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We’ve Lost A Great FOB- Tina Ketchopulos

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You may recall Tina took home the GMG PR Person Of The Year award back in March (Click the blue link for my glowing remarks about Tina)-

GMG PR PERSON OF THE YEAR- TINA KETCHOPOLOS

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Joey C 8 comments

Here were her words after learning about the recognition-

TINA KETCHOPOLOS RESPONDS TO HER BEST GMG PR PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Joey C 4 comments Edit Post

Dear Joey:

I want you to know how honored I am to be selected PR Person of the Year!

You know that GMG is my favorite blog – it is not only entertaining, but informative and educational! I appreciate the many health programs and screenings you post for us.

I feel like I have the best job in City.  I work at a wonderful hospital with amazing employees.  On Friday,

Cindy Cafasso Donaldson and her assistant, Deb Sacco, who I enjoy working with so much, told me to check GMG and that is when I saw the announcement.  What a way to begin your day! 

The co-workers I work with are incredible.  We have excellent doctors, nurses and support staff.

They are skilled and professional – but in addition, they are compassionate and caring and this is equally

important.  I feel honored to call these individuals my co-workers and  friends.  I wish I could name every department and

every employee as they deserve recognition as well.  Addison Gilbert Hospital is striving because of their good care and work.

So it is always a pleasure to share with you programming that our staff are conducting.

My job also allows me to work with so many agencies and other non-profits within the City – I have met so many wonderful people at meetings and working on projects together – this is one of the highlights of my job.

My boss Gerald MacKillop is from Gloucester and of course I told him I was bringing you to my next review!  I told him that when he called to congratulate me.

Please know that you made my day by your kindness and this wonderful honor; I am extremely grateful.

I have to go now, I have about four more notices to send you!

Gratefully and in friendship,

Tina


Here is her Obit from the Gloucester Daily Times(click this link for the entire obituary)

July 29, 2014

Tina Ketchopulos, 64

Rockport, MA — Mary C. “Tina” Ketchopulos, 64, died peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Addison Gilbert Hospital, surrounded by the comfort of her loving family and friends that she adored.

GloucesterCast With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/13/14

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Tina Ketchopolos Responds To Her Best GMG PR Person Of The Year Award

Dear Joey:

I want you to know how honored I am to be selected PR Person of the Year!

You know that GMG is my favorite blog – it is not only entertaining, but informative and educational! I appreciate the many health programs and screenings you post for us.

I feel like I have the best job in City.  I work at a wonderful hospital with amazing employees.  On Friday,

Cindy Cafasso Donaldson and her assistant, Deb Sacco, who I enjoy working with so much, told me to check GMG and that is when I saw the announcement.  What a way to begin your day! 

The co-workers I work with are incredible.  We have excellent doctors, nurses and support staff.

They are skilled and professional – but in addition, they are compassionate and caring and this is equally

important.  I feel honored to call these individuals my co-workers and  friends.  I wish I could name every department and

every employee as they deserve recognition as well.  Addison Gilbert Hospital is striving because of their good care and work.

So it is always a pleasure to share with you programming that our staff are conducting.

My job also allows me to work with so many agencies and other non-profits within the City – I have met so many wonderful people at meetings and working on projects together – this is one of the highlights of my job.

My boss Gerald MacKillop is from Gloucester and of course I told him I was bringing you to my next review!  I told him that when he called to congratulate me.

Please know that you made my day by your kindness and this wonderful honor; I am extremely grateful.

I have to go now, I have about four more notices to send you!

Gratefully and in friendship,

Tina

 

GMG PR Person Of The Year- Tina Ketchopolos

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Joey C

The members of the Pigeon Cove Circle in Rockport would also like to express our appreciation to Tina Ketchopolos for all the excellent work she does as the Press Releasewriter for our organization .

   She not only writes and submits the press notices for our meetings and events, she has taken on the responsibility for arranging the speakers for our monthly pot luck suppers.

   We are grateful for everything she does to promote the Circle and are very proud of her recognition as this years GMG press release writer.

 

           Carolyn Rask           

            President  

            Pigeon Cove Circle

GMG PR Person Of The Year- Tina Ketchopolos

I’d like to hereby recognize Addison Gilbert’s PR Maven Tina Ketchopolos as this year’s GMG favorite Press Release writer.

First off posting all the press releases for the hundreds of community organizations is a ton of work.  I do it because I know people appreciate it and I hear from enough of the readership that tell me that if they didn’t read every day’s “Community Stuff” post they wouldn’t know about 3/4 of the things happening around town.

