SNOWY OWL HEDWIG MESSY-FACED GIRL -By Kim Smith

Our winter resident Snowy Owl Hedwig finds plenty to eat along the backshore. Prior to taking off to hunt in the early evening we see her swivel her head and look out to sea, and then swivel around to scan the golf course. We wonder, is she thinking “Shall I have duck for dinner, or shall I have rabbit?” Here she is yesterday morning, face covered in schmutz, a happy sign to see.

ATLANTIC OCEAN WAVE WATCHING -EXPLODERS, BANGERS, ROLLERS, CRASHERS, AND SONIC BOOMERS – #GLOUCESTEMA #ROCKPORTMA MARCH NOR’ESTER STORM RILEY -By Kim Smith

The best wave watching Sunday afternoon was from Atlantic Road, especially when the light turned silver-gray-violet. The mist from the pounding waves filled the air, creating a beautiful diffused quality. It was mesmerizing to see the waves hurling against the rocky coastline. Often the force was so loud, it sounded like a sonic boom had exploded. Atlantic Road was closed to car traffic while pedestrians strolled the road as though a promenade. After watching the full force of the waves during high tide, I headed over to Straitsmouth Island in Rockport. Less in strength, but still spectacular to watch.

 

TO THE PERSON WALKING HER DOG IN THE DUNES AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH THIS MORNING GIVING ME DIRTY LOOKS

While photographing and filming at Good Harbor Beach this morning, a woman walking in the dunes with her dog off leash was giving me super dirty looks, while she was ignoring the guidelines. As if the dunes aren’t already in enough trouble from the recent storm.

This sign is for you!

Toni Ann Enes to join Fly Amero this evening 7:00pm @The Rhumb Line 3.7.2018

 

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 7th – 7pm
My Musical Guest:
 
 Toni Ann

 

This week features the wonderful and ever popular Toni Ann
Enes.  Whenever she’s around, it promises to be a great night
of music.  Bring your friends.  Bring the family! ~ Fly
 
THANKS: Thank you to all the great musicians, friends and
patrons who dropped by to say so long to Michael Gallagher
last Wednesday.  It was one of the best Rumb Line evenings
I’ve ever seen through all my years here.  Good luck, Michael!
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
3/14 – Ron Schrank
3/21 – Liz Frame
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

JAZZ BRUNCH AT FEATHER & WEDGE, SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 10:30 TO 2:30 PM

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Feather & Wedge continues their Jazz Brunch series this Sunday, March 11, with music by jazz guitarist Peter Fedele. Peter is well known for his unique style that combines traditional jazz, with bebop, rock and funk.

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Reservations suggested!
978.999.5917

Peter Fedele Jazz Brunch Feather & Wedge

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Thanks to Pier 23 and Next Generation Cape Ann!

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Next Generation Cape Ann’s Young Professionals Event at Pier 23 last night.  Much thanks to the Markos family for opening Pier 23’s doors (on Nick’s birthday nonetheless) to this crowd of young and passionate Cape Ann enthusiasts.  It was a wonderful opportunity to network and meet likeminded young professionals who were eager to share their ideas, careers, passions, and goals for Cape Ann. I was happy to be there as both a contributor to Good Morning Gloucester and the Direction of Communication for Harborlight Montessori.  I enjoyed a night out with friends and definitely met some contacts whom I look forward to contacting in the near future.

I look forward to Next Generation Cape Ann’s next gathering and will surely keep you all in the loop.

Aging Gracefully

“Weathered” is a descriptive term I would rather not be used on me, BUT for a wide variety of other aged relics, it is perfect. Weathered beauty:

Not all beautiful weathered paraphernalia is rusted iron or red, however.  I will post others in the future.  May we all weather as well as these.

The Power of Play Festival is Coming Up!

Cape Ann Community

Gloucester Education Foundation is proud to host our third annual Power of Play Festival!

What: The Power of Play Festival: a day of play for ALL AGES. GEFcolorPlayLogo

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018 11am-2pm

Where: Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester

Who: Gloucester families and kids. Admission $5 per family at the door.

Gloucester Education Foundation’s Power of Play Festival will feature fun family activities like: an obstacle course, art projects, lego building challenges, hula-hooping,  games, music, dance, fort-building, goop-making, sand and water play, and LOTS more.

This year, each student who attends the Power of Play will receive a “homework IMG_2017pass” good for replacing one school homework assignment with some at-home playtime. All Gloucester Public Schools, K-12 will honor the pass.

Play promotes creativity and innovation, and helps kids develop skills that are a foundation for life-long success, including critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and…

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Cape Ann Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

Cape Ann Community

Cape Ann License PlateThe Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) recently announced that they are inviting proposals for the Foundation’s
second annual round of grants. CACF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable
organization established in 2015 by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to manage funds and award grants from the proceeds from the Cape Ann License Plate. CACF will make grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 for projects that support the Foundation’s mission to improve the economy and overall quality of life for the residents of Cape Ann in the following areas:

• Regional promotion: projects that support and enhance the quality of life for the Cape Ann region and the communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport; and promote Cape Ann as a desirable place to live, work, recreate and vacation.

• Economic Development: projects that expand employment opportunities and enhance the economic vitality of Cape Ann, including but not limited to projects that facilitate the…

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Upcoming Events at Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

Backyard Growers is excited to join Rose Baker Senior Center for another awesome party! We’ll be there from 10am-12 with a fun seed planting activity; hope to see you there!

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Join us on March 24th for our annual FREE SEED SWAP! Stop by our office anytime between 12-3PM to swap seeds, connect with other gardeners, and learn more about indoor seed starting. Want to be trained in our square foot gardening method? Join us beforehand at 10AM. Call 978-281-0480 for more details.

Seed Swap 2018 (1)

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Riverdale Rockets Softball FUNdraiser

Cape Ann Community

LET’S BOWL!!!!

Date: March 25, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Cape Ann Lanes (53 Gloucester Ave, Gloucester MA. 01930. Phone 978-283-9753)

This FUNdraiser will support the Riverdale Rockets Softball program & its’ athletes!

Cost is $20 per person for 3 strings & shoes (remember to bring socks)

Prizes will be awarded for TOP SCORING TEAM, HIGHEST SCORE & MOST GUTTER BALLS — Raffles will also be held

Sign-up as an individual or a team (teams consist of 4-6 bowlers)

To sign-up or if you have any questions, please contact Nicole Tucker https://www.facebook.com/events/423371291417245/or email nct1031@gmail.com

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