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March 5, 2013

Business briefcase


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Eateries aid Easter Seals, Genesis Fund

D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches and Papa Gino’s restaurants kicked off the 36th annual coupon campaign Monday to support Easter Seals and The Genesis Fund.

Through March 31, customers who visit any participating D’Angelo and Papa Gino’s restaurants in New England, including the Gloucester Papa Gino’s at 233 Main St., are invited to add a $1 donation to their food purchases to support these two nonprofit organizations.

As a thank you, they will receive a coupon book worth more than $50 in combined savings for D’Angelo and Papa Gino’s restaurants, AAA, Boston Duck Tours, the Yawkey Way Store, iParty, the New England Revolution, the Portland Sea Dogs, Showcase Cinemas, and New England Coffee Company.

Since it began, the D’Angelo and Papa Gino’s coupon campaign has raised more than $3.7 million for Easter Seals and The Genesis Fund.

$6,000 raised for veterans group

MANCHESTER ­— An event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project held at The Landing at 7 Central St., in Manchester has raised more than $6,000.

In spite of the freezing rain and strong winds Wednesday, more than 70 attended the evening, hosted by celebrity bartenders Shankari, owner of Ananda Shanti Yoga Studio, and Manchester Selectman Paul Barclay, a former nightclub owner.

More than 20 items, included three beautiful necklaces created by local artists Joanne Breau and Heidi McKeon, massages and membership to Ananda Shanti, and Boston Celtics tickets were raffled.

Manchester resident Ron Morin won a New England Patriots’ helmet autographed by quarterback Tom Brady. The Marine veteran, a captain who was a helicopter, said he was thrilled with the helmet, stating he has never won anything before.

Donations are still be accepted to The Wounded Warrior Project at either The Landing restaurant or online at woundedwarriorproject.org.

Northeast Harvest agricultural confab

TOPSFIELD — Northeast Harvest Buy Local will host the annual Northeast Harvest Agricultural Conference on Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Coolidge Hall, Topsfield Fairgrounds.

Consumers, farmers, farmers markets managers, agricultural commissioners, state officials, and legislators from Middlesex and Essex counties are invited to attend.

Preregistration cost is $20, registration the day-of is $25.

Coffee will be served in the morning, and lunch will be provided.

The conference will include sessions on new FDA regulations, backyard poultry, farmers’ markets, farm to table cooking, and an opportunity to earn two spray credits.

The topics of the new fruit fly and the stink bug will be discussed for earned credits.

To register, visit www.northeastharvest.com. Call 978-887-5000 or email joy@topsfieldfair.org.

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