Monthly Archives: September 2009
Do you see the cage around the Janel Leigh’s propeller? That is put on many lobster boats so that the propeller doesn’t suck in the lobster pot lines that might get wound around and either snap the shaft which drives the propeller or or bring the boat to a halt.
Frank hauled her out to do some work on the propeller cage. She should be back in the water today and out lobstering tomorrow. Just like that.
I decided to mess around with some editing software to give the original picture shown below a couple of different treatments. Which do you like the best?
Now you know!
But first you have to read this very descriptive, funny (but very wrong) answer from paultmorrison-
“A granite pier with a high tide line then3 feet of freshly laid granite block above granite bricbrack with a nice colorful mural with a tail fin of a humpback or is it Thatcher Island and light streaming out of one of the lighthouses?
That must be sunrise just to the right of the light house so it has to be Thatcher painted from Good Harbor Beach or more east.
Or Ten Pound lighthouse and it’s sunset. Everyone thinks only sunsets are orange so I go with Ten Pound Island Light.
I will take a guess at the wall of the aquarium down at the Maritime Museum.”
Here’s this week’s winner-
Kay Ellis of the Lannon!
“It’s down the fort. Looking at the corner of the mural. We go by it every day on the Lannon!”
Congratulations, Kay! Come down to Joey’s dock at the end of the week and claim your prize!
Jay- You really didn’t know? You’re the one who pointed it out to me !! —Sharon
Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.
Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM
DONT MISS DAN AND CREW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTING @ 8:30 FOR SOME “LIVE ROOTS ROCK” IN THE TAVERN…
THURSDAY OCT. 1st
Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line
Back by globular demand! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Lisa Marie! That’s right, folx, no tickee, no laundree, so get your butt down here Thursday and shake your booties to the booty bleat.
I don’t have to tell you about her smood singin’, her brash blaring, her total control of da megaphonium of de blooze. Plays a mean tambourine, too, or three. It’s gwine be a party to end all parties!
Backing her up will be long-time missing saxaphonier and general cooldude, Mr. Rick Razdan. We haven’t had the pleasure in a long time as he has been recovering from botched weenis cosmetic surgery. However, we now got the green light! Greg T. will be there, too as well as myself.
So, put down that knitting and grab your walker and c’mon down…if you still got the strength…
FRIDAY OCT. 2nd
Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 pm – MIKE O’CONNELL and THE BACKSTABBERS
COME LISTEN TO SOME GOOD OLD BLUES AND ROCK N ROLL!!!! 9-12am in the tavern.
Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 pm
Funk / Rock / Jazz
SATURDAY OCT. 3rd
NOTHIN BUT “THE DEAD”…COME SEE ONE OF THE NORTH SHORE’S LEADING GRATEFUL DEAD COVER BANDS…9-12am in the tavern
Kingston Trio Tribute
The One World Coffee House will salute the magical folk revival group The Kingston Trio on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.
The celebration will include the songs “Tom Dooley,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Greenback Dollar,” “Where Have all the Flowers Gone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Scotch and Soda,” “MTA” and a score of others.
Dean is the man behind the fantastic George’s Coffee Shop. Gloucester’s most iconic breakfast joint. In a town with the best breakfast offerings anywhere, that’s saying alot.
Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)
How long have you lived in ?
forever (46 years)
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
the rock at Stage Fort
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
frequent many but the polo primavera at Mikes is tremendous
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
again many to choose from but i think Destino’s salad bar puts it near the top
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
Most social drinking I do is at the Elks
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
Obviously partial to Georges, but on the rare occassion I do breakfast it would be Lobsta Land
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
Labor Day Sat. night boat parade and fireworks is an annual family event for us
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
Which is your favorite local beach?
Who has the best chowder in town?
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
u dine 4 less
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
I think as a businessman in town that the hard work done by the committee is such a boon to downtown, kudos to all that make it such a huge success
What is your favorite local band?
Please let us know of any free wifi hotspots on Cape Ann and I’ll add them to the map.
click the map for an interactive live google map with directions.
we are up to 16 locations
From Jimmy T- Get your tickets before the raffle drawing at the Heritage Center!
Attention All Hands!
We will be drawing the winner of the new dory Gino built this coming
Friday night, Oct. 2nd, 6 p.m. at the Sarah Frazier Robbins Education
Center of the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. There will be
complimentary wine, cheese and crackers and we’re asking anyone able to
bring a dish or desert.
Help spread the word. This is the last chance to get tickets for the
drawing, hang with your fellow dory enthusiasts, and get a genuine
autographed Jimmy T. photo! We’ll draw around 7:30 p.m..
Here’s a bit more of the whole photo from Monday’s Where Zat? Jay probably has it now. Anyone else? This is fun!
In case you’re not in the loop, it’s a big week for us at the Cinema:
* Tonight, we’re officially kicking off (though we’ve been open since July) with a Grand Opening. Bring kids at 5:00pm for free face painting and a “Wallace & Gromit” marathon (including the new short, “A Matter Of Loaf And Death”). Doors for the grown-ups open at 6:30pm, with a meet-and-greet-and-gawk (I’m wearing the kilt). I’ll present a season preview at 7:30pm, and anyone who wants to stay for a hi-def trip “Over The Rainbow” can stay when we sit for a flick around 8ish.
* Thursday, October 1st is the launch of “DoctoberFest,” our own 32-day celebration of documentary films. We have 30 features, about a dozen special guests, two musical events (including a silent movie show with live piano accompaniment) and we’re opening Michael Moore’s new movie Capitalism: A Love Story on October 16th. Doors open at 6:30pm, festival preview at 7:30pm, and a (ticketed) screening of The Way We Get By ’round 8:00pm.
Click on the link below for more information about our line-up.
Maybe I’ll see ya…
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street – 2nd Floor
Gloucester, MA 01930
I had an idea to add a new feature to GMG- a Google map with locations around Gloucester which offer free wireless internet.
So I did a little research and there is this website which maintains a database of free wi-fi locations around the country. www.wififreespot.com
It’s a nice listing but it only had The Lone Gull and Cape Ann Coffee listed. I emailed the owner oif the site and told them about two other locations that I knew of that offer free wifi- Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Company and Cape Ann Brewing. The form to submit more locations says that the database gets updated every few days or so. Hopefully the new locations show up soon.
In the meantime I’m going to start to build a public google map which will list Cape Ann free wireless internet spots. i’m asking for your help. If you know of any locations around Cape Ann that have free wifi, please leave a comment here and I’ll add them to the map. Thanks!
October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join this celebration of the First Period in American Architecture throughout Essex County. Free and open to the public.
And as an added bonus!
A series of one-day contemporary art installations will also be featured.
October 3 Susan Erony
The house is located at 244 Washington Street at the corner of Poplar Street, Gloucester. Parking available behind the house.