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Winter weather won’t stop Civic Works Food Program

With colder temperatures and wintry weather on the horizon, officials from the nonprofit Civic Works’ Real Food Farm program say they won’t slow down their efforts to improve neighborhood access to healthy food and develop Baltimore’s agriculture sector.

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Holiday gift ideas for the health conscious

Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why not use the holidays as an opportunity to give the most important gift of all?

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Indie Soul: Red Emma’s Mother Poetry Vibe

On November 22, Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffehouse presented the Mother Poetry Vibe hosted by Ken Brown also known by his spoken word name 'Analysis'.

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How to give holiday gift cards

Nearly every man or woman has hit that all too familiar wall when holiday shopping for friends and family. While many people might be a cinch to shop for, there always seems to be one stickler on holiday shopping lists, and finding the right gift for that person can be an exercise in patience and perseverance.

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$100K raised for Baltimore County’s transitional shelter for women, children

According to The Baltimore County Department of Planning, on any given day, close to 919 homeless people seek shelter in Baltimore County.

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Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.

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Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebs: Sing 'I can't breathe'

The actor posted the video on his Facebook page

Samuel L. Jackson is calling on celebs who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to take part in another movement.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Smokin’ Shawn’s BBQ LLC

Our entrepreneur of the week, Shawn Terry, met the difficulties of a challenging economy head on after losing his government job in the spring of 2014.

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Grammy Nominated Powerhouse Ledisi to release Acoustic EP in January 2015

Ledisi plays the legendary Mahalia Jackson in the movie “Selma,” which arrives in theatres on Christmas Day

Grammy nominated powerhouse and Verve Records artist Ledisi is excited to announce the release of her new project “The Intimate Truth,” which is set to hit stores on January 20, 2015.

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Local entrepreneur celebrates 20 years with gift baskets

Each time Pat Roselle checks her telephone voice mail or email messages, she sees a familiar request. There’s a bridal shower, a baby shower, a wedding, Christmas is coming, a birthday, even a funeral.

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Paying it forward during the holidays

Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite "orphans"— people like my wife and me who have no other place to go.

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Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will soon be awash in holiday splendor.

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Mom of 2 earns diploma, job prospects

SBLC offers hope to working poor

Tonya Pearson has enjoyed a long career in retail but after a bit of soul searching and a longing to not have any regrets, at age 36 she decided that it was time to earn a high school diploma.

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Comcast NBCUniversal: One of the most community minded companies in America

For the second consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The company also ranked first among its communications industry peers.

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Seven area events to put you in a festive mood

Christmas is just around the corner. If you are looking to spend quality time with family and friends in or near Annapolis, or if you prefer to a grab a bit of quiet time alone leading up to the holiday, one of the events listed below may pique your interest.

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New children's book combines storytelling with Language Arts lessons

Author Everett Todd Adams continues to teach Language Arts to elementary-age school children in his second book “Won by One,” a colorfully illustrated book with his returning characters Tee Tee and Ceddy Keddy John.

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Make A Wish grants local child's Christmas wish

A foggy mist did not deter a crowd of onlookers, politicians and U.S. Forest Service employees as a 10-year-old Maryland boy in a wheelchair enveloped by warm blankets flipped the switch to light the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Front lawn of the nation’s Capital.

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Kyle Juszczyk: ‘The Juice Mane’

In this day and age, the fullback position has become less and less popular. Fortunately for Baltimore Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk, new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak puts more of an emphasis on running the ball.

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Celebrate the holiday season with classic children’s literature

While cleaning out a seldom, used closet, I spied my old steamer trunk. It was brand new years ago, when my mother filled the trunk with everything she thought I needed for my freshman year at Frostburg State College.

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Wilt Chamberlain scores two stamps of approval

Extra Tall Limited Edition Forever Stamps Highlight Philadelphia and Los Angeles Careers

The icon whose dominance literally changed the rules of basketball returned to center court Friday, December 5, 2014, to receive a stamping ovation when he becomes the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) first player to be immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp.

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