About the Listening Place
The Listening Place was founded in 1978 to help people with problems and conflicts growing out of negative religious experiences. But we don’t advocate specific beliefs or values. We believe every person must be free to make his or her life choices without fear.
We’re a non-profit organization, supported by the fees we charge for our services and contributions from individuals and organizations. Professional fees are agreed upon during a client’s first visit and are sometimes covered by medical insurance.
Why do people come to the Listening Place?
To work through difficult decisions about personal relationships. To find help in dealing with loss or grief. To learn to live in harmony with friends and family members. To come to terms with separation and divorce. To find help in dealing with sadness and lonliness. To learn to make better choices in their lives. To find help in dealing with drug, alcohol and stress problems. To know themselves better. To enjoy life more.
Alfonse Ferreira, OFM
Licensed MHC & MFT
Jane Hogan, OSF, MA/Ed
CPE Group Dynamics
Licensed MHC & MFT
Clinical Associate Psychotherapists
Gerry Plunkett, M. Ed., R.N.
Licensed MHC & MFT
Bette J. Freedson
Catherine P. Perry
Primarily known for classic rock concerts featuring headliners like Kansas and Foreigner, the surprisingly grand Lynn Auditorium also hosts comics, including Bill Cosby and Howie Mandel, as well as community dance recitals and family movies.
Built in 1948 inside Lynn City Hall the 2,100-seat auditorium fell into disrepair in the late 1980s. In 2002, James Marsh, the community development director and general manager of Lynn Auditorium, realized the potential for the immense space and started showing family movies there. He saw it as a way to bring the community together while giving kids something to do.
“The kids came down in droves for free movies and popcorn. They loved it,” he recalls. Under Marsh’s leadership and guidance, the auditorium underwent an extreme makeover, which included replacing everything from the seat cushions, the carpet, the curtains and rigging to the house lights and the sound system. The refurbished auditorium celebrated its grand reopening in October 2006. Marsh envisions bigger and better things for the auditorium. “I see it going further and Mayor Kennedy sees it going further, too. She’s one of our biggest supporters and patrons. Ideally, she would like to see it air conditioned.”
The lack of air conditioning keeps the auditorium closed in the summer months, but it is packed from October through early June.
Marsh hopes that people who come to Lynn to see a great show in this world-class auditorium will stay for the city’s other amenities. As he points out, “We’re right on the water; Lynn Woods is bigger than Central Park; we’ve got the Rock Hill Observatory; there’s a brand new sporting facility at Manning Field; and we have one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts.”
Procopio Enterprises Inc. is a family owned construction company serving eastern Massachusetts. We specialize in new homes, land development, and civil construction.
Our services include residential and commercial construction, new home construction, excavating, foundations, earthmoving, water and sewer connections, ledge removal, road building, retaining wall construction, wall repair and most other general contracting and construction management services.
Over the last half century, markets have risen and fallen, and builders have come and gone. Procopio Construction Company was founded in Saugus, in 1950 by Joe Procopio. That small construction firm that Joe founded nearly 70 years ago was based on family values, a strong work ethic, and local clients. Today, moving we are still a family business with family values – we take pride in all of our developments, projects and custom homes, and strive to build strong relationships with our clients – relationships based on trust, integrity and service.
Over the past sixty years, our services have changed with the times, our operations have changed as we have grown, and our team has developed into what we are today.
Today our services include general residential and commercial construction, new home construction, excavating, foundations, earthmoving, water and sewer connections, ledge removal, road building, retaining wall construction, material handling, soil nails, wall repair, precision aggregate placement, and most other general contracting and construction management services.
The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the comfort of knowing you are fulfilled in your new home.
The natural, seaside charm of Swampscott is infused in this community, from the friendly, engaged associates, to the charming decor. Call us, and learn how this brand new building will combine the comfort and convenience of modern, with the familiar hominess of a beautiful estate.
