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Nicholas Brown: Volunteering in New Orleans  (Woodworking)

Posted by netorius on February 25, 2007

“Ow, goddammit!” The words fill the air like the song of some ill-tempered bird. This is the call of the amateur carpenter, a species usually native to the suburbs, that has migrated in flocks to New Orleans over the past year-and-a-half. Since joining the flock, I have been hearing the squawks all morning. It is day five of a weeklong trip to New Orleans to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity …

Emerald ash borer could hurt forests 
DULUTH — A half-inch bug is sending chills through Minnesota foresters and entomologists as it threatens to move into state forests. The emerald ash borer is a Chinese import that’s already killed more than 20 million ash trees in s

Amend: Levy vital to many programs 
COEUR d’ALENE — The supplemental maintenance and operations levy the Coeur d’Alene School District will present to voters in May is critical to the well-being of the district, said Superintendent Harry Amend.

Note to public officials: If others can do, why can’t you? 
Public officials could learn a lesson from these folks. They saw a need and rolled up their sleeves to “Git-R-Done.”

Safety Town in Stow will be permanent 
The city is building a permanent Safety Town along Fishcreek Road. Safety Town teaches lessons in personal, traffic and fire safety to children entering kindergarten.

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