Time to celebrate the season!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the December 2, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tonight and over the weekend, the town will be transformed into a holiday wonderland. Frosty the Snowman comes to Wakefield tonight sometime after 6 p.m. as the Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association sponsors his visit and the lighting of the trees on the Veterans Memorial Common. The First Parish Congregational Church hosts a Pie Social from 6 to 8 p.m. and visitors will have the opportunity to do a little shopping and will have the chance to ring the church bell. On Saturday,...

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The Christmas tree elf delivers during the holidays

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Published in the December 2, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — During the holiday season, what could be more fun and exciting for the whole family than getting a Christmas tree? How about having your Christmas tree delivered to your home in a sleigh pulled by Rudolph Truck with Santa’s Elf behind the wheel? That’s exactly what will happen if you get your tree from the lot at Designer Lawn Sprinkler Service at 64 North Ave. (across from the Galvin Middle School). Owner Fred Brizee and his crew are going the extra mile to make getting...

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July 4th fundraising begins at Stroll

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Published in the December 2, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Independence Day Committee will begin their fundraising efforts for the 2017 Fourth of July Parade with a Fourth of July in January Indoor BBQ. The date is Jan. 14, the place is the Wakefield Lodge of Elks on Bay State Road, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and $210 per table of 8. Tickets can be purchased at Smith Drug, 390 Main St. and at the Wakefield Co-operative Bank, 342 Main St., or by calling 781-246-2531 (all messages with be...

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Wakefield native Mike McShane collects 700th victory

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

In Norwich University Men’s Hockey team’s 4-0 win over Castleton Published in the December 1, 2016 edition RUTLAND, Vt. — Norwich University men’s ice hockey coach Mike McShane became the seventh coach in NCAA hockey history at any level to record 700 career victories after a 4-0 win over Castleton University on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19 at Spartan Arena. No. 12/15 nationally-ranked Norwich (5-1-1, 5-1-0 NEHC at the time) got a pair of goals from senior forward Paul Russell (Andover), while senior forwards Nick Pichette...

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Boy harriers compete at Nike Cross Northeast Regional Championship

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Place 26th in championship division of New York race Published in the November 30, 2016 edition. WAPPINGER FALLS, N.Y. — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ cross country team capped off its successful cross country season with a trip to Wappinger Falls, N.Y. last Saturday to compete in the championship division race at the Nike Cross Northeast Regional Championship. The Warriors were accepted into the championship division based on their Div. 2 All-State runner up performance the previous week. Forty-one of the best teams from New England, New...

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Earn Your Turkey 5K Race has a huge turnout

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

New champs crowned in seventh annual Thanksgiving Day event Published in the November 29, 2016 edition.   WAKEFIELD — The seventh annual AMPT “Earn your Turkey” 5K had a huge turnout on Thanksgiving morning as 805 runners competed and finished the race which was held around Lake Quannapowitt. There were two new champions crowned as Saugus resident Kevin Powers, 21, won the men’s race with a time of 16:31. Powers beat out Revere resident and former Wakefield resident Jared Geller, 21, who was the runner-up at 16:51. Leicester’s Jennifer...

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Trinity Men’s Hockey team has lofty goals once again

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Wakefield’s Whitney, McCarthy, Hegarty are on the Bantams roster Published in the November 28, 2016 edition. HARTFORD, Conn. — The 2016 Trinity College men’s ice hockey team, under the guidance of Head Coach Matt Greason (sixth season), will look to defend its league title this winter as it opened the season at Tufts on Friday, Nov.18. The 2015 NCAA Champion Bantams, ranked No. 7 nationally in the D3Hockey.com National Pre-Season Poll, return the top-five goal scorers and an experienced defense from last year’s squad that won the New...

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John C. Waldroup, 93

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Published in the December 2, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — John C. Waldroup, a resident of Wakefield for 38 years, formerly a resident of Reading for 15 years, died Nov. 28 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 93 years of age. John was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Feb. 14, 1923, the son of the late Fletcher C. and Lillian (Johnson) Waldroup. John was a retired employee of Market Forge Co. in Everett. He was an active member of the Old South United Methodist Church in Reading and served on several of its committees. He...

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Eugene E. Poti, 96

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Published in the December 2, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Eugene E. Poti, 96, of Wakefield and formerly of Stoneham, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Somerville on May 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Joseph and Albena (Potito) Poti. Mr. Poti was a graduate of Somerville Trade School. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had retired from the Boston Navy Yard in 1970 and then from Thermo Electron in 1977 at the age of 65. Mr. Poti was a member of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield. He was the...

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Rosemary E. B. Wickstrom, 71

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the December 1, 2016 edition WAKEFIELD — Rosemary E. B. Wickstrom, 71, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Wakefield Center Nursing Home. Born in Boston on June 17, 1945, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Lily (Marion) Buckley. Mrs. Wickstrom was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963. She was a retired secretary to the Vice President of Finance at Northeastern University. Mrs. Wickstrom was a member of the Wakefield Eastern Star and the Emmanuel Episcopal...

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