Around the Valley/Hello 6.3.21

June 2, 2021

Hello, I am Shannon O'Donnell, Publisher of NRV Macaroni Kid. I have been working along side Jennifer Chasse since December by helping with business reports and a few articles. Jennifer will be missed and I wish her the best in her new adventures. Thank you Jennifer for doing an amazing job with NRV Macaroni Kid for 10 years! 

I look forward to being the new Publisher for NRV Macaroni Kid by helping you keep your family active, providing articles/guides that interest you, and supporting local businesses.  You may email me at

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A little About Me:

I have lived in the NRV all of my life. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We have two children, a 14 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. We also have a 1 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd girl who is spoiled. My family loves spending time at the river, lake, and taking walks/hikes in the area. Previously, I was a substitute teacher for 5 years between Montgomery and Pulaski County Public Schools. In 2020, I pulled my children from Montgomery County schools and started homeschooling them. That has been an interesting experience but we are getting the hang of it finally.  So far they wish to continue it next year, so I guess it wasn't too bad. 

I cannot wait to meet you and your family! 

Love, Peace, & Macaroni,