News for Payette ID - AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns is a virtual "town square", connecting you to all the events and news happening in Payette Idaho. Whether it's town issues and community activism, or school calendars and sports schedules, AmericanTowns delivers the information faster and helps you use it better. en-us 30 https://www.americantowns.com/payette-id News for Payette ID - AmericanTowns.com 144 69 https://www.americantowns.com/payette-id https://www.americantowns.com/images/atn_rss_logo.gif Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:41:05 -0500 Idaho Primary Election date set for May 17 May 17 (Primary). Deadline April 22 The League of Women Voters works year-round, every year to engage communities in our great democracy. https://www.americantowns.com/news/idaho-primary-election-date-set-for-may-17-26086668-boise-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/idaho-primary-election-date-set-for-may-17-26086668-boise-id.html Government and Politics Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Apple Blossom Festival 2018 Schedule: Thursday, May 10th,2018: Apple Blossom Queens Cornation Dinner 6:30pm at R and L Event Center.....tickets are at US Bank, $15 each Monday https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2018-29456970-payette-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2018-29456970-payette-id.html Arts and Entertainment Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Apple Blossom Festival 2015 Schedule: May 7, 2015 Payette Civic League Queen Coronation Dinner R & L Event Center 633 2nd Ave. South in Payette $15 a ticket, social hour: https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2015-22728450-payette-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2015-22728450-payette-id.html Arts and Entertainment Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Big Nasty Hillclimb And Rock The Mountain Music Festival 2016 Schedule: Thursday September 15,2016: 9:00 am - VIP and Early camping pass holders, (not general campers) enter. 9:00 am - Pit areas open to pro and https://www.americantowns.com/news/big-nasty-hillclimb-and-rock-the-mountain-music-festival-2016-27067985-payette-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/big-nasty-hillclimb-and-rock-the-mountain-music-festival-2016-27067985-payette-id.html Arts and Entertainment Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Apple Blossom Festival 2017 Thursday, May 4th,2017: 6.30 pm: Apple Blossom Queens Cornation Dinner at R&L Event Center.....tickets are at US Bank, $15 each Monday May https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2017-28020174-payette-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/apple-blossom-festival-2017-28020174-payette-id.html Arts and Entertainment Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Big Nasty Hillclimb And Rock The Mountain Music Festival 2017 The Big Nasty is the nation’s largest motorcycle Hillclimb, with up to 13,000 spectators and 900 entries, and is also Idaho's largest motorcycle https://www.americantowns.com/news/big-nasty-hillclimb-and-rock-the-mountain-music-festival-2017-28903042-payette-id.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/big-nasty-hillclimb-and-rock-the-mountain-music-festival-2017-28903042-payette-id.html Arts and Entertainment Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-somebodys-grandmother-is-hungry-29429855-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-somebodys-grandmother-is-hungry-29429855-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Share and Celebrate Local Green Initiatives AmericanTowns has just launched GreenTowns.com, a new network to connect and celebrate local green initiatives and their leaders, in {local_city} and https://www.americantowns.com/news/share-and-celebrate-local-green-initiatives-4985042-fairfield-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/share-and-celebrate-local-green-initiatives-4985042-fairfield-ct.html Government and Politics Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Help Voters Get Ready for Election Day Election Day is quickly approaching and the stakes are very high this season.  Millions of voters will participate in important national, state https://www.americantowns.com/news/help-voters-get-ready-for-election-day-16520774-fairfield-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/help-voters-get-ready-for-election-day-16520774-fairfield-ct.html Government and Politics Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Connecting the Dots Ceres Community Project Connects the Dots:Good Food ' Better Health ' Strong Communities Cathryn Couch, Executive Director Ceres Community Project https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-connecting-the-dots-18194398-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-connecting-the-dots-18194398-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: The Jonas Project Helps Vets Start Businesses The Jonas Project is a nonprofit organization started by John and Teri Kelsall, the parents of Jonas B. Kelsall - a Navy Seal who lost his life while https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-jonas-project-helps-vets-start-businesses-18208692-lakewood-ca.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-jonas-project-helps-vets-start-businesses-18208692-lakewood-ca.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Alleviating Senior Hunger The Elders at the Table (EAT) Coalition is committed to fighting hunger and improving nutrition among seniors in Central Indiana. EAT is a coalition https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-alleviating-senior-hunger-18885876-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-alleviating-senior-hunger-18885876-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: The American Legion Helps Veterans Connect With Benefits Just being able to speak with someone about their problems and issues brought satisfaction to some who came to The American Legion's Veteran's Crisis https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-american-legion-helps-veterans-connect-with-benefits-20013442-indianapolis-in.