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THE LATE GREAT MONARCH MIGRATION CONTINUES AND THANK YOU KIND DONORS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO “BEAUTY ON THE WING” $5,300.00 RAISED TO DATE!!!

WITH THANKS AND GRATITUDE FOR THE KIND GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY, TO DATE WE HAVE RAISED OVER $5,300.00 FOR MY DOCUMENTARY FILM “BEAUTY ON THE WING: LIFE STORY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY” ONLINE FUNDRAISER!!! MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION TO 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), TOM HAUCK, AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.

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 Smith

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The Monarchs migrating through our region, although higher in number than in recent years, are also later than usual. The greater numbers are attributed to the tremendous amount of eggs and caterpillars reported this summer and, too, the beautiful warm weather we are enjoying has allowed eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalides to mature. In a typical year, the onset of colder autumn temperatures would have halted the larvae’s development. Hopefully, the Monarchs will arrive to the sanctuaries in Mexico before the cold puts the kibosh on this late migration.

Another problem facing the Monarchs is that most flowers have cycled through their bloom power. The butterflies will be challenged to find nectar producing flora to fortify them on the journey south. This type of ecological mismatch is increasing and very negatively affects wildlife species worldwide.

Today, October 19, there were about two dozen Monarchs at Eastern Point. The only wild plants in bloom at the Point are Purple-stemmed Asters and dandelions. As the effects of global climate change pose increasing threat to wildlife, we can help the migrating butterflies, and all pollinators, by planting nectar-rich flora that blooms in succession from April through November. These actions will help mitigate some of the mismatching happening right now.

Monarchs and Purple-stemmed AstersOne sleepy little Monarch in the trees this morning at daybreak.

 Monarch Flakes -2  Eastern Point Lighthouse  

MONARCH MIGRATION UPDATE AND THANK YOU KIND DONORS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY DOCUMENTARY “BEAUTY ON THE WING!”

I AM OVERJOYED TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE RAISED OVER $2,500.00 IN THE FIRST WEEK OF “BEAUTY ON THE WING” ONLINE FUNDRAISER!!! MY DEEPEST THANKS AND GRATITUDE  TO NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS, 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, LESLIE HEFFRON, JIM MASCIARELLI, DAVE MOORE (KOREA), LILIAN AND CRAIG OLMSTEAD, TOM HAUCK, AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.  
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 Smith

 

Cape Ann Monarch Migration Update October 16, 2017

Monarchs roosting overnight in the old chokecherry tree.

We have had four beautiful waves of Monarchs pouring into Cape Ann. The first arrived on September 23rd and the fourth departed last Wednesday morning, on the eleventh of October. As there are reports of Monarchs still further north, we should be expecting at least one more wave, quite possibly this week. And, too, my friend Patti found several Monarch caterpillars in her garden only several days ago. These caterpillars won’t be ready to fly to Mexico for another week to ten days at least. If this warm weather continues, we may still yet have more batches coming through in the coming weeks.

What can you do to help the Monarchs, Painted Ladies, bees, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and all pollinators at this time of year? Don’t tidy up the garden just yet!  When you cut back remaining flowering stalks and sprigs, you are depriving winged creatures of much needed, and less readily available, nourishment. Bees, and migrating butterflies on the wing, especially Monarchs, need nectar throughout their journey to Mexico. Songbirds eat the seeds of expiring flowering stalks.

I keep my client’s gardens neat and tidy at this time of year by pulling out the occasional dead plant and trimming away dried out foliage. In deference to the pollinators, the very best time of year to plant bulbs and organize the garden for the following year, is after November 1st, at the very earliest. And even then, if for example my Korean Daisies are still blooming, I work around the plant. Usually in November and up until the first frost, it is covered in bees. I’ve had many a Monarch pass through my garden in November and the Korean Daisies were there at the ready to provide nectar for weary travelers.

