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Mystery of the town bell: Solved

By Anne Marie Tobin

LYNNFIELD — Many town residents

are familiar with the town’s

historic bell, which dates back to

1859 and was used as a fire alarm at

the Meeting House from 1903-1960.

Restored last month by Skylight

Studios in Woburn, the bell was

returned to its home on the Town

Common on July 2.

But what most people don’t know

is how the bell got there in the first


Now, they do, thanks to Historical

Commision Chair Kirk Mansfield’s

recent discovery of an old letter

penned by former Parks and

Cemetery Commissioner Donald R.


“The history of the bell is well

known, but for me, how it came to be

placed on the common is a more fascinating

story,” said Mansfield. “Turns

out it was destined for the dump

when the town was in the process of

tearing down the old Town Hall and

building a new one back in the early

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Lynnfield DPW employees Steve deBettencourt, left, and Rick DeGrande bolt

down the town bell that was installed at the common Friday morning after

being restored at Skylight Studios in Woburn.

Metro Y race is back on track in Peabody

By Anne Marie Tobin


PEABODY — The popular

YMCA of Metro North

Road Race series is back

after being canceled in 2020

due to the pandemic.

“After 18 months of

Zooming, it is time to start

zooming around the roads

in your running shoes,” said

YMCA of Metro North Chief

Executive Officer Kathleen

Walsh. ““Our race series

is designed for all levels of

runners and walkers and it

showcases some of the most

beautiful areas within our Y

service area.

“Plus they are family

friendly and, thanks to our

sponsors, participants get

some great swag.

The Y’s race series will be

sure to ignite your passion

for moving again.”

This year Metro North

will host four races, all

on Saturdays: The Saugus

YMCA Not a Walk in the

Park 5K at Breakheart

Reservation on Aug. 21, the

Demakes Family YMCA

Stride Along the Tide 5K

at the Nahant Life Saving

Station on Sept. 25, the

Torigian Family YMCA

LiveSTRONG at the Y Half

Marathon and 5K at Lt.

Ross Park in Peabody and

the Melrose YMCA Spooky

Spirit 5K on Oct. 30.

The series raises funds for


offers socialemotional


for kids

By Allysha Dunnigan

LYNNFIELD — The Summer of Fun

Activities (SOFA) program offers a variety

of half-day and full-day programs for

children in pre-K up to eighth grade, all

organized through Lynnfield Community


Programs include, but are not limited

to, crafts, cooking, foreign language, academics,

art, sports and social-emotional

well-being; they are staffed each summer

by adult, college and high school leaders

and assistants.

This summer, the SOFA program was

extended from six weeks to nine weeks,

and leaders say there is a program for


“Families return year after year with

excited anticipation for the programs we

offer,” the program’s website says.

Due to COVID-19, the program is still

airing on the side of caution and requiring

frequent hand washing, or the use of hand

sanitizer, and properly cleaning materials

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Lynnfield DPW employee Steve deBettencourt, left, guides the newly restored town bell off of

the flatbed as Eddie Downs looks on during the installation of the bell on the common Friday



From page 1

1960s. This letter is a tale of

how, thanks to Ross, the bell was

saved and lives to this day on the


Ross, who served on the commission

in the 1960s, wrote the

letter to then-President of the

Lynnfield Historical Society Edie

Richard after reading an article

she wrote about the bell which

appeared in a local newspaper in

December 2001.

Ross wrote that at the time the

old Town Hall was being torn

down, there was a row of garages

on the back portion of the property

that were used by the Parks and

Cemetery and Tree departments.

Ross said he noticed the bell in

the corner of one of those garages,

“about to be loaded onto a dump

truck to be taken to the dump.”

Ross immediately called Jim

Fletcher, the road commissioner.

The duo moved the bell to the

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storage. The letter did not state

how two mortals managed to

move the bell, which is estimated

to weigh 2,500 pounds.

Some time later, Ross had a

conversation with Pete Pearson,

a former park commissioner, who

informed Ross that the foundation

of the old Town Hall was made

of granite mined from a quarry in

South Lynnfield, off Ledge Road.

“As I remember, there were two

quarries known as the first and

second quarry, as they were in the

same area as Nells Hole,” Ross


Ross said, “As chairman of the

board, I made a motion to place the

bell somewhere on the common.”

Ross reached out to Fletcher

and together they were able to salvage

three pieces of granite from

the old foundation.

“Now the plan was to restore

the old bell and take two sections

of the old foundation and place

it on the common where they sit

today,” Ross wrote. “We then remounted

the old bell on top of the


It didn’t take long for the bell

to become an attractive nuisance

for children, who routinely rang it,

mostly at night and on weekends.

“This happened so often that the

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neighbors in the immediate neighborhood

complained to the park

commissioners,” Ross said.

Ross contacted commercial

artist Arthur Holbrook, who designed

and mounted a clamp inside

the bell to prevent it from

being rung.

Ross said the clamp was removed

several years later for a period

of time for unknown reasons,

much to his delight.

“For myself, it was always a joy

to hear it ring,” he said.

Mansfield said the exact dates

when the old Town Hall was demolished

and when the bell was

moved to the common as detailed

in Ross’ letter is unclear.

“There are a lot of conflicting

dates in the Lynnfield (A Heritage

Preserved) book that outlines

Lynnfiled’s history and when

the new Town Hall was built,”

Mansfield said, adding he believes

it was the early 1960’s, perhaps


For Ross, the letter was all

about Paul Harvey.

“I feel like Paul Harvey on the

radio with his commentary,” he

said. “Now, as (he) would say,

‘and now you know the rest of the



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From page 1

children and staff.

The programs run on a weekto-week

basis, so children can

choose certain programs they

want to participate in each

week. The half-day programs

cost an average of $125, while

the full-day programs are

around $250.

A part of this program that

SOFA Director Sarah Perkins

said is key this year — due to the

pandemic — is the social-emotional

wellbeing programming.

With the majority of young students

restricted to their homes

for the past year, mental health

issues have increased across the


Perkins said SOFA is hoping

to highlight the work of this

particular program to meet the

needs of the community.

The town’s public schools

implemented a social-emotional

curriculum a few years ago, and

SOFA is now doing the same.

One of the aspects of the

Metro Y race is back

on track in Peabody


From page 1

a variety of charitable activities

that benefit Y communities including

Metro North’s Annual

Campaign as well as the YMCA

child care, camp, and health and

wellness programs.

Participants may register for

one race ($25 each) or register

for all four races and receive a

special discount ($90).

Participants can also earn

a referral credit of $25 if they

refer five friends who register.

Race-day registration for all

races begins at 7 a.m. with the

races starting promptly at 8:30.

Awards will be given to the top

performers in each age group.

Post-race refreshments will

be provided. T-shirts will be

provided to those who register


“Lets face it, runners need to

start working on their T-shirt

collection again,” Walsh said.

The Torgian Half-Marathon

supports its “LiveSTRONG at

the Y” program, in which local

cancer survivors participate in

a 12-week specialized exercise

program to gain strength

in body, mind and spirit after

completing their treatments.

Non-runners can support the

cause by purchasing lawn signs

in honor of friends and relatives

social-emotional well-being

program is called “Ready, Set,

Regulate,” which helps children

behaviorally by providing selfcare

strategies to use while at

school and at home.

The SOFA program also

paired with the school’s special

education department’s “extended

school year” (ESY) program

to bring this programming

to students who are on individualized

education plans (IEPs).

“With the experiences this

past year, we felt it would be

nice if we could bring something

into the SOFA program

that combines with ESY, so the

ESY students have the opportunity

to be around peers and have

an opportunity to attend the

SOFA program,” Perkins said.

“Both of these incorporate social-emotional


At the end of the summer, the

SOFA program will review data

from the extra three weeks, and

the social-emotional programming,

to see if these are aspects

that could be implemented next

summer as well.

who have died from the disease,

fought the battle and won or are

still battling the disease. Signs

will be displayed at the Torigian

YMCA during the week of the

half-marathon and along the

race course. Signs can be purchased

online during registration

or by reaching out to Julie

Gerraughty at jgerraughty@


Walsh said she has already

registered to run.

“As a runner and a Y employee,

I am thrilled to bring

people together to run, walk or

skip through the 5K courses,”

Walsh said. “After a year of

no running races, our family-friendly

races will not only

be fun, but competitive. It is as

much about fun, getting healthy

and competition. Join me at

the starting line.”

For information about registration,

fees or deadlines, visit

the Metro North website at



Metro North’s Annual Fund

ensures that nobody is turned

away for Y services for inability

to pay. In 2020, the YMCA of

Metro North provided more

than $1 million in financial aid

providing all children, adults

and families with opportunities

to develop a healthy spirit, mind

and body regardless of income.