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-american-legion-helps-veterans-connect-with-benefits-20013442-indianapolis-in.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Over-Fortified Processed Foods Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food including cereals and snacks eaten by children is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-overfortified-processed-foods-20177672-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-overfortified-processed-foods-20177672-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: One Picture Saves A Life You've heard the expression a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know a picture can save a life? That's the idea behind Seth Casteel's https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-one-picture-saves-a-life-20240251-los-angeles-ca.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-one-picture-saves-a-life-20240251-los-angeles-ca.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter:Hunger - An issue we can all agree on Senior hunger is a prevalent issue in Dallas County. Leaders in the local anti-hunger community are taking a real stand against this issue. One of https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletterhunger-an-issue-we-can-all-agree-on-20921459-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletterhunger-an-issue-we-can-all-agree-on-20921459-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-hunger-and-food-waste-21583399-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-hunger-and-food-waste-21583399-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-against-aging-in-place-22317002-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-against-aging-in-place-22317002-alexandria-va.html Health and Fitness Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-confessions-of-a-food-bank-director-22460084-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-confessions-of-a-food-bank-director-22460084-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: For Our Daughters Helps Educate Young Women About Healthy Lifestyles For Our Daughters is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate young women about the tools they need to live long and healthy lives. https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-for-our-daughters-helps-educate-young-women-about-healthy-lifestyles-21646101-medina-ny.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-for-our-daughters-helps-educate-young-women-about-healthy-lifestyles-21646101-medina-ny.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-mentors-are-local-heroes-and-friends-22156542-burlington-vt.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-mentors-are-local-heroes-and-friends-22156542-burlington-vt.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-food-banks-help-ease-hunger-22378960-barre-vt.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-food-banks-help-ease-hunger-22378960-barre-vt.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: NFESH and NASUAD Form Senior Hunger Think Tank The NFESH & NASUAD Senior Hunger Think Tank will bring together state officials, experts in senior hunger and leaders from the private sector to https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfesh-and-nasuad-form-senior-hunger-think-tank-22865673-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfesh-and-nasuad-form-senior-hunger-think-tank-22865673-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Reducing Food Waste Around the Country NFESH Receives Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Expand What A Waste™ The Walmart Foundation has awarded the National Foundation to End https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-reducing-food-waste-around-the-country-23582809-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-reducing-food-waste-around-the-country-23582809-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: NFESH's Success in DC to be Replicated Around the Country Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, NFESH will expand and replicate the successful What A Waste™ project that has been https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfeshs-success-in-dc-to-be-replicated-around-the-country-23857582-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfeshs-success-in-dc-to-be-replicated-around-the-country-23857582-alexandria-va.html Health and Fitness Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: We spoke up and they listened NFESH Founder, President and CEO Enid Borden is one of the signatories on a letter that urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and EPA https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-we-spoke-up-and-they-listened-24140743-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-we-spoke-up-and-they-listened-24140743-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: New Research Shows Continued Growth in Senior Hunger 9.6 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2013 in the U.S. The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has released a new study https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-new-research-shows-continued-growth-in-senior-hunger-22695378-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-new-research-shows-continued-growth-in-senior-hunger-22695378-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Radhika Narain's Org Helps Provide a Childhood for Children It's a classic pay-it-forward story, only in addition to inspiring a chain reaction of giving it developed into an organization dedicated to touching https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-radhika-narains-org-helps-provide-a-childhood-for-children-22832283-gotha-fl.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-radhika-narains-org-helps-provide-a-childhood-for-children-22832283-gotha-fl.