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This picture of Noah Fernandes was taken before Christmas in 2015. The caption, written by a family member, read thusly: "This is my Christmas gift. It came a little early, but it's the most priceless one that I could ever receive. I never know when it's coming. It just does. A smile ! To others, this is something that you take for granted with your children. You might see it many times in one day and don't even think about it. But to me and my family, it means the world." Noah passed away Wednesday at the age of 14.Our deepest condolences to the Fernandes family on the March 16 passing of their 14-year-old son Noah, whose battle with mitochondrial disease  inspired the Team Noah Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation. Noah was diagnosed at age 5 with melas, one of the most severe forms of mitochondrial disease. The disease keeps cells from functioning properly. His devastated family responded by forming the Team Noah Foundation to raise money to help local children and their families impacted by medical and developmental disabilities. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Read the full remembrance in The Standard-Times.

  The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project is a website launched by the UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative to gather and analyze data related to quality of life issues in New Bedford and Fall River in order to promote informed conversation and decision making. Visit the website at www.southcoastindicators.org for more information.

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  • Tiara logoRegistration is now open for the 10th Annual Women's Fund Tiara 5K, scheduled for May 8 in Mattapoisett. Dust off your tiara, cape or both and join the Women's Fund for the Tiara 5K Mother's Day Race.  Register online
  • BCSB grant to AHA

Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF),  recently presented AHA! New Bedford with a $2,500 grant. Pictured, from left: Dennis Leahy, Executive Vice President, BCSB and Treasurer, BCSCF; Koreen Santos, BCSCF-Southcoast Advisory Board Member and President, Santos & Santos CPAs; Jon Mitchell, Mayor, City of New Bedford; Lee Heald, AHA! Director; Nelson Hockert-Lotz, AHA! Treasurer; Michael Patacao, Commercial Loan Officer, BCSB; and Patrick Murray, President & CEO, BCSB and President, BCSCF.