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Sweet summer sounds

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition.

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Help WSSC bring us a great Fourth again in 2017

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Although the Fourth of July is a little over two weeks away, the West Side Social Club is still seeking donations to provide the day-long events. If any household or business is able to send a donation to help defray the escalating costs needed to provide the morning Children’s Events, Concert on the Common, and the Spectacular Fireworks Display, it would be greatly appreciated. The West Side has been bringing us a great Fourth of July celebration for decades, and the generosity of residents...

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Guidelines for WSSC children’s events

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition. Due to the number of inquiries organizers of the West Side Social Club Fourth of July’s events have received, here are a few guidlelines you need to follow to participate. 1) Fishing Derby:  All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will be held on the lower common, on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt beginning at 7 a.m. 2) Pet Parade:  This event is strictly for children.  Please do not attempt to enter if your pet is not accompanied by a child.  It is...

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Group home issues prove tricky to solve

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – There are upwards of 20 group homes of various types in the town of Wakefield and sometimes they cause problems for their neighbors. The question of what can be done about these issues was the subject of a town-sponsored forum last night at The Savings Bank Theater in Wakefield High School attended by about 50 town residents. The answer was that, at the local level at least, not much can be done about group homes. Changing that will require action by the state legislature,...

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Monumental colors

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 22, 2017 edition.

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WSSC Fourth events’ theme: ‘USA — United We Stand’

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The West Side Social Club 4th of July Committee is pleased to announce this year’s theme for the annual children’s events held on the morning of July 4. A different theme is selected yearly for the children to decorate their tricycle, bicycle, scooter, cart, or doll carriage and participate in the early morning parades around the upper Veterans Memorial Common. This year’s patriotic theme: USA – United We Stand. The children’s events will take place in the morning hours on Tuesday, July 4,...

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PHOTO: Another Saturday comes to an end

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 21, 2017 edition

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Main Streets, Inc. has new leader

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 20, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD – The Board of Directors of Wakefield Main Streets, Inc., recently announced a change in its slate of officers. During a recent Board meeting, former Vice President Bob Mailhoit was appointed President of the organization and Director Susan Wetmore was appointed vice president. Mailhoit will replace Paul DiNocco as president. Paul, a founding director of Wakefield Main Streets, Inc, has served as president since 2014. “I resigned as president of Wakefield Main Streets and as a Director to...

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A spectacular view of an impressive vessel

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 20, 2017 edition.

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Relay goes on despite the weather

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the June 19, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The cold, driving rain may have kept attendance down but nothing could dampen the spirits of hundreds who turned out Friday evening for the opening ceremonies of the Relay For Life of Wakefield. As attendees gathered under a huge tent in the center of the track at Northeast Metro Tech, organizers braved the pouring rain to present an abbreviated opening ceremony for the 18th annual Relay For Life of Wakefield to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and...

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