Monday, December 31, 2012

365 Shades of Grey (000:365)

BNY Mellon Center
One Boston Place
Boston MA
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

365 Shades of Grey (00:365)

I have found that, unintentionally, I have taken a hiatus from my concentration on photography as ART! For the year 2013, I am going to concentrate on Black n White photography.  I will be posting recently taken images, that I have processed in black n white every day throughout the year. Please join me on this journey and please feel free to comment.(I am so anxious for this project that I am starting 2 days early)
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Side Street in Beacon Hill

Morning in Boston

I spent some time in Boston this weekend and went for a quiet, 
early morning walk around Beacon Hill.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve at Amylou's

Had a WONDERFUL Christmas Eve gathering at my home, with family!!

 AJ and Mom (Shannon)

 Mary, AJ, and Karen

 AJ the elf                                                                   

 Shawn and Mary

 Tom and Allie

 Shannon, AJ, Tony

 Mary and Karen

 Suzie and Heather

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa Comes to Beverly Hospital

Since 1996, The Friends of Beverly Hospital have proudly supported the Connecting Young Moms program.  This hospital-based program provides comprehensive pre-and post-natal programs to young women who have limited resources, and in many cases, also lack social and emotional support.  They come to the program having experienced many of the challenges that poverty and young parenthood bear.  In addition to the financial support, The Friends provide these young women with warmth and caring that truly nurtures them as they learn to nurture their babies. 

Every year the Friends of Beverly Hospital host a Holiday Party for the
Moms and children in the "Connecting Young Moms" program at Beverly Hospital.
I have been a Board Member of the Friends of Beverly Hospital for two years, but have been
asked to photograph it for 5 years.  I have been Honored!!
 (respecting the privacy of the moms and children in the program, I do not post any of their photos)

Massachusetts State Representative, Ted Speliotis and Granddaughter came to the party 

 The Connecting Young Moms Program Staff with Santa.

Program Volunteers and Staff with Santa.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Youngstown, Ohio

During my recent trip to Ohio I spent a day in Youngstown.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fall Clean-Up

Saturday, me and my siblings did fall clean up at my mom and dad's.

Here is dad lending a hand.

My brother Tom climbing a tree to knock down some dead branches.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Keturah & Steve

I had a wonderful photo session with Keturah and Steve today.
They have got to be one of the funnest couples that I have had the pleasure of photographing.
They are not afraid of the camera and love to play and be silly.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Run Faster, Jump Higher.....

My friend's 8 year old son, Andrew, customized these awesome
Reebok basketball sneakers. Orange and Black  (Beverly MA colors) with his name !!!

Woooo Hoooo!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lights of Love

On Thursday, November 29, 2012, The 5th Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony
will take place at Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, MA. 
The Lights of Love event, is a volunteer effort led by Gloucester residents Sue Kyle and Shawn Wilson to help raise awareness of the cancer care available through Gorton's Specialty and Cancer Care Center at Addison Gilbert. During the ceremony, guests will enjoy a visit from Santa, and caroling with the Gloucester High School Chorus. 
Cape Ann artist Ken Knowles has donated an  original painting which will be raffled during the event and raffle tickets for other packages will be sold as well .

The Gorton's Center offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to patient care that brings together medical oncology physicians, pathologists, radiologists and nurses to provide patients with the latest diagnostic technology and treatment approaches. Patients also have access to the latest in clinical trials and protocols through Addison Gilbert's affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
There are nearly 3,000 patient visits to the Gorton's Center each year. Since its launch in 2008, Lights of Love has raised close to $35,000 for the center.

Those wishing to make a gift in support of Addison Gilbert Hospital Cancer Care Services can visit and click on "giving/make a gift" and select Addison Gilbert Hospital Annual Fund. Please note Lights of Love in the "in honor of" section.

Pictured: John Morris, President of Beauport Ambulance, Event Sponsor, Cindy Caffasso-Donaldson, Executive Director of Addison Gilbert Hospital and Ken Knowles, Cape Ann Artist.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Meet Ralph Bates....a very kind hearted, generous man, who has donated money to
Spectrum Adult Day Health Program to purchase two much needed vans to help transport the adults that the programs serve. 
 Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, located in Beverly, Mass., is uniquely designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals with memory disorders face as their disease progresses.
Spectrum is the only day program in the North Shore region recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts for our commitment to education. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals is sensitive, caring, and specially trained to care for individuals with cognitive impairments.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baby Hunter

Had the awesome pleasure of meeting Baby Hunter and taking
his 2 week old is a sneak preview.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nature's Paterns

Interesting cloud formations in the afternoon of October 24, 2012!!

Happy Birthday Amylou!!

October 23rd was my birthday.
I received these beautiful flowers from my co-workers.
Gerber Daisys are my favorites!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I spent the morning with my good friend Stacey and her 18 month
old twins, Norah and Logan. Aren't they just the cutest???