SPUR launches biggest Holiday Cheer Drive yet
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SPUR launches biggest Holiday Cheer Drive yet

SPUR has launched its annual Holiday Cheer Drive, collecting, wrapping and delivering holiday gifts for 613 local children — as well as adults experiencing homelessness — in five communities: Marblehead, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly and Lynn. SPUR has never sought to serve more people in a holiday drive. How does it work? SPUR partners with school counselors, social workers, food pantry directors and other social service providers to give winter essentials along with a few meaningful gifts to those in need. Getting into the holiday giving spirit at SPUR.  COURTESY PHOTOS Working with each individual recipient, the caseworkers and counselors submit a wish list that includes items the individual wants, items the individual needs, items to wear and something to read. Then...
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Marblehead Select Board posts volunteer opportunities

The following boards, commissions and committees have openings for appointed positions. Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume to the Select Board at Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., or email wileyk@marblehead.org. For more information, call the Select Board's office at 781-631-0000. — Affordable Housing Trust Fund — one-year term   — Conservation Commission — three-year term — Finance Committee — three-year term   — Historical Commission — three-year term — Marblehead Disabilities Commission — three-year term — Measurer of Leather (honorific title) — one-year term — Task Force Against Discrimination — one-year term — Marblehead Cultural Council — three-year term, four vacancies
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