Heidi Dallin shares a story worth telling

Cape Ann Symphony summer celebration recap-

Annisquam Village Hall and Rosemarie Hinkle to the rescue!

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“Then – due to circumstances beyond her control our planned solo flutist had to cancel.To the rescue: Rosemarie Hinkle, principal flutist for the Melrose and Quincy Symphony Orchestras.

The hall’s acoustics were brilliant.

Rosemarie was brilliant.

The musicians were brilliant.

A few comments heard after each performance:
“What an incredible sound!”
“This was a fantastic performance. I’m so glad I came.”
“We can’t wait for the symphony’s concerts to return.”

Pork Belly Bites At The Dock

Northeast BBQ


cube up the pork

apply rub

put on cooker offset coals and cook 2 hours around 250

take off and put in tin container

add more rub, brown sugar, honey and bbq sauce

cover tightly with foil and cook 2 more hours

uncover and toss pork bites in liquid and let firm up for 30 minutes


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Water and Wildlife — pat morss

Similar weekly routine, but variations on themes.

Schooners Roseway (I believe) and Adventure heading into the harbor
Lobstering and fishing around the Audubon Sanctuary rocks
J20s racing past Eastern Point, coming from Marblehead
Mom turkey had 9 chicks last summer, but we’ve seen only 1 this year
Eddy the Great Egret is still walking on the lily pads on Niles Pond
Hank, the Great Blue Heron, took note and found it works
Finally had a good view of a Gray Fox on the path to the rocks

Surprisingly inquisitive. We have been hearing them yapping often in the bushes

And, of course, these young deer are everywhere!

It is back, the 63rd Sidewalk Bazaar

We are looking for vendors for the 63rd Sidewalk Bazaar this year! From August 5-7 Main Street Merchants will bring their shops out onto the street, joined by artisans, crafters, food vendors, non-profits, entertainers, kids, activities and much more. For more information, go to https://www.gloucestermerchantassociation.org/

Monday at Seaport Grille

As you may know, I like to celebrate Mondays with a margarita but last week we found ourselves at Seaport Grille on Rogers Street on Monday. There was a special cocktail available: Strawberry Coconut Mojito. And, just like that, we were celebrating Mojito Monday instead of Margarita Monday! It was a fair trade off! Jim had the eggplant panini and I had my favorite there: filet with béarnaise sauce. My steak was done to perfection and Jim cleaned his plate. I finished the meal with another favorite: Seaport Coffee. We very much enjoyed our new Mojito Monday.

Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of Aug. 2nd New time Thurs. Nia class 10am and new Moving to Heal class Thurs. 11:15am

Cape Ann Wellness

Come join us as we celebrate great American composer, Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Great songs and lyrics that still apply to issues of today. Unusual rythyms and contemporary takes on the original score.

New time for Thursday Nia Class-10 am. And new class addition, Moving to Heal at 11:15 am. Moving to Heal Nia is a slower, less intensive class with less standing and more done in the chair. Great for people with injuries or conditions that make it hard to participate in a classic Nia class. Also good for people getting back into exercise. For more info on Moving to Heal, see the info and videos on my web site or click here

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site,

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