Author Archives: Margy Rydzynski

About Margy Rydzynski

Writer, Walker, Entrepreneur, baby-boomer

Long-Time Swim Program Director Shares Her Personal Success Story

(article courtesy of The Bellingham Bulletin)

Jean Holmes says it was the photo of the turtle that got to her. “I have a picture of myself bending over to pat a big turtle. When I saw the photo, I thought, ‘I’m as big as that turtle!’” Holmes, a resident of Bellingham, decided she had to do something about her size and started going to Curves Fitness Center in Bellingham plaza every day after working at Stall Brook School. “I get off at 10:30 and come straight here. I’m here six days a week, unless it’s closed because of bad weather,” Jean explained. As we spoke, the conversation and laughter of the other women who had come to exercise filled the room. Continue reading

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Bellingham Children’s Theatre Celebrates 30th Season

(article courtesy of The Bellingham Bulletin)

In an era when doing anything for more than ten years is seen as remarkable, people giving back to the community year after year for thirty years is, well, quite remarkable.

Bellingham Children’s Theater (BCT) is celebrating its thirtieth-anniversary season Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, as they present Mything Links, a musical based on The Odyssey. Both performances will begin at 7 p.m. at Bellingham High School; tickets are $8, available at the door or from any cast member.

Read this article in The Bellingham Bulletin.

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Sheridan Takes School Food Program Out Of The Red & Into The Black

(article courtesy of The Bellingham Bulletin)

When Bellingham Food Service Director Jeanne Sheridan started working in Bellingham, she was told she’d never be able to get rid of the Fry-o-laters® in the Bellingham schools. But in a recent conversation at the middle school, Sheridan proudly noted, “With the support of the School Committee, the Fry-o-laters are gone, and we were able to trade them in for a panini press. We serve panini sandwiches at the high school every day now.”

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Lake life: taking lessons from the local inhabitants

(Article Courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor)

I have the heart of a world traveler, but the body and temperament of a day-tripper. While I love to hear of others’ travels, I have thrived by staying closer to home. By studying one place as it has changed with the seasons and the years, I have learned much about where I live and about myself as well.

Henry David Thoreau noted wryly, “I have traveled a great deal in Concord.” Over the years I have echoed his sentiments as I have “traveled a great deal” around Silver Lake, my home of these past 30 years. This small lake community, south of Boston, has helped me not only to understand but to welcome, or at least to make peace with, the relentless change in my world.

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