You're never too young to change the world!
Lucy wants to be known as a person who is willing to speak out, look around
and see how to make her world a better place.
Her vision is to do this by creating an auxiliary group of 50 Girls Who Care under Clatsop's 100 Women Who Care.
She attends Encore Academy and has won a number of awards for dancing.
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When Holly and Brent Arnold first met, they talked about their dreams for the future.
Both said that at one point they would like to adopt.
They never imagined that they would end up with 8 children, 6 with disabilities.
Jessica Klein (she/they) is the Deputy Director at The Harbor, a Clatsop County non-profit that provides advocacy, prevention, and support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Jessica is a survivor herself, and is passionate about restorative justice and community care through mutual aid.
For information about Clatsop County Domestic Violence Council
You can contact Jessica through The Harbor at 503-325-3426 or email@example.com
Jessica works with schools and will create a curriculum specific to each school's needs.
Ella is a high school senior who is comfortable taking on
multiple projects at once.
Not only does she excel in track, she has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten, led a drive that donated over 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly to the food bank, and has been president of a number of clubs.
Her most recent project was working at the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Panama.
She is employed at the OBON Society, which returns items lost in the war to their families in Japan.
Rachel Schutz is the director of the Multnomah Family Justice Center in Portland, Oregon.
It is unique in that is is a collaboration of 15 different organizations that are creating a single place for survivors and their children to come if they've been impacted by domestic or sexual violence or child abuse.
Sat, Nov 05
The winner of the 2022 AVA and Writer's Guild writer-in-residency, Jennifer Munro, will read her work during this reception. Join us for an evening celebrating the work of this upcoming Oregon author.
Marianne Monson decided her career path at the age of seven.
Having moved multiple times growing up, she found her best friends in books.
She is now a published author of 12 books, 8 children's and 4 Historical Fiction.
She is also the founder of the Astoria Writer's Guild, a part of Astoria Visual Arts.
The Opera Sisters
Her Quiet Revolution
Women of the Blue and Grey
Nearer to Thee
The Enchanted Tunnel series
The Water is Wide
Available at Amazon.
Rekha Chandran was born in India and went to school in Nigeria where her father worked.
She became an oncology doctor and practices in the Pacific Northwest.
She has written two books: The Empress's Guilt and The Final Puzzle, both available on Amazon.
Cindy Sapp is a full of life, exuberant woman!
What's your smile? and others to bring our perspectives to joy.
Liz Jolley grew up working on her family's holly farm- she shares her fun memories.
She followed in her dad's footsteps and became a speech therapist. She shares
the interesting steps she takes to help her students with speech and language.
She is also passionate about remodeling and has refinished floors, bathrooms and
JaneSDaly website for her blogs, books and more
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Jane Daly and her husband sold their home and chose a life on the road.
It's been an adventure.
She tells about their decision to sell their home, choosing their motor home, travel
connecting with old friends.
Do you love to travel?
Are you in your happy place when you volunteer:
Here's a great startup that you'll want to follow and possibly be involved with.
A love of travel melded with giving impacts hundreds of kids
Poppy's father was in the Royal Air Force, she lived in many parts of Britain and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Kenya.
In Nairobi she met and married her American husband. Six weeks later, at. the age of 22, she arrived in the United States. She thought her new life would be a wonderful adventure. Instead, she found the loneliness of being in a foreign culture and married to someone who vanished into the hospital for his surgical training, only coming home to study and sleep, catapulted her into anger, bitterness, and depression. Having two delightful little children was a joy but with no family for support or guidance only added to her sense of hopelessness.
she found that obstacles can turn into blessings.
Stephanie Craig is an enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde Community of Oregon.
It is comprised of Umpqua, Molalla, Rogue River, Kalapuya and Chasta peoples.
She educates and documents cultural heritage and traditions, committing herself to preserving traditional practices for future generations.
Her BA is in cultural anthropology where she fulfilled her language requirement with her Native language- Chinuk Wawa.
