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  • Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need

    Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need
    Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
  • A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul

     A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul
    The Hartford Financial Services Group endured a massive overhaul in the past year and a half that resulted in a smaller company with far fewer employees. The remaining employees, however, say they enjoy working for a property-casualty and mutual funds...
  • Hundreds expected to receive services at homeless event

    Hundreds expected to receive services at homeless event
    Homeless and financial unstable individuals can receive dental care, housing information and identification cards at Project Homeless Connect, an event expected to draw more than a thousand to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday. Organizers...
  • Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles

    Inspector general squashes fundraising raffles
    Fundraising raffles conducted by local government employees have become a surprising casualty of Palm Beach County’s ethics reform push. Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler on Nov. 20 issued a notice warning that raffles held by...
  • McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends

    McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends
    Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday. The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...
  • Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

    Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food
    Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank. That was two decades ago, and the food bank...
  • Speered

     
    Bryan Smith's lengthy profile of Sun-Times chairman Michael Ferro tells the story that had a lot of us buzzing last year: Another major flap involved the Sun-Times’ November 2012 obituary of David Speer, CEO of Illinois Tool Works (the company......
  • Tax prep session at college

    Irvine Valley College will host a free income tax preparation session Saturday. People or families can get help putting together their taxes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Business Sciences Technology and Innovation Center on campus at 5500 Irvine...
  • Use these creative ways to save on health care

    Use these creative ways to save on health care
    If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D. Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
  • Bernarda 'Bernie' Wong, Chinese American Service League founder

    Bernarda 'Bernie' Wong, Chinese American Service League founder
    Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture. "We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...
  • Volunteer profile: Peggy Miller

    Volunteer profile: Peggy Miller
    Family Service Executive Director Paul Dean says this about the responses Peggy Miller provided for this week's volunteer profile: "In her descriptions she talks about her role as leading jewelry-making classes. Peggy has also led many other arts and...