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October 30, 2013

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Karate academy raises $4,300 to fight MS

The Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy, 2 Pond Road, recently conducted a Kickathon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising more than $4,300.

About 40 students kicked for up to two hours, showing tremendous discipline and perseverance, in order to support muscle disease research to find a cure for ALS, muscular dystrophy and other life-threatening muscle diseases.

This has been an annual event at the karate academy, and staff and students are looking forward to another great kickathon next year.

Cote named gallery manager

The Board of Trustees of the North Shore Arts Association, based in Gloucester, as announced the appointment of Linda Cote, assistant director of the Rockport Art Association, to the full-time, year-round position of gallery manager of the NSAA, effective the end of October.

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