GloucesterCast 155 With @KimSmithDesigns, Tristan and Brooke Welty, Big Tony, Patrick and Lauren Belmonte, and Host @Joey_C Taped 10/18/15

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 155 With @KimSmithDesigns, Tristan and Brooke Welty, Big Tony, Patrick and Lauren Belmonte, and Host @Joey_C Taped 10/18/15

Topics include:Tristan and Brooke Welty, Karl’s Sausage Kitchen, The endless stream of bad sausage puns at Karl’s, Pronouncing The Different Meats From Karl’s Names, Beauport Hotel Gloucester’s Career Fair. 10am-12 noon & 4-6:00pm hosted at Cruiseport Gloucester Meet our hiring managers for all Hotel and Restaurant positions. If unable to attend please email us at,Patrick and Lauren Belmonte from Change Is Simple, Focusing On Healthy Systems In Communities For Kids, Buying Organic?, Thanking Muffy White, Fashion of Change Event, HarvestFest, Dogtown Days,, Niaz Dorry, Meat Throwdown, Staghorn Sumac vs Poison Sumac,Dillon At Cape Ann Brewing Creating A Beer Based On Ingredients Used In Colonial Times,  Drinking Beer Should Be A Natural Right, Lamar Odom, At What Point In Overdosing On Viagra Like Substances Are Your Physical Parts So Beat Up That You’re Not Interested In Sex?, The Passports Website Built By Brian O’Connor Is Worth Every Penny check it out- , Kim’s Upcoming Program at Sawyer Free Library-
November 10th, 2015, Tuesday at 7pm. Seaside Garden Club at the Manchester Community Center ~ Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly Film screening and discussion. November 12th, Thursday evening. Sawyer Free Library ~  Kim Smith Guest Speaker: Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly

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GMG Mystery… I came to work today and someone had built an incredible GMG hand painted sign but I have no idea who did it.

Mystery Today. Came to work and someone made the most incredible sign for GMG. It’s heavy, it is hand painted, it is custom cut with the GMG sticker. And I have absolutely no idea who built it…
Please someone step up and let me know who built it so I can thank you!


Dylan L'Abbe-Lindquist Dier Beer ©Kim Smith 2015

Dylan L’Abbe-Lindquist serving Cape Ann Brew Pub Dier Beer

Although it sounded so interesting, I very unfortunately missed the Dogtown Days lecture program held at the Cape Ann Museum as I was covering the Rockport Harvestfest (we oftentimes say on GMG that we are incredibly blessed that here on Cape Ann we have an embarrassment of riches in wonderful and worthwhile things to do and see). I did however attend the reception held afterward at the Sawyer Free. This is the second annual Dogtown Days event sponsored by the group of citizens Friends of Dogtown, a relatively newly formed outfit dedicated to restoring, protecting, and celebrating Dogtown, along with the far reaching goals to construct a visitor’s center and to help mitigate the ongoing misuse of the landscape.

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Mary Weissblum’s Swamp Cake

Two of the highlights of the reception were Mary Weissblum’s Swamp Cake and Cape Ann Brew Pub’s colonial Dier Beer, both made with ingredients mentioned in historical accounts of Dogtown. Mary is going to provide GMG readers with the Swamp Cake recipe, spiced with ginger and nutmeg, and super delicious. Dylan L’Abbe-Lindquist’s Dier beer was outstanding and is going to be available at the Brew Pub in about a week. The brew was richly dark, made chocolatey in color almost, from the molasses and special carmelized flavored hops. Most amazingly, Dylan and his wife, along with their little baby, scoured Dogtown trails for authentic ingredients, which include Staghorn Sumac, winterberries, cranberries, and beach plums–it truly is a wonderfully flavorful brew. Ask for it at the Brew Pub, you won’t be disappointed.

To learn more about Friends of Dogtown, visit their website here.

Kit Cox Dylan Lindquist ©Kim Smith 2015

Kit Cox and Dylan

Aggressive Beggar or Greeter

ducks rush

My mother and I were walking along Rocky Neck Ave., just past The Accommodations, when this female mallard came rushing from a distance toward us, quacking away.  You can see the wake she was creating in her rush to come beg something from us.  We didn’t have anything for her, which she soon realized and went on her way.  Maybe she wasn’t begging at all, and just rushing over to greet us.

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Ales for ALS Saturday, October 24th at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from 3-7


I hope you are well. 

We are hosting the Ales for ALS event again this year. It is next Saturday, October 24th at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from 3-7. Tickets are available at

It is the same day as the Essex Clamfest that starts at noon at Memorial Park. 


Sawyer Free Library: Week of October 18, 2015

Cape Ann Community News-

Cape Ann Community


Scribe: My Life in Sports

For the past 45 years Bob Ryan has been covering sports events for the Boston Globe and ESPN.  On Oct 20, Mr. Ryan will be talking about his new book, Scribe, which reveals the people behind the stories as only Bob Ryan can. From the NBA to eleven Olympics to his surprising favorite sport, it is sure to be one of the most talked-about sports books of the year by one of the sports world’s most admired journalists. There will be some books available for purchase and signing.

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~In the Children’s Library~

Wednesday October 21: A special Halloween Story Time at 10am. Wear a costume if you wish!

Also on Wednesday, read with Zyla, a therapy dog who loves to be read to! There are 15-minute slots available from 3:30-4:30pm, just call the Children’s Library to get a slot: 978-281-9763 x18 or sign…

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Community Stuff 10/18/15

The Friends of Coastal Elite Cheerleaders are holding a Halloween FUNraiser on Saturday, Oct 31st 10am-12noon at the Coastal Elite Club on the 5th Floor of Brown’s Mall located in Downtown Gloucester. Cost is $8 per child — for families the cost is $12 for 2 siblings, $16 for 3 siblings & $20 for 4 or more children. We will have a bounce house set up, craft table & special trick or treat stations set up throughout the space so make sure you bring your trick or treat bag! All proceeds go directly to the Coastal Elite Rebels Cheerleaders a new All-Star Cheerleading team based here in Gloucester to help them pay for competition fees. For more info please email

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