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On my way to PiPl monitoring, I stopped to take a few photos of the rising sun. A couple were in my frame and I thought how striking a pose silhouetted with the sun coming up behind the two. It quickly became apparent that the man was proposing!

After some time had gone by (because I didn’t want to barge in on their moment), I asked if they would like the photos and they said yes. We shared email information. At this point they would like to remain nameless, but you can see from the silhouetted moment just how sweet to happen upon this scene.

Popping the question


Here’s The Big Announcement- The Headliner For Riverfest Will Be… (You gotta listen to the audio in this post)

Click here for the Riverfest Seaside Music Festival Headliner Announcement!!!!-

For all the details check out the dedicated website-


Riverfest Seaside Music Festival
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12-6pm


We heard you when you told us we’d outgrown the venue in Newburyport. So, we’re excited to share that Riverfest is moving to a new, larger venue — beautiful Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, overlooking Gloucester Harbor.

And we’ve also moved the event up one week from its traditional Labor Day weekend. The event will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12-6pm.

But something that definitely hasn’t changed — Riverfest will continue to be free and open to the public, as it’s always been.

We’re stoked about the future for this popular, annual event, and we hope you’ll join us on August 24th for an awesome day of live music and great vibes!

Grupo Fantasia Latin Dance Party at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand

The Antonio Gentile Bandstand will host a Latin Dance Party performance by Grupo Fantasia on Sunday, July 14, at 7pm, at the bandstand in Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester. The rain date is Wednesday, July 17, at 7pm. These free weekly outdoor concerts are handicap accessible, parking is free and rest rooms are open.

Bring a chair, blanket, picnic and family and soak in the sounds and sights of beautiful Gloucester Harbor at sunset.

For further information please visit or call David Benjamin at 978-281-0543.





Whales spotted from shore! Jeanne Blake photographs moments between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester Mass.

photos from Jeanne Blake July 10, 2019 – whale(s) passing back and forth



Video from Cliff- whale blows (look at left of frame at 30 sec mark in the distance) and bubbles or whale footprint at center. Ten minutes prior, observers describe seeing a dramatic whale breach. They could see the whale from its back and it was so far out of the water both fins visible.


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Perhaps these are the same minke whales spotted off Halibut Point July 9, 2019 mentioned in  today’s GDT here:  “On Monday, Rockport native John Parisi spotted two whales off the coast of Halibut Point on Monday while fishing with his son and his son’s friend. “We were fishing for stripers,” said Parisi. “There were a lot of porgies jumping out of the water. Then there was a huge commotion with the fish. I looked over and saw these two whales breach the ocean with their dorsal fins.” Parisi’s video here 

Toni Ann Enes joins Fly Amero this evening 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.10.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 10 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: TONI ANN!

Such joy this girl has brought to us all over the years here in
Gloucester! Toni Ann Enes and her wonderful music will be
this week’s Rhumb Line featured guest. Let us embrace.
Love and magic begins at 7pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
7/17 – Inge Berg

7/24 – Quentin Callewaert

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂


On my morning PiPl check, I met up with a super nice gentleman, Bill, who walks the beach every morning. He loves wildlife (including PiPls), is a Coast Guard veteran, was a fisherman, and grew up on a marsh. Bill pointed out the whale (or he thought possibly a large dolphin), breaching and blowing blow holes off in the distance. Bill mentioned there had been a crowd along the back shore earlier and that there is tons of good bait fish off the coast right now.

Can a marine specialist please help us identify what we are looking at. Please comment in the comment section if you have a moment. Thank you so much!

Editor’s Note – Piping Plover volunteer monitor Val Cabral shares that this is a Humpback Whale. Thank you Val for writing!

How exciting at see an Osprey swoop in and snatch up a large fish precisely where the whales were fishing. All were too far away to get some really fine shots, but you can at least get an idea from the photos.

PiPl Update- all three fledglings are doing beautifully on this, their 39th day 🙂 The three spent the hours of five to seven mostly foraging in the area front of the enclosure, and also preening within the enclosure. Papa was on the scene, too.

July 10, 2019 Good Harbor Beach Sunrise

I wonder what kind of fish is bringing out the whales and the Osprey?

Pet of the Week- Auggie

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My name is Auggie and I am a special needs pup! Who doesn’t love an adorable pup?! I am a terrier mix just about 3 months old.

I have never met a toy I didn’t like, and I think running around and playing outside is pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have made many new dog and human friends here at the shelter, so that’s a lot of fun some have even taken me offsite and I loved It! What I think would be even better is having a home and family of my very own. Maybe you can help me out?

I’m what’s called a special needs adoption because I have a heart condition called pulmonic stenosis. I take medicine called atenolol every day and there are possible surgical procedures and continued diagnostics that we could explore together if we decide that is the route we want to take but for now I am enjoying being a puppy and hoping you will take a chance on me. The doctors estimate that without any correction of the defect I could start showing clinical signs, typically fainting at 5-7 years but it is hard to predict the future so I plan on enjoying every day to the fullest!

Please visit Cape Ann Animal Aid to learn more!


Bids, Budgets & Beer @ True North

Cape Ann Home

Join us for a conversation about Bids & Budgets. We will hear about the journeys, processes and methods from 4 different professionals across the building industry. We know its not an easy subject, but that’s why we want to talk about it. We’ll supply the beer & tacos to make it all go down a little smoother! Bring your crew!

When: Thursday, July 25th, 5-8
Where: True North Ale Company
116 County Road
Ipswich, MA

Bids, Budgets, Beer

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Seaport Grille – It’s Lobster Fest! 🦞


Lobster Fest at Seaport starts tomorrow (6/10)! 🦞 Join us every Wednesday this summer for our lobster specials served with corn on the cob and coleslaw 🌽 #summeratseaport #lobsterfest


Single – $12.95

Twins – $22.95

2lb – $45.00

5lb – $70.00

Single Baked Stuffed – $21.95

Twin Baked Stuffed – $31.95

2lb Baked Stuffed – $55.00

5lb Baked Stuffed – $80.00

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