Where Zat Word? Winner!

This was a tough one. “Hedge” got them all. He’s a good reader:). Thanks for playing and we’ll see you next Monday with another Where Zat?

This from Hedge

“I found them all but they seemed to be in “reverse order” from your directions. Also, the date of the first one is not in chronological order since it is “sticky” to the top of the GMG blog. Anyway, here they are. No need to count my entry. I just like playing.”

1. participating : GMG Schooner Festival Photo Contest! – 9/3 (but stuck at top of page)
“Please join GMG in participating in the first annual Schooner Festival Photo Contest.”

2. superbly : Schooner Bluenose II 4:45AM 9/6/09 – 9/7
“Big time thanks to Mike and Sharon who have been covering the Schooner Festival superbly. ”

3. bouncy : Schooner Festival – 9/6
“The seas were pretty bouncy out past the breakwater.”

4. bowsprit : Schooner Festival – 9/6
“Man standing on bowsprit.”

5. lovers : Dog Days Coming Up 9/13/09 – 9/6
“oin dog lovers of all ages at Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Dog Day on September 13th, 2009 at Stage Fort Park from 11am to 3pm.”

6. enclaves : Posted on Cape Ann Online By User flutterby – 9/5
“I welcome mixed use changes to the harbor (except condos, which create enclaves and block access) ”

7. Association : Kat Valentine Posts Painter Schedules For Schooner Festival Weekend – 9/5
“The annual Schooner Festival is this weekend and the artists of the North Shore Arts Association will be out painting them.”

8. salting : Rick At Cape Seafoods Wears Protective Glasses To Guard From Salt In His Eyes – 9/5
“When operating the herring salting machine Rick Libro wears these protective glasses. ”

9. Bugs : Eastern Point Lobster Dinner- It Didn’t Suck – 9/5
“The Bugs”

10. sport : Andy and John Hillstrand From The Deadliest Catch Sport Cape Pond Ice Gear – 9/5
“Andy and John Hillstrand From The Deadliest Catch Sport Cape Pond Ice Gear”

GMG Photo Contest Voting Open!

Music © by Andy McKee “Rylynn”

Thanks to all for participating in the photo contest. There are some great shots here. Please vote for your favorite photo. Voting will close Monday. September 14th at 6pm. Winner will be announced at 8pm on Monday. Good luck to all.

You can also view in Gallery Format HERE!

Gloucester Classic- The Cupboard Counter

The counter at the Cupboard is made from a classic formica.  All those years, all those patrons served and that old formica countertop is still holding up.  Sure it’s well worn in certain spots, but polished up over the years it’s certainly timeless.  I’d go as far to say that there is something  comforting about and old worn formica countertop.  You know if the establishment that you’re eating at has one like it that they serve the kind of grub that will leave you satisfied.

GMG Local Music Schedule-Sept. 10- Sept. 13

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


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Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag – Thursday Night Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

Well, summer’s over, but we don’t care. We’re still going strong with our lil shows, and we always will! So, another big week for me. Here we go!
This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present Mr. Joe Bargar, he of the liquid voice and flittering fingers that  make the grooves hum. Drumbling onward will be L’il Steevie Chaggaris on his kool kit ‘o skins. and ,of course, Greg T. and his hat. I’ll be around, too, like a doughnut.



joemackJoe Mack Band @ Dog Bar Friday Night!


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Exit 11 Capt. Carlo’s Friday Night!


From Dave Sag-

And Friday:  The Geezers will be limping back into Elliot’s at the Blackburn for yet another grueling experiment in physics.Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself will be attempting cold fusion of the blues. With any luck, by the end of the night there will be nothing left on stage but a steaming heap. Come find out!

And Sunday, I’ll be up at Glenn’s Cool Bar and Restaurant in Nbpt. From 6 to 9 p.m. playing with this groovy band consisting of my buddies Justin Quinn, on vocals and harp,and his entire aggravation including Jon Ross on gooeytar, Per Hanson, the scariest drummer I’ve ever played with, and Curtis “Lemay” Haines,the Mayor of Nbpt. and a fine stride pianist. Make reservations now! The food is great and the band ain’t too shabby!
Don’t be a cube, Rube; go ape! Live music is best!


From James Buhrendorf-

“Banding Together” on Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm.

“Benefit concert for the Cape Ann Social Club”

More than 20 local musicians and spoken-word performers look forward to seeing you tonight for Banding Together, the benefit concert for Cape Ann Social Club, at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester.  Admission is $10.

Cape Ann Social Club is a support group for emotionally challenged adults which lost its state funding in December of 2008.

Please bring a friend or two to this community-spirited event.  We would love to have 100 people attend in order to reach our goal of $1,000 for CASC.

See you at the church!



From Erinn Brown-

The Erinn Brown Band with Jay Aptt!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12th…The Dogbar
65 Main and Roger St, Gloucester, MA
9:00 – 12:30 p.m.



Rocks the Dock at Captain Carlos Saturday Sept 12th


For All You Bike Freaks

You know who you are.  The guys that wear the funny shorts that are way too tight and suck your balls right up into your body cavity.  The same guys that wear those funny space man hats and shoes that go clipity clop when you walk.  Yeah you-

There’s a biking event coming up that you won’t want to miss- The Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester.

Come watch if for nothing else- the silly outfits!
Come watch if for nothing else- the silly outfits!

From the site-

The Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester – or as The Ride Magazine has called it “the New England Nationals” – unfolds at one of the most beautiful race venues in the country: a wind-swept ocean side park in Gloucester MA.

For information on race categories, race schedule and registration as well as lodging, restaurants & local interests, the racers’ section has all the info you need.

racer info »

Here’s some video GMG guest interviewer Eric Lorden got at last year’s race-

The Gran Prix Of Gloucester Interviews With Guest Host Eric Lorden

Fort Square Cafe Mudiga Steaks and Eggs

The Mrs, The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad are heading over to my mother’s house this morning to learn how to make mudiga and zugu.  My favorite home cooked meal growing up was always mudiga steaks with mashed potatoes and peas.   I’d make a little nest in the mashed potatoes and put the peas in there.

Schooner Festival 09 Pics From David Cox

I’ve been wanting to go out on the Thomas E Lannon all summer.  It just hasn’t worked out with the work schedule. Slide show with David Cox’ pics from the Gloucester Schooner Festival 09 coming at 1PM