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Purple is the color of recovery, as designated by National Recovery Month.

Purple lights, flags, and ribbons decorate the lawn and trees on the town


By AlenA KuzuB

A Night of Hope colored the

Lynnfield Common in purple and

brought more than two hundred

people of all ages together on Sunday

evening to acknowledge the issues of

substance use disorders and celebrate

National Recovery Month.

A Healthy Lynnfield (AHL) and the

Think of Michael Foundation came

together to sponsor this third annual

free community event, designed to

build awareness and to create a sense

of community and support for individuals

and families who are faced

with the impact of substance use disorders,

said Peg Sallade, substance

use prevention coordinator at AHL.

“National Recovery Month recognizes

the journey that people that

have substance use disorders embark

on to remain healthy,” said Sallade.

“It is meant to celebrate hope and encourage

others who struggle with the

disease of substance abuse in a very

encouraging way.”

During the pandemic, substance

use rates have increased nationally,

said Sallade. As of June 2020, 13 percent

of Americans reported starting

or increasing substance use as a way

of coping with stress or emotions

related to COVID-19, according to

the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention (CDC). More than 40

U.S. states have seen increases in opioid-related

deaths, according to the

American Medical Association.

“Substance use knows no borders,”

said Sallade. “Lynnfield is not unlike

any other community.”

“I lost my son to the addiction

and we wanted to do something in

his memory,” said Carmela Dalton,

Lynnfield resident and president of



The Pioneer mural in the high school

gym has been painted over.


spirit no longer

on display

By SAm minton

While Lynnfield High School Principal

Robert Cleary claims that it was simple

maintenance, residents are upset that a

mural of a Pioneer logo — the school’s

mascot — was painted over on the gymnasium

wall as part of a summer renovation


With school back in session, residents

only recently discovered that the painting

of an old Pioneer logo had been removed

from the gym. Much of the public outcry

has been over the story behind the mural;

it was a gift from the Lynnfield High Class

of 1979 and had been there since that time.


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the Think of Michael Foundation,

which provides sober house

scholarships and recovery advocacy.

“This is a fine night to get

everybody together in the community,

to make the community

aware of the addiction, talk about

it, erase the stigma, and it worked

out well.”

In 2019, 600 people came

out to the first Night of Hope

in Lynnfield. Last year, the

event took the shape of a car

parade due to the COVID-19


“Now we are making a positive

effect because people are

coming to us and asking for

advice, seeking help, which is

good,” said Dalton. “If we can

prevent tragedy from happening

to another family, it makes us

really feel good. Just helping

everybody and helping people

talk about it. I can’t bring

my son back, but it is a good

feeling when we see that there

are people in recovery and they

are doing well.”

The event brought together residents

and town visitors, partners

from the faith community, town

officials, and politicians. State

Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn)

and Rep. Bradley Jones (D-20th

Middlesex) attended the event.

Purple is the color that marks

the theme of recovery, so attendees

received and wore pastel

purple T-shirts with “A Night of

Hope” on the front surrounded

by white-and-yellow stars, and

“Think of Michael Foundation”

and “A Healthy Lynnfield” on

the back. Purple lapel ribbons

were also available.

The crowd gathered at the

Lynnfield Middle School at 6 p.m.

and walked down to the Lynnfield

Common, which volunteers decorated

with purple ribbons and

flags. Guests were invited to take

purple votives and write messages

to somebody who struggles with

addiction on purple paper stars.

The speaking portion of the

event took place from a stage in

front of the Old Meeting House,

lit with a purple projection as well.

“Your presence is more

than a walk,” said the Town

Administrator Rob Dolan to the

crowd. “You are making a statement.

Instead of watching from

the sidelines you are making a

stand to improve our community.”

Dolan said that Phil Crawford,

town selectman and chairman of

AHL, had an idea for the town’s

response to the substance-use

epidemic in 2017, and Sen.

Crighton and Rep. Jones helped

the town secure the funding for

the Lynnfield Substance Abuse

Prevention Coalition in the

form of $100,000 over the next

two years, as well as a federal

grant of more than $1 million.

“Our goal at the time was to

bring awareness, education, and

resources for those in need. We

continue to have tremendous community

support,” said Crawford.

“Together we work to prevent

substance misuse to improve the

quality [of life] for those impacted

and to support programs that help

all young people thrive.”

Jamie Dalton, son of Carmella

and Select Board Chair Dick

Dalton, spoke about experience

with substance use disorder and

the decision to start his personal

recovery on January 18,

2018 after his brother Michael’s


“I’ve learned that stars can’t

shine without darkness, and my

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past has given me the strength

which led to the wisdom I have

today. So I celebrate my past

and don’t let it haunt me. I have

been inspired and gotten hope

from so many in the recovery

community and many that are

here tonight,” said Dalton.

Dalton, who has a background

in financial advising

and wealth management, said

that he now works as a recovery

coach at North Suffolk Mental

Health and serves on the board

of Recovery Works, a nonprofit

program at Massachusetts

General Hospital that helps

people with substance use disorders

find employment. The

organization received $200,000

in its first year and $800,000 the

following year in funding with

the help from Rep. Jones and

Sen. Crighton.

“My hope is that by having

this event and others like it,

bringing so many people together

in the local community

and the recovery community,

we create hope for a better tomorrow

and we continue to

make strides in recovery in all

forms across all levels of care

and increase access to all levels

of care,” Dalton said.

Keriann Caccavaro, who is a

program director at the Bridge

Recovery Center in Malden, also

spoke about her personal experience

with addiction and recovery.

“If it wasn’t for the recovery

community, I don’t think I

would be staying here today,”

she said. “We fight every single

day to live, not to die.”

As it started to get dark, everyone

lit candles inside purple

votives for a closing prayer.

Several faith leaders from various

denominations said prayers

for those who are on the road

to recovery, those who made

it through their first day of sobriety,

and for those suffering

from mental illness of any kind.

“Let’s commit to make every

night the night of hope,” said

Dolan, bidding farewell to the

crowd. “You are part of the



bylaw finally

coming to fruition

By Sam minton

It might have taken two

years, but the town’s Treepreservation

bylaw is nearing

the finish line.

The bylaw was originally

supposed to be attached to a

warrant for the June 12th Town

Meeting, but it was denied by

the Select Board and sent back

for further deliberation before

the fall Town Meeting on Oct.


Even though the process

has been long for the planning

board, it has given the

board the time to make the best

bylaw possible for Lynnfield,

according to Planning Board

Chair Brian Charville.

After a meeting last week,

the town’s Planning Board has

tailored the bylaw to ensure

that it serves the residents of

Lynnfield as best as possible.

In the intervening months, the

board had received feedback

from the community as well

as the Select Board on ways to

improve the effectiveness of the

proposed bill.

“We think now we have addressed

all the concerns that

have been brought to us by the

Select Board and constituents,”

Charville said.

If the bylaw is to be adopted,

it will only apply to four types

of building activities, Charville


“The only tree removal that

would be regulated with this

(bylaw) is tree removal that is

done related to a new subdivision,

new home construction, a

site plan ― which typically is

for commercial property (and)

not residential ― or a special

permit granted by the Planning

Board,” he said.

