Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of June 1st Nia Routine: Country Bluesy Fun More Nia on 1623 Project TV

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EEEEEEEHAH!!

Git yer hat and boots and come join me on the dance floor as we sashay about to the fun country bluesy tunes by The Bumper Jacksons, The Quebe Sisters and Hot Club of Cowtown. Don’t know these bands?  Well get ready for some earworms cause you will be humming and singing these tunes all week.  My personal favorite, Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.  Check out the song here

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or…

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Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of June 1st Nia Routine: Country Bluesy Fun More Nia on 1623 Project TV

Cape Ann Wellness

nia blues country swing title graphic

EEEEEEEHAH!!

Git yer hat and boots and come join me on the dance floor as we sashay about to the fun country bluesy tunes by The Bumper Jacksons, The Quebe Sisters and Hot Club of Cowtown. Don’t know these bands?  Well get ready for some earworms cause you will be humming and singing these tunes all week.  My personal favorite, Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.  Check out the song here

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or…

View original post 268 more words

Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of June 1st Nia Routine: Country Bluesy Fun More Nia on 1623 Project TV

Cape Ann Wellness

nia blues country swing title graphic

EEEEEEEHAH!!

Git yer hat and boots and come join me on the dance floor as we sashay about to the fun country bluesy tunes by The Bumper Jacksons, The Quebe Sisters and Hot Club of Cowtown. Don’t know these bands?  Well get ready for some earworms cause you will be humming and singing these tunes all week.  My personal favorite, Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.  Check out the song here

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or…

View original post 268 more words

Limited Tastes of Tonno Still Available

Update to the Restaurant Update: No takeout meals, but Tonno Gloucester is offering produce boxes ($45 each for a fruit box or a vegetable box) as well as rigatoni, bolognese and tomato sauce. I also noticed they were offering their wine and rocks glasses (nice!). Wednesday June 3 pickup 4:30 PM to 6 PM. (Mixed fruit pickup Thursday)  Order online here: https://www.toasttab.com/TONNO/v3 Thank you Tonno!

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East Gloucester art exhibit and funeral announcement on the eve of WWI draft registration: Gloucester during the 1918 Pandemic Part 3

This excerpt has been adapted from 1918 Pandemic: Reconstructing How the Flu Raged Then Flattened in Gloucester, Massachusetts when 183 Died in 6 weeks, HERE by Catherine Ryan. Mini posts like this one highlight select weeks during the outbreak as serialized quick reads about this Gloucester history.


The funeral announcement for young mother Mrs. Margaret E. Miller of Bass Avenue (see maps)48 who died September 9th, 1918, “after an illness of only a week”, was one of the first published flu deaths in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Miller’s funeral was held at home, which was common, at her in-laws on Traverse Street in East Gloucester. She left behind a husband and their three month old daughter. 

The first civilian flu death reported in Boston was just one day earlier. Quincy came 6 days later. Worcester ten.

As the first major American offensives in France were underway, the Massachusetts battle of the flu turned into a public health crisis.

There were more visitors and announcements for special singing programs in East Gloucester that September 10th. Were the Gloucester residents among the carriers or those exposed to the virus?

“Mrs. John Brainerd Wilson has been entertaining her sister, Miss Hildreth of Everett, who is supervisor in the public schools of that city. Mrs. Fred Pierson and Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop C. Sherman and child, all of Quincy, are spending a week at 62 Mt. Pleasant avenue. Letter Carrier Sherman T. Walen is indisposed at his home on Rocky Neck…The Ladies’ Society of the Chapel Street Church will hold a basket picnic in West Gloucester tomorrow…The Chapel Street Baptist church school gathered on Sunday noon, for the first time after the summer adjournment…There were 140 members of the church school present…”50

Gloucester Daily Times- East Gloucester column 9/10/1918

The School Committee convened that evening and voted to uphold the marriage bar for female teachers*, unless the husband was deployed. Duncan Wright of Annisquam was brought to Court by the Board of Health for “collecting swill without permit”. Gloucester’s “most prominent resident artist”, noted American painter, Cecilia Beaux, facilitated and underwrote the last exhibit of the 1918 season at the Gallery on the Moors: a national touring show featuring drawings and war posters created by children from France. The arts community hoped school groups would visit this very special art show near Rocky Neck. Beaux offered a gallery talk to encourage art fans.

