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One Hour At A Time Gang Thank Yous From Good Egg Donna Ardizzoni

Thank you all The One Hour at a Time Gang,  yesterday for a great cleanup, also a special post for Bob Hastings he went out and bought a Graffiti eraser kit and took care the graffiti in the city yesterday, he also has donated money to Cape Ann Museum to help them paint over the graffiti on their buildings ..  all working together to make this city shine.

Thank you again my friend

Donna Ardizzoni

The Very First Batch Of Ryan and Wood’s Rye Whiskey Gets Their Labels Today and I Got Bottle #2

Three part video series coming this week with Bob Hastings, Bobby Ryan, Jay Albert whose photo of the Man at The Wheel was used for the label and Kate Glass, Gloucester Times photographer who for the record did not take a sip while on assignment.

There is only 4 barrels of this batch of whiskey so it is very special.  Only 1200 bottles will be produced from this first run and they are the only ones that will come from the larger 50 gallon barrels as opposed to the others that have been put away for a future date in 35 gallon barrels.  So go get yourself three bottles- one to drink now, one to put away for a special occasion like when a child turns 21 and the third for Fiesta (Bob’s idea).DSC04264



                                                  PROFILE SHEET            April, 19, 2000
Ryan & Wood Straight Rye Whiskey

Barrel # 11

43% ABV (86 proof) , packed 6 x 750 ml  / case
Federal Standard of Identity:  Straight Rye Whiskey

Whisky produced at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof), from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent rye and stored at not more than
62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers, for not less than 2
years in new barrels

Rye Whiskey was what we first distilled knowing that it would years before we would learn what the aging process here in Gloucester would deliver. We processed only 4 barrels at that time, last July, 2008. Barrel # 11 exemplifies what we want to be for our Rye whiskey. We will follow with #’s 1, 2 & 10 as they are ready. We have since barreled, on average, one smaller 30 gallon barrel a month.
Rye Whiskey: Whiskey of Colonial America.
Barrels: Purchased from Bluegrass Cooperage, Kentucky, 53 gallon Whiskey Barrels, Medium toast, #3 Char
Grains:             Rye, Wheat, Malted Barley
Barrel date:      Barrel # 11  , July 12, 2008
Bottle date:      April 19, 2011 ,  true “Patriots Day”
Bottles:            336 bottles  or  56 x 6 bottle cases
Label credit :    MGT design, Maureen Terrill.
Labe Image:     courtesy of Jay Albert
Label thought:  Gloucester’s Fisherman’s Memorial Cenotaph, aka “The Man at the Wheel” statue, is the icon of Gloucester.  While stopped in traffic waiting for the “cut” bridge to be lowered, we all have studied the statue from this view. Our thoughts will drift out towards the Breakwater and beyond to the horizon. The romance of chasing dreams and what could be takes shape. We honor that vista with our label.

Ryan & Wood Distillery, “The Spirit of Cape Ann” is a family run craft distillery located in Gloucester, Mass.  Other Spirits produced include “Beauport Vodka”, “Knockabout Gin” and “Folly Cove Rum”.
Visit  www.ryanandwood.com for more info.

2011 Home and Business Expo Preview With Bob and Ed- Saturday & Sunday

Sista Felicia will be there along with many of your favorite GMG contributors at The GMG booth.  Felicia will be giving an Easter Basket demonstration on how to pot and grow grass in your Easter Basket.  Baskets, soil and grass seed will be provided while supplies last so get there right at 12 so you can make sure you get one. We will also have free GMG Stickas to pass out.

Cape Ann Home & Business Exposition
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 2011, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Gloucester High School Field House
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

Click here for discounted admission coupon

Sponsored by:
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
978-283-1601, tim@capeannchamber.com

Home Sponsors Exhibitors Speakers Schedule Registration Form Directions

Click here for discounted admission coupon

Cruise Ship Eurodam Holland America Lines – Visits Gloucester – Slide_Show

It was a great photo day with the Holland America in the middle of the harbor.

