Several weeks ago, I attended a pancake breakfast at the Hungerford Nature Center in Kensington with my daughter, her husband and my grandchildren. I have been visiting the center for at least 20 to 30 years, with my own children when they were youngsters, and more recently with my grandchildren. On this visit, I found the center to look clean and I was pleasantly surprised to see some changes in the exhibits, including an aviary and some new animal displays. When I inquired about the changes at the front desk, I was told that a new director, Tom Pascocello, had been hired in the fall and the changes had come about under his direction. Since the center hadn’t changed much in the many years I had been visiting, I decided to speak with Tom and tell him how delighted I was to see the change he had made in such a short time. Tom was very welcoming and he shared some of the future plans he has for the center, such as improving the playscape area. I look forward to continued visits to the Hungerford Nature Center and watching it evolve under Tom’s direction. Thank you, Mr. Pascocello for breathing new life into this wonderful treasure in our town.