• John Visits the Heroes of Paradise

                    In October I had the privilege of singing at the California State Reading Conference in Sacramento. At the conference, CRA honored the Teacher Heroes from Paradise. This brave group of teachers received a standing ovation for their heroism during and after the November 8, 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed […]

  • Farrell Firsts This Thanksgiving

    November 28, will be my first Thanksgiving as a grandfather. It will also be Ella’s first birthday, an appropriate coincidence. To Ella, I am known as “Pop,” the same name my father was called by some of his more than 50 grand and great grandchildren. It will be many years before Ella knows how much love and joy she’s […]

  • AIS Danbury Press Patriotic Palms at Filosa Home

    On Wednesday, June 12th, the AIS Bridges of Peace and Hope Club took a trip to Filosa Nursing Home in Danbury to celebrate Flag Day and create an intergenerational handprint flag. John Farrell made a guest appearance and accompanied residents and students who sang multiple patriotic songs! The students visited with the residents and painted […]

  • New Club in Edmeston on a Mission to Microfinance the Future!

    The Edmeston Central School District Interact Club, a high school service club sponsored and supported by the Rotary Club of Edmeston, New York, recently became a Bridges of Peace and Peace and Hope Club. Since it started 12 years ago, the club has made many microfinance loans through Kiva.org to help people in other countries […]