Charville said the board made

these changes because they had

heard concerns that the bylaw

shouldn’t apply to the average

homeowner who is performing

simple tree upkeep.

“The residents are very worried

and concerned and we want

to respond to that concern,” said

Planning Board member Amy

MacNulty in May, when the

bylaw’s entry onto the Town

Meeting warrant was delayed.

“So we’re ready. I know you’re

not ready and I wish you were.

I don’t know why it took this

delay, but this is what’s going

to come in October, too. We’re

ready to go.”

Charville said that he presented

the revised bylaw at

a Select Board meeting on

Monday to answer questions as

the Planning Board looks to finally

push this bylaw across the

finish line.

Lynnfield’s own becomes

one of town’s finest


By unanimous vote of the Select Board Monday night,

patrolman Timothy Croke, right, was appointed to the

Lynnfield Police Department via transfer from the Boston

Police Department. Croke, who grew up in town, paused

for a photo with acting Police Chief Nick Secatore, left,

after the meeting.

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Jaime Sloan, the owner of Sanctum Style at MarketStreet

Lynnfield, rests her hand on a shelf that she and her husband

hand built with wood sourced from the Portsmith Naval Yard.

New retailers set to open

at MarketStreet Lynnfield


MarketStreet Lynnfield is

kicking off the holiday shopping

season with eight new retailers

set to open this fall.

Sanctum Style, an upscale

men’s and women’s fashion

boutique, is the latest retailer to

join MarketStreet Lynnfield’s

unique mix of locally-owned

shops and national brands stores

this season.

So far, so good.

“Business has been good, so

I can’t complain,” said Jaime

Sloan, a Marbehead native.

“People are still discovering us,

but I have a great group of customers

from my North Andover

store and they are so loyal, so

they are finding me. This location

has turned out to be an ideal

location for my business. Being

able to open here at MarketStreet

Lynnfield has been a huge win

for us.”

Sloan is no stranger to the

world of luxury fashion and fine

jewelry. She worked for over

a decade in New York City for

several top retailers including

Barney’s New York, John Hardy

and David Yurman at Saks 5th

Avenue, as well as Tiffany &

Company on 5th Avenue. A

self-proclaimed anti-fashion

fashionista, she said she developed

her no-nonsense style

philosophy from her experience

as an opera singer in New York

City as well as her experience

working in high fashion.

“I just kind of fell into luxury

retailing when I was running

around the city performing and

I had clients who needed wardrobe

help, like I did,” she said.

“It was a matter of being able to

always be ready while carrying

around as little as you could.”

Sloan describes Sanctum Style

as an upscale boutique offering

a multi-designer assortment and

the latest in fashion trends. Sloan

said its assortment is inspired by

her love of fashion and contemporary

city style. Notable brands

include Frame and Paige Denim

in both men’s and women’s

styles, Vince, Faherty, Rails, and

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo

for men, and Good American,

Misa Los Angeles, Ramy Brook,

and Jonathan Simkhai for


Sloan said a sanctum is defined

as “a sacred and holy place

where one is free from intrusion,”

and that is exactly what

her Sanctum Style provides her


“Created as a special place

to discover not only what is

new and current, Sanctum Style

seeks to enhance and transform

one’s personal style,” said Sloan,

who describes her style as “cosmopolitan”

with an emphasis on

“upscale casual.”

The majority of Sanctum

Style’s client base is aged 30-55.

“We cater to a lot of people in

banking, real estate, people who

generally are more professional,

nore conservative, but we also

have a lot of moms who want

functional wardrobes,” Sloan


The store provides a personalized

shopping service with

knowledgeable stylists on hand

to work one-on-one with guests.

Personal shopping appointments

are also available to book online

at www.sanctumstyle.com or on


The store, which opened its

doors on Labor Day, is looking

ahead to the holidays.

“September generally is an interesting

month, so right now we


The Pioneer mural in the high school gym.

Pioneering spirit no


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longer on display

However, Cleary, who also

happens to be a member of the

Class of 1979, said the reasons

for its removal were perfectly


“The logo that was on there

was 10 years out of date,” he

said. “It’s been updated; we

don’t use that logo anymore.

Then, the other part of it (is) it’s

been 20 years since the gym has

been painted so we had the opportunity

to paint the gym and it

didn’t make any sense to leave

an outdated logo that didn’t even

have the proper colors on it.”

“I’ve been waiting 20 years

to be able to brighten up that


While Cleary appreciates the

sentiment behind the old class

gift, he said it was no longer

practical to have an outdated

logo of the school mascot.

“(We have) since changed

our school colors and the actual

image of the mascot, so it

was pretty outdated. There was

no need to keep that there,” he


Still, other graduates — both

from that time period and newer

alumni — were upset to learn

that the logo was removed from

the wall.

Cooper Marengi, a recent

graduate and three-sport high

school all-star, is one of them.

Marengi, who currently attends

and plays football at Endicott

College along with his younger

brother Clayton ― also a threesport

star ― said that he discovered

the logo was gone a

few weeks ago while playing

basketball in the gym.

“It was just a huge shock to

me,” he said.

For Marengi and his family,

the logo is a lot more than just

an image of the American pioneer,

Davy Crockett.

“It’s been everywhere my entire

life,” said Marengi. “I think

our hockey jerseys might have

been the only ones with the

Pioneer head on it, but we tried

to preserve that head on our

jerseys even when we got new

jerseys. I really wanted to make

sure that we kept that Pioneer


head on the new uniforms that

we got just because it’s always

been such a big center point of

our high-school years.”

The love of the Pioneer logo

even stands today with current

Lynnfield High students. For

example, junior football player

Robert Marley said that he

doesn’t know why the logo is

gone but hopes that there will

be no changes regarding the

school mascot in general.

“I just hope they don’t get rid

of it,” he said. “I think it has

been a big part of the school for

a while.”

Cleary said the newly-blank

wall will offer more opportunities

to drum up school support

among students at events held

in the gym.

“The thought was we now

have a totally blank, white wall

which we can use to project

images on during games, pep

rallies and other events,” he

said. “We still have Lynnfield

Pioneers images on the floor

and at both ends of the gym so

it’s not like we’ve eliminated

the logo — far from it.”


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At 7:51 a.m. Wednesday a

caller on S Broadway alerted police

of a possible domestic dispute

taking place in a moving vehicle.

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coming from Danvers. Police

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Lululemon at 1300 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle

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Thursday at 767 Walnut St. and

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taken to Beverly Hospital.

A report of a hit-and-run

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Religious News

Ave Maria Parish

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 required.

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


To celebrate the Feast of Saint

Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of

animals, St. Maria Goretti Church

(112 Chestnut Street) will hold a

Blessing of the Animals on Saturday,

October 2, at 1:00 PM. Saint Francis’

devotion to God was expressed

through his love for all of God’s creation.

He cared for the poor and sick,

preached sermons to animals, and

For the Weekly NeWs

LYNN — One result of the

global pandemic and its long-term

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 connection.

“This is really the primary

praised all creatures as brothers and

sisters under God.

