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Helen Powers, American columnist, writer. Scholar, Godfrey Genealogical Library. Volunteer Meals -on-Wheels, Wethersfield History Society, Rocky Hill History Society, Fairfield Hills Hospital; executive board Old Forge Condominiums, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, since 1989, secretary and newsletter; Member of Pyquag Writers, Wethersfield History Society, Rocky Hill History Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Background

Powers, Helen was born on January 13, 1925 in Alton, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles Lawrence Rayborn and Ethel Lowder Howard.

Career

Columnist Florissant Valley Reporter, Missouri, 1959—1961. Theater critic Beloit Daily News, Wisconsin, 1961—1963, Johnson County Squire, Leawood, Kansas, 1963—1964, Johnson County Scout, 1964—1965, News Times, Danbury, Connecticut, 1965—1972. Feature writer and columnist Sunday Post, Bridgeport, 1970—1973.

Freelance public relations Candlewood Theatre, New Fairfield, 1974—1981, Connecticut and New York, 1974—1981. Lecturer women's clubs, 1974—1993. Columnist Citizen News, New Fairfield, Connecticut, since 1990.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Signs of Silence, 1972 (First prize, Connecticut Press Women, 1973, Second prize, National Press Women, 1973). Performer: How to Live Like a Super Star, 1974 (Speaker of Year, Connecticut Federation of Women's Clubs, 1980). Author: Biggest Little Cat Book, 1978 (First prize, Connecticut Press Women, 1979, Second prize, National Press Women, 1979), Parents' Guide to the Five United States Service Academies, 1985 (certified of appreciation, United States Military Academy, 1987), Winding Roads - A New England Notebook of Wisdom and Wit, 1999, Winding Roads - The Perfect Prince or Just Another Frog, 2000, Winding Roads - Star Struck, 2001, Winding Roads - Treasures from an Attic in New England, 2002, (plays) A Nice Jewish Affair, 1974, Save the Seeds, Darling, 1977, Of Hearts and Hoofers, 1978, (newspaper column) Winding Roads, since 1991.

Membership

Volunteer Meals -on-Wheels, Wethersfield History Society, Rocky Hill History Society, Fairfield Hills Hospital. Executive board Old Forge Condominiums, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, since 1989, secretary and newsletter. Member of Pyquag Writers, Wethersfield History Society, Rocky Hill History Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Doll collecting, dollhouses, miniatures, genealogy.

Connections

Married Henry Powers (deceased). Children: Lawrence Anthony, Timothy Joseph.

father:
Charles Lawrence Rayborn

mother:
Ethel Lowder Howard

spouse:
Henry Powers

children:
Lawrence Anthony Powers

Timothy Joseph Powers