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For a hero

For a hero
Fallen Peabody firefighter James M. Rice was honored posthumously at the Boston Celtics game recently. Rice’s family, including his wife Amy and their three children, accepted the award. The family was joined by Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce, Massachusetts State Lottery Executive Director Paul Stenburg and Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert.

Brooksby Village creates Superbowl video

The residents of the Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody made a short one minute YouTube video in honor of the New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Gym Warriors in Peabody trains female powerlifters

The women here are slim and pretty, manicured and never without makeup - but don’t be fooled. A half-dozen are elite powerhouses of strength and stamina, some capable of cranking up weights twice as heavy as they are, training at Gym Warriors in Peabody
Girls' soccer team celebrates title The Peabody High girls' soccer team celebrated their state championship at Century Bank.

Girls' soccer team celebrates title

In celebration of capturing the first ever soccer state title for Peabody, the Peabody Veterans Memorial High girls' soccer team gathered at Century Bank.
Joe Pechinsky; stellar fencing coach, at 92 Joe Pechinsky, shown instructing Cathy McClellan in 1990, was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily

Joe Pechinsky; stellar fencing coach, at 92

Taking a sport better known in the Ivy League than in the more modest environs of the Salem YMCA, where he first started coaching fencing in the 1960s, Joe Pechinsky helped send five fencers to the Olympics. Boston Globe, 10/3/11
Extras invited to lacrosse film game ((Kent Eanes Photo) )Lanny Ellis (left) and John Wallace have roles as players in the movie, “Crooked Arrows,’’ being filmed on the North Shore.

Extras invited to lacrosse film game

Extras who want to take part in the Saturday filming of "Crooked Arrows" should register on the crookedarrows.com website. Filming begins at 7 a.m., and lunch will be provided. Boston Globe, 8/11/11

Local man matches candlepin bowling record

Chris Sargent has been a professional candlepin bowler for 20 years, and his average score hovers around 125 points. But on one string Friday night in Peabody, the Haverhill resident nearly doubled his average score, and his 245 tied the world record for a single-string score. Boston Globe, 5/19/11

Local 2011 Winter All-Scholastics

Local 2011 Winter All-Scholastics (Winslow Towson for The Boston Globe)
Pat Connaughton led St. John's Prep to the Division 1 basketball title and earned Athlete of the Year honors. See all The Boston Globe Winter All-Scholastics plus league All-Stars.
For local players, baseball proves fickle (Jay Metz)Jeff Allison

For local players, baseball proves fickle

Like Matt Antonelli, another million-dollar bonus baby from Peabody, Jeff Allison continues to toil in the minors, hoping for a shot at the big show.
Holy Cross mourns loss of John Bezemes (Holy Cross)

Holy Cross mourns loss of John Bezemes

John E. Bezemes, 90, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 27.
Unflagging enthusiasm leads to Disney World

Unflagging enthusiasm leads to Disney World

Their magical road to Disney and the kickoff of the NFL Tournament of Champions started on the turf at Gillette Stadium last June. There in Foxborough, eight wide-eyed youths representing the North Shore Flag Football League first showcased their talent and promise. Boston Globe, 2/24/11