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Kelly Jadon is an avid freelance writer; she has been mentioned in books, online and at MD Anderson regarding her work. She writes the syndicated column Hometown Heroes, which is read both online and in print across the United States. *Writer: Personal content syndicated to online news outlets (Fox News, Reuters, etc.) and print newspapers. *Online Publisher: Created a website (Basil & Spice) which delivered news content to online and print newspapers and university libraries (McClatchey-Tribune, Gale Cengage, Proquest, Google, etc..); carried more than 400 noteworthy authoritative professional contributors. *Interviewer: Khaliah Ali, Mandisa, Andy Andrews, Tosca Reno, Hector Roca & Bruce Silverglade of Gleason’s Gym, Jeanette Jenkins, Ricki Lake, Donny Poole, etc.. *Teacher/Instructor: More than 25 years in the field of education *Find Kelly Jadon online at http://kellyjadon.com/blog/

Hometown Heroes: The Deli The Jensen Beach Community Built

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Though Joseph Shakra began Shakra’s Deli 41 years ago, a calamity nearly closed the mom and pop. How a family’s deli was rebuilt by the community. Read More »

Senior Fitness 2013: Hometown Hero, AARP Rep Carole Carson

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Inspired by Carole Carson, future AARP Health Coach, more than 1,000 ordinary people teamed up to lose more than 7,500 pounds of fat within eight weeks. Read More »

Psychiatry 2013: Hometown Hero Mark Goulston

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More female veterans have suffered from military sexual trauma than actual combat trauma, but the resistance by the military to address this has been significant Read More »

Pharmacy 2013: Hometown Hero Suzy Cohen

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Pharmacist and author Suzy Cohen has done what few others do: move outside the traditional parameters of her profession. Read More »

Why Good News Matters in 2013

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Good news. That’s what we need today. We need solutions to problems, not the continuous shelling of bad news on our minds. Read More »

Hometown Heroes: School Music Programs and the Brain

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Music education helps children's brains develop, and has benefits for children with autism and other disabilities. Read More »

Hometown Heroes: Enabling Youth with Disabilities to Carve Out Jobs

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Conney Dahn helps young people with autism spectrum disorders aim for success in the job market. Read More »

Hometown Heroes: Boxing Champ Donny Poole and His Wife Allison

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During the course of a year, 1.6 million children are homeless in the U.S. But it doesn't take much to make a difference for someone. Read More »

Hometown Heroes: Abelardo Gonzalez Creates Font for Dyslexics

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A typeface that makes it easier for dyslexics to read offers the potential for new hope for many children. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Power Of Starting Something Stupid’ by Richie Norton

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The New Smart is a new start -- perhaps, it is a return to the creative mindset from the turn of the century in America. Read More »