Monthly Archives: January 2013

*Don’t Be the Neglectful Parent That Doesn’t Take Their Kids To The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire

*This is sarcasm. (for those who will freak out and think I really mean that you are a neglectful parent because you hadn’t taken your child there yet)

Fun Friday Night Coming Up Tomorrow – Check out the videos

Even though this is a blog — and a blog is supposed to be an immediate YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST medium — people have been telling us we should talk more about what’s happening the day after our post because they often read the posts the next day.  We get it.  Not everybody sits at a computer all day — and even some of you who do have bosses that want you to get some work done, not surf the web all day.  So here we go:

IT’S A BIG FRIDAY NIGHT on Cape Ann with music for every taste.  If you play your cards right, you can get to at least 2 live shows.  Start out with Linda Amero Menage a Trio at the Franklin  or Mia Chung, Elisabeth Ann Larson and Soo Bae performing all three of Brahms Piano Trios at Shalin Liu in Rockport.  Then finish up with Ned & The Big Babies @ Rhumb Line.  Plus there’s plenty more for nearly every other musical taste.  See the full lineup here.

Here’s a video for all you piano, violin and cello players of Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 where you can follow along with the score:

And here’s one of my favorite clips (if a bit wobbly) of Ned & the Big Babies.  Don’t you just love that groove!  Ned is always right there with you and he’s one of those great bass players who plays bass like he LOVES it, not like he’d rather be playing lead guitar.


Cape Ann Museum after hours – January 25, 2013


WHAT: Cape Ann Museum after hours
WHEN: 6pm-9pm, Friday, January 25th
SO?: Sound installations from four local musicians, Ralph Colburn on exhibit, tapas from Azorean, scavenger hunts, cocktails
NOTE: 21+
RESERVATIONS: Courtney Richardson at (978)283-0455 x12 or

The People have Spoken!

The People have Spoken!

Click on view  results for the final vote.

It’s Been Real! Thanks All!

My Goodbye. The G Rated Version:

My Real Goodbye. The PG-13 Version:

D A N C E P A R T Y Saturday, Feb 2, 7 – 10pm at The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck


The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck
6 Wonson St, E. Gloucester
$10 suggested donation
for info contact:

Wear your dancing clothes, comfy shoes and get ready to boogie to some fun, funky, great dance tunes including Motown, Disco, Funk, Trance music
If you like steppin out, a big wooden dance floor, a welcoming and fun crowd, we hope you’ll join us! Everyone of all ages is welcome!
If you wanna bring a snack to share, please do so. Bring your own beverage, of whatever sort.
Hope to see YOU there!  The people make the party, hope you’ll help us make it a good one!
PLEASE share this with anyone and everyone!

Muffy White’s Dodgeball Squad Is All In!


Zero Degrees, Two Kids off To School And Muffy Whit Prints Out Her Form And Submits It Within 30 Minutes Of The Post Going Live!

Play On Playa!


Update: 2nd Squad Beverley Athletic Club’s BAC In Black (Last year’s villanous team led by Drago) Is Registered.

Update 3: 12 Teams confirmed.

BAC in Black Beverly Athletic Club
Ass With Class The Farm
Red, White and Blueballs Maestranzi Bros
GMG Team Good Morning Gloucester
Canadian Bacon Passports
Blinded By The White Ed Collard’s House Doctors
Muffy White Team 1
Muffy White Team 2
Power Snatch Cross Fit Cape Ann
Pistol Whip Cross Fit Cape Ann
Mamie’s Muffintops Mamie’s Kitchen
Thirsty Golf

Only 8 Slots Open

Update 4:

Jungle Silkscreening In.

7 Slots Open

It’s On Baby!!! 2013 Third Annual GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Camp Spindrift

We’ve outgrown The Greatest Hosts In the History Of Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Our Facility At The Farm and anyone that attended last year knows how many people want to participate in this year’s event so I’m sending this out to you all and want to  STRESS TO YOUimage



We are so excited to announce the new location for this year and our gratitude to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for hosting this year’s Tourney which will be held on March 16th.

