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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 25, 2016
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS
St. Paul’s honors past, plans for the future
SARVER — The 150th anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 409 Sarver Road, is a chance for the congregation to look back on the church’s long history.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 24, 2016
BUTTERFLIES WELCOME
New garden at middle school is teaching tool
When the new school year starts, students at the Butler Middle School will be greeted with a new butterfly garden in the school's courtyard, thanks to the hard work of fifth-grade teacher Sara Isacco.
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Focus Features | August 23, 2016
Trial results encouraging
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For decades, Alzheimer’s disease has been silently ravaging brains, stealing memories and shortening the lives of millions of Americans. Now, researchers say they may be on the brink of tantalizing treatment breakthroughs that could for the first time at least slow the disease’s deadly progression.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 22, 2016
PANTRIES REPORT IN
Food banks see rising demand
Food banks across the county may be facing an increase of people seeking their services after the latest cuts in the federal food stamp program.
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Focus Features | August 20, 2016
Last-minute tips to make most out of your summer
Perhaps you’re not one of those super-organized, type-A people who firmed up their summer plans last January. And right about now, you’re finding yourself with more than a little free time. Don’t worry: You’re not alone, and the best news is that there are still some good options out there.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 20, 2016
College libraries reinvented for digital age
Roll over, Melvil Dewey. Behold the 21st-century college library.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 20, 2016
SCHOOL READINESS
Districts complete projects big, small
As the dog days of summer begin to wane and back-to-school ads appear, area school districts are prepping for the beginning of the fall semester.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 20, 2016
'70S, '80S & '90S
Back-to-school trends that take you back
For back-to-school fashion, grunge lovers can rejoice: The '90s are back, with an abundance of denim (ripped and layered), flannel and chunky mules.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 20, 2016
Enrollment, costs up, scores down as school begins
WASHINGTON — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And, hello homework!
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 19, 2016
Building a memorial, brick by brick
FREEPORT — Freeport’s Riverfront Park will take on a new look this fall, and the change will honor the area’s veterans.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 19, 2016
Scientists unlock a secret to Latinos’ longevity
A new way to measure how humans age suggests that Latinos withstand life’s wear and tear better than non-Latino Caucasians, and that they may have their Native American ancestors to thank for their longer lives.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 18, 2016
New bishop sees opportunity to share love, unity
CRANBERRY TWP — New United Methodist Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi “can’t wait to see how God is going to work in and through and among us,” she told Western Pennsylvania delegates and leaders shortly after being assigned to serve in the 23-county Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Focus Features | August 18, 2016
American tapped to head Vatican office for families
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday named an American to head the new Vatican office for families and laity as part of his aim to bring a more pastoral bent to the Vatican’s bureaucracy.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 17, 2016
AIDING THOSE IN NEED
Churches, care groups help victims of flooding
West Virginia's June flood left its evidence everywhere. Cars floated. Waves left deep mud and piles of rock and rubble. Some houses washed away entirely.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 16, 2016
GROW YOUR OWN GARLIC
After abundance, prepare for planting
This is a great time for garlic enthusiasts — thanks to a good growing season, the garlic crop harvested in July was abundant. Now, it's time to prepare for fall garlic planting to start next summer's crop.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 15, 2016
FANTASTIC WORK OF PLASTIC
They crochet bags into bedding
ZELIENOPLE — Plastic bags are either stored in bag savers or thrown in the garbage.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 13, 2016
JOURNEY TO DUBLIN
SRU senior travels to Emerald Isle for prestigious piano academy
Kaitlynn Sinclair's trip to Dublin wasn't a typical vacation abroad to see the sights.
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Focus Features | August 13, 2016
Added sugars subtract years
If you want to live a longer, healthier life, the single most important change to make is to stop eating foods that contain added sugars, one expert says.
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Butler Eagle Online Focus Features | August 12, 2016
Painting a Picture
SLIPPERY ROCK — An ever-growing art project of Slippery Rock University professors and students will be hoisted aloft at the Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie.
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Focus Features | August 12, 2016
Study links climate change to rise in waterborne illness
WASHINGTON — Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study reports.
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