Accident victim returns home
Julie Payne Britton, who was seriously injured in an October 18 car accident on Route 117 in Lincoln, finally returned to her home in Greenfield, Mass., late last month after weeks of surgery and rehabilitation, according to this article in the Greenfield Recorder. Britton was on her way home from her employer’s headquarters in Waltham when her Subaru Forester was hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver at about 3 p.m. It took first responders 40 minutes to cut Britton out of her car using the Jaws of Life, Lincoln Police Lt. Sean Kennedy told the newspaper.
Program on peer violence prevention
The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will kick off 2017 with a program entitled “Building Upstanders: What Violence Prevention Strategies are Working in Local High Schools” on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Led by a panel of student members of the Mentors in Violence Prevention programs at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and Wayland High School, the students will share their experiences in teaching their peers ways of identifying warning signs of abuse, preventing their peers from participating in abusive relationships, and promoting respectful interventions in their schools.
The program will be held at 3 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room of the Wayland Public Safety Building. It’s free and open to the public and is appropriate for students and adults interested in preventing abusive relationships among teens and young adults.
Mentors in Violence Prevention is a program of Northeastern University Center for Sport in Society. At L-S, the program has eight trained staff and 40 trained student leaders in grades 10-12. The members plan assemblies and programs for students, including an annual Courage to Care healthy relationship day and White Ribbon Day programming. Students also visit middle schools to talk about healthy relationships and being an upstander.
Talk on students and sleep
Dr. Judith Owens, MD, MPH, will give a talk on the importance of sleep for students on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ephraim Curtis School auditorium (40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury). The event, co-sponsored by the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee, is the first community forum for Sudbury’s School Start Time Committee (SSTC). Owens is the Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and a faculty member in neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is an authority on the neurobehavioral and health consequences of sleep problems in children, sleep health education, and cultural and psychosocial issues impacting sleep.
The project is supported by a grant from the Sudbury Education Resource Fund (SERF), and the event is free and open to the public.For more information, visit the SSTC website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seal picture wins annual Mass Audubon photo contest
Alex Shure of Melrose was named 2016 Grand Prize Winner for his photograph of a harbor seal pup placidly regarding him underwater during a dive in Rockport. His photo was chosen from more than 4,000 images were entered this year in Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors. Click here for a complete list of winners and honorable mentions along with their photographs.