“F” Wicked Tuna!!

“F” Wicked Tuna!


Joey setting up the Walnut Cam (if you can’t beat’em, join’em)


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“Family Heirlooms” by Debbie Clarke

“Family Heirlooms”  by Debbie Clarke

These Photos shows Deb’s Process




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Yummmy flatbread pear and caramelized onion from @SistaFelicia cookbook

Alicia DeWolfe Cox Vines-

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Bill and Julie at Mile Marker 28

Bill and Julie Ingram, from Lee, MA are in Gloucester for their 28th wedding anniversary. They were married on September 7th, 1985 at Saint Mary's in Lee. Their wedding  song was "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Bill is the COO of Great Barrington's Wastewater Treatment facility.  Julie works for the Lennox Valley Recycling Station., otherwise known as  "WTF." They have two outstanding sons, one of which is an engineering major in college. I love these folks, and we should be proud of what they've done with their lives. Already part of the GMG Nation, I'm sure they'll be moving here soon.

Bill and Julie Ingram, from Lee, MA are in Gloucester for their 28th wedding anniversary. They were married on September 7th, 1985 at Saint Mary’s in Lee. Their wedding song was “Hotel California” by the Eagles. Bill is the COO of Great Barrington’s Wastewater Treatment facility. Julie works for the Lennox Valley Recycling Station., otherwise known as “WTF.” They have two outstanding sons, one of which is an engineering major in college. I love these folks, and we should be proud of what they’ve done with their lives. Already part of the GMG Nation, I’m sure they’ll be moving here soon.

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Renewal of Newell Stadium hits the Finish Line

The Renewal of Newell Stadium hits the finish line, with a helicopter fly-by, rising of the flag, ribbon cutting and a very review of all the athletic teams, a day of celebration, and Gloucester has won every game played on the New Balance Field at Newel Stadium. ABSOUTLY PERFECT !!



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2013 Fish Box Derby Registration and Inspection


For more info and pics- http://www.fishboxderby.org/


Fish Box Derby Registration and Weigh-in was held at the Fisk Organ shop today, here are a few pics!  We will also accept registrations and do inspections for those who could not make it today – this Wednesday evening Sept. 11th, 6-7pm.  We urge any previous racers who may be interested in loaning or selling their cars to contact the Fish Box Derby at 978-283-1932.  Don’t forget the THRILL OF THE HILL! this Sunday, Sept. 15th at High Noon, on Rogers Street hill!


Rick Isaacs for the Fish Box Derby

Event Information

2013 Fishbox Derby Race will be held

September 15th High Noon

The cars are entered into one of two categories: “Freestyle” or “Modified”. Prize categories include the traditional First, Second, Third, Fourth, Best Pit Crew and Koolest Car. In the past, First Place winners have won a mountain bike from Seaside cycle, Second Place winners have won a six month family membership to the YMCA, Third Place winners have won tickets from Cape Ann Whale Watch  and Fourth Place winners have won wrist watch. Many other great prizes donated by local merchants are awarded.

Donations made to the Fish Box Derby Race help to cover all race related expenses. The balance is placed in a scholarship fund for the young participants. Each participant is eligible to apply for scholarship funds as she or he prepares to graduate from High School. For race details, helping on a committee or general information you can write to us at: Fish Box Derby, Inc. PO Box 162 Gloucester, Ma. 01931-0162 Or call Greg at 978-283-1932 or Beth at 978-281-6057. Email us at info@fishboxderby.org

Need more information about purchasing cars, parts, etc.?  Please see the following links:

Official Soapbox Derby Website

Way Cool Kits

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Community Stuff 9/9/13

· Gloucester Photographer, Michael Chamness’ Photo Art Show of ‘Cape Ann Birds’ can be seen at North Beverly Starbucks. I especially love his ‘Swanabee,’ a fuzzy, baby swan photographed at Henry’s pond by Pebble Beach in Rockport.

· With the 9/11 memorial nearing, the month of September has a focus on Peace. A Peace Walk in Boston is being held on 9/15 with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the UN International Day of Peace is 9/21. Anyone interested in greater levels of peace, comfort and calm are welcome to join ‘Reiki Share/Clinic’ on Tuesday, 9/10 at the Manchester Healing Arts Center. 66 Summer St. Manchester, MA. For information or to register email: info@dreamtimewellness.com. Reiki promotes a sense of comfort, calm and inner peace; ‘peace within ripples out to others.’ Join us for an evening of Peace, Meditation and Reiki.

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Paulie Walnuts Takes A Ride Through the Gloucester MA and Rockport Shoreline

4 Times Fast.

If you’ve moved away I bet there are a whole lots of places you’ll recognize from this ride.

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If You Ever Had a Doubt That Nat Geo Is Putting Serious Dinero Behind Wicked Tuna…

All You Have To Do Is Look at The Sick Gear They Are Using To Shoot It.

Listen, in the past 5 years with the incredible advances in camera technology every soccer mom in the universe thinks they are capable movie producers.

I can’t begin to tell you how many different production companies have come down to the docks pitching us on yet another idea for a reality show based on our dock and our lobstermen.

Most have their Canon Mark X with a Video shooting rig and all the L series lenses.  They want you to sign your life away, work for peanuts for the first season and do everything but tell you that they are going to make you look like a complete jackass. But hey, you’ll be on TV so it’s all good.  99% of them are jokers.

