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Le Meridien New Orleans Debuts in the Big Easy Following $29 Million Transformation

Le Méridien New Orleans Unlocks the Crescent City’s Distinct Flavours and Rich Culture through ...
USA), Bangkok (Thailand), Chicago (Illinois, USA), and Tampa (Florida, USA) and will open in the next 12 months in Mahabaleshwar (India), Gandhinagar ...

Florida: The beaches of South Walton offer endless possibilities

Carpeted with Lilliputian pebbles of clear quartz, they line a patch of the northwestern Florida panhandle ...
Bigger than Seaside, its city plan borrows from New Urbanism’s precision, resulting in an almost too-cute-to-be-true feel.

Deputies: Dad made kids sleep on porch after fight

CRESCENT CITY, FL -- A father in Crescent City faces a child cruelty charge after a 7-year-old child showed up to school Tuesday with a bruise on his face, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to Middleton Burney Elementary ...

Fla. man says he's not leaving city until he finds dog

Luckily for one fury four-legged friend, a social media movement has locals around the Crescent City joining the search for a sweet dog named Freckles. Freckles, who got her name because of the freckles on her feet, is miles from her Florida home ...

Environmentalists tout new study highlighting the influence of "corporate polluters"

Standing on the steps of St. Pete City Hall Tuesday ...
She said protecting Florida's small waterways, ones like St. Petersburg's Crescent Lake, is crucial to the state's environmental health. "So if we want to get serious about protecting the Bay and ...

Flood repair funds approved for Crescent Lake

Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla and Sen.Bill Nelson, D-Florida. "We are grateful," said Brown, who added that the money will "certainly help with the recovery of in some of our hardest hit areas." Those included in the grant are Crescent Lake, near Mobile Highway ...

Hawthorne boys basketball team to play for Class 1A state title

These Hornets have proven otherwise. They did it again Tuesday on the biggest stage in Florida high school basketball. Hawthorne advanced to its fourth state final with a convincing 57-40 win over Crescent City in the Class 1A state semifinals at The ...

FHSAA State Boys Basketball Tourney Day 1

Crescent City guard Gary Mims is playing with a patch over his eye ...
Roy is a nativ e of Boston, the best sports city in the nation, and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He has covered Polk County high school sports since 1992 ...

Nature in the City: Say ‘Uncle,' somebody

I had a recent email from Florida: "I hope you can enjoy the beauty of the snow ...
A lone star dares to come out on this white, frigid, windblown night, and a crescent moon appears to recline amid stark branches. The wind has scoured them to bare ...

Crescent City, Florida Vacation Rentals

Crescent City, Florida offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Crescent City, FL, there's surely a great local vacation home ...

Crescent City, California

Crescent City (Chetco-Tolowa: Taa-’at -dvn, Yurok: Kohpey, Wiyot: Daluwagh ) is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sa…

Dad arrested after 7-year-old son shows up at school with bruised face (Crescent City, Florida)

Dad is identified as JOSE DOLOROES RODRIQUEZ. Notice there is no mention of a mother in the home. Was there one? /news/weird/2015/02/26/de puties-dad-made-kids-slee p-on-porch-…

Crescent City — Crescent City, CA

Crescent City - Crescent City, CA Crescent City, CA Where I stayed Village Camper Inn The Village Camper Inn is a campground in a small Redwood Forest Grove. …

A new review of 'Crescent City Fog'

What people are saying about Crescent City Fog...
Format: Paperback I haven't been to New Orleans in years, but it holds a special place in my heart. Crescent City Fog took me right back to the Big E…

Training: Crescent City Classic 10k

Here's a question for you: How do you train for a 10k when you're 10 weeks post-op, and the race is in a little over 5 weeks? It's a good question. I had a better answer a month and a half ago, before…

In The Land Of Redwoods And Scoters, The Big Year Continues…

This is how far this little scoter is from home: 5,278 miles.  He is from Holland and he took a very wrong turn. Needless to say, I had to go see this bird.  It is the first ever sighting of the Comm…

What I think makes Bordeaux the top European City to visit

Beating 20 other selected top destinations such as: Amsterdam, Athens(3rd), Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux(1st), Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon (2nd), Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Par…

A Weekend in Bath | Looking Around the City

After a day at Prior Park Gardens followed by some time at the Thermae Bath Spa Mr W and I spent our last evening in Bath at the Canary Gin Bar. The next day, we were a little fluffy headed, but not t…

This Just In… Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 1) by Chariss K. Walker

Alec Winters quietly moves through the streets of New Orleans, the Crescent City, looking for predators -- those who destroy and prey on innocence. Trained in close-hand combat, he uses these skills w…

Crescent City Cafe is 6 Years Old!

In February 2009, I showed up with some college students to serve the homeless, for a “one time” restaurant-style breakfast. The leaders had enough money to do it a second time, then a third time…and …


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in CRESCENT CITY FLORIDA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



Domestic violence in CRESCENT CITY FLORIDA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


Giving Every Young Person in CRESCENT CITY FLORIDA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



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