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2 INDEX Classifieds ...............................................................................13-16 Police Log .......................................................................................4 Real Estate ...............................................................................14-16 Religious Notes .............................................................................8 Seniors ...........................................................................................6 Sports .......................................................................................9-12 St. John the Baptist School in Peabody prepares for its 125th anniversary Little did the St. John Parish’s first pastor, Fr. Michael Masterson, know that the school he built and opened in 1893 would still be going strong in 2018. This coming September will be the 125th time the school bell has rung on the first day of school. The school opened at that time with 400 students, the same number of students the school enrolls today. For 125 years, 180 days each year, 5 days each week, our students have come to St. John’s to explore, flourish and grow. St. John School now educates students from the age of 3 through Grade 8 and our families come to us from over 10 North Shore communities. Every year our 8th graders graduate from our school and move on to high schools as group leaders, top scholars, superb athletes and community members committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Over the past 125 years, St. John School has given thousands of children the opportunity to create, freedom to explore, the chance to cultivate learning and the moment to lead! Enrollment going on now for the 2018-2019 school year. Tours are always available by appointment. Stop by and see for yourself the value of a Catholic education. Tai Chi for Healthy Aging at the Peabody Institute Library The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce “Tai Chi for Healthy Aging.” This 7-week class begins on Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. Initial registration for this class is limited to first-time participants. Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, which are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. This class will meet for 7 weeks; signing up for the first class registers you for the complete 7-week series. No previous Tai Chi experience is necessary for participation in the class. For more information and to register, please call 978-531- 0100 ext. 10, or register online at org. http://www.peabodylibrary. WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 APRIL 12, 2018 By Adam Swift Editor Student helps save grandmother from allergic reaction It’s not the kind of thing you want to wake up to, especially if you’re only 8 years old. Early last Wednesday morning, Jaelyn Richardson’s grandmother was having an allergic reaction. The Welch Elementary School third-grader and her chihuahua, Tony, were the only ones home. But Richardson quickly called 911. “The police told me what to do, and I used an EpiPen myself,” said Richardson. She said her grandmother has had allergic reactions before, sometimes from eating seafood, and that there was an EpiPen in the house. Richardson said she was scared, but used the EpiPen and her grandmother improved a little bit in time for first-responders to arrive. “The police then took the EpiPen off of her and told me to go to a friend’s house to sleep over for a little more before I had to go to school,” she said. On Friday, Richardson said her grandmother was still feeling the aftermath of the allergic reaction, but was doing better. Lynne Swensen, Richardson’s third grade teacher at the Welch School, said she was amazed to hear how cool and collected her student was under pressure, even though Richardson said she was scared at the time. “When she came in and said PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK Jaelyn Richardson wears a nurses hat given to her by the school nurse at Welch Elementary School after she saved her grandmother with an EpiPen when she was having an allergic reaction this past week. she had to call 911 and give the EpiPen to her grandmother, it was unbelievable to think that an 8-year-old could do that,” said Swensen. After her life-saving actions, Richardson was given a handmade nurse’s hat by the school nurse. Even with her quick thinking, the third-grader said she isn’t really thinking about pursuing a future career in medicine, even though she did say her favorite subject in school is science. “I want to be a teacher or a lawyer,” she said. When she isn’t in school, Richardson said she enjoys watching television and playing with her friends. Peabody Garden Club Scholarship deadline extended The Peabody Garden Club Scholarship deadline date has been extended to May 15. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each to two high school or college students furthering his/her education in any of the following: Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Land Management, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Floriculture, Conservation, or City Planning. The applicant must be a Peabody resident and a graduating senior of an accredited private, public, vocational, or charter high school accepted to an accredited two or four year college or institute of higher education or a current college student. To obtain an application contact Joan Ciampat jciampa9@ gmail.com. Catering available SU CHANG’S Come Relax & Enjoy Authentic Chinese Cuisine Remember, Take-out is always available for your special function Functions from 2-200 Music Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 373 Lowell St., Peabody • Tel. 531-3366 • Fax 531-3060 LUNCH M-F 11:30-3PM • Take Out Always Available by Phone, Fax or our Website SUN-THURS 11:30-10 PM • FRI-SAT 11:30-11PM www.SuChangsPeabody.com Now Accepting Applications for SUMMER DAY CAMP Ages 4.5 to 14 Jim Loscutoff’s CAMP EVERGREEN Our 55 th Year Providing a Wonderful Camping Experience for Boys & Girls in a Natural Forest Setting. 2 Pools • Softball • Tennis • Archery • Boating and More!!! Door to Door Transportation www.campevergreen.com Phone: 978.475.2502 166 Jenkins Road, Andover, MA This camp complies with the regulations of the M.D.P.H. & is licensed by the Andover Board of Health. We want to hear from you! Send us a letter at editor@weeklynews.net. Letters should be no more than 300 words.

APRIL 12, 2018 By Adam Swift Editor Sonia Schreiber Weitz made a promise to tell about the horrors of the Holocaust. Nearly eight years after her death, Weitz’s promise lived on during Salem State University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration ceremony at the Higgins Middle School Monday night. “This is the signature event of our program every year, where we commemorate the Holocaust and the six million Jews and others who died and suffered, “said professor Christopher Mauriello, director of the CHGS at Salem State. With the rise of the altright and studies that show increases in anti-Semitism and hate crimes across the state and the country, Mauriello said remembering the tragedy and suffering of the Holocaust and genocides throughout the world is more important now than ever. The event featured the presentation of the American flag by local veterans, performances by the Salem State Community Chorus, a candle-lighting ceremony for survivors and family, and a keynote address by professor Omer Bartov, author of “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz.” The book tells the story of how a small Eastern European town inhabited by Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians was a microcosm for many of the larger horrors of the Holocaust. Bartov said that while there has been much focus on the faceless nature of the Holocaust as perpetrated by the Nazis, in reality, many of the killings took place in small towns like Buczacz and underlined existing ethnic and religious tensions. 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St. John’s Prep teacher Mary Kiley, presented a tribute to Weitz, featuring photos from a trip she made with students Visit our website at: to the Mauthausen camp in Austria, the camp where Weitz’s father was killed and the last camp Weitz was prisoner before the Allied liberation in May of 1945. During their time at Mauthausen, Kiley and the students held a memorial service for Weitz’s father. Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt talked about hearing Weitz speak when he was a junior at Peabody High School. “She really left a powerful impact on me,” said Bettencourt. “Now, as a leader in the city, I want to play a role in continuing Your Home Is Your Castle Let Me Treat You Like Royalty If you’re thinking of selling, now is the time. 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