Our Most Heartfelt Congratulations to the 2014 Gloucester Citizenship Award Winners!!!

UU Citizenship Awards 2014 ©Kim Smith 2014Back row left to right: Martin Klugman, Joe Novello, Jim Flint, Terry Sands, Barry McKay, and John McElhenny

Front row left to right: Maggie Rosa, Linn Parisi, Donna Ardizonni, and Ann Straccia

To receive a Gloucester Citizenship Awards is a very special honor and it is truly only bestowed upon the most deserving. At the award ceremony last night the love and positive energy had by family and friends for these outstanding Gloucester citizens was palpable. Donna Ardizonni and Melissa Cox ©Kim Smith 2014Donna Ardizonni and Melissa Cox ©Kim Smith 2014 -2Melissa Cox presenting Donna’s award, and sharing a funy story about removing dead seagulls from the beach.

Here at GMG we are very proud of all the recipients, but especially, especially proud that our own Donna Ardizonni was nominated for her good work with the One Hour at a Time Gang. John McElhenny ©Kim Smith 2014We are very proud too of our GMG super FOB and friend John McElhenny for his stellar job in spearheading the Burnham’s Field improvements and in turning it into a gorgeous new community playground, garden, and park.

Mike English Terry sands ©Kim Smith 2014Mike English Terry sands ©Kim Smith 2014 -3Mike English Honoring Terry Sands

On a personal note, I am also very proud that a very dear friend, Terry Sands, is one of this year’s honorees, for his extraordinary work directing (along with his co-director Mary Curtis) the fabulous Annisquam Village Players, for the past TWENTY- SEVEN YEARS!

Kay Ellis Linn Parisi ©Kim Smith 2014Kay Ellis Honoring Linn Parisi for her work with Discover Gloucester

Each winner was honored by a friend or colleague and it was wonderful to learn about the roles they have played in making our beautiful community all the more beautiful. Gloucester is  a very special place to call home and it is people like this year’s 2014 Citizenship Award recipients that make our city profoundly unique and, simply awesome! Our most heartfelt congratulations to the 2014 Citizenship Award winners!!!

Jim Flint ©Kim Smith 2014Jim Flint for his work with the Lanesville Community Center

Martin Krugman ©Kim Smith 2014Marty Krugman for the Schooner Adventure

Joe Novello ©Kim Smith 2014Joe Novello for the Saint Peter’s Fiesta

Barry Mckay ©Kim Smith 2014Barry McKay for the Rose Baker Senior Center

Maggie Rosa ©Kim Smith 2014Maggie Rosa for City Hall Restoration and the Gloucester Educational Foundation

Ellie's beagle ©Kim Smith 2014Anne Straccia’s Rescue Beagle Ellie

McElhenny Famiky ©Kim Smith 2014McElhenny Family

AVP Family ©Kim smith 2014AVP Family

Ann Margaret and Sefatia ©Kim Smith 2014Sefatia Romeo Thekan and Ann Margaret Ferrante

Sefatia ©Kim Smith 2014Sefatia for Terry!

Donna and Rick ©Kim Smith 2014Donna and Rick and Family

Sefatia and terry sands ©Kim Smith 2014JPGSefatia and Terry

McElhenny Family AVP Family ©Kim Smith 2014McElhenny Family and AVP Family

18 thoughts on “Our Most Heartfelt Congratulations to the 2014 Gloucester Citizenship Award Winners!!!

  1. What wonderful pictures. Congrats to all of the award winners!! I know most of them, very well deserved indeed. You are all an inspiration.


  2. Now that’s some great coverage! Well done Kim! And double bravo to our awesome friends, and GMG team players!!!


      1. Kim, these photos are beautiful! Thank you for posting them and for coming to the event on a day when you could have been enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon at home. You, Donna, Craig, Felicia, Joey and ALL the GMG contributors spend so much time on your GMG photos and posts so the rest of us can share in and feel more a part of this Cape Ann community. You rock.


  3. Kim great pictures showing the joy and love of all involved. The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church has created a wonderful tribute to the many citizens who do indeed make our city the wonderful place it is. Special thanks go to the church’s Social Justice Committee, which spearheads this annual event,for their many hours of dedication to make this happen. It was a wonderful afternoon.


    1. Thank you for writing Karen. Each and everyone of the these awardees is so deserving and I think the Social Justice Committee does an outstanding job.


  4. We originally visited Cape Ann because of its natural beauty, interesting diversions, and great food. But over the years we have discovered there is an even better element to the Cape: the people. We’re so grateful for those who strive to make Cape Ann a super place to live for all of us. Thank you. We are in your debt.


  5. Lovely photos. Thanks Kim for taking, filtering and posting.

    Be sure to stop by the City Hall area on Saturday when the Gloucester Public School District’s Arts Festival will have an exhibit of butterflies from West Parish Elementary School.


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