During the second "field trip" to Donald Bova's Bark Grill Golden Age Private Family "Museum," Bova produced a photo album of family photos from the DiPasquale's Bark Grill era. In the album was a photo of Tony "Bark" standing, with an unknown waitress, in front of a polar bear painting by the late Anthony "Tony" Baideme. Bova allowed the Westfield Historian to borrow this photo for scanning to include in the growing archives of the Bark Grill history.
Since Baideme's polar bear painting was not known, and not displayed at the Octagon Gallery show of Baideme's art work, enjoy these two photos showing the painting at The Bark and as it looks at the Bark Grill "museum" in Bova's basement.
Also, if any reader can identify the waitress in the photo, they should contact the Westfield Historian with that information. Thank you very much.
Tony DiPasquale is pictured with an unknown waitress in The Bark Grill restaurant. Anthony Baideme’s “Polar Bear” painting hangs in the background.
Marybelle Beigh is the current Public Historian for the Town and Village of Westfield. Her office is located at 3 East Main Street in Westfield, N.Y, 14787 - inside Parkview Ice Cream Parlor. Her scheduled office hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 11 a.m.; other hours by appointment.
Beigh can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 326-2457 (office), 326-6171 (home) or 397-9254 (cell).