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September 21, 2013

Friends & Neighbors

Six-year-old Ryan Connolly of Boston took to the field at Fenway Park along with Gloucester resident, Giant Glass president and Fenway fixture Dennis Drinkwater, to present a $20,000 donation from Giant Glass to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ryan is a Wish recipient who will be traveling to Disney World this fall with his family.

The $20,000 donation will go toward granting wishes for area children with life-threatening medical conditions. The donation is part of Giant Glass’ “Giant Part of the Order” promotion where, during the 2013 baseball season, every time the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth batter in the Red Sox line-up hits a homerun at Fenway Park, Giant Glass made a $200 donation to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Over the past 17 years, the company has contributed over $700,000 to support area children’s wishes.

Dear Readers, Do you have recent photos from a family party or neighborhood reunion you'd like to share with the community? Do you have any other brief news items and photos you'd like to share with the community? Things you don't usually see covered or listed in the Gloucester Daily Times? Now you can get those items and photos in the Times, on the "Friends & Neighbors" page. It's usually scheduled to run on the final color page of the paper each Monday. There are just a few rules. The column is not for commercial or institutional use -- we want to keep it for individual readers' news items and photos of and about their "Friends & Neighbors," as the name implies. Also, we will often limit the number of photos used from any event. You're welcome to submit several photos from a party or event, but please be mindful we will likely choose and use only one or two due to space limitations. Just email any items you'd like to see in the column to cparisi@gloucestertimes.com, or mail the information or drop it off to "Friends & Neighbors," Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please include your name and phone number; we won't print the contact information, but want to be able to get back to you in case we have any questions. Ray Lamont, Editor, Gloucester Daily Times

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