Friend Jennie writes that she was able to take a photo of the dead young fox at Good Harbor Beach this morning before Animal Control arrived. This is the third dead fox found in Gloucester recently. Such beautiful creatures and so heartbreaking to see.

Although Gloucester does not do autopsies unless rabies is suspect, the ACO believes that the foxes were mostly likely killed consuming rat poison.

In the graphics below you can see how rat poison kills not just rats, but all that come in contact. Fox and raptors, such as owls and hawks, hold a similar position in the food chain. Rat poison also sickens and kill dogs and cats. Here is a link we posted a while back about alternatives to deadly rat poison:


Lady Sylvina Beal arrives at new Essex home…

Lady Sylvina Beal arrives at new Essex home…
The schooner “Sylvina W. Beal” launched in 1911 at the Frank C. Adams boatyard in East Boothbay, Maine, appears to be the oldest former fishing vessel in Gloucester harbor, eclipsing the 93-year-old gillnetter, Phyllis A, which is being restored at Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck.
 Harold Burnham, who is doing the restoration of the classic schooner at his Essex boatyard, says, “We figure it’s going to be a couple of years before we even start the restoration, but we’ll be doing a lot of prep work in the meantime,”. “We also are looking to get a National Historic Landmark designation, which is incredibly important.”
Burnham expects the project to unfold much like the volunteer-laden effort that produced the Ardelle.
“We think it’s going to be very much a community effort,” he said.
quoted from —Sean Horgan at The Daily News, Newburyport.
For more on this story…
Photos by Len Burgess

Bank Gloucester “I Am More Project

BankGloucester “I Am More” Reception

During the months of November and December BankGloucester is hosting eight portraits from the original I Am More series. The colored pencil and pastel portraits by Amy Kerr are accompanied by essays by the subjects about how they are more than their mental illness or life situation.

There will be a reception this Saturday November 16th from 11am – 1pm at 160 Main Street in Gloucester if you would like to meet the artist and some of the local subjects.

This is the last scheduled I Am More event for Cape Ann, so a huge thank you to Ocean Alliance, the City of Gloucester, Action Inc., The Open Door, Gloucester Stage Company, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Saltwater Massage Studio, Backyard Growers, Maritime Gloucester, Willow Rest, Treetop Yoga, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Magnolia Library, The Common Crow, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Gloucester High School, Rockport Police Department, Seniorcare Inc., and the Sawyer Free Library for providing a space for discussion and healing. The portraits will continue to travel to locations around Massachusetts and New England.

It is the most wonderful time of the year

The Gloucester Merchant Associations $1,500 Shopping Spree starts next week! Every time you make a purchase at The Gloucester Shop of Cape Ann, fill out a ticket to win $750, $500 or $250 of gift certificates from participating merchants. The more you shop, the better chance you have to win! Final date of the Shopping Spree has changed to December 19th. Shop local this holiday season.



Special Thanks to Duckworth’s Bistrot!

Cape Ann Wellness

Huge thanks from the Cape Ann Power Yoga Community to Duckworth’s Bistrot for providing us with our GRAND PRIZE $200 Gift Certificate for Sober October!

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29 People successfully committed to an entire month drug and alcohol free AND 15 Power Yoga Practices. From those we drew one lucky winner for the Gift Certificate  – MAX MCNAMARA!

Congratulations to all of the participants, and our sincere thanks to the Duckworth Family for their generous contribution to our community. We’ll see you all next year!

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Rockport PTO 2019 Holiday Fair

Cape Ann Community

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Saturday, November 16th
9:30 to 2 PM
Rockport High School
24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport

Come get your holiday shopping done or buy something unique for yourself! We will have:

  • Amazing Crafters and Artists
  • Photos with Santa
  • Gingerbread House Kits
  • Surprise Jars for the Kids (they sell out fast!)
  • High Quality Raffle Items
  • Yummy Baked Goods
  • Coffee and Lunch

This is just a small sample of some of the amazing items that will be there!

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