Our Reflections Memory Care neighborhood is renowned for its approach, and benefits from our collaboration with Brigham & Women’s Hospital, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Serving Swampscott, Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Salem and other fine communities.
The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is the community theatre group serving Saugus, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities. Founded in 1968 as the “Town-Criers”, we incorporated in 1990 as a not-for-profit corporation.
Our mission statement is “To foster and promote an appreciation of the theatre arts and to stimulate the production of living theatre for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the community.” We currently have about 100 members and do 3-5 productions each year.
TCS is a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT). TCS has at times been a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), and the New England Theatre Conference (NETC). TCS is a member of StageSource.
The mission of the Haven Project is to equip and empower unaccompanied and at-risk young adults ages 17-24 in the city of Lynn and surrounding areas with the skills and support they need to achieve their life’s purpose.
The Haven Project is a non-profit organization that is possible through your support
65% of our operating budget is subsidized by in-kind donations of rent, utilities, food, clothing and qualified volunteers.
Tides is beachside dining at its best – all year round! We are located at the end of the Nahant Causeway, directly on Nahant Beach. The ocean views from both the dining room and the pub can’t be beat, no matter what season it is! Whether you choose to stretch out in a cozy dining room booth, enjoy a frosty pint at our bar or chill out on our sun drenched deck on Nahant beach, we guarantee you a comfortable atmosphere with great food & service.
About Tire Depot & Auto Service
We’re Here to help at Tire Depot & Auto Service. Stop in and say hi to our staff and let us fix your ride up right.
Why Should You Call Tire Depot & Auto Service?
When you need auto repairs or tires, don’t just go anywhere. Call us if you’re looking for:
- Quality auto repairs performed by expert technicians. We specialize in wheel alignments, steering and suspension work, and replacement of shocks.
- Tire services including computer spin balancing, TPMS service and adjustments, flat tire repairs, and tire rotations
- Diagnostics and repairs. If automotive problems have you scratching your head, use our online diagnostic center to troubleshoot car problems and see possible causes based on the symptoms you choose. When you’re done, schedule an appointment with our team and get them fixed.
White Lightnin’ is a versatile, energetic live band who’s musical stylings include Dance, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classics and Standards. Always looking to please the crowd, White Lightnin’ can move through these musical stylings seamlessly, to cater to any audience.
You can find White Lightnin’ at clubs and concert venues throughout the North Shore. They are also available for Weddings and private functions. Contact Tony Gallo Music to book White Lightnin’ for your next event.
In order to remain flexible and offer our customers a “one stop cleaning shop”,
we offer various types of cleaning services, including the following:
- Shirt Laundry
- Same Day Service – In by 9am out by 5pm
- VIP Service – You can drop-off your garments at any of our locations in a personalized laundry bag. Using your predefined cleaning preferences (starch, no starch, creases, no creases, etc.), the customer care rep will mark in the garments and send them through the cleaning and pressing process. To sign up print and fill out this form.
- Tailoring and Alterations – We offer a full range of alteration services at all of our locations. We have a seamstress on-site at our Western Avenue, Lynn, and Lynn Street, Peabody locations. If you need to see a seamstress check their hours or call 978-531-2782 to make an appointment.
- Leather and Suede Cleaning
- Fur Cleaning and Storage
- Fire Restoration
- Wedding Gowns Cleaned & Preserved
- Household Items – Bring in all of your household items to us for quality cleaning. From comforters to large area rugs no job is too big. Comforters, area rugs, curtains, drapes and cushion covers to name a few.
- Laundry Services – Wash, dry and fold as well as flat work, tablecloths and napkins
- Shoe Repair and Sneaker Cleaning
- Home and Office Delivery
- Winter and Summer Storage – Let us be your extra closet for all your out of season clothing.
- 24 hour Drop off Service – Use your VIP bag to drop off your garments to be cleaned any time of the day. Ask a customer service rep how to use our drop box, available at 4 of our locations.
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.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. Together, we can achieve more than we ever could alone.
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