SNAPSHOTS FROM PATTI PAPOW’S MAGICAL BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Photos from a recent visit to friend and East Gloucester resident Patti Papows delightful in-every-way butterfly and pollinator garden.

Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Although I was only able to visit for a few hours, it was wonderful to see all that she has planted for the pollinators, and as a result, all the pollinators drawn to her garden. You could spend a week in Patti’s garden and not see everything. The afternoon I was there, the deep magenta red butterfly bush was in full glorious bloom and was the star pollinator attractant of the day. Snowberry Clearwing Moths, Tiger Swallowtails, Monarchs, Catbirds, Robins, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, and every other winged creature in the neighborhood was enjoying sweet nectar and the fruits from Patti’s blossoms. Bees and butterflies love variety and in a garden as richly planted as Patti’s, everyday is a party for the pollinators!

I am looking forward to returning to Patti’s garden when the Morning Glories are in full bloom 🙂

REMINDER – ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TONIGHT AT 6:30PM: PIPING PLOVERS ON THE AGENDA

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE FRIEND ROOM AT THE SAWYER FREE LIBRARY

CAPE ANN ARTS ALIVE – MUSIC AND MORE CAMP at St. John’s Gloucester

Thank you Kathleen Adams for bringing us day 2 of Cape Ann Arts Alive – the children’s art camp looks absolutely wonderful!!

2018 – Day 2
The day started with work on a papier mache project creating props for the grand finale to be held at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.  Singing, dancing, and chiming practice, then off to the Cape Ann Museum for a tour focusing on the sea and fishing on Cape Ann, sketchbooks in hand. After returning to St. John’s there was more practice on the music for the Friday performance! More fun and exploration tomorrow!

The public is invited to a review of the camp’s activities at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center Friday, August 24 at 11:15

You are in for an extra special treat tonight at Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series. These students of Renee & Joe will surely make you smile! Opening, Gary Shane and the Detour Renee & Joe w/Students, too!

August 23rd Thursday 

Gary Shane & The Detour

http://www.garyshane.com/

Joe & Renee’s Sound Harbor Student Band at Harbor Loop!

http://www.reneeandjoemusic.com/

&

http://soundharbor.org/

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT WINDHOVER!

Last night the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a wonderful evening at Windhover Performing Arts Center hosted by Lisa Hahn who mangers this delightful facility. The highlight of the evening was two performances by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. All of the attendees were truly inspired by the terrific performances.

This Mini Dance Festival features free master class dance studio classes, an open rehearsal Thursday night, weather permitting two outdoor performances on the stage both Friday And Saturday night at 7 PM. Just bring a snack and some wine and enjoy, you’ll be glad you came.

Volunteers Needed for Transcription Project:

Cape Ann Community

Volunteers Needed for Transcription Project: In 1895 a man named Dolliver traveled around Gloucester, MA and wrote in cursive the words carved on the tombstones. The Gloucester Cemeteries Committee is working on a transcription project that will digitize Dolliver’s work, but we need volunteers to help decipher these handwritten historical documents, which will eventually be accessible on line. If you are curious, like unlocking local history and enjoy a challenge, help us! Visit https://sites.google.com/view/volunteer-local-history/home for more information.

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