Author Archives: Donna Ardizzoni

The Coolest Tour around

During Sails and Trails went to the Cape Pond Ice Tour. Even though I have taken this tour many times, every time I Go, seem to enjoy it more. Thank you Cape Pond Ice Company.

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Super Cross Saturday

What a great day to volunteer and enjoy this fun event. As always had a great time and these bikers get me motivated.

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Events in Magnolia this weekend

Two Events at the Magnolia Library & Community Center This Saturday, Sept.27 A Community Yard Sale opens at 9am. Need a break from shopping? A Medicinal Plant Walk with Iris a Weaver, a Trails & Sails Event, starts at the MLCC at 11:00, returning at 12:30. Learn about local fauna and enjoy the outdoors with Iris! The Yard Sale continues until 2pm. Make a day of it! The MLCC is at 1 Lexington Ave in the heart of Magnolia Village.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


The City of Gloucester will be holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9AM-12 Noon at the Department of Public Works, (DPW) 28 Poplar Street. The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner. There is no charge for Gloucester residents to dispose of hazardous waste up to a maximum of 25 pounds or 25 gallons and anything over this amount will require a payment to Clean Harbors (checks only – 0-10 gallons over – $24, 10-25 gallons over $46.500. Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site September, 24th to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, gasoline, and other household hazardous chemicals. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps at no cost. For this Saturday only we will not be accepting tires or scrap metal.

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Department of Public Works (978-281-9785), or you may find the information on the City of Gloucester’s Website ( Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes.

Upon registering you will be sent a letter to use as your ticket into the event. Pre-registration and proof of residency is required. Cut off for registration is Friday, Sept. 26 at 11am.

To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum

Essex Artists Gather to Celebrate Creativity September 27

Join the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum for a free festival of music and artistry provided by the residents of Essex. The afternoon kicks off with the Essex Choral Society featuring Michael March and Dave Driscoll, followed by Sawdust and Shavings featuring Barry O’Brien, then favorites Daisy Nell and Captain Stan with an introductory poetry recitation by David Tory, and finally rocking out with Day Job featuring Sarah Dyer. Artists showing work from 1 to 6 PM include Brad Story, Jay Havinghurst, Lynne Havinghurst, John Cushing, Mike Dyer, Jeff Lane, Susan Guest-MacPhail, Amanda Loebelenz, Julie Carpenter, Helen Tory, and Sandy Shaw with more signing up daily.
The event is one of more than 100 free events that are part of Trails and Sails, organized by the Essex National Heritage Commission.
The Essex Residents Arts and Craftsmanship Festival runs from 1 to 6 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Parking is available on the street and behind the town tennis courts. Hot dogs and beer will be available for purchase. The festival is supported in part by a grant from the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information email:

or call 978-768-6441.

Visit our web site: or follow our facebook page for updates.

TBT Post

During the Block Party on September 20, 2014, TBT Post at 33 Main Street, Gloucester, MA has a great fun way to win a gift certificate. Richard and Mario have made little candy treats with the colors of the Italian flag for customers. Inside the treat bag is a raffle coupon with a number. There will be no need to fill out the raffle ticket with your name, because when the raffle ticket is picked, Richard and Mario will post the winning numbers at the store. Love this idea.
September 19, 2014 TBT

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