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Donors contributing $20.00 or more will be invited to a very special screening preview party of the documentary Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

Consider the cost of a movie ticket, beverage, and popcorn is $20.00. By contributing to the film’s online fundraising campaign, you will help bring it to theaters and classrooms. Contributors will be invited to the film’s preview screening party and be amongst the first to see this stunning film!

One of the many ways that you will find Beauty on the Wing to be unique is that it was filmed entirely on location, outdoors, and in nature. There are absolutely no computer generated graphics. The life cycle scenes were filmed on Cape Ann, in meadows, dunes, and gardens (not laboratories). Flight scenes are not simulated, but filmed on location, predominantly on Cape Ann, some in Angangueo, and also Santa Barbara, Westport, Cape May, and Stone Harbor Point.

Mostly though, through story telling and cinematography, the film shines a beautiful light on the Monarch migration as it unfolds on the shores of Cape Ann, portraying our community and the natural world of Cape Ann as we would hope to be revealed to the world at large.


Friends of the Monarch Butterfly: If you would like to help towards the completion of the documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, please consider making a tax deductible donation here:


Donors contributing over $5,000. will be listed in the credits as a film producer.

For more information, visit the film’s website here: Monarch Butterfly Film

For an overview of the film’s budget, please go here: Budget

Thank you so very much for your help.

With gratitude,


Many folks assume when viewing the trailer that the scene of the single Monarch floating towards the Eastern Point Lighthouse was computer generated. It was not. The scene is the result of the filmmaker standing on the Lighthouse lawn, waiting for just the perfect fleeting moment. Every aspect of the film is genuine and true to the nature of Cape Ann, and to all the locations where filmed. Another example is the film’s ambient soundtrack–of songbirds, crickets, foghorns, train whistles, boat engines, roosters crowing, et. al.,– every sound was captured live on location.

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Monarchs in New Jersey and a migration update will be posted tomorrow! The above photos shows a roost of Monarchs at Stone Harbor Point in the golden light of late day.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line…This weeks special guest: Bill Gleason! 7-10pm 11.1.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 1st – 7pm
My Musical Guest: BILL GLEASON!

Blues like nobody’s business. Last time Bill Gleason took the
Rhumb Line Wednesday stage, he tore the place down! It’s
simply the real thing! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/08 – Ron Schrank

11/15 – Honkytonk Women

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Do you remember How much is that doggie in the window?



When I had a street level gallery with two big display windows, we’d change the art out nightly; it was a bit of fun competition. At least once weekly, a passerby or interested buyer would joke, “How much is that doggie in the window?” This little doggie wagging it’s tale at Schlichte on Pleasant was so cute!  (Patti Page video helped explain the reference to my kids.)


Photo courtesy Al Bezanson. Al writes: Here’s Tom two years ago on a November lunchtime harbor sail. He had a mind that never grew old. What a delight to be in his company!

Thomas Halsted, writer and advocate for nuclear disarmament, dies at 83


Tom Halsted was a 28-year-old intelligence officer and photo interpreter assigned to the State Department in October 1962 when he received a telephone call before breakfast to report to the office.

“Something was up,” Mr. Halsted would later recall.

That “something” turned into the Cuban missile crisis. He shuttled among several agencies and offices — including the State Department, the Kennedy White House, the Pentagon, and the Central Intelligence Agency — during the tense “13 days” showdown between the United States and Soviet Union.

“Like many other players in the drama,” he wrote in a letter to the Gloucester Daily Times, he shared “the same dread of unknown horrors to come” and was relieved when the Soviet Union removed the missiles from Cuba. He added he “will always look upon it as one of the pivotal events in my life.”

Mr. Halsted, who served as special assistant in the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Johnson administration and as its director of public affairs during the Carter presidency, died of kidney cancer Oct. 7 in his Gloucester home a day before his 84th birthday.

He worked and lectured, in and out of government, on intelligence, national security, and arms control issues, including the SALT I and II negotiations, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the nuclear test ban treaties.

“What drew people to Tom was his sincerity,” said his friend John Tierney, a former congressman who is executive director of the Council for a Livable World and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, D.C. “He was smart and engaging, passionate and knowledgeable, and never did anything halfway.”

Mr. Halsted, a staunch Democrat who was the Council for a Livable World’s national director from 1967-71, supported Tierney’s campaigns when Tierney served as the US representative from the Sixth Congressional District. The council endorses congressional candidates who are arms control advocates and support its outlook on national security issues.

After leaving Washington in 1981, Mr. Halsted was executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He then managed the Curtis/Hopkinson family estate in Manchester-by-the-Sea, where he served on the Conservation Commission, chaired the Board of Selectmen, and joined the town’s Democratic Committee.

A prolific writer of letters to the editor, he also published a blog called Beam Reach, which was subtitled “Musings from a life ashore and at sea,” and explored topics ranging from sailing to politics to cancer treatment.

In 1999, Mr. Halsted moved to Gloucester, where he was a member of the Gloucester Democratic City Committee and was a docent at the Cape Ann Museum.

