2011 Rhumb Line Striper Tournament Results From Story Reed and Photos From Phil Scannell

Results From Story Reed-

1. Larry Biondo 36 lbs
2. Kathy Pelletier 33 lbs 14 oz
3. Joal Leanos 31 lbs 10 oz
Junior Winner:
Connor Quinn 8 lbs 5 oz

There were 80 registered participants.

Thanks! Story

Phil Scannell sends in-





Did You Know? (First Annual GMG Deviled Egg Competition)

That people love deviled eggs?  Having made deviled eggs a bunch of weeks now for Mug Up, I have come to realize that people really love deviled eggs, and it seems everyone has their own special recipe.  So during August 21st Mug Up, we will be sponsoring the First Annual Good Morning Gloucester Deviled Egg Competition.  We will assemble a panel of distinguished judges, including Ed “I’ve never met a food I didn’t like” Collard and Paul “R. Duck and I love deviled eggs” Morrison.  The judges’ decision will be final and the entrant with the winning deviled eggs recipe will receive a 2012 Gloucester’s Finest Kind calendar or a Good Morning Gloucester T-shirt (if there is one available in your size) and a ribbon.  If you are a deviled egg aficionado and would like to be considered for a position on the judge’s panel, please post a brief description of your deviled egg experience and credentials.  Those who would like to have their special deviled eggs included in the competition and featured on the blog, just bring ‘em on next Sunday.  This is way bigger than Topsfield Fair competition and doesn’t cost anything to enter.  People who don’t like deviled eggs feel free to bring along something non-egg related to share.  Not to sway the judges, but I hear Mark Ring from the fishing vessel Stanley Thomas is a possible shoein for the winning deviled egg recipe.

This week’s Mug Up was great fun and the food was incredible.  Schooner Adventure’s Peter and Joanne Souza came and brought Peter’s special Portuguese chili (hearty, spicy and yummy), Charity and Laine Ciaramitaro came bearing warm bagels and cream cheese and some new artwork to share, ever lovely Brenda Malloy from Imagine Gallery came by with a bowl of healthy, plump, sweet blueberries.  Art Rocks Paul Frontiero and ever helpful Ed Collard were in the house, as was Ed’s daughter, Amy, and neighbor artists Wendie Demuth and Jeff Cluitt came by, as did guest artist Caroline Stella with a nice fruit salad, and Pete and Joyce Chamberlain were also here.  FOB’s Ozie and Mary Beth Osborn stopped in, as did Adam Bolonsky bearing watermelon.  Then Paul Morrison, R. Duck and Sue (Leavitt) came with a batch of the best homemade carrot cake muffins, made from carrots out of their garden, that I’ve ever tasted.  Artist neighbor Stevie Black popped in with a box of awesome scones; Gigi was sleeping in and didn’t make it.  Richard and Brennan Fitzpatrick came in with Eva Marin, exchange student from Barcelona, Spain to get a GMG sticker for Eva to take back to Barcelona to represent.  Thanks to everyone for coming, bringing your delicious contributions and making Mug Up such a wonderful weekly GMG family gathering on beautiful Madfish Wharf in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony.   Rocky Neck and GMG Rocks!

E.J. Lefavour


Artist KEN KNOWLES Solo Show @ North Shore Arts Association Aug 21st – Sept 3rd 2011


DATE: Aug 21st – Sept 3rd 2011
RECEPTION: Friday Aug 26th 6pm-8pm
WHERE: North Shore Arts Association 11 Pirates Lane Goucester, Ma 01930
One of New Englands leading landscape and marine painters, Ken Knowles will display up to 25
original paintings and pencil drawings for sale.

Former Celtic Tommy Heinsohn said of his fellow artist,

“If painting were basketball, Ken Knowles would get moucho Tommy points!”

Ken promises a stellar show with prolific subjects including the waterfront, masterful snow scenes, and colorful street scenes of Cape Ann, which he is so well known for.
Wine and light h’ors deurves will be served at the reception on Friday Aug. 26th from 6 8pm in the Gordon Grant Gallery.


Ken Knowles has been painting in oils for over 26 years. He is considered a masterful painter in the traditional form of plein air painting. His works are part of collections all over the United States and abroad. He has won over 20 awards and is member of several associations including the North Shore and Rockport art associations.

Don’t miss your best chance to meet the artist and invest in one of his amazing works of art.

Ken Knowles resides and works in Rockport with his wife Meg, his children Walker and Clara, and his gardens.

Ken Knowles Studio 102 Main st. Rockport, Ma http://www.kenknowlesfineart.com



Tonight Free Public Talk From Lama Marut at Govenor’s Academy

When I told you guys about the Buddhist podcast I listen to, it is this guy- Lama Marut who speaks in Western principles to make it all very easily understandable.  This is the week of the 6 day Summer Retreat but tonight anyone can go up and listen to him speak- for free.

