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GMG Mug Up Food Competition – Call to all you Great Foodies Out There

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Now that we have re-established the GMG Mug Up tradition on Saturday mornings at 9:30 on Madfish Wharf (so our fearless leader Joey can be there!), it is time for one of our famous and fun GMG Food Competitions. Over the years, we have had many different types food competitions, and we want to come up with something that the awesome cooks / bakers out there in GMG land will clamor to be a part of. Joey wants it to be a cupcake competition (he is going to be one of the judges with his girls as assistants, along with James Eves and Richard Rosenfeld). Cupcakes are great, but we wanted to let those of you who would like to enter and have the chance of winning a coveted GMG food competition winner ribbon, and go down in annals of GMG history as the best at whatever it is you make really well, tell us what you would like the competition to be.

Please reply by commenting on this post if you are interested in being a contender, and what food you would like the competition to be. Majority will rule. There is no real prep area, so it has to be something you can bring in prepared and ready to go to the judges (with a little extra for Mug Up attendees to try). Don’t include a beverage. If Bob Ryan is game to sponsor another Bloody Mary or other beverage competition made with a Ryan & Wood Distilleries spirit, we’ll do that later in the season.

Madfish Wharf is hopping this summer. Saturday morning 9:30am come for GMG Mug Up and food competition at YUPO Gallery / Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery. Come hang with your favorite GMG peeps, fobs and Rocky Neck artists and neighbors on beautiful Madfish Wharf. Saturday, August 23rd will be our first GMG Food Competition of the season. Let’s get some rockin GMG peep/fob summer fun going while we still can.

E.J. Lefavour
http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Terrible Time Aboard The Thomas Lannon For The Paul Giacalone / Ryan and Wood / GMG Cigar and Rum Sail

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It was just terrible.  Hurricane force winds, torrential downpours, lost two or three people overboard, the boat was a filthy mess, the most rude obnoxious people you’d ever wanna meet.

A total disaster evidenced by the pictures.

Better pictures on the way from Kim Smith (I was too busy trying to keep people from abandoning ship to take photos)

Look at the sheer misery on these faces-

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That James Eves, he doesn’t know how to have a good time does he?

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In all seriousness I can’t extend enough thanks to Tom,Kay and Heath Ellis and their crew as well as Bobby and Doug Ryan from Ryan and Wood  our local distillery, and Paul Giacalone for providing excellent excellent smokes.

Check out Ryan and Wood for a tour of their facility, it is amazing http://www.ryanandwood.com/

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and if you haven’t been on a sail aboard the Lannon (the most beautiful boat in Gloucester Harbor by a mile) you really need to, especially if you have guests in from out of town.  It is my number one must do thing I tell people when they ask me what they need to do while in town.   You get to see Gloucester Harbor in all it’s glory on the most beautiful boat in the harbor with the friendliest crew in the harbor.  Total no brainer city easy recommendation for the win.

http://schooner.org/

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GloucesterCast With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/13/14

gloucestercastsquare11 (1)GloucesterCast With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/13/14

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Topics Include: Gloucester, Massachusetts, Kim Smith Designs, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, Gloucester HarborWalk Cleanup, Catherine Ryan, Beth Chiancola, Susan Kelly, Jessie Carini, Earth Day April 22, Gloucester Strong With Art Haven and The Hive, The Hive Screen Printing, Killer Gloucester Strong Logo, Cape Ann Trail Stewards, Send In Your Earth Day Community Activity Information So We Can Post Them, Patti Amaral, Kim Smith’s Photos Featured In Sunday Boston Globe, Samson GoMic vs The Mutumbo Mic, Portable Podcasting Equipment, Cape Ann Media Group, Carry In Carry Out vs Trash Cans On The Beach, Proper Way To Send A Press Release, Tina Ketchopolos, GMG PR Person Of The Year, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Alison The Owner Of Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co Is Going With Dreadlocks, The Origin Of FOB, “American Blogger Documentary” A Spoof or Not?,  Frances Bouchie Asks Does Anyone Do Gloucester Geneology, Cape Ann Museum, Ann Kennedy, Call In Question, Google Hangouts Just Too Wonky, Planning The Podcasts, Washington St Sidewalks Looking Good, Email Subscription Service Is Broken, Webmasters Need To Understand Just How Many People Do Not Know How To Use A Search Engine To Find A Website Even If They Know The Name Of The Web Page, People Not Understanding How To Find And Bookmark The Blog, Please Explain To People That Aren’t Getting Their Email Subscription To The Blog That They Can Go Directly at www.goodmorninggloucester.com , Katrina’s, The Rudder, The Studio Opening Date!, Madfish,Gloucester MA, 01930

