City Hall tower lights are purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month #GloucesterMA

Enza Taormina, clerk from the Office of the Mayor, relayed that the tower lights are “purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month”  October 2019.

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City Hall Clock Tower Illumination

The tower lights are illuminated to recognize special causes, organizations, events and holidays.  They were instituted by Mayor Romeo Theken and her administration. The City Electrician with Gloucester DPW installed an LED system which is outfitted with changeable color lenses. Requests for commemoration come to DPW through the Office of the Mayor. Check the Mayor’s Facebook page or local media to see announcements for new lights and/or news related to a cause. 

 

“Gloucester Greasy Pole Winner Fulfills Childhood Dream” WBZ-TV Boston CBS interviews Frank Taormina

Juli McDonald WBZ-TV Boston CBS  channel 4 news Interview with Friday night’s champion, Frank Taormina 

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Link to WBZ channel 4  Fiesta 2018 story 

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FRANKIE TAORMINA YOUR FRIDAY 2018 GREASY POLE CHAMPION -WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF -By Kim Smith

Dreaming about winning since he was a little boy! Congratulations to Frankie Taormina and Family!!!!!

When it really hits you that you are a Greasy Pole Champion!

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT PHOTOS WITH SEINE BOAT CHAMPION GROUP SHOTS

Snapshots from Fiesta opening and closing night ceremonies Viva!

COUSINS!

Cousins (and one Auntie.) I love this family! These beautiful Fiesta Ladies, every one, always has a kind word. A tremendous part of the joy of Fiesta is the wonderful time spent with family and friends. Buona Festa!Josephine Taormina, Grace Latraverse holding her daughter Leila, Kathy Numerosi, Marissa Numerosi, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Fay D’Angelo holding Marina Latraverse, and Aunt Mary Costanzo.

UNITY, REFLECTION, ADVOCACY, AND ACTION ~ FIGLI DI TRAPPETO 11th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION!

A wonderful time was had by all at the Festa della Donna celebration, hosted by Figli di Trappeto, and held Saturday evening at the Gloucester House Restaurant. The guests included a tremendous group of Cape Ann’s community-spirited women. international-womens-day-gloucester-2017-4

Each year a special guest is recognized for her commitment to the people of Gloucester and Cape Ann. Gloucester’s beloved Rosaria Giambanco-Floyd was honored for her generosity towards the ill, the elderly, the homeless, and especially for the care and love she provides to members of the community who are suffering from cancer.


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Everyone was decked out in masks and beads and the Gloucester House was sparkling in the gold, green, and purple mardi gras themed decor, created by committee members Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa. After a delicious dinner of fried chicken and baked haddock, dancing, and a hysterical adult version of scavenger hunt/musical chairs kept the audience entertained.

To learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, visit the official website here

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Figli di Trappeto Board Members: Crocetta Groppo, Josephine Taormina, Enza Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Nancy Millefoglie, Faye Pavia, Kathy Numerosi, Geri Parisi, and Jackie Zappa.

Lots more instagram videos here, click the white triangle in the center of the video to play: Continue reading “UNITY, REFLECTION, ADVOCACY, AND ACTION ~ FIGLI DI TRAPPETO 11th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION!”

Gloucester Celebrates International Women’s Day!

International Women's Day Festa della Donna Figli di Trappeto Gloucester MA. -10 JPGInternational’s Women’s Day, or Festa della Donna, held last night at the Gloucester House Restaurant and hosted by Figli di Trappeto was, simply put, a smashing fun time. In attendance were an amazing group of Gloucester community-minded women and it was an honor to be with such a group, and all gathered under one roof!  

Crocetta Groppo gave a heart felt speech honoring Gloucester’s first Sicilian-American woman mayor, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan. The guests included State Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, Angela Sanfilippo, and Mayor Romeo Thekan’s sisters Rosaria Floyd and Marianne Pacquette. The Gloucester House was transformed into a charming country western club with cheery red and white checked tablecloths, golden yellow sunflowers, red bandanas, milk bottle vases, and rustic touches abounding. After a delicious dinner of fried chicken, ribs, succotash, and macaroni and cheese, dancing ensued well into the night.

Stetson Hats Off to organizers Crocetta Groppo, Geri Parisi, Kathy Numerosi, Faye Pavia, Josephine Taormina, Fay Puopolo, Enza Taormina, and Nancy Millefoglie!

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