If your pet does not play well with

others, please use a carrier or bring a

picture of your pet. If your animal

companion has passed away, feel

free to bring a photo or carry them

in your heart! For more information,

contact Kate McGrath at kmcgrath@

ola-smg.org or 781-598-4313 x224.

Calvary Christian Church

Calvary Christian Church would

love to see you at one of our eight

weekend services! LYNNFIELD

CAMPUS - 47 Grove St. in person

at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm.

ONLINE CAMPUS - 8:30 am,

10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 5:00 pm on

Facebook & YouTube. HISPANIC

SERVICE - 47 Grove St. Lynnfield

in-person & online at 10:30AM.

If you have a teenager, please

check out our youth group at the

Lynnfield Campus on Fridays at

7:00 pm. In addition to our weekly

worship services, Calvary Christian

Church provides numerous groups

and classes for everyone of all ages to

enjoy in-person & online. For more

information, call 781-592-4722 or

check us out online at calvarychristian.church.

Centre Congregational Church

5 Summer St., Lynnfield



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reason we chose Uniper over

the many other platforms we

reviewed,” 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 well-being, 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 regularly.”

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



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-toearth

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 Street, Lynnfield

(corner of Lowell & Chestnut) is

currently open for in-person worship,

following state COVID guidelines.

In-person worship Sunday

morning at 10:30 am. Worship

services are also currently being

streamed live on Facebook. Like


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, too.

“We envision, for example, that

our Wellness Pathways fall prevention

and health self-management

workshops will be offered

over the Uniper platform, as well

as group and individual counseling

through our Mobile Mental

Health and Family Caregiver

Support programs in a private,

HIPAA-compliant 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 Massachusetts-based


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

faith with tailored supports and

group meetings, bringing together

people from all across the country

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Sunday mornings at 10:30 am,

Sunday evening devotion at 6:30

pm, Wednesday evening Prayer time

at 7:01 pm.

Messiah Lutheran Church is

served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy Pekari,

and Rev. David Brezina

Temple Emmanuel/Wakefield

October 1 - Erev Shabbat

Celebration, Friday Evening at 7:30

PM, Hybrid

October 2 - Shabbat Morning

Celebration including Torah Study

with Rabbi Greg, Saturday Morning

at 9:30 AM, Hybrid

October 3 - Dismantle Sukkah,

Sunday Morning at 9:30 AM

October 3 - Sisterhood Kick-Off

Brunch, Sunday morning at 11:00

AM outdoors and in person! Rain

date October 4 at 7:30 PM via Zoom.

See the Temple Website to RSVP

and for more information.

October 3 - Temple Reads: The

Yellow Bird Sings, Sunday Evening

at 7:00 PM, via Zoom. For more information,

see the Temple Website.

October 5 - House & Grounds

Committee Meeting, Tuesday

Evening at 6:45 PM, via Zoom

October 5 - Ritual Committee

Meeting, Tuesday Evening at 7:30

PM, via Zoom

For more information about

Temple Emmanuel, a member

of the Jewish Reconstructionist

Communities, call 781-245-1886 or

Tapping into senior connections

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


GLSS is initially hoping to sign

up 100 people age 60 and older or

adults living with disabilities in its

service area of Lynn, Lynnfield,

Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott

for the free one-year service. The

product will be reevaluated after

a year and could last beyond

that, depending on its results and

continued interest on the part of


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.


see our Facebook page or website at


Request service links to the Zoom

streaming: info@WakefieldTemple.


Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church

Peace, Hope & Virtual Hugs

Deb Willis Bry, cell: 781-521-9726

Office Assistant, Wakefield-

Lynnfield United Methodist Church

Assistant Coordinator, Greater

Boston Project Linus

Wakefield-Lynnfield United

Methodist Church, 273 Vernon St.,

Wakefield, Mass., 01880

Church Office: 781-245-

1359, Parsonage: 781-245-0338

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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!



For the Weekly NeWs

The Lynnfield Senior Center

is open and offering the following

programs: Our Intermediate

Italian Class meets every

Wednesday at 10 am. Per favore

unisciti a noi. Tai Chi with Nicanor

meets every Tuesday at

9:30. Our Parkinson’s Fitness

class meets every Friday at 10

am. Come and strengthen your

body, balance, and movement.

Stitch and Chat meets every

Thursday at 9am. Bring your

project and join in on the fun.

For questions and to sign up,

call Elaine at 781-598-1078.

Masks are required for all programs

at the senior center.

We want to hear

from you!

Send us a letter at


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To the Lynnfield community,

Please join us for the annual

Breast Friends Walk to support

breast cancer awareness

and research. This annual

walk will be held at Devereux

Beach in Marblehead on

October 10 at 9:30 AM. We

hope you will consider donating

online at https://because.massgeneral.org/event/


This walk is very important

to me and to my family. Breast

Cancer has been affecting our

family for many years. In 2007,

when I was just two years old,

my maternal grandmother,

Eleanor Canter, was diagnosed

with breast cancer. In 2009,

my aunt, Kara Lucien, was

diagnosed with breast cancer.

A few years later, my paternal

grandmother, Gail Lucien, was

diagnosed and during the fall

of 2018 my mom, Elizabeth

(Canter) Lucien, was diagnosed

with Stage 4 Metastatic

breast cancer. She fought hard

for 5 months before passing

away in February of 2019.

My mom was born and raised

in Lynnfield to my grandparents,

Eleanor and Lawrence

Canter, who still reside there.

My aunt, (her only sibling)

Rebecca (Canter) Scenna, also

lives in Lynnfield with her husband,

John Scenna, and my

three cousins, and has been a

teacher in Lynnfield for many


My mom graduated from

Lynnfield High School and

was a member of the National

Honor Society, the student

council, the field hockey team

and captain of the track team

and more. She attended the

University of Michigan and

graduated from the College of

Arts and Sciences as an

English major in the honors

program. She was an active

member of the Delta

Delta Delta sorority as well

as a True Blue Recruiter.

She worked as an admissions

counselor at Wentworth

Institute of Technology prior

to receiving her MBA from

Babson College. Beth worked

in marketing for two startup

companies: Axiomatic Design

and Mascot.com. Then, she

spent several years working

for the City of Melrose as the

assistant to Mayor Rob Dolan,

Lynnfield’s current town manager.

My mom then moved to

Yarmouth, Maine where she

worked as

an administrative assistant to

the Principal at Yarmouth High


After returning to Melrose

in 2016, Beth worked for the

SDM Foundation in Melrose

helping clients improve their

computer proficiency. Over the

years, my mom never forgot

where she was born and raised

and was a proud Lynnfield

Pioneer at heart.

My mom, Beth Lucien,

is remembered as an intelligent,

quick-witted, accepting,

and loving person. She was a

beacon of love, strength, inspiration,

and positivity for our

family and for so many others

and she continues to be so very

dearly missed. What she loved

most was being a

mother to me and to my two

brothers, Joseph and Patrick

Lucien, and watching us excel

in school, sports, and in our social

lives. I know deep in my

heart that organizing this event

is exactly what my mom would

do if she were in my situation.

