Nia Moves to the Music of Motown Routine for October

Cape Ann Wellness

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Come join us for fun music and movement to the Motown groove.  Great songs from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Everly Brothers and more.  It will make you want to Shout!  Yes we will dance to that great song.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

What is Nia 

Nia cardio-dance…

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A SAD STORY ABOUT THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF RAT POISON ON SMALL MAMMALS AND SAFE ALTERNATIVES TO RAT POISON

Annisquam resident Abbie Lundberg’s recent post on Facebook has caught the attention of many:

“To my Annisquam neighbors:
In the last couple of days while walking in Norwood Heights, I’ve come across various dead small animals that had obviously been poisoned. Two days ago, it was a mouse and a vole – both completely intact – the mouse in the middle of the road on it’s back, and the vole on the side. Today a chipmunk fell out of a tree directly above me in the same stretch of road, landing with a whack then staggering off into the bushes – it clearly had neurological damage. This is the stretch of Norwood Heights that is a continuation of Norrock.
Not only is poison a cruel way to deal with what some consider pests, it affects a lot more than the intended targets. Foxes, owls and hawks all eat mice and will suffer terrible damage and possibly die if they eat poisoned rodents. Some dogs and cats might also eat dead or dying rodents they come across. I removed the two dead animals (dog poop bags come in handy for all sorts of things) to get them out of the environment.
I’m posting this as a warning to anyone who might walk their dogs in the area or have outdoor cats, and as a plea for people to consider other options in dealing with unwanted critters than using poison.”

Rodenticides are on the Animal Advisory Committee’s agenda for their October meeting, 10-10-19, at 6:30, at City Hall.

We are reposting the following alternatives to rat poison, published by Audubon. 

The brand names are Havoc, Talon, Generation, d-Con, and Hot Shot. Do not buy these products because they contain the deadly indgredients brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, and difenacoum.

Both first- and second-generation rodenticides prevent blood from clotting by inhibiting vitamin K, though the second-generation products build to higher concentrations in rodents and are therefore more lethal to anything that eats them.

What makes second-generation rodenticides so non-selective is that they kill slowly, so rodents keep eating them long after they’ve ingested a lethal dose. By the time they expire, or are about to, they contain many times the lethal dose and are therefore deadly to predators, scavengers, and pets.

There’s no safe place or safe delivery system for second-generation rodenticides. After a rodent partakes, it stumbles around for three to four days, displaying itself as an especially tempting meal not just for raptors but for mammalian predators, including red foxes, gray foxes, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, swift foxes, coyotes, wolves, raccoons, black bears, skunks, badgers, mountain lions, bobcats, fishers, dogs, and house cats—all of which suffer lethal and sublethal secondary poisoning from eating rodents. Deer, non-target rodents, waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, songbirds, and children suffer lethal and sublethal poisoning from eating bait directly.”

Here in a nutshell are alternatives to second generation rat poison. Please read the complete article, which goes in to much greater detail to better understand why this is happening, which companies are responsible for creating the toxic poison, which companies are taking it upon themselves to ban second-generation rodenticides (Walgreens, yes, Home Depot, no), and how you can help.

  1. Prevent a rodent infestation by keeping waste in tightly covered garbage pails and compost bins.
  2. RATS! (Raptors are the Solution) – a national alliance of citizens, nonprofit groups, and local governments that educates consumers and municipalities about safe methods of rodent control and the dangers of second-generation poisons. MASS-RATS is the newly formed state chapter of RATS.
  3. . Hungry Owl Project – delivers safe, effective rodenticide in the form of Barn Owls! This organization also advocate for other predators—coyotes, foxes, mountain lions, badgers, skunks, bobcats, raccoons, opossum.
  4. When natural rodent control is not possible in urban areas: single- and multiple-entrance snap traps, electrocuting traps, glue traps (provided you use them only indoors and frequently dispatch stuck rodents), and even first-generation baits with these active ingredients: chlorophacinone, diphacinone, diphacinone sodium salt, war-farin, and warfarin sodium salt.
  5. The “Better Mouse Trap” – Take a metal rod, run it through holes drilled in the center of both lids of an emptied tin soup can so the can becomes a spinning drum. Fasten both ends of the rod to the top of a plastic bucket via drilled holes. Coat the can with peanut butter, and fill the bucket with water and a shot of liquid soap (to break the surface tension and thus facilitate quicker, more humane drowning). Mice and rats jump onto the can, and it spins them into the water.

Toxic Lunch photo by Dan Vickers

BEAUTIFUL FALL MIGRATION

Cape Ann, and throughout Coastal Massachusetts, is experiencing a magnificent late summer and early fall migration, and not just with Monarchs. Other species of butterflies migrating in plentiful numbers include Painted Ladies and Buckeyes. All along our beaches and waterways, from Rockport to Gloucester to Manchester to Essex, we are seeing steady streams of shorebirds, waders, and songbirds gathering. Several mass movements of Green Darners have come ashore, too.

Clover Plover Killdeer Chick, June 2019

A small flock of Killdeers at Good Harbor Beach was recently observed. It’s difficult to know for certain if they are the same family that nested this summer (our Clover Plovers), but they certainly appeared to have a routine, first dining on crickets during the hour before dawn in the marsh, then flying over to the Creek to take a family bath.

Killdeer eating a cricket at GHB

Killdeers Good Harbor Beach September 21, 2019

When out and about, take a look for Willets, Black-bellied Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Whimbrels, and Spotted Sandpipers, to name just some. The young Ring-tailed Duck is still here, too, and I am wondering if she’ll be calling Cape Ann home this winter.

Ring-tailed Duck female nodding off while swimming 

Lynne Taylor Celebrates her new CD tonight with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7pm 10.9.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 9… 7pm start

My Musical Guest: LYNNE TAYLOR!


I love this quote from The Boston Noise: “Clearly, Taylor is a fearless singer-songwriter, one who is unafraid to get her hands dirty.” I proudly announce that my guest this week is the remarkable Lynne Taylor. We shall allow her wonderful music to speak for itself… starting at 7pm! ~ Fly

Back at the Rhumb Line with my good buddy Fly Amero hosting and joined by Kristine Malpica on cajon! I’ll be doing songs off my brand new CD, Shades of Blue! Lynne Taylor

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/16 ToniAnn
10/23 Ron Schrank
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Celebrate the Plein Air Artists at Feather and Wedge!

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Celebrate the Plein Air Artists this Wednesday and Thursday with cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at Feather & Wedge.

Wednesday, October 9 & Thursday, October 10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Feather & Wedge
5 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966


Zufar Bikbov, a CAPA 2019 artist, painting en plein air near the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Monday. Bikbov currently has an exhibition of his paintings on view at GLADSTONE, 36 1/2 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea – through Saturday, October 12. gladstonejewelry.com

Étude #11, 2019, oil on canvas board, 7” x 5”

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Fall Cleanse ~

Cape Ann Wellness

Fall allergies = Fall cleanse…

From an Ayurvedic point of view allergens such as pollen, dust, dander, hay fever etc trigger symptoms in susceptible people, they are not the main cause but instead the accumulation of ama (toxins).

Ama is the sticky, toxic residue that comes from a less-than-ideal diet coupled with inadequate digestion.

Every allergy sufferer is different and a qualified Ayurveda Practitioner will tailor treatment to address the whole person. Ayurveda Wellness Healing is offering a three (3) day reset Fall cleanse – you do not need to meet with us in person to partake in the cleanse. Message us or email us: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com for more info.

Or click the link below to sign up:

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com/…

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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