NEW!!! GMG Cape Ann Artist Spotlight




Well you asked for it now you have it. I will be featuring some of the best Cape Ann talent out there. This area has a multitude of artistic people. Musicians, artists, photographers , etc. Please let me know what you think. I think this can be a regular thing. There sure are enough musicians in this area and I have tons of their music. 


Inge Berge resides in Cape Ann. Born in Norway, Inge’s music is original and unique. This Track is called Whispers and Screams and features Inge on Guitar and vocals. Mike Lindberg on Sax, and  Leo Sharamitaro on drums. You can check out Inge’s schedule at

Support you local musicians!

GMG Q&A – Rob Hall

Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)
I like looking at reviews of local businesses and places on yelp.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

We closed on our house on leap year day 2008, so it has almost been exactly one year. I was hoping that the city would allow us to pay our water bill annually on that day! I grew up in a neighboring community on Cape Ann.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Not Winter.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

My back deck.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Valentino’s  for sit down and Sebastian’s for take out.

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Need to try more sub shops but probably Virgilio’s.

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?


What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

I’m a family man now. However, I’m glad that Cape Ann Brewing is now serving at the brewery and I’m excited to check it out.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Two Sisters or Sugar Magnolias

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Schooner festival or 4th of July events.

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

A good mix of both.

Who is your favorite local artist?

I have to give a shot out to my mother, Marion Hall.

Which is your favorite local beach?


Who has the best chowder in town?

Charlie’s Place. I also remember having a great seafood chowder at The Gull.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

I don’t subscribe to any other local blogs. I do subscribe to the feed from the Gloucester Times.

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
Depends on my mood, but I’m a big fan of chowder in general. (I’ve always wondered why the two chowder questions aren’t next to each other.)

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I was only able to attend the first one but I had a GREAT time! We had some friends visiting and they thought that Gloucester was a pretty impressive place based on what they saw that night. It was great to check out all the shops on Main Street as it can be hard to get there before 6 PM on normal day. I loved that we suspended our puritanical ways for one night and allowed al fresco dining on the street with *GASP* real drinks.

What is your favorite local band?

Don’t have one yet… You should feature local bands on GMG with music downloads.
 Thanks for putting so much time into producing such a great site, it is a real asset to the community.

Joe Sanfilippo and Marc Duvall Get In Some Early Season Dory Race Training

Cold?  Check

Drizzly?  Check

Foggy?  Check

These guys don’t care.  They are competitors and this year they want to win it all.  To all of the rest of the Dory crews don’t say you haven’t been warned!  If you are sitting at the computer reading this you are not training and Marc and Joe will be eating your lunch come race day!

Harbor Goods- Gloucester Life Is Goods Store Jake Lobster Mug

Being the coffee freaks that we are in our house you just knew that Jake Lobster mug was going to be part of our coffee mug collection, didn’t ya?  This happens to be the mug of choice when going to the cabinet(the lobster one)  Problem is we only have one.  I’ll have to swing down and grab another one so the Mrs and I won’t have to fight for it.

 These Life is Good coffee mugs have some weight to them and feel good in your hand.   A great gift for the lobsterman or lobster lover in your life.  Look for the Life is Good Video interview with Christopher at 10:00AM


Cafe Sicilia Pasticiutti

Pasticiuti is my favorite Italian Pastry.  The old Gloucester Mike’s Pastry which was located in the space where West End Sweets will now occupy used to make them filled with creme or ricotta.  Cafe Sicilia does a good job too

Cafe Sicilia Pasticiutti, originally uploaded by captjoe06.