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March 20, 2014

It's the other Treadwell's ice cream that's moving

PEABODY — Never fear, Treadwell’s World Famous Ice Cream will be in Peabody for years to come.

Owner Tom Gould, who is also a city councilor, started sending out Facebook and Twitter alerts last weekend after faithful customers got wind of the news that Treadwell’s was moving to Lawrence. That much was true, but just not the Peabody Treadwell’s.

It turns out the big move was by the family that originally owned the ice cream shop and sold the business to Gould 14 years ago. They kept a small stand at Smolak Farm in North Andover, and that’s what they’re moving over to Lawrence, Gould said.

“People were asking us on Facebook what was going on, why we were moving from Peabody,” he said. “We had to put that to bed quick. We’re tickled pink with our Peabody store, which is doing better than ever.”

Irishman of the Year

Peabody’s Jack Lawless was the recipient of a new award this year. He was honored as Irishman of the Year at the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Roast on Saturday.

Roast host Tom Gould said event organizers wanted to add something to recognize Peabody’s Irish folks and came up with the idea for an award. There were two or three candidates, and Lawless won out.

Lawless, 79, is a retired Peabody elementary school teacher, veteran and president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 11.

Gould says the breakfast raised $4,000 to $5,000 for Haven from Hunger. The checks are still coming in. Attendance was tallied this year at 230.

Have another musician. Have two.

The City Council wasn’t quite sure what it wanted when Michael Clukey arrived seeking an entertainment license for his new restaurant, Mike & Lil’s Black Sheep Club and Grill. It’s to be located in the space formerly occupied by the defunct Firebull Restaurant. Clukey wanted a grand piano. But the likelihood of more musicians and more noise had councilors worried.

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