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Preparations are Under Way For The 2012 GMG Horribles Day Float and Props To Our Sponsors!

Sista Felicia and Ed are 100% in charge of building the float but are looking for FOB’s to come help make this the best GMG Horribles Float to date!  Huge thanks to our sponsors listed below the pics!

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Props to our awesome sponsors!!!!

Please patronize these GMG Approved Community Minded Businesses

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gimmesound.com — local live music listings.  Find every live music show in Gloucester and Cape Ann — listen to music on-line & download — all for free.

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The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

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Stones Pub

Stones is a small comfortable neighborhood pub in Gloucester, MA, America’s oldest seaport! We offer homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts all made on premises before your eyes in the open kitchen. The delicious smells welcome when you come in the door to a warm greeting.

Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services

Passports Restaurant

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Noble Electricians

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Steve Noble who does so much community work donating his time toward many great causes.

Robert Heidt

The new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce says that Good Morning Gloucester does so much for the community that he wanted to personally be a sponsor of the 2012 GMG horribles parade float

Circle Consulting

Donna Ardizzoni and Rick Moore

With Circle Consulting, small and mid-size companies can cost-effectively leverage world-class technology experience. We keep up with the latest developments in the rapidly changing technology sector, so you can focus on your core business. Let us do what we do best so that you can do what you do best.

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Greg Harris Brierwood Landscaping (978) 281-7564

for letting us use his trailer

Sista Felicia Is Planning Our Assault On 2011 Horribles Parade Immortality with A Little Help From our Friends!

She was absolutely demolishing my wallet but thanks to the Lone Gull, GimmeSound.com and Ed Collard who have stepped up with sponsorship monies the sting is gone!  We have pledges to help build from Bro-In Law Barry, Sista Felicia, Ed Collard, Jeremy Frost Construction and the kids.  Paulie Walnuts will be printing up the limited run t-Shirts and Greg Harris’ Briarwood Landscaping is providing us with the trailer.  I hope to see you all on the parade route or in the parking lot tailgating!

Make sure when you see the GMG Float you give a WOOT! WOOT!

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Homie Is Rolling Baby!!!!!

(and he’s bringing some friends along for the ride!)

Please patronize these GMG Approved Community Minded Businesses

Lone Gull Coffeehouse

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gimmesound.com — local live music listings.  Find every live music show in Gloucester and Cape Ann — listen to music on-line & download — all for free.

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The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

 Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services

Paul Morrison’s Warm Up Omelet At Passports

Paul sensing he was in for a long day of work helping erect the Lobster Trap Tree went all in on this omelet at Passports.

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I maintain that Passports has the best homefries in Gloucester. 

Some of my other favorite Gloucester breakfast’s

Crab Cakes Bene at Sugar Mag’s- my #1 Gloucester Breakfast

Best Homefries- Passports

Breakfast Boats- Georges Coffee Shop or Anadama French Toast

Sclafani’s Pizza at 9:00AM

Apple Cider Donuts –Willow Rest

Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co Egg/Goat Cheese/Pest Croissant

Lone Gull Café Americano with a toasted sesame bagel

Cape Ann Coffee Egg/sausage croissant

Last Stop Variety Blueberry Muffins

Charlie’s Place Fried Dough

BUMMER, Man! a GMG Contest with a prize

BUMMER!

I lost my favorite Hat! It was a gray Lone Gull Coffee House Hat. I loved that hat.

I won a Gift Certificate to the Lone Gull in one of Sharon’s Contests. That’s how I got the Hat in the first place. So, it did mean a lot to me.

So, I’m looking for a New One. Anyone have any suggestions? If not I’ll buy another Lone Gull Hat.

The Winning suggestion gets a priceless plug on GMG! or a

 limited edition Priceless GMG T-Shirt as seen in the Horribles Parade.

The Hat has to be Cape Ann related. 

Sorry, but Joey won’t allow me to take any freebies, So no Bribes! wink, wink.

Contest ends when I say it does. Also GMG Employees are not eligible (did I spell that right?) Goodluck All!

Thanks!, Paul

 

Lone Gull Hat. My hat was gray. I miss that hat.

deb Clarkes depiction of me and my Lone Gull Hat. In reverse glass mixed medium

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Sign Up For The Lone Gull 10K Early and Get A Killer Dry Fit Shirt

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This just in from Wes Lassen-

Good afternoon runners!  I hope you are all having a great summertime and enjoying the warm weather we’ve had thus far.  Not to jump too far ahead, but I did want to send out a reminder that the Fourth Annual Lone Gull 10K will be held on September 19th.  If you have not signed up already I suggest you do so since the shirts are going quickly.  You can check out the details on www.lonegull10k.com.  Have a great summer!!!

