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Santa Claus is coming to town

A favorite holiday tradition is on its way back









By Anne MArie ToBin

After a one-year interruption

due to the pandemic, the

Country Store is gearing up for

the 2021 holiday season.

The Historical Commission

recently established a subcommittee

to begin the laborious

process of planning the event,

and has just named Karen

Nascembeni, Village Home

and Garden Club of Lynnfield’s

Karen Hathaway and commission

member John Michalski

to the committee. Nascembeni

was appointed chair.

“The store has always been

a huge labor of love for my

family,” said Nascembeni. “It’s

so important to maintain the

Country Store tradition that has

been so important to the town

all these years.

“That’s the most important



Karen Nescembeni, left, and Karen Hathaway along with John Michalski (not

pictured) were appointed Monday to a new Historical Commission subcommittee

charged with reviving the Country Store.

New boutique sitting pretty on MarketStreet

By Anne MArie ToBin

An idea that started in an Endicott

College dormitory room, shared by

a couple of Lynnfield High School

graduates, is finding its stride at


Pretty Posh Boutique, which opened

this past May, is a dream come true for

Alexa McCormick and her Endicott

roommate Nikki Cappadona. What’s

more, it’s a dream that has become a

successful reality seemingly overnight.

“We started the business in our dorm

room at Endicott College junior year,”

said McCormick. “It’s been going well

so far, so I love it.”

McCormick said she thinks of Pretty

Posh as a “casual and comfortable”

boutique. When things started opening

up this year, demand for loungewear

dropped significantly in favor of more

traditional attire, a look she describes

as where Boston meets Nashville.

“It’s all about fun, trendy clothing

that has a southern mix with an urban

vibe,” she said.

Pretty Posh was launched as an online

retailer in March 2018 and earned

a Boutique Hub Massachusetts Online

Retailer of the Year Award in 2020.

Last week, McCormick was in Atlanta

to accept the award.

“It was great and it’s so nice when

your hard work is recognized by your

peers,” McCormick said.

McCormick’s big break came in

September 2020 when she opened

her first boutique at Legacy Place in


“It was because of COVID that I got


Census shows

town grew

by 12 percent

By TréA LAvery

Lynnfield’s total population grew by an

impressive 12.1 percent over the past decade,

according to the 2020 census data

released August 12.

The town has gained 1,404 residents

since the 2010 census, bringing its population

to exactly 13,000.

While that population is 86.5 percent

white, Lynnfield did become more diverse

during that time period. The Black population

in town more than doubled from

48 to 110 residents, or 0.8 percent of the

population, and the Latino population

nearly doubled, going from 202 to 401, or

3.1 percent. The biggest change, however,

came in the group of people who identified

as more than one race, which nearly

quadrupled, going from just 94 to 418, or

3.2 percent.

The largest non-white demographic

in Lynnfield is its Asian residents, who

make up 5.8 percent of the population, or

755 people. This is up from 379 people in

2010, or 3.27 percent of that year’s census


The town has a negligible population of

residents of other races. Only one person

identified in the 2020 census as American

Indian or Alaska Native, down from 5 in

2010. No census respondents identified

as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander in

2020 or 2010. The remaining 74 residents,

or 0.6 percent, identified as some other

race not mentioned, up from 30 in 2010.

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Theresa “Teri” Geralynn Dunn Hall

1960 - 2021

LYNNFIELD - Theresa “Teri” Geralynn

Dunn Hall 60, Lynnfield, MA:

passed away peacefully on August

9, 2021 after a 14 year battle with

cancer. She was born November

3, 1960 in Saginaw, Michigan and

raised in Reese, Michigan until

moving to Caro, Michigan during

her junior year of high school.

While perhaps most renowned

for her beauty and brains, Teri was

also athletic, excelling in both basketball

and track and field, setting

the high jump record at her high

school. She went on to graduate

from Michigan State University

(“MSU”) in 1983.

After graduating, Teri worked as

a manager at both Jacobson’s

department store and Saks Fifth

Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

While living in Ann Arbor, she met

the love of her life Jonathan. They

were married on June 17, 1989.

After marrying, Teri became the

Business Manager at Jonathan’s

medical practice and later served

on the Board of the Boston North

Cancer Association.

Her passions in life were her

family, her Catholic faith, traveling,

and making new friends. For

Teri, there were no strangers in the

world, only friends she had not yet

met. She loved her dogs, first Tassy

and Cassie, and more recently,

Ranger and Shiloh. She was a

pack leader of the Cub Scouts in

Lynnfield and was proud to see

her three sons all achieve the rank

of Eagle Scout.

Teri’s life was characterized by an

unparalleled grace and courage as

she faced the many challenges of

cancer. She will be remembered

by all who met her for her strong

faith and unconditional love for

her family and friends. With her

infectious laugh, boundless compassion,

and radiant smile, she instantly

charmed all those who had

the pleasure to know her. She consistently

cared more about others

than herself.

Teri is survived by her husband

Jonathan, three sons Michael of

Boston, Joshua of Amherst, and

Andrew of San Francisco, CA;

her older sister Victoria Kamm of

Essexville, MI; her brother Bruce

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(Kathi) Dunn of Grand Ledge, MI;

numerous nephews and nieces:

Richard (Stephanie) Kamm of

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Carter of Grandville, MI, Shawn

Kamm of Romulus, MI, Nicole

(Ryan) Shannon of Grand Ledge,

MI and A.J. Dunn of Austin, TX;

aunt Marina (Robert) Beasley of

Davidsonville, MD; and uncle John

“Jack” Dunn of Bloomfield Hills,

MI. She was preceded in death

by her parents Bruce and Gloria


Service Information: Visitation

will take place at SOLIMINE

FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway

(Rt 129), Lynn, MA on Friday,

August 20, 2021 from 3-7PM.

Her funeral will be held at Our

Lady of Assumption Church

in Lynnfield, MA on Saturday,

August 21, 2021 at 11:30AM.

Burial will follow in Forest Hill

Cemetery, Lynnfield. Relatives

and friends are respectfully invited.

