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Gloucester’s Tim Sanborn Owns Cazeault Solar & Home and Explains How Solar Is A Complete No-Brainer Investment

Tim Breaks down the crazy amount of State and Federal Tax credits and SREC’s available which has Solar paying for itself within 3 or 4 years and after that actually puts money in your pocket.

Solar is now at a point where not only does it make financial sense, it’s actually one of the best investments you can make, paying you back a return!

Tim Graduated from Gloucester High School in 1971 where he was the captain of the football team and the company that he owns Cazeault Solar and Home did roughly 80 installs on the North Shore (a majority of which were on Cape Ann) last year alone.

Call to talk to Tim at 978-281-4625  He’s local and he’s a straight shooter.



GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 179 With Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna, Nancy Marciano, Joey Ciaramitaro, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni

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Topics include:

Most Pressing question-  How Did You guys meet?
How do they select the captains
Do you have an agent?  Because with the popularity of the show and there are like 4 main crews, with you being one of the major stars, do you just leave it in the agent’s hands?  Because you kinda want to be on the show and there are so many captains that would do anything to be “The Next Dave Marciano”   How do you keep them honest as far as what they pay you?
Whats your favorite part about the celebrity part of it now because you must be recognized everywhere
Dave talks about some of the fishing products he loves-
Buy Hard Merchandise Gear Locally at Cape Pond Ice and The Gift Shop At The Building Center
Shout Out To Christine Marciano Sciola
The importance of using social media
Buying American, Supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation
On Staying Humble
Nancy Marciano, Dave Marciano, Joe Ciaramitaro,  Donna Ardizonni Kim Smith



How long have you lived in Gloucester? 18 years the 1st time then 25 years away and now 36 years this time
What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Both spring and fall
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? Not really “get away” but I like going to when possible: the pasture in Squam, Lighthouse beach, the Back Shore, walks in the woods-Dogtown
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Poseidons
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Poseidons & Market Basket
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? What’s that?

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?   Not drinking these days… have not been going to bars for years.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? Sugar Mags!
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?  This one’s tough  The Block Parties, The Fiesta, The Sidewalk Bazaar, The Annisquam Sea Fair, The Horribles Parade are some of my favorites.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? I  guess I’d rather be on a boat.
Who is your favorite local artist? Jeff Weaver.
Which is your favorite local beach? It’s another toss up… Good Harbor or Lighthouse.
Who has the best chowder in town? Halibut Point.
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?   There’s others???
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock.
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year? They were great when the weather was OK.
What is your favorite local band? The Docksiders.
What about Gloucester sets it apart from anywhere else? It’s People and the quality of light.

Thanks, Joey

A Few Screenshots From Craig Kimberley’s Dodgeball Movie Trailer

The Full Movie Will Be Debuted at 7PM Friday Night At The Farm Bar and Grille, Come By and Mingle With Your Favorite Bikini Speedo Dodgeballers!


Frankie Gwynne and I will be on 104.9 Radio Show With Dana Hersey and Mugs Mc Gonacle Friday Morning at 8:45AM promoting the event, listen in for some laughs.

For more info-2016 Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball World Championship

Good Morning Gloucester Questionnaire With Nichole Schrafft


How long have you lived in Gloucester?

      Moved to Gloucester right after college graduation, 1993.  Moved from Gloucester to Rockport in 2001.   So, 23ish years.  Both of my parents are from Gloucester though…so pretty much grew up here anyway.

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Totally….without a doubt….SUMMER!

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Mill Pond Park in Rockport.  

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Sebastians in Gloucester and Seaside in Rockport

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Destinos for a true “sub”….Willow Rest for a “sandwich”

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

My version of romance….two super quiet end stools at the nice dark bar in Short and Main.  

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

The Rhumb Line…..I wouldn’t sleep tonight if I hadn’t given them my top nod.  2nd is the outdoor bar at the Studio during the summer though…Big time!

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

      Sugar Mags

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Schooner Festival

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Honest answer is to the beach, by boat!

Who is your favorite local artist?

No brainer.  Paula Morgan.  The amazingly talented art teacher from West Parrish.  ;) 

Which is your favorite local beach?

Back side of Wingaersheek by boat.  Cape Hedge Beach in Rockport by car.

Who has the best chowder in town?

A year ago I would have said the fish chowder at Halibut Pt….but I don’t go there anymore.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Scary Mommy

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Always meant to get to one….never did.  

What is your favorite local band?

Dan King…..solo or with any combination of artists.  

What about Gloucester sets it apart from anywhere else?

Big time history, tradition, and beauty.  Big enough to feel big,  little enough to feel little. 

Thanks, Joey

2016 Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Is Comin At Ya April 9th!


For more info-

2016 Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball World Championship

video by Kim Smith

There will be fun- I promise you that!  Plan to come on down and enjoy the spectacle!

Would You Like Me To Build An Android app For You?

I can build you an android app with many different types of features.  I don’t build Apple iOS Apps.  Here are some of the types of features that you can have in your very own app that people can download and use on their phone or android tablet to access your content.

