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2016 09/ Win for Quinn a basketball funraiser for
Jim Shaw WRITERS
Jeri Zeder Pages 26-29 the Quinn Amsler Fund at Dana Farber.
Publisher Digney Fignus 17/ Carolyn J. Kosnoff appointed as
E. Ashley Rooney FEATURES
jim@colonialtimes Elena Murphy 10 Heroin in the Burbs Assistant Town Manager for Finance/
magazine.com Jane Whitehead Comptroller for the Town of Lexington.
Jim Shaw How Lexington is responding to the opioid crisis. 23/ Holiday Doors of Lexington.
Laurie Atwater 24/ Girl Scout cookies now for sale!
Devin Shaw 20 Holiday Sparkle All Around Town 25/ Annual Christmas Eve caroling.
38 Have a Piccadilly Christmas 30/ Project Ezra.
DESIGNERS 31/ Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert.
Laurie Atwater Local children's author Lisa Novelline and her fantasy world 32/ Christmas at Pilgrim Church
Jim Shaw of possibility! 32/ Christmas Pageant to be Held at Church
of Our Redeemer.
Laurie Atwater PHOTOGRAPHERS 40 Sugar Plum Sweet 33/ Hancock Church Christmas services.
Editor Jim Shaw 33/ Hancock Church Christmas services.
laurie@colonialtimes Laurie Atwater Lexington family celebrates three Claras this holiday season! 35/ Church of Our Redeemer Christmas
magazine.com David Tabeling services.
Peter Lund 42 LHS Boys Soccer 36/ Local ways to give this holiday season.
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Sona Antonyan speaks at Women in Business luncheon
The Lexington Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Women in Business gather- Since 1989 ©2016
ing at Youville Place, where over thirty people were on hand to hear Sona Antonyan
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Robert Cohen offers his clients Football players acknowledged at annual Boosters dinner
“unrivaled community knowledge”
A couple of hundred players, coaches, cheerleaders, parents and supporters were
Robert Cohen on hand for the annual Boosters Club Football awards banquet held at the recently
renovated community space at St. Brigid Church. Dozens of players and cheerlead-
Professional Realtor ers were presented with varsity letters and other recognitions. The Lexington Min-
utemen finished the season with a record of 10-2, having clinched the Middlesex
Direct: 781-290-7331 League title outright for the first time since 1986. A few players were singled out
Email: Robert.Cohen@nemoves.com for recognition by local organizations. Pictured above are (L to R): Henry Potdevin
who won the Lions Club Bill Tighe Award, Joe Lahiff who won the Knights of
“I am currently working with both people Columbus John & Jack Quinlan Award, Zack Stevens who won the Boosters Club
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as homeowners who are getting their Parker Award, and Josiah White who won the Most Improved Player Award.
properties ready to sell. Please give
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7DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
TEATMEAWMOWRKORK Finnegan’s “Community Promise” tops $100,000
SR EV RI CVEI CCEOMCOMMUMNIUTNYITY
S E Finnegan Development recently opment donated to a couple worthy
COTEMCAOMMMIWTMMOIRETKMNTENT surpassed $100,000 in Community organizations whose services directly
support Lexington families: Pan-Mass
S E R V I C E COMMUNITY Promise donations. Four years ago
Finnegan Development created an initia- Challenge’s Lexington Kids Ride and the
COMMITMENT tive to reinvest in the communities they Lexington Symphony.
work in by doing more than just building Cindy Kuechle, on behalf of Lex-
new homes. President, Ben Finnegan, ington PMC Kids Ride Committee told
dreamed up Community Promise as a us, “Finnegan Development’s generous
way for Finnegan Development to give donation helped underwrite the Lexing-
back and fund local charitable organiza- ton PMC Kids Ride, and it allowed us to
tions that offer support to families in donate 100% of all the dollars raised by
the towns in which it builds. For every riders to life-saving cancer research at
house built since 2012, Finnegan Devel- the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Fur-
opment has donated $2,500.00 to local thermore, Finnegan's donation shows
non-profits, helping to make a differ- support of the Lexington community
and its fight against cancer.”
ence for over 30 organizations! The Lexington Symphony used
From Best Buddies, the Reading
Food Pantry, the Connor Flanagan Foun- their funds to support an important
dation, to The Children’s Room in Arling- educational program for children, the
ton, Lexington Education Fund, LexFUN!, grant supported the ‘Orchestrating Kids
J o h nJ oOh’nD oOn’ Dnoenl ln e l l and the Community Endowment of Though Classics’ music education pro-
P r e sPirdeesni dt e&n tC E&OC E O Lexington, Finnegan Development has gram where every Lexington 3rd grader,
been able to provide financial donations and thousands of children from sur-
Committed to the successJohn O’Donnell to a variety of worthy groups. rounding communities, hear a real live
President & CEO orchestra, learn the history of classical
of local business. Leslie Zales, former Chair of music, and are often inspired to play an
Community Endowment of Lexington
describes Finnegan Development’s sup- instrument – a lifelong impact”, shared
port nicely, “We are so proud to partner Deborah Rourke, Lexington Symphony
Successfully growing your business requires with Ben and his group, as our mission Development Director.
vision, determination, talent and know-how. It also to support non-profits in our own back-
For Ben, it’s more than just giving;
takes a seasoned Executive Officer with the business it’s being part of a community. “We have
yard are very aligned. He walks the
talk of giving back to a community that enjoyed much success in Lexington, and
banking experience and resources necessary to help has given us so much personally--and we are thrilled to invest back into the
you navigate the way. professionally.” community through impactful orga-
At Patriot Community Bank you’ll work with Supporting charitable organi- nizations that do great things for our
residents in need; whether it may be
a senior relationship manager who understands the zations in and around Lexington is educating a child, supporting a veteran,
community, but most importantly, your business. especially important to Finnegan and or creating opportunities for a person
his team as their home office is in
town and it is where Ben and his family with a disability” explains Finnegan.