My aunt Kara and her

daughter Grace participated

in the Breast Friends Walk

for many years and eventually

Grace took over running the

entire event. This year, Grace is

away at college and has handed

the reins over to me. Taking

over and organizing the Breast

Friends Walk is very personal

to me and is one way I can

honor my mom. This walk was

always very important to her,

before her own diagnosis, as

a way to support our multiple

family members that have been

affected by this terrible disease.

In the fall of 2018, after my

mom was diagnosed, a huge

group of family and friends

came to the Breast Friends

walk on her behalf to show

their support and encouragement,

decked out in a sea of

blue “Beth Strong” t-shirts.

After seeing so many people

come out to walk for her, as she

was already too sick to walk,

she wrote a note thanking them

all. She wrote that it was extremely

overwhelming and

“Don’t ever believe that supporting

people does not make

a difference.” It was incredibly

uplifting for our entire family

to see the endless support from

our community, near and far.

People came down from Maine

the night before and stayed in

hotels so they could show their

support, in person.

I am honored to now have

an opportunity to play a bigger

role in this important event.

I hope you will donate to this

important cause for people

who continue to be affected by

breast cancer and I also hope to

see you at Devereux Beach to

walk with me and my family.

You can help me make a difference

in the lives of so many

others battling breast cancer

by helping me raise funds and

improve access to cancer care

for vulnerable and/or high

risk patients by coming out

to The Breast Friends Walk at

Devereux Beach in Marblehead

on Sunday, October 10 at 9:30

AM. Funds raised will go to

breast cancer patients at the

MGH Healthcare Center, which

is a part of Massachusetts

General Hospital.

Thank you for your support.


Emily Lucien

10th Grade

Melrose High School

LAG seeking collaboration for fall art show

Calling all Lynnfield nonprofit

organizations to be showcased

on the Commons during

the Lynnfield Art Guild’s fall art


For 18 months, barred from inperson

events, the Lynnfield Art

Guild has been chomping at the

bit! Now that we can get together

again, we are super excited and

we would like the whole community

to join us in celebration.

After much online presence

and countless Zoom events,

we are ready for our traditional

fall art show at the Lynnfield

Community House…...only

bigger and better.

We are planning a two-day

event on the first weekend in

November (November 6 and

7), with original art from our

talented members from 10 a.m.

- 3 p.m. As usual, we will show

and sell the works of our talented

members in the Lynnfield

Meeting House.

This year, thanks to the support

of the Town of Lynnfield’s

administrators, we have reserved

the Commons during our

show for both our artisans and

neighbor organizations. We hope

to be joined outdoors with information

booths hosted by representatives

of many Lynnfield

nonprofit organizations active

in the community. The event is

scheduled to occur rain or shine.

For further information, please

contact Dan Abenaim, LAG

president, who can be reached

through our website: www.lynnfieldarts.org

Dear friends,

Unfortunately, due to the

current state of COVID-19

and the uncertainty regarding

new variants, we had to make

the difficult decision to postpone

the LMG Casino Night

Fundraiser. We made this difficult

decision because we care

deeply about the safety and

wellbeing of our members and

our community at large.

We are so appreciative of

your support, and we hope

you will be as excited as we

are about our rescheduled

date of Friday, May 13, 2022.

Same time, same place, same

The Friends of the Lynnfield

Library has announced it is accepting

donations of used books

for the Lynnfield Library’s annual

used book sale.

Bagged donations should be

brought to the library’s circulation

desk. The following items

will not be accepted: small,

The Friends of Lynnfield

Recreation will be hosting its

3rd Annual Cornhole Hoedown

Showdown tournament Friday,

October 1 from 6-11 p.m. at

MarketStreet Lynnfield’s On

the Green. The event promises

to be a fun-filled adult

night out while helping support

Lynnfield Recreation’s mission

of enriching the lives of

Lynnfield residents through its

quality programs, events, fields

and facilities.

The Select Board put the

finishing touches on the evening

Monday night when it

approved a one-day liquor license

for the event. Alchemy

Restaurant appeared before

the board seeking approval

to serve between the hours of

5-11 p.m., the same hours set

for the tournament. The board

scaled back the request to 5-10

p.m. following comment from

board member Phil Crawford.

“I know this is a great event

but I think we should avoid

serving during the final hour of

the tournament, which makes

amazing cause – Lynnfield

Parks and the LMG Family

Fund. Please SAVE THE


If you would like to make a

donation or have an item for

our raffle, please email lynnfieldmoms.philanthropy@

gmail.com. If you have already

purchased a ticket for this

event, you may either request

a refund or your ticket will automatically

transfer to the new

date of May 13th.

Thank you kindly,

Lynnfield Moms Group

Casino Night Planning


Library Friends

accepting used books

mass-market paperbacks; textbooks;

encyclopedias; computer

manuals; games; or puzzles.

The book sale will be held on

Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information

about the sale, please

contact the library at 781-334-

5411 or 781-334-6404.

Cornhole tournament to

be held on Oct. 1

sense to me,” Crawford said.

“I think that’s a good idea

being sensitive to the neighbors,”

Select Board Chair Dick

Dalton said.

The tournament will have a

maximum field of 64 teams of

two at a cost of $100 per team.

Spectators are welcome at a

cost of $25 per person. There

will be a Beer Garden and DJ.

The event is limited to adults

ages 21 & over.

Participants are encouraged

to dress in their Hoedown

Throwdown gear and be prepared

to take on last year’s

champion team of OFF THE

COB - Steve George and Bob


For more information, to

purchase tickets or to become

a sponsor or make a

donation, go to https://www.




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Jaime Sloan, the owner of Sanctum Style at MarketStreet Lynnfield, stands in the middle of her

store with her arms stretched wide displaying all of the clothing that is for sale.

New retailers set to open

at MarketStreet Lynnfield


From page 3

are looking to add more gift items

for the holidays, but the hardest

part is replenishing supply,”

said Sloan. “Our men’s line is

new so we are trying to promote

that and get more men into the

store as well as we head into the


Also opening this fall at

MarketStreet are specialty retailers

of quality apparel, accessories,

outerwear, and fragrance,

Abercrombie & Fitch; Hollister,

the quintessential retail brand

for the global teen consumer; the

experiential and digitally-driven

Levi’s NextGen store; regional

chef-driven restaurant, Burtons

Grill & Bar; expert laser hair-removal

specialists, Semper Laser;

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Many of my clients have been

asking about hydration lately.

“Am I drinking enough water?”

“Should I drink more?” “I

don’t want my kids to get dehydrated.”

Staying hydrated is a hot topic

especially this time of year! These

warm days can put us at risk for

dehydration and we may need to

do more than just drink water.

Proper hydration, called “cellular

hydration” means having

adequate fluids present in your

body for all of our cells to work

their magic. This depends on

many factors, including getting

the right amount of electrolytes,

which are minerals that regulate

fluid balance and many other vital

body functions.

Many people drink plenty of

water but don’t replenish electrolytes,

leaving them at risk for

electrolyte imbalances or deficiencies,

which can cause symptoms

like headaches, cramps,

fatigue, weakness, and cravings

(our bodies way of trying to get

us to consume more of these electrolytes).

