Helping disabled vets heal with fly fishing

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 27, 2015 edition By MARK SARDELLA SAUGUS — “Fly fishing never takes you to an ugly place,” says Wakefield’s Joe Cresta, who runs a local chapter of “Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing,” a national program that helps disabled veterans heal through the sport of fly fishing. Fly fishing, Cresta points out, usually involves places like mountains, rivers and lakes. A Wakefield native and 1998 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Cresta started the local chapter of Project Healing Waters about two years ago out of the...

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Groups thanks for July Fourth

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — July 4, 2015 will always be remembered as the day that Wakefield’s grand Independence Day Parade (WIDC) returned after an absence of two years. But the West Side Social Club’s continuous contribution to the all-day festivities cannot be overlooked, and for that reason, the Board of Selectmen invited both groups to its meeting this week for some well-deserved plaudits. Patrick Sullivan, chairman of the Wakefield Independence Day Committee and Carol Hubbard of the West Side Social Club’s Fourth of July Committee...

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Meletharb’s basks in cherished memories

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 24, 2015 edition By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Remember grandma’s ginger snaps and molasses cookies? For some people, these all-time favorites might be nothing more than a distant memory. Others might be continuing the tradition by baking their own batches. Jared Palladino, owner of Meletharb on Lowell Street, has taken the creative route by adding to his list of hard ice cream flavors “ginger snap molasses,” and a visitor to his shop this week declared it “out of this world delicious!” The Meletharb visitor also spotted two...

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Wakefield Merchants end six-game slide

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Post two wins over the weekend, edge Trojans and Chiefs Published in the July 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Merchants snapped their six-game losing streak as they won two of the Intercity League games they played this weekend and those two victories didn’t come easily. Wakefield prevailed by one-run decisions over the Arlington Trojans on Friday night at Summer Street Field by a 5-4 tally and the Andre Chiefs in a 2-1 duel last night at Walsh Field. In between, the Merchants were blanked by the Reading Bulldogs by a 6-0 score...

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Senior Townies split a pair of contests

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Accept forfeit win after 5-3 setback against Arlington Published in the July 24, 2015 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Townies split its last two games in the Middlesex Senior Babe Ruth League as it won a game the easy way last night by accepting a forfeit from Winchester after being trimmed by the Arlington Cardinals by a 5-3 score on Wednesday night at Spy Pond. The Townies fought hard against the Cardinals but ran into some strong pitching. The loss to Arlington dropped the Townies’ record to 9-8 at the time with five games...

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19th annual 24 Hour Ultra Around the Lake Race being held

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Will be run around Lake Quannapowitt on July 24-25 Published in the July 24, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the 19th annual race on July 24-25. SRR will offer four events — the 24 hour ultra, 12 hour ultra, 24 hour relay and marathon. The flat race course is run on sidewalks and paths around scenic Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. The 24-Hour Race raises funds each year for Wakefield Educational Foundation and Christmas in the City. Come try the 24-Hour Race and challenge your limits. The start times...

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Aleta M. DeGusto, 68

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 27, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Aleta M. DeGusto, 68, of Wakefield, died suddenly on Monday, July 20, at her residence. Born in Boston on May 7, 1947, she was the daughter of Pauline (Colby) DeGusto of Wakefield and the late John F. DeGusto. Ms. DeGusto was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1965, and had attended the Art Institute of Boston, graduating in 1968 with a Fine Arts Diploma. She also attended Marymount College and Cooper Union College in New York — studying Business Management and Fine Arts — and...

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Albert Penta

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 23, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Albert Newton Penta, affectionately known by his friends as “Big Al” and as “Pops” to his grandchildren, passed on July 21, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife Constance Pelletier Penta; his children daughter Pamela Penta Murray of Fort Myers, Fla. and her children Nicholas and Jameson Murray; daughter Patrice Penta Glynn of Hampton, N.H. and her children Jennifer Glynn and Ashley Glynn O’Byrne; son Mark Penta and was predeceased by daughter Kymberly...

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Ann L. Sarno, 91

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 23, 2015 edition WAKEFIELD — Ann L. Sarno, 91, of Wakefield, died Monday, July 20 in Derry, N.H. She was born in Stoneham on July 15, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Camille and Jessie (Gargana) Berardi. Mrs. Sarno was raised in Stoneham and Malden. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and had worked for the former Russell Badge Company of Wakefield. She was the beloved wife of Julio Sarno. She was the loving mother of Elaine Bailey of Auburn, N.H.; Joseph Sarno of Weare, N.H.; Carol Nestor of Londonderry,...

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