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  • 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...
  • Various backpack drives get Broward youth back to school

    The economy is getting back on its feet, and the unemployment rate is declining in South Florida, but that hasn't had much of an effect on the number of children in the community who cannot afford back-to-school supplies. Several nonprofit organizations,...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Giving residents a little boost

    GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census. Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group. "That means...
  • The formula for family stability [Commentary]

    The formula for family stability [Commentary]
    Nearly everyone agrees that education is the pathway out of poverty and that a stable family life is crucial to nurturing young children. Yet here in central Maryland, homelessness and family instability present barriers to academic success for too many...
  • New England Air Museum executive director to retire this year

    When Michael P. Speciale became executive director of the New England Air Museum 29 years ago, it was a one-hangar museum that was still recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, which decimated its outdoor aircraft collection. Now it is a major...
  • Pantry volunteers needed

    COLCHESTER- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, in partnership with Colchester Social Services, recently launched a monthly distribution of the organization's mobile food pantry to serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity. The...