KANE’S CORNER ~ Geoff Diehl, a Strong Voice for Constitutional Rights, Dog Welfare, and Veteran Employment

KANE’S CORNER ~ Geoff Diehl, a Strong Voice for Constitutional  Rights, Dog Welfare, and Veteran Employment

By: Kane – May, 2022 Kane and Candidate for Governor Geoff Diehl have attended many of the same Veteran events over the past few years, so Kane was very excited to run into Geoff Diehl at the Valley Patriot Scholarship and Award Banquet. Kane was surprised Geoff Diehl could see him at the corner table, […]

M.V. Food Bank – Feeding Families Since 1991

M.V. Food Bank – Feeding Families Since 1991

  By: Kane Peaslee Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a 501c-3 Regional Food Distribution Center in Lowell, Massachusetts that provides nutritious food and freedom from hunger to the low income, homeless and the hungry. The MVFB distributes food to many of the local food pantrys, senior citizen complexes, shelters, school department, and group homes in […]

Hero John MacDonald Pt. II ~ the Revitalization of the Lowell American Legion Post 0087 – KANES CORNER

Hero John MacDonald Pt. II ~ the Revitalization of the Lowell American Legion Post 0087 – KANES CORNER

  By: Kane – Feb. 2022 John MacDonald has recently been appointed as Commander to the Lowell American Legion Post 0087. Kane knows John MacDonald is no stranger to bringing Veterans together to connect over shared experiences. In fact, as a Desert Storm Veteran, he made a promise to himself to honor the fallen and […]

KANE’S CORNER ~ The History of Veterans Day

KANE’S CORNER ~ The History of Veterans Day

By: Kane – Nov. 2021 Kane has been busy this month pulling out the history books and doing research on the origins of Veterans Day. He was surprised by the number of twists and turns the holiday has taken since it’s recognition in 1926 under the name, Armistice Day. In fact, the conception of what […]

Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund

Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund

Serving those in Need – An Interview with President Michael Petterson By: Kane – Sept. 2021 Kane was honored to meet Michael Petterson, president of the Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund. Kane learned the Pollini Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization created to honor the life of Army National Guard Soldier, Specialist Matthew Pollini whose […]

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Petition to Establish A Special Commission on PTSD ~ KANES CORNER

Valley Patriot Mascot, Kane August,  2021 Kane knows Representative Colleen Garry. In fact, she is known by many as a strong supportive advocate of the medical front line workers, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMS, and other first responders. What does she do that is so unique? Well, Kane says she does the most important thing […]

Operation Delta Dog – Training Shelter Dogs to be Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

Operation Delta Dog – Training Shelter Dogs to be Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

By: Kane – July, 2021 Operation Delta Dog, Ellie is a 7-month-old Nashua Police Tracking Dog in training and learning to be a Community Comfort Dog for Veterans and other community members. She is in the care of Operation Delta Dog’s lead trainer Carolyn Barney and started training and socialization with her handler from the […]

Community Unites to Celebrate Tita Antonopoulos Clean Bill of Health After Battling Breast Cancer

Community Unites to Celebrate Tita Antonopoulos Clean Bill of Health After Battling Breast Cancer

By: Kane, Valley Patriot Mascot – June,  2021 Battle Grounds Coffee Company in Haverhill was a buzz on Saturday, May15th in anticipation of their honored guest Angela Tita Antonopoulos who everyone knows as Tita. Friends, Family, and patrons of Battle Grounds Coffee Company gathered in this Haverhill Hotspot to surprise their friend Tita to celebrate […]

KANE’S CORNER: Battle Grounds Coffee Company – Heroes Here to Serve

KANE’S CORNER: Battle Grounds Coffee Company – Heroes Here to Serve

By Kane – May, 2021 Dana and Salvatore DeFranco, founder and owners of the Battle Grounds Coffee Company are no strangers to hard work and fostering a sense of community. While completing college, The DeFrancos hatched a shared vision and weaved a coffee shop into the fabric of the Haverhill community where patrons gather on […]

Hidden Battle Foundation ~ KANE’S CORNER

Hidden Battle Foundation ~ KANE’S CORNER

Kane was excited to score an interview with Scott Hyder the Director of Hidden Battle Foundation and Social Media Director Christopher Hurst. Kane follows their social media page “Hidden Battles” on Facebook. This page features many helpful articles, supportive research, and motivational stories about the needs and tireless work of veterans and first responders in […]

KANE’S CORNER – Bullied Breed Rescue

KANE’S CORNER – Bullied Breed Rescue

  Kane put on his thinking cap so he could pay special attention to what president Kelly Burns and Tommy the Pitt Bull Terrier had to say about their nonprofit organization Bullied Breed Rescue. Kane also a rescue felt he would learn how Bullied Breed gives dogs like Tommy a chance to find a loving […]

Kane’s Tour of Clear Path for Veterans New England ~ KANE’S CORNER

Kane’s Tour of Clear Path for Veterans New England ~ KANE’S CORNER

By: Kane – Feb. 2021 Kane felt privileged to tour Clear Path for Veterans New England to learn about the numerous ways the program assists Veterans in building upon their many strengths to create a well lived and balanced life, after honoring their country in the military. The program provides direct and indirect programs and services […]