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Blaine Triathon will include swim portion
The second annual Blaine Triathon this Saturday will include all three race components. Late ice-out on Sunrise Lake had organizers worried that they might need to cancel the .3-mile swim at Lakeside Commons Beach. Water temperatures have been in the 50s. Racers’ wetsuits need to meet the 5-millimeter limitations.
The race also includes a 16.7-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run. There are 350 participants signed up for the event, which is full.
Prostate cancer support group to meet
A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, May 22, at the North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Oncologist Ross McBride will discuss CYBERKNIFE, a robotic, noninvasive radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Snacks will be served and wives and friends are welcome. For further information, call Steve Rocklein at 612-388-3588.
District names teacher of the year
Jill Bryan, of Sonnesyn Elementary School in New Hope, has been named Teacher of the Year for Robbinsdale Area Schools. The announcement was made last Wednesday during a reception at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.
Leia Ward, principal of Sonnesyn, said of the fifth-grade teacher: “I could not be more pleased that Jill Bryan is being recognized for her talents as she is a truly gifted educator.”
Bryan wrote recently about her philosophy of teaching: “I hope that everyone feels as inspired by their work as I do by mine. While my plate is constantly overflowing, I am grounded in the work I do with students every day, the colleagues that share their passion for teaching and the knowledge that I can make the difference for a child every day I go to work.”