Monthly Archives: July 2016

Chef Doug Papows Has Transformed Emerson Inn Dining Into A MUST VISIT. Pigeon Cove Tavern Rocks!

Playing with my food but not like Adam Bolonsky

Adam catches a bluefish and needs to make sure it is really really dead before he lays it between his legs in a kayak.

Waht better way than to rip the heart out with the gills and the blue is tastier after bleeding out.

What better way than to rip the heart out with the gills and the blue is tastier after bleeding out.

If I catch a big blue I need to scale and leave the skin on for the perfect Marcella Hazan “Bluefish with Crispy Potato” click for recipe.”  I was planning on making a post of gifts hanging on our kitchen wall from Fred Bodin’s Shop. But then I had a blue that I bled out when I caught it then scaled before filleting. But wait I needed a picture.

The small ceramic striper on the wall as well as an antique map of my neighborhood when our house was the only one both came from Fred's shop

The small ceramic striper on the wall as well as an antique map of my neighborhood when our house was the only one both came from Fred’s shop

Still bleeding out but I think I can make a new Zombie avatar before I fillet the fish.

Rock Lobster is playing in the background.

Rock Lobster is playing in the background.

Reading Marcella’s recipe she lists other fish you could use but I have tried them all and a fresh bluefish is the only way to make this dish. Half a fillet will rest on the crispy potatoes while remainder of the fish marinates overnight to become smoked bluefish tomorrow. Ryan & Wood wood chunks from the distillery whiskey casks for the smoke. Perfection. Then smoked bluefish paté sealed with a dog kiss from Stella makes Joey’s favorite snack on a Ritz cracker.

This Weekend in the Arts

Fitz Henry Lane Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum
Get your art fix outside.

 The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present its new and improved Fitz Henry Lane walking tour, Fitz Henry Lane: On Foot and Online, on Friday, July 29 at 10:00a.m.

Experience 19th century Gloucester history as this tour leads you through the neighborhoods and waterfront that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-civil war era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light, first immortalized by Lane.


Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane, Kettle Island, 1859, oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Estate of Samuel H. Mansfield (1332.1)

Participants are encouraged to bring smart phones or tablets in order to use the rich sources of information in the newly released Fitz Henry Lane Online catalog raisonné. During this walk, you will connect specific locations to the paintings they inspired by accessing the online catalog. Alternative visuals will also be available.

All tours begin at 10:00a.m. in front of the Cape Ann Museum. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!




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Karen Orsillo & Jill Pabich at Lexicon Gallery
Through The Looking Glass

Opening Saturday July 30, 5:30-7:30pm
Show Continues Through September 18, 2016


Gardening at Night by Jill Pabich Oil on Canvas ~ 24″ x 24″

A Journey of the Small and Mighty.

Jill Pabich’s intense oil paintings join
Karen Orsillo’s Neriage porcelain mini’s in the perfect pairing.


15 Lexington Ave., #1, Magnolia, MA 01930

Hours: Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Mon 4-6:30pm during Magnolia’s Farmers Market


Artist Demonstrations on Rocky Neck
Saturdays 1-3

Cynthia Curtis Demonstrates Making Pots with a Pottery Wheel on
Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 3pm at Gallery 53

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Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is sponsoring a series of artist demonstrations for the 2016 season. On Saturday, July 30 potter Cynthia Curtis will demonstrate the art of making pots on the pottery wheel. She will cover basic forms such as cylinders, plates and bowls while discussing the many ways to alter and decorate wheel thrown pots. Cynthia began working with clay in 1977.  A North Shore native, she has always been drawn to the ocean as is evident in her selection of glazes.  Inspired by nature, Cynthia integrates beach glass, shells, and coral as well as environmental motifs into her work.  Her stoneware pottery consists of a variety of functional and ornamental pieces. She has taught over 1,200 students of all ages and abilities for the last 20 years.

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Sun – Thurs 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Fri and Sat 10:00AM – 8:00 PM

For more information call 978-282-0917


Stage Fort Park Summer Bandstand – Sunday July 31 Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen

old cold tater 2Chick & Ellen with Laurie & JayOld Cold Tater, with Chick & Ellen appear in concert on Sunday, July 31, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. These outstanding acoustic musicians promise a great evening of Bluegrass at its best. This concert is sponsored by Cazeault Solar & Home. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 3. For further information please visit or call 978-281-0543

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