Her studies have included museum studies and folklore studies.
She works at the Chuchalyu Tribal Museum where she consults and contracts with city and state entities on museum work- presentation, exhibit design.
She has been chosen for internships at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American Indian Archives Department, the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
She owns a business called Kalapuya Weaving where she teaches basket weaving, plant gathering and processing.
Jane Pena, who lives with her husband in Seaside, Oregon
has been a Coast Guard pilot going on rescue missions throughout the U.S.
She loves her job and can't think of a job that would suit her better.
Listen to her journey and hear about an exciting rescue.
YouTube Channel: Lisa Hice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-068bxrpNSBGPbWJgdxlcg
Instagram : lisa.d.hice https://www.instagram.com/lisa.d.hice/
Lisa Hice lives in Portland where she works at a local hospital.
She is a lifestyle and financial coach.
Krystal lives in Sherwood, Oregon.
Link to her website: Krystal Johnson
She works with autistic children and families, helping them enjoy the unique individuals that they are.
She is also a speaker with topics such as
• Poop and Potpourri-learning to celebrate in the midst of the mess
• Let Her Dance- How a child with disabilities taught me how to be myself
• Those Hard to Reach Places- allowing God to remove the burdens only he can reach
• The Sump Pump of Life- knowing when it's time to call the professionals
She's from Nine Miles Falls, Washington, will share about her journey through breast cancer and betrayal trauma, both of which have had huge impacts on her life.
Betrayal Trauma includes lies, porn use, infidelity, sexual coercion, emotional abuse and narcissism.
She is the administrator for a nonprofit called Community Minded Enterprises, which provides foundational community support.
And… she loves Labradors!
Jasmin is from Manila, Philippines, and is here in Astoria, Oregon as a high school science teacher.
She is on exchange through
1-1 Cultural Exchange Programs.
Her degrees are in Biology, Leadership and Management.
Coming from a city of 21 million to Knappa with a population of under 2000 has been an adjustment- one she's enjoying!
Lilly Lee is loves to garden.
She shares about growing up Chinese and living in a multi-cultural neighborhood.
She joined the Peace Corps and spent time in Botswana.
Her first degree was in electrical engineering.
Her chosen degree was Physical Therapy. She worked at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon until she
required extensive back surgery for ankylosing spondylitis.
Julie is a professional Speaker and Website Designer.
She is a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
Abuse Recovery Group Leader
Chair of a VOICES Survivor Committee in Washington County
Oregon and a Director of Women's Services & Education for ARMS/Abuse Recovery Ministry Services
In her spare time, she loves to play on the beach, read and garden. Learn more about Julie at https://juliebonnblank.com and download a free “Innocent Journey” story at: https://subscribepage.com/penny
Susan Peterson is an avid birder. Some might even say she has bird Tourettes!
She is also the administrator of KMUN, Coast Radio, our local nonprofit, volunteer operated radio station.
Here are some links to birding information from the podcast. Merlin app
Also links to articles on extraordinary living.
Listeners have been asking to hear an interview with me and about my life and inspiration.
Today's episode has my youngest daughter Sidney and her friend, Morgan Burdick as hosts, asking a lot of questions.
This episode seems to have a lot of laughter going on..... hmmmmm
Julia Akilimali grew up in Maryland with her three brothers and seven sisters. Her dad was Ruwandan and emigrated to America from the Congo during the war.
She attended Job Corps in Astoria and received a degree in IT and continued on to study at Clatsop Community College. Her next step is to pursue a psychology degree where she can marry IT with it to create adaptive technology.
She works at a memory care in Warrenton.
When she was 17 she was in a severe car accident which left her paralyzed from the neck down.
Links: Hampton Lumber
Lindsay grew up in southern Oregon as a mill worker's kid.
Her two brothers instilled in her a measure of grit!
She has an I-can-do-anything spirit
She spent 11 years working at the Oregon Extension Office helping with 4-H , is the president of the Astoria Chamber of Commerce and Community Relations for Hampton Lumber.
