Monthly Archives: December 2012

GMG Holiday Party Tomorrow Saturday Night 6PM at Bodin Historic Photo Come One Come All!!!

I know we talk about our FOB’s but if you are a reader of GMG we want you there to say hi and meet the contributors and celebrate the awesome year we’ve had together- pulling in the same direction for G-Town funkiness and fun!

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If you are a regular commenter we want you there. If you submit photos and stories we want you there. if you have three arms and 4 eyes we want you there. This is not an exclusive insider party, the whole point of GMG from the start has been to be INCLUSIVE, so come party with us. Get drunk, get naked, make some bad decisions, I’ll never tell. It’ll just show up in these pages on Sunday is all Smile

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Bodin Historic Photo For The GMG XMAS Party December 8th! 6PMTil We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

Go to all the great Middle Street Walk Events All Day- Dump The Kids with A Babysitter and Come Party With Us.

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven

The fourth year of the GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Video Series where we walk up and down Main Street and try to capture as many retailers as we can and highlight their best gift ideas one a day every day leading up to Christmas.

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2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Toodeloos
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Bananas
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Nelsons
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Alexandras Bread Co
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Lone Gull
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Kids Unlimited
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Loop Gifts
2012 Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co

GMG Holiday Party Tonight Saturday Night 6PM at Bodin Historic Photo Come One Come All!!!

I know we talk about our FOB’s but if you are a reader of GMG we want you there to say hi and meet the contributors and celebrate the awesome year we’ve had together- pulling in the same direction for G-Town funkiness and fun!

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If you are a regular commenter we want you there.  If you submit photos and stories we want you there.  if you have three arms and 4 eyes we want you there.  This is not an exclusive insider party, the whole point of GMG from the start has been to be INCLUSIVE, so come party with us.  Get drunk, get naked, make some bad decisions, I’ll never tell. It’ll just show up in these pages on Sunday is all Smile

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Bodin Historic Photo For The GMG XMAS Party December 8th! 6PMTil We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

Go to all the great Middle Street Walk Events All Day- Dump The Kids with A Babysitter and Come Party With Us.

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

This week we visited Steve Connolly Seafoods and photographed the line. Fish fresh off the boats were cleaned, cut and packed.

Video © Kathy Chapman 2012
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B&W photos © Marty Luster 2012
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Big Time Thanks To Bobby Ryan From Ryan and Wood For The Custom Coasters For All Our FOB’s and SOB’s To Take Home Tomorrow Night at The GMG Holiday Party at Bodin Historic Photo

REPREFUCKINGSENT!

If you’re not drinking Ryan and Wood Spirits you’re not drinking the smoothest most luxurious spirits known to man.  That’s a well known fact- you can look it up.

I’m not sure if the Knockabout Gin chilled down icy cold with tonic is my favorite or the Beauport Vodka Tonic icy cold with tonic is my favorite but I’ll tell you unequivocally they are my absolute favorite in each of their respective vodka and gin categories to drink.

I’ve been sitting (not literally) on these coasters since late last summer to unleash tehm upon our FOB’s at our Holiday Party!  Get there early and get yours to take on your winter trips and Represent!

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#BOOM!

It’s like this- When you put it all together- the locally produced and sold, highly regarded, easily attainable, easily packagable in one of those liquor gift bags, there is nothing in the entire city that is as easy to gift and as highly regarded as a bottle or three of Ryan and Wood Booze.  Ask Terry Weber.  She had her engagement party last Saturday.  I’m stuck at the dock all day long and couldn’t get to the party til after 8PM.  What do I do?  Slip into the liquor store, get a bottle of Ryan and Wood Folly Cove Rum, stuff it in a gift bag- #Boom!  Easy Peasy lemon Squeazy All Time Greatest Most Appreciated Simple To get Gift.

