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Sarah’s Snippets – 7/28/2016

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It is one month until the fifth anniversary of Irene and Lee’s flooding. As a result, many minds have returned to that time and an awareness of the tremendous forward progress the area has made in the last five years. Collaboration has been the key to this progress. People from…

Sarah’s Snippets – 7/14/2016

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The sky was threatening last Friday night as vendors gathered to set-up the Lasell Hall lawn with their wares. However, the spirits were high as the excitement built in anticipation of a wonderful evening of shopping, visiting, eating, and listening to music. And those expectations were definitely met! The 18…

Sarah’s Snippets – 6/30/2016

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It was time to move some furniture around at our house to prepare for some changes in the bedrooms. Two items in our grandson’s room needed to be moved downstairs: a heavy table and chest. When first asked to help with this moving project the 8 year old resident of…

Sarah’s Snippets – 6/16/2016

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Last week Snippets dealt with patience for the unfolding activities of SALT’s projects. This week we have a report on some of our recent progress, where that patience is starting to pay off. This week the strategic committee of volunteer experts, SALT staff, and VISTA members spent a full day…

Sarah’s Snippets: 6/9/2016

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Patience is an interesting concept. When one thinks of having patience or learning to have patience, it usually implies a sense of waiting for something to happen. For instance with SALT, we have three major programs underway: the Preparedness Initiative, the Trail Feasibility Study, and the Geo to Go arts…

Sarah’s Snippets – 6/2/2016

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Collaborate: to work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something. SALT has been collaborating since its inception. By partnering on activities related to rebuilding houses and businesses, SALT significantly supported the area in its successful recovery. Collaboration with local, regional and national groups has been utilized to…

Sarah’s Snippets – 5/23/2016

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The AmeriCorps NCCC: National Civilian Community Corps’ mission statement is “To strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.” This organization is a branch of AmeriCorps, which also sponsors VISTAs, Senior Corps, and other programs that utilize volunteers to help improve communities across the country. Currently, SALT…

Sarah’s Snippets – 5/17/2016

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Last week, Rev. Tony Campbell traveled from Michigan to meet with SALT’s Board of Directors and the entire staff team as a follow-up to his March visit. The purpose of his participation was to hear the task forces’ reports regarding the “examination of the components that lead to sustainable community…

Sarah’s Snippets – 5/10/16

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Earlier in the year Snippets shared that a group of graduate students from the University at Albany would be assisting with SALT’s Schoharie County Trail Feasibility Study. These students from the Graduate Regional Planning Program, in partnership with SALT, developed a Creek Trail concept plan as their studio project. Last…

Sarah’s Snippets – 5/3/2016

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This past weekend was May 1st, or “May Day”. When I was young and living in a small village, the neighborhood children would pick flowers out of their yards, cluster them into little nosegays, and take them to older neighbors on May Day. At each recipient’s house the gift would…