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What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?This is a page about what is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW. The ability to join either the American Legion or VFW, is dependent on where and when you served in the military. Additionally, Merchant Marines can join the American Legion but not the VFW. Here is more detailed information about the criteria for joining both.



Cigarette Smoke Odors From NeighborsThis page is about cigarette smoke odors from neighbors. A very bothersome and possibly health threatening situation can develop when cigarette smoke invades your home.


A blind woman sitting on a bench.

Interacting With Blind PeopleThis is a page about interacting with blind people. Many of us are uncomfortable around the blind. Perhaps we are unsure of how to interact, what to do and not to do, how to keep from offending.


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Starting a Red Hat Society Chapter?Originally begun as a social group for women 50 and over it is now open to women of all ages. To start a chapter go to their the official website. This is a page about starting a Red Hat Society chapter.


A fruit basket with apples and grapes.

Alternatives to Sympathy FlowersFlowers are the traditional gift for a funeral or to give in sympathy for the death of a loved one. Many people prefer to give a more practical and helpful gift whereas others opt for something more sentimental and long lasting.


A woman delivering a shopping basket full of groceries to a neighbor.

Helping People During the PandemicBe aware of your neighbors and their possible needs during this time when all people can not safely move about freely. There are many ways we can help others.


A man holding out money from his wallet.

Reporting a Business That Doesn't Have a Permit?Business permits are required in most places for any sort of commerical transactions. Food businesses often have much stricter guidelines to ensure food safety.


Red book on a park bench.

BookCrossing ReviewsThis page contains BookCrossing reviews. The idea is to label books that you are finished reading with a BookCrossing label, then leave them out for someone else to pick up and enjoy. The new reader can enter the label information into the website and you can see where your book travels to as its lended over and over. Think of it as a worldwide lending library.


Adult handing a small flower to a child.

Sharing Your BlessingsTake a look around you. There may be people very close that you may be able help. This is about sharing your blessings.


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Supporting Local Stores at ChristmasThis is a page about supporting local stores at Christmas. You can help your community be prosperous by doing your holiday purchasing in neighborhood stores.


parents and newborn

Helping a Family with a NewbornThis is a page about helping a family with a newborn. There are a number of ways you can assist and show new parents that you care.


young medical professional holding sign- Blood Donors Wanted

Donating BloodThis is a page about donating blood. Donating blood is one way you can help others. There is always a need for donations, especially during times of emergency.


Global Understanding Day

Global Understanding DayThis is a page about global understanding day. The world is getting relatively smaller every day. It is no longer possible to ignore the many other people and cultures that share our home planet. Understanding, empathy, and respect can go a long way to creating a global view.


A math teach writing on a chalk board.

Teacher PoemsThis is a page about teacher poems. Finding or creating prose to show your appreciation to a favorite teacher can be fun.


A search and rescue worker during a natural disaster.

Helping During a National EmergencyThis page is about finding ways to help during a national emergency. During a national emergency we want to be able to contribute in a meaningful way.



Two couples, who are neighbors, talking.

Getting to Know Your NeighborsThis is a page about getting to know your neighbors. With our busy schedules many of us do not get to know our neighbors very well. In the process we are probably missing a great opportunity for community, friendship, and support in times of need.


Voting Booths

Voting InformationThis page contains voting information. To be a participating voter you need to be registered, know the issues and candidates, as well as, know where your ballot is to be cast.


City With Elevated Lightrail

Good Places to Live Without a Car?This is a page about places to live without a car. Some small towns and urban areas are very pedestrian and mass transit friendly.


Couple Choosing a Neighborhood

Choosing a NeighborhoodThis is a page about choosing a neighborhood. When choosing a neighborhood where you want live, there are some considerations to keep in mind that can help you make the best choice for your lifestyle.


Photo of young volunteers.

Volunteering in Your CommunityThis is a page about volunteering in your community. Volunteering in your community is a good way to help others and feel good about yourself as well.


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