Monday, May 12, 2014

One of my favorite times of the year is the start of the Little League season. Little League was a lot different when I was a kid. We never had a parade and the field was half in the parking lot at our school.
Left field usually

had a car parked in it during school hours. At recess as the left fielder I can remember catching fly balls between the parked car and the school building.

Monday, April 28, 2014

April School Vacation

We didn't go far from home this year for April vacation, but then again there is a lot of things to see and do right around area.

There was a feral kitten rescue mission in Greenfield, Ma and some time spent with grandparents.

We found some art on display at the Shelburne Museum and checked out all the great natural history at the Fairbanks Museum.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Helping Out

I got to help out with this project recently. It is always a treat to ride around in the Northeast Kingdom, but when you get to ride around bearing gifts it is an even bigger treat.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kevin went to Florida

Kevin went to Florida for some education and some vitamin D. The weather was perfect which made being inside a little challenging. But the programing was top notch so it all seemed worth while.


Rotary International awards a Service Above Self award as its highest honor for Rotarians worldwide. The award recognizes
individuals who have rendered exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts. The Essex Rotary Club mirrors those
criteria when selecting individuals on a yearly basis to be honored by our club.

Phil and Louise Kolvoord have volunteered and supported a myriad of agencies and causes in our Essex and Vermont community for over 50 years.
The Essex Rotary Club believes that their lives exemplify the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Foundation and presented them with
a Service Above Self award.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


We spent lots of time tromping around in the woods and skiing on the beaver pond. Animal tracks were abundant but we never saw any critters. We made pop corn and our meals on a camp stove and played farkel in front of the fire. We slept on wooded bunks wearing most of our winter gear including hats and mittens. We didn't change our clothes or wash up until we got home.

Cabin Camping

It has been a mild winter and camping is one of our favorite family activities. So we joined the Green Mountain Club and rented a cabin in the NE Kingdom for the weekend. We found the place in the dark with a little help from a local neighbor. Mother nature saw us coming and the mild winter turned into real winter as we arrived. It was 3 degrees the first night and the high for the weekend was 15.