WCC seeks funding proposals

Aug 30, 2019 by

Published in the August 30, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Cultural Council has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Applications are available online beginning September 1. According to Council spokesperson Caroline Lieber, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Wakefield—including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. The Wakefield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass...

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Judith L. Hafferty, 78

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Published in the August 30, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Judith L. “Judy” Hafferty, 78, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on December 12, 1940 she was the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Wilder) Burns. Judy was raised and educated in Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1958. She had worked her entire career as a bank teller for multiple local banks. Judy loved to travel with her husband; you could always find her at the pool when they took annual trips to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, or chasing the sun on trips to Hawaii, Tahiti and many other tropical locations. Judy was a fabulous cook and amazing host. She loved having family and friends over; most especially for summer pool...

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Douglas W. Toth, 66

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Published in the August 30, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Douglas W. Toth, 66, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in Melrose on January 2, 1952, he was the son of the late John S. and Maida (Purrington) Toth. Mr. Toth was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He served in the United States Air Force for eight years. Mr. Toth had worked for Sprint Telephone Company. He is survived by his brother Myron Toth and his wife Bonnie of Wakefield and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Toth was predeceased by his brother Wayne Toth and his two sisters; Susan DeVita and Marcia Oakes. His funeral service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield on Tuesday at 11 a.m., followed...

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