Give his podcast Inciting Happiness a listen here


Causeway Never Disappoints

I can always count on Causeway for a consistently delicious meal. It’s a great go to place for family visiting from out of town. The seafood selection is great, portions are large, and the staff always friendly.  Well worth the wait! Perfect for a rainy day like today.
We started with the amazing clam chowder (the fish chowder is great too!) and shared the mussels appetizer, by the time our entrees arrived we were stuffed and came home with a lot of leftovers. Yay, no cooking for the rest of the week!

Here’s a shot of my leftover linguine with white clam sauce, it looks almost untouched! Check out all those clams!

Causeway also has a Facebook page where you can follow their specials… http://www.facebook.com/CausewayRestaurant?sk=wall

The Gloucester Adventure Summer Lectures

The Gloucester Adventure

Summer Lectures

Thursday, August 18

James McAllister, Salem Historian and Art Collector

"The Sea and Its Influence on Art in Essex County"

7PM, Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room, Gloucester


Supported by Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. and VarianSEA

Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure

Stewards of the 1926 National Landmark Dory-Fishing Schooner Adventure

Information  978-281-8079  www.schooner-adventure.org


Local Music Events

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!  
Wednesday, August 17th
This week:

…plus surprise guests…
…and when you find out who they are, BOY, will you be
surprised!  The great J.B. takes us all on another trip from
Merle Haggard to James Brown – with all the exciting stops
along the way!  Never to be missed!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –
 $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly


Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 Captain Carlos Restaurant        Monday, 8/15   6:30-9:30 pm Linda Amero (vocals), John Funkhouser (piano), and David Landoni (bass) will be performing at Captain Carlos Restaurant, Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA on Monday, 8/15/11 from 6:30-9:30 pm.  

Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 

Franklin Cafe       Friday 8/19,  7-10 pm

Linda Amero (vocals), Jane Potter (piano), and Thomas Hebb (bass) will be performing Downstairs at the Franklin Cafe, 118 Main St, Gloucester, MA on Friday, 8/19/11 from 7-10 pm.  Dinner reservations recommended.

Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 

Franklin Cafe “Sidewalk Cafe” (Block Party)     Sat. 8/20  6-9 pm

Linda Amero (vocals), Jack Senier (piano), and Bronek Suchanek (bass) will be performing Outdoors @ the Franklin Cafe BLOCK PARTY, 118 Main St, Gloucester, MA on Saturday, 8/20/11 from 6-9 pm.  Dinner reservations highly recommended (only 10 tables outdoors).

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn – http://www.seawardinn.com/ http://www.seawardinn.com/pdfs/Seaward%20Inn_Calendar_2010.pdf

The SEAWARD INN, Rockport will feature Caroline Mead and Andrew McGarrah, Sunday Morning Live, August 21st. from 9:00 a.m. to NOON during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.
Winner of 2010 Pingree School’s Songwriting Competition this young acoustic Pop duo

is sure to delight as they perform a fresh smooth blend of vocal harmonies.
Please visit blog.seawardinn.com for more on the artists or call 978-546-3471. No cover charge.

Grace Parisi McArdle Has Some Nice Things To Say


I want to thank you for your Good Morning Gloucester Blog.  An old friend told me about your blog and now I’m addicted.  I was born in Gloucester and grew up down the Fort.  I try to visit at least once a year.  It’s a place you never forget no matter how far you move or where you live.  I loved the video you filmed of the ride to Capt Joe’s.  I worked for Wally on that wharf cutting fish when I was a kid.  Spent my spring vacation with my hands in ice.  Thanks again

Grace Parisi McArdle

Shorpy: Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Handling a cargo from the fishing banks."

Click the thumbnail to go to the Shorpy site and see the full sized version

Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Handling a cargo from the fishing banks." 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


Representin for GMG!



Mike Conrad( Gloucester resident and unrepentant Yankee Fan)

 The Beautiful!   JUANA C! ALWAYS THERE FOR ME!!!.

 And Carl (red sox fan and devoted fan of his daughters softball team. even tho he’s from Lynn he’s a nice guy)

Video- Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay

Kevin O’Maley and his crew swung by the dock with a Blue Lobster that they caught just off the Breakwater when lobstering yesterday. Being the stand-up men they are they will be bringing it to The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center so that the community can enjoy checking it out.

Kevin and the boys also charter their boat for full or half day fishing trips. You can find them online at www.cbcharters.com

Go to the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center to check it out. info here-


Thank You Kevin and crew for bringing the lobster to us to share with our readers.