Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dinner @OhanaCapeAnn Was Outrageously Good

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Lemongrass Seared Day Boat Scallops  26
parmigiano gnocchi, grapes, pearl onions & curried macadamia nut

Kate said it was the best meal she’s had in a long while.

Check Out Their Menu Including The Nightly Special Menu Three Course Meal~
Prix Fixe Menu

Community Photos 7/8/15

Michelle Tocco submits-

Hey Joey –
Came across this on Lighthouse Beach this morning. At first I thought maybe a Skate, but it has more of a tail, so maybe some sort of Ray. It was easily about 2 feet wide and 3 feet long.
Any idea what it is?



Len Burgess-

July 3rd Gloucester Fireworks

Taken from the Schooner Ardelle in Gloucester harbor.  -Len

Mom Turkey and her babies /Starknaught Heights from Janet Rice

Hi Joey-I am sending these pictures to you again in the hopes you will post it. Everyone I have told about the two Turkey Moms roosting in my East Gloucester yard every night, protecting their babies under their wings has asked to see it. I had never seen this before-she has six babies-three under each wing! It is fascinating to watch them fly up to the treetops and get “organized” around 7:30 PM each evening.The picture of the other Mom Turkey has the babies facing backwards so I could not count them. They started out with 20 or more between them but have lost a  couple each week. I hope people enjoy seeing this as much as I have! Best-Janet (Rice)

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Sunset Ipswich Bay – photo from Anthony Marks


Gloucester Lobster Boat the Griffin with Captain Randy and Friends

Griffin Lobster Boat ©Kim Smith 2015Busy days at Captain Joe and Sons, nevertheless Joey and Toby are cooking up a storm at lunchtime. Today Joey made the most deliciously tender roasted split chicken halves with grilled onions and sweet buttered corn and it was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

Lily and Patty ©Kim Smith 2015While there visiting, friends and East Gloucester neighbors Lily and Patty stopped in to see Captain Randy of the Griffin lobster boat. Love our Neighbors!

Randy, Patty, and Lily ©Kim Smith 2015 copyCaptain Randy, Patty, and Lily

Pirates, Rum and Dark Gable at Madfish

pirate party at madfish

Although off to a slow start, as has been summer, Madfish Grille is now open in full swing with music, dancing, libations and Dark Gable B-B-Q Thursday through Sunday.  Open noon until closing.  There is a Captain Morgan’s Pirate Party this Thursday (tomorrow).  Come dressed as your favorite pirate and have some Captain Morgan’s rum.  The galleries at Madfish Wharf are also open and the artists would love to have you come visit them.

E.J. Lefavour

This Weekend at the Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum’s JOHN SLOAN Gloucester Days
highlights prestigious painter’s most productive years

New exhibition features 39 paintings from July 11 to Nov. 29


John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914, oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008 [Acc. #2008.14]. ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

GLOUCESTER, MASS. – One of the country’s most important painters of the early 20th century, John Sloan (1871-1951) made his name painting urban daily life in New York City before coming to Cape Ann for five summers (1914-1918) to paint scenes of the sea, marshes, homes, rocky outcroppings, downtown views, and landscapes that proved to be a hallmark of his career.

In a special loan exhibition, the Cape Ann Museum will feature 39 paintings that Sloan created while in Gloucester, thought to be among his finest work and most prolific period. The Museum holds five major paintings in its permanent collection and will be borrowing 30 more pieces for the exhibit from a wide-reaching network of institutions across the country. JOHN SLOAN Gloucester Days opens July 11 and runs through Nov. 29.

Sloan was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in 1871, grew up in Philadelphia, and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1904, he moved to New York City where he affiliated with a group of artists known as “The Eight;” in addition to Sloan, the group included Robert Henri, Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, Arthur Davies, Ernest Lawson, and George Luks. The Eight evolved into the better-known Ashcan School, a loose-knit group of artists who sought to capture the reality of daily life in New York City.

The forward-thinking Armory Show of 1913 in New York was a turning point for Sloan. Inspired by the progressive work he saw there, Sloan sought new venues for painting.  He was invited by fellow artist and friend Charles Allan Winter to Gloucester in the summer of 1914, and together they rented a little red cottage near Rocky Neck where Sloan would often paint two landscapes a day. The house was a popular gathering spot for many of their friends, including Stuart Davis.  The red cottage still stands on Gloucester’s East Main Street.

