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Featured restaurants and scenes from scrumptious good eats 2016 YMCA Taste of Cape Ann @Cruiseport #GloucesterMA

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All I can say is don’t miss it next year! Several new establishments joined this fantastic annual fundraiser for the Cape Ann YMCA held at Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA. All photographs from November 10, 2016.

1606 BEAUPORT HOTEL

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AZOREAN RESTAURANT

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CAKE ANN

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CAPE ANN BREWERY & PUB

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CAPE ANN FOODIE TOUR

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CLASSIC COOKS CATERING

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DINNER DEALER

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DUCKWORTH’S BISTROT

 

EMORY VODKA

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LATITUDE 43

 

LIQUOR LOCKER

 

MILE MARKER ONE

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MINGLEWOOD TAVERN

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MOJO COLD BREWED COFFEE

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PASSPORTS RESTAURANT GLOUCESTER

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PIGEON COVE TAVERN @ Emerson Inn by the Sea

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SEAPORT GRILLE

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SUGAR MAGNOLIAS

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TONNO RESTAURANT

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VIRGILIO’S BAKERY

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and WACHUSETT BREWING

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Joe G writes GMG: Does anyone have more information on this Rosario Piraino painting? WWII Veteran, Artist, GHS Class of 1945

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Joe G writes:

“Hello Joey:  I’ve been trying for many years to find out some information about a painting by Rosario Piraino that I have. In image of that painting is embedded below. 

I did mail a letter to an address in Gloucester back in about 2003, to whom I thought was a relative (I think the name was Carmella Rosario), but my letter was returned and marked “Not at this address.”  I’d sent some emails to a woman who’d shown on her Facebook page that she was indeed related to Mr. Piraino, but I never got any response. 

In any case, I’m trying to find out if there is a gallery or other place where some of his paintings may be on view. His work is quite good. 

If you might have any information about the subject I would be very appreciative if you would be so kind as to share any of it with me.  

Thank you.”

Rediscovering art and artists can be slow detective work. I don’t know the approximate year of the painting. The rocks could be identified. GMG readers may know more: is there a fellow artist that showed together in a group show with Rosie, traded art, stories? Did he hang his paintings in his house? Did he have a studio? Do you own a similar work? I did not find his name in some local artist member directories. The obituary describes seascapes and schooner as motifs. Let’s see!

For GMG readers like me who did not know him (I know many did), here is some information about Rosario Piraino that may jog some memories. Joe G thanks for the note and intriguing request.

Rosario A “Rosie” Piraino (1927- 1989)

Rosario was born in Gloucester on November 23, 1927. He was a life long Gloucester resident and graduate of the Class of 1945. He was a member of the ROTC. His interest in the GHS yearbook, Flicker? Drawing. He was a WWII army Veteran and member of the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post #3, American Legion and the Gloucester Lodge of Elks No. 892.  He was a professionally trained artist with a fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston. In 1971 his family resided at 14 Orchard Street. For nearly 3 decades, he worked as an artist and Art Director at MIT before retiring in 1991*. There is a comment about carpooling with him to Lincoln Labs.

*From the printed matter for his obituary:

“Rosario was dedicated to his family and his beloved city. He was happiest strolling the boulevard meeting and greeting his friends. He spent his younger years working as a fish cutter along the waterfront. Along with his friend, the late Charlie Favalora, he owned and operated the Pioneer Fish Company.

He was an accomplished fine artist, having painted many seascape images of the Cape Ann waterfront. One of his favorite subjects was the schooner “Gertrude L. Thebaud”. Rosario was an avid golfer, who was affectionately known as the “King of Candlewood”, a nod to the three “holes-in-one” he made in his retirement. He will be missed by the many friends who enjoyed his sense of humor, stories and positive attitude.