  • About Feature- The About feature is used to display information about yourself, your company and/or your app. You can show information such as your name, title, description, and links to various sites where your users can find out more!
  • Audio Player Feature- The Audio Player Feature allows you to play audio files within the application.
  • Contact Feature- Contact features are designed to make it easy for users of your app to get in touch with you. You can decide what contact details to make available, but for the best results, give your users as many choices as possible. Choose from Phone, Email, Website and Address – each is interactive! Users can also easily add your information to their contacts with a single click.
  • Email Feature- The Email feature is used to initiate an email message using the end user’s chosen email client with a specific email address, and optional subject and text. This allows users to initiate an email with a single click.
  • Facebook Feature- The Facebook feature lets you easily embed a mobile-friendly Facebook page into your app.
  • Map Feature- The Map feature lets you display your locations on an interactive map. Your users can then see your address, nearby locations, and even get directions and navigation to your business.
  • Phone Feature- The Phone feature is used to display the phone dialer (if available) filled in with a specific telephone number. This allows users to contact you with a single click.
  • Photo Gallery Feature- Phone gallery features allow you to include photos in your app.
  • Podcast Feature- The Podcast feature displays an iTunes Podcast RSS 2.0 feed in your app. It supports streaming audio over the network and downloading episodes for playback offline.
  • Twitter Feature- The Twitter feature allows you to display one of three different twitter timelines. You can choose to: display a specific twitter user’s timeline, a timeline from a list, or a timeline based on a search of the most recent public tweets.
  • Website Feature- The Website feature is used to display the contents of a website in your application. It is one of the simplest activities, yet it’s ability to display web content makes it very powerful.

I just updated the Good Morning Gloucester Android App with several new features.  Get the GMG App for free here



If you have an idea for your own personal app for you or your business, email me and we can discuss the possibilities!


Here are some screenshots of the GMG App to show you what’s possible-


An Icon Of The Gloucester Waterfront Is Retiring After 34 Plus Years- Peter Haskell At Rose’s Marine

There will be an open house at Rose’s to wish Pete well in his retirement Thursday and Friday from 7AM-5PM.
Saying that Rose’s is one of the most integral parts of the Gloucester waterfront and that Pete along with Marty and Frank Rose have been there from the beginning is absolutely without question no exaggeration. Of course Rose’s will continue on just fine when Pete retires but the knowledge base he takes with him is a treasure. I can say from the thirty plus years I’ve walked through those doors, the guys like Rusty, Frank, Frank, Pete and Marty have never once failed to execute and get our business up and running and all with a positive friendly attitude. An icon from the Gloucester waterfront has earned his retirement, best of luck to you Pete, we all wish you the best that life has to offer in retirement!

Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through the Week

Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through next Week

Sizes range from; 5″x7″, 9″x12″, 16″x20″ and up.

Price’s start at $75.00

Email for an appointment at Frontiero@hotmail.com

Some Examples Below

Look and look again: The HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled, joining discussion with fine art, business and community, wharf and sea.

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Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

Look and look again: The spiffed up HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled–joining fine art and discussion, business and community, wharf and sea. Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!


Back in 2010, detailed information panels along Fishermen’s Wharf were created by Mark McDonough, Vito Giacalone, Peter Prybot and Joey Ciaramitaro. The panels were installed along the Giacalone’s wall, between businesses and at the water’s edge. The content, collaborative spirit and contemporary reporting impacted the HarborWalk design. Cambridge Seven Associates, architects for the HarborWalk, were fans. Connections were encouraged. Two HarborWalk story posts (formerly described as Story Moments) were sited at each end: Fishing Today HarborWalk Story Post #5 and Lobstering HarborWalk Story Post #4. Pretty much everybody hoped the signs would be cared for and this outdoor channel would remain.


Thanks to bright sunshine, the panels along Fishermen’s Wharf deteriorated. Some of the fabulous content disappeared. Guess what? Signs are temporary and can be re-visited.


New signs were designed, content edited and updated, and the display taken to a new level with support of the City. Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Community Development, directed the project, working with the original authors and team. Cambridge Seven Associates designed the panels. The addition of fine art photography, drawings and design spiffed up the already museum quality display. Fine art by Joey Ciaramitaro, Marty Luster, Paul Frontiero and others are something else to celebrate this week!

Saunter by. More stories to come. Worth repeating: the exhibit is still a work in progress. It’s not 100% live…yet!

contact Friends of the HarborWalk (most active related to the beautiful public gardens) kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and/or gharborwalk@gmail.com

Download the Cape Ann Cultural Districts Mobile app today and promote to visitors to Cape Ann all season!

Get It On iTunes Here


Get It For Android Here



The “Cape Ann Cultural Districts” mobile app is available in the Apple and Android apps stores and can be downloaded free on these sites or scan the QR code.

The mobile all continues to increase awareness of Cape Ann’s creative communities, individual artists, museums, recreational attractions, historic sites, restaurants, lodgings and businesses. The mobile app provides a free, consolidated, flexible platform to access information and way-finding for each of the four state-designated Cape Ann cultural districts – Essex River, Gloucester’s Harbor town, Gloucester’s Rocky Neck and Rockport.

