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Baltimore Sun
Clinton K. Macsherry Jr., retired safety engineer and recreational pilot, diesawarded the St. George Emblem for his work with Scouting. He was a lector at M
Clinton K. Macsherry Jr., retired safety engineer and recreational pilot, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 hours ago
awarded the St. George Emblem for his work with Scouting. He was a lector at Masses at the Cathedral and was also a parish council member. He belonged to Cursillo, a group that teaches lay leadership. He was a volunteer at the Keswick Multi-Care... Read more
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Business Wire
Baxter Recognized as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States by Points of Lightas a part of the Civic 50. Civic 50 is an initiative of Points of Light - the w
Baxter Recognized as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States by Points of Light
Business Wire / Posted 6 hours ago
as a part of the Civic 50. Civic 50 is an initiative of Points of Light - the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action and change the world. Points of Light sets the standard for... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
His business is still minding othersthan 300 companies, mainly across Otago, but including 19 businesses in Samoa.
His business is still minding others
Otago Daily Times / Posted 7 hours ago
than 300 companies, mainly across Otago, but including 19 businesses in Samoa. Because of his longstanding and ongoing services to businesses and the community, Mr Ferrari was recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in the... Read more
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Business Wire
Comcast NBCUniversal Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in AmericaThe company’s national partners include City Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Comcast NBCUniversal Named One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in America
Business Wire / Posted 8 hours ago
The company’s national partners include City Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Easter Seals. Comcast NBCUniversal also partners with Red Nose Day and... Read more
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chad
Tributes paid to councillor who died this weekTributes are being paid to a Mansfield councillor who died this week. Lee Prob
Tributes paid to councillor who died this week
chad / Posted 14 hours ago
Tributes are being paid to a Mansfield councillor who died this week. Lee Probert, a Labour member who was councillor for the Yeoman Hill ward, passed away on Monday morning after a short illness. She won her seat during last year’s... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Conviction pushes Paul Tanaka from office as Gardena mayor after 11 yearsconvictions So, for the first time in 11 years, Tanaka won’t be wielding the g
Conviction pushes Paul Tanaka from office as Gardena mayor after 11 years
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 22 hours ago
convictions So, for the first time in 11 years, Tanaka won’t be wielding the gavel Tuesday night when the Gardena City Council meets to adopt its $54.6 million operating budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that starts Friday. Nine months remain... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ontario businesses should invest in the arts to attract top employeesBusiness for the Arts, which commissioned the study, titled Culture for Competi
Ontario businesses should invest in the arts to attract top employees
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
Business for the Arts, which commissioned the study, titled Culture for Competitiveness, with support from the Ontario Arts Council. The findings, presented to business leaders last week at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, could sway booming tech... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO); the Chicago Urban League; the Illinois Nurse’s
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted yesterday
Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO); the Chicago Urban League; the Illinois Nurse’s Association; the Illinois Environmental Council; the Sierra Club; and the National Association of Social Workers. Barbara attended the University of Chicago. She... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
For Muslims, Ramadan in jail can be tough sentenceTower, where Mehmet Soyer, director of the Raindrop Foundation, was reciting an
For Muslims, Ramadan in jail can be tough sentence
Dallas Morning News / Posted yesterday
Tower, where Mehmet Soyer, director of the Raindrop Foundation, was reciting an almost lyrical call to prayer. Two other volunteers stood on brown rugs in the middle of the room praying, but seven other inmates stood against the wall with a look... Read more
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TribLIVE
Longtime Hampton dance teacher retiresformer WPXI-TV sportscaster, who now lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., was among
Longtime Hampton dance teacher retires
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
former WPXI-TV sportscaster, who now lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., was among family members in attendance when Hampton Council gave Carol Nover a framed citation of appreciation on June 22 in the Hampton Municipal Building. “I taught in this... Read more
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York Daily Record
Homelessness a familiar routine for some in Yorka local church ministry, Bowling said he wants to be stable, have a career and
Homelessness a familiar routine for some in York
York Daily Record / Posted yesterday
a local church ministry, Bowling said he wants to be stable, have a career and follow his dream. He received hugs from the volunteers and talked with a church volunteer, Larry Taylor, about attending men's fellowship sessions at Stillmeadow Church... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Accident in Covington County sends 4 to hospitaltruck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree
Accident in Covington County sends 4 to hospital
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
truck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree in Sandersville. Source: Jones County Fire Council Sunday night around 11 p.m. units from Sandersville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a one... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
UPDATE: Death toll lowered in West Virginia floodingcommunities to assist individuals with registering for assistance. -10,605 hom
UPDATE: Death toll lowered in West Virginia flooding
WVVA Bluefield / Posted yesterday
communities to assist individuals with registering for assistance. -10,605 homes and businesses are still without power Volunteer Agencies WV Red Cross -The American Red Cross has hundreds of disaster workers on the ground in multiple West... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Three charged in Mugshots parking lot shooting deathtruck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree
