SAUGUS Your Local News in 6 Languages. Subscribe to Advocate Online! C TE D AT CAT Vol. 25, No.31 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday SAND SCULPTORS AT WORK 781-233-4446 Friday, August 4, 2023 2023 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival draws thousands By Neil Zolot D espite some inclement weather, thousands attended the festival. “We were blown away by the attendance,” Revere Beach Partnership Board of Directors member and event committee chair John Hamel said. “Friday tends to be slow but July 28 was our biggest Friday ever.” There were 15 entries plus other sculptures related to the theme of the festival – 90 Years of Kong – related to the classic fi lm “King Kong” released in 1933, although the sculpture also features Godzilla. “We had master sculptors from all over the world,” Hamel said. “They graced the beach with world class sculptures.” “We have a lot of events in Revere, but this is the gem,” Saugus and Revere State Representative Jessica Ann Giannino added. “It’s pretty special to have artists from all over the world.” Among them was Deborah Barrett-Cutulle of Saugus, who Saugus resident Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, who won the People’s Choice Award at the competition on Saturday, stands near her sand sculpture, “Embracing Our Diff erences,” featuring diff erent body shapes and ethnicities. Her art was on display last Saturday, July 29, at the 19th Annual International Sand Sculpture Festival at Revere Beach. Please see inside for more photos. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) ~ Home of the Week ~ Welcoming 6 room 3 bedroom Cape Cod style home boasting great, open concept living room, dining area and updated kitchen featuring maple cabinets, granite counter tops and newer stainless steel appliances, desirable and sunny first floor family room with walls of windows overlooking yard, convenient 1st floor bedroom and full nicely updated bath complete the first level. Second level features two additional bedrooms with ample closet space. Two finished rooms in the lower level and additional area for future expansion. Hardwood flooring throughout, security system, vinyl replacement windows, circular driveway, nicely manicured fenced yard with deck, storage shed, portable bar, patio area with firepit & newer above ground pool, just in time for summer enjoyment! Located just outside of Saugus Center. Offered at $528,000. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com iht 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 f th y View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. g ANGELO’S A FULL SERVICE 1978-2023 Celebrating 45 Years in Business! Regular Unleaded $3.539 MidUnleaded $3.839 Super $4.089 Diesel Fuel $3.999 Heating Oil at the Pump $4.759 $3.43 9 DEF HEATING OI 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS Hours. Mon.-Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM / Sun. 9AM-5PM won People’s Choice Award, created a three-part sculpture – “Embracing Our Diff erences” – featuring images of Asians, Caucasians and people of color. “I hope people will get the message,” she said. The only other sculptor from New England was Greg Grady, from New Hampshire, whose piece was a half-moon – titled “Talking to the Moon” – inspired by his sons. His nickname is G2 because his father and namesake was also a sand sculptor. He has relatives in Saugus and Melrose. The festival is also a competition. Judged by other sculptors affi liated with Broken Glass Sand Sculptures of Hawaii as the best work was “Neptune’s Morning Coffee” by Slavian Borecki of Poland. “Finally,” he reacted, referring to his second-place fi nish last year. He’s headed to Virginia Beach for his next festival. He also said the time given the sculptors to create their work, four days in this case, is never FESTIVAL | SEE PAGE 10 Prices subject to change DIESEL TRUCK STOP FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Cogliano says his petition drive should have enough signatures to make the November election ballot By Mark E. Vogler Campaign for Charter Change E arly this year, Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano set as a top priority organizing a campaign to change the form of Saugus government. In June, he launched a petition drive to get a Charter Commission on the November Town Election Ballot – the first step in his quest to have the Town of Saugus converted to a city. Cogliano said he expects to learn as early as today whether that drive received enough certified signatures of registered voters to qualify. “One hundred percent,” Cogliano said yesterday of his level of optimism that the petition drive will be certified. “Well over 4,000 collected. I vetted each and every one of them with the poll book,” Cogliano said. “I came out with 3,500 that I verified where 3,195 are required. I am now awaiting certification,” he said. Town Clerk Ellen Schena confirmed that her office continued its work on reviewing the petitions yesterday. “Still certifying signatures,” Schena said. At some point soon, the Board of Registrars will meet 5.0 %APY* INSURED 9 Month CD Dream Bigger YOUR SAVINGS HORIZON IS LOOKING BRIGHTER. Here’s your chance to reach your savings goal faster than ever. Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD with an amazing 5.0% APY* gets you closer to those financial goals much faster. Easily calculate better earnings with Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD. Go to everettbank.com to easily open your account online in just minutes. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano says he is confi - dent that his petition to put the issue of reviewing the Saugus Town Charter before voters this fall will prevail. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) to complete the certification process, she said. “Monday, August 7th is the 10th day from receiving the Petitions and they must be certified by the end of that day,” Schena said. But she noted that it is possible the Board of Registrars could meet as early as today. “All depends if we can complete them by end of today. Tomorrow is half a day,” Schena said yesterday. Cogliano said he expects the registrars will be at Town Hall today to complete the certification. “I went through every one of them and have plenty of extras. I believe I have more than enough,” Cogliano said. If the petition receives enough certified signatures to qualify for the November election ballot, the issue of Saugus governance could become a central issue in the fall town election campaign, which features five Board of Selectmen seats, five School Committee seats and 50 Town Meeting seats. “This is just one step in the process,” Cogliano said. “If we have enough sig*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of the date posted and is subject to change without notice. APY assumes that interest remains on deposit until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Minimum of $500 is required to open a Certificate of Deposit and earn the advertised APY. Member FDIC | Member DIF All Deposits Are Insured In Full. natures, there would be a question to the voters as to whether they want a Charter Commission and there would be nine elected positions for the Charter Commission on the ballot,” he said. If established, the commission would spend 18-24 months studying ways to modify the town’s current charter with the input of town residents, according to Cogliano. Cogliano has expressed an interest in running for another term on the Board of Selectmen as well as one of the nine Charter Commission positions. However, Town Counsel John Vasapolli issued a legal opinion earlier this year advising that “no person may appear on the ballot for the office of Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and Charter Commission nor would they be able to serve in both offices.” Despite the legal opinion, Cogliano said he intends to run for selectman and a seat on the Charter Commission – if possible. “I would like to serve on both if possible,” Cogliano said. “What we’re trying to do is form a Charter Commission and spend two years to see what the people of Saugus want as their form of government.” Cogliano has been outspoken in his view that Saugus should switch to a city form of government or have an elected town manager if it remains a town. He has also expressed an interest in being a future mayor or town manager of Saugus.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 3 Looking Back Days of the old Saugus Drive-in were let out of the trunk to enjoy “free” movies. Boudette explained that all the ushers had to do was to check the level of the car. Cars that held extra passengers in their trunks were tipped to the rear, almost dragging the tailpipe on the street. A few kids just could not figure that out when they were refused admittance. Norman and Gail Peach often took their three young children with them for a much-needed night out. In those days babysitters were LOOKING BACK | SEE PAGE 8 The Saugus Drive-In in 1949 (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) By Janice K. Jarosz I t was 1939, our country was at peace, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President and, in Saugus, Massachusetts, a brandnew open-air theater appeared at what is now the Marshalls Shopping Center, at the junction of Route One and Lynn Fells Parkway. In those early years, Saugus was full of things to do, even though automobiles were at a premium. In Cliftondale there was an indoor movie house, in Saugus Center, a pool hall and the indoor State Theatre, and on the Pike, a golf driving range behind Russo’s Candy House, and another golf driving range where the present-day Square One Mall sits. Several churches hosted dances on the weekends and opened their gyms for weekly basketball games. There was plenty to do in Saugus, 1939. At a time before home televisions, video games and the Web, a new “drivein” theater opened. It was an added attraction for teenagers and young families to enjoy an evening of entertainment. Unfortunately, not too many families owned their own vehicles, but for those who did, their teenagers took out the weekly trash and made their beds in the hope of being allowed to borrow the family automobile for a date at the Saugus Drive-In. The late Richard Boudette patronized the theater in his early dating years quite often. During an interview with him, he told me the story of how the ushers always knew who had kids in the trunks of their cars. The price of admittance was based on a per person fee, so some very ingenious patrons packed as many as could fit in the trunk. As soon as the vehicle “passed inspection” and got past the ticket taker, the automobile moved into the parking area and “illegal” guests 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 5 This month at the Saugus Public Library Actress Sheryl Faye presents Tea with Eleanor roosevelt on Aug. 22 (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by the Saugus Public Library.) A fter suff ering through an unhappy childhood, and losing her parents and a brother, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up to become one of the world’s most beloved and best-known women. The longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt went from a timid young woman to an outspoken advocate for workers, minorities and women. As one of the most admired people in the world, Eleanor Roosevelt continues to inspire generations to be better and do better. One August 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugus Public Library, you will have the chance to meet Eleanor Roosevelt as actress Sheryl Faye brings her to life in a one-woman performance. Faye, a graduate of Emerson College, has appeared in movies (“Analyze That,” “The Perfect Storm”) and television shows (“Sex ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: First Lady of the World: Actress Sheryl Faye will be playing that role in a free performance on Aug. 22 at the Saugus Public Library. You must register to attend. