Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Saugus has 20 runners in Boston Marathon There are 20 reasons for Saugus sports fans -- particularly those who love running -- to get excited about Monday (April 15). Twenty Saugonians are registered to run in the 123nd Boston Marathon, which is set for Patriots Day. That’s more than twice last year’s contingent of eight runners from town who completed the race. Gina Spaziani, 52, recently became the 20th Saugus resident to show up on the entry list posted on the Boston Athletic Association website when we checked the list yesterday. She is listed to compete in the Second Corral of the Fourth Wave -- the highest grouping of any Saugus residents who will be running -- when the 26.2 mile race kicks off. Abbey Chesna, 40, topped all Saugus runners last year, with a time of 4:15:02. That placed her 18,459 overall, 7,626 among women running in the race. Matthew Imbergamo, 40, and Robert Favuzza, 54 finished behind Chesna with times of4:26:52 (20,099 overall, 11,527 among men) and 4:27:02, (20,121 overall, 11,537 among men) respectfully. Other Saugus men registered to run in the race include: Saugus Police Lt. Anthony LoPresti, 49; Glen Harrington, 37; Branden Harris, 35; Dean Skiffington, 57; Dj Webster, 25; and Dave Jefska, 62. The other women runners who are registered: Lauren Sanford, 25; Allyson Gagne, 33; Sheree Wheeler 44; Haley Erickson, 28; Brittany Sprague, 26; Brenda Iafrate, 54; Jessica Capozzi, 27; Annajean McMahon, 67; Regina Curran, 48; Maureen Johnson, 50. Hats off to these dedicated athletes -- eight men and 12 women -- who will do themselves and their town proud just by completing the race. And, many of them will be running to raise money for various charitable causes. One-delay for trash and recycling The Town of Saugus announces that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 20, due to the observance of Patriots’ Day. There will be no collection on Monday (April 15), which is Patriots Day, a state holiday observed in Massachusetts. Services will resume on a one-day delay on Tuesday (April 16). Residents whose collection day falls on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Collection will continue to run on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The compost site will be open normal hours on Wednesday (April 17) and Saturday (April 20), from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Calling all Democrats! The Saugus Democratic Town Committee will be holding its Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Bertucci’s on Route 1 North, Peabody from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost of the meal is $30.00 per person and will include spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, pizza, salad, rolls and a beverage. There will also be raffles which will benefit the Saugus Democratic Education Fund. RSVP by April 14. Please make checks payable to: Saugus Democratic Town Committee and mail to: Randy-Sue Abber 10 Lawndale Avenue Saugus, MA 01906 For more information contact Randy-Sue Abber at 781-2310877. Taste for Education this month If you love some tasty food and feel like supporting a worthy cause at the same time, here’s an event you should mark down on your calendar for later in the month. The Saugus Business Education Collaborative (SBEC) is holding the 27th Annual Taste for Education” on Monday, April 29 at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliot St., Danvers from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a popular fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Public Schools and will feature food cooked up by 20 restaurants. Tickets can be purchased for $45 apiece at the following locations: All Saugus Public Schools; the Roby School Administrative Building at 23 Main St., Saugus; Peter Rossetti Insurance; Carpenito Real Estate; and North Shore Bank (Route 1 office). “In a good year, we can raise about $20,000,” SBEC President John Smolinsky says. He’s expecting a crowd of 300 to 330 to show up for the event. For more information, call Kim Lovett, SBEC Vice President at 781-426-2133. For event information, contact John Smolinksky at John.Smolinksky@comcast.net. Stayed tuned for more details. A letter from the MassDOT to southbound drivers Dear Staff/Constituents/Patients (etc): Beginning on April 1st, 2019 MassDOT will begin a two-year rehabilitation project of the Tobin Bridge and Chelsea Viaduct which together carry Route 1 through Chelsea, over the Mystic River, and into Boston. This project, known as the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation will, ensure that the elevated portions of Route 1 which have not been significantly rehabilitated since the 1970’s can continue to safely and efficiently carry passenger and freight traffic in and out of Boston. This vital project will have inevitable traffic impacts. To learn more and sign up to receive email updates regarding project progress, please see the attached fact sheet and visit: www.mass.gov/tobin-bridgechelsea-curves-rehabilitationproject www.mbta.com/tobinbridge Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team: Tobin-Chelsea@dot.state.ma.us Lions Club looking