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In 1993, Paige Byrne-Shortal, took her two sons to Washington D.C. As they stood in the National Mall during Memorial Weekend they heard Judy Collins sing these consoling words:  “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, b…

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As a new year dawns, many of us are drawn to resolutions. We set goals, resolve to get organized, flock to the gym, attempt new challenges and plot how we can do better. The beginning of a new year ushers in the opportunity for change, with 38.5 percent of adults in America setting resolutio…

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From the street, the Waterworks Building in James W. Rennick Riverfront Park looks much the same as it did when vacated several years ago. But stepping inside the historic building, which was constructed in 1888, there’s no mistaking that the building has been transformed into WashMO on the …

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The last of the 50 airline trips funded by a grant to the Friends Foundation of Warren & Franklin County is nearing. But the memories will last the people with intellectual and developmental challenges who took the trips, as well as their caregivers, a lifetime.

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Tomatoes, which are typically ready for harvest in early June, are just becoming available in numbers. Cheryl Orlando, owner of Andy’s Produce Too, said they have been the hardest vegetable to find this growing season. Orlando has been around produce stands for as long as she can remember an…

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Tucked away in a series of shoeboxes within their Washington home are the love letters that Clayton and Andrea (nee Feldmann) Voss have written to each other over the years. The pair, who were married June 19, 2021, have written hundreds of letters to each other. 

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It has been nearly 59,000 days since the 19-year-old German immigrant Charles Facius joined the Union army and marched away from his home in rural Franklin County to fight in the American Civil War. Despite the passage of time, Facius’ surviving descendants are hoping to ensure that his name…

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