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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.
Good afternoon all. I am needing some help again, and I have to ask my friends to help...those friends who have carding machines that are easier than me flicking all the fiber I am washing. I will flick some and spin, as I love to do fiber prep this way. But I would love to have some of it carded, and some of it may need to be picked. I would be willing to pay someone to help me, as I have rheumatoid arthritis, and my poor husband has a broken wrist.
Hi everyone. Happy Spring.
I have now chosen a new wheel, my FIRST new wheel in my life. It is a Jensen 30" cherry Classic Saxony wheel. I am not sure when exactly I will receive it, but I am so excited about this that I can hardly stand it.
: ) yay!
I hope you all are doing well, and that spring is springing where you live.
Thank you too for all the good advice I've had over the years. I will keep my double treadle Schacht Matchless, as it is a good wheel still, and I will be able to use it in places where I cannot bring my new Jensen. That lovely lady will stay in my home....
First I would like to wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year, If you are off to a party have a wonderful time but be safe.
Thanks for all you donations this year to the Young Writers Project - it is money well used, and thanks to those who donated to our web fees so we can all keep finding the items we need and selling those we don't.
Have a great New Year and I'm looking forward to 2013
DEC 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate, and may the light of the season shine brightly upon you. I started this group many many years ago, when I did every single ad by hand for about 15 years.
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
Sorry to keep bugging you folks but at the end of November if I have not collected the money for the web fees we will no longer have this site to advertise. I run this list for free so you can all buy and sell items for FREE. I can not pay the web fees. Three kind people have donated $35.00. That leaves $165 outstanding. It is up to you folks if you want this list to continue. We only have 28 days to pay this fee.
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
In December the web site fee for this site comes due. I really need some help with this if we want to keep this list running. Here are the fees
+ 13 Dec 2012 - 24.00 Months Web Hosting @ $191.76/24 months
As I said, this has to be paid in December.
Thank you all for your help
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.
8/29/12 I was looking at the pages of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the UK today. It is a very interesting website, and they need support in order to protect the critical and endangered breeds that exist (or barely exist) today. We need to support these farmers by being interested in their flocks, buying their wool and yarn, and sending money if we have it to make it easier to protect farming these kinds of endangered animals so that they exist for our children to enjoy.
Okay folks, it's happening again. Ads being put up without contact information. The instructions for ads are very clear stating that it MUST BE ON ALL ADS. I am spending countless hours emailing people to put this info in their ads. No More. LAST WARNING,when I find an ad with no contact info it will IMMEDIATELY be deleted without notice. I'm really sorry to have to do this but I have a life too and really don't appreciate spending it telling people to put their contact info in their ads. Thanks out to all of you who NEVER forget! I really do appreciate 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.
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