DID YOU KNOW? You Might Qualify for Property Tax Relief, and NEST Can Help!

State law provides several tax benefit programs for older adults and people with disabilities who own and occupy a house, mobile home, condo, or co-op. These programs include property tax exemptions and property tax deferrals. More than 26,000 qualified older adults and people with disabilities have yet to register for the exemption, and only 1 in 100 of those eligible for deferrals are currently enrolled.… Read more

Thank You to Our Generous 2017 Donors!

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Note: This does not include contributions to the New Nest for NEST campaign. Please click here to read the campaign report.

Individual Donors

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Kathryn and Dick Almy
Debbie Anderson and Mike McPhail
Estell Berteig
Rosemary Blakemore
Jean Booy
Marcy Maurer
Nancy Nordquist
Marilyn Spotswood
Jeanne Marie and Bob Thomas
Rob Waldman and Jennifer Dolan-Waldman
Max and Amy Wells

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Stephen and Georgene Camp
Susan Fleischmann
Sharon Greenberg
Patricia Hayes
Betty Josephson
Joseph Pearl
Shailini and Jay Shah
Mike and Caroline Ullmann
Cynthia and William Wilcock
Joeve and Pete Wilkinson

Peggy Anderson
Gretchen and Basil Anex
Ted and Ruth Beck
Eleanor Chase
Alison Heald
Emerson Heald
Polly and Ronald Hopper
Patricia Jaegar
Katrin Jaenicke
Frieda Johnson
Gail Konen
Gayle McHenry-Teller and David Teller
Sarah and Justin Osmer
Arleen Padayao
Leslie Phillips and Jerry Boese
Janet Wright

Kelsey Aanerud
Audra Adelberger
Christina Alin
Marge Batey
Cheryl Berg
Ellen Blackstone and Chris Altwegg
Barbara Blair
Madelon Bolling
Leslie Brougham
Jeanne Carpenter
Austin Case and Lucy Hadac
Tom and Berta Cohen
Don Desonier
Keenan Dillard
Carolyn Doell
Diane and Walker Douglas
Sandy Duncan
Ola Edwards
Mary Ellen Flanagan
Martha Jean and Donald Flaherty, Jr.… Read more

Under the Radar Books of 2017

Thank you to Michael Coy and Mark Bonney from Third Place Books Ravenna for sharing their favorite “under the radar” books from 2017 at January’s NESTcafé!

Looking for a good book to dive into this month? Here are their recommendations:

The Late Show, Michael Connelly
The Story of a Brief Marriage, Anuk Arudpragasam
The Heavenly Table, Donald Ray Pollock
Ranger Games, Ben Blum
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Neverhome, Laird Hunt
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan
News of the World, Paulette Jiles
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Sherman Alexie
The Hearts Invisible Furies, John Boyne
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
Cycling the Pacific Coast, Bill Thorness
Miss Jane, Brad Watson
France is a Feast, Alex Prudhomme (Photographs from Paul & Julia Child)
Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans
Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Sweetigirl, Travis Mulhauser
Down City, Leah Carroll

The following books were suggested as favorite reads from last year by NEST Members, Volunteers, and guests after the presentation:

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundathi Roy
The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan
Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Hochschild
Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker
Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name, David Buerge
Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker
The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce
The Taking of K-129: How the CIA used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History, Josh Dean
The Unwomanly Face of War, Svetlana Alexsievich
Word by Word, The Secret Life of Dictionaries, Kory Stamper
Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception, Terry McDermott
Undiscovered Country, Lin Enger
The Man Who United the States, Simon Winchester
Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards
Barkskins, Annie Proulx
Soups from Syria, Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Rooster Bar, John Grisham (audio book)
The Glass Room, Simon Mawer
Paris 1919, Barbara MacMillan and Richard Holbrooke
My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
Eating Words, A Norton Anthology of Food Writing, Sandra M.… Read more