, Gloucester, MA

October 15, 2012

Friends & Neighbors

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — The North Shore YMCA Selkies Synchronized Swim Team recently reached out to a former team of the Selkies’ Head Coach Carrie Reynolds. When the Selkies learned that the Synchro Stars, a Jamaican synchronized swim club, had a need for more costumes, the Selkies packaged up their old costumes to send along to the Jamaican team. Here, team members Molly McKeon, Meghan Huston, Annalise Errico, Madeleine Hines, Hope Weaver, Jenny Page, Melissa Freed, Laura Mucci and Rebecca Sievers show off some of their favorite past costumes and head pieces.

Olivia Madruga of Gloucester was one of the lucky few to meet Bridgit Mendler before the star of Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie" performed at the Topsfield Fair recently. Photo Courtesy of the Topsfield Fair.

At right, Plum Cove first-grader Elias diAngelo, along with Ronald McDonald, demonstrates strategies to stop bullying during "Giving Back with Ronald McDonald," an anti-bullying performance. The program emphasized "finding ways to share our talent, time and gifts with the world." Photo courtesy of Rosanne McHenry.