Start Fresh…Aim High

Many of our local churches host Watch Night services to ring in the new year.  It’s a proud and deeply rooted tradition that let’s us count the blessings of this past year, reckon with those things we wish to let … Continue reading

It wouldn’t be possible without YOU!

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.  Marianne Williamson The work of building community is no solitary exercise.  It takes … Continue reading

Agriculture Fair & Moving Planet!

Less than two weeks ’til the 2nd annual revival of the Burton Street Agriculture Fair & Farmers Jubilee! It’s been a fun planning process with a great core group of folks from the Burton Street & greater Wes]]> We’re excited … Continue reading

In the Spirit of E.W. Pearson: A Poem

Building and maintaining community is sometimes messy, sometimes uncomfortable, often hard work, and almost always rewarding.  The truth is:  We need each other.  Probably in ways we’ve never imagined.  And, if we’re wise, we will turn to those who came … Continue reading

E.W. Pearson & local self-reliance…

As a relatively new member of the Burton Street Community–one who, as a child, was frequently found sitting at the feet of her elders–listening to stories of the long-time residents of this unique mountain community is a special treat!  Each … Continue reading