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DIY Creative Community Helps People Cope with Mental Anguish
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more



Dothan Area Chamber Ratifies Major Economic Development
The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce gives the head nod on a major economic develop announcement that will take place on Friday at the Dothan Civic Center. A number of local dignitaries will attend...more

St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency Rolls Out Grants Geared for Community Development, Environmental Program
Board members of the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency awarded $436,358 for 10 projects through the 2014 Community Development...more

A Conceptual Framework Can Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables
In a new study titled "Teaching Young Children a Theory of Nutrition: Conceptual Change and the Potential for Increased Vegetable Consumption", teaching young children an overarching, conceptual...more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more

Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Recovery is Possible
When it comes to mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention is key to reducing such conditions, and individuals who have embraced recovery have felt its benefits. The Affordable Care...more

Lyndon Station Takes Aim at Economic Development
Officials at Lyndon Station have recently expressed their urge to spur economic development within the village through the formation of an Economic Development Committee or a chamber of commerce, or...more

No Negative Indication from the ACA
Linda Blumberg and Urban Institute researchers have analyzed the implications concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Employers. In contrast to the belief that the ACA will raise costs and...more

Rags2Riches: Seeing Opportunity in Scraps of Clothing
Rags2Riches, a social enterprise based in Payatas, Philippines, secured help from poor women artisans who use foot rags out of scraps of cloth. Rags2Riches founders saw natural talent and...more

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more




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