Intrigued by the lush green seaside grass juxtaposed against the blue sea, Sloan captured recognizable scenes downtown and along the shoreline. He returned to Cape Ann for four more summers. “After coming back with our easels, canvases, and paint boxes, we would each sit in a corner of the dining room to study our work,” Sloan recalled. “One summer Stuart Davis and family shared the cottage. We went out painting together. All of us were interested in developing different orchestrations of color on the palette.” By 1919, Sloan sought new landscapes for his work and moved to New Mexico.

Cape Ann Museum’s Sloan collection includes: Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914; Old Cone (Uncle Sam) 1914; Glare on the Bay, c. 1914; Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914; and Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, 1916.

The exhibition will also feature  additional  paintings  on loan from the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College; Lehigh University Art Galleries; Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY; Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Syracuse University Art Collection; Delaware Art Museum; Duke University Museum of Art; University of Washington Museum of Art; Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, FL; New Britain Museum of American Art; Tacoma Art Museum; Kraushaar Galleries; Parrish Art Museum in NY; as well as private collections.

“Gloucester afforded the first opportunity for continuous work in landscape, and I really made the most of it,” Sloan recalled. “Working from nature gives, I believe, the best means of advance in color and spontaneous design.”

Hopper’s Houses – A Guided Walking Tour

A tour in downtown Gloucester to view houses immortalized by renowned American realist painter Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967. Universalist Church, 1926. Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper, 35.6 x 50.8 cm. (14 x 20 in.). Princeton University Art Museum. Laura P. Hall Memorial Collection, bequest of Professor Clifton R. Hall x1946-268. Photo: Bruce M. White.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a guided walking tour of select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tours last about 1 1/2 hours and are held rain or shine. Participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 for Cape Ann Museum members; $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited and reservations are required. Email or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for more information or to reserve a space. The Hopper’s Houses tour will also be offered on July 25, August 1, 7, 15 & 22.

American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

Second Saturday/Family Free Day – Summers on Cape Ann

A drop-in program for families with young children. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Includes free admission for family members, gallery guides and related art projects in the CAM Activity Center.


The recently renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing & maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at


James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email:
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest : Marina Evans 7-10pm 7.8.2015


This week only…
American Chop Suey – $9.95 (my personal favorite)

Wednesday, July 8th – 7pm
Special Guest: MARINA EVANS!

marina evans flyphoto by Louise

Y’gotta go way back to March of 2014, last time the awesome
Marina Evans was our Wednesday Rhumb Line guest. She’s
been all over Europe probably a dozen times over in the months
since, so… it’s kinda like a rare thing you don’t want to miss.
7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
7/15 Allen Estes

Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

J.B. (he probably knows it by now) 🙂

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Saturday Clean Up

Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time will be cleaning up on Dale Avenue near the library. The cigarette butts are disgusting.

Hopefully all had a great fourth of July weekend.

Where: Dale Avenue, near Library
When: Saturday, July 11th
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Please bring gloves and if anyone would like to bring brooms. The cigarette butts are disgusting especially right in front of the library.

Thank you all
clean up

Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama: ‘Loving Kindness’ Meditation Used in Healthcare

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Happy Birthday to Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the Dalai Lama.  July 6th was the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday. This seems a good time to be blogging about ‘peace and compassion.’ For his birthday, the Dalai Lama has asked that people share his ‘8 Lessons.’ Here they are –

8 Lessons on Life from the Dalai Lama (As seen in the Huffington Post.)

  1. Live life with a free mind and an open heart.
  2. Practice “universal compassion.”
  3. Redesign the way we educate.
  4. Stand up against injustice.
  5. Make humanity the bottom line of business.
  6. Always lend a helping hand.
  7. Play your part in healing the Earth.
  8. Use your personal power to be a force for good.


‘Loving Kindness Meditation,’ and its Use in Healthcare –

  • Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The results of this pilot study – “overall, loving-kindness meditation appeared safe and acceptable and was…

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The other day we stumbled upon a skate boarding course and met some fantastic and fascinating people who were out enjoying the gorgeous day and spreading the word about their local companies and their missions.  While I did a quick “live blogging” post in the moment, I wanted to better acknowledge the local companies who were out their sponsoring the fun.

One of those companies was RESTOKE.

They have a pretty cool mission if you ask me….not to mention some great apparel and accessories.

RESTOKE is a word that is meant to impact everyone in a positive way. RESTOKE means to relive that unique and hard to come by feeling you get when you are doing something that thrills and excites you, whatever it is, and to Never Stop! Our focus is to provide RESTOKE through our lifestyle apparel and accessories, that inspire the passion in you to do and keep doing whatever it is that excites and thrills you.

