Just Added To Gloucester Things Pop-Up Store- White and Pink GMG T-Shirts

Here’s a link to the storefront- http://gmg.storenvy.com/


Very limited quantities of each item.

Two Black With Black Mesh Back Caps left.

There’s 1 XL Pink, 2 L Pink, 1 Med Pink, 2XL White. 1 S White- All T-Shirts are free shipping for a limited time.

In addition  there are Dinner Dealer Decks, Ron Gilson’s An Island No More, and my This Is Gloucester DVD

Sushi Bar at the Madfish From Fred Bodin

Fred Bodin submits-

Last week Janet and I parked ourselves at the Madfish Sushi Bar. It had a view of our two professional sushi chefs and Smith Cove. Our appetizer was a dozen Pemaquid (ME) oysters, which were new to us. They get Chowhound Fred’s seal of approval. Excellent! The waitstaff gives you prompt service and coordinates seamlessly with the chefs.


These are two sushi rolls: the Rocky Neck (L) and the Parisienne (R). So delicious, and there’s so much to choose from.


Not exactly dessert, but better. This the the "Toro" Sashimi. They sear the edges with a torch. It literally melts in your mouth!


Madfish Grille, Rocky Neck: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madfish-Grille/219110261434146?rf=117896918222946

Guardians of the Wharf from the M/V Lady Gillian

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This shot was taken from aboard the M/V Lady Jillian, Gloucester’s Harbor Water Shuttle and Tour.  The water shuttle is a great way to get around and see Gloucester’s inner harbor for short money ($10 for adults, children 6-12 $5 and under 6 free).  Hop on/Hop off all day (daily during the summer noon – 6:00pm; last depart at 5:00pm).  Pick ups on the hour at Harbor Loop/Jacobs Landing, 15 minutes after the hour at St. Peter’s Landing, 30 minutes after the hour at Rocky Neck Art Colony and 45 minutes after the hour at Cripple Cove, Cruiseport and Head of the Harbor (on request).   Leave your car and hop aboard the Lady Jillian for a nice tour and refreshing trip around Gloucester Harbor. 

E.J. Lefavour

Mama Turtle

The female Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) deposits her eggs in a hole, or nest, which she has excavated with her hind legs. She lays between three and 14 eggs. Depending on soil and air temperatures, the eggs incubate unattended in the soil for six to twelve weeks.  Sex of the hatchlings is determined by the temperatures the eggs were exposed to in the nest. Warmer temperatures produce females. Cooler temperatures produce males. Some eggs are deposited close to the surface and others are laid first and are deeper in the soil. The slight differences in position in the nest produce enough variances in temperature to ensure that both males and females are produced from the same nest.

Filmed in Gloucester, Massachusetts, June 2013 with Fujifilm XE-1.

The Gentle Rain ~ Song by Astrud Gilberto

Judy Blume at Cape Ann Community Cinema Monday Night!!!

Judy Blume, award winning and best selling author (Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret) is appearing Monday night at Cape Ann Community Cinema to introduce Tiger Eyes, followed by a Q & A.



Have you checked out our plans to upgrade upon the successful completion of our Indiegogo campaign? With 2 weeks to go, we have reached 25% of our $30,000 goal, and we really need your help in getting the rest of the way. We are not rich Hollywood stars who would rather tap their fans than reach into their own pockets to see a project through. We are just crazy kids with a dream, one which we hope you are enjoying, too. Check out what we’re raising money for, and how you can help. Your donation to this essential campaign is tax-deductible, and we have a dozen different thank-you gifts, ranging from bumper stickers to private movie parties to complimentary admission to the Cinema for a whole year. The full menu of premiums is listed on our Indiegogo page. This campaign ends July 22nd, and if we reach our goal, we can be up-and-running with the new gear just after Labor Day.

Again, the full inventory of our needs and plans can be found onour Indiegogo page. This campaign ends on July 22nd.

If you haven’t bought your tickets to see best-selling author Judy Blume come present “Tiger Eyes” (the first big-screen adaptation of one of her books) on Monday, July 8th at 7:30pm, please do it soon. She will host a Q&A after the movie. You can read my interview with her son, Lawrence (the film’s writer, director, and producer) here. Order your tickets (while we still have some) atwww.CapeAnnCinema.com.

Thanks again––and see you at the movies!

Rob Newton
Creative Director

The GDT Reports “Breaking: Gloucester police and Coast Guard to investigate death aboard F/V Osprey, arriving in Gloucester 3 p.m”


Today is your last day to see Art on the Rocks

On Friday night, I stopped by the opening of Art on the Rocks at the Cultural Center at Rock Neck (in the downstairs area).  I was already familiar with some of the work of the artists, so I was really looking forward to seeing this show.  It was well worth it! Stop by while you still can!

Here are some photos of the artists and their work, in a slideshow.

Matthew Green

4th of July Reflections

Submitted by Fred Bodin:

I try to keep two things in mind about the 4th of July: It’s a celebration of family, friends, and cookouts; concerts, parades and fireworks. And it’s also a recognition of those who have served and sacrificed to achieve our independence, and keep it since 1776.

Ruth Pino, a local realtor, sends out occasional motivational and timely quotes. Here are two from today: “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck. And this one: “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~Elmer Davis

GMG Local Twitterati Report 7/7/13

Community Stuff 7/7/13

Annisquam Village Church Auction


Annisquam Village Church

Annual Online Auction

Open: 9:00 a.m., July 9, 2013

Close: 5:00 p.m., July 23, 2013

The Annisquam Village Church Online Auction is back this year with even more
products and professional services. Artists, individuals and businesses on Cape
Ann, and beyond have given us a wonderful and diverse group of over 100 items.
There’s truly something for everyone…you’ll find…In-Season Pats Tickets, The
Work of Local Artists, Jewelry and Fashion, Travel Escapes, Gift Certificates for
local Restaurants and Stores, Whale Watches, Landscaping, Kayaking,
Canoeing, Tours and much more. Please visit our church website,
annisquamvillagechurch.org to link to our auction website.
The auction provides support for the ministries, maintenance and the ever expanding
community outreach of our growing church.
Enjoy the bidding!