Hello Beth! Can you tell us about your childhood and your background? I was born during World War II, in December of 1944. People born after the war are called boomers, but I am not a boomer. My father was overseas at the time so we didn’t meet until after the war was over in … Continue reading Interview with Beth Flynn
Interview with Pichai Sripaipan
Hello readers! Starting from this month, April 2023, we will have a new segment for our blog that will be featuring some of our board of directors, tutors, conversation partners, students, and community of Elaine Bacon Literacy Program in general. This will help everyone learn a bit about the personal experience of our diverse community. … Continue reading Interview with Pichai Sripaipan
By Dejlah Mezeel, Iraq (written for ELBP Newsletter, May 2022) Ramadan is the holy month in the lunar based Islamic calendar, it’s the ninth month. During Ramadan all Muslims should abstain from eating, drinking, even water, smoking and sexual activities which means nothing should enter the body through the mouth from dawn (Fajr) to sunset … Continue reading Fasting Ramadan
Thomas: Butterflies, Moths and Fruit Flies
Thomas Werner shares his knowledge about the most beautiful butterflies, moths, and fruit fly species and we’ll learn much more about his work in Encyclopedia of North American Drosophilids. Dr. Thomas Werner Butterly or moth? He started his presentation from his background as a biologist by heart. Dr. Werner started studying insects as a childhood hobby, at … Continue reading Thomas: Butterflies, Moths and Fruit Flies
Snowshoe Party at Nara Nature Park
Puti, Vafah, Tani, Jan, Beth, Miriam, and Maria strike a pose before snowshoeing! Brief history about Snowshoes can be found in here It was a beautiful day to snowshoe! Some treats after, thank you to Miyoko and Cindy who prepare the snacks. The Nisu bread + Thimbleberry jam is a very good combo! Some of … Continue reading Snowshoe Party at Nara Nature Park
Sew Cranky – Snowflakes
International Neighbours participate for the Sew Cranky’s annual Snowflake Challenge as part of Heikinpäivä. For those who need a reminder, Heikinpäivä, the annual celebration of mid-winter, is scheduled to kick off later this month. Along with the annual celebration will be Sew Cranky’s annual Snowflake Challenge. Ginger Alberti, who owns Sew Cranky with her husband, … Continue reading Sew Cranky – Snowflakes
Winter Semester 2023: International Neighbors
Come join us to this Winter Semester programs! There will be some new presentation about many topics. The events are free and feel free to share the info and bring your friends and families to join this program:
Organizations to Serve International Community
Meet three local organizations that promote communication and friendship across cultures and throughout the Copper Country community: The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program, International Neighbors, and Canterbury House. These organizations benefit international students and their families as well as community members from the U.S. or abroad.
New from EBLP: Learning on the Go!
by Jan Handler Instructors, tutors, and conversation partners in the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program have led enjoyable field trips to scenic places in the area. There are many wonderful places to hike, picnic, or tour historic sites- all within a short drive. What a great way to informally practice English while having fun with classmates … Continue reading New from EBLP: Learning on the Go!
Parade of Nations September 17, 2022
This year International Neighbors marched in front of the parade with the Elaine Bacon Literacy as Parade Marshalls. Members Linda Dresch, Dejlah Meezel, and Amy Keenum traveled in the lead car while several other members carried our new banner containing logos for both groups. For more pictures of the parade, see Gallery of Photos.
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