Monthly Archives: October 2017

$20,450.00!!! RAISED FOR “BEAUTY ON THE WING” DOCUMENTARY! THANK YOU KIND DONORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WITH THE GREATEST JOY AND APPRECIATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS AND SPONSORS, I AM OVERJOYED TO SHARE THAT TO DATE WE HAVE RAISED $20,450.00 FOR THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “BEAUTY ON THE WING” ONLINE FUNDRAISER!!!

MY DEEPEST THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO LAUREN MERCADANTE (PRODUCER), SUSAN FREY (PRODUCER), NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS FOUNDATION, LAUREN M., MARION F., ELAINE M., DONNA STOMAN, PEGGY O’MALLEY, JOEY C., CATHERINE RYAN, JOEANN HART, JANE PAZNIK BONDARIN AND ROBERT REDIS (BOTH FROM NEW YORK), NUBAR ALEXANIAN, PETER VAN DEMARK, PATRICIA VAN DERPOOL, FRED FREDERICKS (CHELMSFORD), LESLIE HEFFRON, JIM MASCIARELLI, DAVE MOORE (KOREA), LILIAN AND CRAIG OLMSTEAD, JOHN STEIGER, PAT DALPIAZ, AMY KERR, BARBARA T. (JEWETT, NY), ROBERTA C. ((NY), MARIANNE G. (WINDHAM, NY), PAULA O’BRIEN (WALTON, NY), TOM HAUCK, AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.

 

I would like to also give an extra shout out and thanks to Joey for graciously and generously supporting “Beauty on the Wing” documentary film project from the very beginning, and in many ways, including milkweed and aster plant and seed sales held at Captain Joe and Sons along with the tremendous opportunity to share information, photos, and films about the splendid Monarchs on the inimitable community platform, which he created, and that is Good Morning Gloucester. 

We are approximately one third towards the online fundraising goal of $62,000.00. If you would like to help towards the completion of my documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, filmed in the wilds of Cape Ann and Angangueo, Mexico, please consider making a tax deductible donation here:

DONATE HERE

Donors contributing over $5,000. will be listed in the credits as a film producer.

For more information, visit the film’s website here: Monarch Butterfly Film

For an overview of the film’s budget, please go here: Budget

Thank you so very much for your help.

With gratitude,

Kim

Monarch Silhouettes at Twilight 

Oct 29th come CELEBRATE the new Reredos Altarpiece by renowned artist Morgan Faulds Pike!

SAVE THE DATE!

Festive Evensong Service celebrating the new Reredos Altarpiece, sculpted by artist Morgan Faulds Pike, commissioned by St. Mary’s Espiscopal Church, 24 Broadway, Rockport, MA. Music for this special celebration includes a new, gorgeous choral anthem. Reception to follow

Festive Evensong Service celebrating the new Reredos Altarpiece Morgan Faulds Pike

Morgan Faulds Pike will feature 3 sculptures November 3rd (ticketed gala*), 4th (open to the public), and 5th (open to the public) at the annual Crane Estate Show and Sale: “Aurora,” “Poseidon” (edition of 3), and “Parthenon Horse.”

Poseidon

*Here’s the link to reserve a ticket for Crane Estate Soirée/Preview on Friday 3 November: http://bit.ly/2xlbiZl

 

Those Sea Cadets are Just Flying Helicopters, No Big Deal

Gloucester’s David G. Ouellet Division of the US Naval Sea Cadets had the pretty phenomenal opportunity to fly with Boston Helicopter yesterday.  Each member took a turn to take to the air with a pilot and even got the go ahead to take the controls.  Unseasonably warm temperatures and a bright blue sky made the day all the more perfect.

In Sea Cadet fashion, the day wasn’t only about the chance to fly.  Under the direction of their distinguished leaders, instructors, and Petty Officers the cadets also participated in combat medical training and gun safety training.  They practiced marching, spent some time in class, and took a brief exam on the material presented to them at their last drill.

I can’t say enough about this program.  If you have or know of a child age 10-17 who may be interested in or could benefit from the US Naval Sea Cadet program do yourself a favor and inquire.

READ ABOUT THE US NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS HERE

READ ABOUT GLOUCESTER’S DAVID G. OUELLET DIVISION HERE

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Pet of the Week- Shiloh

10.23.2017 Pet of the Week--Shiloh

Hi my name is Shiloh. The folks here are guessing I have some hound or cattle dog in my mix. I am a happy go lucky kind of guy always  have my tail wagging and pleased to see you. I am 3 years old and medium size so I would be perfect for car rides or outdoor adventures. I am over the young puppy phase and looking for a family to show me the ropes of home living. I have met a few other dogs and I seem to enjoy their company so I wouldn’t mind sharing my space.

Please stop by the shelter to meet me to see if I might be your match!  To see all of the available dogs and cats at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website: capeannanimalaid.org.

Thinking Pink

In the “Better late than Never” Department,  Sea Meadow gift shop in Essex was holding a special event yesterday (Sunday) to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.  There were special discounts on many locally made craft items as well as a free chair massage by Jeff Thomas; Reiki (not sure by whom); Pampered Chef items from Dawn Addison Burnham and raffles.  The shop was packed with interested shoppers and supporters of  owner Georgeanne Richards’ efforts.

 

Although this event was one day only, other events will be upcoming for the remainder of the month to support breast cancer research and we will try to keep you posted on these as we get details.  Thank you Georgeanne, Dawn, Jeff and the others involved for your efforts!