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Students at Vaile Elementary School

Hill’s Pet Nutrition ‘amazing’ as Vaile partner

You won’t be hearing employees at Hill’s Pet Nutrition bragging about it. Or their local or corporate executives. But, they play a major role as volunteers, mentors and more for young students — and the whole school community — at Vaile Elementary School in Richmond. “They are amazing,” says third-grade teacher Kendra Brown, who helps […]

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Silvia Hamilton delivers with style for 50 years

Like a bright yellow rose, Silvia Hamilton is a beacon of business success and community service in Cambridge City. “She is indispensable,” believes Beth Leisure. “She’s just a terrific person. She’s willing to do anything for the city,” says Alan Austin. Leisure and Austin are both business owners and active civic leaders in Cambridge City. […]

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Women’s Fund is a model of caring and success

Women need to be celebrated for the work they do. And they need to be supported for their creative and innovative efforts to help other women and girls. Those simple goals serve as the roots for annual get-togethers that started in the mid-1990s and have morphed into the wildly successful Women’s Fund of the Wayne […]

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