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The tragedy of Tony C .................................. 8
Conversation about concussions .............. 12
Chapel receives praise .............................. 14
Irish you were here ..................................... 16
Arts are within Reach ................................ 18
Smooth sailing .......................................... 22
Getting along swimmingly ......................... 24
Clambake on wheels ................................. 27
A taste of Swampscott .............................. 28
5 things you didn’t know ........................... 32
Look on the sunny side .............................. 34
Scene in Swampscott ................................. 38
I saw god.
Not Him. Not the God. A god. Lower-case g.
He was at Meehan Field at the Nahant rotary, and he drove a red Corvette.
I played for the Lynn Shore Little League White Sox. Tony C played for
the Boston Red Sox.
He stopped by on his way home to Nahant. He was returning from a
weekend in the Army Reserve, and was wearing his fatigues. Fifty-something
years later, the kids who were there will never forget.
I don’t know how to explain what stuff like that means to a 10-year-old.
He was one of us. He went to St. Mary’s. He lived in Swampscott and then
Nahant. We all wanted to be him. We mimicked his hands-high slugger’s
batting stance. We wanted to date a Mamie Van Doren, and sign a recording
contract to sing about little red scooters.
When I was a kid, Maury Krantz hit me square in the eye with a
baseball (although Charlie Lipson has convinved himself it was he). I had a
cracked cheekbone – but I couldn’t have been prouder because I had a huge
black eye, just like Tony’s in the photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Nine months ago, I knew what I wanted on the cover of this edition of
01907. I knew the 50th anniversary of his beaning was approaching. Aug. 18,
1967. Jack Hamilton. The cover could only be the iconic photo of Tony in
the hospital bed. No words necessary. At least not for any kid who grew up
around here in the ‘60s.
I didn’t know Tony Conigliaro, but one of my other heroes did. Tom
Iarrobino was Tony’s St. Mary’s multi-sport teammate and friend. Read Steve
Krause’s story for some of Tom’s recollections. My favorite, which is not
included in Krause’s piece, is when Tony and Tom went into a Chevy
dealership on the Lynnway. Tony wanted to buy a Corvette, but he and
Tom were given the bum’s rush by a salesman who evidently saw two guys in
Post 6 jackets and chinos as a waste of his time – even after Tony identified
himself as “one of (Red Sox manager) Johnny Pesky’s guys.”
Tom recalls they drove directly to a dealership in Malden, where Tony
bought the red Corvette.
If you saw the movie “Pretty Woman,” you might remember the scene
in which Julia Roberts was shopping in some high-end store on, I think,
Rodeo Drive. The saleswoman looked down her nose at the streetwalkeresque
Ms. Roberts, who would later return after a shopping spree elsewhere with
Richard Gere. She asked if the saleswoman worked on commission, showed
her an armful of shopping bags, and said, “Mistake. Big mistake.”
Tom lived the scene with Tony, who drove the new Corvette he had just
purchased in Malden back to the Lynnway dealership and reminded the
salesman he was “one of Johnny Pesky’s guys.”
Note to John W. Henry: Friday, Aug. 18, vs. the Yankees is the golden
opportunity to immortalize a hometown guy and retire No. 25.
Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro relaxes in his hospital bed at Sancta Maria Hospital in Cambridge in August
1967 after the North Shore native was hit by a pitch.
COVER: Boston Globe File Photo
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Boston Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro is
carried off the field on a stretcher by teammates
and the trainers of both the Red Sox and the
California Angels after he was beaned by Angels
pitcher Jack Hamilton in the fourth inning of
their game at Fenway Park on Aug. 18, 1967.
AP File Photo by Bill Chaplis
T h e t r a g e d y o f
By Steve Krause
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50 years ago, beanball cut
short Conigliaro’s career
e had been in a slump. Tony Conigliaro, the 22-year-old
kid who, earlier in 1967, had become the youngest player
in the history of the American League to reach the 100-
homer mark, was in a rut and hadn’t hit one out in 10 days.
“He’d had some pretty good stats up to that time,” said
teammate and friend Rico Petrocelli, “but yeah, he was struggling.
We always talked about waiting on the ball. When you’re in a
slump you always tend to rush things. He wanted to wait on the
ball. That’s what all the great hitters
could do. Tony probably had that
on his mind. Wait … wait … wait
until the last second.”
“Unfortunately,” said Petrocelli,
“it worked against him. He didn’t
have enough time to get out of
Tony Conigliaro was a local idol
— the Swampscott kid (via East
Boston) and St. Mary’s graduate
who had made his Major League
debut with the Red Sox at age 19
and homered in his first at-bat, on
the first pitch he saw off Joel Horlen
of the Chicago White Sox in 1964,
at Fenway Park.
In no time, he became the toast
of the town. He even recorded rock
’n’ roll records.
“I remember seeing him open his
trunk up once and there were all
these 45s of ‘Little Red Scooter’
(one of his recordings that got
local airplay),” said Frank Carey, a
lifelong friend and teammate at
St. Mary’s. “He loved that stuff.”
Just about every Red Sox fan probably wanted to be Tony
Conigliaro, and a good many female fans surely would have dated
him if they’d had the chance.
That all changed in a split second 50 years ago, on Aug.
“Then, one August night, the kid in right, lie
sprawling in The dirt …”
That hot August night was Tony Conigliaro’s Day of Infamy.
The Red Sox were playing the California Angels (as they were
called at the time) and both teams were in the thick of a pennant
race that — even that late into the summer — involved half of
the American League’s 10 franchises (Boston, California,
Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers).
It began just like any other day.
“He took me into the park with him,” said Richie Conigliaro,
the youngest of the three boys, who was 15 at the time. “I was his
AP File Photo by Bill Chaplis
Tony Conigliaro in April 1966, when he was the toast
of Major League Baseball.
little brother. I liked hanging around with him, hanging around
in the locker room. When it was time for him to go onto the field,
I went into the stands.”
The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the fourth
inning. Conigliaro, who had been dropped to sixth in the batting
order by manager Dick Williams, had already hit a single to center
field, and it looked like his newfound selectiveness, coupled with
a renewed effort to get as close to the plate as he could, had
“He was a streak hitter,” said middle
brother Billy Conigliaro, himself
a player in the Red Sox minor
league system at the time. However,
he was home after doing a two-week
stint in the Army Reserve and was
planning to go to the game with his
parents (Salvatore and Theresa),
Richie and uncle Vinnie Martelli
“We were talking at home that
afternoon and he said he was going
to stand closer to the plate and stay
in a little longer before making
a commitment to the pitch,”
“(Tony) always crowded the plate,”
said Carey, a member of the
National High School Baseball
Coaches Association Hall of Fame
who spent 49 years at North Reading
High. “He was fearless. I can
remember back in 1964 he was
going to face (Yankee Hall of
Famer) Whitey Ford.
“Now, Ford was well past his
prime,” said Carey, “ but he was still, you know, Whitey Ford. But
Tony says ‘I’m going to get him,’ and he did. He could always
back it up.”
That confidence wasn’t anything new.
“One day in high school, we’re going up to St. John’s Prep and
Danny Murphy (of Beverly, who later pitched for the White
Sox and Chicago Cubs) was on the mound,” said Lynn School
Committee Secretary Tom Iarrobino, a teammate of both Carey
and Conigliaro in high school.
“Same thing. ‘I’ll take him deep!’ We tell him, ‘Tony you can’t
say things like that.’ Sure enough, he gets up and hits one out. He
was only a sophomore at the time.”
To that point in the 1967 season, Conigliaro had hit 20 home
runs and knocked in 67 runs, and was establishing himself as one
of the premier clutch hitters in baseball. And with Carl Yastrzemski
hitting in front of him for most of the season, they formed a potent
1-2 punch. >>>
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Conigliaro was the third hitter up in the bottom of the fourth.