In lieu of flowers, the family

requests that memorial donations

be made to the Boston

North Cancer Association, PO

Box 3153, Peabody, MA 01960


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Fashionable loungewear hangs on display for at Pretty Posh at MarketStreet in Lynnfield.

Lynnfield boutique sitting

pretty on MarketStreet


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a chance to lease space there, so

I went for it,” she said. “Tenants

were leaving in droves, so I was

able to get a pretty good deal

on a great space there. COVID

definitely gave me the opportunity

I didn’t have before.”

In May 2021, Pretty Posh

opened a storefront in Lynnfield

at MarketStreet.

Most of Pretty Posh’s merchandise

is private label. The

exceptions are footwear, handmade

jewelry from Alabama’s

Crystalize and denim products

from California’s Just

Black Denim (JBD), which

McCormick said have become

extremely popular since popstar

Justin Bieber launched

his Justin Bieber Drew line of

denim products.

“People like the way our

jeans fit and they like the style,”

said McCormick. “A lot of us

are playing off the popularity

of the Bieber products, which

are very expensive, so JBD is a

great option. When people find

it they grab it because the company

has a limited number of

stores that carry it.”

McCormick said the hottest

trend of 2021 is the smiley

face, with many in-stock items

adorned with the iconic yellow


“The smiley is huge this year,

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thing,” she added. “It is quintessential

Americana that walks

people back to when things

were simpler. It’s just a wonderful

gift to the town.”

Historical Commission Chair

Kirk Mansfield said he has

recently received many calls

asking about the Country Store,

which was canceled in 2020 due

to the pandemic.

“They’re calling the commission

in our role as guardians

of the building (Old Meeting

House), but we are not able

to take this on ourselves,”

Mansfield said at the commission’s

August meeting. “This

subcommittee will be able to

take on the task, thereby making

sure the profit goes back into

the Meeting House.”

The Country Store has been

the Meeting House’s signature

event for nearly 60 years. The

event allows visitors to travel

back in time and enjoy some

old-fashioned family fun, refreshments

and beverages,

while shopping for homemade

holiday wreaths, decorations

and other trinkets. Crowd favorites

include a cheesemonger,

homemade baked-ham-andbeans

dinners complete with

brown bread and, of course, a

visit from Santa Claus.

Nasembeni’s family has

poured its heart and soul into

the store for years. Her mother-in-law,

Edie Pope-Richard,

father-in-law, Earl Richard,

and husband, Steve Richard,

all played significant roles in

organizing the store every year.

Edie died in 2017, while Earl

and Steve died from COVID-19

five days apart in 2020.

“There’s always been a core

group of people who have

worked so hard and kept the

store running year after year,”

Nascembeni said. “Steve goes

way back when his parents were

running it. He went from having

his picture taken with Santa

when he was five to (being) the

one taking the photos … We

loved our years working this


Select Board Chair Dick

Dalton said the commission has

been making real progress on

many of the initiatives it has recently


“I am very pleased with what

the Historical Commission has

done under Kirk’s leadership

and I am thrilled the commission

is bringing back the

Country Store,” Dalton said. “I

am delighted with the choice of

Karen to serve as chair. There

isn’t anyone more qualified to

serve in the role and I am sure

the store will be the best one


“Not having the store last

year was so disappointing,”

said Mansfield. “It was especially

sad considering that Edie

Pope started the whole thing.

She was amazing with the history

of the town and, after she

passed, Steve did a fantastic job

keeping her traditions going.”

Nascembeni said she is determined

to make this year’s store

the best one yet..

“I know it will probably be

one of the hardest things I will

have had to do since losing

Steve and Earl,” she said. “But I

will do it out of respect and love

for them and for Edie. It’s important

to their legacy to bring

it back like it’s never been done

before, in that there will be so

much love behind it.”

Not everyone at the meeting

agreed with the commission’s


“The Historical Society ran

it for 56 years and I’m not sure

the society is willing to give up

the Country Store,” said Society

Treasurer Bob Gillon. “I

strongly object to the Historical

Commission voting on this. The

Society is the only one who can

give it up. I totally object.

“The history of the Country

Store belongs to the Historical

Society. If you take away our

fundraising, you will throw the

Historical Society out of town.

You don’t have the right to do


Town Counsel Thomas

Mullen disagreed, saying the

commission is completely

within its rights to use the

Meeting House for the store.

“There is certainly nothing

wrong with the Historical

Commission using the Meeting

House themselves if they

choose not to give the event

to an outside organization,” he

said. “The Society is simply an

outside organization.”


Jay Duchin of Lynnfield sits atop the craft that he’ll be entering in the Lowell Kinetic

Sculpture Race for the first time since he started building it.

Local ‘mad scientist’

enters Lowell Kinetic

Sculpture Race


Jay Duchin is a video producer

and the founder of a nonprofit,

but classifies himself as a

mad scientist in his spare time.

Most recently, Duchin’s

spare time has consisted of him

spending time building a kinetic

sculpture at his Lynnfield home,

which he will go on to present

at the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture

Race on Sept. 18.

Kinetic sculptures are art

forms that contain movement

perceivable by the viewer, or

that rely on motion for their intended


Duchin said he has always

been inspired to build things,

whether it’s a piece of backyard

artwork or something he needs

for a video shoot. He said that

the upcoming event is the perfect

excuse for him to explore

his love of both art and mechanical


According to the race’s website,

each entry must be human-powered

and must travel

across the cobblestones and

paved streets of downtown

Lowell — as well as sand, mud

and the Merrimack River.

There are a variety of other

rules and creative ways to gain

extra points in the race, including

carrying a passenger,

who is not allowed to contribute

to sculpture’s forward


Although this is the first time

Duchin will be competing in the

race, he said that he has known

about it for years.

“I’m jumping in and will do

my best to complete all the sections,”

Duchin said.

Duchin hopes to get others

involved in helping him either

build the sculpture or be a part

of the team that pilots it on the

day of the race.

“We’re also hoping to get

local residents and business

to contribute money to help

cover basic materials and outof-pocket

expenses,” Duchin

added. “I’m proud to say all

of the materials that have been

used so far have been free,

courtesy of Craigslist and other

donations. We also have some

bikes that won’t be used that

we’ll be fixing up and donating

to needy organizations.”

