Monthly Archives: August 2010

Environmental Services Idea Starter: Shoreline Buffer Workshop

The Franklin, VT, Watershed Committee recently conducted a Shoreline Buffer Workshop. This workshop was designed to educate members of the community about cost-effective and environmentally sound methods of solving shoreline erosion problems. Advertisements

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Human Services Idea Starter: Fund for Student Expenses

The Foster, RI, Department of Human Services operates a fund designed to help students in need of funds for class dues, school trips, prom tickets/clothes, college application deposits, and related expenses.

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New Guide Designed to Help Cities Promote Authentic Youth Civic Engagement

The National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), with support from the Surdna Foundation, recently published Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders. This guide is designed to help municipal government make youth … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Patriotic Purposes Committee

Hampstead, NH, has a Patriotic Purposes and Veterans Affairs Committee that administers and hosts several patriotic programs and events throughout the year and assists Hampstead veterans with their ongoing military support affairs. Activities sponsored by the committee include a Memorial … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Presentation on Cell Phone Use for Seniors

The Brewster, MA, Council on Aging is offering a presentation on cell phone use for seniors. The program is designed to cover both basic and more advanced use of cell phones, including making and receiving calls, increasing or decreasing the … Continue reading

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At Risk Youth Escape City to Surfing Camp

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, RI, arranged for a three-day surfing camp to get a number of at-risk Providence teens away from the city’s streets. Some of the camp’s participants have been gang members, … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Idea Starter: Ski and Snowboard Registration Program

The Carrabassett Valley, ME, Police Department operates a ski and snowboard registration program in which the department records the serial numbers of participants’ skis and boards and keeps them in a data base. In the event of a theft, the … Continue reading

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