Friday, March 29, 2013

Kurn Hattin Student Wins Essay Contest

The Commons, the weekly newspaper for Brattleboro and Windham County, published an essay contest winner from Kurn Hattin. Her essay is a raw portrait of a child in need who derives opportunoities at Kurn Hattin. http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=7233&page=1#.UVZcwM1fxaU

Albany Times Union Profile of Kurn Hattin's Lyssa Jackson


The Albany Times Union profiled Kurn Hattin graduate Lyssa Jackson. http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Young-philanthropist-s-future-bright-4386876.php

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Free Lecture / Suffield Academy / April 1



DATELINE: March 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTS:

Maeve Ryan
Director of Marketing & Communications
Suffield Academy

Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations

Bill Sullivan
American Studies Teacher
Suffield Academy


CALENDAR LISTINGS

Lecture: Rediscovering Connecticut Architecture/The Reverend Ebenezer Gay Manse and More
by Bill Hosley
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 7:00PM
Kent Memorial Library
50 North Main Street, Suffield, CT
(across from Suffield Academy)
Admission Free.

The American Studies class at Suffield Academy announces a free lecture at Kent Memorial Library on Monday, April 1, from 7PM-8:30PM. Bill Hosley, a leading expert on New England art and history, will narrate a slide show about how Connecticut is one of the few states that can actually tell the story of American architecture from our national origins to the present with superb public sites. Hosley’s lecture will include a grand tour of three centuries of Connecticut architecture, as well as the broken dreams left in the wake of the urban renewal trend in mid-twentieth century Connecticut. Discover how appreciating the historical value of Gay Manse in the 21st century helps foster a powerful civic experience and connection to our shared sense of community. Also learn how one of Suffield’s architectural gems, Gay Manse, weaves into this uniquely historical narrative set in the land of steady habits. 
Principal at Terra Firma Northeast, Bill Hosley brings over thirty years experience of Connecticut Valley history and culture to our project. Bill Hosley now consults with museums and historical societies to help them reaffirm the role of history, architecture, and design as a way to create a more healthy and vibrant civic life. 
The American Studies class is conducting an investigation of a chimney ruin on the east of side of Gay Manse. The class is testing a theory that Reverend Ebenezer’s slaves were associated with this dwelling. The class invited Bill Hosley to learn more about the historical value of Gay Manse (1742) and its location in the historical narrative of the Connecticut River Valley. Bill Hosley’s lecture also celebrates the installation of a new display case in Kent Memorial Library. Crafted by local artist Rex Brodie, the display case was made possible by a grant from the Amiel P. Zak Fund. The display case now hosts several old photographs of Gay Manse.   


Bill Hosley is curator, museum director, public speaker, project manager, writer, photographer and cultural resource entrepreneur, he has more than 30 years work experience in museums and historic preservation. Former employers and affiliations include the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Historic Deerfield, Winterthur Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum and, most recently, Connecticut Landmarks and the New Haven Museum where he served as executive director. Hosley also founded Historic Hartford, Inc. and was the co-founder of the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Arts & Heritage Action Partnership. Author of five books and dozens of articles, a founding advisor to Connecticut Explored, and contributor to The Hartford Courant’s PLACE, his work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers.

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, CT.  Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy’s programs and services:www.suffieldacademy.org.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

WWLP Raves About The Big Broadcast


WWLP was at "The Big Broadcast" to cheer on one of their own, Brian Lapis, who emceed and sang and danced. http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/hampden/mount-holyokes-big-brodcast-a-success

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kurn Hattin Summer Sports Camps




DATELINE: March 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kim Fine
802-721-6914

KURN HATTIN ANNOUNCES 2013 SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
Westminster, VT–It’s not too early to schedule your children’s summer sports camps. Kurn Hattin Summer Camps provide children with a variety of learning experiences and places an emphasis on high quality individual and small group instruction. The children learn by doing. Trained instructors instruct in all facets of basic skills and strategies. Through observation and constructive feedback, the staff aid the campers in development of the target skills. The following Kurn Hattin Summer Sports Camps are open to the public:

Girls Basketball Camp–Ages 11-14             July 8-12             9:00am -noon
                                                                                                  Cost $70

Boys Basketball Camp–Ages 11-14              July 15-19          9:00-3:30 p.m.
Lunch included.                                                                          Cost: $125

COED Basketball Camp–Ages 8-10 July 22-26                      9:00am-noon
                                                                                                  Cost: $70

COED Soccer Camp–Ages 11-14                 August 5-9          9:00am-noon
                                                                                      Cost: $70

For additional information, a camp brochure or to register, contact Tom Fahner
at tfahner@kurnhattin.org or call (802) 721-6983.

