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Community Relations Director<br />

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Lynn’s movie-making brothers................................. 8<br />

She’s country......................................................... 10<br />

Band reaches new Heights.................................... <strong>12</strong><br />

Lynnfield’s teenage pop star................................. 14<br />

Peabody comic comes home................................. 16<br />

Saugus Library in good hands............................... <strong>17</strong><br />

Family values at family-owned pharmacy............. 18<br />

From science to fiction......................................... 20<br />

A bewitching story................................................ 22<br />

Stops along the way.............................................. 24<br />

Festive chic and holiday glam............................... 26<br />

Words and music<br />

My dad was a huge country music fan. Me, his only son, not so much. The British<br />

Invasion bands, garage rock and classic pop music were more my thing. Still, we<br />

often traveled to his native city of Worcester, drove past Clark University and<br />

through the old neighborhood and bonded over country music at the Centrum.<br />

My job as a music writer got us into shows by such country stars as Kenny Rogers,<br />

Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood and others. I can still see him<br />

sitting there, singing along while Rogers and band roared through “The Gambler.”<br />

All these years later, the memory still makes me <strong>sm</strong>ile.<br />

And I’ve grown to appreciate country music.<br />

There’s a lot of music in this <strong>Winter</strong> issue of ONE magazine. For months, my<br />

friends and neighbors implored me to check out Annie Brobst, a former Peabody<br />

resident who has been voted New England Music Awards’ Female Performer of<br />

the Year. All I can say is, wow! She has Reba’s sass, Dolly’s class and Miranda’s<br />

brass. She also sings like an angel and her band kicks a**. She’s the subject of our<br />

cover story.<br />

We also introduce you to the electrofolk band Tall Heights, a trio from Peabody<br />

and Beverly that just wrapped up a tour opening for Ben Folds. And meet budding<br />

pop star Angelo Paleologos (aka Angelo David) of Lynnfield who, at age 15, has<br />

already played New York City’s Webster Hall and Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe.<br />

Want more arts-related news? Lynn-raised brothers Frank and Joe Ciota talk<br />

about their successful career as filmmakers. Peabody’s own Gary Gulman reflects<br />

on his life as one of America’s top standup comics. Lynnfield’s Linda Graf, a<br />

retired chemical engineer, chats about her first novel and the need to empower<br />

young women to go after jobs in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering<br />

and Math) fields. And the Smithsonian Channel’s “Hidden History” series is<br />

poking into the story of John Proctor of Peabody, the first man hanged as a “witch”<br />

during the hysteria of 1692.<br />

There’s more: For more than 50 years, the Ambrefe family has run Village<br />

Pharmacy in Lynnfield, an establishment where customers are greeted by name<br />

and the focus is on old-fashioned values. Say hello to Alan Thibeault, a former<br />

head librarian in Winthrop, Danvers and at the Boston Herald, who is now running<br />

the show at Saugus Public Library.<br />

We visit a pop-up shop at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, the<br />

Lynnfield Art Guild’s Fine Arts & Crafts Show and an open house sponsored by<br />

artists in Lynn’s Lydia Pinkham Building. For our stylish readers, we offer tips on<br />

holiday glam and festive chic.<br />

Hopefully this <strong>Winter</strong> issue of ONE magazine will have you whistling a happy<br />

tune, whatever your prefered genre.<br />

Bill Brotherton is editor of ONE magazine and Essex Media Group’s<br />

North Shore Golf and 01907 magazines. A Suffolk University graduate from<br />

Beverly, Bill recently retired from the Boston Herald, where he edited<br />

the Features section and wrote about music. Tell him what you think at<br />

bbrotherton@essexmediagroup.com.<br />

Cover: Annie Brobst strikes a country music pose on Rowley Town Common.<br />

Truck courtesy of Marc Maravalli of Rowley.<br />

Cover photo by Spenser Hasak<br />

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Sibling revelry<br />

Film-making Ciota brothers are ready for their close-up<br />


Film-making brothers Frank and Joe Ciota, the men behind the<br />

critically acclaimed “The North End” and “Stiffs,” are at it again. The<br />

Lynn natives are excited about several new projects they’re working on,<br />

including a comedy that was written specifically for Sylvester Stallone<br />

and a coming-of-age story set in Italy.<br />

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directing and Joe, 60, is the writer.<br />

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“Crossing the Rubicon,” that is set in 1980s Italy and Greece. Joe said<br />

the film is about two Boston guys coaching football in Italy.<br />

In the ’80s, Joe added, many young adults fresh out of college were<br />

backpacking in Europe and looking for job opportunities. In the film,<br />

the two men decide to take a trip to Greece for their last adventure<br />

before going home and “becoming serious guys,” Joe said. Frank called<br />

the film a coming-of-age story.<br />

They’re also working on “Miracle in Ferragosto,” about a young<br />

Italian-American who while in Italy on holiday, travels back in time<br />

and meets his grandparents, which gives him a chance to change his<br />

destiny.<br />

The pair has also written a comedy script specifically for Sylvester<br />

Stallone, “Cassino in Ischia,” which is about an aging American action<br />

star who goes to Italy to revive his career by making an American film<br />

with an Italian director, Frank said.<br />

The biggest challenge, Joe said, is appealing to a younger generation<br />

whose attention span is short and who are used to watching YouTube<br />

videos or clips on Vine, which could last for only 10 seconds.<br />

“How are you going to appeal to this generation with film in a<br />

theater,” Joe asked. “The only way to do it is if there’s all-out action,<br />

blowing people away with action and sound and special effects. It’s<br />

going to be an interesting period over the next five years, especially with<br />

regards to independent film, but I still think there’s always a place for<br />

that film where you can sit down and relax and enjoy it.”<br />

The brothers’ local roots run deep. Frank and Joe attended Lynn<br />

English and St. Mary’s high schools respectively. Their parents own<br />

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Tony the Florist, a long-running city business. Frank lives in Boston<br />

and Joe resides in Nahant.<br />

Joe, who attended Colby College, lived in Italy for a spell, where he<br />

coached American football and dabbled in the journali<strong>sm</strong> field before<br />

he teamed up with Frank, who had decided to go into film-making.<br />

Joe said he’s also working on a novel, “The Summer of Love,” that’s<br />

set in Lynn in 1967. The plot centers on a young man who is drafted<br />

and has to decide whether he’s going to go to Vietnam and fight or join<br />

his friends and drive across the country to San Francisco during the<br />

Summer of Love.<br />

Frank attended Harvard University, worked in politics for a while<br />

and served as advertising director for the Massachusetts State Lottery<br />

for years. He later shifted gears and enrolled at New York University to<br />

study film.<br />

The brothers’ first collaboration was a short student film Frank made<br />

while he was at NYU, “Five O’clock Shadow.” The film did well at several<br />

festivals, which, Frank said, encouraged them to go out and raise money<br />

for their first feature-length film, 1997’s “The North End.” It was a hit in<br />

