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Habitat for Humanity International

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  • Dreaming of meaningful work

    Dreaming of meaningful work
    A high school senior, Carlos is already a promising carpenter. He is volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site, assembling the frames for the bedroom walls, the boards for one frame laid out neatly in front of him. He measures the distance between them....
  • Oz's Dorothy, Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers

    Oz's Dorothy,  Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers
    What would happen if the tornado that took farm girl Dorothy Gale for a spin had set her down in a modern fashion designer's atelier instead of in Oz? Would her blue gingham pinafore and demure white blouse be tossed out like yesterday's news? Well,...
  • Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS
    "It is almost a gift to have someone tell you when they think you are going to die. Imagine all the petty, insignificant, unworthy things you spend time thinking about and doing in your life. When someone tells you that you don't have much time, you are...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • A sculpture made of borrowed ladders will rise in Allentown Arts Park

    A sculpture made of borrowed ladders will rise in Allentown Arts Park
    Charles Brouwer is a community cheerleader in a white pickup truck. The Virginia-based artist is driving around the city collecting ladders that he will turn into a monumental sculpture in the Allentown Arts Park starting Sept. 8. The intent, he says,...
  • Terps senior Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of the action

    Terps senior Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of the action
    COLLEGE PARK — Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of controlled chaos, whether it meant growing up as the second youngest of eight siblings near Scranton, Pa., or as the starting center the past two seasons on Maryland's endlessly...
  • Volunteers flock to Napa to lend quake victims a helping hand

    Volunteers flock to Napa to lend quake victims a helping hand
    They came in a flurry of orange, descending on this quake-ravaged neighborhood with brooms, shovels and dozens of hands. Then they formed a human chain in Lori Lemieux' frontyard, passing the crumbled bricks of her home's fallen chimney into a waiting...
  • Nazareth natives brew a coffee business

    For Matt Adams, coffee isn't simply a liquid caffeine delivery system. Coffee is a craft, with flavor developed through careful choosing of beans and tailored roasting techniques. "A lot of people don't realize that coffee varies based on where you...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Windham Habitat for Humanity Has New Home at Access

    The Access Community Action Agency has welcomed Habitat for Humanity - Windham Area to their offices at 1315 Main St. in Willimantic. Access is able to support the important work of Habitat by providing office space rent free and use of a large conference...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Real Estate Finance Association Represented At Habitat For Humanity Initiative

    The Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut (REFA CT) recently participated in two Habitat for Humanity projects. Members from the REFA Fairfield/Westchester Chapter and the REFA Hartford Chapter stepped out of the office and onto two separate...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Rotary Awards Rotaract President Brennden Colbert

    Brennden Colbert was recognized for his outstanding year as the first President of Rotaract at Capital Communnity College (CCC), bringing in ten new members. Brennden's amazing leadership resulted in his club supporting many Rotary efforts this past...