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FOLQ Opposes Planned Lake Development

10/14/2020

Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) remain opposed to a 485-unit housing development being planned for construction on the site of 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (formerly American Mutual/Comverse). Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, a large Boston development corporation is expected to file for a zoning Special Permit to build “Multi-Residence Housing” on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. Based on the developer led focus-group...

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Help Protect the Lake

9/28/2020

Help Protect the Lake We are expecting that a residential development plan asking for approval to build hundreds of apartment and condo units at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (formerly American Mutual Insurance / Comverse) will be filed with the Town of Wakefield soon. As we stated publicly in the Spring, we were opposed to the plan then and remain opposed to...

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2019 Annual Breakfast

12/31/2019

The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt welcomed over 160 members and friends to our Annual Breakfast held on November 10, 2019 at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham, Ma. A delicious buffet breakfast was served from 8 to 11am. Musical entertainment was provided by Wakefield Memorial High School’s Voices of Steel. The Gertrude Spaulding award winner was long time FOLQ...

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Park Plan

FOLQ Offers donation

8/5/2019

FOLQ offers donation for Improvements to Col. Connelly Park and Gertrude Spaulding Park.   The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, celebrating 28 years of lake advocacy (1991-2019), are honored to share their plans for their gift to the town of Wakefield for the purpose of lakeside park improvements.  The organization recently asked the town to accept a gift of $152,000 (plus a contingency...

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FOLQ offers donation for Improvements to Col. Connelly Park and Gertrude Spaulding Park.

7/18/2019

The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, celebrating 28 years of lake advocacy (1991-2019), are honored to share their plans for their gift to the town of Wakefield for the purpose of lakeside park improvements. The organization recently asked the town to accept a gift of $152,000 (plus a contingency if needed) for improvements to Col. Connelly Park and Gertrude Spaulding Park....

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2017 Annual Breakfast!

11/5/2017

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2017 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Bear Hill Country Club North Street, Stoneham Requested Donation $15 ($5 under 12) Hope to see you there! For questions or tickets, email mail@folq.org

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May 24, 2017 Annual Dinner Presentation

6/13/2017

Click here to view the presentation from the May 24, 2017 annual dinner at Bear Hill. In addition to the presentation, we also took a moment to thank Ed Spaulding for his years of dedication to FOLQ!

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FOLQ’s Annual Breakfast! November 13th, 2016 from 8:00am-11:00am

11/5/2016

Happy to announce that FOLQ’s Annual Breakfast is next Sunday, November 13th from 8:00am-11:00am.  We invite you to come celebrate our 25th Birthday and meet other members interested in preserving Lake Quannapowitt. We’ll have breakfast, art and raffle prizes.  Well known local watercolorist Tom Maguire will be attending the Annual Breakfast with originals and reproductions of his work on display...

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Lake Clean Up

3/31/2015

Title: Lake Clean UpLocation: Bandstand – Lower CommonStart Time: 9:00:00Date: 05/09/2015End Time: 12:00:00

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Lake Clean Up

3/31/2015

Title: Lake Clean UpLocation: Bandstand – Lower CommonDescription: You are invited to join FOLQ in cleaning up the land abutting Lake Quannapowitt in this Middle School/FOLQ initiative. If you are a group, please contact us about your interest in volunteering at mail@folq.org. Start Time: 9:00Date: 5/9/2015End Time: 12:00

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