Greater Boston, getting positive reviews and lots of media attention.<br />

Lynn’s Ciota brothers Joe, left, and Frank are making waves<br />

in the film industry. Their movies “The North End,” “Ciao<br />

America” and “Stiffs” have been well-received by both<br />

critics and filmgoers.<br />

Photo: Spenser Hasak<br />

The movie starred Frank Vincent, a Hollywood heavyweight known<br />

for his roles as a mobster on the HBO show “The Sopranos” and in<br />

the movie “Goodfellas.” Frank said he met Vincent, who died earlier<br />

this year, while he was working as a production assistant on “Casino,” a<br />

Martin Scorsese film, an experience he describes as “unbelievable.”<br />

Frank said he tracked down Vincent from a “Casino” cast list and sent<br />

him a copy of the script. Vincent loved the story about two Harvard<br />

kids who move into the North End, and the conflict that results<br />

between neighborhood residents and kids from a different generation.<br />

Next up was “Ciao America,” a film based on Joe’s script about<br />

coaching football in Italy. The 2001 film starred Paul Sorvino, known<br />

for his roles in “Goodfellas” and TV’s “Law & Order.” It had a solid<br />

theatrical run and did well.<br />

What’s it like directing guys like Vincent and Sorvino? Frank<br />

laughed. “You just kind of give them the script and watch them.”<br />

Their third film, “Stiffs,” which was set in Boston and starred Danny<br />

Aiello, went straight-to-DVD. The 2010 cult film is about a man who<br />

goes to work in a financially-strapped funeral home that’s closing. To<br />

create business, Aiello’s character gets caught up in a scheme to kill<br />

people.<br />

“Obviously, the big thing you shoot for is to get a film that gets<br />

released in 2,000 theatres,” Joe said. “That’s pretty hard to do for an<br />

independent film. Usually it starts out in select cities and grows from<br />

there. They call it a platform release, and so that’s kind of what we’d be<br />

looking for (with future films).”<br />

Frank said an independent film going up against big-budget movies<br />

is at a disadvantage. The major studios have the resources to grab<br />

the screens, whereas an independent film relies on word-of-mouth<br />

recommendations and building an audience, which can be difficult.<br />


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Famous in a<br />

<strong>sm</strong>all town<br />

North Shore’s<br />

Annie Brobst<br />

is the queen<br />

of country<br />


“Oh me oh my oh, would ya look at Miss Ohio…”<br />

Annie Brobst is on stage at Opus Underground in downtown<br />

Salem. The pride of Columbus, Ohio, is singing a knockout version of<br />

Gillian Welch’s “Look at Miss Ohio,” a hit for Miranda Lambert, and<br />

the crowd is singing along and going crazy.<br />

Brobst, a former Peabody resident, is the reigning New England<br />

Music Awards’ Female Performer of the Year and New England<br />

Country Music’s Local Female Artist of the Year. Earlier this month,<br />

she was nominated for a Boston Music Award as Country Artist of<br />

the Year.<br />

Audiences have been captivated by her fiery stage presence,<br />

engaging personality and powerful voice since she followed a<br />

boyfriend to Massachusetts 10 years ago. To say her fan base is<br />

devoted is an understatement. They travel from far and wide to hear<br />

her and her red-hot band blaze through party-hearty sets of original<br />

songs and cover tunes, such as “Jolene,” which is a rocking blend of<br />

Dolly Parton heartbreak and White Stripes ferocity. And she’s not<br />

averse to singing a bro country song, which takes on new meaning<br />

from the female perspective.<br />

“We cover a lot of songs by Miranda, Sugarland, the men of<br />

country. I love country drinking songs. Men songs. We like to give<br />

people what they don’t expect.”<br />

“I moved here for a guy,” she said, before the show. “It did not work<br />

out. But, as they say, breakups make for good music.” She said her ex’s<br />

parents still come to her concerts.<br />

Brobst, who now lives in Danvers, said she was excruciatingly shy<br />

as a child, but sang in a youth choir and absolutely loved it. Her mom<br />

and dad encouraged her to sing, “Amazing Grace” at family functions<br />

for instance, and her girlfriends “always had me run down and sing<br />

for their parents.”<br />

Music was on the back burner for quite a while, however. Upon<br />

arriving on the North Shore, Brobst landed a job teaching Spanish<br />

at Salem Academy Charter School, which she did for eight years.<br />

All the while, she continued to sing. <strong>One</strong> morning she woke up and<br />

decided to pursue her musical career full-time.<br />

“It was a huge leap to quit teaching,” she said. “I really enjoyed it,<br />

but I’d be up till 2 a.m. performing and then the alarm would ring at<br />

5 a.m. and it was time to go and teach.”<br />

Success came relatively quickly, especially once her current musical<br />

partners came together. Her core band — Ryan Dupont (lead electric<br />

and acoustic guitar, vocals, co-writer) of Danvers; Rodger Hagopian<br />

(acoustic guitar and co-writer); Steve Latanision (pedal steel/fiddle/<br />

banjo/mandolin); David Sardella (drums); and Mike Miksis (bass) —<br />

play really well.<br />

But it’s Brobst who calls the shots and commands the audience’s<br />

attention the most. They are a tight-knit outfit and their debut EP,<br />

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“Ghost,” has gotten plenty of play on country music station 107.9<br />

