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June 10, 2014

Boys & Girls Club golf tournament on June 16

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Author Nancy Thayer to visit Nevins Memorial Library

METHUEN - The Nevins Memorial Library will welcome best-selling author Nancy Thayer Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Thayer’s books include The Hot Flash Club series, Summer Breeze, and Heat Wave, among others. She will talk about those works and her latest novel, Nantucket Sisters, which is set for publication on June 17.

Books will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register for the program, please contact the Circulation Department at (978) 686-4080, x16 or log on to www.nevinslibrary.org and click on the Calendar of Events tab.

Yale Book Award goes to Lawrence High junior

LAWRENCE — Jarinel Gomez, 17, a junior at Performing and Fine Arts School of Lawrence High School, was named the LHS Campus recipient of the 2014 Yale University Book Award.

She was lauded as a student of “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise,” and one who “exemplifies the characteristics of a Yale student.” The annual Yale Book Award is given to a student and honors the academic, extracurricular, leadership and volunteer work of that high school student at the end of their junior year.

She is the daughter of Mrs. Sandra Gomez.

School wins award for breakfast program

LAWRENCE — The Lawlor School Early Childhood Center is among 30 Massachusetts schools to receive a $500 Healthy Start Award from the Eos Foundation for providing free breakfast in the classroom.

The Eos Foundation, an independent charitable trust founded in 2004, has announced a 10-year commitment to support universal free breakfast in the classroom of low income schools across Massachusetts.

“Universal free, breakfast in the classroom is a straightforward solution to combat childhood hunger in Massachusetts, with well-documented academic, behavioral, and financial benefits,” said Andrea Silbert, president of the Eos Foundation. “Breakfast in the classroom programs have been linked to improved student focus on morning lessons, performance on standardized tests, improved school attendance, fewer hunger-related visits to the school nurse, as well as long-term health benefits.”

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