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The Ohio Republican Party is poised to steal the 2012 vote in Ohio by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
The Ohio Republican Party is poised to steal the 2012 vote in Ohio. Unlike 2004, this time it will be legal. The vote could come Tuesday, July 5, in the Ohio legislature. Read more:
John Kasich: The New York Times smooth operator by Bob Fitrakis
You would never know it after reading the July 2, 2011 puff piece "In Ohio, a new Governor is off to a smooth start," but Governor John Kasich is already on the ropes. In the Times’ analysis, the passage of Kasich’s controversial budget "...has been about as smooth as a knife through butter." Read more:
Think Columbus First is a brand new campaign launched at Comfest by SOLE, a new consortium of local business owners, Simply Living, SBB, ECDI, Local Matters, and Kemba, It's exciting - join this movement to integrate local economics and local communities and neighborhoods! Contact: Chuck Lynd 614-354-6172.
New Clintonville Community Garden! Deb Crawford also reported that Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) and partners have started the Garden of Eatin‘, its fourth and newest community garden. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet Street. Anyone interested in helping out or possibly to adopt a small section of the garden to take on weekly weeding and watering duties may contact the basic needs supervisor Beth Stewart-McGee <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call (614) 262-3539.
Volunteer on the Farm!
Where? Stratford Ecological Center!
Summer is a season that everything grows on the farm, including our need for more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for front desk, garden helper, farm and nature guides or hay crew, contact Jane 740-363-2548 or secvolunteer@email@example.com. Get all the details here – Location: Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015; 740-363-2548; or <www.StratfordEcologicalCenter.org> on the web.
Advocacy for Middle East Peace Ohio
AMEP Ohio is a blind-copy list of participants who are working on advocacy for Middle East peace and resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Churches for Middle East Peace. The focus of periodic e-mails is education about the Israeli – Palestinian conflict as background and preparation for legislative and public advocacy for peace. We welcome new readers and participants. To add or remove an address, contact Skip Cornett at firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit the Churches for Middle East Peace web page for access to extensive resources on the Middle East conflict and to sign up for their newsletter. http://www.cmep.org/
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WCRS-FM Community Radio Station!
Yes! WCRS updated the website! Tune to 102.1 or 98.3 from 3 pm – 3 am or listen online, including podcasts of your favorite programs. The SCHEDULE has been updated and the look and feel of the site greatly improved. Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman is being rebroadcast at 5 pm and 12 am midnight. Discover programs you won’t find elsewhere, including Sea Change on corporate sustainability and accountability, Ecoshock on environmental issues; Fightback with Bob Fitrakis and Connie Gadell-Newton; Writer’s Talk; The Union Edge, and many more! Check out the Summer 2011 schedule now. WCRS is looking for new local program proposals from producers and musicians.
Local Matters from Chuck Lynd
The Community Update CALENDAR has been uploaded to the CommunityMarket.org website here. You can access both the full Calendar of Community Events and this Newsletter at CommunityMarket.org by clicking on the Community tab. Nothing is copyrighted so pass on this email or any items of interest to your friends.
Think Columbus First is a brand new campaign launched at Comfest by SOLE, a new consortium of local business owners, Simply Living, SBB, ECDI, Local Matters, and Kemba, It’s exciting – join this movement to integrate local economics and local communities and neighborhoods! Contact: Chuck Lynd 614-354-6172.
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Shop Local, Save Local,
Connect with Your Community with the Small Business Beanstalk (SBB) Community
A great way to make a difference in our community is to support local businesses by shopping locally. SBB has just printed another copy of their ever growing (300+) directory of local businesses that offer savings when you use your free Community Card. Go online to order your card and check out all the business members – you will be amazed! And you can Stay Connected by following SBB on Facebook and Twitter.
Sustainable Clintonville: Contact Suzie Watkins-Martinez <email@example.com> for information.
Sustainable Westerville: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Worthington: Visit www.sustainableworthington.org for information.
Sustainable Delaware: Visit www.sustainabledelawareohio.org