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2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Trekkers' "Bid Big, Laugh Loud" Auction on November 8 to...

Trekkers' annual "Bid Big, Laugh Loud" Auction Event will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This year's auction will include some unique items, such as 6-day African safari packages for two, including lodging, all meals and two daily game viewing activities with Zulu Nyala Lodge in South Africa; a ride for two in a 1933 Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum; artwork from local artists; and gift certificates for golf, getaway packages, business services, seafood; along with many other items to help get your holiday shopping off to a great start.

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Related Topix: Owls Head, ME, Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

7 hrs ago | The Star Press

Goldfish lifesaving surgery goes swimmingly

One goldfish named George underwent surgery on Sept. 11 to remove a tumor from his head, according to Lort Smith, a non-profit organization in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Set for This Weekend

The 58th Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival on September 20 and 21 will showcase over 140 fine artists from all across the country and offer live music and children's entertainment. The juried works include prints, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, photography and sculpture.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Photography, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Kentfield couple bikes 4,000 miles for service dog nonprofit

Bill and Barbara Bochner celebrate the end of their cross country from Washington state to Maine. The couple rode in support of Canine Companions for Independence, which trains service dogs for people with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Kentfield, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dave Stark seeks councillor's seat in Langley Township

He has a varied background, working with municipal government, running his own businesses, working with non-profits and with community schools. "The foundation of my belief system and platform is based upon people, relationships, and community.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

ComputerWorld

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What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Jack Markell, US Governors

Star Phoenix

'Last Saskatchewan Pirate' video shoot offers fun and education

More than 20 members of the Radius Community Centre's summer glee club and local notables including Mayor Don Atchison and CTV personality Jeff Rogstad donned pirate gear and sailed the high seas of the South Saskatchewan River to shoot a music video for Radius' version of the Arrogant Worms song The Last Saskatchewan Pirate. "I love it.

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KSFO AM 560

Convicted Killer Jodi Arias Selling Glasses She Wore During Trial

Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman who was convicted of stabbing, shooting and slitting the throat of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, is auctioning the glasses she wore during her 2013 trial. "Get ready to own a one-of-a-kind piece of history," Arias' website says.

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Detroit News

Detroit joins list of immigrant-friendly cities

It joins New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the program that also looks to maximize opportunities for economic growth through immigration. Task force members include immigrant community leaders, nonprofit service providers and immigration experts.

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Cape Cod Times

Barnstable students make an impact on children in Liberia

The tiny one-room schoolhouse in a West African village is a world away from Barnstable Intermediate School on Route 28. The connection between the two schools, however, is imprinted with the initials "BIS" on the wall of the cinder block building in Ben Town, Grand Bassa County, Liberia.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Reuters

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials - including three unpublished ones - concluded that health policies favouring the much more expensive eye drug Lucentis over Avastin were not supported by current evidence.

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Daily Herald

$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Troopers also set up a checkpoint near the site where they were stopping motorists to ask if they had seen anything that could help with the case, according to The Times-Tribune.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

KAUZ

Exit poll: Sweden opposition wins without majority

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Associated Press, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

The Bennington Banner

Fletcher Allen Partners to discontinue debt strategy

The parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care plans to stop using a debt strategy that includes interest rate swaps, a mechanism that effectively allows a borrower to bet on the future direction of interest rates. One of these financial instruments cost Fletcher Allen Partners $3.1 million to cancel.

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The Reporter

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In March of next year, the Solano County District Attorney's Office will have the opportunity to present a case study at the 2015 Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas, officials announced Friday. The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women, according to a statement from the Solano County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Dixon, CA

The Inter-Mountain

Thrift shop rolls earnings into saving pets' lives

Across the railroad from the old shopping district in Hurricane, tucked in a small brick building, lies a nonprofit organization that stands out from the rest for its diversity of offerings.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, WV, Kanawha County, WV, Putnam County, WV

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Curbed

Moving Out: Nonprofit Rivington House May Become a For-Profit Clinic

Last month, the Lower East Side nonprofit Rivington House announced that they would be vacating their location at 45 Rivington Street by November. Despite neighbors' fears of luxury housing replacing the non-profit HIV/AIDS clinic , one possible scenario would have a for-profit healthcare provider purchase the building .

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, Real Estate

The News-Press

Golf tourney to benefit Christmas Island Style

Although Christmas is more than three months away, the Christmas Island Style Committee is busy preparing to raise the necessary money to fund the 30-day holiday celebration. This year's program begins on Thanksgiving weekend with the arrival of Santa at the Shops of Marco and the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

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Related Topix: Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project

A high-school English project sparked by a Louisiana policeman's fatal shooting has grown from helping his department to a multistate charity to keep officers from bleeding to death. Mississippi State University sophomore Kellie Abbott's nonprofit, Blue Forever, has given law enforcement agencies in Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania hundreds of kits designed to stop hemorrhaging.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University

WCTI

Agency extends comment period on NC red wolves

Federal officials are extending the public comment period on whether the government should continue to maintain the world's only wild population of the red wolf, which is in eastern North Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Friday the comment period will end Sept.

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