Monthly Archives: July 2013

If Dr Leif Baklund At Harbor Cove Dental Isn’t Your Dentist You Ought To Have Your Head Examined

Heated/Massage State of The Art Dentist Chairs- Pain Free Dentistry, Convenient Downtown Location With Off Street Parking-Rockin Good Music Piped Through The Joint- Super Friendly Staff.

Harbor Cove Dental Has It ALL.

Complete 100% Absolute No Brainer.  Like why in heaven’s name would you go anywhere else?  Would you rather get drilled out by 1970’s technology? 


Fred’s GMG Birthday Mug Up

This Sunday, July 28th, I’m hosting a Mug Up at the gallery to celebrate my birthday. It starts at 9:30am, and is supported by EJ and Good Morning Gloucester. Bring something to eat or drink if you like, but it’s not required. We’ll be gnawing on deviled eggs, monkey bread, and serving coffee and juice. Meet the GMG crew: Family, authors, and photographers of Good Morning Gloucester. Birthday presents are fine as long as they are edible and we’ll all share them. So come on down when the parking is free and Fred is one year older. Don’t worry, it’ll be fun, because we don’t just have a party — we ARE the party. All are welcome!

Castle Manor Does it With Flair

east goes west opening

Last evening was the opening reception for the East Goes West exhibit of works by Rocky Neck artists at Castle Manor Inn.  All I can say is, Castle Manor knows how to put on an event with a flair.  The function space looked beautiful, as did every other space in the Inn and restaurant, and the grounds are peaceful and meticulously maintained.  Appetizers and champagne served by a very professional and friendly staff were delicious.  Attendees were treated to tours of the exhibit and a sampling of rooms in the Inn, which are lovely and tastefully appointed.

If you have a wedding, anniversary or other function coming up, or friends, family or business associates coming to visit, you owe it to yourself to check out Castle Manor Inn.  On a more regular tip – check out Sea Glass restaurant or just stop by the pub for a drink.   The exhibit will be up through August, so stop by any time and check out the artwork and Castle Manor Inn. 

E.J. Lefavour

Finnish Researcher – Kristi Salmi-Niklander


IMG_4843 (2)Deanie Hancock French showed Kristi our wonderful exhibits and art of the Finnish at the Cape Ann Museum .

Kristi is in the US performing research on the Finnish, she visited Rockport and the Cape Ann Museum. See Video below:IMG_4837

Finnish 001David Cox and I are also in the process of publishing our own research which we will be shared with Kristi on the Finnish People in Gloucester. Frank Cox, David’s father wrote several papers for the WPA (Work Project Administration) in 1938.


Video: Dave Sag on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes this week — special guest Will Hunt

Dave Sag is on a roll.  One way to gauge the quality of a musician is by the guests who perform with him and it just seems like some of the best musicians in the area are showing up as Dave Sag’s guests lately (see list here).  So we figured it was time to reprise the Local Music Seen show we premiered a couple of years ago featuring Dave Sag.  The show will air tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, and on Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

In addition to being a talented, versatile musician, Dave Sag is an entertaining story teller and his stories shine in this show, as you can tell from this clip, where Dave asks our sound guy, Will Hunt (who did a did an excellent job programming the Block Party music and managing sound on all 3 stages this past Saturday) to join him on Sax — and Will, who’s equally versatile and always a good sport, agrees.  Check out the dynamic, on-stage spontaneity in this number:

Just in case you don’t live in Gloucester and can’t get Channel 12, you can watch the entire show on-line now thanks to Cape Ann TV’s new technology!  Click here to watch the show.

Tonight Music Lineup

Check online for the latest updates

Check online for the latest updates

TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chelsea Berry 6:00 pm Listen to Chelsea Berry CHELSEA BERRY

Reschedule Summer Concert
Beach Street, Manchester, MA 01944
John Rockwell 7:00 pm Listen to John Rockwell JOHN ROCKWELL folk folk-rock country

3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978.281.3997


2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

Fly Amero 8:00 pm Listen to Fly Amero FLY AMERO

dinner w/ Fly
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

9:00 pm  CRAZY JAY

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

The Bandit Kings 9:00 pm Listen to The Bandit Kings THE BANDIT KINGS

with Dennis Monagle
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

dennis monagle 9:00 pm Listen to dennis monagle DENNIS MONAGLE

Monagle Sessions Featuring The Bandit Kings
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223


Music on the Lannon – Allen Estes & Fly Amero – Thursday July 25th

Enjoy a Sunset Music Sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon on THURSDAY, July 25th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring music performed by Allen Estes and  Fly Amero.


These two awesome musicians wow everyone onboard every year with their amazing guitar playing and singing.

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Thursday, July 25
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
Seven Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA  01930
(978) 281-6634

Reggae Bashment on The High Seas Saturday July 27th

Reggaeflyer 2013

Come one come all to the Reggae Bashment on The High Seas Annual Reggae Boat Cruise.  Bring your friends for a beautiful evening of music, dancing and socializing out on the open ocean. Music provided from renowned Reggae DJ’s Renegade Red, Jah Red and Vision of Lion Pride Sound.  We will be bringing you the best in Dancehall, Ska, Lovers and Roots Rock Reggae Music. This is not an event to be missed. Tickets can be purchased before hand by calling Lara at 603-759-6487 or you can buy them at the boat while supplies last. Cruise leaves at 7PM SHARP from the 7 Seas Whale Watch at 63 Rogers Street in Gloucester MA


ALLEN ESTES & FLY AMERO: Sunset Cruise on the Lannon this Thursday!

