Belleview News and Announcements

  • Earth Talk: Attractive Solar Panels

    Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there? -- M.L.   If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just migh...

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  • This Week's Homes Sold in Belleview

    Below is the list of recently sold homes for Belleview FL. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) for all of the houses sold recently in Belleview. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit re...

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  • AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Belleview organization has never been easier

    If your nonprofit group in Belleview is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post information to our Community Corner, you get automatic, FREE access to this easy-to-use ...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: How Do You Solve A Persistent Problem?

    When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carrying stories raising questions about what impact cuts in spending for ...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

    Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to reference the hunger problem, that won’t b...

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  • Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? -- A.T. To date, 197 countries have sig...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Accountants Help Seniors With Taxes

    If being kind and generous to others makes one happier, than people who volunteer or who give their time to help others must be among the happiest in the world. Just ask Lynn Boulware, who has been nominated as a Community Volunteer Hometown Hero for her work preparing taxes...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Waste Not, Want Not

    In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the progress that these SNPs make after they learn -- through separating, measur...

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  • AmericanTowns Heroes: Citizens Get A Lesson in Gardening And Community Building

    Not everyone has a green thumb, but for those who do, coaxing healthy plants from soil and seed is easy. For those who don’t, there are books and videos and if you are in Richmond, Virginia and want to learn about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, you can join up wit...

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  • Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones...

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  • Earth Talk: Neil Gorsuch and environmental policy

    Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?  -- JM Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Tru...

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  • Earth Talk: Pesticides effects on the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?                   -- M.J. ...

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  • Earth Talk: Fuel Cell Cars in the United States

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars are finally available for mainstream drivers in the U.S.? -- JM For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine ...

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  • Earth Talk: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

    Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?  -- M.G. Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful i...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Hunger and Local Health Data: Putting the Two Together

    Finding Solutions to Senior Hunger In the Face of Growing Need and Shrinking Resources For nearly a decade now the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has been commissioning and disseminating independent academic research on the causes, consequences and, regret...

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  • Earth Talk: The EPA and the environmnet

    Dear EarthTalk; I would like to know what good the EPA has done for the environment?   -- M.W. Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminat...

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  • Earth Talk: President Obama's Environmental Legacy

    Dear EarthTalk: Now that his second term is winding down, what will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like? -- M.D. The environment may not have been one of candidate Barack Obama’s signature issues in the run-up to the 2008 election;...

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  • Earth Talk: Environment policy under President Donald Trump

    Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency? -- D.S. Like many Americans, environmental advocates are alarmed at the results of the 2016 election. What worri...

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  • Earth Talk: Polyester fleece clothing and our oceans

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that polyester fleece clothing is a huge contributor to the problem of plastic in our oceans? -- M.W. We’re all familiar with the issue of non-biodegradable plastic debris (shopping bags, soda bottles, fishing nets etc.) c...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Homes for Heroes

    Moving, along with buying and selling a home can be one of the more stressful life events. Throughout the process there are many details to consider, papers to be gathered, inspections to be conducted. It’s a wonder people don’t give up.   One organization i...

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  • Why your dog wants to go the dog park...today!

    Sure, your pooch gets their daily walk(s) – but when he’s looking up at you with those sad puppy eyes, what he’s telling you is that he wants to go to the dog park!  Many communities in the area have a dog park now, and for good reason:  it gives pooches a ri...

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  • Earth Talk: What’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves?

    Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about solar and wind energy, but what’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves? -- M.B. Wave power advocates cheered in September 2016 when Hawaii-based Naval researchers started feeding power from two...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Best Friends is a No-Kill Sanctuary

    You don’t have to believe that “dog is man’s best friend” to agree the Best Friends Organization is friend to dog and man alike. Best Friends is a national animal welfare organization operating as a no-kill animal sanctuary.    Every day thousands o...

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  • Earth Talk: The Trump Administration and the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: I’m concerned about the impact the new administration will have on the environment, especially the calls to bypass renewables and ramp up fossil fuel production. What can I do as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies?  -- C.B. ...

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  • Earth Talk: Vegan Product Recommendations

    Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products? -- J.T. The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Random Acts of Kindess Offer Warmth

    Remember when you were young and you had to wear a hat, gloves and a scarf before you could leave the house to go play in the snow? Your Mom or Dad was smart to make you bundle up. Wearing hats, gloves and scarves protect some of our most vulnerable areas and help keep the b...

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  • SEMPER K9 Helps Veterans and Shelter Animals

    From Shelter to Service is the tagline of SEMPER K9—an organization that makes assistance dogs available to veterans. Their mission is “to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families” and they ...

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  • Earth Talk: The great environmental visionaries of our day

    Dear EarthTalk: The environmental movement was built on the philosophies of people like Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. But who are the great environmental visionaries of our own day and age?  -- B.E. Thoreau, best known for his book ...

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  • Earth Talk: Is alternative energy still the next big thing?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is alternative energy still the next big thing for American venture capitalists? -- J.M. A decade ago, in the wake of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and rising gas/oil prices, many of the same venture capitalists (VCs) who had made for...

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  • Hot Bread Kitchen Trains Artisan Bakers

    Hot Bread Kitchen is an incubator, which may seem like a play on words. To put it into simpler terms, they help turn dough into an opportunity that can lead to a career that will pay the bills. The organization is training women from all over the world to become bread ba...

