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August 2015 News and Notes

News from Azalea Blossom: New Curriculum for SAFE through the Arts

Margaret has been hard at work this summer at revising the SAFE through the Arts curriculum for the Pre-K and Kindergarten population. The newly revamped curriculum includes seven original songs and eight puppet scripts all geared towards educating young children to empower themselves and get along with others. SAFE through the Arts is an violence prevention educational program utilizing the creative and performing Arts. It is based upon the three key components of Self- Affirmation, Financial literacy and Education of non-violence. For further information, please visit


Inspirational Person of the Month In celebration of her birthday this month, the inspirational person of the month is Margaret’s long-time friend, Deanna Dunning Schwartz.

Inspirational Place of the Month In honor of Margaret’s recent visit, the inspirational place of the month is Mariposa, California in the foothills of Yosemite National Park.



Janet N, Lois J, Season B, Drew G, Deanna D-S, Deanna F, Ann P, Ravinder S, Cecilia N, Doran C, Ed H, Mary H, Kitty D, Adam A, Mimi F, Daniel F, Darienne D, Anna P, Jackson D-H, Aedan E, Sammy L, Max L, Arianna W, Catie Z-R, Brendan H, Julien A, Jessica P, Sydney R, Beverly S, Charlie and Tommy E, Arolee D, Paul W, Katie D, Bill C, Peggy J, Oriana M

Congratulations -To Scott and Sue Sackstein and their family upon the birth of their new grandchild, Ariah. -To Kevin Lucas on his recent Global Music Award for his album, “Echoes in the Sand”.

In Need of Prayer

-To Marshall Hay and his extended family during this time of healing. -To everyone in a major life transition, especially those seeking new employment and/or right livelihood. -To anyone in need of shelter, safety, nurturing, compassion or love.

Quote of the Month

“People are like stained windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

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