Three charged in Mugshots parking lot shooting death
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
truck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree in Sandersville. Source: Jones County Fire Council Sunday night around 11 p.m. units from Sandersville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a one... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Man killed in fiery crash in Copiah Countytruck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree
Man killed in fiery crash in Copiah County
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
truck slams into fence, tree One person was injured after wrecking into a tree in Sandersville. Source: Jones County Fire Council Sunday night around 11 p.m. units from Sandersville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a one... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Popstar pays tribute to hard-working hospital workersSTAR Awards, sponsored by charity Love Your Hospital and homecare provider Comf
Popstar pays tribute to hard-working hospital workers
Chichester Observer / Posted yesterday
STAR Awards, sponsored by charity Love Your Hospital and homecare provider Comfort Keepers, recognises hospital staff and volunteers who make an exceptional contribution to patient care. Winners this year included consultant paediatrician Dr Asma... Read more
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Dundas Star News
New report says LGBTQ community hub needed in HamiltonA new report concludes Hamilton's LGBTQ people need a safe place of their own.
New report says LGBTQ community hub needed in Hamilton
Dundas Star News / Posted yesterday
A new report concludes Hamilton's LGBTQ people need a safe place of their own. The Social Planning and Research Council study says the health and social problems of the region's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer population aren't being... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
My Brother’s Keeper groups develop planscommunity in part by rallying resources already in place - a tall order for a c
My Brother’s Keeper groups develop plans
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted yesterday
community in part by rallying resources already in place - a tall order for a city like Nashua with many city and nonprofit services, schools and educational programs. "They are hard conversations because there are so many players to bring in - the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Former Glasgow drug addict 'knew he was going to die' before be began mentoring others battling substance abuseHundreds of recovering drug addicts in Glasgow are helping others battling subs
Former Glasgow drug addict 'knew he was going to die' before be began mentoring others battling substance abuse
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
Hundreds of recovering drug addicts in Glasgow are helping others battling substance abuse. The council say new 'recovery communities' set up across the city where addicts mentor those still caught in the stranglehold of addiction are transforming... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Syringe exchange provides health services, sterile toolsinformation. They will not receive judgment or scrutiny from the police depart
Syringe exchange provides health services, sterile tools
Peninsula Clarion / Posted yesterday
information. They will not receive judgment or scrutiny from the police department, said Catriona Reynolds, Homer city council member and organizer for The Exchange. The few people who came in to The Exchange on Tuesday evening on the... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Local Leukaemia Foundation branches receive boostSouthern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie (centre) with Leukaemia Found
Local Leukaemia Foundation branches receive boost
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie (centre) with Leukaemia Foundation Stanthorpe Branch representatives John and Carol Morrison. Photo Contributed SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council's Mayor Cr Tracy Dobie presented local Leukaemia... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
"I knew I was going to die. Now I'm helping others beat drug addiction."HUNDREDS of recovering drug addicts in Glasgow are helping others battling subs
"I knew I was going to die. Now I'm helping others beat drug addiction."
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
HUNDREDS of recovering drug addicts in Glasgow are helping others battling substance abuse. The council say new 'recovery communities' set up across the city where addicts mentor those still caught in the stranglehold of addiction are transforming... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Looking Ahead: Sunnyvale keeps small-town feelincluded the addition of new fire equipment, improvements to a number of roadwa
Looking Ahead: Sunnyvale keeps small-town feel
Dallas Morning News / Posted 2 days ago
included the addition of new fire equipment, improvements to a number of roadways, new systems for the town’s Development Services team that will enable them to be more responsive and consistent when dealing with residents and stakeholders and... Read more
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examiner.com
Arizona Girl Scouts return to the woodsin team-building exercises,” said Leanne Murphy, Program Manager-Social Impact
Arizona Girl Scouts return to the woods
examiner.com / Posted 2 days ago
in team-building exercises,” said Leanne Murphy, Program Manager-Social Impact Programs, who has been with the Council for eight years. “I am happy two of my girls are getting to interact with all the other kids on this adventure,”... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
19 area students attend Girls StateA+ Plus Program, life member of the National Rifle Association, American Sign L
19 area students attend Girls State
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
A+ Plus Program, life member of the National Rifle Association, American Sign Language Club, Spanish Club, cheerleading, volunteering for the Youth Firearm Safety activities for the National Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and... Read more
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Orange County Register
Nixon's time in San Clemente was joyous, turbulentvisit was short, but in August the Nixons stayed a month at their new seaside r
Nixon's time in San Clemente was joyous, turbulent
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
visit was short, but in August the Nixons stayed a month at their new seaside retreat. Meanwhile, the San Clemente City Council wrestled with the first of many groups that wanted to demonstrate during presidential stays. The council denied a... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pa.Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK
Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pa.
