CityBus kicks off summer food drop to help feed children

This summer, CityBus and Food Finders are teaming up with a new project to help feed children.

The program will deliver food to hungry children and their families right at their door.

After receiving a grant through Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation, Food Finders Chief Operating Officer Kier Crites said this idea has been in the works but is finally coming to life.

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Farm to School program teaches kids about food systems, farming

“How many of you think you would like to be a farmer some day?”

That’s a question put to elementary students during a classroom visit before they venture forth on a farm field trip. Raised hands are counted and then, given the chance after the trip to ask the question again, we discover if we’ve inspired any potential new farmers.

The hope is we’ve stirred an interest in the kind of person who wants to build an independent business, and who takes pride in nourishing the community while caring for the land and water. That’s a farmer.

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Woodlands Wine & Food Week: Chefs battle for coveted ‘Taco Takedown’ trophy

Vanderlei Bernardi, Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse co-owner and chef, makes tacos during Sips, Suds & Tacos on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Photo: Michael Minasi, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle / © 2018 Houston Chronicle

The gloves flew off at Wine & Food Week’s Sips, Suds and Tacos at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott on Friday night, June 8, as 15 restaurants and chefs battled it out for the night’s greatest honor – the Taco Takedown Champion trophy.

“The chefs have the chance to explain the layers and the flavors in their tacos,” said Food & Vine Time Productions’s culinary director, Sherri Segari.

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Kids Con 2018: Comic books come to life as event marks third year

Three-year-old Nathan Allen put three of his favorite superhero costumes in the car before his family headed up to Nashua on Sunday for the third annual Kids Con New England.

However, Nathan – who lives in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was among the scores of children who came to this year’s event at the Nashua Radisson – ultimately decided to leave them in the car.

“He had them ready, but he was just a bit shy” about donning one of the costumes, Nathan’s mom said, adding that he will almost certainly wear one next year.

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Books boom back – Kids rule in libraries

From the library service — with more than 330 branch libraries and 31 of the mobile variety — comes news that should be celebrated in homes and schools across the country. Its report on borrowings for last year show that most of the top 20 borrowed books were titles for children. Only one novel for adults is in the top 10 list.

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The 10 Best Travel Coffee Mugs Money Can Buy

Finding the perfect gift for dad can be tricky. How do you find something that says thanks for all those years you spent bailing me out of trouble without focusing too much on the past? Alternatively, you might not have any time to dedicate to thinking about the perfect gift. A good middle ground is something we can all agree on — caffeine. Whether Dad drinks matcha or a cortado, caffeine is always a good idea. Making a cup of coffee every morning is likely part of dad’s routine, but if he doesn’t have a working to-go mug, he’ll have to settle for the often sub-par coffee at work, or at a local gas station en route.

These ten travel coffee mugs pair best with one (or more) of the twenty-five best coffee roasters in America and make for the perfect gift. While we won’t say this is the be-all end-all gift (we’ve got plenty more gift ideas here), this is a pretty good place to start.

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DiscoverEU: 15000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summer

European Commission – Press release
DiscoverEU: 15,000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summer
Brussels, 11 June 2018

Applicants must be 18 years old on 1 July 2018, EU citizens and prepared to travel this summer.

As of tomorrow (12:00 CEST) until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018. DiscoverEU will enable them to better understand Europe’s diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends and get a sense of their European identity.Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “DiscoverEU offers an excellent opportunity to young people to explore Europe through a personal journey in a way that no book or documentary can. I am confident that this experience will make a positive change – for the young people participating and for the communities they visit. What we are launching tomorrow is an opportunity for 15,000 unforgettable European stories, to be followed by many more later this year and beyond.”

Under this new EU initiative, young people will be able to travel as individuals or as a group of maximum five people. As a general rule they will be travelling by rail. However, to ensurewide access across the continent, participants can, in special cases, use alternative transport modes, such as buses or ferries, or, exceptionally, planes. This will ensure that young people living in remote areas or on islands part of the EU also have a chance to take part. As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, those traveling will have the chance to participate in the many events that are being organised all over Europe.

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