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NEWS: Looking for an amazing holiday gift for your grown-up children aged 21 and up? Send them to summer camp again! Camp Forever Fun, Michigan's premier all-inclusive summer camp for young adults, will run two sessions, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, in 2016.

NEWS: On Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation, extends his charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015 as she brings the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey!

NEWS: Around the world, dolls are a recognized as universal forces to contend with. For centuries they have served as creative artifacts used as toys, religious objects and in celebratory displays. This holiday season, craftswoman Bush Empress is adding to this cultural legacy and introducing a magical line of handmade collectibles known as Personal Spirit Dolls.

NEWS: A.A. Jones is re-releasing her memoirs, 'Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper' (ISBN: 978-1257802869) just in time for holiday reading. Instead of doing it with a bang however, the self-confessed housewife by day and exotic dancer by night has taken a plunge instead. 'Plunge' is the title of a provocative yet inspirational pole dance shot underwater by world-renowned photographer Brett Stanley.

NEWS: Actor Steve Comisar has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15-year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar's half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.

NEWS: Seattle Bash, a leading event production company in the Puget Sound area, today announced the 'INDULGENCE New Year's Eve Bash' would continue the long tradition of being held at the EMP Museum in downtown Seattle, December 31, 2015.

NEWS: To have a long-term solution for terrorism we need to understand the way that terrorism has become a part of our consciousness in everyday life, says spiritual guide Eric Bonnici. We also need to understand why terrorists kill and share it through social media to inflame terror in us. Although it is important to look for short-term solutions to create safety from the immediate threats of terrorism, they are not a long-term solution to terrorism itself.

NEWS: The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry (Marietta, Ga.), hosts its 5th Annual College Discussion Panel, on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. - Noon. Appearing on the panel will be students representing 13 public, private, HBCU, community college, graduate school, law school, and medical school programs.

NEWS: Family-owned Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Homes has announced their fourth annual Winter Coat Drive for those in need. And if you were living in Massachusetts last winter, you remember not only how the snow kept coming and coming, but that it was so cold for so long that it didn't melt for months.

NEWS: This 2015 holiday season will be much brighter for the 7.6 million pets that enter shelters across the United States every year. Only Natural Pet is partnering with BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets to donate 5 percent of all qualifying purchases to help pets in need through December 31, 2015.

NEWS: Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

NEWS: A cooperative effort between NGOs and students from Cambridge and elsewhere is revolutionizing how Fair Trade social enterprises in the Global South can succeed by efficiently reaching foreign markets. According to Directors Savithri Machiraju and Amy Chang, the Agenda for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with Friends Beyond Borders and the Adelina Foundation, partners with students and local companies in poorer nations.

NEWS: This Halloween, Spodak Dental Group wants to help you earn cash for your candy and support our troops. All trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened and uneaten 2015 Halloween candy to the office and receive $1 per pound (five pound maximum).

NEWS: For families who have children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and/or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), managing conflict in the home in a way that builds trust can be extremely challenging. In response, the Ranch for Kids, a therapeutic program bringing hope and healing to families facing FASD and RAD, announced today a weekend workshop to train parents in effective, compassionate de-escalation techniques.

NEWS: The mesothelioma lawyers of nationally known asbestos-exposure law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said they hope on Saturday to alert as many individuals as possible to the scourge of mesothelioma, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

NEWS: Cottage Cooking Asheville is having fun getting the word out about its new business in N.C. It's taking its cooking on the road, in the water and underwater, in the woods and wherever else it can carve out a cozy place to cook. Cottage Cooking offers cooking classes in a 1915 cottage located just north of downtown Asheville.

NEWS: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addictions to alcohol or illicit substances affect the lives of over 23 million people in the country every year. Intervention Drug Rehab Association has put together a state-of-the-art service to place individuals into the correct addiction treatment program for their specific recovery needs.

NEWS: Long-term care (LTC) insurance agents often resist reaching out to friends who could use their help. And seekers of LTC insurance information also resist reaching out to friends who may be in the business. But there's much to gain from overcoming this reluctance, according to ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency.

NEWS: Joshuacord Inc. announces its Third annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run/Walk for November 14, 2015 in Tampa, Florida and displaying the persecuted ribbon for support. Joshuacord is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

NEWS: Uproar Entertainment announces the debut comedy CD from the dynamic and talented KAT RADLEY. Hailing from Montclair, Virginia, Kat Radley began her stand-up comedian career as a contestant in Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition. After being voted into the Final Four by the public, Radley landed a coveted spot in the Aspen Comedy Festival.

NEWS: Brooklyn audiences love Dru Cutler's local performances and were out in force at The Living Room to celebrate the release of the 'Familiar' video. The video captures the polarizing effects of our memories. It reminds us that nostalgia is both a warm embrace and a cold slap to the face. Cutler's performance is relatable and authentic and taps into a longing that we all experience.

NEWS: Going green is not only the right thing to do but also cool, hip, environmentally responsible, and ripe for disruption. Shaking things up with a near zero-waste successful initiative, BlogPaws, in conjunction with Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) and Only Natural Pet, recently surpassed goals and made pet industry history.

