Tag Archives: Donna Ardizzoni
You know Donna Ardizzoni from her GMG posts, beautiful photos, One Hour At A Time Gang and, most importantly, her indomitable enthusiasm!
What you may not know is what she, and her husband, Rick Moore, do for their day jobs. Check out their brand new website (built by yours truly) and you’ll find out. This is another one of our websites that uses responsive design, which means that it automatically adjusts its design to the device you’re using. More and more people access the Web from their phones and tablets. That’s why nearly all the new websites we build use responsive design techniques that allow you to show different things on different devices using the same exact content and code. Here’s how the new site looks on a computer:
Below you’ll see two images that show how it looks on an iPhone held portrait (the way you hold it when you’re using it as a phone — that is, to talk). Notice how the menu system is completely different on the iPhone. When you tap the menu icon (the 3 horizontal lines on the right above Rick’s picture in the image on the left) the menu drops down automatically as you can see in the image on the right. This menu and the horizontal menu, that you see in the image above, both use the exact same HTML code and content.
It looks great on an iPad too. And when you rotate your device from portrait to landscape, the design changes with you, to accommodate the new aspect ratio.
Now for the good part. If you ever need any help with your computers, networks, backups, virus scanners, or medical billing and accounting you really should call Rick and Donna. They truly are the best at what they do!
Here’s a quick example. Before we knew Donna & Rick, we had someone upgrade our network. We were down for a day and it took all night — literally. Vickie didn’t sleep a wink. I finally went to bed in frustration. But Vickie is our network administrator, so she stayed up to see it through. Since then, Rick has upgraded our network twice and each time we weren’t even down long enough for me to go take a pee. Oh, and did I mention, everything just worked — instantly. No problems. No data lost. Just faster … lots faster!
John McElhenny (Supersleuth) submits-
On TV the other night I ran across the actress Rue McClanahan, who used to star on TV shows like “Maude” and “Golden Girls.”
Is it true that the lovely Donna Ardizzoni used to be a famous TV star and moved to Gloucester to write for GMG to escape the paparazzi hordes?
At Mug Up on Sunday, somebody call out the name “Rue!” and watch how Donna’s head spins like that lady in the Exorcist. Sure, your real name’s “Donna.” Riiiiight.
Positive Spirit? Check
Huge Community Volunteer? Check
Tiny In Size But Packing Enormous Energy? Check
Willing To Dress Up In Felt Homie Costume In 90 Degree Horribles Parade? Check
Hometown Sports Fanatic? Check
Married Computer Genius Rick Moore? Check
WHO WOULDN’T WANT OUR DONNA ON THEIR TEAM????
We’re Lucky To Have You As A Friend!!!!!
Leave our friend Donna your well wishes in the comment section below.
It was so much fun seeing you at the Stage Fort Park Visitor’s Center Opening. Thank you for posing with the new Cape Ann Foodies Signature Fork.
Here are a few pictures of some of the Usual Tourism Suspects mugging with the Fork.
Cape Ann Foodies is the creation of Gloucester local Patrick Halloran. What a great idea – a walking tour that combines History, Food, and Local Beer. It is fun and filling!
Check out the website: http://www.capeannfoodietours.com or give him a call at 617-902-8291.
I am excited to be one of his tour guides this year; just need to lose the crutch and I’m good to go.
GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Donna Ardizzoni Taped April 29th 2013
Topics Include: Kim Smith, Moving To Gloucester, Good Harbor vs Wingaersheek, One Hour at a Time Gang, Best Outside Deck To Dine, Favorite Community Events, Block Parties, Celebrate Gloucester, Schooner Festival, Ravenswood vs Halibut Point Park, Kayaking Gloucester, Staying Positive
Catherine Ryan writes-
Thank you Donna and Marty for your photographs documenting the City’s murals restoration! As FOBs we’re so lucky to be exposed to so many GMG artist photographers and their unique take. Donna your posts and photos are upbeat and you seem to be in more than one place at one time! Your recent photograph of Morgan Faulds Pike’s Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, heroic against our Gloucester harbor’s big sky, was a stand out for our public art. There is also a whimsy in your work–like the detail of today’s “behind the scenes” Peter Williams’ placard for his posted hours. Marty, it seems the conservators are channeling the artist, Charles Allan Winter, in their chosen attire and you, too, in the way you’ve framed them among the portraits! Your photos also highlight the scale–the conservators look as if they could walk right into the murals among the denizens and jobs featured.
