What a show! Whales so close you can hear the blows Gloucester, MA

five right whales visible from shore Gloucester MA©c ryan they are so close you can hear the blows_20180504_084448


They’re making a bunch of noise!

2 min video below *apologies for the hand held zoom–trying to share some of this natural wonder

4 whales in this one

Prior post– WHALES 5+ feeding between Salt Island & Long Beach visible from shore now! #GloucesterMA

1 Day till Empty Bowl Dinner!

Cape Ann Community

FINAL SNEAK PEEK! Count down begins! Volunteers and staff for The Open Door 18th annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 3 are busy as bees!  Soups and cookies are being made and collected, bowls are journeying from kiln to display!

Doors at Cruiseport Gloucester open at 4 p.m. and close at 8p.m. so you have 4 solid hours to fall in love with a bowl, bid on those Silent Auction Bowls, and tuck into some delicious local soup, bread and cookies!

This year is The Open Door’s 40th Anniversary, so come also to eat cake and celebrate!

Hope to see you there!

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Great turnout for Gloucester Pride Stride

World Fish Migration Day! Little River Fish Count (Sat March 31st)

Cape Ann Community

Gloucester Shellfish Warden Tammy Cominelli and NOAA Fish Biologist Tara Trinko Lake lead a walking tour

Little River Fishway Tour

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Tour from 9:30 am – 10:30 am

LOCATION: Little River next to the West Gloucester Water Filtration Plant, 732 Magnolia Ave, Gloucester, MA.

Join us to celebrate World Fish Migration Day and learn more about the Little River! Come tour the new fishway with the Gloucester Shellfish warden and staff from NOAA Fisheries. Learn about the small, but resilient alewife population in the Little River.

The City of Gloucester leads an annual effort to monitor the migration of returning adult alewives as they migrate from the ocean to Lily Pond and the Little River to spawn. Volunteers that count fish help us understand when and how many fish travel upstream every year. River herring provide important forage for cod, bluefish, tuna and striped bass, which are…

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Weekend Workshops at NSRY

Cape Ann Wellness

Restorative Reiki Workshop THIS FRIDAY 6:30-8PM A beautiful way to end and begin the week/end! Join Master Reiki Healer Marleen Wood and Kathryn Schroeder for guided meditation, restorative yoga and reiki energy healing that will soothe the nervous system and bring balance to your life. Restorative yoga poses are very gentle and therapeutic meant for every BODY and reiki will help to relax and clear your energy with hands on assists. Enjoy candlelight and essential oils too! $35 and sign up at

Monthly Restorative Workshop SUNDAY 6:30-8PM The GOLD standard of deep relaxation and restoration for mind, body and spirit. Join Katie for this extraordinary, yet simple practice to calm and clear yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. Receive massage and reiki assists, essential oils aromatherapy and lots of love all by candlelight. All levels and no experience. $25 and sign up at

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Caption This Photo Contest. Winner Gets A Free GMG T Shirt At Our Ten Year Anniversary Party!

Stop by Backyard Growers’ Holiday Pop-up Shop!

Cape Ann Community

Visit our holiday pop-up shop at our Main Street office and find all your gardening, gift-giving needs like kids watering cans, kitchen tools, Backyard Growers T-shirts, gardening books, and veggie socks! All proceeds benefit Backyard Growers programs. See below for a sneak peak at some of the items and our special events!

Open Monday-Friday

9 am – 5 pm

271 Main Street

Also join us for…

Ladies Night! Dec 7, 5-10 pm 

Men’s Night! Dec 21, 5-10 pm

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Creating The Ultimate Sandwich On The @WeberGrills Weber Q 200

Northeast BBQ

The Mrs wanted a gas grill to cook outdoors.  After a search on Craigslist I picked up a Weber Q 200 that had great bones but needed a good amount of douching.  A couple of hours or elbow grease, a rubber scraper and a scotch brite pad she was ready to cook on.

I can see why a Weber charcoal BBQ guy would like the Q series as a gas grill.  They are very simple to put together, the parts are readily available (thank you Boots at Foster’s Grill Store), and they have some great features like the way the grate is designed to prevent flare-ups and grease drippings from clogging your burner tube.

I’d recommend a Weber Q over any Sears bought $100-$800 gas grill that will disintegrate in a year or two’s time.

Here’s a fantastic sandwich I made yesterday on the Weber Q 200 at the…

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Meet Katie Schroeder of NSRY

Cape Ann Wellness

Katie Schroeder is the owner and main yoga instructor at North Shore Restorative Yoga. She has taught yoga for over a decade at many of the wonderful studios on the North Shore and holds masters degrees in conflict resolution and psychology. Her dream and passion is to create a space where the community can find health and well-being through traditional flow yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other healing arts that connect us deeper to self-love, balance and true connection to everyone in our life.

Katie considers herself a gypsy soul after a childhood of moving every couple years all over the US and abroad due to her Dad’s corporate job. Her easy going personality and love for life were the perfect mix for meeting new people and exploring new places with ease. Katie is happy to now call the beautiful North Shore home and is grateful to live in…

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