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Mike Forgette and Jonathan Moody

Thanks so much to Mike Forgette for taking the time to show me around the shop he co-owns with Jonathan Moody, High Tide Glass Co. The store was bustling and is cockablock full of cannabis related products including one-of-a-kind handblown art glass pipes, T-shirts, tinctures, salves, and art by local artists.

Sunday marked the one year anniversary of forming the company and as of September, Mike and Jonathan have been at their current location on Center Street. This month they began a a series of music events at the shop, the “4:20 Sessions” with Crooked Coast. Like High Tide Class Co. on Facebook and you can find out who their next guest artist is, scheduled for February 11th.

Mike Forgette and Ross Carlson

Mike, Connor Elston, and Ross

Located at 3 Center Street, up off Main Street around the corner from Passports, High Tide glass is in good company. Danielle Glantz’s Pastaio Via Corta is next door, K-9 Cuts across the street, and just a few doors up and around the corner is Sandpiper Bakery (try their twice-baked almond croissants, the absolute best around!)

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Beauty in Gloucester

I loved this Macy Gray song from the moment I first heard it. The lyrics are full of hope. I found the song  to be perfect for creating a montage of my favorite clips, filmed in and around Gloucester over the course of the past month. The footage is from works-in-progress butterfly films, 2012 Greasy Pole shorts, and random footage from a family picnic. Is it too kooky–butterflies and Greasy Pole Walkers–you tell me because I see beauty in everyone and everything.

Filmed at Niles Beach, Pavilion Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Eastern Point, Brace Cove, Gloucester Harbor Walk, and Plum Street. Created for Good Morning Gloucester. Dedicated to Joey and his beautiful family and to our beloved Gloucester community.

Thank you Ciaramitaros for your help with my Monarch film!

Thank you to my darling daughter Liv; as Craig said, “a trifecta–beautiful, smart, and funny!”

Beauty in the World Sung by Macy Gray

Eloise Ciaramitaro
Madeline Ciaramitaro
Joe Ciaramitaro
Stew McGillivray
Ross Carlson
2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers

“Beauty in the World” is by American singer Macy Gray from her album The Sellout, which is Gray’s fifth album and first since her under-performing 2007 album Big. The Selllout is her return to musical form after almost conforming when her last album didn’t take off. “I thought after Big flopped maybe I should do what everyone else was doing,” she said. “Go out and hire the hottest producers, the best writers, get real skinny. But none of those people called me back.”

The song was inspired by hearing her daughter’s laughter on a down day. “I didn’t even know what she was laughing at. I thought ‘at least she’s happy.’ And I felt at least I hadn’t failed there, because my daughter’s happy.” -wiki