Duchin said he is excited for

the race and for the opportunity

to show off his sculpture, which

can be seen in the driveway of

his Lynnfield home. He said it

is hard to miss.

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A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday on

Condon Circle;


A report of a larceny at 3:39

p.m. Tuesday at 10 Stagecoach




Andrew S. Motta, 33, of 11

Homestead Road, was arrested

on warrants at 12:31 p.m.



A report of a suspicious auto

at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday on

Vokes Terrace. A caller reported

two men from a black Mustang

were walking around the neighborhood.

Police reported the

men were changing a tire.



A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 6 p.m. Thursday on

Police Log

Market Street.



A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 8:18 a.m. Friday at 1

Colonial Road and 606 Summer


A car crash into a tree was

reported at 12:24 a.m. Friday at

427 Main St. A man was taken to

Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

A report of a hit-and-run

motor vehicle crash at 8:56 p.m.

Friday at Whole Foods Market at

100 Market St.


At 5:27 p.m. on Friday, a caller

reported a noise disturbance

at 175 Walnut St. Officers dispatched

to the scene reported

that the call was unfounded.


A potential case of identity

fraud was reported at 11:29 a.m.

on Friday in Essex Village.



A car into a utility pole with injury

was reported at 11:55 p.m.

Saturday at 74 Forest Hill Ave.

The driver was issued a summons

for possession of an open

container of alcohol in a motor

vehicle, possession of liquor by

a person under 21, possession/

use of a false or stolen RMV

document, reckless operation of

a motor vehicle and speeding.

Suspicious activity

A caller reported sighting a

black BMW in the vicinity of 2

Atherton Circle at 8:47 p.m. on

Saturday. The caller said the

BMW had been seen before

in the area, with the vehicle’s

owner going around the neighborhood

knocking on doors

and looking into windows. The

resident could not confirm the

license plate number of the car,

and a search for the vehicle

turned up negative.



A report of a motor vehicle

crash at 11:23 a.m. Monday on

Market Street.

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Tree preservation bylaw proponents

aiming for October Town Meeting

By Anne MArie ToBin

Another revised tree preservation

bylaw, codification

of the rules and regulations regarding

Pillings Pond and the

opening of the warrant for the

October 18th Town Meeting

headlined the Select Board’s

Aug. 16 meeting at the Al Merritt


The major item on the agenda

was a scaled-back tree preservation

bylaw. A more restrictive

bylaw was withdrawn from

the October 2020 Town Meeting.

The Select Board declined

to include the bylaw on the warrant

for the June 12, 2021 Town


Planning Board Chair Brian

Charville said the bylaw “has

been substantially pared back”

as it applies only to “building

activities,” which are defined

as new subdivisions, new home

construction on existing lots,

home renovations with expansion

equal to or greater than 50

percent of the current square

footage, projects requiring special

permits or variances and

site plan approvals.

The bylaw protects trees with

diameters of six inches or more

located in so-called “tree borders”

(or zoning setback) zones.

The bylaw does not prohibit the

removal of trees that are deemed

unsafe or hazardous. Protected

trees that are removed must be

replaced with trees no less than

two inches in diameter on an

inch-for-inch basis. If trees are

not replaced, homeowners must

pay an equivalent sum ($400

per two-inch caliper tree) into

the existing Tree Replacement


Charville added that the

board plans to submit the bylaw

for consideration at the October

Town Meeting and the board

“wants your feedback to keep

the conversation going.”

Select Board Chair Dick

Dalton said he still “sees some

issues” with the bylaw.

“People may be concerned

when you look at some of the

setbacks and I’m a little bit

troubled by that looking at it

politically as something that

people can get behind,” he said.

Fellow board member Joe

Connell said he was impressed

with the amount of detail in the


“This is representative of

tons and tons of work and the

detail is outstanding.”

Tree Committee member

Jane Bandini expressed strong

sentiment at getting the bylaw

to Town Meeting.

“It’s about time we get to

vote on it, to bring it to the

Town Meeting and let everyone

see what’s going on,” she said.

“You either pay or replace it,

that’s not too much to ask.”

The Board also voted to tie

up some loose strings in town

regulations regarding the use of

Pillings Pond. Assistant Town

Administrator Bob Curtin said

the town has been duly following

its adopted policies, but

such policies never were codified.

“These were minor changes

made over the years regarding

docks and licensing, but somehow

the adopted changes never

worked their way into specific

regulations,” Curtin said. “It’s

about adopting what has already

been adopted.”

The Board voted to establish

a Public Safety Building Committee,

naming Connell, Fire

and Emergency Management

Team Chief Glenn Davis, acting

Police Chief Nick Secatore,

School Building Committee

Chair John Scenna and Finance

Committee member Kristen Elworthy

as members.

“This committee is a great

idea,” said board member Phil

Crawford. “The members all

are well versed in their respective

capacities and will be able

to study the issues and bring

forth advice to us.”

In other business, the board

established Monday, Aug. 16

as the opening date for acceptance

of articles for the Town

Meeting warrant and Monday,

Sept. 27 (6 p.m.) as the closing

date; they also announced it is

accepting nominations for the

Daniel Townsend Award. Nominations

may be submitted to

the Town Administrator office

or emailed to Curtin. The deadline

for nominations is Monday,

Sept. 6.

The town also approved the

use of various town properties

for the Sept. 26 Northeast Arc

5K for Inclusion Road Race and

Sept. 11 First Responders Day

and 9/11 observance.

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Religious News

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic

community of faith comprising

two worship sites in

Lynnfield: Our Lady of the Assumption

Church located at 758

Salem Street and Saint Maria

Goretti Church located at 112

Chestnut Street.

Fully-vaccinated people

are no longer required to wear

masks or socially distance in our

churches. All non-vaccinated

and partially-vaccinated people

are advised to continue to wear

masks. If you wish to continue

to practice social distancing,

designated pews in both churches

have been reserved. Pre-registration

for Masses is no longer


Our Mass schedule is as follows:



- 4PM on Saturday at OLA

- 7:30AM on Sunday at OLA

- 9:30AM on Sunday at SMG

- 11AM on Sunday at OLA


OLA - 9am on Mondays,

Wednesdays, and Fridays

SMG - 9am on Tuesdays and


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!

