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  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival. The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
  • Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless

    Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless
    The organizers of Operation Healthy Streets, a newly revamped version of an existing Los Angeles city program, vow that filthy skid row streets will be scoured every other month (and spot-cleaned in between) and that city and county outreach workers...
  • Corporate giving

    •AT&T donated $40,000 to Heart of Florida United Way to fund United Way programs in the areas of income, health and basic needs throughout Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. •Staples Foundation, the charitable arm of Staples Inc., donated...
  • Gigantic Garage Sale returns to expo center Sept. 20

    For nearly 25 years the Gigantic Garage Sale has been drawing thousands of bargain shoppers from across Palm Beach County as well as hundreds of vendors each year. The tradition will continue this year from 7 a.m. (early shopping) to 2 p.m. Sept. 20...
  • Director at ARC always thinking, improving programs for developmentally disabled

    Director at ARC always thinking, improving programs for developmentally disabled
    LEESBURG — Even during his time off, Mark Swain thinks about work. Swain is the chief executive officer of the Arc Sunrise of Central Florida, a program for developmentally delayed people, where he worked for the last six years. "This job is...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • ProJeCt of Easton survey shows struggles of food pantry clients

    A recent survey paints a bleak picture of the life for poor people in Easton. The two-month sampling of clients at ProJeCt of Easton's food pantry found that many are skipping meals, choosing to pay the electric bill instead of buying food and ignoring...
  • Volunteers sought for reading program

    If you love to teach kids how to read, the United Way of Broward County has a job for you. "ReadingPals" volunteers who pass background checks are asked to donate an hour each week for 25 weeks beginning in September. The students are either in pre-...
  • At blood center, big salaries are back

    At blood center, big salaries are back
    Four years ago, Florida's Blood Centers was in the midst of turmoil and controversy that ultimately cost the CEO her job. There were conflicts of interest among board members. Donations were dropping. The agency was laying off employees. But the...
  • 07/28: Progressions

    Banking David Pijot was hired as a senior vice president and relationship manager and Elaine Cunningham as an assistant vice president and account manager at City National Bank, Holly Hill. Boards of directors United Arts of Central Florida appointed...
  • Saturday's local baseball roundup: Gwinnett's big first inning dooms Tides to loss

    International League: Gwinnett scored five runs in the first inning off Chris Jones (6-8) and went on to beat the Norfolk Tides 7-1 in Lawrenceville, Ga. Braves right-hander Kanekoa Texeira (3-3) made the lead stand up, pitching seven innings and...