Wakefield BOKS

Volunteers are needed for the fall BOKS session beginning 9/25/17 at the four Wakefield elementary schools. BOKS (www.bokskids.org) is a free, before-school, fitness program designed to give kids a body and brain boost that will set them up for a day of learning. Volunteers will be asked to make a 1 or 2x a week… Read More

Successful Spring 2017 StoryWalk®

  ”It’s Spring!” by Linda Glaser was the Spring self-guided StoryWalk® through the Middlesex Fells at Greenwood Park, across from the Stone Zoo.   This was the twelfth walk done collaboratively by the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Malden CFCE, Mass in Motion, Medford Family Network and the North… Read More

Wakefield’s 2017 Health & Safety Guide

Final5 1HealthSafety2017_Reduced File Size Topics like vaping, growth mindset, how to move more for tweens and teens and much more…

Summer Cookouts with a Twist

Memorial Day weekend has passed but summer cookout season has officially started!   What better way to celebrate the sunny, warm weather than a festive cookout with family and friends? You may be thinking, “Great, there goes my diet” – but a few smart menu choices can go a long way this summer!   Get… Read More

Pear Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a slight nutty-flavored whole grain that tastes great in a chilled salad. It was a staple in the ancient Incan diet for good reason. Try it with pears and walnuts or pecans! Note: check the label to see if you need to rinse your quinoa before using. It is typically sold pre-rinsed, but… Read More

Go Screen Free

May 1-7, 2017 is Screen-Free week, when children, families—whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends.  (http://www.screenfree.org/) The reality is that we all are spending way too much time… Read More