A Call To All You Facebook Freaks

Hey I know Facebook is taking over America.  I’m not blind.  While I refuse to jump on that train and get sucked into the vortex that is Facebook I get it.  It’s the coolest thing going.  I’ve got my hands full trying to keep GMG the very best it could be. Signing up for Facebook would undoubtably mean that the blog would suffer and we can’t have that now, can we?

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Connie Rotten Of The Boston Derby Dames Wicked Pissahs

Here’s another video from the Boston Derby Dame Bout.  Connie Rotten skates for the Wicked Pissahs.  You can view her bio by clicking this text

Connie Rotten Explains Derby Initiation For Fresh Meat And Promotes The Next Home Bout

What’s happening around town…

From the Gloucester Daily Times Goings On-

‘Annie’ production

More than 40 third- and fourth-graders from Plum Cove
Elementary School will present “Annie” on at 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, April 2 and 3, in the school auditorium. Admission is $4, $3
for students and seniors, free for children under 4. All proceeds
benefit the Plum Cove Music and Drama Fund.

Cape Ann Forum

The next Cape Ann Forum will take place Sunday, April
5, 7 to 9 p.m., at City Hall, Dale Avenue. Retired U.S. Army Col.
Andrew Bacevich will discuss the implications of the global economic
crisis for the United States and the world. Bacevich, professor of
history and international relations at Boston University, is the author
of many books on international relations, including “The Limits to
American Power.” The program is free to the public. The 45-minute
program will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven offers family studio time every
Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to bond with your
children through art. Cost is $10 for the first child, $5 for each
additional child. CAAH also offers classes for third- through
fifth-graders every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 7
p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. CAAH also offers
classes for sixth- through eighth-graders every Tuesday and Thursday
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class runs for one month and
costs $60. To sign up, call 978-283-3888 or visit
info@capeannarthaven.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

Movie – “WooLife”


The Cape Ann Community Cinema

267 East Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930


From living in a box under the streets of Chicago for 7 years to attending over 3,000 Chicago Cubs baseball games and being featured on ESPN, FOX, Howard Stern and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, NY Times and the Japan Nikkei, Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers has become one of America’s greatest baseball fans.

WooLife chronicles Ronnie’s journey from an abusive childhood on the south side of Chicago to his adopted family in Wrigley Field. A young Ronnie becomes inspired after his grandma takes him to a Cubs game in 1947 to see Jackie Robinson play. What Ronnie discovers in the bleachers of Wrigley is a foster family of Cubs fans and players that awakens his spirit and saves him from homelessness. He finds his soul music by rejoicing “Cubs Woo, Cubs Woo” in a way that inspires some of baseball’s greatest players.

WooLife starts during the 2000 season as Ronnie follows his dream of being recognized by the Cubs as the first fan to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Faced with obstacles from Cubs’ management, the fans decide to buy Ronnie a new smile to help improve his chances of his dream coming true. WooLife is a testimony that the human spirit can overcome and conquer the most grim of circumstances simply by recognizing the gift of being alove and the passion of truly believing in something.

Featuring appearances by: Buck O’Neil, Joe Mantegna, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jackson, Leon Durham, Dusty Baker, Rick Monday and many others.

Part of the proceeds from this special screening will benefit Gloucester’s Action Inc.

Movie – “Waltz With Bashir”

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The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

SHOWTIMES: FRI. & SAT. APRIL 3 & 4 @ 5:00PM; SUN. APRIL 5 @ 7:15PM

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can’t remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images. Director Ari Folman’s animated documentary has been acclaimed worldwide and is winner of 6 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Art Direction, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

“Provocative, hallucinatory, incendiary… it’s unlike any film you’ve seen, period.” -Los Angeles Times

“An absolute stunner.” -Wall Street Journal

Pictures Taken From In Front Of Former Ciolino’s Pharmacy

Trees, and an island are different, the Steve Connolly/ John B. Wright building is different.  What else do you see in this picture versus the one in the last post?

Urban Renewal Photos From Frank Ciolino

Look for the updated view in an hour in the next post.  This picture was taken right around 1980.  In the picture coming at 8:00AM see if you can point out the differences

Urban Renewal Photos From Frank Ciolino, originally uploaded by captjoe06.