• Lynnfield,  October 12 2018,  Wakefield

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank Holds Jeans Day for Mission of Deeds

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees wore jeans to work last month to benefit Mission of Deeds. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket, bringing the total donation to $417. Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated ‘Jeans Days’ in exchange for a small donation to a community organization. With the help of volunteers and community donations, Mission of Deeds serves thousands of families and individuals throughout Middlesex and Essex counties, including veterans, previously homeless, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees, the elderly, victims of fire or other tragedies, and those with disabilities.

  • Lynnfield,  September 28 2018,  Wakefield

    Parking data presented for Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail

    By Christopher Roberson   The Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail recently released parking data for the proposed trail and how it compares to the parking arrangements of other Rail Trails on the North Shore. According to the Friends group, consulting firm Beals+Thomas recommends that a Rail Trail have “20-50” parking spaces per mile. Lynnfield’s section of the trail would be 2.5 miles long and would have 328 parking spaces per mile for a total of 819 spaces. Wakefield’s section would be 1.9 miles long and would have 142 spaces per mile for a total of 270 spaces. In contrast, the Rail Trail in Danvers is 4.3 miles long and…

  • Lynnfield,  Peabody,  September 21 2018,  Wakefield

    Pleasure Island Walking Tour Sunday, October 7

    Pleasure Island Walking Tour Sunday, October 7   WAKEFIELD, MA – On Sunday, October 7th, Friends of Pleasure Island President Bob McLaughlin will conduct a free walking tour of the former Pleasure Island amusement park site at Edgewater Office Park, located off Audubon Road in Wakefield (Rte. 128, Exit 42).  The tour will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.  This event is open to the public and does not require reservations.  Participants will meet in the first parking lot on the left after entering Edgewater Office Park. For more information about this tour or other events celebrating the unique history of Pleasure Island, please contact Bob…

  • Lynnfield,  September 7 2018,  Wakefield

    September 2018 is a busy month at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield

    The Board of Directors of Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield wish all in the area a sweet new year as school and community events start up their many fall gatherings. Visitors are always welcomed to participate in our programming from Shabbat and Holiday services, Pot luck Dinners, Continuing Education, Tot Shabbats, and Temple Reads, as well as other programming planned by the Social Committee or Sisterhood. On Friday September 7th will be a Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner at 6:30 followed by Erev Shabbat Celebration at 7:30 pm.  Contact Susan:  sbreger94@gmail.com to reserve your seat. The weekend continues with a Saturday morning, Sept. 8th Tot Shabbat from 9:30am-10:30am with Rabbi Greg Hersh.…

  • August 31 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Carol Gibelli-Nadeau joins Wakefield Co-op’s residential lending team as Senior Mortgage Consultant

    Leo Barrett, Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief Loan Officer at Wakefield Co-operative Bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Gibelli-Nadeau as Senior Mortgage Consultant to the bank’s residential lending team. She brings 30 years of extensive banking and lending experience to Wakefield Co-operative, having worked in retail and all facets of residential lending, including mortgage servicing, processing, closing and underwriting. She has spent the past 21 years serving nearby local communities as a Senior Mortgage Officer. “We expect Carol’s versatile and local, community bank work history to significantly expand our mortgage lending market share in Wakefield and surrounding communities,” said Barrett. “Her knowledge of the industry and…

  • August 24 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    September 2018 is a busy month at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield

    The Board of Directors of Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield wish all in the area a sweet new year as school and community events start up their many fall gatherings. Visitors are always welcomed to participate in our programming from Shabbat and Holiday services, Pot luck Dinners, Continuing Education, Tot Shabbats, and Temple Reads, as well as other programming planned by the Social Committee or Sisterhood. The Temple’s first Shabbat celebration of the season is Saturday first  at 9:30am. At 7:30 pm  the Temple will launch the High Holidays,  with a Temple Emmanuel Open House and Congregational Social and a Selichot. Program led by Rabbi Greg Hersh.  The Selichot service sets…

  • August 24 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Upcoming events at the Wakefield Farmers Market

    The Wakefield Farmers Market (WFM) brings local farm fare, specialty foods and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. through October 13. Featuring live music, a balloon magician, cooking demos most weeks and a Kids’ Activity Tent – stocked with drawing materials plus hula hoops, jump ropes and sidewalk chalk – and special events throughout the season, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt. On August 25, Julie Dougherty, with Woody Woodward on bass, will be back for her second visit to WFM…

  • August 17 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank holds Jeans Day for “A Healthy Lynnfield”

    Wakefield Co-operative Bank holds Jeans Day for “A Healthy Lynnfield”   Wakefield & Lynnfield, Mass. – Wakefield Co-operative Bank (WCB) employees wore jeans to work last month to benefit A Healthy Lynnfield. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled the amount of money given from employees with a personal contribution out of his own pocket, and he also provided an additional donation from the bank, bringing the total donation to $614. Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated “Jeans Days” in exchange for a small donation to a community organization. A Healthy Lynnfield was established in 2017 to increase awareness and provide education…

  • August 17 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Landscapes in neighboring Wakefield

    Landscapes in neighboring Wakefield  By Helen Breen   “The town of Wakefield is nearly as well known to the denizens of Lynnfield as its own territory, and the two have been intimately connected for two hundred and fifty years.”    So wrote our historian Thomas B. Wellman in his “History of the Town of Lynnfield, Mass.,” which was published in 1895. The bonds between the two towns have remained strong. From 1923 thru the late 1950s, Lynnfield students attended Wakefield High School before our new high school was built. The town still attracts Lynnfield folks who “walk the lake,” make grocery runs to Farm Land or frequent the town’s many…

  • August 17 2018,  Lynnfield,  Wakefield

    Tri-Town Chamber Golf Tournament to be held on September 24

    Tri-Town Chamber Golf Tournament to be held on September 24   The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce will host the 28th annual Tri-Town Golf Tournament on Monday, September 24 at the Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton. This foursome scramble format is great for golfers of all abilities and lends itself to networking with fellow members of the business community. The tournament is open to all golfers, Chamber members and nonmembers alike. The tournament begins at 6:30 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast, followed by a scramble start at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $175 per golfer, or $700 for a foursome, and includes 18…