Need Information about the Upcoming Election? Here’s some help!

Cape Ann Community

Tune in to 1623 Studios (formerly Cape Ann TV) for information on the upcoming election on November 6, 2018!
Here are the times and dates that the Register Deeds and Three Ballot Questions Forums that will be airing on 1623 Studios next week:
Monday, October 22, 2018
9:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
9:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:00 am Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
10:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00 pm Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
6:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Sunday, October 28, 2018
9:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
9:00 pm Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions

Thanks for getting out to vote because Democracy is not a spectator sport!

~The Cape Ann…

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I often think of May as the magical month of migration through Massachusetts, but am beginning to think of October in the same light. At this time of year I don’t have much spare time but when you go out for even the briefest walk, you will encounter beautiful creatures not usually seen. Several days ago it was a Rusty Blackbird! I was only able to capture a single photo, but did catch half a minute of footage. He was pecking vigorously at the water’s edge, lifting and flipping leaves as he darted about looking for insects and plant matter.

Not only do they eat plants and insects, but they have also been documented attacking and eating other birds including sparrows and Robins.

Rusty Blackbirds are migrating through Cape Ann. They breed in the boggy boreal forests of the far north. During winter Rusty Blackbirds can be found at pond edges, swamps, and wet woodlands.

Rusty Blackbirds are mysteriously in sharp decline and sadly, their population has plummeted an estimated 80-99 percent.

Non-breeding Male Rusty Blackbird

Grab a Friend and Join us for $1 Oysters – at Feather & Wedge!


Grab a friend and join us for a cocktail and $1 oysters  – every day from 5 to 6, and at our Sunday Jazz Brunch.

5 to 6 PM – Wednesday through Sunday

10:30  to  2:30 PM – Sunday Jazz Brunch

Note: Feather & Wedge is closed Monday and Tuesday.


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GLOSTA SMILES – GLOSTA License Plates in the USA


I met this wonderful couple from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at Good harbor Beach, they told me that they have been vacation here in Gloucester for years, and reside here most of the summer.  They also indicated that they have a personalized “GLOSTA” licensee plate. (see images below)


We wondered how many other states in the USA have issued a “GLOSTA” plate.   The answer is ten states have issued “GLOSTA” plates,  see the images below:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania

Changing Seasons

They seemed to have shed their summer radiance at the hand of Jack Frost and Mother Nature.

On the other hand, this is also the work of Mother Nature! The leaves were just spectacular in yesterday’s sunshine.

Today’s the last day to order Sista Felicia’s Halloween Cookies!

Last Day to place an order!

Sista Felicia’s Kitchen 2018 Halloween Sugar Cookie Collection!


Please email orders & all Inquiries to or Facebook Private Message ONLY!!

Sista Felicia’s vanilla based Sugar Cookies are prepared using the very finest ingredients including; fresh eggs, butter and vanilla beans. Each cookie is individually hand rolled for a thick 1/4″ cookie, hand cut, and baked to perfection… in a licensed/certified Home Based Kitchen.


***Please note that everything is produced in a facility possibly containing known food allergens, including, but not limited to: eggs, wheat, soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish… all candy included is also produced in nut environment.

****Order Deadline Tuesday October 23@8pm****

Sedona Retreat ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Sedona is calling you back to your heart!!

Join Kim of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, LLC & Katie of North Shore Restorative Yoga, for a journey of a lifetime. Meet us at the Sedona Rouge Hotel, Spa & Reds, the perfect setting to relax, let go and fall in love with yourself as you absorb the powerful healing energy of this geological wonderland. Find your peace and revival as you slow down, reconnect and empower your life with daily rituals that purify and clarify your highest intentions.

This relaxing journey includes:
*Opening/Closing Ceremony, Intention Setting and Group Connection
*2 daily Flow & Restore Yoga Classes with Katie. All props and mats included.
*Ayurveda Discussion with Kim
*Evening Yoga Nidra
*Chakra Clearing at a Vortex with SpiritQuest Sedona Awake and Aware guides
*Desert excursion and stargazing with SpiritQuest Sedona Awake and Aware guides
*2 daily vegetarian meals, water…

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Premium, organic compost top-offs for your garden available from Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

Compost top offs
We will be making deliveries of Brick Ends Farm’s premium compost/top soil blend on November 15 and 17. Your garden bed must be cleared by then for us to deliver your soil. You do not need to be home to receive your delivery.

How to order: 

1. Go to and pay $30 per 4 x 8’ garden bed.

2. Then, contact Anna Swanson at to confirm receipt of payment, number of beds, address, and to review any details. If you prefer to pay by cash or check you can arrange payment at this time. We must have your payment to make the delivery. 

Once you’ve had your compost top-off, you can put your garden to bed for winter! We recommend mulching with straw (not hay – it can have seeds in it that will sprout!), leaves from your yard OR any dead plants you pull up from your garden bed, as long…

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