[In lieu of installation shots from that exhibit at any venue, I’ve included 1)art by children from France created at Red Cross programs during WWI, and 2)a video of Vive L’amerique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally for a commemorative exhibit at The National WWI Museum and Memorial in 2017 that featured drawings by French schoolchildren from an art teacher’s class at the start of the war.]

Sometime that week the Schooners Natalie Hammond and Athlete left Gloucester Harbor. On September 11, 1918, the headline on the front page of the local paper was a strong reminder about the draft Registration opening at all the voting places the very next day:

All are Urged to Register Early: All Flags to Fly and Bands to Play tomorrow

From 7 o’clock tomorrow morning until 8 o’clock tomorrow evening the voting places in this city and Rockport will be open for the enrollment of those coming within the new draft every man between the ages of 18 to 45 years both inclusive not already registered must register tomorrow for the Selective Service Draft.”51

Gloucester Daily Times draft registration reminder 9/11/1918

“Tomorrow our streets will be thronged with men,” Massachusetts Governor McCall’s proclamation urging liquor stores to close began. “The day should be devoted entirely to such activities as will best expedite the enrollment of such a large number of men as are required by the National Government to enroll for military service.”  Gloucester was prepared. A corps of volunteers, registrars and interpreters for those unable to speak English all readied.

Though undoubtedly effective in generating support for the war and community, the local notices, meetings and community events predate the coming calamity September 12. With hindsight they make for a wincing read.  Unlike the general population in those days, contemporary readers know how each of these gatherings, little or small, ordinary or special, might spread the deadly contagion and end.

Badly.

Burn the peach stone barrel

Avoid committee meetings!

Steer clear of the crowds—especially singing ones!

Stay home! 

*author note: There were of course exceptions, however nursing and teaching jobs were targeted to all the single ladies, by law. Some who argued in defense of the policy expressed how limiting one job per household helped those who needed it most to earn a living. (One way to skirt that rule was to use the “maiden” name and keep mum about the marriage.) The teaching bar began in the late 1800s in the U.S. and lasted until the Civil Rights act in 1964.


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**detail from a dynamite painting, one of the great portraits– and cat depictions ever– for Joey DC

Breaking in grilling season

Easy pickup with halibut from Fisherman’s Wharf and a baguette from Alexandra’s. All available veggies were thrown on. Of course, we started with Turner’s oysters again before firing up and topped it off with Captain Dusty’s. Enjoyed by all!

GloucesterCast 423 Livestream With Chief Ed Conley, Mayor Sefatia, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 5/31/20

GloucesterCast 423 Livestream With Chief Ed Conley,  Mayor Sefatia,  Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 5/31/20

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Topics Include:

Thank you to the people on the front 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.

Chief Ed Conley AMA (Ask Me Anything)
What measures does the Gloucester Police Department have in place to make sure nothing happens to anyone the way it happened to George Floyd?
What would you like to say to the Floyd Family?
What would you like to say to the rioters or people inciting others to riot?
Haircut procedures report from salon and barber
What we are expecting/hoping for with restaurant opening
Unveiling Schooner Masks! Pat ordered customized masks that have picture of schooner on them.  From Zazzle.
Praying Mantis taking out hummmingbirds
Death Row Sub and meal report
Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Osprey Parents Waiting for Eggs to Hatch

Ospreys seem to be plentiful this year, including the pair in the marsh behind Lobsta Land. There are 3 eggs in that nest and you can watch progress on the osprey cam (link: https://ecga.org/Osprey-cam)  The Essex Greenbelt website reports that “Annie” and “Squam” are tending to three eggs, the first of which is expected to hatch around June 15.

We have been keeping an eye on them from the road, but watching on the webcam is much much better! A screenshot from the webcam taken today May 31. One appeared to be feasting in the nest while the other watched from a safe distance.

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Here’s another I took earlier this season before the eggs appeared. Obviously the webcam is a much better view.

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And another taken in flight recently. They are magnificent.

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Indulge in new Beauport classics, such as Day Boat Scallops with @1606restaurantandbar’s takeout service. Place your order online via the 1606 site!

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Now Offering Takeout Wednesday-Sunday from 5-8pm, Full Reopening June 8th.

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GloucesterCast Live AMA With Gloucester Police Chief Ed Conley Sunday Morning At 9AM