News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Lifeskills Housing at Morningside Shelter in Brattleboro is the recipient of a new donated clubhouse, built by 25 girls, age 10-13, in just one week. The girls, dubbed quot;Rosie’s Girls" (named in honor of the WWII Rosie the Riveter icon), constructed the clubhouse from scratch as part of their two-week summer camp, says The Brattleboro Reformer. Lifeskills is a two-year affordable housing project for young, single mothers and pregnant women that provides workshops in self-esteem and cooking, among others. One Lifeskills mom felt the clubhouse demonstrated what women can do, "Hopefully my girls will see how important it is to learn traits that are not necessarily associated with what women will do." Rosie’s Girls were amazed by and proud of their accomplishment. So, who ya gonna call next time you want a clubhouse built?

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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