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Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

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Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

10-2 Lighthouse Kids

Lighthouse Kids with Founder Sue Reynolds Thursday Oct. 2 at 7pm

The Rye Public Library and Rye Historical Society jointly present Lighthouse Kids Founder Sue Reynolds with an illustrated program on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. In 2001, Sue Reynolds was teaching 7th grade in North Hampton, where Community Service was the Friday afternoon activity.  While doing a beach clean-up, Sue pointed to the lighthouse and explained its plight. Lighthouse Kids was formed and evolved into a nonprofit organization that works with the state of New Hampshire, owner of the property.  Students, parents and community members have been extremely instrumental in the growth and development of Lighthouse Kids and the preservation of White Island Lighthouse Station, New Hampshire’s only off-shore lighthouse, and part of the Rye Historic District.  There has been a lighthouse on White Island since 1820, the present structure being built in 1859.  The lighthouse was operated by lighthouse keepers, the United States Lighthouse Service, and the Coast Guard, until it was automated in 1986.  The Coast Guard continues to maintain the light as a navigational aid, but the upkeep of the island and structures are now the responsibility of the Division of Parks and Recreation of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.  As the island is not a major tourist attraction, very little money is available for support, and the lighthouse and auxiliary structures on the island started to fall into disrepair.

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Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Crisis in Ukraine Thursday Sept. 18, 7PM

SKMBT_C22014082511090Ukrainian American Christina Vogel presents her up-to-the-minute research and historical background information as she discusses this timely topic with slides of information on the key players in the on-going conflict, a timeline of events as they continue to play out from the onset in November of 2013 to the present.  A variety of maps, and historical background information helps explain the actions Ukrainians took and Russia’s response, which led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the fighting we are witnessing today in East Ukraine.  The presentation also considers actions western nations are taking, or not taking, in the attempt to help Ukraine, while preventing a war with Russia.

Vogel, a American of Ukrainian descent describes Ukraine’s position as a “bridge between the East and the West” with a long history of appropriation and domination by other powers, and notes the vast majority of Ukrainians desire sovereignty, and to be a part of the European Union.  This program has been well received elsewhere in the region.  See story here

Information for the program is continuously updated as events unfold.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation, with ample Q&A time following the program.

Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado.  Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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Author, Poet Kristen Lodge Thursday April 10th at 7pm

 

Join author  Kristen Lodge as she recounts her youth in Rye and subsequent adventures in the mountains of the West.  She will also share poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month! Have you ever dreamed of living at a ski resort, living in the mountains, and walking out your door to hike, ski, or mountain bike? This is exactly what happened when Kristen decided to take her first job working at a ski resort at 29. After a few years living in the best ski resorts in the east, she became the westerner she always wanted to be when she moved to Colorado. Her new book Continental Quotient tells her tale.

 

This collection of stories takes place in mountain towns across the east and the west–both sides of the divide. Some chapters are funny lift line stories about meeting interesting people and some stories tell tales of living in a tough, arid landscape. But all the stories are filled with poetry and love of place. Kristen finds forever friends in these places, learns how to ski bumps in western powder, and becomes a triathlete.

 

Kristen grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and Rye, New Hampshire. She earned a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire. From 1999 to 2012 she lived in ski towns in northern New England and Colorado including Killington, Vermont, Bethel, Maine, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Granby near Winter Park, Colo,. She now lives in Tucson, Ariz,. Kristen is an outdoor adventurer; hiking, competing in road and mountain biking races, triathlon, and trail running. Exploring the outdoor world is part of her everyday life and is reflected in much of her work. She has published several poems and stories in anthologies, literary magazines and online publications including Wilderness House Literary Review, Press Pause Moments: Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, NPR’s: This I Believe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and River Poets Journal.

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