Each cultural district has its own page and directory listing of cultural offerings and businesses that include a description, location, phone number, directions and links to web sites and other associated social media sites.   This year visitors and residents who download the app with find calendar event links to interesting and engaging activities around Cape Ann.  The consolidation of events in one app will make is easier to plan, locate and enjoy all that the area has to offer.  Several merchants on Cape Ann will be offering discount coupons which will only be available through the app. 


Jean Grobe


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You Have Diving Needs? Matt The Diver is Your Guy


Phone: 978-381-9118 Email: gloucesterdiver@gmail.com



Mooring service including: Repairs, Inspections, Relocation Mooring ball change, Winter stick change
Hull cleaning, Recovery services, Clearing of fouled propellers

Underwater video and still photography documentation & anything else you might need done underwater!

GMG Housekeeping


Just back from the last vacation days of the year.  Hitting the ground running with a little site redesign to try to improve load times and make things less messy up at the top.

First things first, I had to let go of the slider up at the top.

I was in love with the idea of the slider and actually paid for a custom WordPress design which allowed for it but after having it for about a year I just can’t deny that it is distracting and added to load times.

So poof, it’s gone.

Secondly I changed the theme to allow for a full width scalable format meaning that our contributors can now post larger photos and videos and the blog will detect what size your monitor is and adjust accordingly.

Thirdly, the Navigation buttons are now implemented and stickied at the top of the blog which should allow you to find your way around much more easily.  All thanks for our awesome new navigation buttons go to James at Cape Ann Giclee who made them for us.

So in the past couple months, I launched www.capeanneats.com, www.capeannhome.wordpress.com, www.capeannwellness.com, built a new GMG Android App, implemented James’s awesome Cape Ann Arts Calendar, cleaned up the navigation with James’ help, got rid of the slider to improve load times, and increased the blog from a fixed width to a larger format scalable width to display photos and videos larger.

Rest on our laurels after 7 and a half years? Aw, Hellll Nooo.

Keep on pushing baby!

and guess what? we’ve got some more stuff up our sleeve Smile


GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015


GloucesterCast 134 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped April 28, 2015

Topics Include: Hugely productive week on the blog With the introduction of www.capeanneats.com, new navigation buttons made by James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee, The new Android GMG App demo, The New Arts Calendar maintained by James Eves,  Android screen recording app AZ Screen recorder, Community Dinner At Passports Tonight to benefit Cape Ann Special Olympics, No excuse for restauranteurs to not post to social media, Lat 43 Birthday Dinner For Mom, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, More Information on The New Restaurant “Greg’s”,The Market basket Half Steak Bomb /10 Chicken Wing Move, Brant Geese Resurgence, Felicia’s Rare Yellow Crowned Night Heron Sighting, The Dead Coyote On Niles Pond, Organic Lawns Are Not Hard To Do, Kim’s Garden Design Work, Another Crowdsourcing IndieGoGo Campaign For Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Non-Profits competing with For-Profits, Brain O’Connor Gives Thumbs Up After His Solar Install, The Winning Votes For The Colors Of The New Navigation Buttons, Shout Out The Shew and Frankie Ciolino.



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Brother's Brew Rockport Donuts! ©Kim Smith 2015

This is what we were munching on- Brother’s Brew Doughnuts courtesy Kim Smith

I tried to help Fred Bodin visit the State House. Here’s what happened


Cat Ryan submits-

He doesn’t need help.

Fred with Peter Webber, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and Ronda Faloon, Cape Ann Museum.

Since 1993, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Commonwealth Awards have been given every two years and celebrate achievement in arts and culture. Specifically,

“The Commonwealth Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions made by the arts, sciences, and humanities to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state.”

See the full list here. Yo-Yo Ma (1997) and David McCullough (1999) are two notable past recipients. Prior city or town wins include:

Somerville (1993)

Northampton (1995, same year as Aerosmith)

Boston via Clara Wainwright (1999 First Night, Quilts—including Gloucester)

Springfield (1999 Library and Museums)

Cambridge (2003)

Worcester (2009, same year as Peabody Essex Museum)

Haverhill (2011)

Barnstable (2013)

Gloucester (2015) and Plymouth (2015)

Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Art Haven, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester Stage, Cape Ann Cinema, HarborWalk, the City Archives, the partners of the two Cultural Districts, and more all mentioned this special day.

Joey and guests summed up the honor on Podcast 120: “Without having the narrow blinders of us living in this community, can you really think of another community (other than Boston and one that’s our size)…Where else would have as vibrant an arts community?” Well, nearly that quote. Hmmm. Nominate GMG for 2016 in media?

Congratulations to the other 2015 winners:

Malcolm Rogers, Beverly Morgan Welch, Town of Plymouth, Pittsfield Barrington Stage Co, Highland Street Foundation (see Free Fun Fridays GMG post), Barr Foundation, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Artsboston, WBUR, WGBY, Holyoke Enchanted Circle Theater, Amherst Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Cambridge Science Festival, Boston Conservatory, and the Worcester Art Museum







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