Centre Congregational


5 Summer St., Lynnfield







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


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.

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church

Peace, Hope & Virtual Hugs

Deb Willis Bry, cell: 781-521-


Office Assistant, Wakefield-Lynnfield

United Methodist


Assistant Coordinator, Greater

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Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church, 273 Vernon

St., Wakefield, Mass., 01880

Church Office: 781-245-1359,

Parsonage: 781-245-0338

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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.


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.Wakefield-


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.


Senior Center

offers plenty to do

For the Weekly NeWs

The Senior Center is open

and offering the following programs.

Get out of the heat, and

join us for some laughs as we

test our knowledge every Monday

at 1:30 p.m. with Trivia.

Friends, fun, prizes! Join us every

Tuesday at 9 a.m. for Bingo.

The Walking Club meets every

Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Walk at your own speed and

for as long as you are comfortable.

Let’s get those steps in!

Drop-in knitting will be every

Thursday at 9 a.m. Bring your

own project for some stitching

and chatting. Grab and Go

lunch every Tuesday, Thursday,

and Friday at 11 a.m. for two

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12:30 p.m. This will be an informal

meeting; please join us.

For questions and to sign up call

Elaine, 781-598-1078.

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Senior Citizens

Advisory Committee

For the Weekly NeWs

The town Senior Citizens

Advisory Committee’s role

is to recognize the significant

contribution Lynnfield’s senior

citizen population has made to

the town.

The Lynnfield Senior Citizen

Advisory Council plays a critical

role in making sure our

senior citizens receive the community

support they rightly

deserve to enhance their health

and quality of life.

The council makes recommendations

to the Board of

Selectmen on how the town can

effectively implement and coordinate

services and programs

that would greatly benefit the

senior citizen population.

The council focuses on pursuing

opportunities to ease or

reduce the tax burden for the

senior citizen population in the

Town of Lynnfield.

The Senior Citizen Advisory

Council considers and advises

on issues and concerns that

affect the senior citizen population

within the Town of


The council meets regularly

to discuss issues and concerns

brought to the attention of the

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council. The Senior Citizen

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regularly before the Board of

Selectmen to update and advise

the board and Town of

Lynnfield on issues and concerns

that impact the senior citizen


The Senior Citizen Advisory

Council is responsible for conducting

its activities in a manner

that is in compliance with all

relevant state and local laws and

regulations including, but not

limited to, the Open Meeting

Law, Public Records Law and

Conflict of Interest Law.



Dear Peabody Resident,

Ray Melvin

Light Commissioner

My name is Ray Melvin and I am a three-time candidate for the Peabody Light commission.

My 40-year career with a major electric utility as a Power dispatcher and Electrical designer

I am a strong believer in clean renewable energy such as solar, wind and Geothermal energy

for the future. I believe the business models of electric utilities are rapidly changing to meet the

future concerns of green energy.

As your commissioner I will seek rebates on solar panel programs for our residential customers

who are interested in alway having lower rates. As Technology continues to evolve, I will seek

solutions for battery storing electricity and communication solutions such as a LOW cost or

NO cost WIFI systems installed on our customer owned electric system.


• 40 years experience in the electric utility industry

• Experience with transmission lines that deliver power to our electric system and

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For the Weekly NeWs

LYNN — One result of the

global pandemic and its longterm

isolation is the need to find

innovative ways through which

people can stay connected.

One such effort includes a

new tool that Greater Lynn

Senior Services (GLSS), which

serves town residents, is piloting

called Uniper — a device

that plugs into your television

set, along with a small camera

which perches on top, enabling

one-on-one communication

with case managers, healthcare

providers, counselors, family

and friends.

“The COVID-19 pandemic

pretty much destroyed the limited

social connections that

many older people or adults

living with disabilities already

experience,” said Kathryn C.

Burns, GLSS’ chief executive

officer. “Research shows that

isolation, particularly long-term

isolation, has a very negative effect

on people’s overall health,

significantly contributing to

premature death from all causes

and increasing a person’s risk of

diseases like dementia.”

Uniper loads an individual’s

contacts into its device,

allowing for immediate virtual


“This is really the primary

reason we chose Uniper over

the many other platforms we


said Valerie Parker Callahan,

director of planning and development.

“We view it first and

foremost as a communications

tool to help people

better manage their health and


with Uniper’s built-in programming

as a secondary —

but very helpful — add-on to

reduce social

isolation and promote

stronger connections with the

wider community.”

It is easy to use with a simple

remote that allows people to

quickly transition from Uniper

back to television programming.

“Many platforms that allow

for virtual connection require a

computer, tablet or smartphone,

which many older people do not

have and might be uncomfortable

using,” Parker

Callahan noted. “But Uniper

only requires a TV, which most

people already have and use


Uniper’s existing content includes

access to hundreds of

videos — travel, arts and culture,

music and educational

programs, as well as “live” programming

that includes exercise

and other classes, peer-led

discussion groups, support

groups and more — which are

available throughout the day

and scheduled by Uniper.

GLSS is developing its own

content, which will be available

to users through a separate

channel, and is also working on

developing some live programming,


“We envision, for example,

that our Wellness Pathways fall

prevention and health selfmanagement

workshops will

be offered over the Uniper platform,

as well as group and



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individual counseling

through our Mobile Mental

Health and Family Caregiver

Support programs

in a private, HIPAAcompliant

setting,” Parker

Callahan said, “This would be

in addition to virtual

case manager visits with

GLSS consumers.”

UniperCare is an innovative,

Israeli-based company with a

West Coast U.S. hub. Its programming

is starting to pop

up all around the country, but

GLSS is its first Massachusettsbased


One of the Uniper’s unique

features is the work they

have been doing with Jewish

Federation of

North America, connecting

Holocaust survivors, their descendants

and people of Jewish


with tailored supports and

group meetings, bringing together

people from all across

the country

in celebration of some Jewish

holidays during the pandemic.

They plan to continue this

programming moving forward.

Uniper also offers a lot of

content in Russian and Spanish.

