Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. He's become a brain/mental health advocate, memoirist, documentary filmmaker, and international speaker on the issue of mental health and suicide. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin Thursday when he spoke at SUNY Fredonia. I'll post audio of the presentation when … Continue reading Kevin Hines and Suicide
So, I have two big pieces of news today. First of all, the Warren County Children's Advocacy Center is opening up at the end of this month/beginning of August and I could not be more stoked. When I interviewed for this job at the paper I answered the obligatory "where will you be in five … Continue reading Minchin Monday (on Tuesday) and Bomb Planes
Hey guys. It's been a long time. I'm sorry. Really. But I've been trying to readjust myself from tropical paradise to actual, you know, life. I've been a little blue. And a lot distracted. And I'm sorry. So I have some catching up to do, first of all: Here's a Timmy for you: Here and … Continue reading Reservoirs and Garbage
I have three photos to share. As the girls' birthdays (May 18) draw near, I've been thinking back to pregnancy. I gained almost 100 pounds over 9 months with the two of them. The doctor told me to be ready for them to come from 36 weeks on, while full term for a singleton is … Continue reading Fires and Water
So. That story about Ellen Paquette and her harp of awesomeness - which is named Oleander, by the way - spawned a series. Stories of the many hospice volunteers who also do cool shit. It really is amazing that volunteers provide the majority of services at Hospice of Warren County. What's so very cool about … Continue reading Hospice and Volunteers
Here's the story I was interviewing Ellen for when I posted that delightful photo of High Tea at the Arbor Tree Cafe and Tea House last week. Ellen plays harp for Hospice patients. She's becoming a Certified Clinical Musician. Read all about it here!
The Warren Mall is dead. There's a pizza place, a Bon Ton, a Mastercuts, a nail salon, and approximately 20 empty storefronts. So the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry has an Outdoor Show there every year. This year, John Papalia, Director of Tourism and Chamber Operations, had the best idea in the history … Continue reading Pretty Boys and Dead Malls