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Red Cross Urges Residents to Prepare for Remnants of Hurricane Florence, Red Cross Deploys Local Volunteers, Vehicles

Medford, Mass – The American Red Cross is urging Massachusetts residents to prepare for severe weather as Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall and potentially travel up the east coast.The Red…
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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 people because how else can we explain the number …
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Bella Gets Around With a Little Help From Her Big Friend, George

You have heard the expression a dog is a man's best friend, but what about a little girl? Bella Burton proves that a dog can be not only a best friend, but a huge help in getting around. Bella has …
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Ron Finley Helps Turn Food Deserts Into Food Forests

Liquor stores, fast food chains and vacant lots is how Ron Finley describes his neighorhood and he continues by saying he lives in a place known for drive thrus and drive bys—only the drive thrus can…
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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 piloted in the nation’s capital. Read the news story.…
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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 remainin…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Grandparents, Chocolate and Nutrition?

I often say that the food groups on "my plate" are chocolate, sugar, fat, salt and caffeine. The way that I get a variety of colors in my diet is by eating M&M's. And I'm proud to say that my…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Justin Miller Encourages Organ Donors

Justin Miller is a life coach, you know, one of those people who gives you the information you need to live a healthier, happier and more productive life and he's someone who walks the talk. Miller i…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Ronda Eick's Training Saved A Life

Ronda Eick is a registered nurse whose training saved a life. Eick was attending a function at a hotel and had just walked in when calls for help caught her attention. Eick ran toward the screams whe…
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New Study Reveals Increased Health Problems For Seniors At Risk Of Hunger

ALEXANDRIA, VA The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) today released a study entitled The Health Consequences of Senior Hunger in the United States: Evidence from the 1999-2010 NHANE…
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End Senior Hunger!

No food left behind: senior growers ending senior hunger Gary Oppenheimer, Founder, AmpleHarvest.org, CNN Hero/TEDx Presenter According to a 2009 study by the National Gardening Associat…
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Rooftops Newsletter: SNAP Threat, Waist-High Gardens

Modifying Homes For Aging Homeowners Katie SavareseConsultant, Rebuilding TogetherAmericorps MemberUrban farming is all very well for fit young people, but what about seniors with lower energy an…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Susannah Locketti Serves Up Health and Wellness Advice

Susannah Locketti is a local hero who took her passion for food and penchant for saving money and parlayed it into a career. Along the way she has inspired other moms with her advice on how to prepar…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Dr. Bobby Mukkamala Carries on the Tradition of Caring

Dr. Bobby Mukkamala is a hometown hero and community service award winner. He comes from a family of physicians who have dedicated their service to their local community. Both his parents and his wif…
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Broken Hearts for Lives Stolen by Elementary School Shooter in CT

When the ambulances were sent away, a nurse on the scene knew it wasn't a good sign. At this point in time there are at least 26 people reported as dead, with 20 of them young children at th…
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