Iris Smith lives in Tulalip, Washington.
I met her at the Northwest Christian writers meeting and was fascinated by her story.
She is originally from Boston where her parents and grandparents emigrated, both from Italy and Russia. And that's kind of a fun story that we get to hear about.
This family history involves
Laura is an an 18 year old senior who came to Knappa, Oregon through American Cultural Exchange Services (ACES).
She has spent the year adjusting to life in the rural Knappa, Oregon community, which, coming from Trieste, the capitol of Saxony in Germany, a city the size of Portland, has been an experience.
German schools offer only academics, so finding out that she could participate in sports, photography, ceramics and other electives has been a joy.
She loves how welcoming students, staff and others have been.
This is an experience she would highly recommend.
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Cara grew up in Knappa, Oregon and lived there for 30 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Kyle Jacobson and their family grew to 4 birth kids and one adopted from Haiti.
She learned to navigate the world of homeschooling and as busy as life was, it got busier when at the age of 32, her husband was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, a neurological condition which atrophies and shrinks the brain, causing motor, speaking and communication difficulties.
Kyle passed away at the age of 40.
Then, when things couldn't get worse, three of her children were diagnosed with the same genetic disease.
Her son Marshall died last August at the age of 16.
Bodean, age 21 is in hospice.
Daisha, age 26 is navigating the progression.
YET- Cara is able to find joy in spite of what life has thrown at her.
And her most recent joy is her new husband, Ariel.
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THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/nt8N_Uf8AK0
I got to interview my very own younger sister Ann Schwartz.
Ann raised her two kids, beginning in poverty and becoming a single parent.
She followed her dream to become an etched glass artist and has since made a successful living through art.
She tells of her journey, her techniques and life's lessons.
A youtube episode is available here:
Links: Every Kid Outdoors
You can watch on youtube here: https://youtu.be/E_KiitI2QME
Margaret has lived in Clatskanie, Oregon since 1973. She has raised sheep, served as the president of Oregon Sheep Growers Association, She's raised four kids that did 4-H and FFA showing sheep all over the country. She received her degree from Willamette University in slavic languages.
She and a friend developed a manufacturing company to create natural wool building insulation.
She has been the Water Council Coordinator and is currently the Columbia County Commissioner.
Lauri Serafin is the author of Life in the Big Old House featured monthly in the Daily Astorian Coast Weekend.
Laurie spent many years sailing- in fact that's how she met her husband.
She's a genealogist and restores historic houses which has led to a love of creating historic needlework, crocheting lace and finding just the right historic decor.
One of her greatest joys was being a roller derby ref.
To take a tour of the Forsstrom House with Lauri and Jan find us on youtube:https://youtu.be/qaff6vjZzMA
To watch the video:
Mary Lovell who will turn 100 on February 23. She lives at Clatsop Retirement Village in Astoria where Judy Atkinson joined me to record this interview.
Mary has lived an interesting life and doesn’t look a day over 80. She shares about growing up in Astoria, going to University of Oregon, being a member of kappa kappa gamma and PEO Chapter FE which she helped begin. She tells about her memories of living through the great depression, getting married before she finished her teaching degree, then becoming an aide at Astor school to teach PE and work in the library. She played organ at Grace Episcopal Church for the youth choir and has attended all of her adult life. Her family see her as "being brave, intelligent, with a great ear for music and a wonderful sense of humor.”
· Author of When I Am Ashes
· She worked in the first Montessori School.
· Worked with Bruno Bettelheim and became a social worker,
· wrote songs that touched people's heart singing with Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary,
· Worked with the United Farmworkers and Cesar Chavez
· made a record and wrote a song that was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
· Became an acupuncturist and worked with Bee Therapy.
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Bereniece moved from Chicago in 2016 to Astoria. She has a master's degree in music, particularly in opera and arts administration. She lives with her husband Vincent, who is a music teacher at Lewis and Clark. She's part time Executive Director of the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts in Astoria. And she also works at Job Corps in Astoria.