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) www.eight10barandgrille.com OPEN DAILY FOR DINNER AT 4 PM. CATCH THE CELTICS, BRUINS & NCAA SPORTS ON OUR 6 LARGE SCREEN TV'S! om and the City,” “The Sopranos”). Since beginning to portray famous women – from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Queen Elizabeth II – Faye has received rave reviews. Please register to join us at the Saugus Public Library on Tuesday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m. to meet Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady of the World. Sheryl Faye presents Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt on Tuesday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but you must register at https://www. sauguspubliclibrary.org. WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 “The Sketch Artist” “The Saugonian luminaries of 2020,” done by the Saugus Advocate Sketch Artist, are on display this month at the library By Laura Eisener T he new exhibit in the periodicals room at Saugus Public Library for August features the Saugonian luminaries of 2020, done by the Saugus Advocate Sketch Artist in the “Guess Who Got Sketched” series. Portraits of individuals from Saugus (and one special location) who were featured in The Saugus Advocate during the unprecedented events of 2020 are up on display. For the past three years, Saugus’ only newspaper ran a sketch each week done by the formerly secret sketch artist – unveiled this year as Joanie Allbee. Readers could guess the identity of the portrait subject and there would be a drawing from the correct answers – the person whose name was drawn would receive an award, usually a gift card to a local business. Exhibits later in the year will be portrait sketches from 2021, 2022 and 2023. The subjects of the sketches were usually people who had been featured in the newspaper recently or who had made significant contributions to town life during the year. Especially in 2020, the sketches helped many residents find some enjoyment and connection with the community despite isolation, travel restrictions and health concerns. Joanie herself enjoyed doSketch of Veterans Park in Saugus by Joanie Allbee from the 2020 series is among those on exhibit in the Saugus Public Library this Month. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) ing the sketches and getting acquainted with the subjects she sketched. Some of the people were already well known to her from other activities in the town, and others were people she got to know during the sketching project. “When I take photos of the sketchee and take the shots I’m looking for as well as visually & spatially map them in my head it’s total bliss,” Joanie said. “I am in the zone. Those are sketches I love best!” This exhibit will be up for the month of August so visitors to the library can see the sketches and catch up on any they may have missed in the weekly Saugus Advocates! Town Republican Committee plans caucus and organizational meeting next week T he Saugus Republican Town Committee will meet next Thursday (Aug. 10) at 6 p.m.at the Kowloon Restaurant on Route 1 North in Saugus. “The passing of Republican State Committeeman Steve Zykofsky creates the need for a caucus of the Republican Town & City committees to meet & caucus,” Republican Town Committee Chair Jim Harrington said. “The committees must elect a replacement representative for Steve on the Massachusetts Republican State Committee,” Harrington said. “In addition, this will also be our organizational meeting, at which time our Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer for the Saugus Republican Town Committee will be elected by the membership. There are vacancies on the Committee, so additional members may also be elected. If you know of any registered Republicans who would be interested in joining the Committee, please extend an invitation to attend this meeting.” Committee member and State Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus) plans to attend and offer his name for consideration to serve as Republican State Committeeman. Harrington has requested that town Republicans who plan to attend RSVP him via email (SUNOCOJim@gmail. com). For more information, he can be contacted by phone at 857-221-2410.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 7 ~ The Old Sachem ~ An All-Pro Quarterback By Bill Stewart I f you listened to pro football in the 40s and early 50s, you know of Johnny Lujack. He only played four years for the Chicago Bears, but was an all-star during his playing days. He was one of the few who played both ways: quarterback, defensive back and kicker. Lujack was born January 4, 1925, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the youngest of four sons and the fifth of six children in a Polish-American family. He had a brother, Aloysius, who became a professional basketball player. His father, John Luczak, was a boilermaker for the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad for 30 years. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School and lettered in four sports: football, baseball, basketball, and track. In his senior year, he was elected class president and also class valedictorian. CHS was known as the Cokers – the area was in the coal mine industry. He competed as a senior with eight wins and a tie and lost the league championship via the tie. As a youngster, he was a fan of Notre Dame, and was given a scholarship from Frank Leahy and played there in 1942 and 1943, then to the Navy during World War II, and back to Notre Dame for the years of 1946 and 1947. He became an officer for the U.S. Navy in 1944 and 1945 and served – hunting for German submarines in the English Channel – as an ensign. He was the quarterback for the 1947 season, when the Fighting Irish had an undefeated season with nine wins. He tossed 109 passes, completing 61 and gaining 777 yards, and he ran for another 139 yards on 12 carries. In addition to his football play, he mimicked his high school time, representing the Fighting Irish in baseball, basketball and track. He was a unanimous All-American in 1946 and 1947, and during his career Notre Dame won three national championships. In 1947 he won the Heisman Trophy as the best footballer that year and was named by the Associated Press as their Athlete of the Year. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1946 as the fourth pick. Back from the Navy, he was paid $17,000 for his rookie year and was raised to $20,000 in his final fourth year. As a rookie he also played defensive back, where he had eight interceptions for 131 yards, and he kicked 44 of 46 points after. In his 1949 season, in the final game, the Bears beat the crosstown rivals, Chicago Cardinals, 52-21, winning nine games and losing three for the season. Lujack set a league record with six TD passes for 468 yards against the Cards. The record was later beaten by Norm Van Brocklin. Sid Luckman and George Blanda were backups at quarterback for 1949 and 1950. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, Aug. 6 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, Aug. 7 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. on Channel 8 – Saugus Catholics Collaborative. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. on Channel 8 – Summer Concert Series at the Iron Works – Ditto Band: American rock and folk from the 60s & 70s. Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting live. Friday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting from Aug. 2. Saturday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – World’s Fastest Train: The Race for Speed. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8 (Public), 9 (Government) & 22 (Educational). ***programming may be subject to change without notice*** For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. As a collegian, he was on the Notre Dame squad that won three national championships, 1943, 1946 and 1947, and twice All-American in 1946 and 1947. He was inducted into the College Hall of Fame. Among his professional achievements, he was First Team All-Pro (1950), twice made the Pro Bowl (in 1950 and 1951), was NFL passing touchdown leader in 1949, NFL passing yards leader in 1949, NFL rushing touchdown leader in 1950 and listed as one of greatest Bears of all time. His career stats for the Bears were 45 games played, 28 wins, 10 losses, 808 passing attempts, 404 completions, 8,295 yards and 41 touchdowns. In the summer of 1946, Lujack starred on the radio program, “The Adventures of Johnny Lujack.” It was a 30-minute program broadcast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on WGN in Chicago and had a run of 13 weeks. After his professional career, Lujack became a football assistant coach for the Fighting Irish for two years to repay coach Leahy for grooming him. He went into an auto dealership with his father-inlaw in Davenport, Iowa, and purchased the company in 1988, and he held ownership until 2006. He went into TV as a color commentator for several years with Chris Schenkel calling the New York Giants games. Johnny Lujack was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 1978. He donated $50,000 to Connellsville High School for a new field house for the football stadium, which was later named Johnny Lujack Field House. The Johnny Lujack Training Facility was formally dedicated in 2009, and he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame. His wife was the former Patricia Ann Schierbrock; the couple were married in Davenport, Iowa, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on June 26, 1948, and the couple had three children: Mary, Jeff and Carol. Lujack died at a hospice “The Old Sachem,” Bill Stewart (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) in Naples, Florida, on July 25, 2023, at 98 years old. