OSPREYS ANNIE AND SQUAM HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR LOSTALAND HOME!

If you’ve recently driven by Lobstaland you may have noticed a white head perched above the large stick nest, which is situated atop the manmade Osprey platform. Just as they have done the past three years, Annie and Squam have returned to their Lobstaland salt marsh nesting site.

Last year the young pair had their first successful breeding season and fledged one chick, appropriately named River (best names for Ospreys ever!)

Dave Rimmer, Greenbelt’s Director of Stewardship, shares that the webcams will be going in shortly, most likely next week 🙂

The nest is a little too far off for my camera’s range to take some beautiful photos nonetheless, it is joy to watch the pair foraging, flying, and nesting in the marsh.

Read More about Greenbelt’s Osprey Program Here

For more information about Essex Greenbelt’s Osprey Program, contact Dave Rimmer at dwr@ecga.org or 978-768-7241 X14. Or visit http://www.ecga.org and click on the Osprey Program page.

JEFF WEAVER! YET ANOTHER CELEBRITY SIGHTING AT CASTAWAYS

Jeff Weaver, Cape Ann’s preeminent painter, gets his morning joe from Castaways

Although Jeff’s gallery is temporarily not open due to coronavirus, you can contact him via his website: Jeff Weaver Gallery

About Jeff Weaver

Jeff Weaver was born in 1953 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began drawing and painting at an early age, accepting portrait commissions by age fourteen. In his high school years, he won awards in drawing & sculpture in the Boston Globe state-wide art competitions. During this time his teacher was Eleanor Marvin, accomplished sculptor and graphic artist, who nourished his draftsmanship skills. After graduating from high school, he entered the Boston Museum School. In 1972 he took up residence in Gloucester,  sketching and painting the waterfront on an almost daily basis.

In his early years in the city, he supported himself at various waterfront jobs, as well as from commissions for boat portraits from fishing vessel captains, and for murals in commercial establishments and private homes. This eventually led to many years of commercial work, including over 30 murals painted in different parts of the city.

Returning to fine art pursuits in the 1990s, Jeff again focused on depicting Gloucester and its environs in various media. He currently operates a studio/gallery at 16 Rogers Street on the Gloucester waterfront.

Friday Night At Home Beauport Virtual Cocktails With Gail Live

It was so nice, I’m doing it TWICE! Join me Saturday April 18th, right here on Facebook 7pm for another CONCERT AT HOME…

“IT’S SATURDAY…YOU GOTTA STAY IN THE HOUSE, AIN’T GOT NOTHING TO DO”

OH BUT YOU DOOOOO!

Come join me 7pm THIS SATURDAY, RIGHT HERE…NEW TUNES TO DANCE TO!

Tell your friends, have a party (but in your own homes, safely).

#johnjeromemusic #islandcowboy #ICNATION #localmusic #quarantinelife #couchconcerts #stayhome #gloucesterma

 

Marshall Farm Stand


Marshalls Farm Stand Curbside Ordering Greenhouses 978-283-2168 144 Concord Street, Gloucester, MA  01930

Family owned and operated—for many generations, the Marshall family has farmed the land on the North Shore of Boston.
Current COVID-19 Information
WE ARE OPEN! We decided to open the farm stand early this year to give our customers an option other than shopping at a large supermarket. At this time, we will have a limited inventory. Our main concern is the health and safety of our customers and our staff! Therefore, we will be offering curbside pickup exclusively for farm stand products.

Although we are not allowing our customers into the farm stand during this time, our greenhouses are open to customers. We are following CDC and Gloucester Board of Health guidelines. All employees and customers must wear an appropriate face mask covering their nose and mouth and social distancing is required. To help with social distancing, we are marking aisles as one way in the greenhouses and in the plant display areas. We are also offering curbside pickup for plants.

CURBSIDE ORDERING
Family owned and operated – for many generations, the Marshall family has farmed the land on the North Shore of Boston.

We pride ourselves in our selection of homegrown & locally grown fresh seasonal produce and in our abundant variety of annual & perennial flowers and vegetable and herb plants.

