Friday’s picture perfect summer skies made for an especially festive and at times poignant Saint Peter’s Fiesta grand opening ceremony. Festival-goers gathered at the Saint Peter’s Club and, after everyone who had participated in the day’s earlier sporting events had raced home to change, the procession carrying Saint Peter through the square and around the old city hall (American Legion building) began. Eight fishermen are given the honor of transporting Saint Peter on a specially crafted cart. The Wagner and Sleepy Pallazola Families were given special commendations by the Fiesta committee Rev. James M. Achadinha, the new pastor for Our Lady of Good Voyage and Holy Family, was introduced to the crowd.
Tag Archives: Joe Orlando
Excellent article in the Gloucester Daily Times, written by Sean Horgan, published December 12, 2013.
“Joe Orlando still wakes up in the night, when the wind is whistling, and wonders if he should go down to the Gloucester House and make sure the Padre Pio’s lines are secure.
There still are days when the longtime Gloucester fisherman, as if lured by something invisible and irresistible, finds himself heading toward the dock to check on his boat.
“I say to myself, ‘What am I doing’?” Orlando said.
He is doing what he’s done for the past 30 years, what he’s done since he bought the 65-foot steel fishing boat in 1983 in partnership with his sister Angela Sanfilippo and her husband John.
There’s only problem: Orlando no longer owns the Padre Pio.”
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BANKING & BUSINESS – Discovering The History of Gloucester and Cape Ann Through It’s Family Businesses and Their Stories was an educational program recently held in Gloucester. The event was produced by the Family Business Association and sponsored by BankGloucester as part of a continuing education series for family business owners. Pictured (l to r): Mark Grenier, Vice President & Senior Commercial Banking Officer at BankGloucester, Joe Orlando, of Orlando & Associates and author of The Fisherman’s Son, and Bob Ryan, Principal of Ryan & Wood, Inc. Orlando and Wood served as panelist for the event.
ALL IN THE FAMILY…BUSINESS – Mark Grenier, Vice President & Senior Commercial Banking Officer at BankGloucester and Al DeNapoli, Partner at Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rogers, PC at Discovering The History of Gloucester and Cape Ann Through It’s Family Businesses and Their Stories. The event, produced by the Family Business Association and sponsored by BankGloucester was one in a continuing series of educational programs for family business owners, and the first on the North Shore.