For Somerville man, swim has special meaning
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Daniela Abbott (center), with her parents Marcia and Jeffrey Hansen.

Daniela Abbott (center), with her parents Marcia and Jeffrey Hansen.

By Louise Carpenter

More than 320 swimmers are currently registered for the 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim on August 13. For one family, joining the Swim for the very first time, with two swimmers and two kayakers, the iconic event has special meaning. Daniela Abbott, 34, has lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for many years with her husband Branden and their children. Abbott grew up a swimmer, and she and her husband have many friends who’ve done the Swim, but she’s never quite found the right reason to dive in herself. Until now.

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M.O.M.’s Run 2016 hits the blacktop
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By Louise Carpenter

~Photos by Bobbie Toner

— Photos by Bobbie Toner

M.O.M.’s Run 2016 took place on Mother’s Day, this past Sunday. The traditional Kids 0.1 Mile took off at 9:30 a.m., with the Walkers 5K following at 9:45 a.m., and the Runners 5K heading out at 10:00 a.m.

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Lyric’s Champs Skating Club season wrap-up
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Skaters and volunteer staff

Skaters and volunteer staff

By Eric Saulnier
Somerville Fire Department

This past weekend, Lyric’s Champs Skating Club finished our second successful season of ice skating lessons. Lyric’s Champs provides one-on-one ice-skating instruction in a sensory friendly environment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as other developmental disabilities.

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Somerville athlete helps take Tufts to tournament

By Rebecca Danvers

Sophomore Melissa Baptista led Tufts' quarterfinal win over Scranton with 23 points.

Sophomore Melissa Baptista led Tufts’ quarterfinal win over Scranton with 23 points.

The Tufts University women’s basketball team competed in their first-ever national title game on Monday, April 4, in Indianapolis. The Jumbos entered the tournament as a 7-seed but have emerged as the Cinderella story in Division III.

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Somerville Middle School wins Championship
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sommid_3_2_16_webSomerville Middle School Team won their 2015-2016 Valley League Championship lead by Coaches Sergio Amaral and John Donovan over the Bedford Junior Bucks in Haverhill on Sunday night.  They ended the season with a 10-4-1 record.

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Etienne places second
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etienne_webSomerville High School Track and Field athlete Gabrielle Etienne finished second at the Massachusetts State Finals on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis center. Her second place throw of 40’11.5″ was her personal best throw of her career and set a new SHS record in the Shot Put.  The previous record of 40’7″ was set in 2009 by Jessica Masse. Pictured with Etienne is throws coach Carl Stauffer.

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Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament
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— Photos by Bobbie Toner

— Photos by Bobbie Toner

Somerville Varsity played Lawrence  at Lawrence  High School on Monday, Feb 15 in the MVC and GBL Tournament. Lawrence won 54 – 47. The next Tournament game is today, Wednesday Feb. 17, against Lowell, at Lawrence High School.

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