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  • Earth Talk: Food Waste and Composting

    Dear EarthTalk: I’d like to get into turning my food waste into compost for my garden, but I don’t want a stinky pile of table scraps lingering in a pail in my kitchen or backyard. Are there any new high-tech ways to expedite the process? -- B.A. Comp...

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  • Earth Talk: What new in eco-friendly light bulbs?

    Dear EarthTalk: What new in eco-friendly light bulbs? Is it true that incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form? -- B.B. The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when Congress passed the Energy Independenc...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: DoSomething.org Helps Kids Get Involved

    Don’t just sit there. Do Something! Does that sound familiar? Maybe something your Mom or Dad said when you were spending too much time in the house or in front of the television on a nice day? DoSomething.org is a unique nonprofit organization that seeks to harness the en...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Parrots for Patriots Helps Veterans

    Polly want a cracker? How about Polly want a loving home with a veteran? Parrots for Patriots is an organization that works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to match veterans with parrots and other birds up for adoption. A parrot can be a wonderful companion. They do ...

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  • Earth Talk: The Trump presidency and the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: What are environmentalists doing to prepare for a Trump presidency? -- R.E. Many different interest groups are worried about what Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House will mean for their causes, but perhaps none are as concerned ...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: It's Polar Bear Plunge Season!

    What do polar bears have to do with fundraising? Nothing, unless the polar bears are really people who brave the frigid ocean waters to raise money for charity. Polar bear plunges are a tradition in parts of the world, like in Canada, The Netherlands and the UK where it ...

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  • Teacher Welcomes 4th Grade Students With a Song

    If you're a kid and you hear someone say “having fun can be cool when we’re following the rules,” your first reaction might be to roll your eyes in disbelief, but not when the words are lyrics from a catchy song created by your new fourth grade teacher! Dwayne Reed...

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  • Sophia Sawyer And School Mates Support Monarch Butterflies

    You have probably seen or heard reports about the decline of the honey bee and the effect that has on the environment. One study suggests we have the honey bee to thank for every one in three bites of food we consume, but other insects and pollinators are in decline as well,...

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  • Timberline Farm’s Annual Corn Maze Festival

    From: Timberline Farm

    Belleview, FL---Timberline Farm’s  6th Annual Corn Maze Festival is back! This October stop by the Farm, where the entire family can enjoy music, pony rides, face painting, food and craft vendors and experience some ole country charm. The farm is open to the public from O...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: What a Waste University

    It's that time of year again. School days are almost upon us. It is time to start thinking about lining up supplies and choosing classes. It's that time – when the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger will open the virtual doors of our new online What A Waste Univ...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Brighter Bites Serves the Community with Fresh Produce

    While it might be hard to keep up with the latest health advice, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet could be a step in the right direction. The latest food charts from My Plate encourage a larger mix of fruits, veggies and grains, alongside a protein. This good n...

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  • Earth Talk: Lead Poisoning in U.S. Cities

    Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system. Has anyone looked at where else this could be a problem?  -- J.K.  A new analysis of data from the U.S. En...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Growing Health with Senior-Friendly Gardens

    What A Waste Gardens Provide Fresh Produce for Local Seniors Through the What A Waste™ project, made possible by the Walmart Foundation, NFESH has worked with Senior Nutrition Programs around the country to create senior-friendly gardens. These gardens provide fresh v...

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  • July 4th fireworks schedule, festivities and parades in Marion County, FL

    Belleview July 4th 2016 Fireworks and Events Find July 4th Fireworks in Belleview, Fl including Events, Schedules and Parades. Search for July 4th Restaurants, Things to do and more! Besides fireworks and display schedules for the 4th of July 2016, we’ve also g...

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  • 15 Wild Amusement Park Rides...that just might kill you!

    Summertime is the perfect opportunity to let loose and release your inner daredevil.  Hit any amusement park and you’re likely to find the kinds of rides to make your hair stand on end, your knees buckle and your lunch, well….you know.  Thrill rides, like the r...

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  • All Aboard! Visit a Train Museum in the area this summer!

    Who doesn’t love a train?  From little kids to history buffs to train enthusiasts, a train museum lets everyone get up close to these powerful marvels of engineering.  America wouldn’t exist as we know it without the contributions of trains and railroads; a tra...

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  • Earth Talk: Why did Ringling Brothers stop using elephants in its circus performances?

    Dear EarthTalk: Why did Ringling Brothers stop using elephants in its circus performances? -- M.L. After enduring years of criticism from animal rights activists, Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, announced in Ma...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: New Report Reveals More Than 10 Million Seniors Threatened by Hunger

    10.2 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2014 in the U.S. The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) today released a study entitled The State of Senior Hunger in America 2014: An Annual Report, which revealed that 15.8 percent of seniors or 10.2 mi...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Feedback Aims to Curtail Food Waste

    We all love to see the supermarket shelves stocked with new items and fresh produce. It makes the store look better and may even make us want to purchase more. What many of us may not realize is that a good deal of the food that doesn’t look quite perfect or is heading tow...

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  • Eat Local! Great Resources in the Belleview area

    What’s one small change that 1) significantly improves your health 2) helps the environment 3) boosts Florida’s economy and 4) helps you win the lottery (OK, so we made that last one up)? Buying more food from local sources! Your typical supermarket fare travels an avera...

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