Category Archives: Gloucester Bumper Sticker

Thanks To Our Friend Chuck Shewbridge We’ve Got A Fresh Batch Of Retro GMG Stickas!


As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.

Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)




Product Donation Drive August 12, 2017, at Stop & Shop in Gloucester

A new organization, Period Partners, has been established to provide menstrual products to people who need them on Cape Ann.

Access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic survival need, but tampons and pads are not covered by WIC or food stamps. Those living in poverty often make do without. This affects people’s health and can cause them to miss work, school or appointments, making it hard to escape the cycle of poverty.

Period Partners was formed to change this, working in partnership with The Open Door. The Open Door will serve as Period Partners’ fiscal sponsor (which means donations will be fully tax-deductible under TOD’s 501(c)3). Period Partners care packages will be distributed through The Open Door’s food pantries as well.


Period Partners was founded by 26-year-old Gloucester resident Lucy Gross when she became aware how seldom menstrual products are donated to homeless shelters and other social agencies. “Because it’s something we rarely talk about, people just don’t think to donate these essential items,” she said.

“I believe that everyone has the right to a healthy period,” said Gross, a fourth-generation Gloucester resident whose grandfather, Dr. Robert Lundberg, and grandmother, Renee Gross Nutbrown, both served the Gloucester health community. “No one should be held back because of this basic need.”

“The Open Door is pleased to work with Period Partners to meet this critical need,” said Julie LaFontaine, executive director of The Open Door. “It is a natural collaboration that will benefit this community.”


Period Partners will provide clients of The Open Door with a year’s supply of tampons and pads. To kick off its fund-raising efforts, the group will hold a product drive at Stop & Shop, 6 Thatcher Rd. in Gloucester, on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Can’t make it to the drive? You can make a tax-deductible donation at – write “for Period Partners” in the note field. Or email goperiodpartners@gmail.comfor more info.

About Period Partners: Period Partners was founded in November 2016 to provide menstrual products to people in need on Cape Ann. It operates in collaboration with local organizations and members of the community. For more information visit

About The Open Door: Founded in 1978, The Open Door’s mission is to alleviate the impact of hunger in the community by connecting people to good food, advocating on behalf of those in need, and engaging others in the work of building food security. Programs include two Food Pantries, Community Meals, Mobile Markets, Summer Meals, Senior Soup and Salad, and more. For more information visit

For more information, please contact Abbie Lundberg at:

Craig Kimberley Photo

Edward “Hoppy” Hopkins part of Gloucester’s History


Gloucester Smiles

Edward F. “Hoppy” is the son of  the late Edward B. Hopkins, the last person to be born on Ten Pound Island.  His grandfather Edward H. Hopkins was the Lighthouse keeper during the 1920’s.

“Hoppy” operates Ed’s Oil Burner Service.  Forty Years servicing Gloucester and surrounding area.


Poll- Which Design Do You Like Better For The New GMG Sticka?

Thanks to our Original Gangsta FOB’s Chuck Shewbridge and Frankie Ciolino, we’re getting new GMG Stickas.
So next time you see them on the street give ’em a big atta boy for all of us!

Kim’s Upcoming Lectures and Workshops September/October

Dear Friends,

Please join me tonight at 7pm at the Sea Spray Garden Club where I will be giving my “Habitat Garden” workshop and screening several short films. This event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

I am looking forward to presenting the “Pollinator Garden” program for the Winter Garden Club of Marblehead on the morning of October 4th. On October 17th. I am the guest speaker for the Sharon Garden Club and will be presenting the lecture “Beauty on the Wing; Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.” For more information please visit the  Events Page of my website.

I am currently booking programs for 2016-2017-2018 and would be delighted to present to your club, library, school, and private or public event. See the Programs Page of my website and feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Read what Mim Frost, the Program Chair for the Ipswich Town and Country Garden Club, had to say about the Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly film and program that I recently gave to her club:

Hi Kim.

