Monthly Archives: February 2009

How Are My Peeps Doing Today?


Any big plans for the weekend?

Check in with a commet and let me know what you have for plans this weekend.

Mike Lindberg sent in a cool time lapse video from different locations around Gloucester that we’ll be posting tomorrow morning.  Look for that. 

Sharon Lowe is working on a series of interviews with children of older fishermen.

What would you like to see more of?

Who would you like to see interviewed?

Are there any local buildings you would like to see the inside of?

Give us some feedback and we will try to get you what you want.  We aim to please.

GMG Q&A Frieda Grotjahn From Again And Again

Frieda started Again and Again, a shop that makes designer handbags out of recycled sails.  You can visit her website here

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

I can not believe it almost 9 years.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
All the seasons are my favorite, or do you really would like to miss the green in the spring, going to the beach in the summer or and rowing in the harbor;putting a warm sweater on and enjoying the colors from the leaves in fall and the winter, ice cold but see the sky, it is perfectly blue.

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

We are so lucky that we can live here, there are sooooo many spots..
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
My house
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
The Last Stop

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

Defenetly Duckworth
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
I do not have one

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Morning Glory, to sit outside in the summer

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?

Viginia Lee Burton

Which is your favorite local beach?

Niles Beach and Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

right now: Off the Charter

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

I like both

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


What is your favorite local band?

I do not have one

Thanks, Joey

Take your kids to the Library!

Sawyer Library

Sawyer Free Library

If you have children and remember the magic of learning to read, why not share some of those books you loved as a child?  There are programs for children as young as newborns, movies, activities, and  music  for children of all ages. And while your child is occupied, maybe YOU can look for a new book or check out music to take you far, far away from the real world!

This list covers our local libraries, but you if you can’t find what you want, the librarians can help find it over the bridge.

Here are 10 tips for choosing books for children.

Happy reading! And remember to start Flapping like a Haddock for more Cape Ann family-friendly information and fun!

For Those That Wanted To Contribute To The Children Of Matteo Russo Fund

Bank Gloucester

Bank Gloucester

There are people that are asking how they can help if they missed the Gloucester Guerilla Art Project.

You could make checks out to The MR Children Fund Attn Amy Mitchel and send it to

Bank Gloucester
160 Main Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts. 01930

At the end of the GGAP event we had 12 Tshirts left.  They are at The Dress Code Downtown Gloucester.  You could also buy one of the few remaining Good Morning Gloucester T Shirts there.  100% of the money you spend to purchase a t shirt goes to the Matteo Russo Children Fund.

The Dress Code is located at 159 Main Street Gloucester.

Alexandra’s Bread Oilcloth Bags

Yesterday I popped into Alexandra’s Bread to grab some cobbles for my girls.  You should see Snoop Maddie Mad tear through a cobble, she loves em!

But they always have some funky cool stuff for sale and Alexandra changes up the product mix all the time.

Here are some bags made from oil cloth.  There were also place mats,  baby bibs and other items made from oil cloth.

Rocking The Meetinghouse

Rocking The Meetinghouse, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Charles Nazarian writes-
I am the events coordinator for the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Gloucester and a recent subscriber to GMG. We have a concert this Sunday afternoon, February 22nd at 3:30PM to benefit the Restoration Fund. It is the third in our series called Rockin’ the Meetinghouse! that started with Willie Alexander last summer. The current concert is called “I’m Misbehavin’”, Fats Waller Songs I never Got to Sing.

The 1806 meetinghouse at the corner of Middle and Church Streets is Gloucester’s oldest standing church building, is on the National Historic Register and has wonderful acoustics. Attached is a press release, photo of the feature artist Gordon Michaels, and a color poster. We would greatly appreciate a posting. If you use the flyer please credit Seaside Graphics.

Thanks for creating GMG. It is a terrific site that gives people close and far a taste of our town.