Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chickity Check It: “How Cities Are Adapting to More Coyotes, Cougars and Urban Wildlife” On Gizmodo

How Cities Are Adapting to More Coyotes, Cougars and Urban Wildlife

Several times this spring, coyotes made national headlines when spotted roaming the streets of New York, from Manhattan to Queens.

In recent years, a host of charismatic wild species, the coyote being only the most famous, have returned to American cities in numbers not seen for generations. Yet the official response in many areas has been, at best, disorganized, and people’s responses varied. The time has come for us to accept that these animals are here to stay, and develop a new approach to urban wildlife.

Most big American cities occupy sites that were once rich ecosystems. New York and Boston overlook dynamic river mouths. San Francisco and Seattle border vast estuaries, while large parts of Chicago, New Orleans and Washington, DC rest atop former wetlands. Even Las Vegas sprawls across a rare desert valley with reliable sources of life-giving fresh water, supplied by artesian aquifers the nearby Spring Mountains. All of these places once attracted diverse and abundant wildlife.

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DUCKLINGS APLENTY AT NILES POND!

Niles Pond Duckling ©Kim Smith 2015Last week, Mom Mallard had to cut a path through the lily pads.

Last week, Mama mallard had to lead the way through the water lilies…

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This morning, the duckling led the way!

Niles Pond Ducklings -5 ©Kim Smith 2015

There are half a dozen duckling families at Niles Pond, all at seemingly different ages of development, from the smallest, an “only” duckling, to “tweens,” and “teens.”  I am happy to see many have made it past snapping-turtle-breakfast-age!

Niles Pond Ducklings -2 ©Kim Smith 2015The “Tweens”

Niles Pond Ducklings -3 ©Kim Smith 2015The “Teens”

Niles Pond Ducklings ©Kim Smith 2015Camouflaged

Niles Pond Ducklings -4 ©Kim Smith 2015Listen-up!

The Healing Wall – Before Opening

I was taking pictures of the Wall yesterday, before the crowds. Very impressive display. Looking forward to seeing it with people there!

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall–The Opening Ceremony

The Crowd, The Speeches, The Families, The Memories, You can see it all in everyone’s faces.  Take time and walk the wall, and remember.

You know, I used to respect “The Trustees” That was until…

You know, I used to respect “The Trustees”  That was until they came out with this doozy on Instagram this morning.  Trying to pass off this obvious well trained assassin off as cute and cuddly.

Can no one else see the crazy in this dogs eyes?  That look that screams “Sure buddy just let your guard down for one split second.  That’s when I’ll bite your face off.”

Trustees, we all know about all the fantastic work you do preserving special places and stuff but be better than this, k?

Goddamn dog propaganda campaign all up in my grill at 6:46 in the morning.  Not on my watch buddy.

Cute and cuddly my ass.

#dogsarebad

Update:
Lest anyone think I’m exaggerating when I talk about how dangerous our @craigkimberley and @aliciadewolfe ‘s Dogs Are, I present the InstaEvidence-
Craig’s Ruby (AKA Mrs Bite Your Face Off)

And here is @CraigShoots Ferocious Ruby AKA Mrs Bite Your Face Off. @cox4416

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Alicia’s Hulk (AKA The Toe Licker) Known to lick small children to death.
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We live in America right? Not for nothin…..

Last time I checked we drove on the right side of the road in this country right?

So why is it when I’m driving down a narrow street and the person coming towards me is hugged all the way to their left and then they have to swerve so they don’t hit ME head on?  AND I get a dirty look like I did something wrong?

 

As Joey C says:

keep

 

Drive on your side of the road!

 

 

 

This Weekend at the North Shore Arts Association

NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES SPECIAL “A FORTY YEAR COLLABORATION” EXHIBIT SHOWCASING THE WORK OF HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM, ARTISTS, NELLA AND STEVE LUSH.  IN  EXHIBITION Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 25.   RECEPTION Sunday, July 12, 2 – 4 pm.   ALL ARE INVITED.  OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

“I don’t look for inspiration.  Inspiration comes from hard work,” says Nella Lush, whose Italian heritage of family artists, musicians and poets living and working near the Adriatic Sea, has informed her artistic career.

