Lighting It Up Blue for April’s National Autism Awareness Month

On April 6, 2017, the Winchester Disability Access Commission, The Winchester Multicultural Network and Brio Integrated Theatre all came together to commemorate autism awareness month with the annual Light It Up Blue event. This is Winchester’s fifth year to organize...

5. Women’s History Month Honorees 2017: Denise Costello and Vanessa Gobes

Building a bridge to living more fully through mindfulness and meditation. Denise Costello and Vanessa Gobes are the founders and guiding spirits of the Chrysalis Meditation Center, located in a serene second-story studio that Vanessa describes as overlooking ‘the most...

4. Women’s History Month Honoree 2017: Jennifer Flaherty

Building a bridge of inclusion for special needs children through passionately raising disability awareness. After many years of working in private special education schools, Jenn came to work at the Lynch Elementary School in 2005 as the lead teacher in...

3. Women’s History Month Honoree 2017: Rebecca Levine

  Building a bridge to leadership and life skills for youth through hands-on experiential education. Rebecca Levine has been the Winchester Youth Coordinator for 17 years. She recently established the Winchester Youth Alliance, bringing together youth leaders from across the...

Constructive Conversations Across Differences

Imagine a different kind of public discourse than that which assaults us each day in our civic, professional and personal arenas, one in which ”people (can) speak truthfully and compassionately about what matter(s) in their communities without letting differences tear...