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2021: Year in Photos

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JANUARY: Second-grader Christian Cerna, 7, of Saugus, slid down the top of the hill toward the playground at Veterans Memorial Elementary School after the season’s second snowstorm. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)
THIRD HONORABLE MENTION: Saugus High School forward captain Cat Schena dived for a loose ball during a Senior Night game against the Beverly Panthers before a socially distanced and masked crowd at the Saugus Middle-High School gymnasium in February. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Maureen McLaughlin)
SECOND HONORABLE MENTION: Rachael Turco grabbed a piece of turf that was torn up from the backyard of the St. John’s Episcopal Church rectory as the ground work began on a community garden in April. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)
FIRST HONORABLE MENTION: This goldfinch perched on a hockey glove in January is the ultimate feathered fan. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)
DECEMBER: Christine Moreschi, chief administrative aide for the town manager, and Jeannie Meredith, an administrative assistant at Town Hall, hung out with Mushroom – the Juliana potbellied pig cross at the petting zoo – a popular event at the town’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Festivities. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
NOVEMBER: Pictured from left to right, getting sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen Schena for another two-year term together, are incumbent Saugus Selectmen Debra C. Panetta, Anthony Cogliano W. Cogliano, Sr., Jeffrey V. Cicolini, Corinne R. Riley and Michael J. Serino. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
OCTOBER: A mass of pumpkins brightened the lawn at the First Congregational Church in Saugus Center as a shipment of 4,000 pumpkins arrived from the Navajo Reservation in Farmington, N.M., for the church’s 19th Annual Pumpkin Patch. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson)
SEPTEMBER: For the 19th consecutive year, members of the Saugus Fire Department lined up to observe the local anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people in the highjacking and crashing of four jets – in New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
AUGUST: Thorn, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, ate a banana received as a reward for good behavior from Wildlife Encounters Senior Environmental Educator Drew Stazesky. About 160 children and caregivers enjoyed Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School’s Jr. Zookeeper Encounter outside of the Saugus Iron Works. The Saugus Public Library sponsored the event, which was funded by the Saugus Cultural Council. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)
JULY: Father Jason Makos, the new pastor of Saugus Catholics Collaborative, showed some love to his five-year-old Boston terrier, Thea, during an interview at the Collaborative’s offices at 14 Summer St. in Saugus. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
MAY: This little bunny seemed to have found cover rather than a meal as he hung out beneath the spring tulips. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)
APRIL: Over the course of six decades of living in Saugus, Norwegian native Lee Dyment, 92, has treated her friends and many who know her to the angel food cakes she bakes for them. Here, she shares some tips during the filming of the SaugusTV program “What’s Cookin’?” (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)
MARCH: Dylan Mallahan, 10, learned how it rains as he lay down on a blanket on the lawn outside Douglas Waybright Elementary School while using a cloud watcher’s guide to scan the sky. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)
FEBRUARY: Parishioner Donna Zinna of Blessed Sacrament Parish administered ashes to Robert O’Leary during the church’s first Ash Wednesday drive-by observance, with precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)

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