GLSS is initially hoping to

sign up 100 people age 60 and

older or adults living with disabilities


its service area of Lynn,

Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus

and Swampscott for the free


service. The product will be

reevaluated after a year and

could last beyond that, depending


its results and continued interest

on the part of funders.

Uniper offers training and

a helpline to troubleshoot any

issues users encounter. The program

is supported by funding

from the Administration for

Community Living as well

as funding through the Older

American Act administered

through the Massachusetts

Executive Office of Elder

Affairs, and a grant from

Beverly and Addison Gilbert

Hospitals, operated by Beth

Israel Lahey Health.

Interested individuals can

contact Andrew Wallace,

GLSS’ Title III Planner, at 781-

477-6702 or

email awallace@glss.net.

More information can be found

at www.glss.net.


The Rotary Park project, which was completed this summer,

included trimming back existing bank plantings and the

removal of invasive plant species to enhance vistas of the pond

for visitors.

Rotary Park gets

a fresh look

By ANNe MArie toBiN

Under the direction of

Department of Public Works

Director John Tomacz and

Conservation Commission

Director of Planning and

Conservation Emilie

Cademartori, Rotary Park at

Pillings Pond has been given a


Wildwood Landscaping recently

performed a biennial

trimming of the park’s existing

bank plantings. Wildwood also

removed encroaching, invasive

plant species along the pond’s

shoreline to help enhance the

vistas of the pond for park visitors

while maintaining all the

benefits of a vegetated buffer

of native plants on the bank,

which was installed last spring

as a demonstration garden for

pond abuttors.

Vegetated buffers that border

waterways slow stormwater

runoff from lawns, increase

water absorption into the soil

and also reduce erosion on the


Under the guidance of

DeRosa Environmental, nearly

100 native shrubs and perennials

were planted along the

Rotary Park bank. Plant species

were selected for their hardiness,

low maintenance, beauty,

wildlife food value, habitat benefit

and resistance to goose and

deer browsing.

The work is part of an ongoing

effort by the town to

beautify the pond which began

three years ago after the Board

of Selectmen fielded numerous

complaints that the pond’s

shoreline was becoming overgrown

with invasive plants

that increasingly obstructed the

view of the pond from the park.

Under the direction of

Cademartori, the DPW and

Conservation Commission

teamed together to rectify the

problem. The work included

removal of invasive plants,

pruning lower branches of large

trees and trimming of select

shoreline plantings to hedge

height. Maintaining native

shrubs and other shoreline vegetation

is important for water

quality, wildlife habitat and

bank stabilization and is also a

critical ingredient in balancing

the recreational use of the park

with the importance of maintaining

a healthy shoreline, according

to the commission.

Cademartori said she was

pleased with the results, noting

that residents and visitors can

better enjoy the pond’s beautiful

vistas while preserving the

integrity of the shoreline.

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Pictured are cuccidati cookies, which have a filling consisting of figs, raisins, orange zest, and rum.

By ElizaBEth Cavallaro

Figs are one of the oldest

fruits on record, originating in

Asia Minor two thousand years

ago. This fruit spread to Greece

and Italy. The Franciscan Missionaries

brought the fig tree to

California, thus the name “mission

figs.” The fig tree is mentioned

in the bible many times.

Scholars believe that Eve

picked a fig off a fig tree instead

of an apple, as apples did

not grow in the area. Figs are

symbolic of Christianity, Islam

and Hinduism, representing fertility,

peace and prosperity. The

Prophet Mohammed stated that

he wished that fig trees would

be in paradise. The deciduous

fig tree can live to be three hundred

years old. The tree flourishes

in hot, dry climates and

needs complete sunshine to


Figs are high in potassium,

iron, fiber and calcium and are

used for medicinal purposes.

The varieties are black mission

figs, brown Turkey, kadota and

calimyrna. Mainly, they are

grown in Texas and California.

The Sweet Life: Cuccidati cookies

You can find them in oval

and pear shapes, and they may

be purple, red and brown. Figs

can be ground for cakes, cookies

and savory dishes.

The walnut dates back to England;

the name translates to the

“wealth nut,” suggesting only

the wealthy enjoyed this nut.

Walnuts date back thousands

of years. Cultivation dates back

to Babylon, which is now Iraq.

The nut came from Persia. Today

they are native to South

America, North America, Europe,

Asia and the West Indies.

Amazingly, the walnut resembles

a brain with wrinkles

and folds similar to the neocortex.

This is very peculiar considering

the walnut enhances

the messaging link between the

brain cells. With favorable circumstances,

walnut trees can

live to be three hundred years

old. This nut is rich in omega

fats and antioxidants, with

many health benefits. They also

contain fiber, copper, phosphorus,

manganese, vitamin E and

are also good for your heart.

Raisins are nothing more

than dried green grapes. This

is another heart-healthy snack

which contains potassium, vitamin

A, calcium, vitamin D

and can aid in digestion. Raisins

are packed with energy,

as well. The raisin comes from

Turkey, the United States, Iran

and Greece.

“Raisin” is the French name

for grapes, from the Latin word

“racemus,” which means “cluster

of grapes.” Scholars believe

that grapes that had fallen to the

ground and dried then became


Let me introduce you to the

cuccidati cookie from Sicily.

This cookie is baked in this region

on all the holidays. Since

figs are readily available here,

the Sicilians flourished with this

fruit. Many people have trees in

their backyards. The climate is

perfect for this fruit.

The cookies boast walnuts,

figs, prunes, chocolate, raisins,

apricot jam, rum and cinnamon.

How heavenly can you get? I

did not stumble upon this recipe

until a few years ago. I decided

that since the flavors were

so awesome, I had to make

them again. Since I love all

these ingredients, the fig cookie

is undoubtedly my favorite.

As you have gathered by now,

this is quite expensive to bake.

However, baking this confection

once a year will not hurt

your bank account. Instead of

thinking about the calories and

the price, think of the nutrition

and health benefits. This is such

a fragrant mix, as the Arabs

brought their spices to the island.

If you like mince pie, you

will love this. When the flavors

in this cookie marry with a bit

of rum, you will taste such a

heavenly treat. You will not be

able to eat just one. I translated

the directions to more universal

and practical measures.



