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Dec 17th

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FOOD: Easy ways to make an impressive cheese plate for holiday entertaining

FOOD: Easy ways to make an impressive cheese plate for holiday entertaining(StatePoint) Anticipating holiday guests? By keeping a few flavorful, unique items in the pantry and refrigerator, entertaining can both look and be simple and innovative. One easy, yet impressive way to entertain your guests' taste buds is with a cheese plate.
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HOLIDAY SEASON: Choosing the right toys this holiday can help kids meet developmental milestones

HOLIDAY SEASON: Choosing the right toys this holiday can help kids meet developmental milestones(StatePoint) This holiday season, keep in mind the notion that what your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. So when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle, parents are becoming more discerning, leading smart toymakers to design toys with a learning component that's equally as important as the fun.
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Reusing greywater at home

Reusing greywater at homeDear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home? -- Bill P., Salem, OR

Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines—for landscape irrigation may be the next frontier in the greening of the American home, especially if you live in an arid region where water use is restricted. In fact, reusing your graywater may be the only way to keep your lawn and garden healthy without taking more than your fair share of the community's precious freshwater reserves.
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PJ Richardson book signing

PJ Richardson book signingJoin the next New York Times best selling author PJ Richardson for a book signing event as she presents her book "Nobody Told Me I Was A Queen" on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Seven Steakhouse Sushi Ultralounge Skybar, 700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
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Asian Media Access awarded a CDC grant under Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Initiative

Asian Media Access awarded a CDC grant under Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) InitiativeOn Sept. 25, CDC announced new funding awards, supported in part by the Affordable Care Act, to all 50 states and D.C. to support cross-cutting programs to prevent and control chronic diseases—the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year, and they account for more than 80% of the $2.7 trillion our nation spends annually on medical care. In all, 193 awards totaling nearly $212 million (first-year funding) are going to states, large and small cities and counties, tribes and tribal organizations, and national and community organizations. Asian Media Access is one of the three Minnesota awardees under the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Initiative.
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YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities helps youth at risk to overcome barriers, achieve self-sufficiency and thrive

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities helps youth at risk to overcome barriers, achieve self-sufficiency and thriveForty-six percent of the homeless people in the state of Minnesota are age 21 and younger.
Youth homelessness has jumped 63 percent in Minnesota since 2009.
On any night in Minnesota, 4,000 youth are homeless, with less than 100 youth shelter beds available.*
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SPACC receives grant to provide emergency services to families in St. Paul community

SPACC receives grant to provide emergency services to families in St. Paul communityThe Saint Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) is a recipient of a $10,000 Target grant to support the Department of Indian Work Emergency Services program. This program has served families for more than 50 years by providing a food shelf, clothing closet, emergency transportation, layettes for infants, funeral assistance, student assistance, prescriptions, and more.
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