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Loring School Little Buddy Challenge

The New England Schools of Oom Yung Doe will be holding a Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) tournament at the Curtis Middle School on Saturday October 20 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.  The tournament is open to the public, general admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free.  There will a demonstration at 2:45pm by the New England Demonstration Team as well as adult and children students.  Various higher forms, sparring techniques and weapon movements from the 8 martial arts taught will be demonstrated.?

On Saturday, October 13th, on the heels of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) 16th Annual Buddy Walk, and to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Loring School in Sudbury hosted its first annual “Little Buddy Challenge.”  This program was a second grade social action project aimed at teaching the Loring School Community about Down syndrome as well as accepting differences among one another.  Kids learned that everyone has challenges, whether or not they have special needs.  What’s important is how they can use their strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges.  They learned about working together as a team, helping one another, and how they as individuals can make a difference.

Katie Pinto, a freshman at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, is the winner of the 3rd annual L-S student directory cover art contest. Her winning design was featured on over 900 directories that were sold at back-to-school night in September. The contest, which is sponsored by the Jean Lind Teen Center, is held each spring and is open to all Lincoln and Sudbury students, including 8thgraders who will attend Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in the fall.

When, at the beginning of August, the Solarize Lincoln-Sudbury-Wayland program reached the highest cost-saving tier, the solar coach team decided to go for the megawatt.

Whoever was skeptical back then was proven wrong. On Oct. 5, contract number 107 pushed the program to 1001.75 kW contracted. Lincoln accounts for 27 systems (279 kW), Sudbury for 21 systems (186.75 kW) and Wayland for 59 systems (536 kW).

That it was an ambitious goal is evident from Michelle Waldgeir's reaction. Waldgeir is Astrum Solar's vice president of marketing and she has been working closely with the solar coach team.

“I’ll admit that the first time [the solar coaches] mentioned the number, I wasn’t sure it was going to be possible,” Waldgeir said.

She is full of praise for the solar coach team and the communities of Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland.

"It didn’t take long for us to realize how committed both they and their communities are to sustainable living and solar energy," she said. "They have truly energized their community to lead the way in the state and created a legacy that will live on well beyond the program."

To date, the Solarize Massachusetts program, which runs in 17 communities, has resulted in 454 systems contracted, for 2928.9 kW.

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