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One Hour at a Time Clean Up

Good day kids:

 

Let us try this again.

This week’s clean up will be at Grapevine.

We can meet on the East Main Street side

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 08:00 – 09:00
Where: East Main and Grapevine Avenue

Please bring gloves and pickers if you have them.

Thank you all.

Rocky Neck Clean Up

Hi kids:

Hope all are well and trying to keep warm. On Saturday I will be at the DPW for helping out with Hazardous Waste Day. The Rocky Neck Clean Up could use our help.

When:                  Saturday, April 14

Time:                    10:00 – 1:00

Where:                 Rocky Neck Parking Lot

Please bring gloves, rakes, etc.

Thank you all

Donna

One Hour at a Time Gang Clean up

Hi kids:

Hope all is well and welcome back to spring. As I was walking Main and Rogers realized after the snow some serious work needs to be done.

When:                  Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

Where:                 Meet at St. Peter’s Square

See you all, look forward to seeing all your faces.

Thanks and take care

Donna

 

Saturday Clean Up

First and most exciting, BANNING THE BAG… so exciting..

Saturday clean up

Where:                 Horton Street, we can park at the Ocean Alliance

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

When:                  Saturday, November 18, 2017

I will not be able to attend since doing the Women’s Community Club of Magnolia show

Thanks all and take care

Donna

 

 

 

One Hour at a Time Gang

Good afternoon kids:

 

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer.

 

When:                  Saturday: July 22, 2017

Where:                 Train Station near Shaws

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

Ainsley mentioned since the trains are not running a good time to clean.

Thanks kids:

Donna

Stacy Boulevard Part 7: expanded garden plans Tulip Fest May 6

IMG_20170504_052040Saturday May 6, 2017 is the official ribbon cutting re-opening of Stacy Boulevard by Mayor Romeo Theken. Thanks to the Mayor, Mike Hale and all Gloucester DPW, GZA, Essex County Landscape Assoc, Gloucester Community Preservation Act, Ann Giraldi Johnson, GFWA, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and groups like the Seaport Economic Council and Dir Carolyn Kirk, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Joe Lucido, Ed Parks, Mike Linquata, Donna Ardizzoni and One Hour at a Time Gang, Ringo Tarr, Bobbie Turner, YMCA and summer help, Wolf Hill, Generous Gardeners, and other volunteers!

Tulip Festival and bonnet parade Saturday 10AM

Ribbon Cutting 11:30AM

Party at Mile Marker Restaurant 6-10PM

Enjoy a closer look at the engineering and landscape plans for the expanded gardens and before/after comparisons.

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Stacy expanded gardens

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Earth day every day- off the mark by Mark Parisi

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Mark Parisi’s off the mark comic panel has been published since 1987. Parisi has been nominated for the National Cartoonists Society Best Newspaper panel 4x and won twice (2009 and 20012). He grew up in Gloucester. We bought the desk calendar at The Weathervane.

Earth Day Volunteer Today– link to Donna Ardizonni’s reminder about the Great Gloucester Cleanup.

Treat yourself tonight to the art of music on Middle Street: Joonho Park’s all-Bach organ double concert. The doors open at 7PM at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church; following intermission and a stroll, the recital continues at St. John’s Episcopal Church!

Next week Cape Ann Sustainability Fair and Gloucester Pride Stride.

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Earth Day April 22nd

Earth day should be everyday. This year we are having a major clean on Saturday April 22, 2017. The One Hour at a Time Gang will be doing Main Street. We can meet at St. Peters Square and work our way up Main Street and Rogers Street. Remember we will be starting at 9:00 am til 11:00 for this clean up. If you would like to volunteer please let me know at
donna@circleconsulting.com or contact me through Good Morning Gloucester. Please check out the flier below. Hope to see you all there. Please pass on that cigarettes butts are trash and littering. Please dispose properly. Thank you.

Earth Day

Earth Day Clean Up will be held on April 22, 2017. The time is 9:00 – 11:00. If you would like to participate please let me know. The One Hour at a Time Gang will be cleaning Main Street. Also please remember that everyday should be Earth Day. Please dispose of your litter properly and remember that cigarette butts are litter. Thanks all.

Saturday’s Clean Up

Hi kids:

Hope all is well with everyone.

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When:                  Saturday, October 15, 2016

Where:                 The corner of East Main Street by AJ’s on the Harbor /Gordon Thomas Park

Please bring gloves.

Thanks all. I will be leaving early because will be doing the Indoor Farmers’ Market at the Magnolia Library.

Be good..

