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Run, WashMO, Run!

I love it when friends and friends I haven’t met yet reach out to me to inform me of events going on in the community! I am happy to give them a shout-out and to spread the word. So when my friend Meghan sent me the following message, I was like “Sure, I’d love to … Continue reading »

Grace’s Place: 24/7 365 Days A Week Crisis Care For Kids

About a month ago I received a Facebook message from Amanda Jones asking me to repost a giving campaign post for Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery. She said they were in danger of having to close their doors. I didn’t know much about what they do, but I knew they were located downtown. I looked them … Continue reading »

Patron’s Pick 2014: Art, Artists and Patron’s for a Good Cause

Every year ARTCanDo, the non profit community art center on 5th street, hosts their fundraiser Patron’s Pick. Last year I donated a pice of artwork for it, and this year I did it again. The fundraiser was hosted at the new event venue downtown, Main Events, on 110 West Main Street: a wonderful space with wonderful memories. … Continue reading »

The Harvest Table: A Free Meal and Community Spirit

I used to live right by St. Peter’s Church and I’ve seen the Harvest Table sign set out on 5th Street numerous times. But it wasn’t until Nancy Nagel reached out and I had the chance to experience the Harvest Table, that I fully understood what an asset it is for the community. It’s refreshing and … Continue reading »

The Washington Jaycees: Building Leaders Through Service to Others

We have so many service organizations in Washington, and their members do so much for the community out of the goodness of their own hearts. Have you heard about the Washington Jaycees? You have probably attended one of their fundraisers: The Demolition Derby, Brewfest, The Piccadilly Auction. Who are the Jaycess and what do they … Continue reading »

Dog Park in Washington? Yes, Yes, Yes!

Two weeks ago I asked you what to blog about, and you suggested the Dog Park! A dog park in Washington? Really? Where? I know that’s what you are thinking, so here is the scoop from Julia West, a member of the Washington MO Dog Park Group. Is there a Dog Park in Washington?  The … Continue reading »

The Peace Community Garden: By The People, For The People

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about turning a small downtown plot into a community garden, and then a friend of his started a similar conversation on Facebook. I re-posted it on the Re-Discover Washington’s Facebook page: the interest and response was overwhelming. So many people would love to grow … Continue reading »

Washington Missouri Optimists: Friends of Youth

I have been hearing about the Optimist Club a lot, but until recently I had no idea what they do. That’s why when a friend of mine said she has joined, I asked her if I could tag along and interview the Optimists for the blog. The fact that they meet for lunch at Old Vine Riverfront … Continue reading »