A random grouping of recently spotted birds. The Song Sparrow and Cooper’s Hawk were seen in the lot at Good Harbor beach. Beautiful creatures surround here on Cape Ann, even in parking lots 🙂

Sanderlings migrating north


Deborah Cramer’s wonderful book The Narrow Edge translated into Spanish by Ana Lis Salotti now available!

The original English cover of The Narrow Edge, published by Yale University Press, and the new Spanish edition: Volando a orillas del mar:El viaje épico de un ave playera que une continentes, published by Vázquez Mazzini Editores in Buenos Aires.

An Interview with Ana Lis Salotti, Spanish translator of The Narrow Edge, the award-winning book by Deborah Cramer, under the Spanish title Volando a orillas del mar: El viaje épico de un ave playera que une continentes.

“…Deborah has a unique writing style that I tried to capture. It often feels like rolling waves landing on the beach: she develops concepts gradually, builds them up and gives them strength from within, with depth. She rolls out her writing slowly but powerfully, carrying the same depth from the beginning, leaving readers stirred but also with a feeling of hope and peace. It’s similar to the feeling a scientist must have observing birds on the immense beaches of Patagonia, or what ordinary people feel when we think about the delicate balance between shorebirds’ epic migrations and all the habitats they depend on…” excerpt from Ana Salotti the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network interview Manomet, MA/Brunswick, ME

Read the complete interview here and see pictures of Deborah and Ana lis: 

Art of Winslow Wilson & Pico Miran: Two Artists – One Life exhibit at the Rockport Art Association & Museum

1951 The Devil's Churn prize painting by Winslow Wilson AAA show_ad mentions studio in Carnegie Hall in NY and Bradford building in Glo
1951 notice indicates AAA show and artist’s studio in Carnegie Hall in NY and Bradford building in Gloucester, Mass.

The Art of Winslow Wilson & Pico Miran: Two Artists – One Life

June 8 – July 8, 2019

Rockport Art Association and Museum

12 Main Street, Rockport, MA

There are about forty Winslow Wilson (1892-1974) paintings in the exhibit and a new catalogue. I look foward to considering his work in person.

Back in February 2017, I wrote about Wilson/Miran in response to a GMG query from the artist’s granddaughter, Claudia Wilson-Howard, and her painstaking research and writing about his mysterious life and forgotten art, and filled in more context. Her excellent work is the genesis for the museum show and rediscovery of the artist. Wilson was a member and teacher at the Rockport Art Association. For local readers, Claudia’s online catalogue about his work helpfully provides some Gloucester addresses associated with Wilson.

  • June 21, 1951: Bradford Building, 209 Main Room 208, Gloucester, MA
  • August 1, 1951: Marine Basin, E. Gloucester, MA
  • June 18, 1952: Bradford Building, 209 Main Room 208, Gloucester, MA
  • July 26, 1955: Bradford Building, 209 Main Room 208, Gloucester, MA
  • 1967 maybe 195 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
  • 1969 maybe 195 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
  • June 2, 1971: PO. Box 414, Gloucester, MA

I added these: 21 Est 15th Street, 154 East 39th Street, Carnegie Hall, 3 Washington Square North in Greenwich Village, Woodstock, N.Y., and Lime Rock, CT.

winslow wilson 1954.jpg
page from Gloucester’s annual “Cape Ann Festival for the Arts” 1954. Artist Margaret Fitzhugh Brown selected his work for her group.

Clare shares seARTS 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show list of artists

bass rocks golf club_20170618_© c ryan (2)se ARTS art loan @ Bass Rocks Golf Club 2016_20160608_© c ryan

 For Immediate Release

seARTS celebrates 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show at Opening Reception June 12, 2019

Contact: Chuck Hayback

seARTS Art on the Rocks Opening Reception

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) proudly announces its twelfth anniversary of partnership with the Bass Rocks Golf Club for the Annual seARTS Art on the Rocks Program. This year’s show presents 40 works by 28 artists from Cape Ann and beyond, at its opening reception on June 12. The opening provides a chance for seARTS members along with the general public to enjoy superb art in an elegant club setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The program is a year-round exhibition, showing and selling the work. The fresh and bold work of the 2019 show balances a body of returning artists with new.

Among the newly enrolled artists (from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated) are Andrew Anderson-Bell (Ipswich), Kathleen Chrzanowski (North Billerica), Melissa Cox, Kristine Fisher, Marion Hall, Patricia McCarthy, Jim Murphy (Ashfield), Karen Nastuk (Danvers), Mary Rose O’Connell (Billerica) and Debbie Shirley (Boxford).  

