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From left: Pam Brown, Director of Social Services; Charles Miller, ShopRite owner; Amy Morales, Family Resource Director, Scott Kaupin, Mayor. Credit: Patch File Photo
Sonny April 8, 2014 at 09:29 am
The drastic decision of going homeless.Isolatering your self from other's.Is not the answer.WhatRead More your problem is.To understand you will not be the first or last in a similar situation.The answer is with in you.But harming yourself.Is self defeating.Moral's of self esteem is very important.Positive thinking is within you.Why someone want's to hide it with in their brain.Is self defeating.Opportunity is still available to anyone makeing the right choice's.Takeing it for granted by skipping a meal.Is still self destructing.Cat's&dog's are the most motivational.There not far from a "food source".Self respect is really the key.Where all on a journey of life.With no guarantee's.
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Kristin Guyer Carllo May 10, 2013 at 08:40 am
Thank you again to all who came out to enjoy the day with us! We are looking forward to next year'sRead More event.....see you then!
Lisa DeGray May 10, 2013 at 10:22 am
Johnson Memorial Medical Center and Home & Community Health Services would like thank our eventRead More sponsors, our walkers and all the volunteers that helped with this event. We raised over $12,000! These donations will provide hospice clients access to equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, commodes and walkers and services such as home health aides for personal care, skilled nurses for symptom management and social workers for emotional support, assistance with community resources and family issues.
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John Foxx April 29, 2013 at 08:34 am
It was a marvelous day and it was all the school aged volunteers who really need to be commended.Read More Big thanks to Girl Scout Troop 10343, The Enfield High baseball team, the students from Rachel's Challenge at Enfield High and JFK as well as well as students from various Sunday School programs and possibly some Fermi Students...60 or so students and 60 Pepsi employees. Also a big thanks to the residents for being so hospitable and helping us maintain all the garden beds. Another big thank you goes out to all the companies that donated materials and services: Pepsico, Sherwin Williams, Pat Sharron - Master Carpenter from A better Home improvement for benches and pagoda, Bill's Landscape for garden beds, Urban Foresters for stump grinding, Home Depot, Birch Hill Landscape Design LLC, landscape design Connecticut Mulch Distributors of Enfield, fantastic mulch. Envirocycle, Bloomfield( for the high grade compost) Enfield Housing Authority - desert and cakes, Gary Raffia - use of his parking lot, Raffia Service Station - use of their beautiful bathroom Garden's Dream - Pansies, Flower Power - Marigolds and Petunias, Revay's - technical expertise of Master Gardner David Witkins, Tarno's - plant material for resident homes, Enfield Innovation Project - Committee members for moral support...haha! Look for more projects in the future, we've got a lot of great ideas. Send me an email at John_Foxx@live.com or EnfieldInnovationProject@gmail.com....or you can find us at the Enfield Innovation Project Facebook forum.
Enfield Patch editor Tim Jensen with his children, Alex and Mia, during the Survivor Lap of the 2012 Relay For Life event in Suffield. Photo credit: Anne Marie Jensen
Jason Phelps June 11, 2012 at 03:42 pm
Tim, Thanks for putting your story out there. I'm surviving 9 years now and enjoy every opportunityRead More to get more people involved in this fight. My Relay in NH is coming up in a couple weeks and I've been using my own blog to share my story this year. My most recent blog post can be found at http://ancientfirewineblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/fighting-cancer-with-wine.html. If you work back through the embedded links you can get back to what I kicked off with earlier in the year. Here's to continued good health! Jason Phelps (from the old Douglas Drive neighborhood where Bob & Donna, my parents, still live)
scott marek November 22, 2012 at 04:07 pm
Having been with you throughout your ordeal those years, I saw you go through your ups and downs,IRead More look back now at how strong you were not just for yourself but you were always there for your Son & Daughter. You were always there for your friends too!
Spiff April 18, 2013 at 10:16 am
Lucky you, Tim, congratulations and best wishes for continued good health!
Sheryl Brookman Haraghey July 23, 2012 at 09:57 am
Thanks again Dawn! You are awesome! Thanks to Rob for helping accommodate Andrew during his yogaRead More session. I was touched by the way you tried to help him.
Yoga Born July 29, 2012 at 05:02 pm
GREAT article! Thank you Ted for visiting and highlighting our efforts to help andrewRACES.com
Jennifer Kiner July 30, 2012 at 04:29 pm
Tim, We are glad you and your family enjoyed the playground! The issue with the swings has beenRead More reported and will be worked on. Thanks!
Amy Stoddard July 30, 2012 at 06:59 pm
Great! I was going to say the same thing about the swings as my 5 year old went on them and her feetRead More were scraping the ground! It is a beautiful playground which my kids have used twice now! They keep asking to go to it and we live close enough to ride bikes! So glad for this new addition in town!!!
Dwayne Case July 31, 2012 at 03:10 am
Awesome playground and yes, same comment about the swings to the rear, too low.