THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 15, 2021 Page 7 Melrose Arts & Crafts Society monthly meeting – Oct. 25 O n October 25, the Melrose Arts & Crafts Society will be having its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in the First Baptist Church at 561 Main St. in Melrose. Instead of classes, we will focus on making fleece blankets for sick children in hospitals. After this, we will have a short business meeting that will also include a discussion about our Annual Exhibit to be held on November 6 at the First Congregational Church at 121 West Foster St. in Melrose from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the business meeting, the program will be the Annual Auction. Members donate personal, household or gift items (new or gently used), and one of our members acts as auctioneer. There is a lot of laughter and fun. If you are interested in checking us out, this is a great meeting to do so, and remember to bring some money – you never know what will be auctioned off. Dessert, tea and coffee will be served after the meeting. There will also be sign-up sheets for future classes. Please join us on November 6 for our Annual Exhibit and sale. You will be able to speak to our members about their work, purchase handmade items and ask any questions you have about membership. For more information about the Annual Exhibit, please call Chairperson Helene Friends of Fellsmere Heights present Issues & Answers from Malden City Council Ward Candidates F riends of Fellsmere Heights (FoFH), a nonprofit, 501(3)(c) grassroots community organization, reached out to Malden’s candidates for ward-based seats on the City Council with four questions concerning community use of the former Malden Hospital land bordering Malden’s Olmsted-designed Fellsmere Park and Medford’s Fulton Heights neighborhood, traffic issues and natural outdoor space. The following 10 candidates chose not to respond to this survey: Paul Condon (Ward 2), Glen Curtis (Ward 3), Peg Crowe (Ward 1), Jeff Donohue (Ward 4), Jerry Leone (Ward 6), Michelle A. Luong (Ward 7), Barbara Murphy (Ward 5), Nadege Philippe (Ward 1), Jadeane Sica (Ward 8) and Chris Simonelli (Ward 7). We are grateful to the five candidates who responded for their time and attention, and their views are shared verbatim. Their replies are listed in alphabetical order by last name. FoFH does not endorse candidates and does not take a position on these questions. To learn more about FoFH, visit www. fellsmereheights.org. Question 1: Community Use of the Former Malden Hospital Land Lori Howley, executive director of Communications at MelroseWakefield Healthcare (MWH), has told the community that they are evaluating options for the Malden Hospital land that will allow them to balance the delivery of medical care with the community’s interests, which have been identified through an intercity survey as follows: 1. A multi-use, natural grass, open field; 2. A multiuse indoor community space; 3. Connecting and memorializing the Hospital through a walkway/stairway; 4. A children’s natural playscape; 5. Maximized natural habitat preservation; 6. Improved transportation. How can the city best work with the community and MWH to realize these goals? Nate Bae Kupel (Ward 8): “Robust and language accessible communications between the healthcare system, our city and residents. The establishment of a community advisory group to guide the process. A plan to involve input from relevant committees and commissions to ensure the accessibility and inclusivity of the green space/playscape/community space designs.” Amanda Linehan (Ward 3): “I’m proud to have obtained a commitment from MWH to deliver a significant amount of REVIEW | SEE PAGE 11 100 years of cigar experience Buy Cigars by the Box & Save! Our store is still open to serve you! * SPECIAL EDITION * 6 Year Old Tobacco * 100% Long Leaf Individually Wrapped * Bundle of 20 * ONLY $89.95 ~ SMOKER’S DELIGHT ~ R.Y.O. TOBACCO ----------TUBES 15 Churchill Size Cigars including a Cohiba, 4 Year Old Tobacco Individually Wrapped ONLY $43.95 A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 GREAT SELECTION! GREAT PRICES! 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Ward 3 hosts Fall Fest on Beebe plaza T he Friends of Oak Grove, Malden Reads, Ward 3 Councillor Amanda Linehan and Ward 3 School Committee member Jennifer Spadafora invite community members to a Fall Festival on the Beebe School plaza on Saturday, Oct. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. The event will include pumpkins to decorate or take home, festive treats, music and a fallthemed photo backdrop for picture taking. Malden Reads will also be hosting a “pet parade” as part of the festival, with book-themed pet costumes highly encouraged! The festival is free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Councillor Linehan at alinehan@cityofmalden.org or 781-873-9224.

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