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By Anne MArie ToBin

Alchemy is the latest new restaurant

to open at MarketStreet.

Owned and operated by the

North Shore’s Serenitee Restaurant

Group, the restaurant hosted an invitation-only

grand opening Monday

night to show off its newly-designed

interior and exterior spaces. Based

on the response of the crowd who attended,

the opening was all Serenitee

Restaurant Group CCOO Jeff Cala

had hoped for.

“You can see tonight, that this is

the place to meet, place to hang out

with family and friends,” Cala Said.

“We’re very excited about teaming

up with WS (Development) on this

project and being here in this space.”

Manager Seth Freidus agreed.

“To see so many familiar friends

and families here tonight is just what

we had hoped we’d see,” he said. “It

feels like driving that new car off the

ALCHEMY, PAGE 2

Gene, Gene, ‘The Fishing Machine’

By Anne MArie ToBin

Just call him Lynnfield’s Renaissance

Man.

Be it golf, finance, photography,

coaching youth sports or fishing, professional

bass angler Gene Ellison —

aka “The Fishing Machine” — seemingly

does it all.

Since turning pro in 1999, Ellison

has been considered one of the country’s

most enthusiastic and successful

tournament and promotional anglers.

While Ellison competes in several

PHOTO | JAKOB MENENDEZ

Keith Moran, an IT worker for the restaurant group that owns Alchemy, receives

a sushi boat during the opening party.

national, regional and local fishing

tournaments every year, he is equally

active organizing and conducting youth

clinics to introduce kids to the sport.

Ellison was doing just that at Crystal

Lake in Peabody last month as the

lead instructor at the city’s “Let’s Go

Fishing at Crystal Lake” clinic, which

was held in recognition of the National

Park Trust’s 11th annual Kids to Parks

Day — a day that promotes awareness

of the benefits of outdoor play.

“Kids love to catch big fish, but the

reality is fishing is an activity for everyone

in all walks of life,” Ellison

said. “It’s not expensive, so lower-income

families, single-mom families

(and) men and women of all ages can

fish. With these programs, not only

do people learn how to fish, it looks

to connect people with their kids. It’s

quality time for families, even if it’s

only 20 to 30 minutes.”

Ellison says his strengths are deep

clear-water fishing and fishing in bad

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LYNNFIELD — Residents are outraged

following the discovery of anti-Semitic

graffiti Wednesday at Glen Meadow

Park.

Town officials were alerted to the

hateful vandalism that morning. It included

a swastika, the name “Hitler,” and

an obscene image.

In the days that followed, residents condemned

the images on social media, with

many expressing their disgust that a town

park could be defaced in such a way.

“I’m so disgusted and disappointed

… again,” wrote one user, Heather

McDonald Rose.

“So disheartened to see another act of

hate in town. My family and many others

died under this symbol,” added Kathryn

Ramer Price. “The second time this year

that the use of this symbol has happened

— and only one month ago was (there)

the use of a slur to young children in an

awful encounter at MarketStreet. This has

to stop!”

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Lynnfield

residents

condemn

anti-Semitic

vandalism

GRAFFITI

From page 1

called the vandalism “absolutely

disgusting,” while Susan

Mantarazzo Abrego had a

simple query.

“What is wrong with people?”

Mantarazzo Abrego said,

adding: “I am so disappointed

that these actions occurred in

our town.”

While the community continues

to react, Select Board

Chair Dick Dalton added his

own thoughts about the matter

on Friday.

“We are better than this and

the proof of that is the reaction

in the community,” he said.

“People are really disturbed by

it. Whether it be the town or the

state or the country, you can’t

judge based on a very, very

small minority. There are too

many people in this town who

are genuinely upset by these incidents

of the last few weeks.

“The bottom line is this is

inexcusable behavior and will

not be tolerated in the town of

Lynnfield.”

Police were immediately notified

of the incident. After the

scene was documented by police,

the Department of Public

Works painted over the offensive

images.

In a statement released by the

town that day, town officials

said they were confident that

the Police Department would

identify the perpetrator(s), and

hold them accountable.

“The town of Lynnfield will

not tolerate hate speech and

discrimination and, as town officials

we condemn all acts that

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the Jewish community and other

groups and those who would

attempt to extend its legacy of

hate,” the statement said.

Wednesday’s incident continues

a string of hateful, racebased

crimes in the town. Last

month, two young brothers

were verbally assaulted at

MarketStreet with the “n” word.

Other racial slurs were hurled at

the boys after a failed attempt to

steal their candy.

“I know that family (of the

victims) and it is a wonderful

family, but nobody is deserving

of that, nobody,” said Dalton.

“It’s shameful, as children don’t

grow up with this hate being

a natural thought process. It’s

inherited, and shame on those

parents.”

Last summer, “Black Lives

Matter” signs were stolen from

the homes of multiple residents.

Vandalism accompanied some

of the thefts. After an intensive

investigation, a father and

son were arrested and charged

under the hate crimes statute.

The latest crime is under investigation.

Police are asking

anyone with information

about this week’s incident to

call the Police Department at

781-334-3131.

“We continue to state in the

strongest terms possible that

these shameful acts are unacceptable

and are contrary to all

we stand for as a community,”

the town statement said. “We

thank the residents of Lynnfield

for standing together against

such acts in the past and pledge

we will continue to stand with

you to uphold the values of tolerance,

acceptance and unity

that the town of Lynnfield holds

dear.”

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PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Gene “The Fishing Machine” Ellison casts out over the water of Martins Pond in North Reading.

Lynnfield Senior Center

returns to in-person activities

GENE

From page 1

weather conditions. His go-to

lures include crankbaits, jigs,

drop shots, Carolina rigs, swimbaits

and Texas Rigs. His favorite

species are largemouth

and smallmouth bass.