By offering unparalleled individual attention, reside. Many Finnegan employees and Janice Litwin, Lexington Educa-
subcontractors are also from Lexington, tion Foundation’s Co-President sums
prompt local decision making, and tailored products and giving to organizations that help it up nicely: “Finnegan Development’s
and services we can meet your unique needs. This neighbors and the community feels core is a dedication to supporting and
personal approach sets us apart in the market,
and has been helping local businesses of all sizes natural and right. As a resident and participating in organizations that serve
and strengthen the community. We at
succeed. builder in this community, Ben feels
thankful to be able to make a difference the Lexington Education Foundation are
to the places that support the people honored and enormously grateful to be
in this community and others, like The part of (their) Community Promise.”
Children’s Room who help families with About Finnegan Development
With over forty years of experi-
grief counseling for children who have
lost loved ones, and Special Needs Arts ence in the construction industry,
Programs, Inc., (SNAP), whose mission is Finnegan Development is a family busi-
to enrich the lives of individuals with de- ness that builds quality homes, while
237 Lexington Street (Four Corners) Woburn, MA 01801 velopmental and intellectual disabilities reinvesting in communities through
Tel:(781) 935-3318 | Fax:(781) 935-2684 through direct involvement in the arts. local charitable giving and service. www.
Patriot Connect24:(866) 695-4390 This past fall, Finnegan Devel- FinneganDevelopment.com.
Personal | Residential | Small Business | Commercial
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“WIN for QUINN” basketball fundraiser
Join friends and family of Quinn
Amsler at the first annual “Win for
Quinn” Basketball Fundraiser on
Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Lex-
ington High School. The fundraiser
will consist of 3 basketball games;
Freshman; Junior Varsity and Varsity
Teams will all play rival Belmont High $25.88
School for a great cause!
Quinn Amsler was an avid
basketball fan and played for the
Middlesex Magic and Boston War-
rior basketball teams, which he thor-
oughly enjoyed. He was a member
of the Boston College Men's bas-
ketball team through the non-profit
Team Impact. Quinn’s two older
brothers Will and Jack will be playing
for LHS with their proud LHS teams
at the fundraiser!
Quinn was diagnosed at the Quinn Amsler
young age of 8 years old with al-
veolar rhabdomyosarcoma in April, The Quinn Bin and collected thou-
2015 and courageously battled sands of new toys over the last
this cancer with resil- year for patients at Chil-
ience and strength. He dren's Hospital, Dana
received exceptional Farber and Spaulding
care during this last Rehabilitation Hospi-
year from so many doc- tal. That charity will con-
tors, nurses, and medi- tinue on in his memory.
cal care providers at The For details go to The
Children's Hospi- tal, Quinn Bin's face-
Dana Farber Cancer book page or the-
Institute/The Jimmy quinnbin.wordpress.
Fund Clinic, and Spauld- com. Quinn, He was a
ing Rehabilitation Hospital. skilled archer and liked
to relax by fishing, as
“Win For Quinn” well as coming up with
incredibly original activities with his
Friday, February 10th 2017 devoted Aunts and Uncles, brothers
• 4:00pm LHS Freshman Team vs. and friends. He was "employed" by
Belmont Wagon Wheel Farm Stand and loved
bagging groceries and folding deli
• 5:15pm LHS Junior Varsity Team brochures for them during the last Family Style Meals
vs. Belmont months. Quinn enjoyed riding his
bicycle as a Patient Pedal Partner of Daily Entrée Specials
• 7:00pm LHS Varsity Team vs. the PMC Kids Ride of Lexington. He Fresh Roasted Meats & BBQ
Belmont was an artist and recently had his Gourmet Kitchen Turkey • Lamb • Roast Beef
work exhibited at the Clarke Gallery
Tickets to the event will be $10 in Lincoln, MA. Full Service Gourmet Sandwiches
for Adults/ $5 for kids. If you cannot Catering & Carry Out Fresh Salad Bar
attend the event but would like to The Quinn Amsler Fund
make a donation please click here: c/oRebecca Freedman Homemade Quiche, Soups & Stews
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 53 Bedford Street • Lexington • 781.861.8466
More about Quinn: 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Mon-Fri 8:00-6:30 & Saturday 8:00-4:00
Quinn was the founder of his Brookline, MA 02445-7226 www.NeilliosCatering.com
own charitable organization called
9DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
HEROIN IN THE BURBS
"Good," well educated
kids from “nice” families
aren’t supposed to die
from heroin overdoses.
But old stereotypes no
longer apply when it
comes to opioids. To save
our kids we must erase
the stigma surrounding
substance abuse so that this year a report by the Massachusetts THE SCOURGE OF OPIOIDS
Department of Public Health indicated
families can come out that fentanyl was detected in two- Opioid abuse began in economically similarly unethical pharmacies. Not
into the open and get thirds of overdose death toxicology depressed rural areas like Maine and every user of prescription opiates
help for their kids. screens. Users are often unaware of Appalachia. The problem soon moved misuses the drug, but “up to 1 out of
the presence of fentanyl in the heroin to the suburbs following the prevalence 4 people receiving long-term opioid
By Laurie Atwater they have purchased and miscalculate and acceptance of prescription opiate therapy in a primary care setting
their dosage. Pills containing fentanyl analgesics and the rate at which they struggles with addiction” according to
This isn’t your typical holiday story are also being produced on the black were being dispensed accelerated. the U.S. Surgeon General’s new opiate
but we have a crisis happening in market and mismarked with imprints for Changing attitudes toward pain man- awareness website turnthetide.org.
