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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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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-i…
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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans and storage containers

Dear EarthTalk: Why on earth would cans and other food storage containers contain toxic BPA that can make us sick? Is there any way to avoid it?  M.B. If you like the occasional …
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Earth Talk: Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly …
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled “In the Numbers” took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. Today …
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Fredericksburg Greek Festival 2018

30+ Vendors & Crafters PLUS the Athenian Dance Troupe will be serving a LIMITED menu of gyros, pastichio, spanakopita & baklava! We encourage you to bring a canned good to donate to the Fredericksbur…
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This Week's Homes Sold in Fredericksburg

Below is the list of recently sold homes for Fredericksburg VA. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) fo…
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AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Fredericksburg organization has never been easier

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If your nonprofit group in Fredericksburg 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 informati…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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Earth Talk: The danger of hydrophobic chemicals in outdoor products

Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk f…
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Earth Talk: Tesla's Solar Roof

Dear EarthTalk: I need to get my roof replaced as a result of storm damage (thanks global warming!). Is Tesla's solar roof a good deal and do other companies offer similar products with the photo…
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Earth Talk: Ban on Drinking Straws

Dear EarthTalk: What's the deal with some restaurants no longer offering straws to their customers? What's so bad about sipping your drink through a straw anyway?  J.E. America…
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Earth Talk: The fight to protect endangered species

Dear EarthTalk: Now Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant "trophies" after all! Where do things stand overall now in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife no…
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Before I forget:

Before I forget:

  For the past couple of years I've been part of a team of writers who visit elementary schools in the area to share our various forms of writing with students. Poets, kids' authors, journalists,…
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Earth Talk: Global Climate Action Summit

Dear EarthTalk: How did the Global Climate Action Summit coming up later this year come about and what do organizers hope to accomplish? -- J.S. The purpose of the forthcoming 20…
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