Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, July 24, 2020 Full-service salon opens on Broadway A new full-service salon officially opened its doors in Everett on July 8. The Mirage Salon, which is located at 572 Broadway, features a contemporary atmosphere, and its patrons can receive blowouts, hair coloring, waxing and nail services as well as other health, beauty and personal care services. At just 23 years old, owner Juliana Granado officially assumed ownership of Mirage during Phase 1 of Governor Charlie Baker’s Reopening Plan. Despite being in the midst of an economic downturn where small businesses across the country are struggling, it didn’t deter Granado from opening the salon. “I believe in this motto: It doesn’t have to be perfect to be done, you just have to do it and perfect it along the way,” said Granado. “A lot of kids think they have to meet a certain criteria, and that prevents them from getting started.” Granado began doing hair at the age of 14 in Brazil, where she had a plethora of high-profile clients before she moved to America in February 2019. Prior to owning her own business, she worked at a hair salon on Ferry Street. During the grand opening, city Communications Director Deanna Deveney presented Granado with a citation from Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “I was humbled and welcomed,” said Granado. “It’s tough to be in business these days, but receiving the support of the mayor shows that you have people behind you and the city has your back.” Granado said she started her business in Everett because the city’s diversity provides her with the opportunity to reach many different cultures. She also added that she wanted to be a part of Everett’s growing businesses community. Granado and her husband, Valdir, are members of Everett’s Universal Church, where they lead a youth power group, working with hundreds of kids throughout the city. Appointments can be booked by calling the salon at 857-526-2032. Juliana Granado, owner of the Mirage Salon on Broadway, prepares to cut the ribbon during the salon’s grand opening on July 8. She is joined by, from left to right, Leny Nascimente, Milena Oliveira, Isabela Caroline, Valdir Granado, Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, Everett Director of Communications Deanna Deveney, Communications Assistant Michelle Fenelon and Human Resources Director Lara Wehbe. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett) ~ Sounds of Everett ~ J oe McGonagle is an excellent state representative who is respected and well-liked at the State House. During his three terms in office he and Senator Sal DiDomenico have brought millions to the City Treasury. In spite of McGonagle’s ineffective opponent at City Hall, with his wishy-washy voting on City Council issues, Rep. Joe keeps Everett in the forefront at the State House when monies are available to the cities and towns. So, beware of the City Councillor who will take the Council pay and the reps. pay and be ignored at the State House. Rep. McGonagle deserves re-election. Joe’s opponent “snapshot” is all about photos and a political bust at City Hall. Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces virtual Youth Public Safety Academy C HELMSFORD – Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is inviting Middlesex County families to participate in a series of live, virtual Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) events beginning July 29 at 10 a.m. The virtual series will replace the annual in-person camp designed for youngsters ages eight to 12 that was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. The live session will include videos and presentations on important public safety topics. “YPSA is one of our most FOR MORE INFO SEE ECTV successful community programs,” said Koutoujian. “Each year, more than 1,000 youngsters participate alongside our staff and other public safety professionals from across Middlesex County. Not only do participants learn valuable safety lessons, but they build relationships with the public safety professionals who work hard to keep them safe. This virtual series will allow us to maintain and strengthen the important connections we strive to make with our county’s youngest residents.” Families wishing to register for the series can email YPSA@sdm.state.ma.us to learn more.

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