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Best Kids Toy Ever – The Lobster Pull Toy

This lobster Pull Toy is at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Very cool!

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Local Etsy Web Business Feature – Simply Daisy

We are very excited with the response around our Local Web Feature. I am really finding there are some great people exploring new ways to go beyond traditional methods of artisan selling. Today we feature Rockport Artist, Lisa Vincent. This … Continue reading

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Tidbits and Deals

A few thoughts for the week to make you hungry. It’s a great week (if you are in the snowblower business) Poetry In Unlikely Places – Via Wicked Local Beverly -Poetry readings in the shallow end of the Cabot St. … Continue reading

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Local Web Business Feature – Art Gallery of Kathryn Gentile Roberts

Here is our local web business of the week. A reminder we do this every week on Monday. If you are anywhere on the North Shore and have an online business or ETSY site, send it to me. Site: The … Continue reading

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An Open Apology To My Neighbors

Dear Neighbors, I am sorry for “being that GUY” who leaves up his Christmas lights way too long. Especially, incredibly cheesy candy cane lights on a tree that was barely alive before the 25 snowstorms. I was always the guy … Continue reading

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Fight The Winter Blues – Embrace All Things Ice Skating!

This weekend the whole family got out and did some skating at a Birthday party. You forget how fun it is to get out and skate. Here are some local places to skate, get equipment or catch a hockey game. … Continue reading

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Get Your LOCAL Web Business Featured Here: Todays Feature – Give Your iPod Wood!

I am sure everyone is aware of ETSY, Ebay & others. Etsy is a great online marketplace site for everyone to sell hand crafted items, paintings, jewelry, etc. Here at GMG we love to feature local businesses in town, but … Continue reading

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Local Man beats 3 Million Teams to win ESPN Fantasy Football League and they give him a BS prize!

Check this article out at Salem News. Here is a quick summary from the article: Nathan Harrington, a Salem native, bested 3.1 million competitors to finish No. 1 among prize-eligible fantasy football leagues this season on He did it … Continue reading

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More From This Weekend’s Sled Dog Races

Three cheers for the Myopia Sled Dog Races – Yet another great annual event hosted on the North Shore! Think of the first time someone raised this idea to a large group of people to host a dog sled race … Continue reading

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Where My House At?

Where my minivan go? Patrick!

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With SNOW not being an issue this year, this event is going to be the must GO TO event of the Winter. They just finalized the schedule and stated that they will be grooming around the clock up until race … Continue reading

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A Few Tidbits for Today

Here are 3 random things I found amusing in the past 24 hours and feel the need to share with our readers. It is information like this that puts us at an advantage when competing with China. 1) The Superbowl … Continue reading

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A True Pub Experience on the North Shore

Bring your kids to most Bars on a Sunday at 4PM and 9 out of 10 people look at you like you are a bookie checking in on the scores. A true Pub to me is one that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Ski Season Is Upon Us

Ski season officially starts for most of us after the New Year.  If you are not a skier, this is the year to try it. A relatively inexpensive family fun mountain is less than an hour away. I started skiing … Continue reading

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Another Viral Video Story!

I just find these stories fun to follow and read. Last week I saw this posted by many Social media outlets. This week 5 million views and the guy has landed a job and a house! Good work by the … Continue reading

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With All These Bad Lobster Rolls – Who Is Rocking The Roll????

My obsession with the Lobster Roll started when I moved here and after a few trips to Maine. I have truly found some flawed rolls and pointed them out to you the readers, but lets look at two people doing … Continue reading

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Let’s Play “Would You Rather?” – McRib or McLobster

My favorite game we used to play when we would go out a lot was called “Would You Rather”. Essentially, the game makes you pick between 2 ridiculous items or scenarios and then clearly explain your reasoning behind it. The … Continue reading

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What Does a $50 Lobster Roll Look Like???????

Via Grubstreet “Last week, Ed’s Lobster Bar tweeted a photo of its white-truffle lobster roll, and we haven’t been able to stop drooling at the thought …….. The $50 roll is “the exact same as the regular [$27] lobster roll,” … Continue reading

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How do you fix scratches on your Swagger Wagon?

Please watch my How To Video for step by step guide for the auto detailer in all of us. If you don’t know what swagger wagon means, please watch this. Minivan is more than a vehicle that provides safe transportation … Continue reading

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A Must See Youtube Music Video – OK Go Video

Ok Go is the Band that took off after their video on treadmills. This is another one that has been up for a while, but is pretty amazing.

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4 Easy Ways to Give This Holiday Season

If you can give this season, here are 4 great places to donate locally. When you head over and shop Gloucester and hit  Toodeloos, pick up a toy to make someones holiday bright.  If you have any other great local … Continue reading

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Wanted: Local Bar to host the Good Morning Gloucester 3 Year Birthday Party!

The GMG events team is looking for a place to host a party to celebrate this blog turning the ripe age of 3. As you know we accept any offers and ideas for the event that are guaranteed fun for … Continue reading

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The Fishermen Captains talk about their Super Bowl matchup on

The View from Gloucester By Gloucester High captains Chris Unis, Gilbert Brown, Michael Tomaino and Andrew Mizzoni broke down their impending Division 1A Super Bowl rematch with Bridgewater-Raynham this morning on the turf at Gillette Stadium:

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Put some fun into the Holiday Season with Elf on the Shelf!

I must say when I heard about Elf on the Shelf, I was skeptical (probably due to the $30 price tag). This year we are all about the season and decided to go for it. For folks with little ones … Continue reading

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Gloucester To Play Saturday at 8PM! just announced the Super Bowl Schedule at Gillette. Div. IA Bridgewater-Raynham vs. Gloucester, 8 p.m. Tickets and Gate Information Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students, children and seniors. They will be available at the Gillette Stadium … Continue reading

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