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November 15, 2013

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Local man needs lung transplant

A fundraiser planned for tomorrow will honor a Georgetown man who needs a double lung transplant to survive.

“Lungs for Scott” will run from 5 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Post Hall, 435 Andover St., Georgetown. Scott Collin, 45, has been struggling for two years with the disease scleroderma and has undergone 12 months of chemotherapy.

He is an employee of the Georgetown Water Department.

The evening will include raffles, gift baskets, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 978-352-2276 or at the door.

Donations can also be made at Georgetown Bank, 2 E. Main St., to the account called “Lungs for Scott.”

Learn how to shift your mood

A free program on Thursday, Nov. 21, will teach you how to “Choose Your Mood, Change Your Life.”

Newburyport author, speaker and leadership coach Don Arnoudse will give a 90-minute talk and interactive discussion at 7 p.m. in the Newburyport City Hall auditorium, 60 Pleasant St. Refreshments will be served started at 6:30.

Arnoudse is committed to shifting the primary mood of our times from fear to exuberance.

He will share stories about the surprising power of mood in all aspects of life.

Blood drives in local communities

There are several upcoming blood drives in the region:

Salisbury: Today, 1 to 6 p.m., Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road

Amesbury: Monday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sparhawk Theatre, 196 Main St.

Newburyport: Monday, Nov. 25, 2 to 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 25 Low St.

Rowley: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2 to 7 p.m., Rowley Veterans Association, 19 Bradford St.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit


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