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Painted Pictures by Sarah Trites

Today we welcome Sarah Trites as she shares one of her original poems. Painted pictures By Sarah Trites Would you paint me a picture? So that I may see All the colors of the rainbow From sea to glimmering sea. Would you paint me a picture? Of the world you see From the beautiful mountains majesty. To the fragile pumpkin seed   Can you paint me a picture?  So that I may know The green of the grassy plains To the frigid white of snow Through…

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Guest Post: Kile Pelletier – Voice

The power of the Voice is stronger than you. Voice can change the world with all types of things that can happen. As a person living with a disability, I must use the Voice to get what I want and to make happen, the things I want to change.  Your, Voice can be used to sing and that makes you feel good. A Voice will help break through a wall that you cannot get through. The Voice can go to God from a prayer.  A…

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Guest Post: Jon McGovern: In Person Staff meeting.

Hi this Jon I’m here to talk to you about meeting in Person for the first time for the SUFU Staff since Covid started. Instead of being over Zoom we got together in Waterville. It was fun to meet Stacy Giberson in person for the first time and having that All-Staff Meeting. It was very interesting. We went over the Calendar Schedule the summer and we are going to try some new things out and see if they will work. I liked the Topics we…

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Spring – Guest Post from Jon McGovern

Spring. It’s nice and warm. It brings JOY to people’s faces. They get to wear their spring clothes like shorts and sandals. They don’t have to wear long denim jeans or long sleeve shirts. They think about being on the beach and having a tan. Hanging out with your friends or going on vacation. Maybe it’s seeing a friend that you have not seen in a long time, or crossing something off your bucket list. Is Spring your favorite season? How many times do you…

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Guest Post: Kile Pelletier – Connecting with Legislators.

Hi everyone, it’s Kile.  I am dropping by with a blog post. March has started off to be a good busy month for me. This past weekend we had the cam am dog sled races that we have very year in March. So, you would think why I write about that?  Well, our representative from the Maine legislature and on the federal level came to together to talk the community of Fort Kent.  So that means once again I went to work on our relationship…

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Able Accounts – Where have you been? Guest Post from Kile Pelletier

Able Accounts where have you been? It has been a long time that Maine has been waiting to have Able Accounts. So that people with disabilities had a place that they can save money. We would have to hide money so that we could save money without getting it taken away. There were a lot of states in the United State that have had Able Account. My wife and I opened an Able Account so that we can start to plan for our future. We…

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Guest Post: Summer of 1990 from Jon McGovern

Hi my is Jon Let’s go back to the summer of 1990 in Washington D.C. when I saw President George Bush Sr. sign the ADA into law. Judith Heumann, James Lebrecht, and Ann Cupolo Freeman were there also. You may have seen them in Crip Camp and they talked about being there when the ADA was signed. The ADA has done a lot for people with Disabilities. It was fun being in D.C. for the first time in my life. Republican Olympia J. Snowe &…

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Christmas Traditions Music Blog by Ms. Regina Bowie

  Christmas Traditions Music Blog by Ms. Regina Bowie 12/9/2021     Photo Taken by Regina Bowie I am very excited to share/collaborate this blog with SUFU about Christmas Tradition with Music I am going to talk about how music has been a part of my Holiday Tradition for very many years. It is about connections in the community you live in when it is your favorite holiday of the year and spending time with family too. It doesn’t matter who it is even if…

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Reflections By Sarah Trites

Today we welcome Sarah Trites back to the blog as she shares a poem she has written. Thank you Sarah for sharing such beautiful words with us! Reflections By Sarah Trites Here I am on this beautiful county road, reflecting over my long journey. The road behind me was difficult, Full of many challenging obstacles. While traveling this path, I stumbled over uneven ground. But I never fell. Tall trees surround me I can no longer see the path But I will never give up;…

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Memories: Guest Post from Jon McGovern

Hi, my Name is Jon I’m going on vacation to Groton Connecticut to where I used to live. This will bring up old childhood memories. My Dad was in the U.S. Navy, and we lived in Connecticut from 1989-1992. I loved going to the Mystic Aquarium and loved checking out Groton CT and seeing Fort Griswold. In New London CT we would go to Michael’s Dairy, where we get ice cream. They made special flavors, and some of my favorites were pumpkin ice cream or…

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