SAVE THE DATE! First Ever GMG Holiday BBQ Party December 29th At Cape Ann Giclee!

You heard me right! We’re switching it up this year!  BBQ Featuring grub from @craigkimberley and me!  So here we are, kicking you in the privates to get your attention.



Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party January 29th! 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 29th, 2017 – 6 to 11pm (ish)
Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930



2018 Marks the 200th Year Anniversary of Silent Night

“Silent Night,” arguably one of the most popular and beloved of Christmas carols, was written by a young priest, Father Joseph Mohr. He brought the lyrics to his town’s local schoolmaster and organist Xaver Franz Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve Mass at his parish church in Obendorf, Austria. The carol was first performed in 1818.

With over 30 million in sales, Bing Crosby’s “Silent Night” is the third best selling single of all time, after Crosby’s “White Christmas” (50 million) and Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” (33 million).

Read more here.

Chapel at Obendorf, Austria

Nia with Linda Holiday Program at MAGMA on Thursday Dec. 20 at 10:15 am

Cape Ann Wellness

nia holiday shoutout grapgicThursday’s Nia class at MAGMA on December 20th at 10:15 am will be your chance to move and have fun to holiday music.  Not just ordinary holiday music, but some unusual pieces including a Klezmer version of Jingle Bells from the album Oy to the World, and the Christmas Can Can.

Schedule changes for the next few weeks:

  • Rose Baker Center is closed on Xmas and New Year’s Eve so no classes.
  • Class at MAGMA:  Dec 20 at 10:15 AM
  • MAGMA is closed the week between Xmas and New Year’s Day so no classes
  • MAGMA Classes resume on Jan 4 at 10:15 AM
  • Rose Baker Center Classes resume on Jan 7 at 1 PM

MAGMA Building Access:

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of…

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Don’t forget to attend the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester TOMORROW!

Essex Heritage is pleased to announce the installation of 9 informational kiosks in communities along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The Byway is a state-designated route linking 14 coastal cities and towns from Lynn to Salisbury. These kiosks are a part of a wayfinding signage project that has been ongoing for over a decade with the goal of supporting a tourism-based economic initiative by showcasing the region’s historic, cultural, and natural places.

The 90-mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway guides visitors and residents through one of the country’s most picturesque and historically significant regions – Boston’s legendary North Shore. The route features mile after mile of breathtaking vistas, historic homes, access to world-class art and culture destinations, distinctive local businesses and visitor centers. To celebrate the installation of the kiosk in Gloucester, please take note of the event details below.

Everyone is welcome!

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 19th at 10:00am

Location: Gloucester Visitor Center, 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester

Show Your Hometown Pride & Give Back!

Cape Ann Community

East Gloucester Elementary School is now selling Gloucester & Cape Ann Merchandise on Amazon – and all proceeds go directly to the school!


Just click HERE or go to and search “EGS PTO” “EGS PTO Tees & T-Shirts” or “East Gloucester Elementary School” to see available shirts in adult & kid sizes. Check back for more adult sweatshirts, hoodies & long sleeve tees coming soon.

FREE SHIPPING & returns for Amazon Prime Members!

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Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk Ribbon Cutting

Tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 19, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Stage Fort Park for the newly installed Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk. There are nine of these along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway and this is the last of the ribbon cutting ceremonies.  All are invited to attend the ceremony later this morning. I think it looks pretty snazzy at Stage Fort Park (and’s also informational!)