Wednesday, May 15, 2013
One month after the bombings, the sisters, along with an uncle, of injured Stoneham natives and brothers JP and Paul Norden will walk the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route Wednesday in support of their brothers.
One month after the bombings, the sisters, along with an uncle, of injured Stoneham natives and brothers JP and Paul Norden will walk the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route in support of their brothers, according to a CBS Boston report. Each brother, who were reunited at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, lost a leg, suffered burns and shrapnel wounds during the attack. To honor their injured brothers, Colleen and Caitlin, alongside their uncle, Peter Brown, were expected to start the walk at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hopkinton, according to the report. “In an effort to demonstrate our love, solidarity and encourage healing within our family, we intend to walk the twenty-six miles three-hundred and eighty-five yards to honor and pay …
Ellis Lane, who started coaching at Wakefield High School in 1970, went on to a storied career in the region.
A longtime Wakefield sports legend will reportedly be inducted next month into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. According to the SeaCoastOnline.com website in Southern New Hampshire, Ellis Lane’s upcoming induction will be his seventh into a hall of fame, with others including Wakefield and Stoneham High Schools, plus the Massachusetts State Coaches Hall of Fame and the Intercity Baseball League Hall of Fame. More recently in his career, he was also apparently a coach in York, Maine. The report also noted that former Senator Scott Brown is a former player of Lane’s at Wakefield and that he will be inducted to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in June as well. Brown was inducted into the Wakefield High School Alumni Hall of …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Some local runners report that they are leaving from the gazebo on Lake Quannapowitt Monday at 6 p.m. as part of the #BostonStrong group runs going on across the country today.
Wakefield runners who want to show their support for Boston Marathon bombing victims can join other runners tonight at 6 p.m. at the gazebo on Lake Quannapowitt. The runners, many of whom write the weekly Parent Yap column on Wakefield Patch, were inspired by a blogger who is organizing a #BostonStrong event for runners in San Francisco, and who has invited others to do the same in their towns. Julie Keysor noted that the Wakefield run "is a loosely organized event." However, those who would like more information can email her at email@example.com. So far, people in more than 100 other cities and towns across America are participating in these runs on Monday. “I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Two brothers, one of them a Wakefield resident, each lost a leg Monday in Boston Marathon terrorist attack. Bank account is raising funds for them and their friend.
An account has been set up at an area bank to help two brothers who each lost a leg in Moday’s Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The Boston Globe spoke with Liz Norden of Wakefield for Tuesday’s edition about the injuries sustained by her two sons. From there, the story was picked up by a number of national media outlets. The Globe reported noted that the younger brother's girlfriend was badly injured as well. On Tuesday, this website learned that a fund has been created at TD Bank to help out the brothers as well as their friend Marc Fucarile of Stoneham. Checks can be made out to the Marc, JP and Paul Marathon Victim Fund and mailed to TD Bank, 280 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801. Call the bank at 781-376-0100 with questions.
Terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon finish line brought race to an abrupt and tragic halt about 4:09 into the race. Twenty-one Wakefield residents were registered runners, 10 finished before marathon was stopped.
Before the 2013 Boston Marathon was cut short by a deadly terrorist attack Monday afternoon, ten registered Wakefield residents were able to finish the race – and all of the town’s 21 registered runners made it past the halfway mark. The bombs exploded near the finish line just over four hours into the marathon, killing three and wounding at least 140. The race was halted almost immediately afterward, diverting thousands of runners who were still making their way toward the finish. At least one of the local runners ran to raise money for a nonprofit or other cause. Stacey Suntken, as noted on Wakefield Patch earlier this year, ran her sixth marathon to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and also the Ron Burton Training …
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15th was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2 mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and a spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Eighteen Wakefield residents are registered to run the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Association website.
This Monday at 9:30 a.m., runners from all over the world will leave from Hopkinton and begin their 26-plus mile journey into Boston. Back in January, this website ran an article noting that one of the runners, Stacey Suntken, plans to run in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Here's a look at the Wakefield residents who will be among those running on Monday:
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his first blog post on Wakefield Patch, Steve Galante is planning to do his fifth Pan-Mass Challenge this summer in tribute to his mother, who lost her battle with cancer in 2011.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Wakefield Patch this season.
Spring sports at Wakefield High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Wakefield, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Wakefield Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Team Optum Wakefield and Team Interactive Data rallying to win a visit from a Red Sox player.
Saturday, March 30
The following was provided by The Jimmy Fund: Two local Wakefield businesses are joining Rally Against CancerSM to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Team Optum Wakefield led by Lisa Matthias and Team Interactive Data led by Deborah Bresnahan are “rallying” to win a visit from one of this year’s Rally Spokesplayers, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks or Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. When the Red Sox suit up against the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day at Fenway Park Monday, April 8, Red Sox Nation is encouraged to Rally Against Cancer. By contributing $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund, participants have the opportunity to “Dress for Sox-cess” and wear Boston Red Sox gear to work or school. The …