@STOKGrills Vegetable Tray Grill Insert Review #GetSTOKed

I don’t just like using my STOK Drum Charcoal Grill, I LOVE IT! It’s hard to explain but something about getting home, unwinding and creating magic on that bad boy that gives me so much pleasure.
Cooking with charcoal is so satisfying and the flavors just can’t be duplicated on a gas grill.
So I’ve got a bunch of teh inserts for TheSTOK Grill Insert System and I’ll be seeing how each one works.
First up is the vegetable grilling tray that sits right into the middle.
STOK™ Vegetable Tray Insert Model SIS2050 Purchase Here On Sale It cost $18.99 and is worth every penny especially when you consider how well it’s constructed.

Here’s the video review followed by some photos from last night’s grill session before we taped www.thehomiecast.com podcast

Gloucester Stage has added their calendar to the ever growing GMG CapeAnnCalendar.com

Cape Ann Calendar


To submit entries for this calendar email text only to james@capeanngiclee.com the following:

  • A Title
  • A Date and Time
  • A Place including complete address
  • A Short description (no more than a paragraph)
  • and a link for more info

I post regular Arts related PR and announcements directly to GMG daily,
so send those to me too.


Glossy Ibis Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2015JPGThank you to the wonderful Anderson Family for sharing their Glossy Ibis sighting. After Chris’s super tip, I easily found them foraging in the fields several mornings in a row. I think there are anywhere between 20 to 30 members to the flock. They don’t allow you to get very close. Someone with a a 300-400mm lens may be able to take much better close ups. Nonetheless, they are fun to watch. I imagine since they are here at the end of June, the ibis may be nesting.

Dear Readers, If you see the Glossy Ibis, can you please share the time and day of your sighting. I understand from Mass Audubon that they rarely breed in our region and it would be exciting if we sighted a breeding pair. Thank you!

And thank you once again to the Andersons who this past year have supplied us with Snow Goose, Brant Geese, Snowy Owl, and now Glossy Ibis tips!!!

Glossy Ibis in flight Gloucester Massachusetts  ©Kim Smith 2015JPG

Addison Gilbert Announces $150,000 Challenge Grant

Cape Ann Wellness

Cardiology Suite

The Addison Gilbert Society, a division of Addison Gilbert Hospital, received a $150,000 challenge from Gloucester residents Mollie and John Byrnes, inviting the community to join them in support of the brand new Cardiology Suite that opened this past spring.

“Addison Gilbert Hospital is committed to providing our patients with expanded, high-quality cardiac care conveniently located under one roof,” said Cindy Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President, Addison Gilbert Hospital. “We are grateful to the Byrnes family for offering this challenge, as this new Cardiology Suite offers the opportunity for a transformational change in how our Cape Ann patients can access needed care. Through the Addison Gilbert Society, residents can help invest in the next generation of care right here at Addison Gilbert Hospital. ”

The Byrnes family has been utilizing the services at Addison Gilbert Hospital since John was 5-years-old when he broke his arm after he fell out of an…

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Artist Reception: Lexicon Gallery Presents Karen Orsillo

Color Pattern & Play:
Neriage Inspired Porcelain Treasures

Opening this Saturday, June 27, 6-8pm
Show Continues Through July 19

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15 Lexington Ave, Magnolia, Gloucester
Gallery Hours: Fri-Sun, 12-5pm or by appointment
Contact: SeyrelWilliams@gmail.com

Karen works with colored clay using a process influenced by the Japanese technique, Neriage (nair ee ah ghee). She wedges color into porcelain clay. Then she takes these colors and puts them together in a block. She slices this and re-shapes again and again until she has a thin slab of patterned clay she can form into exquisite treasures including Hors d’oeuvre Platters, Saki Sets, Salt Cellars, and Whimsical Mini Teapots.

The end result is beautiful, playful and infinitely usable for visual pleasure, everyday meals and/or entertaining in style.

www.lexicongallery.com • www.karenorsilloporcelain.com

Some Photos From Our Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv’s Wedding

Kid’s husband Tom described it best.  It was like something ripped from the pages of a Ralph Lauren Magazine.   Timeless.  Thanks for such a beautiful day.

The setting- Lighthouse Beach



The Happy Couple- Matt and Liv


The Table Settings


Dinner –Amazing (Thanks Dan)


Super K Didn’t Have Any Fun


Ray Ban City- What A Damn Setting For A Wedding!!!


Photos On The Beach- Photog Esther Matthieu


This House… Built in 1902 and To the Family’s Credit Maintained Integrity Throughout The Decades


Dinner Settings with the Fabulous Super K


TheHomieCast Episode 5 Featuring @Eves3 @CoachDeWolfe @CraigShoots @Frankruptcy , Toby , Rick Doucette and @Joey_C

We Announce The Top Three Vote Getters Through Wednesday Evening In The 2015 Gloucester’s Best Bartender Poll and More
Click Here To Listen- http://thehomiecast.com/

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Nichole’s Picks 6/27 + 6/28

So, this post seems a bit silly because, after all, it is St. Peter’s Fiesta all weekend long!

And, while I’m out of town until late on Friday and am feeling bad about not being able to contribute much to the AMAZING GMG Fiesta coverage, the least I can do with my “weekend picks post” is to tell you to get your butts down there!

Pick #1   Fiesta

Read the full schedule of events HERE


Pick #2

Strawberry Festival at Russell Orchards

Read all about it HERE

Strawberry Festival June 27th and 28th!
Festival hours are 11-4 both days.

Festivities include:
  • Strawberry Picking* (more info)(evenmore info)
  • Hayrides (Free with picking)
  • Pony Rides ($5/ride; 11:30-3:30)
  • Face Painting (11-4)
  • Wine Tasting ($5/glass; 11-5:30)
  • Live Cooking Demos (11-4)
  • Live Music: Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan and the Crabgrass Band on Saturday from 12:30-3:30;
  • Old Cold Tater on Sunday from 12:30-3:30.
  • “Buskers Row”: Young musicians showcase (11:30 & 3:30)
  • Fresh strawberry shortcakes with real whipped cream!
  • Strawberry donut poppers and loads more strawberry goodies made from scratch in our farm bakery.
General admission is free; costs apply to certain activities.
*Picking will be open as long as supplies last. Check status before coming to pick!

Pick #3 Red Sox “Out of the Park” Game Day

Head to Boston Commons to watch the Red Sox game on the big screen.

Read all about it HERE

Watching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is a quintessential Boston experience, on par with swan-boat rides and checking to see if someone moved your space saver. But not everyone can make it to America’s oldest ballpark. To remedy this, the Highland Street Foundation—masterminds behindFree Fun Fridays—are bringing the Fenway Park experience to the Boston Common for all to enjoy, free of charge.

On June 28, “Out of the Park” will erect a giant television screen at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets, just in time for the Boston’s 1:10 p.m. away game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Highland Street Foundation is partnering with the Red Sox to bring all the Fenway fixtures to the Common, including Wally the Green Monster, hot dog vendors, the Hot Tamales Brass Band, balloon artists, face-painters, and caricaturists.

For a complete listing of family friendly activities visit our friends at North Shore Kid