JULY 22, 2021

Worcester State spring

2021 deans list

For the Weekly News


Third Citizen Theatre Company

presents William Shakespeare’s

As You Like It as their

first annual Shakespeare at the

Willows event to take place at

the Salem Willows Bandshell.

Performances are 6pm on

August 28th and 29th, September

4th, 5th, and 6th.

Tickets: $20 Suggested Donation

(general seating, cash or

PayPal); $25 Advance Donation

secures Premium Seating (limit

30 per performance) and a

$50 Advance Donation secures

front-row seating and a chance to

get pulled into the performance

(limit 10 per performance).

Audience members are encouraged

to bring lawn chairs,

picnic blankets, food and drink.

Performances are rain or

shine. Running time: 90 minutes.

To donate, secure Premium

or Front-Row seating, and more

information visit https://www.



On the run from her vengeful

Worcester State University

has announced its Spring Semester

Dean's List for 2021.

Several local students were

named to the list including Murtaza

Nipplewala of Lynnfield, a

computer science major.

To qualify for the Dean’s List,

full- and part-time students must

earn a grade point average of 3.5

or better for the semester. Courses

taken on a pass/fail basis are

excluded from the GPA calculation.

Full-time students must

be enrolled for a minimum of

12 graded credits. Part-time day

and evening students must have

an academic load of a minimum

of 6 graded credit hours.

Students are ineligible for

the Dean’s List in a semester in

which they receive an incomplete


Shakespeare’s As You

Like It, directed by

Peter Sampieri, comes

to Salem Willows

uncle and his fascist court, noble

Rosalind escapes to the wilds of

the Forest of Arden, where she

disguises herself as a man to

avoid imprisonment and death.

Joined by other renegades, outcasts

and peasants, she gets entangled

in a love triangle, fooling

her true love with her disguise.

A raucous and zany romantic

comedy with original live music,

Third Citizen’s As You Like

It is the premiere production of

Shakespeare at the Willows, an

annual outdoor summer Shakespeare


Third Citizen Theatre Company

is a nonprofit committed to

creating politically and socially

relevant theatre with a focus on

reimagining and re-contextualizing

classical works. We deliver

high-quality productions centered

on modern themes to engage

and entertain all ages.

At Third Citizen, we believe

in and value artistic excellence,

community engagement, and

making space/empowering others

to create a culturally-competent

society educated through

the arts.

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Grabau makes Endicott proud



Lynnfield resident Jaylin Grabau has been named to the

CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team.

LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield

resident Jaylin Grabau, a 2021

graduate of Endicott College in

Beverly, has been named to the

CoSIDA (College Sports Information

Directors of America)

Academic All-District At-Large

First Team.

The nomination earns Grabau

a spot on the national ballot

for the CoSIDA Academic

All-America team, which will

be voted on by sports information

directors (SIDs) across the

country in late July.

Grabau is the first student-athlete

in Endicott's field

hockey program history to garner

these honors.

Grabau graduated in

2021with a Bachelor of Science

degree in nursing, compiling a

3.92 cumulative grade point average


She is a multiple-time Dean's

List honoree, a member of both

the Phi Sigma Biological Honor

Society and Sigma Theta Tau

Epsilon Chapter of the Honor

Society of Nursing. She also

serves as secretary of the Endicott

College Nurses Association.

Her senior thesis, "The Impact

of Communication and Collaboration

on Patient Outcomes"

was selected as her class's

best-written thesis and one of

the top five research theses in the

School of Nursing.

Grabau's internship/clinical

experiences included Lawrence

General Hospital, North Shore

Medical Center, Massachusetts

General Hospital, Brigham &

Women's Hospital, Boston Medical

Center, Holy Family Hospital

and Beverly Hospital. She

has worked as an intern, clinical

associate and nursing assistant

in several hospital units, including

intensive care, psychosocial,

childbearing, medical-surgical,

adult care, child care and telemetry.

Grabau is CPR certified and

proficient in many nursing-related

computer software programs.

She is currently enrolled in Endicott's

fifth-year nursing program.

Grabau's athletic accomplishments

are equally impressive.

This past spring, she was selected

as the 2020-2021 Endicott

College Female Student-Athlete

of the Year. She is a four-time

Commonwealth Coast Conference

(CCC) All-Academic selection

and a five-time National

Field Hockey Coaches Association

(NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction

and Academic Squad

award winner.

In her four years as a Gulls

forward, Grabau scored 36 goals

and notched 21 assists in 68

games, guiding the Gulls to two

CCC conference championships

and two NCAA Tournament victories;

Grabau was named to the

All-CCC Second Team in 2019.

She also has served as a

captain of the team, is a member

of the department's Emerging

Leaders program and EC

L.E.A.D. (Leaders of the Endicott

Athletics Department).

The CoSIDA Academic

All-District program recognizes

the nation's top student-athletes

for their combined academic and

athletic performances. There

are eight districts. Endicott's

district — District 1 — includes

all schools in Massachusetts and


To be eligible, a student-athlete

must be a varsity starter or

key reserve, maintain a minimum

cumulative GPA of 3.30

on a scale of 4.00, have reached

sophomore athletic and academic

standing at his/her current

institution and be nominated by

his/her sports SID.

Since the program's inception

in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed

Academic All-America honors

on more than 15,000 student-athletes

in Divisions I, II,

III, and NAIA.

For more information about

the Academic All-District Teams

program, visit www.cosida.com.

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Monday 7/12


Frank J. Taibbi Jr., 31, of 4

Old Wood Road, was arrested

and charged with OUI-liquor

and leaving the scene of a motor

vehicle accident at 10:18 p.m.



A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 11:55 a.m. Monday at

425 Market St. and 425 Walnut

St.; at 3:51 p.m. Monday at 354

S Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle

crash with personal injury at

2:18 p.m. Monday on Salem

Street. One person was taken to

Lahey Clinic – Burlington.

A report of a hit-and-run

motor vehicle crash at 6:41 p.m.

Monday at 15 Summer St. and 0

S Common St.

A 31-year-old man was arrested

(see arrests) following a

crash at 794 Lowell St. at 10:18

p.m. Monday.


A report of suspicious activity

at 6:52 p.m. Monday at 747

Walnut St. A caller reported a

group across the pond had been

there for several nights and felt

Police Log

they were suspicious. Police advised

the group that they could

not be fishing in the pond there.

Tuesday 7/13


A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday at

N Broadway and Salem Street;

at 8:43 a.m. Thursday on S


Wednesday 7/14


A motor vehicle crash into a

guardrail was reported at 9:26

p.m. Wednesday at 605 Walnut

St. and 1 Sparhawk Drive.


A report of a disturbance

at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday at

Lynnfield High School at 275

Essex St. A caller reported a

group of loud kids was setting

off fireworks. Police reported

approximately 20 vehicles had

left and several broken bottles

were found in the parking lot.


At 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, a

caller reported his son’s bicycle

was stolen from his driveway at

12 Bishops Lane.

Thursday 7/15


A five-car crash was reported

at 7:50 a.m. Thursday on S


Saturday 7/17


A report of a motor vehicle

crash with personal injury at

1:52 a.m. Saturday on I-95

Northbound, Exit 61

A report of a hit-and-run

motor vehicle crash at 11:56

a.m. Saturday at 324 Summer


Sunday 7/18

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and

entering at 4:33 a.m. Sunday

at iStorage at 102 S Broadway.

A caller reported the front office

of iStorage was broken into.

A window was smashed, but

nothing appeared to be taken

from the safe.


A caller reported a boulder in

the middle of the road at 11 p.m.

Sunday at 767 Walnut St. and 6

Gianna Drive. The Department of

Public Works responded to remove

the boulder.

Lynnfield to receive $406,241

for roads and bridges

anne marie tobin

BOSTON – The House and

Senate have finalized a Chapter

90 bond bill that will provide

Lynnfield with $406,241 in road

and bridge funding for fiscal year


Town Administrator Rob

Dolan said while “the money

is appreciated,” he wished the

funding had been awarded


“The Chapter 90 money for

FY22 is generally the same as

in previous years, (but) it has

been the goal of cities and towns

to have this money distributed

by the state in April and not in

mid-July with the construction

season well underway,” he said.

