Piping Plover Fledglings copyright Kim Smith .Sweetly beautiful birds and full of personality, whether called ploh-ver or pluh-ver. This pair of fledgling siblings was photographed at Wingaersheek Beach.

How do you pronounce plover? Do you say ploh-ver, like clover, or do you say pluh-ver, like lover? I was convinced the clover pronunciation was correct until having dinner with friends recently who were equally as convinced that the lover pronunciation was accurate. The conversation reminded me of that old film, Shall We Dance and the potato song, or “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” A quick Google search offers both pronunciations!

Another gallery moving to Main Street in Gloucester

122 Main Street-I had a peek at brand new hardwood floors. Coming soon next door to goodlinens.


At 196 Main Street (the space where Green Life used to be) the Copley Society of Art is also coming along with its build out, paint, floors and a line of studios.



Who will be their neighbor next door (in the old Common Crow space)?


BIG ‘Birthday Month’ for Reiki: Founder Usui Sensei, Phyllis Furumoto, Hyakuten Sensei, and More.

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Tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!

August is a Big Birthday Month for Reiki Founders and Teachers. Reiki Ryôhô (ray-kee,) a Japanese Healing Method/Art, was first introduced in Japan in 1922 by Founder of Usui Shiki Ryôhô whose practice has spread throughout the world. Many hospitals in the United States incorporate Reiki, due to its ease of use and quick relaxation response that provides calming benefits for mind and body.

  • USUI Mikao Sensei (August 15, 1865 – March 9, 1926.) Usui Sensei was a scholar and sought-after teacher in Japan. Usui Sensei traveled throughout Japan teaching Reiki from 1992 – the time of his death in 1926. He is reported to have taught over 2,000 people prior to his death in 1926.
  • Phyllis Furumoto (August 22 – ) Mrs. Hawayo Takata’s granddaughter Phyllis Furumoto, Grandmaster of the Reiki Alliance, one the first Reiki organizations in the United States. Phyllis is considered…

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One of the most amazing things about yoga is that there is a class out there for every-BODY. Weather you are 25 and flexible, in your 70’s and recovering from an injury, or somewhere in between, there is a yoga class that is suitable for you! 13895355_1044793235590204_4367879256712736124_n

Treetop Yoga Studio prides itself in taking a “not one size fits all” approach to the yoga practice. Our teachers come from diverse training backgrounds in various styles and approaches, allowing us to offer an assorted class schedule tailored to fit the needs of our community as it continues to grow and evolve.


If you’re completely new to the practice or just new to Treetop Yoga Studio, we highly recommend taking advantage of our new student special- One month UNLIMITED yoga for only $49. This offer was created as an affordable way for new students to try out as many classes and styles on…

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