George Scott led off with a single, and Reggie Smith had flied out.
“After that,” Richie Conigliaro recalled, “some idiot out in
left field threw a smoke bomb onto the field, and that delayed the
game for almost 15 minutes.”
Finally, Conigliaro dug in against Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton
in his customary wide-open stance, legs spread apart, bat high
behind his shoulder.
The ball came in, high and tight, exactly the type of ball
a pitcher would throw if he wanted to back a hitter away —
something much more common, and much better accepted, in
1967 than it is today.
“The fastball caught him square,
he’s down, is Tony badly hurt?”
“It was a fastball,” confirmed Petrocelli, who was on deck. “A
lot of times, when you’re in a slump, you wait up there in case
it’s a curveball or a changeup. Who knows? He may have been
thinking about a breaking ball.”
Also, said Petrocelli, “Tony had a little blind spot inside. He
got it a few other times too, in the back, or in the arm. I think he
fractured his arm once.
“If he got a strike on the black (of either corner of the plate),
you couldn’t throw it by him. He’d nail it. But maybe two or three
inches inside, it’s like he didn’t move. It’s almost as if he lost
“Even though it was eye-high, it could be that he didn’t see
Some other factors came into play, too. It was a warm night,
and the center field triangle had not been cordoned off the way it
“There were a lot of white shirts out there, in the line of his
vision,” said Petrocelli.
Whatever the reason, Conigliaro never moved. The ball
hit him flush on the side of his face, and, as it turned out, below
the helmet line (few players had ear flaps on their helmets in 1967;
after that helmets were designed with them).
Conigliaro fell to the ground immediately, face down.
“Everything,” said Petrocelli, “went silent. Everyone in the
ballpark — and it was probably a full house -- groaned and then
“I saw the whole thing,” said Billy Conigliaro. “It was terrible.
We all thought it hit the side of his helmet and that he wasn’t going
to have permanent problems.”
However, one portent of how bad it was came when the ball
did not ricochet, as it would have had it hit a hard, plastic object
such as a helmet.
“It went straight down,” Billy Conigliaro said. “I don’t even
remember hearing any sound. And it went completely silent in
the stands. Everybody was silent.”
Despite all this, Billy Conigliaro and his family tried to remain
“We thought he’d get up,” he said. “We didn’t find out until
much later how bad it was.”
However, Richie Conigliaro said, “you knew it was bad when,
after a couple of minutes, he still didn’t get up, and wasn’t
Petrocelli knew immediately. “He was lying on the ground,
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Tony Conigliaro starts reading a bag full of fan mail, some from as far away as
Limerick, Ireland, as he recuperates at his home in Swampscott on Sept. 5, 1967.
face down, and holding his eye,” Petrocelli said. “I saw the side of
his face start to blow up like a balloon, just like you were blowing
up a balloon.
“It was so scary,” Petrocelli said. “I don’t know if it hit him in
the eye directly, but certainly right below the eye. That’s why it
blew up the way it did.”
Almost immediately, trainer Buddy LeRoux rushed onto the
field along with team doctor Thomas Tierney.
“Right away, they called for a stretcher,” Petrocelli said. “They
knew he was hurt real bad. I helped put him on the stretcher.
I kept telling him, ‘Tony, you’re going to be all right.’”
By this time, the family had made it onto the field and saw
him being placed onto the stretcher and whisked away to Sancta
Maria Hospital in Cambridge.
“We thought he was going to die,” Richie Conigliaro recalled.
“My poor parents. I mean, he was only 22. This was the
‘Impossible Dream’ year, and here we were.”
“The doctors say he’ll be OK, but he
won’t be back this year …”
By the next day, after he’d stabilized, the question wasn’t
whether he’d live, but whether he’d ever play again.
“You saw that picture of him, lying in the hospital bed, with
his eye blackened the way it was, and you thought, ‘no way was
he ever going to be able to play again,’” said Petrocelli, who, despite
seeing his best friend on the team leveled by a fastball to the face,
tripled immediately after the beaning to score both Scott and
pinch-runner Jose Tartabull. The Red Sox won the game, 3-1,
and, of course, went on to win their first pennant since 1946,
overcoming 100-1 odds.
Conigliaro, who was officially diagnosed with a detached retina,
was done for the ’67 season. He was, however, with the team on
the day it clinched the pennant. >>>
AP File Photo by Frank Curtin
The road back would be almost
impossible, said Richie Conigliaro, but his
brother didn’t give up easily.
“I was the first guy to play catch with him
in the backyard, in Swampscott, after he was
well enough to do that, and he could barely
see the ball well enough to catch it,” he said.
That was the starting point. Conigliaro
missed the entire 1968 season, but had
designs of making it back to the big leagues
as a pitcher, since he’d pitched in high school.
But as 1969 approached, he began to see the
ball well enough to hit it, and thoughts of a
comeback became that much more realistic.
“Scar tissue had formed in the back of
his eye, and his eyesight was 350-20. It was
ridiculous,” said Petrocelli. “How could you
see out of that?”
But slowly those numbers improved,
until, several weeks later, it was back to 20-
20, Petrocelli said.
“He came to spring training and started
hitting the ball,” he said.
He made the team, and was in the lineup,
in right field, on opening day. And in the
10th inning of opening day in Baltimore, he
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Tony Conigliaro, left, announces at an Aug. 21, 1975
news conference in Nahant that he is abandoning
his third comeback try to become a television
sportscaster with WJAR-TV in Providence, R.I.
At right is Arthur Alpert, news director of WJAR.
AP File Photo
“What a story here!” exclaimed Red Sox
broadcaster Ken Coleman as Conigliaro
almost flew around the bases.
Among those greeting him when he got
back to the dugout was Billy Conigliaro, in
uniform for his first-ever Major League game.
“All I could think of was my parents,” he
said, “and how thrilled they must have been.”
“I got chills when I saw that ball go out,”
Sal Conigliaro was working at Triangle
Tool & Dye in Lynn while Richie was playing
in a game for Swampscott High at Phillips
“Someone had to come down and tell
me,” Richie said. >>> P. 29
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Beth Adams, NFL deal
with brain injuries head-on
By Steve Krause
Looks can be deceiving.
That’s true whether you’re sizing up a blind date or trying to figure out how healthy a
person is. And it’s especially true with traumatic brain injuries — or, as they are commonly
“You have to remember that when you have a concussion, you look fine,” said Beth Adams
of Swampscott, a neurotrauma rehabilitation specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“There’s no way for anybody to know what’s going on inside of your head.”
12 | 01907
“I assist NFL players only after they come through a three-day medical evaluation
to understand their medical situation, and help them find the best medical care ...”
“Getting your bell rung,” said Adams.
“That’s one you used to hear a lot. There are
so many variations of it.”
Similarly, there are so many variations of
the actual condition too – ranging from a
general feeling of woozyness to whiplash
(getting your head jerked front to back, which
impacts the spinal cord) all the way up to loss
of consciousness, however long.
“You can have a whiplash injury,” she said.
“The force in which your head snaps can
justle your brain. Some people say ‘I was only
hit from behind.’ But your head snapped. The
force is just so intense that (a concussion)
could be the outcome. It’s not always a direct
Adams first became interested in treating
concussions when she was doing graduate
school work at Northeastern University as a
rehabilitation specialist. She’d majored in
speech and language pathology at Salem
“I was doing an internship in a brain injury
facility where every patient there was in their
20s and 30s,” she said. “They were there for a
number of reasons … motorcycles, motor
vehicles, sports, and this was before anyone
knew the impact (these injuries) could have.
“There were a lot of young people there,
and I felt I could make a difference.”
These days, she works in conjunction with
The Trust, the NFL Player’s Association’s
group committed to former players’ wellbeing.