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Flags Fly on Fields of Honor Does your town have a field of honor? It's not a new concept. In fact, the idea of honoring those who died on the battlefield or in service of their https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-flags-fly-on-fields-of-honor-23250932-danville-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-flags-fly-on-fields-of-honor-23250932-danville-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Cody Stephens Honored For Rescue Efforts We can't all be heroes. Even when we are in the right place at the right time. Some of us are not fast enough or strong enough or have the wherewithal https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-cody-stephens-honored-for-rescue-efforts-23393833-longview-wa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-cody-stephens-honored-for-rescue-efforts-23393833-longview-wa.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: NFESH Announces What A Waste Service Grants NFESH Announces Request for Applications for What A Waste Service Grants Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, the National https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfesh-announces-what-a-waste-service-grants-23697061-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-nfesh-announces-what-a-waste-service-grants-23697061-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Neil Barber is a Hero to Many Families Families, teams and communities are very much alike. They all involve people banding together with common goals of support and success. This hero https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-neil-barber-is-a-hero-to-many-families-23736434-manhasset-ny.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-neil-barber-is-a-hero-to-many-families-23736434-manhasset-ny.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Student ETF Investment Contest - Registration Open! Exchange-Traded-Funds remain one of the fastest growing instruments for current investors and an investment of choice for emerging investors. To https://www.americantowns.com/news/student-etf-investment-contest-registration-open-23848298-new-york-ny.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/student-etf-investment-contest-registration-open-23848298-new-york-ny.html Schools and Libraries Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: The Best Friends Animal Society Has A No Kill Mission Save Them All is one of the calls to action of the Best Friends Animal Society and anyone who has dragged themselves away from the pet store or https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-best-friends-animal-society-has-a-no-kill-mission-23991092-kanab-ut.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-the-best-friends-animal-society-has-a-no-kill-mission-23991092-kanab-ut.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Tips from a Food Waste Warrior TIPS TO WASTE LESS, SAVE MORE. "Despite a growing awareness of food waste, many home cooks lack the tools to change their habits. This https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-tips-from-a-food-waste-warrior-24246351-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-tips-from-a-food-waste-warrior-24246351-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-dosomethingorg-helps-kids-get-involved-24257589-new-york-ny.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-dosomethingorg-helps-kids-get-involved-24257589-new-york-ny.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Announcing the What A Waste Service Grant Winners NFESH Awards Service Grants to Five Senior Nutrition Programs The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has awarded five new What A Waste https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-announcing-the-what-a-waste-service-grant-winners-25565471-fairfield-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-announcing-the-what-a-waste-service-grant-winners-25565471-fairfield-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Solving Hunger NFESH CEO to Discuss Senior Hunger and Solutions in Palm Beach County Enid Borden, the President and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-solving-hunger-24581660-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-solving-hunger-24581660-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Working Towards No Hunger NFESH Creates Senior Garden in Arkansas NFESH began a senior garden with the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center (Senior Center). The https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-working-towards-no-hunger-25934351-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-working-towards-no-hunger-25934351-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/all-aboard-visit-a-train-museum-in-the-area-this-summer-26261333-adak-ak.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/all-aboard-visit-a-train-museum-in-the-area-this-summer-26261333-adak-ak.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Rooftops Newsletter: Turning leftovers into savings Seniors Turn Leftover Food Into Savings When Eugene Hartl found out that his senior lunch site would be part of a project to reduce food waste, the https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-turning-leftovers-into-savings-24744583-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-turning-leftovers-into-savings-24744583-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Girl Scouts Bring the Holiday Train to their Town Holiday traditions like traveling to visit with family and friends, decorating and making special dishes are what many of us look forward to each https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-girl-scouts-bring-the-holiday-train-to-their-town-24802306-milwaukee-wi.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-girl-scouts-bring-the-holiday-train-to-their-town-24802306-milwaukee-wi.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Isaiah Priest Collects Cans to Care for Cats Isaiah Priest has a big heart and a determined spirit. He is on a mission to help control the pet population in his town and while he is not fighting https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-isaiah-priest-collects-cans-to-care-for-cats-24990918-mooers-forks-ny.