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK WOODS: through Sunday. Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Center, Tunkhannock. 570-836-3622 or emca.emcs.net. 2016 MEMBERS' SHOW: Thursday through July 29,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Many walked the walk at trail eventPlayers, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Nescopeck State Park, Schuykill Riv
Many walked the walk at trail event
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Players, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Nescopeck State Park, Schuykill River Heritage Area, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, North Branch Land Trust, Hazleton YMCA/YWCA and Second Chance Wildlife Center, which featured live Pennsylvania... Read more
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The Fairmont Sentinel
James ‘Jim’ L. Oswaldbe remembered as a caring and loving individual. He was a great dad and husband
James ‘Jim’ L. Oswald
The Fairmont Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
be remembered as a caring and loving individual. He was a great dad and husband who cared deeply for his family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at the United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken, officiating.... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
EMTs honored at annual awards ceremonythis year. Each award winner was nominated by their peers and coworkers. The
EMTs honored at annual awards ceremony
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
this year. Each award winner was nominated by their peers and coworkers. The evening is to recognize career staff and volunteers for their significant work, dedication and answering the call to service, said John Yingling director of the... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Key program helps Leticia find her feetbelieves her achievements would be fewer but for Uniting’s Aftercare program.
Key program helps Leticia find her feet
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
believes her achievements would be fewer but for Uniting’s Aftercare program. Currently she holds down four jobs and three volunteer positions, including chairperson of Dubbo City Youth Council and youth ambassador with AbSec, the peak NSW... Read more
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The Dalles Chronicle
City tables vet funding requestThe Dalles City Council has tabled a request to provide $90,000 for an office m
City tables vet funding request
The Dalles Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
The Dalles City Council has tabled a request to provide $90,000 for an office manager position at the Wasco County Veterans Service Office for each of the next five fiscal years. On June 13, city officials told Andretta Schellinger, facilitator for... Read more
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Pembroke Daily Observer
2016's Crusaders reach the finish lineyear's recipient, Kierstin Lapointe demonstrated kindness and compassion, respo
2016's Crusaders reach the finish line
Pembroke Daily Observer / Posted 4 days ago
year's recipient, Kierstin Lapointe demonstrated kindness and compassion, responsibility and maturity, while volunteering over and above the 40-hour community service requirements to rack up almost 90, at places ranging from the local... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Verona Library staff excited for upgraded children's roomopening of registration for the library's annual summer reading program. At 10
Verona Library staff excited for upgraded children's room
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
opening of registration for the library's annual summer reading program. At 10 a.m., Mayor Kevin J. Ryan and the Township Council will cut the ribbon, revealing the new room. Although Library Director Cheryl Ashley wants to leave most of the... Read more
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Business Wire
Batter Up: Toyota Spotlights Youth Programs at Annual Congressional Baseball Gamebecome tomorrow’s leaders,” said Al Smith, Group Vice President, Service Operat
Batter Up: Toyota Spotlights Youth Programs at Annual Congressional Baseball Game
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Al Smith, Group Vice President, Service Operations & Corporate Planning, Toyota Financial Services. “To enjoy the excitement of the game while celebrating the successes of such promising young people – it’s truly... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
TGIF: Your guide to area meetings and eventsFringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK
TGIF: Your guide to area meetings and events
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK WOODS: through Sunday. Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Center, Tunkhannock. 570-836-3622 or emca.emcs.net. 2016 MEMBERS' SHOW: Thursday through July 29,... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Keep using the trails, Redding officials stresspolice on the trails and everywhere, so please, please, as your mayor, I’m aski
Keep using the trails, Redding officials stress
The Record Searchlight / Posted 4 days ago
police on the trails and everywhere, so please, please, as your mayor, I’m asking you to vote for Measure D,” she said. Councilwoman Francie Sullivan, the other council member who was able to attend without it raising questions about the Brown... Read more
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KXXV Waco
National Stories>> A Vietnam War helicopter pilot recently selected to receive the Medal of Ho
National Stories
KXXV Waco / Posted 4 days ago
>> A Vietnam War helicopter pilot recently selected to receive the Medal of Honor said Thursday he didn't hesitate to volunteer leading an airborne rescue mission that saved the lives of dozens of troops despite the...More >> New Mexico sues... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Sheila Slomke presented with Gordon/Barrie Island Senior of the Year Awardand Lee Hayden. GORDON—A very deserving member of Gordon/Barrie Island Townshi
