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  • Earth Talk: Are We Past the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded "point of no return" with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far?             &nb...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Ryan Johnson Ran In To Help

    When a tractor trailer stacked with cars crashed into a restaurant, many people rushed to the scene to see if they could help. It was a something you might see in a blockbuster movie, the result of a high-speed car chase, but that was not what happened. The driver of the tra...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Confessions of a Food Bank Director

    Why A Food Bank Director Is Against the Minimum Wage Increase "It seems like every time I turn around, I hear friends of mine talking about how we need to give the poor a raise. And every time, I raise a red flag and dig in for what I think will be the fight of my life." -...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Food Banks Help Ease Hunger

    March is National Nutrition Month, which is an effort sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics "designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits."Eating "right" and getting regul...

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  • Sandwich Early Day Engine Club 44th Annual Show

    From: Sandwich Early Day Engine Club

    Featuring: Ford Tractors and Independent Harvester Gas EnginesEvents: Kid's pedal pull, flea market, arts and crafts displays, toy show/sale, consignment auction, antique tractors and trucks, hit and miss engine, and truck displays, equipment demonstrations, corn shelling, 5...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: When Neighbors Drive, Seniors Thrive

    The Neighbor Ride Program and similar services like Neighborride are nonprofit organizations that coordinate volunteers to drive seniors as well as disabled individuals to their destinations. The rides are typically to medical and other important appointments and each servi...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Hope on the Slopes is a Fundraiser for Cancer Research

    Hope on the Slopes is one of the many events that help to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Similar to Relays for Life, the skiing and snowboarding event brings together families and friends to compete as teams to see who can raise the most while enjoying a day of...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Against Aging in Place

    "Aging-in-place may not be all it’s cracked up to be. That’s the view of a University of Florida professor of gerontology, who argues that the popular notion that older people are better off remaining in their homes may be simplistic — a view summed up by t...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Mentors Are Local Heroes and Friends

    The Community Friends Mentoring Program is an organization that matches children with adults for mentoring. Mentoring may be the formal term, but friendship and fun are two of the words you see more often. Energy and activity are other words, because the days when the pairs ...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Hunger and Food Waste

    Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the US ends up in landfills. With millions of seniors going each day without enough to eat, food waste is unacceptable and shameful. This infographic shows where that food waste comes from and how you can reduce waste in your home. ...

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