Thanksgiving Eve @ The Rhumb Line ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Part with this crazy good lineup. Orville Giddings, Mark Earley, Tom Palance, Kent Allyn & Steve Chaggaris. This Blues Bash is right for you!

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Due to impending Turkey-eating holiday this week, We are commandeering Wednesday night at the Rhumb Line for a night of pre-digestive exercise. This means the heavy dancing guns.
So, C’mon down and boogie your scruples away to Mr. Orville Giddings and crew, featuring The Tower of Kielbasa Horns. That’s world-famous Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone and Tootin’ Tom Palance, on strumpet. Furthermore, a new guy: Mr. Kent Allyn will be poking’ those ivories in the nose. Wait till you hear this guy! Li’l Steevee Chaggaris will be thumpin’ and I’ll be basic. We’re gonna start a li’l later, too: 9 to midnight. Comport or contort yourself! Ask your yoga instructor if The Blues Bash is right for you!

Wednesday November 25 9pm-12am


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Spicy String Beans with Toasted Sesame



IMG_0779Spicy String Beans with Toasted Sesame

Spicy up Thanksgiving with this easy to prepare, side dish!  Last week I served these delicious green beans with a Roasted Asian Infused Turkey. The family gave both a two thumbs up!


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New HomieCast For Your Commute Is Live-

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Homiecast 11 Taped 11/23/15 At Enrico Pallazzo’s With Bobby Turner, Erik Lorden, Chris DeWolfe, @Craig Shoots and @Joey_C


Topics Include:

Monday Night Football Intro, The Grub and Erik Lorden’s Secret To Cast Iron Meatball Greatness, The Perfect Sized Balls, The Smoked Bluefin Dip,  Bobby Turner Debut On The Homiecast, That Time Craig and Bobby Shared Air space, Best Man Present For The Holiday, Craig Backs Up On His Peyton Manning Is The Greatest QB of All Time Rhetoric, Craig Will be wearing the Black and Gold For Patriot’s vs Steelers, Shout Out To Scotty and Helder From Backlash Brewing and Their Podcast, Subscribe To Bobby Turner’s Drone Dirty YouTube Channel,

Patriots/Bills Pre/Game Predictions-

Bobby- Patriots 38 Bills 10

Erik Lorden- Patriots 42 Bills 9

Chris DeWolfe- Patriots 34 Bills 27

Craig Kimberley- Bills 28 Patriots 26

*Joey C- Patriots 28 Bills 14

Actual score- Patriots 20 Bills 13

*Denotes closest prediction



12238232_744193979017772_8600542545552765950_oCome do your holiday shopping for the gardeners in your life at Backyard Growers this Saturday for SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY! We have new t-shirts, ready-to-go garden gift tins filled with donated products from local businesses, and High Mowing seeds, sprouts, and gift boxes. 100% of your purchase will support our non-profit programs that benefit Gloucester kids and families!



Caffe Sicilia has a few pumpkin, ricotta, coconut cream, and pecan pies still available. They are going fast so hurry on in! Please pick up your pie orders before 8pm Wednesday night as they are closed Thanksgiving Day.

Captain Hollywood Mayor Sefatia ©Kim Smith 2015Mayor Sefatia stops in for a quick cup of Caffe Sicilia fabulous vegigie soup during her super busy day and shares a bite with Wicked Tuna Captain Hollywood Bill Muniz.Mayor Sefatia Caffe Sicilia ©Kim Smith

 Left to right Mario Balstreri (seated), Peter Zappa, our Mayor, and Peter Locontro

Caffe Sicilia Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015


Virgilios is making their usual mountain of rolls for Thanksgiving. Walk in service is available and for a large order, it’s best to let them know ahead of time. Virgilos is open through Wednesday at 5pm, closed Thanksgiving Day. 

Joe Virgilio ©kim Smith 2015Joe and Nancy Virgilio wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!Virgilios ©Kim Smith 2015

Yummm, Virgilios cookies look so inviting arrayed with Thanksgiving pies!


Jon and Alexandra wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Alexandra's Bread still taking orders for Thanksgiving breads and yummy treats! 978-281-3064

A photo posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on

CALL 978-281-3064 to place your orders. 

Crazy Sky


This was the sky on the other side of the road from where the fallstreak hole was at Good Harbor.  I don’t ever remember seeing crazy cloud formations like these before in my life.  I see them all the time now, and they just look very strange to me.  Does anyone else find them strange?

E.J. Lefavour

Murder of Crows

murder of crows

Crows are very social and caring creatures, and also among the smartest animals on the planet.  (See WPBS A Murder of Crows)

When I was a girl, I rescued an injured crow and nursed him back to health.  The day after I released him in the back yard and he flew off, he returned with a mass murder numbering scores of crows, all cawing and covering the back yard, with him at the head of them.  I guess he brought them to meet me, or they came to thank me for taking care of him.  It was pretty amazing, and I still remember it like it was yesterday.

A group of crows is called a “murder.” There are several different explanations for the origin of this term, mostly based on old folk tales and superstitions.

For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow.

Many view the appearance of crows as an omen of death because ravens and crows are scavengers and are generally associated with dead bodies, battlefields, and cemeteries, and they’re thought to circle in large numbers above sites where animals or people are expected to soon die.

But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic names. Other fun examples of “group” names include: an ostentation of peacocks, a parliament of owls, a knot frogs, and a skulk of foxes.

E.J. Lefavour

Breaking news from the Magnolia Library

Post on GMG:
The Magnolia Library & Community Center has just learned that Blue Man Group has cancelled tonight’s (Nov.23) performance. Some of our Taste of Magnolia attendees won tickets to tonight’s performance last Friday night. The good news: Live auction winners who purchased tickets for tonight’s performance can now use their tickets for ANY performance through December 20! Please contact the MLCC at (978) 525-3343 if you have any questions and please share this info so we reach everyone. Thanks!

Awesome Gloucester Grant Winner

Cape Ann Youth Hockey Challenger Program was the winner at the most recent Awesome Gloucester Pitch Night, receiving $1000 from the local micro grant foundation to support skating and hockey instruction for disabled children. The money will be used to purchase adaptive equipment for the participants.

CAYH Winner Image

Each month the Gloucester chapter of the Awesome Foundation solicits proposals from the community and chooses the top three to attend a public Pitch Night on the evening of the third Monday. Submitters make their case before the 20 local trustees who have each donated $50 toward the monthly award. The top vote getter walks away with $1000 in cash. Proposals to make Gloucester more awesome can be made at Awesome Gloucester.


Gregory R Bover

This Is the camera Buy For This Holiday Season…

Stupid great deal with two excellent lenses covering near and far and it’s $453 off today for $696

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 55-210mm and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lenses

  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World’s fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and two lenses provide the tools you’ll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC
  • What you see is what you get with built-in OLED viewfinder, Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro, Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video, Convenient features and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro


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Gautama Buddha Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

Gautama Buddha (circa 563-483 BCE)


Although the exact historicity of his life is lost in time it is generally accepted that Siddhartha Gautama, born a prince in what is now Nepal, was a member of the warrior/ruler class who, as a mature and married man, renounced his noble life and began many years of wandering and study, ultimately rejecting the extremes of asceticism and hedonism to establish a middle way to spiritual awakening. He spent the rest of his life teaching the Dharma, or the nature of things, and expounding the Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths, the acceptance of which is said to be the route to Nirvana, the perfect peace of a mind free from ignorance, greed and hatred. He is also reputed to have said “The trouble is, you think you have time.”

Greg Bover

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