Ellison’s favorite fishing

hole? Lake Champlain.

“I fish the entire lake but my

favorite is the Vermont side,

the area south of the Crown

Point Bridge, then down to

Ticonderoga on the New York

side,” Ellison said. “The lake

has a remarkable number of

species.”

He said he also loves fishing

New Hampshire’s Lake

Winnipesaukee and Sebago

Lake in Maine. Locally, Ellison

can also be found fishing on

Martins Pond in neighboring

North Reading.

A native of Somerville,

Ellison’s family moved to Dover

when he was in elementary

school. After graduating from

Dover-Sherborn Regional High

School in 1978, he obtained a

Bachelor of Science in fine art

photography from Fitchburg

State College in 1982, where

he played on the men’s soccer

team. Shortly after graduating

from Fitchburg, he had the opportunity

of a lifetime to study

under noted photographer Ansel

Adams in Carmel, Calif.

“It was great to study under

him, really just an incredible

experience to have been able

to work with him for several

months,” Ellison said.

Ellison caught the golf bug

while in his 20s, playing competitive

golf until 1998; most

of his rounds took place at the

Walpole Country Club where

he was a member of the club’s

board of directors.

Ellison is the founder of

the Professional Anglers

Association (PAA) Texas Bass

Classic on Lake Fork in Texas,

which is considered one of the

country’s premier trophy bass

lakes.

“PAA is about uniting professional

tournament anglers and

taking them to the next level,”

said Ellison. “It is also about

conservation and growing the

sport, especially for our youth.”

Ellison’s efforts to promote

the sport have been recognized

by several organizations.

In 2007, he was elected to the

Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s

Board of Directors. He received

the inaugural PAA Lifetime

Achievement Award in 2015,

which was presented to him that

same year at the PAA Corporate

Cup Awards Dinner in Florence,

Ala.

“This award represents the

highest achievement in professional

bass fishing, and we do

not plan on handing this award

out on a regular basis,” PAA

Executive Board member Tim

Horton said during the presentation.

“As the first recipient

of this award, we want to

recognize Gene’s unparalleled

commitment to building and

then guiding the Professional

Anglers Association, growing

the sport of bass fishing, introducing

children and families to

our sport, as well as his devotion

to conservation efforts and

his performance as a successful

tournament angler.”

Ellison, a former PAA executive

director, has also received

the B.A.S.S. Federation

Dedication to Children Award

(2010). A youth hockey

coach for more than 25 years,

Ellison received the CAN-AM

Challenge Cup Fair Play

Sportsmanship Award (2001)

and the New England College

Development League Coach of

the Year Award (2000).

Ellison represents several

major fishing and boating companies,

too: Bass Pro Shops,

Mercury Marine, Berkley and

Nitro Performance Fishing

Boats. He displays a myriad of

their logos on his fishing shirts,

NASCAR style.

Ellison also carved out a career

as a financial/insurance

advisor. Even in the suit-and-tie

world of business, Ellison

managed to find a way to lure

more families into fishing

with numerous corporate-supported,

family-friendly fishing

festivals.

“I’ve done a lot of things, but

my passion right now is outdoor

sports,” Ellison said. “Whether

it’s camping, kayaking, fishing,

birding, I want to help kids develop

a lifetime love of outdoor

life. I want to reach out to kids

everywhere, especially minority

communities, so they know that

there are so many benefits to

being outdoors and away from

their technology even if just for

a half hour a day.”

Ellison and his wife, Kate,

have three children: daughters

Colleen and Julie, and son

Phillip.


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Alchemy hopes to transform

Lynnfield’s restaurant scene

ALCHEMY

From page 1

lot for the first time.”

Alchemy’s menu features creative,

seasonal New American

cuisine and craft cocktails, all in

a casual, family-friendly setting

complete with a sleek sushi bar,

indoor and outdoor seating and

bars with jumbo TVs.

Alchemy is one of the largest

of the 11 restaurants in the

Serenitee Group, with seating

for up to 297 diners. Other

restaurants in the group include

Minglewood Harborside

in Gloucester, 15 Walnut

Tavern in South Hamilton,

Hale Street Tavern in Beverly,

Cala’s in Manchester-bythe-Sea,

Opus in Salem, The

Spot in Georgetown, The Spot

in Winchester, Maggie’s Farm

and Chanco’s in Middleton

and the Little Red Rooster in

Gloucester, which is currently

closed but will be reopening in

the fall.

Freidus promises the

Lynnfield location will feature a

vibrant new look and fresh take

on its menu.

“The menu will have New

England/American comfort

classics with big, bold flavors

that are globally inspired,” said

Freidus.

Located on the site of the

former Gaslight Restaurant, the

restaurant has approximately

8,300 square feet in all: about

2,200 feet of outdoor space,

6,400 indoor (including the

kitchen area) and about 4,400-

4,500 square feet comprising

the dining area. In terms of

occupancy, there will be 194

spaces inside and 103 outside.

“This space is one of the nicest

locations on the MarketStreet

property,” said MarketStreet

Marketing Manager Annie

Healey. “After Gaslight closed,

we held out for a really great

PHOTO | JAKOB MENENDEZ

General Manager Seth Freidus, left, Head Chef Mike Stark, center, and owner Jeff Cala stand together outside of their restaurant

Alchemy.

use and that’s what my team

found in Alchemy.”

Lynnfield Select Board

Chair Dick Dalton and his wife

Carmela Dalton were enjoying

the festivities with fellow board

member Phil Crawford.

“It’s nice to add to the

MarketStreet mix and nice to

see this wonderful space getting

a nice buildout,” Crawford

said. “I was curious to see what

you were going to do with the

building, and the sushi bar is a

nice addition to the mix. This is

great, the food, the atmosphere,

everything is just great.”

