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December 26, 2012

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Devenne joined People’s United Bank as a senior vice president, team leader, in 2009. She serves on the Friends Committee for the North Shore Education Consortium and is a former board member for the Center for Women & Enterprise of Boston and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Schneider is the chief operating officer for the Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore. He has served on the American Medical Group Association Board of Directors and the Steering Committee for the Group Practice Improvement Network.

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Salem resident Paul Bernstein was honored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at its annual meeting. Bernstein, who is retiring from the chapter board of directors, was recognized for his advocacy for elder seniors and his commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is the premier organization of elder and special needs law attorneys.

Giving

Salem resident Jack Walsh, owner of Dancing Sand, a premier glass art company, donated two custom-etched and hand-painted bottles with the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Logo carved into the glass for the Fallen Heroes Auction at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center on Dec. 7. The bottles raised $1,000 for the charity, which helps surviving military families.

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As part of the annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser, sales associates and employees from the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Salem raised approximately $50,000 through pie sales, which contributed to the more than $560,000 that was generated during this year’s Pie in the Sky campaign for Community Servings. Community Servings is eastern Massachusetts’ only free, home-delivered meals program for families and individuals with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses. For every pie sold, Community Servings will be able to feed one client for five days.

Milestones

The Landmark School Outreach Program in Beverly launched the Language-Based Teaching Series, a collection of teaching guides designed to empower kindergarten-through-grade-12 educators to help struggling students achieve success. “Language-Based Learning Disabilities,” written by Patricia W. Newhall, is the first in the series and provides concise information and a selection of informal diagnostic tools to help teachers identify language-based difficulties and target supportive and remedial instruction. Newhall serves as the associate director for the Landmark School Outreach Program.

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