Crows Corner a Red-tailed Hawk — pat morss

This morning I watched another of several encounters between crows and a Red-tailed Hawk. Physical contact by 4 crows happened in the air, and I only caught one shot as the Red-tail headed to the ground for refuge. The other photos are of 3 crows doing fly-bys to encourage the hawk to leave.

Heading down into the Audubon Sanctuary
Three boisterous crows, hemming in the hawk
First crow with a fly-by
Second crow leaving its rock and heading in
Up and over
And flying off
Third crow in close, wing to wing
A chance to leave. Score one for the crows

Are you searching for a job in hospitality? Looking to spend your summer by sea? Come learn about opportunities at the Emerson Inn

About this Event

Join us for an exciting career event, at our stunning oceanfront location right here at Cape Ann’s oldest operating hotel, The Emerson Inn.

We are gearing up for our most exciting season yet. Under new ownership in 2021, with numerous opportunities for service oriented individuals in positions all around our beautiful property. Come meet the team, that aims to ring in the roaring 20’s with a European flare, featuring oceanfront rooms, creative cuisine, craft cocktails, and superior service that will inspire memorable moments for our guests and visitors.

Whether you are looking for your first job or an entry-level role in hospitality, this event will offer some great opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you and appreciate your interest in becoming a part of the Emerson Inn team.

Emerson Inn selectively offers career opportunities to outstanding individuals with a proven record of success and demonstrated service ethic. We are currently accepting applications for many roles at the Inn including Front of House, Guest Services, Housekeeping, and the Kitchen.

The Emerson Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate by race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability.

Lexington Avenue, magnolia Signage

Members of the Magnolia Business Community,

I would like to inform you that I have been able to coordinate the efforts of the City of Gloucester Department of Public Works and MASSDOT to have two new informational signs put up on Route 127 at the intersections of Hesperus Avenue and Raymond Street that read “MAGNOLIA SHOPS AND DINING”.  In addition, the existing sign in Manchester-by-the-Sea that was turned and covered in brush has also been addressed by MASSDOT.  There is also another sign that will be put up at the Magnolia end of the Hammond Castle Parking lot.  This sign is being repainted by a local sign painter and being done so at the property owner’s expense.  I hope these additions will help guide visitors to your business and help with your success.  The request for assistance came from Ward Councilor Sean Nolan, Mayor Theken, and David Bergeron of Beauport Hearing Care.  Senator Tarr and his staff realize how much small business drives the economy and it was a pleasure for us to be able to help in this situation.  Please do not hesitate to reach out in the future.



Ted Costa

Office of Senator Bruce E. Tarr

Senate Minority Leader

State House, Room 308

Boston, MA 02133

617-722-1600 (Office)

617-722-1310 (Fax)


Two Little Birds Eatery

l was happy to see that this great little place will be opening soon. They are located directly across from Front Beach in Rockport…. by the entrance to the Mill Pond Park.

You can find a couple of screen grabs from their website below, but also check them out here!

Reopenings Update for April 23

Seasonal restaurant and activity openings updated as of April 22 with changes since last week in bold. Thanks Bex Borden, Cape Ann Handywoman for assistance and legwork (and the idea)! Next update April 30 for the final one!