To perform for this Thursday’s
Schooner Lannon Sunset Cruise!
We only do it once a year, folks… and it’s the most fun
you can possibly have on Cape Ann with Allen’s pants
on!  Seriously… the call is for excellent weather, and it’s
just a wonderful way to reward yourself for all your hard
work.  Tommy, Kay and the crew will greet you at the
dock with open arms and full coolers… Allen and I will
play your favorite songs… and the sun will put on an
elegant show for us all!  Please come and join us! ~ Fly
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Thursday, July 25
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
Seven Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA  01930
(978) 281-6634

Gloucester Block Party Sideshow Performer

At the block party, I caught part of a sideshow provided by Alex Becket of Dr. Bones’ Circus of Marvels. He started by tapping a large nail into his nose with a hammer.

Here is is showing us the (nice and long) nail:



Tapping it in:

Pulling it back out with pliers:


Yikes! Then he slammed a full can of tomatoes on his finger, resulting in a bent can and an unbroken finger (here’s a “before” shot):


It worked!  Alex is just one of the performers in Dr. Bones’ Circus of Marvels, but I unfortunately missed the rest.

Matthew Green


QUARRY DANCE at Valley Pit quarry in Lanesville on July 26th and July 27th, 2013

This just in from Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport

quarrydance“Quarry Dance 1”…performed by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Mass. during the summer of 2012 was so successful that Windhover Performing Arts Center (located in Rockport, Mass)  has invited choreographer, Dušan Týnek  and his New York based modern dance company to develop a second installment , “Quarry Dance 2.”

Group photo of the dance company performing

Group photo of the dance company performing

This site-specific dance will be performed at privately owned Valley Pit Quarry, located at 7 Leverett Street in Lanesville (Gloucester) on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 5:30p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Contributions are welcome. Parking is available at the Lanesville Congregational Church at 1120 Washington Street across from Leverett Street on both days. Parking is also available at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street on Friday, July 26thonly.  Street parking is allowed on Emerald Street, as well as on one side of Washington Street. The performance will last about one hour.

Valley Pit Quarry has a unique history because its former owner, Sylvester Ahola, a Lanesville native, was one of the most talented and famous musicians of the 1920’s and 30’s, playing lead trumpet with over a dozen big bands and making over 2,000 records. After retirement in 1940’s, he hosted many sailing parties at the quarry as a way of celebrating these man-made wonders.

Today, almost 100 years later, Dušan Týnek takes on the challenge by creating a new dance that will reflect upon this special place and generate a new and fresh narrative. The dance will move naturally through the environment using perspective and the unique architecture created by the granite ledges, overhangs, cracks, cliffs and terraces. And the dancers will also be in contact with the water, using its sounds as an additional dimension to the dance. The entire quarry and its surroundings will become a stage.

The Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre is a dynamic, contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently named one of the top 5 New York City dance companies of the year by the New York Times, they have toured throughout the U.S, Europe and Russia and have recently completed a series of successful performances at Baruch College in New York City. In September, they are scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary.  “ Terrific…striking…a high level of invention… Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent.”  NYTimes

Chairs will be provided for the audience, but people are welcome to bring their own chairs too, and people are encouraged to bring their own water and/or soft drinks.

Windhover is grateful to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their support and the funding which has made this event possible.  We also wish to thank the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils and The Donor Advised Fund of the Boston Foundation for their important contributions, as well as our many friends and supporters. We could not have achieved this without all of you.

Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass. 01966


OK, We’ve Finally Narrowed Down Our Premium Ladies Super Soft Lightweight Feminine Cut T Shirts

I owe the idea to FOB Linda Colman who has been begging for years relentlessly for us to bring out a feminine cut V Neck super soft T Shirt.

After months of research and trying many many brands we’ve got it narrowed down and we’re going to offer them in V as well as scoop neck styles- both feminine cut, both crazyyyy soft- like you wanna wear it to bed but then never take it off soft.  Like I guarantee it’s gonna be your favorite t shirt soft.

GMG Logo over the left boob.


The scoop neck ones fit true to size but the V Neck ones you need to order a size up (Felicia describes it best in the video)

James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee video who youo should be following on twitter here- @eves3

Alicia DeWolfe modeling The Scoop Neck


Sista Felicia and Amandacakes modeling the V-Neck


I just need help deciding the colors

I’m definitely ordering Black and the Dark Gray.  But I just need help determining the third color.  Once we narrow down the colors to offer I’ll put them on the All Things Gloucester Site for sale-

I’m taking specific color size combinations in the Dry Fit shirts through Thursday and then whatever the orders are will be what I order from the distributor for the first printing.  After that there won’t be any guarantees for stock in certain color/size combinations. it’ll be what is listed on the site for availability is what there will be after that.


The white has been a popular color.

So we’ll poll it to see what you guys think.  (Linda Colman gets five votes based on how many times she begged me to carry these)

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