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Ever since my first weekend at the volunteer house I have heard about an event called Contra Dancing. It was described to me as a type of folk dance in which a caller instructs you on what to do with your dance partners. At first this did not sound...

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This past Sunday, two of my housemates talked me into going hiking with them. I am not the most avid hiker. I do not like the numerous almost falls that I usually experience while hiking, or climbing on things that I am pretty sure I cannot get off...

Feature Story

Below are images of volunteers hard at work repairing homes during CAP's WorkFest 2015 annual event. Date: March 2015 Dedicated volunteers work to make much needed roof repairs. The home of the Edwards family was in desperate need of roof repairs....

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  2015. It is a new year. This means New Year Resolutions, yes? Well, my volunteer community chooses to forgo the resolutions. We feel that resolutions often set us up for failure. You might say, “I am going to work out more,” then a month goes by...

Mountain Spirit

By Liz James A single flame flickers at the front of the room. Dancing across the faces of five volunteers, the light illuminates their differences in age, experience, and expression. Five unique countenances telling five unique stories. These five...

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