The reason I’m recognizing Tina is for several reasons.

1) When Tina writes a press release she doesn’t make it too wordy, gets right to the who, what, when, where and ends it.  I don’t have to go back in and re-edit it.  I don’t have to chop out all the extra stuff many PR people add in because somehow they think that people want to read their mission statement on every press release they send out.  What many other PR people don’t get but Tina does, is that when you add in all that extra boilerplate at the end of the Press Release and if I included it, readers would recognize it as the same boilerplate that you served them up last week and scroll right past it, not reading what you wrote.

2) When Tina sends me a press release I rarely ever get a follow up email 6 hours later asking for an edit.  She gets it done right the first time, every time.  I have a list of about 7 different PR people who send things in that I know inevitably as soon as I take the time to edit and schedule their press release for the following day and press the upload button, I will get a follow up email asking me to change things around because they got stuff wrong in the original Press release that they sent.   One time doing this OK, no problem but there are certainly the habitual offenders that drive me and I’m sure the Community Event publishers at other newspapers and media outlets- nuts.  Posting press releases is not creative work, it is providing a free service.  The creative part about making blog content like photography, podcasting and writing is what drives the fun.  The editing and re-posting of community press releases is more work like without the pay.  So keeping that in mind it’s nice to know you only have to do the work once and not have to go back in and fix someone’s mistakes.  With Tina, it’s rare that she asks for a redo.

3)  The formatting.  Tina always submits her releases in a straightforward format that doesn’t need me to jump through hoops to copy and paste the info she’s trying to get across.   If you saw the messes that some PR folk send in that require me to resize and reformat and fond different programs on the web to open up the attachments, you would pull your hair out.  Not Tina.  Just types it it into an email for an easy-peasy copy and paste making my job of editing it simple.

4)The Thanks.  Tina always recognizes and thanks me for posting her stuff.  It may seem trivial but when you get press releases from an organization weekly and they just stuff it down your throat, you take the time to edit and post it for them and then they never once acknowledge it with a simple thank you, that gets irritating.   I often wonder if I just stopped posting their stuff, would they even notice?  Do they really care if it gets posted?  It’s just a pet peeve of mine.  So thanks Tina, for the thanks Smile

Listen the stuff Tina sends in is no where near the most exciting information posted on these pages.  But because the way she submits consistent, easy to post, relevant, correctly edited the first time press releases and then follows up with a nice thank you to let me know that the work I do on my end is appreciated, THAT is why she gets 99% of the stuff she sends me posted in the Community Stuff pages and THAT is why she is being recognized as a truly professional and effective PR person.

I’d hire her in a heart beat.

Congrats Tina

Photos from the Gloucester Seniors Wellness Fair via Tina Ketchopolos

Hi Joey: Here are a few photos from the Gloucester Seniors Wellness Fair
organized by: Gloucester Council on Aging and PACE at Elder Service Plan of North Shore, Inc., in Gloucester
Rose Bake Senior Center
July 16 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2012 Reid’s Ride Photos From Tina Ketchopolos

Joey:  Here are some photos from Reid’s Ride in memory of Reid Sacco that took place yesterday from Lynnfield ending at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.

Reid’s parents Gene and Lorraine Sacco of Lynnfield began this event in memory of their son Reid R. Sacco.  They are an incredible parents with lots of support from wonderful family members and friends.

The ride is a 28-mile Bike-a-thon , a fun and rewarding way to support clinical and scientific research into finding more  treatments — and someday a cure — for the cancers that predominantly strike adolescents and young adults. Cyclists of all ages and abilities pedal their way from Lynnfield to Cape Ann in what is the primary fund-raising event for the Reid Sacco Memorial Foundation.  The event registration fees, sponsorships and donations benefit the Reid Sacco Memorial Cancer Research Fund, and this fund supports clinical and research programs in the area of young adult cancers. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the outlook for this population of cancer patients, a population that has been tragically underserved by recent advances in cancer treatment.

Sacco was born July 24, 1984, which is intentionally close to the ride date. Sacco’s goal was to ride in a bike-a-thon to prevent young adult cancer, but cancer took his life before he achieved that desire. He died June 16, 2005 at the age of 20.   Reid was enrolled at Columbia University to study Chemical Engineering

In late June 2012, the Reid R. Sacco AYA Program at Tufts Medical Center was announced – the program includes the establishment this summer of the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adults Clinic for Cancer and Blood Diseases, as well as the establishment of the Reid R. Sacco AYA Fund to support educational initiatives at Tufts.   This extraordinary achievement was made possible by your participation in Reid’s Ride over the years.

