AROUND THE VALLEY
Seeking Young Artists to Help Beach Birds
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is calling on all youth, grades K through 12, to help spread the word about the importance of beaches to shorebirds by entering the refuge’s 3rd Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest.
By using informational signs to educate visitors about shorebirds, the refuge aims to provide the best experience for beachgoers and shorebirds alike. Submissions for the 3rd Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest will be accepted until March 27. Winning artwork will be chosen from five age categories, which will then be made into signs displayed on refuge beach.
Contest winners will be announced at the refuge’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18, 2020, located at refuge headquarters.
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network Receives $3,000 Grant from the Aubert J. Fay Charitable Fund
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Lowell site recently received a $3,000 grant from the Aubert J. Fay Charitable Fund to hold therapy fairs for children and families who are unable to attend similar community events due to significant emotional, behavioral and mental health conditions.
The therapy fairs offer a safe and controlled environment for children to enjoy food, visit music and movement stations and make sensory items such as worry stones, slime, glitter calming bottles and deep-breathing pinwheels. Parents also have a chance to meet other caregivers of children with similar behavioral and mental health challenges.
Andover Musician Holding Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert in Honor of Her Grandfather
On Saturday, March 21, Andover’s own Michelle Canning Band will host an Alzheimer’s benefit concert in honor of her grandfather. “A Night on the Edge!” will raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to support programs and services for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. The concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Chelmsford Elks Hall.
Parker River Refuge Seeks High-School Students Interested in Alternative Spring Break
Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service on an alternative spring break on the topic of careers in conservation. Journey to seven environmentally-minded organizations to hear about their jobs and carry out a service project. Topics will include marketing, solar installation, organic spa care, research, policy, advocacy, education, maintenance, law enforcement and land stewardship.
US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently looking for high school students who are interested in participating during spring break, between April 20 and 24. You can attend one day or all, and he cost is free.
Pre-register by emailing Lauren Healey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeon Catherine Tucker, MD, FACS, Joins Holy Family Hospital Medical Team
Fellowship-trained breast surgeon Catherine Tucker, MD, FACS, has joined the staff of Holy Family Hospital (HFH) and Steward Medical Group as a dedicated breast surgeon. She is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship trained in breast diseases.
Dr. Tucker is a leading breast surgeon in the Northeast and has specialized in neurosurgery, general surgery and breast surgery at NYU Medical Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Winchester Hospital, and North Shore Medical Center. Before joining the HFH medical staff, she worked for more than 10 years at Hallmark Health Medical Associates.