Watering Elf ~ Where Have You Been All My Life?

Watering elf ©Kim Smith 2014Weave the 36″ stem of the Watering Elf through your tree branches, placing the base inside the tree stand. Water through the funnel. No more crawling on the floor trying to angle a watering spout into the stand’s opening. Thank you Santa, I love it!


Update: According to Mary Kay At @MaritimeGlou we’ve Got Ourselves a Vagina

Mary Kay from Maritime Gloucester writes in-

I’m going to go with Thetys vagina. That is the actual scientific name for the organism, not a joke. For more info see http://eol.org/pages/510608/overview.

Landed this morning at Captain Joe and Sons-

From eol.org-

Image of Thetys vagina

I put out the challenge to see who could identify it first and Mary Kay from Mariotime Gloucester as usual kicked the New England Aquariums butt all over the place.

That’s Allota Fagina if I do say so myself.

WOW!! Look at THIS Cyber Monday deal going on! Today only!!!

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Straight Outta Aliens. Just Landed @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA Who Can ID This Creature? @NEAQ @MaritimeGlou

Who do you think responds with the correct ID first? Mary K at Maritime Gloucester or The New England Aquarium?
Click the photos for larger photos and check out that green evil alien living inside. The stuff of nightmares.




Landed @CaptJoeLobster just now.  Anyone who can ID it?

Festival of the Trees in Manchester by the Sea

This is the second year of the Festival of the Trees in Manchester. The trees were set up and strung with lights today (Sunday) and will be decorated between 4:00 to 7:00 PM this Wednesday 12/03/2014.  Trees are set up on the green in front of the Town Hall and are sponsored by Town merchants and groups within the Town like the Boy Scouts, the Athletic Association, the Hooper Trust and many others.

Last year there were a total of 24 trees decorated and lit. This year there are 45 trees! The official tree lighting ceremony will be next Sunday December 7th with the lighting of the Friendship Tree and the Festival of the Trees at 4:30pm. It would be wise to arrive early and get a good spot as if last year was any indication, this year will be an even larger celebration!

These will also be great times to walk through Town and finish, start, or develop ideas for Christmas presents as you walk by all the shops.

Lights of Love at Addison Gilbert Dec. 3rd

KnowlesPainting Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Seventh annual celebration of life and hope – Lights of Love – will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. Lights of Love was co-founded by Sue Kyle, who fought a courageous five-year battle with colon cancer. Together, Sue and her partner Shawn Wilson founded Lights of Love to ensure that Cape Ann residents could benefit from the comprehensive care provided by the cancer care team at AGH. Since 2008, Lights of Love has raised more than $116,000 to ensure access to high-quality cancer care for Cape Ann families and the 2,000 patients served each year at the Gorton’s Specialty and Cancer Care Center. This year’s goal is to raise $25,000 for cancer services, with proceeds supporting Addison Gilbert Hospital’s cancer program, including the provision of special care packages to new cancer patients. This year’s event will be presented in honor of Tina Ketchopulos.

For a chance to win an original 20×24 framed oil painting, “Schooner Races in Gloucester,” by renowned Cape Ann artist Ken Knowles, visit the web site listed below. All event proceeds support cancer care at Addison Gilbert Hospital, including special care packages to patients.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit addisongilbert.org/lightsoflove.

Writer’s Note: This is my special place is for cancer care, which I’ve written about extensively here and for my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BodinHistoricPhoto?sk=wall. I look forward to attending and also donating.

December 1st , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today SW winds 10 to 15 kt…becoming W this afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :



Had a Great Time Last Night with the Santa Parade / Tree Lighting … Lots of people showed up gathered around the stage and Christmas Tree having Hot Cocoa and Popcorn … Also got to meet my friend Matt Noyes Chief Meteorologist At NECN .. He was here as the Honorary … An Amazing Friend , class act Guy .. Hope u all got to meet him ..

Pics From Last Nights Event ….
















Question For Julie LaFontaine At Second Glance

Julie, lots of GMGers are getting energy audits and free lightbulbs from Next Step’s program through the Mass Save energy program.  My mom got over 30 new bulbs alone and many other GMGers will be getting free new bulbs as well.

My question is if there is any way that the bulbs that are in perfectly good working order can be of any use for Second Glance to either sell and the money go toward needy families or give them to needy families?

Let me know if there’s any way we can make good use of them.

If you want to take advantage of awesome Energy Saving programs available to you right now for zero out of pocket then watch the video and sign up for your own energy efficiency assessment and get a ton of free lightbulbs, power strips, electronic thermostats that will turn down the heat at night or while you’re at work automatically, and efficient showerheads.


Here’s the video walkthrough and conclusions of my Mom’s house so you can see what you can expect to learn and receive again, for zero cost-

To Donate To Second Glance-


Come find your bargains today!

All proceeds from sales at Second Glance support our hunger-relief programs.

We provide the community with a fun place to shop, and offer these services:

  • Reduced-cost items
  • Referrals for free items
  • Re-training for unemployed
  • Recycling of unwanted items

2 Pond Road, Gloucester, MA >>>Map it!