When we count our blessings at VOICES, we usually start with our favorite couple, Kate and Duane Orloske. We were delighted to hear that our favorite couple was to be recognized by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County as the “Outstanding Established Volunteering Couple” in New Canaan. The award, presented at a ceremony at New Canaan Library on May 6th.
I am delighted to welcome you to the unveiling of our new website! For the past year, our staff has had the pleasure of working with the talented design team at Cote D’Ambrosio, to create what we hope is a informative and interactive experience. There is so much we want to share about our work, and the valuable efforts of our colleagues and partners.
David Brooks op-ed, "the Art of Presence" spoke to me. After the death of my son on 9/11 and the loss of a niece and nephew in other tragedies, I can associate with Catherine Woodiwiss' personal story. She eloquently articulates what so many families experience when they suffer a traumatic loss, whether they lost a loved one on 9/11, in a school natural disaster or a tragedy.
George Martin returned to Giant Stadium for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 6th. This time he wasn’t suiting up for the Giants; he was expressing his support for the 9/11 Responders. In 2008, Martin walked more than 3,200 miles across the United States to benefit “thousands of the true heroes of 9/11,” seriously ill rescue and recovery workers.
It is not every day that you get a chance to hear from a top gun pilot who led investigations into the attack on the Pentagon and the Challenger disaster, and who was also the Superintendent of Schools in a school district that has been touched by tragic shootings – but that is exactly what we experienced at our recent symposium at Rutgers. John Barry …