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Pet of the Week- Lynnderella


Lynnderella…Lynderella…I have a name that sounds like “Cinderella” and I am hoping just like her, I will soon find my happily-ever-after! I am a sweet and social gal with a passion for making new friends and investigating new places. I have a playful side and wouldn’t turn my paw up at some fun toys either. So…are you my happily-ever-after? You’ll have come to the Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter to find out if we’re a perfect match! And hey, while you on your way, it would be purrrrfectly sweet of you to bring a gift for me and my kitty friends. We are running a little low on wet pate-style cat food over here and I hear that donations are always welcome! I hope you meet you soon! For more information visit

Community Photos 10/2/14

Heidi Hafey submits-

Hey Joey,
My ten year old son Daniel and his friend Caleb Grace caught a Triggerfish today inside Lanes Cove.  They were watching him yesterday and calling it the “mystery fish”. Today they went back and managed to find and catch him!  Caleb’s Dad took one look at the photos and immediately identified it as a triggerfish.  When I googled triggerfish and Gloucester the search took me to GMG so I thought I’d share…              (They set it free after the pics)

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Corliss Landing Sunset – photo from Anthony Marks

Corliss Landing Sunset

Hi Joey – I saw the most beautiful sunrise yesterday.  Just wanted to share this with the GMG community!   Leslie Heffron


Lanes Cove Heron on 9 26 14 at 8 AM From Bobby Brooks

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Fish Tale Friday October 3,   7:30pm

Benefit for  Cape Ann Animal Shelter & the GWC

Theme: Dogs & Cats

Click Here:

Come at 7:00 Have a drink, appetizer or dine and reserve your spot. 

Cape Ann Museum, the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society  Present:

The Fifth Annual Charles Olson Lecture 

Photo: Sam Charters

Ralph Maud Charles Olson as  I knew him.

Sunday,  October 19th   2:00 pm

Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Click Here:

diggers series Grace Schrafft oGloucester Witches

Wed., October 22th   7:30 pm 126 East Main Street

In September of 1692 nine Gloucester women were accused of witchcraft…come to find out more.

 More info:
Over 2000 people attended events 

last year. For more information 

see our Annual Report.

Click to read our Annual Report

Thursday Oct 2nd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of rain this morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Pod Cast Weather : lol Thursday Not Tuesday !

Hourly Forecast :



Community Stuff 10/2/14

What’s Happening at GHS 9/30/14

All seniors were invited to attend a presentation through their senior English classes last Friday for a refresher on the College Application Process. Great questions and renewed energy! A presentation for the parents with their students is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, at 6:30 in the Lecture Hall for all interested seniors and their parents.

The Guidance Counselors have begun meeting with all seniors to ensure all of the planning and preparation of last year is progressing on target and make any changes or modifications to their college and career plans.

The PSAT’s will be offered at GHS on October 15, 2014 for all juniors and any sophomores who may be interested. This practice opportunity for the SAT’s is a wonderful time to begin thinking about the entire college application and acceptance process. To register for the PSAT, a payment of $22 (cash only) may be deposited with Mrs. Mondello before school, during lunch or after school.

The Health Fair will be in the Field House on Thursday October 2, for all of our students to attend.

Progress Reports will be distributed Friday, October 3, 2014. Check with your students to review their progress and please call the attendance office if your student did not receive their copy at 978-281-9867. Parents may register on the Gloucester High School Website Homepage for

access to their I parent accounts and obtain daily updates regarding attendance and student progress.

The Guidance Department is currently meeting with all of the freshman to check in and find out how everything is going, (can you open your locker, when do you do your homework, any questions or problems?). We just wanted to thank you for sending us some very well rested, enthusiastic students.

