Filming Continues on Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Film Project, Today at Caffe Sicilia!

San Giuseppe Bread Caffe Sicilia ©Kim Smith 2014Preparing and baking the special San Guiseppe bread is a family endeavor at Caffe Sicilia. Within an hour’s time, Maria, Nina, and Domenic created dozens of loaves of bread in religiously significant shapes of St. Joseph’s staff, angels, and even a carpenter’s saw, as well as beautiful and whimsical flowers, sun, snails, and bunches of grapes. While they artfully and deftly shaped and baked, they shared their St. Joseph’s stories for our camera. Thank you Maria, Domenic, and Nina!

San Giuseppe Bread Caffe Sicilia Maria Cracchiolo Domenic ©Kim Smith 2014

San Giuseppe Bread Caffe Sicilia Maria Cracchiolo Domenic ©Kim Smith 2014 -3The Family began making the bread about four years ago, and word quickly spread. Maria credits Nina Groppo for spreading the good news.

San Giuseppe Bread Caffe Sicilia Maria Cracchiolo©Kim Smith 2014.-2.

Caffe Sicilia’s San Giuseppe bread is available for sale on March 18th, as well as by special order. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also out-of-this-world delicious!

San Giuseppe Bread Caffe Sicilia Maria Cracchiolo©Kim Smith 2014.-1PGToday was a joyful day and I am immensely appreciative. Many, many thanks to Maria, Nina, and Domenic from the bottom of my heart for their kindness and help with Gloucester’s St. Joseph film project.

Saint Joseph Bread Caffe Sicilia © Kim Smith 2014 copyNote the Carpenter’s Saw in the background

Below are just some of the posts honoring last year’s participants. If you have not been contacted, please, we do not want to leave anyone out. Contact me at if you would like your family’s story included in Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph film project. Thank you.

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Film Project Website Launch

John and Kathleen Scola

Maria and Niño Cannova

Nina and Frank Groppo Family

Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante

Mary Russo Family

Marie and Carl Silva Family

Grace Brancaleone Family


When I Heard the Learn’d Physicist

Sand Ripples and Dunes
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics

An erodible bed sheared by a fluid flow, gas or liquid, is generally unstable, and bed forms grow. This review discusses the following issues, in light of the recent literature: What are the relevant dynamical mechanisms controlling the emergence of bed forms? Do they form by linear instability or nonlinear processes such as pattern coarsening? What determines their timescales and length scales, so different in air and water? What are the similarities and differences between aeolian and subaqueous patterns? What is the influence of the mode of transport: bed load, saltation, or suspension? Can bed forms emerge under any hydrodynamical regime, laminar and turbulent? Guided by these questions, we propose a unified description of bed-form growth and saturation, emphasizing the hydrodynamical regime in the inner layer and the relaxation phenomena associated with particle transport.


When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer


When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.


Monday Evening Cape Ann Forecast . March 10th , 2014

Marine Forecast For Tuesday March 11th , 2014 ….
Tue: W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sunrise 6:58AM Sunset 6:46PM
High Tide 8:14AM / 8.4 / 8:53PM 7.7
Low Tide 1:47AM / 1.7 / 2:33 1.2 /
Moon / Waxing gibbous visible: 69%

Spring Scale 1-10 for Tuesday
8…….Water temp 38 Degrees …

Video Forecast …..




This just in from Heidi Dallin:

Guest Artist Composer and Pianist Charles Floyd


Cape Ann Symphony presents the world premiere Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by renowned pianist and composer Charles Floyd on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 pm at the Cape Ann Symphony Performance Venue, Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. The March concert program also features the orchestra performing Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and Brahms’ Tragic Overture. The Cape Ann Symphony concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults (19-24 years old) and Free for children age 18 and under.

Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa

Cape Ann Symphony’s Open Rehearsal of the concert is Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 pm. at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. The public is invited to the Open Rehearsal during which Conductor Udagawa, guest artist Charles Floyd and the orchestra is scheduled to work on the music in the Sunday afternoon concert. Conductor Udagawa will take questions from the audience following the Open Rehearsal. Admission to the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 18 and under. For tickets and information about the concert or the open rehearsal, call 978-281-0543 or visit


Spring is on it’s way, and we are having 7 weeks of BANDS on Friday nights @ Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar.

