Ben Cogswell

Ben Cogswell was teaching a kinder class in early December to celebrate computer programming week and “Hour of Code” at Cesar Chávez Elementary, Santa Fe, New Mexico. “It’s a way for kids to be introduced to coding, which isn’t a big scary thing,” Cogswell said. “It’s introduced through games.”

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Tyler Cogswell

Tyler Cogswell plays tight end for the Cincinnati Bearcats football team. Tyler caught a 56-yard touchdown pass in a game the bearcats losy 38-24, Sept. 23rd, their only loss in five games against Marshall. Before that, tight end Tyler Cogswell had factored in much more than prior seasons, as his four receptions and one touchdown had already tied his personal bests.

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Cogswell Marriage

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I received a Christmas Card from an Anglican minister who enclosed two documents about a Cogswell married at McAdam N. B. Anglican Church. The Cogswell Family Association has no information about this family. Does anyone know about them?

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Curtis Cogswell honoured

curtis-cogswell-familyThe Nebraska Speech Communication and Theater Association (NSCTA) is pleased to announce their award winner for Outstanding Administrator of 2016 is Dr. Curtis Cogswell, Superintendent of McCool Junction Public Schools. This award is granted to the school administrator that has shown great support of and dedication to the Fine Arts, including speech, debate, and theater in our schools. The NSCTA chooses only one administrator per year in Nebraska and presents him or her with an award and luncheon at their annual convention. Dr. Cogswell was selected for a wealth of reasons by the NSCTA including his ability to gain funding for fine arts programs and for his attendance, interest and support in the theater and speech programs at McCool Junction Public Schools. His compassion for students and his full support for his coaching staff make him an excellent choice to receive this award. He is shown with his wife Lisa, and sons Conner and Coleman

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Justin Cogswell sings at church dedication

Justin Flores Cogswell sang “Bless this house” for the Lakeside Presbyterian Church dedication on January 31, 2016. His grandfather, Larry Cogswell, had provided the drawings for the church.  There is a video of this but although I copied it to my computer, I can’t find it to attach it.

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Angel Cogswell continues to swim

Angel Cogswell(Angel) Alex placed 6th overall in the 50 freestyle at the Mexican Swimming Nationals the first part of December, held in Guadalajara this year. He also qualified to represent the state of Jalisco in three relays earning a second place silver medal in the medley (butterfly, back, breast stroke and he swam the ending freestyle, improving his time each time he swam during the meet.
International Institute shows the other side of his students. The guys besides being good students in their stufies, stand in extra-curricular activities which fill us with pride.
Such is the case of Young Angel Flores Cogswell, excellent student of the 9th grade of the International Institute and who as a good athlete, excelling in this competence Swim made during these days in Guadalajara.
Angel’s specialty is the free or crawl 50 meters. He competed against 127 men, average age between 13 and 14, in the Scotiabank Aquatics Center in Guadalajara.
Heather Angel Cogswell’s mother was very grateful for the support that the Institute gave his son during his competition

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Conner Cogswell – runner

Cogswell ColemanCogswell, ConnerConner Cogswell of McCool Junction is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Coleman Cogswell (left) in distance running. At Pioneers Park in the Lincoln Pius X Invitational Cross Country, September 10th, 7th place went to Conner Cogswell (running) in 19 minutes 5 seconds. The news did not give the first name, but it is Conner, as indicated in a letter from his father. Junior Conner Cogswell sprinted the last few yards of the cross country meet at Fillmore Central September 17th. He finished sixth in the race held at Hidden Hills Country Club in Geneva. His brother, Coleman Cogswell, is now a junior at Concordia University, Nebraska, where his Major is Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy and where he continues distance running.

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August Courier at the Printers

The August Courier is now in the hands of the printer. It has stories about the Fountain of Hooch, our Earliest known Cogswell Ancestors, how the Courier is produced, John Marshall Cogswell of Colorado, Stefan and Zachary Cogswell – baseball players, Molly Cogswell-Kelley, Darline Cogswell – president of the New Brunswick Nurses’ Association, Leander Winslow Cogswell and artist Margaret Cogswell.

