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Novato briefs: Relay for Life celebrates 100 years

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Novato Relay for Life honors 100 years

The American Cancer Society will celebrate 100 years of fighting cancer on May 22. To celebrate the Novato Relay for Life committee have Luminaria bags to light driveways or porches on Wednesday.

Novato’s Relay for Life Chair Crystal Ferreira and this year’s committee are preparing to Paint the Town Purple on Saturday, May 25 to highlight this year’s Relay for Life, which will be held July 27-28 at San Jose Middle School. The weekend will celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and benefit the American Cancer Society in Marin County.

To pick up Luminaria bags or participate in this year’s relay, call Ferreira at (707) 718-5890 or Michelle Rugani-Lewis at (415) 320-5142. Luminarias are candlelit, decorated paper bags to honor and remember a special loved one.

NSD’s family-friendly events

Novato Sanitary District’s Dee Johnson and Novato Disposal’s Bessie Martinez staffed a joint booth at the Novato School Fuel Fun Fair. They had a recyclables toss and information about recycling and pollution prevention. The booth contributed $500 to support Novato education.

Three people from Novato Sanitary District participated in the Fishing in the City program. Board President Mike Di Giorgio taught casting; John Bailey from Veolia helped with registration and Manager Beverly James taught about protecting the watershed from pollution. The Fishing in the City program is jointly sponsored by Rotary of Novato Sunrise who help host with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife every year.

The kids and adults learned about fishing, sportsmanship, nature, the environment and the importance of recycling and protecting resources and the Earth.

Bank of Marin Board member retires

Bank of Marin announced the retirement of Joseph Martino after 13 years of service on the company’s Boards of Directors. Recognized for his business expertise and community contributions, Martino has been a longtime Marin resident since 1969. He currently resides in San Rafael.

“We have benefited greatly from his insights and experience in business and from his commitment as a volunteer,” said Joel Sklar, M.D., Chairman of the Board. “He will be greatly missed and we wish him well.”

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