We Want Every One Of You To Come To The GMG 10 Year Anniversary / Holiday party December 16th At Cape Ann Giclee

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Listen Please don’t think you’re not invited if you didn’t get a Facebook invite or personal invitation.  YOU’RE INVITED!

I/We don’t have the time top dig through to try to remember each and every GMG FOB to tag on Facebook and some of you don’t even have Facebook.

But the fact is that GMG wouldn’t be what it is without our awesome readers and friends.

we want you there.

Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party

Hosted by Cape Ann Giclee

Saturday, December 16 at 6 PM – 9 PM

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Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 16th! 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 16, 2015 – 6 to 9pm (ish)

Location:
Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob

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GloucesterCast 255 with Pauline Bresnahan, Jan Bell, Gloria Parsons, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/03/17

 

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This calendar is permanently hosted and can be viewed when ever you want at capeanngiclee.com on the ‘events’ page.

Big News from Main Street!

Cape Ann Wellness

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Last weekend teachers from Rockport and Gloucester Public Schools sacrificed their weekend so they could inquire about their own relationships to health and wellness, as to better understand how they can serve the youth they work with. There were also nurses, coaches, and other leaders who work with youth all across Massachusetts and one participant even traveled from Virginia.

My hat is off to all of them. We’re blessed to have people like these teaching our kids.

Cape Ann Power Yoga is grateful to our teachers and our community for making it possible for us to host this type of empowering training in conjunction with the Baptiste Foundation! The two day training was free for people who work with youth to help them bring the techniques we practice on the mat into the classroom.

#Unstoppable was a huge success and we are honored to announce our now

Official Affiliation with Baptiste Yoga!

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GloucesterCast 256 With Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/10/17

GloucesterCast 256 With Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/10/17

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Timestamped Topics (click on the timestamp in front of each topic to go directly to that topic) Include:

WE WANT EVERY ONE OF YOU TO COME TO THE GMG 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY / HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 16TH AT CAPE ANN GICLEE

06:25 Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE GMG CONTRIBUTORS. CHECK OUT THEIR HOLIDAY OFFERINGS

Review of Middle Street Walk Activities

Kudos To The Gloucester Police and Fire Departments
Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Picked Out A Christmas Tree At Cape Ann Marina- Leeman Landscaping Reasonably Priced Nice Full Tree- Are There Less Places Selling Trees This Year?
Blow Up Ornamentals Decorating Outdoors- Can’t Go Half Way  Madeline Says You’re Either All In Or Just A few Outdoor Decorations Can’t Get Stuck Half Way.
Harbor Voices
O’Maley Middle School fundraiser last week for O’Maley Academy “Holiday Showcase” sneak preview at Shrek Jr. performance first two weekends in March.  Our middle school spy tells me our friend Nate from To Kill a Mockingbird will star in one of the casts for Shrek Jr.
Feather and Wedge Book Signing Rockport Through The Ages Photographs From The Sandy Bay Historical Society- Charles Cleaves December 14th
Snowstorms rural vs urban
A Note To Restaurant owners- OLD PEOPLE LIKE US CAN’T READ TINY TYPE ESPECIALLY IN DIMLY LIT SITUATIONS

Call To Action Paprika Grill-

Pam D’Ambrosio writes on Facebook- “I heard that Paprika Grill on Washington St. may have to close due to lack of business. So sad Gloucester might lose this Mediterranean option – tasty healthy food, always fresh and made to order by the friendly young proprietor. Awesome baba ganoush! If you haven’t visited, please check it out”

Giancarlo Stanton Signed With The Yankees And Unless The Red Sox Make Some Type Of Crazy Move They May As Well Pack It In Next Year.

TRMENDOUS TURNOUT AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE FOR “THE INNVER VOICE AND THE OUTER WORLD”

“There is a great need for veterans and the families of veterans to tell their own stories to audiences who are receptive and willing to listen.” Dorothy Nelson, from the book’s introduction.

Today’s book launch of The Inner Voice and the Outer World was a resounding success. The book is a compilation of writings by veterans and their families from the Gloucester Writer’s Center “Cape Ann Veterans Writing Workshop” (2013 -2017), which was taught by the book’s editor, Dorothy Nelson. Many of the contributors were at the event to read excerpts of their poems and stories and to sign books. Shaped by the author’s experiences in 20th and 21st century wars, the stories shared were deeply moving. Readers and audience were in many instances moved to tears.

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The Gloucester House was packed, so much so, that Lenny opened up the adjoining second function room to accommodate the overflow of people.

Best wishes and congratulations to the Writer’s Center, Ms. Nelson, and the contributors for sharing the stories of our local veterans and their loved ones.

