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Doug Veenhof Meditation Program For North Shore VETS and Their Families

At Wisdom’s Heart 2 Duncan Street

12 HOUR MEDITATION TRAINING for military veterans and their loved ones.

Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 7-9:30pm and Saturday, February 21, 1-5:30pm.

Mind training based Buddhist meditation practices illuminated by the latest research in neuroscience and affective psychology focus on relaxation and developing stable and vivid attention to tame impulses and quiet the chatter of the untrained mind. Check back for details.

David Brooks Un-Buoying The Lobster Trap tree

Here are some photos of a brave David Brooks, on Sunday, single-handedly salvaging the artistic buoys from the lobster trap tree.  The buoys will be auctioned off at the Cape Ann Art Haven fundraiser on January 23rd, 5 PM to 8 PM at Cruiseport Gloucester.

Photos- John A Schoenbaum

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Electricity Savings Update 16: Solar Opportunities and A Solar Home Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s

Home Solar Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s East Gloucester House
As part of our ongoing series since National Grid went up 37% on Elecricity prices we interviewed Kevin Prickett who came out to East Gloucester to do a Home Solar Evaluation. According to the Kevin, not only do you save money, but if your home qualifies, you actually will get back more than you put in. Watch the video to listen to how it works and if you are interested sign up for a Free Evaluation for yourself. The way he explained it is that Deval Patrick signed something into action that calls for National Grid to have a certain percentage of homes using renewable energy by a certain date. If they don’t reach that quota, they will be fined three times the cost to the Government. Currently from what he says there are less than 2% of households taking advantage of the program so there is this huge pool of money available for the smart people who make the call and take advantage. Our goal is to educate our readership and to get as many of us to be inside of that 2% of the smart people who are getting something back for the money they are putting in.

Update: just got a text from Brian O’Connor who just told me that if his house qualifies, not only would he have no electric bill but he would get a check in the mail.

SIGN UP FOR A FREE SOLAR EVALUATION HERE-

For Parts 1-15 of our Electricity Saving and Home Comfort Series-

Parts 1,2,3 Here
Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living
Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House
Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas
Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
ELECTRICTY AND HOME ENERGY UPDATE #8 NO BRAINER- DONNA AND RICK GET THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT!
ELECTRICITY, HOME HEATING AND ENERGY UPDATE #9 CAPE ANN CHIMNEY AND HEARTH TESTIMONIAL FROM CAROL CATALDO
Electricity Update #10
Electricity and Home Heating and Comfort Update 11: Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Part III
The No Brainer Electricity Update #12
Electricity Update #13 Next Step Experience At Lise Breen’s Laneseville Joint

Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA

Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15

Updated: Joey C Local Gift No Brainers

Easiest of all and most bang for your buck- Dinner Dealer Decks get them here- https://www.dinnerdealer.com/decks/

For A Woman- It’s hard to leave Pisces without a cool gift.

For Hand Crafted Stuff- Present Down at The Bottom Of Union Hill and diagonally from Stones, def going to walk out with something cool and unique.

Alexandria’s Bread Co- I’ve said it a bunch of times- Alexandria should be a buyer for Target because she has an eye for timeless interesting things and that space offers many  T Shirts and other things that scream Timeless New England Coastal Community.

Take your favorite photo of your child or local scene and email it to James and Anna At Cape Ann Giclee to get a Canvas wrap made of that image and if you are giving that present to someone that the photo holds meaning for, you can’t get more personalized than that.

The Weathervane for your Cape Pond Ice gear.

Passports is currently offering 20% on Gift Certificates- easy No Brainer for one of the best restaurants in town that you’ll undoubtedly be visiting.

Our Donna Ardizzoni can have any of her images put on a pillow for you- check out her website here- http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/donnaardizzoni.html

Sista Felicia’s Cookbook which preserves and shares traditional Sicilian recipes for future generations

For Men- Merino Wool Socks or Other Warm Outdoor Gear at Nelsons

Kim Smith’s Oh Garden Of Possibilities for The Local Gardener

Sporting Goods as well as Gloucester/Rockport/Manchester Caps- Palazolas

Gift Certificates At Any Of the Local Massage Joints

Cape Ann License Plate- Ordering Info- http://capeannchamber.com/cape-ann-license-plate/

TBT Post Alpaca Sweaters, Shawls, Hats and Gloves- Guaranteed To Walk Out With a Woman’s Present (The Men’s Classic Alpaca Crew Neck Sweaters In Black or Grey Are Timeless and Reasonably Priced As Well)

You Can Get One Of Paulie Walnuts’ Late Father’s Paintings (he was a great painter of Gloucester’s Fishing Fleet)-

EJ probably has some of her inspiring Moolong books kicking around

The Village Silvermith and Blue River Diamonds downtown- wide range of women’s jewelry- you can definitely walk out of those joints with a gift.

