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North Shore student musicians to perform benefit concert

North Shore student musicians will perform their benefit concert, Strings Welcome Spring, on Sunday, March 25, at the First Church Congregational in Boxford. Now, in its 25th year, this outstanding string concert will raise funds to sponsor three children in Haiti through Partners in Development (PI

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-18 23:34:00

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Missionary's Daughter in Haiti

"My father has never known how to be gentle with those who do not live up to his expectations," Apricot Irving writes in her new memoir, "The Gospel of Trees." Ms. Irving spent part of her childhood in Haiti, where her father, an agronomist, was a missionary. He believed strongly, often stubbornly,

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-18 15:00:00

Nacogdoches self storage hosts city wide garage sale

The city of Nacogdoches hosted a city-wide garage sale today. Vendors rented out storage units for $10. Among many of the merchants, was a church organization raising money to build homes in Haiti. Church members told us, the city-wide garage sale was the perfect way to jumpstart their campaign. "

KSWO.COM - 2018-03-17 23:14:24

Trudeau pushing 'Canada is back' narrative with Mali UN peacekeeping mission: experts

Canada will soon send over 200 aviation troops to the embattled country of Mali, marking Canada's first mission to the Africa since the 90s, other than a small presence in South Sudan. A senior government official anonymously released the news to several outlets Friday night, and a formal announceme

MSN.COM - 2018-03-17 19:22:51

African-American immigrants honored - The Boston Globe

Boston City councilors recently honored four black immigrants who have made significant contributions to their communities and neighborhoods. Dr. Jean Bonnet of Mattapan, Deeqo Jibril of Roxbury, Yvette Modestin of Panama, and Natalicia Tracy of East Boston were honored at "The African Diaspora: A C


Prout projects strive to help those in need

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Once a week for the last month, students at The Prout School have heard a now familiar sound - a voice, impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger, directing them over the intercom system, to bring nonperishable food items to school. Behind the impression is Mike Frappier, the schoo


Singing Mayo Clinic doctor uses power of music to help heal

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KMSP) - A singing doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. is catching the eyes and ears of people across the internet. Dr. Elvis Francois incorporates the power of song to help his patients heal. He shares videos of him singing on social media. His latest video where he perfo


Soles4Souls wants your old shoes to help people in developing co - CBS46 News

A nonprofit organization collecting old shoes and sending them to people in the world's poorest countries just opened a new warehouse in Norcross. It's one of five new centers across the country. They just opened their doors, but already thousands of shows have been donated. If you have old shoes at

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W MI student devotes senior project to family in need

Morgan Sullivan (left) presents Shari Farrell (center) and John Walton a check on March 16, 2018 at NorthPointe Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Shari Farrell remembers the day she met her son at an orphanage in Haiti. "He was just being a little boy, having


Match Day excitement fills UMass Medical School as graduating students learn of their residencies

WORCESTER - Every spring at UMass Medical School, a single letter has the power to reduce medical students to tears of joy and collapses of relief. Friday was no different, as 112 future physicians found out where they will do their medical residency at UMass's Match Day ceremony. "It's an incredibl


Explore all of Columbia's sister cities without leaving Columbia

You don't need to dip deep into your bank account to explore all of Columbia's sister cities. Instead, come do your globetrotting at The Mall in Columbia on Sunday, April 22 at an event spotlighting the cultures of China, France, Ghana, Haiti and Spain. "Explore Columbia's Sister Cities: 5 Countries


United Nations Ranks Ten Happiest Countries on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth by the United Nations. The World Happiness Report issued by the UN looked at 156 countries and ranked them according to such things as social support, life expectancy and corruption. Asked by Associated Press why her country would rank so highly,


A library in Haiti: a community effort

Cite Soleil (Haiti) (AFP) - Book by book, and with donations large and small - some from people who are illiterate - a library is taking shape in one of the poorest places in destitute Haiti. Cite Soleil, a slum in the capital Port-au-Prince that is home to half a million people, used to be known fo


NPH USA 'Irish Hearts for Orphans' benefit dance to be held April 15

QUINCY -- Each year, the greater Boston Irish community comes together to celebrate their culture and raise money for NPH USA, an organization that rescues at-risk children from poverty in Central America and the Caribbean. The Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance is a wonderful example of the way


Kalter: Medical degree not just for her, but parents

UMass Medical School student Michele Sainvil, a native of Haiti, left her parents at the age of 8 to immigrate to the United States. She didn't speak a word of English and couldn't fathom living without her mom and dad, but there was one thing she knew for sure: She wanted to be a doctor. "I can't r


This startup plans to 3D print affordable tiny houses to combat homelessness around the world

With the cost of living skyrocketing in cities around the world, it's about time someone came in with an affordable solution. Enter ICON, a startup aiming to bring 3D-printed tiny homes first to developing parts of the world and eventually to the United States. With living conditions and affordable


Asylum Seekers Sue Trump Administration Over Prolonged Detention

A group of asylum seekers being held in U.S. detention centers since applying to enter the country filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed the suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington on


Attorneys want convicted murderer's family to testify about abuse during sentencing

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County judge heard Thursday from attorneys for the man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's daughter, killing her and then hiding her body in the woods. A jury found Sanel Saint Simon guilty last month for the 2014 death of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery. He's now f


Visitors toil for Port Arthur's recovery

ken.stickney@panews.com Students from Howard University in Washington, D.C., got a break from biology labs and higher math homework this week - but not from hard work. Some 260 Howard students are in Texas this week - 83 in Port Arthur - principally to do restorative work - gutting and mucking housi


Haitians sue Trump administration over immigration policy

Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after disasters in their home country. The lawsuit filed Thursday in New York federal court is one of a han