Three Days Til The GMG Holiday Party At Bodin Historic Photo!!!! You Better Be There Or I’ll Send Paulie Walnuts For You!!!!

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Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Bodin Historic Photo For The GMG XMAS Party December 13th! 6PMTil We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer  OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

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Dradle Dradle Dradle A Dradle Made Of Clay!  Sing It Toby!!!!

GloucesterCast 12/8/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Toby Pett

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Also known as Mr Happypants.

Christmas In Cape Ann Question From Sarah Smith

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Hi Joey C,
I’ve been a subscriber to GMG for about 6 months and thoroughly enjoy the ‘inside scoop’ on all that is going on in the community.
We will be spending our first Christmas in Cape Ann this year and was interested in your readers suggestions for activities that week.
What’s on their top 10 list???????
All the best,
Sarah

Design of Mine Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 11th at

My neighbor, Melissa Tarr, is having a holiday open house to celebrate her brand new jewelry design business, Design of Mine. The party is this coming Wednesday, December 11th, from 6 pm to 9 pm, at her home located at 19 Plum Street. Her collecion will be available for sale, refreshments served, and everyone is invited! I hope to see you there!

8890200_origBest wishes for a first great holiday season with your new business Melissa; the first of many seasons yet to come!

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Visit Melissa’s website here for more information about Design of Mine.

Artist Spotlight Series – Sinikka Nogelo

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Spotlight on Sinikka Nogelo

Gloucester painter Sinikka Nogelo considers herself lucky to work in a studio overlooking Joey C.’s business, Capt. Joe and Sons. “The view is just lovely. I enjoy seeing the activity on the working waterfront, knowing my friendly neighbors are doing so much for the community with Good Morning Gloucester, while supplying us with the freshest lobster, and also supporting the arts. A few years back at Joey’s, one of my favorite art installations featured larger than life, black and white photos of faces of the waterfront. “

Though Sinikka has been most well known locally for her work in community television, art has always played a major part in her life. After graduating from Tufts, she studied at Montserrat with Oliver Balf, Barbara Moody, George Gabin, Roger Martin and Ethan Berry. She also took classes at Silvermine Guild in Connecticut and at the BFA’s Museum School in Boston. As a young artist, she was a founding member of the women’s cooperative “Center and Main Gallery,” located in what is now Passports Restaurant. Sinikka returned to painting full time upon her retirement from Cape Ann TV in 2010.

A member of Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cape Ann Artisans Studio tour, Sinikka paints contemporary pieces inspired by thoughts and feelings, sea and sky. “I just love color and composition. I get a great deal of satisfaction from the process of making art, just seeing where things will go, experimenting and building on what I’ve made.” In recent years Sinikka has also been creating wall pieces from recyclables and found objects, some of which were on display last summer at the Cape Ann Museum’s White-Ellery House in Sinikka’s installation, “Tin – Relics and Remakes.”

At the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Holiday Art Festival Sinikka is offering miniature paintings on easels to grace spots such as desks, book shelves and counters, as well as miniature paintings to hang as ornaments. Her paintings have long been influenced by the sea and sky which she uses as subjects and as metaphors. Sinikka loves color and composition and putting that first stroke on a canvas.

You can see more of Sinikka’s work at the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival (Sat. & Sun. noon – 4:00pm through 12/29) and at the Magnolia Historical Society’s Art in the Schoolhouse Show (Sat. & Sun. 10:00am – 2:00pm through 12/22).

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Thursday Toy Drive 6AM – 6PM ~ 3 Cape Ann stops with live music ~ Come donate a toy!

Special appearances by Chelsea Berry at the MAC (2 – 3 PM), Alexandra Valenti @ Shalin Liu (3:30 – 4:30 PM) and Allen Estes at Cape Ann Savings Bank (5-6 PM).  See full schedule below!
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Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Dan King to host this Wednesday with a tribute to John Lennon. 12.11.2013

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 Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, December 11th 8-11
Special Guest Host: DAN KING!

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Dan King hosts this Wednesday with a tribute to John Lennon,
23 years this month since his passing.  My touring takes me
away to Orlando, then Phoenix.  But I will be here in spirit.
Thank you, Dan-O! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special –  $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/18 – Amero Family Christmas
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Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Tis The Season For Dinner, Drinks, And Dancing!

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The Gloucester Housewives extend an invitation to all! This Saturday evening for a night of Holiday Cheer at Cruisport Gloucester. … Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing and “OPEN BAR” !

Hottest tickets in town !

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How Do You Like Your Nuts? Joey likes his Big and Sweet.

 

How do like your Nuts?

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Hmmmm! Can’t wait to try the Walnuts.

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Open House every weekend till Christmas.

