From Loveland with Love

Since 1947, the Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Post Office in Loveland, Colo., have sponsored the Loveland Valentine Remailing Program.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of valentines  are packaged in larger envelopes and sent to volunteers in Loveland to be hand stamped with   the city’s cachet – a special mark or seal. The […]

Free USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes

Action Ministries Carroll County, in conjunction with Antioch Baptist Church Clem, The Carrollton Optimist Club and North Point Baptist Church will be in receipt of free USDA Farmers to Families food boxes for distribution to the community.  The ministry will receive 26 Pallets (1268 Boxes) of food November 13 and November 20, 2020 and three weeks in December. Dates […]

CASA’s Annual Turkey Trot Raises Funds for Children in Foster Care

Keep the “giving” in Thanksgiving by joining Carroll County CASA for their annual fundraising Turkey Trot race. These funds go directly to benefit foster children by enabling CASA to purchase essential items for them. “Many children enter foster care with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” explains Briana Evans, Carroll County CASA executive director. […]

Local Law Enforcement Makes Positive Impact with Kids Through Christmas Shopping Program

The Carrollton Tony Jackson Garrett Lodge #35 of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is an organization that consists of full-time employed and retired members of local and state law enforcement. The lodge also consists of associate members who support the FOP’s mission.  The FOP is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement personnel, […]

Deck the Halls on a Shoestring Budget

Somehow you manage to find ways to save money on gifts, food and travel during the holiday season by taking advantage of coupon offers and Black Friday sales, but what about the exorbitant cost of those holiday decorations?  These types of expenditures are rarely on sale before and during the holidays, and, unless you took […]

Turkey Trot Offers Virtual Race with 5K/10K/Fun Run

The 2nd annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Turkey Trot will benefit children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. There are 173 children in foster care in Carroll County and 98 are being served by CASA volunteers.  Many of these children lack basic needs and do not have the ability […]

A Helping Hand

Ways You Can Give Back This Holiday Season Southwire Provides Hope for the Holidays in Final Phase of $1 Million Donation. Earlier this year, Southwire announced an expansion of its Giving Back efforts in response to COVID-19, creating three phases with a commitment to donate $1 million toward COVID-19 relief with a focus on hunger, […]

The Truth About Christmas

Interesting Facts You May Not Know By Shala Hainer Holly Jolly Santa. Santa wasn’t always the cute, happy character we associate with Christmas. Traditionally, he’s often shown in dark clothing, usually blue. He rarely had a smile on his face in drawings of him. In 1931, however, Coca-Cola decided to craft a happier version to include […]

Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

You invest time and money planning the perfect menu for your holiday gatherings each year, so it’s important that you give your delicious cuisine a beautiful presentation that is worthy of your efforts. The following tips for setting your dinner table will elevate your holiday meal from a delightful dinner to a fabulous seasonal soirée. […]

Delicious and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Brie Pecan Cranberry Crostini with a Brown Sugar Maple Glaze Ingredients: 1 baguette, sliced thin 1/2 lb. Brie cheese wedge, warm 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans (can substitue with walnuts) 1/4 cup brown sugar to sprinkle Olive oil for brushing baguette For the glaze: 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons pure maple […]