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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 »