To Annecy (photos)

I expected to be under cloudy and rainy skies until Friday of this week no matter which city I was in, so today’s suprisingly beautiful weather was a real treat. The scenic route which we cycled from Dingy-Saint-Clair to Annecy was surely longer than the seven or so miles that separate the two places. Here…

Back in France

Exactly four years ago I thought I’d found a home, again. In the depths of economic misery, I’d ventured 3,700 miles away from my adopted city, Philadelphia, to weather the Great Recession in a meaningful way. I decided to live in Rouen, France and work as a middle school assistant English teacher in the rough-and-tumble…

A Weekend Getaway

I suppose I ought to have a good excuse for not posting in eight days. For most of that time, I was distracted by one of my most significant decisions in quite a while. I’ll explain another time, but trust me, you wouldn’t have blogged either. Towards the weekend, I had a different preoccupation. How…

Hub Stein Sports Complex Discussion Tonight

Superintendent Anna Belin-Pyles and the Plainfield Board of Education have invited the community at large to discuss the Hub Stein Sports Complex project this evening (Monday, April 13). The presentation and discussion will begin at 7pm in the Plainfield High School auditorium. This is not a Board meeting, and nothing will be voted upon, but it’s…

Dick Gregory to make Plainfield visit Saturday

Legendary comedian Dick Gregory will spend this Saturday evening in Plainfield. Gregory, also an author and activist, is speaking at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Plainfield Housing Authority in corroboration with the Plainfield Board of Education. The event will take place from 3 – 7 pm in the Plainfield High School Auditorium. Former…

Plainfield Kicks Off Month of the Young Child 2015

On Wednesday morning, Plainfield school and city officials joined students, teachers, and parents to kick off the 28th annual Month of the Young Child. “We’ve met the needs of these students by providing a high quality learning environment,” emphasized Director of Early Childhood Evelyn Motley on the steps of City Hall. Plainfield’s Early Childhood program…