Villager on newsstands now

Feb 22, 2018 by

LYNNFIELD — Like what you see online in the Lynnfield Villager? Then you’ll love to get these stories, photos, sports and more in our print edition, available now at these Lynnfield retailers: • CENTRE MARKET – 588 Main Street • VILLAGE PHAMACY – 590 Main Street • PUMP & PANTRY – 793 Main Street • OLD TOWNE MARKET – 8 Post Office Square • VILLAGER OFFICE – 26 Albion Street (Downtown...

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Keeping kids safe is ‘Job No. 1’ in town schools...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — School and local officials continue to evaluate safety procedures in the wake of the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman allegedly shot and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. The Associated Press reported the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from school and had mental health issues and had been reported to law enforcement. Cruz is facing 17 counts of first-degree murder. In a letter sent to parents and guardians last week, Superintendent Jane Tremblay said she was “stunned by the horrific act of violence.” “It is almost impossible to understand the depth of sadness and loss the community of Parkland is now faced with,” said Tremblay. Tremblay stressed, “Security in our schools...

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Student composers take on the universe...

Feb 21, 2018 by

They’ve got the music in them Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the planets of our solar system, and creative muses for music students in grades 4-12. Drawing inspiration from “The Planets,” an orchestral suite by English composer Gustav Holst, students have been hard at work creating original compositions. Music Department faculty members Tom Westmoreland, Douglas Hodgkins, Stephen Bloom, Kerrie Fraser and Harry Wagg began working on this composition initiative during professional development activities for the 2016–17 school year. “Music education is evolving toward 21st century skills,” Westmoreland said. “We felt we were doing a good job with most of the new standards, but we wanted to do more with (the standard of) creating.” Wagg, the music teacher at...

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Special delivery: A Valentine for Judy Valentine...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — Norma Baker. Does the name sound familiar? No? Then how about Judy Valentine? That name should ring a bell for those growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s. That is, if they were fans of “The Bozo Show.” Valentine starred in “The Bozo Show” along with Frank Avruch, who starred as Bozo. The show aired weekdays on WBZ-TV (Channel 5) in Boston in the afternoon. Young children would hurry home from school so they could watch the silly antics of their favorite clown and his sidekicks. “I’m still shocked when someone recognizes me from the show,” she said. Valentine, well into her 90s now, has been a Lynnfield resident for over 50 years and recalls how much fun she had singing...

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PHOTO: Tasty

Feb 21, 2018 by

Published in the February 21, 2018 edition

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