lobster_trap_gifts Check out the Pogies under the kayak!!


Reader Biranne writes,
Hi Kim, I have seen Monarchs in my yard but only managed to capture this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Pretty blue & orange tail! Brianne 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This gorgeous moth was photographed by one of our readers and she wrote to ask what species? We have here a male Polyphemus Moth, a member of the Family Saturnidae (Wild Silk Moths). Polyphemus moths are widely distributed throughout Massachusetts but we rarely see them because they fly at night and because their life as an adult is so brief. This giant beauty is only on the wing for about two weeks, spending most of its life in trees in the caterpillar and cocoon stages. The caterpillars eat a wide variety of trees and shrubs including maple (Acer), and birch (Betula), oak (Quercus), and willow (Salix). 

Like nearly all members of our Wild Silk Moth family, they are in sharp decline, mostly because of the pesticides people spray their trees to rid them of non-native invasive moths, and because of the tachnid fly, which was introduced to control Gypsy Moths, a biological control gone terribly wrong.

Polyphemus Moth

Debra Martell writes that on July 19th, Gloucester High School History teacher, Michael Perreault, captured this shot of a Monarch on Purple Coneflower in Magnolia.Monarch Butterfly

Saturday’s Clean up and THERE’S MORE TO SEE ART SHOW

There’s More to Sea Art Show

Hi kids:

Hope everyone is well and enjoying this beautiful weather.

We will be cleaning Horton Street on Saturday for the Art Show at Ocean Alliance.

JULY 27, 2018
Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

JULY 28, 2018
SATURDAY, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
JULY 29, 2018
SUNDAY, 9:00 – 5:00 PM

Ocean Alliance
32 Horton St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


When: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:  8:00 – 9:00

Where:  Horton Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Acoustic Night featuring Alexandra & Josh | Feather & Wedge | Thurs, July 26


Gloucester’s own talented acoustic duo, Alexandra & Josh, joins Feather & Wedge for an evening of acoustic music. With vocals by Alexandra Grace, accompanied by Josh Cominelli on guitar, their set list includes blues, folk, jazz standards, indie pop and original music. Don’t miss the chance to hear this multi-talented young duo.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
8:00 PM 10:30 PM

Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917


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Music on the Meetinghouse Green




‘Rhythmic, expressive and powerful’ describes Gloucester musician Deb Hardy’s singing. She performs with the Altairs on Friday, August 3, 6 – 9 pm at Meetinghouse Green, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

Concert-goers will rock and roll to a fast-paced rhythm and roots party band. The group, which includes musicians Carl di Franza, Tom Alley, and James Melville, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get ready to enjoy the high energy alternative rock, folk, blues, soul, and classic music at this free concert.

In the spirit of giving back to the community, this concert is partnered with HAWC, which provides a domestic violence helpline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and counseling services to more than 2,500 families in the North Shore each year. Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or a blanket. Food is provided by Classic Cooks, bringing fresh, wholesome food. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in lots nearby, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and our corporate sponsor, Cape Ann Savings Bank.


Newell Stadium Prepping for New Season

Repairs to Newell Stadium are underway! The stands are being dismantled a piece at a time in order to level the concrete below. It’s a massive undertaking by a company from North Collins New York near my old stomping grounds on Lake Erie–small world. Of course, GMG Jimmy talked the guys up and showed them pictures of the January storm damage. They were suitable impressed, even being from Western New York!



Full Moon Restorative Meditation

Cape Ann Wellness

Join us in a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Restorative Yoga and Meditation THIS FRIDAY 6:30-8PM. Harvest the powerful energy of this Full Moon by mediating and relaxing your body and mind. Transform negativity and stress into love and personal empowerment.

What is happening on this Full Moon on Friday, July 27th:
– Full Moon (called Blood Moon or Thunder Moon)
– Lunar Eclipse (the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century)
– Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Mercury retrograde

This day may feel intense for many people. This is a creative solution to access a personal transformation, using the alchemy of powerful astrological forces.

Chakra sound meditation (Osho meditation) is a gentle way to open and harmonize energy centers in the body. In the same time, we will use restorative yoga poses to enhance the chakra opening. The participants are encouraged to sing along with the music to…

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