“This would allow contracts to

be signed and more work done


Lynnfield recently announced

the details of the many road improvements

that will be made this

summer. Highlights include repaving

of the portion of Summer

Street that was disrupted by a

National Grid project addressing

gas leaks, reconfiguration of the

Salem and Walnut streets intersection,

repaving of Juniper

Road, Timberhill Lane and

Timberhill Terrace and repaving

of portions of Hart Road and

Chestnut Street.

In addition to authorizing $200

million in state spending on the

Chapter 90 program, the bond

bill also provides for a total of

$150 million in funding increases

for six transit-related municipal

grant programs. The final bill

— which combines elements of

two earlier versions of the bond

bill previously approved by the

House and Senate — was enacted

unanimously in both branches

on July 15, with the support of

House Minority Leader Bradley

H. Jones Jr. (R-North Reading)

and Senator Brendan Crighton


“The Chapter 90 program represents

an important state-municipal

partnership that, combined

with the increases in municipal

transit grants funding, will allow

cities and towns to address their

priority transportation needs,”

said Jones. “I’m pleased that

Senator Crighton and I were

able to work together to help

secure this critical funding for


“It was great to work with

Representative Jones to advocate

for funding to improve our roads

and sidewalks,” said Crighton.

“This investment will make it

easier and safer for residents to

get where they need to go.”

Established by the Legislature

in 1973, the Chapter 90 program

is 100 percent reimbursable and

allocates funding to cities and

towns on an annual basis using

a distribution formula that takes

into consideration a community’s

population, employment and

total road miles. Municipalities

can use the funding for a wide

range of capital improvement

projects such as road resurfacing

and related work, including sidewalks,

traffic-control measures

and roadside drainage.

In addition to the Chapter 90

bond authorization, the House

and Senate have allocated another

$25 million apiece to six

state grant programs that were

initially funded in a comprehensive

transportation bond

bill signed into law on January

15. These grant programs offer

funding assistance for:

• the municipal small bridge program,

which helps communities

fund construction, repairs and

improvements for non-federally

aided bridges

• addressing local bottlenecks that

negatively impact traffic flow

• implementing transit-supportive

infrastructure, including

dedicated bus lanes and signal


• prioritizing and enhancing mass

transit by bus increasing access

to mass transit and commuter rail


• assisting municipalities and regional

transit authorities with the

purchase of electric vehicles and

charging stations.

The final bond bill also retains

language previously inserted by

the House stipulating that funds

received through the Coronavirus

State Fiscal Recovery Fund may

“be used for maintenance or

PAYGO-funded building of

transportation infrastructure, including


The bond bill is now on

Governor Charlie Baker’s desk.

He has until July 25 to review

and sign it.

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Religious News

Centre Congregational


5 Summer St., Lynnfield



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In the Centre since 1720,

Centre Church is an open and affirming

congregation of the

United Church of Christ. No

matter who you are or where you

are on your life’s journey, you

are welcome at Centre Church.

Our worship services are

held at 10 a.m. every Sunday


Our summer services are in

the air-conditioned chapel. All

worshippers are asked to wear a

mask while indoors for worship

until further notice. Following

the service, we gather on the

front lawn for fellowship.

Our pastor, the Rev. Nancy

Rottman, and our Director of

Faith Formation, Ms. Larainne

Wilson, strive to provide inspiring,

down-to-earth messages

for people of all ages that are applicable

to everyday life.

We are committed to providing

children a warm, safe, and inclusive

environment. We will be

offering a summer program for

children called “Compassion


The overall theme is Be

Loved, Be Kind, Be You.

Messiah Lutheran Church

708 Lowell St., Lynnfield

(corner of Lowell & Chestnut)

is currently open for in-person

worship Sunday morning at 9:30

am (summer hours). Worship

services will also be streamed

live on Facebook. Like us

on Facebook: facebook.com/


Worship times: Sunday mornings

at 9:30 am, Sunday evening

devotion on Facebook Live

at 6:30 pm, Wednesday evening

Prayer time at 7:01 pm on

Facebook Live.

Messiah Lutheran Church

is served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy

Pekari, and Rev. David Brezina.

Temple Emmanuel/


For more information about

Temple Emmanuel, a member

of the Jewish Reconstructionist

Communities, call 781-245-

1886 or see our Facebook

page or website at www.

Lynnfield organizations

offer summer safety tips


Summertime is all about creating

memories with friends

and family both at home and

while away on vacation. Three

Lynnfield organizations offer

some tips to have a happy and

safe summer:

For outside celebrations, it’s

important to remember safety

doesn’t stop at the door. There

are many fire risks outside the

home, including your backyard.

Between 2016 and 2020

Massachusetts fire departments

responded to 427 grill

fires. Here are some tips from

the Lynnfield Fire Department

about outside fire safety:

Always grill outdoors with

grills at least 10 feet away from

the side of a building, only

on open first floor porches or

patios with a stairway to the


Place propane, charcoal and

wood pellet barbecue grills well

away from house and deck railings

and out from under eaves

and overhanging branches.

Leaks or breaks are primarily

a problem with gas grills. Check

the gas tank hose for leaks before

using it for the first time

each year, and of course, never

leave it unattended.

For campfires, fire pits, and

chimineas, always have a hose,

bucket of water or shovel and

dirt or sand nearby, and make

sure the fire is completely out

before going to sleep or leaving

the area.

Traveling this summer? Road

safety is especially important

during this season. According

to the National Highway

Traffic Safety Administration

(NHTSA), 2,042 people were

killed in crashes involving a

teen driver in 2019. Here are

some tips from the Lynnfield

Police Department:

Talk to your young driver

about the rules and responsibilities

involved in driving.

Share statistics related to distracted

driving, such as, “Did

you know sending or reading

a text takes your eyes off the

road for 5 seconds? At 55 mph,

that’s like driving the length

of an entire football field with

your eyes closed!” Distracted

driving includes talking or

texting on your phone, eating

and drinking, talking to people

in your vehicle, adjusting the

radio, entertainment or navigation

system — anything that

takes your attention away from

the task of safe driving.

Speeding is a critical safety

issue. In 2019, it was a factor in

27 percent of the fatal crashes

that involved passenger vehicle

teen drivers. When driving with

your family, model safe speeds

and discuss the importance of

adhering to the speed limit.

Keep cyclists safe by

knowing where bike lanes are

and looking before opening

your car doors.

Remember to buckle up. Not

only is seatbelt use the law, it’s

also one of the easiest and most

effective actions in reducing the

chances of death and injury in

a crash.

Summer is also a time of less

structure and more freedom for

youth. To help kids stay safe,

encourage them to stay active

during the summer by working,

volunteering or attending supervised

activities in the community.

To help them develop positive

relationships, A Healthy

Lynnfield offers this from the

Search Institute toward being a

trusted adult mentor:

Express care: Show kids that

they matter by listening to their


Challenge growth: Help kids

reach for their next challenge,

hold high expectations for them

and encourage accountability

for their actions.

Provide support: Help them

achieve concrete tasks and

goals, instill confidence and

allow them to take charge of

their own actions.

Share power: Show respect

and give kids a say in family decisions.

Let them lead a summer

family activity.

Expand possibilities: Connect

kids with people and places to

help broaden their world.

Working together, everyone

can have a safe and healthy



Request service links to

the Zoom streaming: info@


Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30

p.m.: June 25.

Saturday mornings at 9:30 am:

June 5 and 19, July 17.

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church

Peace, Hope & Virtual Hugs

Deb Willis Bry, cell:


Office Assistant, Wakefield-

Lynnfield United Methodist


Assistant Coordinator, Greater

Boston Project Linus

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church, 273 Vernon

St., Wakefield, Mass., 01880

Church Office: 781-245-1359,

Parsonage: 781-245-0338 Email:






*A Project Linus Blanket

Drop-Off Location*


The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

400 Essex St., Lynnfield


(781) 334-5586

Bishop Aaron Udy

Missionaries: 978-896-9434

Sacrament meeting: 10 a.m.

Sunday School/Youth/

Children Class: 11 a.m.

Youth Night: Wednesdays at

7 p.m.

Visitors Welcome!

Concerts on

the Common

are back


The Lynnfield Rotary Club is

pleased to announce the return

of Concerts on the Common

this July. Next Wednesday,

July 21 will feature the musical

group Memory Laners, and

Wednesday, July 28 will feature

Katrina Gustafson. Concert

events start at 6:00 p.m. on the

Lynnfield Common and are

free to the public. Bring a chair,

buy some snacks from our student-run

Rotary InterAct Club

and have a good old time!

For more information, contact

Jack Moynihan, President,

Lynnfield Rotary at lumberjack12@comcast.net.

