Uncommon Feasts; A full-service custom catering company serving seasonal and approachable food, creating a luxurious celebration.
I owe my love of cooking and desire to make people happy through eating and drinking entirely to my Sicilian family. I learned to cook and care for others by watching my great aunts and uncles tend small backyard gardens, sitting with them at the kitchen table while they prepared handmade feasts for enormous family lunches and holidays. After 14 years working my way up through nearly every aspect of the food business – starting in restaurant kitchens, catering companies, pie maker, personal chef to actors and directors and a stint at Formaggio Kitchen-South End – I started Uncommon Feasts in 2014.
With each event, I work to achieve that familiar feeling of the comfort, pleasure, and ease of a family meal, while presenting the food with care and elegance, and incorporating the client’s unique perspective. We are immeasurably fortunate to benefit from New England’s abundance of organically-grown produce, and meat and fish from responsibly-raised and sourced animals. Over the years I have developed trusted relationships and lasting friendships with farmers and purveyors whom I rely on for my ingredients. Preparing any given meal may mean multiple trips to Boston-area farmers’ markets, road trips up to Maine or meeting a farmer halfway, in a parking lot by the side of the highway. We also rely on the rich community of local artisans – wood-crafters, potters, spice importers – for all of the touches – the seasonings, the plating, the aromas that fill the room – that shape each unique culinary event. We seek out beverage pairings from small importers who work exclusively with natural wines, and from local craft brewers. We manage each event as a complete service, inviting our clients to be as involved creating the event as they would like, but handling every detail from placing each napkin, to shucking every oyster, to refilling every glass, to drying each plate and fork after the meal.
I first got a taste for wine as an inquisitive customer at the Wine Bottega in Boston’s North End and was captivated as much by the passion and intellectual curiosity of the people pouring the wine as the beverage itself. I began to devour any and all opportunities to taste and converse about wine; to seek out others who were similarly driven; to investigate other connected disciplines – like farming, food production, the science of brewing beer, the biology of microorganisms, importing – to the point where I realized I wanted to be one of the folks teaching, rather than just tasting. Finally, I quietly walked away from a career in the corporate legal world in order to fill my life with the history, geography, culture, science, poetry of food, wine, and beer.
The more deeply I have delved into studying wine and wine making, I have come to understand that the distinction between “natural” and “made” wines is so fundamental that it is difficult to categorize the two even as the same species of creature. I am driven – as many in the wine world are coming to be – by the belief that wine should be natural: from grapes farmed without chemicals, in harmony with all the other surrounding living growing things; from juices allowed to ferment with as little intervention as possible; produced with the intention of telling the story of the geography, the rain and the sun of the season, and the hunches and personality of the winemaker; and not something engineered to satisfy the expectations of mass markets. These simple, basic principles hold just as true for growing food and brewing beer, and through
Uncommon Feasts, Michelle and I get to share just how good eating and drinking well can be.
When you support United Way, you do more than reach out to people in urgent need now. You also support meaningful, lasting change that impacts everyone in our community.
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Our goal at Uniting With You Home Care is to help our clients to live life fully, rather than just survive day-to-day. We strive to unite with our clients on all aspects of their care. Our compassionate, caring and charitable healthcare professionals truly care about their work and build warm and trusting client relationships.
We offer comprehensive professional home health care services and create strong partnerships with our clients, their families, case managers, discharge planners, and physicians. Whether a patient’s needs are chronic or temporary, long-term or intermittent, comprehensive or minimal, we dedicate ourselves to supporting our clients in all aspects of their care. We view our clients as family, and our support extends beyond the physical duties of caregiving.
Sudden or progressive health challenges can result in significant care needs. Given a choice, most people prefer to remain at home if possible, gaining comfort from familiar surroundings and routines. When the need arises, family members often step into a caregiver role, but can easily become overwhelmed with the increasing medical and care needs of ailing loved one. Dignity issues can be distressing for both the person requiring care and the family caregiver.
That’s where we come in. Whether your loved ones’ needs are a few hours a week, live-in care or something in between, we can help. From assistance with activities of daily living to skilled nursing care, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services to support your loved one without compromising safety, health, or quality of care.
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Urology Consultants of the North Shore – the largest practice in urology on the North Shore since it was formed in 1999 – has member physicians who have lived and worked here since the 1960s. Our mission is to provide the best urologic care available in the North Shore.
As a Commercial Broker, Rich specializes in tenant representation but also works with Landlords, Sellers, Buyers, and Investors. With having over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, he utilizes his experience and knowledge of budgeting, negotiation, and time management to help his clients align their real estate needs with the mission and growth of their business. As an active member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance, National Association of Realtors and Massachusetts Association of Realtors Rich brings to the table a high level of professionalism and commitment to all of his clients.
