GloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Frank Ciolino and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Frank Ciolino With Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Kim Smith and Toby Pett, Oatmeal Cookies From Cape Ann Coffees Induce Many Farts, Soft Bake vs Hard Cookies, Winner Of New Podcast Subscriber Contest of The Cape Pond Ice Coffee Mug Is Pauline Bresnahan From Pauline’s Gifts, Next Week’s New Subscriber Contest Prizes Are A Copy of Carol Perry’s New Book- “Caught Dead Handed” and A Fish City Gloucester T-Shirt from Fred Bodin , Joey’s Consistent Idiotic Spelling Mistakes, Sean Horgan Took Offense At The Title Of My GMG Mayor Kirk Post, The Gloucester Daily Times- For The Record I Am Not A Critic., Nutty Redhead Raises 1600 In a Day to Get Her Kickstarter Funded After GMG Post, The Story Of Benji The Lost For 11 Days Dog, Floating Ideas For The Next GMG Sticker, Paulie Walnuts Not Using His Head, Christopher Swain Swims, A GMG Coverage Failure On The Pete Frates Plunge, Alot., Kim Neglects To Bring Me a Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce and Mayo, Frank Ciolino Does Not Eat Turkey On Christmas, Three Guesses On What Frank Ciolino Got For Christmas, New Year’s Eve Plans, Rockport’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, Rocky Neck Polar Plunge, Afternoon Naps=Heaven, Paulie Walnuts Apologizes For Messing, Defending The No-Politics Rule,


Frank Cilolino, Toby, Joey Ciaramitaro GMG Podcast #112 ©Kim Smith 2014

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Amaryllis Lemon Lime

Lemon Lime Amaryllis  -- ©Kim Smith 2014Amaryllis Lemon Lime

I’ve never met an amaryllis I didn’t love and ‘Lemon Lime’ is no exception. The flowers are slightly smaller than many cultivars, compared to that of ‘Orange Sovereign’ for example, however, the plant often sends up two and three stalks at the same time. The exquisite pale chartreuse complements nearly every color scheme imaginable and is wonderfully fresh and spring-like to help stave away those dreary drab winter-hued blues.

Lemon Lime Amaryllis ©Kim Smith 2014 copyThree lush stalks simultaneously!

Amaryllis double exposure ©Kim ASmith 2014

See ‘Orange Sovereign’ in a previous GMG post: Orange, Brought To You By Amaryllis

Read More On How to Grow Amaryllis: Continue reading “Amaryllis Lemon Lime”

Easter Island Video

Here is the first video of our recent adventure in South America. The trip was run by Overseas Adventure Travel (Boston).

After flying from Boston to Miami to Santiago, we hopped 2.300 miles over the Pacific to Easter Island. Best known for its massive sculpted heads (moai) created between 1200 AD and 1600 AD, the island is an enchanting place. It is heaven for archaeologists, anthropologists and geologists.

Get Your Swim on!

School Vacation Swim Membership at Mile Marker One and Cape Ann Marina!

It isn’t too late to take advantage of this offer! I was about to pay $28 for one day, but with 6 days left before school starts, the $49 vacation week membership was a no brainer! Oh, ummmm, did I mention you can get a beer and some snacks too.

A perfect “Staycation” activity!!!

Sargent House Museum Fundraising

Exciting news! We’re over a third of the way to our goal of the $15,000 needed to present unique programming and preserve the House for future generations. 
Thanks to those who’ve already generously donated!
But, if you have not yet given, we still need your help.

Your contributions support… 

  • Expanding educational programs and internships for students and adults
  • Outreach to increase tour attendance at the Museum
  • Digitizing our database of museum objects and photographs
  • On-going preservation and restoration of a glorious 18th-century home

Please give generously so that these exciting projects can continue.

Thank you!

Artist at Work: No Rest for the Weary

I met a friend for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks at Stone’s last night and headed back out into the cold to head home at 9:30.  The chill was just leaving my car as I turned off of Broadway and onto South Street in Rockport to climb the hill towards home.

There, on the side walk, was an artist at work.  My clock read 9:42 and my temperature gauge read a mere 36 degrees, but he was happily painting away.

I drove past him and hemmed and hawed a bit about whether to continue towards home or turn around and capture the moment…with no camera, but at least, my phone.  I saw him painting on that same corner last week and was mad at myself for not stopping.  I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.

I’m glad I turned around.

Chris Coyne, of Coyne Fine Art, was in the midst of an already gorgeous painting…surely to be all that more stunning upon completion.  This evening he was painting The First Baptist Church of Rockport. Last week he was painting one of my favorite things about the holiday season, the Dock Square Christmas Tree. He was kind enough to show me the completed painting of our beautiful town tree. Nothing short of stunning!

I’ve always had an appreciation for Chris Coyne’s art, but after seeing him out in the cold late at night to capture the perfect moment in time…I have an entirely new appreciation.

Do yourself a favor and browse his work at Coyne Fine Art or on his Facebook Page

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New Year’s Eve for Fred

For the past several years, I celebrated the New Year quietly, usually with dinner at home and early to bed. And that’s what I like now. We’ll be closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Insider Tip: If you like to buy wine at the Cave, do it now. They have great wine at reasonable prices, and you can score some cheese while you’re there. Their seasonal retail beer and wine license expires on 1/1/2015. Laura’s shop is a great resource on my block, and for all of Main Street. Please remember to support the Cave and all of the unique retailers downtown over the winter. Photo taken in the Cave.Cave5185wm

GMG Blog Stat- In 2014 6,224 Posts Were Created On Good Morning Gloucester

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 6,224 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 39,656 posts.

So we are creating just over 17 articles a day, every day throughout the year.


So 344 Posts from now we will have created 40,000 posts total on GMG since inception in late December 2007

344 Posts Divided By An average Of 17 Posts A Day =20

So in about 20 days or so we will bust the 40K Post Cherry.

Nice Work Team!


Pet of the Week-Nosy


They call me Nosy because I am always curious and want to be part of what you are doing. You can’t fault a lady for being interested in her family! I am affectionate and love to take advantage of a free lap.  I adore the quiet things in life like napping, catnip and snacking and I prefer to be an only pet.

I am hoping to ring the New Year in with a fresh start so all I need to make that happen is you!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Wanna See How A Photographer Captures Raw Emotion? Then Check Out Mark Teiwes Portraits From The Marathon Bombing

Monday, April 29, 2013

Portraits from the Boston Marathon: 2013

I heard the bombs explode from  two blocks away as I was taking portraits of runners after they finished the marathon.  The tone of my images quickly changed as I documented the reactions of the athletes and the spectators.

Click here to check it out- Portraits from the Boston Marathon: 2013