Back by popular request, for many who could not make it, due to other local annual events. Our continued holiday open house is for the next two weekends, Saturday & Sunday, from 12-4 pm. Hope to see you!!!!!

A hot Woman and Tasty Nuts, Merry Christmas

Off to the Grammy Awards!

I never quite fathomed what the Grammy Awards were, but had to research it today because someone I know has been nominated to walk down the Red Carpet in LA. This is Alastair Moock, who is a nominee for Best Children's Album. Janet used to work with his wife Jane Roper, and we've been to their house and Jane and the twins to ours in Rockport. "The album grew out of songs co-written with his daughter after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012." Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 4:43 PM "Many of you will already have seen on Facebook or Twitter, but I wanted to be in touch directly with you, my friends, to share the exciting news that "Singing Our Way Through" was nominated last night for a Grammy Award for Best Children's Album of the Year! We made it this far with the love and support of friends, family and, in the case of the album, an incredibly generous and talented group of musicians, engineers, designers, and other creative people I'm very lucky to know. As Jane and I walk down the red carpet next month we'll be thinking about all of that and of all of you who helped us get there. As far as I'm concerned we've already won...  Love, Moock" www.moockmusic.com www.singingourway.com
I never quite fathomed what the Grammy Awards were, but had to research it today because someone I know has been nominated to walk down the Red Carpet in LA. This is Alastair Moock, who is a nominee for Best Children’s Album. Janet used to work with his wife Jane Roper, and we’ve been to their house and Jane and the twins to ours in Rockport. “The album grew out of songs co-written with his daughter after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012.”
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 4:43 PM
“Many of you will already have seen on Facebook or Twitter, but I wanted to be in touch directly with you, my friends, to share the exciting news that “Singing Our Way Through” was nominated last night for a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year!
We made it this far with the love and support of friends, family and, in the case of the album, an incredibly generous and talented group of musicians, engineers, designers, and other creative people I’m very lucky to know.
As Jane and I walk down the red carpet next month we’ll be thinking about all of that and of all of you who helped us get there. As far as I’m concerned we’ve already won…
Love,
Moock”
http://www.moockmusic.com
http://www.singingourway.com

Gloucester Getting City-Wide Lighting Upgrade!

Gloucester  Mayor Carolyn Kirk is pleased to announce the completion of a four-year, city- wide lighting upgrade that will produce significant energy savings estimated at l.2 million kilowatt hours annually. The upgrades include l8 individual projects in nine municipal buildings and Will result in improved safety and better lighting quality in these buildings.

Gloucester was designated a Green Community by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in 2010. As part of that designation, DOER provided funding to help the City achieve a 2() percent reduction in municipal energy consumption over five years. The lighting projects are part of that greater five-year energy reduction plan and are projected to reduce the City’s energy consumption by seven percent.

Mayor Kirk stated, “Our community benefits from the clean energy generated by the Wind turbines. Similarly, we all benefit by reducing energy Consumption. It is better for our pocketbooks and for our planet. l am proud of the progress We are making in reducing energy costs While helping to build a sustainable future.”

As a result of Green Community grant funding and use of National Grid incentives, the cost to the City for the lighting projects was 53 percent less than it would have been and resulted in a savings of $710,000.

In addition to the lighting projects, Green Community grant funding has been used to purchase idle reduction technology as part of a pilot project for the city’s vehicle fleet. The goal is to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and emissions. The grant funding is also being used to explore the potential retrofitting of City streetlights with LED lights in order to further reduce municipal energy consumption and costs.

The Green Community projects are managed collaboratively by the Department of Public Works and the Community Development Department with support from the Clean Energy Commission. Together, these two departments and Commission are Working to develop and fund additional energy reductions projects.

Bank Gloucester Hosts Hospice Tree of Lights

IMG_7606Patrick Thorpe President and CEO of Bank Gloucester hosts the Hospice Tree of Light on Dec 9th 2013, many people came to honor memory of loved ones, and support the dedicated work of Hospice .

 

 

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Pet of the Week-Big Puppy

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Hi, my name is Big Puppy.  I am a sweet and affectionate girl who loves to play and snuggle.

I like playing with the other pups here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.   I weight about 32-pounds, so I will be medium when I am all grown up.   If you would like to know more about me, see photos and learn more about the CAAA please visit: CapeAnnAnimalAid.com

I am looking forward to joining you at obedience class and for adventure outdoors.   I like all the trails and all the wonderful things they have outdoors here at the shelter.  I am so excited about finding a home and a family to love me, well, I get to the point where I can’t even sleep and when I do sleep, I dream about a family spoiling me…I just want my dreams to come true.  Just by looking at me you can tell I am going to be a great dog!