Celebrate Nurses Week!

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May 6th – May 12th is National Nurses Week.

Nurses of Cape Ann and Around the World, Join me in the Celebration!


Nurses make a meaningful difference in people’s lives every day. Considered by many to be the ‘Heart & Soul’ of health care, nurses often work long hours and put others’ needs before their own. Nurses work in a  variety of positions and settings, at the bedside in hospitals, extended care facilities and hospice, in wellness and integrative medicine centers, medical offices, schools, rehabilitation, public health and community centers, people’s homes, private practice, administration and even battlefields.

Historical nurse pioneers and leaders such as Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale were, and continue to be inspiring role models for nurses around the globe.


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Save the Date for the Fourth Annual Schooner Challenge

Don’t miss this fun-filled event, the “4th Annual Schooner Challenge” June 1, 2015, 6-8pm!
Sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard one of (3) Essex-built schooners: the Fame, Ardelle or Thomas E. Lannon. Please be sure to select the boat of your choice in the “notes” section when purchasing tickets.  We will keep together parties who request to be together! Sign on board NOW, limited tickets available. Tickets are $40 ea.

The Challenge is to benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for the care and preservation of Essex built schooners.ChllngeAD-Poster8a

Deborah Cramer’s New York Times Op Ed: “Silent Seashores”

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — As the spring days lengthen, shorebirds have begun their hemispheric migrations from South America to nesting grounds in Canada’s northern spruce and pine forests and the icy Arctic.

They are among Earth’s longest long-distance fliers, traveling thousands of miles back and forth every year. I have watched them at various stops along their routes: calico-patterned ruddy turnstones flipping tiny rocks and seaweed to find periwinkles or mussels; a solitary whimbrel standing in the marsh grass, its long, curved beak poised to snatch a crab; a golden plover pausing on a mud flat, its plumage glowing in the afternoon sun.

I used to think that sandpipers flocking at the sea edge, scurrying before the waves, were an immutable part of the beach. No longer. This year, as the birds come north, one of them, the red knot — Calidris canutus rufa — will have acquired a new status. It is now listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. It joins four other shorebirds on the government’s list of threatened and endangered species.

Sadly, it is unlikely to be the last.

Read Deborah Cramer’s complete New York Times opinion editorial here: Silent Seahores


Deborah is the author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey, Yale University Press, 2015. Visit Deborah Cramer’s website here to order a copy.


 Advance Praise

“The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.”
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

“In the face of global warming, is our big brain connected to a big enough heart that we might preserve the beauty of the earth we were given? Heart is no problem for the red knot”
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

“I have a compass, GPS, and radio,” [Cramer] writes. “The birds have—what? By the end of this journey I am more in awe than when I began.” Follow her graceful writing for the full 9,500 miles and you will share in that awe.”
Laurence Marschall, Natural History

“A superbly written and gripping account…more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby.”
Thomas E. Lovejoy, National Geographic Conservation Fellow

“A book so multidimensional, yet somehow so admirably succinct, I wish I’d written it…”
Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

“Perhaps the red knot should replace the canary in the mine as the harbinger of impending changes that are good neither for birds or people . . . essential reading for anyone interested in conservation.”
Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky

“An eloquent exploration of our relationship to nature.”
Nancy Knowlton, author of Citizens of the Sea

“A remarkable tale of science, nature, and humanity.”
Susan Solomon, author of The Coldest March

“Cramer brilliantly presents us with an ecosystem of many parts.”
Don Kennedy, Pr


Thanks to Lise Breen for mentioning Deborah’s op ed piece and new book!

Support Cape Ann Special Olympics – Tonight at Passports

Join us for

Passports Restaurant’s Community Dinner Nights!
Tonight We Support Cape Ann Special Olympics 

4 – 9 pm • 3 Course Dinner • $15.00
10% of proceeds goes to Cape Ann Special Olympics
Reservations Requested

Eric with Tuesday's Sign and it's accurate this week!
Eric with Tuesday’s Sign

Celebrating 20 years in business we are giving back to the community every Tuesday night.
Full menu also available.

If you would like to inquire about support for your organization, please email us at
passportsrestaurant@gmail.com. We look forward to working with you!

Passports Restaurant
110 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930
Please call for Reservations: 978.281.3680

Bowl For Free All Summer Long!


You may already know about this unbelievable deal, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention it just in case!


if you simply log on and follow the simple steps to sign them up at www.KidsBowlFree.com

The link will give you all the necessary information (obviously), but here’s the quick skinny…

You register your kids, pick a bowling alley (Cape Ann Lanes in Gloucester is a participating center!), and then every Sunday evening…all summer long…coupons will be emailed to you for the entire week.  The coupons are good for 2 free strings per child.  You do need to pay for shoe rentals, but the bowling is totally free…no gimmicks!   AND..if you want to bowl with the kiddos..you can pay a one time fee on-line of $28.95….and sign up 4 adults.  If you choose to do so, coupons will also be mailed to those 4 grown-ups each Sunday.  So, whether your kids are with mom, dad, a steady babysitter, a grandparent, etc. the adults can bowl free too!  And, TODAY ONLY, enter the code cinco5 and they’ll take $5 off that price too!  So, the kids always bowl free, and for a one time payment of $23.95 four adults can bowl free with them…all.summer.long.  Just pay for shoe rentals.

We’ve done this for the past couple of years and, in addition to the free bowling all summer, we usually get coupons and offers emailed to us during school vacations and holidays also!

Truly a NO BRAINER!!!