In addition to his wife of six years, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Steve DelTorchio, Kathryn and Douglas Goodick and Paula and John Reilly all of Gloucester, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stephen and Gayle (Frary) Piraino of Rockport, Dominic Piraino of Phoenix, AZ and James and Donna (Durland) Piraino of Gloucester, six grandchildren, Jeffrey Piraino of Rockport, Stephen and his wife, Kimberly DelTorchio of Satellite Beach, FL, Lindsay and Amy DelTorchio and Lauren and Adam Goodick all of Gloucester, three brothers, Frank Piraino of Gloucester, James and his wife, Marie Piraino of Waltham and Walter and his wife, Susan Piraino of Peachtree City, GA, a sister, Phyllis and her husband, Ernest Morin of Gloucester, a brother-in-law, Paul Ventimiglia of Gloucester, two sisters-in-law, Eileen Trupiano and Francesca Piraino both of Gloucester, Josephine’s grandson, Jonathan Moore of Essex and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Grace M. (Ventimiglia) Piraino, a brother, Anthony Piraino and a brother-in-law, Salvatore Ventimiglia.”

Their daughter, writer Stephanie DelTorchio, responds.

Their daughter, Kathryn Goodick, ran for Ward 4 City Council in 2015. That link is from GMG which ran any candidate press release that was sent in.

Piraino’s 2008 quote in the Boston Globe Saints and Sinners Collide (Fiesta and Brewery):

“In the onetime fishing capital of the world, the St. Peter’s Fiesta – a five-day festival where faith, family, and celebration are emphasized – brings thousands of people into Gloucester’s downtown. But over the last decade, as the fishing industry has nearly collapsed and the fiesta has taken on commercial sponsors – such as liquor companies – some wonder if more people see the event as a reason to party than to pray. “They took God out of it,” says Rosario Piraino, a retired fisherman and fish plant owner.”

Local Artist Naomi Lee is happy to be able to share her artwork at Addison Gilbert Hospital and at other local spots around town.

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Naomi Lee was called and offered an opportunity to show her art for the second time at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA, through the end of July.

Naomi says she is so happy to be able to share her feelings on canvas. Her passions, the warmth of the sun, the calm of the moon, respect for the strength of the wind and the power of the sea.
Naomi, a self taught artist has been asked to take part in exhibiting at the Marblehead and Beverly Art Festivals. Also, The Annisquam Art Gallery for the past three years. She is currently a member of the Beverly and Salem Art Associations.

You can see other art by Naomi around town at the Cape Ann Brewery, Capt Bill’s Wale Watch and the Welcome Center at Harbor Loop. Her next art show is scheduled at Cape Ann Coffees for the months of September and October

86 Bass Ave Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-1717

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Naomilee1950@hotmail.com

The Four Legged Faithful Playing Nov 23 at Cape Ann Brewery

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The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure.  Check out this video and go see them on Saturday November 23rd.

Check online for latest information

Check online for latest information

What’s Happening at Cape Ann Brewery

Sunday October 27, 2013

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet

The Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet
5:00-8:00

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jazz Session  with  Kate Barry, Zach Gorrell & Steve Lace
5:00 – 8:00

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Halloween

henri-smith-promoHenri Smith and his band for a
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Costume Dance Party
Starting at 9:00pm

Check online for latest information

Check online for latest information

What do you get when you mix Mardi Gras & Halloween?

Henri Smith @ The Larcom Theatre in Beverly for a sold-out Mardi Gras Concert in April 2013 – photo: Thom Falzarano

Mardi-Gras-O-Ween with Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery on Halloween night — that’s exactly 2 weeks from tonight (Thursday) at 8pm.

This will be fun blending of two great traditions.  A good time is guaranteed for all. Costumes are more than welcome.

Plus it’s a great way to get you psyched for Henri’s special Christmas concert at the fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly on December 14.  Now, remember, as Fly Amero said (in this post) Beverly is NOT “up the line” it’s “virtually next-door … right down the street from us”.  Best of all, the Larcom is a gorgeous theatre with perfect sound.  The best seats are going fast, so get tickets here.

A Beautiful Night ~ Start the weekend by walking to live music @ 6 downtown venues

Start at Captain Carlos with Cripple Cove Quartet at 5.  Walk out the door to catch Alek Razdan & A-Train at Harbor Loop at 6:30, followed by Johnny Carwash.  Then you can walk to Rhumb Line to see Punk legend, Wille Loco, with Dave Sag.

