Michael Playing Baseball at the Annual July 4 Community Game – Photo

One of the ways Michael contributed to the struggle was by opening his home and along with his wife, Karen Ranucci and joining with upstate neighbors, DeeDee Halleck and Joel Kovel, to host a Community July 4th Ball Game and Weekend in the country. This informal gathering energized all and created a deep sense of continuity and comradely connection from 1988 to 2016.