Six Ways to Show You Love Your Library

Heather at Portland Public Library

Heather visits the moose at the Portland Public Library in Maine. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Last week may have been National Library Week, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t show love to your local library the other fifty-one weeks of the year. Whether you’re a bibliophile who knows each librarian by name or someone who hasn’t stepped into a library since catalogs were in a big wooden chest with thousands of index cards inside, here are some ways to make the most of your local library now.  Read more of this post

Advertisements

Paying It Forward One Canine At A Time

Little and King

Jathan and his Little Brother visit the local animal shelter to give the residents there a little TLC. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Today my new Little Brother and I went out on our first outing, and one of the things we definitely have in common is our love for animals. Although he doesn’t have a dog of his own yet, he told me he loves poodles and chihuahuas, and likes petting and playing with the pets his grandparents and neighbors have. So a visit to my favorite local animal shelter seemed like a great way to get the ball rolling in our relationship. Read more of this post

A Big Brother Once Again [PHOTOS]

Jathan and his Little

It’s a match! Jathan meets his new Little Brother for the very first time. (Photo by Karesha Pigmon)

I’ve been looking forward to this evening for weeks and it finally came: the night I met my new Little through Big Brothers Big Sisters! I’ve worked with the organization several times before, and even interned with them during college, and tonight I met my match after weeks and weeks of waiting. I was so excited.  Read more of this post

Radio Station Surprises Deserving Mom After Her Son Dies [VIDEOS]

One of the best parts about working in the media is that occasionally stations get the chance to make a big difference in the lives of its audience. This happened recently in Australia with heartwarming results.  Read more of this post

Bikers That Aren’t Bad To The Bone [VIDEO]

On our way toward this weekend’s vacation destination, we stopped at a small restaurant to have a snack when it looked like the cast of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ swept into town on their Harley’s, decked out in leather, looking rugged and forbidding. It was easy to see why many people averted their eyes and turned away as the bikers ambled into the restaurant where we were dining. But what happened next was going to be anyone’s guess. Read more of this post