Cheers,

Wes Lassen

The Lone Gull 10K is a fantastic race in which many of the from the past have told me that the course is just stunning.  The race is held mid-September and you usually get those prefect dry sunny days to run.  So get on it!  Sign up and check out the Lone Gull 10K website here where you can register

Or you can directly download your race application here-

http://www.lonegull10k.com/wp-content/uploads/application.pdf

From The Lone Gull 10K website-

The Lone Gull Coffeehouse and New England Running Company are proud to present¦

The Fourth Annual Lone Gull 10K

When
9:00 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where
Nautilus Road/Good Harbor Footbridge
Gloucester, MA 01930

Getting to the Race
Route 128 North to first rotary. Take second exit off the rotary. Follow 128 extension to lights. Take left onto Eastern Ave/127. Follow 1/2 mile to Shaw™s Plaza and make immediate right onto Barn Lane. At bottom of hill take a left onto Thatcher Road and follow for 1/2 mile. Good Harbor entrance is on the right.

Parking
Parking for the race is available in the parking lot of Good Harbor Beach. Please do not park on Nautilus Road as this will impede the finish area for the race.

Course Description
The starting line is at the intersection of Atlantic Road and Nautilus Road. Continue on Atlantic Road for approximately 1.5 miles and make a right onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine Road till the intersection of Grapevine Road and Eastern Point Road and make a left. Cross over Eastern Point Road immediately and follow past Niles Beach and bear to the right, through the stone gateway and onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Run along the right side of the road and bear to the right at the “One Way” sign and make a left onto Lake Avenue. This will bring you past Niles Pond and back onto Eastern Point Boulevard. Make a right onto Bemo Avenue then a left onto St. Louis Avenue. Then make a right onto Farrington Avenue and veer to the left at the top of the hill onto Atlantic Avenue. Follow back to the finish line on Nautilus Road.

here is some video from the year before last’s race-

Click The Picture To View The Video

Boston Globe Caffeine Map Poll Omits Important Category- The Independents

In the Boston Globe’s Caffeine Poll in which they ask the question Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks they omit a hugely important category (well to me it is anyway)-THE INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOPS!

Click the map for the Boston Globe Poll-

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Personally I prefer Starbucks over Dunkin Donuts as I find DD to be weak and the people rarely make it the way I want it at DD and every once in a while I get one that tastes like burnt plastic.  But over both of those choices I would take The Lone Gull, Cape Ann Coffee or Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Company.

To leave the independent coffee shop out of the options for the poll I feel the poll is hugely flawed.

What about you?  I’ll add the right poll in here-

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

Super Duper Good Egg Charlee Bianchini Checks In From China

Charlee, a Cape Ann Beacon correspondent has traveled to China where she will be teaching and also blogging on her new blog- www.charleebeth.wordpress.com I’m really looking forward to Charlee’s updates.  Even with her first couple of posts I feel transported.  What a journey.

Live it up kid.  Remember what I told you-  you have that blank canvas- paint a beautiful picture.

This from China-

Hello All from Qufu, China!

I just wanted to let all of you know that you can keep up with my travels in India, China and hopefully South East Asia through my blog:  www.charleebeth.wordpress.com.  I’ll have the first few entries up by Friday afternoon, I’m hoping.  If there are any other updates I want to pass along West, I will most likely be sending them to this group list.  If you’d like to be taken off of the list, please let me know.

Also, here is my address here in Qufu.  I would love to hear any news from home you guys are willing to pass along.

Charlee Bianchini
College of International Cultural Exchange
Qufu Teachers University
Qudu, Shandong 273165
Peoples Republic of China

Sending all my love and best wishes from the Orient,
Charlee

click the picture for the interview I did with Charlee at The Lone Gull

click the picture for the interview with Charlee at The Lone Gull

If you get a chance, leave Charlee a comment on her blog to let her know you saw it.  Bloggers love feedback.  It lets them know that what they’re doing is worth while.

Lone Gull Won’t Be Opening Today As Previously Planned

From Maryellen and Joe Borge-

To Joe and all of our loyal customers:

I again apologize…we attempted to open on Friday morning, but the efforts of getting the new over-the-top brewers to brew a decent cup of coffee failed. The coffee was just not up to our standards and was not hot enough. We sadly are going to wait it out. I am hoping the city and or the govenment will step in to help all of the businesses who lost alot of money in these past days. Joe and I look forward to serving our customers sooooon!!

Maryellen and Joe Borge

Chickity Check It!- Your Favorite Ex

Y’all know I dig our local coffee shops.  Cape Ann Coffees, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, and the most regular of my stops in the heart of beautiful Downtown Gloucester -The Lone Gull.

Talking to Joe Borge, son of Lone Gull owner Joe Borge, he told me about a band he plays in- Your Favorite Ex.

Here’s the page where you can listen to some of their songs-

Your Favorite Ex

Joe is the Rocker in the right of the picture taken by Petey Photography

CATA Buss Passes Bus Stop While People Illegally Park

The move of the bus stop can not come soon enough.  I haven’t seen the bus stop spots free of illegally parked cars once and the buses just cruise on past without even pretending to slow down in the designated spaces.

CATA Buss Passes Bus Stop While People Illegally Park, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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