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The Shrewsbury Historical Society is seeking nominations for the 2008 Spirit of History Award.

The award recognizes an individual, who during the past year has made a significant contribution to preserving, promoting or sharing the history of Shrewsbury.

Nominees need not be members of the Shrewsbury Historical Society, but should show a record of outstanding, active leadership, service and interest in Shrewsbury's history 2007 to 2008. Any Shrewsbury resident can be nominated.

Nominations, including the name, address and phone number of the candidate and the person making the nomination, as well as a brief statement supporting the nomination, should be mailed by May 1 to: President, Shrewsbury Historical Society, PO Box 641, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Courtney-Elizabeth Mayo of Shrewsbury recently joined Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., a Worcester-based firm concentrating in civil litigation, business law and real estate law, as an associate.

Mayo's practice focuses on civil litigation on behalf of both corporate and individual clients in state and federal court on such matters as public and private construction law issues, commercial real estate and complex business litigation.

She has represented clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution on matters including breach of contract, construction defects, design errors, schedule disputes, collections, lien rights, defective materials, owner interference claims, termination for default, easement project documentation, and bond claims.

Prior to joining Hassett & Donnelly, Mayo was a civil litigation associate at Nathanson and Goldberg, P.C.

Shrewsbury resident Lee Joseph, of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Worcester, recently received the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage International President's Circle award.

The award recognizes those sales associates who rank within the top 7 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.

Joseph is a vice president with Coldwell Banker and holds an accredited buyer representative, certified residential specialist, senior residential specialist, certified negotiation specialist and graduate Realtor Institute certifications.

She is a member of the Builders Association of Central Massachusetts and holds a construction supervisor's license. Active in the Greater Worcester Board of Realtors, Joseph also sits on the Professional Standards committee.

Artwork by Linda Davis, Dan McCann and Henry Wood, all of Shrewsbury, will appear in the sixth annual art show April 27 through May 27, at Goddard House, 1199 Main St., Worcester.

The exhibit showcases the works of 34 local artists in a variety of media, including painting, photography, engraving, mixed media, prints, sculpture, textile, collage and stone.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall is free and open to the public daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

Daniel Stockhaus of Shrewsbury, majoring in sociology, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2007 semester at UMass, Amherst.

Stockhaus graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 2004 and is the son of David and Linda Stockhaus of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team coach Marc Rischitelli was recently inducted into the Massachusetts Forensics League Hall of Fame.

The Massachusetts Forensic League (MFL) Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize those in the league's past and present who have compiled a distinguished career of service and dedication for their students, and all the students of the MFL.

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CUTLINE: (1) Lee Joseph. (2) Visiting with author Loree Griffin Burns (back row) at Paton School, on April 2, are (from left) Aurora Koren, Maya Casey, Margaret Tipple, Ben Knight, Skye VanWie and Jesse VanWie. Burns spoke about her book, `Tracking Trash,' during both a day and evening program at the school. (3) Heidi Wolf (left), founder of Speaking American, presents a certificate of participation to Akshay Alamuri, a grade 3 finalist in a statewide public speaking contest held at the Boston Public Library on April 6. Akshay, a student at Coolidge School, is applauded by judges Cathy Goodwin and George Brown, assistant director/ head of adult services at the Shrewsbury Public Library.
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