Yes, I said walk.  It’s not that far.  If you’re not from Gloucester check out Google’s Walking Directions (still in beta, but they work well).  Here are Google’s directions for the 13 minute walk from Harbor Loop to Rhumbline.  And it’s a nice walk — especially on a night like tonight.

While they’re on break you can walk down to the Dog Bar, Brew Pub and Minglewood.  No cover for any of these shows tonight, so start the weekened NOW!

Trouble deciding where to go?  See the full live music schedule here.

Singer vs. Crowd

The deck is open.  We eat outside because Cape Ann Brew Pub is full inside.  People had come to hear Chelsea Berry and her friends and to support Boston Strong.  

After dinner, there’s room to stand inside to see the music.  It’s a relaxed, fun, lively atmosphere.  But it’s loud.  People are talking over the music.  You’ve been there right?  The band turns up.  The crowd talks louder.  It begins to feel like a contest.  Most musicians hate this.  They’d rather be playing to a listening crowd.  

Chelsea sings her song, “Blues House”, which is about this very problem.  From the back, it’s hard to hear her over the crowd.  But it’s too loud in there to carry on a conversation either.  I’ve always puzzled about this singer vs. crowd phenomenon.

Then something magical happens.  Chelsea sings her signature a cappella song, “King of Rome” and does something unexpected.  She leaves the mic.  Chelsea’s powerful voice is still heard over the din.  And the sheer power of her presence and performance begins to quiet the crowd.  Finally all you can hear is Chelsea’s soaring song about Charlie and his racing pigeon accompanied by the clanging of pots and pans in the kitchen as if it were an off-stage percussion section.

Singer vs. crowd.  Singer wins.  But so does the crowd.  Live music takes you to a place you simply cannot experience any other way.

BTW: This is the 100th anniversary of the 1001 mile race from Rome to England that Charlie Hudson’s racing pigeon, The King of Rome, won in 1913.

Look who’s coming to Gloucester & Cape Ann

Anybody who follows us on GMG knows the depth of talent living on Cape Ann (plus, I tried to capture it in an article for The Noise called Vintage Cape Ann — you can see it below the Brad Byrd interview here).  Now, it seems that major talent is arriving from off island more and more — especially when you look at the live music schedule for this weekend and next week.  Here are a few highlights:

TONIGHT: Swingle Singers at Shalin Liu — they’re always bringing in great musicians from out of town.

TOMORROW: Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery.  Well, we could almost say that Henri is from Gloucester — he’s been here since Katrina.

SATURDAY: Isaac Hayden at The Grove Cafe in Manchester.  Isaac comes all way from Nashville.  This new boutique/coffee house is beginning to pack the place with people who appreciate good music.

NEXT WEEK:
Thursday @ The Gloucester House – Berklee in Gloucester – World-renowned Berklee Professors performing with Top Students  to raise money to send Gloucester students Berklee.  The first of this year’s series kicks off with The Jim Odgren Quintet.

Sunday @ the UU Church – Free BSO Chamber Music Concert – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has chosen Gloucester to launch its 2012-13 Community Chamber Concerts series.  What a coup for Gloucester!

Keep an eye on next week’s live music schedule.  More shows tend to get added at the last minute.

And you thought the Yankees Sucked!

DAMN PIRATES!

You Just Can’t Trust em’!

Unfortunately the Boston Based Pirate Ship The Formidable sailed into Gloucester HarborEarly Saturday Morning Under The American Flag,While the Sentries at Stage Fort Park were Asleep.

In these Photos you can see these Scalley Wags planning evil.

It looks like their first Victim was a cooler full of Grog in the Cruiseport Parking lot.

KEEP ON THE LOOK OUT!

Your Cooler could be Next!

The Pirates were unaware they were being spied upon.

The Captain looking over a map of Gloucester

 

The Bastards Planning their next move.

