Finding home around the world

One day, when Nivedita and Niharika were still new to eating lunch at school, the girls asked their mom to come up with another word for “roti.” The question caught Niyati Desai-Kadakia a bit off-guard. Growing up in Baroda, India, everyone knew what roti was. Not only that, but Niyati’s own school lunches had always […]

Paralympian’s story inspires Balmy Beach students

When Paralympian Jeff Tiessen arrived at Balmy Beach Public School to give a speech for Spirit Day, he found the gym full of kids wearing white and blue – it was also the Blue Jays’ home opener. Never mind that he grew up near Detroit and cheers for the Tigers, Tiessen is a big baseball […]

Finding time half the battle

By the time he hit 81, Ben Franklin had set up America’s first lending library, made a shocking discovery about electricity, helped draft the U.S. constitution, invented bifocals and kite-surfed across a Boston pond using a string kite and a paddleboard he had made to teach swimming. More than 200 years later, it’s still hard […]