For Immmediate Release: February 27, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY -

Sunbeam will give Hildene a platform to interpret not only this important chapter in Robert’s life but that of the country during the Gilded Age, a period in our history that gave voice to the labor movement and the rise of the Black middle class with the Pullman porters. Hildene looks forward to the arrival of Sunbeam in June which opens to the public on August 1, 2011.

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Overview of how to approach recognition and ideas for doing it successfully.

February is Black History Month

What can be more savage, than to see a nation where, by lawful custom, the office of a judge is bought and sold, where judgments are paid for with ready money, and where justice may legitimately be denied to him that has not wherewithal to pay; a merchandise in so great repute, as in a government to create a fourth estate of wrangling lawyers, to add to the three ancient ones of the church, nobility, and people; which fourth estate, having the laws in their own hands, and sovereign power over men’s lives and fortunes, makes another body separate from nobility: whence it comes to pass, that there are double laws, those of honor and those of justice, in many things altogether opposite one to another; the nobles as rigorously condemning a lie taken, as the other do a lie revenged: by the law of arms, he shall be degraded from all nobility and honor who puts up with an affront; and by the civil law, he who vindicates his reputation by revenge incurs a capital punishment: he who applies himself to the law for reparation of an offence done to his honor, disgraces himself; and he who does not, is censured and punished by the law. Yet of these two so different things, both of them referring to one head, the one has the charge of peace, the other of war; those have the profit, these the honor; those the wisdom, these the virtue; those the word, these the action; those justice, these valor; those reason, these force; those the long robe, these the short;—divided betwixt them.

Alexis W., Montrose Area High School

Whoever would disengage himself from this violent prejudice of custom, would find several things received with absolute and undoubting opinion, that have no other support than the hoary head and rivelled face of ancient usage. But the mask taken off, and things being referred to the decision of truth and reason, he will find his judgment as it were altogether overthrown, and yet restored to a much more sure estate. For example, I shall ask him, what can be more strange than to see a people obliged to obey laws they never understood; bound in all their domestic affairs, as marriages, donations, wills, sales, and purchases, to rules they cannot possibly know, being neither written nor published in their own language, and of which they are of necessity to purchase both the interpretation and the use? Not according to the ingenious opinion of Isocrates, who counselled his king to make the traffics and negotiations of his subjects, free, frank, and of profit to them, and their quarrels and disputes burdensome, and laden with heavy impositions and penalties; but, by a prodigious opinion, to make sale of reason itself, and to give to laws a course of merchandise. I think myself obliged to fortune that, as our historians report, it was a Gascon gentleman, a countryman of mine, who first opposed Charlemagne, when he attempted to impose upon us Latin and imperial laws.

Madison Walker, Shanksville-Stonycreek High School
Madison Walker, Shanksville-Stonycreek High School

Hunter Muro, Shanksville-Stonycreek High School

I started a tradition last year of having our Volunteer Christmas party in our home and giving out plaques and Christmas presents to our volunteers. They get to met other volunteers that work in different departments and different shifts and we have Administration come and present plaques, also department heads that give a word of appreciation. It is a festive affair and everyone brings dessert, We also have a formal recognition during National Volunteer Week but the volunteers do not get the chance to really talk to each other because time is limited for everyone. I enjoy it because I love to decorate for my favorite season!

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The student responses gleaned from the participants show that they chose local, national and global personalities who were culturally diverse and reflected all walks of life. From iconic international leaders to local concerned citizen activists, Vermont classroom teachers to Nascar drivers; U.S. Senators to U. S. Presidents; from Pakistani politicians to a Pakastani student and education activist, these young writers wrote about leaders who, against all odds, made a difference for the better in their sphere of influence and far beyond.

For Immmediate Release: February 21, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY -

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As part of the annual luncheon, we developed a video showing pictures of all the volunteers. We included short interviews with new, working, senior and youth volunteers. The video opened with wonderful music showing areas of the hospital affected by volunteers. We closed with pictures of our volunteers in the chapel. It was very moving. The volunteers loved the new idea.