MILKWEED SEED COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION PROJECT SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH
Collect ripe milkweed seed pods (only Common Milkweed and Marsh Milkweed please). Place in a paper bag, not plastic, as plastic can cause the seed pods to become damp and moldy.
Bring seedpods to Captain Joe and Sons on Sunday morning between 10:30 and noon. Captain Joes is located at 95 East Main Street, East Gloucester.
If you’d like to distribute seeds, meet at the dock between 10:30 and noon and I will show you what to do.
NOTE: It is easy to tell when milkweed seedpods are ripe. The seeds inside turn brown. Do not collect the pods when the seeds are white or green. If you pick them too soon, they will never be viable. You can check the seed pods by slitting the pod a tiny bit and peeking inside.
Any questions, please comment in the comment section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and I hope to see you Sunday morning!
WE HAVE SOME JOE-PYE SEEDS TO GIVE AWAY, TOO!!!
We are excited to share that in addition to milkweed pods, I have seeds of an especially gorgeous, and fabulous pollinator-attracting variant of Joe-Pye to share at our Milkweed Seed Pod Distribution event.
To learn more about how you can help fund the documentary Beauty on the Wing and the Monarch Butterfly Film Online Fundraising event, please visit the film’s website at monarchbutterflyfilm.com.
GHS Boys edge out a victory in hard fought game with Saugus. The final one point victory in question till final whistle.
While driving over to Wingaersheek Beach stopped at one of the little parking areas and saw beautiful reflections. Beautiful day on Tuesday.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 09:00 – 11 am, (please note change in time)
Where: Parking Lot
GMG Jimmy was loose on the town today while I did some research at the library. He needed his glasses adjusted and the nice folks at Vision Depot helped him out (thanks Joe W!). Once he could see straight, he noticed the work on the tracks at the Gloucester station. What a job this is! Thanks guys for your hard work!
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 11th – 7pm
Your Guest Host: ALLEN ESTES!
Allen Estes covers for me this week at the Rhumb with his
all-around world-class musicianship and vast arsenal of
moving original material. His guests? Julie Dougherty and
Such a great night it will be! ~ Fly
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!
10/18 – JB & DB
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
First Mate Tom Ring: Legend Second Mate George “Pudding” Schlicte: Legend Captain Lou Williams: Legend
A beautiful October Tuesday in Annisquam!
Greg getting a Volunteer of the Year Award. (Greg is the one on the right.)
Greg posts good quotes at Good Morning Gloucester. Sometimes I scratch my head. Take this one for instance. A quote of Andy Warhol:
“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, ‘So what.’ That’s one of my favorite things to say, ‘So what.’”
I have thought of several translations of this quote to rationalize my non inertia about a lot of things. “Don’t let small unimportant things get your knickers in a twist.”
So I find myself saying “So what” a lot these days. I may mumble it or just not say it out loud. 🙂
Happy Birthday Greg.
[edit, note added] Everyone knows Greg so the line, (Greg is the one on the right) is superfluous. I added it because I ran into a Wkipedia editing argument. They thought this was superfluous too and it had to be removed. 😦
“Indifferent” had to go too but if you read the book the penguin was actually very indifferent.
Visitor from Australia looking fort Wicked Tuna Boats at Mile marker
THE CATNIP MAN of GLOUCESTER
I saw this photo at Otto Tolvanen Photos of Beverly. Otto said he remembers the Catnip Man roaming the streets of Beverly, but thought he was originally from Gloucester. Further research showed that the Catnip Man was featured in a post in GoodMorningGloucester in 2013 by E.J. Lefavour.
“According to Stephen P. Hall of Beverly, the Capnip Man’s real name was William Albert Joseph Patrick Swayne Luscomb. Bill lived the last years of his life in a rooming house at 32 Broadway Street in Beverly, and was a familiar sight on Cabot Street in the late 1950s until his death in 1962.”
The Catnip Man photos are being sold by Otto Tolvanen of Beverly.
If this is what fall looks like on the island I’ll take it!! Loving all these bonus days of great weather!!
We couldn’t squeeze in a trip to the Topsfield Fair until the very last day…and in the rain at that…but, we still had a really great time!
As you may have heard, a whale was entangled not far outside Gloucester Harbor yesterday and Cape Ann Whale Watch Hurricane II stopped its tour to oversee/whale-sit) the whale until help arrived. It was a privilege to be on board and feel as though we were even a small part in helping. Clearly the whale was stressed which was difficult to witness. Soon after, the F/V Lily arrived with Captain Billy Muniz aboard to also assist.
The Gloucester Harbormaster arrived and the Hurricane II left to continue its planned tour. We’d been informed the whale was loosely tied up and had been freed. It was a great relief. We checked around on the way back to harbor, but did not see the whale around.
Shortly after return to harbor, we witnessed (but no pictures…so sorry) a whale off Atlantic Road gently making its way around. I feel certain in my heart it was the very same whale finding a way to thank those who helped give him his freedom.