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Reading is Jawsome Saugus Public Library launches its Kids 2023 Summer reading Program (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release from the Saugus Public Library.) W ith school out for the summer, kids will be spending more time at the Saugus Public Library. If you’re looking for fun, educational activities & summer programming to support your kids’ Learning, stop by the Saugus Public Library. This summer, the Library presents, “Reading is Jawsome,” the kids’ 2023 summer reading program. Activities include literacy support, story times, music programs, discounted museum and Massachusetts park passes, and take & make crafts. In addition, there will be special visits by Wildlife Encounters, Vinny the Bubble Guy, the Saugus Fire Department, Spiderman, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and a performance of Peter & the Wolf. Check out the Library’s online event calendar for up-to-date information about all our programs. Families are encouraged to register for the shark-themed “Reading is Jawsome” program using the Beanstack app. It’s easy – just download the Beanstack app, register under the Saugus Public Library, and you’re on your way. It’s like a Fitbit for reading! For more information, or to register in person, stop by the children’s room at the library or visit our website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/children/summer-reading-program/). The Saugus Public Schools recommends that students read at least 20 minutes a day this summer. The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and their families. The kids’ 2023 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through fifth grade. We have all kinds of great books on hand, but don’t forget we have free ebooks, audio books, comics, magazines & music you can download using the hoopla and Libby digital collections. We reward our readers! We’ve once again partnered with local businesses to reward summer reading. We’d like to thank those businesses who generously donated prizes and the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library who purchased others. The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library will be donating to the Cape Cod-based Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in honor of the kids’ reading. It’s important to keep reading to retain skills – and an opportunity to catch up with peers. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer fall behind. The effect is cumulative – over many summers these students fall significantly behind their peers. Most importantly perhaps, it’s an opportunity to build a THE HOT TIMES YOU’LL HAVE! Finance Your Summer with Members Plus SUMMER SIZZLER LOAN 6.49% Applying is Fast & Easy, too! Just scan the code, call or go online. APR* Vacations Home Improvement Extra Cash & More! reading routine: turn off the media, sit with a child, and enjoy some wonderful stories. Try reading a longer book to them or let them read to you. Log-in to Beanstack to track reading – but also to complete fun shark activities, shark drawing lessons, stories and cool informational videos. Kids can learn about different kinds of sharks, from great whites to tiger sharks, and about the critical role these majestic creatures play in our ocean ecosystems. Need some help registering for summer reading, or finding a “just-right book” for your child? Stop by the Library and see us! All programs are free of charge. LOOKING BACK| FROM PAGE 3 not available – either you did not have the extra funds or you could not find anyone willing to take all three kids at one time – even immediate family members! Eddie Murray remembers the delicious, greasy egg rolls available at the refreshment stand; this was at the time before any of us knew about fat grams. One could even purchase a mosquito coil to be lit and then placed on the dashboard to keep the bugs away during the show. 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He also saved a collection of programs given out weekly starting from the first year in 1939. The very popular Saugus Drive-In survived throughout the war years by selling war bonds on the side and practicing the dimouts. Special reduced rates were given to soldiers coming home from the war and those who were supporting the war effort. Unfortunately, competition became keen when the Revere Drive-In opened on the present site of the cinema in Revere, followed by the Lynn Drive-In where Building 19 7/8 was once located. Despite the fog always rolling in around 9 p.m. at the Lynn Drive-In, the newer theaters offered brandnew high-tech stuff, enticing customers from the Saugus operation to their locations. Today a Democrat is still in the White House, and we are at peace, but the screen, the speakers and the refreshment stand are all gone, taking with them, all the mementos and memories of a happier time in our lives growing up in Saugus, Mass. Editor’s Note: Janice K. Jarosz, a Saugus native and 1961 graduate of Saugus High School, is a longtime local writer and frequent contributor to The Saugus Advocate.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 9 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Good morning, Saugus! I am happy to report that a Saugus resident made quite an impression on folks who turned out last weekend for the 19th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Deborah Barrett-Cutulle won “The People’s Choice Award.” She was only one of two New Englanders among the sand sculptors displaying their artwork on the beach from Friday through Sunday (July 28-30). Her piece was a three-part sculpture, “Embracing Our Differences,” featuring images of Asians, Caucasians and people of color. And, as it turned out, Deborah’s work was the favorite among festival visitors who voted on what they thought was the best work. “A lot of people were saying they really like the message it was sending,” Barrett-Cutulle told Advocate photographer/writer Tara Vocino Wednesday night. Each sculpture is being hugged by people of different ethnicities, as shown by their hairstyle. The various sizes are symbolic of our society, and how we’re all different, according to Barrett-Cutulle. Barrett-Cutulle has been doing sand sculpting at the festival for years. And local papers have run a number of stories and photos chronicling her work. But it is always great when a Saugus resident does something remarkable that gets people’s attention in a positive way. Congratulations, Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, for getting recognized as “The People’s Choice” at an event that draws competition from around the country and around the world. Well Done! Town Election Watch Another week has passed in Saugus’ preliminary election campaign – the pulling of nomination papers from Town Clerk Ellen Schena’s office. As of yesterday (Thursday, August 3), three more potential candidates came forward to pull papers. Selectman Michael Serino pulled papers in what appears to be a reelection bid. Stacey Marie Herman-Dorent pulled papers for one of the five Town Meeting seats in Precinct 1. Former Town Meeting Member Steven C. DiVirgilio has pulled nomination papers as a candidate in Precinct 10. Nothing is official yet. Each of these candidates may run or decide not to. They have about six weeks – up until 5 p.m. on September 19 – to submit nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s Office for certification of signatures. Fifty certified signatures of registered voters are required for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and the Housing Authority. Only 10 certified signatures of registered voters are required for Town Meeting, but each of the signatures must be from registered voters in the candidate’s precinct. September 15 is the final day to obtain nomination papers – just four days before the filing deadline. Stay tuned. Time to step up, Saugus citizens! Every two years, the town has its local elections. There are seats to fill on the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the Housing Authority and the Annual Town Meeting. Too often, aspiring local politicians just set their sights on the most glamorous of the positions – the Board of Selectmen. And if they don’t win, they move on without trying to serve the town in another capacity, which is just as important. There are 50 seats up for grabs in the election for Town Meeting – five members for each of the 10 town precincts. Under the Town Charter, it’s a very important position. The 50 members vote on the budget each year, approve zoning changes and vote on a number of warrant articles of townwide importance. Unfortunately, there was no competition two years ago in five of the town’s 10 precincts. Everyone who made the ballot got elected. With all the important issues in town, it’s time for civic-minded citizens who care about their community to run for Town Meeting. What a noble cause if you want to do something that’s good for your community. Be one of 50 members who approve the town budget. All you have to do is get 10 signatures from people in your precinct and then go knocking on doors in your neighborhood and ask residents what they would like to see the town do to improve itself. The Navy Band is coming! Peter A. Rossetti Jr. of the Friends of Breakheart announced this week that Breakheart Reservation will again be hosting the Navy Band – on Saturday, August 19, at 6 p.m. “Should be a good Four “Shout Outs” from Jeanie Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo, who instigated The Saugus Advocate “Shout Out” feature and is a frequent “Shout Out” contributor, offered four this week: “A ‘Shout Out’ to Mark Vogler, Editor of The Advocate, for the three great uplifting stories in last week’s edition. “A “Shout Out” to Maddie (Gould) Armstrong, who is the Aunt of School Committee Member Dennis Gould, on her memories of growing up on the Gould family farm and all they did to stay together and survive hard times. “A “Shout Out” for the great SHE’S A BEAUTY: Red-spotted purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) took a rest this week. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) time, provided the weather holds. Blankets and mosquito spray are a good idea,” Rossetti said. The Navy Band has long been a summertime attraction at Breakheart. This year, Rhode Island Sound will be playing the music. Here’s some preliminary information that the Friends provided on the band: “Rhode Island Sound is the most contemporary sounding group from Navy Band Northeast. This ensemble entertains audiences with music ranging from rhythm and blues to classic rock. Performing current popular music at high schools throughout New England, Rhode Island Sound also performs public concerts at a variety of venues. Their versatility and showmanship have always kept them in great demand since their inception in 1974.” Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Greg King Memorial Fund 4th Motorcycle Ride The Greg King Memorial Fund 4th Motorcycle Ride is set for August 6 at the Saugus-Everett Elks. The fund is dedicated to helping erase the stigma of addiction. Besides the ride, there will be a pig roast, DJ, Raffles and 50/50. Proceeds from the event will be given to Healthy Streets serving Lynn and other communities. story on the six couples who each celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversaries; Gordy & Deb Shepard, Paul & Karen Carney, Bernie & Patty Doherty, Rob & Rosa Follis, Jim & Kathleen Cronin, and Jim & Debbie Guidi. Congratulations and may you all have many more anniversaries shared together! “This last “Shout Out” goes to The Old Sachem column’s author Bill Stewart on his wonderful article on Revere Beach. I am a history buff but I certainly learned a lot I didn’t know about Revere Beach.” Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Belgium resident Hanneke Supply won second place for “Trapped in Your Own Mind, the Way Out is Through the Heart.” FESTIVAL | FROM PAGE 1 enough. Usually, the sculptures last one to three weeks after the festival, but heavy rain Saturday night did some serious damage. Vendors of all kinds lined Revere Beach Boulevard, including a truck from Kowloon. Operations Manager John Chang reported steady business. “Everybody knows Kowloon,” he said. His days started at 7 a.m. at the Saugus restaurant, stocking the truck, and ended near midnight after unloading and cleaning. A Ferris wheel near the Revere Beach subway station and bandstand evoked memories of when Revere Beach was full of arcades and rides. Local politicians were also taking in the sights. “The festival is a huge highlight of our summers and a huge boost for small businesses,” Revere’s Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe said. “Every year I’m more and more amazed by the creativity. It highlights how beautiful Revere and Revere Beach are.” He also enjoyed a show by Blue Man Group Friday night, which Hamel said helped bring in people. Revere School Committee member Jacqueline Monterroso called the festival “amazing” and comparable, if not better than, sand sculpting events she saw while living in Florida. Revere and Winthrop State Representative Jeff Turco, whose district includes the beach area, said the festival “showcases America’s first public beach.” He’s also a former board of director member, treasurer and member of the Revere Beach Partnership and a current Revere Beach Partnership advisor. “This is one of my favorite events and a great opportunity to show how special Revere Beach is,” Giannino agreed. FESTIVAL | SEE PAGE 11 Master sculptures with members of the Revere Beach Partnership and elected officials New Jersey resident Matt Delbert’s sculpture was “The Sandman.” Canada resident Jonathan Bouchard’s sculpture was “D-Side.” This piece won Sculptor’s Choice and placed third in the competition. King Kong and Godzilla were featured on the centerpiece. California resident Morgan Rudluff’s sculpture was “Floatation.” California resident Bruce Phillips’s sculpture was “Your Own Vision.” “Horsing Around” – Rusty Croft, of California, said he was inspired by his daughters’ dream of having a pony.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 11 Shown from left to right: first place winner Slavian Borecki, second place winner Hanneke Supply, fifth place winner Bouke Atema and fourth place winner Karen Fralich. Third place and the Sculptor’s Choice award went to Jonathan Bouchard. FESTIVAL | FROM PAGE 11 “We know how special it is. I hope if people get a taste of it, they’ll come back.” Roy Konyeaso drove up from Rhode Island and brought friends Cristobal Arco and Imana Cordera visiting from Spain with him. “Somebody told me about it,” Konyeaso said. “It’s great. Arco was impressed by the detail in the works.” On the other hand, Alynn Albert just walked down the street from her Revere Beach Boulevard condo with her nephew Henry Baker, who was visiting from Connecticut. “I come every year,” she said. “It’s great.” “It’s impressive,” Baker added. “People come from all over the world to share their talent.” Mario Caporale, who grew up in East Boston, and his wife Nancy drove in from Reading. “We come down every year,” he said. Although starting in 2004, 2023 marked the 19th festival due to its cancellation in 2020 during the pandemic. Preparations are already underway for 2024 by the organizers and the sculptors. “It’s a constant process,” Grady said. “I have many projects I’ll do before that, but you’re always thinking.” Shown from left to right: Saugus resident Deborah Cutulle-Barrett, Hampton, N.H., resident Greg Grady, New Jersey resident Matthew Deibert and Poland resident Slavian Borecki. Canada resident Abe Waterman’s sculpture was “Serentude.” State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Jeffrey Turco with Turco’s children, Dominic and Mary, checked out Abe Waterman’s sculpture (behind them). Eyeing the King Kong sculpture (behind them) were Rhode Island resident Roy Konyeaso (third from left), who brought his friends from Spain: Cristobal Arco, Inma Cordero, Amalia Salvador, Martin Cordero and Hugo Arco. The fourth place winner was Canada resident Karen Fralich’s sculpture “Steam Punk Fish.” Saugus resident Deborah Barrett-Cutulle worked on her piece during Saturday’s completion. Hampton, N.H., resident Greg Grady’s sculpture was “Talking to the Moon.” Shown from left to right: Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr., School Committee member Jacqueline Monterroso, State Representatives Jeffrey Turco and Jessica Giannino and Mayoral Candidate/Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito during Saturday night’s awards ceremony at Springhill Suites. The Netherlands resident Ludo Roders’s sculpture was “Silence of Nature.” The Netherlands resident Ludo Roders’s sculpture was “Silence of Nature.” Slavian Borecki, of Poland, won first place for “Neptune’s Morning Coffee.”

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Saugus Gardens in the Summer Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener H appily, we got a clear view of the first of August’s full moons on Tuesday, with no smoke or clouds to hide it. Let’s hope for good weather again for the “blue moon” at the end of the month. Many summer annuals are just now reaching their peak of bloom. The warm weather after all the rain brings faster growth and more blossoms. Among the most popular annuals are zinnias. There are about 20 species in this genus from warm parts of North America and Central America. The earliest species introduced to Europe had small yellow flowers, but by the late 18th century a showier and more colorful species (Zinnia elegans) attracted the attention of gardeners. Hybrids have since resulted in even more shapes and color variations. Zinnias today have an incredible range of colors including vivid pink, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white. Some include more than one color. Like other members of the composite family (Asteraceae), such as sunflowers (Helianthus spp.), daisies (Leucanthemum spp.) and chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum spp.). What most people refer to as a flower is a composite head of disk and ray florets. Single zinnias have one row of ray florets with petals around the outer edge of the head, and disk florets showing prominently in the center. Fully double zinnias have multiple rows of ray florets, and the disks are not visible. Semi-double zinnia types are in-between. Often the pistils of the disk florets have five-branched styles, which look like a yellow “flowWhite zinnia blooming in Dee LeMay’s garden (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Dee LeMay) er within a flower.” Ray florets, though very showy with their colorful petals, are usually sterile, and only the disk florets have pistils and stamens. One of the features that endears zinnias to gardeners is the brightness of the colors compared to the “autumnal” shades of many chrysanthemums. Stems are usually 2’ tall or so but there are 3-4’ varieties, too. They can be fairly easily grown from seed planted outside in late May to bloom in late July, August and early September. We are seeing the color pink a lot these days, partly due to the release of a certain movie about the doll with the pink mansion! The color pink got its name in the 17th century, named for a flower known as pink (Dianthus spp.) because of its petals with “pinked” edges, as though made with pinking shears. While the word “pink” can still be a verb associated with detailed punched or cut shapes, we are much more likely to think of it as a color, from very pale “petal pink” ‘Summer Crush’ hydrangea usually has a very deep pink flower cluster. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) to deeper “shocking pink.” The color pink is also sometimes called rose in English and some other languages. In French it is “rose,” in Spanish, “rosa,” so whatever we choose to call “pale red” it is likely to be the name of a flower. Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) have been having a good year. If you look closely at the species name, it includes the word rose, although pink (or rose) is only one of the possible colors. One way or another, many Saugus gardens are This pale pink hollyhock volunteered in my garden and has been blooming for several weeks. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) “in the pink” this week. Every summer I get a lot of questions about hydrangea flower color. Certain types of hydrangeas may be pink or blue depending on soil chemistry; in particular, if soil is more acidic the flowers tend to be blue, and if more alkaline, also sometimes called basic or sweet, the flowers will be pink. Bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) and mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata) are the only ones affected this way – other hydrangea species and most flowers in general do not have dramatic color changes based on soil acidity, also called soil pH. Since blue is an unusual flower color, people usually ask how to make their hydrangeas bluer, but occasionally they want a particular pink or purple color. Adding aluminum sulfate will increase blue, while adding limestone to soil increases pink tints. The deepest pink colors in hydrangea flowers, sometimes described as red, are found in varieties of mountain hydrangea like ‘Summer Crush’ or ‘Cherry Explosion.’ ‘Everlasting Harmony’ is a Bright pink is a popular zinnia color. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Pale pink blossoms of ‘Everlasting Harmony’ hydrangea are notable for “pinked” petal edges. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) pale pink to greenish flowering variety of bigleaf hydrangea with “pinked” petal edges. There are also pink tints to the petals in some panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) like ‘Pinky Winky’ and ‘Quickfire,’ although soil pH does not affect the color in this case. Recent breeding efforts have resulted in pinkish tones in flowers of some smooth hydrangea varieties as well, such as ‘Invincibelle Spirit.’ Neither of these will ever have blue flowers, but may have white or pinkish blossoms. