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Dogs with Library Cards

Dogs with Library Cards

Kids Love Reading to Animals

The goal of Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ), launched in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1999 as part of Intermountain Therapy Animals, is to improve children’s literacy skills with the mentoring help of certified therapy teams.

Strong Winds Strong Roots

Strong Winds Strong Roots

What Trees Teach Us About Life

Agreat experiment in the desert called the biodome created a living environment for human, plant and animal life.

Healing Journeys

Healing Journeys

Paul Stutzman Finds Universal Truths on His Treks

Paul Stutzman was a successful executive with a family restaurant chain and a happy father and husband married for more than 30 years when his wife, Mary, passed away from breast cancer in 2006.

Home-Grown Organic Made Easy

Home-Grown Organic Made Easy

10 Time-Saving Tips for a Healthy Garden

Organic gardening experts share strategies for growing a great garden and having a life, too.

The Food Artisans Next Door

The Food Artisans Next Door

Homemade Delicacies, Direct from Our Neighbors

The locavore movement of eating locally produced foods continues to expand, thanks to 42 states passing cottage food laws that permit community members to make certain foods at home to sell to neighbors.

Mastering the Force

Mastering the Force

The Martial Arts Hold Deep Inner Lessons

Few words are as oddly coupled as martial and arts.

Earth in Peril

Earth in Peril

Children Confront Climate Change

This month, Home Box Office (HBO), in collaboration with New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, will air the new documentary, Saving My Tomorrow.

Spring Greening

Spring Greening

Easy Ways to Detox a House

For most individuals, odorous chemicals are simply unpleasant.

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Venice, North Port Receive National Recognition

Venice is in the running to be named the No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town in America for 2015 by Coastal Living Magazine,

Affordable Health Care from Mother Nature

Unlike their Eastern counterparts, North American and some European herbalists seek to directly mitigate health issues or facilitate specific bodily functions using particular plants, roots and barks.

Suncoast Humane Society Hosts 7th Annual Critter Classic

Suncoast Humane Society Hosts 7th Annual Critter Classic

This Shotgun Scramble features fun and fundraising on April 18, to benefit the Suncoast Humane Society in Charlotte County.

Nokomis Beach Bazaar Offers Trendy Items

The Barefoot Beach Bazaar at Nokomis Beach continues through April 18, from 4 p.m. to sunset.

Embracing Our Differences Features Venice Student

Embracing Our Differences Features Venice Student

Embracing Our Differences, the annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity, returns to Sarasota’s Island Park and Bradenton’s Riverwalk through May 22.

CTC Class Markets Worm Castings

CTC Class Markets Worm Castings

The Real World Skills Program at Charlotte Technical Center is marketing worm castings as part of a school-based enterprise project.

Earth Day Celebration at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Earth Day Celebration at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with The Yoga Sanctuary and the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Experience Southeastern Guide Dogs with a Guided Walking Tour

Experience Southeastern Guide Dogs with a Guided Walking Tour

Southeastern Guide Dogs offers guided tours of their campus Monday through Saturday by reservation.

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