What Adams does at Mass General is
help her clients organize long-term care.
“I help people navigate their medical
course,” she said. “I assist NFL players only
after they come through a three-day medical
evaluation to understand their medical
situation, and help them find the best
medical care when they leave (MGH) so they
can continue their care.”
Adams says that despite an enormous
increase in awareness on the subject of
concussions (including a movie starring Will
Smith as a doctor fighting the NFL, which in
the film is trying to quash his research
on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a
condition ex-players have developed due to
repeated brain injuries). “There is so much
work we have to do.”
One of Adams’ goals in the beginning of
her work as a concussion specialist was “for kids
to learn how to pull themselves out” of games
where they have suffered a brain injury.
“Kids who are playing sports now … if they
don’t know how to pull themselves out, and
coaches do not know what’s happening,
This can have a chain-reaction effect, she
said. If children ignore, or aren’t aware of their
symptoms, and the condition lingers, “now
they can’t go back into the classroom.
“Kids need to thrive,” she said. “And if
schools don’t know how to assess kids, we’re
in trouble. It’s really important to give out
Fortunately, Adams says, schools and
coaches are getting the message.
“I can honestly say,” she said, “that I’m
seeing a lot more people pulling kids out, and
talking about it. Five years ago, we’d have never
seen that. You’re seeing a lot more talking.
~ Beth Adams
“Trainers are out there poised to know
what they’re trying to watch for,” she said.
“Now, you come right out. It’s not 100
percent, but more people are doing it now,
with the understanding of what can happen
when you don’t.
“Even school nurses are the first line
of defense,” she said.
This is why, she says, the concussion
protocols being set up at every level of
sports are so important. They are conducted
immediately by trainers and other officials
who have been educated on the immediate
symptoms of a concussion. And if the victim
meets any of the outlined criteria, they are not
allowed to resume playing.
“Protocol for children is always necessary.”
Children can manifest symptoms in other
ways, and this is something Adams
discussed in the book “Head Games” by
former Harvard football player and wrestler
Chris Nowinski (who has spoken and
conducted several symposiums on concussions
on the North Shore).
“This is a subject that’s near and dear to
me,” Adams said. “When a kid looks fine, but
he or she acts out in school and nobody knows
why. How do you help these kids? They’re
being delayed. They can’t learn because of the
disruption the injury has caused. How
many of us knew kids in school who were
She’s intrigued by her work with former
NFL players, which she does almost
exclusively at Mass General. In her private
practice she has dealt with a wider variety of
“Working through it is like peeling the
onion,” she said. “Peeling the layers. If I can
help them through that, I can help them
As a health professional, she does not talk
about people she’s treated or issues she’s
not familiar with. She had no comment on
allegations earlier in the spring by Giselle
Bundchen that her husband, Patriots
quarterback Tom Brady, had suffered a
concussion last year. And she wouldn’t
comment on the suicide of former NFL
linebacker Junior Seau, except to say she
“cringed” when she heard about it.
And through her association with former
Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson, who had
well-documented bouts with depression and
allegations of spousal abuse stemming from
head injuries, the two have become friends.
But she doesn’t talk about his specific
She does want to stress, as often as she can,
that you cannot go by looks when evaluating
the condition of a person who has suffered a
“I call the people who look fine, but may
be injured, ‘the walking wounded,’” she said.
“They do look fine. You don’t know until
you look deeper.” n
For further information on Beth Adams and
concussions, visit her website at Concussionrehab.com
SUMMER 2017 | 13
Chapel renovation earns praise
By Sandi Goldfarb
wampscott’s historic cemetery is a peaceful place.
Mature trees shade walkways that wind through the
well-maintained grounds, while the sounds of birds
mingle with the gentle hum of traffic. Gravesites are marked by
small American flags waving in the breeze and by flowers and
balloons that pay tribute to loved ones long gone.
The newly renovated Andrews Chapel is the centerpiece of
the cemetery, which was established in 1852. Designed in the
Norman Gothic style by Charles V. Burgess, the chapel was built
in 1923 in memory of Swampscott selectman and assessor, Isaac
H. Andrews, at the bequest of his widow, Ellen T. Andrews.
Through the years the once proud sanctuary fell into
disrepair. But with support from the town, a small but mighty
committee, private donors and the generosity of local businesses,
artisans and tradesmen, the chapel has been transformed.
In 2009, the town earmarked $180,000 to repair the
building’s slate roof and limestone exterior. Fundraising and the
first phase of construction began that same year. A group of
dedicated volunteers, led by Deb Bogardus, raised more than
$150,000 through gifts large and small to renovate the interior
of the nondenominational chapel.
Over an eight-year period, every surface of the chapel was
painstakingly restored. Ten stained glass windows, in soft shades
of blue, green and gold, were repaired or replaced and walls,
floors, the vaulted ceiling and chair rails were sanded and
refinished. Original lighting fixtures were refurbished and new
lighting installed. The chapel’s plaster walls were painted and
stenciled and 16 of the original 20 wooden pews were refinished
by Boy Scout Troop 53 under the guidance of Michael Norcott.
Wood from the four pews that could not be salvaged was used
to build two tables that flank the entry.
Tilework in the chapel’s entry was either repaired or replaced,
wiring and heating systems were updated, a wheelchair ramp
added and the landscaping surrounding the chapel was graded
to improve drainage. With work completed, the chapel was
rededicated in May. “I get a lot of credit,” said Bogardus. “But
honestly, this was a real team effort.”
Twenty of the cemetery’s 74 acres—the oldest section of the
property, which includes the chapel—are listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. n
Photos: Owen O'Rourke
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ANNE DRISCOLL MAKING A
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“I arrived in Ireland with
no phone, no home and no
hairdresser,” said Anne
Driscoll, an award-winning
journalist, social worker and
The longtime Swampscott
resident details her experiences
as a Fulbright Scholar working
with the Irish Innocence
Project in her engaging
three-volume Irish You Were
Here book series, which
showcases her storytelling
“My first trip abroad was
to Ireland for my honeymoon
and I have always longed to
Anne Driscoll and Therese
Ekevio, an Irish Innocence
Project caseworker, at
Griffith College in Dublin.
figure out a way I might some day work and live there, or maybe
retire there. I’ve visited Ireland a couple of times since my honeymoon
(including a book tour there), but it wasn’t until I got my Fulbright
that I finally had the opportunity to actually live and work there.
That Fulbright has changed the trajectory of my entire life,” she said,
during a recent visit to her Swampscott home.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect of Ireland or myself,” Driscoll said.
Her journey began in the fall of 2013 when she arrived in Dublin
for her Fulbright academic year to teach law and journalism students
of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College in Dublin. From
the moment Driscoll arrived, the magic began.
“Something about Ireland deeply resonated with me,”
Driscoll said. >>>
Photo: Brenda Fitzsimmons
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She may have arrived in Ireland with no
phone, no home and no hairdresser, but on
her third day there she found an apartment
overlooking Griffith College.The landlady
had recently opened a hair salon. The magic
continued to unfold as Driscoll, who is a
member of the Boston Irish Currach Rowing
Club, rowed down the River Liffey, climbed
two mountains in one day and visited 1200-
year-old monasteries and 12th-century pubs.
One of her favorite moments was hearing
new friends Anita, Adele and Trish proclaim,
“We love her!” as they exited a pub at 2:30 a.m.,
having received myriad marriage proposals
at the annual Matchmaking Festival.
“I think I am engaged to three farmers,”
said Driscoll, with a smile.
Awesome is how Driscoll describes her
work teaching investigative journalism and
interviewing skills to law students at Griffith
College as they explore cases for the Irish
Innocence Project. When she was invited to
work on the Innocence Protect for a second
year, she accepted straightaway. Last summer,
she was offered a position in Ireland to work
with The Sunny Center of New York, a
sanctuary founded by Sonia ‘Sunny’ Jacobs
and Peter Pringle who were each sentenced
to death for crimes they did not commit.
