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June 21, 2018
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DON BOSCO REUNION IS JULY 22

A reunion for all Don Bosco Technical High School grads takes place on Sunday, July 22, at the Norwood Elks Club.  Mass in memory of all deceased graduates and faculty will be offered at 3 p.m.  Send a check for $47. to Jim Hager 13 Newton Drive, Gorham, ME 04038.  For more information, e-mail dbtreunion@gmail.com and to pay by Paypal.

 

BOSTON HARBOR SWIM IS JULY 13

Make a splash in the fight against cancer and support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) at the 22nd annual Swim Across America Boston Harbor Swim on July 13. This 22-mile open-water swim relay fundraiser begins at 7 a.m. from Rowes Wharf behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome to take part in this exciting relay and swim in Boston Harbor alongside Olympic swimmers Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Doug Gjertsen, Alex Meyer, and Eric Wunderlich. A minimum fundraising pledge of $2,000 is required to participate.

Swim Across America (SAA) is a non-profit organization that runs events from Boston to San Francisco to support cancer research at the country’s finest hospitals and institutions. At SAA, money raised locally stays local, ensuring that swimmers know their efforts will benefit their communities directly. Proceeds from the Boston-area swims benefit the David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber, where experts help pediatric cancer survivors with an array of issues, including long-term effects of treatment, social and psychological concerns, and the risk of second cancers. Proceeds also benefit the continued research of David Sweetser, MD, chief of medical genetics at MGHfC. Sweetser is focused on identifying novel and non-toxic therapies for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Funds additionally support programs such as art and music therapy and child life services that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.

To register, learn more, or support a swimmer, please visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston.

 

MOROCCAN CULTURAL DAY ON SUNDAY

Revere residents are cordially invited to the Second Annual Moroccan Cultural Day on Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at 141 Shirley Ave, Revere. The Moroccan Honorary Consul in New England and other Moroccan celebrities will be joining the event. This is a free outdoor event where we make you travel to one of the most wonderful countries in the world without leaving your hometown through food, music, arts and more. If you are lucky, you may win a free round trip ticket to Morocco offered by our diamond sponsor Oussaden Tours as a raffle prize.

 

Revere Public Library Featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) has added a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails.   Revere Public Library is celebrated on the trail for providing democratic access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and programming that enhances life-long learning and cultural assimilation.

“This trail underscores the unique history, architecture, and attributes of each Gateway City library,” explains Sharon Shaloo, executive director of Mass. Center for the Book.  “Some are ‘Carnegie Libraries,’ built through the generosity of philanthropist and industrialist Andrew Carnegie; others had humble beginnings as a shelf of books to loan at the local general store.  But this trail also reflects the common mission of these public institutions that is as important today as it ever was: our public libraries are centerpieces of civic engagement and advancement and benefit from the local, state and federal support they receive to further their objectives.”

Available on the web and as a free download, Mass Book Trails was launched in 2017 with two literary walking tours in Boston and two statewide trails:  Literary Museums of Massachusetts, and African American Writers Heritage Trail.  Additional tours are being added as libraries have accepted MCB’s invitation to develop their own local literary, cultural, and historic tours.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book, chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is a public-private partnership charged with developing, supporting and promoting cultural programming that advances the cause of books and reading and enhances the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries.

For more information, contact info@massbook.org.  MassBook Trails may be found in the app store and through Google Play.  It is also available on the web at https://massbooktrails.oncell.com/en/index.html.

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