This year’s Reid Rice raised over $100,000. with donations still coming in!

Rockport Memorial Day Parade Pictures From Tina Ketchopolos

Hi Joey:
Here are photos from the Memorial Day Parade in Rockport.

The Rockport United Methodist Church provided water to the many

marching honoring our veterans. 

Kind regards, Tina

2011 Christmas in Rockport Photos From Tina Ketchopolos

Tina Ketchopolos Shares her Photos From Christmas Morning In Rockport

Joey:  Here are a few photos I took on Christmas morning at Dock Square in Rockport where Santa arrived!

It was a very happy scene in the beautiful town of Rockport!

Happy New Year!

Tina

Gloucester Health Expo Photos From Tina Ketchopolos

Joey:

The Gloucester Health Expo held last Saturday at Gloucester High was sponsored by Addison Gilbert Hospital and Gloucester Health Department.

The Arthritis Foundation

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Addison Gilbert Hospital ED

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WIC at Gloucester Health Expo

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The Godmother!

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Needy Meds

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Tina Says- Steve:  Thank you for being at the Health Expo!

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Benjamin–Adopt A Pet of the Week

Benjamin

Benjamin – Pet of the Week

Hello!   My name is Benjamin, but my nickname is "Little Bear".

I am a sweet four-month-old Retriever/Hound mix.  I am a bit goofy and a little bashful at times.   I am still a pup with lots to learn, but I love people and other pups.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA) in Gloucester and invite you to stop by and visit me.  I am so excited about becoming a member of a family.

The CAAA is a non-profit shelter located at 260 Main Street. Of course we appreciate donations to our Building Fund, but it is fine to bring toys for the shelter cats and dogs and yes, it is okay to bring me the most!

Thanks to Tina Ketchopolos for sending in the pet of the week.

Tweety–Adopt A Pet of the Week

Tweety – Pet of the Week

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Hi, my name is Tweety and I am a one-year-old
rat terrier/retriever mix.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester.
I am a happy, friendly, outgoing and adorable little girl.  I am 15 months old.
Please stop by and visit me.  I love to play and
wrestle.  I did have a break in my leg once which never healed properly, but
the muscles and tendons in my leg have strengthened and have built up and
I am as good as new. I would love to have a home in time for the holidays. 
If you stop down to visit me, we can talk and hopefully I will find a
spot in your heart and home.  I love being treated like a princess – - and
when you visit me, I will be easy to find as I will be the one wearing the tiara!

Thanks to Tina Ketchopolos for sending the pet of the week listing

Lucas – Pet of the Week

Lucas

My name is Lucas and I am a handsome grey-and-black
affectionate guy who is three.  I have been into the snacks a little
too much and I am in need of playing and exercising more and a little less TV;
but I really love those cooking shows! Please stop by the Cape Ann Animal Aid in
Gloucester and visit me.
There are a lot of little things walking around here; I think they are called kittens
and we have lots of them here.  The shelter is non-profit and the staff is always
grateful when friends bring in items such as bleach, large trash bags,
paper towels, postage stamps and of course, donations to the Building Fund
(donations are tax-deductible).  Consider
adopting me and if you do, please don’t buy me a treadmill!

Thanks To Tina Ketchopolos For Sending In The Pet of the Week.

Kenia – Good Morning Gloucester Pet of the Week

Kenia – Pet of the Week
Good Morning Gloucester!  My name is Kenia (Left) and I have been the "Pet of the Week" before,
but I haven’t been adopted yet!   I am putting in another photo so you may see
my best side.  I am a great dog, I am an affectionate
two-year-old girl pup who is a small Chihuahua mix.   I have short-hair;
brown-and-black.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, a non-profit shelter located at
260 Main Street in Gloucester.
DOG DAY will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester
(rain date Sept. 19), from 11 a.m. – 3  p.m.  I am hoping that
I will be there next year with my new family and show off to all my pals.
Please consider if I might fit into your home and heart and please hurry, maybe
we can make this year’s DOG DAY!