Jacobs would spend 17 years in prison in the
United States, and Pringle more than
a decade in prison in Ireland. Each was
exonerated and their convictions overturned.
Driscoll will bring the couple to the North
Shore in July to be part of Salem State
University’s Institute on Human Rights.
Driscoll is senior reporter for the Justice
Brandeis Innocence Project at the Schuster
Institute, which uses investigative journalism
techniques to examine possible miscarriages
of criminal justice. A licensed social worker,
Driscoll received the 2016 Salem Award
Foundation for Human Rights and Social
Justice award for her groundbreaking
contribution in overturning wrongful
convictions, including that of Angel
Echavarria of Lynn who was serving a
life sentence for a 1994 murder he did
Driscoll, who grew up in Weymouth and
first moved to the North Shore when she
attended Salem State College, has always
loved writing and telling stories. But she
decided to “be practical” and majored in
social work. “I was interested in what makes
people tick,” she said, and enjoyed her first
job working with juvenile delinquent girls,
but quit to pursue a writing career.
“My parents thought I was insane,”
North Shore Sunday hired her to cover local
sports, a subject for which she was far from
an expert. “I didn’t play sports, so I wrote a
profile about myself. Amazingly, they hired
me,” she said.
Since that first writing gig, the awardwinning
journalist’s work has graced the
pages of the New York Times, People, Teen
People, Health, Real Simple, Parenting and
CosmoGirl. She was a stringer for the Boston
Globe for 10 years and wrote several self-help
books for tweens.
It’s full circle for the Salem State graduate.
When she and her former husband were
looking to buy a home, Swampscott was their
first choice. “I’ve been in the same house in
Swampscott ever since!” she said.
“I have loved living in Swampscott, as
I love living by the ocean and I find
Swampscott to be an authentic and beautiful
community. It’s the kind of place you can
have an idea and make it happen,” said Driscoll.
Her favorite spot is Fisherman’s Beach. “I
love the rich history of Fisherman’s Beach –
the fishermen who thrived there, the American
impressionists who painted the scenes of the
fishermen, the fishing shacks, the lobster
traps and the Swampscott dories that dotted
the landscape, and the Fish House that
replaced the fishing shack.”
She enjoys living and working in Ireland,
but there are things here she misses, such as:
• Cindy’s pizza, but also Tony Lena’s and
Captain’s. Driscoll says Ireland is pizzachallenged.
• The smell of the ocean. Although she
lives on Ireland’s West Coast, it lacks
the same briny smell.
• Driving into Swampscott along Lynn
Shore Drive and the feeling of home
that she gets when she can see Town
Hall, the gazebo and the monument
on her left and the ocean on her right.
On her website, Driscoll says her mission
is “to make a difference in the world, one
story at a time.” Check out her three-volume
series Irish You Were Here: My Year of
Matchmaking Festivals, Fairy Forts and
Mugging My Mugger in Ireland (year one),
Irish You Were Here: Volume Two: My Year of
Chip Butties, Holy Wells and Hugging My
Mugger (year two) and Irish You Were Here:
Volume Three: My Year of Roaming Ancient
Castles, Finding Magic Marbles and Writing
Letters to My Mugger (year three). n
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over the moon about
By Meaghan Casey
Artists may have been lured to Swampscott
by the beautiful waterfront in years past,
but it was often a solitary existence —
The nonprofit group Reach Arts has tirelessly been
working to build a center where community and arts
meet. In April, the group signed a two-year lease with the
town to restore and rent the property at 89 Burrill St.,
at a cost of $1 per year. The goal is to turn the vacant
building, a former senior center, into a space for artistic
expression, creative learning and community functions.
“It’s thrilling,” said Jackie Kinney, co-president
of Reach Arts. “Having people on the board as enthusiastic
as we are and having [Town Administrator] Sean
Fitzgerald over the moon about it really helped to make
it a reality. We talked to him and he just said, ‘Let’s get
The first floor will house a gift shop and/or
museum space, an instruction room and a cozy reading
room with a fireplace. The basement offers the perfect
setting for gallery and instruction space. Also in the
basement is a kitchen, which will be used for cooking
classes and functions. Upstairs is what Kinney calls “the
jewel” of the building. It’s a ballroom, already outfitted
with a stage, that will be used for theater and musical
performances, receptions, open mic nights and more.
There will be a juried competition to select artists to paint
the recessed ceiling panels in that room. A smaller, top
floor will offer office space.
In preparation for a fall opening, nearly 50
volunteers have been working to renovate the space,
which had been neglected and inhabited by raccoons in
recent years. Through a capital campaign, the group will
also be raising money to install an elevator, rebuild the
porch, replace windows and repair the balcony and floors.
>>> P. 20
TOP TO BOTTOM:
Abstract artist Carin Doben finds a creative oasis in her backyard studio.
Reach Arts co-president Jackie Kinney, standing in front of a mural from
the former Machon School, shows off the space in the Reach Arts building.
Glass artist Ingrid Pichler installs a stained glass window at the Clifton
Lutheran Church in Marblehead.
Photos: Alena Kuzub, Spenser Hasak and Owen O'Rourke.
SUMMER 2017 | 19
TOP TO BOTTOM:
“Harvard Square” a landscape oil painting by
Marc Morin; a stained glass window designed
by Ingrid Pichler; a photograph exploring the
beauty of unexpected juxtapositions by
Stefanie Timmermann; and an abstract
painting by Carin Doben.
20 | 01907
Reach for the stars | Continued from P. 19
Self-taught photographer Stefanie
Timmermann, who documented the “before
stage” through photos, sees great possibilities
within the building.
“It had an abandoned feel, but the bones are
really good. For shows and exhibits, you have to
think about lighting and giving space for the
work to breathe, and we’ll have that here,” said
Timmermann, a former scientist who loves
the experimental nature of photography and
Putting 01907 back on the map
More than a century ago, Swampscott
attracted talented international artists such as
William Bradford, Albert Van Beest, William
Partridge Burpee, Edward Burrill and Charles
Woodbury, who were inspired by the town’s
shoreline, sailing vessels and fishing industry. As
early as the 1850s, these beach painters, also
known as the American Marine Impressionists,
spurred a flourishing arts movement that lasted
for decades. It was the development of Lynn
Shore Drive and the construction of the beach
wall that pushed the painters toward Gloucester
in the 1920s.
In the decades since, Swampscott has been
unable to rebuild the momentum that it lost
with their exit.
Nearby cities and towns like Lynn, Beverly,
Essex, Newburyport, Gloucester and Rockport
have continued to thrive and have been
designated cultural districts by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council. Marblehead and Salem are
each home to numerous galleries and studios and
host a range of art exhibits and festivals. Lynn,
boosted by its designation, has become a mecca
for artist loft space and studio space and is home
to organizations such as LynnArts and Raw Art
Works. Lynn’s latest art installation project,
Beyond Walls, kicked off this spring and will
celebrate a mural festival this summer, during
which 10 murals will be painted by international
and local artists. The Greater Lynn Photographic
Association, to which Timmermann belongs, has
more than 200 members.
“The give and take is important,” said
Timmermann, describing the synergy of the
association. “What’s lacking in our town is a
place for artists to meet and support each other,
to grow and exchange ideas in a place that
promotes creative energy.”
Timmerman’s work is defined by the use of
atmospheric light, innovative flash techniques
and creative points of view. A native of Germany,
she moved to Boston from Paris and has been
living in Swampscott for nearly a decade. During
her eight years in France, she gained a deeper
appreciation for the arts.
