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Brooksby Village Resident Makes Quilt Featuring all 44 Presidents

Feb 16, 2015

Peabody, MA -- Flo Perkins, Brooksby Village resident, loves making quilts, but she wanted a challenge. After coming across an idea she saw in a book, she thought, why not make a quilt featuring all 44 U.S. Presidents.

“I have always enjoyed making quilts,” said Perkins. “Years ago before I made this one I wanted a new challenge and a quilt featuring all 44 Presidents was the answer! It took me more than a year to complete it!”

The quilt, which measures 68x90 (each square is 9x9 with a 1 1/2 border) is currently on display at Brooksby...

John Daly Promoted to Assistant Director of Dining Services at Brooksby Village

Feb 2, 2015

PEABODY, MA – John Daly, of Dover, NH has been promoted to Assistant Director of Dining Services at Brooksby Village.

“In this global role, John will lend support to the dining department, sharing his talents for working with all of our staff and five restaurant operations,” said Charleen Archambault, Director of Dining Services, Brooksby Village.

Daly has been with Brooksby Village for 13 years managing more than 270 students as the Staff Development Manager. His position included the recruitment, interviewing, and training of new wait-staff and their on-going development.

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Donna Daley, Brooksby Village Resident, Shares her Patriots Memorabilia

Jan 23, 2015

Peabody, MA -- Donna Daley, Brooksby Village resident, has been collecting and selling sports collectibles for 40+ years. She sells items out of a store in Maine but also has many items in her home at Brooksby Village. She is a major Red Sox fan, Bruins fan and now with the Patriots going into the Super Bowl she has pulled out her New England Patriots Sports Memorabilia.

“I have always loved sports,’ said Daley. “In fact, many think the store I sell items out of in Maine is owned by a man! I have many items including cards, photographs,...

Recipe for AFC Playoff Party from Restaurant Manager at Brooksby Village

Jan 5, 2015

Peabody, MA -- Planning a Playoff Party for this weekend when the New England Patriots face the Baltimore Ravens? If yes, here’s a recipe from Ron Sullivan, Restaurant Manager at Brooksby Village, everyone will enjoy!

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ron Sullivan, Restaurant Manager at Brooksby Village


1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach 1 1/2 cups chopped artichoke hearts 6 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Soften cream cheese in microwave...

Two Brooksby Village Residents Unveil 16 Foot Long North Pole Village

Dec 8, 2014

Peabody, MA -- Joan Pappalardo began creating her Dept. 56, North Pole Village with a few pieces. Some villages were purchased, and some were gifts, but each year her village grew a little larger.

Now, 12 years later, she and her companion, John Murphy, both live at Brooksby Village in Peabody, will unveil their largest North Pole Village to date at 16 feet long and 6 and 4 feet deep.

"John has been putting this together since August", said Pappalardo. “We were away last year and didn’t put it together so we have collected more pieces...

Brooksby Village Raises $1000 for Alzheimer’s Association

Nov 13, 2014

Peabody, MA - Over 100 people who live and work at Brooksby Village came together to walk in the 2014 Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Andover, MA and raised over $1000.

“This is always a wonderful event and we are thrilled to be a part of it every year to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Michelle Savia, Facilities Coordinator, Brooksby Village. “It was a wonderful day.”

People who live at Brooksby Village also held their own walk onsite at the Peabody Retirement Community on a separate day to raise Alzheimer’s awareness.


Brooksby Village & North Shore Community College Recognized at Event in Boston

Nov 13, 2014

BOSTON, MA – English for New Bostonians (ENB), and its English Works Campaign, held the event “Raising Our Voices: Recognizing ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community” to honor 20 businesses and labor management partnerships that have joined together with government and the non-profit sector to offer their immigrant workers the chance to learn English. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian, joined ENB for the event at Northeastern University that included an audience of more than 200 state officials; business, labor and community leaders; and ESOL students. ENB also announced 26 new grants...

100+ People to Participate in Brooksby Village's 4th of July Parade

Jun 25, 2014

People who live and work at Brooksby Village will celebrate the 4 th of July with a parade featuring Mayor Edward Bettencourt, State Rep Leah Cole, Peabody Cheerleaders, McGruff the Crime Dog and more Friday, June 27 at 11am.     

"Nine years ago we had our first parade and there were 22 marchers, said Gayle Hills, Customer Service and Communications Manager, Brooksby Village.  "Every year we try to add a few new items to the parade line up. This year we have over 100 people participating including the Mayor of Peabody, Girl Scouts and much more. ...

Brooksby Village Hosting The Longest Day, an Alzheimer's Awareness Event

Jun 20, 2014
Peabody, MA - On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity. Held on the summer solstice, June 21 st , this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.*    The residents and staff at Brooksby Village will participate in The Longest Day on Friday, June 20 th .  Events will be held throughout the day beginning at 6 AM and ending at 10 PM. "The team at Brooksby Village created a great...

15 Dogs To Participate in Brooksby Village's Dog Derby

Jun 5, 2014
WHICH DOG MOST RESEMBLES THEIR OWNER? WHICH DOG IS THE MOST TALENTED? WHICH DOG IS THE BEST KISSER?   Peabody, MA - More than 15 dogs, owned by people who live and work at Brooksby Village, will compete in Brooksby Village's Dog Derby Saturday, June 7 at 9:30am.   Dogs will compete in the following categories: Agility (reigning champ returning for another shot at the crown!) Best Costume Dog Most Resembles Owner Most Talented Pie Eating Best Kisser Waggiest Tail  Prizes will be awarded for each category along with Best in Show and Runner Up. WHERE:               Kingsbury Clubhouse Courtyard Brooksby...