Kevin Hines and Suicide

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

Minchin Monday (on Tuesday) and Bomb Planes

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

Hospice and Volunteers

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

Pretty Boys and Dead Malls

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