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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.

http://www.magnoliahistoricalsociety.com/   

 

Awesome Gloucester November Winner- St. Vincent DePaul of Cape Ann

Hi Joey!

Monday night Awesome Gloucester gave $1000 to St. Vincent DePaul of Cape Ann.

This charity works tirelessly to address the needs of local folks who need assistance in times of hardship.

The Awesome Gloucester Grant will go to their Christmas program which provides gift and clothing to local children in need.  What’s better than that?

Awesome Gloucester wants to remind our fellow residents… We need pitches to give away money!  If you have a great cause, idea, business, creation, etc… that you think will make Gloucester more awesome, contact us!  

https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeGloucester

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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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#BandAid30 ~ Listen to This Soulful Rendition of “Do They Know Its Christmas” and Help Support African Nations in the Fight Against Ebola

Band Aid 30 ~ Do They Know Its Christmas (2014)

All proceeds from the sale of “Do They Know Its Christmas” go towards the Band Aid Charitable Trust.

Thirty years after the first “Do They Know its Christmas,” which was recorded to raise money and awareness for famine relief in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof has again rounded up an all star cast of musicians including Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Seal, and Bono.

Download on iTunes – http://po.st/DoTheyKnow
Google Play – http://po.st/DoTheyKnowGp

 

MAC GM Keith Callahan Named Facility Manager of the Year

Keith Callahan was recently honored as Facility Manager of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Callahan is the General Manager and Managing Partner at Blue Sky Holdings, Inc., the parent company that includes Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, MAC Fitness in Rowley, MA, and MAC Fitness in Gloucester, MA.  The award was given by the USPTA New England Division at its winter convention held at Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa in Chatham, MA November 7-9.

The USPTA’s mission is to raise the standards of the tennis profession and promote greater awareness of the sport. Manchester Athletic Club has consistently followed in that tradition. Under Callahan’s direction, the club has built a new outdoor tennis venue and home to the Boston Lobsters professional tennis team; fostered a longtime relationship with renowned tennis coach, Nick Bollettieri, and hired USPTA-certified coaches who are supported with continuing education and professional development. The club has also been chosen a USTA Regional Training Center of New England and one of 12 Certified Regional training centers in the country. It is home to MAC Tennis Academy, a tournament-training program for high-performance juniors, as well as a nationally-recognized 10-and-under program that has been producing New England’s top players for over a decade. In addition, the club created the MAC Sports Foundation, which provides scholarships to juniors in need as well as grants to community and school programs. 

It’s an honor to receive this award, said Callahan. I’m blessed to be surrounded by a team of tennis professionals at Manchester Athletic Club who love what they do and strive every day to improve their game, their teaching methods and the quality of our program.” Manchester Athletic Club owner, John Donovan, added, “Keith’s commitment to excellence reflects the overall attitude here at the MAC to always improve where we can. In tennis, that means we keep learning, by consistently educating not only our players but our coaches as well.” 

Manchester Athletic Club is a full-service health club and features 12 tennis courts, the Gymazing! Child Center, iXl programs for young teens, a fitness and strength training center staffed with certified professional trainers and nutritionists, indoor aquatics center, multiple group exercise studios, and an outdoor pool with playground.

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      Keith Callahan of Manchester Athletic Club, recipient of the USPTA’s Facility Manager of the Year Award.

GMG Good Eggs

The Sargent House is cheering the work of GREAT GOOD EGGS! Two out-of-town teen visitors decided to clean us up just in time for Harvest Festival! 

Angel and Wesly took the train from Boston to visit dear friend Peggy Russell of the fun POP GALLERY. The leaf strewn slippery slopes inspired them to pitch right in and rake out our new fabulous and fragrant Generous Gardner beds and lawn. 

Their reward? Peggy took them to a CACC film and for pizza across the street!   

Pop into POP and thank Peggy for us again!  Let her know how much all of Gloucester appreciates Angel and Wesly’s egg-cellent labor! 

With great appreciation,

The Egg-elegant Sargent House

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Good Eggs Clean Up Clark cemetary

We would like to send a great thank you to Clean Gloucester for coming to help clean up Clark Cemetery.  It was a very cold 28 degrees when we started at 8 am.  These awesome people came out anyway.  In a flurry of activity trash was picked up, brush was hauled away, a fire pit was dismantled and new community connections were made.  This could not have been a better or more fun end to our season.  Thank you again and we look forward to working with everyone again after the winter!

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The Oval Playground Community – Build.. Got it Done!

Steve Winslow submits-

Thanks for the many community members who turned out to erect the new playground at the Oval.. Here’s a few photos
1. Brian Palazola – grandson of Joseph Palazola who Palazola Field was named after. Brian’s daughter was so excited to hear about the new playground she dragged Brian out of bed first thing Saturday morning. Mike Palazola, Joseph Palazola’s son also gave a hand..
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2. Councillor LeBlanc checking out the new saucer swing.
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3. The Big Fish has arrived!!
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4. The Jacks Climber the kids at Pathways helped pick out

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5. Playground equipment – all done.