8 oz cream cheese

2 sticks butter

2 cups flour

Pinch of salt

Mix, roll into four balls and

refrigerate for one hour.


1 cup of figs

1 cup of raisins

2 tsp. orange zest

¼ cup rum


1 cup apricot jam

1 cup prunes

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup walnuts

Measure all ingredients into

food processor. Separate into

four balls and refrigerate for

one hour. Lightly flour your

rolling pin and your surface.

Roll each ball into a rectangle,

about 12x6 inches. Lay filling

down the center. Fold each side

of dough over to the center, covering

mixture. Press ends and

flatten. Repeat with remainder

of dough and mixture.

Lay on parchment paper on

cookie sheets seam-side down.

Straighten and press down a bit.

Bake for thirty minutes. Cool.


1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

2 tbsp. of water

Mix and drizzle over cookies.

Add sprinkles. When dry,

cut on the diagonal.

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This book is by Harry

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As the book’s subtitle “The

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The main focus of “Get Your

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• Durable power of


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Emmanuel to

make memorial

booklet for

Yom Kippur


Temple Emmanuel is preparing

a memorial booklet for

the Yom Kippur Yizkor Service

as a way to help you honor the

memory of your loved ones

in a meaningful way, and as a

much-needed source of revenue

for the synagogue. Tzedakah,

or righteous giving, is a way to

make memory tangible in the

world. Giving to organizations

and causes that were important

to the deceased keeps their beliefs

alive and active. Tzedakah

connects the living and those we

have lost in the work of tikkun

olam, or repairing the world.

You can add names to the

Yizkor Booklet online at https://


The cost is $5 per name.

Library offering

more of the

weird and



Dr. Steve Hale, of Open

World Explorers, joined the

Lynnfield Library last week

for a virtual event showing an

array of bizarre birds though

a slideshow presentation and

videos. Hale — who is a professor

at the University of New

Hampshire, where he received

his Ph.D. in Natural Resources

— hikes and backpacks more

than 200 miles every year and

is an experienced naturalist and


Hale has been giving slideshow

presentations that showcase

his research and birdwatching

trips in the White

Mountains of New Hampshire

for more than 15 years.

This was one of the many

events that the library hosted,

including weekly yoga and

storytime on the Lynnfield

Common every Wednesday

morning at 10 a.m.

Abigail Porter, the assistant

director and head of adult services

at the library, said she

tries to have an event at least

once a week.

A couple of weeks ago, the

library hosted a virtual Chinese

Alternatively, you can email

Susan Silbovitz at svitz9@

gmail.com with the names you

want included in the Yizkor

Book and then send your payment

with the memo “Yizkor

Booklet” to:

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of Wakefield

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Wakefield MA 01880

To include names in our

Yizkor Booklet, please let us

know by Sept. 2, 2021. This

date is firm so that we have adequate

time to compile and produce

this special booklet. If you

have any difficulty with the online

form, simply email Susan

Silbovitz at svitz9@gmail.com.

calligraphy class, led by a

teacher in San Francisco, and

a Korean lantern craft, which

Porter said was really fun and

well enjoyed by all who visited.

“These things are fun and

they’re free, so we always want

to get the word out the best

we can,” Porter said. “We’re

also always open to ideas so if

people have things that they’d

like to see us do, we’d love to

hear about it.”

In October, Dustin Pari, a

New England native and guest

on programs such as “Ghost

Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters

International,” will visit the library

to present on some local

places that are rich with legend

and folklore. With over 25 years

of experience researching the

unknown, Dustin Pari brings

exciting and positive lectures

about the paranormal all across

the country. The event will be

held at the Lynnfield Meeting


For virtual classes, sign ups

must be done prior to the event

in order to receive an access


The calendar of events can be

found on the Lynnfield Public

Library’s website.

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Fall signups for Lynnfield

Youth Soccer are now open

Registration for Lynnfield

Youth Soccer Club’s fall intown

soccer program is now


The in-town program is open

to players aged second grade

and younger. To register, please

visit lynnfieldsoccer.com. Any

questions on the program or registration

can be directed to Erica

Kelly (U4 Director), Antonio

DePalma (U6 Director) or

Anthony Bruno (G2 Director)

at lynnfieldmassyouthsoccer@


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Salem State hires O’Reilly

as new men’s golf coach

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University announced on

Wednesday that it has hired

alumnus Jimmy O’Reilly as the

Vikings’ new men’s golf coach.

O’Reilly — a 1998 graduate

of Salem State — will replace

Kevin Daly (‘91), who held the

position since 2018.

O’Reilly enjoyed a stellar career

as a member of the Salem

State golf program. The former

captain was a four-year starter

(1994-98) who played in three

NCAA Championships, helping

the team achieve a top-15

ranking nationally twice during

his career.

“I am honored to join Salem

State as the men’s golf coach,”

O’Reilly said. “I have dreamed

of coming back to the university

as a coach since my days as a

Viking student-athlete, and I

could not be more thankful to

athletic director Nicolle Wood

for giving me this opportunity.

“The entire athletic department

embodies the drive and

dedication it takes to be successful,

and I look forward to

bringing my leadership, experience

and passion to the team.

I’m excited to be working with

such an incredible group of dedicated

and enthusiastic players

as we work together to return

Salem State golf as one of the

top programs in New England.”

As a Viking, O’Reilly earned

two individual tournament titles

and was named to the All-Mass

Intercollegiate Team in 1996.

He was selected as a Preseason

All-American by Golf World in

1997. As an amateur, he played

in five Massachusetts Amateurs,

four Massachusetts Opens

and two Ouimet Memorial


A member of the Newton

North High School golf team,

O’Reilly was a four-year starter

and compiled a 48-4 career record

while being named a Bay

State All-Star twice. He was

also named to the New Tribune,

MetroWest and Boston Globe

All-Scholastic Teams.

Prior to joining Salem State,

O’Reilly had been a coach

for First Tee sponsored by

Boston Parks and Recreation

Department and, more recently,

was an assistant coach at

Newton North.


Lynnfield native and North Shore Navigators infielder Jonathan Luders went 2-for-4 in a

loss to the Danbury Westerners in Game 2 of the New England Collegiate Baseball League

Championship Series Thursday night.

