By Louisa Smith, May 2013. This week while in a cab on my way to dinner in Boston I was having a friendly conversation with my cab driver. He commented on my name and how it was the French spelling, I could tell he was from Haiti based on his accent and asked him where… [Learn More]
The following Stories are written by people who have spent time in Haiti and would like to share their experiences.
By Jenifer Grant, June 2011. Dukenson St.Tilus plays both tuba and Helicon. Helicon??? I asked him to describe it. With his hands, he made a couple of circles about the size of his torso, and ended with a flourish with his two hands above his head describing a bell. “A tuba?” I asked – “No – no… [Learn More]
By Patricia Hurley, June, 2011. I tried to prepare by reading the biography of Jenifer’s mother and stepfather, “Song of Haiti”, which provided background on Jenifer’s life as well. I had supported the Sister Cities Essex Haiti project and was aware that several Essex people had begun projects in Deschapelles, including establishing a library, but was… [Learn More]
By Mary Lee Blackwell, December 2012. Sister Cities Essex Haiti is in full swing. The organization continues to inspire citizens to get involved; to make a difference. And oh what a difference they’re making. There are several programs that have been initiated and continue to evolve and garner support and enthusiasm from both communities…. [Learn More]
Daphne Nielsen, an Essex resident, worked at the Hanger Clinic, a prosthetics facility at Hospital Albert Schweitzer in September 2010. Daphne is a physical therapist in Connecticut.