Tenant Representation – presented by the N.E. Chapter CCIM
Advanced Tenant Representation and Lease Analysis – presented by the N.E. Chapter CCIM
Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate – Top Dog
Short Sales and Foreclosures
REO’s (Bank Owned Properties
Memberships & Associations:
Realtors Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts
National Association of Realtors
Massachusetts Association of Realtors
North Shore Realtors Association
President of The Kiwanis Club of Beverly, Hamilton and Wenham
Voluntary Benefits is an independent insurance brokerage firm specializing in voluntary benefits for individuals and employees. A sample of some of the types of coverage we provide are:Life, Disability, Death, Pet, Cancer, Accident, Critical Illness, Health, Dental, Vision, Long-term Care, Medicare Supplements, Legal Plans, etc
No job is ever too large or too small for us. When you feel overwhelmed about plumbing issues, for either your residential home or commercial business, contact the pros at Waldman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. We handle everything from installations and repairs, to remodeling, to sales and service, and so much more. Our service is very affordable because we charge by the job, not by the hour, along with providing free estimates on all of our work. Our 24/7 Emergency Service guarantees that we will always be by your side whenever you may need our professional expertise. Call us today and ask about our discounts and promotions.
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Brendan Ward, the founder of Ward Estate & Family Law, began his career after receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire searching for a job that would both fulfill him personally and support him financially – the two don’t always go hand-in-hand. Like all great journeys, there were many routes along the way.
Brendan’s first job out of college was a customer support specialist in the business to business department at a wireless communications company. It was here that Brendan was able to begin to learn the fundamentals of customer service developing a lifelong commitment to providing every customer with exceptional service. However, the life of a customer service specialist would not prove to be last stop of the journey.
Brendan soon found himself as an intern for a high tech public relations firm. Here Brendan was able to learn about digital media, marketing and once again excellent customer service. Every step of his journey has given Brendan the tools he needs to be a successful advocate and counselor for his clients. His work at the PR firm was a great learning experience but Brendan still longed for more: he wanted a career where he would help people in a more intimate and hands-on manner.
Brendan changed his path forever when he made the choice of volunteering on a political campaign. Brendan was hooked and quickly became a political junky and even a paid campaign staffer for several local and state-wide political campaigns. Through his paid and volunteer work on political campaigns Brendan began to see the benefits of a legal education. Brendan had found the opportunity to help make the world a better place and at the same time make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Brendan soon found himself working for a politician in her legal office. He got a job as a paralegal at a firm that focused on family law and estate administration. It was during this experience that Brendan knew he wanted to be a lawyer.
Brendan enrolled in the New England School of Law in downtown Boston, going to law school in the evenings and working full-time as a paralegal at an office focusing on family law and estate administration. As he continued working his way through law school he began to see that the way most attorneys practiced law and ran their businesses was not the way he wanted to live. Prior to graduating law school and passing the bar – Brendan decided that being an attorney and doing things the way the always been done wouldn’t work for him. Brendan decided to take his journey in a different direction.
Swearing off practicing law and instead focusing on providing service to others, Brendan began a career in Human Resources at a Boston area non-profit. Here he learned that customer service was the most important part of being an effective Human Resources Professional. At this point Brendan began to see a pattern – every job he had shared one major element. The element of making sure that the customer is satisfied and receiving excellent service. Brendan continued his career in Human Resources for five years at both the local non-profit and a large corporate real estate firm.
In January of 2011 Brendan joined a law firm and began practicing with the law firm of Mavros & Fitzgerald, where he focused on Family Law. At Mavros & Fitzgerald Brendan began to become a Personal Family Lawyer through the Family Wealth Planning Institute, a private organization focused on providing excellent estate planning services to clients. Brendan received extensive training and coaching in the process of receiving this designation.
In August of 2013 Brendan founded his own firm Ward Estate & Family Law where he could do things the way he wanted to be able to serve families with young children in a new and innovative way. Brendan’s practice gives families the guidance, warmth and knowledge they need to make informed estate planning decisions for their families. With Brendan’s guidance families can know that they have taken the appropriate steps to care for their loved ones if anything were to happen.
When not helping families with planning for the future Brendan and his Partner Andrew spend time renovating their 1930’s bungalow in Nahant, MA. Brendan and Andrew also are the proud parents of a mini-goldendoodle named Muriel. Brendan aside from his parental duties to Muriel spends a great deal of time volunteering in his local community. Brendan is the past president of the Copley Society of Art Circle, a member of the town of Nahant Advisory & Finance Committee and the Secretary of local non-profit 01908.
