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  • Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home

    Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home
    You know how it can be with e-mail. You waste so much time getting rid of the junk, you can miss the good stuff. This occurred to me last week, when I came to a message I'd missed, from April of 2011. "Dear Mr. Lopez," it began, "my name is Ricardo...
  • Tilling Land At A Keystone To Tourist Destinations, Nature Preserve

    MYSTIC — The overgrown Coogan Farm dates to the 17th century and is a keystone parcel between Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center — property once eyed for development, but some locals had a different idea....
  • Hall of Famers have advice for Andre Reed as they participate in his fifth annual celebrity golf tourney

    Hall of Famers have advice for Andre Reed as they participate in his fifth annual celebrity golf tourney
    Enjoy the moment. That's the message several members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame had for soon-to-be inductee Andre Reed as they came to town for his fifth annual Andre Reed Celebrity Golf Classic. The usual array of sports personalities and...
  • Hundreds of United Way volunteers battle 'summer reading gap'

    Hundreds of United Way volunteers battle 'summer reading gap'
    In one of Central Florida's more sprawling acts of volunteerism, this week some 400 individuals from 30 organizations enlisted to help reduce the summer reading gap -- the gradual decline of reading proficiency when kids are out of school. The problem,...
  • DOT reports first quarter airline profit, fees collection

    Airlines U.S. scheduled passenger airlines posted net profit of $507 million in the first quarter, up from a loss of $392 million in the 2013 period, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. In the January through March period, passenger...
  • Stephen Moss: Make a difference, invest in your community

    Author and anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, that's the only thing that ever has." Mead's quote eloquently reinforces the point that everyone has the...
  • Two Leesburg churches join forces to help feed the needy

    Two Leesburg churches join forces to help feed the needy
    LEESBURG — When members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church went searching for help with its successful food ministry, they didn't have to look very far, the perfect partner was right next door at First Presbyterian Church of Leesburg. Gloria Dei's...
  • Biz News: Oak Grill, Aqua Lounge to open at Fashion Island

    Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge are set to open June 27 at Fashion Island, according to a news release. Oak Grill will offer a large patio and alfresco dining and 50 California wines by the glass. Aqua Lounge, according to the release, will feature "craft...
  • Huntington Beach youth shelter honors supporters

     Huntington Beach youth shelter honors supporters
    Poised beyond her 22 years and articulating an inspirational story in a strong, confident voice, the young woman might be seen as having her work cut out for her: convincing the audience that she had been an at-risk teenager a few years before....
  • The dirty truth about the GOP attack on Obamacare: It worked

    The dirty truth about the GOP attack on Obamacare: It worked
    A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.  Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
  • Lehigh Valley Road Runners Kids Running Series just for the health of it

    Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity. The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...