Returning to the show from previous years are Joan Bediz, Ted Bidwell, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion (Ipswich), Katherine Coakley, Jeff Crawford, Rob Diebboll, Anita Freeman (Durham NH), Larry Grob (Weston), Olga Hayes, Kirk Larsen (Hicksville, NY), Nancy LeGendre, Michael Oleksiw (Beverly), David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Judy Robinson-Cox, Deb Schradieck and Marny Williams, all from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated.

We are also planning to feature an on-line catalog of the juried art works available for sale, for those unable to attend the reception. Details will be announced soon.

Responsible for the show’s thoughtful and lively selection of art is this year’s jury, consisting of Richard Caturano, a partner in the Boston Office of RSM US LLP (RSM) and an avid art collector, Janice Charles, owner and manager of Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, and Ted Charles, President of the Board of Directors of the Copley Society, which represents over 300 artists.

We will also be honored to welcome Nathan Lewis, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Montserrat College of Art, as a new voice in a panel discussion, “The Changing Art Audience,” moderated by Maureen Aylward, Communications Consultant and Sustainability Educator and Adjunct Professor at Endicott College. The panel will include Jan Charles and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, seARTS Advisor and Chair & Co-Founder of Celebrate Wearable Art. Plans are in the works to have the discussion documented by 1623 TV as a live performance.

The jury will award honors that will be announced at the event. Awards are sponsored by Cape Ann frame shops.

Details of the Evening:

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester, MA, (978)-283-1866 Please RSVP by leaving a message at (978) -281-1222 or emailing

Event is Free & Open to the Public

Hearty Appetizers & Cash Bar

seARTS Cape Ann, a registered 501(c)3 is a coalition of artists, art lovers, cultural institutions, businesses, and municipal organizations, all working together to improve the economic base for the arts and the larger Cape Ann community. In 2013 seARTS launched a new website where there is a robust section about the Art Loan Program and the works that have been on display. Find out more about this signature program and more at

Read seARTS current weekly newsletter here

Ward 1 Neighborhood meeting Monday 6/17 at 6pm, Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall, for update & discussion of East Gloucester School Building

NOTICE:    Ward 1 Community Meeting 


East Gloucester Elementary School Building Project Update

Date:  Monday, June 17, 2019

Time:  6 pm – 8 pm

Location:  Gloucester City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium

Ward 1 City Councilor Scott Memhard is pleased to host a Ward 1 Community Meeting and Update on the East Gloucester Elementary School Building Project

Agenda will include:

Presentation and Q&A with Members of the Gloucester School Committee,

the EGS School Building Committee, and our EGS designer/project manager Dore & Whittier Architects.

In addition, time allowing, any other community concerns or matters of Ward 1 interest may also be raised & discussed.

The EGS Building Committee will be meeting the week before at Blackburn Center School offices on Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.   Current background on the project is available at the

EGS Building Committee‘s website:

If you wish to submit questions in advance, or have suggestions for the Agenda, please contact me:

Scott Memhard, Ward 1 City Councilor

9 Graystone Road, Gloucester

Email:  or tel. 978-879-9394

Open House this Saturday

Visit the Paint Factory site this Saturday for Ocean Alliance’s Open House! We are celebrating World Oceans Day by demonstrating some of our drones for whale research program. Stop in to learn about our Robotics Club and kids under 16 will get a free glider plane!

June 8, 2019
Ocean Alliance
32 Horton Street, Gloucester MA

World Oceans Day 2019 Open House




You can now enjoy our popular Bar Bites menu EVERY EVENING this summer 🌤 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM


You can now enjoy our popular Bar Bites menu EVERY EVENING this summer 🌤 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM as well as EVERY NIGHT from 8:00PM – 9:00PM (Sun-Thurs) and 9:00PM – 10:00PM (Fri-Sat)
PRO TIP: Did we mention we have a new Frosé machine? 🍓 Check it out!

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Authentic Self Retreats ~

Cape Ann Wellness

We have been on a journey with three beautiful souls this past spring!

So thrilled to share with you a collaboration of four inspiring companies coming together to create “Authentic Self Retreats” of the invisible soul
Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, Marleen Wood, Tia Crystal and Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts

Mark your calendar for the first one to the sacred land of Sedona, AZ, January 22 – 26, 2020!

Details coming soon 💗

“Blockage is disease, Flow is health”😊


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