A young Mute Swan arrived at Niles Pond this morning. He /she seems a bit travel weary and spent most of the day sleeping. As a matter of fact, I didn’t see him eat once. This is very unusual behavior for Mute Swans who spend their days alternating between foraging, preening, resting briefly, and then resuming eating.

He at first was closer to shore, but a Coyote was skittering around the edge of the pond this morning and perhaps that is why the young visitor moved to the center of the pond.

You can see that he is very young because he has so much brown in his feathers.

Jazz Brunch featuring Steve Lacey


NYC jazz guitarist, Steve Lacey, returns to Feather & Wedge this Sunday for the F&W Jazz Brunch. Steve will be playing songs from the American Songbook along with some originals. If you missed him at Feather & Wedge in the past, make sure you catch him this time around.

Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, March 15
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

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

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Dear Customers,

The health and safety of our staff and customers is of utmost importance to us. We are following the recommendations and updates provided by the Gloucester Health Department. We are taking the additional measures to make keep our restaurant clean and safe:
-We are asking any staff member feeling ill to say home.
-We are asking all staff to wash their hands at regular intervals throughout service.
-We will have hand sanitizer available at the entrance of the restaurant.
-All surfaces in the kitchen and public spaces will be sprayed with a food safe disinfectant spray regularly.

Curbside Pickup: Because we know some people will want to limit their exposure to the public, we are poised for an uptick in to-go orders, and will be adding delivery service as soon as Wednesday the 18th

Our events are still scheduled as planned.  If anything changes we let you now.

Wednesday March 25th Burger Night

Friday March 27th Steve Lacey Record Release

Saturday March 28th GIRL lbgtq dance party

Wednesday April 1st Fried Chicken from Green Circle Farm

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Manchester Historical Museum Art Show Updat

From Beth Welin, Director of the Manchester Historical Museum

We will extend the art show for at least a week depending on how long most places are shut down. We’ll post a new closing reception date in a week or so. No one will come in next week (as we’ve seen yesterday and today), and we want to give you all the best chances for folks to see and buy your work. If you need to take your art as originally planned, feel free to do so. There’s no problem on our end to let the show stay up until mid April. I’ll send a new poster announcing the closing reception in a week or so when we’ve decided on the new date.

Beth Welin


Manchester Historical Museum

10 Union St.

Manchester, MA 01944




Check Out “Talk of the Times: St. Joseph Novena moving from Legion to Facebook” Article in The Gloucester Daily Times

Talk of the Times: St. Joseph Novena moving from Legion to Facebook

“With great sadness, Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan announced that the public St. Joseph’s Novena and re-enactment scheduled for March 19 at the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post 3 of the American Legion has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns that are now sweeping through Cape Ann.

“We canceled everything Wednesday night after the rosary,” said Mohan. “I sent all my novena girls a message that everything was being canceled. We are devastated. Lots of tears have been shed, not only from me but all my ‘cumnares’.”

On Thursday, Mohan and novena participants did a livestream of the saying of the rosary in front of the altar at the Legion before they started the laborious process of taking it down on Friday.

“We began taking off all the breads and saints and decorations,” said Mohan.

read the entire article on the GDT website here