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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 08:26 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. 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. Bill's Landscape Urban Foresters Home Depot Birch Hill Landscape Design LLC Connecticut Mulch Distributors 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.
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.
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.
M Miller July 7, 2012 at 04:47 pm
Dear Mr. Crawford, You are a true hero. Thank you for your service to our country during World WarRead More II. You are a shining example of what truly is the greatest generation. Your family must be very proud of you and obviously loves you very much. God bless you and your wonderful family.
Tracey May 15, 2012 at 08:52 pm
Bob was a wonderful man and so deserving of this recognition !
Mel Boozang May 15, 2012 at 09:53 pm
None of this could have happened without the greatest Homefront Team, whose selfless dedication overRead More the years made this effort possible. Bob felt blessed to have been a part of this mission and to have had the opportunity to work with so many outstanding individuals who gave so much of themselves each year. We thank you for recognizing him in this meaningful way and are so honored that he will be remembered for his service to Homefront.
joe Cimino May 16, 2012 at 02:04 pm
Bob was a selfless man who was involved in many facets of the community. Thank you for honoring himRead More he certainly deserves it!
Vicki Clark April 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Should be a great event...I know Jen and her committee have been working very hard on it. I plan toRead More attend and my company is happy to support as well! SIGN UP!!!
Scott Kaupin December 28, 2011 at 12:04 am
Great article Tim and thanks for honoring Lori Gates. She truly is one of our community heroes!Read More Lori and EnfieldHooah have done so much to benefit our town, our veterans and those serving our country today. This is a well deserved honor!
Pat Droney December 28, 2011 at 01:49 pm
Awesome article Tim. Lori is an inspiration to all of us who aspire to do and be somethingRead More important. She is an exceptional person who has made a difference in the lives of so many of our heroes. She is a true patriot.
Eva Carragher January 13, 2012 at 02:32 am
My husband is currently serving in Afghanistan with several other men from his unit. They haveRead More spoke of the packages that they have received from this group and it brings warmth to my heart to know that they aren't forgotten.
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