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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

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GEMINI Models offers mental health outlet for girls

GEMINI Models offers mental health outlet for girls

‘Having had such a difficult time in my teen years, I developed The GEMINI Academy to be a place where girls feel valued for who they are,’ said Meaghan Dietrich
Local historian wants your COVID-19 stories

Local historian wants your COVID-19 stories

‘No story is too small. I want to try to capture small gestures of kindness and charity in the community’
Cambridge Mill gives 1,500 free meals a week

Cambridge Mill gives 1,500 free meals a week

‘We are doing what we can to help flatten the curve and feed our people’
Student uses CERB to build gardens for neighbours

Student uses CERB to build gardens for neighbours

‘I realized that the extra money, extra time, and the carpentry skills I learned could combine to help solve the problem’
Former Grand Valley inmate shares tips to get through isolation

Former Grand Valley inmate shares tips to get through isolation

‘The minute I found out I was going to prison I knew I wanted to create something positive,’ said Emily O'Brien, founder of Comeback Snacks
Local educator says we’re overthinking homeschooling

Local educator says we’re overthinking homeschooling

‘It doesn’t have to be stressful. They will learn much easier, and much quicker than they will in a classroom environment’
Financial educator shares mistakes we should avoid during COVID-19 crisis

Financial educator shares mistakes we should avoid during COVID-19 crisis

‘It’s important to focus on all the things that you can do and all of the things that are available to you,’ said Martha Adams
Waterloo Knights of Columbus delivers free birthday gifts

Waterloo Knights of Columbus delivers free birthday gifts

‘We phone and make sure someone is there to receive and then the gift is placed at their door,’ said Martin Hickey
ThunderStorm Productions offering free ‘dancing distantly’ parties

ThunderStorm Productions offering free ‘dancing distantly’ parties

‘Just because we’re practicing social isolation doesn’t mean we can’t party,’ said Eric Hoshooley
The Umbrella Project announces Mental Health Scholarship

The Umbrella Project announces Mental Health Scholarship

$3000 will be awarded to students and educators modeling behavior benefiting the community
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