 Bob Hastings President of the Chamber of Commerce was down at Cruiseport along with so many volunteers welcoming the passengers.

 Many Gloucester residents became the best ambassadors for the City of Gloucester.

 I took photos from both sides of the harbor, the backshore and some shots of the ship passing the Twin Light houses as it left the safe waters of Cape Ann.

 Click on photo below and  enjoy the slide_ show.

Click on Photo for Slide_Show (Idaho Couples enjoyed Gloucester)

Props To Bob Hastings at The Chamber of Commerce and The Gloucester Police Department

Yesterday’s announcement about the counterfeit $20 bills came from Executive Director of The Cape Ann Chamber Bob Hastings.  Within minutes of Bob getting the information from the police department he emailed the entire chamber membership and we got the news out here.

The Chamber does a lot of great things that sometimes go unnoticed, just thought I’d point out and recognize just another way they help our community.

Good work

End of Day Rain on Main Street – Video

The End of Day Rain did not hamper the Main Street Bazaar.  

Be sure to come down Saturday and Sunday for more great sales.  

Bob Hastings


 Bob Hastings President of the Chamber of Commerce on top of things even with the rain pouring down.  

Organizer Vickie Van Ness


Wet but Happy – Tomorrow is another Day


Watch Video of the end of day rain  

PR For Gloucester- Taking Control Of Our Image

Bob Hastings Executive Director of The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Tracey Muller from the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn interview in which they explain a new public relations campaign started by a grass roots group of Gloucester business people.

Click here for the HD version if you have a fast internet connection

GMG Holiday Cookie Contest- Slide Show From Thom Falzorano

Laurie Lufkin put together a fantastic program with some help from Sharon Lowe for the first annual Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Cookie Contest to benefit the Open Door Pantry.   I’ll let Laurie do the honors of announcing the winners as it was her baby but in the meantime you can check out slide show from Thom Falzorano.  Click the picture to view the slide show-

click the picture to view the slide show

Pictured above is the entry by my sister Felicia Mohan, niece Amanda and Snoop Maddie Mad. (my personal favorite for obvious reasons)  🙂

Congrats to the winners!  There were 23 entries.

PR For Gloucester- This Just In From Tracey Muller




Spearheading this effort will be

P.R. For Gloucester, a group of individuals and businesses that believe a Public Relations Campaign would promote Gloucester and increase all tourism related business, led by Robert Hastings, executive director of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Tracey Muller of Bass Rocks Ocean Inn .Bob, former head of the Penobscot Bay Maine Chamber of Commerce, has successfully headed up a similar project in the Rockland/Camden area, which is very successful and has inspired us to begin this task for this area. Tracey has kicked off the fund raising effort with a $10,000 contribution. We will be asking other contributors to help the selected PR firm gather information to publicize, as well as, join in other necessary projects to make this work.



Now We Are Asking You to Make This Succeed!!!



For questions or more information, please contact

Tracey Muller, Bass Rocks Ocean Inn 978-590-4046 tracey@bassrocksoceaninn.com

Bob Hastings, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 978-283-1601 h@capeannchamber.com

Mark Harmon, Fund Raising 305-923-3142 harmonmark@bellsouth.net

Or see www.innkeepersofcapeann.com for discussion

Tracey Muller
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
107 Atlantic Rd.
Gloucester, MA 01930


Join us in putting Gloucester back on the map. If you would like to see Gloucester flourish again, send your contribution to ‘P. R. for Gloucester’ c\o the Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Put ‘P.R. For Gloucester’ in the memo field so it is allocated to this fund.


This campaign has the single purpose of promoting ALL GLOUCESTER TOURISM BUSINESSES. This campaign will hire an experienced public relations firm who will be responsible only to GLOUCESTER. Our ‘successful’ competition has been using P.R. campaigns for years. It is more economical and has a greater confidence factor than advertising. The more we raise, the bigger the campaign