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‎Meg & Joe @ 525 Magnolia, Last Wednesday of the Month, starting today, 6/24!!!!!

megan joeMegan McKenzie and Joe Wilkins team up for a night of acoustic covers performing a vast variety of hits from Aretha Franklin to Tom Petty! They’ll be performing every last Wednesday of the month throughout the summer, so mark your calendars! *6/24, 7/29, 8/26 *

Megan performs with a number of local projects including The Megan McKenzie Band, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket and SAFETY, to name a few. And Joestays busy with multiple projects as well including the Joe Wilkins Band,Poppa Cigar and Funk du Jour. They found time in there busy schedules to collaborate their talents and bring you a fun, laid back show, presenting a more intimate side of these funky rock n’ rollers!

Magnolia 525 Tavern offers a full bar with unique beers on draft as well as special house cocktails. You can quench your thirst and appease your appetite for good ole’ American fare such as steak tips or pizza, including Gluten Free options.

Photos Courtesy of KM Photograpyhy (Kimberly Marchand )and John Andrews (Social Palates)






Magnolia 525 Tavern
12 Lexington Ave,

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


While There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Beach….

Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).


So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll


Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!




Sail GHS Summer Sailing Clinics

Hi Joey,

I’m sure you have seen the kids on the Sail GHS Team out in the harbor having a great time racing in all weather throughout the year.  During the summer months, they are offering Summer Sailing Clinics in their

new, C 420 sailboats and even in their newly acquired LaserLevel II Sailing Coach, Guy Fiero is at the helm and with assistance from his very, dedicated team of volunteers.  This is the biggest bargain for sailing on Cape Ann at  ONLY $85 per week, Monday through Friday 8 – 11:30am.  Five days a week and still time in the afternoon to hit the beach!  Kids with some sailing experience ages 10 and up are welcome.  Classes meet at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center and there is no need to pre-register!  Just bring yourself, your friends, and your life jackets if you have them.  Sailors should arrive promptly at 8:00 am as space is limited.  Discounts available. 

All proceeds from this ongoing fundraiser go to Sail GHS, a non-profit organization to help defray operating costs and provide the youth of Cape Ann and beyond with this wonderful sailing opportunity!

Please contact sailghs@yahoo.com or Guy Fiero at 978-290-7894 with any questions.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Becca Campbell


TOMORROW at the Rockport Farmers Market!

Thanks to all those who came out last week for the first summer Rockport Farmers’ Market! We had a great time and are looking forward to an entire summer of starting the weekends off with awesome food from local growers and makers. As usual, the Rockport Festivals Market booth will be staffed with volunteers to answer questions and offer information. Festival posters will be available for purchase (with other great stuff, such as t-shirts, coming soon!).

June 29th Rockport Farmers Market Lineup

SONY DSCVendors:
First Light Farms
Prides Osteria
Seaview Farm
Ma’s Tomato Marmalade
Sasquatch Smokehouse
Brothers’ Brew
Sea Biscuit Bakery
Twin Lights Soda
Home growers: herbs, rhubarb, flowers, produce
1003879_10201364186291922_1985052180_nGarden Talk: Market-goers will enjoy having master gardener Mary White, owner of White Gardens of Rockport and a long-time organic gardener, on hand to answer questions and engage in a discussion on gardening. Mary will have tips on everything from making your own compost to growing tomatoes. The discussion is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Rockport Festivals Market booth.

imagesMusic: Brad Byrd, the award-winning singer-songwriter, will be playing at the Rockport Farmers’ Market at 11:30 a.m. — a great opportunity to hear one of the region’s best indie musicians in a fun setting!

Summer Black and Whites From Bill Langer

Hi Joey,
Wow, everyone is having fun with black and white these days — I’ve always loved B&W so I went ahead and spent the dough on NIK Silver Efex, and boy, is it great! Nothing like it for spectacular skies! Here are three pix that I took a couple of summers ago, and just converted.
All the best, Bill


GMG Topside Grille Art Show This Summer

Doug Silva who has been making some fantastic changes as manager at his father’s Topside Grill invited our posse to fill the newly renovated space with our photos.  If you haven’t heard by now from Paul Morrison’s Seasonal Restaurant Openings list,  The Topside will be opening April 1st.

We stopped by Saturday morning to drop off our work and I’ll be posting some images of each of our contributors with their pieces all week long.  You can check it all out for yourself (and get some great grub) on the 1st at Topside grill.

The GMG contributors who will have work for sale- Sharon Lowe, Alicia Pensarosa, David Cox, EJ LeFaveur, Donna Ardizzoni.

Here Manny gets an interview with Doug.


We start with Alicia Pensarosa and Mike.


A Taste of Summer

It’s only 3 months away. Once this snow melts, we’ll be able to believe that summer will actually come again with the Red Sox, ice cream at the Cupboard after supper, walks on Good Harbor, and of course, FIESTA! Here’s a little teaser of good things to come! Enjoy!

Santo Militello and grandaughter Marissa

Santo Militello and grandaughter Marissa