Please check out their website by clicking HERE
or by going to

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Community Stuff 7/8/15

Magnolia’s 38th Annual Art Show Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 10, 11 & 12

Any chance you may help Magnolia Library & Community Center spread the word about the 38th annual art.  Below is some information on the original Art Show.  Thank you Joey!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 10, 11 & 12, Magnolia’s 38th annual Art Show will be held at the Magnolia Library & Community Center at 1 Lexington Ave in Gloucester. The show has been running for decades and is a very popular event in Magnolia. Historically there have been up to 200 pieces of beautiful framed art, photography and mixed media/sculptures and hundreds more smaller, unframed pieces at the show. All are also for sale. Most artists are from Cape Ann, and several have been a part of the show for decades. The show is judged by 3 local experienced artists. Cash Prizes are awarded in each category: acrylic, watercolor, mixed media & photography. There is also a people’s choice award, chosen by ballot by everyone who attends the show. All art show staff, as well as all Community Center board members, are volunteers so all proceeds directly benefit the citizens of Gloucester and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for family , friends & neighbors to get together and support both local artists and your local Community Center. Make a day or evening of it. Enjoy the show and have dinner in the area or walk the beach. Magnolia is a splendid setting for an Art Show.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Month at SeniorCare

It’s important to have a month and a day that focuses on bringing attention to the issue of Elder Abuse. June was World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15, 2015 was World Elder Abuse Awareness day. But we must not forget that it is a daily issue.

Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that causes (or potentially causes) harm to a person 60 or older. Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races.

If you suspect abuse or self-neglect, don’t assume that someone has already reported it. In cases of immediate danger call 911. Otherwise, you can call SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 during business hours or the elder abuse hotline at 800-922-2275, after hours..

This year SeniorCare held rally’s in three of its nine town area and hopes to expand it to more towns next year. Gloucester was held June 11, 2015 at the Fitz Hugh Lane Parking Lot on Rogers St., Rockport was held June 12, 2015 at the five corners, and Beverly held its rally on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in front of the Cabot Theater. All three had signage and scores of people in support of bringing light to the horrendous crime of elder abuse.

SeniorCare is Comitted to stopping Elder Abuse!

Next June SeniorCare will expand rallies into other towns, and we are planning a short parade in Gloucester.

Scott Trenti, Executive Director  at Beverly Stop Elder Abuse Rally

Hi Joey,

My name is Shannon Cormier and I’m the new Career Pathways Coordinator for Action, Inc.’s  Compass program. We are trying to get the word out to local Cape Ann high school drop outs about our HiSET Preparation program (formerly GED) and I was told you would be a great person to reach out to! Would you be willing to share the attached flyer on Good Morning Gloucester?

Here at Compass, we offer free HiSET preparation for 16-24 year olds in the following communities: Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Rockport, Hamilton, Wenham, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. The program runs in eight-week cycles beginning at the end of September, with an additional seven-week summer program. Students are given the TABE to assess their reading and math levels and develop an education plan. Once all subjects are mastered, students are registered to take the HiSET exam. All program participants also receive computer skills training and college/career development.  




Olympic Caliber Show Jumping Coming to Your Backyard
August 16th!

Admission is free for the whole family as many of the world’s top riders and their exceptional horses compete in Halifax just 32 miles south of Boston

Come, bring the family, bring your friends or entertain your important clients at the best Sunday afternoon of entertainment in the Northeast, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. Enjoy an electric atmosphere and witness what has been described as “the world’s most beautiful sport” first hand, so close you can actually feel the ground shake as these magnificent equine athletes from all over the world compete over huge jumps and race against the clock in the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix.

It all happens on Sunday August 16th with festivities, including the regal opening ceremonies, at 10:30 a.m.    

The best news is it won’t cost you a dime and you’ll be part of an event which supports the BINA Farm Center, a therapeutic riding center in Lexington, Massachusetts, a facility that is dedicated to helping many children and adults with difficult physical and mental challenges. Visit to find out more about the wonderful work they do.  


Hi there,

We’re storming Hammond Castle again with the Renaissance Festival July 18th and 19th of 2015.  Hours will be from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.

Parking is an additional $15 (unless you are a Gloucester resident) at Stage Fort Park and there will be free busing to and from the event.

The website is

Seal Story On Channel 7 Last Night

Channel 7 Story-
Seal climbs on board boat in Gloucester
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 7:08 PM

Eric Schwartz screenshotted it-

Here’s our post where they heard about it-
Uhmmm Yeah, Remember That Day When The Seal Climbed Aboard The Stern Of One of Our Lobster Boats?
This is cra cra…
In all the years we’ve been down the dock- 38 to be precise, I’ve never even heard of this happening and neither has the most salty of our lobstermen.