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Warm The Children
Ben Yu snaps a board with a side kick during the Warm the Children Tae Kwon Do Board-Break-a-Thon at the Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center on Saturday, with a pile of broken boards seen in the foreground. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Using their energy to help kids

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a powerful shout of “Kyah!” Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center red belt Benjamin Yu drove his foot through three solid pine boards, snapping all of them at once. Black belt student Liz Schwaiger, who was holding the board ready for Yu’s strike, took the splintered halves and tossed them on to a growing pile of timber in … 0

Working full time isn’t always enough

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Landing a new full-time job as a teller at a local bank has finally given Turners Falls resident Ashley Laramie something she’s been after for years — a job with a regular, set schedule. And she certainly needs it, because raising her 3-year-old daughter, Ameliya, as a single mother has … 0

Warm the Children helps Northfield family

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New clothes are not a luxury that Northfield resident Lucinda Jordan is used to receiving. As an unemployed single mother of two young girls, Jordan, 27, is more accustomed to making what she does have last, instead directing her limited funds toward paying her bills and feeding her daughters, Jazilyn, 7, … 0

Winter clothes for kids help whole family

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Seated around a table in his dimly lit kitchen on a rainy October afternoon, Bill Bickford helped his 18-month-old son, Sebastian, draw pictures of a beach and palm trees on a dry-erase board. Next to them, … 0

Golf tourney to benefit Warm the Children

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — It has been 10 years since the sheriff’s department started golfing every spring to raise money for the county’s needy children. Norma Lovett, who works for the sheriff and has organized the mid-spring golf tournament for years, said the hope is to raise $10,000 for Warm … 0

Songs warm hearts and hands

Friday, November 29, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — On the first Friday of the month, the swinging sounds of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Stafford fill the Rendezvous on Third Street and take listeners back to the 1940s. Singer and guitarist Drew … 0

Par none

Friday, November 22, 2013

GREENFIELD — For nine years, golfers have teed off at the Country Club of Greenfield in May as part of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office golf tournament to raise money for Warm the Children. As golfers compete across … 0

‘It was an awesome experience’

Friday, November 15, 2013

MONTAGUE — When Joanne Reipold of Montague spent three days this fall at the Franklin County Fairgrounds helping families shop for winter clothing, she realized how many families and children in the community are in need. “I was … 0

Kids break boards to help other kids stay warm

Friday, November 8, 2013

GREENFIELD — When 12-year-old Emma Worth imagines other children her age shivering with no coats, mittens or sweaters to keep them warm during the winter, she wants to do something to help. And so, Worth breaks boards with … 0

Volunteering for Warm  the Children warms hearts

Friday, November 1, 2013

SOUTH DEERFIELD — This September, a Turners Falls man walked about four miles from his home to the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. On his return walk, he carried with him two bundles of jackets, mittens, pajamas and … 0

The Recorder, Wilson’s need your help to put local kids in winter gear

Friday, October 25, 2013

GREENFIELD — One thousand local children will be kept warm this year with new coats, hats and mittens. The Recorder’s annual Warm the Children clothing drive is providing new coats, underwear, pajamas, socks and fleece sweaters to children … 0

Mid-spring golf tournament will raise money for Warm the Children

Sunday, April 7, 2013

GREENFIELD — The sheriff department’s annual golf tournament to raise money for Warm the Children is coming fast and still needs a few more teams to join. Norma Lovett, who works for the sheriff’s department and is organizing the event, said this year is its ninth year. Lovett … 0

Northfield shop offers handmade holiday decor

Thursday, December 6, 2012

NORTHFIELD — When John and Jennifer Buxton decided to open a Christmas tree and gift shop, they had ulterior motives. “We were hoping to use the store as a way to meet more people in the community and … 0

Warm the Children family comes back for help  two decades later

Friday, November 16, 2012

GREENFIELD — Just recently CarrieAnn Richardson had a flashback — while watching her grandson Matthew jump up and down with joy after trying on his new winter coat, she remembered how happy his mother was, for the same … 0

After 20 years, Warm the Children volunteer loves it

Friday, November 9, 2012

GREENFIELD — Seventy-six-year-old Marilyn White has been volunteering for Warm the Children for more than two decades and she doesn’t plan to quit any time soon. “When you see a child’s face after they’ve put on a new … 0