Patti’s Caterpillar, found in her garden on October 14th. He’s now at our home in a terrarium, happily munching away on Common Milkweed leaves. I leave him outdoors in a sunny location during the day but bring him indoors late in the afternoon because the air temperature is dropping considerably at night. Patti Papow Photo

THANK YOU! AND MONARCH FLAKES AT EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE

 Monarchs were streaming all along the coast of Cape Ann yesterday and it was a beautiful sight!

I AM OVERJOYED TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE RAISED 800.00 IN 24 HOURS!!! MY DEEPEST THANKS TO LAUREN M. FROM MANCHESTER, DONNA STOMAN AND PEGGY O’MALLEY FROM GLOUCESTER, JOEY C, AND ANONYMOUS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP. 

Please 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. Thank you! DONATE HERE.

HOW YOU CAN HELP FUND MY MONARCH BUTTERFLY FILM!

I AM OVERJOYED TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE RAISED 1800.00 IN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF “BEAUTY ON THE WING” ONLINE FUNDRAISER!!! MY DEEPEST THANKS  TO LAUREN M., DONNA STOMAN, PEGGY O’MALLEY, JOEY C, ELAINE M., CATHERINE RYAN, JOEANN HART, JANE PAZNIK BONDARIN AND ROBERT REDIS (BOTH FROM NEW YORK), AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.  

Dear Friends,

Today I am excited to launch the online fundraising campaign for my documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

This film—more than five years in the making—chronicles the extraordinary story of the Monarch butterfly. Tiny creatures, each weighing less than a paperclip, journey thousands of miles from their northern breeding grounds, of which Cape Ann is an integral part, to the trans-volcanic mountaintops of central Mexico. The most magical thing is that their story unfolds in our own backyards, marshes, meadows, and fields. Beauty on the Wing reveals the interconnection between the butterfly’s habitat and wildflowers and the importance of conserving their ecosystems. The film is unique in that every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is recorded in vibrant close-up in the wild, both on Cape Ann and in Mexico.

The current goal is to raise funds to create a 55-minute feature-length final cut to distribute to elementary schools nationwide. My fundraising partner is the nonprofit Filmmakers Collaborative and donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating what you can. No donation is too small ($5, $25, $100) and every dollar helps get us one step closer to completing the film.

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 Smith

Pure magic in the marsh this morning! For one moment, there were eight Monarchs on this single spray of Seaside Goldenrod.

Kestrel Outside Center Fundraiser

 

The Get Outside Center (GOC) opened in 2014, with funding from a single generous donor who promised to fund all our expenses for 2 years. We have just completed our third year in operation.

The idea was to create a free community resource that would, after two years, become supported by local businesses and community members.

Our Vision Team planned and schemed for two years to find a way to remove common barriers to getting outside. We decided that what our community really needed was a resource center right downtown, where even people who don’t yet value nature shop, work, and eat. We decided to make this place easy to get to, completely free, super comfy and fun, and open all year.

The Get Outside Center brings in many children and families, and has something for all ages: Trail maps, live animals, digital microscopes, rotating hands on activities, and staff naturalists to answer questions. It has an extensive resource library so you can look up information, and includes everything from small children’s books, to in depth books for serious naturalists. For a small fee, visitors can become members and then check out all kinds of cool gear, including waterproof boots, high quality binoculars, compasses, field guides, backpacks, snorkel sets, and more.

We get about 1000 drop in visitors a year, and also host classes, events, and a Meetup group.

