Listen Please don’t think you’re not invited if you didn’t get a Facebook invite or personal invitation.  YOU’RE INVITED!

I/We don’t have the time top dig through to try to remember each and every GMG FOB to tag on Facebook and some of you don’t even have Facebook.

But the fact is that GMG wouldn’t be what it is without our awesome readers and friends.

we want you there.

Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party

Hosted by Cape Ann Giclee

Saturday, December 16 at 6 PM – 9 PM

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Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 16th! 6PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

Saturday, December 16, 2015 – 6 to 9pm (ish)

Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob

Sista Felicia’s 1st Annual “Naughty or Nice” Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party Event to Support Breast Cancer!

Please join us for Sista Felicia’s 1st of many Cookie Decorating Events planned for 2017-2018 holiday seasons!

Joe Piscetello Skipper Of The American Eagle -His Story From The Early 80s

The footage at the end was the boat offloading at our dock,  06:30 Our dock where Joe offloaded. Uncle Charlie, Dennis McKillop and Steve Spaceman offloading him in this clip. It’s the spot where a most of my Instagram photos are taken from almost every day.

Right here-

Not much has changed.  Same winch. Same hoist. Different generation.




For over a month our shores have been graced with a pair of Northern Pintails. These beautiful dabbling ducks aren’t extremely rare, but we are at the very northern edge of their winter grounds. And, too, they are a bird listed as in sharp decline by the North American Breeding Bird Survey. 

The little duo are tremendously fun to watch. They are exhibiting very different behaviors, in large part I think because the male and female wing patterns are distinctly different from each other.

The female is super spunky. Her coloration is similar to a female Mallards, which makes her easily camouflaged amongst a mixed flock of ducks. She’s not intimidated by territorial behavior on the part of the Mallards and forages alongside the Mallards and American Black Ducks.

On the other hand, the male’s strikingly beautiful and unmistakable wing pattern sets him apart and at risk amongst the flock. He is elusive and if catches sight of a human, he makes a fast beeline to the opposite side of the pond. When feeding in a group, the Mallards and gulls attack him, easily able to latch onto his long elegant pintail and pull him down underwater (very disturbing to observe).

Papa Pintail’s morning stretches.

The female spends alternating time between foraging with the flock at the shoreline edge and dip dabbling with the male in the shallow water. Northern Pintails eat seeds, water bugs, crustaceans, snails, and grains, feeding in a variety of manners, dabbling, filter feeding, eating from the ground surface, and tipping-up in shallow water.

Female Pintail foreground, female Mallard Background

Female Mallards and female Northern Pintails are similar in appearance and it may be difficult to distinguish between the two. Here are some clues to look for:

1) Female Mallards have light orange feet and legs. Northern Pintails feet and legs are gray.

2) The female Pintail has a longer neck.

3) A female Pintail’s bill is solid gray, whereas a female Mallards bill is mottled brown and orange.

4) The female Mallard has a blue stripe on her wing, the Pintail does not.

Notice the beautiful long neck of the female Pintail.

The female Northern Pintail’s bill, legs, and feet are gray in color.

Comparing Duck Butts ~

Note the short stubby tail of the male Mallard in the foreground versus the Pintails long, thin elegant black tail feathers.

Male and female Northern Pintail buttsPapa Pintail has a beautiful buffy orange stripe and below that a forest green bar. 

I hope so much the Pintail pair have chosen Cape Ann for their winter home. More photos to come!


Vote Gloucester for Lyon-Waugh Christmas Charity Challenge

Cape Ann Community

The City of Gloucester is trying to edge our friends in Peabody for the first ever Christmas Cruiser Charity Challenge, as organized by the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. The rules are simple: head to the Lyon-Waugh Facebook page, vote for your city by replying to the contest post (seen here) and like/share to get the word out. The City with the most votes wins, with the losing side making a donation to the charity of their choice.

Contest ends 12/15, so please help Gloucester win by liking and voting on the post now!

Full details from the Facebook post are as follows:


STEPS FOR THE CHALLENGE. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
1. Visit Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Facebook page
2. Like Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Page (we will monitor these likes so please be sure to perform this important step)
3. Vote for the best looking police 

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Found a little holiday spirit

Had my first glimpse of the Lobster Trap tree last night so I had to stop and grab a few shots to add to the GMG collection thus far.  Beauty from every angle.   You can just feel the “community” in that amazing piece of art!  Just what I needed to get into the spirit of the holidays!  Thanks to those who give so much to make this happen each year! BLM_3011-Edit-2BLM_3045-Edit-2

On the Fence

About this fence….   I’m sure there is a really simple reason for this fence, but I can’t figure it out.  I remember the fence going up at the Blackburn Circle rotary last year too but, while I meant to throw the question out there to GMG Nation, I never did.

So, here it goes….  Why the fence?  Who is in the know?  Does it have anything to do with the snow?   Even if you don’t KNOW the answer, I’d welcome all guesses….as maybe it’ll make me feel better for not being able to figure it out myself.



Sista Felicia’s Holiday Sugar & Gingerbread Cookie Platters & Gifts Set On Sale Now!

Sista Felicia’s Large platter Sugar & Gingerbread Decorating Cookie Kits include everything needed to host a cookie party! Perfect for a holiday gathering for all ages.

Individual Sugar & Gingerbread Decorating Cookie Kits include; Cookie/Cookies, Royal Icing, assorted Decorative candies & Adorable Glass Santa or Christmas Tree Beverage glasses perfect for Cookies & Milk time!

Limited Supply. Available while supplies last Only!

To Order, Please Email ONLY!

Keep an eye out for Sista Felicia’s Big Announcement latter Today! You won’t want to miss it!

France Banning Cell Phones During School For Kids Til They Are 15

Minglewood Tavern Cheesy Steak Bombtastic!



Minglewood Tavern

25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Serenitee Rewards Card allows you earn points towards free food and experiences every time you dine at one of our restaurants. You earn 10 points for every dollar spent. All you have to do is put your Rewards Card next to your credit card when you pay. Here are the standard rewards:

2,500 points = Free Appetizer, Salad or Dessert
3,500 points = Pizza, Sushi Roll or Sharing Platter
5,500 points = Free Entrée
10,000+ points = Tickets to special events, like wine dinners and cocktail parties,
plus some fun rewards we’re still dreaming up.

But there’s more…

  • We also add surprises through the year. You might find a free appetizer show up on your card for TWK, or lunch at 15 Walnut, or sushi at Opus.
  • You always get a free entrée and dessert to celebrate your birthday month
  • You…

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Holiday Specials! everyBODY welcome!

Cape Ann Wellness



A “Transformative Experience”

Enjoy this beautifully written blog, Up Near the Light Where the Breezes Blow, by student, Andrew McCloy. He describes how yoga has brought him back in time to those feelings he would get as a child, playing in the woods of Manchester. “As I see it, the transformation with a yoga practice is ongoing — it can be life-long and you do not receive a diploma. It happens every day.”

With over 40 classes a week, Treetop Yoga Studio offers multiple styles of classes for everyone. Whether you like a more powerful vinyasa flow or a slower restorative class, we look forward to seeing you and your loved ones on the mat. We also have plenty of options for beginners, children, and even expecting moms! And have you tried one of the amazing Barre classes? A great workout before or after work!


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