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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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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
Openly autistic mom of two advocates for equality

Openly autistic mom of two advocates for equality

‘My diagnosis, at age 46, was like discovering a piece of my brain, picking it up, putting it in place and feeling whole for the first time,’ said Wanda Deschamps
Award winning psychotherapist converts wounds into wings

Award winning psychotherapist converts wounds into wings

'Despite all the beatings, and the pain from feeling unloved, unseen, unheard, I was going to show them that I was deserving of love'
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