Tag Archives: Gloucester

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY NINE

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Nine  is now available on YouTube.

The beautiful voices of the novena are Jean Marie Linquata, Ann Sanfillippo, Joanne Aiello, Nina Groppo, Grace Cusumano, Caryn Ryder, and Faye Quinlan

To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at  [https://youtu.be/eWxUHbV2WSI]

If you would like to make a donation for future St. Peter’s Fiesta, checks may be made out to: St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee

Send to: St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee

PO Box 3105

Gloucester, MA 01930

See below photos from the 2019 closing night novena and procession to Beach Court

Day Eight photos of the 2019 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Sunday morning procession.

Day Seven photos from Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta 2019 Gloucester Stage Production

Day Six photos from the 2019 Friday Opening Ceremony are posted here

Day Five photos from the 2019 Sunday Mass are posted here

Day Four photos from the 2018 novena are posted here

 Day Three photos from the 2019 novena are posted here

 

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY EIGHT

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Eight is now available on YouTube. My friend Patty wrote and said she is finding listening very soothing and I couldn’t agree more. Please share.

The beautiful voices of the novena are Jean Marie Linquata, Ann Sanfillippo, Joanne Aiello, Nina Groppo, Grace Cusumano, Caryn Ryder, and Faye Quinlan

To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at  [https://youtu.be/WVY51yyAWM8]

Photos below of Saint Peter’s Fiesta Sunday morning procession, 2019

Day Seven photos from Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta 2019 Gloucester Stage Production

Day Six photos from the 2019 Friday Opening Ceremony are posted here

Day Five photos from the 2019 Sunday Mass are posted here

Day Four photos from the 2018 novena are posted here

 Day Three photos from the 2019 novena are posted here

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY SEVEN

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Seven is now available on YouTube. My friend Patty wrote and said she is finding listening very soothing and I couldn’t agree more. Please share.

To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at  [https://youtu.be/OusqfWG3bSA]

Photos below from Laura Ventimiglia’s Nonna, What is Saint Peter’s Fiesta? 2019 Gloucester Stage production.

Day Six photos from the 2019 Friday Opening Ceremony are posted here

Day Five photos from the 2019 Sunday Mass are posted here

Day Four photos from the 2018 novena are posted here

 Day Three photos from the 2019 novena are posted here

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY SIX

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Six is now available on YouTube. Please share.

To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at [https://youtu.be/_hSW-zo_wS8]

Day Five photos from the 2019 Sunday Mass are posted here

Day Four photos from the 2018 novena are posted here

 Day Three photos from the 2019 novena are posted here

The following batch of photos, “Confetti Kids,” are from the 2019 Friday night opening celebration

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY FIVE

Day Four photos from the 2018 novena are posted here

 Day Three photos from the 2019 novena are posted here

The following batch of photos are from the 2019 mass at Saint Peter’s Square

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Five is now available on YouTube. Please share. To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at [https://youtu.be/Kkf9bKlAmmI]

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY FOUR

For Day Three, photos from the 2019 novena were posted here. The following batch of photos are from the 2018 novena.

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Four is now available on YouTube. Please share. To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at [https://youtu.be/Kkf9bKlAmmI]

Snapshots from Novena 2018 –

 

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY THREE

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Three is now available on YouTube. Please share. To view, click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at [https://youtu.be/Gdfg1q-0oYM]

Snapshots from Novena 2019

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY TWO

Although St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day Two is now available on YouTube. Please share click on the arrow in the center of the video and share at [https://youtu.be/weYc-Ydehbo]

VIRTUAL SAINT PETER’S NOVENA DAY ONE

Although the St. Peter’s Fiesta has been canceled this year due to the global pandemic, if you would like to pray the novena to St. Peter, Day One is now available on YouTube.  Please share at [https://youtu.be/Ol2_s7CajoU]

Novena Ladies, left to right: Nancy Millefoglie, Joanne Aiello, Faye Quinlan, Grace Cusumano, Jean Linquata, Caryn Ryder, Anne Sanfillippo, and Nina Groppo (2019)

PIPING PLOVER CHRONICLES – WE LOST A NEST – AND SOME GOOD NEWS

Hello Friends, update on the Piping Plovers at Good Harbor Beach and other PiPl news-

First, a bit of sad news. We lost the second nest at Good Harbor Beach, which was located at area #1, the opposite end of the nest at #3, down by Salt Island Road. It only had two eggs and the exclosure installation was scheduled for Monday.

