Monthly Archives: February 2010

Anne Robinson Talks CCF- Captains Courageous Festival Video


Saturday, March 6 , 9am – 9:30pm Organized by seARTS

When viewing the video let the video load fully first by pausing the video to let the red line at the bottom load it up so you won’t have lagging if you have a slow internet connection.

Train Ride Video From Manuel Simoes


 As we all know we Gloucesterites are known for not venturing off the island too often, and feel that Gloucester provides all that they need.  I recall as a kid, the term “going up the line” meaning we would take 128 South and go over the bridge.  And that was an adventure.  Beverly was usually was my destination, since my wife lived there during our dating years.

 I decided during a trip into Boston to video the trip for my grandkids (6,4,3,and2) who love trains.  It was not a “Thomas The Train” adventure, but provided a relaxing ride watching the sun come up. 

 So for Gloucesterites that want to venture off the island, this is a much better way to go then going up the line, and dealing with the 128 traffic.   This is my Inbound Trip.

Local Music for this Week Feb.15 – Feb. 21

Click on the picture to go to schedule.

When I started this music post, I was able to put a great deal of time into the gathering, editing, footwork that goes into a weekly update of Cape Ann’s music scene. Now I have 3 jobs, my Mom in a nursing home, and my photography getting more in demand. My good friend, Joanne Silva, has happily taken over the GMG Local Music posts for me.  She has created  “Blueslvr’s Blog” . In addition to the weekly schedule,  she has also included a growing list of links to bands and venues. If there is an ultimate music fan, Joanne is it. I appreciate her expertise and passion.

Please welcome Joanne to the GMG community. And if you have a music event you would like posted, you can leave your email address and message on the form below, and I will forward it to her.

Thanks!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sharon

Winter Doldrum Inspiration Please

Sitting here at the dock Paulie Frontiero came up with an idea for a post asking our loyal and fantastic readership what exactly would you like to see covered in these pages?

What subjects interest you the most when you come to GMG?  Or is it a combination of the diverse nature of our offerings that brings you back day after day?

Do you love the sports, the fishing industry, the art, The community event listings, the food?

Please leave a comment and help to direct us down a path which leads us to grow with the site and our community.

Thanks for your support.  Without your comments and participation it is difficult for our team to discern which directions we should delve deeper into to make GMG the best it can be.

Things To Do- Captains Courageous Festival

A special event for all ages featuring Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure novel, and film adaptation, about a spoiled rich boy rescued by Gloucester fishermen.

The all-day event, with volunteer readers, will take place at downtown Gloucester locations:

Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Cape Ann Art Haven and Cape Ann Community Cinema

The Captains Courageous Festival will also include related programs: tours, family and children’s activities at several venues and organizations.

The Festival will conclude at the Cape Ann Community Cinema with a

  • 7-7:30pm performance by Three Sheets to the Wind, Cape Ann musicians and sea shanty singers, immediately followed by a…..
  •  7:30- 9:30pm screening of Captains Courageous (1937) featuring Spencer Tracy’s Academy Award-winning performance.

For a complete SCHEDULE of EVENTS contact seARTS at VOLUNTEER:

To volunteer to read or to help on March 6, please contact seARTS at 978-281-1222 or

seARTS Coordinator: Anne Robinson 978-546-3415 or

Gloucester Twitterers You Should Follow- Jo Ann Castano

Jo-Ann Castano has been active in promoting local area artists for as long as I can remember on the internet.  Her website- is a who’s who.  Click here to check out her twitter feed and stay connected