Friday, September 30, 2011


Happy Friday! The weather is so beautiful at Lynch, we can't imagine a downpour tomorrow. Cross your fingers that Momball will go on...

The bathroom has undergone a transformation, thanks to Josh. What is he going to paint now?

The barn door is almost done! We'll see an actual DOOR next week, but in the meantime, take a look at the construction and new lights. We're a few steps closer to a beautiful community center that everyone can enjoy. I can smell the arts and crafts supplies now...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

We Say it’s Jean’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to Jean! We celebrated as soon as the apple crisp came out of the oven. Presents, munchkins, dessert, even a surprise visit from Suzanne, the Rose Garden Coordinator. Livin it up!

I was sitting at Gail’s desk, eating a medium-sized portion of apple crisp when I spied this…

Here is the transcript of Will McAuliffe’s August 27, 2011 gate shift (has been edited to correct minor spelling and grammatical errors)…

8:57 – 1st paying car.
9:15 – Dan visits with Josh’s money.
9:18 – Woman asks if we have a rake to get rid of the geese poop.
9:23 – Beverly High XC teams starts practice run.
9:28 – Woman thinks its Friday and only $5, then asks if I could give her a special deal.
9:33 – The sun makes its first appearance of the day!
9:39 – Radio to Ryan, he responds by telling me he is currently going to the bathroom.
9:50 – Man is walking his child on a leash. Ryan is tired of people walking their children on leashes.
9:57 – 1st sticker of the day.
10:01 – 10:00 passes without lifeguards asking for help. Never thought that day would come.
10:08 – XC team leaves the park.
10:33 – Woman doing Tai-Chi on the hill.
10:38 – Ed enters the park, but not for kayaks, turns around and leaves for the access road.
10:41 – Woman says, “Why thank you muchly.”
10:55 – Katie Hart, the gate trainee for the day, arrives.
10:55 – Family gets out of car on hill.
11:20 – Dog in park, Ryan’s on it.
11:25 – Captain Dusty’s arrives.
11:35 – Rookie practices the radio.
11:41 – Rookie puts 1st sticker on very poorly.
11:46 – Rookie's 2nd sticker improved.
11:50 – Rainbow is spotted in the sky.
11:55 – Unleashed dog in park.
12:12 – Ryan learns how to work the phone to order pizza.
12:13 – Corey Malone enters the park shirtless.
12:43 – “No dogs, EH?”
1:14 – Woman asked if she would get a ticket without a sticker.
1:18 – Corey Malone gets into car by climbing through window then exits park.
1:27 – Its starting to rain! IRENE is coming!!

(Katie Hart now reporting…)
1:47 – Will & Ryan enjoy some quality time on “Brokeback Hill”.
1:55 – Ryan & Will ignore Katie.

Memories… seems like hurricane Irene was just yesterday…

According to the poll, one of you is going to be a tarantula (that's Stella), one will be Amy Winehouse and one will scare the daylights out of people, dressed as Josh. New poll! Vote!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

The Return of Crock Pot Friday!

It's Crock Pot Friday or "Fancy" Friday (as it was dubbed when Skev showed up like this...)

We feasted on Italian wedding soup, biscuits, crackers, chocolate cake and M&M cookies. The chocolate was reported to have made Bruce tingle.

Everyone pitched in a little something and made this meal special. Even Skev graced us with his presence...

The Skev Report - Skev Armstrong was all dressed up for his job interview today. He will be subbing in a number of communities, in addition to working at Marbles, in the North Shore Mall. What a braniac! His advertisement in the Bev Rec brochure should really boost his tutoring business. Call 1-800-Skev! Mike is always a good sport, posing for as many pics as it takes. We love this one of him, recreating this classic childhood pose (see the invite on the wall behind him?)...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Potty Talk

It's kind of like an entire year DIDN'T go by... Josh is here painting and another Crock Pot Friday is upon us. Check out these pics of Bruce and Josh working on the bathroom...

This week's Crock Pot meal is Italian Wedding Soup. Josh may or may not steal oyster crackers from Rowans.

Please check out our NEW website. Let us know what you think and check out the fall brochure and fall programs! Woo-hoo, fall!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer Rec Rag #4

FINALLY! Here it is, bloggers!

Rec Rag 4th Edition - Summer 2011

Can you believe it is the last day of our summer 2011 program? Time flies when you are having fun. Since this is the last edition of the Rec Rag, we are trying to recap as much dirt, important info, etc. related to our staff as possible.

Margaret Hall has turned into a kickboxing fanatic and took Jocelyn C. to a class. Jocelyn won’t go back anytime soon. Ali A., Andrew P., and Katie H. went on a lunch date after park, but Ali and Katie may have forgotten to mention to Andrew that they were going to DQ after to get free ice cream from Corey M. Marc B. had a fun time pretending to be a king with Brendan L. at Monica C.’s house. Kenny P. skipped the last trivia day for some alone time with the GF. Justin G. could not stop putting the moves on the hostess at Applebees and was spotted walking her to her car. Kayla D. us now familiar with the roads of Lawrence after so many trips in two weeks. Congrats on getting your permit. Meg B. and Corey M. had a great ½ day at Crane’s Beach and had a fabulous drive in the “death cage” or “jail bus”. Anna J. showed that Bruce’s Panther Athletic Zone worked out well because she survived her first summer with the Rec. Dept. Alex M. and Jake S. ran a great 5K during Homecoming week, but Jake Stokes pulled out the win in the end for the Rec. Dept. team. Matt M. also ran a good race considering he hasn’t worked out since April. What’s Brewin’ has become the most popular site of the Rec Dept. Janessa B., Monica C., Robbie D., and Kristina L. are spotted there almost daily by Jocelyn C. (who has a drink named for her). Ryan M. stopped to pick up Ryan L. and drive him to rangering after Cranes. What a nice guy! Tim A. thinks there are 6 states in New England. Looks like he could receive some tutoring from Corey M. Rachel F. and Collette F. were seen duking it out trying to see who could have friends over. So sad for Aaron S. and Kate S. who were already there and had to change plans. Jocelyn R. has a nice house-warming gathering. Everyone loved her dog Seguin and his sharp teeth. Bill B. and Matt M. are gonna miss driving with each other during the year. Luckily Bill was there to assist Monica C. with an angry parent whose child wasn’t going to Cranes. Matt M., hope you have a cool, awesome, without a doubt, for sure year to come.

