Photographing shorebirds early today and this Homie arrives on the scene, loudly announcing his catch. Before I could turn on my movie camera, he swallowed the whole lobster, in one big gulp! You could see the sharp edges of the lobster as it went down his gullet. I predict a Homie with a tummy ache.

The tremendous variety of seaweed currently covering Pebble Beach captures a wealth of sustenance for migrating shorebirds (and Homies).

Sanderlings, Sandpipers, Semiplamated Plovers, and one Snowy Egret at Pebble Beach today, September 12, 2017.

Cape Ann Museum Exhibition Announcement – WWII Veterans – Photos by Jason Grow

Jason Grow’s World War II Veterans Photographs

On view October 27 through November 26 at the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announceWWII Veterans: Portrait Photographs by Jason Grow, a special exhibition on view from October 27 – November 26, 2017. First shown at Gloucester City Hall in 2015, Grow’s portrait photographs of Cape Ann’s World War II veterans were enthusiastically received by audiences of all ages and walks of life. The exhibit makes an encore appearance at the Museum this autumn, offering visitors another opportunity to view these remarkable images as a group. Admission is free throughout the exhibition run for veterans and all active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

On Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day, the Museum will be free and open to the public and Jason Grow will present a talk about the exhibit at 2:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.

The Cape Ann Museum is proud to participate in the national Blue Star Museum program.Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information please visit the Blue Star Museums’ website:arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Jason Grow is a Boston-based photographer and Gloucester resident. He specializes in photographing exceptionally accomplished, busy people with real time constraints in real environments. With a background based in photojournalism his experience has ranged from refugee camps to conference rooms.

JDRF One Walk support



I’m participating in JDRF One Walk® to raise money to create a better future for the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
I was diagnosed with T1D a year and a half ago. This is my second year doing this walk. It’s important to me to do my part to help find a cure.

When you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, administer insulin, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity just to stay alive.
With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
Your donation will support life-changing breakthroughs that make it safer and easier to live with T1D, until we find a cure.
Your support makes it all possible.



Don’t miss the current issue of Cape Ann magazine featuring a terrific article about the Schooner Lannon and Captains Heath and Tom Ellis (and Polly Five Toes!), written by Terry Date. There’s also a great read about the Straitsmouth Savages and their restoration efforts to reclaim Straitsmouth Island, written by Mary Markos, with photos by Desi Smith. Our issue arrived this morning and I have yet to read all, but am looking forward to reading from cover to cover.


Dinner and Drinks at Mile Marker to Benefit Cape Ann Youth Hockey

A win, win!  Come on down to the Bridge Deck at Mile Marker One, enjoy some yummy food and great drinks, and a portion of your tab goes to help Cape Ann Youth Hockey support its fantastic youth hockey programs!

This evening is OPEN TO ALL….so bring your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. and feel good that your work night fun is helping a great cause.

As if you need a reason to prolong summer fun on a sunny deck!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th 6:00-9:00 pm

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