New Restorative Yoga Class with Linda at MAGMA Thursdays 11:30-12:30 Starts September 26th (right after 10:15am Nia class)

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IMG_4996.jpgRestorative Yoga Class Starts Thursday, September 26th, 11:30-12:30 at MAGMA (right after Nia class that runs from 10:15-11:15am)

Restorative Yoga is a relaxing and nurturing practice that allows the body and mind to relax and well, restore.  All you need to do is sit or lie on a mat with your body supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets.  I do all the work.  No energy or expertise required for you.  The benefits of the practice include better sleep, less anxiety, gentle stretching of the body especially the chest and shoulders, etc.

Linda was was trained in level I Rest. Yoga in the Judith Lasater tradition by Ann Biasetti in Saratoga Springs.  She will soon and be attending a level II training session in the spring of 2020 to allow for more poses and therapeutic possibilities.

Here is a link to a nice description of what Restorative Yoga is. 

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Green Darners are on the move!

A recent study described in Biology Letters has revealed the story of the migration of the Common Green Darner (Anax janius). Watching Green Darners along the shores of Cape Ann today I was reminded of the following article published this winter in Science News, written by Susan Milius.


Green darner dragonflies migrate a bit like monarch butterflies

Each annual migratory loop takes multiple generations

By Susan Milius

The monarch butterfly isn’t the only insect flying up and down North America in a mind-boggling annual migration. Tests show a big, shimmering dragonfly takes at least three generations to make one year’s migratory loop.

Ecologist Michael Hallworth and his colleagues pieced together the migration of the common green darner, described December 19 in Biology Letters, using data on forms of hydrogen in the insects’ wings, plus records of first arrivals spotted by citizen scientists.

The study reveals that a first generation of insects emerges in the southern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean from about February to May and migrates north. Some of those Anax junius reach New England and the upper Midwest as early as March, says Hallworth, of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Those spring migrant darners lay eggs in ponds and other quiet waters in the north and eventually die in the region. This new generation migrates south from about July until late October, though they have never seen where they’re heading. Some of these darners fly south in the same year their parents arrived and some the next year, after overwintering as nymphs.

A third generation emerges around November and lives entirely in the south during winter. It’s their offspring that start the cycle again by swarming northward as temperatures warm in the spring. With a wingspan as wide as a hand, they devote their whole lives to flying hundreds of kilometers to repeat a journey their great-grandparents made.


Mass migration
At least three generations make up the annual migration of common green darner dragonflies. The first generation emerges in the southern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean starting around February and flies north. There, those insects lay eggs and die, giving rise to second generation that migrates south until late October. (Some in that second generation don’t fly south until the next year, after overwintering as nymphs.) A third generation, hatched in the south, overwinters there before laying eggs that will start the entire process over again. These maps show the emergence origins of adult insects (gray is zero; red is many) captured at sampling locations (black dots).

Interactive, Deep-Sea Exploration: Biology And Archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – Free Event


Join us at Hammond Castle Museum for a very special live feed and interactive program with scientists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Imaging Technologieswho have been exploring the shipwreck SS Portland, which sank in a gale in 1898 in waters now part of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind the Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary shipwrecks by visiting them on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of shipwrecks in one of America’s underwater treasures.

Joining us on-site for the interactive discussion will be Martin Klein. Known as “The Father of Side Scan Sonar,” Klein’s sonars have been used around the world to help find many famous shipwrecks including the Titanic.  In conjunction with this program, Hammond Castle Museumwill have on display Hammond’s early work on echo guided torpedoes and Seleno, Hammond’s robotic dog. Hammond’s development of applications for sound technology for the US Navy earned him the title of the “Father of Radio Control.”

Maritime Gloucester is host to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Northern Gateway and hosts a permanent exhibit which is open to the public at 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester. For more information, please visit  

Doors open at 6:30. Live feed begins promptly at 7p.m.

This is a free event.

Community Soccer Game 9/21 featuring GHS Varsity Soccer Alumnae

Everyone is invited to come cheer and have fun at the One Game One Community Soccer Matchup celebrating the rich multiculturalism of the Gloucester community.

Gloucester High School Alumnae Team vs. Gloucester International Team will play a friendly exhibition game this Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 am – 1:30pm.

Join us at Gloucester High School New Balance Field for music, food and great soccer.  It is free for all to attend!  All ages are welcome and encouraged!

Fans are then encouraged to stay for the Gloucester High School Varsity Game vs Saugus High School starting at 2:00p.m.

Sponsored by Gloucester High School, Sawyer Free Library and Wellspring House’s Adult Education Programs

National Grid Owes Us Money! We Had Solar Installed By Cazeault Solar. We Have A $530.01 Electricity CREDIT And Our House Is 100% Electric. Look At Our Latest Bill-

I’m not sure how much more I could boil it down but here’s the latest bill (National Grid OWES US MONEY!)-


Do you want to put solar on your house and make money?

Fill out the form and I’ll have lifelong Gloucester resident Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar call you to go over your options for free.


Economic Development Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Gloucester

WHAT: Public Hearing on Coastal Economic Development Issues

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: The Gloucester House, 63 Rogers St Gloucester, MA 01930

WHO: Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Senator Eric Lesser, Senator Bruce Tarr members of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies of the Massachusetts General Court will hold a public hearing in Gloucester on September 17, 2019. Committee co-chairs Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) and Senator Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) and members of the committee will hear testimony on bills relative to coastal economic development issues, including from Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), who has several bills before the committee.


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Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom

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An alarming amount of people in the United States currently suffer from Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom and don’t even know it! As the name suggests, this syndrome is a condition where an individual produces a lower amount of cannabinoids than experts consider to be essential in the promotion of health, vitality, and well-being. This deficiency can leave people susceptible to chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Anorexia, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease, to name a few. However, by supplementing CBD, we now have a way to prevent and counteract these ailments!

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LIVE stream broadcasts of underwater discovery at Maritime Gloucester

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Join us for live stream ocean explorations from NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, over 3 days at 4 different times, to experience rare and fascinating coverage of discovery on the sea floor, each broadcast will be approximately 30 minutes, with discussion to follow.

Watch these amazing discoveries right from Maritime Gloucester. You can visit our Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary exhibit and Gortons’ exhibit to learn even more about marine life and the biographical and archaeological significance of shipwrecks.

The following live broadcasts and live remotely operated vehicle streams can be experienced at Maritime Gloucester on:

Tues. Sept 17 at 2pm
Portland Memorial: Recognition Ceremony for New England’s Titanic.

Wed. Sept 18 at 12:30pm & 3pm
Deep-sea exploration:Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Thurs. Sept 19 at 7pm
Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary with a SPECIAL GUEST, Captain Heather Knowles, will be…

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