Good Harbor Beach Nest at Area #1

There is no way of knowing what happened because it was very windy yesterday and the tracks of predator or pet have been blown away.

There is the strong likelihood that the pair will renest and they appear to be making attempts to however, it is getting rather late in the year. This would be truly historic to have two nests at GHB if they do renest.

The good news is that our pair at #3 are coming along beautifully. They are constantly brooding the eggs and are doing an awesome job defending their “territory” against avian species (real and imagined predators) that fly onto the scene including sparrows, finches, Mockingbirds, gulls, and Crows. No bird is too small or too large to escape defense of their territory.

Good Harbor Beach Papa Plover brooding eggs.

A bit of amazing news –there is a Piping Plover nest for the first time ever in Quincy! More to come on that 🙂

Massachusetts is at the forefront of Piping Plover recovery and we can all be so proud of our local and state agencies and how they are managing beaches for both people and wildlife to share, despite the global pandemic. Just some of the organizations include Mass Wildlife, Massachusetts Department of Conservation, Essex Greenbelt, The Trustees of Reservations, Parker River National Wildlife USFWS, and many, many more. Thank you Massachusetts Piping Plover partners for all you are doing to help this tiny threatened shorebird.

On a separate note, over the past several days I have been filming a beautiful nest of four PiPl chicks hatching at a location in the area. It was amazing to witness, so very life reaffirming, and pure joy to see. Hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow to share more of the photos.

In this one photo,  you can see the hole where the chick is just starting to peck its way out (far left egg). I had lost track of the days with this particular family and only stopped by to check, not realizing it was “the day.” I said to myself, I don’t recall seeing that big black spot on that egg. After studying it for a few moments, I realized there was movement beneath the hole in the shell. Hatching was about to begin at any moment!

Piping Plover nest with egg cracking!

ANNIE OR SQUAM?

Greenbelt’s Dave Rimmer shares all three eggs are still in the nest.

View the Osprey Cam Here

From ECGA website –

Update May 28, 2020 – Not much new to report. The incubation phase for Annie and Squam continues. Squam is still bringing in numerous fresh fish daily, mostly river herring but the occassional small striped bass as well. One we roll into June the count down is on for hatching.

Annie or Squam? One of the pair of Cape Ann’s resident Ospreys (hopefully a family soon).

HILARY FRYE, EXTRAORDINARY DUCKLING RESCUER!

What a little mini adventure was had over the weekend, along with the joy of meeting Hilary Frye!

I was at one of the beaches where documenting the Piping Plovers and noticed a little chocolate brown duckling shape smack in the middle of a wide sandy beach, sitting all alone. I moved closer to the duckling and it ran towards me, peeping and piping all the while. The little thing would run pell mell through the flats and then plop down exhaustedly. It appeared to be a Common Eider duckling but, not having seen any that small, I wasn’t entirely sure. I looked for its Mom but could not find her.

To my utter surprise, a short time later and while I was still trying to figure out what to do, a second duckling appeared. It, too, was moving in the same direction, running and plopping. I scooped both ducklings up and put them together and they immediately began to cuddle and snuggle with each other. A sweet couple with a baby agreed to watch the pair while I went further down the beach looking for Mom.

I only found a dead female Common Eider and decided these babies were never going to make it on their own. A quick call to wildlife rehabilitator Jodi from Cape Ann Wildlife and she referred me to her friend Hilary, who she said would take the ducklings out on her boat to search for, and possibly join, another Common Eider family.