Working on several canvases at once, developing the imagery through a process of surface changes, she constantly explores human history which becomes for her a spiritual and intimate journey.   Drawing on her intuition and experience she never follows a formula.  She brings together the alchemy of materials, classical forms and the appearance of centuries of aging in all of her work, whether it is an abstract, a fresco, a floral, figurative or marine.

Working in series mainly with oils, cold wax, often with marble dust, Nella plumbs the depths of exhilaration, angst and pure joy in the human experience.   Her vibrant visual energy radiates from the canvas stirring our souls to come alive.

Nella is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and President of the National Association of Women Artists, MA chapter .  A juried member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association, her work is held in many private collections around the country.

Steve Lush’s artistic talent energizes his stunning marine art for which he has won many awards including the Winslow Homer Special Merit Award, and two Museum Purchase Awards from Mystic Seaport for their Annual International Maritime Art exhibition.  His watercolors have been included in every annual international and regional exhibition of the New England Watercolor Society since 2008, and Steve is a contributing artist with the Coast Guard Art Program.  His watercolors are on continuous exhibit at various Coast Guard venues.

Steve shares, “My art has been influenced by my experiences at sea, and the ports I’ve visited.  Model shipbuilding has influenced my eye for form while literature of the sea has influenced my taste for individuality.  I try to convey emotion, understated activity and contrasting light in my work.”  Steve will be including work using oil and cold wax on canvas in this exhibition.


NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNING CAPE ANN ARTIST, CAROLE LOIACONO, SOLO SHOW, “Reflections of Cape Ann”,  Thursday July 2 – Saturday, July 25, Reception Sunday, July 12, 2 – 4pm.

Carole Loiacono declares, “I’m always in love with Cape Ann!”  She is an award winning plein air painter who has fulfilled her dream of living, teaching and painting on Cape Ann for the last 30 years, also following the sun to paint in Tarpon Springs, Florida in the winter months.

Carole works in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil, pen & ink and oils, and can often be seen painting on site throughout Cape Ann and Tarpon Springs.  She likes to absorb the feeling of the moment.  “Sometimes,” she says, “it takes me in a weird direction which leads me to start with a color I don’t normally use, and let the painting evolve from there.”  Often described as a Romantic Impressionist, she likes to exaggerate the moment, the feelings, the experience of the day, pushing the envelope through color and texture.  “I’m trying to be a conduit through the painting to convey to the viewer the essence of the moment by experiencing the energy of the scene.  If I am able to express some of the feelings of excitement and joy that I experience while painting the beauty of Cape Ann, then I feel I have created a memorable piece of artwork.”

Loiacono earned a B.S. in Art Education from Pratt Institute and has taught art classes in the New York and Long Island school districts.  In addition to numerous art show awards she was commissioned to create a 20 panel acrylic series and a 15 panel acrylic series for the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, New York.


NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION, LOCATED IN EAST GLOUCESTER, MA, A FAVORITE PAINTING VENUE OF ARTIST LEGENDS    WINSLOW HOMER, EDWARD HOPPER and FITZ HENRY LANE, CELEBRATES ITS “Year of The Artist!” WITH  EXCITING JURIED THIRD MEMBERS’ SHOW OF THE 2015 SEASON.   Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 25.  Opening Reception Sunday, July 12, 2 – 4 pm.  ALL INVITED.  OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Honoring its founding artists Theresa Bernstein, Frederick Mulhaupt, and Hugh Breckenridge among many others, and 9 decades of groundbreaking exhibitions, the artists of the North Shore Arts Association continue to offer a stunning display of their oil, graphics, watercolor, and sculpture works in their third major exhibition of the 2015 season.  These NSAA artists, national award winners in every medium, invite you to join them in celebrating “The Year of The Artist!”.

