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What can we do for so many of our family and friends who courageously fight or have lost their battle to cancer? We can do what we all do best: dance!

On Nov. 18 at the Rumney Marsh Academy Gymnasium, 140 American Legion Highway,  from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , we will celebrate life and provide for others during the season of giving…together!

Last year, Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA) hosted its first ever Dance-A-Thon benefitting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and will continue the tradition this November. The Dance-A-Thon is a fun and fitness based activity for dancers of all ages and levels. This year, NZDA has extended the invitation to other local dancing schools, in hopes to help find a cure for cancer by raising money for cancer research. 

The Dance-A-Thon is an open house event and all parents and family members are welcome to join in on the fun. There will be live dance performances, follow-along routines, event day drawings, and prizes for the top earning dance schools, including an opportunity to perform at the 2019 “Scooper Bowl” in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. 

The fundraising goal for this event is $25,000 and we encourage you to donate in honor of those you know and love who are battling this disease. To make a donation in support of your dancing school, please select the specific fundraising page from the list below. All donations are appreciated immensely, and one hundred percent of all money raised is given directly to Dana-Farber.


Seeking children in need of special ed services

The Revere Public School district recognizes its responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries.  The District has a “child find” process that is designed to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities residing in Revere ages three through grade 12 or 3 age 21 if they have not received a high school diploma.

If you know a child who lives in the city of Revere who may be in the need of special education and/or related services, please contact the Revere Special Education Office, 101 School St., Revere, MA 02151, 781-286-8240, for further information regarding the referral and evaluation process.

Fall Craft Fair St John’s Episcopal Church

St John’s Episcopal Church celebrates autumn with its 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday Oct. 13, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., at 222 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop, featuring items to inspire seasonal decorating as well as Halloween spirit.

Shoppers will select from an abundance of unique crafts, including quilted treasures, nautical decorations, traditional and handcrafted jewelry, aromatic soaps, paintings, greeting cards and photographs by local artists, plus seasonal floral arrangements. In addition, the fair will be proffering a bounty of imaginative and whimsical Halloween decor to delight all ages. Craft vendors from far and near are gathering for this event.

Adding to the congenial and welcoming shopping atmosphere, St John’s will be offering savory lunches available for purchase, such as grilled hot dogs, Philly mac and cheese bowls, chili, and bagged lobster lunches that include chips and a home-baked triple chocolate brownie. Lobster lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To stave off possible disappointment, lobster lovers are encouraged to reserve their lunches by phoning or texting Carol at 617-913-5182. Lunches may be enjoyed in the sunny parish café.

There will be a “split the pot” winner announced at the end of the fair. Patrons are encourage to stop by the contest entry table to join in the fun.

Rounding out the year, St John’s will be offering its renowned Snowflake Fair on December 1 from 10am to 2pm.

The St John’s Episcopal Church website is at, where upcoming events and observances are posted in detail. St John’s Church and Parish Hall are wheelchair accessible.

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