Cala said the inspiration for

the restaurant’s name came from

the novel, “The Alchemist” by

Paulo Coelho.

“A large part came from

the book,” said Cala. “It all

came together when Mark

[McDonough] and I visited

the original Alchemy space in

Gloucester. We were transitioning

the raw, homey, locally-loved

space into something

that was fun, but cutting edge

for the time. We were following

our dream and going for it; it

just made sense.

Cala said Alchemy is all

about family.

“Alchemy was built on a

staff that became a family, with

a vibe that was all about comfort

and fun, and menus that

were created with love and the

idea of adventure,” he said.

“This restaurant will become a

community beehive, the place

to go to see old friends, make

new friends, enjoy your family

while enjoying some of the

best food and beverages on the

North Shore.

“During the crazy, crazy

times over the past year we all

needed something to look forward

to, and for the Serenitee

Restaurant Group, it has been

Alchemy.”

Lynnfield Senior Center

returns to in-person activities

By Allysha Dunnigan

LYNNFIELD — Following

a year of virtual programming,

the Lynnfield Senior Center has

opened its doors again to inperson

events and gatherings.

Most of the programs have

returned, including exercise,

yoga and art classes. The center

is also running its usual day

trips to locations including

Boston and Kennebunkport and

Ogunquit, Maine.

Senior Center Director Linda

Naccara said everyone is happy

to be back, but there are still

some mixed emotions.

“For the first time this week,

we have gotten a few calls

from seniors saying they are

concerned about the (Delta)

variant, and are not going to

be coming in for a while,”

Naccara said. “But, for the

most part, they are just thrilled

to be back and be with their

friends again.”

The center is following the

state guidelines regarding

COVID-19, including asking

people who are not vaccinated

to continue wearing masks.

Naccara said most of the seniors

are vaccinated, but some

opt to wear a mask either way.

Masks are required on the

center’s bus, which brings seniors

to the grocery store and

provides transportation for

scheduled outings.

The bus brought people to

the grocery store throughout

the height of the pandemic, but

Naccara said that ever since

vaccinations were introduced

on a large scale, the bus is allowed

to bring more people and

partake in leisure rides.

“We’re getting there,”

Naccara said. “Let’s hope we

can keep it up.”

Naccara said since reopening,

the center has not

had any cases of COVID-19,

nor have they had any “breakthroughs”

— rare incidents of

vaccinated individuals contracting

the virus.

“I worry about that everyday,”

Naccara said. “But

thankfully, we have been good

since reopening.”

Naccara said she is happy

to be back in the center and to

see everyone mingling, playing

bridge and being able to catch

up and exercise together again.


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Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle

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Monday at 829 Salem St.

Wednesday 7/21

Accidents

A report of a hit-and-run

motor vehicle crash at

7:17 p.m. Wednesday at 2

Harvey Park.

Complaints

A report of an animal

complaint at 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday at Lynnfield

High School at 275 Essex

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a woman choking

and abusing her dog. He

said that when he approached

the woman and

asked her to stop, she

began to yell and swear at

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A report of a suspicious

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Wednesday on Market

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a man was handing out

water bottles to kids and

thought it was suspicious.

Vandalism

A report of malicious

destruction of property

at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday

at Glen Meadow Park on

Trickett Road.

Thursday 7/22

Complaints

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Saturday 7/24

Accidents

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Saturday on Condon Circle.

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Centre Congregational

Church

5 Summer St., Lynnfield

781-334-3050

www.centre-church.org

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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

morning.

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

Camp.”

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/

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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/

Wakefield

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.

WakefieldTemple.org.

Request service links to

the Zoom streaming: info@

WakefieldTemple.org

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

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The Church of Jesus Christ

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400 Essex St., Lynnfield

www.churchofjesuschrist.org

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Bishop Aaron Udy

Missionaries: 978-896-9434

Sacrament meeting: 10 a.m.

Sunday School/Youth/

Children Class: 11 a.m.

Youth Night: Wednesdays at

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Visitors Welcome!

Community Schools’ SOFA

summer calendar (Aug. 2-6)

LYNNFIELD — Here is the

Community Schools’ Summer

of Fun Activities (SOFA)

schedule for the week of August

2-6. Visit the Community

Schools’ website at www.lynnfield.k12.ma.us

for registration

information.

Programs cost $125 for residents

and $135 for non-residents,

unless otherwise specified.

All programs are held at

the high school, 275 Essex St.

Mini Movers Dance Studio

directs the program called

“Budding Ballerinas.” It is initiated

toward kids ages 3-5, and

runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The

cost is $125 for residents and

$135 for non-residents. The

program is described as follows:

“Aspiring mini ballerinas

will plié, twirl and leap their

way through the week. Each

day we will explore the fun

world of ballet through movement,

books, crafts and games.

Those new to dance are always

welcome. The last day will culminate

in a short performance.”

Joey Puelo and Morgan

Festa direct the program called

“Camp Rock.” It is oriented towards

kids enrolled in grades

1-5, and it runs from 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m. The cost is $250 for

residents and $260 for non-residents.

The program is described

as follows: “Want to become a

singer or rock star? This is the

camp for you! This full-day

camp will combine all the aspects

of performance. Lip sync

to your favorite songs, choreograph

some dances and dress

like rock stars. At the end of the

week, we will record our performances

and email the music

videos home! This is one SOFA

experience you won’t want to

miss!”

Eileen “Miss Lee” Papagni

directs the program called

“Creatures that Move.” It is

initiated towards kids enrolled

in grades 1-4, and the program

runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The

cost is $125 for residents and

$135 for non-residents. The

program is described as follows:

“Ready to take construction

paper to the next level?

This week we’ll be making

creatures that MOVE! We’ll

use construction paper to bend

and mold to build creatures

from animals to robots and then

watch them move. You’ll amaze

your families with these awesome

creations!”