Shit! They found our last case of Cape Ann Brewerys Fishermen's IPA

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http://www.carolkent.com/boston_sail.php

Http://www.FrontieroGallery.com

Knitting at the Cape Ann Brewery / Matteo Russo Fund Raiser

Knitting Seaman Scarves and raising money for the children of Matteo Russo, a Gloucester fisherman who was lost at sea, in January 2009.

Organized by Kathleen Valentine and designer of the seaman’s scarves.

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GMG Local Music Schedule July 1- July 5

ANOTHER BIG MUSIC WEEK!!

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

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From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Buono ex post facto fiesta! Whew!…got thru another one without needing invasive surgery. What fun! Not being a “true” local, I dig it because I’m a true Italian.I know my whole family would dig it, too, especially if they were alive. Especially my aunt Tony.
Now, we’re facing another grueling holiday weekend, so gird your grid; here it comes: This thursday at the Rhumb Line I’m proud to present  Bob Davis, Mr. Johnny Carwash hisself…the man who put the mental in instrumental.  Behind him will be Roger Brocklebank, on drumns, and of course, Greg t. and myself. We’ll be mewling and puking our way thru a special program of  national anthems and patriotic tunes. I have no idea what’s gonna happen, but ambulances will be on standby. Don’t miss it!
And if you still haven’t had enough,

on Saturday nite the Musical Surplus Club of Hong Kong is proud to present: MADHOUSE at the MADFISH. Grill, that is… on Pocky Neck, here in  Globster.  Johnny K. and the whole aggravation will be a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ thru yet another evening of madcap escapades and musical mayhem. C’mon down and burn your leather on the floor!

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Open Mic at the Gull
“Come down and bring your voice or Axe (not a real axe)”
What: Jam Session
Host: The Gull Restaurant
Start Time: Today July 1 at 9:00pm
Where: The Gull Restaurant

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Roots Rock Jam at Latitude 43°

Dan King hosts Wednesday Night Roots Rock Jam at Latitude 43°.
Wednesdays starting at 9pm. This Weds, July 1 features Dave Mattacks and Jimy Ryan!
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Cape Ann Brewery is hosting the “Mind your Manors” Throwdown! Featuring SAFETY at the Manor Inn on Sunday July 5.

Beer tasting, free apps, and awesome 80’s tunes.
Tasting 3-5pm

SAFETY2SAFETY and Deejay X-Press from 5-9pm.

Tix are $15 for apps, tasting and entertainment

141 Essex Ave. Gloucester

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From Barbara and Al Boudreau-

SUNDAY JULY 5, 2009

THE STUDIO RESTAURANT

51 ROCKY NECK Ave

GLOUCESTER MA, 01930

978-281-4123

This Sunday MIKE TURK brings his dynamic jazz harmonica to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable musicianship. Mike plays this insrument as well as any of the horn players that we feature. If you are familiar with and like TOOTS THIELEMANS don’t miss this player. The music starts at 5pm

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL

MARK CARLSEN-BASS   JACK SENIER-PIANO

Buono ex post facto fiesta! Whew!…got thru another one without needing invasive surgery. What fun! Not being a “true” local, I dig it because I’m a true Italian.I know my whole family would dig it, too, especially if they were alive. Especially my aunt Tony.
Now, we’re facing another grueling holiday weekend, so gird your grid; here it comes: This thursday at the Rhumb Line I’m proud to present  Bob Davis, Mr. Johnny Carwash hisself…the man who put the mental in instrumental.  Behind him will be Roger Brocklebank, on drumns, and of course, Greg t. and myself. We’ll be mewling and puking our way thru a special program of  national anthems and patriotic tunes. I have no idea what’s gonna happen, but ambulances will be on standby. Don’t miss it!
And if you still haven’t had enough, on Saturday nite the Musical Surplus Club of Hong Kong is proud to present: MADHOUSE at the MADFISH. Grill, that is… on Pocky Neck, here in  Globster.  Johnny K. and the whole aggravation will be a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ thru yet another evening of madcap escapades and musical mayhem. C’mon down and burn your leather on the floor!