Marco had fun turning the LUV into a beach party. He also escorted his grandmother, who was working some great bedazzled crocs. Regan and Meghan N. loved the nice ride. Stef h. and Meghan had a great time planning their director day. Everything went so smoothly, and they beat the lifeguards to the beach. Bethany M. is such a great counselor. She is willing to check pull-ups at a moments notice. Katie L. chases softballs as if they are butterflies, however she is rumored to be better at softball than her sister Sarah. Skev’s sister divulged the secret that Skev is the actual voice for the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Dan C., who celebrated 2 birthdays this summer, likes to think of himself as Babe Ruth and was seen hitting homeruns out of Obear Park. Hayley M. was seen gazing into Connor’s eyes at trivia. Everyone got to see how cute Joclyn B. and Nicole B. were back in the day when Jenna passed around one of her pictures from the past at the CIT bash. Nick D. likes to work the room while doing karaoke to “Semi-Charmed Kind of Life.”

Sam Sto., Sarah L., and Collette F. were again trying to perfect their “Lady Marmalade” act at karaoke. Too bad J.C. has to wait until next summer to perform her Jay-Cee act. Kristina L. received a great insult from a camper the other day. Sarah L. used to make homemade cookies to suck up to people but now she just settles for Dunkin Donuts for the rest of the Jr. staff. Sam Sta. has great fashion sense with his colorful vest. Look out Tim Gunn! Kelsey F. has been a good third wheel for Marco and Regan this summer. He has continuously showed up late at trivia and sat with the lovely couple. Max M. showed off his driving skills by successfully making it to Obear with the mini golf course in his truck.

What will Sam Sto. do when she is at college, after being in the habit of waiting for a wake-up call from Tim everyday all summer? Cassie P. couldn’t avoid the plunge into the water at Cranes, as the guys were fighting over who could throw her in. Poor Jackie R., lost in the eyes of Kris M., tripped over a child while skating to Lady GaGa.

Ryan L. admitted why he has walked home from so many shifts as night ranger: he didn’t know how to dial out from the office phone. Scott B., alias “eagle eye”, was watching for anyone putting things into coolers during homecoming and subbing for other staff members. Just a word to the wise, don’t call Will “Willy!” Josh has trouble turning off the radio while trying to talk over the radio. Jeremy S., who has a soft spot for the song “Hey Jude, “ loved going to Canobie and Cranes.

The lifeguards never had to save anyone this summer. Ben C., Pat W., and Peter T. have made a fashion statement with their “short shorts Fridays.” They could have tried to save our eyes from the sight of them, however.

We wish Emily W. well at her new job down south and wish all the other guards much success in their sports and academics. They are in love with the rangers since they never have to bring their equipment down to the beach.

We hope you all have a great year at school, work or just bumming around. Thanks for all your hard work. Until next summer…

Quotable Quotes
Match the following staff members with their quotes: Josh, Jocelyn C, JRK, Scott, Gail, Ryan L, Skev, a Tyker, another Tyker, Marco’s Grandmother, Max M, Connor, Will, Molly to Tyker, Kris M, a Late Care Camper, Unknown Speaker

· I love the smell of gas. Come here and I’ll sniff you.
· Why don’t you ever text me back?
· I’m sure Leslie would love you to play pirate.
· Everything is so sticky in this office.
· When I get up at 4, I touch everybody.
· First off, I have never cheated on Molly… but I would with Stella.
· Do not move picnic tables or you’ll get shot.
· I kiss Stella more than I kiss Molly.
· Trust is not measured by distance.
· Don’t touch that… it’s gross!
· You’ll be 40… yeah, but I’ll look like “Situation.”
· Rangers always come through… just ask them to do something.
· That’s not a hat, that’s a bird’s nest.
· You have a bubble. Don’t pop someone else’s bubble.
· Skev, do you want more beach toys?
· Hi, I’m grandmother.
· Scott, you’re the one who put your head in the gutter.
· My armpit is clean, if you want to work with it.
· I do pools. I don’t do salt water.
· I’m buying a scratch ticket. I am feeling lucky.
· Which shoulder would you put a parrot on?
· I don’t answer phones. I did that once and I shouldn’t have.
· I am Connor… the one and only.
· Where is Bruce with my lunch? This is ridiculous!!!!!!
· Ryan Mahan is awesome… and hot, too!
· I want to get stabbed just to see how it feels.
· Sarah was good. She got just the right amount of candy.
· Bruce, is this fully loaded?
· When I was young, I wanted to be a rabbi; then I wanted to be a game show host.
· I already worked my magic.
· Life is good when you are drinking out of this cup.
· It’s not bad… he’s just got a little bruise on the head. He is actually smiling and responsive.
· Bruce and I took a walk along the beach and saw some candidates.
· Its okay, my Dad can give us shots for rabies.
· I can hear it. I’m in my final year of A.C.
· I wouldn’t want another human being living inside me.
· Get away from me booty!
· My toes look like aliens when they aren’t painted and my fingers look naked when not painted.
· Be good, and I’ll share my pickle.
· He needs to keep his hands in a personal bubble and not on the other kids.

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