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Climate Resilience: How Pakistani Villages Rebuild After Floods

Climate Resilience: How Pakistani Villages Rebuild After Floods

Across the Gadap region of Sindh north of Karachi, signs of recovery are slowly emerging after Pakistan’s devastating floods in July and August. Goat herders are left in mud-caked fields tending their shrunken flocks. Local men have done what they can to patch washed-out roads and women have reassembled outdoor kitchens. Still, with a weak …

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Small but very fun: holiday villages are a flexible tradition

Comment on this story Suspension Whether it’s cardboard, wood, or ceramic, hamlets—with their homes, shops, miniature figures, and snowy fir trees—have long been part of many families’ decorating traditions. It’s also popular now as part of the ongoing love of convenience and doing things on your own. “Nostalgia is at the forefront of holiday decor …

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Stores ready for small business sales on Saturday | News | The Villages Daily Sun

Christina Smith is ready to see customers come out and shop today for Small Business Saturday. “We hope to see everyone there,” Smith said. “We will have additional staff on duty.” Smith is the owner of Brylah Fashions, a women’s clothing store located in Spanish Springs. She said the store sees good business throughout the …

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Legacy Village’s December calendar features many events to brighten up the holidays

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Legacy Village is looking forward to a number of holiday season events planned to make shopping even more fun. Legacy Village, at Richmond and Cedar Roads in Lyndhurst, has planned the return of many of the popular events of years past, including the Holiday Sip, Shop & …

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A look inside the West Village’s historic Frederick Stearns House

“Old wood to burn, old friends to greet,” reads the inscription carved into the wood mantle in the foyer of the historic Frederick Stearns House in Detroit’s West Village, which opened to the public in June. “You don’t see many foyers with fireplaces,” says innkeeper and president Rachel Mitchell. “It’s so cozy and warm.” It’s …

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5 emerging desert villages

zrfphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto America’s four deserts touch almost every state in the West. The largest, highest and coldest is the Great Basin Desert in the north. To the south are the Sonoran Desert to the west and the Chihuahuan Desert to the east, both of which straddle the Mexican border. In between is the smallest of …

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It Takes a Village: AAUW State College Partners with Ten Thousand Villages

KIERAN HOLLAND, store manager at Ten Thousand Villages State College, received this year’s Gateway to Equity Award from the AAUW State College. By JENN MILLERSpecial for the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. Founded in 1946, Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade pioneer dedicated to breaking the cycle …

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