From the tiniest pinhead-sized eggs hatched quarter-inch caterpillars. A month later and these gorgeous Cecropia Moth caterpillars (30!) are approximately five to six inches in length and 3/4 of an inch in diameter.

Quarry Dance Vlll Recap and More Dance

Photo: David Watts Jr.

Halibut Point Quarry was transformed in late July by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre who bedazzled the landscape in saffron and mustard yellow costumes and took center stage for a moment in time. Perched like birds on the quarry cliffs, first hovering, then gliding and cascading, the dancers interfaced with the seagulls in brilliant choreographic tandem! Windhover Performing Arts Center has produced eight quarry dances so far, and each one is unique and site-specific, utilizing the characteristics of each particular quarry landscape. All of us who were present at a performance witnessed the art of dance and music enlivened by nature… a perfect trio!

Those who missed it this year, stay tuned for more live dance happenings this summer when Windhover Performing Arts Center hosts the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company starting Wednesday, September 4–Saturday, September 7, 2019. The week explodes with three Master Classes in modern dance for all ages and levels, two open rehearsals, plus two evening dance performances of Paul Taylor’s works. The schedule is as follows: Master classes offered on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:00-7:30pm; Thursday, September 5 from 9:30am-11:00am; and Saturday, September 7 from 9:30-11:00am. Please come. No fee, but donations are encouraged. Open rehearsals for the public are Thursday, September 5 from 4:00-6:00pm and Friday, September 6 from 4:00-5:30pm. Evening Dance Performances are Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 7 at 7:30pm. Performances include three works by Paul Taylor: Images (1977) to music by Debussy; Funny Papers (1994) to novelty tunes, and Airs (1978) to music by Handel. Performances will be held on Windhover’s outdoor stage (weather permitting) or in case of rain, in the back dance studio.

There are no advance tickets and all seating is first come first served. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please come and experience this masterful company in the bucolic natural setting of Windhover.

Windhover is a non-profit 501© 3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations are critical to the continuation of these programs to the public, so please donate any amount either through paypal on our website: or you can send checks made payable to Windhover at: P.O Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966. Please check our website for upcoming yoga classes and this week’s performance by students from the José Mateo Ballet Theatre 2019 Summer Performance Program, Friday, August 9 at 10:30am at Windhover. Please come.

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director, Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 rear Granite Street, Rockport, Ma. 01966

Phone: 978-546-3611

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REGISTER NOW:  Dogtown Writers Festival: Finding Words in Place presented by Gloucester Writers Center: For Workshops with best-selling Gloucester writers, including Anna Solomon, Charlotte Gordon, Alan Weisman, Sandy Tolan, M. Lynda Robinson, and others (limited space available) in a variety of genres to be held at Gloucester cultural, literary and historic venues: Dogtown Common, Ocean Alliance, Sargent House, T. S. Eliot House . Panel Discussions include Anita Diamant and Mark Carlotto – “Words in People: Voices of Cape Ann” and two other panels with moderator: JoeAnn Hart.  The Joseph Garland Keynote Address by Sandy Tolan will be free and open to the public (see details on link).


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Northern Gannet on the Rocks

I noticed this struggling bird on the rocks off the back shore a few days ago. I believe it’s a Northern Gannet. I had seen them only out to sea previously so I was kind of excited to see one up a bit closer. But it appeared to be injured so I reported it to Jodi Swenson at Cape Ann Wildlife  then was referred to City of Gloucester Animal Control (978-281-9746). I hope the beautiful bird is better by now.

***PS: Not long after I scheduled this post, our own Kim Smith re-posted information she had provided in 2017 regarding a mysterious disease affecting the Northern Gannets. See her post for more info! Great minds and all that……***

Seaport Grille & Virgilio’s Bakery


We’ve decided to switch things up at Seaport Grille this summer with a little bit of help from our neighbors at the famous Virgilio’s Bakery!


Beginning in 1961, three generations of Virgilio family members have owned and operated their bakery located here in Gloucester. Their speciality baked breads and rolls are made fresh daily and delivered to restaurants and supermarkets throughout Cape Ann. According to Virgilio’s, “the bread makes the sandwich,” and at here Seaport Grille we couldn’t agree more.

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Some of our favorite menu items that have benefited from the fluffy yet crisp and perfectly toasted Virgilio bun include our Gloucester Haddock Sandwich, our Sully’s Bacon Cheeseburger and our popular and delicious Lobster BLT.


Join us for #summeratseaport to indulge in a taste of our Gloucester Haddock Sandwich made with fresh haddock and home-made tarter sauce, our Sully’s Bacon Cheeseburger filled with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and American cheese…

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Return to your Authentic Self ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Honor yourself, commit to yourself and return to your Authentic Self in Sedona, AZ.

Meditate on the land, beneath a vortex and experience the energy within you start to open to your true Authentic Self.

Walk the sacred land and feel like you haven’t felt in a very long time, if ever!

Let your soul speak through the gentleness of your artistic hand as you create from a guided meditation and all without judgement.

Experience your heart start to open through Aura and Chakra balancing, yoga and reiki, all while letting go of ways that are no longer supporting you.

Journey within to a place that holds the answers for you.

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, Tia Crystal, Marleen Wood, and Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts, as we hold space for you and witness your true magnificent in the scared land of Sedona, AZ as…

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This week at the Little Art Cinema: August 5 – 12

Cape Ann Community

This Monday through Wednesday (8/5 – 8/6 at 7:00) (8/7 at 8:00) we have Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious.

Then on Thursday (8/8 at 7:00) and Monday (8/12 at 8:00) we have the cult classic The Warriors.

This weekend (8/9 & 8/10 at 6:00 and 8:00) (8/11 at 2:00 and 7:00) we have the previously unreleased in the US Babylon.

For more showtimes or info you can check our website here or like us on Facebook here!

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