Diane Tilley and

Nat Ruccolo

give thanks to

Joseph Lane


We would like to thank our

neighbors on Joseph Lane,

Lowell St. and Cider Mill

for being so cooperative and

gracious during the preparation

and filming of the Apple

Studios movie “Spirited” at

our home. Also, many thanks

to the Lynnfield Police and

Fire departments for their assistance

and oversight during

the process. Our family was

delighted and excited to host

Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell

and Octavia Spencer. The director,

Sean Anders, and the entire

crew were great. We hope

that our neighbors were able to

share in the excitement of the

event as well.

Best regards,

Diane Tilley & Nat Ruccolo

Joseph Lane


WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 JULY 22, 2021

Plenty of summer fun at SOFA

LYNNFIELD — Here is the

Community School’s Summer

of Fun Activities (SOFA)

schedule for the week of July

19-23. Visit the Community

School’s website at lynnfield.

k12.ma.us for registration


Programs cost $125 for residents

and $135 for non-residents,

unless otherwise specified.

All programs are held at

the high school, 275 Essex St.

Children of all ages love to

be silly and have fun, especially

the youngest of us. We see this

first hand every time we run our

Silly Games program!

We will play games like:

Builders and Bulldozers, where

children either build or bulldoze

cones set up around the gym;

Bowling for Noodles, like real

bowling but with pool noodles;

and Kooky Relays!

Each game is designed specifically

for our tot friends and

includes elements that help further

develop the fine and gross

motor skills of our young champions.

Participants also have the

opportunity to practice working

together, sharing with other

children, and working on their

problem-solving skills.

The program cost is $135

for residents and $145 for


High Five Sports - directed

by the Sports Zone 101 staff, the

program runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Let’s Get Crafty - Oriented to

kids 3-6 years old and directed

by Paula Rinaldi, the program

runs from 9 a.m.-noon with the

SOFA schedule describing it as

follows: Come get together with

your friends to make cool crafts!

There will be a variety of different

crafts each day. Between

crafts we’ll go outside and enjoy

the sunshine too. Plan to wear

clothes that can get messy. Can’t

wait to create together!

Landscape And Ocean Life

Paint Creations is directed by

Jeff Surette, which will contain

work in both acrylic and digital

forms to create amazing artworks

inspired by nature on land and in

the water. The program runs from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is initiated

towards kids ages 9 and older.

We will be developing skills

in realistic and fantasy-like

art with favorite sea creatures

using Adobe Photoshop and

paint on canvas. Get ready to

create some amazing works of

art throughout a fun week! The

program costs $250 for residents

and $260 for non-residents.

Aprons Ready - is run by

Leah O’Brien for kids ages 4-6

from 9 a.m.-noon and the program

description is as follows:

We will learn no-bake recipes

for kids that will make the

whole family happy! All supplies

will be provided for this

program, but the recipes will be

kept a secret until they are revealed

each day.

Let’s Get Sporty! Jr. is directed

by Lisa Verdile for kindergarten

through 12th grade

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Here’s the program description:

Come have fun with a sportsfilled

morning! Each day we

will be playing age-appropriate

sports games such as kickball,

street hockey, pickle and more!

Who doesn’t love a little sporty


Filmmaking is a class for ages

8-11 running from 9 a.m-3 p.m.

Program description: In this

class, students will bring creativity

to life in a fun, collaborative

and exciting environment.

They will learn skills in scriptwriting,

storyboard sketching,

improvisation and camera skills.

Students who have previously

participated in our program will

be able to expand on their filmmaking

skills. Together they

will write, shoot and edit a film

in a genre of their choosing and

edit their project together using

the professional editing software

Adobe Premiere.

The cost is $310 for residents

and $320 for non-residents.

Cheer Camp is run by

Morgan Festa for ages 5-8 from

9 a.m.-3 p.m. The program is for

cheering enthusiasts! We will

learn motions, while practicing

cheers and chants. The morning

will start with stretching and

move on to somersaults and

cartwheels. We will also do

some cheerleading crafts.

At the end of the week, we

will have a mini-performance

to show our friends and family

what we learned. Program cost

is $250 for residents, $260 for


Kids Concoctions and Tie

Dye is directed by Joey Puleo

for kids in grades 1-5. The program

runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

and costs $250 for residents,

$260 for non-residents.

Program description: Come

get messy! We will explore the

magic of making the ultimate

crafty concoctions. Some of

the possible creations include

magic muck, snowy foam paint

and GAK.

Mix, measure, squish and

sculpt many colorful creations.

But that’s not all! We will also

spend our week tie-dying!

Learn to make different patterns

on clothing, garments and other


For grades two, three and

four, Spy Camp is directed

by Ava O’Brien and Chloe

Shapleigh and runs from 9

a.m.-noon. Here is the program

description: Want to become a

secret spy and learn all about

what it takes to be one? Then

this SOFA program is perfect

for you! Get ready for secret

spy missions and solving new

mysteries every day!

Jocks and smocks, directed

by Lisa and Francesca

Pasciuto, is for kindergarteners

through fifth graders and runs

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Described

as hands-on crafts and playtime,

the program combines a

morning time craft followed

by a new sport activity in the

afternoon. The program cost is

$250 for residents and $260 for


Jeff Surette directs

“Fantastical Beasts Painting and

Drawing” for ages 8-12 from 9

a.m.-3 p.m. Students will explore

the forest and jungles of

our world today and creatures

that lived in the mysterious

past. Wolves, tigers, griffins,

unicorns and more.

Come learn fantastic drawing

and painting techniques that

will turn your imagination into

works of art ready to frame

and hang on the wall at home.

The program cost is $250

for residents and $260 for


The Sweet Shoppe is for kids

in grades two, three and four

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

Directed by Pam Shapleigh, it is

for kids who love cupcakes and

cookies and who want to learn

how to decorate and make them

irresistible to eat.

In this class, states the program

description, you will decorate

baked goods each day to

take home! All the supplies are

included, so you just have to

have a desire to decorate.

Space is limited and it will

fill up quickly, so do not wait!

If you have taken one of Pam’s

classes, these will be all new activities.

Please note: We cannot

guarantee nuts/peanuts are not

included in the food products

used. This program is not designed

to handle food allergies.

The Big Top Carnival is

a SOFA program for kids in

grades 1-4 directed by Katrina

Gustafson. It runs from 9


“Come join us under the

Big Top!” states the project

description, “All week we’ll

be celebrating good old-fashioned

carnival fun by creating

carnival-style games each day.

On the last day, we’ll have fun

enjoying carnival popcorn and

playing all of the games.”

The Tournament of

Champions: Cartoon Week is

for kids in grades 1-4 and runs

from 9 a.m.-noon. According to

the program description, kids

will participate in a variety of

games, such as street hockey,

soccer, football, battleship, four

corners, dodgeball, basketball

and many others during our funfilled


In addition to learning the

fundamentals of these sports,

we will have exciting discussions

about current events in

sports, good sportsmanship and

understanding the cool statistics

on sports cards.

Each participant will receive

a daily pack of cards as a major

prize. These prizes help emphasize

value and are a fun way to

enhance learning! We also have

our weekly “SLUSH DAY”

which is a fan favorite for all

our kids every week!

Our Cartoon Networkthemed

games are back again

this summer with some new and

exciting twists. Kids are encouraged

but not required to wear

their favorite cartoon shirt/hat.

Competitions this week will include

themed games involving

Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes,

SpongeBob, Rugrats, Power

Rangers and many others.

The cost is $250 for residents

and $260 for non-residents.

Extreme sports for middle

school students is directed by

Sports Zone 101 for kids in

grades 5-8. Running from 9

a.m.-noon, the program description

states, “we will involve

some high degree of speed, risk

and creativity in taking some of

our favorite games to a whole

new level.

“Games will include everything

from competitive flag

football, dodgeball, Nerf, floor

hockey, basketball and many

of your other favorite games

too. We will also work on some

skills, drills, and ways to improve

your competition in all

sports throughout the week.”

The cost $135 for residents,

$145 for non-residents.

Up, Up, and Away! Musical

Theatre Dance Camp, directed

by Mini Movers Dance Studio,

is for grades three, four and five

and runs from 9 a.m.-noon.

“In this Dance It Out! session,

dancers will explore the

exciting dance style of musical

theater while working on two

musicals with themes of magic

and flying.

This genre of dance can encompass

various movement

styles, while adding true theatrical

flair. Those new to dance

are always welcome. The last

day will culminate in a short

performance,” states the program


Sports Zone 101 also directs

SOFA’s middle school tennis

program for ages 11-14 from

9 a.m.-noon. According to the

description, students will learn

skills, drills and techniques for

tennis. We’ll also have practice

matches and stroke analysis.

