Monthly Archives: July 2012
Lobster bands and banding tool. As the traps come up from the ocean floor, hopefully full of lobsters the lobsters that need to be gauged for size get tossed into the slots and then measured and the ones that are legal sized get banded and thrown into the holding tank til they get in to offload.
Hi Joey….representing from the Space Needle, Seattle WA on a glorious sunny clear day!
Charlie is really a genius with a camera and editing software. Opening Reception, Friday, July 27 from 7-9:00 pm at Wendie Demuth Photography, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 4.
Because of the construction and repaving of the lot at the Marine Railways, there is no overflow parking there for at least the next two weeks. Don’t let that stop you from coming over to Rocky Neck. Take the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle from Harbor Loop/Jacobs Landing every hour on the hour, or from St. Peter’s Landing every 15 minutes after the hour. They’ll drop you right at Madfish Wharf. No reservations necessary – purchase tickets on board $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, under 6 free.
Last night outside my office window I heard that horrid screaming-yelping noise unique to coyotes. I leapt up and ran hollering and flailing my arms wildly toward the ruckus, not knowing, but hoping, the coyote would be so terrified he would drop whatever was in its clutches. The coyote’s jaws were wrapped around my cat’s head. I came within a foot and finally he released him. The coyote tore up the street as Cosmos ran in the opposite direction toward the wooded lot next to our home. We spent the next several hours searching for him when at long last he appeared dazed and disoriented at the back kitchen door.
He stayed in my lap all night, disappeared briefly again this morning, and then we headed over to North Shore Veterinarian Hosptilal. You could see the two teeth holes near his eye and on top of the skull and Dr. Heaney showed me where the bottom row of the coyote’s teeth had punctured his jaw. He will survive and will hopefully not lose his eyesight or have a brain injury. Doctor Heaney has been out pets’ vet forever–and we love her and the staff at the North Shore Veterinarian Hospital–it was she who stitched Cosmos up from coyote encounter #1, when his belly was ripped open, from the tip of his throat to the top of his pelvis.
Our Cosmos has survived two coyote attacks, near death from ingesting my neighbor’s rat poison, and twelve hours trapped in a lobster pot during a winter storm.
Why would a coyote want a skinny old man cat like ours, without a lick of meat on his bones. They must be very, very hungry. Once they know of an animal, they will pursue it relentlessly. In my discussion with Dr. Heaney about coyote attackes in general, she said that the state agencies don’t even acknowledge that coyotes are killing cats. Why do we all have to live in terror over our pet’s safety. There has to be a solution. Everyone on our street, and the next, and all over Cape Ann, and Massachusetts have lost beloved pets– cats, dogs, chickens, and more. I think the problem is out of control. I’d like to know of any GMG reader’s experience with contacting local, regional or state agencies in regard to coyote attacks.
“How can you be here tonight?” was the question asked of Fly Amero by friends and fans who knew he had lost his dear friend of over 3 decades and band-mate Larry Hoppen, one of the founders of Orleans, who had died less than 24 hours earlier.
“The show must go on,” replied Fly. “It’s not just a slogan, you know. Everyone in the entertainment business takes it very seriously. If Lance [Larry Hoppen's brother, another Orleans founding member] had a gig tonight, he’d be there too.”
Fly began by delivering the terrible news for those who didn’t already know, followed by 3 Orleans classics. By the time the crowd sang, with Fly, the last chorus of Dance With Me, we had all been lifted through Fly’s personal grief to a higher place only music can take you.
Then Fly’s friends began to share the stage with him: Wolf Ginandes on bass, Allen Estes on harmonica. The energy shifted a little, from memorial to entertainment. Finally J.B. and Dave Brown joined Wolf & Fly to bring the house down!
Fly thanked the crowd for sharing this “living room” with him during a difficult time.
Something special — indeed magical — was at work last night. Everyone felt it.
Thank you, Fly, for using music and your extraordinary rapport with your audience to heal all of us a little bit last night. We hope you were healed a little too.
My Childhood buddy Jon Cahill’s www.wellsmaritime.com just sold this Caleb Stone Piece-
We recently sold this fine piece by Caleb Stone, "The Westward," to a private collector in Wakefield, MA. The woman who purchased it just fell in love with the image. Who can blame her?
*** TONIGHT’S GIG IS CANCELED (possibly postponed ’til later in the summer) DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS!!! Thanks to all who were planning to attend!!! ****
Three Shows in one night!
Magnolia includes local musicians Eleanor Halgren – vocals and Jud Abts
Marina Evans Band
Marina Evans Band includes local musicians:
Pete Lindberg – drums
Dave Borge – bass
Jack Tomaiolo – electric guitar
Marina Evans – guitar & vox
6:00 to 9:00
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I’m in the market for a used boat sail, jib preferably. This is to use for a shade canopy not boat so condition does not have to be great. If you know where I might find one or extend an ask on your blog, I’d appreciate it.
Click this link to take you to the Facebook event page for more information on Windhover’s Annual Summer Dance Performance. Windhover is a lovely space with a strong tradition of bringing dance to Rockport.
Featuring Guest Companies
FORTY STEPS DANCE
DUŠAN TÝNEK DANCE THEATRE
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors/Children/BDA/NSDA
Available at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport or The Bookstore in Gloucester
Or call 978-546-3611 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances held outdoors.
In case of rain, performances held indoors with limited seating.
Funding in part by Gloucester Cultural Council,
Gortons Contribution Committee and Private Contributions.
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in Rockport (July 27, 28 or 29) with
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It’s where I get my pump on.
Call 978-526-8900 and get your workout started- at one of their 4 locations