Good Harbor Beach storm sky copyright Kim SmithJPGStopped at Good Harbor to check on the Piping Plovers on my way into work this morning. No babies yet. I spotted three adults, feeding in the tidal flats, grooming, and giving every bird of another species besides their own the business, in no uncertain terms. Big raindrops began to fall, I don’t trust the manufacturer’s claim that my cameras are waterproof, and work was waiting. First light at Good Harbor is always different, depending on what is happening in the sky above, and it is always beautiful.

Piping Plover good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA copyright Kim Smith

Bath time

Piping Plover good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA -2 copyright Kim Smith

Piping Plover good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA -1 copyright Kim Smith

GHS Softball vs Arlington Catholic Playoff Game

GHS girls in big win defeating Arlington Catholic 2-1 to advance to semi-finals of division 2 tourney. Next game is at Martin Field Friday night at 6:30.

Ridiculously good car singing


Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakoski jump in the car with Lin Manuel Miranda and James Corden for 3. Sometimes nothing really matters more than rocking out in cars. Whatever your music. Have fun.

Hmmm. Joey, you could do this, drive around Gloucester (no chanteys if you’re there)


The original #carkaraoke?

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 6/7/16



Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Seaside Garden Club presents The Art of Ikebana

Art of Ikebana

June 6, 2016 ~ kwillwerth

The Seaside Garden Club presents The Art of Ikebana – Ikebana Demonstration by Kaye Vosburgh on Tuesday, June 14th at the Manchester Community Center.  Doors open at 7:00 pm for a social time and the demonstration begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.Displaying Art of Ikebana.jpg

The Seaside Garden Club is pleased to announce that this program is supported by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Local Cultural Council (LCC) is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. This grant enables the Seaside Garden Club to reach new audiences and provide quality programs that integrate the arts into community-based programs.

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature.  Kaye will demonstrate 7 to 9 arrangements beginning with the arrangement that a new student would learn in class.  This classic style is similar to ikebana created hundreds of years ago.  The Sogetsu School of Ikebana is known for its creative and expressive designs.  Most of the program will be this contemporary style of ikebana that is popular in Japan today.

Kaye Vosburgh is a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher of the highest rank, Riji, as well as a Master Judge and Design Instructor for the National Garden Clubs.  She has won numerous medals and awards in the New England Spring Flower Show.  She teaches in New York where she used to live and in Massachusetts where she now resides.  She has demonstrated in New England, Central Atlantic Region, Florida and Ecuador.  She has traveled to Japan on several occasions for conferences and lessons at the Sogetsu School.  Her favorite activity is sharing creative moments with other designers and students.

This is the Seaside Garden Club’s final program for the year.  Membership is now open for the 2016/2017 season ($25).  The Seaside Garden Club is a group of fun, active, civic-minded and hands-on gardeners.  We invite you to become a member and enjoy our monthly programs which feature interesting guest speakers, creative workshops and a chance to socialize with fellow gardeners.  The Seaside Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (September through June) and are always looking for new members.  Visit our blog or like us on Facebook: Seaside Garden Club Facebook

Postpartum Depression Awareness Event

Image ~ June 6, 2016 ~ Gloucester Health Department

2016 PPD Awareness Day Flyer 2

Host an International Student this Summer!

June 6, 2016 ~ epdsfrontdesk

S.O.S. Calling all families interested in HOSTING a student from Spain!

We still need to place 4 children with families for the summer! July 2 – July 30th! Please contact our program coordinator, Robin, if interested!

It’s a great experience for your whole family! Please spread the word!



I am sure that you are familiar with BankGloucester’s Banking for the Community Program. For the ninth straight year BankGloucester will donate to the community – $20,000 to local community organizations. The Winners in this years’ program will be announced at a “Winners’ Reception” at the Bank in Gloucester on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (tonight) at 5:00 pm.

We were hoping that you could share our current post on Facebook or post to your blog that the general public is welcome to join us tonight –as we announce this year’s recipients!

Check Out the Rocky Neck Art Colony New Website Design!

Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to announce the redesign of our responsive website by Kathy Chapman with website development assistance by smallfishdesign.
The HOME page is easy to navigate featuring current events, Rocky Neck gallery, member news, artists residency info, and more.
And, now when you are planning your trip to the Rocky Neck area, we have a handy map for your phone showing the locations of the galleries, restaurants and businesses with links to their websites. See here.