The Piping Plovers are nesting between Good Harbor Beach entrance #3 and the footbridge area. They have been here for eight days, since last Tuesday, and courtship is fully underway.

Greenbelt has not yet put up the posts and roping that the PiPl so desperately need to keep safe. In the mean time, would it be possible for dog owners to spread the word and let fellow dog owners know that on off-leash days it would be so very helpful to the Plovers if folks allowed their dogs to play from #3 entrance to the Good Harbor Beach Inn? That encompasses most of the beach. This would create a safe nesting zone for the PiPl.

Please share if you would. Thank you so very much for your kind help.

Foggy Morning Plovers Courting

Papa creates a variety of nest scrapes by digging shallow miniature teacup-size craters in the sand.

He pipes his love call to Mama, inviting her to come inspect the potential nest site.  

And adds some dried bits of seaweed to the nest to make it extra appealing to her.

With a flourish of her wings she says NO.

Nest inspecting is very tiring and Mama takes a nap in between inspections (even though Papa is doing all the work!)

Rocky Neck Clean Up

Hi kids:

Hope all are well and trying to keep warm. On Saturday I will be at the DPW for helping out with Hazardous Waste Day. The Rocky Neck Clean Up could use our help.

When:                  Saturday, April 14

Time:                    10:00 – 1:00

Where:                 Rocky Neck Parking Lot

Please bring gloves, rakes, etc.

Thank you all


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest: Liz Frame 7pm 4.11.2018

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, April 11th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: LIZ FRAME!

One of the great ones, people. Bold, sassy lyrics. Exciting,
soulful music. Liz Frame is an honest and true artist… and
I can only hope the locals get what it is that happens all
around them, all the time in this amazing, one-of-a-kind
kinda place! ~ 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!
4/18 – Strungout Playboys

4/25 – Lynn Taylor

5/2 – Tony Frontiero

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

Back in the Day Gloucester

In my small collection of family pictures, I have some from “back-in-the-day” Gloucester that I thought might be interesting to some of you.  This first one is a bit of a mystery to me and I was hoping someone could help me identify the location.  My notes say it is from 1936. I’m wondering where is was taken.  I was guessing train station perhaps? I’m assuming it’s Gloucester.  That’s my dad and his mother in the darker coat.  Not sure of the identity of the other woman.

1936 Dad 001

Here’s one labeled Long Beach 1930, again with my dad and his mother. The buildings in the background are interesting, as well as the fact that my grandmother was apparently wearing a necklace to the beach!

Catherine and Paul Ryan 1930 Long Beach

The date of this is unknown but in the general time frame of the late 30s – early 40s perhaps.

Richard J Ryan Sr

And, just for fun, here’s yours truly in Gloucester in 1966 on Traverse St. I’m the one in the glasses……. stylin’ as usual……..

Gloucester Summer 66

Kettlebell Training at CFCA

Cape Ann Wellness

Did you know that Kettlebell training is accessible and practical for all fitness levels? It also combines strength and cardiovascular work into one simple and effective tool.


Come join us at Crossfit Cape Ann tonight (and Thursday nights) for our weekly Kettlebell Class at 5:30PM. No previous kettlebell experience required and your first class is FREE! Crossfit Cape Ann is located at 18 Sargent Street in Gloucester, MA. See you there!

For more: http://www.crossfitcapeann.com

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