Everyone is Invited to a FREE Screening of My Film “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly”

Please join us Tuesday evening, November 10th, at 7pm at the Manchester Community Center for a screening and Q and A, sponsored by the Seaside Garden Club. This event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Zinnia Male ©Kim Smith 2013.


Cows Seaview Farms Rockport ©Kim Smith 2015More often we see cows grazing in Ipswich, not along 127A in Rockport. I think I’m in love with these wonderfully friendly cows! They were nuzzling up to each other, pointedly asking to be licked. The smaller cow on the left licked the larger cow until it fell asleep, standing up! They were all doing this communal licking, which looked more like a massage-lick because their tongues are so thick and muscular. The eight cows have been grazing at Waring recently and I believe they are from Seaview Farm.

Cows Seaview Farms Rockport -2 ©Kim Smith 2015Cows Seaview Farms Rockport -3©Kim Smith 2015 Waring Field ©Kim Smith

See more photos here Continue reading “COWS GRAZING AT ROCKPORT’S WARING FIELD!”

Thanksgiving Food Drive with North Shore 104.9 Saturday, November 21st

12234845_10153145630601771_3034007594913679439_nNorth Shore 104.9 and State Senator Bruce Tarr and Representatives Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Brad Hill will join The Open Door in a one-day Food Drive Extravaganza! Drop by with food donations at these locations:

In Gloucester:
Market Basket at Gloucester Crossing
Shaw’s on Eastern Avenue
Stop & Shop on Thatcher Road

In Ipswich:
Shaw’s on High Street in Ipswich (for Ipswich Food Pantry)
Market Basket in Rowley (with the help of the YMCA and will help benefit Acord Food Pantry)

Items most needed: Cereal, 100% juice, tuna, peanut butter.

If you would like to volunteer, hit us up at info@foodpantry.org

Who Is Attending Tonights “Giada De Laurentiis” Event @ North Shore Music Theater Tonight? 


Although I couldn’t be happier to be away on vacation relaxing in sunny Naples Florida with St. Barry, I’m super dissapointed to miss the opertunity to meet one of my most favorite FoodNetwork Stars! Mom Pat will be seated in the front row with a personally signed copy of ” Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest!” Wishing everyone a fablouse time! Giada De Lauratiis is a Fantastic Cook, mother and roll model! 

Tag, Tweet, Instagram, or email me your photos with Giada from tonights event! Be sure to tell her Sista Felicia is super disapointed to not be in attendence tonight! 

Local Artist Going Big!!

Chris Williams to Unveil “Nerve Center” in Kendall Square Essex

Artist Works with BioMed Realty to Beautify Park

Renowned New England sculptor Chris Williams and BioMed Realty are working together to bring a renewed sense of community culture and public art to the technology and innovation epicenter of Cambridge. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, they will unveil “Nerve Center,” a striking 25-foot-tall bronze and glass sculpture in Kendall Square’s newly renovated South Plaza Park.

The neuron sculpture is inspired by the creative thinking running through Kendall square, comprised of a twisted metal frame with pieces of slumped glass, weighing in at 5,000 pounds and illuminated from the inside. A tribute to the biotech area, “Nerve Center,” a permanent installation, will serve as an anchor in the newly designed public park along the Charles River.

The unveiling of the sculpture will take place Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kendall Square’s South Plaza Park, located at 450 Kendall Street in Cambridge.

A third generation metal worker, Williams, 47, grew up in Rockport where he learned the trade of metal fabrication from his father. For years, he worked with steel and stainless metals before transitioning his passion for art into metal forming more raw materials, such as bronze, to create large life-Art installations of animals. The self-taught artist creates his pieces by hand in his Essex-based studio where he resides with his wife, Finella, and two boys, Thomas, 8, and Jackson, 10.

Williams’ upcoming projects include the installation of a horse sculpture for Simon Properties in Central Valley, NY; a customized ram being made for Framingham State University; a 10-foot high, 15-feet long glass and metal abstract lobby screen to improve the flow of BioMed’s office at 50 Hampshire St. in Cambridge; and large bronze bird installations for the towns of Marblehead and Ipswich. His work is featured in malls, airports, including Logan International Airport, universities, and prominent businesses across the country.

 “I am very passionate about putting life into my work and creating installations that are both recognizable and yet provoke further thought,” says Williams. “Bronze is soft enough to mold by hand with the right tools, most of which I make myself. I have a basic connection to animals – they are uninhibited – and I like to capture the essence and movement of an animal so that people can say, ‘Hey, that’s a bird or a fish,’ and then take a closer look to realize the sculpture is all handmade pieces.”

Cape Ann World War II Veterans

November 7, 2015 Cape Ann World War II Veterans

From Jason Grow

Open Veterans’ Day! 12-4p
Excellent news – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and DPW Directory Mike Hale are arranging to open City Hall / Kyrouz Auditorium on Wednesday – Veterans’ Day – from 12-4 so folks can see the WWII portrait exhibition. Normally City Hall would be closed that day. So if you have the day off, swing by and take a look. The show should be up through the end of November, but a lot of folks were asking about Veterans’ Day in particular.

If you have a relative who served in WWII, bring a copy of a photo of them for our Memory Wall and post it (please don’t bring originals, they won’t be returned).

GHS Football Playoff vs Marblehead

Gloucester looses in second round of playoffs to Marblehead. They played well for the first half and the third quarter and then gave up three scores in the fourth to loose the game 27-0

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WWII photo exhibit at City Hall

Hi Joey,
Titled the “World War II Veterans Portrait Project”  the free exhibit, is taking place at City Hall, in the Kyrouz Auditorium. 
This is an inspiring  project that was put together by Jason Grow, a prominent portrait photographer that we are so lucky to have in Gloucester!  59 WWII Veterans from Cape Ann will be featured; the portraits are all black-and-white and each 16 by 24 inches. 
There are four women in these portraits and Jason admits that he wish he could have found more to represent.  As the male soldiers were dubbed the “Greatest Generation”, I think that the women of the WWII era should be known as being from “The Gracious Generation”.  These women fought hard in and out of the military.  As a caregiver myself, I have seen so many of these women caring for their husbands.  They do this with poise, dignity, and without ever complaining; women that all future generations should aspire to emulate.
Here are two photos of my father, Ralph Hendrickson, who will be one of the 59 honored in the display.  One photo here shows him as a 19 year old just entering the army.  The other is Ralph 81 years later, still a humble and grateful man.
Cheers to these fine men and women!
All the Best,
Cindy Hendrickson

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