Sheila Slomke presented with Gordon/Barrie Island Senior of the Year Award
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted 4 days ago
and Lee Hayden. GORDON—A very deserving member of Gordon/Barrie Island Township has been recognized for her efforts by the council and community with the 2016 municipal Senior of the Year Award. “First of all, I would like to welcome everybody... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Busy people make time to volunteerWhangarei District Council CEO Rob Forlong getting sewing tips from workshop co
Busy people make time to volunteer
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Whangarei District Council CEO Rob Forlong getting sewing tips from workshop co-ordinator Hayley Clark. Photo / John Stone Office-bound Northland workers have left their desks over this week for a day in the life as a volunteer. The week-long I... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Man charged following death of 72-oldto 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regio
Man charged following death of 72-old
Daily Liberal / Posted 5 days ago
to 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regional News About 5.15am, police and emergency services were called to Dooral Street following reports of an altercation between two men. Police will allege a 43-year-old... Read more
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The Young Witness
THE DAILY BUZZ | Man charged following death of 72-oldto 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regio
THE DAILY BUZZ | Man charged following death of 72-old
The Young Witness / Posted 5 days ago
to 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regional News About 5.15am, police and emergency services were called to Dooral Street following reports of an altercation between two men. Police will allege a 43-year-old... Read more
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Western Advocate
Man charged following death of 72-oldto 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regio
Man charged following death of 72-old
Western Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
to 45 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.Regional News About 5.15am, police and emergency services were called to Dooral Street following reports of an altercation between two men. Police will allege a 43-year-old... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Support C.O. seniors during online giving eventspecifically on seniors (Foundation Center). But with the generous support of
Support C.O. seniors during online giving event
KTVZ Bend / Posted 5 days ago
specifically on seniors (Foundation Center). But with the generous support of the Central Oregon community, Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA) is able to continue offering programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Police swoop in on charity rubber duck raceorganisers of the duck race, at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, were tol
Police swoop in on charity rubber duck race
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
organisers of the duck race, at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, were told they should have asked the parish council’s permission for the event – and had further contravened regulations by parking bikes on the village green. So after... Read more
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Bury Times
SAVED! Charity threatened with closure given 11th-hour cash boostclosure. Earlier this year, the Bury Times reported Home-Start Bury was due to
SAVED! Charity threatened with closure given 11th-hour cash boost
Bury Times / Posted 5 days ago
closure. Earlier this year, the Bury Times reported Home-Start Bury was due to close because of a lack of funds after Bury Council decided not to renew a contract. Based at Bury Business Centre in Kay Street, Freetown, the charity supports 70... Read more
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Bury Times
SAVED! Charity threatened with closure is given 11th-hour cash boostclosure. Earlier this year, the Bury Times reported Home-Start Bury was due to
SAVED! Charity threatened with closure is given 11th-hour cash boost
Bury Times / Posted 5 days ago
closure. Earlier this year, the Bury Times reported Home-Start Bury was due to close because of a lack of funds after Bury Council decided not to renew a contract. Based at Bury Business Centre in Kay Street, Freetown, the charity supports 70... Read more
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York Daily Record
Here's what we're doing to fix York's schoolsWe are committed to maintaining these crucial opportunities for students. Afte
Here's what we're doing to fix York's schools
York Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
We are committed to maintaining these crucial opportunities for students. After a year of planning, a group of 46 teacher volunteers across the district will pilot an initiative in 2016-17 that will be transformational for student achievement.... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Westminster, Walhalla pass budgetsBy Ray Chandler, Special to Independent Mail OCONEE COUNTY − The city councils
Westminster, Walhalla pass budgets
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 5 days ago
By Ray Chandler, Special to Independent Mail OCONEE COUNTY − The city councils of both Westminster and Walhalla gave final approval to the cities' 2016-2017 budgets on Tuesday with neither place having a tax increase. Westminster residents will... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Your guide to area meetings and eventsFringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK
Your guide to area meetings and events
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Fringe Festival, Scranton. scrantonfringe.org. FROM THE FRONT YARD TO THE BACK WOODS: through Sunday. Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Center, Tunkhannock. 570-836-3622 or emca.emcs.net. 2016 MEMBERS' SHOW: June 30 through July 29,... Read more
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