A GMG Tradition Unlike Any Other- The Annual Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Ugly Red Mulch Post

I think we’re going on 5 or 6 years now and at some point you’d think I wouldn’t have to remind folks but at the first signs of the palletloads of brown and (icky) red mulch showing up at Shaws I’m here to save the design challenged folks of the world that just might not understand how trashy the red mulch looks.  For those of you that might need a refresher I’ll dial up the way back machine to posts from 2012 and 2013-


Orange Mulch Is A Fail

Posted on June 19, 2013

Someone needs to clue me in on how you could go to the landscape supply joint and make the conscious decision to buy orange mulch over the nice dark brown (almost black) compost mulch. I’ll go dark brown mulch all day long over toxic waste neon orange mulch. It’s just way more aesthetically pleasing. I don’t know a whole lot about landscape supply costs. Maybe they pay people who opt for the neon orange mulch to take it away from their landscape supply yard. I can’t think of a single other reason someone would choose it over the classy dark brown. They actually dye it that hideous orange color. You gotta be a savage to get the orange stuff, no? What am I missing here? image





Posted on July 23, 2012


Passports Community Dinner Night to Support the Cape Ann YMCA!

Join us Tuesday nights for Passports Restaurant’s Community Dinner Nights!


  • 4 – 9 pm
  • 3 Course Dinner
  • $15.00
  • 10% of Proceeds Go To Your Organization
  • Reservations Requested

Celebrating 20 years in business we are giving back to the community every Tuesday night. Full menu also available.

If you would like to inquire about support for your organization, please email us at passportsrestaurant@gmail.com. We look forward to working with you!

Passports Restaurant 110 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Please call for Reservations: 978.281.3680

For questions please call:

Eric Lorden

978 304-7723

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update from Rick Roth

These last two warm days have melted a lot of pool ice… so the frogs and salamanders should be coming out very soon. Keep an eye on your emails for field trip updates.

Saturday  April 18, 2015  1-3pm
Agazzis Rock, Manchester-by-the-Sea
We will lead a field trip to a vernal pool and demonstrate how to certify (protect) for The Trustees of Reservations. Could use a couple volunteers.

Gloucester Pride Stide is on Sunday  April 26, 2015
We will have a display there (Stage Fort Park).  You can find pledge sheets at the Pride Stride website (just google Gloucester Pride Stride).  Please walk for Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/ Kestrel Educational Adventures Yard Sale  Saturday  May 30, 2015  9am-1pm. Start setting stuff aside to donate and volunteer to help with the event.

Do you know of any vernal ponds that need to be certified, please get in touch soon.  We’ll be doing surveys later this month.

We need board members.  At least one director and a treasurer.  We are required by law to have a treasurer, so we need to get on this.

We are having a Big Giant CAVPT 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday September 18, 2015 at Mile Marker One in Gloucester from 8-11pm.  With The Fools.  Great band.  Save the date.  We’ll need some help pulling this off, so please volunteer to help out.
Later,  Rick

we only have one earth, save it


Calling All Kids of Cape Ann! Fun Start Soccer, Basketball Clinics, April Vacation Activities and More at Manchester Athletic Club!

For More Cape Ann Health Fitness and Wellness News-

Cape Ann Wellness

Check our our upcoming soccer program for ages 3-6, basketball clinics for ages 7-14 and activities for all ages for April Vacation Week- MAC has it all!

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Live RedSox Opening Day Update! #gloucesterma, #redsox

An amazing opening ceremony

Brady showed up w Bill, trophies, and friends, and threw out the first pitch…hit da dirt. Stick to football Homie!
Oh and dig this. The 3rd base grandstand concessions wasn’t even ready to rock on opening day! Huh? Really??

Live Ballin’ @ FENWAY Opening day #gloucesterma, #redsox

Well it’s finally opening day at FENWAY PARK! Can we once again go from worst to first??? Damn right we can! Yawkey Way

Real fresh nuts!

Security is tight, (thanks stupid Celtics fans).

New flavors have arrived! Cubano anyone?

Yup, that’s $10 bucks for some suds..errrrr $9.75…What a friggin bargain.

Big League Eddie, he’s a hard worker, and the kids really love him! (Although this grown adult has her head up his ass, that’s a fan!)

This is Yawkey baby!!! Let’s go sox!!

Masters Moment

I am not a golfer, but I’d like to be some day.  Likewise, my boys haven’t spent much time swinging golf clubs, but it is something that I look forward to them falling in love with in the years to come.

It is funny to me, that as a non-golfer, I am totally smitten by the sport.  There’s something about the gorgeous fairways and greens, the history and tradition, and even the vocabulary….birdie, bogey, eagle, albatross, putt, slice, sink…that gives me the warm fuzzies.  And then, there’s the “uniform”…and, yes, I realize it isn’t really a uniform…I just wasn’t sure what else to call it. I’m not going to lie, in my books, it is hard to beat a good looking golfer in his Under Armor, Nike, what have you.  They even make visors look good.

The day that Finn was born I was induced at about 8:00 in the morning.  He was born just after 8:00 that night.  For most of the loooong day, The US Open was on the TV in my hospital room.  Call me crazy, but I think that somehow has something to do with the fact that, when a golf tournament is on TV, Finn can’t keep his eyes off of it.  For the record, Lucas Glover went on to win the tournament that year.

So, yesterday was no different.  After a really busy day, we settled in to unwind and watch the end of the Masters.  I am so glad that we did.  What a great learning opportunity for the boys to witness the history unfold.  21 year-old Jordan Spieth became the 2nd youngest golfer to win the Masters after only Tiger Woods and his 1997 performance.  He also became the 5th ever Masters Champion to hold the lead throughout the entire tournament.  “Wire to Wire” they say in golfing lingo.  With a final score of 18 under, he tied Tiger Woods for the lowest round in Masters history.  If not for a bogey on the 18th hole he would have broken the record.

More special than all of that, however, was watching Jordan Spieth celebrate with his family after his win.  Seeing his parents, grandfather, and more, obviously teary-eyed and unbelievably emotional and proud, was so tremendous. Watching Jordan hug them all, it was hard to not think of the hours, the commitment, the money, and the support, that they provided for him.  It was impossible to not think of the smiles, the cheers, the triumphs, and the dreams, that he provided to them.  The side of me that loves the sport enjoyed watching Jordan don the illustrious green jacket.  The mother in me saw his childhood flash by on the road to yesterday’s unbelievable day.

While we celebrate all of our children’s little successes weekly, if not daily, it was hard to not wonder what will be their “Masters Moment.”  What will be the pinnacle to their hard work and where will their road take them?

Read the PGA’s  Player Profile of Jordan Spieth here.
Read CNN’s Report here.  Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth smashes records to win first major title at Augusta

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