This program takes place at the

LHS tennis courts. The cost is

$145 for residents and $155 for


Paul Burdett teaches golf

for SOFA to kids in grades 4-7

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The program

covers basic fundamentals

of golf including rules, how

to play the game and even golf


They will take part in practice

along with mini-tournaments,

and even create their own

course out on the fields! (No

equipment required). The cost

is $250 for residents and $260

for non-residents.

SOFA also offers elementary

academic and social-emotional

learning programs.

Flipping into First Grade focuses,

according to the program

description, on keeping children

familiar with the school

routine and excited for the new

school year.

This program is designed for

incoming first grade students.

The program will be modeled

after a typical classroom environment

offering a variety of

academic and enrichment activities

in the areas of math and literacy.

The students will also be

able to have recess, snack and

some time outdoors.

The program will be offered

for weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and/

or 8 and is a combined group

with the second grade program.

Students may be enrolled for

multiple weeks as themes and

activities will adjust each week.

No two weeks will be the same.

Oriented to children entering

first grade, Flipping

into First Grade runs Monday-

Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and

costs $100 for residents, $110

for non-residents.

Second Grade All-Stars is

oriented, according to the program

description, to incoming

second grade students. The program

will be modeled after a

typical classroom environment

offering a variety of academic

and enrichment activities in

the areas of math and literacy.

The students will also be able

to have recess, snack, and some

time outdoors.

The program will be offered

for weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and/or 8

and is a combined group with

the first grade program.

Students may be enrolled

for multiple weeks as themes

and activities will adjust each

week. No two weeks will be

the same. The program runs

from Monday-Thursday, 9

a.m.-noon. The cost is $100

for residents and $100 for


In Ready, Set...Regulate,

students take a deep dive into

social and emotional regulation

using programs like Zones

of Regulation and Mind-Up.

Students will learn strategies

and techniques they can use to

help their overall social-emotional


Come learn how to identify

emotions, thoughts, perspectives

and the science behind it

all! Learn what influences how

you, or others, feel and behave.

Each week students will break

down information into exciting

and fun activities that will teach

students to be readily able to

think about their feelings and

behaviors logically so that

they can better independently


The program is oriented to

grades two, three and four,

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-

noon, with a program cost of

$100 for residents and $110 for


JULY 22, 2021

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Vivien A (Covino) Regan, 90

1931 - 2021

PEABODY - Vivien A (Covino) Regan

of Peabody, formerly of Saugus

and Winthrop, passed away

peacefully on July 17, 2021, at

the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

She was the devoted wife of the

late Walter J. Regan, with whom

she shared over sixty years of marriage.

No doubt Dad was waiting

with open arms.

Born in Boston, she was the

daughter of the late Joseph (Giuseppe)

Covino who emigrated

from Italy and Eva (Studzinska)

who emigrated from Poland. Vivien

grew up in Winthrop and was

a proud graduate of WHS, Class of

1949 (the 49ers). She was also

proud not to be a member of the

Naughty Niner’s. Her mom, Eva

(pronounced Ev ah) had a green

thumb, was an animal whisperer,

and was terrified of thunder and

lightning. When thunder rumbled

through Winthrop, her mom would

sit on the table in the middle of

the kitchen, clasping Holy Water

to her chest. No lightning ever

dared strike Eva’s Catholic home.

Her dad Joseph was a gentle and

well-educated man who once

owned a fish market in Boston and

died in his beloved Italy.

Vivien was a dear and dedicated

sister to Rose Larson, Connie

Mustone, Gloria Panarello, Grace

Price, Josephine Natale, and

Francis (Frank) Covino - the only

son of a proud Italian father, and

that made him a big deal. Mom

and her sisters were affectionally

known as CBS (the Covino Broadcasting

System) based on their

timely and efficient dissemination

of local “news” from one sibling

to the next, a telephone line Vivien

manned with her family and

friends for the rest of her life.

Vivien is survived by her sons

Tim (Deb) Regan, Paul Regan,

Matt (Kathy) Regan, Jack (Michaela)

Regan and her daughter who

was her “heart”, the aptly named

Joy (Andrew) Wallace; her beloved

grandchildren, Chris and TJ

(Stephanie) Regan, Alex, Matthew

and Nicole Regan, Jill, Katie and

Samantha Wallace, and Jack and

Caitlyn Regan; and by two great

grandchildren, Mason Regan and

Brody Walter Regan. She loved her

siblings’ children as her own and

was the “favorite” Auntie Bib to so

many loving and devoted nieces

and nephews. Their love for our

mom was palpable and kept her

heart full as she prepared to move

on to heaven.

Our mom also had a legion of

friends, and many would say that

she was the glue that kept them

together all these years. It is impossible

to reflect upon our mom’s

life without thinking of all her Pals.

Before she died, she told me to

“tell my Pals I love them”. And that

she did.

To our Mother, Grandmother,

Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt,

and Friend, we are so lucky to

call you ours. 90 years on earth

is quite the accomplishment. What

an honor it was to share our time

with you.

Service Information: Friends

and family were invited to attend

Vivien’s Funeral Mass on

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at

10:30 a.m. at Saint Adelaide’s

Church, 708 Lowell Street,

Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made in her

name to Saint Jude at www.stjude.org.

For the on-line obituary

visit www.ccbfuneral.com

William F. Keane, 99

1921 - 2021

PEABODY - William Keane, age

99, passed away on Sunday, July

18, 2021, at the Brudnick Center,

Peabody. He was the beloved

husband of the late

Helen (Fox) Keane, with

whom he had shared 54

wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Peabody, MA

on July 28, 1921, he was a son

of the late John and Irene (Meagher)

Keane. William graduated

from Peabody High School, and

then proudly enlisted in the United

States Army. He was active during

World War II, and spent much of

his time in Europe, ending in Berlin.

William was honorably discharged

as a Corporal in 1945.

Upon his return home, he settled

down with his wife and daughter

in Lynn. During his time in Lynn,

before moving in with his daughter

in Peabody, William worked as a

custodian for the City of Lynnfield.

He was a member of the American

Federal State County Municipal

Employees. In his free time, William

loved working on cars when

he was able. He would often refurbish

and sell vehicles he worked

on. Above all else though, William

loved his family; and the time

he spent with his wife, daughter,

grandchildren and great-grandchildren,

meant everything to him.

Surviving William is his dear

daughter, Patricia Ann Denny and

her husband Charles J. of

Peabody; his grandchildren,

Charles J. Denny,

Jr. and his wife Angeli of

Peabody, and William F.

Denny of Peabody; his

great-grandchildren, Jared

Denny, Angela Denny, Angelo Denny,

Andrei Denny, and Scott Denny;

his sister, Noreen Dubiansky and

her husband Joseph of Deerfield,

NH, as well as many other dear

nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

William was the brother of

the late John Keane, Dorothy

Kolodziej, Margaret Keane, and

Ruth Sullivan.

Service Information: Friends

and family were invited to call

at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral

Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on

Thursday, July 22nd from 11

a.m. until 12 p.m. His Funeral

Service was held in the Funeral

Home at 12 p.m. Burial followed

in Cedar Grove Cemetery,

Peabody. To leave an online

message or condolence, please

visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

By Sam Minton


Anna Kaminsky and Caitlin

McCormack spent their childhoods

going to the recreational

program put on by the town.

Now as rising seniors at

Lynnfield High School, both

are counselors for the program

and are giving back to

the place that gave them so

many memories.

“Growing up, coming to

this camp was really fun,”

said McCormack. “So now

to be able to share the same

experiences that I was once

given by the counselors is really


Kaminsky mentioned that

she remembers making bracelets

with counselors when she

was younger, and how it was

a memorable bonding experience

to do crafts with them.

Now, like their predecessors,

both Kaminsky and

McCormack feel that bonding

with the kids is a central part

of the experience of being a

camp counselor.

“(The kids) are all really

cute. Just seeing everyone

happy, playing all together,

getting along, it’s all just a

really good perspective,” said


McCormack also mentioned

that she loves seeing

how happy the kids are, especially

since they have been

able to come to the program in

person, due to more and more

people getting vaccinated.

The town’s rec program took

place in 2020, but the 2021






Lynnfield Rec program

is all about the kids


Lynnfield recreation counselors Caitlin McCormack, left, and

Anna Kaminsky are hanging out at the middle school this

summer with, from front left, Payton Jenkins, Olivia Tylicki

and Cookie Billings.

program has been the biggest

year so far in terms of turnout.

Kaminsky stated that, since

she was a camper as a kid, it’s

really gratifying to now be in

the counselor’s shoes.