Massachusetts and yes, right here in oxycodone and other known analge- agement in the 1990s led to a huge Opioid addiction is now considered a
Lexington, and the holidays tend to sics. To produce fentanyl properly it increase in prescriptions for opiates chronic medical condition for many.
be a very stressful time of year for is necessary to have very tight manu- which had been previously reserved
people struggling with substance abuse facturing procedures—obviously not for cancer patients because of their Users of opioids begin to like the feeling
problems. The opioid crisis can reach adhered to by black market profiteers. addictive qualities. Opiates are miracle that they experience when using
right into your safe Lexington home and The strength of tablets is unpredictable. drugs for pain relief. Enter a new them—relief from pain AND a warm,
shatter your family forever. timed-release formulation of oxycodone relaxed, peaceful and less anxious state.
pioneered by Purdue Pharma called Vulnerable patients grew dependent
In Lexington there were five recorded According to recent reporting by OxyContin® . “Oxy” was sold to doctors on OxyContin despite the company
overdose deaths between 2012 to Evan Horowitz of The Boston Globe as a miracle drug for pain with a low risk claims. Some quickly learned that
2015 and those are the deaths we the age of both prescription opioid for addiction because of Purdue’s pro- they could bypass the timed-release
know about. There have been three and heroin overdose death victims in prietary timed-release formulation. It protection and get a a stronger “rush”
overdose deaths in Lexington so far in Massachusetts skews young—25-34— was marketed with aggressive incentive akin to injecting heroin. Soon people
2016 according to the Lexington Police and knows no demographic boundaries. began to overdose and die and these
Department. In neighboring commu- According to the CDC males 18-25 are campaigns directed at doctors that had deaths caught the attention of doctors,
nities the problem gets worse and at greatest risk for heroin addiction never before been seen in pharmaceuti- coroners and law enforcement officials
worse. In 2012, 8 people died from fatal although the statistics on female use are cal industry marketing. around the country. Purdue Pharma
overdoses in Woburn; since then there growing at an alarming rate. was eventually prosecuted and in 2007
have 16 additional overdose deaths. Powerful opiates were dispensed after was found guilty and fined $635 million.
There were 19 opioid-related overdose Last month the Surgeon General routine surgeries and for minor pain So began a major effort to control the
deaths in Arlington from 2012-2015. In released a new report that concludes from sports injuries or work-related huge problem of opioid misuse, abuse
April of 2016 the Boston Globe reported the United States does a very poor job complaints at an alarming rate. Some and addiction in the U.S. that continues
20 overdoses in Middlesex County in addressing addiction. Only 10 percent unscrupulous doctors created “pill today. Prescription drug monitoring
just 3 weeks. Most were from heroin. of people with a substance use problem mills” –churning out prescriptions programs (PDMP) were instituted
in the United States get any treatment without caution and working with starting around 2013 to make it harder
2016 is on pace to be the deadliest yet while each day up to 78 people for patients to “doctor shop,” use fraud-
with the prevalence of heroin laced overdose on some form of opioid. Last ulent prescriptions and fill prescriptions
with fentanyl (a synthetic morphine week the federal government reported at multiple pharmacies.
being produced cheaply in China that opioid deaths have surpassed gun
which is 100 times more potent than deaths for the first time. This created a new problem for patients
morphine and exponentially stronger who became dependent or addicted
than heroin). In the first six months of to these powerful pain killers. With no
legal access, the street price of the pills
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“We have to stop treating addiction as a overdose victim in Lexington, the Annie's Story
moral failing, and start seeing it for what it is: Lexington emergency responders are
a chronic disease that must be treated with equipped with Narcan. Fire Department "I needed to be fixed"
urgency and compassion.” vehicles and Emergency Medical Annie is a young woman who appeared
Services carry two doses of Narcan in at Cary Hall with Dr. Kevin Hill, Director,
– Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, United States Surgeon General their first aid kits at all times and all Substance Abuse Consultation Service at
personnel are trained in their use. McLean Hospital. She was there to describe
her journey of addiction and recovery.
began to soar and when pills became Lexington Police Chief Chief Mark Corr In a recent phone conversation with
harder to get or too expensive, users Courtesy Photo police Chief Mark Corr, he stressed that
turned to the cheaper and readily Lexington was lucky to have a dedicated “I had a great upper middle class upbringing,”
available street alternative—heroin. An LEXINGTON’S OVERDOSE ambulance service and EMS personnel. Annie said. But she always felt lonely; as if
entirely new market of heroin users— CRISIS RESPONSE In many small towns, emergency something was broken. Annie is now 30
white, middle class and suburban—was services are outsourced or shared with years old. She comes from a suburb on the
created and drug traffickers stepped in The first concern is dealing with deadly other communities causing longer North Shore of Boston. She was diagnosed
by making the drug cheap and plentiful overdoses. Lives can be saved from response times. Time is short when with ADHD and Dyslexia early on in school. In
in the suburbs. It was no longer a fatal overdose with quick action. dealing with overdose victims. Within high school she used alcohol and marijuana
necessary to travel to unsafe places When a person overdoses on heroin minutes an oxygen-starved brain can to cope (she now considers them to be
to obtain the drug and the stigma or prescription opiates they essentially suffer damage. gateway drugs). She got in trouble. She went
attached to heroin began to dissipate stop breathing. In the very early stages to boarding school and was drug tested.
for these new customers. of an overdose the heart is beating but In Lexington, Narcan was administered When she failed a drug test she was sent to a
the respiration is severely depressed. 17 times in 2014, 22 times in 2015 Rehab in Georgia. She was hopeful.
