Monthly Archives: February 2009

February Vacation! Stuff to do with the Kids!

Plenty for parents to plan to do on vacation this month

Parents and caregivers looking for activities for the children during school vacation week can choose from several offerings from local organizations.

Here’s a short list of the activities offered  for the weekend and into next week.

Movies–  Cape Ann Cinema, Gloucester Cinema

Cape Ann Families“Do Something Really Big!”,  Nature Crafts,  Dance Revolution, “Guitar Hero” Tournament

The Trustees of Reservations Winter birding, Snowflake Science, Winter Quest, Hermit’s Tales on the Trails, Cows in their Winter Home, Bluebird Nest Box Building

Manchester Public Library- Make a Bird Feeder  Audubon Ark Museum Passes

Check out Flapping like a Haddock for  more fun things to do!


GMG Q&A- Beth Williams

How long have you lived in Gloucester? 46  years+   

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? 

Beth Williams won first place in the first ever GoodMorningGloucester Downtown merchants Flowerbox competition. 

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They’re all pretty great…except winter! Late spring and early fall would be a tough choice. 

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Down on the river, off Wheeler St.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Capt. Hook’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Used to be the White Rainbow… now, Alchemy.   

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

don’t have one…   

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Schooner Fest Weekend with the Parade of Lights and fireworks

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

too many to choose….and it would get me into trouble!

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Lobsta Land

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Don’t have one…   

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I was out of town for both…but they sounded great!

Thanks Beth!

Movie – “Military Intelligence And You!”

Click poster to visit cinema website.MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AND YOU!
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main St. * East Gloucester * 978/282-1988
Sat. & Sun. Feb. 14 & 15 @ 5:00pm

What is the greatest weapon in our war against evil? Not guns or bombs, but intelligence. Finally, a training film that dramatizes the importance of knowing what we’re attacking…before we attack it.

“Military Intelligence and You!” is a hilarious mash-up of scenes from vintage U.S. Army productions and newly shot scenes (think “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”). Join Major Nick Reed and the crack…make that cracked…team at Central Command as they search for a hidden Nazi base. Stars Patrick Muldoon, Mackenzie Astin, Elizabeth Bennet, John Rixey Moore and Eric Jungmann are joined in their quest are Alan Ladd, William Holden, Arthur Kennedy, and a surprise appearance by Ronald Reagan!

“…two movies for the price of one. It’s both a loving spoof of World War II films and a pointed satire on America’s involvement in Iraq.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Movie – “Let The Right One In”

Click to visit the cinema's website.

Click to visit the cinema's website.

The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street * East Gloucester
Saturday 2/14 & Sunday 2/15 @ 7:15pm

Fragile, anxious 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.

“A spectacularly moving and elegant film that is, at this point, the best movie of the year.” -John Anderson, Washington Post

“I loved it, and it’s possibly the best vampire movie ever.” -Rob Newton, Creative Director of The Cape Ann Community Cinema

Gloucester Fisherman Paul Vitale At The Essex Avenue Children’s Center

Gloucester Fisherman Paul Vitale At The Essex Avenue Children’s Center, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


From Ellie-” Local fisherman and all around good guy, Paul Vitale, recently visited the Essex Avenue Children’s Center during their month long Ocean study. He brought along an assortment of sea creatures to show the children. As you can see, they were fascinated by his presentation! Thank you, Paul! ” ~ Ellie

 Thanks, Joe!