Schooner Captain and super GMG FOB Al Bezanson writes, “While searching for something else on the NOAA website I discovered that this treasure of a book is available free online. I purchased a printed copy of the 1953 edition long ago from the Museum of Comparative Biology at Harvard University, and I open it randomly at times to read a page or two about the creatures that inhabit the sea off Cape Ann. You can work your way through fish by fish, enjoy the exquisite drawings, the habits and the anecdotes about common and exotic marine life. Here are couple photos from my copy and a link to the book.”

Link to the book: Fishes of the Gulf of Maine

Here’s more … MBLWHOI sponsored the copying of the 1953 edition to make it available online. There is a newer 2002 edition, not digitized, from Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC,  2002. 748 pp., illus. $75.00 (ISBN 1560989513 cloth). Review here…

One Billion Rising event at City Hall


IMG_20180214_152726The Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse, Strong Men Don’t Bully, HAWC, the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center, and the City of Gloucester annual event was packed  at City Hall . And it soared, especially artist Megan Wolf stunning song and brave Laura Crook.

Thank you Gloucester

A sail form in the Winter mural seemed more  heart 💓 shaped than ever


OBR Flyer #metoo final

Be our Valentine – FLASH SALE!!!

Cape Ann Wellness


Because we love you 

Sign up TODAY with your significant other
and we’ll waive BOTH JOIN FEES!
That’s an almost $200 savings!!!

+ 20% OFF Semi-Private Training EXTENDED!!!

Be our Valentines and get fit, together.

More info at:

View original post

Don’t be jealous ladies!

While all of you are receiving roses and candy today, hubs and I got each other THIS for Valentine’s Day!   Now we can just run down to the basement after work instead of trudging to the gym!   The bonus was that we both survived assembling it together haha!  Don’t be jealous!   Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday!img_7863

Flatbread Company Salem

Harborlight Montessori had a really great FUNdraising event last night at the Flatbread Company in Salem.

The families who came early in the evening had the opportunity to bowl in the Derby Lanes and then the school filled every single table in the place for a wonderful community building and fundraising event.  The proceeds of the evening will go to benefit Harborlight’s amazing Performing Arts Department and, specifically, the school’s March 29th performance of Willy Wonka, Jr.

If you haven’t been to the Flatbread Company, you should really make a point of it!  This was my first time at this location and I look forward to going back. I got the Jimmy’s Free Range Chicken Pizza….really amazing.

Jimmy’s Free-Range Chicken Pizza– Oven roasted free-range chicken, black beans, organic cilantro tomatoes, roasted corn, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and sour cream lime drizzle and some jalapeño peppers (if you want)

The rustic and funky decor, cool bar, and warm weather outdoor seating….in addition to the yummy drinks and delicious pizza will definitely get me back there!

February A-door-nment

Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you to those who have their doors decorated! I’d been seeking these kinds of decorations for a while and keep seeing Christmas wreaths instead.  Now, we all know what’s coming next on the calendar (March 17) so I’ll be hoping to find some pretty green a-door-nment for next month!

Practice ‘Self-Love’ This Valentine’s Day

Cape Ann Wellness

Valentine’s Day is About LOVE. Here’s a reminder to be sure to love the most important person in your life – YOU! What is one thing you can do to shower yourself with love today? 

Studies show that self-love, self-acceptance’ and self-compassion are good for mind, body and spirit, including –

  • Improved mood
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased levels of stress
  • Health-promoting behaviors
  • Greater levels of happiness
  • More frequent health-promoting behaviors.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

— Dalai Lama

View original post 579 more words