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Picure of Mary Cogswell goes Viral

Mary CogswellMary Cogswell of Halifax, N. S., now age 72, was declared legally blind in 1987 at the age of 47. She has long been a customer at Halifax’s Sobey’s Queen Street grocery store. Cogswell, who lives nearby, goes to the supermarket several times a week. Being legally blind, she often relies on the staff’s help. “She’s just a really nice lady,” Austin MacNeill, 22, said of her. “She’s just friendly to everybody and she knows exactly what she wants when she goes around and it makes it easy for us.” She often relies on the staff’s help to help get her bags home. Austin met Mary Cogswell, 72, approximately three months ago when she came in looking for assistance in getting groceries and taking them home. MacNeill, who is celebrating six months of working at Sobeys January 31st, said the staff at the store is very helpful. Three months ago Mary met Austin. In the six years she’s shopped at Sobeys the staff has helped her for five. She “It would be hard. If they weren’t able to help me then I would have to make extra trips down there to get what I need,” she told reporters. As she’s legally blind, Austin has helped her walk to her nearby home several times over the last few months.
Mary says the staff at the Queen Street Sobeys in Halifax has helped walk her home for about five years. Cogswell said employees at Sobeys have been helping her get her groceries home for about five years, regardless of the season. “They always do that at Sobeys, whoever takes me around there. They walk me home,” she said. Cogswell said it was the staff’s idea to help her in the first place. “Once they got to know me, they started automatically, on their own, doing it and asking the supervisor if they could walk me up and the supervisor would say yes. If that person couldn’t walk me up, they would always see to it that [somebody] did.”
On Friday morning, January 30th, Terri Bordage Stevens was driving in Halifax by Sobeys Queen Street and made his friend slow down so I could snap a wonderful picture. It showed Halifax grocery store clerk walking a 72-year-old customer home on icy sidewalks – Mary Cogswell and Austin MacNeill. He pasted the photo on Facebook. Bordage Stevens wrote in the Facebook post. “Now that’s putting your customer first.” The picture shows Sobeys employee Austin MacNeill helping Mary Cogswell, who is legally blind, navigate the icy sidewalks on Queen Street in the city’s south end. Within one day of hitting Facebook the image had more than 13,000 likes and 5,000 shares. It had gone viral, surprising MacNeill, Cogswell and the Sobeys’ staff. “One of the ladies from the blind community said, ‘You’re more popular than the Queen right now,’” MacNeil joked to Global News. MacNeil said he never expected to be so well known, but hopes the image might inspire others.
Cogswell learned about the Facebook photo through a friend on Saturday morning.
MacNeil said Cogswell is a nice woman who always makes it easy for the staff to help her. “Everybody at the store likes to help people out. It’s just kind of the thing we do. It happens on a daily basis,” he said. MacNeill said the sidewalk does not get ploughed very well, so it can often be icy during the winter. People have already recognized MacNeill. He says that he went to a convenience store today and the clerk recognized him. “That was a little weird,” he said.

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Chef Stacy Cogswell

Stacy CogswellLocal chef Stacy Cogswell of Brookline’s The Regal Beagle was eliminated in episode 6 of Top Chef. Her birthday was June 1st, the day episode 6 of Top Chef was filmed. Several chefs have been eliminated on their birthdays, and this is known as the birthday curse. The annual “cook with incredibly limited tools” challenge took the contestants to Plymouth Plantation, where they were asked to prepare a Thanksgiving feast using 17th-century cooking equipment. The judges praised everyone’s dishes but were required to eliminate someone. Stacy Cogswell of Boston was the unlucky chef. However, she got a new job out of it. Stacy is joining the culinary team at the veddy swish, veddy trendy Liquid Art House restaurant-gallery. She did a special “pop-up” cooking cameo at Liquid Art House, the gallery-lounge-restaurant on Arlington Street on New Year’s Eve, creating the menu for the New Year’s Eve party, and then started full time Jan. 13th.

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