Here at Wayne Alarm we strive to provide you with the best security and life safety systems available. We’ve found that by listening to our customers concerns and needs, we can design a system that really works for them and makes them feel safe and secure.
We are a second generation residential construction firm dedicated to building and remodeling high quality, design forward, sustainable homes. We focus on renovations, additions, and remodeling in the greater Somerville, Cambridge, Wenham and the North Shore. We take pride in using the most advanced building techniques and materials available.
At Wells & Company, we believe that your house is more than just a home. It breathes, grows, settles, sighs and sleeps just like you. As such, it becomes an extension of your family, affecting your daily routine and your daily well being. We minimize your home’s impact on your life by reinforcing design that matches your lifestyle with products that foster a healthy environment in which to live.
Improving your home should be an exciting time. With the wrong guidance, home improvement can be a daunting trip into the unknown. Which is why we make an effort to keep our clients educated and informed for the duration of their project to make the building process stress free and enjoyable.
West Lynn Auto Service
West Lynn Auto Service provides customers throughout Lynn, MA and the surrounding metro area with complete automotive repair services and quality used car sales.
Our ASE certified mechanics offer the highest level automotive repair services in the area. We have been serving the community with honest and reliable work and friendly, professional customer service since 1958. Our technicians offer dependable auto repairs for both foreign and domestic vehicles of all makes and models. Whether your car, truck or SUV requires minor service or extensive repairs, our team can handle it all for a price you can actually afford!
Learn More About West Lynn Auto Service:
- Auto Repair – minor and major repair for foreign and domestic cars, trucks and SUVs
- Auto Sales – quality used car sales and custom buying services
- Our History – learn more about the West Lynn Auto Service team
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Fleet service and extended warranties are welcome.
Contact West Lynn Auto Service today at 781-595-9838, or browse the website for more information about our products and services.
Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the safe and environmentally sound conversion of everyday residential and business waste – and other renewable waste fuels – into clean energy. Wheelabrator pioneered the waste-to-energy industry in the U.S. when it designed, built and operated the first commercially successful facility in 1975.
We believe in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today’s needs. Wheelabrator is focused on meeting the waste disposal needs of our communities and customers while delivering clean, renewable power to local communities.
- Owned by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
- ~1060 employees
- 25 strategically located facilities in the US and UK
- 16 operating waste-to-energy facilities in the US and UK: 12 owned + 3 O&M + 1 JV
- 3 waste-to-energy facilities under construction in the UK
- 2 waste fuel facilities
- 4 ash monofills
- Represents total annual waste processing capacity of over 8 million tons with a combined electric generating capacity of 732 MW—enough energy to power more than 671,100 homes
Waste-to-energy facilities provide safe everyday waste disposal for towns and cities across the US and UK. These facilities deliver clean, renewable electric power to major utilities for distribution to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. As valued corporate citizens and neighbors, Wheelabrator facilities contribute to the economic and civic vitality of their host communities.
Wheelabrator also operates a variety of waste fuel facilities designed to generate electricity using an assortment of waste fuels, including waste wood and waste coal. In addition to producing electricity, some of these facilities also produce steam sold to nearby government and commercial establishments. We also recover metals for recycling at two advanced metals recovery systems and one central upgrade facility.
Our environmental record
- Every day, we create enough energy to power 671,100 homes with clean, renewable energy
- We reduce carbon emissions by offsetting the need for energy from fossil fuel sources and reduce dependence on landfills
- We’ve developed environmental centers, nature trails and sanctuaries, certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, in the communities where our customers live and work
- We’ve empowered thousands of middle school students to create innovative solutions to environmental issues and become active leaders in their communities
- In 2017, Wheelabrator’s energy plants:
- Recovered 160,517 tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Transformed 7.4M tons of waste into 5.8B kwh of clean energy
- Since 1975, Wheelabrator’s energy plants have:
- Generated 125B kwh of clean energy from more than 238M tons of residential and business waste
- Recovered and recycled more than 3.8M tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals that would otherwise go to landfills
Our performance highlights
- Performance Record —Wheelabrator has an over 44-year track record of providing reliable, WTE services to hundreds of customers
- Highest OSHA Safety Distinction —14 Wheelabrator facilities are OSHA VPP Star Worksite certified, a distinction earned by less than .03% of the seven million regulated workplaces in the US
- Maintains Permits in Good Standing —Wheelabrator has maintained all environmental permits in good standing under stringent federal and state regulatory standards at each of its facilities.
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We service the Lynn areas and throughout the state of Massachusetts. At Wood & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc, each one of our clients are given a dedicated team of experts that work together to proficiently address all your concerns.
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