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March 19, 2009
 

Sister Anne Fahey

The Sisters of Charity will celebrate their ninth annual Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Luncheon, and the 200th anniversary of the Sisters of Charity's founding by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, on March 29 at Lantana's in Randolph. The Elizabeth Ann Seton awardees include Dorchester native Sister Anne Fahey, who entered the Sisters of Charity - Halifax in 1951. Her ministry has taken her from Boston to Nova Scotia to New York and back. Sr. Anne has served as a teacher, school principal, Development Director at Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School, and a founding director at Elizabeth Seton Academy, Dorchester.

Sister Anne currently volunteers in the Advancement Office of Elizabeth Seton Academy. She is also actively involved in spiritual work as a member of a Cursillo Team at St. Basil's Monastery, Methuen. In this capacity, Sr. Anne meets on retreat weekends with countless women who, like Elizabeth Ann Seton, may be single, married, mothers, widows, or single parents.

Other awardees at the luncheon are Vincentine Goggin, and Stephen Hanley, Executive Director of WAITT House, and Bert and John Jacobs, founders of Life is Good. Jordan Rich, host of WBZ's late night talk radio show, will be Master of Ceremonies. For tickets and more information, please e-mail rprevite@schalifax.org.

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Three Dorchester runners 0 Michael Crowell, 37, Scott MacKay, 37, and Katie Markunas, 28 - are putting in long hours of cold winter training to get ready for the April 20th Boston Marathon. The three are part of a team that will raise thousands of dollars for those who suffer from life-threatening liver diseases as part of theAmerican Liver Foundation's Run for Research (RFR) team. 

To date, thousands of RFR team members have raised over $12 million dollars for critical programs. The 2009 RFR team hopes to raise over $1 million.  To make a donation to a Run for Research® team member from your town, please visit liverteam.org.

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Shavoryia McElroy, 17, a Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club member from Dorchester, is one of 26 young people who have been awarded scholarships from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network at the Museum of Science. The Clubhouse-to-College (C2C) Scholarships help members to pursue studies beyond high school and realize their full potential.

"It makes me feel proud to know that I can earn an award like this, and I'm so thankful to receive it because it will really help me go to college," said McElroy, who has been active in the Computer Clubhouse for nearly 10 years. "I've learned a lot through this program beyond technology skills that will help me in the future. I also learned how to be creative and have fun."

"The Computer Clubhouse is an essential program in our Club, inspiring members to challenge themselves in ways that otherwise would not be possible, and helping the staff prepare young people for future education and employment opportunities," said Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club Technology Director Corey Stallings. "We are so proud of Shavoryia for all of her accomplishments in the Computer Clubhouse and throughout the Club, and for her commitment to realize her full potential through education."

With funding from the Intel Foundation, C2C Scholarships are intended to provide the resources to selected Computer Clubhouse members or alumni to support their transition to post high school education. The Intel Foundation has generously committed $600,000 to the C2C Scholarship program over the next 5 years, which allows the Network to provide greater financial support and expand the number of scholarships to members and alumni who are pursuing secondary education.

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Dorchester resident Glory Wideman-Hughes recently joined The Boston Home as Director of the B.Fit outpatient program for socialization and wellness,  which is open to community residents with conditions similar to those of TBH residents.  TBH is a residence and center for care of adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases.

Wideman-Hughes received her B.S. from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.  She has received training and certification from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

"Our outpatient services are growing and gaining more members," said Marva Serotkin, President and CEO of The Boston Home.  "Programs like B.Fit! allow us to share our expertise and technology with community members, and the socialization is also stimulating for our residents."

For more about B.Fit!, call 617-326-4300.

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Dorchester's Samantha Curley was part of the Fontbonne Academy ice hockey team that won the Division 2 State Championship on Sunday at the TD Banknorth Garden. The Fontbonne skaters bested Whitman- Hanson/Pembroke with a final score of 3-0, led by sophomore Taylor Sheppard of North Quincy, who scored all three goals, and senior Kristen Connors of East Weymouth, the goalie, who didn't let in any of the eighteen shots fired at her.  It was her fourth consecutive shutout.  Samantha is a member of the class of 2011.

 

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