The woman in the above picture was trying to capture a photo of her dog and the seal together. A friend of mine took the photo late last winter at a local Massachusetts beach and shared it. The seal was terrified and the woman appears to be oblivious to her snarling dog. I was in the area earlier that day when she was asked twice by an Audubon employee to stop disrupting a Snowy Owl.

It’s that time of year when Snowy Owls begin to arrive from the Arctic and a time of year when we may be fortunate enough to see a seal hauled out on the beach. Seals are only on the beach to rest, to recuperate, or to escape the jaws of a shark. NOAA’s rule of thumb is to keep at least 50 yards (150 feet) away from a hauled out seal.

If you make a Snowy fly, you are too close.

Please show your love for our local wildlife. Thank you





Get inspired to visit (and re-visit!) Homer at the Beach … Catch the PBS News Hour segment (originally broadcast on November 18) here.  

Homer at the Beach has sent attendance soaring, bringing visitors from near and far and surpassing all previous records for the Cape Ann Museum. The exhibition has garnered excellent reviews and publicity in major national media including the Wall Street Journal, theWashington Post and PBS Newshour and has been covered closer to home on WGBH Open StudioChronicle and the Boston Globe (find links to news coverage here). The exhibit closes on Sunday, December 1; the Museum will be open for extended hours on the final day from 10 AM to 5 PM. But don’t wait, the last weekend is expected to be quite busy!



Agape Giving Tree Magnolia Library

In conjunction with the outdoor Magnolia Tree Lighting, Agapé Brewing Community will be lighting an indoor “giving tree” on Sunday, December 8 at the Magnolia Library. Agape has partnered with Pathways for Children to supply gifts for up to 45 local children in need. The Giving Tree will have tags/ornaments each listing info about the children (age, favorite things, toy wish list, etc). After we light the tree, all in attendance are encouraged to take a tag and go shopping for that child. All gifts should be NEW and UNWRAPPED and can be dropped off at our 2nd Annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday Dec 15 from 12pm-5pm at the Magnolia Library (additional drop off times TBD).

The tree lighting will also feature food, beer, live music, crafts, games, and pictures with Santa.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks Musical Guests: LAURIE, ELLEN & JAY! 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 11.20.2019


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 20… 7pm start
My Musical Guests: LAURIE, ELLEN & JAY!
The initial booking for this week’s show was Chick Marston & Ellen Ford.  Well,
Chick has recently run into some minor issues with his back, so… to the recsue
comes Laurie & Jay Keefe, joining the great Ms. Ford for what promises to be
an exquisite evening of style and swing!  The ladies blend like sisters, and the
gentleman is a monster on the mando!  Chick says he’ll try to make it for a few
numbers if possible.  That would be icing on the cake, for sure.  However it plays
out, we’ll be having the time of our lives.  ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/27 Thanksgiving Eve w/The Talking Dogs
Electric Show: Dave Brown, Fly, Wolf, Mattacks
Plus special guest… Dan-O King!
12/4 Lisa Marie

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Order Your Pie to Support “Pie in the Sky” and Pick Up at Engel & Volkers

“More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit by bringing together more than 20,000 people throughout Greater Boston – including bakers, Pies Sellers, volunteers, donors, and sponsors to create the “World’s Greatest Bake Sale” in support of Community Servings’ food and nutrition program.

Each fall, more than 100 of Greater Boston’s most generous bakers, chefs, and caterers bake and donate thousands of pies that more than 500 volunteers sell to family, friends, and coworkers. You can select an apple, pecan, pumpkin, or sweet potato pie to pick up before Thanksgiving at one of our 100+ pick-up locations. (includine Engel & Volkers By the Sea on Main Street in Gloucester)

Each $30 pie or donation provides a week’s worth of nutritious meals for a neighbor who is too sick to shop or cook for themselves or their families.

The last day to purchase pies is Saturday, November 23rd! Get your pie before the shopping cart closes!”

CLICK HERE to purchase or donate a pie! 

🥧 Buy a pie and help someone in need! Hundreds of top bakers in the area donate pies to Pie in the Sky.

🥧 Each $30 pie (donation) provides a week’s worth of nutritious meals for a neighbor who is too sick to shop or cook for themselves or their families.

🥧 If you donate and purchase a pie you can come pick it up at many locations around MA including Engel & Volkers by the Sea on Main Street in Gloucester.

View their unbelievably impressive list of restaurants and bakers.  Who wouldn’t want a pie from someone on this list!


Gloucester Memories

The dreary weather has me digging through old memories and I came up with this gem from 1958 showing me rocking a Gloucester shirt…….even then……

1958 on couch with Gloucester shirt0001


I have previously posted this picture taken in our grandparents’ backyard in 1966 but it’s appropriate today to say Happy Birthday to my brother Chris! I have pretty clear memories of this visit so long ago. I hope he does as well. Happy Birthday brother!

Gloucester Summer 66

Thursday, Nov 21: Jazz Dinner Featuring SCOLLINS-WARSI DUO at Feather and Wedge


The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 PM –  9:00 PM


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

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2 Weeks Left until the Deck the Docks @ Maritime Gloucester!

Cape Ann Community

Maritime Gloucester is working hard to get ready for the 2nd Annual Deck the Docks, December 4 through 7!

  • Visit the Deck the Walls Art Show co-hosted by seArts (see below)
  • Select and get your Christmas tree from us this year, direct from Maine and loaded on your car by our helpful staff
  • Buy a beautiful Holiday Wreath from us and you can decorate it in our DIY workshop
  • Visit our Pop Up Gifts Shop with local makers, crafters, and artisan bringing you unique holiday gift ideas and options
  • Come and make your own gifts in our Holiday DIY Workshop, including fish printing, lobster buoy ornament painting, wreath decorating, and pre-school crafts for the kids.  Also, come and do fish buoy painting with our Art Haven partners!
  • Take pics with Santa in a Dory
  • Get your signature gifts in our own Maritime Gloucester Gift Shop.
  • Enjoy music from…

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