Managing Editor
Mike Grayeb

Bill Hornung
Linda McCarty

Design & Layout
John McMenamin

Distribution & Database Management
Russ Gerroir
Steve Prue
Concrete Marketing Inc.

Contributing Advisors
Sandy Chapin
Jason Dermer

Special Thanks
Marty Acks
Brian Bieluch
Hawley Botchford
Gerry Cagle

Jaime Chapin
Jen Chapin
Steve Gambini
Steve Gibbons
Bob Marr
Tim Miller
Lynn Needelman
Harry Nydick
Bill Pere
Kevin Pristash
Scott Sivakoff
Pegge Strella
The Harry Chapin Foundation
World Hunger Year

Masthead photo
by Diane Maple

Thank you Harry and Jim.


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Harry Chapin encouraged all of us to "Do something." Circle!, a free, quarterly on-line newsletter, presents ideas for social action, especially with the fight against hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Circle! is produced in its entirety by a volunteer staff. To subscribe, send an email with the word Subscribe in the subject line to

Let's Hear from the Cheap Seats! We'd love to hear from you with your feedback, ideas for future issues, stories about Harry, and what you or someone you know is doing to make a difference. Please drop us a line at

Copyright Circle! 2004.
All rights reserved.

High School Principal Follows Through On Harry's Challenge

"I know it sounds immodest,
but Harry was talking to me."

Better Place to Be is Scientist's Goal

Brian Needelman's evolving life story illustrates how one person can make a difference and make a living at the same time.

Readers Help Shape Circle! Through Survey Feedback

The editors of Circle! decided to critically evaluate the reach and impact of our efforts.

Insider's Guide To The Chapin Family Weekend At Ovens Park

The Chapin Family Weekend at Ovens Park, Nova Scotia is the ultimate paradise for Chapin music fans.


One Woman's Simple Question Yields A Harvest of Food For The Hungry

It was the beginning of a harvest of ideas for rescuing good food from where there is extra and distributing it to where it is needed.

DJ's Community Activism Remembered

"When I heard that Ed Maglio, Jr., 'The Mad Hatter,' had died April 18, I couldn't help but remember all the good things he did for the people of Waterbury."

New Stage Production Offers Harry Memorabilia to Benefit WHY

Producers of the show expect to raise several thousand dollars between CD and t-shirt sales.


Choosing to Matter

Linda, thank you for your support and commitment, best of luck with your new endeavors, and know the Circle is always open.



Fan Fare
Chapin Fans Making a Difference

John McMenamin

Behind the Song:
"What Made
America Famous?"

It was the place where Sandy and Harry later began their life as a family.

"What Made
America Famous?"
Made Radio Program Director Infamous

Gerry Cagle first met Harry Chapin in the early '70s when he was programming WRKO, a radio station in Boston.

Clipping Coupons for Charities

Many readers wrote to us inquiring about how they could implement a similar approach to "doing something."

WHY Visits The Today Show