Hammond Castle Museum978-283-2080www.hammondcastle.orgMay 1
7 Seas Whale Watch978-283-1776www.7seaswhalewatch.comApril 17
Cape Ann Whale Watch978-283-5110www.seethewhales.comApril 17
Pauline’s Gifts978-281-5558www.paulinesgifts.comMay 2021
Cape Ann Campsites978-283-8683.www.capeanncampsite.comMay 15
Vista Motel978-281-3410www.VistaMotel.comOPEN
Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks978-283-7600www.OceanHouseGloucester.comApril 15
White Farms on the
Thacher Island Trips/Straitsmouth Island trips617-599-2590www.thacherisland.orgMay 1 for tickets
Marshall’s Farm Stand978-283-2168www.marshallsfarmstand.comOPEN
525 Tavern978-525-3250www.525magnolia.comOPEN
Atlantis Oceanfront Motel 15
Beauport Hotel Dining978-491-50901606restaurant.comOPEN
Blue Collar Lobster978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
Capt Carlos978-283-6343www.captaincarlos.comMay 6
Crows Nest978–281–
Dining Rooms at the Castle/Seaglass
Drift Cafe978-314-4238driftgloucester.comTBD
The Franklin978-283-7888www.franklincapeann.comOPEN
George’s The Office978-281-1910www.GeorgesOfGloucester.comOPEN
Gloucester House978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
Horizon Chinese978-283-8815horizongloucester.comOPEN
JD Meyers Best Friends/Magnolia Pub978-525-2226Public group on Favebook Magnolia Pub/JD MeyersApril 1
Laneside Pub and
Little Red Rooster978-219-4004littleredroosterglo.comOPEN
Lobsta 22
Long Beach Dairy
Mile Marker
Minglewood Harborside978-281-0223minglewoodharborside.comOPEN
Oliver’s Harbor978-559-7638www.oliversharbor.comOPEN
Pilot HouseAprilwww.PilotHouseDragonLight.comOPEN
Pratty’s CAV978-283-970010 Parker St, Gloucester, MA 01930CAVOPEN
Rhumb Line978-283-973240 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930TBD
Salt Water
Seaport Grille978-282-9799seaportgrillegloucester.comOPEN
Short &
Sugar Magnolias978-281-5310www.sugarmags.comOPEN
Surfside Pizza978-281-1700www.surfsidesubsgloucester.comOPEN
Taco Lupitas978-282-9600tacoslupitagloucester.wordpress.comOPEN
TAJ – Gloucester978-515-7337ww.taj-gloucester.comOPEN
Thai Choice978-281-8118
The Cupboard978-281-1908not recently updatedTBD
Topside Grill978-281-1399www.topsidegrill.comOPEN
Two Sisters Coffee
Willow Rest978-283-2417
Yella on the Water978-491-5334www.yellagrille.comApril 29
Zeke’s Place978-283-7817zekesgloucester.comOPEN
Bean & Leaf
Bearskin Neck
Blue Lobster
BLUMEnone listedwww.blumecoffee.comTBD
Brackett’s Oceanview978-546-2797www.bracketts.comOPEN
Brothers Brew978-546-377527 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966OPEN
Emerson Inn Pigeon CoveTavern978-546-6321 1 2021
Feather & Wedge978-999-5917featherandwedge.comOPEN
Hong Kong Kitchen978-546-262613 Railroad Ave, Rockport,OPEN
Hula Moon Cafe978-546-257227 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
My Place by the
Nates at Front Beach opening with new owners under a new name TBA18 Beach St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
Red Skiff978-546-764715 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
Rockport House of Pizza978-546-606619 Broadway, Rockport,OPEN
Roy Moore Fish Shack (Dock Square)978-546-6696Dock SquareOPEN
Roy Moore Lobster Co978-546-669639 Bearskin NeckAPRIL?
Salty’ 2021
Top Dog978-546-0006topdogofrockport.comMAY
Blue Marlin Grille978-768-7400www.bluemarlingrille.comOPEN
Boat House Grille978-890-5113www.boathousegrilleessex.comOPEN
CK Pearl978-890-7378www.ckpearl.comOPEN
Down River Ice
Essex Seafood978-768-7233essexseafood.comTBD
Essex River Dogs(978) 801-4371162 Main St, Essex, MA 01929TBD
Great Marsh Brewing Company978-890-7827www.thegreatmarsh.comOPEN
Sheas opening delayed978-768-6931www.sheasrestaurant.comTBD
Village Restaurant978-768-6400wedigclams.comOPEN
Windward Grille978-768-0050windwardgrille.comOPEN
Hammond Castle Museum978-283-2080www.hammondcastle.orgMay 1
7 Seas Whale Watch978-283-1776www.7seaswhalewatch.comApril 17
Cape Ann Whale Watch978-283-5110www.seethewhales.comApril 17
YankeeFleet978-283-0313www.yankeefleet.comApril 1
Pauline’s Gifts978-281-5558www.paulinesgifts.comMay 2021
Cape Ann Campsites978-283-8683.www.capeanncampsite.comMay 15
Vista Motel978-281-3410www.VistaMotel.comApril 1
Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks978-283-7600www.OceanHouseGloucester.comApril 15
White Farms on the 8
CLEOD glassworks(978) 999-5259cleodglassworks.comOPEN