More photos – 4th Annual Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans Mission at Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892

Gloucester and Cape Ann’s generous community join together to pull off this awesome, model initiative. Numerous volunteers prepare for and host on site. The welcome home bundles are loaded up with community business gift certificates and support. The organizers– Adam Curcuru, Vionette Chipperini, Jayne Morse– and Mayor Romeo Theken welcomed attendees. The guest speaker, Lt … Continue reading More photos – 4th Annual Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans Mission at Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892

Rockport Winter Farmers Market on SATURDAY. Plus more stuff…

Christmas in Rockport this year has been Christmas-ier than I can ever remember it being in the 14 years I’ve been around (now you all know that I’m 14 years old, because of course I was born a Rockport native). You will get in the spirit in spite of yourself, even if the weather is … Continue reading Rockport Winter Farmers Market on SATURDAY. Plus more stuff…

Rubber Duck Book Review: The Big Year; A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik & Rubber Duck New Year Resolution for the Birds

Rubber Duck again trying to figure out the Family tree. My sisters over lunch at the Museum of Fine Arts were raving about this book. One is a birder, the other not but both enjoyed it. So I got it for myself as a stocking stuffer. First the Facts: They made a movie from this … Continue reading Rubber Duck Book Review: The Big Year; A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik & Rubber Duck New Year Resolution for the Birds

GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14 Topics include:  Cape Ann Restaurant Week, Franklin Cape Ann,1 Out of 5 Of Us Knew,  Lobsta Land, Ohana, Seaport Grille, The Sea Glass Restaurant, Lat 43, The Grand Café At Emerson Inn By The Sea, Mark Lodge Wedding, Destinos, Derek Kaloust, Giuseppe’s Closing Poll … Continue reading GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

WHERE DO BEAVERS GO IN WINTER? AND WHY DOES A BEAVER’S BUTT SMELL GOOD?

Puttering through a cut in the marsh, a moving brown shape appeared. Much too big to be a muskrat, and too small to be an otter, it was a very large and pleasantly plump Beaver! He swam through several small pools of water then climbed out onto dry land to oil his fur. Beavers have … Continue reading WHERE DO BEAVERS GO IN WINTER? AND WHY DOES A BEAVER’S BUTT SMELL GOOD?

RESULTS WEEK 2 Defending #GloucesterMA | try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt Throwback Thursday #TBT

ANSWERS TO SHAUN GOULART’S LOCAL HISTORY TRIVIA WEEK TWO How did you do? Week two delved into scenes of historic battles. I’ve added some background. Stop here if you prefer to go back to see Week 2 questions only from 3/17/19  WEEK 2: DEFENDING GLOUCESTER Location #1 Who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony? … Continue reading RESULTS WEEK 2 Defending #GloucesterMA | try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt Throwback Thursday #TBT

OLD MAN PLOVER- THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF ONE PLOVER RETURNING TO THE EXACT SAME BEACH TO NEST FOR FIFTEEN YEARS STRAIGHT!

The legendary Old Man Plover Gloucester’s Animal Advisory Committee has submitted outstandingly well-researched recommendations to the Mayor’s office and to our City Councilors in regard to the upcoming Piping Plover season. Please see recommendations at the end of the post below.  In thinking ahead to April, which is the month when Piping Plovers usually arrive … Continue reading OLD MAN PLOVER- THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF ONE PLOVER RETURNING TO THE EXACT SAME BEACH TO NEST FOR FIFTEEN YEARS STRAIGHT!

Annual Gloucester outdoor summer concert series Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park

Plenty of room! Does anyone have photos or film of Sylvester “hooley” Ahola at Stage Fort? 1983 Nick Dellow interview 2017 Summer Concert Series- Sunday nights Free Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA All Concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening at 7pM July 9 The Continentals (Pop rock band) sponsored by Gloucester … Continue reading Annual Gloucester outdoor summer concert series Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park

Gloucester is Boston Globe 2017 Game Changer: where will the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute establish headquarters?

The Boston Globe named Gloucester to the 2017 Game Changers list!  “Bright ideas and breakthroughs, inventions and innovations, people and places making waves in the Boston area.”  This story was in a Boston Globe real estate section because the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute “recently received $2.7 million in state capital funding for its waterfront marine genomics research … Continue reading Gloucester is Boston Globe 2017 Game Changer: where will the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute establish headquarters?

3rd annual Welcome Home to Cape Ann initiative is back on its planning stages

Pauline Bresnahan writes in- Just got info from V. 10 Veterans coming home this year. I will pass along info as I get it Thanks so much. Joey I will be down to pick up some T’s. Hey friends, so our 3rd annual Welcome Home to Cape Ann initiative is back on its planning stages. … Continue reading 3rd annual Welcome Home to Cape Ann initiative is back on its planning stages

Joe G writes GMG: Does anyone have more information on this Rosario Piraino painting? WWII Veteran, Artist, GHS Class of 1945

Joe G writes: “Hello Joey:  I’ve been trying for many years to find out some information about a painting by Rosario Piraino that I have. In image of that painting is embedded below.  I did mail a letter to an address in Gloucester back in about 2003, to whom I thought was a relative (I … Continue reading Joe G writes GMG: Does anyone have more information on this Rosario Piraino painting? WWII Veteran, Artist, GHS Class of 1945