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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

K9 Kevin & His Drug Searching Dogs Making a Dent in the War on Addiction

Lifelong Lawrence resident Kevin Droin has found a unique niche in fighting the war on addiction in the Merrimack Valley. Droin and his two drug sniffing dogs [Moxie and Maverick] do not work for law enforcement and do not work in conjunction with law enforcement. Instead, Droin privately contracts with companies, individuals, rehab and detox […]

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 […]

Cat Communication ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Cat Communication  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Jan. 2019 Our pets are always communicating with us, whether it is with their eyes, their voices or their body language. Their insistent meows tell us it is times for breakfast, and their slow blinks tell us that they trust us. Some of their communication is very obvious—we know to back […]

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