Monthly Archives: August 2014
Fishing gear at Milk Island. Milk Island’s a cormorant and blackback seagull nesting ground. Lots of of fishing gear washes up on its lengthy gravel bar running north towards Rockport. By August adult blackbacks start cannibalizing their young – grabbing fledglings by the neck and drowning them, dragging them ashore to pull them apart.
“I Am Profoundly Grateful”. Repeat these words to yourself until your heart begins to swell and your mind creates a list of all the things you have to be grateful for. Then go forth, shine your light on everyone you meet, and have an amazing day.
Saturday afternoon into the night Band Camp presented singers, bands, dogs and more dogs!! In the field of Peter Hoare and Cynthia Sweet in Essex the weather went from gray to great and the party was on.
Sell Out Alert: A Few VIP Seats Left for Henri Smith YMCA Benefit on Friday 8/29 @ Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG Tent)
Last Friday’s James Montgomery show jam packed Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent next to Mile Marker One) and VIP was sold out. The photo on the right shows how close the VIP seats are to the stage.
Don’t be one of those people who comes at the last minute and then complains that all the best seats are taken. DO IT NOW!
Isn’t this where you want to be on Friday night to kick off the Schooner Festival?
Check out this video of Henri Smith’s sold out Mardi Gras 2013 concert at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
Craig Kimberley’s Next Shoot
I have a request. I have four children that are in football and cheerleading in west gloucester. Unfortunately the team is having trouble getting players to join. My sons team only has 9 players and we need at least 10 to play a game.I was hoping you could help spread the word as I do not believe parents even know about sign ups. There is a $170 cap for a family. This includes uniforms! I would appreciate any help. Parents can sign up at the Gloucester youth program website. Thank you! Courtney Edwards
Roasted Pear & Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini
Last week Anthony Burnham kindly delivered a bag of pears harvested in his yard here in Gloucester to brother Joey down at the dock. with the attached note ” Hi Joey,
I am harvesting pears from the family homestead tree. I would like to give you a bag for your sister to come up with a baked pear or something pear recipe.
Anthony L. Burnham
After letting the bag of pears ripen a few days I began creating new savory and sweet recipes per Anthony’s request! Anthony I hope you and all our GMG viewers enjoy todays recipe. This is the first of 3 that will be posted this week!
Roasted Pear & Fig Compote
For step-by-Step recipe details click see more
This is the first time I’ve raised the flag since January. I’m home again with my birds. I have missed them. In this photo, I meant to show my “bullet hole,” but it’s hidden behind my right shoulder. Just as well! Photo, with flawless framing, is by my friend Donna Ardizzoni.
My family and I vacation in Gloucester every year, and I stumbled upon your blog after seeing your sticker on someone’s backpack last year. I very much enjoy all the posts and it helps me be a little less “homesick” for my favorite vacation destination throughout the rest of the year.
I thought I’d share a few photos from our vacation. We were lucky enough to be on a harbor tour when Nat Geo’s helicopter was filming some Wicked Tuna footage (love that show!) One photo is of the Pin Wheel in front of Stacy Boulevard. I didn’t see the Hard Merchandise that day, but the next morning we saw Hard Merchandise heading over to Cape Pond Ice, so I got a photo of my favorite Tuna Boat. The sunset photo was taken from our Dinner Cruise on the Beauport Princess (which I found out about from your site!) One of the photos is of a cormorant sitting on the “greasy pole”
I hope you enjoy….feel free to post the photos if you like, just give me credit — that’s all I ask.
Thanks for the blog and Facebook page….I enjoy both…
Have a wonderful evening.
Elinor Teele Photo
Gloucester Harbor From Beacon Marine / Photo from Anthony Marks
Hi, Joe, I hope you can use a photo or two to give a plug to our budding Sea Scouts Ship Five stationed at Maritime Gloucester. We are doing our best to establish our Sea Scout Ship providing seamanship skills, community service and character building for young men and women ages 14 to 21. Any questions you can call Tom Balf at Maritime Gloucester.
Anything you can do to help this great cause is really really appreciated.
Sea Scouts at work cleaning up the harbor.