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Poestenkill Or Stillwater – Who Gets The Next Theme Song Written For Them? Your Town Thursday

I've had several requests to write songs about these two towns.  I've been to both during my travels on the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour, but I've never actually written a song about the towns themselves.  So lets' take an old fashioned vote here in the comment section at the end of this article.  

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St. Thomas The Apostle School Kids Sing About The Cooperstown Hall Of Fame – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Here's their song in case you don't want to read the rest, but I invite you to, and also to make comments at the bottom of the article.  (Congratulate the kids -they'd love to read it!)

This was yet another repeat performance for me. I believe this was my third time at this fantastic school in the Delmar area.  In fact, it turns out that these were the same kids that I've seen in the past!  They had just come back from a field trip to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame and wanted to write a song about it.  No problem! 

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Marie Curie Institute Students in Amsterdam Really Love Reading (and Writing and Rhyming!)- [AUDIO]

This was a very interesting and rewarding experience - traveling to the Marie Curie Institute  of Engineering and Communications in Amsterdam. (Sounds like a college, doesn't it?) Well, these kids were smart enough to be in one, and they were just second graders!

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Richie and Hannaford Supermarkets To Award School With $200 Gift Card

Very exciting times at the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour.  Thanks to a great long time sponsor, Hannaford Supermarkets, one lucky school is going to win a $200 gift card that they can use in any way they please.  (But I can't tell you how, cuz it's a secret) 

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Richie Writes Song With Kids From Indian Lake Virtually Thanks To NERIC: Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Another first, ladies and gentlemen.  Through the use of magic teleconferencing technology at NERIC (Northeastern Regional Information Center) in Albany, I was able to pull this off.  This was a blast to try out.  You can see the results below.

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Schoharie Elementary Rewrites Little Big Town’s Pontoon – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Ahhhhhhh!  A dream realized.  I got a chance to return to a school that brought back so many amazing memories for me personally- Schoharie Elementary School. 

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Teacher Faith Perry From Mohonasen School Takes A Stand Against Bullying In A Very Creative Way

Her name is Faith Perry.  She is an alternative education teacher at Mohonasen school. If this story doesn't make you think twice about dissing today's teachers, nothing will.

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Shaker Road Elementary Kids Create Countryfest 2013 Jingle For Schagticoke – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

Chalk up another fun and rewarding experience - this time working with students in Mrs. Bushey's class at Shaker Road Elementary School in Colonie.  Some extremely talented jingle writers were on hand, so I put them to work immediately to write a Countryfest song! 

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Delaware Community School In Albany Will Not Put Up With Bullying -Reading Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

I met a group of fantastic kids who wouldn't even THINK of bullying another.  That's a relief, because there is so much of it going around these days.  I asked if they wanted to write a quick "Don't Be A Bully" jingle, and they were "all about it".  Welcome to another stop on the Reading, Writing, and Rhyming Tour

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Birchwood Elementary School Sings Their Anti Bullying New Hit On ‘GNA – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Now THIS is a great school.  Actually, they're ALL great schools to be honest.  The Albany Area is chock full of them.  I should know, I've probably visited all of them at least once.

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WGNA’s Richie Phillips Honored With Community Service Award

Congratulations to a very deserving Richie Phillips for being honored with the 2013 Friend of the Academy for Character Education Award for his leadership in "furthering the character education initiative in the Capital Region!"

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