Cancer patients get help with treatment thanks to fire company’s fundraiser 

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company launched a fundraising venture with the Virtua Foundation this week as a means of helping those in Gloucester County affected by cancer. The Franklinville company was prompted by several cancer-related tragedies over the last two years, to look for a means of helping people access treatment for cancer in Gloucester County. The…

During my Father’s Day weekend getaway in Mexico, I went to the local grocery store for a few dinner items. At checkout, there was an older gentleman, probably in his late 60s, bagging groceries. I watched the customer in front of me slip him some pesos as a tip. The man looked up, smiled and nodded his head to say thanks. A small act of generosity #fromtheheart.

During my Father’s Day weekend getaway in Mexico, I went to the local grocery store for a few dinner items. At checkout, there was an older gentleman, probably in his late 60s, bagging groceries. I watched the customer in front of me slip him some pesos as a tip. The man looked up, smiled and…

Fundraiser planned for Prater Family

Some types of news travel really fast.An example of that quick-moving news was evident last week when the family of Keith and Misty Prater were told by doctors that Keith Prater had been diagnosed with leukemia. That news soon spread from the immediate Prater family to the baseball team at Rowan County High School that…

Homeless veteran pedals to raise funds for vets pets group

  Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist says he’s confident he’ll rejoin the workforce one day. For now, he is happy with his life, bicycling across the country with his canine pal, Daisy, and raising money for the veterans organization that helped the traveling duo. Palmquist, 48, passed through Elizabeth City on Saturday and stopped at Mariners’…

Please How We Met: Faith group, nonprofit work to feed hungr

Over the course of two days in May, 1,018 volunteers in the San Ramon Valley and beyond — many from Interfaith–San Ramon Valley (I-SRV) and local schools — prepared 212,000 life-saving meals for malnourished children in other countries. The event, funded through the local community and the LDS Humanitarian Services in Salt Lake City, benefited…

Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

Several rock bands from yesteryear will be jamming for a cause on Saturday, June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer at the age of 46. The lineup for the event includes 1980s hair…