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Bridging Community Project kicks off(4)

March 25, 2017

FARMINGTON – An event last week brought representatives from a wide variety of community sectors together in one room to address concerns of extreme poverty within the region. The G.H. Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital was packed with health care providers, lawyers, educators, social service providers and religious affiliates, all hoping to gain some […]

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Chaplaincy program welcomes new volunteers at FMH

FARMINGTON – The chaplaincy program at Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomed its newest volunteers, Gretchen Legler of Jay and Jon Olson of Mt. Vernon, in a ceremony held at the hospital chapel on March 8. Legler and Olson join 10 other trained volunteers who visit with patients and families weekly under the direction of the hospital […]

Food Summit to be held on April 6

FARMINGTON – No one should go hungry in our communities, yet children are arriving at school not having eaten, and more and more seniors are accessing area food pantries looking for help. Please join United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and Healthy Community Coalition as they host a Food Summit Thursday, April 6, 2017. The […]

Donna Beegle returns to Farmington on March 22

FARMINGTON – Dr. Donna Beegle will return to Farmington to help kick off a grant initiative to address poverty in Greater Franklin County. The Healthy Community Coalition is hosting the event to bring more awareness on the issues of poverty in our community and to build community capacity. This event will also give community members […]


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