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From St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena

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November 18, 2018

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November 18, 2018, Aunt Helena The California Retired Teachers Association of Napa Valley is once again announcing the availability of scholarships for current and aspiring teachers, awarded in the names of former educators Edward W. Solomon and Judith B. Cutcomb. Solomon scholarships are offered to all teachers and paraprofessionals in the county; the […]

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From Napa Valley Register: NapaStat

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November 7, 2018

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November 7, 2018 $1,265: Average grant (for needs such as rent, utilities, and clothing) given to workers displaced by the October 2017 fires. The grants were provided by the Napa Valley Community Foundation.

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From Napa Valley Register: ‘Second’ responders honored; grants to be distributed

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October 19, 2018

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October 19, 2018. Register Staff “I’ll never forget the flames and embers that were floating while I was driving,” said Napa resident David Preimesberger about his narrow escape from the fire that consumed his home one year ago. “It was surreal.” Preimesberger had just returned home from a business trip […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Tyler Florence, Mondavi Winery and the Napa Valley Film Festival host event

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October 10, 2018

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October 10, 2018, by Register Staff Robert Mondavi Winery, the Napa Valley Film Festival and Chef Tyler Florence will join forces to host a dinner and screening fundraiser one year after the 2017 Northern California wildfires. The evening will feature a three-course meal prepared by Florence and Robert Mondavi Winery […]

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From NCG.org: The Theory and Practice of Disaster Grantmaking

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October 8, 2018

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October 8, 2018, by Terence Mulligan Roughly a year ago, I participated in a funders meeting about the North Bay fires, hosted by our friends at Northern California Grantmakers. At that time, I said in jest that I planned to spend the rest of my career in an iron box […]

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From North Bay Business Journal: Adversity created a community in Napa County after the wildfires

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October 8, 2018

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October 8, 2018, by Belia Ramos One year ago, what began as a surreal and apocalyptic event has transformed into one of the most beautiful journeys in which we as a community observed an abundance of human kindness. A journey in which our community shared its grief and gratitude, and […]

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From The Napa Register: Our View: Better and stronger one year later

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October 6, 2018

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October 6, 2018, by Napa Valley Register Editorial Board Napa County is a different place than it was on this day one year ago. The landscape has changed, with large swaths of forest and brush-land charred beyond recognition. Some of its neighborhoods are different, with vacant lots where houses once […]

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From San Francisco Chronicle: One year after the fires, Wine Country is still healing

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October 5, 2018

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October 5, 2018 by Janet Fletcher Last October’s horrific wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties made one thing abundantly clear: The worst of times brings out the best in people. Within hours, locals had mobilized to feed and house their traumatized neighbors, launching a tidal wave of grassroots philanthropy. From […]

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From The Napa Valley Register: Expanded program to promote mental health among Napa County teens

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September 27, 2018

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September 27, 2018, by Register Staff Mentis, Napa County’s Center for Mental Health Services, and Teens Connect, an organization that connects teens to resources, are expanding their joint school-based mental health services program. Last year, Redwood, Harvest and Silverado middle schools, and Vintage, St. Helena and New Technology high schools […]

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From The Aspen Times: Giving Thought: Aspen Community Foundation learning, educating after Lake Christine Fire

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September 24, 2018

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September 24, 2018, By Tamara Tormohlen No one really expects disasters to happen — until they do. It’s been nearly three months since the Lake Christine Fire ignited, opening our eyes to the havoc and devastation a wildfire can inflict on our community. Of course, we know that wildfires are […]

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