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 13 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 9 story and/or a photo. “Saugus Over Coffee” We are about a week away from featuring the five Town Meeting members of Precinct 8. Our invitations went out two weeks ago for those folks. And we hope that it will be a better turnout this time than the five Town Meeting members who were absent from our July 10 forum. The lack of Town Meeting members attending the last forum deprived the seven citizens who showed up an opportunity to get to meet the members who represent them at Town Meeting. And that also sends a bad message to the Precinct 7 residents who tuned into Saugus TV to watch the program. But with the town election season officially underway this week, I would think that our final three forums will be well-attended by Town Meeting members who plan on running for reelection. For those unfamiliar with the “Saugus Over Coffee” forums, they are cosponsored by The Saugus Advocate and the Saugus Public Library. The primary purpose is to give citizens in each of the town’s 10 precincts an opportunity to voice their concerns about top issues in their respective precincts. It also gives them an opportunity to meet their Town Meeting representatives and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Town Meeting members will benefit by getting to know more about concerns in their precincts. Viewers of the forums videotaped by Saugus TV will also get to learn a little about the history or interesting things about the precinct being featured each month. One of my major hopes for the forums is that it spurs an interest for citizens to become potential candidates for Town Meeting in this fall’s town election. The public should keep in mind that there was a paucity of candidates for Town Meeting seats in the town elections back in 2021. In five of the 10 precincts, only five candidates ran for the five seats. That means half of the 50-member body was elected without competition. Stay tuned for more information as “Saugus Over Coffee” continues. Here is the remaining schedule: Precinct 8 – Aug. 14 Precinct 9 – Sept. 11 Precinct 10 – Oct. 23 Please check with The Saugus Advocate or library for any changes in dates. Residents can check the programming guide on the station’s website (www.saugustv.org) for dates and times. A video of the forum will also be available for viewing on the station’s vimeo page within a day or two after the event – www.vimeo.com/ saugustelevision. CHaRM facility is open The CHaRM facility will be open during the summer to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. Residents may call Scott Brazis at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-2314036 with questions. Community Garden needs some help St. John’s Episcopal Church near Saugus Center has a community garden where vegetables are grown for the Saugus food pantry. This is the third growing season for this all-volunteer project. This year there are raised beds in front of the church as well as a larger garden area behind the rectory. Volunteers are needed to help weed and water the garden. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or so a week, or for any period of time during the summer, please call the church office at 781-233-1242 or email StJohnsSaugus@gmail.com and leave a message with your contact information! 2023 Summer Concerts at the Saugus Iron Works, 244 Central St. The Saugus Public Library and the National Park Service are proud to bring another summer of music to the Saugus Iron Works. These free, weekly concerts are open to the public and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through August 30. The 2023 lineup: August 9: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s). August 16: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues & Jazz). August 23: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop). August 30: Memorylaners (50s, 60s, 70s). Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the Iron Works with great music and friends! Knights of Columbus Craft Fair and Flea Market The Saugus Knights of Columbus will hold its Outdoor Craft Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, August 19. Their last events were all sold out. Reserve your space now. A 12 x 12 space costs $30. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs. Call Paul Giannetta for reservations or info – 978239-1392. Saugus Cultural Council seeks help The Saugus Cultural Council is recruiting new members. If you have a passion for arts, education, community engagement and building an inclusive community, feel free to apply. Please send a letter of interest and brief resume to the Saugus Board of Selectmen. The Saugus Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, please contact saugusculturalcouncil@gmail.com. MEG Foundation offers Dedicated Chairs to Families The MEG Foundation Board of Directors is hoping to return former Saugus High School Library chairs, at no charge, that were originally donated to the Saugus High School Library by many families and friends, in their memory. We hope the chairs will find their way back to their loved ones. We have approximately 50 dedicated chairs available to relatives. Please contact Janice Jarosz at 339-222-2178 or Linda Ross at 781-233-4607 for further information. The list includes the following Dedicated Chairs: Aubrey, Flo & Al; Favuzza, Josephine; Barry, Diane; Favuzza, Frank; Biffin, Theodore; Fioravanti, Ann; Blair, James, A.; Franlins, Beatrice T.; Bly, Belden G. Jr.; Gloria & Jackie (59); Borghetti, Joseph; Harrington, Mike; Bourgeois, Eleanor Statuto; Kelley, Maureen; Braid, Robert M.; MacNeil, Bill; Bucchiere, John; McKinney, William; Butler, Laurence; Mekalian Family; Celandes, Wilbur; Jean Henderson; Class of 1938 – Melewski, Roberta; Class of 1941 – Melewski, Sophie; Class of 1947 – Morrison, Mary A.; Class of 1960 – Moschella, Carmen Jr.; Class of 1966 – Moylan, Albert J.; Cogliano, Anthony; O’Connor, Mae & Larry; Colby, Virginia; O’Neil, Nellie; Courant, Barbara Henderson; Parrish, Charles L.; Dahlberg, Frank; Pincess, Abraham; Dahlberg, Frank and Sarah; Polese, Lisa A.; DeSteuben, Albert, Jr.; Saugus High School 2001 – Dewling, Debi Sanders; Secor, John; Diamond, Beverly; Sketchley, John; Fabrizio, Bonnie McHale; Sorenson, Andy; Fabrizio, Kenneth; Steward, Doris; Favuzza, Geraldine; Whyte, Chris. Saugus Democratic Town Committee seeks new members The Saugus Democratic Town Committee currently has openings for new members. The primary function of the Committee is the selection and support of Democratic candidates for office both locally and at the state level. It also works to support voter education and voter registration. If you are a registered Democratic living in Saugus and are interested in playing an active role in the political process in Saugus as a Democrat, contact Committee Chairman Joe Malone at lincoln66in56@verizon.net. Kowloon launches outdoor dining The Kowloon Restaurant, which is located at 948 Broadway (Route 1 North) in Saugus, has opened its outdoor dining venue, serving a full food and bar menu. The restaurant’s outdoor concert series has kicked off. The Kowloon Restaurant is open every day from noon till closing, and the outdoor venue is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing. Rockin’ 4 Vets concerts are coming to Kowloon! Rockin’ 4 Vets presents a classic rock Summer Sun-Days Veterans Benefit Concert Series that will last through August 20 with Dyer, Goodwin, Chakosur and Brian Templeton – with an initiative to assist veterans’ organizations throughout Massachusetts with PTSD, addictions and homelessness. The concert series lineup includes: August 6: John Butcher with special guest Sal Baglio – led by guitarist and frontman of the Jon Butcher Axis, along with Baglio, former leader of the band The Stompers. August 13: James Montgomery’s Rhythm & Blues Revue with Christine Ohlman & Barrence Whitfield – hailed as a legendary New England blues performer and former member of the Johnny Winter Band. August 20: Dyer, Goodwin, Chakour with special guest Brian Templeton, longtime members who played with Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and the J. Geils Band. For tickets, go to the ticketing link gimmeLIVE.com. VIP tickets are available for preshow meet and greet with performers. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the shows are at 1:00 p.m. One hundred percent of the concert series’ profits will benefit the veterans’ organizations, including: Hidden Battles Foundation, https://hiddenbattlesfoundation.org/ Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, https://mmsfi.org/ Veterans Northeast Outreach Shelter, https://vneoc4vets. org/ Boston Rescue Mission and 22 Mohawks, https://22mohawks.com/ Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC is a New England-based concert promoter, who, along with Alive & Kicking Productions, are the producers for this benefit event. Jim Tirabassi is the founder and director of Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC. Rockin’ 4 Vets, LLC and Alive & Kicking Productions produce benefit concerts throughout New England to provide support to organizations assisting Vets with issues related to PTSD, addiction and homelessness. Another coming attraction The Kowloon Restaurant continues its Outdoor Summer Concert Series with the The Platters. The concert is slated for August 5; doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $55 for VIP, center stage reserved seating and $45 per person for general admission. Bingo is back! The Kowloon Restaurant announced Bingo every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hong Kong Lounge. Prizes will be given away each week. A full Chinese gourmet spread is available during Bingo – featuring pupu platters, egg rolls, crab Rangoons, Saugus Wings, General Gau’s chicken, lobster sauce, fried scallops, lo mein, moo shu pork, salt and pepper calamari and sushi – along with a full bar menu, including the signature mai tais and scorpion bowls. Massachusetts Asian Restaurant Gala The Kowloon Restaurant is set to host the Massachusetts Asian Restaurant Association’s Gala and Fundraiser slated for August 15. The event begins at THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Sav Sa Sa n or Savvy Seniori r avvy Senior by Jim Miller The Hidden Danger of Untreated Heartburn Dear Savvy Senior, Is regular heartburn or acid refl ux anything to worry about? I eat a lot of Rolaids throughout the day to help manage it, but it’s gotten worse with age and it keeps me up at night too. What can you tell me? Belching Bob Dear Bob, Almost everyone experiences heartburn or acid refl ux from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. It’s estimated that more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, with around 15 million people who suff er from it daily. Heartburn symptoms show up in a variety of ways – as a burning pain behind the breastbone, indigestion, or a sour or burning taste in the back of the throat. Other symptoms may include chest pain, excessing belching, a long-term cough, sore throat or