School facilities job redefined

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Following discussions among town officials, it has been decided to redefine the schools Facilities Director position currently held by Peter Evangelista for the upcoming school year. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, members approved the measure. School board members also approved the hiring of an assistant principal of student services for kindergarten through grade 4. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike, schools Business Administrator Michael Pfifferling, Permanent Building Committee and Board of Appeals...

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Get tickets for Blossoms at Beebe

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Tickets are now available for the 8th annual Blossoms at the Beebe to benefit the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. The flower show, auction and gala, which has embraced a Country Gone Glam theme, will be held on Saturday evening, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Library, 345 Main St., Wakefield. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Reference desk, or online at www.blossomsatbeebe.com. Proceeds from the event will support Library...

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Egg Hunt Saturday on Common

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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association’s much-postponed Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. on the Lower Common. The event was postponed from Saturday, April 4, because the ground conditions were not conducive to holding the annual hunt, which is open to all young children. In addition to the small chocolate eggs to be gathered, there will also be special prizes. For those lucky enough to grab a specially marked egg, those prizes will be chocolate bunnies for older kids, fuzzy toy animals for...

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Baseball team turns in extra effort against Watertown

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors break out with nine runs in ninth inning, outslug Red Raiders 15-8 WATERTOWN — The Wakefield Memorial High baseball team had another big inning offensively but, unlike the season opener, the Warriors waited until the ninth inning before they broke out the bats in a big way in a high-scoring 15-8 triumph over Watertown on Wednesday night at Victory Field. Wakefield increased its record to 1-1 on the season as it rebounded nicely from its opening day loss against Lexington. The score was tied at 4-4 after seven complete frames and 6-6...

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Girls’ track team rises to the challenge

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors defeat Stoneham for second win of season WAKEFIELD — Unlike the Middlesex League Freedom division opener, the second dual meet proved to be more a challenge for the Wakefield Memorial High girls’ track team. The Warriors had quite a battle against the Spartans but had a little more talent and depth as they posted a 76-60 triumph yesterday afternoon at the Beasley Track and Field facility. Wakefield increased its record to 2-0 on the season. “This was a huge win for us,” said Coach Karen Barrett. “Stoneham just beat Melrose on Monday...

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Girls’ tennis team stays on a roll

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors shut out Spartans for third win of year WAKEFIELD — The Warrior girls’ tennis team is off and rolling as it posted its second straight win and third victory of the season as it blanked Stoneham by a 5-0 tally yesterday afternoon at the Dobbins Courts. It was the second straight shutout for the Warriors as they are now 3-1 on the season. It was also Wakefield’s second straight contest at the Dobbins Courts. Although the Warriors got all five points, the second doubles match was the toughest of the day for Wakefield as the contest went...

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Christopher D. Blais, 38

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Baseball fan, Wakefield Memorial High School graduate, Class of 1994 WAKEFIELD — Christopher D. Blais, 38, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Monday, April 13, 2015. Born in Boston on July 10, 1976 he was the beloved son of Edmond J. Jr. and Gail E. (Strong) Blais of Naples, Fla. Chris was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1994. He enjoyed spending time with his family and also enjoyed baseball. In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his daughter Ava Grace, his step-daughter Emma Trudelle of East Bridgewater, his...

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Irene C. Schmidgall, 95

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

A communicator, connector who love people and their stories WAKEFIELD — Irene Schmidgall died peacefully surrounded by family on Feb. 23. She was 95 years young and fond of noting that each day was a blessing and a gift. That appreciation for life and the loving effort she put into her relationships is how she will be remembered. Irene Cecelia Holtan was born at home on Nov. 7, 1919 in the Morningside Park, Columbia University area of New York City. Along with her parents Esther and John Holtan and her older sister Helen, she moved to...

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John J. Bardis, 33

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

STONEHAM — John J. Bardis, 33, of Stoneham died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 9, in Stoneham. Born in Boston on Jan. 9, 1982, he was the son of James M. and Elizabeth J. (Lawrence) Bardis. John was a lifelong Stoneham resident. He was a graduate of Stoneham High School, Class of 2000 and the Boston University School of Management, Class of 2004. John had worked as a mortgage officer for Sage Bank in Wilmington. He enjoyed exercising with his friends at the gym as well as golfing, skiing and painting. In addition to his parents, John is...

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