Piano Bar with Joe will continue on Saturdays at 8:30, so those will be the nights you’ll want to come get your singing in…This Friday, March 14th, 8-11pm, Local 148 is playing at Giuseppe’s, with Brother Bri, Eric Reardon and Jeff Tanzer…Check out our 7 week lineup! If you’d like to reserve a table near the music, call us at 978-879-4622! Piano bar will resume on Fridays in May, along with dueling pianos!
giuseppes friday bands

A Cow and a Lobster Walked into a Bar and….

Try as I may, I can’t come up with a good punchline, but I did get an excellent meal out of it!

The Surf and Turf Burger at the Yard House in Lynnfield totally hit the spot during “Mommy and Daddy really need an evening out alone” night on Saturday.   Check out those chunks of lobster!  So good.

maine lobster sautéed in garlic butter, grilled asparagus, swiss and tomato béarnaise with fries
maine lobster sautéed in garlic butter, grilled asparagus, swiss and tomato béarnaise with fries

The Spicy Tuna Roll was pretty unbelievable too.  This photo doesn’t do it justice as we’d already ripped into it a bit, but it was huge and super yummy!

Spicy Tuna Roll: seared rare ahi, avocado, edamame, cucumber with wasabi soy sauce
Spicy Tuna Roll: seared rare ahi, avocado, edamame, cucumber with wasabi soy sauce

The Yard House

Good times, good eats….and the beer isn’t so bad either.

CAW Needs Your Help!



Our Mission: Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. is dedicated to   rescuing and providing the necessary rehabilitative care to all injured,   orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife during their confinement and adjustment   period with Cape Ann Wildlife to ensure their survival upon release back into   their natural environment.

Click Here To Visit Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc.

Got a snowy with a horrible wing fracture   Animal rescue league of Boston is picking her up in the morning to take her out to tufts, please pray she can be mended up enough to be an educational bird.
Got a snowy with a horrible wing fracture
Animal rescue league of Boston is picking her up in the morning to take her out to tufts, please pray she can be mended up enough to be an educational bird.

Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. formerly Cape  Ann Wild Bird Rescue has been rescuing and rehabilitating many  various species of birds in Gloucester, Massachusetts since 2005.

Jodi Swenson who is the Head of Cape  Ann Wildlife, Inc.  is State and Federally Permitted to do so and  specializes in Songbirds, but has raised orphans of many species  including mammals like groundhogs, squirrels to rare oceanic birds  like common murre’s and dovkies.

You can Click Here to visit their website to Donate Cash or Supplies

St. Joseph Noveana 2014 Kickoff Night



I said it before and I will say it again, some of my fondest memories growing up were the times spent with family and friends celebrating the Feast Of St. Joseph.  Last night was amazing!  Two of my biggest mentors surrounding the Feast of St Joseph came to lead us in prayer last night at our family altar. Thank you Rosalie Foti & Sefatia  Giambanco Romeo Thaken,  for making the night extra special. Having you, Marie Silva, Jen Anderson, Ann Margaret & Francis Ferrante all in at the same altar was truly a gift . What a great warm up for the official start of the 9 days of nightly novenas beginning tonight  at 7:15.  It truly was a night that all who attended will always remember. 


Coffee Time with “The Godmother Sefatia”…If the photos could talk….



Thank you Parina~Godmother for making us laugh  you have a heart of gold and we all adore you!

I especially want to thank my dear friend  & GMG Contributor Craig Kimberley for filming last night…I’m sure he will be posting his amazing photography from last night on GMG soon.


Representing in Anna Maria Island, FL

Hope this email finds you well! This past week we spent some time in our favorite island in FL, Anna Maria Island. This island is just outside of Bradenton. While we were there we met up with our good friend Dee. Dee accompanied Diana Nyad during her swim from Cuba to Florida. Not only was she part of her team, but they used her boat as the guide boat for Diana during her swim. Needless to say we found a new home for GMG sticker! Here are the pictures of the boat. Thought you’d enjoy this.

Leonardos Makes A Pretty Damn Good Steak and Cheese


The meat is super lean and the way they toast the buns at Leonardos takes any sub to the next level.

Leonardo’s also has some awesome french fries to go.  They have the packaging thing down pat where you can still eat he fries a half hour later and they are not all soggy.

Two thumbs up.