From the category archives:

Our Little Town

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Screen Time Trigger Kids’ Psychological Ills

by mikea44646 on November 14, 2010

The Title and text is taken directly from Time Magazine (October 25th 2010, page 29)

“Numerous Studies have linked the sedentary hours spent in front of a computer or television set with obesity in children. NOW research is connecting screen time with mental health problems too. … Those who spent more then two hours a day in front of a screen were more likely to have emotional difficulties, hyperactivity, or problems relating to other people, compared with kids who had less screen time. … [simply] increasing exercise levels did not mitigate the social and behavioral difficulties associated with excessive TV or computer use. …”


Building Character, Changing Lives

January 15, 2010

That is in part what Scouting is about. Tonight at the WEBELOS Den meeting of Pack 75 of Hancock NY I worked with a few boys in learning and understanding the Boy Scout Promise, the Boy Scout Law, the Boy Scout Motto, and the Boy Scout Slogan. In teaching these I am reminded that “Character” is […]

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Hancock Community Cantata

December 20, 2009

The Hancock Community Choir presented “I Hear the Prophet Calling” (words and music by Pepper Choplin). The performance took place at the beautiful and spacious Emory United Methodist Church. It was a wonderful display of Community and fellowship.  Brenda Rood directed the more then 30 member choir.  Tom Wood “Woody” sang the signature solo with […]

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Fire in Hancock – Setback or Opportunity?

July 15, 2009

  Fire takes “Sweet River Studios” building There was a fire in Hancock NY yesterday in the building housing some apartments and the “Sweet Rivers Studio” clothing store. I believe that everyone got out safe and that the rescue workers / fireman where able to contain and extinguish the blaze also with out lose of […]

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Thorns, rocks and caterpillar poop. . .

June 17, 2009

I enjoyed and want to share a recent post by Dorothy Ray in her blog -Life’s Journey Observed. Thorns, rocks and caterpillar poop. . .   This is an example of  an opportunity for being intimate with our environment. Also it is one more blessing that we share here in Upstate New York – Rural America.  Similar posts that […]

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Sunshine, Music & SERVICE – Memorial Day in Hancock

May 30, 2009

Happy Memorial Day – (Week) – Last Weekend was the Memorial Day celebration Spring Festival here in Hancock New York. What a great time we had. The Hancock Partners with the help of community members created an opportunity for sharing and honoring our men and woman in uniform. Here we see students from the local […]

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Look its Bambi – Close and personal!

May 27, 2009

– Here we see one of the fawns from the post below along with the shadows of the two students who took the picture.

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A Deer Family on the Soccer Field

May 27, 2009

Doe and two fawns on Soccer Field at the Family Foundation School Hancock NY At the therapeutic boarding school just up the road, students will reply to the question “How are we doing today?” with the  answer  – “Bright eyed and bushy tailed!”   Well here is a picture of a Doe and her two fawns […]

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May 23, 2009

 The 2009 SPRING FESTIVAL sponsored as a project of the Hancock Partners is underway! Great times for all.  Among the many events throughout the weekend, students from theFamily Foundation School, a Therapeutic Boarding Schoolin Hancock NY, will be performing.  “The Harvest & Spring Festivals, begun in 2005, have proved very successful and have grown in size […]

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