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October 15, 2014

Tie-dying Shirts

Tie-dying Shirts

A couple weeks ago, we were blessed with a nice, warm day so what better to do than gather the residents and staff and get creative while tie-dying shirts? Hopewell purchased white t-shirts for participants to design to their liking. We used a high quality commercial solution that consisted of 14 different vibrant colors. The residents followed templates to get...[read more]

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October 08, 2014

Apple Pickin'

Apple Pickin'

Jack Childers, Hopewell's Program Service Supervisor took three residents apple picking. Unfortunately, this was not a good year for apples as we were only able to get about 3 bushels. The apples were picked at an Apple Orchard that supporters of Hopewell own and we appreciate them inviting us out every year to pick. We are looking forward to...[read more]

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October 01, 2014

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

The garden season is slowly but surely coming to an end, The cool nights and warm sunny days are here for a short time here in Mesopotamia, OH.
Here at Hopewell, residents and staff enjoy working out in the fresh autumn air, whether its picking the last of the tomatoes and peppers or harvesting pumpkins. It's hard to believe another...[read more]

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September 24, 2014

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Cottage 2 residents will be in for a sweet treat when the figs growing on our own fig tree ripen. The tree was planted in Spring of 2013 by Brendan, a former resident, who started the tree from a cutting from his father's fig tree. Brendan has left his mark on Hopewell with his masonry and horticultural projects that can...[read more]

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September 17, 2014

Wood Shop

Wood Shop

Recently, residents were offered the opportunity to help construct birdhouses. They built various sizes of birdhouses to attract a plethora of birds to include: eastern bluebirds, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, chickadees, blue jays, and woodpeckers among others.

The birdhouses are made of pine which is purchased from local sawmills. All of the birdhouses built are available for purchase in the Hopewell market...[read more]

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