BANTRY BAY’S DAN MURPHY AND ROB PORTER LAND A WICKED BIG TUNA!

Nicole, Michelle, George, Charlotte, and I had an exciting morning watching Dan Murphy and Rob Porter arriving to shore with a beautiful 96″ Bluefin Tuna. The tuna meat was given a thumbs up!

NICOLE DUCKWORTH FUNDRAISER “DONATE FOR LIFE”

Friends, please consider donating to my friend Nicole Duckworth’s fundraiser. She is running the NEDS Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 18th, to raise money and awareness of the need for organ donations. NEDS is an acronym for New England Donor Services. She had a wonderfully successful bake sale to raise funds and any additional donation would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you so much! Please donate here.

Erica is here thanks to her organ donor. Learn more and register online at Register Here

DUCKWORTH’S BAKE SALE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!

HURRY ON DOWN! SALES TO BENEFIT DONATE FOR LIFE

SUNDAY AUGUST 11th from 11:00 to 1:00, or as long as Nicole’s fabulous deserts last!¬†

More about Nicole and her fundraiser for Donate for Life tonight ūüôā


Don’t wait, there was a line at 11am!

“MOM, I’M TURNING INTO A BUTTERFLY!”

Nicole Duckworth shares a moment from her wonderfully fun household–never a dull moment with four kids– two teenagers and two toddlers!

Her son Jude this morning, “Mom, I’m turning into a butterfly.” ¬†

Jude this summer when he and his brother George stopped by to visit and see the caterpillars and butterflies from our garden.

VOTING TO COINCIDE WITH NICOLE DUCKWORTH’S FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS TREATS :)

NICOLE DUCKWORTH’S EXQUISITE AND WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS CROQUEMBOUCHE!

Nicole and her sweet boys George and Jude stopped by to pick flowers to garnish a beautiful dessert that she had made to surprise two friends who were celebrating their anniversary. This is her croquembouche, a mini version of the larger that she had made for their wedding years ago. Yummmmmm!!!!!

Nicole Duckworth’s croquembouche (and photo)

George and Jude having caterpillar fun ūüôā

NICOLE DUCKWORTH’S FABULOUS B√Ľche de No√ęl!!

Duckworth’s was hopping this morning as customers were picking up their beautiful Christmas cakes, all handmade by Nicole. This year, instead of little meringue mice scampering around the yule log, are chubby carmel nut turtles basking!

Nicole Duckworth B√Ľche de No√ęl

Nicole Duckworth’s Best Granola (And Duckworth’s Re-opening This Thursday Night!)

Nicole Duckworth Granola ¬©Kim Smith 2015As you¬†may already be aware, Nicole Duckworth makes the fabulous desserts at Duckworth’s Bistrot–her amazing ‘Death-By-Chocolate’ and ‘Banana Cake’ are¬†two favorites that come to mind immediately. She stopped by with a wonderfully tasty maple-walnut-dried cherry¬†granola, possibly the best ever, along with a sweet thank you note. When she has¬†a spare moment, I’ll ask her if she can share the recipe. Our¬†family thanks you Nicole!Jude Nicole Duckworth ¬©Kim Smith 2013

Nicole and Jude

Duckworth's ¬©Kim Smith 2013Duckworth’s will be reopening on January 29th, 2015.

Did you make your Valentine’s Day Reservation?

2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge

2015 Rocky Neck PlungeSarah Grow for the Open Door Food Pantry

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge ¬©Kim Smith 2015With below average temperature and¬†wicked wind,¬†the¬†2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge Open Door Food Pantry Fundraiser was a plunge to remember. Dru, pictured above and below, reports that it wasn’t too bad running towards, or even diving in. The worst was running back to the beach against¬†the bitter biting blast¬†that had picked up¬†during the event, and the fact that he couldn’t feel his feet!

Hats Off and Congratulations to All You Brave Polar-Plunging Souls!

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge  Dru Anne Malveaux©Kim Smith 2015

Dru and Anne Malvaux

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge -3©Kim Smith 2015

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge -2 ©Kim Smith 2015

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Emma Duckworht ©Kim Smith 2015Emma Duckworth

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Meadow Michelle Anderson ©Kim Smith 2015Michelle and Meadow Getting Ready to Plunge

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Emma Nicole Jude Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2015Emma, Nicole, and Jude

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Michelle, Chris, Atticus, Meadow ©Kim Smith 2015Michelle, Chris, Atticus, and Meadow

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Donna Ardizonni Pete Lovasco ©Kim Smith 2015Donna and Pete

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Nicole Jude Emma Ben ©Kim Smith 2015Emma, Nicole, Ben, Jude, and David Calvo

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Nicole aand Jude©Kim Smith 2015Nicole and Jude

2015 Rocky Neck Plunge Catherine Paul McGeary Karen Ristuben©Kim Smith 2015Karen Ristuben and Catherine and Paul McGeary back at the Cultural Center for hot cocoa and cookies.

Happy Luau on Niles Beach!

Niles Beach Luau ¬©Kim Smith 2014With ukelelists, singing, leis, grass skirts, hula-hoops, an island-style feast, and a fleet of wa’a kaukahis (kids in kayaks)–this was a Niles Beach Sunday not to be missed!Ukelists Niles Beach ¬©Kim Smith 2014JPG

Niles Beach kid kayakers ©kim Smith 2014

Happy Birthday Esme!!!Esme ©Kim Smith 2014

Dawn and Michelle ©Kim Smith 2014Dawn Sarrouf and Michelle Anderson

Thank you to Dawn and Michelle for inviting me to stay and have a bite of Esme’s wonderful luau¬†birthday feast. John and Dawn¬†prepared the most yummy¬†pulled pork, served on Mandy’s homemade potato rolls, and guests contributed super delicious accompaniments, including the best bean salad,¬†homemade,¬†crunchy coleslaw, and¬†Nicole Duckworth’s to-die-for death-by-chocolate cake.

cupcakes ©Kim Smith 2014Cupcakes decorated by EsmeJohn and Dawn Sarrouf ©Kim Smith 2014John and Dawn Sarrouf

Jude and Ken Duckworth ©kim Smith 2014Jude and Ken Duckworth

Niles Beach Esme's bday ©Kim Smith 2014Nicole and Jude Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2014Nicole and Jude Duckworth

Friendships, Family, Food, and Pure Fun~ what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

See More Photos¬†Here Continue reading “Happy Luau on Niles Beach!”

Celebrate Gloucester Video Documentary

This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43.  It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema‚Äôs Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.

I hope you enjoy it.  there are some pretty touching moments in here.

Click the Picture For The Video Page

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