Not the team from EvolveIMG, the team who shoots Wicked Tuna.  They are the real deal and from this shot just inside the dogbar breakwater of the type of high tech gear they are using to shoot the next season of Wicked Tuna, you know this is a big budget, high quality outfit.

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Well Hello There Mr Crazy Claw Lobster

Melissa Cox Holds A Crazy Clawed Lobster Here at Captain Joe and Sons

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To The Rescue!

DSCF3017 Lifeguards at Wingaersheek Beach rush to assist a young swimmer who ran into difficulty in the choppy surf near the rocks on Sunday. A minute later he was high and dry and in fine shape.

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A Sunset Celtic Cruise on The Lannon

Rick and I enjoyed a wonderful evening on The Lannon on Saturday evening.  The Lannon is such a pretty boat. Kay and Tom with their great crew make you feel so comfortable and welcome.  The cruise at 5:30 -8:00 took all the stress away not just one day of stress but a lifetime.  Here a couple of pictures of our cruise.  When it was time to get off, just wanted to turn around and take another cruise.  Thank you Lannon.

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Live blogging: Mother of Grace Club/Football!

Mother of Grace Club parades down Rodgers St. while I’m doing the Sunday Ticket game day at the Fiesta Pub!

A small but fine procession.

A perfect day.

But it’s game time at Fiesta Pub! They have 35 cent wings, free buffet with cold cuts and chikn fingaz! Come on down!! Sent from my iPhone


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Calling all Masters and Judges of Bloody Mary Mixology

bloody mary competition

If you missed the last one, you don’t want to miss this one.  If you were part of the last one, you’ll want to be part of this one too.  On Sunday, September 15th, Ryan & Wood Distilleries will be sponsoring the Biennial GMG Bloody Mary Competition during Mug Up at Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3.  Mug Up starts at 9:30 and judging begins at 10:00.  Bring on a batch of your most creative Bloody Mary mix.  We will add the Beauport Vodka here so that all Bloody Marys contain the same high quality locally distilled vodka, and are of a consistent, acceptable strength (so no one stumbles out of here afterwards).

Speaking of judges, we are looking for a few good men and women with discriminating palates who know and love good Bloody Marys.  Ed Collard has already committed, but we need another 3 or 4 judges.  If you are interested in being a judge, please email me at khanstudio@comcast.net with your Bloody Mary judging credentials.  Fred, you’re already vetted, as is Maureen Malloy, if either of you are interested.  Paul Morrison, you’re a shoe-in.  We’re always looking for new blood for judgeships, so don’t be shy about applying – James Eves.

If you are interested in entering your amazing Bloody Mary mix in the competition, please  email me and let me know, so we’ll know how many entrants there will be.  Ryan & Wood will be providing great prizes on top of the world renown you will receive as the best Bloody Mary mixologists in the known GMG universe.  Kathy Chapman, Richard Rosenfeld, Talitha Jackson – you need to come back and defend your titles.

If you just want to come to Mug Up for the great comraderie and fun, feel free to bring along some Mug Up type fare to share.  There will be coffee and deviled eggs, per usual.

UPDATE: We now have Ed Collard, Fred Bodin, James Eves and Karen Ristuben confirmed as judges.  It would be great to have another female judge.

BREAKING NEWS 4:12pm: Kathy Downer of Long Beach is now our final judge for the competition.  She has impressive experience as a bartender trainer for 7 years and she ran a bartending school, and on rainy days when she used to be on the other Cape, she and her friends would barhop to find the best bloody mary.

Now we just need some blood mary makers to enter the competition.

E.J. Lefavour

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Don’t Miss Steve Almond at Duckworth’s!

539wJoin Steve Almond on September 15th at 5:00 at Duckworth’s Bistrot for a lively discussion of Stoner by John Williams.

SteveAlmond1_smallSteve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, three of which he published himself. His memoir Candyfreak was a New York Times Bestseller. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction and was short-listed for The Story Prize. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.

SteveAlmondwithJudeFor ticket information visit the events page of Eastern Point Lit House

Duckworth's ©Kim Smith 2013 copyDuckworth’s Bistrot at 197 East Main Street, Gloucester

Eastern Point Lit House and Duckworth’s Bistrot invite you to join your favorite authors as they sit down over a glass of fine wine and fresh, seasonal appetizers to discuss a book that moves them. This is not a lecture–guests are strongly encouraged to engage in the discussion. Our goal is to have fun in a thoughtful way. Make sure to reserve your spot early. Seating is limited, and you’ll want to give yourself time to read the book of the month.

 Michelle Duckworth's ©Kim Smith 2013

Michelle serving some of Nicole’s ‘Sweet Treats’ at Duckworth’s


Eastern Point Lighthouse Schooner Roseway ©Kim Smith 2013

Eastern Point Lit House is a center dedicated to expanding the literary arts in their home of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as well as the greater world. We want to help you tell your story and name your world. 

Located in Gloucester, Massahcusetts, America’s oldest fishing village and arts colony, we find inspiration every day surrounded by stunning beauty in all forms. We hope that one day you’ll be able to join us for a workshop, a writing retreat, a reading, or simply a cup of coffee. All are welcome. 


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Wilkins & Langathianos ♪♫♪ Acoustic @ Giuseppe’s Ristorante-Today-6-9pm

joe and chrisJoe Wilkins of The Wilkins Noise and Chris Langathianos of Just Like Newman

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Inge Berge @ The Rhumb Line ~ 8-11~ Tonight 9.8.2013

inge berge rl sun 9.8.2013-1

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