CONGRATULATIONS TO AT LARGE COUNCILORS COX, OHARA, LUNDBERG, AND HOLMGREN!!!!!!!!!!!
MAYOR SEFATIA OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS WARD COUNCILORS MEMHARD, HECHT, LEBLANC, GILMAN, AND NOLAN !!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS SCHOOL COMMITTEE TEIXEIRA, FAVAZZA, SWEET, GROSS, CLANCY, AND POPE!!!!!!!!!!!
Is the young Mute Swan at Niles Pond a male or female? Based on outward appearances, the simple answer is we don’t know yet. Notice that there is no pronounced black knob, or protuberance, at the base of the young swan’s bill. Our young swan only hatched in the spring of this year. The knob becomes prominent at about three years of age.
After swans reach maturity, it is easier to distinguish between the two sexes when they are side by side. The male’s knob, also called a blackberry, is larger than the female’s blackberry, and too, his neck is thicker.
In case you were wondering, the swan’s bill will begin to change color at eight to ten months and it will not turn completely orange until the swan is at least one year old.
Compare the difference between the male and female swan in the photo above. Mr. Swan, on the left, has a larger blackberry, thicker neck, brighter orange bill, and is overall larger. He is with is his second mate, Mrs. Swan, and the last cygnet they hatched together.
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Friends of the Monarch Butterfly: If you would like to help towards the completion of the documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, please consider making a tax deductible donation here:
Donors contributing over $5,000. will be listed in the credits as a film producer.
For more information, visit the film’s website here: Monarch Butterfly Film
For an overview of the film’s budget, please go here: Budget
Thank you so very much for your help.
Photo credit Donna Ardizzoni
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito came to the Magnolia Library today. Thank you for coming.
Joe Orlando, Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Come join us tonight (and every Tuesday night) for our weekly Kettlebell Class @5:30PM. No previous kettlebell experience required and your first class is free! Crossfit Cape Ann is located at 18 Sargent Street in Gloucester. See you there!
There’s still time to register today or walk in tomorrow for the Great Marsh Coalition 5th annual special conference on rising water issues and natural systems. Register thru Essex County Greenbelt $20 fee WHEN: November 9, 2017, 8:30AM- 3:15PM. WHERE: Woodman’s in Essex.
From the Great Marsh Coaltion:
Generous Great Marsh coalition symposium supporters (many are coalition members)- local municipalities, Essex County Greenbelt, Essex National Heritage Area, Mass Audubon, Ipswich River Watershed Assoc., League of Women Voters Cape Ann, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC), National Wildlife Federation, and The Trustees
What is the Great Marsh Coalition?
The Great Marsh Coalition is a group of organizations and agencies that began meeting in spring 2000 to discuss ways of building a regional consciousness and identity for the Great Marsh. The Coalition supports a coordinated approach to education, research, protection, and management to promote preservation, restoration, and stewardship of the Great Marsh. Current Coalition members include (but are not limited to): City of Gloucester is one of Eight Towns and the Great Marsh, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex National Heritage Area, Ipswich River Watershed Association, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management’s ACEC Program, Parker River Clean Water Association, Cultural Alliance of the Lower Merrimack Valley, and The Trustees of Reservations.
Boston Globe article and Continue reading “Boston Globe lists the Great Marsh symposium NOV 9th- public invited”
On November 2 2017 David Brooks and Jason Burroughs re-installed the Action Inc public art mural, Harbor and Home, which was newly repainted by Burroughs.
Cole Herbst was the original artist of the Home and Harbor mural, installed in 2010. Herbst used spray paint, acrylics and markers. Fellow artists Jake Stafford and Giacomo Vorhees helped Herbst with the project, and Jason Burroughs was involved a bit, too. Burroughs and Herbst were students together in the Compass youth program, Action Inc. Burroughs and Herbst have been in contact about the condition of Harbor and Home and settled on the current solution. Herbst is living overseas and is pleased Burroughs revived the mural and its new iteration.
2015 (by then the mural had faded) BEFORE vs 2017 AFTER
2010 Unveiling and 2017 Unveiling
Jason Burroughs worked on the mural at the HIVE Cape Ann Art Haven.
Thank you to Coco, Michelle, and the Duckworth’s Family and Staff for the invitation to their super fun annual apple cider pressing party. Everyone brought apples and a jug to bring home a batch of fresh pressed cider. John Sarrouf, the Johnny Apple Curator of Gloucester, collected apples from heirloom apple trees all around the neighborhood. The wonderful variety of apples made for the most flavorful sweet and tart cider–not that sappy stuff found in the grocery stores. The dinner was potluck and as you can imagine, provided by a family of foodlovers (and eaters) the spread was divine!
Instagram step by step apple pressing ~
No line no waiting in Lanesville this morning. It’s a beautiful day to get out and EXERCISE your right to VOTE!
Absolutely not a bad way to spend a November afternoon and “celebrate the return to Standard Time.” Thank you to Paul Horovitz for fabulous photo that gives us all a front row seat.
True in 1916, true today. This is from the Gloucester Daily Times Nov 6 1916. The article states ” …it is quite evident that it will be a Hughes and Fairbanks sweep….” in discussing the presidential election and local races. Never heard of President Hughes? That’s right. Your vote counts.
I personally have had my mind changed by listening to the debates as to who I am going to vote for based on listening to the responses, looking at the body language and seeing who I felt were saying just what they needed to say to get elected rather than what I thought was the right things to do. If you care about the city, you may find that what you thought you knew about each candidate is not what they are really all about. If you want to elect the best possible council, please listen to the debates so you can make an informed decision.