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State Senator Bruce Tarr honors the Portuguese Tradition
Antonino Pereira the 2014 DES Emperor march through the Portuguese Community and attend a hugh mass with Ftaher “Jim”
Captain Mesquita’s grand-daughter and great grand-daughter continue in the tradition. Mesquita commissioned the silver crown to be made in Portugal and blessed by Pope Leo XIII, which he presented to the church, Our Lady of Good Voyage.
Bruce Tarr and Sefatia Romeo Theken collect Toys for needy children at Ristorante La Trattoria and Pizzeria in Gloucester. Restaurant owner and staff, and all contributors make many children smile this Christmas.
If you’re listening to North Shore 104.9 today, you know they’re broadcasting Senator Bruce Tarr’s North Shore Toy Drive live until 6pm and you’ll hear Senator Tarr mention a “Once in a lifetime” auction on air. We don’t want people who can’t have the radio on to miss out, so here’s the scoop:
This Sunday, Senator Tarr is taking 4 people as his guests to the Larcom Theatre at 2pm for Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas Matinee followed by dinner at Teresa’s Prime (the new steakhouse in North Reading).
You can bid on this “once in a lifetime opportunity” by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and your bid.
Senator Tarr will be updating the bid price live on the radio during the day — and you can continue bidding during the day tomorrow too. The winning bid will be announced tomorrow (FRI) at 5pm. The money will be donated to the winner’s local Toy Drive charity.
The Renewal of Newell Stadium hits the finish line, with a helicopter fly-by, rising of the flag, ribbon cutting and a very review of all the athletic teams, a day of celebration, and Gloucester has won every game played on the New Balance Field at Newel Stadium. ABSOUTLY PERFECT !!
The great great grandson of Augustus Henry Wonson, founder of the Tarr & Wonson paint factory also attended in support with his wife.
With CEO of Ocean Alliance Iain Kerr, Mayor Carolyn Kirk, State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, State Senator Bruce Tarr, and many Ocean Alliance Volunteers.
To listen to Iain’s presentation link to IAIN Speaks
State Senator Bruce Tarr is an honored guest of the new Emperor Mr. and Mrs. Jose Dias Ferreira. A High Mass celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage, with Father Alves, followed by a Portuguese traditional meal “Sopas do Espirito Santo” at the DES Portuguese Club. This is a seven hundred year old Portuguese tradition, carried on primarily by the Azorean Communities all over the world.
This post is dedicated to my parents Anibal and Adelina Simoes and my proud Azorean heritage.
I know it’s a very busy time of year and there is a TON going every night (see live music schedule here) but in the midst of all the frenzy, it just feels good to give a toy to a kid in need, doesn’t it?
And if you can’t get to that, you have all day tomorrow to drop off a toy during Bruce Tarr’s North Shore Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by North Shore 104.9 from 6am – 6pm at 10 locations (4 of them on Cape Ann). And for those of you who are like me and just can’t get enough of Chelsea Berry, you can see her at the MAC from 2-3pm when she’s on the radio.
Auctioned Trips to the Bahamas, signed Bruins Hockey pucks, shirts and Lobster Trap chairs and much more, all donated to help support the Animal Shelter.
Winners of the Golf Tournament with a score of 58, photo below.
Andrew and Rick Southgate, Nick Carleton and Chris Mason
I just got back from the Harbor Walk ribbon Cutting and inaugural walk led by Mayor Kirk with lots of great video. Here’s a little gem in which Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr reveals the secret of successful ribbon cutting to the crowd on hand. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray at center and Mayor Carolyn Kirk with the big scissors.
More Harbor Walk video in the days to come . . .
Sister cities Gloucester, Ma and Shelburne, Nova Scotia have a great tradition of Shelburne giving Gloucester a Christmas tree each year and Gloucester’s legislative delegation giving books to the Shelburne library in return.
A delegation from Gloucester is now on the way to get the tree, with Ringo Tarr at the wheel of the truck and trailer that will carry it on the long journey to its place of honor at Kent Circle.
I am part of the crew, and we have video equipment so we will post clips of the trip here over the next few days. The first clip is posted below.
Bruce has his own blog if you didn’t know. You can check it out here-
Manuel Simoes Captures All The Kids In This Video For GMG-
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While talking Block Party and Downtown stuff with Erika Hansen this morning she mentioned to me that she was looking through her 1982 GHS yearbook.
Ding Ding Ding goes the light in my brain!
I got the idea to take some pictures from her old yearbook to post here. First up- Bruce Tarr Class of ’82
Sen. Bruce Tarr keeps up with the cut-throat bidding with Joey nervously pacing the floor. All in vain, though. The bidding went too high, and Joey went home buoy-less. So sad.