hoarseness. If you’re plagued by heartburn two or more times a week, and it’s not responding well to over-the-counter antacids you need to see your doctor, who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. Frequent bouts may mean you have gastroesophageal refl ux disease, or GERDs, which can severely irritate and damage the lining of your esophagus, putting you at risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer if it’s not treated. Lifestyle Adjustments Depending on the frequency and severity of your heartburn, there are a number of lifestyle adjustments you can make that can help provide relief and avoid a more serious problem down the road, such as: • Avoid trigger foods: Some foods can trigger heartburn symptoms like citrus fruits, tomatoes, fatty foods, chocolate, garlic, onions, spicy foods, mints, alcohol, coff ee and sodas. You should keep a food diary to track which foods cause you the most problems and avoid them. • Eat smaller, slower and earlier: Smaller portions at mealtime and eating slower can help reduce heartburn symptoms. You should also wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed. • Lose weight: Having excess weight around the midsection puts pressure on the abdomen, pushing up the stomach and causing acid to back up into the esophagus. • Quit smoking: Smoking can increase stomach acid and weaken the valve that prevents acid from entering the esophagus. • Sleep elevated: To help keep the acid down while sleeping, get a wedge-shaped pillow to prop yourself up a few inches. If that’s not enough, try elevating the head of your bed six to eight inches by placing blocks under the bedposts or insert a wedge between your mattress and box spring. Wedges are available at drugstores and medical supply stores. Sleeping on the left side may also help keep the acid down. Treatment Options If the lifestyle adjustments don’t solve the problem, or if antacids (Tums, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta or Alka-Seltzer) aren’t doing the trick, there are a variety of over the counter (OTC) and prescription medications that can help, including: H-2 Blockers: Available as both OTC and prescription strength, these drugs (Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid and Zantac) reduce how much acid your stomach makes but may not be strong enough for serious symptoms. Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI): If you have frequent and severe heartburn symptoms PPIs are long-acting prescription medications that block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. They include Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Zegerid, Protonix, Aciphex and Dexilant. Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec and Zegerid are also available OTC. But be aware that long-term use of PPIs can increase your risk for osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease. If the medications aren’t enough, there are also surgical procedures that can tighten or strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter so gastric fl uids can’t wash back up into the esophagus. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. Subscribe to Advocate Online at: www.advocatenews.net

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 15 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 13 6 p.m. and tickets are $50. Entertainment will be by Asian American Country Singer Alison Nichols, with guest speakers Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao and WBZ Channel 4 Anchor Tiffany Chan. A Kowloon Restaurant buffet will be served and all cocktail bars will be open. For tickets, call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-233-0077 or buy online at www.kowloonrestaurant.com Sharon’s Sneaker Crew is back Sharon Genovese and her group – Sharon’s Sneaker Crew – will be walking on Oct. 1 in the Boston Marathon Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Walk. The crew will also be sponsoring a craft fair in September. All the proceeds will be going to the Jimmy Fund. If you need more information, you can call or text Sharon at 617-9663475 or email her at sunkin1@ aol.com. Food Pantry notes The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is open today (Friday, Aug. 4) from 9:30-11 a.m. Veterans bricks available The Saugus War Monument Committee, once again, is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4” X 8” brick (three lines) or $200 for 8” X 8” brick (five lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications. Saugus High Class BBQ on Aug. 26 Saugus High alumni Mike Allan (1979) and Pete Nicolo (1980) are hosting this year’s annual Saugus High Class BBQ, which is set for 1 to 5 p.m. at Saugus-Everett Elks Grove on Saturday, Aug. 26. There’s an outdoor shelter, so the event will go on, rain or shine. “Last year we had over 250 people attend (mostly Saugonians) and we are expecting maybe even a larger crowd,” Nicolo said. “Saugus High Classmates from multiple years, along with some of our Saugus Politicians, Coaches and Teachers attended.” All Saugus High classes are welcome. There will be a cash bar during the day event. The action will move to Elks Hall at 401 Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m. “Most of us have kept in touch with some of our classmates / friends throughout the years,” Nicolo wrote in a recent letter. “But what about the classmates/friends that you would love to see and have not seen in decades? This is what made our recent Saugus High Class BBQ this past September 2022 such a success. Take advantage of this Opportunity to possibly meet them there or reach out to anyone you’d like to see and reconnect!” “Last year’s Saugus High Class BBQ had some classmates traveling from places as far away as England, Hawaii, California, Florida, North Carolina and other parts of the US. Many old friendships were rekindled, while new friendships with old Classmates were made,” Nicolo said. “Some friends/classmates had not seen each other in decades (over 40 years), while so many from surrounding classes mingled together and had a blast. It was quite a wonderful experience for many.” Nicolo said the event has already generated great interest, but he asks that people who plan to go RSVP by Aug. 5 or sooner to help the organizers plan the event better. Make checks ($45 per person) payable to: Saugus High Class BBQ, 13 Bourbon St., Unit 55, Peabody, MA 01960 or Venmo: Pete Nicolo@Pete-Nicolo Alumni with questions can contact Peter Nicolo (1980) at psnicolo2533@comcast.net – 978-815-8234 or Mike Allan (1979) at Allan7915@gmail. com – 781-953-2279. Founder’s Day Book Sale The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are preparing for their September 9 Founders Day Book Sale in the Community Room. They are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover adult fiction and children’s books. Please limit donations to only adult fiction and children’s books; they do not have storage space for adult nonfiction or media like music CDs and DVDs. And please... clean and newer books only. No tattered pages, odors, stains or battered/ dirty covers! Books may be dropped off at the Library’s Main Circulation Desk during business hours. Please do not place donations in the outdoor book drops. What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are some very good programs offered for grownups, too. Adult Coloring Group: Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Group. It’s a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative and have fun, no experience necessary! THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 OBITUARIES Frank P. Fazzina I 28th at Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, surrounded by his loving family. He was 93 years old Frank was born in New Britain, Connecticut, on January 24, 1930. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary Fazzina. Frank was raised and educated in the West End of Boston, and was a graduate of Commerce Boston High School, class of 1948. An honorably discharged O f Saugus. Died on Friday, July Veteran, Frank proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Following his service, Frank began working for the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a letter carrier for the city of Boston, ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ SAUGUS BOARD OF SELECTMEN PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on the request of Anapayan Satachi Selliah, 74 Hamilton Street LLC, Saugus, MA 01906, for a Special Permit (S-2), to operate an auto business by allowing general automotive repair and maintenance at 74 Hamilton Street, Saugus, MA 01906. This Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Saugus Town Hall Auditorium, second floor, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA at 7:15 PM. Anthony Cogliano, Chairman Janice K. Jarosz, Temp. Clerk July 28, August 4, 2023 for over 30 years until the time of his retirement. Frank was the beloved husband of the late Isabella L. “Chickie” Fazzina with whom he shared 50 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2006. Devoted father of Linda M. Fazzina and her husband, Thomas Keough of Saugus, and Frank J. Fazzina and his wife, Marie of Marshfield; cherished grandfather of Rebecca McAuliffe of Somerville, Matthew J. Fazzina of Marshfield, and Christopher M. Fazzina and his wife, Lindsay of Cotuit; adored great grandfather of Nicholas Christian; and the dear brother of Paul Fazzina and Eleanor Souza. Frank is also lovingly survived by his wonderful companion of many years Marilyn Hughes of Saugus and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his siblings, Josephine, Edith, Elvira, and Joseph. Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting hours on Wednesday, August 2, followed by a Funeral service in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals Revere. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowTHE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 15 They have pencils and colorers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 221167023. Marie DiCologero O f Saugus. Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on July 26, 2023, at the age of 98 in Saugus, MA. She was born on August 4, 1924, in Boston to the late Nicholas and Raffealla Marino. Marie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Philip DiCologero. Marie was a devoted mother to her daughters, Roseann M. Perham and her husband Arthur E. Perham Sr and Debra DiCologero, both of Saugus. She cherished her role as a grandmother to Arthur E. Perham Jr. and his wife Julie of Weymouth and Valerie A. Perham. Marie was a loving great-grandmother to Anna E. Perham and Aiden A. Perham, who brought immense joy to her life. Dear sister-in-law of Antoinette Cardarelli of Revere and Micheal DiCologero and his wife Deloris of Revere. