With our regulars Kim Smith, Ralph DiGiorgio, Chris McCarthy!
The clouds and sunset on Friday evening was impressive.
Hello Gloucester from Maryland!
This morning saw the successful relaunch of the Sylvina W. Beal from the railways @maritimegloucester. We can’t wait to have the Beal in Essex at the Burnham yard (@schoonerardelle) for its upcoming rebuild! We continue to make history here on the waterfront!
I’m Karen McLane. My family built a house in 1870 in Rockport and WE STILL HAVE IT. And oh, I am a direct descendant of Richard Tarr, first settler of Rockport, through my great-great-grandmother, Eldora Tarr. My dad, Merrill McLane, was a local historian, writing books about Rockport, and he was a founding member of the “Rights of Way” Committee.
I’m in town with my dance company, Ancient Rhythms, for a show at MAGMA Dance in Gloucester Saturday, November 9. We’re excited to be working with some local dancers to present an exuberant dance performance with fantastical costumes, and something for everyone ages 8 and up. A few years ago, our dancers came up to perform our original production of The Crowning of the Woodland queen at Windhover. We are excited to share our dance again via a new production on the North Shore!
We have a fabulous audience base in the DC area, but here we are not really known. We would appreciate a shoutout from you so the Gloucester community knows about the performance tomorrow night.
See below for all the details and don’t hesitate to get in touch! Thank you so much.
Dancing to Ancient Rhythms…The Power and the Voice of Women in Dance Through the Millennia
With echoes from the ancient past to the present…
Washington DC-based Ancient Rhythms Dance explores the rich and vast subject of women in dance through the millennia with a vibrant and colorful theatrical dance performance, Saturday, November 9 in Gloucester, MA.
Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm
MAGMA Dance Center: 11 Pleasant Street / Gloucester, MA
General Admission – $25
Limited Seating – Tickets at the Door or Online at
Mass Audubon and Hunts Photo recently sponsored a birdwalk in Canton MA at the Museum of American Bird Art which we attended. It’s only about an hour’s drive and the trails are accessible and manageable. We definitely plan to return without a crowd of photographers and birdwatchers trailing along. Although no birds were sighted during the actual birdwalk (probably due to the healthy number of participants stomping through the woods all together), we were also treated to a show of rescued birds being rehabilitated and allowed to photograph them to our heart’s content. I am very sorry I did not get the name of the rescue organization as they were extremely knowledgeable and open to the desires of the photographers present.
Here are some of the rescues we met. They included a male American Kestrel, screech owl, saw-whet owl, and barn owl.