DONATE HERE

 

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LOCAL RADIO SHOW ANNOUNCES CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE OPEN DOOR ~ Sunday August 27th @ Mile Marker One

Unfinished Music Show’s Season 1 Guests to Perform

GLOUCESTER, JUNE 14, 2017 — Greg Verga, Host of Unfinished Music on MSO Radio
(MSONewSports.com) announced today a live concert to celebrate the first Anniversary of the
web based music program. All profits from ticket sales will benefit The Open Door
The show will take place 4-9 pm on Sunday, August 27 under the Milemarker One tent at 75
Essex Avenue in Gloucester. Tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased in advance
through Brown Paper Tickets at http://unfinishedmusic.bpt.me. Tickets will also be available at
the door the day of the show.
“We had 19 shows in our first year and we learned a lot about the local music scene and had a
great time doing it. This live concert was an idea we came up with to not only promote the show
but also give an opportunity for these talented artists to share their original music. More
importantly, it will benefit The Open Door and we all know how much they do for those in our
community,” said Verga.
The list of performers is a who’s who on the Cape Ann music scene. Confirmed so far:
John Jerome
Band Pier Ave
PrateekPoddar
Satch Kerans Band
Paul “Sasquatch” Cohan
Alto & Small
Black Sheep Stampede
Brian King
Dan King
Inge Berge
Stolen Lions
Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director at The Open Door added, “The Open Door’s mission is to
alleviate the impact of hunger in the community. This event will bring people together to support
a cause important to this community and help connect people to good food.”
About Unfinished Music
Unfinished Music is a web radio based interview program. Singer/songwriters and full bands
stop by to chat about their latest projects, play recorded music and perform live in-studio. The
show streams live at www.MSONewSports.com and is then available for on-demand listening.
Upcoming shows as well as links to past shows can be found at
Milemarker One (tent)
75
Essex Avenue in Gloucester, MA

RAISING MONEY TO ASSIST JOEL CATULO’S FAMILY

Pietro Cannavo writes, “As you may already know that a friend and a member of our community passed away unexpectedly. We are trying to raise money for his family to help pay for expenses. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please find it in your hearts to help in anyway. Thank you. We miss you Joel.”

PLEASE DONATE HERE

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE GLOUCESTER DOG PARK

Linda Brayton and Tom Schauer share the following information about the Gloucester Dog Park ongoing fundraising efforts: 

“If people would like to donate to the Gloucester Dog Park, the address is P.O. Box 6, Gloucester, MA, 01931 or go online at www.gloucesterdogpark.org. You don’t need $1000.00 to be able to help this project. Every donation will help it get done! Thank you for your support!!!”

SCHOONER ADVENTURE FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY SARA YOUNG

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About this Fundraiser

Help us connect children and adults to Gloucester’s maritime culture. Schooner Adventure is a unique platform designed to engage through hands-on experiences, providing lasting lessons and an appreciation of our shared maritime heritage. Donate Here

Gloucester Harvest Music Festival Fundraiser at LAT43! 4-10pm 25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA

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This is a fundraiser for the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival, which is a charity event to support the AGH Citizens Fund, a fundraising arm for our local hospital, Addison Gilbert. The AGH Citizens Fund is a non-profit, grass roots community based organization who raises money to donate funds directly back into the hospital for anything they may need. All proceeds go directly to the fund to support AGH! Visit our websites at www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com and www.aghcitizensfund.orgThere will be amazing food that night of course, along with raffles, a 50/50. For more info, you can call Carol Pallazolla at 978-879-7652. 10percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to our event! Please come out and have a yummy meal with us for a good cause! Thanks!

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25 Rogers St

Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-0223

http://www.latfortythree.com/

Don’t Miss the Seaside Garden Club’s Plant Auction on Tuesday, May 19th at the Manchester Community Center

Doors open for a preview at 6:00 and the Auction begins promptly at 7:00. Don’t miss the chance to purchase the garden club’s prized perennials and beautiful one of a kind garden art. Donations from many local businesses will be auctioned off as well. Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Marshall’s Farm Stand, North Coast Too! Goose Cove Gardens, Sea Meadow Gifts are among the generous businesses that have donated their goods to the auction. A NOVA Star Cruise, including passage for 2 adults, a vehicle, dinner, breakfast and lunch will also be on the auction block!