Common Application Workshops: Please join us after school on Thursday, October 23 and/or Thursday, November 6 for assistance in completing your common application in our Guidance Conference Room. We will be available to assist you with all questions and concerns and will have computer access available to complete

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Family Ties 3rd Annual Golf Tournament


Here is the information about this year’s event.  We appreciate your continued support of Family Ties and our events without you we could not be as successful as we have been. We are also looking for a photographer to assist as Thom’s camera is in the shop so if you know of anyone please feel free to give them my contact information 617-388-9571.  Thanks – Bethany

Here’s the 411 for the event: 

Tee Up……To  End Cancer! Schedule of Events:

Indian Ridge Country Club                    9:00am       Registration & Breakfast (Sponsored by Markouk Bread and Peet’s Coffee)

Andover, MA                                       11:00pm     Shot Gun Start (Goodie Bags Sponsors by Gloucester’s RBS Citizens Bank)

Monday October 6, 2012                      4:00pm       Dinner, Awards & Auction (Sponsored by TrucBrush)

Please join us for a day of sunshine, fresh air, friends, family, food and a celebration dedicated to all we love to fight and to raise money to help The American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life and Family Ties, Inc.; to help individuals and families financially; and to find cures to end cancer.  We are hosting an all-day event of golf, food, awards, silent and live auctions for all to enjoy with the proceeds going to our foundation and to Relay For Life fundraising efforts.

Family Ties, Inc. is a Massachusetts Non-Profit Corporation that was established to help families affected by cancer.  Family Ties, Inc. works with Relay for Life which is a 501(c)(3) company to help as many as we can in the fight against cancer.  In 1985, Charles “Chucky” Pratt was diagnosed with cancer as a 17 year old high school student.  Chucky lost his battle with cancer after four years and missed out on so many of life’s wonderful moments. Family Ties was a Relay for Life team created by Erin “Pratt” Avila to honor her brother and to bring her family together, celebrate him and fight for those who need our help. 

Over the past 9 years our family has raised over $110,000.00 as a part of the Relay for Life in Cape Ann, we have won several awards as a team due to our fundraising efforts and have led the fund raising event as top fundraisers.  We have now turned this team into a foundation as our passion is to raise money to help families who are battling cancer and to help invest in cures supporting The American Cancer Society through the Cape Ann Relay For life.  Join us with your family and friends to help us in the fight against cancer. 


Harpoon Beer – Beer Cart Sponsor
RBS Citizens Bank, N.A. Main Street Gloucester, MA – Goodie Bag Sponsor
UTZ Snacks – Snack Sponsor
Markouk Bread – Breakfast Sponsor
Pete’s Coffee – Coffee Sponsor
TrucBrush – Dinner Sponsor
Pratty’s Cav – Event Sponsor

Cape Ann Savings Bank – – Event Sponsor

Live Solutions Group – Event Sponsor

BMP Realty – Event Sponsor

The Law Offices of Bethany M. Pratt- Event Sponsor

RPF Woodworking – Event Sponsor

George’s Coffee Shop – Event Sponsor

Auction List confirmed so far more confirming every hour:

1. Wicked Tuna autographed items

2. Ricardo Marnoto original Canvas

3. Sweet Reb’s Dessert Company Gift Certificate 12 Dessert valued at $100.00

4. Barking Lot Gift Certificate for $40.00

5. Jamie’s Restaurant Gift Certificate

6. Harpoon Beer 2 cases

7. Cristin Connors – 2 bottles of wine

8. Couture Day Spa Gift Certificate

9. Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan – Cookbook

10. Rudder Gift Certificate

11. Two Tickets to Deep Sea Fishing

12. Katrina’s Gift Certificate $25.00

13. Elite Nails Gift Certificate for mani/pedi

14. Cindy Goodhue Gift Certificate for mani/pedi

15. West End Salon and Spa with Emily free haircut and blow dry

16. Nicastro Driving School gift certificate for free driving lesson

17. KAM Cleaning Gift Certificate

18. Anthony Saputo – 24” beveled door mirror $125 value

19. LostaLand – Gift Certificate

20. Discovery Adventures – Gift Certificate for $100.00

21. Lauren Riley – Gift Certificate

22. Amy Ruvolo – Commemorative one of a kind Golf Plate

23. Sunbanque – Gift Certificate

24. Lina Krom Bianchi – hand knitted scarf

As always we thank our team photographer Thom Falzarano for all his hard work and dedication. 

