Posted on Dec 17, 2010 in Blog |

Dear Friends, Each year, I start the process of writing this letter by reading what I wrote the previous year, returning me emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Sometimes, that’s a good thing; sometimes, it’s a painful memory.  I often shed a few tears thinking of what others and I have endured in the past year, not necessarily sad tears.  Just tears.  Often, it is accompanied with gratitude for my journey in the last twelve months.  This year is no different. Businesses:  Jeff signed a big remodeling contract in September for Home Equity Builders (www.hebinc.com).  Other remodeling jobs have been coming in throughout the year.  Our Handyman Division has been consistently busy throughout the year.  We are thankful to have survived the difficult economic times. myNeighborsNetwork is now offering software licenses to anyone who would like a similar network in their communities.  We currently have interest for networks outside Baltimore, MD and Boston, MA.  Contact me at Sharon@myneighborsnetwork.com if you are interested. Earlier this month I attended a luncheon in Richmond, VA hosted by the First Lady of Virginia honoring Neighbors Foundation (www.neighborsfoundation.org) for our efforts of sending care packages to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Both Governor Bob McDonnell and former Governor Douglas Wilder gave inspiring, entertaining speeches in addition to First Lady Maureen McDonnell. Neighbors Foundation is currently trying to raise $5000 to help with postage costs through the end of the year.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  It costs $14.95 to send each care package.  No donation is too small. Neighbors Foundation was also handed the reins for putting on the annual 4th of July Fireworks in Great Falls, VA this year.  Jeff had been chairing the committee for a number of years, but this year, Mike Kearney handed it all over to the foundation.  We had a very successful first year and are ecstatic to have the responsibility of continuing this favorite community holiday event.  I don’t know how Jeff survives each year, but he does an awesome job and the fireworks are always first class. Anyone who parties at our tent will attest to this. Heather & Joey: Heather continues working...

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