22 May '11, 5pm

The Power of Community: A local Santa Cruz, Calif., TV station began Saturday's morning news with the announceme...

The Power of Community: A local Santa Cruz, Calif., TV station began Saturday's morning news with the announceme...

A local Santa Cruz, Calif., TV station began Saturday’s morning news with the announcement that American Idol contestant James Durbin would be returning to Santa Cruz on May 14 for a homecoming celebration after all. Considered a favorite by many, Durbin didn’t make it into the Top 3, where contestants are allowed to go home with Idol cameras along for the ride. Many past contestants were given homecoming parades and honored by local officials while surrounded by friends and family. In the case of Durbin, a flood of emails to the FOX-TV headquarters, Santa Cruz government offices, the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce and more, prompted the show to make what they called “a rare exception.” Community involvement changed the rules of one of the most watched TV shows in the U.S. This change of heart nourished the people of Santa Cruz County, where I live, and the homecoming lift...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/nourishing-the-heart-of-...

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motherearthnews.com 22 May '11, 6pm

The benefits of growing your own food in terms of health, economics and improved community relations have begun to stick. ...

The Heart of a Community: I have lived in several small communities since college – always appreciating the cama...

The Heart of a Community: I have lived in sever...

care2.com 15 May '11, 5pm

I have lived in several small communities since college – always appreciating the camaraderie and support of others – whet...

Top 10 Heart Attack Symptoms You Might Ignore.

Top 10 Heart Attack Symptoms You Might Ignore.

care2.com 21 May '11, 11pm

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor Heart attacks don’t always strike out of the blue — there are many symptoms we...

Vote for your favorite local nonprofit or community leader to win $5,000 this wkend at Seattle #GreenFest Please

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greenfestivals.org 20 May '11, 9pm

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist to Win Ford's $5,000 Community Green Grant in Seattle! Come to Seattle Green Festival this...

If The World Ends Tomorrow... | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Dr. Lissa Rankin's last words if May 21, 2011 trul...

If The World Ends Tomorrow... | Care2 Healthy &...

care2.com 20 May '11, 4pm

According to this article , a handful of people believe the world ends on May 21, 2011, based on some loose calculations f...

12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers

12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers

care2.com 23 May '11, 12am

As part of a healthy diet, whole foods play a significant role in helping our bodies function optimally. There are hundred...

4 Delicious Recipes for Spring

4 Delicious Recipes for Spring

care2.com 21 May '11, 6pm

For us foodies, few things herald the coming of spring like the arrival of the season’s first vegetables. Asparagus, water...