Local Colors Artist Cooperative- Joe Fish Prints or Rusty and Ingrid Prints or any of the other tons of stuff there locally crafted.  100% can walk out of there with a gift.

Life Is Good Now Has the exclusive local sellers of Cape Ann Tuna Club Gear

Any of the Gear From The Wicked Tuna Boats Make Good presents for the fans of those shows Hard Merchandise Gear Tuna.Com Gear

The Art Room on Center Street also carries unique clothing and art for women.

Wine and Cheese Gift Baskets at The Cave and Savour Wine and Cheese.

Beth Williams Studios has completely unique blown glass items for your ladyfriend.

Pop Gallery Is the place for funky presents for your man or woman
You want a hand painted unique to you mailbox or something else? Paulines Gifts #Boom

UPDATE:
Not sure how I could have forgotten an old school framed print from your neighborhood from our boy Fred at Bodin Historic Photo.

Also for the sport fisherman in your life, Stevie Corbett’s Chum Cutter

These are just some of the no-brainers I can think of right off the top of my head, feel free to help complete my list by adding a comment in the post or forwarding me a link to your favorite local joint or gift to add.

Aaaaand Now It’s Official: Gloucester’s Got The Coolest Jews On The Planet After Building First Ever Lobster Pot Menorah

Get a Load Of Our Jew Buddies Up On Middle Street Rocking The First Ever Lobster Pot Menorah!

Right out there on the bleeding edge of cool- you name another small coastal community with more creative Jews than right here in Gloucester Ma. You can’t!

Read all about it on The Gloucester Clam

Click pic for the larger photos at The Clam

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1st Annual Employee Night on Main Street! December 11th!

1st Annual Employee Night on Main Street!

Do you work in Gloucester but never seem to get a chance to hit up Main Street shops due to your work schedule? Well, now might be your chance to take advantage of extended hours with Gloucester’s first ever EMPLOYEE NIGHT! THIS THURSDAY, December 11th! 5 to 11 pm!

POP is participating and we’ve got a whole new sale rack full of discounted clothing/accessories!

Also, tons of new housewares, gifties and of course…. jewelry and accessories!

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We’re very excited to offer up FREE food and drink! 20 % OFF select sale items and clothing! Plus, 10% off ALL PURCHASES of $50 or more!

There will also be one whole rack consisting of $20 garments!!

Come play at Gloucester’s Emporium of Cool at 67 Main Street! (Be sure to bring your name-tag or proof of employment to snag the discounts!)

LADIES NIGHT IS TONIGHT!!! THURSDAY DECEMBER 4TH, 2014

LADIES NIGHT IS TONIGHT!!!

 THURSDAY DECEMBER 4TH, 2014

First and only thing I’ve heard about it was the lone promo I got from Pop Gallery.

Chop Chop!  Send in your ladies night promo here- goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Edit:  Who is in charge of Downtown any more?  The Chamber?  The Downtown Merchant Group?  Is it every man for themselves down there?  Nothing in Todays Times, nothing from anyone except Pop Gallery seems strange.

Update #1:

Hi Joe
Ladies Night Deals
Common Crow
20% store wide
Greenlife
20% store wide plus mystery discount
Delicious spread in Greenlife


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Happy Holidays from Savour Wine and Cheese!

Come join us for food, wine and fun at Savour Wine and Cheese for the Annual Gloucester “Ladies’ Night!”

Enjoy wine, cheese, charcuterie, and appetizers made by chef Matt Beach of Beach Gourmet – all complimentary!

Thursdays evening – 5 – 8 p.m.  AND – 10% off for ladies on everything at Savour all day, Thursday, Dec. 4.


Update #2

Hey Joey and GMG Readers, great News…..Relay for Life  of Cape Ann will be wrapping presents at Ladies Night on December 4th…We will be located at the Art Haven….Relay for Life of C ape Ann will supply the Wrapping and the Ribbons….All this for a donation to a great cause…. We will also be available to wrap during Men’s night December 18th….doesn’t get easier than this now does it!!!!giftwrap

 


Hi Joe – the Gloucester Downtown Association planned has a December full of events – Ladies Night, Men’s Night – and much more!
For Ladies Night at the Weathervane:

GDA December

Mark Parisi, Gloucester-born cartoonist whose award-winningpanels appear each day in the GloucesterDaily Times and whose works have been featured in a number of books andcalendars, will be at The Weathervane on Ladies Night to greet shoppers andsign copies of the 2015 edition of his calendar. Starting at 5 p.m., The Weathervane gift shopon Main Street will have Mark signing calendars while shoppers can takeadvantage of the 20% off store-wide sale (excluding Cape Pond Ice merchandise).

Thanks for all you do to support local business!

Joseph A. Ciolino

The Weathervane

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Hey Joey!

