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Community Reiki Share for Open Door

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Community Reiki Share December 5th.

 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.)

Together We Can Do More.Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.

Advance Register – Email: or call 978-283-4258.

Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.

A portion of this month’s proceeds will be donated to Open Door Food Pantry, winner of our #GivingTuesday Contest.

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Special Hanukkah Commemoration

Cape Ann Community

Tuesday, December 12th at 5 pm

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Cape Ann’s Jewish community will remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed our building, honor our Cape Ann neighbors who helped us rebuild, and look ahead to continued growth.

The event will begin at 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church (10 Church Street) where we held our Sabbath service the day after the fire. Then, we will parade down Middle Street to our new building with lights and music.

At the synagogue, we will light the Lobster Trap menorah and then move upstairs to our social hall for a brief program followed by refreshments and music.


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We Want Every One Of You To Come To The GMG 10 Year Anniversary / Holiday party December 16th At Cape Ann Giclee


Listen Please don’t think you’re not invited if you didn’t get a Facebook invite or personal invitation.  YOU’RE INVITED!

I/We don’t have the time top dig through to try to remember each and every GMG FOB to tag on Facebook and some of you don’t even have Facebook.

But the fact is that GMG wouldn’t be what it is without our awesome readers and friends.

we want you there.

Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party

Hosted by Cape Ann Giclee

Saturday, December 16 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Show Map

Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 16th! 6PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

Saturday, December 16, 2015 – 6 to 9pm (ish)

Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob



4 cellar selections paired with a 4 course dinner prepared by our chef Ryan McGovern… the evening will feature a presentation of the wine by Andrew Ehrlich aka “The Wine Bear” of Wine-Cask Imports!

Reserve: 978-999-5917


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Meet Marleen Wood at NSRY

Cape Ann Wellness

Marleen Wood has been teaching yoga to adults and kids for over a decade. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hour training, a Color Me Yoga certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, and a Usui Intuitive Reiki Teacher and Master. She blends all of her trainings and experience to create a safe and joyful yoga practice for all levels.

Marleen is passionate about bringing yoga and meditation to adults and children. She is the director and founder of Karma4Kidz, a business dedicated to sharing the joy of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with children and teens through classes, summer camps and private sessions.  She also teaches children’s enrichment classes involving art and yoga at  local north shore schools.

Marleen brings her beauty and grace to each yoga class at NSRY honoring the ancient practices of traditional yoga vinyasa, restorative yoga and mindfulness. Join Marleen on Thursday mornings at 9:15am-10:30am for a…

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GloucesterCast 255 with Pauline Bresnahan, Jan Bell, Gloria Parsons, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/03/17

GloucesterCast 255 with Pauline Bresnahan, Jan Bell, Gloria Parsons, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/03/17


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Timestamped Topics (click on the timestamp in front of each topic to go directly to that topic) Include:

Mark Your Calendars December 16th For The GMG Holiday Party At Cape Ann Giclee Details Here

06:25 Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website


Glosta Joe’s Coffee Available At Pauline’s Gifts

“Woman” owned businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway On Chronicle Wednesday Night

Lobster Trap Tree Buoy Painting 

Ladies Night December 7th Is Ladies Night Downtown Gloucester

Middle Street Walk Saturday December 9, 2017- Schedule

December 10th Family Fun Day At Maritime Gloucester

60,000 Toddler Oysters Released On the Annisquam

I can’t stand lemon on my seafood and I don’t understand why it’s a thing that people think if they’re serving seafood they have to serve it with lemon. Why?

Cheap Flights To Montreal

Reserve now for Dec 6th Bordeaux Wine Dinner Event at Feather & Wedge!

Dinner At Tonno

Sugo vs Gravy Fundraiser At Tonno

Check Out Sassy Eco Bags Made From Upcycled Coffee bags-

Community Stuff 12/3/17

Podcast episode on Gloucester’s Howard Blackburn

Every year, hundreds of Gloucester fishermen went to sea and never returned. Howard Blackburn should have been one of them. His story of survival against the odds made him a local hero, but he didn’t stop there. He went on to perform one of the great feats of seafaring – and then he did it again.

