GOOD MORNING GLORIES BROUGHT TO YOU BY PLUM COVE GRIND!

Driving through Lanesville on my home from filming and the beautiful blue of ‘Flying Saucers’ caught my eye. I couldn’t resist taking a photo and circled back. Meredith Glaser, Plum Cove Grind proprietor, was just opening for the day and I couldn’t resist either her tempting blueberry oat scones. They were fantastic, chock full of blueberries and with a flaky texture, not at all glompy as is often the case with scones. Everything else on display looked very homemade and irresistibly delicious, too. I’ll definitely be back to sample more of Meredith’s yummy pastries.

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PLUM COVE GRIND Morning Glories ©Kim Smith 2015jpgPlum Cove Grind is located at 1064 Washington Street, Lanesville.

Plum Cove Grind muffins ©Kim Smith 2015

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Closed Monday, Plum Cove Grind is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 to 4:30pm. For more information visit their website at Plum Cove Grind.

Morning Glories Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

Back to College Lobster Fest

Baby daughter goes to college on Sunday so she asked three friends up for lobster. Dad goes to Joey’s Dock and ten lobsters leap off the transom directly into my five gallon pot.

The Virgilio bread is coming out of the oven and the butter is being melted. I made a fresh tomato and cucumber salad went totally untouched. Five sat down, ten lobsters gone in 30 minutes.  Someone asked me, when is the best time of year to get lobsters? Answer, Today! You could wait until tomorrow but why wait?
The Virgilio bread is coming out of the oven and the butter is being melted. I made a fresh tomato and cucumber salad that went totally untouched. Five sat down, ten lobsters gone in 30 minutes. Someone asked me, when is the best time of year to get lobsters? Answer, Today! You could wait until tomorrow but why wait?

You have two hours (Until 1PM) to get to the Rockport Farmers Market

Rockport, Harvey Park, across the street from the Red Skiff that you might be able to get into if you wait two more weeks and the tourists have left. But go now. Buy a chicken that was just a puffy little chick at Seaview Farm earlier this summer. Now they are big and round and ready for your frying pan or oven. Get that chicken, fresh eggs, Vidalia Onion Pickle Relish any day 38 South Street, Rockport.

Ken from Seaview Farm at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday. Meet him and the chicken that he is holding at the Rockport Farmers Market. (Chicken is in his left hand.)
Ken from Seaview Farm at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday. Meet him and the chicken that he is holding at the Rockport Farmers Market. (Chicken is in his left hand.)

UB88 Patrick T. Kennedy being Fitted at Rocky Neck Railways

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The UB88 Patrick T. Kennedy is being fitted as a tour boat by Owner / Captain Timothy Kennedy, seen here with his nephew Timothy.

The UB88 is a 50 foot Naval Utility Boat built in 1988 for the Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower . 

This is Captain T. Kennedy’s second  Restoration of a Naval Utility Boat, the first one is the UB85 Joseph S. Kennedy operating in Boston Harbor.

            “The Joseph S. Kennedy is a 50 ft. Navy launch built in 1985 that… we have restored. In it’s early years, the Kennedy was attached to the USS Roosevelt, a US Navy aircraft carrier. Our vessel is named after Joseph S. Kennedy, the grandfather of our boat’s captain. Lovingly known as “Papa Joe”, he was a gunner’s mate who served in both World War I and II. Come join our family’s passion for the Boston Harbor and all of the history and sites it has to offer. “

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Henry Ferrini, Ruth Mordecai, and Susan Steiner produced an amazing film about the arts in Gloucester

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Hi Joey,

This year Henry Ferrini, Ruth Mordecai, and Susan Steiner produced an amazing film about the arts in Gloucester. In response, Cape Ann TV created a new program called The Cape Ann Art Forum. The show is a panel discussion with rotating guests about local arts. Episode 1 featured poet Patrick Doud, photographer and painter Kathleen Gerdon Archer, painter Ruth Mordecai, gallery owner and artist Ken Riaf, sculptor and activist JoAnn Castano, and myself.

The film and the panel discussion will air back to back on Cape Ann TV starting Monday at 9am and 9:30pm on channel 12. A complete list of showtimes is available on our website www.capeanntv.org

Here is an excerpt from The Cape Ann Art Forum:

Here is an excerpt from Arts Gloucester:

Insights On Site at the White-Ellery House

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Picasso’s Women – A one-day installation by Gabrielle Barzaghi

The Cape Ann Museum is presenting an installation of sketches by Gabrielle Barzaghi entitled The Picasso Women Visit the White-Ellery House, on Saturday, September 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum’s historic White-Ellery House(1710) and is free and open to the public as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary; parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house. 

Gabrielle Barzaghi graduated from the Boston Museum School in 1978. She moved to Gloucester in the mid-1990s and has taught drawing as a Senior Lecturer at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston for many years. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for drawing and has participated in many invitational and group shows throughout the region. Her work has been shown at the Boston MFA, the Currier Museum, the Fuller Museum and the Cape Ann Museum.

Artist’s Statement: Many of my works spring from my imagination, while others are the result of close observation and drawing from life. Often my drawings are a mixture of both, with close observation in the past serving my visual memory in the present. The themes are of myth and transcendence. 

The White-Ellery House has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations (Insights On Site) for seven years running. It was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. The historic home is open on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.