Toby Burnham- The Seagull Whisperer

So yesterday this Homie was on the roof of Toby Burnham’s lobster boat The Jupiter II with a striper plug with it’s treble hooks stuck in its leg and abdomen.  it was stuck hobbling around and in obvious pain.

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Toby was inside the cabin oblivious to the condition of the seagull and when he popped his head out the seagull flew off the roof of the boat and onto the roof of our dock here at Captain Joe and Sons.

Toby grabbed a piece of herring and lured the injured seagull back down off the roof of the dock and just as the seagull got within striking range he snatched it by the tail and held it by it’s neck.


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Then grabbing a pair of metal cutters he snipped the treble hooks to remove them from the feet and abdomen without tearing the belly out of the seagull.

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Moments later he was on the deck eating a piece of fish scraps Toby fed him.

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A job well done just a week after his 50th birthday.

Nice work Toby!

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Nice work Toby!


Video- Talking Kickstarter With Writer Joel Brown

Joel Brown discusses his experience fundsourcing his book through Kickstarter.  It’s an interesting lesson on how Kickstarter works and the experience Joel had going through the Kickstarter process.

Without Kickstarter and programs like it Joel Brown’s Essex Coastal Byway Guide maybe never gets published, Our EJ LeFavour’s Pussycat Book doesn’t get published and The C. B. Fisk Opus Documentary maybe doesn’t get made the way they would have liked.

Understand more about the process by watching the video with writer Joel Brown here-


Papa and Nonnie’s greatest joy

On Saturday Papa and Nonnie went up to Maine to visit our greatest joy.

Cole digging into his goodie bag
Owen enjoying his pizzelli from Virgilios
Avery enjoying her Pizzelli after painting herself with her pink marker
Maddie at her swimming class, she loves it

Fall Planting at Willowdale Estate

Fall Planting for Spring Tulipomania at Willowdale ~ 1,500 bulbs planted, only 1500 more to go!

The Super Fantastic Willowdale Facilities Team, right to left ~ Dale, James, and Greg

Willowdale Estate ~ A Stunning Special Events Venue

Wednesdays’s with Fly Amero ~ Special guest ~ Marty Morrissey

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, November 7th

A rare and sudden opportunity has presented itself to us all!
Making a very brief appearance here on Cape Ann is my
longtime friend, Marty Morrissey.  Marty is a seasoned folk
artist who has been performing beautiful music throughout
the greater regions of Vermont for well over 30 years in many
groups, including celtic style (with the popular New England
trio The Highland Weavers) and “schmaltzy swing” as The
Tin Pan Valentinos
.  Among many of this multi-instrumentalist’s
historically commemorative CDs, you may find a particular title:
“Old & New Songs of Lake Champlain”, recorded with
partner Robert Resnik and released on January 1, 2009… day
one of the 400th anniversary year of Samuel de Champlain’s
first visit to the lake which bears his name.  Click the link below
and pick it up on CD Baby today!  Meanwhile, we’ll see you on
Wednesday at the the bar that simply never quits! 🙂 ~ Fly

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –  $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Nov. 14: John Rockwell

And, coming soon…
Marina Evans

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

It’s Gloucester Engineering’s Turn- Turbine Install Photos From Pat Morss- Varian and Gloucester Engineering

Joey:  I wanted to contribute a few photos to the extensive documentation of the installation of the Varian and Gloucester Engineering wind turbines.  Best, Pat Morss

VIDEO and RECIPE: Sheree Delorenzo’s Classic Bolognase Sauce

VIDEO and RECIPE: Sheree Delorenzo’s Classic Bolognase Sauce


Sheree DeLorenzo owner of the Seaport Grille, Cruiseport Gloucester in Gloucester, MA cooks her wonderful Bolognase Sauce. This is a classic meat sauce featuring beef, veal, and pork, cooked in wonderful diced vegetables, plum tomatoes, white wine, and cream. In this version, Sheree serves it over Campanella Pasta, a great curvy noodle which holds this thick sauce.”

Click here to view  the complete Recipe and Sheree’s Blog

Voting in Precinct 2, Ward 2

Vote, and let your voice be heard!

My voting station was at the parish center at Our Lady of Good Voyage. There was a small line, but it moved quickly.

It’s a pretty big ballot, so it doesn’t really fit in the folder provided for voting privacy, but I don’t think we need to worry…

Thanks to all the folks who work at the polls to keep the democratic machine running clean and fair!

No matter who wins these elections, there will be a lot of upset people afterwards.  Let’s hope we can all be understanding and respectful of each other, even if we strongly disagree…  NPR’s “This American Life” has an interesting podcast on this topic this week. Although I am pretty frank about my principles in public (I hope), I avoid talking too much in public about for whom I vote.  I don’t want that to get in the way of my ministry, or to be interpreted as my endorsing specific candidates on behalf of the Church. I have to be able to talk to people of all political persuasions, and some people just can’t see past political differences. Fortunately, my friends include people representing a wide range of opinions. I hope it stays that way.

Fr. Matthew Green

Voting, Duh!

Never in my life have I been so undecided on the lesser of two evils. The felt tip marker point went back and forth from Obama to Romney at least 5 times before checking off my final decision.

I wonder how many are just like me, undecided right up til the final second in the booth and I wonder how close of a race compared to every national poll which basically had them split the results will be.

In any case, get out there, VOTE!


Feels good though.

Like Vicky and Peter Said in their post yesterday, if you don’t vote, don’t go bitching afterwards.