Dear Friends of Beauty on the Wing,

My friend Patti Papows shares that she heard a promo on PBS for the Autumnwatch Cape Ann Monarch migration episode, which we believe airs Friday night at 8pm. The BBC team is still editing the segment so if anything changes, we will let you know.

The Monarch migration interview was filmed at Patti’s beautiful garden in Gloucester, at Good Harbor Beach, and the episode includes footage from my forthcoming film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

Patti is a fantastic hostess and the producer Sophie, cameraman Bobby, and his wife Gina were thrilled with her warm hospitality and the refreshments she provided. It was cold and damp and drizzly, yet despite that, half a dozen Monarchs emerged from the chrysalises I had brought to the interview. Everyone was excited to see this and I think it was all meant to be.

The three night series airs Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8pm (October 17th-19th).

Photos from an October passel of Monarchs migrating along our shores and nectaring at the late blooming asters.

Timeline: Cape Ann – Stage Fort Park Video From 1623 Studios

Timeline: Cape Ann – Stage Fort Park Video From 1623 Studios

The History of Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park in the second in a new series from 1623 Studios featuring Kory Curcuru of Bridge Cape Ann, focusing on the backstory of local figures, landmarks, and geographic points of interest.


Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism NYC marketing event – 11/13 – September industry stats

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From Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
“Looking for a cost-effective way to reach an international audience? Discover New England is hosting an evening networking reception where New England industry can meet New York-area international tour and receptive operators for all international markets. Approximately 60 operators are expected to attend.
Cost to attend: $400 per person plus travel, hotel and personal expenses. 2nd person from the same company will be $250. Includes a small table to present/display brochures.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Location: Blue Fin – Times Square, 1567 Broadway at 47th Street, New York

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Set-up will start at 4:00 p.m.
Space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please email
Kathy Scatamacchia at DNE or Shoko Hirao to register.”

September industry news

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Come Play Hockey!

Cape Ann Youth Hockey is beginning this year’s seasons of developmental hockey.

Learn to Skate & Play: For beginners or brand new skaters ages 3 to 10.  Saturdays @ 9:00 am beginning November 17th

Cape Ann Cross Ice: For skaters 5 to 10 who have basic skating skills and who have already completed a learn to skate program. They should also be ready for a competitive game environment that uses the width of the rink.   Saturdays @ 8:00 am and Sundays at noon.  Cross Ice began this weekend, but new additions are still welcome!

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City Of Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation Program

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For more info-

or call (866) 456-8232

The City of Gloucester is pleased to announce the launch of the
Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation program for residents and businesses beginning in December 2018 and going through December 2021. The primary goals of the program are to provide a cost-effective, stable and responsible alternative to utility electricity rates for participating consumers. The program will also offer participants exciting renewable energy options from which to choose. The program was approved by the City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

You will receive the notification letter in the mail. This letter is the ONLY authorized mailing from the City of Gloucester regarding the Gloucester CEA program. To enroll in the program, no action is required. Any mail you may receive requesting you to mail in an enrollment form is NOT affiliated with the Gloucester CEA program. Please return the enclosed card in order to opt out of the  Gloucester CEA program.