Nichole Hastings in Coolidge Salon Series Opening for Jim Rooney

A Remedy For Love  |  Nichole Hastings  |  Poems and Photography

Not quite sure how this happened but I’ll be reciting poems from my recently published book titled A Remedy For Love and book signing alongside Americana folksinger and producer Jim Rooney this Friday!

Jim Rooney is a Grammy award winning producer and lifelong folk and country genre musician. He lives in Sharon, Vermont and Nashville Tennessee. As cited in his memoir “In It For The Long Run: A Musical Odyssey,” Rooney relates a kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer.

Joining Rooney on the night will be Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member, Pat Alger, who penned many hit songs recorded by Nancy Griffith (“Once In A Very Blue Moon”), Kathy Mattea (“Goin’ Gone”) and Garth Brooks (“Unanswered Prayers”). Well-known Vermont instrumentalist Colin McCaffrey will also be joining Jim and Pat for what promises to be a very special occasion.

Doors open at 5:00pm and the music begins at 6:00 pm. The Coolidge Salon is with open seating in front of the fireplace which provides a very intimate setting. The program will last for approximately 50 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Complimentary munchies will be coupled with a cash wine/beer bar.

When: This First Friday May 2nd in WRJ
Where: At the Hotel Coolidge
Starts: 5:00pm
Tickets: $10
Call the Hotel Coolidge at (802) 295-3118

A Remedy For Love
by Nichole Hastings

This collection of poems and photography explores love, life, relationships and truth found in nature. The composer and photographer Nichole Hastings takes you on her journey as she relates her experiences and explorations with love. Written in free verse and rhyme, Nichole’s words share her tragedy, triumphs, challenges, fears, longings, bliss and realizations about love. Nichole and the other contributing photographers reveal more details about her and her life in each photograph. Her poems speak to a juxtaposition all adopted Asians face, who have no connections to their birth country or biological parents and growing up in white America, in the search for self and identity.

Nichole was born in South Korea and adopted at the age of two by a caucasian couple stationed in Seoul, the city of her birth in the late 1970s. She grew up hiking, camping and fishing in a small rural farming community in New Hampshire; the only girl among her three cousins and a younger brother.

*You may purchase A Remedy For Love at, at the Norwich Bookstore and in the Apple iBookstore!

Vermont Volunteerism: Tropical Storm Irene Clean-up and Aid


[UPDATED 9/7/2011 @10am]

Please go here to the Vermont Volunteerism Facebook Page for more info and to contribute information.  Thank you


[UPDATED 9/4/2011 @10pm]

Please go here to see the updated information.

[UPDATED 9/3/2011 @6pm]
West Hartford Village Store

  • 10am on SUNDAY 9/4 – general volunteers 18 years and older
  • Please bring boots/gloves/rakes/shovels/dust masks
Here is a list of what they need:
Rubber work gloves, Rubber boots, Face masks, Cleaning supplies, Dry cardboard boxes, Paper towels, Heavy duty garbage bags, Newspaper, 5 gallon buckets

*Structural Engineer found!

*Currently working on setting up a donation fund specifically for the Village Store, Hartford Sign Company and Randy Hart for their support of the Appalachian Trail. TBA.

*And all mail is being diverted from West Hartford to Hartford. If A.T. thru-hikers are expecting packages at that post office they will not be there. Please ask them and share this information if you know a thru-hiker heading South or going North coming from Woodstock.

*Please Note the Green Mountain National Forest is temporarily CLOSED.
This means the Appalachian Trail through Vermont is CLOSED to hiking.
Here is a link to get updates on this closure:

PLEASE NOTE: No work will be done on Sunday 9/4.

Journey Church

  • is past the SoRo high school on the right in a green building
  • donations may be brought there

Here is a list of what they need:
NEW adult underwear, anything to do with Dentures, First aid items, Toilet paper, Batteries, Hammers, Crow bars, Mauls, Sledge hammers, Snow or grain flat shovels, Axes, Fans, Dehumidifiers, Coffee, Sugar, Flour

*They have to share: A LOT of dog and cat food

Vermont Law School

  • Jenny Jones is coordinating in the Hoff Building
  • Looking for clothing donations – mainly undergarments
  • please call Melissa Kumar at (603)667-3836 to leave name&number
  • please DO NOT drop off items yet, NO STORAGE prepared. Thanks!

*Cash Donations can go to the Randolph National Bank, the South Royalton Town Offices.

Here is a link with more information:

  • 10am on SUNDAY 9/4 and Monday 9/5 – Looking for general volunteers
  • meet at the Hartford Municipal Building
  • Please bring boots/gloves/rakes/shovels/dust masks
  • Please do not bring children under 18-yo

Here is a list of what they need:
Rubber work gloves, Rubber boots, Face masks, Cleaning supplies, Dry cardboard boxes, Paper towels, Heavy duty garbage bags, Newspaper, 5 gallon buckets

*Structural Engineers found!

Want to make a General Cash Donation to the Town of Hartford? Please send money to:

WRJ Rotary Club
P.O. Box 4003
White River Junction, VT 05000

*also any Mascoma Savings Bank and the Hotel Coolidge will accept money donations



Bread & Puppet will perform a volunteer appreciation show Sunday night at 6PM at the Lyman Point Park, White River Junction, VT! Rain or Shine.  Rain and Shine. Refreshments available. Bring your lawn chairs

Helping in SHARON:
Please check out their town website. The right column, ‘NEWS’ contains a lot of great information on road closures and updates, how to volunteer there, and links to sites for assistance.

Here is a list of items needed:
Fans, dehumiifiers (probably more…call them!)

TO VOLUNTEER please call (802)763-8268 ext. 4 or see the facebook page Sharon Vermont Volunteer Relief Effort.

Helping in BETHEL:
Folks in Bethel are also needing help. Please contact the town of Bethel or someone you know who lives there to find out what they need and how you can help.
1. Vermont Land Use Clinic/Insurance and FEMA Assistance Clinic
Vermont Law School Volunteers will help members of the
communty file insurance and FEMA claims. Go to this link to find
out more:

Other Disaster Relief Questions can be directed to Rep. Sarah Buxton at: or(802)763-0777

You can also call 211 for damage assessments to homes.

For updates on this information you may view the Hanover Area Friends of the A.T. facebook page event at:
Thank you!

Best Regards,

Nichole Hastings

Appalachian Trail Monitor Coordinator
Dartmouth Outing Club
Robinson Hall, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Boundary Program Schedule:
P.O. Box 1143
Norwich, VT 05055-1143 

‘The Truth Will Set You Free’ Blog:

Twitter ID: @nicholehastings @DartmouthOuting @HFoAT

“We can never have enough nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau