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  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 27: Boots and grammar; More UFOs; Minimum wage

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 27: Boots and grammar; More UFOs; Minimum wage
    Pledge of Allegiance "Every citizen should be entitled to make a decision not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. As a veteran, I wonder in what country's armed forces the other self-declared vet thought he served? I find the 'under God' addition made...
  • Program helps out homeless veterans

    For David Bixby, a Navy veteran who was homeless, moving into his own apartment was crucial. Bixby, who requires daily medical treatment, needed regular access to electricity, which he wasn't able to get in shelters. "I was homeless, broke and...
  • Volunteers needed

    Bello Machre Bello Machre, an organization providing homes and support to people with developmental disabilities, offers a variety of opportunities best suited to the talents, interests, and time of volunteers. Volunteer positions include scrapbooking,...
  • Language classes important

         A guy I've corresponded with often over the years had the following reaction to my recent column about new funding to buy foreign language and dual language children's books for the Allentown Public Library so more non-English speakers can read to...
  • Volunteers give back during Williamsburg Day of Caring | With Video

     Volunteers give back during Williamsburg Day of Caring | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    Day of Caring is a simple mission with a big impact. Neighbors, businesses and community members coming together to lend a hand and improve someone's situation is what the annual event coordinated by the United Way of Greater Williamsburg is all about,...
  • United Way names new Anne Arundel chairwoman

    United Way of Central Maryland recently named Tonya L. Hill chairwoman of its Community Partnership Board for Anne Arundel County. United Way named four new members to the Anne Arundel County Partnership Board, among a total of 10 new members to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hillary Clinton Learns About Easter Seals Gives Back Bracelets

    Hillary Clinton took a moment from her book signing tour to learn the story behind Easter Seals Gives Back bracelets. The bracelets are designed by Avon resident, Elise Rosenstock of ElyseRyan Jewelry. The bracelets are made by students with disabilities...
  • $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400

    $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400
    A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the...
  • Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program

    Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program
    The young mother arrived at The Literacy Center with two young children and their grandmother. The mother was registering for English as a Second Language classes while the grandmother — who spoke no English — watched the kids, but she wasn'...
  • Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

    The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent...
  • Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks

    Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks
    Sheila Tucker Turushina stared ahead at the picture of the World Trade Center's North Tower exploding on Sept. 11, 2001. Turushina, wearing nearly 80 pounds of firefighter turnout gear, took as many steps as she could take in 3 minutes 43 seconds to...
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...