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Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations

Meet Annie.  Annie began helping “unofficially” at adaptive waterskiing when she was just 9 years old.  Annie is awesome.  She has grown up between Windham, NH and the docks of Squam Lake, first loading and unloading equipment on the barge and keeping life jackets organized;  now an integral part of EAS and a college freshmen… Continue reading Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Sept. 8, 2017: “Being Krill-ed”

Geoff Krill isn’t exactly an ambulance chaser; however, he LOVES meeting people whose lives have been forever changed by spinal cord injury. Recently, while at a cycling event, our friend and adaptive coach MiKayla Briere watched him working with Ryan St. Lawrence, a downhill mountain biker who sustained his SCI just last summer. She smiled… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Sept. 8, 2017: “Being Krill-ed”

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“Dear Mary from Birmingham” Letters: Batch 4

As I’ve officially returned to school this week for professional development, I await the arrival of my students one week from today.  Sitting in meetings with colleagues, my eyes often turn to wonder outside the window, and I remember our hiking experiences this summer with our girls.  Why is it that writing comes so much… Continue reading “Dear Mary from Birmingham” Letters: Batch 4

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“Dear Mary from Birmingham” Letters: Batch 3

  Here are some more strong letters in defense of our challenging White Mountain trails: Dear Mary Altz-Smith, My friends and I frequently hike in the White Mountains during the summer. Today, we hiked Indian Head on June 20 with my summer hiking group, Girls of Summer. We are a  strong group of girls who… Continue reading “Dear Mary from Birmingham” Letters: Batch 3

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Remembering Why We Love Orphan Annie and her Sunshine

I took my little girl to see Annie the Musical last night at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH.  Actually, my parents took us; the theater was jam packed, and we were wowed by everything: Annie and the orphans, Sandy, (played by the beloved pet of our local second grade teacher and his wife),  Ms. Hannigan,… Continue reading Remembering Why We Love Orphan Annie and her Sunshine

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Guest Blogger, sophomore Kai Goode, Shares on Behalf of Rotary’s Interact: Youth Making a Difference both within our Community and the World

I’m excited to feature a guest blogger today in the form of Kai Goode, a sophomore in high school whom I’ve known since she was a very little girl.  She is the daughter of Maxey and Pat Goode and sister to Brendan and Dylan. Kai Goode, Charmaine Chau, Delaney Pickering, Jasmine Hand, Kaitlyn and Jillian… Continue reading Guest Blogger, sophomore Kai Goode, Shares on Behalf of Rotary’s Interact: Youth Making a Difference both within our Community and the World

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For all you Graduates Today: Tear Jerkin’, Balloon Poppin’ Pomp ‘n Circumstance

Kids LOVE a good countdown, especially to one’s own graduation.  These two pictured above are a long way away from a milestone like the one our seniors counted down with balloons, popping one a day for the last couple of weeks.  Yesterday, you strolled in your caps and gowns down through your elementary and middle… Continue reading For all you Graduates Today: Tear Jerkin’, Balloon Poppin’ Pomp ‘n Circumstance