My guest today is Katie George. Katie is an avid backpacker and has hiked in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, Denali, North Cascades, Alpine lakes and Crater Lake among others. She has just finished her degree and works at Columbia Memorial Hospital as a physician’s assistant. She did research in Ecuador and Panama, worked in Alaska and is an amazing artist. In high school she entered the Lucerne Cow Art contest and still has her full sized cow project. Her current passion is pyography, woodburning, but also does watercolors, oils, pen and ink and charcoal.
I’m delighted to have as a guest today, Nancy Trenbeth, who spent over 40 years championing students with special needs. Her teaching career included work with deaf/blind students, many of which as a result of the rubella epidemic, those in wheelchairs with multiple challenges and those who were severely emotionally disturbed.
She adopted one of her students who was severely neglected and is now 56 years old but still functions as a 4 year old.
Here is what staff said about her: She was a terrific student of students, staff mentor, leader, nurturer, host organizer, motivator and encourager gracious, inspirational, glue, holding us together for years and years. She was such a good friend, always caring making people feel special, thoughtful of birthdays, carefulness of students. Always welcoming. We all loved her. Thank you for all the lives you’ve changed, lives of parents, kids and adults.
Today I have the world's BEST guests - my very own favorite two youngest daughters Em & Sid. There has NEVER been a better child in all the earth than Sidney Claire (plus she's cute to boot!) Please buy these girls some mochas - they deserve them ;T
Today’s amazing guest is Melissa Reid, a go-getter of a woman with an infectious laugh. Melissa tells about her adventures with Peace Corps in Honduras and life in Romania. She speaks a number of languages, but is fluent in Spanish. She has raised her two children to be bilingual, both speaking and reading. She was named Reading Teacher of the Year and helped get Camp Kiwanilong, a youth camp situated in Warrenton, Oregon, off the ground. Currently she teaches in Knappa, Oregon.
Constance Waisanen is a very creative and inspirational woman. Her hobbies include gardening, quilting, music, and her current passion is Fiber Arts, specifically fabric dyeing. She has been to a number of countries working with Habitat for Humanity. Her degree in Chemistry Engineering led her to a job with the Wauna Mill for 27 years. Seeking a career change, she became a financial advisor where she enjoys counseling people on quality of life and legacy planning. She is very involved with the Astoria Community and recently purchased the Charlene Larsen Performing Arts Center.
Today’s guest is Jody Morrill, owner of Jody Rae Photography , and Astoria Boudoir Photography in Astoria, Oregon, and Black Swan Boudoir in Seattle, Washington. Jody has a learning disability which, she shares, has strengthened her capabilities as a business owner. She is the mother of four, including twin boys and two girls, and is a photographer extraordinaire! Our featured author today is Melissa Eskue Ousley, Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Fantasy category of the 2021 International Book Awards.
Here are some of the quotes from Cathy Jo that you'll hear today.
"I want to help people feel joyful."
"Failure isn't really a thing unless you quit."
"I've always wanted to make a difference and make people feel loved and valued."
"My daily question is, who do I get to serve today, to impact? Or share a smile with?"
Today’s guest is Candy Yiu who lives in Portland and Astoria. She owns a Boutique Hotel called Near the Pier on Franklin St. and also began, along with her husband, Slurpalicious, a local food delivery service.
Candy tells her inspiring story of growing up in Hong Kong, a city of 3 million, where education for girls was not important and where the value of women was nearly nonexistent.
My guest today is Renee Fruiht. She has lived in the Astoria Oregon area for more years than I can remember.
She’s a retired teacher who began her career in a small school in Texas and ended it teaching 2nd grade at Astor Elementary in Astoria.
Renee took on the daunting task of parenting twins who have become two amazing human beings.
Since being retired, she has become passionate about Dressage horse riding and competitions
She’s also, along with Nate Sandel, created an educational endeavor for children of service workers to build a mini boat through the Maritime Museum.
Our featured author is Rachel Lulich, author of the Fractured Galaxy Series.