Promo for Ladies Night:

Ocean Alliance and 7 Seas Whale Watch will be at Cape Ann Art Haven on Ladies Night with whale watch tickets and whale adoptions for the holidays. Whale watch tickets will be discounted $5 off for the 2015 season and we’re offering a special Whale Lovers’ Cape Ann Combo Gift Pack – with your Basic or Deluxe Whale Adoption get $10 off your 7 Seas whale watch tickets. We’ll also have brand-new bumper stickers hot off the press to stuff your stockings for a $5 donation. So come see Heather and Rebecca at Cape Ann Art Haven!

Amy Kerr

Ocean Alliance

Social Media Manager

http://www.whale.org/


Gloucester Downtown is in full swing for the holidays!

Beth Williams Studio-

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Come Shop, Visit, and Enjoy……

December 4th:
In My Studio…and Downtown Gloucester
Thursday, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
41st Annual Ladies Night

December 11th:
In My Studio…and Downtown Gloucester
Thursday, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
3rd Annual Friends and Family Night (and Employees Night, too!)
December 19th:
In My Studio…and Downtown Gloucester
Thursday, 5:00 – 10:00PM
41st Annual Men’s Night

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Eastern Point Lit House:

We’re having Eastern Point Lit House’s Author Night that Kim posted two days ago in conjunction with Ladies Night. We didn’t really include the words Ladies Night in our promos because we thought there would be more noise about it and everyone would assume. I’m surprised too that there wasn’t more promo for this. Anyway, we’re having a raffle for cool gifts, etc. Nine authors, one night. Signed books for all ages and interests make great gifts!


Topside Grill

Dear Joe,

December is a month to celebrate! Join us tonight for our first event of the month- Ladies Night!

Ladies Night!

two-wine-glasses.jpg Join us this Thursday, December 4th, for Ladies Night at the Topside Grill! All night, upstairs in the pub.

Try our Topside Margarita for only $5.95!

Check out our cocktail menu for amazing signature drinks:

Fall Harvest– Domaine de Canton ginger liquor with apple juice, muddled orange, and brown sugar

Peanut Amaretto Martini– Peanut rum from St. Lucia, amaretto, and Stoli Vanil

Spanish Coffee made with Liquor 43

Blood Orange Margrita made with jalepeno infused tequila & fesh squeezed blood oranges

Also offering great $5 appetizers:

Sweet chili Fried Calamari

Potato Skins Baked Stuffed Clams Nachos Chicken Wings Mozzarella Sticks Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Topside Grill


Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team & Kestrel Educational Adventures – Our Favorite Things

We’ll be having a blast at the Get Outside Center, 186 Main Street, Gloucester, from 5:30 – 10 pm.

With only 4 days left in the auction, tonight is your chance to view our auction items in person.

Bid on any items, or Buy Now and walk away with select items.  Everything for a great price, and to benefit Kestrel and the CAVPT!

We’re providing light refreshments, drinks, AND live music!  Don’t miss out on the fun!

View All Auction Items Here

Update: According to Mary Kay At @MaritimeGlou we’ve Got Ourselves a Vagina

Mary Kay from Maritime Gloucester writes in-

I’m going to go with Thetys vagina. That is the actual scientific name for the organism, not a joke. For more info see http://eol.org/pages/510608/overview.

Landed this morning at Captain Joe and Sons-

From eol.org-

Image of Thetys vagina

I put out the challenge to see who could identify it first and Mary Kay from Mariotime Gloucester as usual kicked the New England Aquariums butt all over the place.

That’s Allota Fagina if I do say so myself.

GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

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GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

Topics Include: Free Grand Prix Of Gloucester Cyclocross Rapha T-Shirt For One Of The First Ten Verified GloucesterCast Subscribers- Subscribe Here, Congratulations To Pat Conant Winner Of Facebook Contest, Thanks To Paul Morrison For Fresh Limes, Good Egg James Fiahlo Copper Dory Planter Raises $350 For Paul Russo Brain Cancer Foundation– High Bidder From Gayle Piraino GAP Promotions is the High Bidder, Clean Gloucester and The One Hour At A Time Gang Cleans First Parish Burial Ground, Revitalization Of Magnolia Continues, The Chesire Cat, The Magnolia Consignment Store,Chef From the Patio Now At Magnolia Pub, Sawyer Free Library, Passports Wine Dinner Coming Up This Thursday, Electricity Rate Wrinkle, Arthur Bevalaqua, Solar Panels, Gloucester Clam Ads Turn Out To Be A Positive, The Idea That Unless You Are Losing Money You Are A Bad Person, The Football Post, Over Prescribing Drugs To Control Kids,Science All Around Us, Nubar Alexanian, Tom Ellis,  Paul Boudreau, Turducken Is Out, What Will This Year’s Thanksgiving Food Fad Be, The Chateau’s Fried Ravioli, Joey’s Favorite Things- Krups Coffee Grinder, Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker, Contigo Autoseal Coffee Travel Mug, Prynt , Taste Of Magnolia, Lillian LoGrasso’s Event, Lobster Trap Tree, Shop Rockport, TBT Post, Alpaca Sweaters, Brother’s Brew Will Be Open For Shop Rockport, Marshall’s Farm Stand, Thank You To Nichole’s Family To-Do Post, Joppa Flats, Ruby and Luke McElhenny and Dax Who Was Named After Dax Shepard, The Alpaca’s That Eat You.