The Bull. They have opened for such stars as Wynonna Judd, Darius<br />

Rucker, Thompson Square, Don McLean, the Marshall Tucker Band<br />

and others.<br />

Things really started happening once Dupont signed on. “Ryan said<br />

‘We need to get a band of real talented musicians to hit the road.’ We<br />

rehearse a lot … This is the most talented group I’ve ever played with.<br />

People have noticed. More and more fans have come out to see us.”<br />

Annie and the band are currently recording their first full-length<br />

album with Sean McLaughlin at 37’ Productions in Rockland. “Our<br />

EP was pop-country. This will be different. This is more ambitious.<br />

I’d been listening to a lot of Miranda Lambert’s off-the-radio songs<br />

and songs by Jason Isbell. I love their writing. These are the stories of<br />

my life. Ryan, Rodger and I collaborated on the songs. I am very, very<br />

excited.”<br />

Her big brother Levi and her parents have supported her life<br />

choices and musical career from the start. “My mom passed away,” she<br />

said, “and my dad and stepmom have moved out of the house I grew<br />

up in. I go to Columbus about three times a year. So many happy<br />

memories of growing up there.”<br />

Brobst has certainly moved well past the early days, when she’d<br />

sing Pat Benatar’s “We Belong to the Night” and Lisa Loeb songs at<br />

karaoke clubs. “I heard Rascal Flatts when I was in college (Kenyon<br />

College). What energy. It inspired me.”<br />

The future looks bright for her and her band in 2018.<br />

Songs from the new album will be performed for North<br />

Shore fans and mini-tours of New York state and Ohio<br />

are planned. She will reprise her “Backyard Country<br />

Live” showcase, which received support from 107.9 The<br />

Bull and featured local acts. It sold out Boston’s Hard<br />

Rock Cafe last year, and moves to Stonewood Tavern in<br />

Peabody in March.<br />

Annie Brobst, a former Peabody resident now<br />

living in Danvers, received Female Performer of<br />

the Year honors from the New England Music<br />

Awards. The country singer pours her heart<br />

into a song, above, during a recent gig at Opus<br />

Underground in downtown Salem. Right, she<br />

strikes a country pose in an old beat-up truck.<br />

Photos: Spenser Hasak<br />

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Rocking Tall<br />

Electrofolk band is reaching new Heights<br />


The sky’s the limit for North Shore band Tall Heights.<br />

The trio, fronted by Tim Harrington and Paul Wright of Beverly<br />

and touring drummer/percussionist Paul Dumas of Peabody, just<br />

wrapped up a month-long U.S. tour opening for pop star Ben<br />

Folds and will start 2018 touring the country with up-and-coming<br />

bands Judah and the Lion and Colony House. This past summer<br />

they wowed at the Newport Folk Festival, where they teamed with<br />

Peabody native Ryan Montbleau and Boston hotshots The Ballroom<br />

Thieves, to standing-room-only crowds. Earlier this month, Tall<br />

Heights was nominated for a Boston Music Award for Folk Artist of<br />

the Year.<br />

SPIN Magazine listed the band as one of “Five New Artists You<br />

Should Hear” and they’ve appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late-night<br />

show.<br />

Yup, the band is reaching new Heights.<br />

Harrington and Dumas are on the phone from Atlanta, where<br />

the band is set to perform that evening. Their most recent album,<br />

“Neptune,” is on a major label, Sony Music Masterworks, and has<br />

garnered positive reviews.<br />

“We made the record and sent it to Sony. Getting ‘signed’ was<br />

always a big deal to me when I was much younger. Now, the culture<br />

of music has made record labels less important. When I stopped<br />

caring about getting signed, it happened. There were millions of<br />

plays of our single (“Spirits Cold”) on Spotify before we signed,” said<br />

Harrington.<br />

Singer/guitarist Harrington and singer/cellist Wright, who both<br />

grew up in Sturbridge, formed their musical partnership eight years<br />

ago, performing on the street in front of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.<br />

“We did that a few summers in a row, playing two hours a day,”<br />

said Harrington. “We made enough money to fund tours and make<br />

albums.”<br />

How did the duo end up in Beverly? “I lived in Somerville when we<br />

were street performers. As we hit the road more, the need to be in the<br />

thick of things became a lot less important,” said Harrington. “We<br />

were doing 150 shows a year all over, and Somerville was a bit pricey.<br />

And I wanted to get a dog. Paul was living in Beverly already and he<br />

told me, ‘Oh man. You gotta do it. Move here. It’s a great town.’ So, I<br />

did. And I got a dog, a mutt, a Lab-pitbull mix that I named Copper,<br />

after the dog in ‘Fox and the Hound.’ ”<br />

Harrington said the aforementioned Montbleau was one of the first<br />

musical peers who supported and encouraged the band to persevere.<br />

“Ryan has been such a force for us. He found us at an open mic night.<br />

At the time we met Ryan, his Ryan Montbleau Band were festival<br />

mainstays. He had us open for him. Before we’d go on stage we’d say<br />

‘Oh (crap). We’re that same unknown duo hanging out in Cambridge,<br />

Mass.’ At the time he was a mentor; now he’s a dear friend. He<br />

saw something in us that he liked and he acted on it.” A video of<br />

Montbleau and Tall Heights covering Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”<br />

has more than 6 million plays on Spotify.<br />

Boston bands The Ballroom Thieves and Darlingside also rallied<br />

around Harrington and Wright and introduced them to Dumas, who<br />

is also the drummer for the Ross Livermore Band, whose namesake is<br />

another Peabody guy.<br />

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AT LEFT: Paul Dumas (black shirt), Tim Harrington and Paul Wright of North Shore band Tall Heights psych each other up<br />

before a recent show. ABOVE: Tall Heights rocks the house at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma.<br />