“He could envision all too well the dangers of a nuclear war and the arms race, and shared his views on nuclear proliferation in a variety of settings,” said Karen Bell, who chairs the committee. “In a world where weapons have again become an urgent and even frightening issue, I am only one among many who will miss his wise counsel and his sense of moderation tempered by history.”

At the museum, Mr. Halsted was highly regarded for his knowledge of Cape Ann, including its artists and paintings, and sailing ships and maritime life. He was also a contributor to its magazine.

Ronda Faloon, the museum’s executive director, praised his work on an advisory board that was involved in the installation of the museum’s first formal Maritime/Fisheries galleries. “Tom had an inquisitive mind. His interests and enthusiasms knew no bounds,” she said.

“The sea has always been a part of my life,” Mr. Halsted, who loved sailing the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia, wrote in an August blog post. “Every summer, from the time I was an infant, I could hear the boom of surf bursting on the rocks below our grandparents’ house, the sifting of tumbling pebbles and the louder clatter of larger stones as a just-broken wave drew back before rolling forward again. . . . Salt was in the air I breathed.”

Born in Cambridge, Thomas Addison Halsted grew up in Dedham, a son of Dr. James A. Halsted, a leading researcher in nutrition, and the former Isabella Hopkinson, the daughter of renowned portrait artist Charles Hopkinson.

Mr. Halsted’s parents’ marriage ended in divorce, and his father married Anna Roosevelt, the daughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.

“I knew Anna was extraordinary from the moment I met her,” Mr. Halsted wrote in an unpublished memoir. “I discovered in her a good friend and caring person who genuinely wanted to help me grow up into a responsible and productive adult.”

He graduated in 1950 from Phillips Exeter Academy, where he was art editor of the yearbook and a member of the dramatic and yacht clubs. Mr. Halsted served in the Army and attained the rank of captain while working as a photo interpreter specializing in Soviet strategic weapons programs. He completed his degree in international affairs in 1965 at George Washington University.

“A few times in my life I have worked almost to exhaustion in order to complete a task that I wanted to do right, no matter how trivial,” Mr. Halsted wrote. “Once it was leading a patrol in Panama and carrying a sick soldier seven miles down a mountain; once it was struggling to help bring a legislative victory in the US Senate.”

Mr. Halsted married Joy Appel in 1955. Among their favorite activities were sailing and cross-country drives. “When we met I felt he was enchanting and totally engaging,” said Joy, a professional artist. She recalled that during the Cuban missile crisis, when her husband was rarely home, “I painted the kitchen table.”

In a memoir titled “Twenty Six Random Things About Myself,” Mr. Halsted said he married Joy “because she had the most wonderful laugh, amazing creative talent and an insatiable curiosity about everything . . . and because she saw something in me, too.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Halsted leaves his daughter, Beth Paddock of Gloucester; his son, Thomas Jr. of Bellingham, Wash.; his sisters, Elinor Moore of Belfast, Maine, and Isabella of Amherst; and his brother, Charles of Davis, Calif.

A private celebration of his life will be held during the Christmas season at the Cape Ann Museum.

“He valued and taught me to value integrity, honesty, loyalty, and friendship,” his daughter said, “and showed me that intellectual curiosity was to be pursued whenever possible.”

His son said that he inherited from Mr. Halsted “an insatiable curiosity about the world, a love of languages and of culture. He deeply cared about his country and he wanted to make sure that free speech and honest dialogue were available to everyone.”

Marvin Pave can be reached at marvin.pave@rcn.com.

Photo courtesy Al Bezanson. Al writes: Here’s Tom two years ago on a November lunchtime harbor sail. He had a mind that never grew old. What a delight to be in his company!

Tom Halsted drawing

Self-Care Soirée at Saltwater Massage Studio

Cape Ann Wellness

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On Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30 – 8pm we’ll be warming up the studio with a belated post-expansion toast? pre-holiday mixer? post-summer grief support group?

Who cares what the occassion is… Let’s call it Self-Care Soirée!

All evening long, the Saltwater Massage Team will be serving up mini massage treatments and Valerie from Nature’s Body Art & Soulstice Shop in Rockport, MA will be hand-painting her beautiful henna tattoos!! And of course, sweet treats and sparkly drinks will be served.

Service Menu:

15 Minute Deep-Therapeutic Neck/Shoulder/Back Massage ($20)

15 Minute Cupping Massage “Spot Treatment” ($20)

Henna Tattoos range $5 – $25, depending on design

15 Min. Massage + Medium Henna ($25)
15 Min. Massage + Large Henna ($35)

**10% off retail products and gift certificates!!**

come see our collection small batch skincare, organic bath & body, handmade jewelry, soy candles, clothing and other happiness inducing products!

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Here’s the latest feature for our readership- “I’m Offended That You’re Offended”  in which we highlight Fake Outrage Culture at it’s finest on a daily or semi-daily basis.

Part 2

Debate rages over cultural appropriateness of Moana Halloween costume

Source: nbc4i.com

“Some believe if you don’t have a Polynesian decent, it’s culturally wrong to dress as Disney’s Moana for Halloween.”

Yes the heroine in one of the latest Disney hits.  Even Disney isn’t safe from the PC Police. SMH