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Wayne Union Recycle

Wayne Union Recycle

As we focus on the Environment this month, we asked Cathy Williams from the Wayne Union Recycle Board to discuss the waste treatment and recycling processes in Wayne and Union Counties.

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Health this Spring

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health this Spring

While our health and wellness is something we should always strive to improve, longer days and warmer weather certainly help! Here are a few ways you can get active and take care of your body this season. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! This is a simple one to start with,...

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Self Care and Wellness

Self Care and Wellness

This month, we're focusing on Healthcare. We asked Carrie Miles from Neighborhood Health Center to write about self care and share some tips on how to stay well, even with a busy schedule. There is a lot of talk about self-care.  We can’t function very well if we...

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Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team

This month, we welcomed the newest member of the Forward Wayne County team, Daniel Arthur. We asked him to share a bit about himself and what he’s looking forward to in his new role. About Me Hello! For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name...

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We Want Community Engagement

We Want Community Engagement

Forward Wayne County is focusing on Government in March and invited Beth Fields, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the City of Richmond, to share her thoughts on community engagement: I’m sure you’ve heard the term “community engagement” many times. What does it...

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Life Experiences

Life Experiences

Forward Wayne County reached out to a few black community leaders and asked them to give us their advice on what they would share with Wayne County during Black History month. First up is Cassandra Brown, a local pastor, business owner, and lifelong Wayne County...

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Kids These Days…

Kids These Days…

For our final post of 2021, we invited Alicia Criswell, Purdue Extension Educator (4-H Youth Development) to be our guest blogger. Hear what she has to say on "kids these days" and reach out to her in the new year for your volunteer needs: I’d be willing to bet that I...

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A Veteran’s Reflection

A Veteran’s Reflection

Join us as we celebrate Veterans Day with our guest blogger and U.S. Navy veteran Keith Kassidy. He reflects on his service and homecoming: If you ask any veteran, “Why did you join the military?”, you will get one of a hundred different reasons. For some, they may...

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You Have Possibilities

You Have Possibilities

Forward Wayne County’s Employability Coalition kicked off their Possibilities career awareness campaign last week. It’s been a labor of love and hard work. Lots of hard work. It has been a sold 18 months of ups and downs, but many things have remained the same...

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The Arts And Youth

The Arts And Youth

To continue our focus on Arts and Culture, we invited Monica Koechlein, Executive Director of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, to share her thoughts on arts and youth. Here is her take on the subject: It happens all the time. I'm asked what makes Wayne County so...

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Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum recently spoke at the Chamber’s State of the Community event on the arts. It was so good, we asked to reprint his thoughts as we discuss another of our focus areas (Arts and Culture) this month. He shares:...

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What’s going on Wayne County?

What’s going on Wayne County?

Occasionally someone will say something that stops you in your tracks. Sometimes it’s profound and sometimes it’s not. But it will get you thinking. And then you start talking about it with others. Eventually, you will get to “what’s going on?” I’ll tell you what...

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More Than Words: United Way Of Whitewater Valley

More Than Words: United Way Of Whitewater Valley

As we focus on employability this month, Forward Wayne County is excited to learn more about the More Than Words program from our guest blogger the United Way of Whitewater Valley: Have you ever heard someone complain about "kids these days?" How about people being...

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If You Want It, Build It

If You Want It, Build It

I am exhausted. Since high school I have heard, “there’s nothing to do here,” about one gajillion times regarding Wayne County. And if I am honest, my younger self probably said it every single weekend, but that was back in the day. photo supplied: Roxie Deer Now, I’m...

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Small Town, Big Hearts, Just Because

Small Town, Big Hearts, Just Because

Former Wayne County Commissioner Mary Heyob kicks off our month of “Our Community” and provides some fun insights into our small towns- just because. Did you know there are 22 small towns in Wayne County? You know some of them:  Cambridge City, Centerville,...

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