Tag Archives: Bruce Tarr

2014 DES Crowing Ceremony – A Portuguese Tradition

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State Senator Bruce Tarr honors the Portuguese Tradition

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Antonino Pereira the 2014 DES Emperor march through the Portuguese Community and attend a hugh mass with Ftaher “Jim”

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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.

Win Dinner & A Show with Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and help needy kids!

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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 northshoretoydrive@yahoo.com 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.

Thursday Toy Drive 6AM – 6PM ~ 3 Cape Ann stops with live music ~ Come donate a toy!

Special appearances by Chelsea Berry at the MAC (2 – 3 PM), Alexandra Valenti @ Shalin Liu (3:30 – 4:30 PM) and Allen Estes at Cape Ann Savings Bank (5-6 PM).  See full schedule below!
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Paint Factory–Ocean Alliance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Supporters

IMG_2486 (2)Many Supporters attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Recognition  Citation from the State of Massachusetts presented by State Senator Bruce Tarr , and State Rep Ann-Margaret Ferrante to Iain Kerr.

 

 

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The great great grandson of Augustus Henry Wonson, founder of the Tarr & Wonson paint factory  also attended in support with his wife.

 

 

D.E.S .– Feast of the Holy Spirit Celebration

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.

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This post is dedicated to my parents Anibal and Adelina Simoes and my proud Azorean heritage.

Toys, Toys, Toys! You’ve got plenty of chances to donate toys today and tomorrow!

Pathways for Children Toy Drive with Chelsea BerryI 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?

Tonight you can go to Alchemy tonight between 7-9, hear one of our favorite singer/songwriters Chelsea Berry and donate a toy to the Pathways Toy Drive.

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.

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Christopher Cutler Rich – Cape Ann Animal Shelter– Fund Raiser

IMG_1726aThe Christopher Cutler Rich – Cape Ann Animal Shelter, held their 2nd annual Golf Tournament and auction at Bass Rocks Golf Club.

 

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IMG_1737 Bruce Tarr – Auctioneer Extraordinaire and State Senator

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.

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IMG_1755The Mike Fpnzo Phenomenal Volunteer Award presented to Peter and Diana Porper. (photo below)

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Winners of the Golf Tournament with a score of 58, photo below.

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Andrew and Rick Southgate, Nick Carleton and Chris Mason

Bruce Tarr reveals the secret of successful ribbon cutting

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  . . .

Chickity Check It!- Trip For The Tree From Our Senator Bruce Tarr

Bruce Writes-

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-

http://www.tarrtalk.com/

 

All of the Kids Represented At The Art Haven Buoy Auction Video

Manuel Simoes Captures All The Kids In This Video For GMG-

That’s right folks if there’s a community event- we cover it.  If you have something coming up that you think should be covered send us a comment and we will do everything in our power to bring the best of Gloucester to these here pages.

Bruce Tarr 1982 Gloucester High Yearbook Photo

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