Monthly Archives: November 2009

Santa Update 8 Days out

The Santa update was cancelled today because of high winds. Santa is still expected on Saturday December 5th although his hair might be a little tousled by the 32 knot winds from the north. He might arrive earlier than his expected 3: 45 PM arrival in the harbor this coming Saturday.

A daily report of his travel plans will be posted here at GMG each day at 2PM

Sharon Lowe’s Cape Ann 2010 Calendar

Sharon dropped off one of her beautiful calendars for me and I have to tell you they are just the perfect gift.  The images look like paintings, the kind of painting where they make everything just right.  $15 and the just right for mailing out as a gift.  It’s a no-brainer for anyone you know who loves our area.

Nov 27 – Dec 23: Rocky Neck Goes to Town: Opens Today

Nov 27 – Dec 23: Rocky Neck Goes to Town: Opens Today

postcard designed by Barbara McLaughlin

The Fifth Annual Rocky Neck Winter Exhibit in downtown Gloucester takes place this year from November 27 to December 23 at 117 Main Street in Gloucester.The exhibit features paintings, photographs, fabric art, ceramics and jewelry by Rocky Neck Art Colony members.

The exhibit will be open Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-5pm.
A Meet the Artist Reception will be held on Sat, Dec. 12, 5-8 pm

Help Find The Missing Gloucester Woman-Tina Lannon Cavanaugh

Click this text for the full story from the Gloucester Daily Times

Police hunt W. Gloucester woman missing since T’giving dinner

By Richard Gaines
Staff Writer

A coalition of public safety personnel are searching an isolated neighborhood off Concord Street in West Gloucester for a 42-year old woman who left a family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday afternoon and didn’t return to the table.

Police identified the missing woman as Tina Lannon Cavanaugh, who is 4-feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, according to police. She was described as wearing jeans with a brown shirt, gray tank top, green glasses and maroon clogs.

“She was having dinner about 4:30 and got up and walked away,” said police Lt. Kathy Ault. The dinner was at what police was her home at 9 Becker Lane, a virtual loop off Concord Street, not far from Causeway Street, about 1/4 mile from the intersection of Concord and Route 128. The area behind Becker is an large, undeveloped region of the city with its highest points and rough terrain.

More Traps Needed For Lobster Trap Tree

Jeff wants more traps for the lobster trap tree.  They are willing to pick them up and drop them off for you.  If you are a lobsterman with gear out of the water or gear on the wharf that is going to need to be moved anyway won’t you please consider lending some to the Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree effort.  We don’t want to just be a little taller than the Rockland tree, we want to obliterate it!

Please help me….$2500.00 will buy a lot of ingredients if I win!

I entered the Pillsbury Monthly Recipe contest and the theme this month was appetizers.  My recipe Tuscan Splendor Spinach Braid was chosen out of hundreds of recipes as one of the top ten finalists vying for $2500.00.

Would you please vote for my recipe every day until December 1st—yes,  five days from now–and I could win $2500.00 for me and Lily!  You do have to register to vote on the Pillsbury site but you do not have to select to receive emails from them.  It only takes about two minutes to sign up to vote and then you can vote daily for the next five days.

Please help me….$2500.00 will buy a lot of ingredients if I win!

Here is the link to vote:

Here is the recipe and a (lousy scanned) photo:

And here’s how to make it-so simple and delicious with only a few ingredients:

1        can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated
seamless dough sheet
1/3    cup refrigerated black olive tapénade (from 7 oz container)
1        box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1/2    cup crumbled goat (chèvre) cheese
3/4    cup julienne cut sun dried tomatoes in oil, well drained
1        egg
1        teaspoon water

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press into 12×9-inch rectangle.

2. Spread tapénade in 3-inch wide strip lengthwise down the center of dough leaving 1-inch edge on both ends. Layer spinach evenly over the tapénade. Top with cheese then layer with tomatoes.

3. With scissors or sharp knife, make diagonal cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips diagonally over filling. Turn ends of braid up and press to seal. In small bowl, beat egg with water. Brush over top of braid.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut into slices.

Thank you all for your support and votes!

Local Music for the Rest of the Weekend!

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.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Topside Grill

GROOVE           RHUMB LINE                   FRIDAY NIGHT



Ned Nugent
Brian Alex
Dave Mattacks


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27 9 – close



Latitude 43, Gloucester, MA.

FRIDAY Nov. 27, 9:00PM






40 Pages Of GMG Video Archives

When looking for an old video I kept clicking through the pages to see some of the old classics. Back when we started I hosted most of teh videos on Blip.TV. I’ve since switched to YouTube as they make it easier for me to cross post the videos to GMG.
But if you click on the picture below you can check back in the archive and see the huge amount of different Gloucester subjects that have been covered in these pages.

If I stopped blogging today there would be a huge legacy of videos and coverage of our City that it would stand up on it’s own as a documentary resource.

Click the pic to check it out- 40 pages of videos with 12 videos on each page.

click the picture to view the old GMG video archives

Cape Ann Symphony Christmas Tree Silent Auction


The trees are gathered at 137 Main Street (formally Bubbles, to right of the Cormorant) for the Silent Auction. During the concert weekend you can view them in the lobby of Fuller School when you come to hear the Holiday Pops concert.Floral designs, signature glass, 5-course dinner and more!

The trees show off some highly inventive finery: tiny lights wrapped in white silk roses from Sage Floral Studio; beautiful signature glass lighthouses from concert sponsor Cape Ann Savings Bank; a bounty of holiday goodies, including gift-card filled stockings, from Stop and Shop; a vision of the best fresh eating with a tree of fruits and veggies from Willow Rest/Utopia Farm (including a $50 gift certificate); and a promise of more superb eating from Duckworth’s Beach Gourmet with a certificate for a five course dinner for six from the store, valued at $700! And there are MANY more, twenty total!!

Keep tabs on your bid

Come and see them all and put in your bids on your favorites. Then keep tabs on them to be sure you have the winning bid, until the Auction closes on December 5, back at 137 Main St.!