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Somerville students take strides for health

FRENCH DRESSING — About 100 students from Thorpe Elementary School in Danvers modeled fashions to raise more than $6,000 to expand and renovate the school library and create a common learning and research area. Third-graders (from left) Emma Wilichoski, Maxine Lapine, and Lilly Walfield dressed with a Paris theme.
FRENCH DRESSING — About 100 students from Thorpe Elementary School in Danvers modeled fashions to raise more than $6,000 to expand and renovate the school library and create a common learning and research area. Third-graders (from left) Emma Wilichoski, Maxine Lapine, and Lilly Walfield dressed with a Paris theme.

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Students at the Brown School in Somerville are putting one foot in front of the other to get an active start to the school day. It is part of a Walk to School pilot program that began March 3.

Students and their parents or guardians now have the option of being dropped off in a special zone near the intersection of Morrison and Willow avenues, and walking the three blocks to the elementary school.

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