If you are interested in making a straight donation to the Family Ties, Inc. foundation please feel free to contact Jon Pratt at 978-239-6881 or Bethany M. Pratt at 617-388-9571.

                                                                                    Thank you from the bottom on our hearts

                                                                                    Family Ties, Inc.


Andrew’s Crew Kidney Walk Fundraiser, Oct. 8th Jalapeños

Hi Joey!

Our 6-year-old son, Andrew, had a kidney transplant at Mass General when he was just 2 years old. Not long ago, they were they not dialyzing infants nor were they transplanting adult kidneys into 2-year-old boys. We have so much to be thankful for. That is why we are taking part in the National Kidney Foundation Walk on Oct. 26th in Boston. To raise money for medical research that will help Andrew and the millions of other Andrew’s who fight kidney disease. We are having an “Andrew’s Crew” kidney walk fundraiser at Jalapeno’s restaurant next Wednesday, October 8th. 10% of all food and drink revenue that evening will go to the “Andrew’s Crew” walk team. Also, we will have a craft table for the kids and a 50/50 raffle. 

I have included a link to the “Andrew’s Crew” team page and a new photo. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Thank You!!

Tara Johnson

2014 Boston Walk: Andrew’s Crew – National Kidney Foundation

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Hi Joey,

Wendy Morgan took these pics of my T’ai Chi class at Cape Ann Center for Dance on Emerson Ave on Tues mornings.

We have room for more students, if any folks are interested. They can contact me at 978-283-5039.


Amy Shapiro



Just landed. Room with a view. Cheap

Just landed.
Jet blue. Only USA airline to fly.
Pricline for cars? Sucks! great!
Wish my wife was here.
Plenty of churches in every plaza.
Church of GMG? I’ll be looking into it.
What’s for dinner? Taco Bell. Yes.
Room with a view cheap? Yes!
More post coming.


Please Act Now

We at GMG understand the power of photographs. They can make us laugh, think and appreciate the beauty all around us. Photos can make us feel nostalgic, adventurous or secure.

Photographs can also bring us out of our comfort zones to document and confront the sometimes hideous realty of life in a world torn by war, natural disaster and disease. We have all read of the current ebola epidemic that is devastating West Africa, but the horror of that plague is sometimes softened by the distance between us and the festering cities, villages and remote areas where disease is rampant.

Today’s New York Time features a photo and story that brings it all home. The photo is not pleasant, but it forces us to understand the magnitude of what is happening and the need for immediate and massive assistance. Let the image of that 4 year old girl in her brightly colored dress, lying near death on the excrement covered floor of of a hospital that can offer no aid remind us that we must help.

Please contribute today. There are dozens of trustworthy organizations that are on the ground and ready to provide this desperately needed assistance.


Sorry Paul, but Coywolfs, Wolfoties, Coyotes Do Not Shit in the Woods

coyotes do not shit in the woods

Well I’m sure they sometimes do, but on my morning walks along East Main Street and Eastern Point I quite often see coyote poop in the middle of the road. I always wonder what that is about. I agree that most wild animals do their doo in the woods, which is natural for them to do. Does anyone have any thoughts on why the coyotes seem to prefer the middle of the road? I think they do it to spite us – sort of a coyote’s way of saying: “FU humans for taking over and destroying my habitat and then trying to run me away when I eat your tasty little cats and dogs that you leave out unattended as easy prey.” Or maybe they’re saying: “If you humans are going to mess up my bathroom with your dog poop in plastic bags, I’ll just go out here in the road.” What do you think it means, if anything?