Additionally, nursing

mothers are often low on electrolytes,

and studies show that

optimizing electrolytes can also

improve milk supply.

Electrolytes are found in the

food we eat, but many people

don’t get enough with their typical

diet (especially with consuming

a lot of highly-processed


Magnesium, sodium, and

potassium are three of the most

helpful. Here’s the breakdown:

600mg of magnesium

5000 mg of sodium

4700 mg of potassium

Studies show that these are the

recommended amounts that our

bodies need each day to function

at its best. To meet these daily

needs (which many of us don’t)

and support hydration, I always

recommend including a variety

of real, whole foods that are nutrient

dense in your diet each day

to ensure you’re getting sufficient


Foods high in magnesium: almonds,

pumpkin seeds, spinach,

and leading female intimate apparel

company, Aerie.

Abercrombie & Fitch and

Hollister expect to open in

October, while Levi’s NextGen,

Burton’s, Semper Laser, and

Aerie plan to open in November.

Additionally, Massachusettsbased

athleisure brand Booty by

Brabants, which has made its

mark at MarketStreet Lynnfield

as a wildly popular pop-up over

the past two years, will return

to MarketStreet Lynnfield in

October with its first ever permanent

location next month. More

information at www.marketstreetlynnfield.com

General Manager Charlotte

Woods said the new store openings

contribute to MarketStreet

Lynnfield’s mission of creating

places people love, with something

for everyone to experience.

Each brand represents a

forward-thinking approach to

retail that will continue to make

MarketStreet Lynnfield a destination

the North Shore loves when

it comes to retail, fashion, beauty,

wellness, and dining.

“We are beyond excited to roll

out such an exciting lineup of new

must-shop destinations this fall,

along with one of our property’s

most highly-anticipated restaurant

openings, Burtons Grill and

Bar,” Woods said. “MarketStreet

Lynnfield is lucky to welcome

some of the brightest and best in

the industry – from thriving local

brands to iconic national retailers.

We can’t wait for our customers

to experience these new openings

this season.”

Hydration is H2-oh-so important

sunflower seeds, dark chocolate.

Foods high in potassium: avocado,

salmon, lentils, beans,

sweet potatoes, tomatoes

In terms of sodium, real,

whole foods are naturally low

in sodium. Therefore, we have

to supplement with salting our

foods. I recommend an unrefined

salt because it is organically rich

in minerals.

If you need to fill in the gaps

with your diet, I recommend supplementing

with electrolytes.

Unflavored, sugar-free electrolyte

powder is available to mix

in water, or you can make your

own. Making sure we are getting

these essential electrolytes,

allows each of our body systems

to function optimally, which improves

our overall health and


Lynnfield resident Kristen

Reed, RN, BSN, BA, HNBC,

is a multiple award-winning,

board-certified Holistic Registered

Nurse and National Certified

Holistic Health Coach. She is

the founder and CEO at Nursing

Your Way to Wellness, LLC.

Kenneth M. Hopkins, 92

1929 - 2021

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PEABODY - Peabody – Kenneth

M. Hopkins 92, beloved husband

of Barbara (DeCosta) Hopkins

died Saturday, September 25,

2021 at home surrounded by his

loving family.

An honorably discharged veteran,

he served his country during

World War II, the Korean Conflict

and the Vietnam War as a Tech

Sergeant Security Police with the

United States Air Force.

Following over twenty years of

loyal service to the U.S. Government,

Mr. Hopkins had been employed

as an office manager for

Roadway Express until the time of

his retirement.

A resident of Peabody for

almost fifty-four years, Mr.

Hopkins was a member

of the Disabled American

Veterans Chapter 100 and

the V.F.W. Chapter 1011

both of Peabody. He was

a faithful parishioner of St.

Adelaide’s Church in Peabody.

In addition to his wife with whom

he shared seventy-two years of

marriage, he is survived by his devoted

children, Susan Mazzola and

husband, Ronald of Peabody, Donna

Hopkins Bourque and companion,

Ronald O’Rourke of Danvers,

Kenneth D. Hopkins and wife, Donna

of Peabody, and Karen Powers

and husband, Christopher of Boxford,

eight grandchildren, Melanie

Erickson, John Bourque and his

wife, Jina, Allani and Lyndsay Mazzola,

Ashton Hopkins, Kristin Kennedy

and fiancé, Adam DeBaggis,

Samuel and Kenneth Powers,

three great granddaughters, Makenzie

and Charlotte Erickson, Julia

Bourque and was eagerly awaiting

the birth of his newest great granddaughter

next month; a

brother, Rodney Hopkins

and wife, Josephine of

Stoneham and many nieces

and nephews. He was

also the brother of the late

Anna, Arlene and Marilyn.

Service Information: His funeral

Mass will be celebrated

at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708

Lowell St., Peabody, today, September

30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery,

Peabody. Arrangements by the

Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral

Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In

lieu of flowers, contribution may

be made in his memory to Honor

Flight New England, PO Box

16287 Hooksett, NH 03106 or


org. For online guestbook

please visit www.ccbfuneral.


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Bridgewell assists those turning 22


For the Weekly NeWs

At Bridgewell, our team delivers

on our mission to inspire

hope and empower people experiencing

life challenges to

achieve their fullest potential.

One critical area of need for

individuals with intellectual

and developmental disabilities

is building independent living

skills as they graduate, upon

turning 22 years old, from residential

educational environments.

Bridgewell recently

launched a pilot program in partnership

with the Department of

Development Services (DDS)

designed to serve as a “bridge”

model, helping individuals turning

22 transition from highly-supervised

environments, with

24/7 direct support, to living

more independently in the community

with fewer needed supports.

“There is a huge gap in

support for individuals in this

age group, and the need for

skill-building among these individuals

as they mature is

massive,” said Andrea Ward,

Bridgewell’s residential director

of individual supports.

Based in Wakefield, the program

provides participants with

support on structuring an independent

routine based on needs

determined during a living skills

assessment process. Bridgewell

staff help participants create

individual development goals

and build independent living

skills, such as meal planning and

preparation, financial skills such

as budgeting and paying bills,

laundry, navigating the community,

taking care of their health,

and coping strategies. Job skills

training is also a key component

of the program.

In addition to direct support

from Bridgewell staff, program

participants also benefit from

cutting-edge technology, including

smart home technology and

a care.coach digital platform,

which provides a new channel

of communication and care delivery

in the home. The digital

platform offers capabilities ranging

from telemedicine to a 24/7

engaging avatar companion, all

of which can be customized to

meet a wide range of needs.

“Most young adults have the

desire to live independently in

their own space after they’ve

finished school. I am excited to

be part of this new Bridgewell

service, supporting these young

adults as they learn the skills to

move into adulthood and live independently

in their own space

– whatever that may be for each

of them,” said Jennifer Dinan,

Bridgewell’s residential manager,

who also oversees day-today

operations of the program.

The program is intended for

participants to be enrolled for

24-48 months with staff support,

but then to “graduate”

and be prepared to safely transition

into the community, gain

steady employment, and live

as independently as possible.

