• December 28 2018,  Saugus

    Winners announced for 8th Annual MEG Christmas Tree Festival

    Winners announced for 8th Annual MEG Christmas Tree Festival   On behalf of the MEG Board of Directors, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents and businesses that contributed so much to the success of our 2018 Christmas Festival! Pastor Wayne Shirk, his family and congregation of the New Hope Assembly of God Church brought to the Festival the true meaning of Christmas – a live Nativity Scene, the Three Wise Men, live Christmas music and many other special events for young children. Santa was able to make a couple of short visits with the help of Tim Walsh and Kevin Andrews. Our entire building…

  • December 14 2018,  Saugus

    The Advocate Asks: MEG Foundation President discusses group’s mission to preserve and restore a building renamed after a beloved Saugus educato

    THE ADVOCATE ASKS: MEG Foundation President discusses group’s mission to preserve and restore a building renamed after a beloved Saugus educator     Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Janice K. Jarosz, organizer and leader of the MEG Foundation, which initiated efforts to save the Marleah Elizabeth Graves School – which was named after a legendary Saugus educator. We asked her about the history of the century-old building, which was known originally as the Bond School, but was known for most of its life as the Cliftondale School. The interview focused on the building’s colorful past, present and future.   Jarosz, a Saugus native and 1961 graduate…

  • December 14 2018,  Saugus

    The MEG Toy Drive

    Veteran Pop Warner Coach teams up again with Saugus We Care to help make Christmas brighter for needy children By Mark E. Vogler Kevin Andrews is one of those guys who loves playing Santa Claus. It all started back when he was 18 and he received a handmade Santa Claus suit from an aunt. “I still have that suit and have been playing Santa Claus ever since,” said Andrews, now 50, and a Santa who also spearheads toy drives for needy children. Andrews, a 1986 Saugus High School graduate, has volunteered 32 years as a Pop Warner coach. He’s also spent thousands of hours over the years working for a…

  • November 9 2018,  Saugus

    Cursive Writing Classes for ages 8-18 to be held at MEG Foundation

    Cursive Writing Classes for ages 8-18 to be held at MEG Foundation   Cursive Writing classes will begin at the MEG Foundation (53 Essex St., Saugus) – if you would like to learn or just brush up. Ages eight and up; no previous experience necessary. Classes are free; cost of supplies is $5.00 on the first day of class. First class: Tuesday, November 13; for four weeks, 5:30-7:00 p.m. To register send e-mail to linejj@comcast.net or call Charlotte Line at 781-233-8278; leave name and telephone number and that you are interested. We will call or email you to confirm registration. Come, have fun and learn to write or practice.

  • October 5 2018,  Saugus

    Cursive Writing classes for adults 16 and above to be held at MEG Foundation

    Cursive Writing classes will begin at the MEG Foundation Building (54-58 Essex St., Saugus) for those interested who would like to learn or just brush up on penmanship. Ages 16 and up are invited and no previous is experience necessary. Classes are free, but there is a $5.00 cost for supplies required on the first day of class. The first class is Tuesday, October 16, and the course will run for four weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. To register please send email request to linejj@comcast.net or phone 781-233-8278. Please leave name, telephone number and email address if you are interested. We will call or email you to confirm…