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Community Sketchbook

An inspiring story about one immigrant family

I love stories about immigrant families who come to this country and succeed. There’s something about these stories I can’t resist — hearing them is like watching a Frank Capra movie.

Helping the homeless: What it costs all of us

Don’t think for a minute it costs less for people to sleep outside than to shelter or house them. Here’s a real-life example of helping others and saving money.

Searching for the homeless: Who are they?

Paul Dunavin has shy eyes in a sad face and he beds outside at night in the shelter of bushes. He is one of our community’s easily overlooked “unsheltered people.”