Charlotte and I had a wonderful adventure morning checking on the owls at Plum Island. We observed several Harrier Hawks flying low over the marsh grass hunting for prey, a Short-eared Owl perched on a craggy tree, and a Snowy parked for the morning far out in the dunes. We played on the beach and she had a blast zooming up and down the boardwalk at lot no.2.

Tiny white wedge in the distance

We next stopped at the refuge headquarters to play in the marsh boat that is part of the exhibit about the Great Salt Marsh. She brought along her own stuffed Snowy to join on the boat ride.

Next destination was a visit to see the farm friends at Tendercrop Farm. Currently in residence are a turkey, ginormous steer, pony, chickens, ducks, llama, and the sweetest miniature goat who is just wonderful with toddlers.

I purchased the best steaks we have ever had, Tendercrop’s own grass fed rib-eye, made even more magnificent cooked to perfection by Alex, with a beautiful red wine demi-glace.

Everything at Tendercrop Farm is always amazingly delicious. They have the freshest and best selection of fruits and vegetables during the winter months, bar none.

Great bunches of freshly cut pussy willows are for sale at Tendercrop

Last stop was lunch at the Ipswich Clambake. The owners and staff are just the most friendly. The clam chowder at the Clambake is perfection. Charlotte and I shared a mini super fresh fried clam appetizer and that, along with the chowder, made the best sort of lunch to top off our fun adventure morning.

Tendercrop Farm is located at 108 High Road, 1A, in Newbury.

Ipswich Clambake is located at 196 High Street, 1A, in Ipswich.


Tax Day Ready!

Cape Ann Home

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Tax season is upon us. With the changing tax laws, there are a lot of new questions to answer. We’re bringing in Mary Lou Balbo of Horvitz & Frisch CPA’s to give us answers. Get yourself & your business tax day ready.

This event is geared towards members of the building industry, but all are welcome.

RSVP Today so we have enough food and drink! It’s makes it all go down a little easier.

Grand Banks

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Auction Saturday Evening 6pm January 18th, 2020 (Inspection 4pm-6pm / Day of Sale)

Happy New Year!

See a few auction pictures here.

Saturday Evening 6pm
January 18th, 2020
(Inspection 4pm-6pm / Day of Sale)

1 Kondelin Rd. Gloucester, MA – 01930

We know there’s Snow Scheduled for Saturday, so please be reminded of our policy which is…Rain, Snow or Shine! The auction is on. We’ll ONLY cancel if the roads are closed, in which case, the extreme weather date is Sunday, 1/19/2020 – same time.
Obviously we are late out of the gate on pictures and descriptions for this auction. This is due to the fact that we just had our First Vintage Flea Market last Sunday! If you were there, you know it was a huge success and extremely well attended! Thank You.

However, this means we’re a bit behind in our auction promotion! This is the reason you don’t see pics or a detailed item description in this email. BUT just know that we’ll have our usual 200+ lots of vintage items, antiques, furniture, art, coins jewelry and much more!

If time permits, we may have a more complete listing available by the time our reminder email goes out on Saturday morning.

You can also check out our website at

or our listing on for updates

There is a 15% buyer’s premium. Cash, known checks and credit cards are accepted (no extra charge for credit card use).​

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​Please note that there is plenty of parking at our new location. You may use the front lot, the side lot and the street.

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Gloucesteropoly to Support GHS 2020!

Gloucester High School’s Class of 2020 is selling a limited edition of Gloucesteropoly!!

Boards cost $25 and help raise funds for the Class of 2020.  What a fun addition to your family game night, perfect for guests who visit from out of town….or friends who have moved out of town and miss it greatly, or…of course…as a gift!

Boards will be sold in the Gloucester High School Atrium this Saturday, 1/18, from 8:00-10:00.   If you can not make it to the high school in person during those hours, please reach out to the Class of 2020 student council at or contact High School Teacher, Tracy Lowthers, at


Cinnamon Tea

Cape Ann Wellness

Ayurveda Wellness Healing loves the taste of cinnamon Tea especially on a cold, wet, dark day.

Through the lens of Ayurveda, cinnamon has been held as a natural healing agent that is used as a potent remedy against colds, stomach problems especially indigestion. It helps stop sugar cravings and is used to aid digestion and circulation. This ancient remedy is used to treat colds, congestion and fevers.

Click on the link for an easy to make recipe:

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


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Looking for what’s next? Come learn about the exciting opportunities at Gloucester Biotechnology Academy!

Cape Ann Community

Join us on Thursday, January 23rd from 3pm to 6pm for Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s first Open House of the year.

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy offers a unique, 9-month hands-on training program – including a 3-month paid internship –  for high school graduates, providing the skills needed to enter the biotech workforce as a lab technician.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a young adult who is looking to begin a promising and fulfilling career in a growing field.

Come learn more about the curriculum, chat with instructors and current students, and pick up an application for the upcoming class.

Please reach out to Lead Teacher Elizabeth Wing at with any questions.

GBA_Flyer_OPEN HOUSE January 2020

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