Tag Archives: Bob Ritchie

Bob Ritchie’s Grandkids Represent! In SE Asia

Hi Joey,

My dad, Bob Ritchie (of Dogtown Books) gave us a GMG Sticka for Christmas.  We brought it along on our trip to SE Asia this month.  Here are some photos, hope you like them!  Here are Evelyn, Daniel and Edward with The Sticka in:

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

GMG Angkor

Phuket Butterfly Garden in Phuket Thailand (no Monarchs here!)

GMG Butterfly

and on Gloucester Road in Hong Kong

GMG Glou Rd

2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series- Dogtown Books

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- 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

Bob Ritchie Identifies Curious Fish as Shortspine Boarfish

Joey,  I believe the Mystery Fish is a Shortspine Boarfish  (Antigonia combatia);  "body shape varies from ovate to roughly diamond-shaped.   Head and body reddish pink above, becoming silvery below.  9 spines in  first dorsal fin, 26-30 soft rays in 2nd dorsal fin;  23-28 soft rays in anal fin.  Size: up to 5 in.  Range:   NJ and south to Brazil, at  depth 400-2000 ft., generally on or near bottom on the deeper continental shelf and the upper slope, especially near ledges and rocky outcroppings."    Source: C. Richard Robins, A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes of North America, Houghton Mifflin 1986.   Available at Dogtown Book Shop (books, used and unusual)  $8.00
Bob
Bob Ritchie
Dogtown Book Shop

Bob’s email was in reference to this curious fish that Tony Gross brought up in his trap last week.

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Tony brought it down the dock for me to photograph and all our lobstermen passed it around the office (there was probably 500 years of lobstering experience in the office at the time) and not one of our lobstermen had caught one in their traps before.  Tony caught this one just off of Lanesville. Rare indeed.

Available today at Dogtown Book shop

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Rocky Neck Artist In Residence Melinda Hannigan

Melinda left Gloucester yesterday to drive back cross country to Seattle making stops along the way with her Irish companion whose name escapes me (I get a pass on forgetting her name as she called me Bob a couple times).

Here she poses with a couple of her pieces made from actual sails.  When speaking with Melinda she told me how helpful and supportive Freida Grotjahn from Again and Again had been during her stay as well as Bob Ritchie from Dogtown Book Store.

Rocky Neck Artist In Residence Melinda Harrington, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Melinda Harrington Art From Sails

Melinda Harrington Art From Sails

Melinda Harrington Art From Sails

Melinda Hannigan Art From Sails