Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twelve Days After Christmas & a New Moon on New Year’s Day!

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Often after the holidays (Christmas), there’s a feeling of let-down and ennui. Complex feelings of endings and beginnings arise. It’s important to realize we can continue celebrating and staying festive for 12 days after Christmas. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, we celebrate the Twelve Days After Christmas ending at Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, Epiphany,…

Families Making Music Together

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Staff Report Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and the adults who love them. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together classes…

Free Energy-Saving Weatherization Kits

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Staff Report The city of Fayetteville Community Service Division is offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits to qualifying residents of low to moderate income. The kits are intended to assist residents in weatherizing their homes, which is especially crucial during cold winter months. Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow…

Using Art To Reinvent Alternative Print Media

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Free Weekly Staff Around the world, and right here in our own backyard, print media is reinventing itself — with the help of dedicated staff and community. These writers, photographers, freelancers, concert goers, food critics, free speakers, readers, know it’s important for the local media to stay alive, and gain back some of the strength…

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

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Truths From Terrah

By Terrah Baker What do you think when you hear the word “thrive?” Or put in the context of humans “thriving,” what would that look like? Historically, this measurement of a successful existence has been weighed much on conquering humans and nature, and today, material gains. “Wow, look at his clothes and his nice…

Book Forum Discusses Inconsistencies With Endless Growth, Carbon Energy

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By Lolly Tindol Special Contribution Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society really come from — and is that perception of limitlessness delusional? It’s time to remake the energy economy as if nature, people and the future mattered. This book by the Post Carbon Institute is an excellent teaching tool for those…