Monthly Archives: March 2010

Vote For Your Favorite Local Spots To Be Included In 1,000 Great Places In Massachusetts

From Suzanne Silveira-

1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts – Vote for your Favorite Today!
Salisbury BeachMassachusetts residents are being asked to nominate their favorite places in the state. Nominations will be considered for the final list of 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts, to be announced by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism in May.

The North of Boston region is home to beautiful beaches, world-class museums and historical sites, art galleries, quaint shops, and fine restaurants. So be sure to vote for your favorite by Clicking Here. Only one nomination per person will be accepted. The nomination period closes April 1, 2010.



Lobstering At Back Beach Picture Submitted by Thomas Philbrook to The GMG Flickr Group Pool


Lobstrng At Back Beach, originally uploaded by Thomas Philbrook.

We have two small beaches in downtown Rockport, the more popular “Front Beach” — and this one, “Back Beach”. This picture is as much about clouds as the beach. I love clouds!

Working on the Desk

We did some research on the desk that I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is a Governor Winthrop as many of you identified and was probably built in the 1920’s.  Because it is not in its original state, it has lost its value other than as a nice piece of furniture.

So we began sanding the part that had filler, but found that the wood grain in that area is vertical instead of horizontal like the rest of the surface. I’m not sure how to recreate the grain so that the wood will be somewhat uniform for staining.

Any ideas? Thanks!           —–Sharon

City Hall St Patrick’s Dance March14th

From Erika Hansen
We enjoyed taking a vicarious trip with you to Naples!


For the GMG blog!

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at this Sunday’s City Hall Dance and Celebration!

A rousing good time will be had for all ages as we celebrate the “wearin’ of the green” and support our beloved city hall.

Here are the particulars:

Sunday March 14, 4 to 7PM

Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave. Gloucester, MA
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5

Tickets available at Alexandra’s Bread, Bananas and at the door.

Contact :Jan Bell 978-283-1107

Traditional Celtic music will be featured for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Caller Liam Hart will be there to lead the group dancing.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is being organized by the same event planners and doers (Jan Bell, Kathy Slifer & Fran Mondello) who brought us the spectacular Bananas Fashion Show last fall, so you know it’s gonna be great!

Spring Training Tickets 2010

I’ve gone to Spring Training every year since they’ve opened City Of Palms Park in Ft Myers.  Even though I think it’s a gorgeous facility and not too old- opened in 1992 they will be relocating next year closer to Naples.

For more info about City of Palms Park you can check out this site-

Spring Training Tickets 2010, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Victor Martinez at Spring Training in Ft Myers

One of the things I love about going to Spring Training every year is how close to the players you get and how theres a super friendly atmosphere in City Of Palms Park.