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CSA programs work for farmer, customer (access required)


For many, community-supported agriculture programs are an effective route to eating healthier meals, offering fresh food sourced from local farms. However, these programs prove to be equally effective for the farms themselves, according to Cindy Christ. “It sometimes makes the ...

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Anne Francis (access required)

Anne Francis

With more than four decades of experience as a pediatrician, Anne Francis, M.D., has impacted the lives of thousands of children throughout the community. Although she recently retired, she continues to advocate strongly for children. As a longtime physician at ...

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Ruth Benjamin (access required)

Ruth Benjamin

When their special-needs daughter, Janet, began losing her capabilities, Richard and Forrestine McNeary were fortunate to be introduced to Ruth Benjamin, a nurse and the director of health management and research at Heritage Christian Services in Rochester. Benjamin helped the ...

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AutismUp (access required)


In 2004, four strangers – mothers of children newly diagnosed with autism – met together in a coffee shop to share information they had collected and to guide one another through unchartered waters. These mothers set out to establish an ...

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Glen Harris (access required)

Glen Harris

As a security officer at Highland Hospital, Glen Harris is happy to help anyone in need, including visitors, patients, and fellow employees. Yet, that only begins to scratch the surface when it comes to his impressive service to others. “Since ...

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Susan Adams-Price (access required)

Susan Adams-Price

When Jewish Senior Life decided to transform the way its nursing home care was being delivered, those at the top knew they needed a focused leader who could help guide them through the transition. As it turns out, the right ...

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