Author Archives: Donna Ardizzoni

200 jobs coming to Gloucester

This article was on on Sunday


GLOUCESTER, Mass. —An Illinois-based seafood processor is opening a facility in Gloucester that’s expected to bring 200 jobs to the city.

The Mazzetta Company has purchased a 65,000-square-foot plant in the Blackburn Industrial Park and plans to invest $10 million in the facility with the goal of opening next year. The 200 jobs will be full- and part-time.

The investments include modern processing machinery and an 8,000-square-foot tank house.

Highland Park, Illinois-based Mazzetta is an importer, processor and distributor of frozen seafood products to restaurants, retailers and the hospitality industry. The company has received tax incentives from the state and city.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk says Mazzetta realized that Gloucester offers “innovation, collaboration and an unrivaled environment for doing business on the ocean.”

Fair Day in Gloucester

Saturday, November 22, 2014 was very busy with the holiday fairs popping up all over the city.  Went to Seacoast Fair, St. John’s Fair, The UU and went to Market Basket for the Open Door.

Scrap Metal Drive/ Magnolia Historical Society

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Last chance for Scrap Metal before winter hits.

The dumpster is behind the schoolhouse now, but it will be gone right after Thanksgiving.  Anything at least 70% metal can go in the dumpster or close to it.

This is a great opportunity to get rid of your old grill, your washing machine, lawn mowers, bikes, pots and pans, etc, etc, etc…

100% goes to restoring the Blynman schoolhouse.   


First Parish Burial Ground and Clark Cemetery

On Saturday Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang went to clean the cemeteries off Centennial Avenue.  What an amazing piece of history we discovered.  The years on the Tombstones go back to before the revolutionary war, soldiers from the Continental Army and Civil War Veterans were put to rest in this sacred ground.  Late on Saturday afternoon had to go back and take some photos.  We as a community need to preserve these cemeteries clean and respected.

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The Cheshire Cat/ Magnolia Revitalization

There is a new store at 15 Lexington Avenue called The Cheshire Cat/ this boutique store has Antiques and Décor.
If you would like to contact the owner, Wendy Horne,    please email to

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Taste of Magnolia, always a good time

Some of the participating restaurants are:
Café Sicilia, The Causeway, Classic Cooks, Culinart, Donut Jim’s, Jalapenos, 525, Katrina’s, Lobsta Land, Midori, Ocean Garden, Mile Marker, Captain Dusty’s, Sugar Magnolia, Jenny Cakes, Magnolia Pub, Sunray Bakery, Cape Ann Brewery, Lat. 43, there are more participating and will post them soon.

Harbor Goods Anniversary Sale

November 29, 2013 Black Friday shopping Life is Good

SATURDAY – 10th ANNIVERSARY SALE – 10am to 8pm. We began our adventure at 33 Main Street so for every $33 you spend on regular priced items, we’ll take off $10. Spend $33, save $10. Spend $66, save $20, etc. Stop by for refreshments and take part in a Main Street scavenger hunt for clues to win a free gift with purchase. Thanks to every one of our fans for your support. We’re still here because of YOU.

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