This Weekend at Seven Suns Gallery! Small Works Sale & Live Demo and new class offerings!

Dear Friends,

Seven Suns Gallery will be open this weekend for a POP-UP Small Works Sale and for a special Dual Live Floral Demo in Pastel by myself and artist Rebecca Nagle. 

Please let us know if you would like to join us at the demo, we would love to see you there! 

Gallery hours this weekend Sat. Feb. 11 from 10am-4pm & Sun. Feb. 12 from 12pm-4pm

Demo: Sat. at 11am

There will also be an online link to the sale coming soon. 

Three Class Offerings at Seven suns Gallery:

 1. “Jumpstart Your Creativity”  (Three options) Monday Feb. 20th from 1-4pm, Monday 27th from 1-4pm and Sunday March 4th from 1-4pm

 2.  “Beyond Flowers” Monday March 20th from 1-4pm

 3. Creating your “Inner Landscape” Thursday through Sunday April 6, 7, 8 & 9 each day from 1-4

Please email me if you are interested and I will send all the details!

Many Blessings and Creative Abundance your way,
Loren Doucette

Seven Suns Gallery 
48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966


Coast Guard rescues mariner in distress as wave capsizes vessel near mouth of Columbia River

Astoria, Ore.  –  

The Coast Guard rescued a mariner in distress approximately 6 miles west of the Columbia River mouth Friday, Feb. 3. Multiple units responded and saved the mariner as the disabled 35-foot vessel Sandpiper was capsized by a breaking wave.

At 10 a.m., Sector Columbia River watchstanders received an audible MAYDAY call via VHF marine-band radio channel 16. No further information was provided in the radio transmission. An approximate position of the distress call origin was determined using radio tower triangulation.

A Station Cape Disappointment crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew of the Advanced Rescue Helicopter School launched from Station Cape Disappointment. Multiple crews of the National Motor Lifeboat School who were conducting training in the area also diverted to respond. Coast Guard crews were on scene at approximately 10:40 a.m.

On scene personnel communicated with the distressed mariner and learned that the vessel was taking on water. On scene conditions were reported to be 20-foot seas and extremely high windspeeds.

The rescue swimmer, a student of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, was deployed to the water using a winch cable before swimming toward the vessel. As the swimmer made his approach, a breaking wave capsized the vessel. The mariner was ejected from the vessel as a result and suffered minor injuries.

The swimmer proceeded to retrieve the mariner from the water and both were hoisted to the helicopter using a winch cable.

The survivor was transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Air Station Astoria and was in stable condition when transferred from the Coast Guard’s care.

After the mariner was released to the care of emergency medical personnel, local authorities notified the Coast Guard that the individual is suspected to have stolen the vessel. Astoria Police Department is leading that investigation.

As a rescue swimmer, this was Aviation Survival Technician 3rd Class John “Branch” Walton’s first life saved. Hours later, he and his classmates graduated from the Advanced Rescue Helicopter School.