Johnny Linville and Friends of the High Line

Johnny Linville©Kim Smith 2012
Perhaps the Future Holds a Friends of the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens
Last night I had the joy of hearing Johnny Linville, Manager of Horticulture for the Friends of the High Line, at Bolyston Hall in Boston, and presented by COG Design. The dynamic Mr. Linville spoke to a full house of designers, landscape architects, and students eager to hear his presentation and he did not disappoint. With slides and a great sense of humor, Linville shared their successes, and some few failures, reminding us that the ‘park in the sky’ is a living experiment.
Bolyston Hall ©Kim Smith 2012
The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York and maintained by Friends of the High Line. This event is timely for Gloucester as Chris Muskopf, the lead architect of the Gloucester Harbor Walk, and I have been speaking about the possibility of developing a Friends of Gloucester Harbor Walk. Friends of the High Line is a non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure the High Line is maintained as an exceptional public space for all visitors to enjoy. I am hoping that perhaps we can create interest in developing a Friends of Gloucester Harbor Walk to help with the educational component of the butterfly garden and to help with maintenance.

Johnny Linville -2©Kim Smith 2012.

Available on the High Line webstore, and at the top of my Christmas wish list, is the book High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s park in the Sky, written by Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 100% of the proceeds from this book go toward maintenance and operation of the High Line.

From the High Line website: The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

Bad Santa tomorrow @ Dog Bar

Now, this just looks like fun!

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These guys from Orlando are on tour, so tomorrow night is probably your only chance to see them.  Here’s how local, Paul Diamond (whose band Diamond Dolls are opening the show) describes them:

They are called Bad Santa and The Angry Elves. A Christmas cover/mashup band in complete Ho Ho Ho attire. They are very entertaining as well as a well rehearsed band hailing from Orlando, and New York City.

 

If you can’t find something to do on Cape Ann this weekend, you’ve lost it

33 live music shows to choose from tonight through Sunday (see weekend live music lineup here).  Oops, make that 32 (unless you already have tickets to Overboard’s sold out show at Old Sloop tomorrow night).    Here’s a taste of what you’re missing if you don’t:

But wait!  They’re coming back to Rockport as part of New Year’s Rockport Eve’s huge lineup of excellent entertainment.  See the NYRE live music lineup here.

Tonight’s music lineup is killer and includes KBMG @ Dog Bar featuring Dave Brown on guitar.  Just in case you forgot who Gloucester’s greatest guitarist is, here they are at Celebrate Gloucester 2010 (with Nelson Bragg  on percussion):

Jon Butcher joins Fly Amero this coming Wednesday @ The Rhumb Line 8:00-11:00

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Wednesday ~ 12-12-2012 – 8:00-11:00 pm

You really do not want to miss this one.  I am not asking why or how, just glad that it’s so. I personally got to hear Jon Butcher play at a benefit for Morgan Huke at The Regent in 2011. Talk about being thrilled.

Please note that he has some shows in the area. Maybe you might want to make it to one before hand.

Fri 12/7- w/ ROBERT CRAY, Blue Ocean Concert Hall, Salisbury MA

Sat 12/15- FARREN BUTCHER INC , Chan’s, Woonsocket RI

Tues 12/18- CHRISTMAS BUZZ BALL, The Palace Theater, Manchester NH

Fri 12/21- FARREN BUTCHER INC , Voices, Lowell MA

JON BUTCHER bio

Bio provided from http://www.jonbutcher.com

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV vids and hit songs, “Life Takes A Life” ,”Wishes”, “Holy War”, “Goodbye Saving Grace”, “Miracles”, “Send Me Somebody” comprise the underpinnings of a recording/ touring career that continues today. Two critically acclaimed CD’s, “Positively The Blues” and “Electric Factory” mark Jon’s enduring love affair with all things Americana- blues, jazz, Dixieland, folk, swing, Cajun and more.

Recorded with colleague and longtime friend Charlie Farren, “FBI”, the self-titled Farren Butcher Incorporated CD continues the relationship Jon has had with earthy, guitar drenched R&B. Including two re-written/ re-recorded hits from their respective early careers, the songs on “FBI” are explosive, cinematic and deftly recorded at Farren’s Boston-based FMansion Studios. Additionally Jon and Charlie appear as celebrity Judges on the Emmy Award-winning tv broadcast, Community Auditions.