Paul Burdett directs the program

“Hola Amigos.” It is oriented

towards kids enrolled in

grades K-1. The program runs

from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost

is $125 for residents and $135

for non-residents. The program

is described as follows: “This

is an excellent introduction to

the Spanish language. We will

learn basic numbers, colors and

skills. We’ll also have plenty of

time for games and crafts!”

Sports Zone 101 directs

the program “Tournament

of Champions: Action Hero

Week.” It is oriented towards

kids enrolled in grades K-4. It

runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The

cost is $200 for residents and

$210 for non-residents. The

program is described as follows:

“Kids will participate in a

variety of games, such as street

hockey, soccer, football, battleship,

four corners, dodgeball,

basketball and many others

during our fun-filled week. 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! This week of

games and competitions will

feature some of the kid’s favorite

action heroes. Games

this week will include special

elements involving characters

such as Spiderman, Superman,

Batman, Captain America, Iron

Man, Hulk, Wonder Woman,

Bumble Bee and others. Can

you help be one of the heroes

in our games this week? Calling

all action heroes to this week of

SZ101 fun!”

Lisa Pasciuto directs the program

“Off to Roma!” It is initiated

towards kids ages 8-11.

The program runs from 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m. The cost is $250 for

residents and $260 for non-residents.

The SOFA schedule describes

the program as follows:

“Come with me to Italy! In

this program you’ll learn about

Italian culture, games and even

some of the Italian language!

We’ll also spend our time together

cooking recipes like the

chefs of Italy! Mangia, mangia!

*Please note: We cannot guarantee

nuts/peanuts are not included

in the food products

used. This class is not designed

to handle food allergies.”

Staff of Top Secret Science

directs the program called

“Spectacular Hands-on

Science.” It is initiated towards

kids enrolled in grades K-5.

The program runs from 9 a.m.

to noon. The cost is $160 for

residents and $170 for non-residents.

The SOFA schedule

describes the program as follows:

“Come join this very

cool and fun elementary school

summer program! Over the past

25 years, Top Secret Science

(www.TopSecretScience.org)

has worked hands-on with over

1,200,000 local children. Each

day the kids will explore 20

weird and wacky hands-on science

experiments and will make

and take home all the projects.

The scientists are fast paced and

funny and your kids will be thoroughly

entertained (they’ll even

learn some interesting things

too). We will explore weird motions

and flying things, air and

water pressure, crazy chemistry,

light and sound, science magic,

electricity, magnets, astronomy

and more. Be prepared for lots

of fun stuff. A wonderful 6

hours of science each day. Hope

to see you there!!”

Sports Zone 101 directs the

program called “Extreme Sports

for Middle School Students.” It

is oriented towards kids enrolled

in grades 5-8. The program runs

from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost

is $135 for residents and $145

for non-residents. The program

is described as follows: “If

you loved our Tournament of

Champions program, you will

love our new program called

“Extreme Sports” designed

exclusively for Middle School

Students. Are you ready to

take your favorite sports to an

all-new level? With Extreme

Sports, 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!”


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for The weekLy news

Third Citizen Theatre

Company presents William

Shakespeare’s As You Like It as

their first annual Shakespeare

at the Willows 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.

thirdcitizentheatre.org/tickets

Description:

On the run from her vengeful

William

Shakespeare’s

‘As you like it’

coming 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 series.

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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Recreation Director

Julie Mallett

By Tréa Lavery

Lynnfield Recreation

Director Julie Mallett has

held her position for nine

years and, along with the department,

isn’t slowing down

any time soon.

As director, Mallett is

in charge of Lynnfield

Recreation’s staff, as well

as developing, initiating and

evaluating programs for the

town. Every year, she said,

the department tries to add

to its programming based

on the needs it sees in the

community.

This summer, the department

is continuing its park

programs. They currently

offer the “Recreation Station”

park program for students in

first through eighth grade,

as well as “Rec Junior”

for kids going into kindergarten.

In addition, the “Rec

Adventures” program brings

students on field trips every

Tuesday and Thursday. Some

recent trips have included

Canobie Lake Park in Salem,

N.H. and white-water rafting.

In addition, the department

offers several sports programs

for students who play

lacrosse, volleyball, field

hockey, golf, basketball and

run cross-country.

Star

of

the

week

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE MALLETT

Lynnfield Recreation Director Julie Mallett said her favorite

part of working at the Recreation Department is getting the

opportunity to see all of the kids who take part grow up and

get more involved in their community.

Mallett said her favorite

part of working at the

Recreation Department is getting

the opportunity to see all

of the kids who take part grow

up and get more involved in

their community.

“I love when they participate

in programs, become

a volunteer and then a staff

member,” she said. “We are

really like a little family.”

When Mallett isn’t

working, she enjoys spending

time with her family and

friends, and spending time at

her family’s house on Lake

Sunapee, N.H.

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For a second straight year,

Lynnfield resident Cameron

Foley and the Endicott College

women’s tennis team have

received the Intercollegiate

Tennis Association (ITA) All-

Academic Team Award for their

classroom efforts.

Foley earned a Bachelor of

Science in international business,

graduating in the spring

of 2021. Foley spent the spring

semester of her 2020 junior year

studying at The College for

International Studies in Madrid.

To be named to the ITA All-

Academic Team, teams must

amass a combined grade point

average (GPA) of 3.2 or above

(on a 4.00 scale), with all varsity

letter winners factoring into

the cumulative team GPA for

the academic year.

Individuals must have a GPA

of 3.5 (on a 4.00) scale) and be

listed on the institutional eligibility

form.

Foley, a 2020 Commonwealth

Coast Conference (CCC)

Academic All-Conference honoree,

also excelled on the courts.

