Go Far Community Heroes: I have a daughter who loves to read, She's a super hero to me because I used to struggle with the process and I love to witness her ability to absorb, digest and enjoy it. Reading can be a wonderful vacation from reality or for others, something that proves challenging. Either way, the process helps one go far in life and luckily, there are super hero librarians out there who are there to help us along. The librarians at Durham Library (and Levi Coe a
Community Super Heroes: Hans Pedersen, Karen Karin Thody and Bob Thody. Many of us who enjoy the Durham Fair Association in September don't often think about the constant amount of work it takes to maintain the property. Being an all volunteer fair, a super effort is required from so many in this community, but this group of heroes stand out. No matter what the season, you'll see them out there cutting grass, moving snow, planning and getting the grounds ready for you to enj
Go Far Community Heroes: Move aside Justice League, The CRHS throwers are here to save the day. Today is the Shoreline Class Championship Meet. Often the runners get the spotlight, but these unsung heroes deserve the status. A good throwing and jumping team is essential in winning championships and this team has great potential to unlock. Your Go Far mentors wish you the best in this super challenge.
So where does a super hero go to find a peaceful place in a world of chaos and disorder? The fortress of Solitude? No, she heads over to Country Flower Farms and becomes reenergized, soaking in the oxygen that the plants have so generously given us. As you walk in, you hear the coffee house selection of music playing over head and Jack Johnson serenades as you meander through a rainbow of petals. Somehow you're taken away from it all, even if just for a short while. The peopl
Go Far Community Heroes: THE CCAP
About 8 years ago, a guy by the name of Aidan Charles and I met up at a MCCAC luncheon. As it turns out we were both getting awards for our respective programs that were still in their infancy. We both had deep histories in our sports, but while the sport differed, we had a similar creative energy. At that point, Pete couldn't reach the pedals of his second-hand 24 inch road bike hanging in the rafters of the garage. I promised Aidan Charles
Go Far Community Heroes: It's baseball mania. The kids are in the thick of their seasons taking on every pitch thrown at them. We have a large population of truly dedicated great ball players in our community. Since the beginning of Go Far Wellness Program, we have done our best to truly support and applaud the diversity of the many possible athletic endeavors of our youth. Whether, you catch, hit, kick, or throw, we're pretty sure there's some running involved. Pictured is t
Go Far Community Heroes: Not too long ago, my daughter Kate, went out for her first 13.1 mile run. There was little fanfare to it as she ran down our driveway in the dead of winter for her adventure up into the orchards. She came home and got a big hug from her dad, brother and I, then went strait to the computer to post her run to STRAVA. It wasn't long before Heather Wahlquist Neeley and Stephanie Blozy at Fleet Feet Sports in West Hartford, caught wind of Kate's first half
Go Far Community Heroes: Steve Anastasio is the world's greatest supporter of our local area sporting community. We see this hero everywhere cheering on many of the kid's at basketball and baseball games to high fiving at running races. But what makes this hero so awesome is that he breaks down the walls of limitations and throttles through them; you can call him Hulk. It was great to see him out there racing today after some tough scenarios this winter; were glad to see you
Go Far Community Heroes: US Armed Forces Veterans.
We are a small community defined by the people who have worked hard to make it into something special. The concept of Go Far has special meaning on Memorial Day. The people who have served understand the joys, sacrifices and pride that goes along with helping their country and our community to Go Far. We salute your may efforts over the years and hope to aspire a new generation to be more like you. Thank you veterans.
Who are these Go Far Community heroes strong enough to hold up an anchor? Well, that would be my mom and dad, Gail and Bob. I have introduced you to many familiar faces over the past week, but let's get to the root of all things Go Far Wellness Program. Running this program takes hard work and a bullish attitude sometimes. My parents are a spirited set of New Yorkers who have never been afraid to work hard or say it the way is. My mom, a school teacher, turned full time mom o