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Have You Picked Up Your Summer Issue of Cape Ann Magazine?

What a terrific issue and the perfect read to bring to the beach (and not just because my story about the Cape Ann to Mexico Monarch connection is featured on the cover!).

Cape Ann Magazine’s Summer 2014 issue provides a wonderful window into summer living on our beautiful North Shore. I throughly enjoyed reading all the articles, including Gail McCarthy’s about Essex sculptor Shelly Bradbury and the beautiful work she does designing for Mariposa; Alexandra Pecci’s two articles, one about Mariposa, aptly titled “Elegance for Everday,” and a second interesting story about Woodman’s celebrating their 100th year in business; Andrea Holbrook’s story featuring Gloucester’s only sailmaker Josh Bevins; and Sean Horgan’s article about tuna-chasing Johnny Johnson. Pick up the Summer 2014 issue of Cape Ann Magazine. I guarantee, you won’t be disappointed!

Cape Ann Magazine Summer 2014 butterfly ©Kim Smith 2014

Luxuriating before work with Cape Ann Magazine’s summer issue and Brother’s Brew fab house-made doughnut! 

Excerpt from “Cape Ann to Mexico: The Monarch Butterfly Connection”

Like many communities throughout North America, Cape Ann shares in the interconnected web of the wondrous migration of the monarch butterfly. The very same monarchs that we see nectaring in our gardens and along the shoreline in late summer make a journey of over 2,500 miles south to Mexico to spend the winter in the unique and magnificent oyamel fir and pine tree forests of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, known locally as the Sierra Nevada (Snowy Mountain Range).

Last December, reports began to pour in from Mexican and American scientists that the number of monarchs overwintering was the lowest ever documented, representing a 90% decline from population numbers recorded in the 1990s. This coincided with the lamentably few monarchs seen breeding and feeding in our Cape Ann gardens during the summer of 2013. For the past three years I have been filming the monarchs in Gloucester, and all around Cape Ann, for my forthcoming film, Beauty on the Wing—Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. I came to the realization that if I did not travel to Mexico at this moment in time, there may never again be the opportunity to film the monarch butterfly migration.

Read more in the Cape Ann Magazine Summer 2014 issue available at the following shops: 

Gloucester

The Gloucester Times, 36 Whittemore St., 978-283-7000

The Book Store, 61 Main St., 978-281-1548

Good Harbor Liquors, 340 Main St., 978-281-7100

Harbor Loop Gifts, 1 Harbor Loop, 978-283-3060

Jeff’s Variety, 71 Eastern Ave., 978-281-5800

Richdale, 410 Washington St., 978-281-4670

Richdale, 120 E. Main St., 978-283-2179

7 Eleven, 50 Bass Ave., 978-283-6868

Savour, 76 Prospect St., 978-282-1455

 

Rockport

Hershey Frame Shop, 8 Rr Pleasant St., 978-546-2655

Rockport Market, 21 Broadway, 978-546-3684

Toad Hall Book Store, 47 Main St., 978-546-7323

Tucks Candy, 15 Main St., 978- 546-6352

 

Manchester

Richdale, 8 Beach St., 978-526-7294

 

See Joey’s funny post about GMG Media Moguls here.

Cape Ann Magazine Cover Kim Smith. Summer 2014

 

The Gift That Keeps On Giving…

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This Weeks GMG Cook is Dee Noble.  AKA my BFF & the wife of Steve Noble from Noble Electric.  Last week Dee and I happened to be shopping at Market Basket at the same time. She asked me to give her a quick easy one dish dinner suggestion that she could prep while the kids were in school without any hesitation I  immediately recommended Pasta Bolognese dinner.   It’s hearty meat sauce can be prepared ahead and quickly warmed while the pasta boils, making it a perfect meal for mothers like Dee who’s afterschool hours are spent driving and picking up kids from their afternoon activities, while worrying about how their going to pull off getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour.  Dee followed my Pasta Bolognese recipe featured on page 216 of my Cookbook “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia, Harvest” 

Dee Noble Writes~ Ha!!!! Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan WHO????? You would be so proud of me. I even used a KNIFE to coarsely chop my onions. Instead of my usual scissor action….

dee noble Bolognese sauce

There was one very special hilarious moment during a Christmas Eve open house at my home that  Dee and I became BFF’s…click see more for a peek of that moment … Read more

GloucesterCast 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

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GloucesterCast Taped 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

Topics Include: Family Cookie Day, Turducken, ChromeCast, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, The Hive Gift Wrapping Service, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree, Rockland Maine’s Lobster Trap Spike, Favorite Gloucester Breakfasts, Sugar Mag’s, Lobster Land, Sailor Stans, Mamie’s Kitchen, Charlie’s Place, George’s Coffee Shop, Willow Rest, Best House Made Hash, West Indian Hash, Reader Subjects, Cruise Ships, Beauport Princess, Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey Pot Pie, Sista Felicia On Cover Of Cape Ann Magazine, Mariposa, Lowell Peabody Call-Out, New GMG Technical Jackets, Manchester Athletic Club Holiday Fair

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Where the Locals Go Coupon Spotlight- Stone Leaf

Where The Locals Go

Another store contributing to the stunning revitalization in the West End of Main Street in Gloucester is Stone Leaf. Kathy Cuddyer has assembled an impressive array of high end wares that I know my wife loves.

Mariposa, Vera Bradley, and Caspari paper goods are all carried at Stone Leaf.

There are two Where the Locals Go Coupon offered for Stone Leaf. Both offer 20% off of total order. Thats some decent money.  I wonder how many people go in there and drop a couple hundred dollars and fail to purchase a Where the Locals Go coupon book on display right on the counter by the register that would save them $40, or $30 plus the cost of the coupon book.