She was named to the 2019

All-CCC Third Singles Team as

well as the 2019 All-CCC First

Team Singles Team. In 2019

she was named the CCC Player

of the Week for the week ending

Sept. 9.

At Lynnfield, Foley was a

part of one of the most successful

runs in the history of

the girls tennis program. In four

years (2014-2017), she helped

lead the Pioneers to a record of

79-4, four straight North sectional

titles and two Cape Ann

League championships (2014-

2015). The Pioneers made

back-to-back appearances in

the state Division 3 final (2014,

2015), winning the title in 2014

when the team posted an undefeated

record of 21-0.

Foley had a breakout season

in 2015 as a sophomore, posting

an undefeated record of 10-0.

The following year, as a junior,

she was 18-2, winning more

matches than anyone else on

the team. In 2017, the senior

captain capped her career with

a 17-4 record. Foley finished

her career with a dual-match record

of 46-5 and overall record

of 51-7, placing her in the top

50 of all time on the Lynnfield

High School Hall of Fame.

This is the eighth straight

year the Gulls’ women’s tennis

team has received ITA honors.


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Overdrive and Libby vs. hoopla

By ABBy Porter

The Lynnfield Library has

a lot of amazing online services

and we love to tell you

about them! Our two most popular

services are hoopla and

Overdrive/Libby, and for good

reason. They both let you check

out e-books and audiobooks

(and more!) from anywhere in

the world. Both of these services

are excellent and we often

get asked about the difference

between them, so I thought I’d

tell you all about them.

Overdrive and Libby are

basically the same service.

However, they have different

interfaces and you download

different apps to use them. Both

of these services allow you to

check out e-books, audiobooks,

magazines and videos. These

e-materials function similarly

to physical library books — the

library owns a certain number

of copies, so there may be a

wait to get the book you want.

Books have due dates and need

to be placed on hold again or

renewed if you haven’t finished

them. Overdrive and Libby will

remember where you stopped

reading or listening, so when

you get the book back, you can

pick up right where you left

off. You can make bookmarks

and notes and read on any type

of device, although some versions

of certain books may not

be available to certain devices.

The app will let you know.

Overdrive and Libby have a

wider selection than hoopla.

Plus, you can use your Lynnfield

Library card to access the e-collections

of any library system

in Massachusetts! I highly recommend

taking a look at the

Boston Public Library’s collection,

as they have a huge selection.

You can also suggest titles

for us to purchase for you.

Libby is, in my opinion, a bit

easier to use, so I always recommend

that one. Navigating

is smoother, the buttons are

clearer and it downloads audiobooks

entirely, rather than

in chunks like Overdrive does.

There is nothing worse than

going for a walk or a road trip

and discovering one part of your

book didn’t download correctly

and not being able to finish it!

Also, when you return a book

on Libby, you can tap a button

and get an explosion of emoji

flowers, which makes finishing

a book even more fun. Just be

warned, if you are currently

using Overdrive and decide to

switch to Libby, your holds will

not carry over and vice versa!

hoopla is equally great, but

runs things a bit differently.

They have e-books, audiobooks,

movies, television show

episodes, workout videos and

music to check out on demand.

You get 10 uses per month and,

most importantly, everything is

immediately available. There is

no wait on anything, like you’d

have with popular titles on

Libby. You do have to read and

listen through the app, rather

than using your Kindle, and the

selection is less comprehensive

than Overdrive and Libby which

will always have the most popular

titles. If you have a Roku,

you can also stream hoopla

movies through your TV! It

still has great options, such as

many British crime shows and

the latest Taylor Swift album.

The graphic novel collection

is also larger than Overdrive

and Libby’s. You must have

a Lynnfield Library card, as

this service is only available to

Lynnfield Library patrons.

If you have questions about

getting set up with either of

these services, please email

lfd@noblenet.org or call 781-

334-5411. Our reference staff

is happy to help over the phone

or Zoom, if you are not ready to

come into the physical building.

We also have a lot of information

about both of these services

and our other digital services

here: https://www.lynnfieldlibrary.org/digital-resources/

YOUTH EVENTS

Jungle Jim’s Tales

from the Balloon

Thursday, July 29

Jungle Jim will be performing

his “Tails and Tales” Summer

Reading Balloon Magic Show!

Combining comedy, magic,

improvisation and balloon

artistry, this show entertains

children right through their

screens. This is a recorded

program; we will post the link

on our Facebook page for you

to watch when it’s convenient

for you! Email lfox@noblenet.

org to receive the link if you

do not have a Facebook account.

Recommended for ages

3-10, but everyone is invited to

watch. No registration required.

Alastair Moock

Concert at MarketStreet

Friday, July 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a fun, family-friendly

concert performed

by Alastair Moock, a threetime

Parents’ Choice Gold

Medal Winner. This event

will take place on The Green

at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

Recommended for ages 3+ but

open to all children and their

families/caregivers.

Registration is recommended

but walk-ins are also welcome.

The Ukulele Show

Tuesday, August 3 at 11:00

a.m.

Do you like music? Do you

want to listen to ukulele music

and even learn a little about

how to play one? Come to

The Ukulele Show with Dave

Maloof! Recommended for ages

5-10, but children of all ages

and their families/caregivers

are welcome. This program

will be held on the Lynnfield

Common. This program is supported

in part by a grant from

the Lynnfield Cultural Council,

a local agency which is funded

by the Massachusetts Cultural

Council. Registration is recommended

but walk-ins are also

welcome.

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals

Friday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Lindsay’s funny, fast-paced

and highly interactive variety

show delights the young and the

young at heart! Kids will meet

several larger-than-life, handcrafted

puppets, which may include

a goofy moose, a heroic

tiger, a lovable bear or many

others! Come find out who’s

making an appearance this time!

Recommended for ages 3-8

and their families/caregivers.

