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  • March for victims of designer drug flakka held in Fort Lauderdale

    March for victims of designer drug flakka held in Fort Lauderdale
    During what she could describe only as a devastating morning, Rose Waters lost her 26-year-old nephew to the synthetic designer street drug known as flakka. Java Jackson died on Memorial Day at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Waters,...
  • HSP digging for community garden volunteers

    HSP digging for community garden volunteers
    Last year, the Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. harvested more than 1,500 pounds of produce from its community garden and fed more than 600 households. This year, though, the group is still looking for volunteers willing to lend a hand in...
  • Arts philanthropy booming, cultural giving rises 9.2%, new study says

    Arts philanthropy booming, cultural giving rises 9.2%, new study says
    Americans’ donations to arts and culture rose 9.2% in 2014, the highest increase in nine categories tracked by Giving USA, an annual report on charitable contributions. ------------ FOR THE RECORD June 17, 2:21 p.m.:¬†An earlier version of this...
  • Porter County United Way leader to retire

    Porter County United Way leader to retire
    When Sharon Kish announced her retirement after 14 years as president of the United Way of Porter County recently, members of the community recognized that things would never be the same. As head of the organization that works with more than 40 agencies...
  • Hope Ministries tutors help adults conquer literacy needs

    Clad in a checkered orange shirt and sporting a salt-and-pepper 5 o'clock shadow, Theodore Ramsey works on his school assignment at a round table in Hope Ministries' Learning Center. Across from him is Trey Frary, his tattooed arm slowly moving across a...
  • United Way plans move to South Baltimore

    United Way plans move to South Baltimore
    United Way of Central Maryland said Thursday it plans to move to South Baltimore in 2017, into a new eight-story office building — part of a major redevelopment that would transform a semi-industrial area tucked between Federal Hill and the Ravens...
  • Community news: Whiting names director of Mascot Hall of Fame

    Community news: Whiting names director of Mascot Hall of Fame
    Spajer to head Mascot Hall of Fame Al Spajer has been named by Whiting as the new executive director of the planned National Mascot Hall of Fame. The city is establishing and funding a new not-for-profit entity that will own and operate the Hall of...
  • Summer reading and abortion: Letters

    Summer reading and abortion: Letters
    Stop the summer slide Educators and parents agree — the "summer slide," where students can lose up to two reading levels, is a real concern. This loss has major implications on students' learning, setting them behind other students and slowing...
  • 'Housing first' isn't a novel strategy on homelessness

    To the editor: The article about the tremendous success of "housing first" in Utah eloquently describes how that approach is the real solution to chronic homelessness. Utah's success is indeed noteworthy, but its effort is not truly novel. ("Utah is...
  • 'Giving Garden' volunteers farm fresh produce for food bank

    The garden at Coogan Farm looks like a typical patch of farmland planted with tomatoes, potatoes and other varieties of vegetables. But this garden has a special purpose. On a recent morning, people were planting corn, squash, potatoes and beans. Members...
  • Wings & Wheels Fundraiser Saturday At Plainville Airport

    PLAINVILLE — Cars, planes and vendors will be at the town's small airfield Saturday for the 4th annual Wings and Wheels event, where volunteers raise money for local charities. Last year nearly 5,000 people showed up to check out 480 classic cars...