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Tina DeSelm September 20, 2012 at 01:05 pm
I'd be interested in knowing if they plan to return the swan to Ell Pond.
Mark Ouellette September 20, 2012 at 04:19 pm
Hi Tina, The update we received was brief, but that is one of the questions we asked. Once we getRead More more details, we'll post a follow-up.
Julie Trickett September 19, 2012 at 03:20 pm
Thank you for posting this. I also love those Swans I have been following them for 3 years now. IRead More was so worried when I heard another one was missing. Thank you again for caring.... I here what you say! Hey we are taking away their homes! I know it was very sad when that man died and no it shouldn't have happened, but he was near a nest I heard and if he knows anything about Swans he should have known better.
Julie Trickett September 19, 2012 at 03:21 pm
I would love to get a copy of the DVD are you selling them?
Julie Trickett September 19, 2012 at 03:22 pm
I agree with you I have seen more trash and fishing lines in Ell pond. Why are they allowed to fishRead More there anyway. I wouldn't eat those fish....
Chris Hancock March 3, 2012 at 02:48 pm
This is my second Boston Marathon and I am once again dedicating my run to my son William and allRead More boys affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I will be running as part of the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy's Run For Our Sons team. It's been 5 years since William was diagnosed with Duchenne, a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. Advances in research and quality of life for those with Duchenne continue to improve yet there is still no cure. I run for Parent Project MD's team because of their ambitious mission. To end Duchenne by accelerating research through funding and lobbying Congress, demanding optimal care for all young men, and educating the global community about the devastating disease. William is an amazingly happy fourth grader here in Melrose. He is blessed to be surrounded by "wicked awesome" (William's words) friends and a team of dedicated teachers, aides, specialists and administrators who see the beauty and joy of his spirit and are drawn to it. William tackles needing to use a wheelchair to get around, seeing lots of doctors and therapists, and increasingly needing assistance for ordinary tasks with both dogged determination and an amazingly mature sense of pragmatism. Learn more at: http://www.parentprojectmd.org/goto/chrishancock Last year's Patch article: http://melrose.patch.com/articles/melrose-father-running-his-first-boston-marathon-for-his-son
Tracy Valade March 5, 2012 at 01:42 am
I'm running the 2012 Boston Marathon as a member of the Housing Families Boston Marathon team.Read More This is my first time running the Boston Marathon and I'm very excited and also honored to be running as part of the Housing Families team. Housing Families is a statewide organization with offices in Malden, MA. They offer a long-term holistic approach to helping families faced with homelessness by providing safe temporary shelter, quality affordable housing and services to help families maintain permanent housing. In addition, particular emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of children affected by homelessness. As a mother this aspect of HF is very important to me. The services HF provides include tutoring, health and wellness programs, age-based therapeutic arts and expressive play groups, teen boys and girls groups, individual therapy, and supportive services for parents. HF currently helps 94 families and 345 children each day to grow and heal despite the trauma of losing their home. HF is steadfast in their mission to end family homelessness and I am truly inspired by seeing the direct impact that this organization has on families lives, in particular providing children the help and stability they need. Housing Families website is - http://www.housingfamilies.org/ And the link to my page is - http://www.crowdrise.com/crowdrise/sponsor-me/housingfamilies/fundraiser/tracyvalade/ba5ddec8255692f7eefdc7eab4ed5021/4936049a391b3f20283f3dcd55a3f167
Daniel DeMaina March 5, 2012 at 02:12 am
Thanks to everyone who has shared so far—this is great! Keep them coming and if you have aRead More photo of yourself, send it to danield@patch.com. When we get closer to the marathon, we'll compile all this info into a new article.
Amanda Kersey December 20, 2011 at 05:01 pm
I love the expression on Connor's face. He looks delighted to be standing there with Santa.
mdonahue November 28, 2011 at 03:20 pm
Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care, located in Woburn, is seeking groups or individuals who will hostRead More a toy or gift card drive for our foster families. We are lucky that Cummings Properties allows us to solicit within our building. We will accept individual donations that can be dropped off or mailed to Devereux TFC, 800 West Cummings Park, Woburn or check out our project on Cauzoom.com.
Christina Leonard-Kristan November 25, 2011 at 01:33 pm
What a touching story. Scott is such a warm and generous man, and you did a great job of capturingRead More that. I'm glad to see him get some kudos for all the wonderful work he does!
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