This event will take place on

The Green at MarketStreet

Lynnfield. Registration is recommended

but walk-ins are

also welcome.

ADULT EVENTS

Mystery Making

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30

pm on Zoom

Join four authors from Sisters

in Crime New England for an

interactive workshop! Debra

H. Goldstein, BJ Magnani,

Susan Oleksiw and Joanna

Schaffhausen will brainstorm

on their feet to create a

brand-new mystery using suggestions

provided by you. Fun,

fast-paced and fascinating, this

improv game offers important

insights into mystery writers’

minds and the conventions of

the genre.

This event will be held virtually

on Zoom. Please register

in advance to receive the link,

which is sent out 30 minutes

prior to the event.

Weekly Yoga with

Tammy Syrigos Irrera

Thursday July 29, August 5,

and August 12 at noon on Zoom

60 minute yoga flow — this

class will match breath with

movement to bring peace of

mind while simultaneously

building core strength and

stability.

A Cultural and Historical

Reflection of the 1960s

Through the Music

of The Beatles

Thursday, August 5 at 6 pm

on the Lynnfield Common

Join us for a performance of

live music, combined with a

multimedia presentation to explore

not only the music of The

Beatles, but the influence they

exerted in every area for the

cultural landscape. Presented

by Fran Hart, founding member

of 4EverFab, a Beatles tribute

band.

Lynnfield to

Recognize

To the editor:

Each year on August 7th,

Americans pause to remember

and honor the brave men

and women who were either

wounded on the battlefield

or paid the ultimate sacrifice

with their lives. The Town of

Lynnfield will recognize the 7th

as Purple Heart Day and urge the

people and organizations in town

to display the American flag, as

well as public expressions of

recognition of our Purple Heart

recipients. To recognize and

honor Lynnfield’s Purple Heart

recipients, as well as those from

Purple

Heart Day

across our great country, we will

project an image of the Purple

Heart on the side of our Meeting

House the evenings of August

6th and 7th. When you drive by,

please pause to commemorate

Purple Heart Day and remember

that there is a price for the freedoms

we enjoy and honor is due

to those who gave their all in defense

of those freedoms. Join me

in thanking all those who help

make this day what it is: a day of

observance for those who gave

some, and some who gave all.

Bruce Siegel

Veterans Services Officer

COURTESY PHOTO |

LYNNFIELD VETERANS SERVICES

The Purple Heart medal will

be projected onto the side of

the Meeting House Aug. 6

and 7.

To the editor:

The recent anti-Semitic

vandalism at Glen Meadow

Park disturbed the residents

of Lynnfield, including the

members of the Lynnfield

Democratic Town Committee.

The LDTC stands in solidarity

with town officials,

town employees and citizens

of Lynnfield in condemning

this hateful conduct. Over the

past several months we have

witnessed acts of vandalism by

LDTC

denounces

anti-Semitic

vandalism

a few against other groups as

well. The perpetrators’ behavior

does not represent the norms of

decency and tolerance that personify

what makes Lynnfield a

welcoming community. These

actions are not tolerable and the

LDTC is thankful for the swift

action of the Lynnfield Police

Department and its continuing

investigation.

Lynnfield Democratic

Town Committee


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Members of the Lynnfield 12-year-old

Jimmy Fund Little League baseball team

wrap up their summer season this Sunday

with a 2 p.m. game against Peabody at

James Street Little League Park in Peabody.

There is still plenty of time to help the team

meet its fundraising goal for the benefit of

the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. To donate,

contact Allison Donahue at allisonjoybakerdonahue@gmail.com.

Front row, from left: Jason Kouyoumdjian,

Lorenzo Nieves, James Cassidy.

Back row, from left: Ephram Donahue,

Ben Clancy, Jared Burke, Zach Chiarella,

Chase Bergeron, Lucas Deraps, Anthony

George, Oliver Harth.

Missing from photo: Xander Janicki, Tyler

Maciorowski, manager James Donahue.

Lynnfield

assessors

collecting

data

Assessing Manager Meredith

Stone, MAA, has announced

that the Assessor’s Office will

be visiting homes to conduct

inspections over the next few

weeks.

Properties purchased during

calendar years 2019 and 2020,

properties that have not been

inspected within the last 10

years and properties that are the

subject of open building permits

will be inspected. While

permits may have been closed

by the Building Department,

the Department of Revenue requires

the Assessors Office to

conduct inspections and update

the property record cards on file

in the Assessors Office.

A data collector from the

Assessors Office will be visiting

properties to measure the

exterior of buildings and also

conduct interior inspections if

required.

The data collector will check

in with the Police Department,

have photo identification and

a letter from the Assessors

Office stating the scope of the

inspection.

Stone shared the following

information on Bruce Scot

Cooper, the data collector:

He will be driving a 2014

silver Toyota Corolla bearing

Tennessee license plate

5U48M5.

If you have any questions,

please call the Assessor’s Office

at 781-334-9450.

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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

PHOTO | WAKEFIELD-LYNNFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Build-A-Bed Day returns to Lynnfield

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

https://forms.gle/

N1QhR5TTxwog2hyRA

DONATIONS WELCOME:

Alyssa Conte Build-A-Bed

GoFundMe page

https://gofund.me/a3b51959

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

Find us on Facebook

and Instagram: @

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Sports

Locals compete at Northeast 7v7 tournament

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY — The first sign

that a normal football season is

on the horizon came over the

weekend on the field at Bishop

Fenwick’s Donaldson Stadium

and the surrounding fields, as

football programs from around

the state showed up to compete

in the Northeast 7v7 East

Regional tournament Saturday

afternoon. The annual 7-on-7,

two-hand touch tournament

saw 30 varsity teams compete

across six pools before moving

on to single elimination play,

with 10 freshman/sophomore

teams competing across two

separate pools.

