Posts Tagged ‘Family’

By MARK SARDELLA The long July Fourth holiday weekend was a source of fun and enjoyment for most of us. For one local family, it also produced an authentic hero. Broadway resident and Wakefield High School teacher Erin Chrisos, her husband Steve and their two children, three and-a-half-year-old Noah and one-month-old Fiona were on vacation […]


Deborah Zoe Laufer’s comedy ‘The Last Schwartz’ at Gloucester Stage By MARK SARDELLA GLOUCESTER — The Last Schwartz, by Deborah Zoe Laufer is a play about family ties – the ones that bind, the ones that bend and the ones that break. In the opening scene, Herb Schwartz’s wife Bonnie (Brianne Beatrice) is describing to […]


My artist brother, Bob Sardella, painted this scene showing our chlidhood home on Spring Street in Wakefield, Massachusetts. In the foreground is Jack, the great dog we had for 15 years back in the days before leash laws, when dogs roamed free.


As far as the Zaccone family knew, the beautifully engraved watch was lost forever. It had been awarded to Guy Zaccone of Wakefield back in 1958 by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts – the oldest military organization in the Western Hemisphere. Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company members served on every battlefield from […]