May Monthly Restorative Workshop

Cape Ann Wellness

Plan ahead for a nourishing Sunday with our monthly restorative workshop. The benefits of restorative yoga and deep relaxation are endless including better sleep, decrease in blood pressure, stress reduction and just an overall increase in your happiness and well-being. Master instructor of restorative yoga, Katie Schroeder will guide you by candlelight into deeply therapeutic, gentle poses supported by bolsters, blocks, blankets, sandbags and eye pillows to support your body and mind to relax and breathe. Guided visualization will deepen your restoration along with essential oils and gentle massage assists and reiki.

No experience and all levels welcome! $25 & register at IMG_1045

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Piping Plover Eggs Good Harbor Beach Parking Lot

A second egg was laid yesterday by our Parking Lot Plover family. The second egg is an indication by the PiPl that they are committed to the nest, which means it is time to put up the wire exclosure. If the exclosure is installed earlier, the risk of the PiPl abandoning the first egg is far greater. We immediately called Essex County Greenbelt’s Dave Rimmer to let him know about the second egg. 

Dave and his assistant Mike Carbone arrived early this morning to set up the exclosure. Roughly six feet in diameter and made of wire with four inch spacing, the exclosure’s four inch openings are the ideal size to let PiPl in and out, and to keep large predatory birds and small mammals from entering. With thanks and gratitude to Dave and Mike for coming so quickly to exclose the nest.


After installing the exclosure the fear is that the PiPl will abandon the nest site. Our Mama Plover returned to the nest a short time after the exclosure was installed!

And thanks again to dog officer Teagan Dolan, who stopped by to check on the Piping Plovers and has been regularly ticketing 🙂

How You Can Help the Piping Plovers

1) Under no circumstances is it acceptable for people or dogs to enter the Piping Plover nesting area.

2) Please drive slowly and cautiously when in the parking lot. Our Mama and Papa PiPl are now residing between the parking lot and nesting area #3.

3) Keep ALL dogs off the beach and out of the parking lot. The parking lot is considered part of the beach according to Gloucester Police Chief McCarthy. A Piping Plover’s brain does not differentiate between a dog on-leash versus a dog off-leash. When a dog, off-leash or on-leash, comes within twenty feet of a PiPl, they immediately stop what they are doing, whether foraging, courting, mating, nesting, or resting. Please call the following number to report any dog sightings or dog related incidences at Good Harbor Beach: 978-281-9746.

4) When observing, please bear in mind that Piping Plovers tolerate one or two quiet persons, from a distance, but crowds of three or more put them in panic mode. Large groups of people hovering near the PiPl also attracts crows and gulls, a nesting shorebird’s natural enemy because they eat both baby chicks and eggs.

5) Help spread the word about the Good Harbor Beach Piping Plovers.

6) Sign up to be a Piping Plover volunteer ambassador by emailing Ken Whittaker at

Thank you, but most importantly, the Piping Plovers will thank you too when chicks hatch and chicks fledge!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks special guest: Quentin Callewaert 7pm 5.9.2018


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, May 9th – 7pm

I’m happy to be back in the saddle on the Rhumb Line stage
this week, hosting one of our all-time favorite musical guests…
the spectacular Quentin Callewaert! Thanks, Bradley Royds,
for a great job holding down the fort in my absence. ~ 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!
5/16 – John Butcher

5/23 – Julie Dougherty

5/30 – Honkytonk Women

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

May is Older America’s Month!

Yesterday Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Paula Curley and Lauren Gailites of Senior Care “Meals on Wheels had the pleasure of visiting eight seniors, all over ninety living in their own homes. We delivered a hot meal, flowers and a citation for each of the eight seniors. They delivered lots of smiles and stories, inspiring each of us to never forget our seniors.

As a results of life-extending advances in medicine, close knit families and concerned community agencies like Senior Care and it’s staff and volunteers seniors are living longer and more independently in their own homes rather than long term care facilities.

Don’t forget to honor and love your own seniors this month and every month, they have lots to give you in return.

Phyllis Curcuru (95)

Rose Demetri (95)
Clara Curtis (98)
Margaret and Mossimo Ballarin (90 & 95) married 71 yrs
Maria Padre (95) will be 96 in a month
Madeline Sarofeen (97)

Good Morning, Key West

”Off Island” this week with a group of great girlfriends enjoying some time in Key West.  I’m calling the trip “Key West or Bust, Happy Mother’s Day to us” and despite arriving last night at 7:30 and still not having any luggage we’re off to a fun start.  I should note that we are all flying home to be with our kids before actual Mother’s Day.



Latin Jazz Night at Feather & Wedge – Thursday, May 10, 7 – 9


Feather & Wedge is proud to present an exciting night of traditional and latin jazz with Jose Allende. Join us for dinner or drinks as Mr. Allende delivers a captivating mix of jazz standards and Latin American music featuring improvisation, South American rhythms and Classical music influences. This promises to be one of our best Thursdays yet!

Thursday, May 10th

7 – 9 PM

Reservations suggested! To book, call: 978.999.5917.

Jose Allende

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Caregivers Needed – Partner with Mavencare

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Join a company that cares about you as much as their clients. We have immediate cases available where you can make a difference.

Mavencare Caregivers are the best in their field and view their career as more than just a job. Join our staff of healthcare professionals supporting seniors who wish to age in the comfort of home. You and our clients are supported by clinical managers, care coordinators and social workers as needed.

Click here to apply today:

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Reiki Training – First Degree Shoden

Cape Ann Wellness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Let Your Reiki Journey Begin Here!

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching) – Two Day, 15-hour training.**

When: Saturday and Sunday. June 2nd and 3rd.

Where: Peabody MA.

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and open-heart!

 Contact Us for Details – 978-283-4258 or Email:

Usui Reiki Ryoho – the Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei of Japan. Komyo Reiki System – “Hands-on. Nothing More.” A Keep It Simple traditional system of reiki as taught by Buddhist monk INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei, based on Japanese aesthetics – Less is More.

Learn Reiki (ray-kee) in this traditional apprentice-style training. Class is offered in a beautiful, peaceful setting on a lake in Peabody MA. Includes instruction, discussion, practice, meditation, attunements (reiju,) manual, ongoing mentoring and much more. Learn  the history of Reiki Ryoho, technique for…

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Gloucester Rotary Honors Frontiero & Kelly

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The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Sal Frontiero and Susan Kelly as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Frontiero was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Kelly was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School Junior Rotarians. Frontiero and Kelly will be honored at a special dinner on Wednesday, May 23, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

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Sal Frontiero is a Gloucester native and local attorney, who currently owns and operates Frontiero Law Office in Gloucester, a general practice law firm.  He is active in the community and is currently a member of the Gloucester Rotary Club, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce…

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Great GAAC Meeting Friday May 11, “Space Junk” with Dr. Jonathan McDowell

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high earth orbitThe Gloucester Area Astronomy Club is fortunate indeed to have Dr. Jonathan McDowell with us this month, at 8:00 pm Friday May 11 at the Lanesville Community Center, speaking on “Space Junk: A Traffic Crisis in Outer Space.” All GAAC activities are free and open to the public.

Dr. McDowell is an Astrophysicist with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a mathematician and a programmer. Dr. McDowell maintains one of the world’s best databases of orbital material launched into space – aka space junk.

It’s been over 60 years since the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and space is getting busier and busier.

There are over 1,500 working satellites up there, but there are also over 18,000 known pieces of orbital debris whizzing around at up to 18,000 miles an hour. At that speed, a collision with even a small piece of junk…

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