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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Jeff Cohen Makes It Fun To Raise Money

    You may have heard the expression not to combine business with pleasure, but when the pleasure is an event that raises money for a local charity, how can you resist? Jeff Cohen gets to mix business with pleasure all year long and do good at the same time. As the founder of t...

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  • Earth Talk: Is Backyard Firepit Smoke a Health Hazard?

    Dear EarthTalk: Now that summer is coming, my neighbors will be firing up their backyard fire pits again, and I’m wondering if the wood smoke drifting in my open windows is a health hazard for my family and if I have any standing to require them to refrain? -- M.B. ...

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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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  • 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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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Firefighters Race To Raise Money For The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    These firefighers are in good shape. Very good shape. They proved it recently by snagging some of the top spots in the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb challenge, which is a fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Missoula City Firefighter, Andy Drobeck, won...

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