GloucesterCast 213 with Doug Papows, Bill and Melissa Cox, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro

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Bex Borden won a T Shirt From the Caption Contest.
Shoutout to Valerie Marino at The Sawyer Free Library  Game of Thrones Season 4
GMG Holiday Party won’t be til January
Christmas Shopping
Doug Papows At Pigeon Cove Tavern Buy One Entree Get One free On Thursday Nights
Oysters Gatsby Party
Melissa Cox Soaps
Marijuana dispensary
Stage Fort Park Improvements


back-yard-growers-copyright-kim-smithThere you will find an array of thoughtful, fun, and useful gifts; not only that, but your purchases help support this outstanding organization that gives back everyday to our community, in ways great and small.back-yard-growers-6-copyright-kim-smith

Garden gadgets and gloves, gardening how to books, Backyard Growers tees, children’s gardening tools, one of a kind finds, and much, much more. Here are some favorites of the favorites.


Give a gift of a garden to a member of our community. A donation of $25.00 purchases a card printed on paper that is embedded with seeds. The donation provides a season’s worth of seeds and seedlings to a family, and you can plant the card in the spring–your choice, a carrot- or lettuce-infused seed card. Wonderfully clever! (and Laura made the envelopes from seed catalogues, too).

Victoria Martins is helping at Backyard Growers. She is an Americord service member and her position is community engagement coordinator. I couldn’t decide which photo 🙂



“Love Will Find A Way” from Michael Franti and Spearhead. 

More from Michael Franti & Spearhead–not Christmas songs–but because he makes fun and beautiful music videos 🙂

We collecting tampons Yo! 

Period Partners is a local donation drive to provide menstrual products to local shelters, and we could use your help.

Homeless shelters, food pantries, and prisons rarely have adequate supplies of tampons or pads to meet the needs of the populations they serve. As a result, when people get their periods, they often resort to unsanitary practices, such as using socks or layers of paper bags. Because it’s something we rarely talk about, people don’t often think to donate these items. Access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic survival need, but for many people in America this need goes unmet.

Our goal is to provide Wellspring, the Action shelter and the Grace Center with enough supplies to meet the needs of their clients for one year.

You can drop feminine hygiene products off at Captain Joe’s, or send in a check made out to Period Partners. THANK YOU for your help!


2005…before digital

I had to dig out the “albums” for this one because it was taken with a good old fashioned film camera! There’s many Christmas cards that the kids won’t let me share with the FOBs but this one was one of the early years when they collaborated and came up with this idea.  Lindsey was headed to college with all her stuff…Abbey was getting her license and Mel was hanging off the back reluctant to be left behind!  Hoping everyone is taking time out to enjoy their own flashbacks of some great holidays of img_0884

The “Oh Shit I’m Stuck For Quick Christmas Presents” List

Here’s my list of stuff that I 100% put my name and reputation on based on pure awesomeness that are products that I know first hand are WINNERS and that EVERYONE will love.

The 30 oz Double Walled Insulated Stainless Cups Keep Your Iced Coffee With Ice All Day But Guess What?  It also works in reverse, keeping hot coffee hotter way longer than anything else.  There wasn’t a single person that I turned these on to last summer that wasn’t thrilled with them.  This is the cheapest price I’ve seen it at $9.99 half of it’s regular $20

30 oz Tumbler | Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel

Here’s the link to purchase



Victorinox 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

I’ve had my Victorinox knife in my draw at work for over five years and use it daily and it stays insanely sharp.  Almost dangerously sharp where it goes right through stuff like tomatoes without messing them up.

You could literally buy this set and throw all your other knives away.  On sale today for $15.76, normally $20

Here’s the link to purchase




Ugg Slippers for Men or Women  This was on my list for two years now.  Want to know why?  Because simply put they are far and away the absolute most luxurious, most comfortable, warm thing you can put on your feet.  They might seem expensive dollar wise, but I can tell you and anyone I know that has them will tell you that if they cost double I’d still have to have them because they are THAT GOOD.

For men- these are the one’s I have

UGG Men’s Ascot Slipper

Here’s the link to read the reviews and purchase



For women- these are the ones Kate wears-

Here’s the link to read the reviews and purchase

UGG Women’s Ansley Moccasin


Etekcity 3 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 9 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible)  Regularly $69.99 on sale for $15.67

With the inevitable power outages we will be facing this winter these LED Lanterns that are just over $5 each are a no-brainer and everyone that’s got them, again, raves about how well built and awesome they are.  Shhh, don’t tell them but each one of the kids are getting one for their rooms at the crib in their stockings.

Click here to purchase




The New GMG Logo Cap Steel Gray (Click to Purchase)

The new GMG Lids Are Straight Fire And There’s Only A Handful Left So get Em Before They’re Gone.




Good Morning Gloucester 2017 CD Case Calendar (Click To Purchase)