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The Front Porch

​Blue Ridgers know the front porch to be more than a place. It’s an experience. It’s a sharing of ideas, challenges, questions, and stories. Here, the BRI “Front Porch” blog is a virtual version of that gathering. Join the conversation!

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER…from the desk of Heather Adams

Hi dee hi Ridgers! Happy Fall! As the days become shorter and much of the news around us continues to be challenging to digest, I hope that you are your family are healthy and well. What has kept you going recently? Have you found a new hobby? Learned a new skill? Or...

PRESIDENT’S LETTER…from the desk of Heather Adams

Hi dee hi Ridgers! I hope this issue of Behind the Scenes finds you healthy and well! It’s so hard to believe it is almost October. It was great to see many of you during this year’s virtual conference. While there are so many pieces of the Blue Ridge Institute...

PRESIDENT’S LETTER…from the desk of Heather Adams

Hi dee hi Ridgers! If you are like me, you might be in a bit of shock that it really is mid-December and we really are at the end of a decade. The start of this decade was the start of my time at BRI! Do you know what that means? It means in 2020, 10 years after I...
Another Conference in the Books

Another Conference in the Books

From the front porch…(while sitting on my back porch): Another BRI conference in the history books. Andrea did the job we all expected her to do. She did it with excellence, quality, imagination, perseverance, dedication, love, and commitment. The conference reflected...

Grief, Gratitude, and Community

Grief, Gratitude, and Community

First, I am asking for your understanding.  As most readers of this post know, my life was turned upside down at the end of July.  On May 17 I retired -- a welcomed and joyous occasion.  In mid-July, my plan to buy a house and retire to my favorite place in Florida...

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