It is important to note that availability Narcan is being used in Lexington to and about two-thirds the way through “I knew I was going to be fixed…I thought it
of heroin is a key part of the problem address the critical situation of an 2016 the number already stands at was going to be like a spa.” But instead they
as is the mixture and strength of the overdose that has not yet resulted in 18 according to department statistics. gave her camping gear, sent her out to camp
drug being marketed by cartels. This death. Naloxone is an opioid antag- Multiple doses are often necessary to in the woods and told her that she had to
is a critical contributor to the rise of onist and NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) revive victims—especially when fentanyl learn to be independent. She felt good about
heroin use in New England and so Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA- is present. her time there, got clean and thought she
many deaths. Heroin abuse also leads approved nasal form of naloxone for would be okay when she got home, but she
to health issues: exposure to hepatitis the emergency treatment of a known or Lexington residents have expressed relapsed.
and HIV through needle sharing and suspected opioid overdose. concern that the Lexington police Annie attended four high schools. She
societal issues: increase in unplanned department cruisers are not currently flunked out and always blamed the schools.
pregnancies, newborns born addicted, Opioid drugs bind to the opioid equipped with Narcan rescue kits. Chief She finally graduated and went to Suffolk for
homelessness, broken families, stressed receptors naturally present in the Corr explains that the department is college. At Suffolk she started using cocaine
foster care, crime and an overwhelmed brain. Narcan works as a reversal agent. planning to include Narcan in the first and finally dropped out. She got a waitressing
legal and foster family system. When administered, Narcan binds to aid kits carried in every cruiser. The plan job in Watertown and met another waitress
these same receptors blocking them was delayed slightly due to a nation- who used heroin. “I tried heroin and fell in
LEXINGTON AGENCIES ARE from the action of the opioid drugs for wide recall of Narcan with defective love with it. I thought heroin was going to fix
WORKING TOGETHER 30-90 minutes—enough time to allow atomizers which has been resoved. Corr me," she said. "At 22 I was a daily IV heroin
an overdose victim to begin to breathe indicates that the department's plan user.” Soon her use turned to dependence
Many Lexington parents have been normally. Naloxone is a non-addictive must be approved by the police union and finally to addiction. “[Heroin] was the
concerned about how the town is medication and it has no effect if an and the LPD must also obtain approval first thing I thought of every day and the
responding to the opioid/heroin crisis opioid is absent, so if someone appears from the town’s medical director. When last thing I thought of at night. I couldn’t
due in large part to the young age of to have overdosed it cannot hurt to all approvals are in, all police personnel picture my life without using heroin. It
the victims. administer Narcan. will be scheduled for training through was an obsession in my mind that kept me
the Lexington Fire Department in going.” It was also expensive, but by that time
Are we properly equipped to deal with If a friend or parent calls 911 for an January. According to Chief Corr “all stealing was a part of getting by. “I stole from
overdose emergencies? What kind of staff that may be deployed” will be everyone. “I’d steal your wallet and help you
help is available in Lexington if an indi- trained to administer Narcan which look for it.”
vidual or family is experiencing a crisis includes officers, sergeants, detectives Next she went to McLean’s. “Everything in
related to addiction to prescription and school resource officers. me wanted to fix it.” She got out and went
painkillers or heroin? How is the town straight to her dealer’s house. “Some part of
addressing prevention? “We’ve an excellent fire department, me thought I would die a heroin addict.”
with excellent EMS and we’re going She went to a sober house in Portland,
To answer these questions, I spoke with to train our staff and have Narcan Maine. She worked the steps and got a
Chief Mark Corr of the Lexington Police available. Lexington doesn’t have that sponsor, but she knew her "addict behaviors"
Department, Charlotte Rodgers and many instances where deploying Narcan were not changing. All she could think about
Kristie Demirev of Lexington Human is necessary, nevertheless there is an was using. She made a plan to go back to
Services and Jill Gasperini, Director Massachusetts to use heroin. She thought
of Nursing for the Lexington Public Continued on next page nobody would find out and she could go back
Schools. to Portland. But she never made it back. She
ended up homeless and on the streets and
begging once again for her mother’s help.
They found a rehab in New Hampshire and
this time it helped. Annie admits that she had
to relearn everything—especially how to be
honest; how not to lie.
She’s been substance-free since 2010.
11DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
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preparation, treasury, and the collec- Valente, said the following about Ms.
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of the Town Manager’s Senior Manage- significant school and municipal capital
ment Team, Ms. Kosnoff will participate projects.”
in setting the direction for the municipal
Ms. Kosnoff will begin her new
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Wilson Farm Raises Over $11,227 to Grant
a Child’s Wish
Local Farm Donates
1100 Wilson Farm in “So many familiar, smiling faces went
Lexington hosted through the maze, it was almost impos-
Little India Express their second annual sible to count them all!” Said Donna.
HayMaze during the “Being a part of something so magical,
month of October and seeing the generosity of our
with donations community, really warms the heart.”
collected for Make-A-
Wish Massachusetts This year, the farm added what turned
and Rhode Island. out to be a community hit: The dueling
The hay maze, free Potato Blasters. Though not part of
and open to the public of all ages, was the fundraising, the blasters helped
another success for both the farm and increase foot traffic to the maze and
for Make-A-Wish. subsequently increased fundraising
The Wilson Farm HayMaze, construct-
ed with over 4,000 bales of hay, was “It’s really quite amazing, seeing all the
brought back to entertain shoppers excitement behind the blasters,” said
and families as a fun fall tradition. partner Jim Wilson.
Children and adults who partook in
the maze were invited to donate to Wilson Farm hopes to continue their
Make-A-Wish and help grant wishes for tradition of fulfilling a child’s dream
children with life-threatening medical in 2017 with another fun and exciting
conditions. Upon successful comple- maze.
tion of the maze, customers were
offered a healthy snack as a reward.
Open Thursday – Sunday plus holidays
(Columbus Day, Rosh Hashanah, and
Halloween), the maze saw over 13,864
excited and happy individuals complete
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false hallways, and eventually finding
Take Out & Delivery Those who entered helped raise over Last year, through the huge support
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Burlington border. Our new location at this by cookies,” as proceeds directly benefit people skills, and business ethics—it also en-
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and invest in their bright future as leaders.” purchase cookies, which local Girl Scouts will
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A century ago, girls started participat- conclusion of the cookie program each year,
ing in what would evolve into the largest Girl Scouts in eastern Massachusetts donate
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Lexington’s Annual Christmas Eve Caroling
Please bring family and
friends to Lexington’s
annual Christmas Eve
Caroling event! As always,
caroling will take place
from 4:00 – 4:30 pm on
December 24, 2016 at the
Hastings Park Bandstand
in Lexington, which is
located at the corner of
Massachusetts Avenue and
Join in this town tradition and cookies will be provided to all! CCtlrela. rAalntc. eDeSlaeltee..
