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Happy Birthday Ryan!

Ryan turned 26 today! As I write those words, I find it difficult to believe that 26 years have passed. It was just yesterday….. Ryan was 4 months and starting Happy Hearts, the Barber Center child care program located down … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches (and the Ladies Only Luncheon is history), I always take a moment to think about what I am thankful for. I’ll share a few of my thoughts…feel free to add on! I am thankful for: Ryan, who … Continue reading

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Reach. Educate. Inspire.

This week is American Education Week, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme is “Reach. Educate. Inspire,” and will be … Continue reading

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#MakeKindnessTheNorm

As today is World Kindness Day, I began thinking… Initiated in 1997, this is a day set aside to focus on extending kindly acts towards others, without the expectation of anything in return. While it would be nice to say that … Continue reading

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VSA Conference Reflection: Guest Blog by Shari Mastalski

Our artist in residency, dancer Shari Mastalski, recently attended a national conference on the Arts and Special Education. She wanted to share her thoughts with you.  ~ Maureen Dance Around the World, the 2019-20 creative dance residency at the Barber … Continue reading

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#Choose PT!

There are several month-long observances and events in October. While I have already touched on some (employment, maintaining a positive attitude, Down Syndrome awareness, anti-bullying – links to all), there is one more observance I would like to discuss: National … Continue reading

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Together Against Bullying. United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion!

Today is Unity Day, a day where schools and communities around the country are coming together to take a stand against bullying. The call to action is to wear and share the color orange as a visible representation of our … Continue reading

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