, Gloucester, MA

November 5, 2012

Business Briefs: 'This Old House' back in Essex

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — New Rockport fitness studio

Squeeze Please, a new fitness studio for men and women aged 50-plus hopes to “bridge the generational gap” to a healthier lifestyles with non-intimidating, non-jarring, low-impact programs conducted in a cozy environment.

Located at 11 Old Harbor Road on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, the new studio offers a combination of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, nutrition counseling, stretching and massage, motivation, and an expert staff qualified in the areas of personal training, physical therapy, massage, stretching, health coaching, nutrition counseling, yoga and Pilates.

For more information, call Jennifer F. Prescott, PhD, PT, at 978-309-8579 or visit

Francis honored by Realtors

Mary Francis of Beaton Real Estate in Rockport has been honored by the North Shore Association of Realtors for her work on behalf of promoting housing in the community.

Francis received this year’s Home Ownership Advocate Award in recognition of her years of service in real estate, as well as her years of service as a membe rand chairperson for Rockport’s Community Preservation Committee.

“Mary works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and the town in promotion of housing opportunities, we’re very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her continued success” said Harold Beaton, owner and broker of Beaton Real Estate.

For more information, call Beaton Real Estate at 978-546-6474 x11.

Essex man

joins board

Two new members joined North Shore Community College Foundation’s board of directors: James Horrocks of Essex, managing director of Integrated Financial Partners in Danvers, and Andrea Kantaros of Peabody, vice president and market manager at People’s United Bank in Beverly. The foundation raises funds for college programs and scholarships.

Cape Ann Y loses executive director

Marblehead native Scott Hitchcock, executive director of the Cape Ann YMCA, was named the new head of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA. Prior to the Cape Ann YMCA, Hitchcock served as the associate executive director of the 10,000-member Greater Beverly YMCA. Hitchcock succeeds Meegan O’Neil, who’s moving to the position of chief marketing and strategy officer at the Beverly-based YMCA of the North Shore, a seven-facility regional association of YMCAs, which cumulatively serves more than 40,000 members. The Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA serves more than 14,000 members in Marblehead, Swampscott and Salem.

Holiday inn tour

in works

Rockport High School DECA will be holding its annual Sea Shells and Jinglebells Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event is a home kitchen and holiday inn tour that will begin at Rockport Inn and Suites. There will be 10 locations on the tour and food demonstrations, music, and holiday cheer. Information and tickets can be obtained at

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