Swampscott men tackle the ‘Mount Everest of swimming’
By MEAGHAN CASEY
There 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 this summer.
Summer in Swampscott is finally here. Whether you’re traveling to someplace exotic to celebrate in the sun or planning a relaxing staycation on 01907’s sandy shores, welcome the new season in style with a few summer fashion essentials that we found at shops around town.
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.
From left, Eva Antaya, Zoe Bannister, and Adeline Massey, all of Swampscott, enjoy frozen yogurt at O-YO Frozen Yogurt.
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.
Murphy, a Labradoodle, gets a trim from Pooch Pawlor owner Erin Ago.
New salon pampers Swampscott’ s four-legged friends
By SANDI GOLDFARB
Clients come to Swampscott’s newest spa for a day of beauty. They leave with glossy hair, manicured nails, sparkling smiles, wagging tails and a jaunty bandana. At The Pooch Pawlor, proprietor Erin Ago happily cares for her four-legged friends with a gentle touch.