North Shore Navigators see season come to

an end in NECBL Championship Series

By Mike Alongi

LYNN — Another good start

went to waste for the North

Shore Navigators on Thursday

night, as the Navs allowed five

runs to the Danbury Westerners

in the third inning and ended

up falling 8-4 in Game 2 of

the New England Collegiate

Baseball League Championship

Series at Fraser Field.

With the loss, the Navigators

are eliminated and Danbury

takes home the Fay Vincent Sr.


Mathias Haas was 1-for-3

with three RBI to lead the offensive

attack for the Navigators,

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to Son, Jacob

while Lynnfield native Jonathan

Luders was 2-for-4. Cal

Christofori (2-for-3) also had

two hits, while Logan Bravo and

Ryan Marra each had one hit.

Swampscott native Luke

Marshall got the start on the

mound for North Shore and

went three innings, allowing

seven runs on six hits with four

strikeouts. James Sashin came

in to pitch four innings of relief,

allowing one run on two hits

with five strikeouts.

In a similar fashion to Game

1, the Navs got off to a solid

start Thursday night. After

Marshall got through the top of



the first inning with no issue,

the Navigators put two runners

on base right away after a Jake

McElroy walk and a Jonathan

Luders single. Joe Lomuscio

was then hit by a pitch to load

the bases, and Haas took advantage

of the situation by

smacking a two-run single to get

North Shore on the board. Next

up was Christofori, who came

through with an RBI single of

his own to make it 3-0.

The score stood there until the

top of the third, when Danbury

exploded for five runs to take

the lead. Andrew Jenkins and

Nichols LoRusso each notched

an RBI single to make it a

3-2 game; then Matt Zaffino

smashed a three-run homer to

give the Westerners a 5-3 lead.

North Shore was able to get

one back in the bottom of the

third when Haas notched another

RBI with a groundout to make

it 5-4, but Danbury responded

right away with RBI hits from

Jenkins and LoRusso to keep the

Westerners ahead by three.

The Westerners went on to

add another insurance run in

the sixth inning, and held an 8-4

lead going into the top of the

eighth inning.

North Shore couldn’t get any

closer from there as Danbury’s

relievers shut the door and

sealed the win.


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Bishop Fenwick girls basketball coach Adam DeBaggis has

been directing the Heart & Hustle Clinic for the past seven


Bishop Fenwick wraps

up seventh annual

Heart & Hustle Clinic

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY — For the past

seven years, young basketball

players have gathered at Bishop

Fenwick High School in late

summer for the annual Heart &

Hustle Basketball Clinic. This

year was no different, as 44

campers came out to learn from

high school coaches, players and

even college players at Adam

DeBaggis’ annual camp —

which wrapped up Thursday.

“It was great to get back to a

sort of more normal setup and

really dive in this year,” said

DeBaggis, who coaches the

Fenwick girls basketball team.

“There was a ton of great basketball,

no selfish play at all and a

great vibe from start to finish.”

The clinic was back inside

the Bishop Fenwick gym this

year, having moved outside to a

makeshift setup on the Fenwick

tennis courts in 2020 due to the


There were 44 campers

ranging in age from 9 to 14 years

old, with skill levels ranging

from pure beginner to aspiring

high school player.

And, as is the case every

summer, DeBaggis had several

of his current and former players

helping out at the camp. All of

the varsity players, including

his co-captains for this coming

season, Olivia Found, Nasha

Arnold, Maria Orfanos and

Emma Burke, all came to help

coach. Former Crusaders Sam

Mancinelli, Jennie Meagher,

Veronica Tache, Liz Gonzalez,

Brynn Bertucci and a host of

others also had a hand in helping

out this week.

“It’s always great seeing those

girls come out to help, and a lot

of them are former campers who

come back and have their siblings

or cousins participate in the

clinic,” said DeBaggis. “It’s very

much a family atmosphere, and

we try to keep that feeling every


While DeBaggis always prides

himself on running a camp where

girls can really sharpen their

skills and get better, he’s learned

over the years that teaching

things like leadership and teamwork

are just as important for

players in this age range.

“I recently went to a basketball

camp on my own to pick

up some things, and I’m really

a guy who likes the concept of

sports teaching life lessons,” said

DeBaggis. “I think one of the

most important things we can do

as youth coaches is to teach leadership

skills and teamwork and

accountability for your actions.

It’s important to do that early on

so kids aren’t coming into the

high school game with the wrong



The Lynnfield U15 baseball team took home the championship trophy at the Lou Tompkins All-

Star Summer League Sunday, defeating Reading by a score of 12-7.

The Lynnfield U15 baseball team is made up of, back row from left, Darren Damiani, Chris

Papagikos, Matt Papagikos, David Tracy, Dylan Damiani, Steve Migliero, Jarrett Scoppettuolo,

Craig MacEachern, Steve Migliero and, front row from left, Owen Mullin, Jack Neenan,

Nick Grousis, Ryan MacEachern, Tyler Adamo and Sean Drzewiczewski. Not pictured are Cole

Hawes, Evan Rocha and Brendan Manoogian.

Lynnfield U15 baseball wins Lou

Tompkins All-Star Summer League title

By Mike Alongi


summer winds down, the town

is celebrating a baseball title

after the Lynnfield U15 baseball

team took down Reading, 12-7,

in the championship game of the

Lou Tompkins All-Star Summer

League Sunday evening at East

Boston Memorial Park.

The Pioneers got the bats

going early, jumping out to a

2-0 lead when Matt Papagikos

smacked a two-run double in the

opening innings.

Things continued to go well

from there, as David Tracy

smashed an inside-the-park

home run, Jack Neenan and Sean

Drzewiczewski each hit a triple

and Lynnfield exploded for an

8-1 lead.

Reading was able to fight back

as the game went on, cutting

the deficit to just one run in the

later innings. But Lynnfield held

strong from there, getting strong

defense from the likes of Owen

Mullin, Jarrett Scoppettuolo,

Dylan Damiani and Ryan

MacEachern to remain in the

lead before stretching things out

and taking home a 12-7 victory.

