Palermo Community Center celebrates 20 years

It’s not too often that a small, “kitchen table” foundation manages to make it to age 20, much less serve a broad area encompassing four counties.  Moreover, the original founders, the late John Potter, Ted Bigos, Jim Osier, Dennis Sturgis, and Herb Flint, had different ideas about which community needs the Palermo Community Foundation would address.  For a brief time, it was the Palermo Community Health Center and later housed  Palermo Online, a community internet provider run by Mike and Sheila McCarty.  Feelers were put out to house a library, but the building proved inadequate for the weight of that many books. […]