GloucesterCast With Guest Ryan Pinkham and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/12/14

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GloucesterCast With Guest Ryan Pinkham and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/12/14


Topics Include: Tech Mogul Ryan Pinkham, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, Content Developer For Constant Contact, Northeastern Coop Program, Constant Contact Social Media Blog, What Makes A Good Social Media Campaign and What Are Some Of The Mistakes People Make, Sista Felicia Using Social Media, Coveted Yarn, Always Try For A Win/Win, Not Pitching 24/7, Blue Lobster Marketing, Marshall’s Farm Stand Farm Animals, Selling An Experience, The Franklin, Katrina’s Bang Bang Shrimp, Magnolia Spring Art Show, Minglewood Tavern, Lobster Land, Lobster Pool BYOB, Tacos Lupita Roast Pork Burrito, Dogs On The Beach Controversy, Trash Barrels On California Beaches vs Carry In/Carry Out, Burnham’s Field Neighborhood, John McElhenny, Steven Colbert Gets Letterman Job A Week After Suey Park Controversy, Landlines/Web TV and People Under 30, What % Of People In Gloucester Still Pay For Cable, 01930, Gloucester MA

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About Our Guest Ryan Pinkham:

Read His Useful Social Media Tips Here At Constant Contact 

Ryan Pinkham

I’m interested in helping small businesses and non-profits recognize their full-potential through marketing and social media. I want to hear your story and learn the creative and innovative ways that you’re marketing your business. I’ve worked in small businesses my entire life and now I’m excited to work with them!

A Beautiful and Moving Tribute to Carol Gray, Retiring Sawyer Free Library Director

Carol Gray  Bruce Tarr Mary Weissblum John Ronan©Kim Smith 2014John Ronan and Company (Senator Bruce Tarr, Paul McGeary, Mary Weissblum, and Scott Memhard) Reading John’s Very Humorous Poem About Carol

Carol Gray husband ©Kim Smith 2014.

The library was packed with Carol’s colleagues, friends, and well-wishers, all with hearts full of thanks and gratitude for her guiding hand throughout the library’s recent years of growth and development. Everyone spoke of Carol’s extraordinary dedication, tireless work ethic, and positive spirit during this period of great change and challenges.

Sawyer free Library ©Kim Smith 2014

Bruce Tarr Scott Memhard ©Kim Smith 2014

Carol Gray Bruce tarr ©Kim Smith 2014.JPGSenator Bruce Tarr Gave a Beautiful Heartfelt Speech

Thank you Carol ~ we are all going to miss you in your role as the Sawyer Free Library Director, but are so happy for you that you will be able to spend more time with your  growing family!Carol Gray ©Kim Smith 2014

mary weissblum catherine ryan ©Kim Smith 2014JPGMary Weissblum and Catherine Ryan

John and Sandy Ronan ©Kim Smith 2014Sandy and John Ronan

Linda Bossleman Shelia  ©Kim Smith 2014

Mary Weissblum © Kim Smith 2014Shelia and Floria ©Kim Smith 2014Shelia Blake and Floria Crowell

I’ve shared this story with friends, but thought our GMG community would like to know how Carol’s positive can-do spirit has touched a life. My Carol Gray story is just one example of thousands!

Continue reading “A Beautiful and Moving Tribute to Carol Gray, Retiring Sawyer Free Library Director”

Gloucester Strong Day, Monday April 21

Gloucester Strong Day, Monday April 21


We’ve got the best fun in town!

In honor of Patriot’s Day and marathon bombings, let’s connect as a community and beautify common areas downtown. Sample projects include: mulching memorial gardens, sweeping downtown curbs, cleaning parks, planting downtown flower boxes.

Mobilize a group of people to help make Gloucester more beautiful!

What to bring:

  • Work gloves, trowels and other gardening tools
  • Rakes, brooms, shovels
  • Bottle water, snacks
  • Purple “Barney” Bags for litter
  • Can-Do attitude!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art Haven is the coordination site.

3:00 pm

Cookies and juice at The Hive to celebrate all our work.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Borden

President & interim Executive Director

Cape Ann Art Haven 978-283-3889

Sista Felicia’s Marshmallow Peeps Easter Egg Suprise!

PrintscalDon’t you just love when inspiration strikes! Last week while shopping at Scalafini Bakery I noticed one of my favorite childhood Easter treats on the shelf for sale. The creative wheels in my head started turning and latter that afternoon I surprised my nieces and their friend Karlee Lorden with this Marshmallow Peeps Easter Egg Surprise! …And for the record it took 10 guesses before the girls guessed the correct filling inside the chocolate egg! They had a great time taking turns guessing during dinner time!