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marie will be remembered for her unwavering love and ing pages ready and waiting. See you there! Space is limited; please call to register – 781231-4168 x 3106. The next session is Wednesday, August 9, at 10 a.m. in the Brooks Room on the second floor of the library. Barbie Bash at the Iron Works: Calling all Barbies! Join us at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site on Tuesday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. for a story and sparkly fun! Bring your favorite Barbie doll. Dress up encouraged! Wildlife Encounters: Join us at the Saugus Iron Works on Thursday, August 17, at 9:30 10. What is the largest national park in the lower 48 states? 11. 1. August 4 is International Beer Day; what yeast product makes beer bubbles? 2. named for an Italian island? 3. What type of clothing is In what year did Kraft debut boxed macaroni & cheese: 1909, 1921 or 1937? 4. Grendel is the name of a monster in what Old English epic poem? 5. On Aug. 5, 1812, the Massachusetts governor refused to commit the Massachusetts militia to the War of 1812; what president then refused to send troops to protect Massachusetts? 6. Dishy McFlatface? 8. In September what what Boston building? 15. On Aug. 7, 2007, who hit a 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron’s record? 12. What science fiction writer also founded a church? 7. What has the nickname On Aug. 6, 1848, Susie King Taylor was born a slave in Georgia; she was the only African American woman to write what kind of memoir? 9. In Atlanta there is a vault that contains the formula for what beverage? USA city will be holding its 70th anniversary of being named the “Wedding Capital of the World”? 13. How many U.S. Cabinet department heads are there: nine, 15 or 17? 16. What is Captain Ahab’s ship called? 17. In what Dickens novel with a title that is also a person’s name is the first line, “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”? 14. Massachusetts On Aug. 8, 1984, the Colony Bay Charter (1629) was stolen from August 9 is National Book Lovers Day; what word means a person who loves or collects books? 18. What Motown group was the first to have a hit with “Heat Wave”? 19. and Michael similar? 20. On Aug. 10, 1950, what film about Hollywood premiered that Gloria Swanson promoted by train, visiting 33 cities? How are Gabriel, Lucifer dedication to her family. Her presence will be deeply missed, but her memory will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved her. A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, located at 128 Revere St, Revere, on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 8:30am to 10:00am. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Philips name to the Dementia Society of America at https:// www.dementiasociety.org/ donate a.m. to meet and learn about wild animals in this educational wildlife program. Last year the animals included a Flemish giant hare, African millipede and even a wallaby! This program is for ages three-plus, with no registration required. Be sure to check the online calendar for any weather-related updates. Toe Jam Puppet Band! Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading with a performance by the Toe Jam Puppet Band! Join us at the Iron Works on THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17 ANSWERS 1. Carbon dioxide 2. Capris 3. 1937 4. “Beowulf” 5. James Madison 6. L. Ron Hubbard (the Church of Scientology) 7. It is the part of Starlink that collect’s signals from satellites (part of SpaceX). 8. Civil War (She was a teacher and a nurse and moved to Boston after the war.) 9. Coca-Cola 10. Death Valley 11. Barry Bonds 12. Las Vegas 13. “David Copperfield” 14. The Old Statehouse 15. 15 16. Pequod 17. Bibliophile 18. Martha and the Vandellas 19. They are the three angels who are named in the Bible. 20. “Sunset Boulevard”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 17 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 Thursday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m. All ages welcome; no registration required. This program is funded in part by the Saugus Cultural Council. Be sure to check the online calendar for any weather-related updates. Storywalk: Check out a Storywalk – also on Thursday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m. – at the Iron Works. This event, which is led by Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE), will feature a back-toschool story, “All Are Welcome,” by Alexandra Penfold. Snakes of New England: Snakes of New England – and the World! On Monday, August 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Iron Works! Meet some amazing snakes presented by Rick Roth of Cape Ann Vernal Ponds. All outdoor events at the Iron Works are subject to change due to the weather. Please check the online event calendar on the morning of the event for updates. Teen Summer Reading 2023! Through August 25: Visit our website (sauguspubliclibrary. org) to fill out a book review form for every book you read or listen to over the summer. All books count – fiction, nonfiction, manga, graphic novels, audio books, required reading, etc. One reader will win a $50 gift card to Amazon! The more you read, the better your chance! Tween and Teen Crafts & Snacks! August 4, 11, 18 and 25; weekly summer crafts on Fridays from 10-11 a.m. in the Brooks Room; fifth through 12th grades. No registration necessary, just come by and bring your friends! Attendees will be making bracelets, clay animals, flower prints, earbud holders, wizard wands, mini light sabers and fabric bookmarks and doing some cookie decorating. Join our Teen Advisory Board: first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room; fifth grade and up. Meet with the Teen Librarian once a month to talk about what you’d like for programs and materials at the library. Your opinion matters! No registration required. Snacks provided! (sauguspubliclibrary. org – 781-231-4168) Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults that is held the third Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. The class covers basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org) First Baptist Church presents “Can We Talk…” First Baptist Church Pastor Leroy Mahoney invites troubled people to join others in a special program called “Can We Talk … Community conversations on Trauma and Healing” the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rev. Isaac Mitchell Jr. Fellowship Hall (105 Main St. in Saugus). “Join us as we gather in community to share our stories, thoughts and feelings about whatever you are going through,” Rev. Mahoney states in a written announcement. “As always, it is a safe space to come together in community,” he says. About The Saugus Advocate We welcome press releases, news announcements, freelance articles and courtesy photos from the community. Our deadline is noon Wednesday. If you have a story idea, an article or photo to submit, please email me at mvoge@ comcast.net or leave a message at 978-683-7773. Let us become your hometown newspaper. The Saugus Advocate is available in the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Senior Center, Saugus Town Hall, local convenience stores and restaurants throughout town. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15to 20-minute interview over a drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works JULY BIRTHDAYS: Pictured from left to right: Front row: Camielle Cardosi, Gerri Stoddard, Cathy Dortona; second row: Bill Bidmead, Mary McKenzie, Diane McConnell, Ann Tucker, Eleanor Blaney, Annette Reed, Peter Anganis; back row: Danielle LeBlanc, Cathy Billingsley, Steve Terrazzano, Paul Watts. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) B T irthdays are always special occasions at the Saugus Senior Center. The center likes to recognize the seniors’ birthdays on the last day of the month with a collective birthday celebration. They receive a free lunch, cake, ice cream and a souvenir group photo. Saugus Birthday Celebrations IRS REVENUE RULING 2023-2 he Internal Revenue Service in March of this year confirmed that the assets of an irrevocable grantor trust that are not included in the grantor’s gross taxable estate do not receive the step up in cost basis upon the grantor’s death pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1014(a)(1). The types of irrevocable trusts that are the subject matter of this revenue ruling are irrevocable gifting trusts where the grantor of the trust is gifting assets out of his or her estate in order to avoid having those assets includible in his or her gross taxable estate for estate tax purposes. For larger estates, such a technique may well be a good strategy as once your estate is taxable for federal estate tax purposes, the federal estate taxes are significant. Although the federal estate tax exemption is currently $12.9million for taxpayers dying in 2023, it is slated to drop down back to $6million in 2026, failing legislation to extend the estate tax provisions currently in place. When assets are transferred to such a Trust, a completed gift has occurred for gift tax purposes. If the grantor retains powers pursuant to IRC Sections 671-678, the grantor will be treated as the owner for “income tax” purposes. However, with an irrevocable gifting trust, the assets held in such a trust are not afforded the step up in cost basis. This means that the assets held in trust upon the grantor’s death will not receive a new cost basis equal to the fair market value at the time of death. The grantor’s original cost basis of the assets will be passed along to the beneficiaries of the trust. This ruling confirms that you cannot have your cake and eat it too when it comes to these irrevocable gifting trusts. The assets in the trust must be includable in the grantor/decedent’s estate for estate tax purposes in order to gain the valuable step up in cost basis. This ruling does not affect the typical Medicaid irrevocable trusts which are designed to achieve grantor-type trust status for income tax purposes and to provide for the inclusion of highly appreciated assets, such as stocks and real estate, in the grantor’s taxable estate. Provisions included in these trusts are designed to prevent a completed gift from occurring when assets are transferred to the trust. It may very well be that no federal estate tax will be paid or no Massachusetts estate tax will be paid, but if the trust assets are included in the taxable estate, the step up in basis will be achieved. The Massachusetts state legislature will hopefully increase the estate tax exemption to $2million. It is currently $1million. It would be great if the legislature adopted estate tax portability thereby providing a married couple with a total estate tax exemption of $4million. Upon the death of the first spouse, everything could pass to the surviving spouse estate tax free based upon the unlimited marital deduction. Upon the surviving spouse’s subsequent death, he or she would then be entitled to the deceased spouse’s $2million exemption plus his or her own $2million exemption, for a total of $4million. You would see less taxpayers leave Massachusetts for a more tax-friendly state.

