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What's Going on in Needham and Wellesley: Marathon Runners and the Gordon Prize

A look at some of of the community bulletins uploaded to Patch in the past week.

Here are just a few of the announcements Needham readers shared this week on Patch: 

Runners Needed for American Liver Foundation's Research Boston Marathon Team! - The American Liver Foundation still has spots available on their 2013 Boston Marathon team, Run for Research. It’s challenging to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and charity spots go quickly. But for anyone looking to participate in this inspiring Boston tradition, consider joining the Run for Research Team.

Olin College Leadership Receives Gordon Prize - Olin College of Engineering's three founding academic leaders, Richard Miller, David Kerns and Sherra Kerns, received one of engineering's highest honors - the Bernard M. Gordon Prize. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the National Academy of Engineering to recognize innovation

Red Sox players sign autographs to support the Jimmy Fund - New Stars for Young Stars! Red Sox players sign autographs to support the Jimmy Fund BOSTON. Baseball fans have a chance to meet the newest Boston Red Sox players and up-and-coming minor leaguers on Saturday, January 19

Needham Community Council and Norfolk Lodge A.F&A.M - On December 15, 2012, Norfolk Lodge A.F & A.M continued its long standing tradition of donating 20 Christmas Trees to the Needham Community Council along with $300.00 to use towards the Needham food pantry for those in need during this Holiday Season.

Debi Benoit's Holiday Toy Drive with Special Guest Rob Ninkovich - In December, Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate hosted her annual holiday toy drive for MassGeneral Hospital for Children.  The toy drive was an overwhelming success and another record number of toys were delivered to the children at Mass General. 

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