Monthly Archives: December 2012

Magnolia Ride 4 Times Fast Filmed By Frank Ciolino

Filmed December 20th, 2012

People really respond to these so we’re gonna capture all the neighborhoods.  Most comments for the next neighborhood you want us to do we will film next.

If you know someone from Magnolia or that used to live in Magnolia, put this on your Facebook page and share it with them.

Filmed By Frank Ciolino using the Kodak Playsport ZX3 and Kaylau nClamp.

Edited using Windows Live Movie Maker

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2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Sequined Fan

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- Pisces
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Green Life
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Island Art and Hobby
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Local Colors
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Goods Life Is Good Store
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Jewels Of Gloucester
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- G33K
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Dogtown Books
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Larsens
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Main Street Art and Antiques
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Dress Code
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Menage Gallery
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Village Silversmith
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

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, even as we mourn the loss of the captain and crew of the scalloper Foxy Lady II, we focus on the sea’s bounty.

All photos shot on location at Intershell Seafood Corp in Gloucester.

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Color photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

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BxW photos © Marty Luster

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Great New Store- Bub’s Tool Consignment

Bub’s Tool Consignment
11 Pond Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-1972

I went to meet and video Barry who owns Bub’s Tool Consignment on Pond Road today, very interesting consignment store and also a nice guy.

Please click below for video

bubstoolconsignment@gmail.com

bubstoolconsignment@gmail.com

Michael Buble’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”

Holiday Song of the Day ~ The first video is interesting and talks about how Michael Bulbe essentially “stole” his bass player’s arrangement, and then teamed up to create this wonderfully soulful version of “All I Want for Christmas is You.”  Comment with your favorite holiday song; we would love to share!

I Feel Fine

Lots of reasons to feel fine today.  Here are two good ones.

These guys are true rock stars who understand audience participation.

The greatest rock stars of all time.  Drowned out by of all the screaming, they couldn’t hear a thing.  But they stayed in tune, on beat and connected with the audience who would have torn them apart if they could have gotten to the stage.

Stormy, but no snow to get in the way of feeling fine tonight.  Get out there and party!  See all the great live music you can party to here.

Happy birthday, Mayor Kirk!

A few photos from the birthday party last night at Giuseppe’s:

Mayor Kirk with her doppelganger

Mayor Kirk with her doppelgänger

They really do look alike!

They really do look alike!

Lots of friends were in attendance

Lots of friends were in attendance

There was also quite a lot of good food!

There was also quite a lot of good food!

Fantastic finger food

Fantastic finger food

Thank you, Mayor Kirk, for your service to the city of Gloucester!

- Fr. Matthew Green

Handgun Rumor At Gloucester High School Addressed In Statement From Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello

Statement From Police Chief Leonard Campanello

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your call this a.m.

We received a call about 6:20am from a credible source indicating that a rumor was circulating that there was a statement made by a student of bringing a handgun to the High School today. There was also a rumor that threats of bringing a gun to school today were written on a wall in the bathroom of the High School. The Police Department immediately responded, checked the school, began investigating and contacted school officials and the Mayor.

As it stands now, we will have a police presence for the time being at the High School, both to continue to track down the source of these rumors and to dispel any fear that students, parents, and teachers may have. The school is open, quiet, classes are in session as normal and school admin is on scene as well. I am told by the super that if students are apprehensive, there are guidance counselors on scene to speak with them.

Thanks again,

Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police, City of Gloucester, MA

Wells Maritime Art 30% off and Personal Delivery Before Christmas For GMGers

Dear Joey,
Here at Wells Maritime Art, we really appreciate the support of GMG over the past year. So we’re offering a special discount to all GMGers.

Go to www.wellsmaritime.com

Enter the discount code gmgrocks and receive 30% off of your order (with free shipping). If the purchaser lives on Cape Ann, I’ll deliver the art personally in time for Christmas. This offer is good only from Thursday, December 20 through Monday, December 24.
Merry Christmas!
Jon Cahill

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"East Gloucester from Rocky Neck" by Ken Knowles

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Sage Florists

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- Pisces
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Green Life
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Island Art and Hobby
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Local Colors
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Harbor Goods Life Is Good Store
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Jewels Of Gloucester
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- G33K
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Dogtown Books
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Larsens
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Main Street Art and Antiques
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Dress Code
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- The Weathervane
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Menage Gallery
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- House of The Raven
2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Village Silversmith
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

WINTER SOLSTICE MESSAGE FROM TOM PHILBROOK

 

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HOWDY!

