Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Winchester LIUB poster

Winchester supports Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

The observation of the national Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness movement was first proposed to Brio Integrated Theatre, the Disability Access Commission, and the Winchester Multicultural Network four years ago by Jennifer Flaherty, Special Education Teacher at Lynch Elementary...
  • Judy Manzo 2016 WHM Honoree

5. Women’s History Month Honoree 2016 : Judy Manzo

Judy Manzo opened BookEnds some 24 years ago with the thought that it would not be just a store for selling books but a community “meeting place.” At a time when independent bookstores struggle to stay open, many succumbing to...

4. Women’s History Month Honoree 2016 : Sahar Ahmed Awerbuch

Sahar Ahmed Awerbuch started the non-profit Brio Integrated Theatre in 2008. Brio is committed to the belief that all individuals have the ability to create, and that there are diverse perspectives and waysto express creativity. Brio teaches awareness of disabilities...
  • Carolyn Starrett 2016 WHM Honoree

3. Women’s History Month Honoree 2016 : Carolyn Starrett

Carolyn Starrett started Sustainable Winchester, a nonprofit organization, in 2005. It’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainability so that residents, officials, and community organizations can be empowered to take action in their day-to-day lives and to incorporate...
  • WWHM Honoree2016 Gail Ockerbloom

2. Women’s History Month Honoree 2016 : Gail Ockerbloom Freeman

Gail Ockerbloom Freeman opened Studio on the Common, a community space dedicated to creativity, connection, and art in October 2015. Part creative space and part gift shop, Studio on the Common has since been a community buzz spot for its...