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Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Annual Meeting

The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, March 8, at St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 222 Bowdoin St., Winthrop from 2-4 p.m.  The keynote speaker will be Alice Brown from Boston Harbor Now, an organization which encourages people to explore Boston’s waterfront and harbor Islands, plans to develop a Boston water transportation/ferry system and works on issues such as sea-level rise in Boston Harbor.  The meeting will include a review of the year’s activities, presentation of the Good Neighbor Award, and the election of officers for the coming year.  Light refreshments will be served. The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh is an all-volunteer environmental advocacy non-profit organization whose mission is primarily educational.  Throughout the year FBIM sponsors the Belle Isle Harvest Festival, Monday Night Forums, May in the Marsh, spring cleanups, nature walks, tide pool exploration programs, and more.  The annual meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information, email [email protected].

Volunteers Needed

Chelsea Jewish Hospice is seeking volunteers to offer companionship one-two hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Chelsea and surrounding areas. Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply.  Free training provided.  For more information regarding this meaningful opportunity, please contact Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 617-889-0779 or send email to [email protected].

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