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hundred residents and Please bring your own candles or 20 percent off everything.
neighbors each year who flashlights. Contact Jackie Piscitello
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Children will be invited up onto the
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Project Ezra — A Beautiful Mitzvah for the Community
By Laurie Atwater "It is a Christmas meal for their families and be doing work in the kitchen at Temple
noted in it helps volunteers who are trying to Isaiah on Friday, Dec 23, with deliveries
Wait a minute—what's going on at the Leviticus find more than material meaning in the that day and Saturday Dec 24.
temple? It's Christmas Eve and Isaiah that upon holiday season.
is hopping with dozens of volunteers reaping Baigell says, "We have a wonderful
preparing the traditional Christmas the Project Ezra has rapidly grown in steering committee of 10 folks who
feast— Dickens style. It must be Project harvest Lexington over the past several work their butts off to make sure this
Ezra. of our land we are to leave the years. The Synagogue Council of event is successful. They communicate
edges of the field for those in Massachusetts began getting the word with the social services departments
Based on the important Jewish practice need. It is our obligation, com- out about this tradition years ago and in Lexington and Bedford; coordinate
of Mitzvah, or performing a charitable mitment, and responsibility served as the inspiration needed to get delivery routes; supervise the kitchen;
act for your neighbors and community, to provide food for those who Project Ezra off the ground in Lexington. contact stores for donations and so
Project Ezra is once again scheduled to could use support. And that is Temple Isaiah and Temple Shir Tikvah much more!
brighten the days of needy individuals what Project Ezra is all about. appeals to its members and their circle
and families around town. This year It is wonderful, and amazing of friends and neighbors to gather the High school students from both
there are a few changes in store. to see the outpouring of gen- necessary supplies. The temple buzzes Temples also help out. But Project
erosity from members of both with activity beginning Christmas Eve Ezra doesn’t just rely on the goodwill
Project Ezra is a shared tradition Temple Isaiah and Temple Shir morning when meals are assembled. of amazingly loyal volunteers— Local
between Temple Isaiah in Lexington Tikvah as we leave the edges of businesses step and provide food for
and Shir Tikvah in Winchester in which the field. But more than leaving Those who are not temple members the program. For many businesses, this
congregants prepare and deliver home food, people donate time, also fill the kitchen to lend a hand. A is perhaps their busiest season and yet
cooked meals to the elderly and to energy and care as they prepare volunteer force of drivers give time and they find the time to assist the Project
families in need identified by the Youth and package a component of a rack up mileage throughout the day Ezra Team. Here is a partial listing of
and Family Services Departments healthy delicious home cooked providing door-to-door service for these businesses that pitch in and help:
of Lexington and Bedford. This year meal for those who could use lovingly prepared meals.
they are adding The Dwelling Place in a boost over the holidays. In • Costco in Waltham
Woburn to the list of meal recipients addition, wonderful values are Organizers take pride in the dedication • Food Link in Arlington, which
they will be providing this soup kitchen passed along to the kids as they and speed in which volunteers offer
with 35 meals. attentively decorate the delivery their help. More often than not, Project collects fresh food from donor
bags and write heartfelt cards Ezra ends up with more cookies and businesses that would otherwise
Leah Baigell of Temple Isaiah is leading for the recipients." treats than can possibly be distributed. be thrown away.
the project again this year. Volunteers -Leah Baigell- Project Ezra Coordinator Loyal families have also been known to • Market Basket in Burlington
from both congregations prepare the make one turkey for their holiday feast • Neillios Gourmet Deli in Lexington
nourishing hot meals. She says, "It is so Baigell says. and simultaneously make another to be • Royal Pastry Shop in Lexington
wonderful, amazing and heartwarming dropped off at Temple Isaiah. • Stop & Shop in Lexington
to see the outpouring of generosity This annual tradition is made possible • Trader Joe’s in Arlington
from members of both Temple Isaiah by these enthusiastic volunteers. This year - the day of Christmas Eve • Roche Brothers in Burlington
and Temple Shir Tikvah. People don't Through Project Ezra, members of the falls on Shabbat (Saturday) and the first • Via Lago Restaurant & Catering in
just donate food they pick off a shelf, Jewish faith community reach out to night of Hanukkah, so Baigell says they Lexington
they donate time and energy to prepare their Christian neighbors just when they will be doing things a little differently. • Wegman’s in Burlington
healthy delicious home cooked food for can use a little help and good cheer. "The kids will be doing all the deco- • Wilson Farm in Lexington
those who could use a boost over the The holidays can be lonely for many— rating as usual, but because of the
holidays. Doing something like that puts especially elders. confluence of all the holidays, for just Project Ezra is provided by and serves
you in a mindset outside of yourself and this year, each Temple will have kids people of all faiths in the community
is an opportunity to think about others Project Ezra helps people who are not decorate the bags and write note cards and encourages everyone to take a
who need support. How great is that?" able to physically or financially provide during Religious School hours the week moment this holiday season to think
prior to Christmas." The children are about how you can conjure up the true
The traditional meal includes turkey in charge of decorating the bags used spirit and help someone in need.
breast, gravy, roasted potatoes, peas, to package the meals. Getting children
cranberry sauce, stuffing, fruit salad, involved in helping the less fortunate is Project Ezra gratefully accepts financial
and dessert. The meals are packed up an important part of the program. For contributions to help purchase food and
individually and delivered Christmas some families this act of ‘mitzvah’ is the supplies. Donate online or send a check
Eve or Christmas day. "This year it looks core of their holiday. payable to Temple Isaiah with “Project
like we will be making close to 275 Ezra” on the memo line to Temple Isaiah,
meals, about 75 more than last year.," Instead of the usual schedule of 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington, MA 02421.
working on Christmas Eve day, they will If you have any questions, please email
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The Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert
A place where hometown
memories are made!