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The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at www.nsarts.org, and by email at arts@nsarts.org, or by telephone 978 283-1857.

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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The Annisquam Village Church 6th Annual Online Auction

The Annisquam Village Church
6th Annual Online Auction

July 8 – July 22 on Bidding for Good

This annual online Auction allows the Annisquam Village Church to continue to grow its outreach by helping several Northshore organizations  dedicated to those in need. Join the fun and enjoy adventures and treasures from artists, boat captains, restaurants, musicians, jewelers, and more. Go to www.annisquamvillagechurch.org and a link will take you directly to the Auction! Thank you for your support!

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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You know Summer is here because Harbor Loop Concerts Start Tonight w/ Mr. Fox

Time to bring your chairs, your kids, some good food from local restaurants — or left-over BBQ — your dancing shoes and party attitude down to Harbor Loop for a community evening of family fun and fabulous music with What Time Is It Mr. Fox.

For those of you who are new to Gloucester, we do this every Thursday night during the summer.  It’s fun & FREE.

Here’s the full Harbor Loop Summer Schedule (with a map).

Here’s a taste of what you can expect tonight.

Sax Gordon Joins The Dave Sags Blues Party Tonight !@ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm July 9, 2015

 

 

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http://www.saxgordon.com/

Dave says,

Our post-dramatic Forth of July Edema Series continues this Thursday with the crash-landing of Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle on our shores.If I gotta tell you who he is, you’ve been in an ocarina-induced coma. So, wake up! An icon for Yahooism, he’ll be arriving with his eye sockets red glare and his sax bombs bursting in air. The joint will be jumpin’! Who needs fireworks!
Not only that, but he’ll be bringing along that bubbling two-fisted master of Qatar, Mr. Mike DiBari. A great match. Also, former RFB drummmbler, Mr. Ephraim Lowell will be propelling his arms in a desperate attempt to make sense of the whole thing. I’ll be there, too, in a few pieces, but serviceable. You don’t want to miss this! Showtime 8:30.

 

 

 

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Cape Ann Artists and Photographers Group – “TONIGHT”

Come and meet other local artists at the
Cape Ann Artists and Photographers Group

Thursday, July 9, 6 -7:30 PM.

Moderated by James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee, 20 Maplewood Ave., Gloucester. An informal group that you’ll enjoy.  Each artist brings a piece that they would like reviewed by the group. We are honest, fair and considerate in our critiques. Bring something you’ve been working on to share!

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James Eves, owner of Cape Ann Giclée, Fine Art Printing and Gallery, is GMG’s Arts Enthusiast and the Calendar Guy. To submit arts related press releases, photos of arts events or any arts related posts email: james@capeanngiclee.com.
To add an event to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar go here to see how to submit events.

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Beauport Hearing Care

Beauport Hearing Care is a new business opening in late July at 8 Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Ms. Judy Bergeron, HIS MA #293, is a Hearing Instrument Specialist. There phone number is 978-525-2300. If you would like to email Judy please feel free, Judi’s email is judi@beauporthearing.com.
For more information please go to http://www.beauporthearing.com.

 

The Fairy Dog Ma of Cape Ann- Jen Nicol

We have been using Jen Nicol, The Fairy Dog Ma, since we adopted Coconut from Cape Ann Animal Aid, 6 years ago! She is the best and Coconut thinks so too!

coconut Fairy Dog Ma

She is very caring, considerate and an asset to get Coconut out of the house on long work days or to pet sit while we are on vacation. She sends awesome texts of the dogs romping together, plus videos of them swimming in the waves.

If you are looking to get away this Summer and need a pet sitter or need someone to get the wiggles out while you’re at work, Jen is the solution.

Call her at 978-996-4811 or check out her website to learn more:

http://www.fairydogma.com/

Follow her on Facebook to see photos and videos:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairy-Dog-MaPet-Care-on-Cape-Ann/272070664868?fref=ts

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