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Friday, November 22, 2013

The assassination of John F. Kennedy: What I remember

Posted By on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I believe I'm the only Indy writer who is old enough to remember the Kennedy assassination. I was in the 8th grade in 1963, in Fair Haven, NJ, and I was vice president of my class. I mention that because I recall feeling that, as an elected leader, I ought to rise to the occasion in some way, though I don't believe I did. A black-and-white television was wheeled into the cafeteria and we watched in silence, taking in the news. From WikiMedia CommonsThinking back, I don't believe I was surprised. By the eighth grade, I'd become quite the student...

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Saturday: "The hottest local fashion show" and for a good cause

Posted By on Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM

courtesy, Activate Good 'Tis the season* and one of my favorite causes in Raleigh at the holidays is Activate Good. They promote volunteerism and match volunteers with nonprofits that need them and will be compatible — kind of like online dating except less pressure. From scratch when she was an N.C. State student, our 2010 Citizen Award winner Amber Smith has built this idea into a first-rate organization. Tomorrow night — Saturday — is Activate Good's big fundraising event of the year, Couture for a Cause. It's at Marbles Museum in Raleigh. Doors at 7, show at 8. Best to...

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