January 13th and 14th,
7:30 pm at Hancock
Come and enjoy a Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Tickets are
beautiful musical $20 at the door, $5
evening, with the for children under 12 Congratulations to the
exceptional athletes and coaches of
Lexington Pops Chorus and $18 on line or in Lexington High School especially, the
Boys Soccer Team, Varsity Football Team
at its Annual Winter Concert on January advance from a member of the Chorus.
and Girls Cross Country Team.
13th and 14th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Full information can be found at www.
You make Lexington proud!
Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. LexingtonPopsChorus.org or by calling
Mary Ellen at 508-481-6554. 781.738.2980
This concert features not only one Reid.Zurlo@NEMoves.com
of the best loved works of choral The Lexington Pops Chorus currently
music, John Rutter’s “Requiem”, but enjoys the enthusiasm of more than
also Oscar Frank’s “Psalm 150,” Flory 75 singers from over 23 towns. New
Jagoda’s beautifully melodic “Hamisha singers, especially tenors, are welcome
Asar", Field’s and Coleman’s “Rhythm at the beginning of each semester.
of Life”, selections from “Footloose” Three weeks of Open Rehearsals for
and much more. The Lexington the spring semester take place on
Pops Chorus is under the direction Tuesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 at 7:30
of Robert Lague, who has been the pm in Clark Hall of Hancock Church,
Music Director of the Chorus since its Lexington. Auditions are not required,
inception in 1982, and is accompanied however you must be able to read
by David Owens who is in his 14th music. If you love to sing, please join
season with the Chorus. us. We look forward to welcoming you!
First Baptist Church, Lexington 25 Waltham Street
invites you to
Experience Christ’s Message Reid Zurlo
of Hope & Peace REALTOR®
during the Christmas Season 31DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am
Church School for Children and Teenagers - 9:30 a.m.
December 24,- Christmas Eve 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Family
Service of Lessons & Carols
December 28 - 4th Sunday in Advent, Love
Advent Cantata: A Christmas Celebration
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A Christmas Pageant for All Ages sing, the shepherds will
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December 24th, 5:30PM three kings will journey,
and the babe will lie in
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December 25th, 10:30AM
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Please help us reach our $1M goal in helping us understand our work in The Fund for Lexington Seeks Donations
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Endowment of Lexington will become beyond our free accessible counseling Twenty years ago, then Selectmen Dan and clothing and emergency fuel
a permanent source of funding to center for teens and our outreach to Fenn, proposed that a Fund be estab- assistance.
support Lexington-specific programs the Asian community, we have initiated lished in Lexington to act as a resource
and services. The CEL supports nonprof- an upstream, evidence based anti-sui- for the Human Services Department to As the holiday season approaches,
its and public agencies that are working cide program, Sources of Strength, help individuals and families experienc- please consider sending a gift to the
to meet current needs and implement at Lexington High School." - Connee ing temporary hardship. It is called The Fund for Lexington. Your generosity
ideas that will improve Lexington now Counts, Co-Chair of LexingtonYouth and Fund for Lexington. will help others in need and reinforce
and in the future; we fund programs Family Services, 2014 recipient of $10k Lexington’s reputation as a caring
and services that make life healthier capacity building grant. In November, Lexington residents will community.
and richer for all Lexingtonians in the receive a letter from Fund for Lexington
areas of health and human services, Please make your tax-deductible gift chair and Lexington Selectman Norman You may mail a donation to:
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lSince 1989, the Lexington Education Foundation’s partnership with the Lexington important, innovative, and impac�ul center, a van to deliver flowers, and
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and world culture, providing professional development for teachers, elevating the million dollars since beginning its work pursuit of the care, comfort and well
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37DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
Have � Piccadilly Christma�
Lisa Anne Novelline and Family sharing Piccadilly's latest adventure, Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind, at
Wilson Farm in Lexington.
Lexington author Lisa Novelline believes in the Novelline dedicates her first book to "every
magic of imagination especially when it comes dreamer" and every "nurturer of dreams." The current book is currently available for purchase
in Lexington at both The Crafty Yankee and
to kids and nurturing creativity. Every English Wilson Farms. More information may be found at
and art major will nod along in Piccadilly and the Fairy
of skills, and they can be cultivated." Novelline
agreement, but it's especially Polka is the first book in says.
interesting because Novelline her expanding “Piccadilly’s Novelline is both a poet and a writer. She is
inspired by her profound commitment to the
has a background in mathemat- "My background in Magical World” series, for cultivation of creativity and critical thinking along
ics. Of course, anyone who has children. Based upon its with her abiding love and admiration for nature
known someone with a fasci- teaching mathematics and success Novelline has added and its beauty. She holds an MEd in Teaching
nation with theoretical math Piccadilly and the Waltzing and Curriculum from Harvard University, a BS in
or physics understands that creative problem solving Wind (ages 4-8), as a second Psychology from Northeastern University, and a
BS in Mathematics from Lesley University. She
these can be the most creative helped to reinforce that installment in the “Piccadilly’s is a mother of four (very creative) children and
of pursuits precisely because Magical World” series. In it lives with her family in Massachusetts.
of the conceptual possibilities the children comfortable Piccadilly seeks to answer the
they present. "My background with thinking differently question: “May one dance
in teaching mathematics and with the wind?” Readers are One of the most important elements in any
creative problem solving helped were outstanding problem invited to soar with Piccadilly, children's book is illustration. Children are
captivated by visuals first and they bond with
to reinforce that the children solvers in every area." friends, and the mischievous the pictures as much as the story. Piccadilly is
comfortable with thinking differ- -Lisa Novelline autumn breeze through an Continued on next page
ently were outstanding problem irresistible journey of what
solvers in every area," Novelline may be, then spiral back
says. "In order to aid children to to the extra special magic
take these intellectual risks, they must feel safe. I awaiting Piccadilly in her own backyard.
strive with these books to reinforce the safety of
the children and then to encourage them to soar “I write the Piccadilly’s Magical World books
with their dreams. The more they practice, the because I believe it is crucial for young children
stronger they become.” to live in the realm of creativity and imagination
as much as possible. These are the most amazing
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Continued from previous page Wishing you
Joy this holiday
Nicola Hwang, season.
