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Nonprofits can map a route to stability

Posted on Sep 19, 2017, by

Registration is available now for a workshop that promises to provide a tool for nonprofits to achieve sustainability to better accomplish their missions. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” is designed for nonprofit staff and board members. It starts  8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, […]

Seniors cycling without regard to age

Posted on Sep 18, 2017, by

Seniors in the Fox Valley are taking to the area’s recreation trails in rapidly growing numbers, and they aren’t even breaking a sweat. They are passengers in bicycle-powered rickshaws being purchased for nursing facilities and nonprofits that work with the elderly or people with disabilities. Fox Cities locations now have at least 20 rickshaws in […]

Business session teaches being ethical is cool

Posted on Sep 13, 2017, by

Are you ethical in the way you do business? You can get an indication by taking this quiz or learn much more by attending the annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit 7:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. The event is presented by Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley. The Community Foundation […]

Harbor House meeting need for more beds

Posted on Sep 11, 2017, by

Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs broke ground Wednesday on an expansion that will get the mattresses off of the floors by more than doubling the number of sleeping rooms and adding exam and work spaces. The shelter at 720 W. Fifth St. in Appleton kicked off the public phase of its Building Hope Campaign. Harbor […]

Brain injury high among abuse vicitms

Posted on Sep 8, 2017, by

Partners in BRAIN Fox Valley were surprised by the 86% of the 331 local homeless people they surveyed reporting traumatic brain injury, but they found another population for which serious head injuries seem to be underreported. In a field largely focused on injuries among football players, combat veterans and other sports participants, statistics normally report women […]

Neenah elementary schools offer mental health help

Posted on Sep 6, 2017, by

From the Neenah Joint School District   Elementary school students in the Neenah Joint School District will benefit from a school-based mental health program with a $300,000 grant through the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Neenah students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have access to mental […]

Family Safety Day honors firefighter

Posted on Aug 29, 2017, by

The Grand Chute Fire Department is inviting the public to “Jesse Pickett Family Safety Day” Thursday, Sept. 9, at Fire Station One off County A. The event showcases the services of more than 25 partnering safety- and health-related organizations and agencies from throughout the Fox Valley. Jesse Pickett was a Grand Chute firefighter and fire […]

Houston foundation is safe way to give

Posted on Aug 28, 2017, by

Donations to assist hurricane victims in the Texas Gulf Coast can be made through a charitable fund the mayor of Houston has established with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations. Moving almost as quickly as the flood relief crews are […]

Grants help old maps go digital

Posted on Aug 23, 2017, by

There’s a certain historic charm to the one-room schoolhouse of your parent’s or grandparent’s stories. One of a series of old, cloth maps digitally reproduced recently by the Calumet County Historical Society can show you just where the county’s one-room schools were located. Maybe you’d like to track 19th century grain prices or check the boundaries […]