Tim Gartland ~ This Thursday Night ~The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line featuringfrom 8:30 to 11:30 . 10.2.2014

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We’re cooking with gas this week as we break divine wind with the fabulous Mr. Tim Gartland. Buttery vocalist and smooth harp stylist, Tim has just released a new CD which should be selling like hotcakes cuz it is so good! Buy a copy and see for yourself!

Tim Gartland
We’ll be featuring the electrifying  guitar of Mr. Jon Ross to warm your soul as well as the the fine piano of Mr.Tom West, the most in demand guy in Boston. Been a long time since he’s been here and I’m really looking forward to it!  Skin pounding by our favorite plumbing magnate, Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, and basest emotions by me complete the circuit. should be a great night!


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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 283-9732


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s Special Guest: Orville Giddings 8pm 10.1.2014

This Wednesday Only:
Roast Sirloin “French Dip” w/choice
of Potato or Rice $10.95!fly cn

Wednesday, October 1st

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Perhaps you’ve seen him performing with Allen Estes. Or, maybe
you caught the Orville Giddings Band either live or on YouTube.
Or… you could’ve been at home, flipping the remote and landing
on “Dog Day Afternoon” or “And Justice For All”. In any case, I’m
sure you’ve by now become an avid fan of Al Pacino, er… uh…
Orville Giddings! I tease him because of this online image (is it
just me?). Bottom line… great music, joyous spirit. Come share!
~ Fly
ps: I’ll have tickets on hand for the Big, BIG STRUM Gloucester
House show this coming Saturday. Please don’t hesitate to ask!
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Roast Sirloin “French Dip” w/choice
of Potato or Rice $10.95!

10/08: Charlee Bianchini

10/15: Ron Schrank

10/22: Rocky Kramm
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

Amongst Friends

I’m so sad that our own Joey C. must have snuck off to the bathroom just before I snapped this pic.   He was commiserating with these fellow Jeter fans about the end of an era, but needed to excuse himself to get composed after some tears were shed.

On another note, Tasty Burgers are indeed T.A.S.T.Y.   I had the Gorgonzola Burger (fantastic) and a super yummy Whale’s Tale from Nantucket’s own Cisco Brewery.  Ok….maybe 2 Whale’s Tales.

So, baseball is over for another 188 days….or a mere 142 if you start counting back from when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training…and Jeter is gone. BUT…Tasty Burger is still there, and if you haven’t been there for some indulgent grub, you’re missing out a bit.

Tasty Burger

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Clothing Optional? Yay or Nay


I’ll be Heading to the Tropics on ASSignment for GMG for the next week. I’ll be Traveling up and down the west coast of Florida checking out the Clothing optional Beaches to see if we can accommodate one here on Cape Ann.

The question I was asked the most by tourists this Summer was “Where’s the nude beach?”

Look for me and my in-depth Posts all week.




Warm Up With A Sicilian Apple Cocktail




Warm up from the inside out with my favorite fall “Sicilian Apple Cocktail” featured in my cookbook “Gifts of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest”

Click link below to Order “Gifts Of Gold”

A Question For Litter Lady and Donna ardizzoni (and whoever else wants to chime in)

In regards to the expanded bottle bill which would include water bottles, juice bottles, when you are doing your Community Clean Ups what do you find to be the worst litter items?

I have a theory that after cigarette butts, that it be styrofoam cups and plastic bags that get blown around in the wind, followed by plastic water and juice bottles that lay fallow since there’s no deposit on them.

So Donna, focus on the question, if you have time respond in the comment section to this post in list form what you see as the number






Worst litter items around town?

Not only am I all in on the expansion of the bottle bill but I’d be all in for banning styrofoam coffee cups for take out and a 2 cent plastic bag at the grocery store.

Here’s yesterday’s Bottle Bill Post-

QUESTION 2: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law

Wednesday October 1st , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Wed NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

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