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Press Release: Kurn Hattin Competes in WGBY "Together In Song". Broadcast Date: 3/23/13


DATELINE: March 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:
Jaimie Scanlon
Rapt Creative
(W) 802-490-2164 (C) 802-579-8545
jaimie@raptcreative.com

Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations
(W) 413-733-7095 (C) 413-427-7352
mgauerbach@gmail.com

Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir To Perform on 2013 Series Premiere of
Public Television’s “Together In Song” on March 23


WESTMINSTER, VT.—The Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Select Choir, the
first Vermont music ensemble to compete on the WGBY Public Television
series “Together In Song”, will be featured on the season premiere of
“Together in Song’s” third season on Saturday, March 23, at 8PM.

“Together in Song” is hosted by Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Maestro, Kevin Rhodes, and the children from Kurn Hattin Homes will
compete with 37 other non-professional childrens’ and adults’ choruses
from Western New England in ten categories according to age and
musical genre.

Lisa Bianconi, Kurn Hattin's music director since 1985, said the
students taped their segment in early February. “It was an amazing
adventure. The children have such talent and poise and have
demonstrated that they are ready for a competition. We look forward to
the first round."

Based on judges’ scores and audience votes on the show's website
(http://togetherinsong.wgby.org), the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s
Select Choir can advance to the series finals, presented live at the
Paramount Theater in Springfield, MA on April 28.

Broadcast times for the Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir performance are
on WGBY-HD on Saturday, March 23 at 8PM, Sunday, March 24 at 11AM; on
WGBY-World on Sunday, March 24 at 7PM and Wednesday, March 27 at 2PM;
and on WGBY-KIDS on Monday, March 25 at 9PM, and Thursday, March 28 at
8PM. For additional tune-in information:
http://togetherinsong.wgby.org/

“Music has played an essential role in life at Kurn Hattin Homes since
the school's beginnings in the late 1800s” says Kurn Hattin Homes
Co-Executive Director Connie Sanderson. “Today, all 100 students
participate in one or more aspects of the music program, and all
students in grades 4-8 learn and perform on band instruments.”

Kurn Hattin music ensembles perform at numerous venues in New England.
Last fall, they were featured with Natalie MacMaster’s “Christmas in
Cape Breton” tour at the Bellows Falls Opera House in Vermont.

For information on Together in Song and broadcast times, visit
http://togetherinsong.wgby.org

WGBY, Public Television for Western New England is a
community-supported public broadcasting organization affiliated with
PBS. For information on WGBY’s programs and services: www.wgby.org.

A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a
safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 6-15, whose
families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn
Hattin Homes is entirely funded by private donations. Its mission:
Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families
forever. For more information, visit  www.kurnhattin.org

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Notes to the media:

***Additional high-resolution photos of the Kurn Hattin Homes choir
and music director Lisa Bianconi are available at Kurn Hattin's online
press room.

***Interviews are available with Lisa Bianconi, Music Director at Kurn
Hattin Homes for Children.

Contact Jaimie Scanlon at Rapt Creative, (W) 802-490-2164 (C)
802-579-8545 or jaimie@raptcreative.com

Press Release: Victor Acquista MD Booksigning on April 7


DATELINE: March 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:

Kim Ladue
The Collaborative for Community Health
413-204-0232
collaborativeforcommunityhealth@yahoo.com

Mark G. Auerbach
Public Relations
413-733-7095 or 413-427-7352
mgauerbach@gmail.com

VICTOR ACQUISTA MD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE COLLABORATIVE FOR COMMUNITY
HEALTH AND AUTHOR OF “PATHWAYS TO HEALTH” OFFERS BENEFIT BOOKSIGNING
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7.

Victor Acquista, MD, co-founder of The Collaborative for Community
Health in Palmer, MA, and author of “Pathways To Health--An Integral
Guidebook” will offer a benefit reading/booksigning on Sunday, April
7, at 2:30PM at The Collaborative for Community Health, Schoolhouse
Commons 1085, Park Street, Palmer, MA. Proceeds from the booksigning
will benefit the programs and services of the non-profit Collaborative
for Community Health.

