Graduate’s research connects community resilience to craft-making

Can a woman’s creative handwork help heal herself and the world? Imani C. Wright, who graduated from Emory College in May, believes so, based on her interdisciplinary honors research in Central America and personal experience growing up in Washington, DC Originally an anthropology major, Wright investigated human societies and cultures, which led her in early … Read more

Community News – Brick Store Museum hosts Cambodian artist

Thanks to the partnership of Khmer families in Kennebunk, the Brick Store Museum welcomes Cambodian ceramic artist Yary Livan, with an exhibition of his traditional ceramics. Livan is one of only three known Master Ceramists to have survived the 1975 Khmer Rouge genocide, and the only one known to be living in the United States. … Read more

LaPlace Farmer’s Market & Livestock Swap open to community – L’Observateur

LAPLACE – For years, the Farmer’s Market at Tractor Supply Company has been one of the best kept secrets in LaPlace. While the market has never stopped, Petsense store manager Chassie LeBlanc is on a mission to breathe new life into this community resource by attracting new vendors and customers. The Farmer’s Market is scheduled … Read more

Community Calendar | News, Sports, Jobs

WED / 6-22 Alliance Oceans of Possibilities Storytime, 10:30 am, Rodman Pubic Library Branch; for children ages 3 and up; Walrus with a walrus treasure hunt. Columbiana Columbiana Public Library public hearing for review of 2023 budget, 6: 30-7 pm, at the library Library board, 7 pm, Mowen Room Irondale Canceled: Irondale United … Read more

Game On crafts community through card games, coffee

It’s 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 11, when most places see a lull in customers; Game On, a hobby and game cafe located off Reilly Road, is packed. The parking lot of the nondescript building is full, and game lovers are finding their way to the overflow parking lot on the side and the back … Read more

Men’s social group introduced at community center

A MEN’S social group has been set up at Crownway Community Center. The community center in Earlestown introduced the social group to offer a service for men to socialize and take part in community activities. The group, funded by Arnold Clark community fund, takes place every Friday from 1pm – 3pm. Philomena Zilinski, the center … Read more

Adult day program in Tatamagouche hoping to double clientele | Community

Each week, Roach Hall at the Hills of Annand comes alive with activity for clients of the VON Colchester East Hants’s Adult Day Program. Monique Natividad, the program co-ordinator, says it’s great to be back in-person and at full capacity after two years of pandemic restrictions. “We have a real lively group here,” said Natividad, … Read more

Lawrence Juneteenth celebration unites community, honors people who make a difference – The Lawrence Times

Share this post or save for later Two-week-old Zya napped in the arms of her mother during her first Juneteenth celebration. Janae Colter, of Lawrence, said her 1-year-old son, Gabriel, was also present for the event. Advertisement “Just exposing them to the culture is very important to me, and Gabriel loves his grandma,” she said, … Read more

Skilled nursing, assisted living facilities showcase family, community ties

[SPONSORED CONTENT: This story was written by Robin DeMonia of Direct Communications for Sylacauga Health and Rehab] Sylacauga, Ala. – With Father’s Day only weeks away, Valerie Scoggins sat beside Ray Stephenson at his assisted living apartment at Sylacauga Health and Rehab Services, and helped him share stories accumulated over 93 years. Those stories brought … Read more

Freeport Salvation Army Senior Center director retires | Herald Community Newspapers

On June 8, Mayor Robert Kennedy attended the retirement ceremony for Francine Petrone, who directed the Freeport Salvation Army Senior Center at 66 Church St. for nearly 28 years. The Senior Center operates five days per week. Two buses that are handicapped accessible pick up those who need transport in the morning, and return them … Read more