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Legion of Mary
Members of the Legion of Mary at Holy Family Parish invite all of the annual Crowning of Our Lady on Sunday May 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann Church, Pleasant Street, Gloucester. The event also includes a rosary procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Eleven recipients of this year’s Gloucester Citizenship Awards will be honored by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at a public ceremony on Sunday, May 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. Chosen by the church Social Justice Committee from nearly 50 submitted nominations, the recipients embody the spirit of Unitarian Universalism: open-hearted giving, solely for what those gifts mean, for no pay, and often, no recognition. This year’s citizens are: Dennis Acker and Rick Doucette, Roger Corbin, Newton Fink, Shannon Gallagher, Reverend Ronald Gariboldi, Paul Harling, Russell Hobbs, Sheldon (Don) Knowles, Karen Ristuben, and Diana Smith. The church is located at Middle and Center streets with handicapped access via the Church Street entrance; Dress is informal.
An Ethical Electronics Recycling Drive to benefit Ocean Alliance will be held at Ocean Alliance Headquarters, (Old Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory on Rocky Neck), Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Bring almost anything with a battery or a plug; TVs, CRTs, computers and office equipment (including furniture) marine electronics, e-readers, sound equipment, CDs, DVDs, iPods/Pads/Phones, tablets, games, domestic appliances, etc. No hazardous materials! Cost is $1 per pound, payable by cash, check, MasterCard or VISA; discounts to Seniors, Teachers, and Ocean Alliance Staff. Anyone with 50 or more pounds qualifies for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Nothing will be tipped into landfills, incinerated as solid waste, or dumped in the developing world.