“Art is just a part of life there,” she said. “The
museums are full. There are paintings and prints
around almost every corner. It would be amazing
Photos: Paula Muller
to have more opportunities here in town for
Leah Piepgras, who has volunteered at RAW
and Marblehead Community Charter Public
School, is looking forward to a place where
Swampscott artists will be able to gather, teach,
perform, create and exhibit. Piepgras was trained
in sculpture and performance art, but has also
added painting to her repertoire. She holds an
impressive record of exhibitions both nationally
and internationally, including solo shows at the
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University, the
GRIN Gallery in Providence and the
SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City.
It baffles her why there hasn’t been more of
an arts presence in a town as picturesque as
“I was originally from Texas, so it’s an utter
privilege to be so close to the ocean and to see
that view every day,” said Piepgras. “It’s a huge
inspiration to me, the constant and always
changing seascape. I try to walk along the beach
as often as I can.”
Artist Marc Morin, who moved to
Swampscott two years ago, admits that the lack
of space in town has forced him to offer
classes, workshops and drawing boot camps in
Marblehead and Watertown.
“I’d love to be able to offer classes in the Reach
Arts building,” said Morin, a fine art painter who
studied at the Art Institute of Boston. “I hope
this has a positive influence on the whole town.
It seems like it was more of a resort town in years
past and right now it’s still finding its identity.
The building is a start, but hopefully murals and
sculptures and more projects can come out
“It feels like Swampscott is becoming,” said
Nancy Wolinski, a graphic designer, vocalist,
jewelry designer and member of the Reach Arts
board of trustees. “There’s the 10-year plan, the
beautification committee, the rail trail and now
this. It’s our time to become a community that
serves its community. We’re not just a sleepy
town next to Boston and we shouldn’t be playing
second fiddle to Marblehead, Salem and Lynn.”
“Places like Marblehead and Rockport have
always been so active,” said abstract artist Carin
Doben, who came to the Bay State from New
York City. “Swampscott really needs a push
in the arts. In the ’70s, we tried to build an
association that would meet in the basement
of the library, but it never really went anwhere.”
Doben, who was educated in art history,
regularly exhibits with the Experimental
Group of the Rockport Art Association &
Museum, as well as with the Abstract Artists
Group of New England, which operates
under the umbrella of the Newburyport Art
“We need more events and more shows
right here,” she said. “Swampscott has always
been at the bottom of the list in that regard,
and it’s such a shame because it’s a perfect
place to be for photographers and landscape
“We need more events and more shows
right here,” she said. “Swampscott has always
been at the bottom of the list in that regard,
and it’s such a shame because it’s a perfect place
to be for photographers and landscape artists.”
Swampscott native Beth Balliro, an artist
and associate professor at the Massachusetts
College of Art and Design, calls Reach
Arts “the town’s moment to become more
inclusive of the arts.” A 1991 graduate
of Swampscott High, Balliro remembers
hopping on the commuter rail into Boston
as a teenager to spend weekend days at the
Museum of Fine Arts, taking classes and
exploring the exhibits.
“Growing up, two of my friends and
I were known as the ‘art kids.’ I really had to
seek it out, and I was lucky I had parents who
were so supportive,” said Balliro, whose
mother, Anita, has taught art in Swampscott
Public Schools for years and has tried to
resurrect plein air painting over the years, in
an attempt to inspire the next generation of
Balliro, who moved back to Swampscott
four years ago, after calling Jamaica Plain
home for 20 years, is serving as chairwoman
of the Swampscott Cultural Council—also a
relatively young organization that formed to
enhance the quality of life for Swampscott
residents through community cultural
activities. The council has provided funds to
the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra,
the Concert Singers, the Swampscott by the
Sea Summer Concert Series, school-based art
programs and such one-day events as the Gift
of Song: Voice of Black America, held at the
First Church in February. The Summer
Concert Series, held on the lawn of Town
Hall, is expanding to seven concerts this year,
with the last show on Aug. 16. >>> P. 31
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By David Liscio
Nancy Olson Tamez
receives the Cassidy Trophy
from instructor David Shepherd,
left, and Stuart Martin, then
Sailing Committee chairman.
Chris Callahan shows
Pam Rotner how to
rig the sais.
Nautical historians will tell you Swampscott is best known as the
New England town where the fishing dory and the lobster pot
But over the past half century, while fish stocks dwindled, the
town’s interest in recreational sailing continued to grow.
On June 23, the town celebrated the 50th anniversary of its
sailing program, which today is run by the Recreation Department,
supported by the Friends of Swampscott Sailing, and includes a close
association with Swampscott High School’s Big Blue Sailing Team.
Big Blue sailors train at Marblehead’s Pleon Yacht Club because
the facility isn’t affected by the tide, unlike the Swampscott Yacht
Club headquartered in the historic Fish House on Fisherman’s Beach.
According to Recreation Department Director Danielle Strauss,
several Big Blue sailors have gone on to sail for Tufts University and
Roger Williams University. “We live on the water, so my motto is:
Give your kids the gift of sailing,” she said.
The anniversary party on the town’s waterfront served as a
reunion celebration for those who learned to sail in Swampscott.
The crowd included those who
served as directors and instructors
during the program’s early days.
The late David Shepherd was
the program’s first instructor.
Former student Christopher
Callahan recalled him fondly.
“The Swampscott Sailing
Program was, and indirectly is,
still a big part of my life. I was
in the first sailing class in 1967 with Director
David Shepherd. We had two, and sometimes three students in the
old Optimist prams – usually sitting in a few inches of water. It was
my introduction to sailing and boats – standing in the tippy boat to
rig the spritsail, rainy days poring over the fascinating nautical charts
in the attic of the old Fish House surrounded by ancient
fishing gear.” >>>
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Callahan, who later crewed aboard the
tall ship Pride of Baltimore, chuckled at one
particular memory. “We were sailing in the
harbor when a sudden fog rolled in. Slipping
the attention of the director, we sailed as fast
as we could toward where we hoped Egg
Rock would be. When the fog lifted, he
chased us down in the Boston Whaler and he
was not happy, but I was bitten by the bug of
a sea adventure.”
Win Quayle was director in 1974-75.
Callahan was assistant and took over as
director in 1976-77, along with assistants
Sally McIntosh, Robin Louges and Eileen
“Sally was a student, then intern, then
assistant director and jack of all trades,” he
said, describing McIntosh as the face and
spirit of Swampscott sailing from 1970 to
1980. “The program would not have been
the same without her dedication.”
Steve Eckman, founder of the Friends
group, recently reached out to David
Shepherd’s twin brother, Edward, to hear a
few sailing stories. He learned that David
Shepherd was a history buff and named boats
in the inaugural pram fleet after British Navy
ships that fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. A
creative instructor, Shepherd also taught
17th-century battle tactics, barking commands
at students to help hone their skills.
Former student Nancy (Olson) Tamez
was awarded the Francis J. Cassidy Trophy in
1970 for best overall sailor in a ceremony on
Fisherman’s Beach. “Undoubtedly my fondest
memory,” she said. “What a fun time.”
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These days, the sailing program offers
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Crossing the channel
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men tackle the
By Meaghan Casey
They will likely be jellyfish, water
temperatures dipping below 60 degrees,
salt-water induced swelling of lips and
tongues, skin chafing and stretches of hunger
and fatigue, but that won’t stop Swampscott’s
Andy Jones and Tommy Gainer from
attempting to swim the English Channel
“You’re going to be uncomfortable. You’re
going to be cold. You’re going to get stung,”
said Jones. “That’s about 20 percent of the
challenge. The rest is mental.”
“I try to focus on the sound of the water,
the feel of the water and my breathing,” he
continued. “It’s almost like meditation.”
