GMG Community Thinktank- Coffee Makers Please Leave a Comment With Your Favorite

Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe

I’m not a fan of Keurig coffee makers.  We use one currently at the house only because it’s what’s there, but honestly, there’s not one K-cup that I’d say I was crazy about.

We’re looking for a new coffee maker for the house that may or may not be a Christmas present for someone ;).

What do you guys recommend?

Leave me a comment on this post on a coffee maker that you love and I’ll list them out and research them.

Right now Gizmodo highly recommends the Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker

It looks nice and gets good reviews and I’m leaning this way but am curious what my awesome readers have to say.

Check out the Bonavita and read the reviews here

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Another babson boulder?

Steve Winslow submits-

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Joey..

Another “Babson Boulder?”.. 

Came across this plaque in a spot that hundreds of people go by every day but probably never notice. Been going by there myself for six years and never noticed until I walked by with the leaves off the trees. 

Stephen Winslow, Sr. Project Manager 

City of Gloucester

CONGRATULATIONS TO MAYOR SEFATIA AND CHEF ANTHONY CATURANO FOR HUGE SUCCESS FIRST EVER SAUCE COOK OFF FOR A CAUSE!

dscf2258Bravo and huge shout out to Mayor Romeo Theken, Chef Anthony, the Tonno staff, and all the volunteers who contributed to today’s successful sauce cook off charity luncheon. Held at Tonno (Anthony donated his restaurant and the Tonno staff volunteered their time), the event raised money to benefit three families with a member undergoing cancer treatment at Addison Gilbert Hospital. The families will each receive $500.00. The additional monies raised are going to the oncology department at AGH. A wonderful time was had by all, especially the Chefs, Mayor Sefatia and Anthony Caturano.dscf2180

dscf2420The event was inspired by Chef Anthony (erroneously) referring to sugo as gravy. War was declared and a sugo cookoff to benefit charity was decided upon. See Mayor Sefatia explaining Gloucester-acceptable terms for sauce (practically anything but gravy) 🙂

DON’T MISS TRACI THAYNE CORBETT’S ONE NIGHT ONLY POP UP GALLERY SHOW AT THE HIVE!

traci-thayne-corbett-dockside-hive-gloucester-ma-copyright-kim-smithThis afternoon I stopped by to say hello to Traci as she was finishing up the installation of her exquisitely beautiful paintings for her one night show at the Hive. Traci’s Dockside work is wonderfully vibrant, striking really, with a tremendous sense of authenticity and a masterly use of color and bold strokes. DON’T MISS THIS EXHIBIT!

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traci-thayne-corbett-dockside-hive-gloucester-ma-3-copyright-kim-smithThe event is family friendly and refreshments will be served. The show is from 6 to 9 on Thursday night at the Hive, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester.traci-thayne-corbett-dockside-hive-gloucester-ma-4-copyright-kim-smith

ELEVEN DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS CAROL COUNTDOWN:BARBARA BONNEY AND MARIA CALLAS SINGING AVE MARIA

Ave Maria may not strike some as season appropriate, but I have them both on my Christmas play list. I love the Schubert Ave Maria and Barbara Bonney’s is the most beautiful ever recorded. Sadly, her recording is often mistakenly attributed to Maria Callas (look on youtube for yourself). Two extraordinarily beautiful and uniquely different voices, its difficult to understand the erroneous attribution.

Mathews Family Christmas Cards

My favorite part of Christmas has to be Christmas Cards!  I know people are getting away from it because of the expense and the digital age, but I still enjoy receiving and sending them.   It’s fun seeing the kids grow up each year in their Christmas outfits, but my kind of Christmas card is usually a silly one.   Once my girls got to be early teens it became such a chore to get them together for a “nice” Christmas photo.   One year I suggested the older two tie their sister up in lights, and they were more than happy to oblige…and so began “The Mathews Family” crazy Christmas cards.   Every year I say this is the last one, but the kids still grudgingly amuse their mother by participating each year.   I’ve even got my future son-in-law to join in!    I’ll pick a few over the next few days to share with you in hopes that we might stir some future creativity in your families!

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This one was from 2009 and my first attempt at Photoshop layers.   It was about 6 different photos and every time we moved we put a post it on the spot so we wouldn’t duplicate positions!

Cape Ann Power Yoga on the Radio!

Cape Ann Wellness

What a treat to be featured on the Good Morning Gloucester Podcast! I really learned about some cool stuff going on in Gloucester from the other guests, but if you don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast you can skip ahead to 29:20 to hear about our studio!

Click on the image below to listen to the podcast!

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