Steve Migliero was awarded

the tournament MVP for solid

pitching performances, including

two complete-game victories for

Lynnfield during tournament


Steeves steps down as Fenwick

baseball coach after four years

By Mike Alongi

PEABODY — Following a

solid 2021 season that ended

with a second consecutive

Division 3 North title, Bishop

Fenwick baseball coach Russell

Steeves has decided to step

down from his position.

The school confirmed Steeves’

decision on Monday.

Steeves, a 1985 graduate of

Fenwick, coached two separate

stints with the Crusaders baseball

team, taking on the job for

four years each time. He coached

the team from 2008-11 and led

the Crusaders to three straight

Div. 3 North titles before deciding

to step away in order to

spend more time with his young

family. He made his return to

Fenwick in 2017, taking over

for Kevin Canty and leading the

Crusaders to Div. 3 North titles in

2019 and 2021.

He won his 100th career game

during the 2021 season; his career

winning percentage is .634.

With a record of 102-58 Steeves

leaves with the highest winning

percentage in school history and

is second only to McCarthy (409)

in wins.

Steeves has always made

known his affinity for his alma

mater, saying on a number of

occasions that it was a privilege

to coach at his former school.

Steeves played on Fenwick’s 1985

state championship baseball team

and was inducted into the school’s

Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

“Bishop Fenwick would like

to thank Coach Steeves for his

dedication and commitment to

the Fenwick baseball program,

which went well beyond winning

games,” Fenwick Athletic

Director Dave Woods said in a

statement. “Coach Steeves has a

deep-rooted love for all aspects

of the Fenwick community. He



Bishop Fenwick announced on

Monday that baseball coach

Russell Steeves has stepped

down from the position.

worked tirelessly to build the

program into one of the most

respected programs, not only on

the North Shore, but throughout

the entire state. Coach Steeves

was dedicated to seeing his

players succeed well beyond the

baseball field. He will be sorely

missed, but will always be a

member of the Fenwick family.”

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Kids learn karate from Master O at MarketStreet

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

Herman Ocasio, a.k.a. Master O, left, releases a yell as he shows his students the proper stance during a karate class at MarketStreet on Monday.

Julianna Nop, 5, kicks in the air during a drill.

Milo Procopio receives his stripes at the end of Master O’s class

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North Shore Navigators fall in NECBL title series

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

Lynnfield native Jonathan Luders beats out a throw to first base during Game 2 of the New England Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series Thursday.

North Shore’s Alex Lemery fouls off a pitch during Thursday night’s game against the Danbury


Luke Marshall, a Swampscott native, throws a pitch for the

North Shore Navigators Thursday.

Jake McElroy waits for his pitch Thursday night.

North Shore’s Ryan Marra connects on a hit during Thursday night’s game against Danbury.

AUGUST 19, 2021

Eastern Bank supports Essex County

Community Foundation

By Sam minton

As the country begins to see

an increase in COVID-19 cases,

Eastern Bank is doing its part to

ensure that everyone has access

to vaccination.

The Eastern Bank Foundation

announced that it will be

giving $2 million to COVID-19

relief to increase “last-mile”

vaccination outreach and access.

“Vaccination rates, while

progressing, also highlight the

inequities experienced in communities

of color within Gateway

Cities of Massachusetts

and New Hampshire,” the foundation

said in a statement.

The foundation is collaborating

with community health

centers, foundations and other

companies and organizations to

address health care disparities

and reach populations living in

cities with the highest incidence

of COVID-19 cases in order to

get them access to the vaccine.

“With Eastern Bank Foundation’s

grant, we are able to

expand our efforts to vaccine

equity for populations who

have been hardest hit by the

pandemic,” said Beth Francis,

president and CEO of Essex

County Community Foundation.

“We’re committed to getting

underserved communities

vaccinated and offering the crucial

support needed at this time,

and hiring local residents and

working with our community

health centers and experienced

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done in the most meaningful

and trusting way possible.”

In 2020, the Eastern

Bank Foundation supported

COVID-19 efforts with donations

to 665 community-based

organizations totaling more

than $13 million. The foundation’s

efforts aimed to help individuals

such as immigrants, the

elderly, victims of domestic violence

and those seeking mental-health

services; and collectives

such as community health

centers, food banks and pantries,

multi-service providers

and community foundations,

early childhood development

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MarketStreet set to host

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MarketStreet is partnering

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host an all-level Vinyasa yoga

fundraiser on The Green at

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21 at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from

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da Vinci has competition in Lynnfield

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Jay Duchin of Lynnfield welds the passenger seat to his kinetic sculpture

which will hit the road at the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race in September.

Jay Duchin mocks up where the seat will go on his kinetic sculpture racer.

When he’s not hard at work as a video producer, resident Jay Duchin is hard at work in his home laboratory.

His creation? A kinetic sculpture, or in other words, a work of art that moves. Duchin will bring his masterpiece

to the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture race on September 18th, where a team will pilot it over pavement,

cobblestones, sand, mud and the Merrimack River for a shot at the prize.

Jay Duchin stands with the kinetic sculpture he has been building in his


Jay Duchin’s da Vinci-themed kinetic sculpture will be powered by bicycles

when it competes in the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race on Sept. 18.


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Posh has a new meaning at MarketStreet

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Pretty Posh at MarketStreet in Lynnfield is co-owned by Lynnfield resident

Alexa McCormick.

Pretty Posh co-owner Alexa McCormick of Lynnfield adjusts merchandise

in her store.

Opening in May of 2021, Pretty Posh at Market-

Street is dedicated to the style sweet spot where

“Boston meets Nashville,” according to co-owner

Alexa McCormick. McCormick and her business

partner, Nikki Cappadona, both graduated

from Lynnfield High and studied together at

Endicott College. “We started the business in

our dorm room at Endicott College junior year,”

said McCormick. “It’s been going well so far, so

I love it.” As for the boutique itself, it’s a great

place to find casual and comfortable clothing...

and smiley faces. “The smiley is huge this year,”

McCormick said. “Huge.”

Jewelry sits on display at Pretty Posh at MarketStreet in Lynnfield.

Clothing hangs on the rack at Pretty Posh.

Alexa McCormick adjusts merchandise in her store at MarketStreet.

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