Who Ya Got? Man or Fish? 

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY FOUND ON NILES BEACH

GMG reader Hannah writes, 

Hi, I wanted to get this to Kim Smith.¬†I have seen her posts about the migration and how they were not as many this summer.¬†I found this beautiful frozen/starved monarch butterfly on Niles¬†Beach two days ago and I am wondering if anyone knows how I could preserve this?¬†It¬†still has a little sand on it–too afraid to brush it off. Thanks!

Thank you for writing Hannah. That looks like a very wind and weather worn Monarch. I wonder how far it traveled to reach our shores. The easiest way to preserve your Monarch is to store it in a shadow box, which can be purchased at Target, Ikea, and Michaels. West Elm has some very nice linen-lined ones. The main thing is to keep it out of the sun or the wing color will fade. Folks used to tuck butterfly specimens away in cupboards with little drawers and compartments, to look at on occasion, but that can bring mice. The shadow boxes are so much nicer!

Your Monarch is clearly dead however I would like to make folks aware that sometimes butterflies appear frozen or dead but they are actually quite alive. A butterflies wings don’t work very well until they are thoroughly warmed. If you see a butterfly early in the morning, either lying on the ground or attached to a plant such as¬†Seaside Goldenrod, it is probably simply waiting for the sun to rise and is best left undisturbed.

Also, as for¬†the sand grains, you can remove those with a few gentle pumps of¬†a bulb syringe or a photographer’s air blaster.

 

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE NUBAR ALEXANIAN GLOUCESTER PORTFOLIO PRINTS AT A GREATLY REDUCED PRICE

unnamedNubar writes, “I am offering photographs from my Gloucester work for sale as single, partial or full portfolio sets. The normal retail price for these prints is $800 and up. However, fromNovember 14 thru December 7, they are priced from $125 to $395 with free packing and shipping (U.S.). Prints will be delivered by December 20. The purpose of this offering is to raise money for the post-production of our documentary film, Scars of Silence: Three Generations From the Armenian Genocide.” Click HERE.unnamedunnamed-1

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 11/15/16

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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 http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

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


Holy Family Christmas Fair

November 15, 2016 ~

On Saturday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Holy Family Parish celebrates the restoration of the Msgr. Sullivan hall with a theme of ‚ÄúDeck the Hall Christmas Fair.‚ÄĚ
The original painted mural in the front hall of Cardinal Richard Cushing blessing the fleet will still welcome fans of this popular Christmas event as will the painting of the parish band marching in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1963.
The church of the fishermen will offer “coastal Christmas decorations (hall chairs painted in a nautical fashion and decorated Christmas front door buoys keeping with our parish coastal history.
The Parish has had some donated unique vintage antique items such as a restored Hoosier cabinet, a Victorian baby carriage and kitchen chairs.
There will be photos with Santa, Italian cookies, candy, white elephant table, a Chinese raffle, the basket wheel, fresh Christmas greens, (wreaths, swags, front step vintage decorations) and much more.
Parishioners invite you to come to the Fair and enjoy the new hall as we continue on our journey to revamp the whole church


Wreaths Across America Launching Cape Ann Initiative

November 15, 2016 ~

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TEMPLE AHAVIT ACHIM JEWERLY SALE AND FUNDRAISER THIS WED. AT 7-9pm

November 15, 2016 ~

TEMPLE AHAVIT ACHIM JEWERLY SALE AND FUNDRAISER THIS WED. AT 7-9pm

Jewelry Flyer PICTURE


Cape Ann Farmers Market this Saturday!

Image ~ November 14, 2016 ~ modpodge16

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CAPE ANN SYMPHONY HOLIDAY POPS

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THE 65th SEASON

Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

 

CAPE ANN SYMPHONY HOLIDAY POPS

Featuring

The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus

In A Festive Musical Celebration

The Cape Ann Symphony’s Annual Holiday Pops Concert, kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm. at the CAS performance venue at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. A Cape Ann holiday tradition, the Cape Ann Symphony Pops concert features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts performing with the orchestra under the musical direction of conductor Yoichi Udagawa. The Chorus and Orchestra join together to perform a wide selection of holiday favorites ending the festive concert with the annual audience sing-along. The Cape Ann Symphony concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens and $5 for Youth age 18 and under. For tickets and information, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org

The 2016 Holiday Pops program includes the orchestra playing Leroy Anderson‚Äôs Christmas Festival, Victor Herbert‚Äôs March of the Toys, Selections from Tchaikovsky‚Äôs Nutcracker, Vaughn Williams‚Äô Fantasia on Greensleeves, Bach‚Äôs Little Fugue in g minor and Holcomb‚Äôs Festive Sounds of Hanukkah. The chorus joins the orchestra for Oso Shalom,Masters in This Hall, Let There Be Peace on Earth and Handel‚ÄôsHallelujah Chorus. Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa is especially excited for this year‚Äôs Holiday Pops Concert, ‚ÄúThe program is a celebration of the holiday season for the whole family. The orchestra will start off with selections by Leroy Anderson, Johann Sebastian Bach, Victor Herbert, Vaughn Williams and Tchaikovsky. The second half of the concert will include selections with the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. We always have music to celebrate Hanukkah and finish with our annual audience sing along. The orchestra and I love these concerts, and it’s a fabulous, joyful way to start the holiday festivities. We typically sell out these concerts, so we urge people to buy their tickets now.‚ÄĚ

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