“Night swimming will be an odd
experience,” said Gainer. “I’ll have to get used
to the solitude of being alone in the water,
with just a boat next to you. You can scare
yourself silly, but you have to just focus on
Since the first observed and unassisted
swim in 1875, fewer than 1,800 swimmers
have successfully completed solo swims
across the 21 miles that separate Shakespeare
Beach in Dover, England, from Cap Gris
Nez in France. Due to the currents and tides,
swimmers tend to tackle more of an S-shaped
course, making the distance greater. On top
of that, the Channel is one of the busiest
shipping lanes in the world, with an average
of 600 tankers and 200 ferries passing
through every day. Swimmers often have to
stop and tread water or alter their paths.
“I can deal with everything else, but the
idea of swimming close to a really big ship
freaks me out,” said Gainer.
“For good reason, this is known as the
Mount Everest of swimming,” said Jones.
“‘Nothing great is easy’ is inscribed on
the memorial of Captain Matthew Webb,
the first person to swim the Channel.”
Registered through the Channel
Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF),
Gainer is scheduled to swim at some point
between July 29 and August 6. Jones will
follow him, during the week of August 7.
There’s a small chance the pair will swim
during the same week if weather conditions
were to bump Gainer from his slot.
An assigned pilot and an observer will be
alongside them throughout the course, but
the swimmers are responsible for all aspects
of their own safety.
“If you touch the boat or if anyone
touches you, you’re disqualified, so you have
to be really alert about that,” said Jones,
explaining the only thing they can have
contact with is a feeding bottle attached by a
line to the boat.
Gainer and Jones, who ironically live
within a stone’s throw of each other, met
while swimming with the YMCA of the
North Shore Sharks Masters Swim Team.
Jones, born and raised in England, moved
to the United States in 2003 to expand the
operations of professional services firm
Stroud International, which he co-founded.
After living in the North End of Boston for
a couple of years, he and his wife, Jacqueline,
moved to Swampscott in 2006. The couple
has two sons.
Gainer, who grew up in Newport News,
Va., moved with his wife, Lindsay, from
North Carolina to Boston in 2007 after
accepting a job with biotech product
company Invitrogen. They’ve lived in
Swampscott since 2009 and have two
“We’re beach people, so we made a lot of
trips to the North Shore,” he said. “It was the
right move. We fell in love with the area.”
Both men have had a natural inclination
to the water from a young age.
“I’ve always been in the water,” said
Gainer. “My mother started me on swimming
lessons at 6 months.”
He began swimming competitively yearround
in elementary school. At age 17,
he picked up surfing, and in college and
graduate school, he worked as a lifeguard and
After college, Gainer switched gears and
started running. He had just finished one
marathon in Nashville, Tenn., and was
training for a second when he suffered a tibial
stress fracture. With running off the table, he
returned to swimming and started competing
with the U.S. Masters Swimming at the
University of North Carolina. He later joined
the Charles River Masters in Cambridge and
also swam with a group at Walden Pond in
the summers. It was during that time that
Gainer was asked to join a relay team for the
Boston Light Swim. The oldest open water
marathon swim in the U.S., the 8-mile swim
has been a local tradition since 1907.
Participants begin the race at Boston Light
on Little Brewster Island and the course
continues past George’s Island and Rainsford
Island, then along Long Island and around
Thompson’s Island. Swimmers come ashore
at the L Street Bathhouse in South Boston.
Many cold-water swimmers use this event to
prepare for an English Channel crossing.
“That’s really what got me into cold,
open-water swimming,” Gainer said. “A few
people in the club were training for the
Channel at the time and I guess you could
say a seed was planted. It became something
on my bucket list.”
Following his move to Swampscott, he
began swimming between Swampscott and
Nahant with a group training for Boston
Light. Calling themselves the “Nahant
Knuckleheads,” they’d often swim laps on
Sundays from the Tides Restaurant to where
Mission on the Bay is now and take ocean
plunges throughout the year.
“It was all about getting acclimated to the
water,” said Gainer. “We’d go on routine
dips, starting on New Year’s Day, no matter
how cold it was. When you live this close to
the ocean, you have to take advantage of it.”
Photos: Scott Eisen
Jones had a slightly different route,
admitting he was in inflatable armbands in
the water until age 9 and was jealous of his
peers taking swim lessons. His parents
eventually signed him up for lessons and it
turned out he was a natural.
“When I was about 10 or 11, I
figured out I had an instinctual feel for the
water,” he said. “I remember at that time
someone telling me, ‘You’ll swim the Channel
someday.’ I’ve never forgotten that. Very few
people had done it in the ’70s and ’80s and
it was one of those challenges that was always
in the back of my mind.”
He swam competitively during his youth
and was a member and then captain of the
swimming and water polo club at
Cambridge University, earning a prestigious
blue blazer. After college, his busy career and
travel schedule kept him out of the water, but
he would pop over to the local outdoor pool
when he moved to Boston and later
discovered and joined the Sharks. He’s also a
member of the coaching staff at the YMCA’s
Lynch/van Otterloo branch.
In January 2016, Jones decided to take a
sabbatical from work and begin training for
the Channel swim.
“It’s eaten away at me all my life, like
having a little cartoon mini me on each
shoulder whispering in my ears that I can or
can’t do it,” said Jones. “If I don’t attempt it
now, I know I’ll have regrets.”
Jones was quick to bring on board Gainer,
who had previously talked him into doing
the 10-mile Northeast Kingdom swim in
Vermont, as well as Boston Light.
“I turned the table on him and signed up
for the Channel, hoping he’d follow me,” said
“I didn’t even have to think,” said Gainer.
“To have someone to train with, it’s been the
perfect time to do it.”
Jones’ wife, who completed an Ironman
Triathlon shortly before they were married,
was supportive, as was Gainer’s family. In
April of that year, Jones completed his
qualifying swim in the waters of Mallorca,
one of Spain's Balearic Islands. SwimTrek
was hosting an intensive open-water training
camp and the CS&PF needs a recorded
swim of at least six hours in waters 61 degrees
or colder. Gainer completed his qualifying
swim during a double Boston Light Swim in
Unfortunately, Jones has met a few
challenges along the way. Not long after he
started training, he got the diagnosis that his
left hip had reached the end of its useful life
and the muscle spasms around it were
crushing the nerves in his leg and lower back.
Thomas Gainer, left, and
Andy Jones at Eisman’s Beach.
“It was crippling,” he said. “It was the only
time in my life that I could conclusively circle
the 10 as my level of pain.”
He was told he needed a total hip
replacement, and with that, dreams of the
Channel started to crumble. Luckily, he was
scheduled for surgery in October with a
surgeon who had invented a less-invasive
procedure that would allow him to maintain
an active lifestyle after rehab. There were,
however, complications that lead the hip to
dislocate before Jones awoke from the
anesthetics and he had an emergency revision
surgery days later.
“For weeks I was exhausted and healing
took much longer due to the additional
trauma,” said Jones. “In December, I rejoined
the Sharks but it was too much, too fast. My
right shoulder developed tendonitis and,
more painfully, so did my new hip. It was one
hell of an emotional roller coaster.”
He spent January focused on rehab and
started to swim again in February. He did
another qualifying swim at the training camp
at Mallorca in April to make sure he
“Unlike last year’s rough water, lack of
sun and so many jellyfish, we got ‘Tommy
conditions’ this year,” joked Jones, who
seems to have been cursed by Mother Nature
in comparison to the calm seas and sun that
Gainer has perpetually been dealt.
Unfortunately for Jones, old patterns
might come back to haunt him during
the Channel swim.
“It’ll be a fierce crossing for me,” he said.
“I put myself on the spring tide.”
The preferred time for swims to take place
is on what’s called the neap tide,
because the period before the tide turns is
much longer and the tidal flow is much
slower. A pilot will generally schedule one
swim during a spring tide and four during a
neap tide. Gainer is scheduled during the
week when the tides turn from neap to
spring, so he may luck out if he starts early.