How often does something you’ve looked forward to for a long time live up to your expectations? Not often. But last night at Ebsco your presentation, including your film, your comments and your Q&A were just about perfect in my book! I’ll smile as I remember the evening.

I liked having the trailer for the monarch film first. You gave the group something to look forward to. Jesse Cook’s music is an excellent choice, I think. I drum to his music often. I was pleased with the questions and with your answers. It’s obvious you’ve done a lot of research. The way you answered questions made the group comfortable. Very nice! And the film. What can I say. I’d seen clips, but seeing the whole thing was something I won’t forget. I especially liked your reference to other butterflies and your comparison of the swallowtail with the monarch. Liv’s voice was just right for the commentary!

I know from experience that the presenter is the harshest critic of the presentation. I hope you were feeling pleased with your work last night. I’d be happy to repeat the whole evening!

All the best to you,



Ted Reed Erich ArcherFilmmakers, photographers, and videographers: Put Cape Ann TV’s Wednesday noon time Lunch and Learn series on your calendars! Ted Reed gave an outstanding talk on lighting for interviews at this week’s event and a great lineup is scheduled over the next several months.

Check out Ted’s website here. “Ted Reed has been creating award-winning film, television, and web video projects since the beginning of time…almost. Working with clients and projects of every size and budget, his work producing, writing, shooting and editing amount to a career that includes subjects and venues of practically every description. Take a look at some of the samples on this site, and then give him a call.”


Harbortown Cultural District Update from Rebecca Borden

unnamed!NEW! Harbortown Arts Market at I4-C2 (65 Rogers Street)

We have some exciting news!

As part of the Harbortown Arts Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, we are including a new open air Harbortown Arts Market at I4-C2 on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
We are working with the Mill Gypsies, who have been very successful in organizing arts markets around New England. And we’re working on getting a couple of Boston food trucks there too.
If you are interested in signing up to be a vendor, here are the details:
  • This event is being curated by Mill Gypsies. Not everyone who enters will be selected. Cape Ann artisans are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • If accepted, there is a $60 registration fee.
  • Rain or shine. One day only. (We’re hoping to host another Harbortown Arts Market in October).
  • Vendors must bring their own table. Vendor tents 10×10 are strongly encouraged. Tents need to have 40# weights on each leg.
  • Deadline for applying is May 6.


Special “thank you” goes out to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken for allowing us to use I4-C2 and Rusty Kinnunen for designing our new Harbortown Arts Market logo!
We’ll be getting out a press release soon. We just wanted to make sure members of our creative community are aware of and can take advantage of this exciting new event!
Please share this announcement with your contacts.

Lisa Steinocher Represents! In San Diego

Dear Joey,
Hope you remember meeting my Dad and me on your dock summer 2014. I’m the missed placed yankee who lives too far inland and my Dad’s an original Gloucester boy.  I was so honored when I received my stickers from you and forgot to share my trip to San Diego fall of 2014 to visit my daughter. Well it’s that daughters birthday today so in honor of her 25th bday I am sending you this picture. We weren’t able to get to Gloucester last summer but hoping the whole family can make it this year, including my daughter and son in law in San Diego!
🙂 Lisa in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Karen Pischke Represents! in Chicago

Good morning Joey.

Heard your discussion about Chicago in your last podcast. Gloucester is my adopted city, but Chicago is my home town. 

I visited Chicago in December and while there, represented GMG at Second City and in Little Italy, where I lived.

Leona’s was one of my favorite pizza places in the area. Stopped there for dinner after Second City; one of the few places to eat still open at 10 pm on a Sunday night. I was happy to see it’s still there more than 30 years later. Some of the same people were even still working there. The only thing that seemed different was the color of the table clothes. Maybe next time I visit I’ll bring back some pizza for a ‘Gloucester-Chicago’ pizza contest. 🙂

Have a great day.   Karen

Ask Super Travel Agent Jean Grobe If She Had Any Fun At Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Super K and Jean Grobe Represent! At Hard Rock Riviera Maya

For your travel service needs contact super agent Jean Grobe who can tell you a thing or two about having fun on vacation. Check out her website here-

or give her a call 888-602-7622



The Sticka Never Looked So Good!