Take care

GloucesterCast 182 With @Shutterbythesea @DonnaArd @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 5/18/16

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GloucesterCast 182 With Bridgette Mathews,Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/18/16
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Topics Include:
Donna tried to sabotage my diet with the girl scout cookies
One hour at a time gang- Seaside Graphics gave a better price than VistaPrint for T Shirts
Donna Showing at Matz Gallery In The Library
Red Shed film festival shout out to Sarah Kelly, Amy Rich and Henry Cooper
No Wake Zone all the way to breakwater?  Who are these people?
Ten Pound Island report from Mass Audubon came in– Kim transposed it from PDF form so you can read it here
Pollen everyone coughing
Donna’s hearing aids- Beauport Hearing
Rick Doucette referring to Ward 2 as Living in the Deuce is about the coolest thing ever.
Kudos to GHS Sailing program undefeated.
Gloucester High School Class of 1947 will be celebrating their 69th Reunion at the Gloucester House on Monday,
May 23rd at 1 pm. Any one who started with the class is encouraged to attend. Guest are welcome. St. Ann’s Class
of 1947 is welcome. Please call Virginia McKinnon 978-283-3968 or email mckinnon 02@msn.com for reservations

Meet The Three GHS Prinicpal Finalists

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Gloucester Supt. Richard Safier has announced the three finalists for GHS principal chosen by the search committee. They are Elizabeth Taylor, James Cook and Deborah Holman.

He has invited parents and community members to meet the three finalists at three session at 3:30 p.m. in the GHS library: Wednesday, May 18 Elizabeth Taylor, Thursday, May 19, James Cook, Monday, May 23, Deborah Holman

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Our Bridgette Mathews with husband Neil

Are we there yet Earth Day? Art Love & Harmony

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Happy Earth Day! If you missed Patti Amaral’s every day is Earth Day letter to the editor  it’s a great way to begin your morning. Her letter made me think about this street art in Gloucester. Does anyone know who painted it and how it came about? Is it unique?

The mural is located out of sight behind Dunkin’ Donuts. I am a Dunkin regular. Admittedly a drive-thru is not a promising Earth Day post.  There’s a reward with this one: a sun dappled park scene where everyone and their dog are enjoying the open air, lunch, the sun, the moment–and they pick up after themselves!

Patti, Donna, Amy– in this world Everyone is pitching in, all lyrical limbs. There’s even a bit of  perspective.Ten years ago, the mural wrapped so you might not catch the whole story with just one queue. You’d need to drive through again and it wouldn’t bother you a bit. Over time, low and lush hydrangea beneath the mural were broken up and dispersed among planters. Small billboards with local advertising sprouted; it’s hard to find fault with that business effort. We hoped it was only a trial. It wasn’t. My young sons felt badly for the painting when ads were pasted right up to the mural’s edge and (eek!) atop. The day came when they said no way to that drive through. (We may have wrote the owners please move the signs a little more to the left and can you fix it?)

It’s been years and I forgot about the painting. The billboard clutter was drastically reduced. Unfortunately there’s no harmony in 104.9 smack dab in the middle of the painting. And is it churlish on Earth Day to wish that the 2 evergreen somethings that have grown too tall for that site could be cropped, instead of the image? If that sign (sorry 104.9) was scooched over and off…cue the Earth Day music.

 

Fifth Dimension’s 1969 chart topping Age of Aquarius – Let the Sunshine In. The clip includes scenes from Hair. My dear friend blasts this song first thing Earth Day morning. What’s on your Earth Day playlist?

One Hour at a Time Gang

Since the weather is starting to get cold and nasty the One Hour at a Time Gang will be taking a break for the winter.  This does not mean we will not be picking up.  We always carry a yellow bag to try and keep our city clean.  Also the city has passed a motion on litter. Please read below the information on this motion.  The motion states that cigarette butts are litter.  Please remember to dispose your smoking materials properly and not on the streets, rivers or oceans.

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GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

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GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

Topics Include: Free Grand Prix Of Gloucester Cyclocross Rapha T-Shirt For One Of The First Ten Verified GloucesterCast Subscribers- Subscribe Here, Congratulations To Pat Conant Winner Of Facebook Contest, Thanks To Paul Morrison For Fresh Limes, Good Egg James Fiahlo Copper Dory Planter Raises $350 For Paul Russo Brain Cancer Foundation– High Bidder From Gayle Piraino GAP Promotions is the High Bidder, Clean Gloucester and The One Hour At A Time Gang Cleans First Parish Burial Ground, Revitalization Of Magnolia Continues, The Chesire Cat, The Magnolia Consignment Store,Chef From the Patio Now At Magnolia Pub, Sawyer Free Library, Passports Wine Dinner Coming Up This Thursday, Electricity Rate Wrinkle, Arthur Bevalaqua, Solar Panels, Gloucester Clam Ads Turn Out To Be A Positive, The Idea That Unless You Are Losing Money You Are A Bad Person, The Football Post, Over Prescribing Drugs To Control Kids,Science All Around Us, Nubar Alexanian, Tom Ellis,  Paul Boudreau, Turducken Is Out, What Will This Year’s Thanksgiving Food Fad Be, The Chateau’s Fried Ravioli, Joey’s Favorite Things- Krups Coffee Grinder, Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker, Contigo Autoseal Coffee Travel Mug, Prynt , Taste Of Magnolia, Lillian LoGrasso’s Event, Lobster Trap Tree, Shop Rockport, TBT Post, Alpaca Sweaters, Brother’s Brew Will Be Open For Shop Rockport, Marshall’s Farm Stand, Thank You To Nichole’s Family To-Do Post, Joppa Flats, Ruby and Luke McElhenny and Dax Who Was Named After Dax Shepard, The Alpaca’s That Eat You.

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GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Donna Ardizzoni

GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Donna Ardizzoni Taped April 29th 2013

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Donna Ardizzoni

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

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