Photo: Paul Quiring<br />

Dumas is the unsung hero in Tall Heights. He adds another layer to<br />

the gorgeous, harmony-filled songs that have drawn comparisons to<br />

Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.<br />

“Paul brings so much. He has an insane amount of talent and<br />

prowess and skills; complicated drum parts are taken care of<br />

immediately. He’s a creative drummer. Open-minded. Plays with tons<br />

of passion and feel,” praised Harrington. “He’s a responsible dude, too,<br />

who takes the job seriously. And he’s a good driver, and helps load in<br />

and load out.” Dumas is laughing in the background.<br />

“I’m a classic Peabody Public Schools kid,” piped in Dumas. “My<br />

dad had the most insane record collection. The Beatles. Tom Petty,<br />

Midnight Oil and weird stuff. I was exposed to all kinds of music.<br />

“In the fourth grade at South Memorial I took up saxophone. I put<br />

that down in middle school at Higgins. I felt I need not be in the<br />

band anymore, and got interested in musical theater.<br />

“My dad played bass in a band with friends,” added the son of John<br />

and Ellen Dumas. “The drummer let me try it. I picked it up right<br />

away. On the ride home my dad said ‘You gotta play the drums. We’re<br />

gonna get you drums.’ ”<br />

But musical theater continued to beckon. After all, that’s where the<br />

pretty, offbeat girls hung out. “Uh-huh. Musical theater was the cool<br />

thing to do. In sixth grade I told my family ‘I think I’ll try out for the<br />

musical,’ which was ‘Pirates of Penzance.’ My sister, Emily, told me,<br />

‘You’ll never get the lead role because there’s an eighth-grader who’s<br />

really good.’” Of course, Dumas won the lead role of Frederic. “I also<br />

got an eighth-grade girlfriend out of that,” he said with a chuckle.<br />

A decision awaited. Theater or music? “Neither paid a lot of money,<br />

but drumming paid more,” he said. He enrolled at Salem State.<br />

Almost immediately, his instructor, Zach Field, said “You gotta get<br />

out of here and go to a music school.” Dumas went to UMass-Lowell.<br />

“I was up every night till 3 a.m., in the company of drummers.”<br />

Right after college, Ross Livermore had a lot of orchestral gigs<br />

lined up and recruited Dumas to join the fun. He and Livermore<br />

played T-ball together as kids and shared homeroom in eighth-grade.<br />

Livermore’s mom cut Dumas’ hair.<br />

A Livermore Band CD, “This is Not Forever,” with Dumas on<br />

drums, will be released this month. It was recorded direct-to-tape in<br />

Nashville, where Livermore now lives.<br />

“I had a degree in percussion. I put myself out there as a drummer.”<br />

Dumas read a book that suggested “If you want to be a performer,<br />

go in your basement and practice more … and then the universe will<br />

know you’re working toward something.”<br />

The local gigs started, at the Pickled Onion in Beverly every<br />

Monday. Wednesdays, it was Murphy’s in downtown Peabody.<br />

He kept at it, even riding his bike to Nahant for drum lessons.<br />

“I had no money for gas,” he said. He worked days for his dad’s<br />

landscaping business.<br />

The upcoming tour seems to have thwarted Harrington’s plans to<br />

relax early in the new year. “The hope is to hole up for a while,” he<br />

said in November. “There is constant social energy when you’re on<br />

the road. You wake up every morning and you’re staying with friends<br />

because you can’t afford to stay in hotels. It’d be great to sleep in, to<br />

watch TV with my dog.”<br />

Instead, Tall Heights will hit the road and continue to climb the<br />

ladder of success.<br />

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POP LIFE<br />

Music takes center stage for Lynnfield teenager<br />


here do you go when you’ve already conquered a stage<br />

graced by U2, Aero<strong>sm</strong>ith, Bob Dylan, Madonna and so<br />

many other legends? It’s a tough question for 15-year-old<br />

Angelo Paleologos to answer.<br />

And it was probably even more mind-boggling to his 13-year-old self<br />

when it happened.<br />

Angelo, who goes by the stage name Angelo David, is the son of<br />

David and Gayle Paleologos of Lynnfield. A self-taught pop singer/<br />

songwriter, producer and keyboard player, he found himself in that<br />

surreal position two years ago when he performed at New York City’s<br />

beloved East Village venue Webster Hall. The iconic concert hall,<br />

which dates back to 1886, has since shut its doors as an independent<br />

music venue and is transitioning under new ownership, but it was<br />

known for showcasing new and top talent of all genres. Some of its<br />

final acts in <strong>20<strong>17</strong></strong> included Good Charlotte, Nine Inch Nails, The<br />

Pixies, Drive-By Truckers and many more. During his once-in-alifetime<br />

performance there, Angelo opened for rising hip-hop artists<br />

Ben Mader of Wakefield and Nick Cincotta of North Andover.<br />

In September, Angelo headlined his own concert at the Cavern Club<br />

at Boston’s Hard Rock Café.<br />

Not bad.<br />

But the talented young star isn’t stopping there. He’s teamed up with<br />

the Hatfields and McCoys Foundation to produce a new song and<br />

music video. The commissioned song, “We Could Be,” touches on the<br />

historical conflict of the feuding families and inspires a broader theme<br />

of people coming together. It was his first attempt at a country ballad,<br />

and the video is in the works.<br />

“It was cool to take a modern twist on something like the Hatfields<br />

and McCoys,” he said.<br />

Angelo, who began writing songs at age 8, says he first started<br />

toying with music on the keyboard, experimenting with basic chords<br />

and lyrics. He turned to Lynnfield musician Charles “Kook” Lawry<br />

for more formal training, but still preferred learning songs by ear<br />

rather than reading sheet music. Lawry connected Angelo with Lynn<br />

musician Brian Maes, with whom he had a history of performing, and<br />

Maes coached Angelo through his first recording session. Based on<br />

that session, Angelo released his first CD in 2013, at age 11, along with<br />

his first music videos, “House Is Burning Down” and “Mirror.” Shortly<br />

after the release, “House is Burning Down,” a song about being bullied,<br />

trended at No. 4 worldwide on YouTube. At the release party, Angelo<br />

had the good fortune of meeting Lynnfield native Marc Delcore, a<br />

Berklee graduate and music director for Britney Spears. Delcore, whose<br />

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Lynnfield’s Angelo Paleologos, who goes by the stage name Angelo David, in concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. The 15-year-old<br />

headlined the club in September.<br />

production company is based in Middleton, has also worked with<br />

Usher, Jesse McCartney, Hilary Duff, <strong>One</strong> Republic, Gwen Stefani<br />

and Ciara. Delcore offered to produce Angelo’s next single, “Heard it<br />

at Sunset,” a moving song about the Boston Marathon bombing. The<br />

song and video were both released at the one-year anniversary of the<br />

bombing with all proceeds to benefit the <strong>One</strong> Fund.<br />

“It was sunset when I turned on the TV and heard the news of the<br />

bombing, so that’s where the title comes from,” Angelo said. “It was<br />

shocking and scary, and writing has always been a form of therapy for<br />

me. Whether it’s something tragic as that or something as common as<br />

bullying, I try to convert my personal experiences into powerful lyrics,<br />

and hopefully the songs are helping and healing other people.”<br />

Today, Angelo finds himself tackling teen issues such as heartbreak,<br />

loneliness, lost friendships and self-discovery, and of course bullying<br />

still comes into play. His latest EP, “Silhouette,” was released in August<br />

of 2016.<br />

“A lot of my themes are about being okay with who you are, and<br />

being accepting of one another,” he said.<br />

“We Could Be” very much addresses the issues of harmony and<br />

acceptance. Angelo was presented with the opportunity to write it after<br />

meeting Judy Hatfield in 2015 at the Fort Lauderdale International<br />

Film Festival. He was there to accept an award for best music video for<br />

his song “Lonely.”<br />

“It was amazing for me to even be there, surrounded by all these<br />

amazing producers and film creators,” he said.<br />

Like most of his other recordings, the song was produced by Delcore.<br />

“Marc has been my musical mentor,” said Angelo. “I’ve learned so<br />

much from him about music, production and the whole industry.”<br />

Thanks to Delcore, Angelo was backed by a local band and dancers in<br />

front of a crowd of more than 200 fans at the Hard Rock. Planning for<br />

a choreographed concert like that was something new for him.<br />

“I’m so focused when I’m on stage, with so much to remember, that I<br />

can’t be nervous,” he said.<br />

Though you would think it would be intimidating for most<br />

newcomers, at any age, he admits that concert halls have become a<br />

second home, having attended so many shows over the years as a fan.<br />

“There’s nothing better than going to a concert in Boston,” he<br />

said. “It’s just so crazy and so fun. I’m so happy I live here. There’s a<br />

connection with people in this area that I just love.”<br />

He has a passion for all music, but some of his favorite influencers are<br />

Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.<br />

“I loved Lady Gaga as a little kid and then my mom sat me down<br />

one night and showed me an acoustic version she did of ‘Paparazzi,’”<br />

Angelo said. “It started as a ballad, and a lot of mine start the same way<br />

before they become more pop. And of course seeing her at Fenway was<br />

just such an experience. It’s theatrical. You get a real show. And with<br />

Taylor, I’ve always loved her writing and have been inspired by her<br />

success since she started at a young age too.”<br />

Somehow, Angelo, who turns 16 in June, finds time to keep up with<br />

his coursework at Lynnfield High School. He’s also been active in the<br />

district’s theater program, and even performed a solo from “Honk!”<br />

a few years back at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s<br />

festival for middle school performers.<br />

In addition to some of his bucket-list performances, Angelo has also<br />

entertained crowds at MarketStreet, the Topsfield Fair and other local<br />

events and festivals.<br />

So, what’s next?<br />

“Recently I’ve been a writing machine, so expect a few new songs<br />

in the near future,” he said. “I love performing and taking every<br />

opportunity that comes up, so I’ll just see where it takes me.”<br />

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Comedy career adds up for Peabody’s Gary Gulman<br />