This is a new service for DDS

and Bridgewell, with no other

programs like it available in the

North Shore area. Based on the

learnings of this pilot program,

we hope to grow and expand this

individual support programming

into other communities we serve

in Metro North.


To the editor,

Two weeks ago, the Weekly

New kindly published my

letter about the recent kerfuffle

between the Town of Lynnfield

and the Lynnfield Historical

Society. I tried to point out that

the loss of the Society’s 501(c)

(3) status had been blown out

of proportion. However, another

writer in last week’s Weekly

says she scoffed at my characterization

of the Society as forgetful

history buffs. She challenged

my understanding of the

IRS’ published policies that help

small, voluntary nonprofit organizations

remedy their failure to

submit the necessary paperwork.

She identified herself as an

attorney and offered her professional

opinion that nonprofit

organizations are under intense

Federal scrutiny and that the

Society’s failure to submit the


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proper forms for a number of

years “is a grave infraction that

should not be swept under the

rug.” She insinuated that something

dark and sinister was afoot.

So, which of us was correct?

By good luck, the Historical Society

just received a letter from

the IRS that begins with, “We

are pleased to tell you that we

have determined you’re exempt

from Federal Income Tax under

Internal Revenue Code 501(c)

(3)”. This was the most upbeat

letter from the IRS that I have

ever seen. If the IRS felt that the

Historical Society was as sinister

as that writer believes, I doubt it

they would have used the word

“pleased”. How did this attorney

get it so wrong?

Well, the truth is that she got

nearly everything in her letter

wrong. That writer went on to

suggest that the Historical Society

obfuscated its financial situation

in order to profit from renting

out a Town-owned building.

She questioned the lack of financial

transparency, asked about

secretive payment of salary to an

individual to manage the rental

of the Meeting House, and suggested

that since all of the Society’s

reserve funds came from

those rentals, those funds should

be turned over to the Lynnfield

Historical Commission.

That is just hogwash. The

financial records are freely

available. She just didn’t ask

for them. They prove without

a doubt that her financial questions

are simply inventions

of someone’s imagination.

Over the past 22 years, the total

income of the Society was

$445,080, with expenses of

$427,356 (overwhelming devoted

to the Meeting House). The

Society has cleared a grand total

of about $17,000. Surely, no

sensible person could think that

the Society was enriching itself.

Had the Society been allowed to

complete the kitchen renovation,

much of that money would have

been consumed.

One change that is easily seen

in the data is the change in sources

of annual income. My mother

tells me that when she and my

father chaired the Country Store,

it generated over $20,000 per

year for the Society. By the early

2000s, the net income from

the Country Store had fallen to

less than $4000 per year, and in

2019 it was less than $2500. To

counter that decline, the Society

has increased the rentals of the

Meeting House. But unlike the

Country Store, where the workload

was concentrated in November

and early December and

was shared by dozens of members,

the rental management has

become year-round, often with

multiple rentals each weekend,

and falls to only one person. In

2017, when no one would volunteer

to carry the load, the Society’s

Board authorized a modest

stipend of about $4800 per

year. Linda Gillon took on that

responsibility and continues to

do it because no one would step

forward after she was later elected

president. Somehow, her continuing

to do this essential task

has been twisted by last week’s

letter writer into the false notion

of the Society President receiving

a secret salary.

The other writer appears to

confuse the annual Society income

with its separate endowment

that was established well

before 2000 in the years when

rental income was negligible.

The endowment was established

by generous gifts of supporters

of the Historical Society back

when people like my father

served as president.

That writer also questions

the stewardship of the Society’s

wonderful collection of

historical artifacts. She says she

snooped through the windows

of the Pope-Richard Center and

saw disarray. What she actually

saw were all of the artifacts

stored in boxes when she probably

expected the items to be on

exhibit. The Pope-Richard Center

has been used exclusively as

a storage building by the Society

for a number of years, since that

building cannot be open to the

public because it does not comply

with the Americans with Disabilities

Act. Since February, the

Society has not had access to its

property, as the Town changed

the locks and now denies them

access to the Pope-Richard Center.

Despite her scoffing, the second

letter writer simply failed to

check the facts herself, and nothing

in her letter is actually an

original thought. Her so-called

concerns are merely echoes of

the unfortunate propaganda emanating

from the Chairman of

the Lynnfield Historical Commission.

Richard Foulds, Ph.D.

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Lynnfield’s James Sharkey breaks a tackle during a shutout win over Ipswich Friday night at

Pioneer Stadium.

Lynnfield puts together complete

effort in win over Ipswich


By Sam Minton


Pat Lamusta should be happy

with his squad’s effort in all

three phases of the game as

the Lynnfield football team defeated

the Ipswich Tigers 33-0

on Friday evening.

The Tigers started the game

off with a lengthy drive, which

lasted more than eight minutes.

The ball stayed on the

ground with Henry Wright

and David Lonergan receiving

a heavy dose of carries. But

the passing game did Ipswich

in with Lynnfield sophomore

Arthur Chiaradonna going on to

snag an interception to give the

Pioneers the ball with 3:45 left

in the first quarter.

Lynnfield’s offense would

make them pay as the Pioneers

quickly made it a 7-0 game

thanks to a 35-yard touchdown

pass from junior Nick

Razzaboni that was caught by

Joey Cucciniello.

Friday night was another

impressive game for the junior

quarterback, who continued to

show his ability to make magic

happen with his arm. But it

was junior James Sharkey who

was the talk of the town after

racking up 108 yards rushing

and averaging 15 yards a carry;

he also had a touchdown on the


Lamusta described Sharkey

as a runner whose feet don’t

stop moving after the win.

“He’s a north/south guy,” the

coach said. “He’s really a downhill

runner so it was awesome to

see him capitalize on those runs


Ipswich would get the ball on

its own 31 to start their second

drive of the game with 2:32

left in the first quarter, but they

wouldn’t have the ball long as

the Tigers fumbled the ball on

a reverse and the Pioneers Jack

Phelps recovered the ball with

less than a minute left in the


Lynnfield carried possession

through the beginning of the

second quarter and got all the

way down to their opponent’s

five-yard line. Unfortunately

for the Pioneers, a fumbled snap

killed their momentum and

Lynnfield wound up turning the

ball over on downs.

Luckily the Pioneer defense

answered the call and caused

Ipswich to go three and out with

seven minutes left in the half.

Lynnfield made quick work

of Ipswich’s defense, as a less

than two-minute drive was

capped off with Spencer Riley

running 30 yards into the end

zone with just over five minutes

left in the second quarter. The

Pioneers’ front seven brought

the pressure to the Tiger’s offensive

line in the following

drive, forcing an intentional

grounding in their opponent’s

end zone; this caused a safety,

giving Lynnfield a 16-0 lead.

The half ended with the score

line unchanged.

The Pioneers had a perfect

start to the second half,

with Sharkey scampering for

a 54-yard touchdown run after

Lynnfield recovered Ipswich’s

on-side kick attempt to start the

half. The Pioneers failed to convert

the two-point conversion,

giving them a 22-0 lead with 11

minutes left in the third quarter.

