BEAUTIFUL FISH: SEAHORSE – By Al Bezanson

“The sea horse grotesquely resembles the “knight” in an ordinary set of wooden chessmen in its sidewise flattened body, in its deep convex belly, in its curved neck and in its curious horselike head carried at right angles to the general axis of the body. The head is surmounted by a pentagonal star-shaped “coronet,” and the snout is tubular with the small oblique mouth at its tip, like that of its relative the pipefish.”

This exquisite pen and ink drawing from 1883 by H. L. Todd is just one of many by this artist in Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Bigelow and Schroeder, 576 pp, 1953. The book is available free online courtesy of MBL/WHOI. http://www.gma.org/fogm/

 

 

 

ACOUSTIC Brunch AT FEATHER AND WEDGE Sunday, February 18th 10:30-2:30


ACOUSTIC BRUNCH
Sunday, February 18th
10:30-2:30

Join us this Sunday for a special brunch with local musician, Brian Alex!

Brian’s quirky personality and unique pop-savvy style have been a significant and colorful piece of Martha’s Vineyard Island World-Pop act “Entrain” for twenty years. His writing is described as sunshine-y and soulful, merging pop sensibilities with a little rock and a dash of reggae.

We will have many of your brunch favorites on the menu and maybe a surprise or two!

Reservations suggested.
978.999.5917

Summer Beach Traffic and Parking Part 2 – high tech and common sense Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, Stage Fort, Great Marsh

This is a follow up about the public meeting held by Gloucester City Councilor Scott Memhard February 15, 2018 at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library on beach traffic and parking with a focus on his ward. This post includes Councilor Memhard’s meeting notes, and the Beach & Traffic Ad Hoc committee presentation to City Council. Look for information and maps related to Long Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Stage Fort Park, and more. Chances are your ideas or concerns were mentioned–doublecheck for yourself. Future public meetings to be announced.

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Here’s the presentation packet to the City Council from the Gloucester Beach Parking and Traffic Ad Hoc Committee, January 2017

Here’s Councilor Memhard’s recap of the Summer Beach and Traffic public meeting held at Sawyer Free Library February 16, 2018 (advertised in the Beacon, Gloucester Daily Times, and elsewhere long in advance):

“The Ward 1 Beach Parking Ordinance community meeting last night at the library was well attended. We had a lively airing of concerns and opinions, addressing the specific Parking Ordinance proposed changes, and general, wide-ranging discussion of the problem and various potential solutions, including:

> expanded off-site parking* and trolly/bus service to the beaches;
> better signage notifying drivers that lots are full and closed, with posted directions to alternate parking options; and
> other practical steps to relieve severe safely, access, and disruption from on-street parking congestion in our beach neighborhoods.

*park n ride options would ease traffic especially with smartphone reservations/options. Locales like Rockport, Manchester, Provincetown limit cars. Several lots mentioned maximizing extant options such as negotiating with Stop&Shop, Shaws, Fuller, Blackburn, schools, etc. Stage Fort Shuttle already established and more train/bike. Train-trolley services have a rich history here.

ENFORCEMENT, HIGHER PARKING TICKETS, JULIE BROE 🙂

Continue reading “Summer Beach Traffic and Parking Part 2 – high tech and common sense Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, Stage Fort, Great Marsh”

Artist Kathy Roberts

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NEW SPRING PAINTING WORKSHOP, STARTING in MARCH 2018, MONDAYS, 6:00-8:00 pm. Ongoing class.
Beginner and Intermediate students welcomed. Sketching and Watercoloring painting will be the
focus in a small group setting. A demonstration will be provided at each class. For more information call 978-853-7825.

 

Fog lifting on the inner harbor

The perks of having an office overlooking the harbor is the ever changing views!  When I came in to work in the morning I couldn’t even see the harbor but by noon the fog was lifting and gave us these ethereal views of the FV My Grace coming by Eastern Point Lighthouse and unique panos of our inner harbor.

Cape Ann Lanes weekly and February vacation specials

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go Coehlos 🙂

What’s included…Family deal February vacation
2 hours of bowling on one lane for up to 6 people
Shoe rentals for all bowlers
Large cheese pizza
Pitcher of soda
All for only $59.00   -You save $25!!

Valid anytime. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Reservations recommended. Call to Reserve a Lane 978-283-9753
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