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"I learned that my local County Derry [childhood] experience, which I had considered archaic and irrelevant to the 'modern world,' was to be trusted." Seamus Heaney For my birthday last fall, my husband Rob bought me a used volume of poetry by the Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  I'd first heard of Heaney in high school when we...

In 2013, you helped *culture is not optional raise more money than ever to secure ownership of the Huss Project building in Three Rivers. But the year isn't finished yet!  Thanks to our year-long Brick Campaign, we currently have $21,600 to begin tackling our architectural planning and renovation goals in 2014.  Could you help us raise that amount to $25,000 before...

It is true that the members of the *culture is not optional community love food. We meet together and eat food on a regular basis, particularly our Friday night community dinners. We all have our specialties, so we usually make dishes that play off those specialties. For a Supper Club it's a bit different, because many...

This past Saturday evening, folks of Three Rivers and beyond gathered in a house downtown that is literally a short stone's throw from the Portage River (you can chuck ice out the window into the flowing water) for an autumnal Supper Club to try and beat the upcoming winter doldrums and to help out the...

On Saturday, September 21, we gathered in the historic barn at Maple Tree Meadows for an Underground Supper Club to raise money for the Huss Project.  The *cino staff ran around the barnyard like chickens with their heads cut off cooking, serving, bussing and pouring drinks.  Our gracious host for the evening was Karla Kauffman,...

Last Monday was definitely our last *cino volunteer staff meeting in the un-heated Huss Project building -- in spite of the space heaters, I was shivering so much, I couldn't write legibly.  We are SO looking forward to having a heated room, hopefully by the end of this year! In the meantime, we've continued to take...

We recently received a note from a friend (thanks, Jim!) with a link to a listing on Ebay for a postcard with a picture of Huss School on the front -- postmarked September 12, 1919.  The school building first opened its doors on May 19, 1919, so we knew this photo must be one of...