“I looked up to the counselors

so much and now I get

to be the counselor for (the

campers) and just hang out

with them; they think you’re

like the big shot,” she said. “I

mean, it’s funny, but it’s just

nice to see that too.”

McCormack also mentioned

that she enjoys being

able to introduce the kids to

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new friends — as well as

teaching them new activities,

ideas and, overall, just seeing

them have fun and be happy.

Outside of the town’s rec

camp, you can find Kaminsky

playing field hockey and lacrosse

— she is captain of the

Lynnfield High School teams

as she enters her senior year.

McCormack has been a

competitive dancer since she

was in elementary school. In

addition to working as a camp

counselor, she also helps out in

dance classes aimed at younger




WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 JULY 22, 2021

Build-a-Bed Day comes to Lynnfield


Calling all students, families, community

and school groups, scouts,

friends and neighbors!

Looking for a way to help local kids in

need this fall?

Well, do we have a fun and meaningful

event for you!

Please join us at our 2nd annual

Alyssa Conte Build-A-Bed Day

on Sat. Sept 18, 2021 from 10-

2pm at Wakefield Lynnfield United

Methodist Church (273 Vernon St.

Wakefield, MA.)

At this event we will build 10 beds

for local children, in memory of one of

our caring young parishioners, Alyssa

Conte, who sadly passed away due to

ALS in 2018.

This is a free event with tools and

lunch provided!

All ages and abilities welcome! no

skills required!

RATIO: 1 adult to 3 children required.

Please RSVP by Aug. 31st



Alyssa Conte Build-A-Bed

GoFundMe page


We are accepting Project Linus handmade

blankets at this event to go with

the beds we make, as well as for other

beds made at local Build-A-Bed events.

**Note: Year round, we are also a

Greater Boston Project Linus blanket

drop-off location. Please Call WLUMC

church secretary & Greater Boston

Project Linus Assistant Coordinator Deb

Bry for a blanket drop-off appointment

at 781-521-9726.

For Event Questions, please call or

email the office of Wakefield Lynnfield

United Methodist Church

Office: 781-245-1359

Email: WLUMC273@gmail.com

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Lynnfield native Jonathan Luders drew the game-winning RBI

walk to give the North Shore Navigators a walk-off victory

Saturday night.

Luders walks things

off for Navigators


Lynnfield pitcher James Pasquale had one of two total hits and took the loss on the mound in a

loss to Peabody West in a District 16 Tournament game last Tuesday.

Peabody West blanks Lynnfield

in District 16 Tournament bout

By Mike Alongi

LYNN — After 48 hours,

several inches of rain and a

field change, the Peabody West

Little League All-Stars finally

were able to finish the job with

a 5-0 victory over Lynnfield in

a District 16 Tournament battle


“The key for us out there,

and it never changes from high

school to Little League to the

pros, is that we need to throw

strikes,” said Peabody West

Coach Mark Bettencourt, who

also coaches the Peabody High

baseball team. “We had three

guys go out there (Tuesday) and

throw strikes, challenge a good

Lynnfield team and come away

with the win.”

Brendan Kobierski led the

offensive attack for Peabody

West, going 2-for-3 with a

double and two RBI in the win.

Cullen Pasterick went 2-for-3

with a double and an RBI, while

Marc Bettencourt went 1-for-2

with a double and an RBI.

Pasterick earned the win on

the mound after going the first

three innings and allowing only

one hit with five strikeouts.

Lynnfield was only able to

scatter two total hits in the loss,

with James Pasquale (1-for-3)

and Grant Neal (1-for-2) each

notching one.

Pasquale took the loss on the

mound after 1 2/3 innings of

work, while Neal and Charlie

Piccotti saw time in relief.

Things got started on Sunday

evening, when Peabody West

jumped ahead early with a pair

of runs in the top of the first. A

pair of walks and a passed ball

put two runners in scoring position,

then Brendan Kobierski

notched an RBI infield single. A

throwing error on the same play

brought a second run home,

giving Peabody West an early

2-0 lead.

After two nights of rain

pushed the conclusion of the

game until Wednesday, Peabody

West came back and added another

run in the top of the third

thanks to back-to-back doubles

to start the inning. Pasterick led

things off with a two-bagger to

get into scoring position, then

Bettencourt stepped in behind

him and laced an RBI double to

make it 3-0.

After Pasterick moved 1-2-3

through the order in the bottom

of the inning, Peabody West

came back in the top of the

fourth and scored two more.

A leadoff walk, a single and a

passed ball put two runners in

scoring position, then Pasterick

knocked an RBI single to

make it 4-0. Two batters later,

Kobierski brought home another

run via a sacrifice fly.

Peabody West’s relief

pitching took over from there,

as James DiCarlo pitched two

scoreless innings and Mark

Bettencourt shut the door in the

final frame to seal the shutout


By Joshua Kummins

LYNN — After being held

scoreless for the first eight

innings, the North Shore

Navigators came alive in

the ninth and drew two bases-loaded

walks to edge past

the visiting North Adams

SteepleCats for a 2-1 win in

Saturday night’s New England

Collegiate Baseball League action

at Fraser Field.

North Shore improved to 12-

9-2 on the season and moved

into sole possession of third

place in the Northern Division

following its third win in the

last four games. North Adams

fell to 11-10-2 after entering

the day with a 0-2-2 mark in the

head-to-head season series with

the Navs.

The hosts recorded just one

of their six hits in the final,

game-deciding frame as the

tying and winning runs scored

on bases-loaded walks by

catcher Cal Christofori (Santa

Clara) and shortstop Jonathan

Luders (Seton Hall), respectively.

Three of the Navs’ first

five hits came off the bat of

center fielder Joe Lomuscio


Navs starter Austin Amaral

(Stetson) benefited from

Lomuscio turning a fly ball

double play in the first inning

before working around single

baserunners in each of the next

three frames. After a 1-2-3 fifth,

the SteepleCats were finally

able to manufacture the game’s

first run as designated hitter

Jeremy Lea (Pacific) hit a fielder’s

choice that scored second

baseman Mason Hull (Missouri

State), who hit a leadoff triple.

Amaral pitched well enough

to win as he struck out seven

while scattering five hits across

his six innings of work, but

his offense managed just three

hits and one of three Luders

walks over the first five innings

against North Adams righty

Brian Zeldin (Penn).

North Shore’s finest opportunity

to score came in the

very next half-inning as third

baseman Matthias Haas (Cal

Poly) drew a leadoff walk before

being tagged out trying to

cross the plate on a wild pitch.

Lomuscio followed by legging

out his third infield single, but a

pop out ended the threat and allowed

SteepleCat reliever Luke

Benneche (Lafayette) to escape

the trouble.

The Navs relief trio of Zach

Chappell (North Florida),

Aaron Groller (Seton Hall) and

James Sashin (San Diego) allowed

two combined hits over

the final three innings to put the

team in position for a walk-off,

its fifth win in a one-run game

this season. Chappell started the

late innings by striking out the


Sashin retired the last two

batters he faced after a one-out

single in the ninth. From there,

the Navs went to work and got

their reliever his second win of

the summer.

First baseman Logan Bravo

(Harvard) started the frame

with a swinging bunt single and

stole second before designated

hitter Ryan Marra (Brown)

drew the first of four walks in

the inning. Second baseman

Jake Gustin (Bryant) was intentionally

passed to first base

before Christofori’s trip to the

plate forced home the tying run.

Benneche, who worked the

final 3.2 innings, recorded his

second strikeout of the frame to

bring Luders to the plate with

two outs. The Lynnfield native

drew a five-pitch walk that

scored pinch-running infielder

Alex Lemery (Marymount) to

decide the game.

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Thorbjornsen takes

Mass. Amateur title

after historic day


Authors Sean Stellato, center, and his daughter Gianna stand with Philadelphia Eagles wide

receiver Michael Walker as they show off the new book that the father/daughter duo wrote

together entitled “Football Magic: A Pirate’s Tale.”

Stellato family releases

some more ‘Football Magic’

By Mike Alongi

SALEM — For Salem native

Sean Stellato, Saturday night

was an evening of good times,

old friends and working together

for a good cause. Surrounded by

family, friends and supporters

of all kinds, Stellato and his

14-year-old daughter Gianna

celebrated the release of their

latest book, entitled “Football

Magic: A Pirate’s Tale.” The

book is a follow-up to their

first story as a father-daughter

writing duo, having released

“Football Magic: Buddy’s New

Beginning” back in 2019.