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-isaiah-priest-collects-cans-to-care-for-cats-24990918-mooers-forks-ny.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Doug Babcock Keeps the Community Safe Keeping a community safe is a big job and it takes more than the work of police, firemen and EMTs. It takes careful planning and coordination, so the https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-doug-babcock-keeps-the-community-safe-25066559-jeffersonville-vt.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-doug-babcock-keeps-the-community-safe-25066559-jeffersonville-vt.html Business and Professional Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Fellow Mortals Rehabilitates Wildlife Do you know what to do if you come into contact with an injured animal? Fistly, you should never handle any wild creature without gloves. Secondly, https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-fellow-mortals-rehabilitates-wildlife-25492447-lake-geneva-wi.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-fellow-mortals-rehabilitates-wildlife-25492447-lake-geneva-wi.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Little Free Library Building Is Booming! Reading is exercise for your brain and it has many other benefits, including improving your memory, increasing your vocabulary and reducing your https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-little-free-library-building-is-booming-25610405-hudson-wi.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-little-free-library-building-is-booming-25610405-hudson-wi.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Farms for City Kids Teaches Life Lessons Growing up in the city has its many benefits as well as challenges. You're closer to cultural attractions and transportation, but on the flip side, https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-farms-for-city-kids-teaches-life-lessons-25732568-reading-vt.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-farms-for-city-kids-teaches-life-lessons-25732568-reading-vt.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Teenager Works to Protect Elephants When you think of Vermont you might think of maple syrup or snow or evergreen trees, but you probably don't think about elephants. Elephants are https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-teenager-works-to-protect-elephants-26017158-burlington-vt.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-teenager-works-to-protect-elephants-26017158-burlington-vt.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-new-report-reveals-more-than-10-million-seniors-threatened-by-hunger-26251593-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-new-report-reveals-more-than-10-million-seniors-threatened-by-hunger-26251593-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-why-did-ringling-brothers-stop-using-elephants-in-its-circus-performances-26251660-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-why-did-ringling-brothers-stop-using-elephants-in-its-circus-performances-26251660-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/why-your-dog-wants-to-go-the-dog-parktoday-26261334-adak-ak.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/why-your-dog-wants-to-go-the-dog-parktoday-26261334-adak-ak.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Veterans Trek X-Country to Heal and Help Others Stories of veterans are often in the news, but not as often as they should be or maybe not the right stories or they are not being read by the right https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-veterans-trek-xcountry-to-heal-and-help-others-26299254-milwaukee-wi.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-veterans-trek-xcountry-to-heal-and-help-others-26299254-milwaukee-wi.html Health and Fitness Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/15-wild-amusement-park-ridesthat-just-might-kill-you-26309217-adak-ak.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/15-wild-amusement-park-ridesthat-just-might-kill-you-26309217-adak-ak.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-growing-health-with-seniorfriendly-gardens-26474383-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-growing-health-with-seniorfriendly-gardens-26474383-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-lead-poisoning-in-us-cities-26632738-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-lead-poisoning-in-us-cities-26632738-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-brighter-bites-serves-the-community-with-fresh-produce-26642000-houston-tx.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-brighter-bites-serves-the-community-with-fresh-produce-26642000-houston-tx.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-polyester-fleece-clothing-and-our-oceans-27451733-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-polyester-fleece-clothing-and-our-oceans-27451733-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-what-a-waste-university-26752944-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-what-a-waste-university-26752944-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/sophia-sawyer-and-school-mates-support-monarch-butterflies-26912825-surprise-az.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/sophia-sawyer-and-school-mates-support-monarch-butterflies-26912825-surprise-az.html Schools and Libraries Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/teacher-welcomes-4th-grade-students-with-a-song-26960572-chicago-il.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/teacher-welcomes-4th-grade-students-with-a-song-26960572-chicago-il.html Schools and Libraries Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/semper-k9-helps-veterans-and-shelter-animals-27109809-woodbridge-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/semper-k9-helps-veterans-and-shelter-animals-27109809-woodbridge-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: If solar energy is growing so much in the U.S., why have some of the bigger players gone under Dear EarthTalk: First Solyndra went under, then SunEdison... If solar energy is growing so much in the U.S., why have some of the bigger players https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-if-solar-energy-is-growing-so-much-in-the-us-why-have-some-of-the-bigger-players-gone-under-27253243-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-if-solar-energy-is-growing-so-much-in-the-us-why-have-some-of-the-bigger-players-gone-under-27253243-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Teens Take Action Against Tobacco Remember the saying "Give a Hoot; Don't Pollute?" It was made popular by Woodsy Owl to remind us that putting garbage in its place and taking https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-teens-take-action-against-tobacco-27324493-pewaukee-wi.