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 Page 19 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. BUYER1 Connor, Ilona Dongo, Evelyn B Syed, Saira For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. 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Details matter & this lovely home is brimming with great potential and character. Walk into a screened in porch & read your favorite book or just have your favorite drink w/ a friend or family member. The kitchen leads and flows into the living & dining room that offers gleaming hardwood floors & a full bath on the first floor. The second floor has 3 generous bedrooms that have hardwood floors with an additional new full bath. The roof is approximately 2 years old. The Driveway can park 3-4 cars tandem, Easy access to public transportation, 20 minutes from Boston, & proximity close to shopping malls & restaurants. Saugus is an energetic town featuring new schools, low property tax rate. Something this sweet will not last. Rather than just a home, this property offers a lifestyle. $599,000. CALL/TEXT Sue 617-877-4553 Business Opportunity LYNN Condo for Rent WAKEFIELD Condo for Rent W. PEABODY SELLER2 Connor, Arlene M Procopio, Gayle R ADDRESS 517 Walnut St 5 Cave Rock Rd 381 Main St CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 07.11.23 07.12.23 07.14.23 PRICE 200000 1050000 640000 MANGO Realty is offering a great opportunity to acquire a long established active restaurant/bar with common victualer/all alcohol license in a prime down town Lynn location. The owner of this business is retiring after 29 years of success at this location. Loyal customer base. Kitchen facilities updated. Two rest rooms. Seats 92/ Plenty of off-street parking. Documented revenue for both food, liquor and lottery allows you to have a quick return on your investment. Favorable lease terms for this corner location. $200,000. CALL/TEXT Peter 781-820-5690 Condo for Sale LYNN This sun filled apartment will brighten your day. It has a large eat in kitchen that includes refrigerator with a good size living room along with gleaming hardwood floors. This property is in a prime spot for dreamers that want accessibility to Lake Quannapowitt and center of town that includes a great library, restaurants, banks, and major routes. This second floor unit has assigned parking. Good Credit, income/employment verification with references required. No Smoking and No Pets. $2,000. CALL/TEXT Sue 617-877-4553 You will be stunned the very moment you enter into this condo. This spacious unit is like new and has been tastefully renovated with the past 5 years and impeccably maintained since. The large eat in kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining Assigned garage space and ample visitor parking are just a few more perks to mention. Easy and low maintenance living. this is true value and convenience at its best. This fantastic W Peabody location is ideal for commuters boasting access to Rte 1 and I 95 and is just minutes away from the North Shore Mall. Condo has a function room, a beautiful pool, tennis courts and more. No Pets, No Smoking, This will not last. Great credit score and references required.$3,000. CALL/TEXT Sue 617-877-4553 CONTRAC UNDER CONTRACT U DN ER UNDER ER N RA T N ER CT CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, AUGUST 4, 2023 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - 1st Ad - 6 room, 3 bedroom, 1 bath Cape Cod Style Home. Updated kitchen with granite and newer appliances. 1st floor bedroom, Hardwood throughout, newer above ground pool with large patio, portable bar and firepit. Saugus Center location. Offered at $528,000. SAUGUS - 7 room, 3 bedroom Colonial offers 1 1/2 baths, open concept living and dining room, 4 season room off back heated with woodstove, spacious lower level with laundry & workshop, convenient location. Offered at $559,900. SAUGUS - Classic NE Col offers 7 rms, 3 bdrms, 1 ½ baths, desirable 1st floor family room with gas stove, central air, updated heat, hw & electric, 2 car attached garage, located on dead-end street just outside of Saugus Center. Offered at $649,900. SAUGUS - Howard Farms offers these 8 rooms, 3-bedroom Split Entry featuring 2 ½ baths, granite kitchen, fireplace family room, sunroom, deck, central air, alarm, 2 car garage. Offered at $819,900. SAUGUS - 7 room, 3-4 bedroom Colonial featuring eat-in kitchen with newer flooring, entertainment size dining room, wood flooring, convenient 1st floor bdrm, sunroom, corner, level yard, located just outside Saugus Center. Offered at $499,900. LYNN - Quaint 7 room home offers 3 bedrooms, large living room open to dining room, office area, hardwood flooring, enclosed porch, deck, patio, side street, carport just outside Wyoming Square. Offered at $499,900. FOR SALE - FEATURED LISTING LOADS OF POTENTIAL IN THIS 6 BED, 3 BATH COLONIAL. WITH FIREPLACE LIVING ROOM. DINING ROOM OFF KITCHEN, 2-3 BEDROOMS ON FIRST FLOOR PLUS 4 LARGE BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS, FIRST FLOOR IS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. HOME NEEDS SOME TLC. WILL NOT MEET FHA OR VA FINANCING. LARGE FULL BASEMENT FOR STORAGE. 2 CAR GARAGE. LARGE 5 ACRE WOODED LOT. 6 BEDROOM SEPTIC. BOXFORD $589,900 CALL DEBBIE 617-678-9710 COMING SOON COMING SOON- 3 BED, 1.5 UPDATED BUNGALOW HOME ON THE DRACUT LINE. THIS HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THERE IS NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN AND ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME. ADDED BONUS IS A DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE NICE CORNER LOT. METHUEN CALL DEBBIE FOR DETAILS 617-678-9710 FOR SALE FOR SALE- FREE STANDING TOWNHOUSE IN 55+ COMMUNITY FEATURING 2 BEDS, 3.5 BATHS WITH PRIVACY AND SCENIC VIEWS. LARGE ROOMS, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, GREAT FLOW AND EASY LIVING. CUSTOM PRIMARY SUITE WITH SPA LIKE BATH. HIGH-END KITCHEN, LL GAME ROOM, THEATRE & GYM. LOTS OF STORAGE. MIDDLETON $999,999 CALL JUSTIN 978-815-2610 LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED AGENTS WHO ARE LOOKING TO JOIN OUR OFFICE. WE ARE OFFERING SIGN ON BONUSES AND GENEROUS SPLITS. IF UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE - COMPLETELY RENOVATED 3 BEDS AND 2 BATHS NEW GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AC, WINDOWS, SIDING, ROOF, 200A ELECTRIC. NEW FLOORING. NEW DRIVEWAY, KITCHEN CABINETS WITH SS APPLIANCES AND QUARTZ COUNTERS. MAINTENANCEFREE DECK. 2 CAR GARAGE WITH NEW GARAGE DOORS WITH WI-FI COMPATIBLE OPENERS. SAUGUS $579,900 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 INTERESTED CALL KEITH TODAY! 781-389-0791 SOLD FOR SALE- CUSTOM BUILT 5 BED, 3 FULL, 2 HALF BATH HOME BUILT IN 2020. THIS OPEN CONCEPT HOME IS STUNNING. 11’ ISLAND WITH WATERFALL EDGES, THERMADOR HIGH END APPLIANCES, CUSTOM TILED BATHS. NO DETAIL LEFT UNDONE! SAUGUS $999,900 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 FOR SALEFOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE GREAT BUSINESS OR DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. SAL'S DRY CLEANERS. BUYERS TO PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE REGARDING ZONING/USAGE. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE- 5 ROOMS, 3 BED, 1 BATH, UPDATED WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW APPLIANCES, PITCHED ROOF, AND CENTRAL AIR PEABODY $179,900 FOR SALE- BRAND NEW 2023 UNIT MUST BE SEEN HUGE UNIT WITH TOP QUALITY. LARGE ROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, 10X10 DECK. RECESSED LIGHTING. LAUNDRY ROOM NICE YARD PITCHED ROOF, 2 CAR PARKING PEABODY $249,900 CALL ERIC 781-223-0289 LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL ? CALL DANIELLE VENTRE 978-987-9535

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