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  • Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks

    Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks
    Sheila Tucker Turushina stared ahead at the picture of the World Trade Center's North Tower exploding on Sept. 11, 2001. Turushina, wearing nearly 80 pounds of firefighter turnout gear, took as many steps as she could take in 3 minutes 43 seconds to...
  • Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family

    Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family
    Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique. Her blond hair is...
  • How to get free or cheap tax help

    Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks. She is a freelancer with income from many different sources and also has some back taxes to file. If you'...
  • Colleges offer plenty of freebies, inexpensive deals

    Colleges offer plenty of freebies, inexpensive deals
    College isn't just a place to get an education. It also can be a place to get a great deal. South Florida's colleges and universities offer many freebies and deeply discounted services, including classes, cultural events and gourmet meals. Here are...
  • Many happy returns with free tax prep

    Many happy returns with free tax prep
    In a Peanuts comic, Snoopy wrote to the Internal Revenue Service requesting his subscription be canceled and his name be removed from the mailing list. Since that's not an option, let's look at ways to get your federal income taxes done for free ahead...
  • Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits

    Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits
    With more and more students interested in dedicating their lives to a greater good, colleges and universities continue to add programs and degrees geared toward leadership in the nonprofit sector. Many colleges offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in...
  • South Florida colleges offer freebies

    South Florida colleges offer freebies
    College isn't just a place to get an education. It also can be a place to get a great deal. South Florida's colleges and universities offer many freebies and deeply discounted services, including classes, cultural events and gourmet meals. Here are...
  • Bank awards grants to local groups

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded grants to four area nonprofits, according to a Bank of America news release. The Girls Inc. of Orange County chapter and Working Wardrobes, both of Costa Mesa, each received $10,000. The...
  • United Way is focusing on important need

    United Way is focusing on important need
    I wrote last time about the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and its decision to change — or at least more sharply target — its mission for the next four-year funding cycle. I spoke to people who support this new approach and the...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
  • $75,000: LINK of Hampton Roads winter shelter

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. The Newport News current budget includes $75,000 to support a winter-months emergency shelter run by LINK of Hampton Roads. That organization...