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-teens-take-action-against-tobacco-27324493-pewaukee-wi.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-best-friends-is-a-nokill-sanctuary-27401328-kanab-ut.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-best-friends-is-a-nokill-sanctuary-27401328-kanab-ut.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-whataeurtms-new-in-efforts-to-generate-electricity-from-ocean-waves-27409899-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-whataeurtms-new-in-efforts-to-generate-electricity-from-ocean-waves-27409899-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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, https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-homes-for-heroes-27451693-minneapolis-mn.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-homes-for-heroes-27451693-minneapolis-mn.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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? -- https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-environment-policy-under-president-donald-trump-27554650-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-environment-policy-under-president-donald-trump-27554650-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Marines Deliver on Toys for Tots The Marines are always heroes. It is the nature of their job to be a "force in readiness" to protect and defend us, but did you also know the Marines https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-marines-deliver-on-toys-for-tots-27690696-triangle-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-marines-deliver-on-toys-for-tots-27690696-triangle-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-hunger-and-local-health-data-putting-the-two-together-27739181-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-hunger-and-local-health-data-putting-the-two-together-27739181-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 AmericanTown's Heroes: Ride for Reading Delivers Books to Kids on Bikes! Reading is Fundamental is an expression you may have heard. In addition to being the name of an organization whose mission is to foster literacy https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-ride-for-reading-delivers-books-to-kids-on-bikes-27833777-nashville-tn.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-ride-for-reading-delivers-books-to-kids-on-bikes-27833777-nashville-tn.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-president-obamas-environmental-legacy-27840619-platinum-ak.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-president-obamas-environmental-legacy-27840619-platinum-ak.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-its-polar-bear-plunge-season-27874230-wildwood-nj.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-its-polar-bear-plunge-season-27874230-wildwood-nj.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-trump-presidency-and-the-environment-27889396-palmer-ak.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-trump-presidency-and-the-environment-27889396-palmer-ak.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-parrots-for-patriots-helps-veterans-27915165-vancouver-wa.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-parrots-for-patriots-helps-veterans-27915165-vancouver-wa.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-vegan-product-recommendations-27961886-westport-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-vegan-product-recommendations-27961886-westport-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-citizens-get-a-lesson-in-gardening-and-community-building-27986934-richmond-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-citizens-get-a-lesson-in-gardening-and-community-building-27986934-richmond-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-what-new-in-ecofriendly-light-bulbs-28014077-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-what-new-in-ecofriendly-light-bulbs-28014077-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-waste-not-want-not-28028236-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-waste-not-want-not-28028236-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-accountants-help-seniors-with-taxes-28041720-lebanon-mo.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/americantowns-heroes-accountants-help-seniors-with-taxes-28041720-lebanon-mo.html Business and Professional Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-is-alternative-energy-still-the-next-big-thing-28080557-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-is-alternative-energy-still-the-next-big-thing-28080557-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-trump-administration-and-the-environment-28133306-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-trump-administration-and-the-environment-28133306-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-food-waste-and-composting-28174390-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-food-waste-and-composting-28174390-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-epa-and-the-environmnet-28211944-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-epa-and-the-environmnet-28211944-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-great-environmental-visionaries-of-our-day-28241524-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-the-great-environmental-visionaries-of-our-day-28241524-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-neil-gorsuch-and-environmental-policy-28288259-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-neil-gorsuch-and-environmental-policy-28288259-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-how-do-you-solve-a-persistent-problem-28303898-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-how-do-you-solve-a-persistent-problem-28303898-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-is-it-true-that-the-paris-climate-accord-as-it-stands-wonaeurtmt-be-enough-to-stave-off-cataclysmic-global-warming-28381112-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-is-it-true-that-the-paris-climate-accord-as-it-stands-wonaeurtmt-be-enough-to-stave-off-cataclysmic-global-warming-28381112-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-friday-friends-28390456-alexandria-va.