Our board members and members have been hard at work dividing their tried and true perennial plants and creating garden art. Support the Seaside Garden Club and come home with great plants and garden art that will grace your garden with beauty for years to come! Light refreshments will be served.

This is the Seaside Garden Club’s only fund raiser and 100% of the proceeds go to fund our terrific programs throughout the year. The Seaside Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of every month, September through June at the Manchester Community Center.  Membership is open to all. Visit our blog at: http://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/

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Annisquam Village Players and Church 11th Annual Talent Show and Fundraiser!

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11th Annual Talent Show and Fundraiser!  
Saturday, February 7 – 6:00 p.m.

Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street in Gloucester

Tickets at the door: $10 adults – $5 children under 16 ($30 family maximum)

RSVP by Wednesday, February 4 to let us know which part of the Potluck you’ll be bringing: Appetizer, Main or Dessert. Coffee, Tea and Juice provided.

978-281-0376
avchurch820@gmail.com

All proceeds from the show will benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid.

Update! Copper Dory Planter Made By James Fiahlo To Highest Bidder Who Was Gayle Piraino From Gloucester Based GAP Promotions

Gayle Piraino From Gloucester Based GAP Promotions Was The High Bidder, Thank You Gayle and James

James Fiahlo With Cousin Nicky Watch The Pats Undress Indy

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James dropped this copper Dory off at the dock yesterday with the instructions- use it to raise money for Paul Russo’s Brain Cancer Fight.

Dimensions are 2 feet long by 4 inches deep by 7 inches wide.

If you would like to donate to help with Paul’s Battle with Cancer and get something in return, here’s your opportunity.

Email your bid to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com and I’ll announce the highest bidder on the 11/16 GloucesterCast podcast.

There is also a Pray For Paul Skate Around Fundraiser and Traditional Online Fundraiser as well Here

Pray for Paul Skate Around Fundraiser November 15th, 2:00p.m-4:00pm @ Dorothy Talbot Rink

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Let’s rally around Paul, who needs our support to help battle his fight against cancer.

Paul Russo is from Gloucester, and frankly one of the nicest people you can meet. After graduating from Gloucester High School as a Captain of his hockey team, he took his bright mind and talent to Bryant University where he studied Accounting and received his Bachelors degree. While at Bryant he also shined on the schools Club Hockey team where he became Captain again. Paul then went on to earn his Masters in Accounting from UMass Lowell and accepted his current job at PwC in Boston.
This past Halloween morning, Paul suffered two seizures and was taken to Lahey Medical. Paul was diagnosed with Brain Cancer the following day. Just like many of us who are fighting to pay school loans, Paul could use support with now helping with his medical expenses for surgery and treatment.

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Fundraiser Event To Benefit The JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes With LONGSHOT ALLSTARS @ The Dog Bar This Sunday.7.6.2014

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65 Main St Rear (20 Rogers St)
Gloucester, Ma.
Today 5:00pm – 1:00am
Phone (978) 281-6565
Email dogbarca@gmail.com
Website http://www.dogbarcapeann.com

Jalapenos Fundraiser Wednesday Night from 4:30 to 10:pm

Dine at Jalapenos and help Linda and Michael  Kelly travel to India with Habitat for Humanity.

The fundraisers sponsored by Jalapenos are a win win for everyone. The customer has a super delicious dinner (with fantastic house margueritas!) and a generous percentage of the night’s earnings goes towards the event. The fundraiser also applies to take out food, although we love going to Jalapenos because the service is always super friendly and efficient and Alex Pardo, the owner, is there nightly to give a warm welcome. Thank you Alex  for all you do to help support myriad Cape Ann causes and events!Jalapenos Kelly funbdraiser

Taste the Promise! – Great food for a great cause!

Taste the PromiseA very appetizing fundraiser for a very worthy cause! Family Promise helps homeless families get back on their feet by providing temporary housing and a variety of services to assist them in finding employment and permanent housing.

Matthew Green

 

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