If it weren't for Gary Gulman's mother, the "Last Comic<br />

Standing" finalist might be still working as an accountant.<br />

Thanks to Barbara Gulman, who encouraged young Gary to<br />

watch comedians on TV, the 47-year-old Peabody native and<br />

Boston College graduate found his way to the stage.<br />

"I grew up watching Garry Shandling, Richard Lewis, Jerry<br />

Seinfeld, and Paul Reiser and David Brenner," said Gulman<br />

from his childhood home in Peabody. "I memorized their<br />

albums and monologues."<br />

Gulman will bring his stand-up comic talent to the Chevalier<br />

Theater in Medford on New Year's Eve.<br />

In addition to being a finalist on the NBC reality talent show,<br />

the Peabody High School graduate became one of only a<br />

handful of comedians to perform on every late night show,<br />

including the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Show with<br />

David Letterman,” and shows hosted by Stephen Colbert, Craig<br />

Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and John Oliver.<br />

"David Brenner was my first hero," he said. "I adored his<br />

observational comedy and I related to him as a tall, thin guy<br />

with a big nose."<br />

They would meet in 2000 when Letterman was recovering<br />

from heart surgery and Brenner was filling in as the show's<br />

guest host.<br />

"David (Brenner) chose me to be the comedian," he said.<br />

"When I met him, I almost had my own heart attack. It was<br />

incredible, a dream come true and, by the way, I killed."<br />

Gulman, who lives in New York City, played football at<br />

Boston College, where he majored in accounting and worked at<br />

it briefly after graduation.<br />

"I wasn't cut out for accounting and tried my comedy at open<br />

mike nights," he said. "Looking back … I was terrible at it, I<br />

was not a natural and did not succeed right away."<br />

But Gulman finally got the hang of it, earning his stripes by<br />

playing behind such Boston legends as Steve Sweeney, Don<br />

Gavin and the late Kevin Knox.<br />

"I'd go on after them and the audience was going crazy, and<br />

I would get polite laughter or no applause," he said. "But I got<br />

better the more I performed."<br />

While he tried his hand at comedy, one of the jobs he held<br />

was a substitute teacher at Peabody High School.<br />

"I ran my routines past the kids and they were a really good<br />

indication of whether something would work or not," he said.<br />

In those early days, he did impressions, including one of<br />

Jerry Seinfeld and Kramer in a one-on-one basketball game.<br />

<strong>One</strong> of the first jokes that worked, he said, was about how<br />

absurdly careful elementary school teachers are with safety<br />

scissors, which aren’t sharp at all.<br />

"They hide the scissors, but leave the paper cutter with its<br />

Gary Gulman, who grew up in Peabody, brings his standup comedy<br />

skills to the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on New Year’s Eve.<br />

guillotine blade within reach," he said.<br />

Of all the talk shows he's done, Gulman said performing on<br />

Leno’s program was among the most memorable.<br />

"When I did the Leno show, I told him I had seen him at the<br />

North Shore Music Theater with my father when I was 16, and I<br />

recited one of the jokes he told," he said. "Jay didn't remember<br />

the specific show, but he remembered the North Shore Music<br />

Theatre was in the round. After the (TV) show, I called my mom<br />

and Jay took the phone and talked to her, he was so friendly<br />

and nice."<br />

Gulman spent Thanksgiving with his mom in the family's<br />

West Peabody home. His father, Philip, died in 2015 at 89.<br />

"My childhood in Peabody was idyllic," he said. "My brother<br />

and I grew up in a great neighborhood with lots of friends,<br />

we all knew each other and there was lots of love and lots of<br />

basketball and shuffleball. I still am very happy when I come<br />

home because I still have so many friends who live here. I love<br />

it."<br />

Gary Gulman at Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.<br />

For ticket info go to chevaliertheatre.com<br />

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Book value<br />

Meet Alan Thibeault,<br />

Saugus’ new library<br />

director<br />

Alan Thibeault, who has served as head librarian at the Boston Herald and at public libraries in Winthrop and Danvers, is now<br />

in charge of the Saugus Public Library.<br />

Photo: Spenser Hasak<br />


Alan Thibeault became a librarian after spending a decade as a U. S.<br />

Army artillery officer, but he said the switch from firearms to fiction<br />

came naturally.<br />

Saugus’ new library director was in Germany 28 years ago when<br />

the Berlin Wall came down during the Cold War. After that, the<br />

Army began to downsize and he saw an opportunity to make a career<br />

change. The New Hampshire native left the military and became a<br />

Master’s program student at Simmons College.<br />

He applied for an open position working as a librarian for<br />

the Boston Herald, helping reporters conduct research and find<br />

background information.<br />

“I spent a decent amount of time as a staff officer,” said Thibeault. “I<br />

enjoyed gathering information and putting together information so<br />

my superiors could make decisions. That’s how I made the decision.”<br />

The most memorable day in his 15 years as a special librarian at the<br />

Herald? September 11, 2001, a day when most Americans remember<br />

where they were when the terrorist attacks occurred.<br />

“9/11 was a crazy day when everything everyone was doing at<br />

the paper stopped — the whole country stopped,” he said. “We<br />

spent several long days tracking down people who were killed and<br />

tracking down the families. The paper felt it was important to do that<br />

and report who they were. We had sports writers, business writers,<br />

everyone trying to track people down.”<br />

Though working at the Herald was chaotic, Thibeault said he<br />

enjoyed it and was always impressed by the newspaper the team was<br />

able to put out the next day. But when he got a taste of working in a<br />

public library, he enjoyed it all the more.<br />

“We’re not a book warehouse anymore,” he said. “We’re more of<br />

a community center. We’re one place that is open to everybody and<br />

99 percent of it is free. I prefer working in the public library setting<br />

because I like the idea that I’m doing a public service.”<br />

He first worked at the Winthrop Public Library in 2009, and about<br />

three years later moved to the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers.<br />

