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November 16, 2012

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HOSPITAL REUNION — More than 100 people attended the Addison Gilbert Hospital reunion held Saturday, Nov. 10. Current, former and retired employees, volunteers, associates and medical staff members shared in an enjoyable evening of memories, viewing memorabilia, raffles and dinner at the Gloucester House restaurant. Reunion Committee members, who were praised for all of their hard work in organizing the fun event, included (from left) Judi Gross, Roberta Evans, Dr. Candace Thompson, Judy Brosnan and Shirlee Farina.

PATRIOTIC PUPILS— Plum Cove Elementary School students took part in the Gloucester ceremony on Veterans Day. Connie Richards, bottom left, is the school’s music teacher. Pictured, (back row, from left,) is Erik Vanderberg, Joey Virgilio, Sven Vanderberg, Emily Ross and Emily Frick; (middle row) Vivian Marchant, Ruby Mills, Molly Martin and Annika Vanderberg; and (front row) Sophie Mills, Ashlyn Pool, Emily Corrao and Hanna Tocantins. They sang patriotic songs, including “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “God Bless America,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “America the Beautiful.”

PATTON FIELDS — The rededication of the Patton Fields at Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton took place Saturday, Nov. 10. Pictured, from left, is Richard Barbato, new director of veteran’s services in Gloucester; Joanne Patton, owner of Green Meadows Farm and widow of Maj. Gen. George S. Patton; the Rev. Mark Delcuze, rector of St. John’s Church in Beverly Farms; and state Sen. Bruce Tarr. Beginning in 1980, Gen. Patton (son of World War II’s Gen. Patton) began dedicating his farm fields to fallen heroes who had served with him. Joanne Patton continues that tradition, naming the 7th field for Operation Troop support to honor all who have served in harms’ way.

Y FUNDRAISERS: Earlier this month, more than 650 area residents helped the YMCA of the North Shore raise more than $400,000 at its 14th annual gala event at the Danvers Doubletree by Hilton. Money raised supports the Cape Ann YMCA’s financial assistance fund as well as the funds of the other five branches in the YMCA of the North Shore. In 2012, the YMCA of the North Shore will award more than $2.5 million in financial assistance, giving more than 9,500 deserving kids, adults and families subsidized Y programs and services.

20121115_GT_FN_YMCA_1 — Pictured is Beth Lott, Pixie Harrington and Margaret Ross.

20121115_GT_FN_YMCA_2 — Pictured is Tracy O’Neil and Mary Spittle.

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