11693938_10155830339385217_6023610262414685094_nCongratulations to Stephanie and Stew McGillivray on the birth of their daughter Stella Maria McGillivray, born July 3rd, 2015, 11 pounds, 3 ounces. Just Beautiful!!! 


Stew only four days before baby Stella was born!

Greasy Pole Gloucester Stew McGillivray -1 ©Kim Smith 2015

Greasy Pole Gloucester Stew McGillivray -2 ©Kim Smith 2015Greasy Pole Gloucester -4 ©Kim Smith 2015

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

Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray- The Kim Smith Version

The 2012 Greasy Pole Sunday Champion Stew McGillivray. This is Stew’s sixth win! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

“Closing Time” men’s seine boat winners, rowing in the Santa Maria.

Special thanks to Joey C for his encouragement and inspiration.

Stew McGillivray- Sunday Greasy Pole Champ 09

In a video with 86 Greasy Pole Champ Scotty Clayton earlier this week Scott predicted a win for Stew McGillivray. Scotty said “He’s hungry”
Good call Scotty

Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ
Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ
Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ
Stew McGillivray Sunday 09 Greasy Pole Champ

I think I see Emile Doucette in the water with his video camera.  If that is the case then we can expect some incredible footage as he is right there next to Stew in this pic as he hits the water with the flag.

Enlarge Pic to See Greasy Pole Victory By Stew McGillivray

Click the Photo and select “All sizes” to view Stew McGillivray take down the pole.

Enlarge Pic to See Greasy Pole Victory, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Upcoming pics include the crazy Fiesta Hat Ladies,  Greasy Pole Walkers up close and personal, and much more Fiesta Goodness.

Enlarge Photo To See Champ Pat The Flag on His First Walk Out

Click The Picture and then select “All Sizes” to see the picture in full size and better detail.

Enlarge Photo To See Champ Pat The Flag on His First Walk Out, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

My buddy Eric put it best when he said “He just put his DNA on the pole.