Monday, October 31, 2011

Creepy Crawlers

Happy Halloween! We celebrated the holiday with a little lunch and a spooky, trick or treat scavenger hunt for Stella. Thanks to everyone for making it so much fun! Check out these pics of the party, Stella's trick or treat bag, and Jean teaching Stella to play 'Go Fish'...

I tried to post a video, but it wouldn't load. Boo.

The last poll indicates that most of you think our old copier will sell for $150 at Savers. I agree. Check out the new poll and help us decide who is the funniest (Mark Twain award winner, or not!).

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Thursday, October 27, 2011


Gladys Bance, Mom to old Bev Rec employees Jason Bance and Vlad Altenor, won $1,000,000 on a $5 scratch ticket! Congratulations!

Just a reminder, the Beverly Dog Park has its Grand Opening on Saturday at 9:30am. Be there!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

There she is, Miss America

That's right, Bruce was voted Ms. Momball, in appreciation of all his hard work, getting the 12th Annual Mom's Softball Tournament to run this year. Congrats, big guy!

Congrats also to Ayers, the big winners, and everyone who participated and raised money for the Beverly Education Foundation!

VOTE in the poll!! :)

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Cheesecake Friday

A new tradition has started, Cheesecake (Factory) Friday. Bruce, Gail and Josh got lunch and we all got cheesecake today. Delicious, delicious Friday...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yellow-White Ocean

We busted out our sweaters and then shoved them back into the closet yesterday because it was definitely not sweatah weathah! It is today, though.

No one guessed the quote, which is very disappointing. It was Adam Sandler from Billy Madison. Check it… It's on YouTube!

The results of the poll indicated that most of you think that Tyra Banks has the meanest looks. Okay, fine! There is a new poll about our old printer. Vote today and let us know how much you think it will sell for at Savers.

So, the big news of the week is that Josh started as the site coordinator for evening enrichment at the Senior Center (he even dressed up a bit) and that we finally got rid of our old printer! We donated it to Savers and they are going to sell it to benefit the epilepsy foundation. Cool! It was kind of process getting it out of the building (sorry for the sideways videos-I cannot fix it!!)...

Can you guess what this is?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"That is the grossest thing I've ever heard..."

"Let's go!!"

Name that quote, people. Josh, Skev, Gail, you may not play.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Chinese Food Fest

Happy Friday, everyone!

The heat is back on at the BRD and we're thankful, but keeping the space heaters close by... it looks beautiful outside, but it's chilly. This could be the last Indian Summer weekend, so soak it up! Visit Lynch, Obear or Dane Street and get your last tan of the year.

Today Josh and Gail are having a Chinese Food Fest. I don't like Chinese, so I'm having ramen, which really makes no sense. Gail fixed a biscuit breakfast and yesterday was yet ANOTHER group pizza lunch. Josh says he has a good bake-off idea, but has yet to reveal it.

Volunteers for the Holcroft Park Autumn Festival are trickling in (Skeslie!) and it's our goal to have at least 10 people, so sign up NOW! All you have to do is email Joscelyn or FB Beverly Recreation. Pumpkin decorating, face painting, basketball and games. Yeah, you can do that! Come on, staff!

In other news, the CH (that's Carriage House, for the layperson) doors are looking great, there are new lights to illuminate the outside all night long and some generous folks donated chandeliers and light fixtures to dress up the inside. Lovely.

We hope you're all doing well! Feel free to drop us a line or comment (below) on the blog. We'd like to know what you want us to report on, so keep in touch, will ya?

Oh, and I can't let another day go by without commenting on the poll... come on, Halle Berry and Blake Lively look mean! I am pretty sure that they can shoot lasers out of their eyes. Just sayin...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

“Great floods have flown from simple sources.” – William Shakespeare

Holy rain, Batman! Beverly is flooded! Fire up those sump-pumps! Okay, enough with the exclamations, but it is true, a great flood descended upon the North Shore and delayed operations quite a bit. Schools were delayed or closed and parts of Lynch Park were renamed Lake Beverly, having transformed into humongous Canadian goose baths. It took Gail hours to get to Lynch Park from Ryal Side and even longer for Jean to come from Danvers. Check out these pics…

As promised, here are the BIG updates…

There was a dead seal on the beach yesterday. The specialist at the N.E. Aquarium said to leave it alone, let it go back in with the tide. We did, but it was kind of gross just rotting away out there.

I know you’re probably sick of looking at pics of our bathroom, but if you’ve ever worked here or used the upstairs bathroom, you will marvel at the organization and cleanliness. Just a few more…

The Skev Report – Skevajandro graced us with his presence after his para-professional job. He wanted to pick up a recommendation, along with socializing and being the first to try the new K-cups. We chatted about his job (he’s bouncing from classroom to classroom and helping some kid with chemistry), about his weekend (Octoberfest in Boston was surprisingly low-key) and which celebrities in the most recent edition of People magazine look the meanest. I think Halle Berry looks mean, while Skev thinks Jennifer Aniston does. Josh thinks Tyra Banks is mean and hey, where did her talk show go? Skev admitted to taking over the remote at other people’s houses and always turning to VH1. He and I did a little techno beat boxing. He asked Josh to run errands with him that night and then went home for a nap.

Josh did not go to Octoberfest because, unfortunately, he has to pay the bills.

Momball got one series of games in on Friday, but the rest had to be postponed until the weekend of October 21. Not sure which days, exactly, but we’ll post when it has been decided.

Bruce and Josh went to Costco and bought coffee, pizza and the most important thing of all…

The Carriage House has a new door!! Ch-ch-check it out!

Our fall catalog is out and there are so many classes to choose from! Click HERE to browse and register for classes.

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Monday, October 3, 2011


Happy Monday! Quick note that tomorrow there will be a BIG blog post. Lots to report on Skev, Josh, Momball, and pictures of our latest Costco trip and the NEW CARRIAGE HOUSE DOOR!

NEW POLL on celebrity meanness (based on a discussion between Gail, Skev and I from this afternoon). Vote in the poll NOW! Results of the old poll indicate that you thought Indian Summer was going to end after Jerzday last week... almost, but not quite.

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