“Most people feel it’s a more direct shot
into France on that tide,” said Gainer. “The
pilot will try to get everybody through during
neap, but has time reserved the following
week if need be. I’ve already taken the three
weeks off, so I’m willing to go out at any time.”
Jones and Gainer have progressed from
strength-building and dry-land cardio
training to pool interval training and longdistance
beach swims. Jones says he likes to
swim off of Phillips, Preston, Nahant and
Devereaux beaches. >>> P. 26
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Crossing the channel | Continued from P. 25
“We’re lucky that the water temperatures
here are comparable to the Channel
conditions,” he said. “I can’t even swim in a
backyard pool anymore without feeling
While the water might seem chilly enough
to send most of us running after dipping a toe
in, Jones and Gainer are prepared for the
“Your body is able to cope with it and
retain warmth if you train for it,” Jones
continued. “It’s not pleasant at first, but then it
becomes tolerable and then you’re just used to
it. Getting in is the worst bit, but that’s a
universal truth in any swim competition. After
the first 300 yards, it’s great.”
The longest swim they’ll likely do prior
to heading to England is 10 hours, just to
practice getting over the 7-hour barrier when
the body typically switches over to fat-burning.
“Once your energy reserves take over and
you transition from carbs to fat, your body
starts feeling drained,” said Gainer, who would
love to set a goal of 12 hours to cross, but his
main priority is just finishing. “You have
to recognize that point and keep pushing
Gainer says his youngest daughter will
routinely start singing the song “Just Keep
Swimming” from “Finding Nemo” and he’ll
no doubt bring that to mind to provide some
added motivation while he’s out there.
They’ve both gotten advice from Winthrop
resident Kim Garbarino, another member of
the YMCA of the North Shore, who crossed
the Channel five years ago and who completed
a nonstop, 24-hour swim to raise funds for the
YMCA three years ago.
“Whenever we get discouraged or
overwhelmed, I’ll ask, ‘WWKD? What would
Kim do?’” said Jones. “Kim would get off his
backside and swim.”
They’ve also connected with Elaine
Howley of Waltham and Maura Twomey of
Jamaica Plain, who were both successful in
At the end of all of this, Jones and
Gainer hope to serve as inspiration to another
generation of swimmers.
“It sets a good example for my own
children and the kids I coach,” said Jones.
“Setting a goal and working toward achieving
it is a great way to approach life. You’re always
going to have choices to quit or push on.”
“Nothing is too big to tackle,” said Gainer.
“If you put the time and effort in, you can
Gainer is looking forward to some muchdeserved
sleep and a big meal after the swim.
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Jones says he would someday like to
accomplish the triple crown, adding the
Catalina Channel and the swim around
Manhattan to the list, but any plans for that
will be on hold until he’s physically ready. After
this swim, it’s looking like his right hip will also
need surgery. He won’t rest until he’s able to
cross this one off the list.
“If I’m unlucky, I’ll definitely do it again,”
he said. “If I fail physically, I’ll need to figure
out what happened and correct it.”
Here’s hoping for “Tommy conditions” for
them both. n
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ill Laganas is on a roll … a lobster roll.
Laganas, Swampscott High Class of
1984, is standing behind his 20-foot custom
lobster/clambake trailer, which is parked on
Puritan Road in Swampscott, in front of the
Atlantic and across the street from where the
New Ocean House hotel once stood. He
bought it used, from Jasper White, the
Summer Shack owner and Jersey boy who’s
considered the premier authority on New
England food and its history.
An electric hoist is situated above four
burners, each covered by a large stainless steel
pot that can accommodate 200 lobsters. “It
runs on propane. I start it up and it roars like
a jet engine,” said Laganas, excitedly.
Laganas lowers a basket filled with lobsters
into boiling water. Fifteen minutes later, the
lobsters, steamers or whatever he’s cooking is
ready and the clambake begins.
Laganas, as owner/chef/big wheel of Eastern
Harvest Foods of Lynn, brings the clambake
to you. He can host a casual shorts-and-T-shirt
picnic, a fancy china/white tablecloth formal
sit-down event or anything in between.
“I love catering,” said Laganas, who lives in
Marblehead with his wife Enid and their three
children. “It’s always a party. And I can bring
the party to you.”
Clam chowder, corn on the cob, mussels
… nearly anything can be on the menu. “I can
even arrange a raw bar,” he said. Bibs and claw
crackers are provided. He has some cowboy
campfire coffee pots that he fills with
Vegetarian and steak alternatives are
offered; yes, you can have turf to go along with
Laganas has provided eats for the musicians
who play at Lynn Auditorium – “The guys in
Toto were the best. George Thorogood loved
my asparagus; he eats asparagus every day” –
and has catered film crews making movies in
Massachusetts, including 25 days in Weston
for “Grace,” which stars Tate Donovan and
Katie Cassidy and comes out later this year.
He’s even cooked lobster for Kanye West and
If you’ve been to a fundraiser in Lynn,
Swampscott or Marblehead, chances are good
you’ve seen Laganas scurrying around making
sure the food is hot and plentiful. He envisions
the clambake on wheels as potentially a big
boon for hosts of school fundraisers.
Laganas is also owner of Lynn Meatland,
the longtime butcher shop/meat market that
he bought 11 years ago and has turned into a
popular place for sandwiches, subs, chicken
potpie and pizza.
“I’m a type A guy. I have to keep movin’
and groovin’,” said Laganas, sucking on a giant
iced coffee later while lounging in a comfy
chair at his “office,” the Panera Bread cafe in
Vinnin Square. “I love food, preparing it and
eating it, as you can tell.”
For more information about Eastern Harvest Foods and its
clambake options, contact Laganas at 781-581-6121 or
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A TASTE OF SWAMPSCOTT
I scream, you scream, Swampscott screams for ice cream. Let’s face it, no day at the beach is complete without
getting at least one scoop of the quintessential summer treat. Whether it’s standard vanilla soft serve swirled neatly
into a crispy cone or a decadent sundae piled high with a mound of creamy flavors dripping with hot fudge that is
topped with whipped cream and a bright red cherry, there are several sweet storefronts on Humphrey Street where
you can indulge in a post-beach frozen treat this ice cream season.
Double scoop of Crunch-a-Saurus
ice cream (Cap’n Crunch-flavored with chocolate chips
and fudge ripples), topped with rainbow sprinkles in a
sprinkle-dipped waffle cone.
Where: Kell’s Kreme/Popo’s Hot Dogs
168 Humphrey St.
Watermelon sorbet topped
with mini chocolate chips
Where: O-Yo Frozen Yogurt
136 Humphrey St.
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Hot Fudge Sundae
Where: The Cove at Mission on the Bay
141 Humphrey St.
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TOP: Molly Bacik and Mia Flavin, both 10 and both of Swampscott, enjoy ice cream at Kell's Kreme.
MIDDLE: Adeline Massey, 7, of Swampscott picks out toppings at O-YO Frozen Yogurt.
BOTTOM: Dylan Hart, 9, of Swampscott enjoys cookie dough ice cream from The Cove.
Conigliaro | Continued from P. 11
Conigliaro played two full seasons with
the Red Sox after that, hitting 36 home runs
and knocking in 116 runs in 1970. But his
eyesight started to deteriorate again, and he
was traded to – of all teams – the Angels
during the off-season.
“I was shocked. Stunned,” Petrocelli said.
“What were they doing?”
But in mid-season, Conigliaro abruptly
retired, saying his eyesight no longer made
it possible for him to hit. He was hitting
only .222 with four homers.
