Elegant Winter Party at the State Room, Boston

The 200 guests at PRTM enjoyed fresh cocktails, gourmet dining and unmatched views of picturesque Boston from the 33rd floor of 60 State Street. Adding atmosphere to the holiday gathering,

I mixed standards and jazz interpretations of seasonal classics. The cocktail hour was held on the room’s upper level. Fun pop records like Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock were followed by Dave Koz (sax, December..),
George Winston (piano, December),
Vince Guaraldi (piano & combo, Charlie Brown Christmas) ,
David Benoit (piano & combo, Remembering…) ,
Kenny G (sax, Holiday…),
Liona Boyd (acoustic guitar/flute, Dreams)
Billy McLaughlin (acoustic guitar, Simple Gifts) and
Trio West (jazz combo, Plays Holidays).

A cappella treats like the group “Straight No Chaser” (the 10-man a cappella sensation, Holiday Spirits) were matched with timeless versions like Andy Williams, Mitch Miller’s chorale, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Johnny Mathis.
…. and that was just the cocktail hour and dinner…

..and then there was dancing (part two, next).

The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston http://www.stateroom.com/

The Best Christmas Movies List by DJ Mr Ed (Dec.2009)

Christmas Movies (My All-Time Best) DJ Mr Ed
DJ MR ED MULLEN (see left column & click: December 2009).

Beginning with … … … A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, Elf, Frosty, The Grinch, Holiday Inn, Home Alone…

Add to my list with your comments on the right column.

Abington Boosters Double Up on Teamwork Trivia! Nov.19, 2010

Twice last year, twice this year. The Abington Boosters (HS parent group) had another jam-packed Teamwork Trivia Night on November 19, 2010. Led in part by Mary Rogers, the sold-out event raised thousands for the HS sports programs. The 250 people bid on Bruins tickets in a live auction. The 50 table items each had its own separate container, so people could bid on just the items that interested them. Each round was sponsored by a local business. The Jeffery Coombs Foundation, again, sponsored the whole event. Two trivia nights in 2009-2010 and two in 2010-2011 now make up the backbone of the Abington Boosters’ annual fundraising plans.

The competitive spirits ran high as the tables fought for the top spot. Although, some were disappointed that that they left out, ‘martini” in the “shaken not stirred” question. There were roars of satisfaction for “7th Heaven”, “Nascar’s Jimmy Johnson” and “Burr kills Hamilton”.

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Rowley, Mass. small? No, getting bigger each year! It’s Pine Grove’s 3rd Teamwork Trivia Night!

November 13, 2010. The Pine Grove School’s parents and teachers (RPEF) got together for it’s 3rd Annual Teamwork Trivia Night. Led by, in part by Kate Scalley, a whopping 220 people gathered at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown MA (formally the Georgetown Club, which was re-named and re-opened in Jun 2010) Each of the seven rounds were sponsored by local businesses, at $100 per round : $700.00. With fun team names like the Squaucking Heads, Trivia-Newton-John, the right side of the bridge, the Big Top, and the Fabulous Forties (the winning table) -place was packed. BTW, the 50/50 raffle handed the one lucky woman $580.00! Pine Grove’s Principal Nealon, wished everyone the best of luck as her table, the Questionnaires, made a good showing. In a close match, the top 10 tables were separated by less than 10 points! The ever-growing attendance has made this fun night out, a new Pine Grove tradition.

The E.E. Little School, North Reading PTO celebrates it’s 4th Annual Teamwork Trivia Night! Nov 6, 2010

The Fourth Annual Teamwork Trivia Night was another sold-out success for the E.E. Little School PTO! Some tables dressed up their tables and themselves. In attendance were the “Chilean Miners” (w/ escape tube), the groovy 60’s/70’s table and the Patriots tail-gators. The Moose Lodge was barely big enough to fit the 250-plus parents and teachers who attended. The Silent Auction included prizes like ‘Principal for a Day’ and prime parking spaces. The raffle was stocked with great items like Bruins tix, gift baskets and gift certificates. A fun night out!

Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical HS jumps into the Teamwork Trivia arena! Nov 5, 2010

Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School initiated a new tradition on November 5th, 2010. Teamwork Trivia Night held at the showcase of function halls, the Billerica Elks. The five towns of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury and Wilmington were represented. Although it was ‘table vs. table’ , bragging rights were defined by town, too. The group was led, in part , by Maureen Mahoney and Joann Brace. The winning medals were earned by the “Brainiacs” table. Coincidence? I think not.

The Hood School, North Reading – Teamwork Trivia Debut – Oct 15, 2010

The parents at the Hood School in North Reading have just held their first Teamwork Trivia Night. The Moose Lodge in North Reading was the setting for the competitive quiz. Plans are being made to enlarge every aspect of the event. Led , in part by Katrina Collins, their debut was a success. Oct 15, 2010.

North Reading HS Touchdown Club, October 10, 2010

October 10th was the date of the second annual Teamwork Trivia Night. The big Wakefield Elks was the venue set -up in part by Rosemary Rosano. Over 200 people enjoyed the trivia, food and auction items which raised money for the Touchdown Club of North Reading High School. BTW, the after party was strictly “old school” music like “Let The Music Play”, “Oh Sheila” “Fascinated” and “Just An Illusion”.

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The “Monster Mash” (1962) was performed by Boris Pickett and his Crypt Kicker Five. Bobby Pickett was born in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hit the Top 100 with the same record, in 1962 (#1 Billboard) , 1970 and 1973 (#10).
In 1963, “Monster’s Holiday” was his Christmas-themed follow-up record. In 1985, he released the trendy, “Monster’s Rap”

The Pink Pages: The on-line Gay Wedding resource

Disc Jockey Mr. Ed Mullen (www.DJMrEdHQ.com) supports equality and has for years.
D.J. Mr.Ed has entertained at commitment ceremonies in the past, while planning today for weddings in the future. Since 2003/2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same sex marriage.

See The Pink Pages for many resources, including wedding vendors.
See my ad in the Pink Pages wedding directory.
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