“It’s a little surreal to see so

many people come out to support

the vision and the goal

of helping other people,” said

Sean Stellato, who currently

works as an NFL agent. “And to

be here with my daughter, I’m

really grateful and blessed to be

able to do this and create something

that we think will really

help change lives.”

“It’s been really fun working

together and writing about

things that we both love,” said

Gianna Stellato. “And to see

the reaction from everyone

and to see everyone come out

here and support us, it’s really


The book picks up where the

last one left off, with main characters

Buddy and Gianna riding

high after winning the league

championship at school. Even

better, Buddy’s dad decided to

keep the family in Salem, so

that Buddy and his sister can

stay with their new friends after

adjusting to life in a new town

in Massachusetts.

When Buddy and Gianna

discover something magical, it

leads them on a mysterious adventure

through historic Salem

and Marblehead. Things seem

to be going great — until the

wicked Kurtin Drapes and his

raven reveal some dreadful

plans. With the clock ticking

and time running out, will they

be able to outwit Drapes? Can

Buddy and Gianna do the impossible,

or will the magical

ball lose its luster forever?

“We already had the basics

of our story when we started

writing this one, so that helped a

lot,” said Gianna Stellato. “And

it was fun to then go in and add

more characters and make the

story bigger and everything like

that. It’s a lot more enchanted

than the first book and has a

lot more magic, and I think we

were really able to get more creative

with this one.”

The evening began with a

VIP reception on the roof of the

Hawthorne Hotel at the Salem

Maritime Center before moving

over to the House of the Seven

Gables for the main event.

A number of current and

former athletes came out to support

Stellato for the event, including

but not limited to New

England Patriots safety Brandon

King, former Patriots safety

Obi Melifonwu, Detroit Lions

cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu,

Philadelphia Eagles receiver

Michael Walker, former Boston

Bruins great Bob Sweeney and

Las Vegas Raiders assistant

director of player personnel

DuJuan Daniels, who wrote the

foreword of the book.

“To be honest, it’s a privilege

to get to know Sean’s family

and be a part of this whole process,”

said Daniels, the only

client that Sean represents who

is on the player personnel side

of the football business. “Sean’s

an incredibly driven person and

he’s doing some great things, so

just to play a small role in that is

very special to me.”

“Sean has always been so

supportive of me and everything

I’ve done, even before he

was my agent,” said King, who

has won two Super Bowls with

the Patriots. “So if I can come

out and support him in whatever

way I can, I’m always going to

do that.”

“I’ve known Sean ever since

he was a kid working out and

trying to make it in college football,

and I always remembered

his determination and passion

for the game,” said Sweeney,

who played for the Bruins from

1987-1992. “Obviously that

passion has extended into his

post-career work with charity,

and I’m glad to come out and

support his efforts.”

“Sean is a great guy and the

epitome of someone who you

want to have in your circle,”

said Walker. “I’m just happy to

be part of an event like this and

to play a small part in helping

him spread his message.”

The night featured a red

carpet event, a book signing, a

silent auction, a live auction and

a number of different raffles, all

to benefit the Juvenile Arthritis


For Stellato, the night was a

great opportunity to celebrate

all the things that he holds dear

— his family, his friends, the

game of football and serving his


“Family is my core and football

has been very good to me,

and I’ve been blessed to live my

bliss every day and have my life

enriched by so many incredible

people,” said Stellato. “It’s so

gratifying to see everyone come

out and support our cause, and

I’m truly humbled by it all.”


aren’t many amateur golfers

that can play the way Michael

Thorbjornsen (Wellesley

Country Club) can. As a result,

the roughly 200 patrons in the

gallery Saturday at Brae Burn

Country Club got a glimpse at

a young man who oozes professional


The 36-hole final match

Saturday at the 113th

Massachusetts Amateur

Championship featured plenty

of firepower, as it was the

first time two former USGA

champions were paired in a

state amateur final. But on

Saturday, Thorbjornsen shined

the brightest as the 2018 U.S.

Junior Amateur champion executed

one of the most spectacular

performances in the history

of the Massachusetts Amateur

Championship by capturing the

title with an 8&6 victory over

2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Matt Parziale.

Thorbjornsen, a 19-year-old

sophomore at Stanford

University, became the first

teenager to win the Mass

Amateur since Jim Salinetti

won the 1997 title, also at the

age of 19.

“Just winning the amateur

championship of Massachusetts

from where I’m from, it means

a lot,” said Thorbjornsen, who

competed in the Mass Amateur

for the first time.

“He’s a world-beater,”

Parziale said of Thorbjornsen.

“He’s incredible. I met him a

few years ago. He’s a great kid.

He’s got all the talent in the

world. I’m rooting for him, and

it’s his to take. He has a bright

future if he keeps going at this


Though he was facing an opponent

from Brockton, a city

known for its fighting champions,

Thorbjornsen landed

some heavy punches early on.

He made birdie on his first five

holes and had another stretch of

five straight birdies from holes

12-16, opening up a 6-up lead

through the first 18 holes.

“Those first five just came

up on me pretty quickly,”

Thorbjornsen said. “Just driving

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having some tap-ins the next

couple of holes just feels really

good. And then birdieing the

first five, it’s just kind of tough

to compete against whoever

you’re playing, so I feel like

that’s what really set me up well

later on.”

The pair also set a torrid pace,

only needing 3.5 hours to play

the first 18, and capping off

their final 12 holes in exactly

two hours.

Errors were few and far between

for Thorbjornsen. Other

than a misfire off the tee on

his second crack at hole 9

that landed him in the fescue,

Thorbjornsen was within 10-

feet of the hole on his approaches

more often than not.

In almost any other year,

Parziale’s performance would

have left him in contention,

but there was only so much

the 2017 champion could do

to keep pace. Despite shooting

5-under-par on the first 18, he

still found himself down by six.

Of the four holes he did win

in the match, all of them were

birdies or better.

“I was happy with how I

played,” said Parziale, whose

father Vic caddied the entire

week. “So, if I played poorly

then I’d probably feel differently,

but I was happy with the

way I played. Today is the day

where one person is most happy

and one person is the most

upset. That’s the nature of this

tournament. It was great to get

here, but you lose, so you’re not

happy. At least I played well,

and he just played incredibly, so

congratulations to him.”

Parziale got it back within

five by driving the green on the

15th. He did the same Friday

with a 3-wood but decided to

use his driver and made the putt

for his lone eagle.

“They had the tee back again,

so I was fortunate enough to

hit a good one there, and then I

had a good line on that and hit a

solid putt there,” Parziale.

At the end of the day though,

there wasn’t much Parziale

could do other than tip his cap.


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Lynnfield Rec golf camp tees off

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Connor Preston chips into the eighth green at Reedy Meadow

Golf Course as Kevin Geary carries his bag to his ball.

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left, and Mason Fusco look on.

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on the eighth

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puddle as he plays at Reedy Meadow Golf Course during the

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Five free and simple ways to practice wellness every day

Wellness is feeling healthy

in the mind, body and soul.

It’s about creating a lifestyle of

positive behavioral patterns that

make you feel happy, fulfilled

and balanced, both in the shortterm

and long-term. While

certain areas of wellness cost

money, some of the most beneficial

practices are completely

free and widely accessible.

Here is a list of my favorite free

ways to incorporate wellness

into your every day.

1. Practice Deep Breathing

Deep breathing allows your

body to fully exchange incoming

oxygen with outgoing

carbon dioxide, improving

blood flow. Simply taking 3

minutes a day to slow down

and breathe deeply activates the

parasympathetic (rest and digest

system) and lymphatic systems

and detoxifies and calms the

body. It is an effective method

of reducing stress and anxiety,

stabilizing blood pressure and

slowing your heartbeat. The

best part? You can do it anywhere,

anytime, with even just

10 seconds. Find a comfortable

position and breathe in slowly

through your nose while actively

pushing out the stomach,

hold for a few seconds, then

slowly let your breath out

through your nose, letting your

stomach go down.


According to Kristen Reed, a Lynnfield resident and holistic

registered nurse, staying hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle.

2. Take Walks

Research has proven there

are many physical and mental

health benefits to walking.

From easing joint pain and increasing

muscle strength, to

boosting immune function and

energy, and supporting creative

thinking and focus, walking

more is an easy way to improve

our wellbeing. Grab a friend for

one-on-one time or walk alone

to clear your mind and be with

yourself (a rarity in today’s

busy world).

Bonus: Walking outside in

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sun and cleansing fresh air,

and studies show that even just

seeing greenery increases our


3. Stay Hydrated

Water is incredibly important

to our health, along with eating

lots of real, whole foods like

fruits and vegetables, healthy

fats and protein. Drinking water

affects our energy, weight, nutrition,

focus and much more.

