Attention Downtown Gloucester Restaurants and Merchants! Submit Your FREE Men’s Night Ad and I’ll Keep It Stickied To The Top Of The Blog Through Thursday

Men’s Night is Thursday Night! I’m Not Sure If Anyone Is Aggregating The Men’s Night Specials and Because We Plan To Make A Night Of It, It Might As Well Be The GMG Staff That Highlights All The Awesome Stuff Happening Thursday Night!

If You Are A Downtown Gloucester Restaurant Or Merchant Running A Men’s Night Special, Submit Your Men’s Night Flyer To Me AT and I’ll keep it stickied at the top of the blog through Thursday.

Hope To See You All Thursday Night!

The Jim Dowd Fund at the Gloucester Education Foundation

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So many were touched by the beautiful piece Bo Abrams wrote last week in memory of Gloucester’s beloved Jim Dowd and his brother, Johnny. In it, she shares what a difference mentors and caring adults made in Jim’s life, and how painful it was for him that they were missing from Johnny’s:

Jim talked a lot about all the people who mentored him along the way from the time he was about 12. It wasn’t any one person. But it was one person at time, one interest at a time, one program at a time, that helped him survive to get to the next thing. Someone to give a nudge to stick with it when something was hard. Someone to suggest a book or a program. Someone to talk about colleges or vocations or hopes and dreams.

Johnny never had that. Jim hated that.

Bo goes on the explain that…

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New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard Beauport Cruiselines



Ring in 2022 on the water and under the stars! Join us for aNew Year’s Eve Cruise on Gloucester Harbor.

Ticket includes DJ entertainment, a champagne toast, deluxe food stations and more. Cruise sets sail at8:30PM and docks at 12:30AM. Full cash bar is available.

Tickets are $75 per person.

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And His Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

The Grinch visited Cape Ann Youth Hockey’s next generation of hockey players during the Learn-to-Skate program this past weekend…..and, no doubt, his heart grew three sizes that day. The Learn-to-Skate program is pretty special….thanks to some really fantastic volunteers. Each year a dedicated group of coaches take to the ice to help the area’s newest skaters gain confidence, develop skill…..and have fun! Much thanks to Kristin Michel for sending along these photos from Dawn Enos….and for her unwavering commitment to Cape Ann Youth Hockey and Learn-to-Skate.

Wintering Eagle in Gloucester

This eagle appears to be wintering in Gloucester as we have seen it several times in the area of Stage Fort Park, often flying over the harbor and swooping down for food. I am assuming it is the same eagle though it easily could be a pair following similar patterns. Thanks to FOB Susan LaRosa for giving me the heads up yesterday that it was hanging out for me to find.

Donation Matching for Cape Ann Kids!

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Donation Matching!

Join us in supporting the community with the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund and you canDOUBLE YOUR DONATION!We will be matching all donation made through our link below made before Wednesday 12/15.Follow the link below to donate today!

The Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund is created by Wellspring HousePathways for Children, and Action Inc to support families who are struggling this holiday season. Learn more at

Grand Banks

7 Crafts Road

Gloucester, MA 01930



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