The little seal pup was seen today washed ashore at Niles Beach. He couldn’t have been more than three feet in length. From Maine to Massachusetts, more than six hundred dead or dying Gray and Harbor Seals have been reported this summer.

Two Humpback Whales washed ashore on Massachusetts beaches in a single day, one on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor and one on Revere Beach. The Revere Beach Humpback is the same whale that was spotted off Gloucester several weeks ago. Last week, two dead Minke Whales were found floating in the waters off Gloucester and Sea Bright, New Jersey. Another Minke Whale washed ashore in Rye, New Hampshire earlier this past week.

Seal Pup at Niles Beach

Read more about why the seals are dying here.

Two dead humpback whales wash up in Revere and near Boston Light

2016-2018 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast

Cape Ann Plein Air

The third annual Cape Ann Plein Air Arts Festival and Competition is nearly here!

Please click on the link below and find the Gala Night ticket links. There are 2: the Premiere Party is $150 per ticket and those tickets are extremely limited, so if you’d like to get up close and personal with the artists and see their art in a more intimate setting, those tickets are for you. The Gala tickets are $65 ea from now until 9.30, and $75 after that. The cost of your ticket can be taken off the price of a painting when you buy one.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I am the Project Manager this year and would love to have you support the eveny (and me!)



Domestic Pigeon At Maritime Gloucester

Hi Joey,

This little guy showed up at Maritime Gloucester yesterday and is still here today. We’ve managed to give it some water. It has two leg bands, one has the number 4101. We think it is a domesticated pigeon who is lost. We’d love to know how to help it or who might be best to contact. Would you mind putting this out to the community to see if anyone knows who to contact?


Mary F Kay

Upcoming exhibition by the Experimental Group of Rockport Art Association & Museum

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photo caption: Whalen-Waller Hazmat-Man, 24×24, oil & collage, work included in Experimental Group 9th annual show at ROCKPORT ART ASSOC & MUSEUM

Donna Caselden www.donnacaselden.com shares the press release:

What:   Unexpected No. 9 Exhibit
Where:  Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA
When:   Sept. 29-October 13, 2018, Reception Sunday Sept 30, 2-4pm
Info:       www.experimentalartgroup.com                                                      

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Ninth Show 

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its ninth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Nine” at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 978.546.6604. This juried show features artworks of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography.  The exhibition runs from September 29 through October 13, with an Artist Reception on Sunday, September 30 from 2-4 pm.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 pm or by appointment. Closed Monday.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum. 

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email  experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com 

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 96 years.


Friday afternoon Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon at Advanced Auto Parts at 146 Eastern Avenue welcoming then to the Gloucester business community. Stop by and check out the store and meet the managers. Scot Yacino, Carla O’Rourke and Sergey Drobov.

As a Proud supporter of our military & first responders, they are offering a 10% discount as well as honoring our Military with a display of our service flags. Each grand opening donates $1000.00 to 1 of 3 charitable organizations this one going to Building Homes for Heroes.

To date Advance Auto Parts has donated $10 Million to build homes for our Troops!

Ken Riaf’s new play My Station in Life premieres October 12th thru the 28th at Gloucester Stage. Go!


Great news from multitalented creative Ken Riaf: 

“The premiere of My Station in Life a new play I wrote about Simon Geller, America’s last one-man radio broadcaster. Geller, the radio recluse who brought classical music to a hardscrabble fishing port, fights for survival against powerful forces that want what little he has. Actor Ken Baltin and supporting cast bring Geller’s quirky persona and corkscrew saga to the stage from October 12th through October 28th. ”

Produced by the Gloucester Stage Company and directed by Robert Walsh, Ken Riaf’s My Station in Life tickets are available now at My Station in Life.

Get Your Tickets For The $25K Game!

Cape Ann Community

Tickets are still available for the $25K Game!  This game has the best odds around as a total of $25,000 is given away including one Grand Prize of $10,000! The $25,000 game also features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more! Tickets are sold for $100 each and grant you and a guest entrance the night of the event. You do not have to be there to win.

Call the Chamber at 978-283-1601 or stop by the Chamber office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester this week to purchase your tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM. The $25K Game will take place on Thursday, October 4 at The Gloucester House Restaurant from 5-7PM. We look forward to seeing you there!
$25k Game

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