Please Help Our East Gloucester Friend and Neighbor Ginny Harris

Ginny was in a life-threatening bike accident. She will be unable to work for awhile as her recovery will be long. She is a super hard working mom with two children. Please contribute whatever you can to help Ginny and her family. With thanks and gratitude.

Here is the link: YOU CARING


Artists Receptions This Week


Visions and Archetypes

A Show of Originals and Giclée Prints
by Baraka Robin Berger at Cape Ann Giclee

Opening Reception:
Tonight, September 3, 2015 ~ 5 to 8pm

Location: Cape Ann Giclée Gallery 20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Show Dates: September 3rd through 30th, 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday ~ 10am-5pm Saturday ~ by appointment

Tomorrow Night


August 27-September 20, 2015
The Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 5:00-7:00 PM

Printmaking Demonstrations: Saturday, September 5, 2:00-6:00 PM

In the Studio - Dennis Flavin
In the Studio – Dennis Flavin

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is presenting an exciting exhibition featuring the work of artists who explore the possibilities of the print. NORTH SHORE PRINTS is coming to the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck for four weeks from August 27- September 20, and documents a relatively unsung medium and the Cape Ann artists who create them. Despite the fact that artists as diverse as Rembrandt and Rauschenberg considered printmaking an integral aspect of their overall oeuvre, the genre is often cast as a lesser art form. NORTH SHORE PRINTS celebrates the artists and a wide variety of printmaking techniques they employ.

The public is invited to an opening reception for the artists on Friday, September 4, 5:00-7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served in the recently air-conditioned space.

Thursday night blues party tonight! Steve Sadler, Jimmy Scoppa and Jeff Casper 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line. 9.3.2015

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Dave says,

It’s Guitarzan week this Thursday as two of the finest guitarists on my list come together for a great night of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Firstly, there’s the commodious Steve Sadler who really belts it out.


Then there’s Jimmy Scoppa who really belts it out. They fuse with great zzzing  and dripping. Top it off with the twitching of Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer and myself on the low end and We’re really gonna stir it up!


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

For information on reserving space on a schooner during the 2015 @GlSchoonerFest :

Plus all the information including downloadable 2015 Festival programs check out the Schooner Festival Website-

Info from The Gloucester Schooner Festival website-


For information on reserving space on a schooner during the Festival:

Adventure, call 978-281-8079
Ardelle, click here
Mystic, click here
Roseway, click here
Thomas E. Lannon, call 978–281–6634

Click here for downtown Gloucester parking information.
Click here to download the 2015 Festival Program (printed programs will be available Sept 4)

Tickets now available for Festival Raffle.  Grand prize is an oil painting by John Caggiano!

Pet of the Week- Mikaela


Mikaela here and I was wondering if you have heard about this fun weekend on September 5th and 6th called Pooch-A-Palooza?  The folks here are talking about it and it sure sounds like a “dog-gone good time” with proceeds to help support the care of dogs like me!  Cape Ann Animal Aid has teamed up with Pooch-A-Palooza to put together a fun filled weekend for people and their dogs at the Topsfield Fair Grounds.   I will be busy here at the shelter, meeting my new family, but I’m super excited that this event will help more pups like me find homes!

I’m about a 8 months old, so I still have puppy energy and I have to learning basic doggie skills and tricks but don’t worry I promise I’ll catch on quick! I’m a little shy but, warm up fast.  I’ve been told I have some spaniel and retriever in my family mix but no one is exactly sure. What does that really matter anyways? I’ll find someone who loves me no matter what kind of mix I am! Think you have the time to be my prince or princess charming? YES?!?! Then come visit me today! I can’t wait to meet you!

Visit for more information about Mikaela and all the other animals waiting for homes and for information about upcoming events like Pooch-A-Palooza this weekend.

Alicia Unleashed Podcast Episode 2 Taped 9/2/15 With Guests Katrina Wightman, Bridget Ernest, Jenn Klopotoski, Kyle Danikas and Host Alicia Cox


Alicia Unleashed Podcast

Alicia Unleashed Podcast Episode 2 Taped 9/2/15

Potty mouth, Savour Wine and Cheese, Steve Connoly’s lobster meat, lobster snob, new words added to the Oxford dictionary, can you disconnect from your phone, how to get out of a date, texting instead of face to face conversation, best and worst pick up lines, celebrities running for political office, fantasy football vs. reality tv, Gronks voice on Waze GPS, guy mentality, friends that are vindictive but come across sweet and innocent, pool landscape

Nichole’s Picks Labor Day Weekend 9/5 and 9/6

Total no brainer here….

Almost seems silly to do a “Picks Post” this week, but I will…simply to hammer home the fact that it is time for the Tails & Sails Block Party AND, ummmm, that little event we like to call Schooner Festival!!

So, there’s the awesomeness of this year’s final Block Party, gorgeous schooners decorating the harbor in almost every direction you look, fantastic events at Maritime Gloucester, a lobster bake, a concert on the boulevard, a Boat Parade of Lights, and, you know, some fireworks…plus more!


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Check out Joey’s post from earlier this week HERE to see some incredible footage of last year’s schooner festival!

Please visit HERE to read all about the Tails & Sails Block Party!



Here is just a bit of what you can look forward to at Maritime Gloucester ….

As part of Gloucester Schooner Festival line-up, Maritime Gloucester will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is free to the public. Over 25 artisans, food vendors and community organizations will be set up on Schooner Way and down Webster Pier with demonstrations and family activities.

Daisy Nell will take the Boat House Stage at 11:00 and 1:00 pm reading her new childrens book, Tilly & the Pirates & performing songs from the accompanying CD. Country blues & folk artists, Chick & Ellen will be performing three sets on the Dory Shop deck.  Schooners will be available for dockside tours.  Lunch & refreshments available onsite. To celebrate Schooner Festival, Maritime Gloucester’s exhibits and aquarium will be open throughout the day for half-price admission!

Great, fun event for families and visitors to Gloucester for Schooner Festival weekend. Check back for a complete schedule!

For a list of other great activities to do this weekend, please visit NORTH SHORE KID

Community Stuff 9/3/15

Cape Ann Whale Watch  Annual Parade of Lights & Fireworks Cruise

Hello again,

Cape Ann Whale Watch will be doing our annual Parade of Lights & Fireworks Cruise on Saturday September 5th!  Wondering if you’d be kind enough to run this in GMG!

Join the judges & get a front seat aboard the Hurricane II for the Parade of Lights & Fireworks Cruise!

Saturday September 5th 7:30-10:30 – boarding at 7pm

$15 per person (cash only)

Full cash bar

DJ Tracy Sousa

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time @ 415 Main Street (Cape Ann Whale Watch)