Something for everyone at Festival Italia

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 18, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The town’s Festival Italia begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, and will run until 8 p.m.  Part of Main Street and Albion Street will be closed so that you can partake of the many vendors, performances, activities, or just meeting up with friends and family to enjoy this family-oriented day.  There will be something for everyone. First register at Rebirth Body Transformation Center’s booth located on Albion Street to receive a pedometer. Attendees who walk the most steps during the...

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A-frame sign pilot program OK’d

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Starting on Sept. 2, you’ll be seeing a new feature on the sidewalks of the downtown and Greenwood designed to help enhance local businesses and promote the idea of shopping locally. A pilot program that will deploy 50 A-frame chalkboard signs was approved by the Board of Selectmen this week. The program, called “Experience Wakefield,” is a joint project of Wakefield Main Streets, The Cooperative Bank, The Savings Bank and the Wakefield Merchants group. Bob Mailhoit,...

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Tarrant Lane a no-go for town

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Based on Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio’s recommendation, the Board of Selectmen has decided not to pursue any effort to reclaim the federally-owned land at Tarrant Lane.  The 3.74 acre parcel sits just off Hopkins Street and on the northerly side of Route 128 near the Reading line. It was part of 57 acres in Wakefield and Reading taken by the federal government in 1954 for a sum of $15,975. According to Maio, it appears from records that the land had previously been...

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Highlife take 2-1 series lead in Twi League finals

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Plate seven in the fourth to beat Loafers, 9-5 Published in the August 18, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Game three of the Wakefield Twi League championship series last night at Moulton Field was much more than a chance to take a 2-1 series lead. It was a opportunity to make a statement. The Highlife took that chance and ran with it, as they used a seven-run fourth inning to bring them to a 9-5 victory and one win shy of the Twi championship. The Loafers’ Taylor Robinson took the ball against the Highlife’s ace, Nick Dettorre....

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Loafers, Highlife, tied 1-1 in Twi championship series Game three tonight at Moulton

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Published in the August 17, 2017 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD— In the Twi League, it’s never over. That’s what came out of last night’s finals matchup between the Loafers and Highlife. On Monday, the two teams plated out eight innings of 6-6 baseball, and before game two could begin on Wednesday, they had to wrap up some unfinished business in game one. The Highlife sent Anthony Caracciolo to the hill in the top of the ninth to face the Loafers bats and after getting the first batter without any issue, the pitcher from Stoneham surrendered...

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13th Annual Warrior Club Golf Tournament

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The Tradition Continues Published in the August 16, 2017 edition The following was submitted by Kelly Baker, President of the Wakefield Warrior Club WAKEFIELD — The 13th annual Warrior Club Golf Tournament was held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club in Beverly, Massachusetts.  This was our fourth year in a row of selling out the tournament as 31 Foursomes arrived to celebrate and support, Wakefield Warrior Football – past, present and future!  A few days prior, concern regarding the weather could be heard...

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Gaile McShane

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition OSTERVILLE — Gaile Marie Dingle McShane of Osterville passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on Tuesday, August 15. Gaile was born on September 24, 1946 while her father was serving in the U.S. Navy. Gaile graduated from Wakefield High School with honors and was voted most popular by her classmates. She graduated from Merrimack College in 1968. Following college, Gaile worked for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in Okinawa, Japan as a Human Resource Specialist. In June of 1968, she married her...

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Horace Seldon, 93

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Horace Seldon, 93, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, August 17, at his residence. Family and friends are invited to an informal gathering at the family home (nice back yard), 7 Eaton St., Wakefield on Sunday, August 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come visit! Come remember! Come grieve! Come celebrate! Complete obituary to follow. Memorial service information to...

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Shawn P. Demenkow, 47

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant Published in the August 16, 2017 edition MAYSVILLE, NC — Master Sergeant Shawn P. Demenkow, USMC, Retired, passed away at home in Maysville, NC, on August 8. He was 47 years old. Shawn was born on June 12, 1970 and grew up in Wakefield. He was a beloved son to his mother, Barbara (Dickenson) Hallstrom and her husband, Robert Hallstrom of Sebago, ME; and to his father, Paul Demenkow and his wife, Frances (Ahern) Demenkow of North Reading. He was the cherished brother of Victoria (Demenkow) Lee and her...

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