Minglewood Tavern Just Putting On An Absolute Comfort Food Clinic For Tuesday Night Trivia

Cape Ann Dining News-


First Off If You Don’t Know About Tuesday Night Trivia At Minglewood You Gotta be Living Under a Rock. It’s The Best Trivia Night On The North Shore By a Mile. Then To Top It Off You Add In 43 cent Killer Wings In about 6 different Flavor Profiles, Incredible Flatbread Pizza and What Our Hanna Kimberley Calls Potato Skins To Die For.

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Flatbread Pizza To Die For!!!

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Summersweet (Clethra alnifoloa( ©Kim Smith 2015


There is an exuberant abundance of wildflowers blooming in marsh and meadow all along the shores of Cape Ann and here are just a few snapshots. When out and about on a wooded walk, you may notice a wonderful sweet spicy fragrance. What you are smelling is more than likely our native summersweet (Clethra alnifolia), which also goes by the common name sweet pepperbush; perhaps a more apt description of its potent and zippy honey-spice scent.

Sweet pepperbush ©Kim Smith 2015Plant summersweet for pollinators–bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love the nectar-rich florets.

Jewelweed ©Kim Smith 2015Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), also loved by hummingbirds

Cattail flowers ©Kim Smith 2015 copy


Northern Crescent ©Kim Smith 2015

Male Northern Crescent Butterfly Basking
Pearl Cresent nectaring at Marsh Milkweed ©Kim Smith 2015Female Pearl Crescent Nectaring at Milkweed

First Test With The Behringer Microamp Working Out! Here’s The Setup

So far so good! The Behringer microamp is powering several sets of headphones without any interference so our podcast guests will be able to monitor the soundboard/podcast editing app #Bossjock as we record!

I’ll do a more comprehensive review and detailed explanation of the connections soon!

We will be using it to tape The Gloucestercast tonight Live At Cape Ann Giclee for the “by Land, Sea, and Air” Opening reception.

This Saturday, August 15th is Chock-Full with ART

Guided Walking Tours
Offered by Cape Ann Museum

Explore downtown Gloucester through the historic lens of
maritime painter Fitz Henry Lane

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester, a guided walking tour, on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. Explore downtown Gloucester and discover what it was like in the 19th century when Fitz Henry Lane roamed the streets and painted the views. Tours last about one and a half 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 info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978) 283-0455, x10 for more information or to reserve a space.

Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. Gift of Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]
Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. Gift of Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]

Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of the style known as luminism. The Cape Ann Museum’s unparalleled collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane – which includes paintings, drawings and lithographs – is on permanent display in the gorgeously renovated Lane Gallery, a space fully devoted to Lane’s life and work.

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

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 6, 2015) – 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, August 15 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 info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for more information or to reserve a space. The Hopper’s Houses tour will also be offered on August 22.

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.
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.

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.

Artists’ Receptions on Rocky Neck


Closing Reception:
Sue Handman Fabric Collage on Madfish Wharf

Saturday, August 15th ~ 5-8pm

Sue Handman Fabric Collage on Madfish Wharf, announces an early Closing for the season, last day August 15. 5-8pm. She will be nesting close to her daughters and selling her fabric collage clothing in Portland Oregon for the winter! Hopefully returning next season!

Wild Beauty, Summer Artist Show at Gallery 53,
by Martha Wakefield

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 15,  6-8 pm
ShowDates: Wednesday, August 12 – Tuesday, September 1

“Wild Beauty” is the title of Belmont artist Martha Wakefield’s upcoming Summer Artist Series show at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. The show opens on Wednesday, August 12 and closes on Tuesday, September 1.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy libations and light refreshments at the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 15 from 6-8 pm.

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“Art, Rock’s!” The Fort. FOUND!

“The “Art, Rock’s!” The Fort” was found a day after I left it.

Toby Pett waited a day to give others a chance.

Email From Toby:

“Thank you. ..I waited a whole day…As no one else claimed it, I now have my second. ..perhaps I will loan them to a museum for an exhibition. ..” Toby Pett

I think I have to be dead Toby before a museum would ever display any of my work 🙂

Thanks for responding Toby!