In terms of the final results,

Marblehead made it all the

way to the tournament final

before falling to Buckingham,

Browne and Nichols by a score

of 28-25. Marblehead quarterback

Josh Robertson, who is

about to enter his senior season

under center, was one of the

more impressive players at the

tournament.

In all, local teams from

Fenwick, St. Mary’s, Lynn

Classical, Lynn Tech,

KIPP, Saugus, Swampscott,

Marblehead, Peabody, Lynnfield,

Revere and Winthrop all came

to get some reps in at what is

normally considered the unofficial

opening of the high school

PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Quarterback Nick Razzaboni throws a pass for team Lynnfield at the Northeast 7v7 East

Regional tournament Saturday at Bishop Fenwick High School.

football season.

“I just like seeing the guys

get out there and play and

build camaraderie,” said KIPP

coach Jim Rabbitt, whose program

competed in the event for

the first time. “Bonding starts

taking place right here, and it

kicks off the football season the

right way.”

Following the pool play portion

of the day, things were set

for the first round play-in games.

In local action, Marblehead

knocked off St. Mary’s and

moved on to face Swampscott,

which earned a first-round bye.

The other two local teams to

make it through — Peabody and

Classical — both lost in the first

round, with Peabody falling

to Marshwood and Classical

falling to Andover.

The quarterfinal matchup

between Marblehead and

Swampscott was a doozy, with

Marblehead edging out its

Thanksgiving Day rival by a

score of 13-12 after Robertson

threw a 40-yard touchdown

with 10 seconds remaining to

win the game.

The momentum carried right

into the semifinal round, with

Marblehead rolling to a 20-6

win over Andover and setting

up the final matchup with

Buckingham, Browne and

Nichols.

While Marblehead did make

a number of great plays in that

final matchup, Buckingham,

Browne and Nichols was just

too strong behind the stellar

play of star brothers Shane and

Ronan Hanafin and took home

the 28-25 victory.

With training camp now

less than a month away, this

weekend was a first glimpse

into what will hopefully be the

first normal football season

since 2019. Teams are allowed

to begin camp on Friday, Aug.

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Lynnfield Bears in midsummer form

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COURTESY PHOTO | JOHN DIAS

The Lynnfield Bears are battling through the dog days of summer right now, currently sitting

with a record of 4-3 following a close 3-2 loss to Charlestown last week. The Bears are competing

in the U18 Middle Essex League this summer and are made up of, from left, Quinn Lavey, Eva

Cammarata, Nina Alfe, Kate Cullinane, Catie Kampersal, Morgan Hubbard, Julia Corrente,

Lily Williams, Soph Brown, Lulu Dias, Katie Buonopane and Ava Gamache.

NBA superstar Antetokounmpo gets

helping hand from a local source

By Mike Alongi

Kim Hughes-Floutsakos remembers

the first time she met

NBA superstar Giannis “The

Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo.

It was 2001 and the

Swampscott native was teaching

English in a suburban Athens

private school called Athens

College, and all of a sudden one

of the male faculty members

walked into her classroom with

a tall, skinny 7-year-old.

“Giannis wasn’t enrolled in

the school at the time, but he

was hanging out in front of the

school’s gate and one of the

men at the school just kind of

assumed that he should be in

school and brought him into

my classroom,” said Hughes-

Floutsakos, who is the daughter

of the late Jim Hughes, a

well-known Swampscott businessman

and coach. “He and

his family were very poor at the

time, and we all did our best to

help him out with things like

clothes and food and whatever

else we could give.”

Antetokounmpo’s rise from

son of impoverished immigrants

to NBA superstar and

champion with the Milwaukee

Bucks is one of the most unlikely

stories in all of sports,

and Hughes-Floutsakos had a

front row seat to the early days

of that rise.

But things were not easy for

the Antetokounmpo family in

Greece. For the first 18 years

of his life, Antetokounmpo

— who is now 26 years old

— couldn’t travel outside the

country and was effectively

stateless, having no papers from

Greece or Nigeria because, despite

being born in Greece, he

didn’t automatically receive

Greek citizenship; Greek nationality

law follows “jus sanguinis,”

or determining one’s

citizenship based on their parents’

nationality. His parents’

status as immigrants made it

hard for them to find work,

forcing Antetokounmpo and his

brothers to help provide for the

family.

Despite all of the challenges,

Hughes-Floutsakos remembers

Antetokounmpo’s selflessness

and determination to provide

for his family above all else.

“He was such a sweet boy,

and he was also supporting his

family at the time so he really

grew up fast,” said Hughes-

Floutsakos, who currently lives

in Swampscott. “He would

bring lunches from school

home to his family and things

like that, but he was also always

such an outgoing, positive

and smart person. He was just

a really good kid through and

through.”

And she can’t remember a

time when he wasn’t playing

sports, especially basketball.

“He was always a gifted

athlete and he pretty much always

played basketball,” said

Hughes-Floutsakos. “He was so

outgoing; he was always the one

who was organizing the games

and leading the other kids.”

In her time teaching

Antetokounmpo subjects like

English, Greek and Arabic

over the years, she came to

know his family as well.

Antetokounmpo’s father, who

died at age 54 in 2017, was

a former professional soccer

player in Nigeria and his

mother is a former high jumper.

Three of Antetokounmpo’s four

brothers — Thanasis, Kostas

and Alex — are currently professional

basketball players,

with Thanasis right beside

Giannis on the Bucks roster.

“They’re an incredibly proud

family and they’re so close,”

said Hughes-Floutsakos. “Their

mother is such an amazing

woman and all of the kids have

just become such great people.”

