the show. See Backyard Growers Facebook page to find out the names of the chicks and visit their beautiful new website for more information on the Cutest Fundraiser Ever!
Stop In and Have a Peep!
Meghan and Rhode Island Red
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April’s theme is….
DISNEY: Heroes vs Villains!
Always wanted a chance to rock Aladdin’s vest? Want to know how you’d look as Jafar or a bad ass evil queen? Or hey, that whole Ursula sea witch/half-octopus thing seems kind of fun…This is your night to shine! It’s time to get in touch with your inner Disney and dress up as your favorite hero or dastardly villain while you party all night long to the infectious “groove” of Groove Therapy.
THERE WILL BE A COSTUME CONTEST.
A $25 gift card hangs in the balance, so make it good!
This is a night you won’t forget!
Before noon yesterday, I had received numerous requests and inquire to purchase an “Easter Bunny Cookie.” Unfortunately because of the exorbitant costs to build and permit a commercial kitchen space I do NOT currently sell Sista Felicia Foods, and simply share my dishes and confections with family and friends. Hopefully in the near future an opportunity to hurtle this giant obstacle presents, enabling my cooked foods to be sold to the general public, but for now I continue to share my passion for food, tradition, and the gathering of family and friends with the public here on GMG. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to and share my Step-by-Step recipes and personal experiences celebrating the three “F’s”, Family Friends & Food with the general public though my “Sista Dish” post daily on this website, created by my brother Joey.
I quickly turned yesterday’s frustrating morning of “sorry they are not for sale” into a fantastic afternoon, the moment I decide to whip up another massive batch of cookie dough,( my Italian Cookie Dough recipe is included below) and extended an open invitation “treating” the children of my family and friends with an opportunity come to my kitchen and bake a Bunny Cookie with me! Within hours an impromptu afternoon of baking Eater Bunny Cookies with all kids in and around my life was well underway! The afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect! As the word got out, three waves of kids between 3 and 6pm found their way over to my kitchen, to craft Easter Bunny Cookies, followed by daughter Amanda, Columbia tennis exchange student Laura, and mother Pat,who latter in the evening after tennis academy training and work made the 4th and final wave of bunny cookie makers ending yesterday’s baking extravaganza!
Sisters Lexi & Lola Carollo
GMG Contributor Nichole Schraft’s son Finn intently frosting his bunny!
The smiles on the kids’ faces were priceless!
Several Easter Bunny Cookies left the kitchen with missing ears and feet…Maybe GMG Contributor Alicia Cox DeWolfe’s son, Tyler DeWolfe can explain?
Thank you all for joining me last minute yesterday afternoon!
See video below for my Step-by-Step Italian Easter Egg Bunny Cookie Tutorial!
Click read more for “Basic Italian Cookie” recipe and photo gallery of Kids Day At Sista’s Kitchen
Dinner Specials Every Week!
Wednesday, April 1st – 8pm
Special Guest: ORVILLE GIDDINGS
Orville gets better and better each time we get together. Great
music, great personality! We start at 8! ~ Fly
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!
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
THE BRACKET SEEDINGS AND PAIRINGS WILL BE RELEASED TONIGHT AT 5PM AND PROMISES LOTS OF CONTROVERSIAL MATCHUPS.
IN AN EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD OVER GEORGE’S COFFEE SHOP BREAKFAST BOATS THE BRACKETS WERE FILLED OUT BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE. CHECK AT FIVE TO SEE WHO YOUR SQUAD IS FACING IN ROUND ONE.
Just wanted to tell you about special Olympics coming to gloucester and see if you could help spread the word.
Special Olympics is now in Gloucester. Starting with Track and Field and adding other sports soon. Any special needs athlete interested in participating is welcome to join us Saturdays at Gloucester High School from 10-12 starting on April 4th. All skill levels and abilities are eligible to join. Volunteers are also needed to assist in training. Attached are links for the athlete application and class A volunteer forms. Forms will also be available on the 4th.
Athlete application: http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/Athlete_Application.pdf
Volunteer form: http://www.specialolympicsma.org/assets/new_class_A_form.pdf
Got Cancer? If not, you’ll probably get it, or a family member or someone else you know will. Last night, I watched a PBC documentary by Ken Burns about the disease. You gotta watch it! It starts at 9 pm on channel 2 (702 HD) and airs for 2 hours. I learned a lot about my problem, its history, and cures. Tonight is part 2 of 3. Now I feel like I can understand my doctor better and speak intelligently to others with the disease. Definitely worth the watch.
The East Gloucester Elementary School 5th-grade class presents Robin Hood!
There will be three performances:
Thursday, April 9th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 10th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm
GREAT JOB on the video Martin and Robin Hood Cast!!
THEMED “On The Rocks!”, ROCKY NECK ART COLONY HOSTS ITS ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS.
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm. Costume judging and awards 8:30 pm.
The Studio Restaurant, 51 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, will graciously open its doors prior to its season only for this unique event. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.rockyneckartcolony.org
The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Beaux Arts Ball is this art community’s most vibrantly festive social event of the season!
Celebrating the art of self-expression, the Beaux Arts Ball, famous for its guests’ exuberantly expressive costumes, invites all to raise a glass of bubbly and feast on fabulous fare. Then, dance the night away in an “On The Rocks!” costume creation that’s gorgeously garish, wildly whimsical, flagrantly flamboyant, ethereally elegant, or funky and fun – or not! Costumes add to the fun, but are certainly optional.
Participate in or simply enjoy the Costume Prize Competition, then try your luck in a raffle for a wide array of handsome gifts: a 3 hour trip for six on the “Windfall”, a 49 foot Hinckley-made sailboat; a hand-made birdhouse crafted by a local artisan; a colorful wheelbarrow filled with Spring gardening tools; a hand crafted full size wooden kayak; cases of locally made craft beers; a brand new bicycle; and a hand designed mirror by a noted artist and other exciting offerings from local donors.
The Beaux Arts Ball is a glorious tradition on Rocky Neck that, over the years, has attracted some of the great lights of the New England art world. So, share in the history, support your local artists, and experience the fun as you strike a pose, bring chaos to couture, hustle your bustle and dance like a dervish at the Beaux Arts Ball!!
For more information www.rockyneckartcolony.org
You may have already heard the great news….but, just in case you haven’t…get ready to shop at The Black Dog on Bearskin Neck!
So exciting. It’s quite an honor, if you ask me, for Rockport to have been chosen as The Black Dog’s newest location. Rockport now joins a pretty fantastic list of other oceanside communities that are home to Black Dog shops.
Familiarize yourself with some of their great merchandise now…and start making your wish list…by checking out the Black Dog here! FYI, they’re also hiring.
The first Black Dog General Store opened on Water Street in Vineyard Haven in 1992. Today, there are multiple locations of our Black Dog Stores from Portland, Maine down to Annapolis, Maryland. On Martha’s Vineyard, stores are located in Vineyard Haven, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. On the Mainland, you’ll find stores in Falmouth, Provincetown, Chatham, Mashpee, Newburyport, MA, as well as Newport, RI, Portland, ME, Mystic, CT , National Harbor, MD, Boston, MA and don’t forget about our other island location, Nantucket!
What do these Black Dog townships have in common? The ocean, for one. A nautical heritage and a safe harbor are imperative. The Black Dog Tall Ships do visit these towns.
More importantly, these are towns that have much in common with The Black Dog, an appreciation for tradition, a love of the sea and all things authentically New England.