, Gloucester, MA

April 26, 2013

Thank You Notes

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Cape Ann TimeBank

The Cape Ann TimeBank would like to thank all those who so generously donated to making our first Eco-Trip such a great success. We were especially moved by the generosity of the individuals and businesses who donated prizes, and would like to thank them publicly:

Alexandra’s Bread, Baraka Berger, Big Mike’s Bikes, Building Center, Cape Ann Community Cinema, Cape Ann Farmers’ Market, Cape Ann YMCA, Coveted Yarn. Dress Code, Elizabeth Enfield, Good Morning Gloucester, Common Crow, House of the Raven, Janice Fullman, Jennifer-Lee Levitz, JoAnn Hart, Life is Good, Marnie Williams, Marty Morgan, Sandy Jones (Melaleuca), Palazola’s, Pearl’s, Pleasant St. Tea Co., Please be Seated, Rebecca Reynolds, Savour Wine and Cheese, Sears, The Art Room, Timer and High, Wenniger Cottage Gallery, Willow Rest, Wolf Hill Garden Center.

Once again we’d like to thank our sponsors: Harbor Health Group, Nor’east Cleaners, Mill River Consulting, Dogtown Books, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Jim’s Bagel and Bake Shoppe, and Cape Ann Farmers’ Market.

We send a special appreciation to Latitude 43 for not only sponsoring the Eco-Trip but also for hosting our after party.

To all who donated, please accept our lasting gratitude.

Nancy Goodman for the Cape Ann TimeBank and the Eco-Trip Team

CA Wildlife fundraiser

On March 13, a fundraiser for Cape Ann Wildlife Inc. was held at Giuseppe’s Ristorante.

A special thank you to Memory Layne from Giuseppe’s for hosting this event and for donating 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to Cape Ann Wildlife.

On behalf of Cape Ann Wildlife, we would like to thank the following merchants and individuals for their generous donations: Intershell, Village Silversmith, Beth Williams Studio, The Cave, Turtle Alley, Windward Grille, Jalapeno’s, Passports, Cape Ann Brewery, Lone Gull Coffee, Headlines Salon, Cathy Tarr, Gloucester Cinema, Audrey’s Flower Shop, Dennis Gannett, Dr. Cahill of SeaPort Veterinary, Prince Insurance Agency, Animal Krackers, M.S. Foley Stoneworks, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Essex Bird Shop, George McLean, Folly Cove Jewels, Sylvia Thibodeau, Palazola’s Sporting Goods, House of the Raven, Traci Garofalo-Bookbinder, Railroad Avenue Liquors, The Building Center, Russell’s Florist, Tony’s Service, Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch, Roland Leger, Joe Ciaramitaro, Memory Layne, Essex River Cruises, Bingle Landscape, Cape Ann Piano Studio, Karen Tysver and Evie Gariapy.

According to Cape Ann Wildlife founder, Jodi Swenson, proceeds will be used for the upcoming baby bird season. Funds help cover the costs of food, medications, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, transportation, and 24/7 hands-on care of wild birds.

Thank you to everyone who worked together to make this fundraiser a great success.

Cape Ann Wildlife

GHS ROTC raffle

The Gloucester High School ROTC Boosters would like to congratulate Amy Kamm for winning our recent raffle of 100 gallons of home heating fuel.

Thank you to all who participated, and a special thank you to Rob Kennedy of R&K Services for his generous donation.

Family of LeRoy Garland

I am writing to publicly extend my thanks to all those who made my uncle’s last few days on Earth memorable, to not only him, but to those that loved him.

My uncle, LeRoy Garland, was a second generation police officer until he received a calling to continue to serve his seaport community as a firefighter.

At his funeral, it struck me how lucky my uncle was to live and work in a community where one’s service does not go unrecognized, even by those who never knew him.

On behalf of my deceased uncle, I would like to thank Douglas MacArthur, a number one badge retired firefighter like my uncle, who kept him company and gave a memorable eulogy.

To those at Beverly Hospital and the staff at Seacoast Nursing Home who made him comfortable during his last few breaths on Earth.

To Police Chief Campanello and the Men in Blue whose presence reflected LeRoy’s commitment to law enforcement. I am humbled that you remembered and honored his service.

To Chief Eric Smith, Capt. Parsons, Brendan Parsons, Daniel Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur II and Donny Barbagallo for taking time off to enable my uncle’s partner of more than 30 years, Earl Greenwood, to say one last goodbye to his partner and his friend. You went above and beyond expectations.

I wanted all of you to know that your actions, compassion and commitment at my uncle’s memorial service left a lasting imprint on my heart. “Thank you,” just doesn’t seem enough.

Darlene Harding

Niece of LeRoy Garland

Rockport High School Quiz Team

Thanks to the generous support of so many Rockporters at the Transfer Station on Saturday, the fundraising efforts of the high school Quiz Team were a huge success. Proceeds will now allow the team to travel to Atlanta to represent Rockport in the national tournament for NAQT National Academic Quiz Tournaments.

We would like to thank everyone who gave us their returnables, bought delicious Equal Exchange coffee or chocolate, or contributed a donation. The team especially appreciates everyone’s enthusiastic encouragement and interest in the activities of the team.

We need to give special thanks to Brian and Mel, who helped us with logistics in countless ways, and also to Ed Tuck, who devoted considerable time and effort sharing his valuable know-how and equipment that made our job easier.

Thanks too, for the publicity and announcements by the Times, which made all the difference!

Laurie Himmel

(for the Quiz Team)