We stopped by Pauline’s Gifts on Essex Ave to deliver her prize for sharing the GloucesterCast podcast last week but I had an ulterior motive because I needed some gifts anyhow. As always, Pauline greeted us in a friendly manner and we chatted for a while. We wished her well on the upcoming final results of the 70th annual Retailer Excellence Award. Pauline’s Gifts is a finalist (!) and is looking forward to the August 3 announcement of the winners. This is a great honor for Gloucester as well as for Pauline herself. Congratulations! (PS you could also win a prize if you join us for the Good Morning Gloucester podcast livestream on Sunday mornings on Facebook, hit the share button and comment “shared”). And, bonus, I got the PERFECT gifts locally.