Don Heinzman

Every time I hear some commentator or weather person call suburban communities “burbs,” I want to throw up. These are real honest-to-goodness communities, not some amorphous blob. I can’t find “burb” in the dictionary. It probably just comes from “suburb,” which is bad enough, because that says we are sub-urban – subject to the urban, [...]

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Years ago, few people thought children in suburban communities lacked food. Times have changed as data points to a growing number of suburban families with children who get their food from food shelves and their breakfasts and lunches at schools. Nationally one in five families with children struggles to put enough food on the table. [...]

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It’s Christmas all year long for over a thousand metro area teachers and staff who receive FREE school supplies at a novel non-profit store called Companies to Classrooms. Seven years ago, Cary Weatherby, a Bloomington mother who has business experience, realized companies and corporations needed to get rid of surplus office supplies and inventory that [...]

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