Lynnfield’s defense came

through again, forcing yet another

three and out from Ipswich

that was capped by a sack from

junior Steven Dreher with nine

minutes left in the third quarter.

Lamusta said his defense

had an awesome performance

against Ipswich.

“It’s a fast defense,” he said.

“We might not be the biggest,

but we are very fortunate to

have some fast, athletic guys on

D and you were able to see that


The Pioneers drove down to

their opponent’s red zone, but

were stopped by the Tigers’

defense, which forced them to

kick a 22-yard field goal. The

kick was good, courtesy of junior

Kevin Connolly, who gave

Lynnfield a 25-0 lead.

Ipswich sustained a long

drive before turning the ball

over with seven seconds left

in the third quarter. It wouldn’t

take long for the Pioneers to

score once again on the ground,

as junior Robert Marley broke

off for a 63-yard rushing touchdown,

which gave Lynnfield

a 33-0 lead after a successful

two-point conversion with 11

minutes left in the game.

Lynnfield is now 2-0 and

plays Newburyport on the road

Friday (6:30).


Lynnfield’s Ella Gizmunt goes up for a spike during a win over

Newburyport Monday evening at Lynnfield High School.

Pioneers soar past



By Mike Alongi


Lynnfield volleyball team kept

its undefeated season alive and

knocked off yet another Cape

Ann League foe in the process

Monday evening, taking down

Newburyport by a score of 3-0

on its home court.

The Pioneers won by set

scores of 25-6, 25-16, 25-7.

“We played our best game

(Monday), and it’s really

looking like things are starting

to click for the girls out there,”

said Lynnfield coach Brent

Ashley. “They were fun to

watch out there. They’re

healthy, they’re rested and

they’re executing the game plan

exactly how we’ve laid it out. It

was great to see.”

One of the biggest changes

that Ashley has seen between

this year’s team and last year’s

team is that this year’s team has

been able to get off to fast starts

in every single match.

“It’s almost like a Jekyll

and Hyde situation with last

year’s team,” said Ashley. “Last

season, we couldn’t get off to

a good start to save our lives.

Now, we get off to a great start

in every match and then have a

let-down in the second set. The

great starts have really helped

us, but now we just have to back

them up.”

Monday’s win was also special

because it was a payback

game for the Pioneers, who

suffered their only loss of last

season to Newburyport. And

even though there are only

two returning players from

last year’s Lynnfield team,

the feeling of getting revenge


“That chip on our shoulder

really carried over into this

year after that loss, even though

most of those girls saw that

loss while watching from the

JV team,” said Ashley. “This

was definitely a program win,

and one that every player was

itching to get.”

The victory puts Lynnfield

at 7-0 on the season, meaning

the Pioneers are inching closer

and closer to a berth in the state

tournament. But that’s not on

their minds yet, as the team still

has unfinished business in its

own league.

“We’ve really been focused

on building small goals

throughout the season, and the

first one for us is beating every

team in the CAL and going

undefeated in the league,”

said Ashley. “Once we can get

through that milestone then we

can shift our focus to the next

thing, but we want to remain focused

on what’s in front of us

for now.”

Lynnfield travels to Triton

Friday (5:30).


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North Reading at Lynnfield (3)

Peabody at Winthrop (4)

Field Hockey

Lynnfield at Georgetown (3:45)

Austin Prep at Bishop Fenwick (4)


Peabody at Danvers (5:15)

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Feehan (5:30)



Lynnfield at Newburyport (6:30)

Marblehead at Peabody (7)

St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick (7)

Boys Soccer

Danvers at Peabody (4)

Girls Soccer

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Feehan (4)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Marblehead (4)


Lynnfield at Triton (5:30)

Medford at Peabody (5:30)


Boys Soccer

Peabody at Lynn Classical (6)

Girls Soccer

Peabody at Danvers (5)

Field Hockey

Bishop Fenwick at Bishop Stang (3)


Swampscott at Bishop Fenwick (2)



Peabody at Masconomet (4)

Boys Soccer

Bishop Fenwick at Cardinal Spellman (3:30)

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:45)


Peabody at Dracut (6)

Girls Soccer

Cardinal Spellman at Bishop Fenwick (4)

Newburyport at Lynnfield (5:45)

Field Hockey

Masconomet at Peabody (4)


Marblehead at Peabody (5:30)



Lynnfield at Georgetown (3:30)

Salem at Peabody (4)

Boys Soccer

Peabody at Winthrop (4)

Girls Soccer

Winthrop at Peabody (6)

Field Hockey

Bishop Fenwick at St. Mary’s (3:45)

Lynnfield at Newburyport (3:45)


Peabody at Swampscott (5:30)

Bishop Fenwick at Cardinal Spellman (5:30)

Pentucket at Lynnfield (5:30)

Cross Country

Bishop Fenwick at Archbishop Williams (4)



Bishop Stang at Bishop Fenwick (3)

Boys Soccer

Greater Lowell at Lynnfield (4)

Bishop Feehan at Bishop Fenwick (6:30)

Girls Soccer

Lynnfield at Marblehead (4)

Field Hockey

Peabody at Swampscott (4)


Salem at Peabody (5:30)

Cross Country

Marblehead at Peabody (4)

Lynnfield at Triton (4)


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Lynnfield’s Henry Caulfield, right, gets tangled up with a Newburyport player during a loss at

Lynnfield High School Wednesday.

Lynnfield can’t get offense going

in loss to CAL foe Newburyport


By Sam Minton

LYNNFIELD ― While the

Lynnfield boys soccer team

withstood the pressure from

the Newburyport Clippers, they

were unable to do so for the

entire game and were defeated


Even though Lynnfield was

unable to walk away with the

win, Coach Brent Munroe

thought that his team played


“They are a very good team,”

said Munroe. “They beat us 2-0.

They scored two goals in the

first half, and I thought we competed

the whole way through.

We just lost to a better team.”

For the first five minutes of

the match, both sides felt each

other out and it was difficult for

either to maintain possession.

The first goal would come

early, as seven minutes into the

match Caelan Twichell rocketed

a goal into the back of the

net to give Newburyport a 1-0

lead. The Clippers continued

to put pressure on the Pioneers,

causing Lynnfield to struggle to

get into the final third.

Midway through the first

half, Lynnfield’s defense was

handling the pressure quite

well and they were able to keep

the deficit at one. While the

Clippers gained plenty of corner

kicks, the Pioneers managed to

do a good job of getting the ball

out of their own box.

The Pioneers got their first

real chance off a corner in

the 19th minute, but the ball

was cleared by the Clippers.

Before the end of the first half,

Lynnfield was able to get another

corner in stoppage time,

but Newburyport goalkeeper

Nicolas Chamberlain secured

the ball before the Pioneers

could do any damage.

Disaster almost struck off

a free kick for Lynnfield, but

Charly Morgan made a superb

goal-line clearance that

was surely appreciated by

goalkeeper Chase Carney.

Unfortunately, the Pioneers

went down 2-0 when William

Acquaviva sent a screamer into

the bottom of the net in the 24th


Newburyport head coach

Shawn Bleau thought that his

side performed well in the first


“We were knocking the ball

around well,” he said. “We had

good team speed out there. We

were getting down the sidelines,

(but) weren’t getting on the end

of crosses. We had some really

good passing.”

