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Whitinsville Christian student receives prestigious award.

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Arleigh McRae, a junior at Whitinsville Christian School, has received the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. The medal is awarded annually to students who have distinguished themselves as their school's most promising science and mathematics student.

Arleigh is a member of the National Honor Society, a two-time All-State cross-country runner and captain of the winter track and cross-country teams. She is the daughter of John and Claire McRae.

Rotary Club hosts English visitors

UXBRIDGE - The Uxbridge Rotary Club recently hosted Rotary visitors from England as a part of the Bandey Hefler Friendship Exchange.

"The British Are Coming!" said Rotary Club member Marcia Davis in announcing the exchange.

The program is intended to foster greater friendship and good will between members of Rotary International. The English Rotarians, Nigel Butt and Bill and Lu Hunsley, stayed with Ms. Davis and club member Joan MacKinnon.

In addition to tours of New England, the guests attended a meeting of the Uxbridge Rotary Club. This is the second time Ms. Davis and Ms. MacKinnon have hosted visiting Rotarians. Visits take place on a rotating schedule, and next year Uxbridge Rotary Club members will have a chance to visit their counterparts in England.

The Bandey Hefler Friendship Exchange is a long-running program involving Rotary District 7910 in the U.S. and England's Districts 1110, 1140 and 1250. It began in 1973 when Frank Bandey of England met Bill Hefler of the Dedham Rotary Club at an assembly in New York and they conceived the idea of an international fellowship exchange.

Whitinsville native

to discuss new book

UXBRIDGE - Tom Crawford, a Whitinsville native who lives in Hilton Head Island, S.C., recently discussed his newly published book "Foibles" (Catawba Publishing Co.) at Blissful Meadows Golf Club.

Mr. Crawford is a former reporter at the Worcester Telegram, foreign correspondent for United Press International, and news editor at The Springfield Union and Republican. His book is a collection of 30 essays.



CUTLINE: REOPENED - The People First Food Pantry at First Evangelical Congregational Church, 19 Douglas St., Uxbridge, recently had a grand reopening celebration. From left, Holly Earl, the original food pantry coordinator; Dennis Smith, the food pantry secretary; state Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge; and state Rep. Jennifer M. Callahan, D-Sutton, attended the event.
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Date:Oct 8, 2009
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