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2015 ~ This evening Just Like Newman & Poppa Cigar and a special treat performance by Double Helix . Thursday 6:30pm 8.13.2015



Just Like Newman





Just Like Newman, comprised of Chris Langathianos on vocals, Peter Hoare on guitar & vocals, Kenny Cleveland on bass & vocals, John Filias on percussion & vocals, and George Dwyer on percussion, is a North Shore-based band that entertains with great cover songs, their onstage banter and self-depricating attitude. This combination makes their shows light & funny while filled with songs that make you want to sing. From The Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones to The Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, and Matchbox 20, JLN keeps your party rolling.



Poppa Cigar



Members: Joe Wilkins, Dennis Monagle, Jamie and Tim Klopotoski, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Scott Noring, Steve Burke, Laura Heinrichs, Mike Lentini

Genre: Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Highlife, Funk, Worldbeat




Double Helix


Get psyched guys. We’ll be doing our aerial thing alongside Poppa Cigar at the Harbor Loop Concert in Gloucester tomorrow night!

Double Helix features Keira Moore and Emily Perrier performing double static trapeze, aerial silks, partner acro, and more!

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Big Jack Ward joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight, along with Mario Perrett and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.13.2015

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We’re cracking the blues safe wide open this Thursday night with the arrival of master yegg Mr. “Big Jack” Ward. Astringent humorist, catarrh master and deep-throated vogellist, he’s got somefin’ for everybody. He’s bringing along that cutie-pie saxophonist, hooligan, and former teen idol Mr. Mario Perrett, too. Gunzel services provided by one of my fave drumblers: Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett.
And, Friday night, John Keegan® and Madhouse will be whooping it up once again At Capt. Carlos. An angry army of ants will be crawling up your leg all night long! See you there!

Big Jack Ward-0012



40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732


“Art, Rocks!”? WTF are they about?


I started to draw on ocean rocks in 2010. The first rock I drew on and left was at Pebble Beach in Rockport, Ma.

I heard a couple of songs on the radio while I was sketching down there. They were “Message in a Bottle” and “Take Me I’m Yours”. It was found a week later. I got a nice email from the finder so I started to do more. some I got responses and some not and I got some very touching emails from the finders.

I got an email the other day after I left one at the Fort Playground. She was wondering what was this about. She wanted to know if she had to; Return it, leave it somewhere else or pay for it.

We have a few more new readers of GMG since 2010 and I thought everyone who has read GMG knew what this “Art, Rocks!” thing was about.

So here is the answer, I think.

When I go for a ride and the mood hit’s me, I’ll stop by one of my favorite locations around Cape Ann and draw the scene in front of me with a Sharpie Marker. I leave my email address on it in case anyone would want to say they found it. They always have the “Art, Rock’s!” wording on them. Anyone can go look for them and there is no catch, nothing to buy, just keep it if you like, send an email and/or photo to share if you like there is no obligation to do that.

I hope this explains WTF is an “Art, Rock’s!” Rock. If anyone else can explain it beter be my guest please.

Here are some photos and links to some “Art, Rock’s!” posts.













New Podcast Studio Gear! Giving It A shot Tonight With The Gang- Taping Live At Cape Ann Giclee

The Parts All Arrived. Tonight’s the night we test The BEHRINGER MICROAMP headphone amplifier system with the iPad, Samson Go Mic, and Bossjock app. 
We’ll take some pictures of the set-up and results having all our podcast gusts be able to listen to the show as we record it!

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Taping  at the by Land, Sea, and Sky opening at Cape Ann Giclee Tonight! Come down and watch.


Opening Hidden Doors: The Unifying Power of Art

Third Tuesdays Program Reconnects Older Adults to Art and Their Community

The Cape Ann Museum announces the beginning of a unique new program, CAM Connections Third Tuesdays, which brings Cape Ann art, culture and history to older adults in the local community, and invites individuals with memory challenges and their care partners to be part of the experience. The program offers meaningful engagement with the Museum collection through small group conversation in the galleries on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The heart of the Third Tuesdays program is to create a welcoming space for open-ended discussion, art appreciation and reflection. Art is for everyone. The Third Tuesdays museum experience of slowing down to explore the world of a painting, object or artifact stimulates wonder, and ignites new ideas and discoveries for participants. Looking at art can open the door to express an idea or feeling, find a personal vision, or unlock an instinct. After a recent CAM Connections tour, Pippy Guiliano, museum guide expressed the many ways the experience stimulated ideas and was unifying, “We had another wonder-filled visit. The level of engagement was palpable. Conversation was off and running … progressed easily covering painting techniques and composition, technology, poetry, color effects, people mellowing with age, inner and outer light.… Our souls were soothed and our minds tuned up in the warmth of camaraderie.”

