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May 8, 2012

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Annual Food Show: A Salute to Our Heroes tomorrow

Shaheen Bros., Inc. of Amesbury and the Home Base Program announced an Annual Food Show: A Salute to Our Heroes will be held tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Frank Jones Center, 400 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

Vendors from throughout the region will be displaying their products complete with exhibits and demonstrations. This year's show will feature a booth and guests from the Home Base Program. This organization has been established through a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and who live with deployment- or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury. The Home Base Program provides clinical care to these veterans as well as support to their families. The organization also offers education on traumatic brain injury for the public and health care providers and is committed to bringing together world-class researchers to advance diagnosis and treatment options.

Shaheen Bros., Inc. has partnered with the Home Base Program in hopes of raising awareness and increasing support for veterans and for the important work of the Home Base Program.

North of Boston represented at Tourism Day

Sue Ann Pearson, executive director of the North of Boston CVB, along with communications manager Amanda Fancy and Discover Gloucester's Executive Director Linn Parisi, will join state tourism leaders Wednesday, May 9, in coming together to foster awareness of Massachusetts' third-largest industry during Tourism Day at the Statehouse in Boston. Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo are expected to speak at the event, which coincides with National Tourism Week.

The Massachusetts Regional Tourism Councils, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development are working together to present the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Staircase and Nurses Hall in the Statehouse.

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