Just chillin at Hard rock Riviera Maya
Photo Jean Grobe

GMG Sticker is a Godsend

I can’t tell you how many times the Good Morning Gloucester sticker has helped me find my car!  Best to all of you in my favorite place on earth!
Sharon and Chuck
The Villages, Florida


Editor’s Note:

As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.
Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)

GMG Mystery… I came to work today and someone had built an incredible GMG hand painted sign but I have no idea who did it.

Mystery Today. Came to work and someone made the most incredible sign for GMG. It’s heavy, it is hand painted, it is custom cut with the GMG sticker. And I have absolutely no idea who built it…
Please someone step up and let me know who built it so I can thank you!

Montana Mountain Hi! GMG sticker at sea level…

Hi Joey,

Can you find the message anyway?


Where: Ruby Valley, south west MT visiting family and friends

Elevation in picture: lake at 9025 feet (peak is 10,400)

Start: under 6000

Distance: 12 mile trail

Best wildlife sighting: Rocky Mountain goats

Record: longest hike yet for the 10 and 11 year olds–eastcoasters Charles& George with their MT buddies Christopher and Ian

Lure of Fishing: yup
Rivers run through valleys with the best wild trout fishing in the US

Snow: yup

Water temperature: 39 ?
Cooled my battered feet like New Year’s  polar plunge.  Ian’s mom, Andrea, soaked and swam (grew up bathing in cool Patagonia waters)

Must see Nature…and as in Gloucester

Expert fishing guide: yep
(one friend works summers here and winters in Chile)
Ruby Springs

Cool scientists: yep
Penguin and Antarctica experts deploy from here. Kid’s book check out Fraser’s Penguins

Local art, sustainable and foodies: yep, here are just a few

The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture,


The LARK and Victory Taco

Virginia City Players

Jackson’s Garden and farmer’s market

Norris Hot Springs



Plant and They Will Come!

The proof is in the caterpillars!


2nd Instar Black Swallowtail Caterpillar ~ Willa Brosnihan Photo

Monday I had the great joy of being given the grand tour of the O’Maley Innovation School Butterfly Garden recently installed by Mrs. McGrath’s sixth grade class. We first had a screening of my film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly and then went out to the garden to see the very same caterpillars!

The garden hits all the right notes with caterpillar food plants and colorful nectar-rich, butterfly attracting flowers. With the bed dug entirely by the students (you can see by the surrounding beds that the soil must have been incredibly compacted), prepped, and all planting done by the kids it is truly a fabulous accomplishment. You’ll see amazingly adorned handmade and beautifully painted informational signs and butterfly baths.

The garden was made possible though an award winning project created by students Emma Duckworth, Willa Brosnihan, and Kelsey Lowthers. For more information see the Awesome Gloucester Foundation O’Maley Butterfly Garden project page here .


Emma Duckworth Photo

Emma, Willa Kelsey Butterfly Garden ©Kim Smith 2015

Project creators Emma, Willa, and Kelsey


Hand painted water dish for butterflies and birds. 

Willa photographing caterpilarsWilla photographing caterpillars

O'Maley Sixth Grade Butterflyy Gardeners ©Kim Smith 2015

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Lou and Gail Snitkoff represent! At The Lincoln Center

Hi, Joey.

Somehow my wife, Gail, and I managed to get to midtown Manhattan (Lincoln Center) before we made it to downtown Albany, NY–where we live.

So, here’s a pic of GMG at Lincoln Center…

Thanks again for the stickers.

Lou Snitkoff


Currently Packing GMG Charcoal Stonewashed Caps For Shipping. Including The New St Paddy Day GMG Stickers In Each Shipment!

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