Ginormous Goliath Bird Eating Spider

theraphosa4For Your Upcoming Halloween Delight!

This colossal arachnid is the world’s largest spider. Not only is its venom poisonous, when aggravated, Theraphosa blondi rubs its back with its feet to release a shower of barbed particles, which will cause extreme irritation and itching.

 

Cape Ann Forum – Foreign Correspondent, David Greenway

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The Cape Ann Forum is pleased to welcome H.D.S. (David) Greenway, a veteran foreign correspondent as its speaker on October 26, 2014.
Over his 50-year career reporting from 96 countries, Greenway went where the story was, from the jungles of Vietnam, to Phnom Penh under siege from the Khmer Rouge, the civil war in Pakistan that created Bangladesh, Israel’s wars with its neighbors and the first Palestinian intifadah, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He was wounded in Vietnam and awarded the Bronze Star for rescuing a wounded Marine.
Reporting for Time Magazine, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe, Greenway has covered conflicts in Lebanon and the Balkans, both Gulf Wars, and Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005, reporting from post-invasion Baghdad at the age of 70, he called Iraq “the most dangerous environment I had ever known.”
Observing American interventions cast in epic terms, Greenway witnessed what he calls “the sometimes tragic efforts of the United States to fill the vacuum of retreating empires.”
Greenway is a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe, the International New York Times and GlobalPost. Formerly he was the editorial page editor of the Globe and its national and foreign editor. He served in the U.S. Navy, was educated at Yale and Oxford, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1971. In 2009 Greenway was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
Author of the new book, “Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir”, Greenway will talk about lessons learned over a lifetime of war reporting at the Cape Ann Forum at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at City Hall in Gloucester. The event is free and open to the public.
Copies of Greenway’s book will be available for sale and signing.

Try To Look Worse Keene State. You Can’t.

What happened to getting going to parties and trying to hook up when you were in college?

What’s with the violence?

Doesn’t look like my idea of any kinda fun at all.  If the demographic displayed in these videos are the student population from Keene State then their PR department better have some magical wizards or something.  Right now people sending their kids off to school you gotta figure Keene State just raced to the very last pick in the US.  Like if you gotta pick between Keene State and garbage collector you almost gotta go garbage collector.  Beats getting smoked in the head with a bottle.  Not sure how you recover from this kind of bad look.

The kids in this video make the drek that hangs out in the MacDonalds /7 Eleven Parking lot look like the Debutantes and future rulers of America. Mutant City at Keene State Pumpkin Fest.  Mutant City.

Gloucester High School 2nd Annual Shopping Night Extravaganza Fundraiser

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Hi Everyone! This is Lillian LoGrasso and I’m excited to host my 2nd Shopping Night Extravaganza at the Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, November 21st, 2014! Last year I had this fundraiser for my daughter and her classmates that went to Italy and it was a huge success! This fundraiser is for the Gloucester High School students that are traveling with the school to Italy and France during April Vacation in 2015! The fundraiser helps ALL the kids go that want to go and experience this amazing opportunity! The Shopping Night Extravaganza will include over 20 amazing vendors for you to shop with all in one night! There will be a fun DJ and a cash bar so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop! THE BEST PART IS FREE ADMISSION!!! There will be tons and tons of raffle prizes for you to buy tickets for!!! And a 50/50! So girls and guys, Mark your calendars and bring all your friends and family!!! Remember all the money goes to the the kids so bring your big wallets!! hahaha Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you all xoxo Lil

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Note to Self: Never Leave Home Without My Camera

I really need to take a lesson from my fellow contributors and never leave home without my camera.  I’m fairly certain, however, that Murphy’s Law dictates that I will only encounter four deer grazing in a field if I am completely unprepared.

So, that having been said, I apologize for the photo quality, but 4 deer in a field in Rockport is a pretty cool grab even if the photo isn’t the best.

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Pet of the Week- Easter

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Clicking my heels and saying “there is no place like home” hasn’t worked, so I am giving Pet of the Week a try. I am an adventurous lady who likes to climb and play with those crazy automatic mouse toys.  I have a bit of an “entitled” personality but I am not a “high maintenance” girl. I have been here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter for just about 7 months and think a change of scenery is long overdue, so how about you take me home with you?  For more information visit www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Shout Out To J & L Welding- Thanks For Getting Us Back In Biz with The Quick Turnaround

I can’t say enough good things about Jeff and his crew at J & L Welding.  The cart that we use to transport our lobsters (and save our backs) busted mid-day.  Call Jeff, drop it off at J&L, back in business within a half a day.

Thanks Jeff  and Co-

http://www.jlweldingmarine.com/

Community Stuff 10/20/14

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GHS Field Hockey Qualifies for Tournament Play

Congratulations to the 2014 GHS Field Hockey Team for qualifying for Tournament play again this year. There are 2 regular season games remaining at home next week…this coming Monday, Oct. 20th @ 5:30pm and Wednesday, Oct. 22nd @ 6pm.

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Friday Night Lights: Fun & Creative Vinyasa Flow With Live Music by Candlelight

Only 15 spots left!  Register ASAP to reserve your spot at this magical event on Friday, October 24.

Warning: yoga by candlelight has been known to cause epiphanies!

http://treetopyoga.com/workshops.html

See you there!

Gretchen Hill

Owner, Saltwater Massage Studio

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State Rep Debate Hosted by the LWV Airing on Cape Ann TV

State Representative Debate Hosted by the League of Woman Voters of Cape Ann

DebateLWVStateRep10-16-14Both candidates were in the Cape Ann TV studio on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 for a debate hosted by the League of Woman Voters of Cape Ann. Some of the topics covered by this debate include:

  • The New Governor
  • The Four Referendum Questions
  • Climate Change and Ocean Rise
  • and the Common Core in Education

LWV Debate for State Rep on Cape Ann TV Channel 12:

Saturday, October 18 at 11 am and 9pm
Sunday, October 19 at 3 am and 8 am and 10 pm
Sunday, October 19 at 6 pm
Tuesday, October 21 at 3 am and 11:30 pm
Wednesday, October 22 at 10:30 pm
Thursday, October 23 at 9:00 am

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