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  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival. The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....
  • Suicide can be prevented, with help: My Word

    Suicide can be prevented, with help: My Word
    The sudden passing of beloved entertainer Robin Williams is bringing to light the hidden battles faced by millions of Americans every day. Indeed, Williams was not alone in his struggles with depression and anxiety. According to the National Institute...
  • Demand High As Enfield Group Distributes School Supplies

    More than 500 free backpacks were distributed to Enfield students on Aug. 25, and that still wasn't enough to meet the demand. Organizers of the Educational Resources for Children's Summer Lunch Bunch program expected that 600 people might show up...
  • Agencies, charities step forward to assist needy in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. The residents of the Canfield Green Apartments and their neighbors started lining up at the drop-in help center on West Florissant Avenue at 5 a.m. Thursday. "By 9 a.m., we had over 250 people there and we didn't even open until 10," said...
  • NAI Summit represents tenant in lease renewal, and other Lehigh Valley company news

    NAI Summit represents tenant in lease renewal Mike Adams of NAI Summit recently represented tenant WEL in the lease renewal for 66,928 square feet of warehouse space at 200 Cascade Drive in Allentown. WEL Cos. is a creative logistics company that...
  • QNB Bank helps United Way to stuff the bus and other company news

    QNB Bank helps United Way to stuff the bus and other company news
    QNB helps Bucks groups collect school supplies QNB recently participated in the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive organized by United Way of Bucks County, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and Quakertown Alive. Stuff the Bus is a campaign designed to...
  • Arnold to be on board of directors

    The United Way of Central Maryland announced the addition of 11 new members to its board of directors and 10 new members to its local community partnership boards. New members of United Way's governing board of directors were approved on June 26,...
  • Volunteers sought for reading program

    If you love to teach kids how to read, the United Way of Broward County has a job for you. "ReadingPals" volunteers who pass background checks are asked to donate an hour each week for 25 weeks beginning in September. The students are either in pre-...
  • ProJeCt of Easton survey shows struggles of food pantry clients

    A recent survey paints a bleak picture of the life for poor people in Easton. The two-month sampling of clients at ProJeCt of Easton's food pantry found that many are skipping meals, choosing to pay the electric bill instead of buying food and ignoring...
  • Director at ARC always thinking, improving programs for developmentally disabled

    Director at ARC always thinking, improving programs for developmentally disabled
    LEESBURG — Even during his time off, Mark Swain thinks about work. Swain is the chief executive officer of the Arc Sunrise of Central Florida, a program for developmentally delayed people, where he worked for the last six years. "This job is...