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A Minnesota couple — who at one time lived on discarded food — quietly put a personal check for $500,000 into a Salvation Army kettle located outside a grocery store in a Twin Cities suburb over the weekend


  1. Sunday Dinner recipes: That’s Italian! (1974)

Sunday Italian dinner recipes 1974

2. Take a look! Vintage View-Master reels & viewers

Chilly Willy's Igloo-viewmaster reel

3.Sarah Weinman on Women Crime Writers of the ’40s and ’50s, and the sweet smell of suspense

4. Rare color photos from 1930s-40s

5. Top 10 Historical Events of the 1940s

The Berlin Airlift

6. Wessels Living History Farm 1940s

German soldier in Russia

7. 1950s George Wythe High School graduate leaves behind big donation

8. The Year 1950 from the People History


47 cents of each dollar raised goes to charities


1. EPA Climate Justice Blog: More Bang for the Green Buck

Crystal Park, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2. ‘Drunktown’ and ‘Rhymes’ Rule American Indian Film Festival Awards

Poster for the 2014 AIFF, a tribute to Native actresses that includes the late Misty Upham’s name at top right, created by Steven Paul Judd. See below for uncropped version.

3. FireKeepers Casino Hotel Donates 1,000 Turkeys to Area Food Banks

4. Blackfeet Battle Oil & Gas Developer for Sacred Badger–Two Medicine Origin Site

Facebook/Waters of the Blackfeet
The Blackfoot Confederacy has been joined in court by environmental groups fighting to save the sacred origin site Badger–Two Medicine from an oil and gas developer.

5. From Ballots to Policy: Budget Cuts Will Be Here Soon

6. Makah Nation’s New Dock Bolsters Fishing Industry, Emergency Response

Wells Fargo Youtube capture
Makah Nation’s new commercial fishing dock

7. Fix the Earth With the Sacred Jump Dance

8.  http://youtu.be/uRudgnjbPIk


1. The Eagle Feather Law and State-Recognized Tribes

2. 14 Spectacular Photos From the Crow Fair by Adam Sings in the Timber

3. The The Amazing Pottery of Al Qoyawayma

4. Jonathan Paohway: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Comanche Business Committeeman Jonathan Poahway speaking at the 2014
Johnson–O’Malley Senior Banquet. Cache High School, Cache, Oklahoma.

5. Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano Is Spewing Lava

Tobba Ágústsdóttir/@fencingtobba, via LiveScience.com
The fissure between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland, at dawn.

6. Video: Enchanting Time-Lapse Shows a South Dakota We Never Imagined

Randy Halverson/Vimeo
Still from the video Huelux, so named by author Randy Halverson by combining
the words “hue” and “lux,” the Latin word for light.

7. Cherokee Nation Donates $80,000 to Battle Domestic Violence

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation recently donated $80,000 to six domestic violence shelters.
Pictured, from left, are Help-In-Crisis Vice Chairman Mike Skinner, Cherokee
Nation Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell, Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan,
Help-In-Crisis Executive Director Margret Cook, Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and
Treasurer Lacey Horn.

8. Oklahoma State Fans Hold ‘Trail of Tears’ Banner for College GameDay

Image source: Deadspin.com

Foundation deciding what to do with $11 million in donations

Sandy Hook Report 4

Second floor computer room in the Lanza house

Danbury State Attorney

HARTFORD, Conn. — Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter’s home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents’ unmet needs in the wake of the December 2012 shootings. The foundation has been deciding how to distribute more than $11 million in donations made in response to the shootings, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.

While most of the survey responses said money for mental health counseling and other family expenses are top priorities, a small percentage of community members mentioned funds to buy and tear down Adam Lanza’s home, said Jennifer Barahona, the foundation’s executive director. She said several people who live near the Lanza house said in the survey that it should be razed.

“That’s not something we’re considering at this time,” Barahona said. “It’s really outside of our scope.”

The house in Newtown is where Lanza, 20, lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza, and shot her to death before the school killings. It’s about 5 miles from the school, which has been demolished as part of the plan to build a new building on the same property. Adam Lanza killed himself at the school as police arrived.

Nancy Lanza’s property remains tied up in probate court proceedings. After her death, it was turned over to her ex-husband, Peter Lanza, and their other son, Ryan, according to court documents. Town records show the 3,200-square-foot colonial home and 2-acre property has an appraised value of about $524,000.

Lawyers in the probate case didn’t immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment.

“There really is nothing we can do,” Barahona said. “The estate is in probate and it’s likely to be there for years to come. I also imagine there would be lawsuits against the estate at some point.”

There have been no talks among town officials about buying the property or doing anything with it, First Selectman Pat Llodra’s office said.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation has about $4 million left after giving more than $7 million to the 40 families most affected by the shootings.

The foundation recently approved $200,000 in spending. That includes $75,000 for out-of-pocket mental health costs for families, $75,000 for a “financial needs fund” for those affected by the shootings, $40,000 for public education and training on how to respond to signs of trauma and other mental health concerns, and $10,000 for community-wide educational programming.


By Wicked Local/Malden

Michael Richards (left) recently donated $1,500 to a local charity, as payment for a long-overdue library book. Also in the photo are Housing Families Community Outreach Coordinator Patty Kelly, Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin, Mayor Gary Christenson COURTESY PHOTO

WickedLocal/Malden

Malden, Mass. — Editor’s Note: The following is a release from the office of Mayor Gary Christenson:

WickedLocal/Malden reported recently stopped by Mayor Gary Christenson’s office to return a book that he borrowed from City Hall back in 1982 when he was a sixth-grader at the old Beebe Junior High.

His assignment was to write a report on the history of Malden. He stopped by City Hall and asked a staff member if there was a book he could borrow and was handed “Malden from Primitive Past to Progressive Present” with the agreement that he would return it when he finished his report.

A 1988 graduate of Malden High School, Michael moved out of Malden in 1996 but his mother recently found the book and remembered the deal he had made with the gentleman at City Hall.

“I called the Library and learned that the late fee is 10 cents daily with a maximum of $5,” said Michael. “Without the cap, the daily charge for 31 years adds up to $1,131.50 – I decided to round it up to $1,500 and make a donation to Housing Families.”

Additionally, Michael informed the mayor that Commonwealth Mortgage recently received MassHousing approval, which enables Commonwealth Mortgage to offer affordable, fixed-rate, home loan products for low and moderate-income homebuyers. The loans have low down payment options and competitive interest rates.

“I thank Michael Richards for remembering people in his hometown of Malden and giving back to families at risk,” said Housing Families Community Outreach Coordinator Patty Kelly. “These funds will help support programs which enable us to move forward with our mission of ending family homelessness. We are most appreciative of his generosity.”

“This is great news all around,” said Mayor Christenson. “We have our book back, Housing Families received a generous donation and Commonwealth Mortgage is better able to help residents buy homes in Malden. I also thank Michael for his continued support of our City.”

For more information about Commonwealth Mortgage visit: http://www.commonwealthmorgage.com or call Michael Richards at 781-404-2507. For more information about Housing Families visit http://www.housingfamilies.org.


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