Third Tuesdays promotes active engagement with the arts as a bridge to reduce isolation and offer an enriching art and culture experience. The Cape Ann Museum, a regional center of art, history and culture with a treasured collection, invites the personal and collective history of older adults with ties to the region, past or present, to be part of the Third Tuesdays experience. The role of the Museum as a community center, bringing people back into connection with their own essential history and with others, helps to form new connections in an atmosphere of mutual fun, growth and learning.

If you are interested in learning more about CAM Connections Third Tuesdays tour program, or would like to make a reservation, please call Cara White at (978)283-0455 x24 or emailcarawhite@capeannmuseum.org.

Cape Ann World War II Veterans Project

Cape Ann World War II Veterans Project

I just wanted to put this out there again for folks  in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester… I’ve photographed 25 vets so far but I know there are many more I would like to include in the project. Time is getting short to finish this in time for a Veterans’ Day show, so if you know a World War II veteran on Cape Ann who would like to be part of this project, please get in touch. And PLEASE don’t overlook the brave women who served – the nurses, pilots, WAVES, WACs etc. 978.884.7964 or jason@jasongrow.com. Please feel free to share this to help get the word out.


WHAT’S THE ART DISPLAYED BEHIND GOVERNOR BAKER? Here’s a tip for all those political handshake photographs: please add the artist and art to the list of names

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Joey, Good Morning Gloucester is really something! After my post about local artists and art displayed in City Hall and the White House Collection, the artist, proprietor, FOB, and fun Pauline Bresnahan sent me a picture with a note. She was thinking about art at the State House:

“Yesterday the Mayor was sworn in at the State House (for the Seaport Economic Advisory Council) and she put some photos on FB and I was wondering who did the painting over the Governor’s shoulder in the photo that I attached and am sending to you?”

Here’s Pauline’s attachment


The dramatic harbor scene is on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and was created by JONAS LIE (1880-1940), The Fisherman’s Return, ca.1919, John Pickering Lyman Collection, Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman.

You read that correctly. His name is ‘Lie’. I know, located in the State House—the state capitol and house of government—the symbol of the Commonwealth of MA, politics and its people—it may seem at first an unfortunate selection when you read the surname.

Not to worry, his painting skills and life story are a great fit for the State House.

Lie was a well-known early 20th century painter and his peers considered him a master. One example of his stature and connections: Lie, Stuart Davis and Eugene Speicher were charged with the selection of paintings as members of the Central Arts Committee for the legendary exhibit, American Art Today at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Holger Cahill was their Director. Artists John Gregory, Paul Manship and William Zorach selected sculpture. John Taylor Arms, Anne Goldthwaite and Hugo Gellert selected the prints and drawings.

Is there a Gloucester, MA, connection? You bet –and one you can see in many of Lie’s works. He was a summer traveler to Cape Ann before WW1 along with other New England locales through the 1930s because he was a mainstream American artist of his time. He had a studio on Bearskin Neck and lived on Mt. Pleasant in Rockport. Later the studio was Max Kuehne’s. 

Lie was born in Norway to an American mother, Helen Augusta Steele of Hartford, Ct. His Norwegian father, Sverre Lie, was a civil engineer. One of his aunts was the pianist Erika Lie Nieesn and he was named after an uncle, the major Norwegian writer Jonas Lie. After his father died in 1892 he went to live in Paris with family, before joining his American mother and sister in New York City the following year. They settled in Plainfield, NJ. After art studies, Lie found work as a shirt designer, took more classes, exhibited and received prizes. William Merritt Chase bought two works in 1905. In 1906, he traveled back to Norway to visit family and again to Paris. He was deeply inspired by Monet. When he returned he resumed his art career. He admired the Ashcan artists and their American style. Another trip in 1909 to Paris, Fauvism and Matisse. 