Aside from the irony of being traded to
the team whose pitcher had nearly ended his
life, the Red Sox got pitcher Ken Tatum in
the exchange. Tatum had beaned Baltimore’s
Paul Blair in 1970 and was never the same
pitcher after that.
Nor was Hamilton. He never regained
his form, and retired after the 1969 season.
Conigliaro attempted one final comeback in
1975, debuting at Fenway Park on the same
day that Hank Aaron, newly-acquired from
the Atlanta Braves, started as the designated
hitter for the Brewers. But by mid-season he
was hitting below .200 and Jim Rice and
Fred Lynn were in the middle of historic
Conigliaro became a broadcaster, first in
Providence and later in San Francisco.
On Jan. 9, 1982, two days after his 37th
birthday, he’d auditioned, apparently
successfully, to take Ken Harrelson’s place as
the Channel 38 color man for Red Sox
broadcasts. His brother Billy was driving
him back to Logan Airport, and they were
near Suffolk Downs when Billy noticed
Tony slumped over in the passenger seat.
He’d suffered a heart attack.
Billy took him right to Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston. By then,
however, Tony Conigliaro had lost too much
oxygen. Even though he survived, he was
never the same.
LeRoux, who had tended to him when
he was hit, later purchased an interest in the
team upon the death of owner Tom Yawkey.
And on June 6, 1983, while the Red Sox
were about to have a benefit night
for Conigliaro – with many of his 1967
teammates at the park to participate –
LeRoux tried (and ultimately failed) to stage
a palace revolt.
Conigliaro lingered for eight more years
before he died in 1990 at age 45. Among the
pallbearers were Petrocelli, Carey, Iarrobino
and Tony Nicosia, another St. Mary’s friend.
“A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of it,”
said Richie Conigliaro. “But when all is said
and done, I ask myself if I had a choice,
would I take 37 great years, and all the living
I could cram into them, or 70 or 80 lousy
years? I know what my choice would be.” n
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Connecting the dots
Prior to this year, Reach Arts had
functioned only as a virtual network of artists
and volunteers. Now, it seems, the arts
community is finally planting its roots.
“We had existed in this nebula online,
but people hadn’t really met each other,”
“All these creative people are coming out
of the woodwork,” said Cheryl Fray, a
self-taught artist who works in acrylics and
mixed media. “I was shocked to discover there
were so many of us in town.”
Glass designer Ingrid Pichler is serving as
Reach Arts’ artist liaison, connecting artists
with one another and introducing them to the
community at large.
“It was all very underground before,” she
said. “As an artist, you can be on your own, but
maybe you’d like to collaborate with and meet
other artists. There was a need for a physical
space to come together.”
A native of Italy, Pichler now calls
Swampscott home, but she also lived in
England and studied architectural stained glass
at Swansea College of Art in Wales.
“When you think artists, you typically think
painters, but there are so many different types of
artists just here in this town,” said Pichler. “We
need to support each other in our various
styles, both in the exchange of ideas and in
Morin, still new in town, was seeking just
that when he stepped up last year to launch
Artists for Artists, which he describes as a
support group for creative people.
“Sometimes you can feel isolated, so I
wanted to bring artists out of their studio
spaces to meet each other, share projects,
get feedback and offer motivation and
encouragement,” he said.
Meetings have been held monthly at the
library, but he admits it hasn’t been the most
ideal setting in terms of space to critique work.
“An actual arts center with a gallery and
wider access will be hugely beneficial to us
as a group and to every artist in town,”
If they build it, will they come?
It’s a question many members of Reach
Arts are wondering.
“If we go by early indications, I think
people will be lining up to get in here,” said
Kinney. “And with the library down the street
and the waterfront a block away, it’s really
going to be a vibrant, cultural hub.”
While Swampscott is considered by many
to be a sports town, Balliro — whose brother,
Chris, was a talented athlete who went on to
an 11-year professional basketball career in Italy
— says that the passions of all individuals, from
athletes to artists, should be equally encouraged
by the community. >>> P. 33
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By Phyllis Karas
Photo: Jim Wilson
Barry Goudreau, the innovative lead guitarist
on the band Boston’s first two albums, has
played in several bands and recorded many
successful songs and albums since those dizzying
days in the 1970s.
His songwriting talent, which had produced
more than 100 songs in the past 40 years,
however, has been pretty much dormant since
2003’s “Delp and Goudreau.” Brad Delp, Boston’s
original lead singer and Goudreau’s brother-in-law,
died in 2007.
The good news is that the Swampscott
resident is now back on the musical stage, with
a new band, Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. The
band, which includes Brian Maes, Tim Archibald
and “Old” Tony DiPietro, recently released its first
album, “Full Steam Ahead,” at a well-received
concert at Lynn Auditorium on April 22. Future
concerts include June 30, Tupelo Music Hall, Derry,
N.H.; and August 23, The Hope Music Festival at
Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis.
Check barrygoudreausengineroom.com for
links to the new music and concert listings.
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Here are a few items about Barry that might surprise you:
1. Barry was a geology major while
a student at Boston University.
But the more he got into the subject, the more he realized the only
job he could probably get as a geologist would be with an oil company
or the government, so he dropped the major and has never regretted
2. Barry is the grandfather of Alyssa Marley
and Samuel Hendrix Goudreau.
At age 2, Alyssa bangs brilliantly on her play piano and sings
beautifully along with “Frozen.” At 3 months old, Sammy is going
to be the next Elvis.
3. Barry is a terrific cook.
His specialties are steak au poivre and baked
stuffed lobster. His cooking style is not low-calorie.
4. His musical career started early.
When Barry was 15 and a junior at Lynn English High School,
he was playing his guitar in a band with Sib Hashian seven nights
a week, seven sets a night, with even a matinee on Saturday in
Boston’s old Combat Zone.
5. Unreal real estate.
When the band Boston became such a phenomenon, Barry bought
his first house next to the former Swampscott High School in 1977.
He was shocked that girls from the high school would walk up his
driveway, screaming his name every day. n
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“It’s the obligation of society to celebrate
and nurture those gifts,” Balliro said. “It’s
development for their life careers, in some cases.”
Balliro, who helped found Boston Arts
Academy — that city’s only public high school
for the visual and performing arts — says there’s
a need to give students and artists a
sense of place. She’s done research in artist
development, studying what it means to be
self-identified as an artist.
“It’s an issue of access and allowing art to
become part of our core values,” she said.
Doben, who in 1985 created an educational
program called Art Quest to teach children
critical and creative thinking skills using visual
images, couldn’t agree more. She would certainly
entertain the idea of putting on her teaching hat
“We need places like this for students and
aspiring artists to go,” said Doben, who
retired five years ago after a 30-year career
Luckily, there’s a long list already growing for
potential programs, instructors and events.
“In five or 10 years, I hope this building is not
only humming, but we’ll need to take on more
space,” said Kinney, pointing out the
vacant, former police station just across the
street. “I want to see something going on here
seven days a week.” n
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metallic cork tote
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Junemarie Kershaw of Lynn
listens intently as author
Anita Shreve addresses the
capacity crowd at Swampscott
Public Library on April 19.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT:
Ellie Michaud and her father Kenny arrive
amidst a rain storm
Elias and daughter Kiki Andrinopoulos
Joe Ford and daughter Jessica take a selfie
The dance floor is filled with partygoers.
Pat Wilkins dances with daughter Summer
The Swampscott Police Association hosted the annual Father-Daughter Dance,
"A Night Under The Stars!", June 16 at the High School. The young ladies
and their dads (or uncles or granddads) had a wonderful time, as these
photographs clearly show.
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Photos: Alena Kuzub
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
Gerry and the Atrics band
(Paul Todisco,Tom Reid,
Glenn Kessler and Rich Baldacci)
Mamadou and his drum band
Some 20 persons entertained at the annual Swampscott’s
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