One thing you should know about Common Eiders is that Common Eider Moms, along with non-breeding “Aunties,” band together for protection. The individual broods come together to form a crèche, which may include as many as 150 ducklings!

Ducklings in a pail

The sweet couple and I packed sand at the bottom of one of Charlotte’s beach pails that were conveniently stored in the car’s trunk, placed the ducklings ever so carefully, and then gently covered with an unused  diaper.  I drove home with one hand on the steering wheel and one hand applying slight pressure to the diaper. I was just imagining what would be the outcome of the two rambunctious little fellows escaped in my car.

Stopping  for a minute at our home to grab a larger container because I was again imagining the little escape artists, this time running around on a boat. Husband Tom had packed a crate and Charlotte had a brief, but squealing-with-joy moment.

I arrived at Harbor Loop just before sunset and after quick introductions, Hilary escorted the ducklings and I to her skiff. Pulling out of her slip and passing the Schooner Ardelle two minutes hadn’t gone by when eagle-eyed Hilary spotted a crèche! She zoomed the boat over to the other side of the Harbor at Pirate’s Lane and sure enough there was a small flock of five ducklings and several adult female Common Eiders.

Slowly and expertly Hilary steered the boat towards the flock. I placed the ducklings in the water however, they all began to swim in opposite directions. It looked bad for a few minutes but Hilary turned the boat around and ever so gently corralled the birds until the flock was headed back toward the orphans. The two were peeping continuously and as the flock grew closer, the adults could hear their peeps. The Moms and Aunties began craning their necks and swimming towards the peeps. After only another brief moment, it appeared flock and babies were united. We didn’t hang back very long because the boat we thought may distress the birds.

I am happy to report that the following morning I walked down to the bottom of our hill and found the crèche of Eiders. Guess how many ducklings were swimming with the Moms and Aunties? Seven!

Hilary was simply amazing. She was ready at a moment’s notice to help. This was actually the third time she has reunited Common Eider ducklings.

Many in the community already know and love Hilary for her GHS sailing program, but for me, it was the first time meeting her and it was completely my joy. Thank you, thank you Hilary.You are the best!

Currently Jodi  has some little Wood Ducklings in her care. Please consider donating to Cape Ann Wildlife. Who would I have called if not for Jodi, and who else would know to ask Hilary for her kind assistance? Visit the Cape Ann Wildlife Facebook page here. Thank you!

Jodi’s Wood Ducklings

 

 

BABY SEA URCHINS AT GLOUCESTER MARINE GENOMICS INSTITUTE!

During these days of isolation, GMGI staff have been working behind the scenes to keep their colony of sea urchins at 417 Main Street happy and healthy. They are excited to announce that last week, GMGI Scientist Amanda Baryshyan welcomed the arrival of several baby sea urchins to the GMGI family!

To learn more about Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, visit their website here.

Mommy Sea Urchin releasing eggs 

Fertilized eggs

Newly developing embryos with 8 or 16 cells

Two days later…a fully formed sea urchin larva! Amazing!

THIS WEEK’S FABULOUS GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN’S WHARF SEAFOOD MENU!

DRIVE THRU LOCAL FISH MARKET👍🚛

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm,

Saturday and Sunday 8am – 2pm

978-281-7707 for pre orders. 🐟🇺🇸🦞 

All products are fresh uncooked and landed from our local fishing vessels.

Located in the Food Truck Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot.

Drive Up orders welcomed.

Call ahead orders 978-281-7707 during operating hours.

Cash or Credit accepted.

LOCATED @37 Rogers St. Gloucester MA 01930

Note: Our products are different from typical fish markets. We promote our abundant and locally landed seafood. Top quality, fair prices, a win win for our community. Thanks for your support.

Catch of the Day – MONKFISH!

