Expect the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene to take many shapes and forms. In its hard-hit hometown of Waterbury, the Children's Literacy Foundation is working with the Thatcher Brook Primary School to host a storytelling session with Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, who will present her book Nora's Ark about Vermont's 1927 flood. CLiF hopes the event, in turn, will launch a project giving flood-affected kids an opportunity to write about their Irene experiences. "Even with all the press coverage of the Vermont floods, not a lot of kids have had a chance to tell their personal stories," says CLiF executive director Duncan McDougall. "We want the children of Waterbury to have a chance to write about their recent experiences and share them with other kids — and adults — across the state."
Founded in 1994, Camp Common Ground is an inter-generational family camp designed to provide families with a healthy and happy bonding experience while weaving in elements of nature education, arts, music, wellness, sports, and fun! Camp Common Ground prides itself on welcoming all definitions of "family" and cultivating a sense…(more)