The contributors are:

ALMA HART

JAMES GRIGG

HEATHER DUPONT

EDWARD KAZNOCHA

STAN FEENER

SUSAN FREY

FRANCIS J. SULLIVAN

MARTIN RAY

MARC LEVY

MELVIN P. OLSON

MARIA LANE

MARY CONNELLY

VIRGINIA FRONTIERO MCKINNON

CONNIE CONDON

LINDA NILES NX

TOM SAROFEEN

CHARLES STEINER

To purchase The Inner Voice and the Outer World, mail a check to the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930. Please make the check to the Gloucester Writers Center and at the bottom of the envelope write: re: Veterans Book. The book costs $15.00. plus mailing. 

 

 

This could be the end of GMG – but YOU might be able to save it!

No, I’m not kidding.  On Thursday, the FCC will most likely vote to repeal Net Neutrality, the rule that prevents Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from slowing down (a.k.a. throttling) or blocking websites and streaming services.  This means Comcast will be allowed to block your access to GMG for any reason they like.  And they could charge GMG a fee in order to have the block removed.  You and Joey and I will have no recourse.

But it gets worse.  If you have a small business, Comcast could also block your website and force you to pay a premium to get the block removed.  The technology exists for Comcast to block your Facebook page if they like and Facebook will have no recourse to prevent that.

As you might guess, there are those who favor repealing Net Neutrality, namely people at Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.  FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, who proposed the repeal, is the former Associate General Council for Verizon where he handled competition matters, regulatory issues, and counseling of business units on broadband initiatives.  Perhaps now you’re getting the picture.

Ajit Pai has called Net Neutrality “a solution in search of a problem” which conveniently ignores the many times ISPs did exactly what we’re afraid of until the FCC came to our rescue.  See examples here.  Once Net Neutrality is repealed, the FCC will no longer be able to come to our rescue.

Imagine if the phone company decided to block calls to your mother in Iowa because whatever phone company she uses out there doesn’t want to pay a premium to allow calls from Massachusetts.

“That sort of thing has never happend,” you might say.  And you’d be right.  Because phone companies aren’t allowed to block calls or redirect them or add static or interfere with the sound or video quality  — all things that ISPs will be allowed to do without the Net Neutrality rules.  But wait!  Do you have VOIP from Comcast?  Or Verizon?  Or AT&T?  Better call your mom now and explain why you might not be able to call her after Thursday.

And while you’re at it, you might want to call your congressman Seth Moulton (202) 225-8020 and Senators Ed Markey 617-565-8519 and Elizabeth Warren (617) 565-3170.  Ask them to pressure the FCC not to repeal Net Neutrality.  And if that doesn’t work, perhaps congress can make Net Neutrality the law of the land.

This is serious folks.  The time to act is now.

 

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Gloucester!

Last night in a light snow we lit the Lobster Trap Tree, thanks to Art Haven, a lot of volunteers and children who showed up and painted the buoys.  The light snow yesterday brought a special magic to the city.  Merry Christmas from Gloucester!!!

Surf and Turf

There were so many surfers and paddleboarders out on the water at Good Harbor Beach the other day that it looked like a gathering of ducks.  I guess they aren’t that much different in some ways.  Floating out there waiting for the perfect food or wave.  Rising and sinking with the waves.

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It sure looked like fun! One of these days, you’ll see me out there!

Not sure if Crossfit is right for you?

Cape Ann Wellness

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Not sure if CFCA is right for you? We offer a 14 day trial membership for $65 so you can test the waters before fully committing to improving your health/fitness and life!  Trial memberships start with a private intro session with one of our coaches. The intro will give you an opportunity to check out our facility, learn more about our program, watch an actual class in progress and learn some of the basic movements that we use on a regular basis. More importantly, it’s a chance for us to get to know you… (your goals, athletic background, previous injuries) and address any questions or concerns that you may have. This session generally lasts 40-60 mins. Once you have completed your intro… come to class as much as you want for the next 14 days! Get a feel for our workouts, our coaches and our supportive community. When the 14 days are…

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Rocky Neck Cultural Center – Impromptu Reception Sunday 12/1

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Rocky Neck Cultural Center  “December in November—Giving the Gift of Art!” 
Rocky Neck Art Colony Members’ Fine Art and Crafts Sale

Last Chance to Visit the Holiday Art Show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

 Sunday. December 10. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 6 Wonson Street. Gloucester MA. Offerings of Fine Art, Jewelry, Photography, Blown Glass, Calendars, Cards and More.

Impromptu ‘Closing Reception’ from 2 – 4 pm. Sunday, December 10. Join in celebrating the end of the 2017 Season! We are looking forward to future exhibits on Rocky Neck, American’s Oldest Art Colony. Renovations begin soon at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Looking forward to the 2018 season at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center and Gallery 53! 

Art is Good MedicineCreative activities can relieve stress, aid communication, and help arrest cognitive decline. (Harvard Health Publishing, July 2017)

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WEDDING PARTY AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE!

A wedding party shows up during the Lobster Trap Tree lighting preparations and David Brooks has on hand a buoy to give to the newlyweds 🙂

RAIN OR SNOW, COME ON DOWN FOR LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT!

Despite the soggy wet snow and freezing temperatures, the Lobster Trap Tree lighting is taking place right on schedule. Caroling begins at 4:30.

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