Tag Archives: Mary Chevalier

The Making of In It Together

On today’s show Lori talked about the making of In It Together. She started off sharing about the unusual way the show started out in radio, how she co-hosted and guest hosted the Girard At Large show during her time at WLMW. She then told us about launching In It Together on WLMW and The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. She shared about the industry leaders she interviewed, and the fast jump from airing one day a week to five days a week.

Next, Lori told us about the past show anchors she had the pleasure of working with, how they met and what they talked about. Then she told us about being able to do interviews at the last presidential election on Radio Row at the Radisson in Manchester. She then highlighted the current anchors and how they are trying to make an  impact. Finally, Lori told us about the new expansion and renovations as they occupy the entire top floor above Jacques flower Shop, and their hopes of launching Good News New England this year, and adding video and written content. Listen in and hear more about it.


1269 Cafe’ Feeding People Physically And Spiritually

On today’s Compassion in Action, Mary Chevalier from 1269 Cafe’ returns to the mic to update us on how they’re serving people. She told us how the cafe’ got started, and how the majority of the people they serve are homeless, dealing with mental illness and substance abuse. Many are also living at the borderline poverty level.

The conversation continued about understanding what people want, instead of what we want for them. Mary then told us about some programs they are hoping to start and the people partnering with them. She also shared some of the basic needs the have.

Mary disclosed how they’re 100% volunteer run. Also, how they serve hot lunch four days a week from a Catholic Charities grant. Finally, she told us about the medical care Catholic Medical Center offers, and various community supporters.  Listen in and hear more about it.

1269 Cafe: Caring for the Homeless

Rai and MaryRai Chevalier, son of the founders of 1269 Cafe came on the show to share a teenager’s perspective of what goes on at the cafe’. He talks about the stigma behind how people see those who are homeless. Rai also gave us a story about how 1269 turned into what it is today.  Brent Clark, a regular volunteer at 1269 Cafe, shared about his experiences at the cafe and talked about his growth as a volunteer and active helper of the homeless, as Jeff Boutin hosted the segment.  In the final segment, Susan Foss talked about how she and her family first came into contact with the Cafe through the loss of her son and learned that he was a frequent guest. She also found out how they took care of him. Tune in to hear this touching story.

Joy: Hearing the Heart of God

Lori, Jane, John and Anita(Segment One) We were joined this morning by Anita Perry for Never Alone.  She introduced us to her guests John and Jane Fillmore, who shared their story about ministry.  We heard about their involvement with the 1269 Cafe and they spoke about the heart of God towards Manchester.


(Segment Two) John started the second segment by telling us about the Holy Spirit and Zion Christian Fellowship.  “We are equipped to do the work of the ministry,” Anita shared.  We heard about finding your place of ministry, whether it is in a church ministry capacity or not.


The 1269 Community

Mary and JeremyWe were joined by Mary Chevalier of 1269 Cafe and her guest Jeremy Huth for Compassion In Action.  We started the segment by hearing Jeremy’s story.  He shared about a struggle that started at a young age and persisted for most of his life.  He spoke about what the 1269 Cafe is to him and we heard about it’s community.  Tune in for all of the details.

Occupy Chestnut Street

Mary ChevalierWe were joined by Mary Chevalier of 1269 Cafe for Compassion in Action.  She told us about an interaction that she had with part of the press from Japan.  She then told us about 1269’s move from Hanover Street to Chestnut Street.  We heard about an upcoming event for Valentines Day and some new equipment that they received at the Cafe.  Listen in to hear all about it.

1269 On the Move!

Mary ChevalierWe were joined by Mary Chevalier of 1269 Cafe for Compassion In Action.  She talked about the Cafe and shared about their volunteers.  She and Lori talked about the formation of the Cafe and Mary told us about media from across the globe that contacted her.  She gave us an update on their move to the old Manchester Police Department.  She talked about storage issues, timelines and more.