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Venice Buhain August 21, 2012 at 09:47 pm
Whoops. Accidentally left off the contact information in case you want to volunteer to countRead More cyclists and pedestrians for this project. That's been fixed!
cassarooni August 22, 2012 at 10:50 am
Please re-read your title aloud and edit accordingly. This is my first day being exposed to PatchRead More and I'm not 100% impressed with the use of language found on this site. Also wondering why Events section is being used as an advertising forum for businesses that have moved or that provide ongoing services. Seems there is a better place for such information. When I go to Events, I want to know what is happening TODAY, not whether a business exists or to see their entire summer schedule. That's just laziness.
Venice Buhain August 22, 2012 at 11:30 am
@Cassarooni: Thanks for your observations. I've fixed the headline for this story. In answer to yourRead More questions about the events calendar, the calendar is as diverse as the people who put events in it. It's designed to be used by the community to post events in whatever way they find useful. I try to stay out of the events posted by users, unless an event description is objectionable, false or is a blatant abuse of the calendar (e.g., posting an ongoing service as happening every hour, every day for the next year, or using an event title that crowds all the other listings off the page). I hope that answers your question.
Anne May 12, 2012 at 03:31 pm
I deeply appreciate this article's attentive focus on how one particular person has used her giftsRead More to help others!
Sherry Grindeland May 17, 2012 at 05:27 pm
Lovely story about a great Bellevue lady! Mary Ellen has always given hours and hours of her time toRead More keep the arts alive in Bellevue. Glad to see her get some recognition for her efforts.
Jim Corcoran April 11, 2012 at 09:03 pm
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite forRead More animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow" Why would someone choose to be vegan? To slow global warming for one! Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org
Karen Wilson February 6, 2012 at 06:40 pm
Not sure how to reach you directly, but I ordered two tickets instead of one. My name is KarenRead More Wilson. Can you release the other tickets so that you don't have an empty spot in the workshop?
Annie Archer February 6, 2012 at 07:02 pm
You bet, Karen!
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