Antetokounmpo was drafted

15th overall by the Bucks in

2013 — making him an instant

millionaire. The stories of him

sending all of his money back

home to his family in Greece

have been talked about since

then, including the time when,

in 2014, he sent so much money

to his family that he didn’t have

enough for cab fare from the

Western Union to the arena for

practice. He ran most of the

way there in 20-degree weather

before a local couple gave him a

ride to the arena.

In the eight years since he’s

been drafted, Antetokounmpo

has turned himself into the

quintessential NBA superstar.

And on Tuesday night, after

defying the odds once more

and taking home an NBA

championship, the young man

that Hughes-Floutsakos taught

English to 20 years before stood

in front of an international audience

and spoke perfect English.

“I mean, he’s just a superstar,”

said Hughes-Floutsakos.

“It’s so funny to look back at

the young, skinny kid I knew all

those years ago and then see him

now with all he’s accomplished.

“And it’s not even just what

he’s done on the court, it’s what

he’s done for the kids of Athens

and other disadvantaged kids,”

Hughes-Floutsakos said. “I’m

just so proud of who he’s become,

and I know everyone else

in his life is just as proud.”

FILE PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK

Lynnfield’s Jen Flynn wrapped up her girls lacrosse season

with a selection to the Item All-Star team.

Lynnfield’s Flynn

named Item All-Star

for girls lacrosse

By Mike Alongi

Following a season that

saw her both score her 200th

career point and become the

first Peabody girls lacrosse

player to ever be named an

All-American, Tanners senior

Hailee Lomasney has been

named the 2021 Item Player of

the Year for girls lacrosse.

Lomasney, who will be continuing

her lacrosse career at

Division I UMass-Lowell next

season, was a massive contributor

on the offensive end for

the Tanners in 2021, scoring 47

goals and dishing out a North

Shore-leading 37 assists. Her

200th career point came in a

four-goal, five-assist performance

against Beverly on June

1. For her efforts, Lomasney

— who also had a seven-assist

game during the 2021 season

— was named Northeastern

Conference Player of the Year.

She was also an NEC all-conference

pick as a sophomore

before her junior season was

canceled due to the pandemic.

But her biggest accolade came

from USA Lacrosse, which

named her an All-American and

one of the top players in the entire

country.

There were also five players

named to the 2021 All-Item

Team for girls lacrosse in Amber

Kiricoples, Olivia Lavalle

(Peabody); Karina Gyllenhaal

(Bishop Fenwick); Elizabeth

Driscoll (Marblehead); and

Harper Clopton (Swampscott).

Kiricoples was right next

to Lomasney on the field and

on the scoresheet, leading the

team in goals with 50. With

the addition of her 20 assists

and win percentage of .670 on

draws, Kiricoples earned NEC

all-conference honors in her

final season with the Tanners.

She will be playing her college

lacrosse at Bentley University

beginning next season.

Lavalle was the other stalwart

for Peabody this year,

holding down the back end

and making more saves (177)

than anyone else on the North

Shore. The third member of this

year’s Peabody team to earn

all-conference recognition in

the NEC, Lavalle put up a save

percentage of .700 and allowed

fewer than six goals per game

on average.

Gyllenhaal was one of the

best scorers on the North Shore

this season, notching 49 goals in

addition to 19 assists. A junior

captain, Gyllenhaal was named

a Catholic Central League All-

Star this season after finishing

as runner-up for the league

MVP award.

Driscoll finished the final

season of her high school career

with one of the best save percentages

in the area, finishing at

.763. The senior captain made

155 total saves on the year, including

37 total saves over two

games against league champion

Masconomet. An NEC all-conference

selection, Driscoll will

be continuing her lacrosse career

at St. Anselm next year.

Clopton was the top scorer in

Swampscott’s three-headed offensive

attack this year, finishing

the season with 41 goals and

33 assists. A 100-point career

scorer for Swampscott, Clopton

wrapped up her Big Blue career

with 98 goals. Clopton is now

off to play Division I lacrosse at

the University of Cincinnati.

Also earning Item All-

Star team honors for the

2021 girls lacrosse season

were Makayla McGrath,

Michelle Callahan, Payton

Quirk (St. Mary’s); Brynn

Bertucci, Jenna Durkin, Hanna

Goodreau, Paige Littlehale

(Bishop Fenwick); Jen Flynn

(Lynnfield); Hailey Baker,

McKayla Fisher (Peabody);

Maddie Erskine, Josie Poulin,

Mae Colwell (Marblehead);

Skyla DeSimone, Mayerly

Ortiz (Revere); Gabby Surette

(Saugus); Elizabeth Green,

Reese Robertson, Broghan

Laundry (Swampscott); and

Gemma DiMento (Winthrop).


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Lynnfield competes at Northeast 7v7 tournament

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Lynnfield’s Anthony Attubato gets past a St. Mary’s defender to score a touchdown after intercepting the ball during the Northeast 7v7 East Regional tournament

Saturday at Bishop Fenwick High School.

St. Mary’s Jack Marks, left, moves down field after a catch, but is met by a Lynnfield defender.

Lynnfield celebrates after scoring a touchdown against St.

Mary’s during the Northeast 7v7 East Regional tournament.


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Cooling off the Lynnfield Rec way

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Jordan Feeley, 9, left, and Sammy Pagos, 9, make a splash as they land in the pool of the Lynnfield Rec

waterslide as they cool on on Thursday.

Alex Braley, 9, flies through the pool at the end of

the Lynnfield Rec waterslide and manages to stay on

his feet.

Water splashes into the face of Connor Routhier, 7,

as he plays on the Lynnfield Rec waterslide during a

hot day.

Michael Muniz slides down the Lynnfield Rec waterslide as he cools off on Tuesday.

Emilie O’Shea, 7, left, and Delia Dailey, 6, enjoy the Lynnfield Rec summer

program.

Lynnfield Rec volunteer Roxanne Beatrice creates the logo in chalk.


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