As the season unfolds, our Farm Stand choices let you enjoy the very best flavors of local produce, bakeries, dairies and butchers. Stop by soon…and often.
If anyone is looking for fresh produce, meats, Richardson ice cream, eggs, flowers, veggie plants, bags of soil, compost, cow manure for your garden go to.

Marshallsfarmstand.com.

We are offering curbside orders and deliveries.

Stay safe!

Minglewood Harborside and Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester have patnered to help provide you with everything you need to enjoy a delicious meal around fresh, local seafood

Minglewood Harborside and Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester have patnered to help provide you with everything you need to enjoy a delicious meal around fresh, local seafood – without making a trip to the store.

Order your haddock or scallops from Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester and sides, beer & wine from Minglewood Harborside; one call, one stop, one payment. Just call 978.281.7707 to place your order and receive a pickup time, pull into one of our curbside pickup spots in front of Minglewood Harborside, and we’ll bring everything out to your car.

10 AM – 4 PM, Tuesday – Saturday
978.281.7707
Credit Cards, Apple & Google Pay only

Fisherman’s Wharf Fresh Seafood

HADDOCK 2lbs 15

SCALLOPS 1lb 15

Minglewood Takeout Menu

all sides are intended to feed 2 to 4 people

ROASTED VEGETABLE MEDLEY 12
Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic, Parmesan

ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES 12
Garlic, Rosemary, Parsley, Butter

RITZ CRACKER CRUMBS & PARSLEY 4

CLAM CHOWDER 12 pint, 22 quart

PASTA SALAD 10

BROWNIES 8

Wine

KJ CHARDONNAY 22

OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC 22

HAYES RANCH CABERNET 20

DARK KNIGHT BLEND 22

STUDIO ROSE 26

Beer by the Bottle

BUD LITE 4

BUDWEISER 4

CORONA 4

32oz Bottled Draft

BENTWATER SLUICE JUICE 14

ALLAGASH WHITE 14

Boulevard Beauty

Spring flowers, and especially tulips, are my very favorites and I look forward to seeing them burst forth each year. As you already know, the boulevard display beats any nearby so-called “tulip festival” but this is what it looks like just before we get to enjoy the beauty. It’s so nice to see green popping out everywhere. These were taken maybe a week ago so progress has certainly been made since then. Even the pansies seem to join the tulips and the Fisherman’s Wife  watching the skyline for returning boats.

 

Mask On!

We look forward to see what pithy advice Howard’s Flying Dragon Antiques will have for us. This advice was displayed even before masks became required in certain circumstances.  Thanks, Howard’s!

As an FYI we took Donna Ardizzoni’s advice and contacted Sue Wheeler of Arts Abound in Magnolia to purchase some additional masks. You may want to do the same! $15 each. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/artsaboundmagnolia/

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Spring Allergies ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Spring is springing and so are allergies!

Nobody wants to hear this, but diet definitely does make a difference when you’re suffering from allergies.

Most people suffer from Kapha type (phlegm) of allergy symptoms – sinus congestion, sneezing, lung congestion, watery eyes, fatigue, lethargy, mental fogginess. So it’s important during allergy season, and even for several weeks prior, to start a Kapha reducing diet. This means cutting out or drastically reducing dairy products, wheat, fried foods, and cold or iced drinks. During this time you want to add warming spices like ginger, drying grains like rye and barley, and lots of fresh vegetables including leafy greens.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC is available to help you through the spring allergy season just message us to book your virtual appointment.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”😊

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Gloucester Biotechnology Academy accepting applications for next class!

Cape Ann Community

While working from home, Academy staff are still reviewing applications, holding interviews via Zoom and accepting students into the next Gloucester Biotechnology Academy class! Don’t wait, space is limited and class spots are filling up – APPLY TODAY!

This is a chance to gain the skills you need to start a career in the exciting field of biotech.  After six months of intensive, hands-on lab skills work and training at the Academy’s state-of-the-art teaching facility in Blackburn Center, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a three-month, paid internship at a biotech company in Boston/Cambridge/the North Shore.  This is a unique and fulfilling experience, don’t miss out!

More information, as well as the application, can be found on our website: gmgi.org/apply.  You can also reach out to Lead Teacher, Elizabeth Wing for more information at elizabeth.wing@gmgi.org.

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