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Some people think that the word “April” was based on the Latin word that meant “to open”, referring to the opening of buds and leaves. What if this April, you opened your heart to the needs of the working poor in Essex, people who are trying to make it on minimum wage, and sometimes have...
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April 3, 2018 | Sue Miyamoto According to actress, comedian, director and writer Amy Poehler, “It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.” This is true of any relationship. Aunt Dot’s Place is a food shelf in relationship with people in need, but also in relationship with the larger community of Essex, Essex...
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March 4, 2018 | Sue Miyamoto In February, Essex Elementary, Founders Memorial School, and Essex Middle School and both Central Offices of the Essex Westford School District, collected food for Aunt Dot’s Place. Two fifth grade boys from Founders excitedly helped load the bus on February 23.  A school bus, pulled up to Aunt Dot’s...
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February 20, 2018 | Sue Miyamoto Valentine’s Day with its hearts and red roses, luscious chocolates, candy hearts with silly sentiments, and cute homemade or store-bought cards has passed. The weather is fickle, fluctuating between snow flurries, and rain, sunny skies and slate gray skies, but, thankfully, each day it stays light a bit longer....
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February 9, 2018 | Sue Miyamoto Have you considered volunteering at Aunt Dot’s serving the needy in our community? Have you wondered what it would be like? I volunteered yesterday,February 8 from 8:30 – 11:00 AM,  and this is my experience. A friendly volunteer greets you and gives you a red apron to put on and a name...
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