for used glasses The Saugus Lions will be holding an eyeglass drive at all Saugus Public schools all this month. April is Sports Eye Safety month. To all our Saugus athletes, remember to wear your protective eyewear to avoid eye injury. Please have your student bring any prescription glasses that are no longer used to their schools. The Lions collect used glasses, then distribute to people who cannot afford to buy their own. We accept all glasses for adults and children. The Saugus Lions would like to thank the principals for allowing the drive to take place in their buildings. Help make your library better Saugus Public Library Director Alan Thibeault asked me to put the word out that he and his staff are looking public feedback. Loads of it if readers got the time to take a survey. So, I’ll let Alan do the talking: “How are we doing? What can we do better? “The Saugus Public Library is in the midst of gathering data to produce a five year strategic plan for public library services in Saugus. We value your opinion and need your input to produce the best possible plan. To accomplish this, we are conducting a survey concerning library services. We realize that everyone is busy this time of year and we don’t want to impose on your valuable time. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete and will be of immense help in guiding the planning process. “Copies of the survey are available at both our Reference and Circulation Desks. An online version of the survey can be found on the library’s Web site (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org) or in hard copy at the library’s main desk.” Alan thanks you for your feedback. One parade for one league The newly-formed Saugus Little League has announced it will host its annual Opening Day Parade on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. This year, the Saugus National and Saugus American leagues will march as one. Parade participants will assemble at 8:30am at the Oaklandvale School, located at 266 Main St. With a police and fire escort, the marchers will leave the Oaklandvale School located at 266 Main St., at 9am and head north up Main Street. They plan to arrive at the Elks Field, located at 401 Main St., at about 10am in time for the Opening Day Ceremony. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen are expected to participate. Tom Whittredge, executive president of the Saugus Little League, says he’s expecting 300 players to participate in Opening Day. SAVE 2019 Environmental Scholarship Available Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is offering a $500 Environmental Scholarship to Saugus Residents of the Graduating Class of 2019.This is a scholarship for students who will be attending a two/four-year college or other educational institution and pursuing a degree in an area that would positively impact the environment. Applicants can download the SAVE 2019 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www.saugusSAVE. org or www.saugus.org/SAVE or www.saugusSAVE.com Together with the completed application form, please include a separate sheet (identified with your initials only) that provides a brief summary of any of your activities relating to the environment and describe how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please mail your application (postmarked by April 26, 2019) to:SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906 or email your application (no later than midnight on April 26, 2019) to:SAVE President, Ann Devlin at adevlin@ aisle10.net Again, the deadline for applications is April 26, 2019. Saugus River Cleanup on Earth Day Join the Saugus River Watershed Council, Lynn Conservation Commission, Bike to the Sea, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for an Earth Day cleanup along the Saugus River in Lynn and Saugus on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Volunteers will work together to clean up Marshview Park in Lynn, areas along the Northern Strand Trail in Saugus, and the banks of the Saugus River in both Lynn and Saugus. Gloves, bags, tools, coffee, donuts and water will be provided.Please bring gardening tools and rubber boots if you have them. Directions: Check in at Marshview Park adjacent to the Saugus River on Boston Street in Lynn, directly across the street from the previous O’Brien’s and across the river from the previous Spud’s. Last call for Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship Today (April 12) is the last chance to apply for environmental scholarships from the SaugusRiver Watershed Council. Applications must be emailed to marylester@saugusriver.org today.The scholarship application form is available at http:// www.saugusriver.org/EnvironmentalScholarship.htm. During 2019, the Saugus River Watershed Council will award one $500 Environmental, Leadership Scholarship and one $500 Pamela Harris Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors graduating during the spring of 2019 and attending college next fall. This year’s recipients will be selected based upon commitment to environmental protection, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19

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