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FOB’s From SC

pete and pam beardes

Had a very nice visit yesterday at the gallery with Pete and Pam Beardes who had just arrived in Gloucester from Charleston, SC. Pete is an avid GMG FOB who was stationed here with the Coast Guard from 1986-88, during which time he painted the Annisquam Lightkeeper’s house (among other things). Enjoy your stay Pete and Pam, and come back soon!

GMG FOB Marty Morgan Shares Her Welcome Spring Photo!

Thanks so much Marty for sharing your welcome spring photo–wonderful!!!

Marty writes,

Hi Kim,

My husband leaves the sliding seat from his rowing shell hanging under our back stairs. Some little bird decided it was the perfect place to build her nest.




Representing! GMG Happy FOBs

Ellen Santos writes-

Best Hat Ever!!

Hi Joey,
The hat got here just in time (almost) for my husband Reggie’s birthday.  He was surprised and thrilled with it and wore it to Salisbury Beach today.  Reggie is a Gloucester native and we both follow your blog daily.  Thanks for keeping us in touch.
Ellen Santos

Reggie's New Hat 2

Dee Noble writes-

Love our new Stonewashed hats

Hi Joey! We LOVE our new beautiful blue stonewashed hats! We are rocking the beach in this AWESOME GMG swag! Better place an order for more…..They are going to go like hot cakes….


Kevin Berrigan writes-

Thank You!

New hat got here today! Thanks so much for sending it right out!! Can’t wait to have it become a permanent fixture on the top of my head and show it off proudly wherever my travels take me!!


Send in your GMG Swag photos and Represent with the rest of the GMG FOBs!

What’s that you don’t have one yet??? Then order one up and get on the team.

To order GMG Dry Fit Short and Long Sleeve Shirts, Super Crazy Soft Feminine Cut V Neck or Scoop Neck T Shirts.


If you don’t see a shirt in a style/size/color  combination you like, you can send in a request and I’ll do my best to make it happen-



Hope to see y’all at Cape Ann Giclee Friday Night the 29th for some wine, beer, refreshments, laughs, camaraderie, and fun. Smile In the meantime you can watch us set up on the streaming webcam we set up and will be running through the show-



Click the start broadcast button above to watch live!

Joey C, Alice Gardner, Carol McKenna, Craig Kimberley, David Stozer. Eileen Oliver, Elizabeth Gauthier, Kathy Chapman, Len Burgess, Thom Falzarano, Brianmoc, Charlie Carroll, David Cox, Donna Ardizzoni, EJ LeFavour, Father Green, Kim Smith, Skip Montello and Trudy J Allen will be in attendance.

Click below for directions-


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A Question For The GMG FOB’s That Tune In To GMG Daily- What Brings You Back?

If you are a GMG FOB from outside of Cape Ann before you go any further please comment below the post where it says “comment” as to what brings you back daily to the blog.

This morning when I got the email from Sem Sutter who is an avid reader of GMG daily and works down in Georgetown I began to wonder what it is about GMG that brings people from outside our geographic location back over and over and has them subscribing to GMG and requesting Bumper stickers and participating in our comment sections.

I am honored that our team here has developed such a huge following all over the country and in often cases all over the world and obviously when you are pulling down 50-60,000 visitors a day in a city that has roughly 30,000 citizens there are folks from other places that are checking this thing we’ve created out. 

GMG is obviously a hyperlocal blog which mainly focuses on Cape Ann but when you look at the map of where the hits come from, our readership is global. 

The current GMG hits map when I’m writing this at 6:07AM 11/4/12


You can access the current GMG hits map here

So I am curious as to what it is about GMG that brings you back if you’re not from here.

Did you visit one time and have fond memories?  Do you dream of moving here?  Is it the photographs?  Is it the humor and camaraderie of the GMG family?  Is it the GMG breaking news which 9 times out of 10 you will find here first? 

What is it that compels you to make GMG a daily or hourly visit?

Thank you so much for being part of our GMG community from afar and don’t forget to leave a comment letting us know what it is that brings you back.  If you don’t see the words comment directly below this post click on the title of the post and you should see it then.

I’m anxious to find out what drives you back here, thanks again,