Can you guess what’s inside?

Click see more for the answer and Step-by-Step recipe details… Continue reading “Sista Felicia’s Marshmallow Peeps Easter Egg Suprise!”

GMG FOB’s Share Marshmallow Peeps Photos!



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Happy Palm Sunday everyone!

This week GMG Cooks are having some in the kitchen creating all kinds of delicious sweet treats using Marshmallow Peeps…There is still plenty of time to send us your photo ideas and join the GMG Cooks Club!

This weeks “GMG COOKS” are Brenda Grace Laino, and Joanna Numerosi and her handsome sons Salvatore and Liaebenedetto Numerosi  !

Brenda Grace Laino Writes~This is our DELISH Bunny Peeps Carrot Patch “Dirt Dessert”

brenda Grace Laino peeps photo

Sista Felicia ~ Love this dessert using Oreo Cookies, cake, whipped cream and pudding…always a crowd pleaser!

Joanna Numerosi Writes ~ This is what Salvatore and Liaebenedetto Numerosi  did with our peeps!!

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Sista Felicia ~ Nice job boys! It’s great to see the kids having fun creating in the kitchen!

Yes this week I will continue to post your Marshmallow Peeps photos so keep sending them in!





John Henry Twachtman Studio in 1913

Renowned American painter John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902) spent the last years of his life depicting Gloucester scenes. In this photo, his studio is called the Grace Hazen Studio, later that of O'Hara, with the Harbor View Hotel in the background.
Renowned American painter John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902) spent the last years of his life depicting Gloucester scenes. In this photo, his studio is called the Grace Hazen Studio, later that of O’Hara, with the Harbor View Hotel in the background.

Favorite Clam Chowder in New England? | Poll Skewed a Toward “The Other Cape” Needs An Adjustment

HiddenBoston, a great Boston Restaurant Blog is running a poll on best clam chowder.

Uhmmm people don’t drive from upstate NY for The Causeway’s Clam Chowder for nothin’ homie!

I voted.

Had to give some consideration to Halibut Point as well.

I think we oughta give the obviously skewed to the “other Cape” poll a little smack down on GMGonomics. The GMG Army is made aware of injustice and we rise up and inform the uniformed in polls what the reality is.

Here’s the GMGonomics 101 equation for those who may need a refresher-

FOBs are informed on these pages + GMG Army takes action = Votes are placed and the correct local joint gets recognized.

Vote here (no email registration required)-

#Holla Do you get it?

Community Stuff 4/13/14


The Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee would love if you could help promote our event that we will be having this May, Saturday May 10th with rain date of Saturday May 17th.  this year we have added a chowderfest which will allow the public to choose the winner with an award being presented to the winner.

hope you can help us out and spread the word as last year was a great time for all that attended and a success for us, the committee.

as a friendly reminder, all proceeds go to defray the cost of the Parade held on Thursday July 3 2014.

Many thanks in advance.

David Harvey

Chairman, Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee

PS:  hope you could make it in person this year as last year all had a blast.

Spring Curbside Leaf Collection

The spring curbside leaf collection is scheduled for the week of April 14 – 18th. Place leaves in paper leaf bags or loose in marked barrels. Collection is on your regular trash day. Please remember NO PLASTIC BAGS!

Castle Manor Inn To Open April 17th!

Hi Joey,

                I’m working with Laura at the Castle on social media contacts and we were hoping you could help us plug our reopening.  We are all starting to work in our offices if you’d like to reach us, but the most important info I want to send you is that our establishment will be open next week on the 17th.  The Inn and the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Castle are all ready for a new hot season.  We are open to the public for breakfast Thursday thru Sunday and Dinner Wednesdays – Sunday.

                Thanks in advance from the Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Ave., Gloucester 978 515-7386.

I truly hope this info is useful and that you are able to help us.

Hey Joey –

Any chance you could help spread the word about this new fundraiser for GFAA?

Really appreciate your help!!

Twin Lobster Half Marathon #1 Bib

Support the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association!


You’re #1!
… or at least you could be!
Now’s your chance to win the #1 Bib for the Twin Lobster Half Marathon in beautiful Gloucester, Massachusetts on June 1, 2014. The highest bidder will win the coveted #1 Bib for the half marathon – and we’ll even throw in a complimentary race entry to sweeten the deal! 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association. Hurry, don’t miss your chance! The online auction ends on May, 26, 2014 at 9pm!

If you’re not lucky enough to win the auction, you can still make a donation to support the Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association!

Pickup/Shipping Instructions:

The #1 Bib will be presented to the auction winner on the morning of the Twin Lobster Half Marathon scheduled for June 1, 2014.

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