Portugal Day: Celebrating Portuguese Communities Around the World

May 31, 2012 | Melanie

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Every nation has its literary hero. For Portugal, it's the one-eyed poet Luis de Camoes. Luis de Camoes was such an iconic figure, that the Portuguese decided to name the anniversary of his death as their national day of celebration. Every June 10, Portuguese communities around the world celebrate Portugal...

Creating Community Through Quilt Making

May 20, 2012 | Debby

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Have you ever had the opportunity to help create a quilt? It's a wonderful way to contribute a piece of yourself to a larger scale and to your community. [Photo Credit: A Gr.4 Community quilt from Marianne and Community Group Quilt, PTA] Quilting is a handicraft that involves sewing or...

Are You Prepared for an Emergency? Plan Today So You Can Be Prepared for Tomorrow

May 8, 2012 | Melanie

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If you were faced with an emergency, would you know what to do? Some people would say that they are quite confident about knowing how to handle an emergency. But no matter how confident you think you are, when you're in the middle of an emergency, you may find that...