The GloucesterCast Has Been Been Invited To Be A Station On Stitcher Radio On Demand!

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Kim Smith Is A Regular Contributor On Good Morning Gloucester Here is Her Profile:

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester’s Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor.
Author/illustrator “Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden”

The GloucesterCast Has Been Invited To Be A Station On Stitcher!

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Just got the notice that they want us on Stitcher.  You can listen on our show page here on any device and if your car has Stitcher Radio built in you can listen to us there too!

You can tell anyone to just search “GloucesterCast” in the Stitcher search box if you don’t have access to our show link.

Please give a listen and rating, once we get 5 or more ratings we get better listing placement on the Stitcher page.  Thanks to our awesome GMG community. Woot!

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If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed…

If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed Ann Kennedy’s tip for an app that turns your photos into incredible watercolor paintings, the GMG animated GIF contest, Live Ships Map, Rich Beans funny podcast find and more.

I’m just sayin…

It’s a great way for the GMG FOBs to communicate.
Join Here

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Representing in New York City

While in New York recently I checked out a fruit and vegetable cart at 93rd and 2cnd. Got to speak with a few other people at the cart too. Overall pretty grumpy crowd of former football and baseball fans… Even though they decided I was not to be liked, I was allowed to represent GMG!

GloucesterCast Podcast With Guests Lowell Peabody, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped October 6, 2013

GloucesterCast Podcast With Guests Lowell Peabody, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped October 6, 2013

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast Podcast with Lowell Peabody, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro. 

Topics include introducing Lowell Peabody as a new official GMG contributor, Gloucester’s image now vs 10 years ago, Downtown Gloucester Real Estate Investments, GMG 2013 Gloucester Election Poll

To listen to past GMG Podcasts click here for the episode listings

If you enjoy the podcast could you help get it recognized in the iTunes directory by rating it here in the iTunes store

Congrats Lowell and welcome to the team-

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Live Blogging: Sista Felicia’s Launch Party!!

GMG Local Twitterati Report 8/1/13

OK, We’ve Finally Narrowed Down Our Premium Ladies Super Soft Lightweight Feminine Cut T Shirts

I owe the idea to FOB Linda Colman who has been begging for years relentlessly for us to bring out a feminine cut V Neck super soft T Shirt.

After months of research and trying many many brands we’ve got it narrowed down and we’re going to offer them in V as well as scoop neck styles- both feminine cut, both crazyyyy soft- like you wanna wear it to bed but then never take it off soft.  Like I guarantee it’s gonna be your favorite t shirt soft.

GMG Logo over the left boob.

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The scoop neck ones fit true to size but the V Neck ones you need to order a size up (Felicia describes it best in the video)

James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee video who youo should be following on twitter here- @eves3

Alicia DeWolfe modeling The Scoop Neck

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Sista Felicia and Amandacakes modeling the V-Neck

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I just need help deciding the colors

I’m definitely ordering Black and the Dark Gray.  But I just need help determining the third color.  Once we narrow down the colors to offer I’ll put them on the All Things Gloucester Site for sale- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

I’m taking specific color size combinations in the Dry Fit shirts through Thursday and then whatever the orders are will be what I order from the distributor for the first printing.  After that there won’t be any guarantees for stock in certain color/size combinations. it’ll be what is listed on the site for availability is what there will be after that.

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The white has been a popular color.

So we’ll poll it to see what you guys think.  (Linda Colman gets five votes based on how many times she begged me to carry these)

GMG Stonewashed Caps Are In For The People That Ordered Them!!!! Unboxing Video

GMG Stonewashed caps are in!!! Let Me Know If You Would Like To Pick Them Up.

