Monthly Archives: February 2011

Chickity Check It!- The Ghosts, Sea Monsters, and UFOs of Gloucester, MA Travel Blog

Check out Haunt Jaunts- A Travel Blog For Restless Spirits Piece On G-Town Here


Cute little hot dog cart with a flowerbox near the Fisherman Memorial

I didn’t do my research on Gloucester’s haunted places before we went on our Canada/New England cruise  last year. I figured we’d take an excursion to Salem the day we docked there. Alas, we didn’t do the Salem route and instead spent part of the day walking around Gloucester.

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Check out Haunt Jaunts- A Travel Blog For Restless Spirits Piece On G-Town Here

Did You Know (Not Snow)

Photos by E.J. Lefavour

Although it may look like it, this is not snow we are getting today.  Today’s weather forecast was for freezing fog and snow mist.  Freezing fog occurs when liquid fog droplets freeze to surfaces, forming white soft or hard rime.  This is very common on mountain tops which are exposed to low clouds. It is equivalent to freezing rain, and essentially the same as the ice that forms inside a freezer which is not of the “frostless” or “frost-free” type. The term “freezing fog” may also refer to fog where water vapor is super-cooled, filling the air with small ice crystals similar to very light snow. It seems to make the fog “tangible”, as if one could “grab a handful”.  Snow mist is frozen ice crystals.  Semantics, I know, but they didn’t call it snow.  If you look closely at what has fallen, it does have a different appearance than normal snow.

E.J. Lefavour

How Cool Is Lily Linquata? GMG Buoy Almost Done

Lily makes these cool nautical themed buoys and sells them (see how you can get one for yourself below the pic).  It was so nice of her to think of us here at GMG headquarters and make one of her beautiful buoys with Da logo!


Lily Linquata started painting buoys last summer as part of her involvement in a seasonal gift shop downtown. After selling over fifty to tourists, all from out of state and usually from the middle of the country, she thought there might be a market for unique nautical items outside of Gloucester. Encouragingly for all of us, there is. Based on some blogged photos alone, wedding-related orders have been placed from Chatham, MA and Florida, as well as nursery requests from New York City and a few local birthday buys, as well.

Purchased at Winchester Fishing, these buoys are the real deal; what you’ll find bobbing in the Atlantic most days. Hand painted and calling for three hours of time each (outside of drying) they’re currently selling for $25 to $50 via custom e-mail orders. As of April, these buoys and a few other local items will be available on

Beauty and The Beast Jr At O’Maley


Beauty & The Beast, Jr.

4 performances over 2 weekends

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM              Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM              Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1: 00 PM

Seventy sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are in the cast and crew. (please see the enclosed cast/crew list for names of students in the show, which has been double cast). They have been rehearsing for an hour after school once or twice a week since September to ensure that these performances will meet the standards set by our past productions. You are sure to be impressed and inspired by our young performers as they sing, dance, and act out this heartwarming story. The performances are an excellent showcase of the end product of our Performing Arts Department’s elective after school training programs in Music (Chorus), Dance, and Theatre. The production builds upon the skills and talent of our designers as well – Russell and Melissa Hobbs (set design & construction), Camilla MacFayden (scenic designer/painter) and Linda Stockman (costume designer/builder). They have engaged our students in the technical aspects of theatre.
Tickets ($7 adults/ $5 students and senior citizens) can be purchased at all school lunches and will go on sale a half hour before each show time. We will be collecting non-perishable items throughout the run of the shows to donate to the Cape Ann Food Pantry.

Poseidon Steak Bombs

Son and I had these bad boys for lunch yesterday. Ate half, so full, the other half was dinner. Get the roll toasted as recommended by Poseidon. Perfect. The salami in there puts this over the top.

A window seat to watch them work on the cut bridge and check out all the sports paraphernalia.  Ray Bourque hockey stick and sweater. Find the Spaceman. World’s largest Dice-K bobblehead.

GMG Questions and Answers- Brenda Malloy

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

Summers since birth in ’62
Fulltime since ’96

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


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

Brace Cove. Not a secret, but LOVE it!

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Delaneys, about once a year I eat pizza

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Don’t eat subs

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

My house

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Dont’ go to bars

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Mag’s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Beaux Arts Ball

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?
Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Rocky Neck!!!

What is your favorite local band?

A Train

As A Reward For Filling Out The Form For Use On GMG Feel free To Provide a Link Here to Any Business, Band or Website You Would Like Promoted

DTF Burger Challenge at the Farm Bar and Grille – Video

Host Noah and Emcee Joey Ciaramitaro hold the first 2011 Man vs. Food Challenge at the Farm Bar and Grille. special Thanks to Brad, Noah and Ryan from the Farm Bar and Grille for once again pulling off an over-the-top event. the Fifth Leg of the GMG Man vs Food Series is in the books.  Look for our next event once again teaming up with the Farm for Mussel Mania in May.

Watch video starring T-Roy, The Cow, Ed Collard, Homeless Ruth, Big Lar, Doug Maxfield, No Mercy Hersey, Frankie “The Silver Bullet” Gwynne, and the Ice Man.

The pandemonium of the final round starts  4 minutes into the video with the slide show at the end. Also 1 minute 19 seconds the Cow loses his lunch in a heroic display of vomitorious glory.

For all past GMG Man vs Food events including The Three Stooge Challenge, The Rogue Burger Challenge, the Hot Wing Challenge and The Corndog Challenge you can check the pages of pictures and video by clicking here.

Gloucester resident Aria McElhenny talks about Julia Roberts, Paul Newman and how Gloucester businesses are stepping up to help kids with cancer and HIV

If you would like more info-

or if you would like to contact Aria directly to find out how you can help-