Live GloucesterCast 394 With GPD Chief Ed Conley, Chris McCarthy, and Joey Ciaramitaro 4/7/20
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Thank you to the people on the font lines of the crisis that are sacrificing being away from their families- First Responders, Health Care Workers, Grocery Store People, Truckers and anyone else sacrificing to keep things moving.
Snowy Owl MightY Hunter is part two of the series A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann. The segment where Snowy is eating prey may be too graphic for very young children, so parents please preview.
Please share with friends and your young naturalists. Thank you for watching and take care ❤
A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann
Not last winter but the winter before, an exquisite Snowy Owl arrived on Cape Ann. I think it was sometime in December we first began seeing her perched on Bass Rocks. Many of us followed her escapades daily and we took lots of photos. I was also filming her. Like many Snowies, she was tolerant of people, but I think she was especially unperturbed by humans. I also filmed other Snowies that irruptive winter, a stunning nearly all white male nicknamed Diablo at Salisbury Beach, a pretty female at Plum Island, and several males that were located at a beach just north of Logan Airport. And while filming one morning in the dunes at Crane Beach, two were having an epic battle. I was sitting super still and one of the combatants landed within several feet of where I was perched, startling us both!
About two months ago my computer crashed and I lost my film editing program and also became sick with what I thought was a cold. I had been mostly self-quarantining for a month prior to the mandated quarantine because I didn’t want any elderly friends to catch my cold. It turns out it is pneumonia. So between quarantining and learning my brand new film editing program I have made a series of short 3-5 minute films, mostly for the parents and kids in our neighborhood, and also for all our owl lovers. Hopefully, these shorts will help a bit to pass the time.
A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann is part one in the first of five episodes. Next to come is Snowy Owl Mighty Hunter.
Please share with your neighbors and Moms and Dads home with the kids. I think you will love seeing the Snowy and how beautiful, too, Cape Ann looks in wintertime. And we’ll also learn some fun facts about Snowies!
Thank you for watching and please be well ❤
Kettle Island off of Shore Road, the ocean looked like it had diamonds floating on top.
Janet Rice submits Piping Plover snapshots.
This additional update was posted on the city’s website today April 7:
IMPORTANT NOTICE – COMPOST FACILITY CLOSED APRIL 25, 2020
The City’s first Spring Curbside Collection will begin on Monday April 27 on your regular trash day. Please have leaves and yard waste in brown paper leaf bags or loose in barrels out no later than 7am on collection day. The contractor picks up yard waste first, then dumps and then begins regular trash and recycling collection. Please – no plastic bags! Unfortunately brush cannot be collected curbside, just leaves and grass clippings.
The City of Gloucester continues to advance measures to limit person to person contact to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone is urged to follow all the local and state guidelines and recommendations. We all have a responsibility to do our part to keep each other and our City safe.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Stay well!
The Basket Ball Hoops at The Fort Playground and Burnham’s Field are no longer useable.
The Stay Home electronic sign is at rotary. ( let’s hope people do it)
Beach Parking Lots are closed and will remain closed.
Cars illegally parked will get tickets and Vehicles obstructing other vehicles from passing will be towed.
Chief Conley will be on GMG tonight at 6:30PM emphasizing ￼Stay Home ! etc.
“Ignorance doesn’t excuse Ignorant.”
Sunday and Monday Generous Gardeners planted pansies in pots all over Gloucester. With the help of a local grower and all the gardeners spring and hope has sprung all over Gloucester. Soon there will be tulips blooming on the Boulevard, all of these gardeners bring beauty to Gloucester, so they put on their mask and continued to bring beauty and hope that soon life will return with gratitude!❤
I was quite shocked to see this bear roaming the boulevard as Thatch and I took our daily drive. Not as shocked, however, as I was to see it hop on the back of a motorcycle and drive away. Ok…so, it may not have been a real bear…but, it was out spreading real joy. The look on the face of one of the bridge workers when he spun around and saw that it was a biker bear who had just shouted “hello” was priceless. Good for this duo riding through town giving people a reason to wave and smile. It’s the little things right now…
I received a lovely note from FOB David Collins a few days ago which he graciously permitted me to share. It seems Jessica Linquata’s Wilkins suggestion that we “Light it Up for Easter” has spread to Florida!
Here’s what David had to say:
A small dose of quarantine therapy in case you need it about now. Brought to you by Old House Cove.
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