Long standing CFTA member Dale Brown with help from committee members Roger Armstrong of State of the Art Gallery are the volunteers primarily engaged with the management of this conservation project. Chair Judith Hoglander, committee member Marcia Hart and many past committee volunteers have worked so hard to raise the funds to commence this cleaning. It’s a very exciting time. Dale is also setting up an account with another incredible Gloucester good egg, Barry Pett, of the Gloucester Fund so that people who want to contribute to the Committee for the Arts can do so!
Allegra Boverman and Marjorie Nesin of the Gloucester Daily Times and the Cape Ann Beacon have also covered this conservation project. The Gloucester Daily Times has documented them from their first unveiling and nearly every decade since. All this reporting of the mural conservation will be part of their history, too, and help us see them in new ways. The Committee for the Arts hopes that Gloucester residents will have a chance to look for themselves just as we were so lucky to do with the turbines. More art and science up close. Gloucester is not dull!
Good Morning Joey, Here is a recent picture from Saturday’ s Sidewalk Sweeping Day, Donna and I were sweeping lower Main St when Kathleen showed up with her cutesy dog recovering from surgery. There was a lot less sand this year do to a lack of snow this winter. What we found horrifying is the majority of what we swept up was cigi-butts. I would like to thank the One Hour at a Time Gang for helping out, they are the BOM!
Don’t forget The Gloucester Clean Up For Earth Day-
Do you know of an area in Gloucester that, if you had the time and the help, you would like to clean up? Well, here is your opportunity! The City, in conjunction with the Clean City Initiative, is asking folks to turn out for a citywide clean up on Saturday, April 21st (rain date Sunday, April 22nd).
The Clean City Initiative will be focusing its efforts on Stage Fort Park from 9 to noon, but the clean up is citywide and participants are encouraged to choose a public area in Gloucester they would like to see cleaned up. We are also asking different groups to reach out to their members and pick a problem area to clean that day. Listed below are some hot spots if folks need ideas.
Green Street Playground Cherry Street
Pavilion Beach Maplewood Avenue
Magnolia Avenue Centennial Ave to High School
Poles Hill Fitz Henry Lane
Thatcher Road Railroad Avenue
Fort Square Gloucester Avenue
If you are organizing a group and an area to clean, contact Rose LoPiccolo at Gloucester DPW before the event to let her know where you will be working and estimated number of yellow trash bags and clear recycling bags you will need. Rose can be reached at 978 281 9785. Rose will be maintaining a list of all the clean up spots to insure we are maximizing our efforts! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools and re-useable gloves, although gloves will be available.
Not Attached to a Group??
On the day of the clean up, volunteers (all ages welcome!) should plan to meet at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center starting at 9 am until noon to sign in and pick up trash/recycling bags and gloves, if needed.
For questions about the event, contact:
Rose LoPiccolo, City of Gloucester Recycling Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 978.281.9785
Donna Ardizonni wrote to say that several summer’s ago a Black-capped Chicadee hit her house window. The photo she sent is so sweet, I thought you all would like to see it as well.
Charles De Gaspe Beaubien Letters to the Editor In the Gloucester Daily Times
The Fort Discussion
Bikini Speedo Dodgeball
Hearts All Over Town
Local Real Estate Buys
Mug Up at Donna Ardizzoni’s
Kenny’s No Sugar- No Caffeine Diet
EJ’s Famous Deviled Eggs
Erika’s Sausage and Cream Cheese Bombs
Vickie Van Ness and Peter’s Quiche
EJ, and Donna’s Ass
Hi Joey, I thought readers might want to see what was in my inbox this morning:
Thank you for turning me on to Good Morning Gloucester. Every city (and town) should have an equivalent. What a great way to communicate enjoyments, appreciations, concerns, and complaints.”
We are truly blessed as a community to have a resource like Good Morning Gloucester. Thank you Joey and GMG team for all the good you have created, and continue to do, for our beloved community.
Our Fearless Leader