GloucesterCast 170 With @DonnaArd, @KimSmithDesigns, Paul Morrison and Host @Joey_C Taped 1/31/16

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GloucesterCast 170 With Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Paul Morrison and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/31/16

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cake ann and having atomic cafe
weezey donna is all messed up
wicked tuna on nat geo starts up its new season. it used to be that gloucester was known as being the place where they shot teh perfect storm and now wicked tuna is dislodging that  a new tuna.com
the finest hour- kim loved it Cameron and Derek Decoste were doubles in the film The Finest Hours
manchester by the sea was bought by netflix
paul morrison back from new zealand
cruiseport bridal show

the sunsets

Donna’s GMG fitbit challenge working on a post
I need someone to get me some honey hard candies from the honey shack!
Passports has been packed

the movie spotlight.  everyone i know is saying its a must watch movie but i just dont feel like going to watch a story about something as gross as priests raping young boys.   not exactly my genre if you will

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Joey rubber duck -2 www.kimsmithdesigns

DON’T MISS THIS FILM: THE FINEST HOURS!!!

My husband Tom and I went to see The Finest Hours last night. It was superb, and very suspenseful–I wasn’t just at the edge of my seat, I was hiding under my coat! My friend Donna Casey was one of the costume designers and the costumes were fantastic; the female lead’s 1950’s dresses and coats were especially exquisite. It was wonderful to see Donna’s name in the credits!

The Finest Hours is the story of what is considered the Coast Guards greatest small boat rescue and when you see the film, you will understand why.

This Disney feature film was primarily shot in Massachusetts. Thanks to our amazing and super hard working House Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante for the film tax credit, which keeps Massachusetts crew and production teams, and myriad ancillary businesses, working at well paying jobs!

LOBSTER DOESN’T GET ANY FRESHER

As I was parking on Main Street to meet a friend for lunch Saturday, who was leaving after just dropping off a batch of lobsters to Passports, but Joey. Lobster doesn’t get any fresher–from boat to table–and within only mere minutes! Sublimely sweet and delicious, both my friend and I had the lobster salad. To say she was impressed is putting it mildly.

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Rockport Middle School $1000 microgrant winner!

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“BEE SAFE, BEE NATURAL” WINS $1000

 On Tuesday, January 26th, Awesome Rockport teamed up with the Education Foundation of Rockport to select one of three Rockport Middle School finalists to receive a $1000 grant to make Rockport more awesome. Kids from grades 5 through 8 were invited to participate, and there were 19 applicants for the grant! Three finalists pitched their ideas in public forum at the middle school cafeteria Tuesday night. Superintendent Rob Liebow and Mr. Jim Gutstadt represented the Ed Foundation and participated in the voting process as well.

The winning pitch, titled “Bee Safe, Bee Natural”, was made by three 5th graders looking to establish a honey bee hive in Rockport. The group wants to maintain the hive, train others about beekeeping, establish a source for local honey production, and help educate others on the challenges…

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Community Reiki Share this Tuesday to Support the Tyack Family

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Monthly ‘Community Reiki Share’ 1st Tuesday Every Month.

Next Community Reiki Share – Tuesday. February 2nd. 5:15 – 8:15 P.M. $20.00 Suggested Donation. Portion of monthly proceeds donated to charitable fund-raising, local and abroad. In 2015 we contributed to Open Door, Wellspring, SeniorCare Inc, Mother of Grace Club, Reid’s Ride, Cheryl’s Healing Journey, and a group helping to feed, clothe and educate children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to name a few. Contact us if you have a charitable organization or fundraiser and would like to partner with us. Those organizations we partner with are welcome to attend as our guests.

This month’s Reiki Share proceeds to help benefit the Tyack family in Essex MA. Thank you E.J. for letting us know this family was in need of prayer and financial support! For those unable to attend the Reiki…

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DO SWANS DRINK SALTWATER?

Male Mute swan Cygnus olor www.kimsmithdesigns.com copyright 2016In the above photo you can see our super smart Mr. Swan drinking freshwater from snow melting on the roof above its head, which was running down the gutters and into the harbor.

Mute Swans mostly drink freshwater (and a great deal of it) because most of the places that you find swans living at are on freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers, and inlets. However, just above the eyes and under the skin, swans have a gland that enables them to drink saltwater. This gland removes salt from their bloodstream and concentrates it into a solution that is excreted from their nostrils, which the swan can shake its head to clear.

There are a number of good folks in Rockport and Gloucester who keep a watchful eye on our local swans. Thursday I had the joy of meeting Lois and Serena, who have been feeding and observing the swans for over twenty years. They have photos of Mr. Swan (known as Buddy in Rockport) dating from 1998. He was already full grown by then, which makes him at least twenty years old. That is quite extraordinary as most Mute Swans in the wild live on average only to twelve years of age.

My deepest thanks and appreciation to Lois and Serena for the time they took sharing swan stories, the reading material lent, and for their kind and goodhearted nature, especially towards Buddy/Mr. Swan!

As you may or may not have read here on Good Morning Gloucester, I have been filming the swans over the past several years for a film project. If you have a Cape Ann swan story that you would like to share I would love to hear from you. Please contact me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. Thank you so much!

The Tyacks Need our Prayers and Support

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Nate and Amy Tyack of Essex were pregnant with their first child…then found out they were actually having twins! But complications arose. Amy started getting sick, and was in abnormal pain. The babies were having complications, and at only 28 weeks were born via emergency C-Section. Liberty was born 2.2lbs and Prairie was born 0.8 lbs. They both have a long road ahead, which is now made much harder.  Amy’s pain would not subside, and after more tests over the next couple days, the Tyacks were given some unimaginable news.  Amy has stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to her liver and more. She has amazing faith in God, and is going to fight it with everything she’s got.  But Nate, Amy, Liberty and Prairie need our support. They need our prayers. This is going to be a very difficult battle, and anything we can do to ease their burden and lessen the distractions of provision would be a huge blessing.

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“If you don’t have a good evening, you should have yourself checked to make sure you haven’t died during the day.” -Malachy McCourt

On St. Patricks day, you can mosey on down the road to Beverly’s intimate Larcom Theatre, and see the only Boston area performance of the critically acclaimed Irish comedy, “A Couple of Blaguards” by Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize winning author of the New York Times Bestseller “Angela’s Ashes”) and Malachy McCourt, author of New York Times Bestseller “A Monk Swimming.”

Called “Wickedly Funny” by Time Out New York, “Memorable” by the New York Times with “An unholy amount of charm!” (Washington Post). GET TICKETS HERE!

According to Malachy McCourt, This show is the result of Frank and me listening to the stories of our elders which in turn tunes the ear, the eye and the tongue to observe and give voice to even the most trivial of events. I think we had more fun than anyone writing and performing Blaguards, which has become an affectionate term for the rowdy, outgoing, and sometimes drinking sort of boys. If you don’t have a good evening, you should have yourself checked to make sure you haven’t died during the day.

Veteran actors Howard Platt (“What About Joan?” “Sandford and Son,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Rock,” “Nixon” … many more) and Jarlath Conroy (“True Grit,” “Law & Order,” “NYPD Blue,” “Putzel,” “The Art of Getting By,” “Across the Universe,” “Kinsey,” “Stay,” “Day of the Dead,” “Heaven’s Gate,” to list but a very few) portray Malachy and Frank McCourt in this extraordinarily moving and “Wickedly Funny” stage production.

Can you imagine a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?