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Community Review
World looks a little different
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    An amazing transformation has been taking place around the community this week. The parched brown grass is turning green again. Flowers are blooming. Even the trees look like they’re standing a little taller. The rains last weekend and during the week have surely been a blessing. Now, I pray that the rains will continue on a regular basis.
    Also, thanks to Priscilla Whalen for posting beautiful rainbow pictures from Ellabell on the Photo Gallery. She also posted some pictures of flowers from her garden. Check out all the photos on the Photo Gallery.
    I am very happy to introduce a new Community Contributor this week. Most of you know Lois Roberts, Regional Director of Statesboro Regional Library System. Lois is also involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization that serves as a source of support for the mentally ill and their families. Lois is going to help us learn more about mental health and wellness and resources available here in the community.
    Also, Caroline Brooks, our Community Correspondent from Portal, is on the Web site this week. She has a couple of news items on the Community Page on the Web site. Look for regular updates from Caroline about the news in Portal.
    Also, Mary Ball from the American Red Cross posted some vital information for us for the coming summer and its related weather. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of heat exhaustion or stroke. Read the thank you note for the assistance from our community in support of the firefighters in South Georgia.
    Rotary Club of Statesboro posted a blog about a recent program featuring Dr. Jean Bartel, head of the Georgia Southern Nursing Program. She has some interesting and concerning information about the nursing profession. I invite all civic clubs and groups to keep us updated about your meetings and happenings. Contact me for information.
    We would love to have news from every area in our community — Register, Stilson, Nevils, Leefield, Oliver, Newington, Ellabell or anywhere else. If you would like to keep us updated, please contact me. It’s as easy as sending an e-mail.
Dining Guide
    Ogeechee River Coffee Company, located in the Market District, is new to our Dining Guide this week. Scott Miller has high standards and chooses coffees that are grown organically, using fair market practices, and roasts the beans himself. The chocolates, teas and soft drinks he offers are selected using these same principles of quality and freshness. He also offers gelato, a product similar to ice cream. Go to the Web site and click Where to Eat. The restaurants with information posted for you are in bold print.
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