After almost six years there, he resigned in May and on Sept. 25 was<br />

hired to run the Saugus Public Library.<br />

“Saugus is a great town to work in — I believe it’s a town on the<br />

rise and I really think they’re heading in the right direction now,”<br />

said Thibeault. “The great thing about the town and the library is<br />

the support the town has for the library. People come in and teach<br />

sewing classes, the Garden Club has it’s meetings here. The level of<br />

investment from the community is impressive.”<br />

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It takes a Village<br />

Ambrefe family brings old-fashioned values to Lynnfield Pharmacy<br />


Most pharmacies tend to run on a business model that focuses on<br />

getting medications in and out as fast as possible. For 50-plus years,<br />

Village Pharmacy in Lynnfield has done that and more. Owned and<br />

operated by the Ambrefe family, the community-based pharmacy has<br />

put its efforts into bringing their family values into their patient care.<br />

“That’s what it is all about, it’s all about patient care,” said Brian<br />

Ambrefe, an owner and registered pharmacist who is a member<br />

of both the American Pharmacist Association and the National<br />

Community Pharmacist Association.<br />

In 1961, Albert Ambrefe, Brian’s father, followed his passion for<br />

medicine and came to Lynnfield with a business partner to open the<br />

pharmacy. Two years later, Albert bought out his partner and began<br />

the legacy now known as Village Pharmacy. Through the years, he and<br />

his wife, Lillian, raised their own family with values that carried into<br />

their business.<br />

“The reason my dad and his partner split was because in 1961 his<br />

partner thought driving from Beverly to Lynnfield was like driving<br />

from Beverly to New York City and he couldn’t handle the drive<br />

anymore,” said Brian. “The extension of (Route) <strong>12</strong>8 to Beverly Farms<br />

wasn’t opened until 1963.”<br />

Albert and Lillian have passed away, but the family legacy carries<br />

on with their children. Brian and his siblings Debra, Bob and Faye<br />

worked at the family business as teenagers and continue operating it.<br />

Brian and Deb work there full time as registered pharmacists; Bob<br />

takes time off from his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative<br />

to come in a few weekends a month; Faye is the finance master and<br />

takes care of the accounting.<br />

Running a family business certainly has its challenges, but the<br />

Ambrefes say they wouldn’t trade it or taking care of their longtime<br />

customers for anything in the world. Continuing their father’s<br />

principle of patients-first, they created a business model that would<br />

do just that. With the ratio of two pharmacists to one technician<br />

compared to the more common two techs to one pharmacist,<br />

Brian, Deb and Bob work hard to maintain an impeccable level of<br />

personalized care and putting their community and patients first.<br />

To accomplish this, they pre-package medications two weeks in<br />

advance and then hand-deliver them to their patients’ homes. The<br />

main purpose for this, said Brian, is to ensure their customers can stay<br />

current with their medication schedules.<br />

“We are very lucky about how supportive the community has been<br />

to all of us,” he said.<br />

There is a vintage touch to this pharmacy seldom seen these days.<br />

Customers are greeted by name and a warm <strong>sm</strong>ile by the pharmacy’s<br />

tight-knit group of employees. Displayed among the awards that<br />

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hang on the walls is a museum-worthy display of vintage medicines.<br />

“It’s all stuff that my dad had collected over the years, and most of<br />

it nowadays the FDA would probably consider poison,” said Brian.<br />

“There’s something up there called Dr. Green’s asthmatic cigarettes,<br />

which is sort of an oxymoron.”<br />

Brian acknowledges the pharmacy business is changing. Since<br />

he started working at age 16, he has seen firsthand how insurance<br />

coverage revisions can affect a local pharmacy.<br />

“I see the profession sort of changing drastically,” he said. “I<br />

wouldn’t be surprised that in ten years most meds will be coming out<br />

of a warehouse somewhere and be dropped off at a person’s house by a<br />

drone or something.”<br />

Even with the challenges of a changing pharmaceutical profession,<br />

making their parents proud has always been the paramount thing for<br />

the Ambrefe siblings. The continued success of the family pharmacy<br />

proves they have done just that.<br />

When Al Ambrefe started all those years ago, he wanted to<br />

establish a business that brought family values and patient care<br />

together. With the help of their employees, Brian, Deb, Bob and Faye<br />

have accomplished that.<br />

“The sense of accomplishments as a family is a tradition we want to<br />

continue to carry on, as our parents laid down for us,” said Brian.<br />

Siblings Debra Ambrefe Haraden and Brian Ambrefe, at<br />

left, own and operate Village Pharmacy in Lynnfield, which<br />

was founded by their parents Albert and Lillian, at right,<br />

more than 50 years ago. The store’s interior, below, has<br />

undergone several renovations and expansions through the<br />

years.<br />

Photos: Spenser Hasak<br />

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Science Fiction<br />

Linda Graf merges two careers in her debut novel<br />


For 41 years, Linda Graf earned her living as a scientist and engineer.<br />

Now, the Lynnfield resident has put that knowledge to good use as<br />

an author. Her debut novel, “To Caroline - Love, Auntie,” has earned<br />

universal praise for its portrayal of a strong, confident young woman<br />

who believes she can pursue any job she wants, even a job in a maledominated<br />

