Snowy Egret in the creek this morning, and Coyote, too.

Snowy Egrets are the most animated of hunting herons and this one did not disappoint, tossing his minnows in the air, flapping his wings while leaping from rock to rock, stirring the sand with his bright cadmium yellow feet, dip diving, and shimmy shaking his feathers.

Our Good Harbor Beach PiPl Family is thriving. Here’s another morsel that didn’t get away. More on the PiPls on Friday 🙂

Seventeen-day old Piping Plover Chicks


Move to the music of Slumdog Millionaire- June Nia routine on Cape Ann

Cape Ann Wellness

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Slumdog Millionaire Routine/Nia with Linda

Come experience the fun of moving safely to the wild and crazy music of India and the movie, Slumdog Millionaire.  Bollywood, ragas and varied themes keep you hopping and wishing for warm weather.

Watch routine creator, Casey Bernstein, teach one of the best numbers from the routine, Jai Ho, which means, victory to you.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

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Gloucester Education Foundation Gift from the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group

Presentation of major gift in the amount of $150,000 to the Gloucester Education Foundation for automotive technology program by Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh.  The Lyon-Waugh Auto Group has made a three year commitment of $50,000 per year.  This program is currently fully enrolled andwith this support additonal students wishing to pursue career in the growing technology field will have the opportunity to enter this popular program.  Mr. Waugh, states “The importance of giving back is essential and is at the core of what we do and who we are.  We believe through our philanthropy we can make an impact in people’s lives, and stregthen our communities.  Giving back is good and we are happy to do so as long as we are able.”


Thursday Talk at Sandy Bay open to the public

The Thursday Talk Series kicks off this Thursday, June 20th at 7 p.m. at Sandy Bay Yacht Club. All are welcome!

“Collision Avoidance and Determining Right of Way.”

Nicholas Patey, owner of Cribble Cove Boating Solutions, will be giving the First “Thursday Talk” on June 20th at 7 p.m, at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club on “Collision Avoidance and Determining Right of Way.”

Nick is a USCG licensed captain as well as an American Boat & Yacht Counsel Master Technician. He grew up in Rockport and learned to sail with the help of The Sandy Bay Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program. Nicholas is experienced in coastal navigation and has familiarity sailing both modern and traditional vessels. He works in the sail passenger trade along the coast of Maine during the summer and runs a small boat storage and restoration shop in Saco, Maine. He also teaches the USCG Captain’s Course through Atlantic Captain’s Academy and The Landing School in Arundel, Maine.

We look forward top seeing many of you on Thursday, June 20th at 7 p.m.!

Long Hill Gardens in Beverly

I was looking for something a little different to do recently and took the short ride to Beverly, intrigued by the description of the Long Hill estate gardens, which were supposed to be at peak in May and June. This site is a 114 acre estate managed by the Trustees of Reservations and is open to the public free of charge.

I think I missed peak by perhaps two weeks, but there was still plenty of beauty to behold. There are also walking trails available though I did not check those out this time. My focus was on gardens. Some scenes:

State Senator Bruce Tarr Gives Tribute to Father Eugene Alves


State Senator Bruce Tarr Pays Tribute to Father Eugene Alves at Our Lady of Good Voyage


Presentation made by Senator Bruce Tarr to Father Alves’ niece Anita McCarthy and nephew Mark Davis

Summer at Halibut Point State Park

Some pictures from a recent visit to Halibut Point State Park and the Halibut Point Reservation. It’s a wonderful place to visit and I highly recommend taking the ride over. It was a quiet day, even with the school bus load of eager youngsters.

Access to ocean views provide a place for rest or reflection:

It appears the Visitors Center Observation Tower is still under repair and I believe it is still closed.

Review: Killa Grilla Grate Break In Cook With Some Atomic Buffalo Turds

Northeast BBQ

As a fan of the classic Weber 22 inch grill, one of the things that makes them so great is that they haven’t changed the dimensions of the bowl in decades making the aftermarket accessory market robust.

Knowing that you can restore a 30 year old grill that had been sitting in the corner of someone’s backyard for years and years to practically brand new with a little elbow grease gives confidence that you’re not buying some grill that is offered for a couple of years and then everything about it is changed up making it impossible to find parts.  There will always be the parts for a classic 22 inch Weber kettle kicking around (at least during my lifetime).

This Killa Grilla Grate is so beautifully overbuilt in stainless steel it’s just such a fantastic addition to my favorite kettle in which it will reside- the Ivory 22 at…

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