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January 15, 2013

Essex Heritage unveils its 2013 grant program

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The Essex National Heritage Commission is offering matching grants to Essex County organizations through its 2013 Partnership Grant Program. Recognizing the importance of providing seed money during financially challenging times, Essex Heritage will award $1,500 grants to 10 organizations that steward the region’s nationally significant heritage.

Online applications are being accepted from municipalities and qualified non-profit organizations whose projects support Essex Heritage’s mission to preserve and promote the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area. Applicants have until Feb. 17 to apply in one of three categories: Heritage Education, Heritage Interpretation and Heritage Preservation.

More information is available online at www.essexheritage.org/partnershipgrants.

Oral health fair on Jan. 26

LAWRENCE - The second annual “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Families,” oral health fair will be held Saturday Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3, at the Lawrence Senior Center, 155 Haverhill St.

The fair will offer an array of free dental care services. Several local dentists will be available to provide information about accessing dental care services in the area.

There will also be a short educational sessions about proper brushing and flossing techniques from infancy to adulthood, care of dentures and partials.

Also, representatives from Holy Family Hospital will available to offer MassHealth insurance enrollment, re-enrollment and counseling services.

The fair is sponsored by the City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force.

Greater Lawrence Tech receives $12,500 green grant

ANDOVER - The Grainger Foundation has donated $12,500 to the Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) in support of its Green Energy Training Facility.

“This grant will be used in completing the Alternative Energy Lab, a photovoltaic and solar-thermal green Energy Star classroom,” said Richard Krafton, Construction Technology Academy Supervisor.

By building this center, GLTS will be able to offer evening courses in sustainability and weatherization. “The renewable energy center will train high school students as well, preparing them for a changing workforce that will most certainly include alternative energy,” said Krafton.

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