3 EGGS!! UPDATE ON ANNIE AND SQUAM – CAPE ANN’S NESTING OSPREY PAIR – AND LINK TO ESSEX COUNTY GREENBELT’S ANNUAL MEETING LIVE STREAMING

Update May 11, 2020 – All good news. Annie has laid 3 eggs, completing her clutch yesterday. So that would suggesting the first egg might hatch around June 15. Squam has been busily catching mostly river herring these days, feeding himself and Annie a steady diet of fresh fish.

3 Eggs – Photo from Greenbelt’s Osprey cam

GO HERE TO SEE GREENBELT’S LIVE OSPREY CAM

Essex County Greenbelt’s 2020 annual meeting will be live streamed this year on Thursday evening at 7pm.

Here is the link:

HELLO! FANTASTIC NEWS FOR WE FRANKLIN FANS – THE FRANKLIN IS OPEN FOR TAKE OUT BEGINNING MAY 14TH! AND HERE IS THE MENU

The FranklIn writes,

Exciting News 🍾

Curbside takeout starts next Thursday the 14th at 4pm!  We will be open Thursday through Sunday from 4pm to 8:30pm.

We missed you all, can’t wait to see you!

Check out our takeout only menu on our Facebook page or head over to our website! 🤤

👉🏻www.franklincapeann.com

The Franklin is located at 118 Main Street Gloucester.

LOVE GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN’S WHARF LATEST INCARNATION – A SEAFOOD MOBILE!

DRIVE UP SEAFOOD MARKET!

This family is just rockin innovative ways to get their product out to Cape Ann residents. Thank you Giacalone Family for helping to feed local citizens super delicious and affordable fresh sole, haddock, lobsters, and scallops!

Curbside Drive Thru Menu. 5/9/20
Hours: 10AM-4PM

DRIVE UP AND ORDER
or Call 978-281-7707 for call ahead (phone lines open at 10am)

Scallops
$15.00 1 lb. (Containers) Dayboat 10/20s dry

🐟Haddock
$15.00 2 lbs. Bags (Only $7.50/lb.)

Cracker Crumbs

$5.00 1 lb. (Containers)

Cash and Credit Card accepted.(We bring the card reader to you)
LOCATED AT 37 ROGERS ST. GLOUCESTER MA 01930
Open Tues-Sat.10-4pm.

GUSTER FANS – RYAN MILLER HOSTING OMAGAH TONIGHT ON THE RIVER 92.5!

Guster with the Omaha Symphony on the River

6:00 pm8:00 pm

Tune into 92.5 the River at 6pm on Fri, May 8, for a special commercial-free show, hosted by hilarious, Guster front man, Ryan Miller!

The hour-long special will feature 11 Guster songs that were performed live with the Omaha Symphony. Originally, Guster would have been on stage with the Boston Pops this Friday night. However, since that event is cancelled, the band is releasing this previously recorded live performance.

 

 

SCALLOP CEVICHE RECIPE – FISHERMAN’S WHARF GLOUCESTER ROCKIN’ THE FRESH FISH, SCALLOPS, AND LOBSTERS!

Curbside Drive Thru Menu. 5/5/20
Hours: 10AM-4PM
DRIVE UP AND ORDER
or Call 978-281-7707 for call ahead (phone lines open at 10am)

Scallops
$15.00 1 lb. (Containers)

Haddock
$15.00 2 lbs. Bags (Only $7.50/lb.)

Grey Sole Flounder
$20.00 2 lbs. Bags (Only $10.00/lb.)

🦞Lobster
Under 1.25 lbs. $7.00/lb.
1.25-1.99 lbs. $7.50/lb.
2 lbs. and up $7.50/lb.
“Culls”(one claw lobsters) $6.25/lb.
Cash and Credit Card accepted.(We bring card reader to you)
LOCATED AT 37 ROGERS ST. GLOUCESTER MA 01930
Open Tues-Sat.10-4pm.

Super simple and delicious, our son Alex made an appetizer of Scallop Ceviche with Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester scallops several nights ago.

