New Tennis Pro at The Manchester Athletic Club- Stu Lehr

Stuart Lehr is a USPTA Certified Tennis Pro that has been involved in instructing tennis for over 20 years. He has recently left the corporate world to get back to his passion of tennis and is now teaching full time at the MAC. Please contact Stu if you would like private or group lessons or to host social tennis events. He can be reached at or at 978-496-6621.

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I’m not sure I’ve met a person in the past year that has as positive an attitude as Stu.  He’s also a resident of God’s Country in the heart of East Gloucester.


Updated: Today’s Tennis Bags Are Large Enough To Smuggle Illegal Aliens

I grew up playing tennis.  Played at least 5 days a week from the age of 7-18.  Never had more than one tennis racket,  never had a tennis bag.  I had a racket cover that zippered around the head of the tennis racket.

I see kids running around today with tennis racket bags that take up at least 50% of their body mass.  It’s insane. No clue what they could possibly be carrying around in there.

A couple tennis rackets, books, ipads, laptops, lunch, sweat suit, a midget or two, a couple of little people, some goats for milking and some extra room left over to use as a tent

Michael Benton- Manchester Athletic Club Pro Shop Manager
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Niece Amandacakes Shares Exactly What She Has In Her Outrageously Sized Tennis Bag-

Amanda Writes-

“Uncle Joey, this is what’s in “one of those bags”


Sailor Stan’s – A Very Cool Place for Breakfast

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In case you didn’t know, Sailor Stan’s is open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:30 until 11:30-12:00.  As season starts coming in, they will be open more mornings.  Sailor Stan’s is one of the coolest most colorful artsy spots on Cape Ann, which always reminds me of Key West.  Karen and Wayne are the nicest people, and will cook you a special breakfast treat.  Wayne has a great display of his bold paintings on display, so your eyes as well as your mouth will be busy.

E.J. Lefavour

John and Kathleen Scola

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Kathleen and John Scola share their beautiful family altar with the St. Joseph film project.

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Kathleen showing an old newspaper clipping about St. Joseph bread and pasta, featuring her father, nicknamed Vito the Baker, because of his exceptional bakery and bread store, which was located in the building where Valentinos is located.

By Golly I Believe I’ve Figured Out A Way To Get Heroin Addicts Off The Junk and It’s Called Bacon Marmalade

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As you may know Passports Restaurant is nominated for the best Burger in North Shore Magazine’s BONS Awards.  You can vote for them here

Jeremy at Passports has developed a drug so powerful I’m fairly confident that it can be used to wean addicts off of heroin.   It’s called Bacon Marmalade.

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Bacon Freakin’ Marmalade.

So here’s what you gotta do-

You sit the addict down at a table and you offer them a teeny tiny taste of one of the Bacon Marmalade burgers at Passports.  Then you give them two options-

Option A) Finish off the Bacon Marmalade Burger

Option B) Heroin.

I’m certain that once the addict tries the Bacon Marmalade Burger they’ll opt for the burger a hundred times out of a hundred.

East Gloucester Elementary is having a Summer Camp and Summer Program Fair

Hey Joey~

Can you help me share this event with the community?

East Gloucester Elementary is having a Summer Camp and Summer Program Fair.


Thank you!!

Muffy White 917.743.0056


Community Stuff 3/24/13


Are you new to the Gloucester area, interested in the arts, retired or finding yourself looking to become part of a wonderful, welcoming community, or just looking to help because it feels good to do so?

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is a fun, friendly and open organization. We are one of the oldest art colonies in America, located in East Gloucester, and we are looking for volunteers to help with many areas in our organization. Do you have a skill you’d like to share, would you like to help in an ongoing basis or for a particular event? We are experiencing tremendous growth and change as we enter the 2013 summer season.  Our most recent project is The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck which is a year round gallery space that offers art and non art related programming, including lectures, demonstrations, classes, performances and hosts private and public events.

For more information please contact Brenda Malloy at or 978-559-1709. Thanks for your consideration!