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  • How Do You Ensure Your Legacy? Anna Martin's Story
    How Do You Ensure Your Legacy? Anna Martin's Story
    Anna Martin had a wish. She loved the 65 acre farm on Leavitt Road in Lorain where she lived out her final days. With its lush fields and forested lots, she wished for it to provide young girls and women with the opportunity to experience the outdoors, to be active, and capture from it the very things she cherished so much.
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  • Local Artist Creates Legacy Supporting Fine Arts in Lorain County
    Local Artist Creates Legacy Supporting Fine Arts in Lorain County
    It is the mark of an artist to see beauty in the tiniest detail and turn that into an inspiring work of art. An artist creates, always. Artists often have more than one medium to express their creative energy and that expression may not always take the form of tangible pieces of art to hang on the wall...
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  • The Life and Legacy of D.C. Patel, MD
    The Life and Legacy of D.C. Patel, MD
    It takes a curious nature to travel the world. It takes an intelligent and inquisitive mind to pursue medicine as a profession. It takes impressive determination to overcome barriers to education where access is limited...
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  • Mom and Dad's
    Mom and Dad's "Spirit of Giving" lives on through a new Fund
    Paul and Anner Ruth Brown were not educated people by traditional standards. Both had little more than a 2nd grade education having left school at an early age to take care of their families. Married in 1942, the couple had six children, three girls and three boys...
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  • A Lifetime of Giving... Gives Again
    A Lifetime of Giving... Gives Again
    The staff at the Community Foundation of Lorain County recently mailed distribution checks to the following historic, anchor and beloved Lorain County institutions: Lorain County Historical Society, Black River Audubon Society...
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  • Donations from Scholarship Forest are Evergreen
    Donations from Scholarship Forest are Evergreen
    It's the day before Thanksgiving and I'm peering through the thin light of a fading day driving down Island Road, outside of Grafton, Ohio. I'm looking for the DiVencenzo Family Tree Farm, a family-run Christmas tree farm started by Al and his wife, Beth, in 1987...
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  • This Farm's Story has a Forever Happy Ending
    This Farm's Story has a Forever Happy Ending
    Myron "Jake" Kolbe and his wife, Elinor, owned over 300 acres of farmland in Penfield Township. Myron was...
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