GMG Stats- Still Growing By Leaps and Bounds…

Every year I figure our growth has got to start hitting up against some type of slowdown and every year we just keep cranking, adding multiple subscribers every single day to the feed, to the Facebook page, to the podcasts.  This train is still chugging thanks to the hard/fun work of our contributors.  Lets keep chugging crew!

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Facebook Insights vs similar pages-


Yesterday 77,940 views


Close To A Half A Million Views for The past 7 Days


Last 30 Days- Close to 2 Million Views


All Time- 77 and A Half Million Views


KIDS SAIL FREE Aboard the Schooner Lannon on Saturdays!

Don’t let the summer slide by without taking advantage of this fantastic deal. On Saturday mornings in July and August, the Schooner Lannon offers a special sail geared for families. On the 10 AM-12 PM sail, kids (16 and under) sail for free.  Each kid must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult must pay full fare for his or her ticket. No other discounts apply. The Lannon sets sail from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 rear Rogers St., Rt. 127, Gloucester.
Tickets are $40/adults, $35/seniors and normally $27.50 for kids. Reservations are taken not more than two weeks in advance. Go to or call(978) 281-6634 for information and reservations. All aboard!

Mark Carlotto to talk about his new Dogtown book, “THE CELLARS SPEAK” at flatrocks Gallery Wednesday Evening

Please Join us Wed. July 29th at 7pm to hear Mark Carlotto talk about his new Dogtown book, THE CELLARS SPEAK. After a short reading, local singer/songwriter Kitt Cox will provide Dogtown-inspired musical entertainment.


77 Langsford St. Gloucester MA
Open Thurs. through Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment
978-879-4683 •

James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email:
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.


The Conduit Sound Meditation @ Floating Lotus Gloucester, Friday, July 31st.

The Conduit Sound Meditation @ Floating Lotus Gloucester, Friday, July 31st.

Call the shop to book your time 978-546-2367.

Spaces fill up fast for this event. Group bookings are available.


Hello Lotus Friends,
Announcing The Conduit Summer Sound Meditation Series @ Floating Lotus Gloucester & Yoga Joy, Friday, July 31st at 169 Main Street, Gloucester. This is the ultimate sound journey experience! Come enjoy your state of bliss with the Conduit! Planetary gongs, singing bowls, chimes and other calming sounds induce relaxation & meditation! These will be extra long super sessions, 45 minutes long! Sessions commence at 7, 8:15 & 9:30 PM. $25 suggested donation, refreshments will be served.
Call Floating Lotus at 978-546-2367 to book your space. This event fills up fast! Can’t wait to see everyone.

Horizon and the Horns – Wednesday July 29 7pm – Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park


The next concert in the Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at 7pm. The concert will be performed by Horizon and the Horns, featuring vocalist Kelly Novack.

Horizon and the Horns has played hundreds of functions, clubs, and concerts across MA, NH, VT, RI, and ME. This 7-piece horn band will keep everyone’s toes-tapping with their great mix of music, from Ella Fitzgerald to Bruno Mars.

There will be free hot dogs and beverage served by concert sponsor Precision Roofing. This concert is a rain date for the July 26 Overdrive concert. For more information please call David Benjamin, 978-281-0543.

Any media outlet That Criticizes Marty Walsh On Not Giving In And Guaranteeing Cost Overruns For The Olympics Are What’s Wrong with Media

All the headlines are about how Boston bungled the Olympic Bid process.  the headline should be that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to give in and guarantee Cost Over-runs that would have burdened the city.  Anyone that doesn’t see that the Olympics completely screw the cities with huge bills for building monstrous facilities that never end up getting used are deaf dumb and blind.

So instead of criticizing Marty Walsh for how he handled it, I say he should be lauded for being financially responsible with the taxpayers money.  More elected officials should follow his lead.

Say what you will but these same media outlets would have skewered him way worse when the bills came due for the cost over-rides for inevitable mess that the Olympics would have made the City of Boston.


here’s the poll Nichole put up when we heard about the bid-

Olympic Rings Good or Bad for the Purse Strings?

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Nichole S.

and the poll results back then-


Community Photos 7/28/15

Art in Dogtown?

Robert Maselek submits-

If anybody is wondering where their stuffed animals have run off to, I spotted the aftermath of a stuffed animal party in Dogtown…art installation? Runaways?  Just wondering if any GMG readers have any idea

Peter Digre submits-

The salt sea was frozen on her breast,
The salt tears in her eyes
And he saw her hair, like the brown seaweed,
On billows fall and rise.
Such was the wreak of the Hesperus,
In the midnight and the snow,
Christ save us all from a death like this,
On the reef of Norman’s Woe.


Good morning, Joey. 

We drove through a turn-around-if-you-have-any-sense downpour near Essex to find perfect dinner weather at the Harriet Webster Pier.  This was our second time at The Evening in White,  and we recognized many of the same people from last year, which only added to this year’s experience.  Enclosed are a few of our photos and here is the link to rest:

For comparison here are last year’s:

Lastly, I meant to send you this year’s Rockport Raging Inferno photos:

Michael Miller

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Stephanie Palazola Oneil Gives The Correct Answer To Yesterday’s Gloucester Trivia Question: What Downtown Gloucester Storefront Currently Occupies The Space Where Palazola’s Sporting Goods Originated back In the Day…

Stephanie Palazola O’Neil gives us the correct answer- Pisces!
Tracey Mortillaro, Jenn Cullen, Grace Numerosi had it right! Congratulations. (It was my guess too.)
Stephanie adds-
Matty’s hair salon was where the original Jalapeños was, and then they expanded into what was the Rigger.