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October 22, 2009

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Children's brain functions to be subject of Cooperstown talk

COOPERSTOWN _ Nationally renowned developmental pediatrician and author Dr. Mel Levine will speak at Cooperstown Elementary School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on brain functions that influence children's learning, productivity and social interactions, presenters said. Copies of Levine's three books will be available for purchase at the program.

Levine is director of Bringing Up Minds, a nonprofit organization offering information for parents and caregivers about juvenile brain functions.

Levine was chief of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Boston for 14 years and directed the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina, where he is professor of pediatrics.

Levine's appearance is made possible by the Cooperstown School District in conjunction with the Cooperstown PTO.

Rotary Club of Sidney will hold fundraiser today

SIDNEY _ The Rotary Club of Sidney will host a fundraiser today for its community service projects.

Barbecued chicken and potato salad will be sold starting at 10 a.m. at the Country Store parking lot while supplies last.

Funds raised from this event will go toward Rotary projects such as the Sidney High School honor society banquet, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and the maintenance of the gazebo next to the village library.

For more information, call Bob Weitzman at 563-2378 or e-mail him, or call JR Bogert at calling 287-4944 or e-mail him at

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