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Cat Ryan submits-
Main Street’s best-dressed list:
Fred Bodin’s masterclass in pirate chic layering, shopping super local over time from his longstanding retail neighbor, Bananas.
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!
Dreidle Dreidle Dreidle A Dreidle Made Of Clay! Sing It Toby!!!!
Topics Include: Topics Include: Holiday Fair Weekend, Cape ann Farmer’s Market Harvest Market, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, Magnolia Historical Society opening of Art in the Schoolhouse, The Hive Bex Borden, David Brooks, Giftwrapping Service and Great Community Partners, Peter and Vickie Van Ness, GMG Holiday Party at Bodin Historic Photo, Thank You To Fred Bodin and His Ladyfriend Janet, Middle Street Walk, Bill OConnor, North Shore Kid, Gingerbead House Competition, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, Rusty and Ingrid Handmade Prints, Half Marathon (Fu#$ing Up Traffic),Curmudgeons That Can’t Stand Being Slightly Inconvenienced, Olivias For Sale or Lease, Restaurant Dead Pool, Ideas For Olivias Space, Question: Do Liquor License Boards Govern Entertainment As Well?, Former Old Timers Space, Aaron Tuftley, Sprockets, Your Dream Vintage Vehicle, Meg Frontiero, Tony Ciulla, Styles On Main, Sticky Fingers, Spin The Dradle With Toby At The GMG Holiday Party Friday Night, Downtown Gloucester Men’s Night, Passports, and Other Restaurants Doing 20% off Gift Certificates, Dinner Dealer Decks Are Out, Cape Ann Brewing Dinner Dealer Coupon
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Here’s my measure of our Block Party. This was a family event, and dicey weather was a factor. But the proof is in my sink. Big crowds, respectable sales, and boy were they thirsty. All of the wine glasses I had out were used, all the wine and beer was consumed, and it was a very successful event. One thing is for sure — we have a lot of happy drunken fruit flies in the back room.
Fred Bodin writes-
This is Laura, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and first time visitor to Gloucester, hosted by colleague and friend Mark Destino (https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/who-is-this-dude/). They both work at Cleveland’s Ronald MacDonald House. She and Mark went out on his Uncle Jimmy’s (Destino) boat "Tuna & Egg" (named after a popular sandwich from Destino’s Subs in Gloucester). Her first lifetime cast into salt water resulted in a trophy striper measuring 34". She yelled: "Fish On!" I say: "Sign her up!" I’m thinkin’ she’s now a Glosta’ girl.
Mark Destino and friend Laura from Cleveland. Mark and I go way back – it’s always great to see him, and was also nice to meet Laura. He calls me "Uncle Fred." I call Mark a lucky man
Submitted by Fred Bodin
Here’s a very short video from Main Street during Fiesta Friday night. These two musicians were going into shops and restaurants to play Italian music. Between their lack of English and my lack of Italian, I couldn’t find out who they were or who hired them. My guess is that they were freelancers. You can see the $$ stuffed into their jackets!
I got there towards the end of the meeting last Thursday, but I got a few photos…
Anita Walker sounded very optimistic about the establishment of the cultural district.
Kudos to Joey and all those who have been involved in publicizing and promoting, organizing, recruiting support, writing proposals, etc., to make this happen! And thanks to Fred for being a great host and a fine gentleman, as always!
Fred wasn’t kidding when he said the stuffed clams at his gallery on Saturday were a hit. I was there early in the evening and had a couple of the clams (and ‘shrooms etc.) and I wish I could’ve made it back on Sunday for more! If I had known there would be leftovers, I would have eaten a few more on Saturday night…
They taste as good as they look. If you want to try some for yourself, here’s the full info:
While the stuffed clams were a big part of the draw, it’s always great to hang out with Fred and friends and chat. I always meet interesting people at Fred’s events! And, of course, let’s not forget that he sells beautiful art. One of my favorite things is the pottery, which is spread throughout the gallery. This time, I bought a beautiful mug that was on sale, but I have bought a couple other pieces from him as well.
Stop in at Bodin Historic Photo during the upcoming events:
•December 6th, 38th annual Ladies Night. Party starting at 6 pm until whenever. Love it, a crazy night!
• December 13th, 38th annual Men’s Night. Rockin’ at 6 pm until 10. Guys get it done at this event.
• December 14th, 2nd annual GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER HOLIDAY PARTY, 6 pm until late. Last year, we had so much food that we ran out of table space, but somehow managed. Restaurant owner Mark McDonough brought a plank (not a mere platter) of sushi from Latitude 43. And Joey’s Sista Felicia stepped up with dishes from her Italian kitchen, as she always does (yum). And Joey himself bought 20 Scalifani’s pizzas. Beer was donated by Sam Adams and spirits from Ryan & Woods Distillery. Mayor Kirk was here, as was a significant portion of the City Council. Over the top! Not to be missed!
• December 20th, 1st annual Family and Friends Night. Bring your “home for the holidays” guests in for gallery offerings, free deserts or appetizers at many restaurants, and Carolers strolling Main Street. My theory is that last minute shoppers will get their buying done before panic time. Also a great time to bring the kids.
I always have Halloween treats in the gallery for the little trick-or-treaters and their parents, who are often my customers. Older spooks and goblins come in later, and the Main Street dinner crowd arrives in the evening, when I might offer wine and cheese.
Andromeda Lammott represents, costumed as the Norse god Thor. She’s the daughter of Lucas and Vignette Lammott of Gloucester.
Zelda McKeen and her brother Harrison, dressed as the Fairy Princess and the Transformer "Bumble Bee." They are the children of Tanya and Jeremy McKeen of Gloucester.