Alex’s Scallop Ceviche Recipe

1 lb. sea scallops completely submerged in fresh lime juice

Dice 1/2 large white onion. Soak in a bowl with ice water to the reduce bitterness.

Dice 1 garden fresh tomato, 1 jalapeño, and cilantro to taste

Strain the onions.

Strain scallops but leave 1/4 of the lime juice.

Gently fold all ingredients. Add cubed avocado just prior to serving.

GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN’S WHARF: We Offloaded some fresh fish, scallops and live Gloucester Lobsters today!

We Offloaded some fresh fish, scallops and live Gloucester Lobsters today!

Remember you don’t have to call ahead, just use our DRIVE THRU!

🚗CURBSIDE PICKUP/DRIVE THRU

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

📲Call 978-281-7707 to order (phone lines open at 10am) or Drive up and place your order.

🦞 Lobster $7/lb all sizes.( Orders for lobster to be placed at drive thru only)

🐠Grey Sole Fillets in 2 lb bags
$20 / bag (only $10 /lb.)

Day Boat Scallops in 1 lb. containers
$15 /lb.

🐟Haddock Fillets in 2 lb. bags
$15 / bag (only $7.50 / lb.)

37 Rogers St. Drive up through Minglewoods entrance
We wear masks and kindly ask if you would bring yours as well. Thanks for your cooperation and support.

OFFLOADING BOATS AND PACKING YOUR FRESH FISH NOW! EAT HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY!

FROM FISHERMAN’S WHARF GLOUCESTER

OFFLOADING BOATS AND PACKING YOUR FRESH FISH NOW! EAT HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY!

🚗CURBSIDE PICKUP/DRIVE THRU

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

📲Call 978-281-7707 to order (phone lines open at 10am) or Drive up and place your order.

🐠Grey Sole Fillets in 2 lb bags
$20 / bag (only $10 /lb.)

Day Boat Scallops in 1 lb. containers
$15 /lb.

🐟Haddock Fillets in 2 lb. bags
$15 / bag (only $7.50 / lb.)

37 Rogers St. Drive up through Minglewoods entrance
We wear masks and kindly ask if you would bring yours as well. Thanks for your cooperation and support.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF GLOUCESTER IS ROCKIN THE CURBSIDE SUPER EFFICIENT CURBSIDE PICKUP!

Check out all the delicious dinners folks are cooking with Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester fresh fish curbside pickup!

“Another week of amazing looking meals from our incredible customers. We love seeing your cooking, keep the pictures coming!

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Call: 978-281-7707 to order or just Drive up!
37 Roger St. Gloucester

Don’t forget to tag Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester when posting your meals!”

SAVING THE GREAT SALT MARSH -TRUSTEES RUSSEL HOPPING NARRATES SHORT VIDEO

Over time historic ditching processes have compromised the resilience of the Great Marsh by destroying its natural draining process, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to floods. The Trustees and partners are working to fortify 330 acres of the marsh in Newbury, Essex, and Ipswich using an innovative nature-based method of “ditch remediation” that, to date, has only been piloted on a very limited basis on the neighboring USFWS Parker River Wildlife Refuge.

READ MORE HERE

Brilliant waves of green high marsh hay stand out against gray morning fog over Newman Road and Old Town Hill in Newbury, a high marsh habitat (Photo courtesy Coco McCabe).

GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN’S WHARF FRESH CURBSIDE PICK UP TODAY! FEATURING SCALLOPS, HADDOCK, AND FLOUNDER!

CURBSIDE PICKUP/DRIVE THRU OPEN 10AM-4PM

Call 978-281-7707 or Drive up and place your order.

Grey Sole Fillets in 2 lb bags
$20 / bag (only $10 /lb.)

First Responder discount $15 for (2 lbs)
(please provide badge-Medical,Police and Fire first responders)

Day Boat Scallops in 1 lb. containers
$15 /lb.

Haddock Fillets in 2 lb. bags
$15 / bag (only $7.50 / lb.)

25 Rogers St Drive up through Minglewoods entrance please