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Passports is the Perfect Restaurant for Your Holiday Shopping Respite

When out and about checking off your holiday to-do list, stop in to Passports. The food is always prepared and cooked to perfection, with extra generous helpings, and the ambiance is warm, comfy, and inviting. 

Passports Restaurant India, Laila, Dawn ©Kim Smith 2014India, Laila, and Dawn

Today I met my friend Catherine there and we had a luxuriously long chatty lunch. Despite the hours spent catching up, Laila, our beautiful waitress, never once made us feel anything less than entirely welcome. Catherine had the sumptuous cobb salad, topped with chicken salad, and I had their wonderfully delicious Caesar salad, with perfectly grilled shrimp. Even Passports regular coffee is rich and full flavored!

Happy Dining and Shopping Main Street!

Passports Cobb Salad ©Kim Smith 2014Passports Cobb and Chicken Salad

Passports Caesar salad ©Kim Smith 2014Passports Caesar Salad

GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

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GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

Topics Include: Winner Of GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest #2 Is Leslie Heffron, Week Three GloucesterCast Podcast Subscriber Contest: One of the first ten subscribers to the GloucesterCast this week will win a mini framed sketch from Paulie Walnuts of your local scene request, Toby Pett Wearing Sailing Arch-nemesis Fred Shrigley Boat Shirt despite intense sailing rivalry, Is There A Bigger Drinking Institution Than The Rhumb Line In Gloucester Since The Old Timers Is Gone?, Is there a better feeling than having your Christmas shopping done early?, Donna Ardizzoni still smiling after falling and bruising her ribs half way up the Lobster Trap Tree, Kudos To Hiltz Trucking for trucking the Lobster traps for the lobster trap tree and Sticky Fingers for treats for the builders more kudos to come, Buoy Painting At Art Haven For The Lobster Trap Tree , GMG Holiday Party December 19th, A Present To Me would be If Someone bought a gift for them self or for a loved one from Fred Bodin at Bodin Historic Photo, Mini-Rant- Local retailers That Don’t retweet or share Dawn at La Provence or Susan From Toodeloos efforts to promote shop local initiatives that would help them out, Shopping Local Is So Much Less Stressful and studies show that over 50% of the money you spend locally stays and gets re-spent locally, Just a Few Local stores to get great gifts- Toodeloos, Island Art and Hobby, TBT Post, Premier Imprints, Pisces, Palazolas, House Of The Raven, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Alexandras Bread, The Cave, Savour Wine and Cheese, Bookstore of Gloucester, Main Street Art and Antiques, Pearls, Ace Hardware, Building Center, Ect Ect Ect, Donna has pillows which she can put any of her photos on them for a gift, Cape Ann Giclee, Confused Over The Flap Over The Increased Cost for The Post Thanksgiving Gloucester Daily Times, Christmas Tree Talk, Lumberjack Kim Smith, White Lights vs Colored Lights, C9 Ceramic Lights, For Anyone That Is Doing The Home Energy Assesment Please advocate To Get As Much free Stuff as Possible Including Free Lightbulbs, Free Power Strips,  Efficient Shower Heads, and Electonic Thermostats, Going To Find Out If The Functional Lights We Replaced are of use at Second Glance, Shout Out To Steve Corbett Electricians, What Kind Of Savage Eats Mince Meat Pie?, Pie Pole Adventures With Kim Smith, Secret To Non-Runny Pecan Pie, Donna Is Not A Pie-Eater, Rocky Neck Holiday Art and Craft Show, Magnolia Historical Society Art In The Schoolhouse, Rusty and Ingrid, Local Colors, Joe Higgins Gyotaku Prints, Brother’s Brew Donuts Mandatory Mention, The Reach of The Blog, Judith Sudduth on Eastern Point, Reminder: How To Get a Free GMG Sticker , Brodies Pub, The Secret To Brodies Steak Tips, What Other Places Are North Shore Drinking Institutions Like Mattys In Marblehead, Brodies in Peabody Square and The Rhumb Line In Gloucester?, GMG Holiday Party December 19th, Toby Is Getting a Knee Replacement, Councilwoman Melissa Cox, Killer No-Brainer $300 Camera Recommendation.

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Essex MA at Dawn 4:39AM 5/30/12 Essex Salt Marsh and The Burnham House

I have never ever in my life been more ferociously attacked and eaten alive by mosquitoes as I did this morning capturing this shot.  I drove past it at first but had to loop back.  The water was so still, the tide was just right, the light just beginning to peek through.

The mosquitoes were insane I tell you.  I’m still itching. Hit this one up larger.  I love the reflection of the house and the clouds in the sky reflecting in the water.  No brainer, had to get out of the truck and set up the shot, right?

click for the larger version, you won’t be disappointed.

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City Hall scaffolding progression photos

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the people putting up this scaffolding have to be of a special breed to be able to work at those heights. Like in the photo in the slideshow where there’s a guy holding a wooden beam, laying his own floor to walk on, with no netting around him yet… My respects!  Be careful, be safe, and may God watch over you!

-Fr. Matthew Green

Gloucester At Dawn- Rose’s Marine 4:55AM 4/16/12

When I took this photo I figured the boat in the background would be the focal point but then when I was looking at it in my photo editor the grain in the wood decking in the foreground really stood out to me.

Click on it for the full sized version and tell me what you see.

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Gloucester Zen- Good Harbor Beach At Dawn July 5th 4:50AM

Sometimes when I bitch about having to get up at 3:45AM every morning for work I forget about being able to bring you scenes like this-

and then it all seems so worthwhile

(turn up your speakers and let the sound of the waves wash over you)

#luckytobehere