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/rooftops-newsletter-friday-friends-28390456-alexandria-va.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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 https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-pesticides-effects-on-the-environment-28421104-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-pesticides-effects-on-the-environment-28421104-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-lithium-batteries-28453968-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-lithium-batteries-28453968-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-attractive-solar-panels-28514630-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-attractive-solar-panels-28514630-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Farmers and Climate Change Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change? -- M.H. Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-farmers-and-climate-change-28604689-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-farmers-and-climate-change-28604689-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Reducing Carbon Footprint With Gamification Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? -- LM Environmental advocates and https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-reducing-carbon-footprint-with-gamification-28683735-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-reducing-carbon-footprint-with-gamification-28683735-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Yellowstone grizzlies off of the endangered species list Dear EarthTalk: Is the federal government's decision to take Yellowstone's grizzlies off of the endangered species list good news or bad news for the https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-yellowstone-grizzlies-off-of-the-endangered-species-list-28714836-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-yellowstone-grizzlies-off-of-the-endangered-species-list-28714836-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Green Booze Dear EarthTalk: What's the latest in greener booze? Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there? -- MR Perhaps no https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-green-booze-28732564-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-green-booze-28732564-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Volvo ending their production of gas-powered engines Dear EarthTalk: Does Volvo's embrace of electric cars signal the beginning of the end of the gas-powered internal combustion engine? ­-- Macy https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-volvo-ending-their-production-of-gaspowered-engines-28754452-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-volvo-ending-their-production-of-gaspowered-engines-28754452-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Michael Bloomberg's Environmentalism Dear EarthTalk: Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist? -- J.M. Michael Bloomberg was primarily known as a https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-michael-bloombergs-environmentalism-28880400-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-michael-bloombergs-environmentalism-28880400-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Global Warming and the evolution of wildlife species Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? -- V.D. No doubt the quickly https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-global-warming-and-the-evolution-of-wildlife-species-28906365-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-global-warming-and-the-evolution-of-wildlife-species-28906365-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? Dear EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? -- T.D. The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-was-hurricane-harvey-caused-by-global-warming-28932526-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-was-hurricane-harvey-caused-by-global-warming-28932526-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Geoengineering solutions to address climate woes Dear EarthTalk: Are there any realistic geoengineering solutions to our climate woes and why haven't we started employing them yet? -- A.M. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-geoengineering-solutions-to-address-climate-woes-28984744-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-geoengineering-solutions-to-address-climate-woes-28984744-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: Dogs, Cats and Climate Change Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? -- C.S. https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-dogs-cats-and-climate-change-29056357-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-dogs-cats-and-climate-change-29056357-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Earth Talk: If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally? 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What are the https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-ecofriendly-mattresses-29636888-weston-ct.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/earth-talk-ecofriendly-mattresses-29636888-weston-ct.html Clubs and Organizations Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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? 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