New Book from Sandy Bay Historical Society

SBHS Book Poster final

Joey, Please post this notice of our Book Launch Celebration.

Many local writers telling War Stories, Gloucester stories and more..

Books will be available for great Christmas Gifts.

Program is free and open to the public.

I will be telling my husband’s WWII stories and about

my dad, A Gloucester Fishermen.


GoodmorningGloucester 2017


Don’t miss the Annual Church Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Gloucester on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 AM- 2 PM, 10 Church St.  Gloucester, MA

The Unitarian Universalist Church is a partner location for the Middle Street Walk also held on December 9th.

Highlights of the fair include: Visit with Santa, Breakfast [muffins, donuts, bagels, coffee, tea, juice]

Lunch [clam chowder, vegetarian chili, sandwiches, soda, water], Cookie Walk, Bake Table, Books, Brad’s Unique Boutique, Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate, Grace Center cards & photos, many Artisan Tables, S’mores on the front lawn, Concert by Gloucester High School Chorus, Tour of the Gloucester Meeting House and Caroling

For more information contact our church administrator at  (978) 283-3410 or

Check out our web site at and like us on Facebook

See you at the UU Church Fair!

uu church fair poster 2017

Cape Ann Special Olympics Bowling 12/2/17

Cape Ann Community

Cape Ann Special Olympics bowling will start Saturday, December 2 at 11:30 at Capeann lanes in Gloucester Massachusetts. The first month of training has been sponsored by Cape Ann S. N. A. P. Please all new athletes please fill out a participation form

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Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting Named 2017 Massachusetts Retailer of the Year


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Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting Named
2017 Massachusetts Retailer of the Year


SALEM, MASS., November 16, 2017 – Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting has received the prestigious Massachusetts Retailer of the Year Award from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

“’Retailer of the Year’-worthy businesses are those that continuously go above and beyond to provide their customers with an exceptional product, unparalleled service, and that demonstrate originality in all they do,” the Retailers Association of Massachusetts said of the award.

Judges visit nominees’ businesses and retail locations, and give the award based on factors such as attentive customer service, attention to detail, creative store design, and visual interest.

“We are honored to be named Retailer of the Year,” said Julie Arcari Cook, CEO of Landry & Arcari. “All of us at Landry & Arcari take intense pride in what we do —we love rugs and we strive each day to provide a seamless and exceptional customer experience. We sincerely thank our valued customers and employees as well as the Retailers Association of Massachusetts for its continued support of the Bay State’s retail community.”

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts awards were presented on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at noon, at the annual Association’s luncheon at the Conference Center at Bentley University in Waltham.

Governor Charlie Baker delivered the keynote address and weeknight news and business anchor Mike Nikitas of New England Cable News Network (NECN) presented the Awards.

To celebrate this award and as a show of appreciation to its customers, Landry & Arcari will be having a store-wide sale on all in-stock handmade rugs and carpeting, now thru December 2, 2017.

#Shrimp On The @WeberGrills Performer #KISS

Northeast BBQ

Keep It Simple Stupid.

So often we get caught up in complex recipes with a million ingredients when some of the best things are simple to make with just a few.

Shrimp peeled and deveined.  Swathed in butter and minced garlic.

A half a chimney of charcoal spread evenly on the bottom of the charcoal grate.

A turn or two and when the grill flares up from the dripping butter close it to snuff out the flames.  Easy Peasy lemon Squeezy.  5 minutes prep time 5 minutes cook time.




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Backyard Growers awarded Community First Grant to increase healthy food access in Gloucester

Cape Ann Community

 Whole Cities Foundation announces 44 local community partners through innovative grant program.

Whole Cities Foundation, an independent nonprofit foundation established by Whole Foods Market, awarded Gloucester-based Backyard Growers a $5,000 Community First Grant, to fund healthy eating initiatives in the city.

