Former parks dept. intern now wears pair of hats for the city

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published April 7, 2014.

Allison Timbrook started out as an intern in the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department and now she wears two hats for the city - one of them as its newest park program director.

She is also the community engagement volunteer coordinator, a new position in which she brings people together with opportunities to give back to the community.


Pathfinder exploring expansion; seeking space to emphasize arts

Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published April 3, 2014.

Pathfinder Services looks at the prospect of growing like a blank canvas for the organization - and it's a perspective that might provide the individuals it serves with blank canvases, literally.

The Huntington-based not-for-profit human services organization has seen a spike in numbers in its Community Supports branch, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities.


HNHS senior says Viking New Tech is key to her school success

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Originally published March 31, 2014.

Huntington North High School introduced its Viking New Tech (VNT) program in August of 2010.

It was a new venture, and the newness was a concern even to some of the 116 freshmen students who enrolled in the program - which was designed as a school-within-a-school.

As that first class prepares to graduate this spring, one student attributes her success - and even a semester spent in Washington, DC - to the opportunities provided by Viking New Tech.