The best method to hydrate is

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Our cells need to remain hydrated

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at our best! Keep your favorite

reusable water bottle close

to you at all times to prevent


4. Make Sleep a Priority

Sleep, particularly quality

sleep, is one of the most important

aspects of health and

wellbeing. We like to say that

quality of sleep translates to

quality of life. Our bodies need

good sleep in the same way they

need water and healthy foods in

order to function at their best.

Sleep gives the body time to

reset, destress, process information

and rejuvenate. Poor sleep

is linked to a a variety of negative

conditions — including

obesity and mental-health

problems. Establish a bedtime

routine that feels good for you

(even if it’s just 5 minutes), and

prioritize your sleep above all


5. Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is scientifically

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life and can literally change the

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all have the capability to be

grateful each day. Take time

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things in your life, what went

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habits in our daily lives that

make us feel good help to build

a resilient and healthy lifestyle.

Continue to do what feels good

for you and notice the positive

progress in your everyday


Lynnfield resident Kristen

Reed, RN, BSN, BA, HN-

BC, is a multiple award-winning,

board-certified Holistic

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President Peggy

Pratt Calle, left,

passes the gavel

to new president

Jack Moynihan,

right, while

Rotary District


Terry Rezendes

Curran looks on.

Moynihan named

Lynnfield Rotary

president for 2021-22

Left to right, BSA Troop 48 members Michael Madden, Daniel Miller, Jacob MacPherson, Cole

Trainor, Paul Wehle and Jared Alphen were recognized as Eagle Scouts Sunday night in a Court

of Honor at Centre Congregational Church.

Six new Eagle Scouts

honored in Lynnfield

Anne Marie Tobin

LYNNFIELD — Six members

of Boy Scouts of America

Troop 48 in Lynnfield were promoted

to Eagle Scouts Sunday

in a Court of Honor ceremony

at the Centre Congregational


The Eagle Scout award is the

highest honor in Boy Scouts of

America (BSA).

Troop 48 Assistant

Scoutmaster Gordon Forrest

said attaining the Eagle Scout

rank is “pretty rare,” with

less than 4 percent of all Boy

Scouts going on to achieve that


The troop’s newest Eagle

Scouts are Jared Alphen, Daniel

Miller, Cole Trainor, Jacob

MacPherson, Paul Wehle and

Michael Madden.

“For most of these young

adults, unless they serve in the

military or play on a Division

1 college athletic team, becoming

an Eagle will be the

most impactful event of their

high school and college years,”

Forrest said. “The lessons they

learn, the experiences they have

had and the relationships they

make will all serve them well in

their future studies and career


Alphen’s Eagle Scout project

was aimed at supporting the

Centre Congregational Church.

His team of volunteers performed

several maintenance

and improvement projects

for the church, including improvements

to the Tower Day

playground, renovation of

the benches at the back of the

church, rehabilitation of the antique

window hardware in the

chapel and general cleaning.

A 2021 graduate of Essex

North Shore Agricultural &

Technical School, Alphen

will attend the University of

Massachusetts - Lowell in the


Miller’s service project consisted

of fundraising for the

construction and installation

of two new benches for the

front of Centre Congregational

Church. As part of the project,

Miller also completed the construction

and installation work.

“The benches are frequently

used by people enjoying the

town’s historic common,” said

Forrest of Miller, who also

graduated from Essex Tech and

currently attended Plymouth

State College.

For Trainor, his project consisted

of developing, funding

and installing a new entryway

sign and landscaping concept

for St. Joseph’s Church on

Union Street in Lynn. He led

a team that raised more than

$4,000 for the project. A 2021

graduate of Lynnfield High,

he will attend Massachusetts

Maritime Academy in the fall.

MacPherson’s service project

involved a comprehensive

survey of trees located in the

Lynnfield Common and surrounding

areas. The survey included

identification, condition

and geographic information

system (GIS) information of

the trees. This data will be used

by the town to plan for future

tree restoration and planting

programs. MacPherson is a

rising senior at Lynnfield High


Wehle worked with the

Lynnfield Conservation

Commission to plan and deliver

improvements to the town’s

Partridge Island Trail. A new

trail gateway sign was created

and installed, and maintenance

was performed on the popular

recreational path. A 2021 graduate

of St. John’s Prep, Wehle

will attend the University of

Rochester in the fall.

Madden’s service project

was developed in conjunction

with the Lynnfield High

Athletic Department, the town’s

Conservation Commission

and the Department of Public

Works. The entities worked together

to build a new public access

walking and jogging path

in the town’s Pine Hill Lot off

Durham Drive.

The new trail provides an

off-road training course for the

Lynnfield High cross-country

team, as well as recreational

opportunities in the previously-unused,

town-owned land.

A 2021 Lynnfield High graduate,

Madden will attend the

University of Massachusetts -

Amherst this fall.

The requirements to become

an Eagle Scout are rigorous.

Scouts must be active in their

troop, team, crew or ship for

a period of at least six months

after achieving the rank of Life

Scout. While a Life Scout, they

must serve actively for six

months in at least one position

of responsibility, as well as plan,

develop and give leadership

to others in a service project

helpful to a religious institution,

school or their community.

They must also demonstrate

that they live by the principles

of the Scout Oath and Law in

their daily lives. They are required

to earn 21 merit badges,

including 13 that are mandated,

and take part in a scoutmaster

conference. Finally, scouts must

successfully complete an Eagle

Scout Board of Review.

Anne Marie Tobin

Peggy Pratt Calle presided

over her last meeting as president

of Lynnfield Rotary, passing the

gavel to Jack Moynihan, who

will lead the club in 2021-22.

The meeting, held at the

Sheraton Four Points in Wakefield

on July 8, was, ironically, Calle’s

first held at the Sheraton location,

as the hotel had been closed for

events due to the pandemic. With

few exceptions, Calle was forced

to conduct meetings during her

tenure by Zoom.

Calle has been praised for

leading the club through one of

the most unusual circumstances

ever. She received a floral bouquet

and commemorative plaque

in recognition of her service.

Moynihan credits Calle with

“keeping us all together, picking

service projects that could still

be performed successfully and

providing an energy and positive

attitude that was able to see

us through the pandemic.”

He said it is apropos that the

last initiative under her watch

was to set in motion a post-pandemic

raffle, supported by sponsors,

to honor the first responders,

doctors and nurses who have

served so selflessly through this

period. The drawing will be held

July 28 as part of the Lynnfield

Concert on the Common series

held on Wednesdays in July. The

concerts, which run from 6-8

p.m., benefit Rotary scholarships

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Moynihan, a longtime

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the principals of Moynihan

Lumber, a family-owned business

with locations in North

Reading, Beverly and Plaistow,

N.H. He has been working in

the family business since 1970.

“I am honored to work with

my fellow Rotarians and lead this

club for the next year,” Moynihan

said. “We all look forward to resuming

projects and initiatives in

a manner that we have missed for

the last 16 months.”

On hand to witness the gavel

passing were new District

Governor Terry Rezendes

Curran, District Governor-

Elect Alex Falk and Assistant

Governor Dominic Rebelo.

Curran highlighted the focus

of new Rotary International

President Shekhar Mehta

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membership, is the empowerment

of girls and young women

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The Children’s Piazza in

Peabody is open for play


The piazza is a fun, indoor

place for pre-school children

to play. It is located in

the Peabody Education &

Business Center at 83 Pine St.,

behind Covenant Christian

Academy. When entering

the parking lot, continue to

the very end of the building

and turn left. The piazza is

just a few doors down from

Authentic Karate and parking

is along the soccer fields.

The piazza is open Monday-

Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.

to 12 p.m. On Wednesdays,

the piazza is closed from 1-3


Limited play space is available

and parents are encouraged

to reserve spots online in

advance. To reserve your spot,

or for more information, go to


Parents are advised to check

the weekly online schedules as

the piazza sometimes closes

for private events. Events and

times are subject to change, so

please confirm events prior to


The piazza is recommended

for pre-school age children.

The cost per child is $12 and

$8 each for additional siblings.

One adult is allowed to

attend per child. The cost for

an additional adult is $8 each.

Children under the age of one

are free.

Masks are no longer required

for vaccinated adults

and children under the age of


A waiver (available online)

is required of all participants

prior to attending. Socks are

mandatory for all adults and

children in the play area. Food

is not allowed in the play area,

however adults may have a

beverage. The piazza is a nutfree

facility. Adults may not

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that they are responsible for

their children and belongings

and keep an eye on both at all


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