Sunday, March 22, 20202:00 PM InManchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Mozart, Haydn, Brahms & Lewin features legendary composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Johannes Brahms; and guest artist Grammy winning virtuoso pianist Michael Lewin. The internationally acclaimed pianist has played in over 30 countries and commands a repertoire of over 40 piano concertos. Mr. Lewin joins CAS to play Brahms’ powerful Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also includes Mozart’s joyous Marriage of Figaro Overture and Haydn’s delightfulSymphony No. 101 “The Clock.” The Cape Ann Symphony March concert featuringMozart, Haydn, Brahms & Lewin is Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm at Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Concert ticket prices are: Adult/$43.00;Senior Citizens/$38.00; Students (of any age)/$15.00; and Youth (Age 12 and Under)/$5.00. For tickets and further information call 978-281-0543 or Visit


A question often asked – do bird feeders help or hurt birds? A thoughtful analysis from Cornell:

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Cornell All About Birds

By Emma Greig

“…There are some clear benefits of feed­ing birds. We know that some regular feeder visitors, such as Northern Cardi­nals, are doing very well, because their populations are growing and ranges expanding. But supplementary feeding has also been associated with negative impacts such as disease transmission, deaths from window strikes (when birds fly away from a feeder and into a house), and increased predation pressures (such as Cooper’s Hawks feeding themselves by feasting on feeder birds). Can we rec­oncile these disparate consequences of bird feeding and determine if feeding is actually harmful on a broad scale?”

Read more here:

Male Cardinal

Manchester-Essex Cribbage Tournament

Cape Ann Community

Thursday, February 27 at the American Legion Hall  (behind Manchester Town Hall)

$25 to enter – Cash Prizes – This is a friendly tournament.

Have a fun evening while supporting a good cause.

Arrive 5:30pm to learn or brush up

6:00pm to register

6:30pm to start playing

Play 3 different people,

Winners determined by number of games won and points won by.

Please RSVP to

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Lights Camera Action! at Crane Estate

I thought I’d visit Crane Beach and Crane Estate yesterday since it was such a pretty day. I hadn’t been there in a while and wasn’t sure what to expect during school vacation week. To my surprise, I ran right smack into movie filming. The “home base” was the beach parking lot and it was pretty busy but they let me in to take a drive-around. It appears vacation programs are planned around the filming. I couldn’t find out what was being filmed but perhaps one of our readers know?