Pot Luck for BPT & NSM

hosted by Ed McCarthy

WHAT: Pot Luck for Boston Prime Timers & N. Shore Men.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th, 2-6 PM.
WHERE: 54 Tercentennial Dr., Billerica.
FOOD: Contact Ed to let him know what you are bringing or ask for suggestions. We will have some alcohol. BYOB.
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please e-mail Ed at edmccarthyii@aol.com or call
(978) 663-2106 to register on or before September 6th, so he can keep count of attendees.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE SOUTH): Take Route 128 (I-95) to Route 3 North; take Exit 27 (Concord Rd.) toward Billerica. A couple of miles to Billerica center (staying left at a tricky fork). Three close lights at the center: straight at the first, left at the second, right at the third onto Andover Rd. A couple of miles on Andover Rd, staying right at the first fork, left at the second (at bottom of the hill). Drive beyond a cemetery on your left, turn right on Kenrick Ave, then left onto Tercentennial Dr. (If you miss Kenrick, above, you’ll come to a garage on your right. Go back!) About a dozen houses down on the left, number 54, dark brown house.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE NORTH OR WEST): Take 128 or 495 to Route 3 and then follow the directions above.

DIRECTIONS (ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE NORTH): Take Route 129 (e.g., 128 South to 93 North, to 129 West). This may be fewer miles, but 129 twists through Wilmington to Billerica. After you get into Billerica, at a flashing yellow light, bear left (129 goes to the right). You’re on Andover Rd. for a few miles. There’s a garage on your left. Take the next left onto Kenrick Ave., then follow the directions above.

Funky Hair Party

hosted by Phil Putnam

WHAT: Funky Hair Party at Phil Putnam’s.
WHEN: Sunday, May 27th, 4-? PM.
WHERE: 175 North Avenue, Haverhill
FOOD: Please contact Phil to discuss what you should bring [see roster].
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please call or e-mail Phil.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-495 to Haverhill, take Exit 51 toward downtown Haverhill a couple of tenths of a mile, take a left onto Marsh Ave.; in about three tenths of a mile, Marsh Ave. becomes North Ave.

“Hospitality” my middle name!

My story begins after my partner of 25 years passed away and a few years after I began to look for ways to connect with men. I did not want to go to Bars or to stand at the corner of Comm. Ave. (known as the Block) and Arlington St. (did I really do that?)

Then I saw an ad in the Bay Windows about Gay men meeting in a safe place in Boston, so I called. The next event they were planning was their 7th Anniversary Party at the Claddagh, today known as Cleary’s. At that time, their meetings were at the Lindemann Center on Staniford St.

Soon after I started to attend the monthly meeting, they needed help with hospitality. Well, the rest is history. Up until last year I hung up my Apron over 20 years. Of course, only with the help of Jim Garrity who I met at Club 119 after a PT meeting and we have been together ever since.

We do not live together because I have too many outfits in my closets!!! I can’t imagine my life without all the P.T. friends thru these years that I cherish dearly. And I am thankful that Harry Fullerton has taken the role of President to keep or club going strong.

Remember, just don’t sit there, become involved!

Mardi Gras Party

hosted by Gary Gropman

WHAT: Mardi Gras party at Gary Gropman’s house.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24th, 6 PM – ?
WHERE: 36 Stevens Street, Malden
FOOD: Please contact Gary to discuss what you should bring.
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please call Gary at (781) 322-2516 to RSVP before March 16th.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE SOUTH): Take I-93 to exit 29 for MA-28/MA-38 towards Somerville/Medford. Keep right at the fork, merging onto MA-28 N./Fellsway. Turn right onto Revere Beach Pkwy. then right onto River’s Edge Dr. & continue onto Commercial St. Turn right onto Medford St. and right onto Main St., then immediately left onto Acorn St. Acorn ends at Hancock St. where you turn right, then immediately left on Lowell St. and left again on Stevens. Gary is the 3rd house on the right.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE SOUTH): Take I-93 to exit 32 for MA-60 towards Medford Sq./Malden (3rd exit from the traffic circle), becomes Salem St. Turn right onto Fellsway W. and left onto Medford St. which ends at Main St., where you will turn right. then immediately left on Acorn St. Acorn ends at Hancock St. where you turn right, then immediately left on Lowell St. and left again on Stevens. Gary is the 3rd house on the right.

VIA MBTA: The nearest train stop is Malden Center Station. If anyone needs a ride, please call Gary.