, Gloucester, MA

April 30, 2013

Business briefcase

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Stop & Shop’s Triple Winner Game

From now until July 18, customers of Stop & Shop at 6 Thatcher Road in Gloucester, will support pediatric brain tumor care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through Stop & Shop’s annual Triple Winner Game.

Customers who give a $1 contribution to the Jimmy Fund receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and could be an instant winner of either a free product, gift card, or cash prizes up to $10,000 or could receive a product coupon.

Stop & Shop, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, has raised nearly $52 million through the Triple Winner Game. This year the company aims to raise another $2.5 million through its in-store campaign, “Donate Hope.” The Triple Winner Game, started in 1991, supports the fight against pediatric cancer, at the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber, the most comprehensive research and care center for pediatric brain tumor patients in the United States. This program also provides children with in-depth intellectual and emotional support to help them adapt to their lives post-treatment.

Sage Floral Studio moving

Owners Beth Genovese and Gina Russo recently announced that Sage Floral Studio will move to its new location — 274 Main St., between Thai Choice and The Cat Doctor — today.

“After 12 successful years at our current location, we were at a crossroads. This opportunity came up and we decided it was a good time for us to expand,” said Russo in a statement. “We are so excited about our new, sunny spot, and can’t wait for our customers to see it!”

Sage Floral Studio is a European-inspired flower shop, offering fresh-cut flowers, house plants, one of the largest selections of orchid plants on the North Shore, and a unique array of giftware and seasonal decorations for the home.

Sage is a full-service flower shop offering daily deliveries to local hospitals and funeral homes and specializing in weddings and events. For more than 20 years owners Genovese and Russo have worked closely with all the premiere North Shore venues. Wedding consultations are provided free of charge by appointment.

“Gloucester is a vibrant community that actively supports small businesses like ours. That’s why it was so important for us to stay on Main Street,” said Genovese.

Sage will remain open for business at its current location through the end of the month. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 978-282-9582, email, or “like” Sage Floral Studio on Facebook.

Golf tourney for education

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Business Education Collaborative, will host its 24th annual golf tournament Monday, May 6, at Bass Rocks Golf Club.

Tee time is at 1 p.m. and it is a shotgun start scramble.

Individual golfers can sign up for $175 each, which includes a cart, green fee, clubhouse facilities, ticket to the awards dinner and a gift bag.

Proceeds provide scholarship support for students at Gloucester High School, Manchester Essex Regional High School, North Shore Vocational Technical High School and Rockport High School.

Contact Emily Harris at or call 978-283-1601.


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