field.<br />

Graf said the novel is an inspiring story of a woman whose father<br />

renounced the cultural attitudes of his time, and encouraged his only<br />

daughter to go to college and to be independent. It is partially based<br />

on Graf ’s own life, though she said the novel format<br />

allowed her more artistic license.<br />

“‘We want to hire a woman engineer,’ that’s what I<br />

was told when I applied for a job in the oil fields of<br />

Arizona. I would fill their quota of women,” she said.<br />

“The good old boy network at work.”<br />

A Lynnfield resident since 1992, Graf said the<br />

book is dedicated “to women who are not making<br />

the salary and getting promotions like their male<br />

counterparts.”<br />

Graf, who retired three years ago, said she started<br />

writing the novel two years ago while her husband,<br />

Rob, was undergoing cancer treatment at Beth Israel<br />

Hospital. At night she would write at home; the<br />

next day she would read what she’d written to Rob<br />

in his hospital room. “The book kept me going,” she<br />

said, adding that she lost her mother, father and first<br />

husband (he was 30 years old) to cancer. Rob is back<br />

home in Lynnfield and is Linda’s biggest supporter.<br />

The book’s synopsis: Lauren Giulio, the protagonist, thinks she can<br />

pursue any career she wants, but sadly discovers that women are not<br />

accepted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)<br />

fields in either the educational system or in industry. At work, Lauren<br />

learns that her salary is lower than that of male hires less qualified,<br />

and suspects that she is passed over for promotion because she is the<br />

only woman in the group. She remains quiet and doesn’t confront<br />

her managers because she doesn’t want to be perceived as being too<br />

aggressive. She resigns herself to the fact that all she can do to stay<br />

ahead is to work harder and pursue higher levels of education.<br />

The story begins when Lauren travels to her father‘s hometown in<br />

Italy to unravel the mystery around her dad’s refusal to talk about his<br />

early childhood there, and to discover which events in his and her life<br />

lured each of them down a path contrary to both cultural and gender<br />

attitudes. When she arrives in Rome, Lauren encounters a strange<br />

cab driver who befriends her and relates the story of his life, which<br />

disconcertingly mimics her father’s. A strange feeling overcomes her,<br />

which she experiences again in her father’s house, along with a number<br />

of strange occurrences, and a presence that could only be her father’s.<br />

When Gabriella, Lauren’s Italian cousin, visits, both girls experience the<br />

strange feeling and his presence.<br />

An unexpected snow storm shuts down the main road to Rome, and<br />

Gabriella’s visit turns into an overnight stay with her cousin. This gives<br />

Lauren an opportunity to pour her heart out to Gabriella, and to reflect<br />

on the sequence of events in her life that unknowingly led her down a<br />

STEM career path, and to understand how those events were perfectly<br />

orchestrated to guide her into the predominantly male fields she loved.<br />

Lauren shares the personal losses in her life, and relates how she buried<br />

her feelings to cope with them, but that did very little to help her, and<br />

she was left feeling lost and abandoned.<br />

Lauren’s trip is successful in that she discovers what happened to her<br />

father in Italy, and understands why he was so different from other Italian<br />

fathers. She discovers that her father’s legacy was passed on to her, and<br />

that she had fulfilled it by choosing a STEM career, in which she worked<br />

over 40 years, helping to break down the cultural and gender barriers that<br />

exist for women in STEM. Following in her father’s footsteps, Lauren<br />

passes her father’s legacy on to her great-niece Caroline, who, because of<br />

the strides made by her great-aunt and women of her<br />

generation, will have the ability to choose any career<br />

she desires. Caroline, in turn, will continue to enact<br />

change beneficial to the next generation of women<br />

because of the legacy she inherited.<br />

“My dad would often tell me, ‘Linda, you do<br />

whatever you want to do in life.’ He always wanted<br />

me to be independent. He’d tell me ‘Don’t rely on<br />

men.’” Advice she has for young women considering<br />

a STEM career? “Don’t be afraid to fail. And, if you<br />

enjoy something, just do it.”<br />

“This is a legacy story for me, for my father,” she<br />

said, fighting back tears.<br />

Since the book has been published, she has spoken<br />

at many STEM conferences, book groups and even<br />

appeared as a guest of WBZ radio. She addressed<br />

a group of young ladies at Girls Inc. in Lynn, who<br />

afterward “asked a lot of great questions. To them, I<br />

say, don’t be afraid to fail. If you persevere and go after<br />

what you want to do, it can happen.”<br />

Graf noted that there are more women working in the science fields<br />

these days, “but they are competing with each other. And men still hold<br />

most of the senior engineering and science positions.”<br />

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from<br />

Simmons College. While working full time at Tufts University on the<br />

development of an artificial kidney, she attended graduate school there<br />

at night. She also has a Master’s of Science in chemical engineering<br />

from Tufts University and an MBA from Bentley University.<br />

Like Graf, the novel’s main character wins a full scholarship for<br />

graduate study at Tufts School of Engineering, an experience that<br />

transforms her professional life.<br />

“I am very passionate about women in STEM and what my<br />

generation of women went through to make a path for the future,” said<br />

Graf. “Without the scholarship to Tufts, I would never have been able<br />

to become the engineer I wanted to be. I want women to understand<br />

that if they want to be in STEM fields, nothing can stop them.”<br />

“To Caroline - Love, Auntie” can be ordered online at Amazon, Archway<br />

and Barnes & Noble.<br />

Linda Graf, a retired chemist and chemical engineer, holds<br />

a copy of her novel “To Caroline - Love, Auntie,” while<br />

relaxing in her Lynnfield home.<br />

Photo: Spenser Hasak<br />

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Filmmakers taking Peabody witch story<br />

to the Smithsonian (Channel)<br />

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It’s understandable if Peabody history buffs feel they get<br />

short shrift to neighboring Salem, especially when it comes<br />

to the witch hysteria of 1692. But the story of John Proctor,<br />

the first man hanged as an accused “witch,” is coming to the<br />

<strong>sm</strong>all screen next summer, thanks to the work of the Peabody<br />

Historical Society and some award-winning documentary<br />

filmmakers.<br />

Proctor, a farmer and innkeeper in what was then known as<br />

Salem Village and is now Peabody, was accused of witchcraft<br />

in 1692 alongside his third wife, Elizabeth Barrett Proctor.<br />

Elizabeth, pregnant at the time, was luckier than her husband<br />

and escaped the hangman’s noose.<br />

Tentatively titled “Salem Secrets,” Maine-based Lone Wolf<br />

Media is setting out to tell the story of Proctor’s life, death<br />

and the fate of his body after he was hanged on August 19,<br />

1692. The show is scheduled to air next summer as part of the<br />

Smithsonian Channel’s “Hidden History” series, according to<br />

Chris Bryson,a senior series producer for Lone Wolf Media.<br />

“John Proctor is interesting. He was the first man killed and<br />

he was not from the lower classes,” said Bryson,who spent<br />

a decade as executive producer on the much-loved “History<br />

Detectives” program on PBS. “There was the feeling that if<br />

John Proctor could be killed, who was next? He was not the<br />

traditional ‘witch.’”<br />

While Lone Wolf Media is looking to bring a dark slice of<br />

local history to a national audience, Bryson said the full story<br />

couldn’t be told without local historians close to the source.<br />

Lone Wolf Media contacted Peabody Historical Museum<br />

curator Kelly Daniell about their interest in Proctor at almost the<br />

same time she was investigating the whereabouts of Proctor’s<br />

final resting place after his execution at what is now known as<br />

Proctor’s Ledge in Salem.<br />

“The production company asked if anyone had ever located<br />

(Proctor’s body) and what happened to the bodies of the witch<br />

trial victims,” Daniell said. “None of the official documents refer<br />

to what was done with the bodies after they were executed.”<br />

Part of the sentence of those accused of witchcraft was the<br />

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Peabody Historical Society Curator Kelly Daniell discusses the life and death of Salem witch trial victim John Proctor. The<br />

