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Kids enjoy a free night at All Around Gymnastics Academy in Plainville as part of a community giveback event Feb. 18 hosted by the North Attleboro non-profit Sisters@Heart. (Submitted photo)

NORTH ATTLEBORO - A new North Attleboro nonprofit focused on heart disease awareness hosted its first community giveback event on Feb. 18.

In October, Sisters@Heart - founded by Lisa Deck, Caitlan Kane and Jamie O'Hanlon - hosted a sucessful Heart-Ober fest, raising close to $30,000 in their kickoff fundraising event. Then, on Feb. 18, the group hosted a Kids Night Out event at All Around Gymnastics Academy in Plainville, where youngsters could enjoy supervised open gym time, pizza, popcorn and a movie free of charge.

"We loved being able to give local children an opportunity to get some exercise and have some fun without a cost of them," O'Hanlon said.

School board to honor Lillian Ossipoff

School committee members will meet 7 p.m. Monday for their monthly meeting in the James M. Rice Conference Room at the administration building, 6 Morse St.

The committee will honor Lillian Ossipoff for her donation to the middle school art program and senior Wenhao Wang for her accomplishments as a National Merit Finalist. It also plans to vote on the 2017-18 school calendar and programs.

The agenda also includes a presentation from Heather Baril, the district's nutrition director, and a discussion on leasing out the now vacant Allen Avenue School for additional income.

Help clean up the town

Registration for Keep North Attleboro Beautiful's fifth annual townwide Great American Cleanup is now open. Volunteers can register for the cleanup - which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6 - at A pizza party at the high school featuring Rockin' & Roastin' Cafe coffee will immediately follow the cleanup.

Keep an eye out in your April electric bills for a Keep North Attleboro Beautiful flier with more information regarding the event.

Also don't forget to save the date for April 20 and 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., where online registration confirmation will be held at town hall. Volunteers are encouraged to attend either session to pick up their T-shirt and clean up bags. Various raffle items including themed baskets and gift cards to many local businesses will be available for $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. Winners will be announced at the clean up party.

Questions? Contact Marsha Goldstein at 774-306-1124.

A taste of summer

The Hockomock Area YMCA invites families for a taste of summer camp at their Camp Blast Family Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10. Children can experience a piece of Y Camp hands on through opening and closing ceremonies, face-painting, camp songs, crafts, games, open swim and more while parents have a chance to tour the camp facilities and meet camp staff.

The family night camp will be available at all three locations in Franklin, Foxboro and North Attleboro. More information at

YMCA Weigh to Change

Registration for the Hockomock Area YMCA's Weigh to Change challenge - a 10-week program offering support in fitness and nutrition choices - is now open. Participants at the YMCA's three full-facility branches in Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro will have access to personal training sessions, individual nutrition counseling, group workouts and weekly challenge competitions.

The program will begin April 3 and will run through June 9. Those interested in learning more about the program can attend one of the following information sessions:

NORTH ATTLEBORO BRANCH: 300 Elmwood St.; 6 p.m. March 14 or 8 a.m. March 25.

FOXBORO BRANCH: 67 Mechanic St.; 6:30 p.m. March 15 or 9 a.m. March 25.

FRANKLIN BRANCH: 45 Forge Hill Road; 10:30 a.m. March 18 or 6 p.m. March 22.

KAYLA CANNE can be reached at 508-236-0336, at and on Twitter @SCNAttleboro.

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