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Discovery House

Discovery House is located south of the county courthouse in Anaconda, Montana. Before it began to operate as a short-term shelter care facility for youth in need of care and supervision, the house served many purposes including a “pest home” (where the county placed individuals with at-the-time untreatable diseases such as tuberculosis), a welfare office, and a rest home.

In July 1974, Discovery House began its operation under the direction of Sister Gilmary Vaughan, a Sinsinawa Dominican nun. It was developed as a result of the state deinstitutionalization program and the need for a facility in Southwestern Montana where at-risk-youth in crisis could be placed, other than in county jails.

Discovery House serves youth from Deer Lodge, Granite, Powell, Silver Bow, Beaverhead and Madison counties on a regular basis, and, when space allows, from other areas of the state. Since its inception, it has served over 6,000 youth.

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River House is a pet-friendly apartment community in Columbus, OH

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Located just northwest of downtown Columbus and in the heart of the historic Harrison West neighborhood, River House infuses urban living with small town charm. Featuring both 1 and 2-bedroom apartment homes along the Olentangy River, life at River House Columbus can’t be beat. The adorable Harrison West area boasts everything from beautiful parks, public art and even the iconic brick streets throughout. The river-front location also provides access to the Olentangy Recreational Trail, which stretches from downtown to north of I-270 and leads directly to Harrison Park less than half a mile away.

Not only is our vibrant neighborhood and riverfront location a perk in and of itself, our variety of amenities offer something for everyone. Enjoy everything from our European Style Pool with gorgeous Cabanas, Tanning Salons, 24-Hour Fitness Center, Outdoor Lounge, Grilling Stations, Bar and Fire Pits, Theater Room, Coffee + Tea Bar, scenic Second Floor Terrace

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Community garden provides a model for what could be

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In the dead of winter when nothing is growing on the Northern Plains, our modern food system bring us produce from the “Smile” of southern states from California to the East Coast, as well as all the way down through Mexico and South America. I appreciate the accessibility of year-round fresh produce that my ancestors never had.

Gardening alongside farming rooted a rural way of life for generations before me. Modern-day rural life allowed me to give up gardening four or five years ago while juggling kids’ schedules and a heavier workload and rely on farmers markets and on my grocery store for fresh produce. And while I have missed the beauty of canned vegetables, fruits and sauces on my pantry shelf, I haven’t missed the work of “putting up a garden” this time of year as my ancestors did to feed their families through the winter.

My lack of

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Community garden provides refugees with support and comfort through pandemic

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A community garden in Seattle, Washington is providing a place for immigrants and refugees to come together and find community while growing food from their home countries.

Once a neglected parking lot, the garden, known as Paradise Parking Plots, is now a place for people to gather and tend to their plants.

Community members bond while growing their own food in the garden. (Hannah Letinich)
Community members bond while growing their own food in the garden. (Hannah Letinich)

“We have de-paved over 50,000 square feet of asphalt and put in garden beds,” said Tahmina Martelly, a program manager for World Relief Seattle, which founded the garden. “We have 44 in-ground beds and six handicap access beds. We have people from 23 countries growing culturally appropriate foods and making friends with each other.”

Martelly, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh and has worked in refugee resettlement for more than two decades, said that the space has only become more important amid the

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Brookshire brings community kitchen to Acadiana to help feed those affected by Hurricane Delta | News

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Brookshire Grocery Co., the company that owns Super 1 Foods, is deploying a community kitchen and a team of employee-partners to serve free hot meals to people who have been affected by Hurricane Delta in Acadiana, according to a statement from the company.

Starting Sunday, a team will serve sausage biscuits for breakfast and hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch and dinner in the Super 1 Foods parking lots listed below, while supplies last at each location.

Sunday

11:30 a.m. — 215 W. Willow St. in Lafayette

5 p.m. — 924 Rees St. in Breaux Bridge

Monday

8 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

11:30 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

5 p.m. — 2210 Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville

Tuesday 

11:30 a.m. —

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Ashland Community Kitchen provides help to those in need

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Judith Little stood outside The Neighborhood in Ashland on Thursday, waiting for a ride back to her apartment. She had come specifically to the Ashland Community Kitchen, with the hope of getting one of the boxes of food it gives out once a month. She was not disappointed, and said that all of the people she has met at The Neighborhood are good people and very helpful.

“I get their food boxes every time I can,” Little said. “They are real good about it, and they have a thing going on about seniors. If you are a senior, they have senior boxes with a lot of food in them. They have helped me a lot,” Little said. “And I come over here and eat during the week when they serve food, too,” she said.


Little said the food boxes go a long way for her toward

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St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen in Skowhegan creatively continues to serve the community

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SKOWHEGAN — The cars continue to line up and roll through, while others walk up wearing masks.

The images of this weekly labor of love look different than they did just eight months ago, but it’s Thursday night, which means a free dinner is available to all who need one thanks to the volunteers at St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen in Skowhegan.

“It’s going well. Our numbers increase every week,” said Aldea LeBlanc, coordinator of the kitchen.

St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen, located in the parish hall of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church on Water Street, offered a free, sit-down, hot meal for anyone in need every Thursday night prior to the start of the pandemic in March. The ministry is entirely volunteer run.

“The meals were suspended until early June when the soup kitchen resumed again,” said Nora Natale, office manager at Christ the King Parish, of which the soup kitchen

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Garden oasis in downtown Omaha grows food and community | Home & Garden

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A once-empty plot of land at 13th and Leavenworth Streets is growing food, flowers and community.

Amy Walstrom, who works downtown, has watched the transformation of the Sacred Seed Pop-up Garden on her daily walks. After the Warren Distribution building there was torn down in 2017, the lot has changed from a weedy patch to a haven

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Lowe’s NFL “Home Team Roster” Is Doing Amazing Community Service Projects Across the Country

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During these tough times of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been amazed at how many people—celebrities and regular folks alike—have devoted themselves to helping those in need. Now, we’re happy to hear this piece of feel-good news from Lowe’s, the home improvement store, which has just launched the “Home Team Roster,” a lineup of players from all 32 NFL teams working on various community impact projects in their respective NFL hometowns.

For the partnership, each player will volunteer on a project ranging from affordable housing repairs and small business support to veterans’ outreach and disaster recovery. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback and 2019 NFL MVP, is serving as “captain” for Lowe’s Home Team, and is very much looking forward to making a difference in Charm City.

For his specific project, the star quarterback will work with Lowe’s and Baltimore’s Southwest Partnership to help with the opening of the United Way

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A plot of land given to Denver Urban Gardens for $1 to house a community garden will be sold to duplex developers for $1.2 million

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Alan Olds is more accustomed to nurturing things than fighting them. As a former garden leader and member at El Oasis Community Garden for the last five years, he has helped dozens of Lower Highland residents find and cultivate plots at the roughly 22,000-square-foot green space at 1847 W. 35th Ave.

That changed when he got a surprise call from Violeta Garcia, then-executive director of Denver Urban Gardens, earlier this month.

“She informed us that most of the garden was being sold, and she expressed her regret that it was necessary,” said Olds, who resigned as a garden leader last week after meeting with Garcia in person. “She also had some explanation of DUG’s financial situation — and why the board of directors felt that selling it was essential for their survival.”

Many El Oasis gardeners were shocked by the announcement, which amounted to 30 days’ notice to vacate El

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