Some favorite images from Tuesday night ‘s election event at City Hall were of the hopeful and pensive faces of friends and families waiting for results. Best wishes and congratulations to all the candidates for jobs well done!

Maria and Giuseppe Cracchiolo ©Kim Smith 2015Maria and Giuseppe Cracchiolo

Joe Orlando and Family ©Kim Smith 2015

Jamie, Connie, and Joe Orlando

Marianne Pacquette ©Kim Smith 2015Marianne Paquette

Charles Ryan ©Kim Smith 2015JPGCharles RyanGloucester election 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015



Live from Cape Ann Giclée

Donna_James-Piggy_Back-1050pxAnyone that knows Donna “hop-along” Ardizzoni, has see her push herself pretty hard since her knee surgery. So, after her visit to Cape Ann Giclée I offered her a Piggy-Back ride to her car and to my surprise she hopped on. This displays that we are a full service studio. (I think she was happy with her print, too!)

SELL OUT ALERT – Fly Amero opening for Steve Miller Band TONIGHT in Lynn – Less than 50 tickets left

It’s not often that a local musician gets to open for a major rock star at a big venue like Lynn Auditorium with over 2000 seats, but then, not every local musician is Fly Amero either!

That’s right, Fly Amero is opening for the Steve Miller Band tonight at Lynn Auditorium and there less than 50 tickets left.  GET THEM HERE if you want to go.

We’ll be there tonight cheering for one of our favorite local legends while he’s on the big stage!


Gail McCarthy’s wonderful profile in today’s Times highlights local musicians

Jon Butcher at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre

We are tremendously honored to have our gimmeLIVE work featured by Gail McCarthy in today’s Gloucester Daily Times (see article here).

In particular, we want to thank Gail for highlighting the stellar musicians who make Gloucester such a vibrant place to live, especially Jon Butcher, Fly AmeroAllen Estes , David Brown, Dan King, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes, Henri Smith, as well as some of our regional favorites Danielle Miraglia, Johnny A., John Cafferty , Michael “Tunes” Antunes, The Delta Generators, The Willie J. Laws Band.

Most importantly we want to thank all the fans — especially GMG fans — who get off the couch and come out to support live music in our little slice of heaven up here on Boston’s north shore.  As Dave Brown says, “We’re nothing without you!”

Here’s a little video treat — the Yardbirds having a bit of Halloween fun in PA last Saturday with Johnny A (who recently joined the band) on lead guitar (past Yardbirds lead guitar players include Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck, so I’d say our local guy, Johnny A., is in pretty good company.)

SELL OUT ALERT: There are only a few seats left for the Yardbirds show right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre with local favorites KBMG opening!  Get tickets here before they’re all gone.

Jean Grobe Is Having A Hellova Time In Mexico With @K_HRock

Check Out Jean’s Travel Services website here-



jeangrobeInfinity pool meets ocean at Hard Rock Cancun. Lovely resort, cool music vibe and lots of wave and beach!! #thisishardrock #alldayallnight thanks @kfoley41 and @captjoe06 #goodmorninggloucester #famapalooza2015

Allen Estes Tonight @ The Gloucester House 8-10pm Every week except holidays…11.5.2015

allen estes gh

hey folks, starting tonight, thurs. nov. 5th, and every thurs. (except holidays) i’ll be pickin and singin at the Gloucester House from 8-10 pm…every week, i’ll have a special guest joining me, so please stop by, have some food and drink, and enjoy some good local music !! xo, Allen


63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930



The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, November 13, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.

All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. A registration form is attached to this email. Additional forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or may be downloaded from www.GloucesterRotary.us


Community Photos 11/5/15

One last visit for the year

We had to check out the hotel progress.  It should be completed by the next visit hopefully in seven months.  This has been a wonderful week of Fall weather.  We will follow the area on GMG, it’s kinda a nice second to being here.  Hope our winters will be as gentle as this season has been.
Linda rae Castagna


After casting my vote, I stopped by Buswell’s Pond today.

Susan LaRosa


Hello Joey,

Just in case anyone is wondering why the boulevard gardens are suddenly gone . . . . .


On Saturday 12 Generous Gardener volunteers moved hundreds of plants to the American Legion.

Hundreds more were moved to various vegetable gardens until Spring.

The Seawall Construction is moving along and Newport Construction will be fencing up the entire area soon.

It is completely eroded under the Fishermen’s Wives plaza.


Front bed of nepeta and daylilies


Iris and Sedum in the back bed

The boulevard gardens will return as a much expanded design in the Spring.

Susan Kelly

Generous Gardeners.

Nichole’s Picks 11/7 and 11/8

Pick #1:  Apple and Wine Festival: Russell Orchards


Apples and Wine Festival November 7th & 8th!
Featuring: Wine tasting*, Live music, Hands-on cider-pressing demonstrations, Make-Your-Own Apple Pie, Apple samples, Hayrides, as well as loads of apple goodies made fresh in our bakery including hot apple crisp and cider donut caramel sundaes.
*Wine Tasting consists of several offerings of our award winning fruit wines & hard ciders, complemented by special gourmet food pairings, along with our souvenir glass and thank you gift. Reservations strongly recommended for Wine Tastings. Please call the store to reserve a time slot for your group.



Pick #2: 29th Annual Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center 


November 6, 7, and 8, 2015.

Friday:  noon – 7pm

Saturday:  10am-6pm

Sunday:  10am-5pm

With something for everyone this event is not-to-be-missed if you are ready to get your Christmas on.  Yikes.

Offering everything a holiday shopper could desire under one magnificent roof. The annual Christmas Festival, features the distinctive work of over 300 master American craftsmen.  Bargain hunters, as well as those with extravagant tastes, will find an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday décor, tempting gourmet speciality foods and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts unavailable elsewhere.

READ ALL ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!  http://www.bostonchristmasfestival.com/


Pick #3:  From the Forest: Wreath Making for Kids

Appleton Farms, Ipswich


Get into the holiday season by creating your own evergreen wreath! Kids will craft their 16″ wreaths by hand using local greenery, winter berries, fallen cones, holly leaves, ribbon, and more! Materials and instruction included. Parents are encouraged to attend but wreath making is for kids only please. (Checkout our adult workshop as well!) Ages 8 and up.

Saturday, November 7  from 10:00 am – 12 noon
Member Child: $15,   Nonmember Child: $25

Please go HERE to learn more and for contact info to register


For a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid