Only 4 Days Left Til The GMG Holiday Party At Cape Ann Giclee December 5th!

Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 5th! 6PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

Saturday, December 5, 20157 to 11pm (ish)

Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob



For the Birds

A multi-media, juried exhibition and fundraiser inspired by everything Avian

 The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) invites New England artists to submit work to “For the Birds” a six-week exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. A portion of all sales will be donated to support Mass Audubon’s mission “to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife”.

 Juror: Amy T Montague, Director, Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon

Exhibition Dates: January 28-March 6, 2016

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 31, 2:00-4:00 PM

 The Call: The RNAC seeks traditional, decorative and expressive works of art and craft inspired by everything avian including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, decoys, birdhouses, jewelry, cards and more.

 Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older living and working in New England.

 Artwork Requirements:

  • Work submitted will have been created within the past 4 years.
  • Artwork previously shown at any other Gloucester venue will not be considered.
  • Artists may be asked to supply a pedestal for 3-D work.
  • 2-D work will not exceed 48 inches in width, 60 inches in height.
  • All art must be original by the artist. No reproductions, video or installations.
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person, absolutely no shipping.
  • Work must be suitably framed and wired for hanging; no saw-tooth or sandwich frames allowed.

 Entry Fees: $35 for 3 entries, 2 additional entries $10 each; RNAC members: $25 for 3 entries, 2 additional entries $5 each. (Member discount code available.) Please make sure you have a credit card or a PayPal account to make your payment at the time of applying.

 Submissions Open: 9:00 AM, November 30, 2015

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:59 PM

Notification: Names of selected artists will be posted on the RNAC website ( by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2016. Accepted artists will also be contacted with a follow-up email.

Images: You will need good quality photos of your work in JPEG format, sized no greater than 2 MB, with1200 pixels for the longest dimension. Each image must be labeled with the following information: last name, first initial, title, medium.jpg. Do not use any special characters (e.g. !@#$%^&*+()][{}|/) in your image name. Example: Smith_J_SunsetSymphony_acrylic.jpg

 Size Requirements: Submitted 2-D work may not exceed 48 inches in width and 60 inches in height, including the frame. 3-D work must fit on a 16 x 16 inch pedestal top (3-D artists should be prepared to supply pedestals as needed).

 Accepted Work

  • Deliver: Sunday, Jan 24, 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM or Monday, Jan 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM to the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.
  • Pick-up unsold work: Sun, March 6, 4:00-5:00 PM or Tuesday March 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

 Commissions: All work must be for sale. There is a 40% commission on the sale of non-member work; 25% on RNAC member work. Artists must be members when entering to take advantage of the reduced entry fee and the membership commission rate. To join the Rocky Neck Art Colony go to

 Please send any questions about this call to

See for information about the Smarter Entry submission system.

For more information about the gallery at the Cultural Center or to join the RNAC see

And Here’s the Drone Video of The #GloucesterMA #RightWhale From Martin Del Vecchio

On November 29, 2015, a rare North Atlantic right whale visited Bass Rocks, along the coast of Gloucester, MA. It spent about an hour and a half swimming very close to the shore, spy-hopping, rolling in the waves, and generally appearing to enjoy itself.

North Atlantic right whales are extremely rare and are critically endangered, with approximately 400 animals remaining. The New England Aquarium catalogs all known whales and sightings at, and in an email said:

“The folks at the Aquarium concur that this is a young whale. They believe it might be one of the calves that was born in the winter of 2014, so about 2 years old. Hopefully they’ll be able to confirm that once they get all available images/footage. If that’s the case, then that makes this an even more valuable sighting. Survival rate for calves and juveniles during the first couple of years is somewhat low, so when we can confirm that a calf has survived we all get pretty psyched. ”

You can read more about North Atlantic right whales here:

Filmed with a DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone, a Zenmuse X5 camera, and the Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm lens.
Video is copyright © 2015 by Martin Del Vecchio



Absolute savage pee move right here.  What guy pulls his pants down over his butt to take a leak? Zippers buddy, ever hear of them?

One more inch down and I’d consider this nudity.  As it is the bottom of his big ol ass is covered so I guess it’s just a monster butt crack shot.

there’s plumbers butt and now a whole new category- lobsterman’s butt.

Pet of the Week-Foojin

Let’s meet in person!  Foojin here and I am a happy and laid back 11 year old senior fellow.  Snacks, naps and cuddling that is what life is all about!  I am perfect travel companion size, fit in the passenger seat just fine and I don’t mind joining you on a leisurely stroll.  Did I mention I like those stuffed toys?

I am a special needs adoption with some health concerns.  So if you are willing to give a senior fellow his second chance and don’t mind helping out with some of the aches and complaints that come along with age, look me up! I may need a little extra care but I promise to make it all worth your while with the way you will always have a buddy who adores you, is ready to listen to you and willing to join you on any adventure!

Visit for more information about Foojin and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Martin Del Vecchio Right Whale On The Back Shore #GloucesterMA Photos

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This whale was swimming along the Back Shore for a couple of hours this morning.  I got some video footage with my drone, which I will post in the next day or two.

But here are a couple of frames that make it look like a North Atlantic right whale.  if it is, it’s one of only 400 left on earth.

Pretty freakin’ awesome.



December 1st Community Reiki Share

Joey C:

More Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News-

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

Dreamtime Wellness ™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Monthly Community Reiki Share – Tuesday. December 1st. 5:15 – 8:15 P.M. $20.00 Suggested Donation. Portion of the proceeds to to charity.

Join us for some relaxation for this holiday season. The holidays can be joyful, but can also create additional stress for many. A session of Reiki can help relieve stress and promotes a greater sense of well being.

Come for the whole evening to enjoy the beginning meditation and Japanese reiki practices of a mawashi (circle) and open reiju (attunement.) Or pre-register for a scheduled session of Reiki.

You can come for some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of peace and calm, and healthy snacks and tea. You don’t have to be a Reiki practitioner to join in. Those attending often comment on “how welcomed” and “relaxed” they feel and “how peaceful” the evening is.

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Maritime Gloucester’s Annual Holiday Party!

Joey C:

More Cape Ann Community News-

Originally posted on Cape Ann Community:


Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our annual holiday party and sale!

Thursday December 3, from 5 to 8 pm. There will be food and beverages as well as 25%* off most of our items.  Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 25% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 15% off for non-members (and non-teachers).

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Check Out Desi Smith’s Incredible Gloucester Boxing Club Project

Thank you Joey for having me on your podcast and your interest in my photo project. I’m going to continue this project to include some of the younger boxers along with some women, and will share the images with you and your readers.

If I you could, I would like to give a shout out and thanks to Carlo and Joey DaSilva at the Gloucester Boxing Club for allowing me into their space to do this project.

Here are just a few photos from the project.

Thanks again,


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(Video) Pep Rally 2015: Cheering with the GHS Football Players

Here is the link for the GHS football players routine with the GHS cheerleaders on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Gloucester High School. 

An annual tradition at Gloucester High School is for the football players to do a routine with the cheerleaders at the Pep Rally prior to the Thanksgiving Day game against Danvers. 

Thank you to the GHS Film Club for filming:
– Corryn Ulrich
– Jenna Taormina
– Katelyn Moore


What could be easier than to give the gift of membership to the Sawyer Free Library. There are different levels, beginning with the very low amount of only $10.00 for seniors and students. 

Membership dues are pooled to support the excellent library programming. One of the added benefits of becoming a member are the free passes or reduced admission to area museums, including the Peabody Essex Museum and the Boston Children’s Museum. CLICK HERE to learn more about what membership means and what your contribution brings.

Save the Date for the Gloucester Historic Middle Street Walk Event, upcoming December 12th unnamed-1

Any Ideas? I am Really Curious

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These very strange looking objects were out on the horizon Sunday afternoon off Brace Cove.  Anyone have any idea what they might be?  These were two distinct, very large things quite a distance away from each other.  They don’t look like any kind of tanker or ship I’ve ever seen.

E.J. Lefavour

RUSTED ROOT PLUS ROOTS OF CREATION This Thursday Dec. 3rd 8pm doors open at 7pm @ The Cabot in Beverly MA.

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World rockers RUSTED ROOT have been bringing people together since the early ’90s. With undeniably infectious anthems like “Send Me On My Way” and “Ecstasy,” they’ve captured hearts and minds while spreading their peaceful message around the world. The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root continues to perform high energy shows around the globe to sold out crowds.

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles.The members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” Liz Berlin notes. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. Combining a jam aesthetic and a global mindset, Rusted Root combines World influences into a transcontinental brew. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others.

Rusted Root brings down the house every time they hit the stage, and we’re proud to welcome them to the Cabot!JUST ADDED: ROOTS OF CREATION!

“From addictive reggae pop songs to consciously charged roots rhythms and berserk electronic improvisations, the grace and precision with which ROC executes their bass-heavy works is overwhelming. Their roots are tinged with rock, their rock brushed with electronica, and they’re as likely to dash off into a 10-minute guitar-led groove as they are to perform righteous vocal songs that resonate like the roots-rock classics of old” wrote Homegrown Music Network.

2013 New England Music and Cider Magazine Award Winners, Roots of Creation, mixes roots and dub reggae with guitar-heavy rock and electronica, all wrapped around lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and consciousness-laden lyrics.

The band is raising the bar at every performance with the intent of delivering a true rock show cleverly disguised as a reggae dance bash with psychedelic and energizing lights.  The techno-beam and LED tube lighting increases the already high-energy sound that Roots of Creation (RoC) brings to their audiences.

RoC’s newest release, Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church), captures the band, during a 10 show tour, from the east coast to Chicago to Eastern Canada in August 2011.  The stop at Bella Terra in Stephentown, New York allowed RoC to perform a high-profile slot directly after the headliner, The Mickey Hart Band.  As thousands of fans poured from the main stage over to the late-night tent, RoC delivered a truly unique musical experience with thumping reggae bass lines, piercing guitar licks, and an electronic-dub sound only this band could create.  RoC travels with their own lighting designer, who put on a show of techno beams and LED tubes to match the music and vibe of Bella Terra as lead singer Brett Wilson demanded the crowds’ attention with his soulful lyrics and revolutionary calls.

Roots of Creation is made up of original members guitarist/lead singer Brett Wilson, keyboard player Tal Pearson, and drummer Mike Chadinha.  RoC is currently touring with a rotating arsenal of bassists, horns, and auxiliary members to blow the audience away by enhancing the overall sound and energy. The band formed in 2001 with Wilson, Pearson, Chadinha and former bassists while attending Franklin Pierce College and began touring heavily in 2004. RoC also tours with a rotating arsenal of horns to blow the audience away by enhancing the overall sound and energy.

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