To scholarship sponsors

The support and generosity of numerous individuals, families, organizations and institutions in our community allowed us to award over 125 scholarships to college-bound graduates in the Manchester Essex Regional High School Class of 2019. A sincere thank you to the Manchester Essex Education Fund and all who contribute to our local and regional scholarships — your investment of time, energy, and funding helps each recipient with the rising costs associated with college and post-secondary programs. We deeply appreciate your continued efforts to help make higher education opportunities possible for our students.

Beverly A. Low,

Director, Guidance & College Counseling,

Manchester Essex Regional High School

Red, White and Blue Breakfast

The Red, White and Blue Breakfast was a great time and not dampened by a rainy start last Saturday.

Manchester-Essex Rotarians wish to thank our sponsors, H.P. Hood, Crosby’s and Black Earth Compost for their commitment to this community event. The Open Door, Molisse Reality and First Parish Church were indispensable partners, lending food storage, equipment and transportation to the event. Our entertainment this year was first-rate; thank you to Caleb Cascio, The Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus and the Manchester Summer Stage performers. Our favorite pancake makers, state Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and state Rep. Brad Hill return every year to flip and serve. Henry the Pony, from Essex, made many children happy. Remember to enter your pony pictures for next year’s program cover; send to And the Manchester Cricket for its coverage and promotion of the event. The winner of the 50/50 was Sharon Els, she won $513.

Many thanks to our volunteers, new and returning: Paula Bzdula, Scott Colon, Maria Cristoforo, David DeMoura, Finn Doane, Mike Doane, Selena Evans, Greg Federspiel, Dina Flood, Olivia Gado, Ann Heslop, Maxine Hickey, Katherine Keith, Pat Martines, Ceana McLaughlin, Ema O’Neil, Elaine Persons, Ben Rossi, Molly Schlegel, and Elorie Willwerth. My apologies if I’ve missed anyone.

Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is proud to host the annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund. You may make a donation to our scholarship fund by sending a check to PO Box 403, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.

Interested in joining Rotary? You are welcome to attend a meeting at Allies Beach Street Café, 35 Beach St. in Manchester, any Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. (exception, the third Wednesday of the month). Or contact Dave Ray, our membership chairman, at