Backyard Growers, in partnership with Gloucester Housing Authority, will be using grant funds to improve fresh food access in Gloucester by establishing new community gardens and expanding existing gardens at housing communities throughout the city. Backyard Growers has 64 gardening beds in low-income housing communities as well as 9 community gardens throughout Gloucester. Their school garden programs are in every school in the Gloucester Public School District, serving over 2,000 students, and their school garden program model is now being used in Manchester, Rockport, Marblehead, Lynn, and Chicopee School Districts as well.


With the support of the Whole Cities Foundation, Backyard Growers built the Willowood Community Garden in…

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Here are some opportunities to support the GMG contributors. Check out their holiday offerings

Here are some opportunities to support the GMG contributors.  Check out their holiday offerings-

Sista Felicia’s Italian Cookie Platters Available for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday Parties, Weddings, Funerals Confirmations, Communions and all other special occasions! Now through December

Last day to place Italian Cookie Platter orders for THANKSGIVING is Monday NOVEMBER 20th

* Large Cookie Platters 9 1/2 dozen

*Small Cookie Platters 5 Dozen


*Italian Specialty Fancy Cookies: Not included in platters &

Sold by the lb. ONLY Separately from Cookie Platters :” Cucudidatha” Fig Cookies, Cucuzza Cookies (Candied Zucchini Cookies) while supplies last, and Almond, Pistachio, Pignoli, & Coconut Macaroons

To place orders & pricing Please Email

Bridgette Mathews photography-


David Cox Photography Available At Main Street Antiques-


Address: 124 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 281-1531

Peter and Vickie Van Ness 9 Wallis Shows

6 NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED ON SALE NOW to Concert Club Members (check your email) PUBLIC ON SALE SATURDAY @ NOON!



James Eves-

Give the gift of photo reproduction and more


@SassyEcoBag Photo Shoot @ Captain Joe and Sons.

Check Out Susan’s Site-

Check Out Kate’s New Bag That Susan Made- Very Festive for The Holidays!

Community Stuff 11/30/17

The Inns of Rockport invite you to join them for an evening stroll.   For the second year, the Inns of Rockport are opening their doors for the Twilight Holiday Inn & Cookie Tour!  Join us on Saturday, December 9 from 4 – 7 PM.

After enjoying the afternoon gallery stroll in downtown Rockport, plan to stay the evening and visit some of Rockport’s finest Inns decorated for the season.

In addition to opening their homes, the Inns will be offering snacks and drinks as well as an assortment of home baked cookies for you to collect and take home.   The tour also includes coupons for discounts at several of Rockport galleries and gift shops and, new this year, each Inn will be host to a local artisan who will be displaying and selling their creations! What a great way to do some holiday shopping, have a snack, enjoy the beautiful Inns of Rockport and, best of all, collect a bag of cookies!

Tickets are $25 and are limited.  Tickets are available through the Chamber of Commerce or from ACE Hardware or call 978-546-6708. Proceeds benefit the Inns of Rockport Scholarship Fund. Join us!

Sunrise Over Eastern Point From Gary Dubinsky



Still Life From John Abisamra


Gratitude Rocks’ heads-up

Sending a heads-up to GMG readers to look for the Cape Ann Y’s ‘Gratitude Rocks’ – painted my Y members – in spots on the blvd & around town. This project was originated & headed-up by our daughter, Caitlin.

If you find one, it’s yours to keep. For all of us who love Gloucester.

Judy Beavers


Beaver Getting It Done! Video Courtesy @TheTrustees

Restorative Reiki Workshop THIS Friday!

Cape Ann Wellness

Join Marleen Wood, Master Reiki Healer and Kathryn Schroeder, Restorative Yoga Instructor, for an evening of deep relaxation and transformation at North Shore Restorative Yoga.  You will be guided through supported restorative poses using blocks, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows while receiving the balancing and healing attunement of reiki by candlelight. Set your highest intentions for balance, clarity and well-being. All levels and no experience necessary. Enjoy an evening of complete bliss in a sacred space OF LIGHT.

December 1st 6:30-8pm $35

Sign up and secure your sweet spot at

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