People generally think of Camp Spindrift as just a summer camp but it’s a perfect place for corporate events, weddings and so much more.

I attached a registration form.  Fill it out and get either me the form and money or drop it off at the Farm.
Also The Fabulous Frankie Gwynne set up a Facebook event page where you can get your smack talk on-
We will also be putting up a poll on Good Morning Gloucester For The Back of The T Shirt Catch Phrase
So far we have
Shrinkage For A Cause
This Game Takes Balls
Cold Weather, Hot Competition
If you have a better slogan submit it today and I’ll add it to the poll.

Winning slogan will go on the t shirts which are generously donated by Jungle Screen Printing

Once again the beneficiary of our event will be Next Step.  Next Step helps kids with cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses.

Last year we raise over $4000 for Next Step and they were very appreciative.
attached is the registration form.

Thanks To Noah, Ryan and Bradley from The Farm, My boy Frankie Gwynn, Rick Doucette and Jen Amero From Camp Spindrift and The Cape Ann YMCA and  DJ Matty K.
Don’t forget your team’s theme, and theme song.
Here’s Craig Kimberley’s video from last year in case you want to share it with friends-

Bikini Dodge Ball 2012 – THE MOVIE From Craig Kimberley
So to recap-
First To Register and Pay Is In- No Exceptions
Registration Form is attached
Facebook page link- share it get your smack talk on
Submit your 2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Theme and Entrance Music Song
We will be enforcing a strict speedo for men rule this year, if you show up wearing cut off jean shorts or shorts as opposed to a speedo, we will replace your team.
Frankie, did I miss anything?


















Community Art 1/24/13

Seven Swans a Swimming

Dear Joey,

I’m sure you know all about the family of 7 swans that spent most of the summer and fall at Front Beach in Rockport (see photo 1868, and our granddaughter Brooke confronting the “father swan” in 1888).  Inspired by this, my wife, Judy Alpert’s fourth recent Bas relief wall mural is called Seven Swans a Swimming and is displayed in the picture window of her studio, Town and Sea,  at 93 Main St. in Rockport (see photos attached).  The puzzle pieces are stoneware (fired to 2300 deg F) with glazes mostly custom mixed by the artist.  Thought your audience might be interested.

R.L. Alpert, ScD, FSFPE

Editor in Chief, Journal of Fire Protection Engineering

DSCN1868DSCN1888Seven Swans a Swimming-2

GHS vs Rockport Hockey Photos From Marlee Melvin

I just put in five hockey photos from the fan section tonight  at the rockport vs. Gloucester game. Gloucester won 7-3 and those pictures at the end are the tunnel fans made that went from the ice all the way to the locker room for the boys, celebrating the victory. Great game for GHS!

Community Stuff 1/24/13

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the New Year at Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester. It is a night out with entertainment, great food and drink while also getting a chance to reconnect with some of your favorite friends at the premier social event of the year on Cape Ann ($85 per person). All guests will be served a dinner of theirr choice (Herb Crusted Chicken or Grilled North Atlantic Salmon) and enjoy dancing and entertainment from two great bands: Henri Smith and The Runaround.

Incoming Board of Directors President, Ed Collard, will be inducted as we say thank you to 2012 President, Mark Grenier! Please call 978-283-1601 for ticket information. Hope to see you there!

Blueprint Program Cover

Erica Funkhouser reads at the Gloucester Writers Center

When:  At 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30th (1/30/12)

What:  Erica Funkhouser reads from a group of poems she is writing in response to The Dream Songs by John Berrymen.

Who: Erica Funkhouser has published five books of poems, most recently Earthly (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008).  She teaches the advanced poetry writing workshop at MIT and lives in Essex, MA.


The Gloucester Writers Center is located in the late poet Vincent Ferrini’s historic home, at the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, East Gloucester, MA.  The Center was founded to celebrate, preserve, and promote Gloucester’s rich literary legacy and to create space in the community for the voices of people of all ages and backgrounds to be heard through writing, dialogue, and the artistic process.  Find out more about the Gloucester Writers Center at