BC-MA–Member Exchange Advisory, MA

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Here are the Massachusetts member exchange stories for Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The stories will move in advance on Tuesday and will move again on the designated days.

SATURDAY, Nov. 30:

CYCLING FOR DIABETES

OTIS, Mass. — Wendy Lampro has biked thousands of miles in 100-degree heat, sub-freezing weather and days following a serious operation — all in memory of her sister who died a decade ago this month. Most recently in Tuscon, Ariz., Lampro planned to peddle in her fifth “Ride to Cure” since Kelly Alden-Terranova, 41, of South Lee passed away Nov. 25, 2003 from complications of Type 1 diabetes. The 111-mile cycling fundraiser will benefit the Greater Connecticut/Western Massachusetts chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Alden-Terranova losing her 28-year battle with Type 1 and concern for those living with the disease formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes are key reasons Lampro pushes her body and bicycle to the limit. By Dick Lindsay, The Berkshire Eagle.

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HARP-PLAYING CHAMPION

LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Haley Hewitt, 25, recently won the Scottish Harp Society of America’s National Championship in Ligonier, Pa. One of the judges at the event, Sharon Knowles, said of Hewitt’s performance: “The tone and color of … Hewitt’s performance was outstanding … I have judged several national competitions, and Haley is the most accomplished performer I have heard to date.” By Christine White, The Republican.

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SUNDAY, Dec. 1:

BRONZE ROLLER SKATER

TAUNTON, Mass. — A roller skater from Taunton came home from Taiwan as a world championship medal winner. Taunton’s Katelyn Rodgers, along with her skating partner Spencer Swetnam, earned bronze medals for their performances during the junior class team dance competition at the World Roller Figure Skating Championships in Tapei City. “I thought we skated very well,” said Rodgers, 18, who is a student at Boston College. “My coach and partner feel the same way. We are very proud of the way we skated.” By Marc Larocque, Taunton Gazette.

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LIGHTHOUSE BUILDER

QUINCY, Mass. — The lighthouse in front of Carl Hosea’s home has been a something of a beacon for people driving on Quincy Shore Drive for 15 years. “A lot of people use this lighthouse for directions: ‘Go down until you see the lighthouse’ or ‘Take the next right after the lighthouse,’ ” Hosea said. Hosea, a union carpenter for 33 years, recently replaced the original lighthouse, which he built in his basement 15 years ago, with a newer version he crafted in his garage. By Edward Donga, The Patriot Ledger.

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