"Rye Reflections" is produced and directed by an adult group of SilverSurfers who are connected with Rye, New Hampshire, a seacoast community of a little more than 5,000 residents in the cold weather and twice that in the warm months.
The publication is under the auspices of a non-profit volunteer organization called Rye Senior SERVE (Serving Elder Residents through Volunteer Efforts), incorporated in 2004 and dedicated to identifying and responding to community needs that maximize the quality of life for senior residents (for further information, contact SERVE at P.O. Box 902, Rye NH 03870; telephone 603-964-8401).
The SilverSurfers organized in the Spring of 2005, publishing for the first time in June, 2005. Meetings are open and newcomers are welcome. A weekly session takes place at 2 p.m. every Thursday in the Rye Public Library, whose trustees and staff have been significant supporters.
"Rye Reflections" is independent but grew out of a citizen-journalism program started at the MIT Media Laboratory in 1996 and is patterned after the "Melrose Mirror," a monthly in Melrose, MA. MIT has made the software available to the Rye project. Ryereflections.org is a registered domain.
Finally, "Rye Reflections" sees itself as another "voice" in the greater Seacoast community, neither competing with nor being affiliated with other print or online publications.
The following are internet links that might be of interest or use to our readers:
Town of Rye:
N.H. Media Links:
June 2, 2005
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