Month: May 2009

Sister Mary June: What Matters to St. Mary’s Home

Sister Mary June Morin truly is the heart and soul of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, where she has worked for 50 years. On Friday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m., the community affairs program “What Matters” will devote its entire half hour to Sister...

What Does "New Book" Smell Like?

Months ago, St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children began working with Norfolk author Lisa Suhay to bring out a new, special revised edition of her children’s book “There Goes a Mermaid! A NorFolktale.” On Monday, Lisa received a shipment of the...

A Special Night for the Home’s Teens

Putting on fancy dresses or tuxedos. Dancing to the latest music and retro tunes like the requisite “YMCA.” Voting for king and queen.Twenty-one of the older residents of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children took part in these time-honored rituals...

Ready, Set, Go …

As Team Hoyt VB’s members readied for a fun run at St. Mary’s Home on Saturday, they wondered if Mother Nature would smile on them. Despite earlier showers and clouds in the distance, 15 joggers/walkers and a dozen children in jogger strollers made half-mile...

One of the Happiest, Yet Saddest, Days of the Year

Smiling and wearing blue caps and gowns, 12 residents filed into St. Mary’s Atrium this morning to the familiar strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Mikey even pumped his fist. Graduation Day is one of the happiest days of the year at the Home, a rite...