Smithsonian Channel’s “Hidden History” series will spotlight the story.<br />

Photos: Owen O’Rourke<br />

denial of a proper burial. And removing the bodies after the<br />

execution was considered a criminal offense, although it is<br />

widely assumed that the families of Proctor and other victims<br />

removed the bodies of their loved ones under the cover of<br />

darkness.<br />

“Do we know where the bodies of any of the victims ended<br />

up? The short answer is no,” said Daniell. “Those records are<br />

lost to history, if there were records. But what we do have is<br />

oral history and the traditions of the families.”<br />

Thanks to those oral traditions, in 1904, W.P. Upham<br />

published a pamphlet for the Peabody Historical Society that<br />

seemed to narrow down Proctor’s final resting place to a 15-acre<br />

plot of land he owned near the current site of Peabody Veterans<br />

Memorial High School.<br />

Using that fairly obscure publication as the basis of where<br />

Proctor might be buried, Daniell said her next step was to<br />

check out the potential burial site<br />

Herself.<br />

That week, Lone Wolf Media contacted Daniell about their<br />

interest in Proctor’s story.<br />

“It was outstanding working with Kelly,” said Bryson.<br />

“She was courteous, professional and welcoming and very<br />

enthusiastic about the work she does. These local historical<br />

societies are really jewels in our communities, recording what<br />

has happened in generation after generation.”<br />

Most signs do point to Proctor being buried within the rocky<br />

outcrops of the 15 acre spot near the high school off Lowell<br />

Street. Although that land is owned by the city, Daniell said<br />

the land may be too rocky and worked over to do a proper<br />

archeological dig.<br />

“Did we find John Proctor’s final resting place?” Daniell<br />

asked. “We may not be able to definitely answer that, but we<br />

certainly got a lot closer.”<br />

Even without a definitive answer to a question that has<br />

lingered for more than three centuries, Bryson said the<br />

Smithsonian Channel show will be valuable and entertaining<br />

for serious and armchair historians alike.<br />

Shows like “Hidden History” and “History Detectives” take<br />

advantage of new research tools and archival works to help<br />

bring history alive, he said.<br />

“History doesn’t have to remote and academic, and can be<br />

accessible for everyday citizens,” Bryson said.<br />

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En Route<br />

“Broadhearth,” a holiday pop-up<br />

shop and open house, was held the<br />

weekend of Dec. 2 at the Saugus<br />

Iron Works National Historic Site in<br />

Saugus. A special winter opening of<br />

the Iron Works House took place, and<br />

there were light refreshments, early<br />

music and shopping for unique items<br />

inspired by “Old America.” There<br />

was also a special playing of the<br />

Virginal - a keyboard instrument of<br />

the harpsichord family — by Frances<br />

Conover Fitch, a distinguished<br />

musician and teacher.<br />

Clockwise, from bottom right: a<br />

period-correct room at the Iron Works;<br />

uncommon pieces that were for<br />

sale; Frances Conover Fitch tunes<br />

the Virginal; Laura Eisener of Saugus<br />

checks out American Heritage Historic<br />

Chocolate; park ranger and education<br />

specialist Maryann Zujewski discusses<br />

the site’s history.<br />

PHOTOS: Spenser Hasak<br />

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Stops along the way<br />

Some 53 artists at the Lydia Pinkham<br />

Building in Lynn opened their studios<br />

to the public on Nov. 18 weekend. A<br />

trolley shuttled art lovers to and from<br />

the Pinkham Building and LynnArts<br />

Building, where artists also exhibited<br />

their work. Attendance was strong for<br />

the <strong>12</strong>th annual event.<br />

The Lynnfield Art Guild held its annual holiday Fine Arts &<br />

Crafts Show and Sale on Nov. 4 at the <strong>17</strong>14 Meeting House<br />

in Lynnfield Center. Available for sale were a large selection<br />

of mini-paintings, framed paintings, photographs, pottery,<br />

handmade crafts and original prints. Local painters working<br />

in a variety of media including acrylic, oils, watercolor,<br />

colored pencil, pastel, crayon and photography were joined<br />

by area artists who craft with weaving, stained glass,<br />

handspun woolen knits, wooden bowls, handmade soaps,<br />

local honey and beaded jewelry.<br />

Clockwise from bottom left: Jane Booras of Lynnfield stands at<br />

her booth selling headbands, baby hats and other handmade<br />

goods, with proceeds to be donated to the Caring and Sharing<br />

Program in Lynn; a watercolor painting by Bill Deveney of Lynn<br />

on display; Chuck Dorsey of West Peabody checks out the<br />

artworks; Mary Jane English of Nahant examines a painting.<br />

PHOTOS: Spenser Hasak<br />

Clockwise from bottom left: Jay Borden<br />

of Boston, owner of Roulez Cycles in the<br />

Pinkham Building, shows off a custom<br />

bicycle frame that he is working on;<br />

Jacqueline Millette of Swampscott, right,<br />

talks about her jewelry with Mary Kindle<br />

of Cohasset; Gordon Trainor, building<br />

manager, demonstrates how the old<br />

elevators work to Tracie Hines of Lynn<br />

and Jen Finnegan of Marblehead; Peter<br />

Grams prepares his pottery wheel for a<br />

demonstration; Joe Palczynski of Saugus<br />

looks at paintings by John Maciejowski;<br />

Greg Affsa and Brianna Bonfiglio of<br />

Cherry Valley check out Cutting Edge<br />

Boston’s laser-cutting demonstration;<br />

Richard King of Swampscott, left, and<br />

Michael Stankiewicz of Marblehead<br />

discuss King’s art.<br />

PHOTOS: Spenser Hasak<br />

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Festive<br />

chic<br />


Fleece Collection” cotton<br />

Tartan flannel shirt, $68.<br />

Available at Brooks Brothers,<br />

Northshore Mall, 210 Andover<br />

St, Peabody.<br />

LC LAUREN CONRAD flocked<br />

tulle midi skirt, $44.99<br />

(originally $60). Available at<br />

Kohl’s, Saugus Plaza Shopping<br />

Center, 333 Broadway, Route 1<br />

South, Saugus.<br />

LOUISE ET CIE “Arella”<br />

imitation pearl-embellished<br />

flat, $89.96 (originally<br />

$149.95). Available at<br />

Nordstrom, Northshore Mall,<br />

210 Andover St, Peabody.<br />

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Holiday<br />

glam<br />

MADDEN GIRL “Bella” two-piece block<br />

heel sandals in black suede, $44<br />

(originally $49). Available at Macy’s,<br />

Square <strong>One</strong> Mall, Route 1 South,<br />

<strong>12</strong>01 Broadway, Saugus.<br />

KATE SPADE “Caution to the wind”<br />

embellished sleeve crepe dress in<br />

black, $<strong>12</strong>9.99 (originally $398).<br />

Available at Marshalls, Fellsway Plaza,<br />

655 Broadway, Route 1 South, Saugus.<br />

Mixed-media appliqué minaudière<br />

clutch, $89.40 (originally $149).<br />

Available at Nordstrom, Northshore<br />

Mall, 210 Andover St, Peabody.<br />

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