Jon’s ELECTRIC FACTORY provides film score, soundtrack and music licensing services for television and film companies looking for something decidedly unique. With it’s launch at FOX in 1991, ELECTRIC FACTORY has provided music for all of the major network/cable television carriers through shows like; the currently running hit show, Shameless (Showtime), United States of Tara (Showtime), Ugly Betty [ABC], The Simpsons (Fox), Six Feet Under (HBO), Deadwood (HBO), My Name Is Earl (NBC), and many more.

2012 is already a busy year for Jon Butcher and ELECTRIC FACTORY. With a discography of 17 international CD releases, international critical and Guitar Press acclaim and a hit TV show preparing for its third season it’s hard to argue the point. Share the Vision.

For discography and other information about Jon Butcher, please visit:

www.farrenbutcher.com 
www.jonbutcher.com 
www.facebook.com/jonbutcher

Joey! The Real Santa!

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Fred Bodin writes-

Tonight Santa visited my gallery. Guests (L-R) Singer Annette Dion, Janet Crary (checking to make sure Santa’s beard is real), Saint Nick himself, and gallery artist Laureen Maher (she just loves Santa). We were jammed tonight, as I’m sure most shops on Main Street were too. See you all Saturday night for the GMG Holiday Party. Do not miss this party!

Community Stuff 12/7/12

Hey Joey:

Just wanted to send out this invitation to the pottery show in Rockport this weekend. If it has already been sent to you I apologize.

Thanks

PS….GMG is such an asset to Gloucester. You have done an amazing job! Good for you…who would have thought that little boy I used to ride the school bus with , would be such a huge presence in the city. And not because of his business, but because he has made the citizens of the city his business.  Take care. Nina(Testaverde)Goodick J

cynthia curtis pottery 7th annual student and studio potter holiday show and sale dec 8-9 2012


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Hi Joey
We are hoping you can add us in for the show we are doing at The Saunders House
at Sawyer Free Library for the Middle Street Walk
Friday night 5-8:30 (please stop in and have some refreshments and listen to part of the Cape Ann Big Band!!)
Saturday 9-5
with a BIG raffle that benefits the Library!!
Thanks
Jo-Anne Crawford
(and Jackie)

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Adult Learning Initiative at Wellspring House to hold Information Sessions

The Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) at Wellspring House in Gloucester will be holding Information and Registration Sessions on Thursday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 20, from 9-11 a.m.  ALI provides free classes in Computers, English, Basic Math and Career Development, for men and women in transition who need a boost to get into a new and better job or back to school. Income eligibility may apply.
The overall goal of ALI is to help individuals move toward personal and financial self-reliance by helping them gain the self-confidence, direction, motivation, workplace skills, and training necessary to move toward further education and careers. Whether your goal is to go back to school or into the workforce, come to an Information Session to see what the program is all about.
Call Program Coordinator Mary Scofield for more information or to RSVP at 978-281-3558, ext. 304.
Wellspring House is located at 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester.


Hi Joey!
The Sarah Elizabeth Shop is having Storewide sale!
People who purchase 10 or more handmade cards from the shop will receive 15% off when they bring in this ad
Linen table runners and wall hangings are 50% off!
T shirts and Tote Bags are 20% off!
We are now open Thursday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-6. 
Thanks to everyone for shopping local this Christmas!
Julia
The Sarah Elizabeth Shop
5 Whistlestop Mall
Rockport, MA
www.sarah-elizabeth-shop.com

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I am having an open studio sale at my home art studio Sat 12/8/12. My studio is at 2 Straitsmouth Way in Rockport . The show/sale is from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. I paint in oils. I have many paintings of Gloucester and Cape Ann. I also make prints and cards from my paintings. All are welcome.
If you could mention this in your blog
tomorrow, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,
Jean Byrd


hi  joey,

will you please post the attached flier about our shop in Lanesville? we sell clothing and handknits, all made right here in our Lanesville shop!! a great opportunity to "shop local" and get some high quality, one-of-a- kind gifts. besides, it’s a fun place to visit…

thanks, kathy powers

wulla 1074 washington street gloucester, ma 01930 978-515-7432

www.wullawulla.com

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