The beginning of the second

half started off with both sides

feeling each other out for the

first five minutes. Carney was

tested in the 46th minute when

he intercepted a cross before

Newburyport could grab their

third goal of the game. The

Pioneers goalkeeper also made

a quality stop in the 49th minute

as well in an impressive display

of goalkeeping.

Munroe talked about his

keeper’s performance after the


“I thought he played great

and he’s a kid who is a first-year

goalie,” Munroe said. “He’s a

senior who didn’t play goal until

this year. He was a field player

and we switched him over and

he’s done terrific. A game like

this is huge for him because

we’ve had some easier games

recently where he hasn’t had a

lot of action and he needs the

action to get better, and I think

he will be better next week.”

Once again in the second

half, the Clippers were able to

put Lynnfield on the back foot.

Newburyport continued making

it difficult for the Pioneers to

get anything going in the final

third. For the first 20 minutes

of the half, Newburyport

controlled possession, with

Lynnfield spending little time

on the ball.

The Pioneers nearly got their

first goal in the 62nd minute off

of a free kick, but a header from

Alex Gentile hit the crossbar

and the Clippers were able to

gain possession.

Lynnfield is now 5-3 on

the season and will face

Newburyport again Monday


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Lynnfield football dominates Ipswich

PHOTOS | Spenser Hasak

Lynnfield’s Joey Cucciniello breaks away from Ipswich coverage to score the

first touchdown of the game Friday night.

Spencer Riley, right, and Joey Cucciniello celebrate after Riley’s touchdown

against Ipswich.

Lynnfield’s Jack Phelps, center, is congratulated by his teammates after intercepting the ball.

Lynnfield’s Robert Marley III looks for a way around Ipswich’s Brad McGowan.

Lynnfield quarterback Nick Razzaboni fires a pass during

Friday night’s game.


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A look back at the week in Lynnfield sports

PHOTOS | Jakob Menendez

Lynnfield’s Alex Gentile, left, heads the ball down the field during a loss to

Newburyport Tuesday afternoon.

Lynnfield’s Grace Davie throws the ball up during a serve during a win over

Newburyport Monday.

The Lynnfield volleyball team celebrates after earning a point

in a win over Newburyport.

Lynnfield’s Dom Ferrante throws the ball in from the sideline.

Lynnfield’s Sarah Foley sends a serve over the net to Newburyport.

Lynnfield’s Shane McQueen extends his body to keep the ball

in play.

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NortheastArc runs to MarketStreet Lynnfield

PHOTOS | Vanessa Leroy

Heather MacLean, an Olympic runner from Peabody is all smiles at the NortheastArc 5k for

Inclusion/Family Fun Fest event held at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

A woman hula hoops at the Family Fun Fest event held on


The NortheastArc 5k for Inclusion will raise money and awareness

for NortheastArc’s many programs.

Children blow bubbles at the Family Fun Fest event held at The Green at MarketStreet


The start and finish line at the NortheastArc 5k for Inclusion is seen next to a J.P. Lick’s at MarketStreet Lynnfield.


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A Day of Beauty to be held in October




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The Village Home & Garden

Club of Lynnfield will be

holding a day of beauty on

Monday, Oct. 4 at the Meeting

House on Lynnfield Common

at 7 p.m. The event features

The Beauty Cafe owner Karen

DeVincent and her staff who

will put on a “how to” demonstration

for the over-50 crowd.

Participants will learn skin and

make-up tricks along with what

hairstyles and colors are currently




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There will also be a selection

of costume jewelry and fun

fashions for purchase along with

helpful fashion tips. DeVincent

will raffle off an item from her

shop at the end of the program.

Items on display will be available

for purchase at the conclusion

of the evening.

There is no charge for club

members. Non-members must

pay a $10 fee, which includes

light refreshments and one free

raffle ticket. Additional tickets

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From September to June, the

Village Home & Garden Club

of Lynnfield meets monthly and

engages in home and garden

projects, presentations from

guest lecturers, and various

community activities. The Club

also leads several annual community

events including decorating

the Lynnfield Library for

the holidays, “Art in Bloom” in

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of Lynnfield or how to become a

member, visit its Facebook page

or contact contact Sue Cullen at

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Schelz at cschelzi@gmail.com.

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will be available during this event.

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A Night of Hope on the Common

PHOTOS | Vanessa Leroy

People wrote messages on stars to loved ones struggling with substance abuse at the Night of

Hope event at Lynnfield Town Common.

People gather at Lynnfield Town Common, where a recovery ribbon is projected on the side of

the Old Meeting House.

Rob Dolan, center, the Lynnfield town admistrator, speaks at

the Night of Hope event at Lynnfield Town Common.

Two Lynnfield residents write messages on stars to loved ones struggling with substance abuse.

Lynnfield is home to two substance-use prevention organizations — the Think of Michael foundation,

and A Healthy Lynnfield — both of which organized Sunday’s event.

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Pioneers get a kick out of Bunar




Samantha Bunar is not only a

superstar on the soccer field but

a pro on the gridiron as well. Due

to COVID-19 and the resulting

change in the scheduled sports

season, Bunar was able to play

her favorite sport as well as start

a new one she loved to watch.

Bunar’s love for both football

and soccer started at a very

young age; the LHS senior said

she fell in love watching the Miami

Dolphins football team with

her father every weekend. From

then on, she and her family always

watched America’s favorite


While she watched football

every weekend, she played soccer

every week. Growing up,

Bunar was thrown into soccer,

she said, but she added that she

began to love it in time. By the

age of 12, she fell into goalkeeping,

which is her position today.

Bunar has also traveled the

world with soccer, and she

said that having been given the

opportunity to play abroad in

Greece was one of her favorite


Being a goalkeeper has taught

Bunar many things, including

being self-driven and never settling

for less.

“They always tell you it has

to go through 11 players first,

and that it is a team effort, but

being a goalie, you can’t help but

feel you should’ve done something

different,” she said.

Those two qualities are what

lead her to football, she said. In

the spring of her junior year, Bunar

felt the need to do more and

to widen her horizons. Luckily,

the seasons had all changed due

to COVID, which created the

perfect scenario.

Bunar went to the football

coach with a unique proposition

― a spot on the team. She was

then invited to watch a practice

in order to fully commit to the

sport. While there wasn’t much

practice for kickers, Bunar used

that self-driven personality and

created her own workouts and

practices, which she did while

the rest of the team partook in

their other workouts.

In her first game, the pressure

defeated Bunar, leaving

her 0-2 in field goals. Instead of

becoming discouraged, it fueled

her to do more.

“I came off and told my

coach, ‘this isn’t me,’” she said.

“I won’t settle for this”.

While she had a great time

with the team, soccer became

her future ― and it’s what she’ll

do when she moves on to college.

Bunar has committed to

the Bates College soccer team in

Lewiston, Maine, where she will

continue to prove her talents not

only to herself, but to everyone

else as well.


Samantha Bunar, right, decided to try out for football after COVID-19 changed sports scheduling

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