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  • Boynton Beach police expanding SmartWater program

    Burglars aren't being caught red-handed anymore, they're ending up marked by a black light-detectable liquid that's reducing crime, according to Boynton Beach police. And thanks to a succesful roll out of the liquid in several Boynton Beach...
  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens. "I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
  • Auctions rise as city cracks down on code violations

    Auctions rise as city cracks down on code violations
    Hundreds more problem properties in Baltimore are finding new buyers as the city steps up the use of decades-old law designed to root out negligent owners. The law, which community groups pioneered in the early 1990s, allows property owners to be sued...
  • How to make a difference this week in Central Florida

    How to make a difference this week in Central Florida
    When it comes to Central Florida fundraising events, volunteer projects and worthy causes, there's never an off season. Or a dull moment. This week you can: - Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area in Fixing Up the Neighborhood in...
  • How to give a commencement speech after you've been fired

    The close of May brings with it so many iconic images: warm temperatures, blooming foliage and a long line of college graduates who stride across stages nationwide to accept diplomas, snap selfies and solemnly move tassels from right to left,...
  • Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up

    Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up
    The hardwood floors, abundant light and meticulously crafted built-ins are what you notice first when walking into the Glastonbury home of Paul and Denise Reddington. But it's what's in the basement — and hidden under the lawn and inside the...
  • Habitat for Humanity builds its image on Michigan Avenue

    Habitat for Humanity builds its image on Michigan Avenue
    As an international nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity has made its name helping people with financial challenges move from renting to homeownership. The organization was one of the more prolific homebuilders during the depths of the recession, offering...
  • John Burroughs High sends off grads

    John Burroughs High sends off grads
    Poised to take on life’s next adventure, nearly 600 John Burroughs High School graduates celebrated the end of their high school career on Thursday during a ceremony on the school’s Memorial Field. “I’m ready to graduate,”...
  • Patricia Lee MyersNovember 6, 1919 - April 29, 2014

    Patricia Lee Myers<br/>November 6, 1919 - April 29, 2014
    Patricia Lee Myers, a long time La Canada resident, died in her home on April 29th, 2014. She had lived for 94 years. If the sense of hearing is indeed the last to retire, then while being comforted by the supportive and loving hands of her family, her...
  • 4 million meals, 400 dogs, 180,000 patients -- humanitarian milestones in Orlando

    In Wednesday’s column, I highlighted what I called “Milestones of Humanity” – amazing benchmarks reached by Central Florida’s nonprofit community. It started with Give Kids the World – which hosted its 130,000 kid...
  • Welsman tries an orchestra for size

    Welsman tries an orchestra for size
    She's been singing for a while, and she's toured extensively throughout the world, but Canadian-born jazz singer and pianist Carol Welsman still calls herself the new kid on the block. Welsman, who will be appearing at the Glendale Alex Theatre on May...