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Tis the season for these Peabody kids to spread good cheer at your front door

7 Dec
Carolers

Alex and Lea Romano and the Caring Carolers at our front door tonight

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

The nice thing about having your own blog is that you can write about anything you want, any time you want.

And while I know that I’m likely to get some criticism from those who think this blog should be serious Peabody issues all of the time, tonight I bring you something that still has constant companion and I feeling good, and smiling on this rainy Friday night.

We were visited tonight by Alex and Lea Romano and the Caring Carolers!

We were treated to a rousing chorus of “The 12-days of Christmas,” and all we had to do was make an offering to Haven From Hunger. Actually, we didn’t have to make any offering at all, but these kids, these great kids, who make you feel wonderful about our future as a city and a country, go around our Jordan Acres neighborhood each December, spreading good cheer and requesting a little something for those less fortunate than us.

We donated some non-perishable food, but you could also donate a check made out to Haven From Hunger. Or, you could just enjoy the carols. Although – unless your name is Scrooge or Grinch – why in the world wouldn’t you give these great kids something for their efforts?

Of course, being the perpetual wise ass that I can be, once they were done singing I just couldn’t help myself, and asked them:  “hey kids, what the heck did you do with the money your mom gave you for those singing lessons?” OK, so a few of them were a little off key. It was the thougt that counted.

And right now, thanks to them, we’re feeling good and realizing that Peabody is a pretty nice place to live, amd if these young people are any indication, our future is bright.

Thank you Caring Carolers, and Merry Christmas.

Santa Claus is coming to (Peabody) town on Sunday

7 Dec

By Eye on Peabody

santaPeabody’s 29th Annual Holiday Festival takes place on Sunday, Dec. 9th, at City Hall.

Come meet Santa, and get in the Christmas spirit!

Here are all of the details as provided by the mayor’s office:

  • 4 p.m. Carols performed by the PVMHS Full House A Cappella in front of City Hall.
  • 4:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at City Hall.
  • 4:35 p.m. Mayor Ted Bettencourt lights the official tree with the assistance of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • 4:45 p.m. Mayor, Santa and Mrs. Claus lead audience into Wiggin Auditorium, City Hall.
  • 4:50 p.m. Greetings Welcome to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • 5 p.m. Children visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment and refreshments.
  • 6:15 p.m. Closing.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the mayor’s office at 978-538-5704.

‘Though I’ve grown old the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe’

18 Nov

We at the Eye love events like this that are geared toward young families. Hats off to the organizers. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for good weather, although some nice, gentle “move-type snow” would be perfect.