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Well up here in Vermont the apple blossoms are out but we're to have our second night of temperature in the 30s. No wonder so few people live up here!
UPDATE: Young Writers Project noticed a halt in donations several weeks ago and discovered the problem: PayPal had updated its software AND in the process zapped our Donate button. It wasn't working properly. IT IS NOW WORKING! And we'd love to have your continued support!
For those of you coming here for the first time, the technical side of this site is managed by Young Writers Project, a small Vermont nonprofit that works with youths in and out of schools to engage them to write, help them get better at it and publish their best work in newspapers, on radio and on stage. Since this site is free, the owners of the site are asking that you make a contribution to YWP to help out.
kbbspin.org folks have given generously. THANK YOU THANK YOU!
So you know how important your money is to us, YWP is now working with kids in the most economically challenged and diverse neighborhood in Vermont. Very exciting stuff. In order to make things happen, we are working with schools and nonprofits at no cost to help our collaborations get going. Your help in this would be most appreciated.
We continue to do much in the schools -- 40 web sites in schools, several more in after-school programs. And we provide ongoing professional development training/coaching to 250 teachers. We are exploring partnerships with wonderful schools in Newark, N.J., and Pittsburgh, PA.
Our main Web site, youngwritersproject.org, now is getting 1,500 visits a day and kids have been embarking on big projects -- novels, songs, self-created writing challenges. One 6th grader has started an online campaign to get her school to stop serving what she describes as 'synthetic peanut spread' at lunch.
We feel we work on a good and noble cause: To help kids improve their writing which will deepen all their learning and their success later in life.
I notice that there are tons of old ads still here. It seems that many users just post and "run," as it were, never coming back to clean up their old fulfilled ad.
Please take a moment to sign in, with your name and password, go to your old ad, click the title, and then hit "EDIT." Go to bottom of ad and hit delete.
This cleans up the pages, and makes things more current, and fresh. Thank you for picking up after yourselves!
Kathleen, retired page "mom."
Pictures of Canieta on Jo's facebook page above!
Jo Lehman, mother, and fiber artist in Australia, had a terrible year this year...and her cat Canieta an even worse one, with the near tragedy costing Jo everything she has and nearly bankrupting her family.... I want to see if our great fiber community could help her out, and donate a bit to help her pay the bills.
One way to help is to make a Paypal donation, (contact Jo at
12/23. Greetings. I am reposting a note from one of our wonderful subscribers, that explains how to post a photo.
We are in the middle of an ice storm and the biggest ramification is that we cannot get our puppy to do her business outside.
10/1 On 10/5, Jamie and I are bringing home our new little girl, our baby King Charles Cavalier, Jean Louise, who will be known as Scout (from our fav book, To Kill A Mockingbird.)
I will post photos as I get them. Wish us well, as we remember Remy with lots of love, and look forward to a new spirit in our home.
Love to all, and blessings too. Kathleen in Vermont
Good Thank you all for responding in such a timely manner to our request for help in keeping these pages going financially. The bill is paid, and now Janet can rest easy, and continue to do her volunteer work to keep the pages running on a daily basis. We thank you for helping us, so sincerely, and of course, Janet, you are the golden girl! Thanks for the daily attention and care that you pay to keep it all humming. Love to all, and blessings, and thanks. Happy Holiday!!all.
Kathleen in Vermont
Wishing everyone the best in the passage of this storm. I could well be effected being in Connecticut but I am inland so hopefully it won;t blast us too badly. I hope all those on the coast evacuate. God Speed. Janet
Thanks to all the folks that have been so generous to the Young Writer program. Those kids will appreciate the help.
It is very important that you delete your ad from this list when your item has sold. This is your responsibility so please if you have one still up here for an item that has sold, kindly delete it.
Good morning all. As I get ready for work this morning, (I am a postpartum nurse in addition to being the list mom retired on the pages here).. I do ask that you please take a moment to think before placing ads, and include all your contact info, email, pricing, etc, so that Janet, our lovely listmom, who does this list management out of the goodness of her heart, does not have to feel burdened by work that is not hers to do.
Folks, I HATE bringing this up again. People are putting up ads with no contact information. First it is a RULE that ALL ads contain CONTACT Information. People can NOT contact you to purchase your items. Honestly I do not have time to be finding your email addresses for people interested in your items so from today forward, any ads that do NOT have proper contact information will be deleted IMMEDIATELY without notice. So PLEASE read the Ad Guidelines BEFORE placing your ad.
Haapsalu shawls, a knitting tradition, and a genius knitter of heirloom lace who can do anything......
We recently were invited to a very special wedding for friends of ours.... we wanted to get the bride a special gift, and were not able to knit what we wanted fast enough, for her wedding is coming up. So, I found, after much searching, a knitting treasure.... Liina Rees, from Estonia, is a knitting genius...for lace Haapsalu shawls of every pattern and traditional Haapsalu lace form.
Thanks to all who have given generously to the Young Writers Project. I know the kids appreciate it.
May 27- If you have a hankering for some lovely fleece, go and take a look at
Heaven Sent Food and Fiber, Coleen's farm and her amazing Merino flock....http://www.heavensentfoodandfiber.com/
Info on kbbspin.org