Lie painted the engineering project of his time, the building of the Panama Canal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institutes of Art acquired a work from this series. The rest were eventually gifted to West Point in 1929 as a memorial to US Army Corps of Engineers Colonel George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer of the building of the Canal. Goethals was credited with having the forethought to ensure that a record of the project was preserved in art. Art form(s) actually. Leave it to the engineer to appreciate the art and beauty in industry. Right?

Lie was invited as a guest of General Goethals along with Joseph Pennell who created the gorgeous etching portfolio The Building of the Canal, 1912. Goethals also selected artist William B Van Ingen to paint 4 large murals, mounted on site in the rotunda in 1915. The Panama Canal opened softly the preceding year, on August 15, 1914 as World War 1 eclipsed any coverage.

Lie was involved with the installation of the famous Armory show of 1913, and 4 of his works were exhibited. In the printed matter, his name shows up alphabetically between Fernand Leger and George Luks. See the 1914 journal advert. Charles Hawthorne urged summer students to Provincetown while the New York School of Fine and Applied Art hoped that students would paint with ‘Jonas Lee, one of America’s foremost painters’.  He was quite active in the arts community. He organized the Society of American Painters in 1919. He purchased a home in the Adirondacks to be near the hospital where his wife sought treatment for and eventually succumbed to TB. In 1933 he gave Amber Light, a painting of FDR’s yacht to the President, his friend.

Lie is known for his vivid color and impressions of New England harbors, boats and coves, painted during summer visits, his New York City scenes, landscapes, seasons, Utah copper mines, and the Panama series.

What about the Governor’s suite, the historic restoration, the Governor’s portrait, protocol and tradition?

The Massachusetts State House includes the state legislature and the offices of the Governor. The 1798 building was designed by Charles Bulfinch and was designated as a National Historic Landmark* in 1960. This magnificent landmark needed an overhaul and major renovations. Restoration has been happening throughout the structure, mostly for the first time in a century.  It’s difficult to invest in heritage and modernize facilities without public criticism. Years of research span terms. The Governor suite in particular came under fire for its historic restoration. It was expensive.

“The executive office now looks like it did in 1798, Petersen said. It cost $11.3 million to renovate and restore these 19,000 square feet of the State House, including the lieutenant governor’s office, constituent services on the second floor, and what will soon be an emergency response room on the fourth floor. The executive offices now have temperature control, wireless Internet capability, sprinklers, blast-resistant storm windows, security cameras, including some with facial recognition, and sensors that can detect if a room is occupied.”

Daunting! I can understand why Governor Baker selected the former Chief Of Staff’s office for his everyday office. “I want a regular office where I can spill a cup of coffee and not worry about it,” the governor said.

The Jonas Lie painting is prominent in nearly every ceremonial signing and photograph because it’s hung directly behind the Governor’s desk. It is difficult to find any mention of the artist and painting. When staging formal photographs if there is a featured artwork in the frame, it is my recommendation and hope that credit to the artist and artwork are listed along with people featured in the photograph.

The State House is working on their website and there’s a great virtual tour. Visit https://malegislature.gov/VirtualTour

So what does the Governor see from his vantage of the signing seat during ceremonies and meetings? More tradition, history, and art. Each incoming Governor selects a portrait of a former Governor which is installed above the mantel and across from the desk.  Former Governor Patrick’s choice was John Albion Andrew, Massachusetts 25th Governor. Governor Baker selected former Governor John A. Volpe, a North Shore Wakefield native, who served 1961-63 and again 1965-69, the first 4-year term in MA. He resigned midterm in his final year to accept President Nixon’s appointment to head the Department of Transportation. You can read more about it here http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_massachusetts/col2-content/main-content-list/title_volpe_john.html

The incoming Governor selects this portrait fairly quickly. Volpe’s national policy led to Amtrak. With the winter and MBTA crises at hand, comparisons can be drawn…I will ask! I haven’t been in the Governor offices. But Fred Bodin and I had a great look around earlier this year and Senator Tarr gave us a brief impromptu tour. Ask him about the Cod. There was an installation of local artists in the hall outside the Senate Chamber. 

*Boston has 58 properties with National Historic Landmark designation. Gloucester has 2: Schooner Adventure and Beauport. City Hall should/will have this designation.

Link to yesterday’s post https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/this-is-what-gloucester-looks-like-at-the-white-house-and-city-hall-its-all-local/

Also find it at Joey_C’s twitter http://t.co/upEgxcTajq