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Joanna Ostroot, Saying Farewell

On February 10, 2017, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With No Comments

Just like that, it seems, a year has gone by and my AmeriCorps VISTA service at SALT is complete. I could not anticipate, a few years ago, that I would live in Schoharie County and experience what the valley holds. But as I have grown older, I’ve come to embrace…

Joanna Ostroot’s Dream for Schoharie County

On August 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,VISTA Blog, With No Comments

      Six months ago I arrived in Schoharie County not knowing what to expect. I had just graduated from college and lived in suburban Western NY for most of my life. Living in Schoharie has been different from anywhere I have resided before, but I have grown to…

Jin’s Dream for Schoharie County

On August 23, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,VISTA Blog, With No Comments

My dream for Schoharie County is for a growth in its population. Schoharie County is an amazing place for families to raise their children. You are surrounded by beautiful scenery and local produce, but the County has seen a decrease in population for years. I have been working and living…

Blogging in Service – Edison Potter, Signing Off

On July 28, 2016, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With No Comments

I have served for a year now as SALT’s Disaster Services and Technology Coordinator (basically, disaster preparedness and IT). My service as an AmeriCorps VISTA ends tomorrow, Friday, July 28th, 2016. I’ve been a part of SALT for longer than that–I started volunteering right after finishing college last spring. My…

Blogging in Service: Tyler James Says Goodbye

On June 9, 2016, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With 1 Comment

A VISTA blog, created creatively by Tyler James:

VISTA Blog: Joanna Ostroot

On May 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,VISTA Blog, With No Comments

Hello everyone — this is Joanna Ostroot, the newest AmeriCorps VISTA at SALT. I started at SALT as the Events Coordinator at the end of February. Growing up just outside of Buffalo, I attended college about an hour away at SUNY Geneseo, and I graduated this past December. The past…

Blogging in Service: Grant Jones (Eight Months In)

On April 14, 2016, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With No Comments

I wrote my first VISTA blog just a few weeks after starting my term of service at SALT. After eight and a half months of working in SALT’s fast-paced environment I’ve moved into several new areas. In addition to my roles in SALT’s marketing and media efforts, staffing changes have…

Blogging in Service: Jin Kim, The Struggle of Service

On February 25, 2016, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With No Comments

[Jin Kim is a VISTA at SALT, with the title of Schoharie Creek Trail Study Coordinator. This means she plans public meetings, talks with stakeholders, acquires data, and in the future will work with GIS mapping to further plans for recreational trails in Schoharie County.] I started my AmeriCorps VISTA…

Blogging in Service to America: Brit Hotaling

On November 12, 2015, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, With 1 Comment

It’s November, and the leaves have changed. Summer has long been over, and soon fall will be too. This odd metaphorical occurrence happens every single year, at the end of every single season, and we have come to accept this as a signal of the passing of time. Correlating with…

Blogging in Service: Grant Jones

On October 22, 2015, Posted by , In VISTA Blog, By ,,,, , With 1 Comment

Hello everyone, my name is Grant Jones and I am the Marketing and Media VISTA at SALT. I started working at SALT in August, 2015, and have had just enough time to get settled. As Marketing and Media VISTA at SALT I am involved in all of SALT’s activities to…