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Fish On Fridays – Special Post By Kathy Chapman

 

Gloucester’s day-boat groundfish fleet is in jeopardy as NOAA closes areas for cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine.

“NOAA Regional Administrator John K. Bullard said the agency is doubling the quota on Gulf of Maine haddock for the remainder of the 2014 season to help offset the anticipated decline in cod revenues and landings in the wake of the area closures.” Gloucester Times.

Follow the story in the Gloucester Times.

Pictured is cod at CASE auction house today and the price per pound.

 

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Photos @ Kathy Chapman 2014
http://www.kathychapman.com

GloucesterCast 103 Featuring Couples In Love Who Have Moved To Gloucester Taped 11/9/14

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GloucesterCast 103 Featuring Couples In Love Who Have Moved To Gloucester Taped 11/9/14

Topics Include:The Rullis, The Scheetz, Jess and Dennis Brand, Lucinda Seigel, Kim Smith and Rich Bean with random appearance by Niece Amanda, What brought you to Gloucester?, Few Young Professionals On Commuter Rail, The progression Of The Scheetz on GMG from getting engaged to married to buying a house in Gloucester, Erin Rulli misses the saltiness of the old GMG, the storied history of Gloucester, The Beans moved to Gloucester after living in Medford forever, Gloucester Pride Today vs Gloucester Pride 20 years ago, Trying to remind people about the cool Gloucester landscape and seascapes, White Ninja, the inevitable backlash, Getting the Rullis back to Playa Del Carmen, Kimberley Scheetz looking forward to volunteering to clean the HarborWalk, Dinner Dealer 2015, North Shore Food and Gift Emporium, Amanda Pops In Wearing a Duck Outfit, Why Dinner Dealer Decks Are No-Brainers, Peter Todd Fundraiser, Shock Over Bottle Bill Election Results, Joey’s Mini Rant – The Rational Behind To-Go Containers Made Out Of Non-Microwavable Tins, Is there anything that is done at Willow Rest not exactly spot-on?, Willow Rest please open up a location in East Gloucester too!, Music Listings On GMG, Eliminating Penny Conversation, Emerson Brand Named After Emerson College, Kimberley Scheetz Responsible For Hundreds If No Thousands Of Train Derailments, Rechargeable Battery Discussion, Goddamn Bacon Donuts Are Driving Me Nuts,What is the rationale behind not retweeting or Facebook liking a complimentary post on someone’s business social media account?

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Making a Better Gloucester – Help erect the new playground at the Oval.

Steve Winslow writes-

Joey:

Volunteers are still needed to help erect the new play equipment at the Oval / Palazola Field this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The Oval is off of Centennial Avenue – near Harvard Street.

Work will start rain or shine Thursday morning November 6th at 8 AM..  If you can turn a wrench – we can use you..(we’ have the wrenches) Bring a wheel barrel if you can. Lunch provided.

Online volunteer registration is available at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4DA9AE28A4F94-community/.

Community members can also contact Councilor Steve LeBlanc at  SLeBlanc@gloucester-ma.gov or Senior Project Manager Stephen Winslow at swinslow@gloucester-ma.gov (978-282-8007). 

Thanks for helping to spread the word.

Stephen Winslow

Mass in Motion – Cape Ann

3 Pond Road

Gloucester MA 01930

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Madhouse Today…

I swear you couldn’t dream up this scene to paint it just the way it was at that very moment when I snapped the shot in between offloading boats.

You couldn’t have dreamed up the clouds or the sun breaking through at just the right angle to lead straight down the harbor to our dock. You couldn’t have dreamed up the lobster boats waiting to offload at just the right perpendicular locations to frame the shot on either side of the lobster boat’s mast that was tied up at the dock. Picture perfect.

Sometimes amid the madness you don’t really have time to take it all in because you’re ass deep in work but that one capture you managed to fire off brings it all back and reminds you that yes indeed, it wasn’t a dream.

New Buildings Go Up At Former Donut Jim’s Site and More From Anthony Marks 10/28/14

Happy Halloween – photos from Anthony Marks

Historic Magnolia Building Gone – photos from Anthony Marks

Rising From The Ashes Of Donut Jim’s – photos from Anthony Marks
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