The Winter Solstice occurs today, Friday, December 21st, at 6:12 am EST — the earliest Winter since 1896. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol, or "Sun," and stitium, or "stoppage."

Wishing you a swell holiday season, packed with joy, peace, and a smidgeon of goofiness!

Tom Philbrook

www.thomasphilbrook.com

Community Stuff 12/21/12

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In the Spirit of Giving – A Gift to Maritime Gloucester Will Continue to Give

Our Mission:

To inspire students and visitors to value marine science, our maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences.

A donation to Maritime Gloucester is a wonderful way to give back during this season of giving. Your gift will impact our work to inspire, support, and inform about marine science.

Nearly 4,500 students from more than 70 schools and educational groups, including more than 1,000 students from Gloucester and Rockport schools have participated in our programs. Maritime Gloucester directly responds to the challenge facing our nation today to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Please consider making a gift to help support our mission.

Ways to Give:

* Online – www.maritimegloucester.com/support

* Mail – 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA  01930

* Gifts from the sale of stock or monthly pledge payments – please

   contact Tracy in our office (978-281-0470)

Thank you for your consideration to support Maritime Gloucester! 

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes in the New Year.

(Your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.)

Christmas Shop


Holiday Shopping

We’re open this Saturday, December 22nd, from 10 – 4 for last minute maritime shoppers.

Books, merchandise, clothing, schooner Ardelle tickets, Maritime Gloucester memberships and more.

Special discounts available on numerous items and festive beverages will be served.

Where & When

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

Saturday, December 22nd 10:00-4:00


Gloucester Community Comes Together to Support Children

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Every holiday season, with the support of the community HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) holds a holiday store for children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.  Donations of toys are brought to HAWC’s Gloucester office and staff and volunteers display the toys on shelves for clients to select for their children.  It is the generosity of local community groups such as the Strokers Hot Rod Club of Gloucester that make the store possible and bring joy to many children this holiday season. Thank you to Frank D’Agostino, Bob Kern, Nancy Sykes and LeBaron Hazen who delivered the toys.

HAWC has provided free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence since 1978. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact HAWC’s 24 hour hotline 1-800-547-1649 or HAWC’s Gloucester office at 978-282-3251.For more information on HAWC’s services, please visit http://www.hawcdv.org

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In picture from (L-R) Jessie Ballantine, HAWC Cape Ann Program Director, Frank D’Agostino, Bob Kern, Nancy Sykes and LeBaron Hazen of Hot Rod Club.


Rona submits-

Foxy Lady II

Candle light prayer vigil.
Sunday 5:00
Man at the Wheel Statue.


Gallery Open House to coincide with Rockport Christmas Pageant

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“Deep Thought,” by Ed Sullivan

The gallery at Cape Ann Fine Art and Framing, 19 Broadway in Rockport, will hold an open house on Saturday, December 22d, from noon to 8pm.

On display will be over sixty paintings, drawings, and monotypes by preeminent contemporary Cape Ann Artists in a wide range of styles and prices.

Featured at the open house will be over twenty small, framed works of art having discounted prices for holiday shoppers, by Zygmund Jankowski, Dennis Flavin, and Ed Sullivan.  Jankowski has a national reputation, and Flavin’s paintings will be exhibited in the Cape Ann Museum in April.   Also on display will be works Eileen Mueller, Peter Russell, and Kathryn Tuck.

The gallery at Cape Ann Fine Art and Framing opened its doors in October and aims to serve everyone interested in the contemporary art on Cape Ann, from serious collectors to visitors just discovering its storied and vibrant tradition.

The gallery and custom framery are open Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3, Sundays in December 11-4, and by appointment, 978-491-7785, capeannfineart.com.