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Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Erika Gorgenyi

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Before growing food locally, Erika spent many years as an outdoor educator, guiding groups on wilderness adventures and teaching rock climbing. She then moved into the realm of environmental education and worked on several farms over the course of a decade. With a graduate degree from Antioch University in Environmental … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Amanda Lewis

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Amanda leads in the professional publishing world as Managing Editor of the weekly Pangyrus Literary Magazine, as well as being dedicated to the Winchester community causes of Swim Winchester and the Winchester A Better Chance program.  She believes in building bridges and working hard to accomplish goals, finding joy in … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Laurie Russell

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Laurie brings over 30 years of arts administration experience to her current role as Executive Director of the Winchester Community Music School. She has enjoyed being in this role for over 20 years. Laurie is a past president and board member of the Rotary Club of Winchester and serves on the Winchester … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Marianne DiBlasi

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Marianne DiBlasi grew up in Winchester. She works with nonprofits in various capacities including board chair of the Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub, editor of Disability Issues newsletter, steering committee member of Mystic River Watershed Association’s Mystic Lakes Path Improvement Project, speaker bureau member for Green Burial MA, certified trainer of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop for Minuteman Senior Services, and, … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Hilda Wong-Doo

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Hilda Wong-Doo is a 30+ year resident of Winchester. She serves on three local nonprofit boards including the Winchester Cultural District as President, the Network for Social Justice as Vice-President, and the Winchester Historical Society as Programs Director. She is a Founding Partner at GreenLine Consultants, LLC focused on the … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2023: Tenisha Colbert

Tenisha Colbert lives in the large grey house that, every year for over 50 years, has been home to eight high-achieving young men selected to be scholars in the National Program for a Better Chance, an organization founded in 1963 to advance the opportunities of young men of color. She and her husband Antoine first … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2023: Caroline Crocker Otis & Elizabeth Mooney

When Caroline Crocker Otis and Elizabeth Mooney moved to Winchester in 2010 and 2021, respectively, they were drawn to the area by the promise of a warm community feel and great schools.  When their children enrolled in Lynch Elementary School, both women got involved as volunteers with the Lynch Parents Association. Elizabeth became involved with … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Kayla Harrison

While other seventh graders were just learning about where to place England on a map, WHS senior Kayla Harrison was interested in the more nitty-gritty facts. She questioned her teacher why families of the past had been so much larger. She asked, “did they not have birth control back then? Didn’t they use animal intestines … Read more