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manufacturer influence. crew also proudly presented the
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Beverly Hills Book Awards® recog-
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Photo courtesy of Lisa Voll Photography
Sugar-P lum Sweet Milestone
Third of Three Lexington Sisters to Dance the Role of Clara in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker
By Elena Murphy “It’s very special to me,” says Delia, The story, The Nutcracker, by dance from the Sugar Plum Fairy.
of her experience dancing in The E.T.A. Hoffmann, and set to music
If you see Boston Ballet’s produc- Nutcracker. “I’m always moved by by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, is a holiday Delia says that dancing as Clara this
tion of The Nutcracker this holiday it, even though I’ve seen it many favorite by the Boston Ballet for second season is very different.
season, there’s a good chance times. It’s really part of my life.” over 50 years. Clara, girl of about “Last year, I was definitely more
you’re seeing a piece of Lexington 12, receives a nutcracker as a nervous,” she says.
and Boston Ballet history. Delia And it truly is. Delia was only in Christmas gift from her godfather
Wada-Gill, 15, a sophomore at preschool when her oldest sister Drosselmeier, but her younger Combining music and dance seems
Lexington High School, is dancing Bronwyn danced the part. Bronwyn brother breaks it that same day. to run in the family. The girls’
the role of Clara, and she’s shares that Delia always seemed That night, Clara dreams the mother, Noriko Wada, is from Japan
following in her older sisters’ ballet ready for the part as she dressed in nutcracker comes alive as a prince and worked in opera production. In
slippers in doing so. Her sisters beautiful long dresses even when and she is transported to a world of addition to running a music school
Bronwyn, 21, and Fiona, 19, danced she was little. Delia’s first role in magic, with a battle with a mouse in Lexington for several years, and
the same role over the past 10 The Nutcracker? A baby mouse, king, and dances from around the teaching piano, Wada is the music
years! who is a bit mischevious! world, most famously including a
Continued on next page
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ballet as their primary interest, the homework and dance,” and
girls tried out a number of sports, Bronwyn says Delia, who is seven
such as competitive figure skating years younger, “would make me
at Hayden and fencing. Fiona says laugh” while the girls put in long
she tried fencing because her dad hours at the ballet.
had fenced when growing up, and
laughs about the memory of being Delia is one of the three “Claras” in
about 8 years old and fencing with Boston Ballet’s The Nutracker this
teenage boys in competitions. season, and her sisters now have
“I was little, so I was quick,” she new endeavors. Bronwyn is working
recalls. toward a career in medicine, with
a focus on maternal and prenatal
The sisters also have enjoyed health. Fiona is dancing in the corps
growing up in Lexington. All three with the Carolina Ballet in North
remember climbing the “perfect” Carolina, and yes, she performs in
tree on the Battle Green, as Delia The Nutrcracker there, too.
describes it. Delia also says she
was enchanted by the steps that go Tickets to performances that run
up to the Belfry on the hill by Cary through December 31, 2016 are at
Library. The sisters say they all have www.bostonballet.org.
gone to many musicals at Lexington
High School, since they all have had
friends performing there.
Jewish Approach to Dying, Death, Mourning,
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sports. One team member who also
plays soccer explains: “Wrestling makes was 6th in that state at 152lbs. Like
me a better athlete. It gives me physical his father, he wrestled all four years • Professionally Outfitted
at Springfield College: “Although I Private Gym Setting Lisa Oros, Certified Personal
and mental toughness like no other Fitness Trainer and Mom
sport does because you push yourself was unable to fill [my father’s} shoes, • Integrated Approach,
I wouldn’t change my experience for all Fitness Levels Welcomed
and the people around you so hard.
Going from wrestling to other sports is anything,” he points out. “Those four
years of hard work helped mold me
an easy transition.” Get Ready for Summer!
even further as a wrestler and, more Free Training Session,
Just Mention the
The LHS coaches and program directors importantly, as a person. The friend- “Colonial Times” www.LexingtonFitMom.com
that guide these athletes are all former Continued on page 45 781-584-5490
43DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
Fourth Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 16, 2017
Our target this year PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES
is to serve 2,000+
people through 400+ Day of Service •Charitable Donation Drop-offs,
volunteers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Grace Chapel, 59
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Worthern Road, Lexington. Donate
The Town of Lexington will hold non-perishable food items for the
its 24th commemoration of Dr. •9-10:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel – Stay Lexington Food Pantry; new toys
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with tuned and check lexingtonmlk.org as for Birthday Wishes; books, DVDs,
its 4th Annual MLK Day of Service more activities and updates become CDs, video games and other media
by committing our community available for us to enjoy a day of for More Than Words; gently-worn
to taking part in assisting those community service! kids clothing (winter layers for kids
less fortunate. Our objective is to preferred), well-preserved used toys
engage and mobilize young people •11 a.m. – Unity Walk from the for Cradles to Crayons, and monetary
and adults to participate in events Lexington Battle Green to Cary Hall. donations to keep our Day of Service
and activities to serve others, Come and join our community in this impac�ul and vibrant. Note: For
united in philanthropy under the fun and symbolic show of unity and Cradles to Crayons ONLY, used toys
auspices of the Town Celebrations solidarity in the name of equality and can also be dropped off at the
Committee. social justice. Lexington Police Department at 1575
Mass. Ave., Lexington
EVERYONE HAD A GREAT •11:30 a.m. at Cary Hall Musical
TIME AT LAST YEAR'S DAY Performances – Brief and uplifting •Card-Making activity, 1-4 p.m. at
performances by Lexington literary Lexington Montessori School, 130
OF SERVICE! performer Regie O’Hare Gibson and Pleasant Street, Lexington. Hands-on
Special Needs Arts Program (SNAP) crafts activity to create greeting cards
To sign up and volunteer, visit: www.lexingtonmlk.org Sing Along Chorus. for underserved populations such as
Veterans, hospitalized children, and
For more information, visit our website at www.lexingtonmlk.org Volunteers activities throughout handicapped adults. On-site perfor-
Follow us on Facebook: Lexington Community MLK Day Lexington and Waltham YMCA mances by Music Makes Me Happy
Chorus, Orkestra Marhaba and other
For questions, please contact email@example.com •Lunch with Seniors, 12:30-2:30 p.m. local musicians.
