Monthly Archives: February 2009

GMG Q&A With Kat Valentine

Parlez Moi Press

Parlez Moi Press

Kat Valentines runs a virtual local media conglomerate including publishing through her parlez-moi press, her web design and marketing company, her blog, her knitting book, and her many local community projects one of which she recently received an unsung hero award for seARTS.

Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

14 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

All of them but especially autumn

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

Yes. ;o)

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


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

La Trattoria

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Halibut Point

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Cape Ann Coffee

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?


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


Who is your favorite local artist?

Robert Gruppe, Jeff Weaver, Tom Nicholas…. the list is endless

Which is your favorite local beach?


Who makes the best burger in town?


Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Cape Ann Images

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


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

Keep em coming

What is your favorite local band?

Karen Ristuben

Thanks, Joey

Movie – “The Wizard Rockumentary”

wizard_rockumentary-posterTHE WIZARD ROCKUMENTARY
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

THURSDAY, FEB. 19 @ 7:15PM

There is an entire genre of music called “Wizard Rock” (which started in Massachusetts, actually) dedicated solely to celebrating the universe of Harry Potter, and the Schuyler Sisters’ “movie about rocking and Rowling” focuses on the dedicated fans that created it.

This screening will benefit The Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.

“…a relevant, artistic component of the [Harry Potter] experience and an effective, fun way for young people to express their passion for the books. It entices those unfamiliar with Harry Potter and leads [Harry Potter] readers to further explore the ideas contained within. And the Schuylers have captured it all beautifully.” -Arabella Figg,

I’m thinking today is going to be the day!

I’m thinking today is going to be the day we bust through 300,000 hits.  I wonder who it is going to be to click through and be the 300,000th.

Where Zat? Winner!


Paul Frontiero took a long shot when he guessed the Lane’s Cove shack and when I notified him, he wrote back….

“You gotta be kidding me?
I’ve been down there alot. Must be implanted in my noggin.
I promise I won’t guess for awhile. Unless… one of the next prizes is a Cruise. Thanks Sharon.
Take Care, Paul

So Paul wins a gift certificate from the Lone Gull.  Congratulations, Paul!

We know how hard the economy has been hitting us all, so until things pick up, I’d rather not ask small businesses for donations. Soooo- we can still have fun with this without prizes, and Paul won’t have to feel guilty about guessing!!! Jan, you too!


Damon, originally uploaded by captjoe06.