Chris McCarthy’s Lobster Totals Are Under Review


You’ve heard of plyometrics, you’ve heard of sabermetrics, well now folks Chris McCarthy is apparently applying Fudge-o-metrics in counting his lobster totals for the year.

Huge controversy in the lobster totals and calculations from shady unscrupulous pooping dog owner Chris McCarthy have led to a full scale investigation. Everything is under review. EVERYTHING!

Roger Goodell and Brett Cavanaugh have been called in to get to the bottom and find a just ruling.


My son and I are laughing because as I was posting this, Charlotte was drawing at her little desk across the room, looked up at what I was doing and stated, “That’s a Painted Lady on a sunflower.” It’s amazing what little sponges are two year olds

Painted Lady and Bee

Resiliency- Claire Wyzenbeek’s inspiring artist talk and exhibition at Sawyer Free

CLAIRE WYZENBEEK_3rd from left_Sara Collins Dir Manchester Public Library 2nd from left_ after Claire artist talk_event at Sawyer Free Library_© Linda Bosselman

photo caption: after Claire Wyzenbeek’s artist talk at SFL 9/19/19 ©Linda Bosselman                                        Inspiring, thoughtful and genuine. Don’t miss any upcoming Claire Wyzenbeek artist talks. 

Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads and Wyzenbeek’s solo exhibition at Sawyer Free continue through September 30.



Call for Entries: The RAA&M National 2019

Deadline for online entries: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Opening reception: November23, 2019 2-4P.M.
Exhibit closes: Friday, December 29, 2019

Entry Information:

For the first time ever in its 98-year history, the Rockport Art Association & Museum will be holding an exhibition of national scope and proportions!  The RAA&M National 2019 is an open invitational for artists across the United States to exhibit artwork crafted in a diverse number of media (drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture) here at the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  It is an opportunity to show artwork that reveals the diversity of the Creative Community around us here on Cape Ann, and an occasion to introduce new artistic influences from beyond this region to artists and the public alike.

With the extremely generous and selfless support of public institutions and private individuals over $5,000 in prize money is to be awarded for superlative works in the categories of drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture.  The Institution for Savings is sponsoring the show itself, while the following organizations have elected to sponsor prizes:

Mass Credit Union
Security First Mortgage Funding, LLC

Our two judges are the nationally-recognized and Tom Hughes for the category of traditional art (, and the esteemed Jo Ann Rothschild in the category of contemporary art (  Through a juried selection process the artwork is judged, with winning pieces being awarded monetary prizes ranging from $250. to $1,000. apiece.  Using past attendance numbers as a guide, we project approximately 10,000 (to possibly as many as 40,000 attendees for this show.)

For more information regarding the RAA&M National, we invite you to check out our website at:


JAZZ BRUNCH, September 22: Jose Allende at Feather and Wedge!


Feather & Wedge is delighted to feature Jose Allende for this week’s Jazz Brunch. Allende delivers a captivating mix of jazz standards and Latin American music featuring improvisation, South American rhythms and classical music influences.

Reservations highly suggested!  978.999.5917

Sunday, September 22
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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Make Smoking and Vaping History

Cape Ann Wellness

September 15th marked the Great American Smoke-Out.
I recently experienced a surge in requests for assistance with ‘smoking cessation.’ Besides this being the time for the annual Great American Smoke-Out, I believe some of this upswing in consultations is due to the reports in the media of the dangers of vaping with the ‘risks of a serious lung disease.’ This year there have been 7 deaths reported in the United States related to serious lung diseases linked with vaping. This has led to calls in the media to ban flavored e-cigarettes, seemingly targeted at teenagers. The irony of this is how quickly politicians and agencies have talked about banning these products, and yet the Tobacco Industry is allowed to continue to sell knowingly lethal products, that are attributed to almost half a million deathsannually in the United States.
Some Important Facts:
  • E-cigarettes usually contain nicotine. Nicotine is what makes tobacco…

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Cape Ann Community


With the historic 1806 Meetinghouse in the background, this early fall show attracts a variety of fine classic cars from around the North Shore. The audience is invited to vote for their favorite classic cars in 9 categories and trophies will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.

The car show is free and open to the public with donations to the ongoing preservation of the Meetinghouse gratefully accepted. It is a delightful family-friendly event with food vendors and live Dixieland-style music performed by John’s Giddy Gang. Tours of treasures inside the Meetinghouse will be available and include performances on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.

Owners of classic cars may register on the day of the show ($10 fee) at the entrance to…

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Cape Ann Clergy to host Earth Prayers: In Solidarity with the Climate Strike

Hello Joey and friends:

Gloucester, MA – The Associated Clergy of Cape Ann announces “Earth Prayers: In Solidarity with the Climate Strike” at the Fisherman’s Wives Statue on Stacy Boulevard in Gloucester on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10 a.m.

As faith leaders, we are inviting the community to gather locally as part of the Climate Strike taking place in Boston and around the world.  Our gathering will include readings, prayers and songs to invite a deeper awareness of our responsibility to care for the earth.  All are welcome to join us for this gathering.