Kenia

Thanks Tina Ketchopolos for sending in the GMG Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet Of The week

GMG Adopt A Pet of The Week – Nadine

 

Nadine

Nadine – Pet of the Week
Good Morning Gloucester!  My name is Nadine and I am an affectionate and
sweet orange-and-brown cat.   I am friendly, and have lived
with other cats and get along well with others.   I will never allow a
mouse in my house – I am an indoor cat, but if a mouse were to
appear – it would be lunch!   Will you please consider giving a
lovely lady a forever home?  Please stop by the Cape Ann Animal
Aid in Gloucester and visit me.  We are a non-profit shelter located
at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.   We of course appreciate donations
to our Building Fund and are excited about our new shelter to built in
the future – but we are also very grateful for donation of gas cards
for our shelter van, bleach, large trash bags and of course… toys
for shelter cats and dogs.    Please consider stopping by the Cape
Ann Animal Aid and visiting me – I would be so happy to find a family
to love me and do you know what….I would love you more!

thanks to Tina Ketchopolos For Sending In The pets of The week For GMG

Good morning Gloucester Pet Of The week- Chelsea

 

Chelsea

Good morning Gloucester!  My name is Chelsea and I am
doing what I do best – napping!  I am also looking for a
stress management program for cats.
You see, every time the door opens here at the
Cape Ann Animal Aid and someone is looking for a cat –
the kittens get most of the attention.  I am a sweet and
affectionate girl cat who is two, I keep trying to tell these
humans that kittens grown up to be cats – they don’t seem to get it!
I like making new friends, I have a very easy going personality and
a super lady.  Why don’t you stop down to the Cape Ann Animal
Aid and visit me?  We are a non-profit shelter located at 260 Main Street in
Gloucester. I am going back to napping, but if you should visit me, I
will be on all four paws in an instance to greet you!

Thanks to Tina Ketchopolos for sending in teh GMG Pet of The Week.

Good Morning Gloucester Pet of The Week

From Tina Ketchopolos-

Chocolate

My name is Chocolate and I am a sweet one-year-old girl pup.
I was hit by a car when I was just a few months old
and my front leg had to be removed – but this doesn’t
slow me down at all! I think I am Retrieve,
Corgi and terrific.   If you  would like to meet me,
I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester.
Dog Day is Sunday, September 12 from
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.
I would just love to be adopted and go to this
event with my new owner(s).  I know a few people
might look at me because of my injury – - but it doesn’t matter
what is missing – what matters is what I have – a good heart!

GMG Adopt A Pet Of The Week

Good Morning Gloucester!!
My name is Chance and I am an 11-week-old male
pup with a handsome reddish brown coat.  I am at the Cape Ann
Animal Aid (CAAA) in Gloucester with my siblings.   I have been
told that I am part Retriever, Hound, Whippet and Terror… I mean
Terrier.
Our Dog Parade will be Aug. 7th at 10 a.m. during Sidewalk Days!
$10. per dog.   To pre-register, please call 978-283-6055 
or e-mail us at info@capeannanimalaid.com
This year’s theme is ALL THINGS GREEN!   Dress in the color green,
dress as green creatures, dress in an earth-friendly theme costume.
Costumes should be safe and keep the heat of summer in mind!
Parade begins at our booth on Main Street (near Mystery
Train Music Store).  If you are considering adopting a pup,
please bring me, I look great in green!!

Chance

GMG Cape Ann Animal Aide Pet of The week

Pete – Pet of the Week
My name is Pete, I am a sweet and
lovable guy.  I just turned one.   I am
medium in size; perfect for apartment living. 
I have a handsome beige-and-black coat.   
I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid
(CAAA) in Gloucester.
Tickets are on sale at the CAAA for  the Sat.,
July 25 Sunset Dessert Cruise
at 7 p.m. from Captain Bill’s Whale Watch.   
Dessert, raffles, cash bar
and beautiful cruise around Gloucester!  Tickets are $25.   The cruise is
sponsored by our friends at Carroll K. Steele Insurance, Gorton’s
Seafood and Scott Oil.
If you are interested in adopting me, please stop by the
CAAA and don’t wait too long for Pete-sakes!

Pete

Thanks Tina Ketchopolos For the Pet of The week Info

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of The Week From GMG

Joey:  Hope you had a great weekend! 

Tina Ketchopolos from Cape Ann Animal Writes–

Good Morning Gloucester!   My name is Sammy
and I am an affectionate one-and-a-half year
old adventurous girl. I love checking out new
spots, going for walks and having a good time.   
I am kind and love spending time with people. 
I am learning how to ride in the car and sitting
nicely.   I love the beach, playing ball and having
fun.  I am looking forward to meeting my forever
family.   If you are interested in learning
more about me, please stop by the Cape Ann
Animal Aid in Gloucester, a non-
profit shelter.  Visit our website at: 
capeannanimalaid.com
I am residing there until I am adopted;
they are just wonderful to me. 
By the way, what does being "a little mischief mean?"
I thought I was a Shepherd and Terrier mix!

Sammy

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