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Just a note – the site is still under construction.. Work will be completed in a few weeks and we’ll let people know when the ribbon cutting will take place.
Steve Winslow

Pray for Paul Skate Around Fundraiser November 15th, 3:00p.m-5:00pm @ Dorothy Talbot Rink

Pray for Paul Russo Fundraiser Reminder Saturday November 15th @ Dorothy Talbot Rink 3:00 PM

In case you forgot Paul Russo’s fundraiser is this Saturday at the rink. There will be no charge at the door!

Skating 5$ Kids & 10$ Adults

Raffle 5$ per ticket (gift certificates)

Silent Auction (for over 10k$ in donation items)

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Did we mention The Boston Bruins donated a stick signed by the 2013-14 Bruins team!

 We hope to see you all there!

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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.
Please keep Paul and his family in your hearts through this tough time, Join us to raise money and pray for a speedy recovery at the Dorothy Talbot Rink next Saturday. If you cannot attend the event you can donate to Paul’s page below.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/w3d6/paul-russo-s-brain-cancer-fundraiser?utm_source=facebook

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Here’s a novel idea: FREE BENEFIT CONCERT

Yup, it’s free … and it’s a benefit for one of our favorite charities, The Open Door.  Here’s your chance to have a great Saturday night before Thanksgiving and show these people they’re on to something!

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Saturday’s Clean with Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang

There are three young people, 2 from Ipswich and one from Lynn, who have taken it upon themselves to uncover Gloucester’s historic Clark Cemetery from overgrowth that has buried it for years. They are about halfway through cutting back the brush and documenting the broken gravestones they find. It’s amazing when you see it. They’ve spent every Saturday all summer working on this, along with some goats who have the winter off. There is also an active party site with a fire pit and trash in the cemetery that we need to address.

So the plan is on Saturday November 15th from 8-9 am we will collect the trash and recycling and move as much of the cut brush as we can to the road for the DPW to collect and dump. City Councilmember Melissa Cox is going to organize a truck for pickup.

If you’ve never been to Clark Cemetery, it’s behind the First Parish Burial Ground on Centennial Ave on the left if you’re coming from the waterfront, on the right coming from Washington Street. When you see the old bridge you’re there. Park on the street on Centennial and walk through First Parish Burial Ground to the back. Bring gloves, pruners/loppers/tarps/rakes/chainsaw/brushcutters – any of these are helpful. There is an area of Japanese Knotweed that we will not be touching because it’s highly invasive. We will also not be touching the broken gravestones–there is training required in handling and repairing these.

Thank you all see you on Saturday.. Remember to bring gloves.

Vote For My Boy The Rabbit To Make His Documentary Dream Come True (No Cost)

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Two weeks he won’t get paid paid for by the Govt of Thailand to shed light on the diminishing population of the Asian Elephant. 

For More Info Click Here and Please Giver Him Your Vote

 

to learn more about the Rabbit you can find past GMG posts on him here

Phyllis A. Metal Drive

August 2, 2014 Phyllis A

Scrap Steel Drive

Please bring down any scrap metal you’re looking to get rid of and raise money to restore the Phyllis A.

November 8, 2014

8am to 4pm

Foster’s Parking Lot
(the Irving station)
107 Eastern Avenue
Gloucester, MA

*Vehicles can be donated by appointment. Call 978-381-3901

http://www.phyllis-a.org/

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Please join Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang on Saturday from 8-9 am at the Paint Factory. We will be cleaning up the Shoreline and road of plastic and debris from the storms. Please bring you gloves. Bags are provided. Afterward have a tour of the Ocean Alliance’s office and Robotics Lab.
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Making a Better Gloucester – Help erect the new playground at the Oval.

Steve Winslow writes-

Joey:

Volunteers are still needed to help erect the new play equipment at the Oval / Palazola Field this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The Oval is off of Centennial Avenue – near Harvard Street.

Work will start rain or shine Thursday morning November 6th at 8 AM..  If you can turn a wrench – we can use you..(we’ have the wrenches) Bring a wheel barrel if you can. Lunch provided.

Online volunteer registration is available at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F4DA9AE28A4F94-community/.

Community members can also contact Councilor Steve LeBlanc at  SLeBlanc@gloucester-ma.gov or Senior Project Manager Stephen Winslow at swinslow@gloucester-ma.gov (978-282-8007). 

Thanks for helping to spread the word.

Stephen Winslow

Mass in Motion – Cape Ann

3 Pond Road

Gloucester MA 01930

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