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  After finding a list of ‘Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer’ by Cristiana Ventura, I was inspired to rewrite her list with my own suggestions and additions. Here are some ideas to keep your kids’ minds and bodies active this summer:   1....
Posted at: 9:24 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018
When I think of food drives, I think of Thanksgiving. I think of the holiday season and the sudden interest in serving others that springs up in people during November and December. But hunger and food insecurity don’t discriminate based on the...
Posted at: 10:49 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018
May is college graduation season, and my social media feeds have been flooded with pictures of college graduates posing in caps and gowns, captioned with reflections on their college experiences. This, combined with the fact that my brother has...
Posted at: 3:30 pm Monday, May 21, 2018
As the weather warms up and we head into summer, it’s important to remember that unusually high temperatures can be dangerous for many people. Those most at risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses include infants, seniors, people who...
Posted at: 1:29 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Most of us can name several teachers from pre-K through high school who have left lasting positive impressions on us. I know I could name half a dozen at least who shaped who I am in various ways. There was my fourth-...
Posted at: 1:28 pm Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The former mayor of Groton, Marian sets an example as a leader in community engagement. She took time to talk to us about her volunteer experiences and how United Way’s initiatives have impacted people in her community. Hi! Tell us a little about...
Posted at: 9:40 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018
When I caught up with Lee-Ann, she had just returned from helping a client manage a bedbug infestation. Still poised and without missing a beat, she sat down with me to discuss her work on the United Way Board of Directors and why it’s so important...
Posted at: 10:12 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ken is the Treasurer on our Board of Directors and the Finance Committee Chair. We caught up with him to find out how and why he chooses to Live United.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been involved with United Way? Hi, my...
Posted at: 10:10 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ray Stanley has been volunteering with United Way for 20 years. He spoke to us about the allocations process and how he dedicates his time to serving the community.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been involved with United...
Posted at: 10:03 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Lauren is a regular volunteer at the Food Center and a firm believer in the importance of giving back. We asked her about what motivates her to spend time serving others.   Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been volunteering...
Posted at: 2:08 pm Monday, March 12, 2018

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