CANCER AWARE­NESS EVENT SCHED­ULED FOR NEXT WEEK­END

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New Lon­don — A free Breast Cancer Aware­ness event spon­sored by The Pink Team will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Oct. 21 at Shiloh Fam­ily Life Cen­ter at 3 Garvin St.

Breast cancer screen­ings, sur­vival tes­ti­monies and in­for­ma­tion about sur­gi­cal re­con­struc­tion op­tions are among the top­ics that will be dis­cussed. A light lunch will be served, so at­ten­dees are asked to RSVP by Oct. 18 by call­ing An­nita Har­ris at 860-460-6179, Lisa Car­bone at 860-884-8060 or by email­ing nitabeuria@ya­hoo.com.

50 Shades of Pink is a non­profit amed at sup­port­ing fam­i­lies as mem­bers are un­der­go­ing cancer treat­ments.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Face­book event page. to ben­e­fit the St. Fran­cis House li­brary.

The li­brary, open to the pub­lic on 4 to 6 p.m. Mon­days or by ap­point­ment, of­fers a unique col­lec­tion of books on the­ol­ogy, so­cial jus­tice, bi­og­ra­phy and women’s is­sues, along with poetry and more.

The sale will take place at the non-profit, lo­cated at 30 Broad Street in New Lon­don. Books in the sale will in­clude chil­dren’s books and poetry as well as fic­tion, spir­i­tu­al­ity, phi­los­o­phy and so­cial jus­tice.

A cat­a­log of the li­brary’s col­lec­tions may be viewed at www.stfran­cishouseNL.org. To sched­ule a time to visit the li­brary, or for more in­for­ma­tion on the book sale, con­tact: stfran­cishouseNL@att.net, or 860-437-8890. in­creased ac­tiv­ity at the sta­tion over the past sev­eral weeks in prepa­ra­tion for the op­er­a­tion. They planned to take Unit 3 off­line Thurs­day for a reg­u­larly sched­uled re­fu­el­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Do­min­ion, more than 900 sup­ple­men­tal staffers will as­sist the plant’s 1,100 full-time per­son­nel to per­form main­te­nance and pre­pare the unit for its next 18 months of op­er­a­tion.

Of­fi­cials re­minded res­i­dents that tak­ing a unit off­line can be a noisy process, as it re­quires the vent­ing of steam. They ex­pect the main­te­nance will take about a month.

Any­one with ques­tions can con­tact Ken Holt, man­ager of Mill­stone’s nu­clear com­mu­ni­ca­tions, at (860) 440-0132. New Lon­don site and the city’s first re­spon­ders.

The fund­ing was an­nounced dur­ing a cer­e­mony Thurs­day at the New Lon­don Fire Depart­ment Head­quar­ters at 289 Bank St.

Natchaug Hospi­tal will use the funds to pur­chase Nalox­one kits, known com­mer­cially as Nar­can, for fam­ily mem­bers of clients who have been treated for opi­oid ad­dic­tion and/or over­dose, and also will dis­trib­ute them to New Lon­don first re­spon­ders who will carry them for emer­gency re­sponse.

Nar­can pre­vents opi­ate over­dose death by quickly re­vers­ing the ef­fects of the drug. While phar­ma­cies in Con­necti­cut can now pre­scribe and dis­trib­ute Nar­can and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing kit over the counter, it is ex­pen­sive and not cov­ered by in­sur­ance.

Natchaug Hospi­tal is a mem­ber of the Hart­ford Health­care Be­hav­ioral Health Net­work.

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