DES MOINES, Iowa /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Bassackwards Tees, an Iowa-based clothing company, has announced that due to increasing customer demand, they have just released an additional four state T-shirts to their lineup, which include Illinois, West Virginia, Arkansas and Georgia. The company already offers their unique, increasingly popular and 'crazy soft' shirts for eight U.S. states bringing the total now to 12 states overall.

BREWTON, Ala. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Lisa Thomas-McMillan has made feeding the hungry and helping those in need in a life-long pursuit. In 2000, she formed a 501(c)3, Carlisa, Inc. - a small, non-profit food bank that receives limited funding, as the needs in her community continue to grow she is in need of more.
GOP Kiddie Kar Karnival

OPINION: GOP DEBATE 2015: In afternoon and evening events for the GOP presidential candidates, seventeen anti-Americans bloviated their filth and bile on nationwide TV. The alcohol started flowing during the hour-long “race for the VP nomination.”

FOND DU LAC, Wis. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Rejuvatek Medical Inc., launches the first Tatt2Away(R) non laser tattoo removal system in the state of Wisconsin. In Your Face Tattooz decided to lead the way in Wisconsin by becoming the first certified Tatt2Away Center in the state. This is great news for the almost 8 million Americans burdened with 'tattoo regret' but unwilling to go through the pain and cost of a laser.

KATHMANDU, NEPAL /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Adelina Foundation and World Mind Network recently completed a humanitarian and educational project at the TriKa School in Narayanpur, Nepal. According to Director John Toomey, the group engaged students and villagers in several programs designed to improve general health in the region and to inspire educational achievement. Lessons learned in Nepal will be applied to similar projects in the Philippines, Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America.

KATHMANDU, Nepal /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Adelina Foundation of Torrance, California is assisting the World Mind Network in helping the TriKA school in Narayanpur, Nepal bounce back from the massive April and May earthquakes that devastated so much of the country.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In 1944, Joseph 'Joe' Eyman, private first class, U.S. Army, wouldn't remember the Fourth of July fireworks. The landing and firestorm on Utah beach of Normandy, France, on the 6th, however, was something he'd never forget, the veteran said during a pinning ceremony hosted by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, this week.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Steve Comisar is an actor/author who was convicted of fraud and sent to federal prison. The media and Wikipedia have branded him a 'con man.' Some of Hollywood's major players have served time and can relate to his situation.

VIERA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: This summer 2015 will be jam-packed with kid friendly activities at The Avenue Viera. From Carmike Cinemas' Summer Kid Series, Pizza Gallery and Grill's Summer Art Camp to craft classes for kids at Michaels, kids will never want to leave The Avenue Viera.
Global Celebrations of Solstice

OPINION: From the Big Apple to Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta, people are understanding the importance of giving gratitude to Mother Earth on the Solstice for all Her gifts, like the gentle rains and snows. And multi-cultural groups around the world are hosting an unprecedented number of ceremonies this June 21st.

DOWNSVILLE, La. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Fatheree for BESE Campaign announced in Louisiana. Johnny Fatheree was born and reared on the Southside of Monroe, Louisiana and currently resides on Lake D' arbonne in Union Parish. He graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1971, and attended Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) for a brief time.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Jennifer Jung and Candice Vogel recently took the big leap from employees to business owners to seize opportunities in the booming pet care industry. Jennifer and Candice began as entry-level kennel workers at Long Island-based Hounds Town USA, a fully interactive doggie daycare and pet care franchise.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ready to do a little culinary exploration in North Carolina? Let Cottage Cooking take you down a new path. Cooking classes are given in an intimate 1915 cottage located in downtown Asheville and staff caters to small groups of up to four.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: An historic 48-star American D-Day flag - similar to one radio personality Glenn Beck paid $350,000 for in an auction last June - will be offered for auction during June 2015 by Grenadier Military Antiques Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction coincides with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings.

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: James A. Ring, author of the 5-star terrorist thriller 'Necessary Assets,' has shifted genres with his second book, '784 Broadway' (ISBN: 978-1506164182), where he brings to life his immigrant Italian heritage by recounting summer visits to his family's small greengrocer store in New York's Hudson Valley, Omni Publishing Company announced today.

ROSWELL, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In three months, Nova Kopp will be headed to compete in the Mrs. United States National Pageant for 2015. After her recent win of the Mrs. Georgia crown on April 26, she is excited to move onto the next level. Her main goals: to raise awareness and to create a strategy for dealing with domestic violence in the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 'In the electronic revolution we live in, nothing makes an impact and expresses your gratitude more than the classic handwritten thank you note, sent in the mail with a stamp!' says Kelly Browne, author of the bestselling book, '101 Ways To Say Thank You' (ISBN: 9781402747021; Sterling Publishing)

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Most new print books die an anonymous death, says Milbrown Press publisher and author, Jeffrey B. Miller. That's not surprising when reportedly more than 600,000 new print books are released every year. But 'Behind the Lines' (ISBN: 978-0990689300), a nonfiction history written for general readers, has beaten those obscurity odds.