at Countryside, Vynebrooke, and
Greeley Villages. Two volunteers (or •Serving Seniors and New! Birthday
a family) at each village will set up, Goody Bag Stuffing at Waltham
serve, clean up lunch, and join in con- Crossing, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 126 Smith
versation with residents about life in St. Waltham. Serve the senior
Lexington in the light of Martin Luther residents of this community and join
King’s legacy. them in making birthday goody bags
for homeless children in a fami-
•YMCA Community Day and Free ly-friendly environment with on-site
Clothes Boutique Donations, 1-3:30 musical performances by Music
p.m. at Waltham YMCA, 725 Lexington Makes Me Happy Chorus
St, Waltham. Program of activities
for children and adults (games, •NEW! Scarf-Making activity, 12:00-3
sports, reading, Zumba, story time, p.m. at Cary Hall. Family-friendly
swimming, etc.) including lunch. scarf-making and winter wear
We are also seeking and accepting creations for the needy.
donations of gently used clothes and
shoes for all ages to add to our com- •NEW! Sand for Seniors activities,
plementary Free Clothes Boutique. Time and Place to be determined.
Underprivileged families residing in Help our senior citizens be safe during
Waltham and other communities’ the winter season by delivering
hotels and shelters are invited to buckets of Sand for Seniors for winter
participate. driveways and walkways.
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Continued from page 43 Massachusetts by his senior year.
He was selected as a captain as a
ships and respect made in this sport junior year when also he qualified for
span a lifetime.” All State’s. His career is distinguished •••SACNaboovoneRvvseeeTnaMhileeaEnrHstktHeaottmaeVseaCsollouewme-fnrPmeeareiisBdFsiiaFgosont$r$CIA$nlolvlsoBilnvugeidlsdableLand
by winning numerous high school
Ben Davis-Oscar, Assistant tournaments among them The Sachem
Coach, LHS Wrestling Holiday Invitational (2010), The Lisitano
Memorial (2011) and The Brandon
Davis-Oscar begins his third year at LHS, Grant Memorial (2010, 2011).
his arrival the result of one of those
lifelong friendships formed on the mats Jon Quint, Coach, Lexington
at Springfield College. After eight years Youth Wrestling, LHS
at Framingham High School, his former Wrestling
teammate convinced him to come 781-879-3406
to Lexington. The Connecticut native Jon is a former high school and college
wrestled at Windham High where wrestler, coach and parent. When asked 45DECEMBER | HOLIDAY 2016 •
he was rose to be a three-time state about why he feels so strongly about
champ at 135lbs. He started wrestling the sport, he responds: I learned as
in 6th grade. A controlled combat sport much from wrestling in high school as I
was a perfect outlet for a young boy’s did from my classes. It taught me that
high energy. Coach Davis is a great I was responsible for what took place
believer in achieving personal and team on the mat and, by extension, off the
goals through hard work and camarade- mat. It taught me that there were no
rie. “We’re our best as team when we shortcuts to success, and that traits
are supporting each other and all the like perseverance, dedication, and grit
while pushing past our comfort zone.” mattered as much as raw talent. And,
it taught me that attitude counted as
Michael Huoppi, Assistant much as aptitude.”
Coach, LHS Wrestling
Quint revived the Youth Wrestling
Coach Huoppi was a freshman walk-on Program for these reasons and to help
at Lexington High School. Like many establish a pipeline of trained wrestlers
new wrestlers, he needed much for the high school team. Similar
guidance and help with technique. programs exist in neighboring towns
Passion, perseverance and hard work like Winchester, Chelmsford and Lowell
led him from the JV bench to the Varsity whose powerful high school teams
lineup where he competed in various are filled with wrestlers that started in
weight classes between 130-145 lbs. elementary and middle school.
He continued wrestling at Northeastern
University on their club team at 165 lbs. For more information on LYWP, please
Huoppi joined the coaching staff at LHS contact Jon Quint at jon_quint@
eight years ago as a volunteer coach hotmail.com or by phone at (781)
and was soon offered a formal position. 652-8159.
He is ready for the season to begin:
“I’ve watched how hard the guys have Come and cheer on the
worked to improve during the off-sea- grapplers sometime this
son as well as the wrestling season. I’m season and see what it means
excited to start working with the new to love The Grind.
Mitchell Ma, Volunteer, Assistant
Coach, LHS Wrestling Wednesday Jan. 11
@ LHS vs Belmont High
Ma’s return to his alma mater has 6:00PM
been a great source of excitement and
pride. The wrestlers are fortunate to Wednesday Feb. 01
benefit from his extensive experience LHS vs Woburn High School
and knowledge this season. Mitchell 6:00PM
was another walk-on whose hard work
brought him to the top of the brackets Saturday Feb. 04
numerous times. A varsity wrestler LHS (Quad) vs Bed/Minuteman,
all four years, he was ranked 3rd in Saugus, TBA
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