You can come down the dock and pick yours up any day from 5AM-8:45AM or 10AM-12:00PM at our lobster dock.

If you want it shipped I can ship it instead.

I’ll also have them tonight at our "East Meets West" Show at Castle Manor Inn at 6PM Info- http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/east-goes-west/

For pick up-

Captain Joe and Sons, 95 East Main Street, Gloucester MA

Also I’m placing orders for specific sizes of the new GMG Dry Fit Shirts short and long sleeve, Navy, White or Black.

If you would like to be assured that one in your size and preferred color is available for that first printing you’ll need to order by Thursday.

To pre order GMG Dry-Fit shirts for first week of August Delivery-
http://gmg.storenvy.com/

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2013 GMG Blackburn Challenge Live Blog

Follow Our Boy Paul Morrison on his journey around Cape Ann aboard kayak via his cool Rubber duck tracker (works great on smartphones too)

For The Paul Morrison rubber duck tracker Click Here

Send in any photos from the race and I’ll post them to the live blog.

Look for Mr Rubber Duck and Paul he’ll be wearing a bright orange shirt-

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Paul writes-

Park in front of Gloucester High School at 7AM tomorrow and go out back and check out these boats! High Tech SUP paddleboards, tandem canoes, sliding multi rowing boats, fixed multirowing boats, Banks Dory, Workboats, fixed and sliding doubles and singles, outrigger canoes single and double, sea kayaks single and double, fast sea kayaks, high performance kayaks, even Hawaii Five Oh outriggers with everyone yelling hut! hut! hut! 225 boats all told.

Or hang out somewhere on the shoreline or on Pavillion beach after 11AM and watch these boats race to the greasy pole finish line. Whatever you do, do not stay inside on this beautiful weekend clicking on the Rubber Duck Tracker! OK, maybe once, then get in a boat and get out there.

Cape Ann Rowing Club (website) puts on a great circumnavigation of Cape Ann Race every year. This is the 27th running.

7:17AM Update:

Looks like Paul and RD have made their way to the Race Start out behind GHS-

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7:40Update:

Looks like he’s in starting position just off Dun Fugin.

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8:09AM Update:

Aaaaand he’s off!

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8:56 Update:

Up The Annisquam they go-

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9:42 Update:

Working their way toward the tip if the Cape-

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10:33 Update”

Heading Southeast Off Rockport-

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12:32 Update-

Approaching Brace Cove

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1:57 Update:

He Made It!

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Wow–The Guys are Loving Their Awesome New GMG Caps!

Send in photos of your new GMG cap!

Joey new cap -1 ©Kim Smith 2013

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Chris DeWolfe from Mamie’s Kitchen Stylin!

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Lots of cap smack talk, too!

Live Blogging: The Hat of the Century

Live hat blogging: First Catch

GMG MESH CAP UNBOXING

I literally feel so sorry for anyone who didn’t order one of our caps.

GMG Local Twitterati Report 7/7/13

GMG Local Twitterati Report 7/3/13

GMGers Infiltrate Monster Rubber Duck HQ In Tsim Sha Tsui, Across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island

Laurence Kent Jones submits-

Dear Joey,
I’m a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, married to Julee Allen.  We have a home off Washington St, and have been flitting in and out of Gloucester over the last several years while assigned and living overseas, first in Haiti and then in Hong Kong. 

We’ve very much enjoyed the VERY LARGE rubber ducky than has been moored off the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island.  The Hong Kong People have enjoyed it too, and there was always a large or larger crowd around it, gawking and wondering, but mostly, in the honored Asian tradition, taking pictures, especially of each other in front of the ducky with their cell phones and tablet computers. 

Since there’s been some interest in GMG, I’m sending a portfolio, including some pics of Julee and me representing and a bunch of B&W Infra-Red shots from my greatly modified big Canon.  Feel free to use as you see fit.  I hope you enjoy them in any case.  I do think the Monster Homey should come to Gloucester, but I gather the artist is being very cagey about the next stop…

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