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Boat with no Name

Boat with no Name

Martel Needs Your Help!

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Martel Needs Your Help!


FROM The Cape Ann Animal Aid;

“The Story

Martel’s rescue story begins with Ruthie, an abandoned yellow lab caring for eight puppies in an over-crowded, high-kill shelter in rural Georgia (see photo below). Thanks to the folks at our partner rescue organization, Road Trip Home, Ruthie and her pups were pulled from the shelter and put into a loving foster home. Martel was one of those pups and that was just the beginning of his rescue journey. When old enough, Ruthie and the pups were transported into our care, ready to begin the next chapter and find loving homes.

For Ruthie and Martel’s litter-mates, adoption came quickly and our hearts were overjoyed! But what about Martel? Well, Martel’s journey took a surprise turn when his eyes began to look swollen and watery. He scratched at them and was clearly uncomfortable. We took him to the vet for a closer look.

The wonderful staff at Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital recognized a more serious condition and referred Martel for an appointment at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital.

There, we learned that Martel is suffering from a severe case of Distichia (pronounced ‘dis-tee-chia’) in each eye. He has extra eyelashes growing through the underside of the eyelid facing toward the eye. These eyelashes rub on the cornea and cause pain and discomfort. In Martel’s case, the condition is serious and may likely lead to more severe complications like corneal ulcerations, scarring, and vision loss.

The surgery Martel needs involves freezing the stray hair follicles in the eyelid with an ophthalmic cryosurgical unit to prevent further hair production. There is a 25% chance that after surgery, new eyelashes will develop and Martel may require a second surgery in his lifetime. Today, we’re taking it one step at a time and we’re determined to get Martel the happy ending he deserves.

The vet bill including Martel’s pre-op care, surgery, and post-op care is expected to total over $2,100. You can help by making a donation—big or small—towards Martel’s medical bills.

With your gift today, you will join others who see the vibrant life and love in Martel’s eyes. You will make a difference and help this little fella thrive, stopping his pain and discomfort and getting back on the road to adoption.

On behalf of Martel, Ruthie, and all of us at Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, thank you for reading Martel’s story. We can’t wait to write the next chapter—and we’ll have you to thank for making it all possible!”


Amateur Radio 2015 Field Day. Fuller School Field


Check out all the Radio gear that CAARA uses to communicate with during community and emergency events.
They will also give you demo’s on their radios and how to use them.
They also have classes and Amateur Radio tests for free at their Club house.
CAARA is one of the few Radio Clubs to have their own building for their Club.
ARRL (Amateur Relay Radio League) Field Day
Sat, June 27, 2pm – Sun, June 28, 2pm
CAARA Field Day 2013 Video:


Fuller School, Gloucester, MA 01930
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association
ARRL Field Day is Amateur Radio’s premier event in the US and Canada. Please join us and see what CAARA can do.

BUONO FIESTA! Paul the 3rd’s Bench on the Boulevard.

BUONO FIESTA! Paul the 3rd’s Bench on the Boulevard.

It’s at the first set of double benches between the Fisherman at the wheel statue and the drawbridge.

Great place to sit have a coffee and enjoy the view.

WHEN PIGS FLY! 06/26/2015

Some said when “Pigs Fly” there will be Gay Marriage.

Don’t look up! :)

Stage Fort Park


People Really Eat This Stuff?


People Really Eat This Stuff?


Why do people eat Mushrooms?

I never understood it. There’s no taste to them they only suck up the flavors they’re cooked in.

I personally think they’re are disgusting looking. Not a fan of the texture.

I will only eat them if there is no way to pick them out of food they’re cooked with.

Maybe GMG will have a Mushroom cook off. Then maybe someone can change my small mind.

Below there are some photos of a mini mushroom farm my son bought.

It’s easy to do and it’s funny watching them grow everyday. They grow very fast.

They’re called “Oyster Mushrooms” so if your into eating these disgusting things I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.





When there’s a major emergency.

When the electricity goes out.

When the Cell Phone Towers are out of service.

Amateur Radio Operators. That’s who.

They are ready to assist in any emergency where you need to communicate when there’s nothing else available.

They’ve helped in Earthquakes, Hurricanes, tornado’s, Snowstorms, etc.

They also help out coordinating community events. Such as parades, concerts, road races, etc.

Our local Ham Radio Club CAARA is a very active part of the community.

CAARA also holds free classes to become a Amateur Radio Operator.

They can make you one in a day!

If you want to learn how to become Amateur Radio operator, check out CAARA’S webpage for all info, classes and Amateur Radio events.



Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association, 6 Stanwood Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association
Contact: Gardi Winchester WA1BTK Open house for operating CAARA’s stations, projects, questions or general socializing.


Some CAARA Members at the Thacher Islan event

Some CAARA Members at the Thacher Islan event

Into The Rabbit Hole.

We found a rabbit nest in our Tortoise enclosure.

There are 4 little baby rabbits in the nest.

They’re so cute right now. Until they start eating our vegetable Garden.

Looks like the Tortoise will have to find a new hangout for awhile.

Hard Merchandise Wicked Tuna

The “Hard Merchandise” Cruising Cripple Cove

ebay auction copy

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