Dr. Acquista, a graduate of Cornell University and The University of
Vermont College of Medicine., completed a fellowship in Academic
Internal Medicine at Brown University. He is a member of the Institute
of Noetic Sciences and the Integral Institute. He entered private
practice and established the Center for Preventive Medicine in North
Providence, RI, where he was teaching attending at Roger Williams
Hospital. In Massachusetts, he served as Physician-In-Charge at Kaiser
Permanente’s Springfield Health Center and as Chairman of Quality
Improvement for Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, MA, as-well-as
Medical Staff Vice President. After a nine-year tenure as  Medical
Director of the Monson (MA) Developmental Center, a residential
facility for adults with developmental disabilities, he relocated to
New Mexico, where he serves as Chief Medical Officer at the Fort
Bayard Medical Center. He is formally a member of the editorial board
of the International Journal of Nursing in Developmental Disabilities,
and presently on the faculty at the University of New Mexico School of
Medicine. He is a founding member of the River Valley Market in
Northampton, MA, and a new non-profit, The Collaborative for Community
Health in Palmer, MA

Dr. Acquista’s “Health Wise” column is nationally-syndicated and
appears in Western New England in PRIME Magazine and The Westfield
News Group.

For reservations: 413-289-6333 or
http://thecollaborativeforcommunityhealth.org/home

For information on “Pathways to Health--An Integral Guidebook”.
http://pathstohealth.info/category/home

The Collaborative for Community Health is a non-profit collective of
medical and wellness experts who share a commitment to the principles
of whole health and holistic healing and the desire to create a
supportive wellness community. For information on its programs and
services: 413-289-6333 or collaborativeforcommunityhealth@yahoo.com

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Press Release: Victor Acquista Seminar on April 4


DATELINE: March 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:

Mark G. Auerbach
Public Relations
413-733-7095 or 413-427-7352
mgauerbach@gmail.com

Kim Ladue
The Collaborative for Community Health
413-204-0232
collaborativeforcommunityhealth@yahoo.com

VICTOR ACQUISTA MD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE COLLABORATIVE FOR COMMUNITY
HEALTH AND AUTHOR OF “PATHWAYS TO HEALTH” GIVES SEMINAR ON “LEARNING
TO FORGIVE” ON APRIL 4

Victor Acquista, MD, co-founder of The Collaborative for Community
Health in Palmer, MA, and author of “Pathways To Health--An Integral
Guidebook” will give his seminar, “Learning to Forgive”, on Thursday,
April 4, at 6:30PM at The Collaborative for Community Health,
Schoolhouse Commons 1085, Park Street, Palmer, MA. Dr. Acquista will
have copies of his book available for purchase and signing.

Dr. Acquista, a graduate of Cornell University and The University of
Vermont College of Medicine., completed a fellowship in Academic
Internal Medicine at Brown University. He is a member of the Institute
of Noetic Sciences and the Integral Institute. He entered private
practice and established the Center for Preventive Medicine in North
Providence, RI, where he was teaching attending at Roger Williams
Hospital. In Massachusetts, he served as Physician-In-Charge at Kaiser
Permanente’s Springfield Health Center and as Chairman of Quality
Improvement for Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, MA, as-well-as
Medical Staff Vice President. After a nine-year tenure as  Medical
Director of the Monson (MA) Developmental Center, a residential
facility for adults with developmental disabilities, he relocated to
New Mexico, where he serves as Chief Medical Officer at the Fort
Bayard Medical Center. He is formally a member of the editorial board
of the International Journal of Nursing in Developmental Disabilities,
and presently on the faculty at the University of New Mexico School of
Medicine. He is a founding member of the River Valley Market in
Northampton, MA, and a new non-profit, The Collaborative for Community
Health in Palmer, MA

Dr. Acquista’s “Health Wise” column is nationally-syndicated and
appears in Western New England in PRIME Magazine and The Westfield
News Group.

Seminar price is $20.00 per person. Space is limited and advance
reservations are required. A portion of the proceeds of book sales
benefit The Collaborative for Community Health  For reservations:
413-289-6333 or http://thecollaborativeforcommunityhealth.org/home

For information on “Pathways to Health--An Integral Guidebook”.
http://pathstohealth.info/category/home

The Collaborative for Community Health is a non-profit collective of
medical and wellness experts who share a commitment to the principles
of whole health and holistic healing and the desire to create a
supportive wellness community. For information on its programs and
services: 413-289-6333 or collaborativeforcommunityhealth@yahoo.com

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