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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rima at Camp – part 5: Family Week at Ogontz

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Hello from the green chairs at Ogontz! It is a lovely morning at camp. Breakfast is over and many scurried off to morning classes. Last night was very special as Daron Douglas regaled us with songs and stories. I am much smarter now from […]

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Rima at Camp — part 4: Packing up, and the “Meet, Greet and Listen” Tour

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: So the office in Easthampton, MA has been in a flurry of packing as we get ready for Family Week and Teachers Training Course at Ogontz Camp in NH. The pictures are two of our piles ready to get loaded onto the truck tomorrow. […]

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Rima at Camp — part 3

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: Good-bye Family Week… What fun to see everyone get dressed up for the Friday parade. Here I am pictured with Kimberly Fields, and yes, that is a horse hat on top of my head! Saying good-bye to Family Week was bittersweet. My daughter has […]

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Rima at Camp – Family Week at Pinewoods, part 2

A series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: A great cool Thursday morning from Family Week at Pinewoods…perfect for English country dance, especially after yummy pancakes for breakfast! A summer storm came yesterday afternoon that cancelled the swim across the lake. Stories from Peter Amidon and Andy Davis kept us riveted and […]

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Rima at Camp — Family Week at Pinewoods

The first in a series of summer blogs by CDSS Executive Director Rima Dael: “Hello from morning meeting at Family Week – Pinewoods! Just wanted to share some pictures and say hello. The weather is warm, but bearable. Swimming in the lake is divine. We love our cabin — Quite Carried Away — which used […]

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Handing off the Music (literally!)

Handing off the music to the next generation? Absolutely, and with considerable flair and musicianship, don’t you think? CDSS president and videographer David Millstone describes this video of Bob McQuillen and friends: Contra dance enthusiasts may enjoy watching a recently-uploaded clip on YouTube that focuses on Bob McQuillen, the New Hampshire musician and tunesmith. Composer […]

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