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Winona Daily News, May 03, 2015  It is often said that volunteers are paid in six figures: S-M-I-L-E-S. Volunteers are worth far more than the T-shirt they receive as recognition of the time and energy they invest in making our community a better place. Live Well Winona understands the value of volunteers, and we recognize that without them our events would not take place. In 2014, ...

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Written by Leah Perri, Winona Daily News   If you’re not growing, you’re dying. It’s a phrase Dennis McEntaffer, the May Volunteer of the Month, has often said in his efforts revitalizing and promoting downtown Winona. The South Dakota native, who owns Sport & Spine in Winona where he works as a physical therapist, said he fell in love with Winona’s downtown when he first came here ...

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Published in the Winona Post on April 29, 2015. Written by AMELIA WEDEMEYER As the days grow longer and the weather warms throughout the state, Winona, in particular, comes alive as residents, students and visitors flock to the natural landscape rife with outdoor activities that the area has to offer. “Winona is such a great area for outdoor activities,” enthused Anna Hudson, Winona Health ...

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Written by: Marcia Ratliff, Winona Daily News - 4/20/15 Winona Volunteer Services isn’t stopping at providing food for Winona residents in need. They’re offering free exercise programs as well. Nutrition and health coordinator Nadine Bayer teaches plenty of nutritious cooking classes to food shelf clients, but she wanted to address more aspects of health. “Health these days means a ...

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April 16, 2015  •  MARCIA RATLIFF Daily News 'Every day is Earth Day': Winona's celebration Saturday to feature themed bus routes, new events This year, Winona’s Earth Day celebration will encourage attendees to get on board — literally. If you go WHAT: Winona Earth Day WHEN: Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Winona State University, corner of Main ...

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Written by:  Marcia Ratliff - Winona Daily News Before she joined Sit to Fit, Melissa Ammann didn’t see herself as ever being a runner, much less enjoying it. She had a couple good excuses for why she was not very active—a young son and an autoimmune disease—but when her sister asked her to consider Sit to Fit in spring 2013, she decided to just go for it. As it turns out, the nine-week ...

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April 06, 2015  •  Jordan Gerard Daily News Bernadette Thicke, a long-time volunteer of the Winona area, was quick to credit others she's served with and wasn't sure she deserved recognition as Volunteer of the Month -- but her volunteer experiences say otherwise. A wife, mother of three grown children and grandmother of five, Thicke started volunteering at PTA meetings and events and Birthright ...

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March 03, 2015 4:42 am  •  Jordan Gerard Daily News   For a former Winona resident, volunteering started as filling free time and soon grew into a passion. Kim Schwab started volunteering when her daughter Katie started school, volunteering in her classroom and being active in the PTA. Schwab said, “I enjoyed helping and working with the kids and just branched out from ...

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March 08, 2015  •  MARCIA RATLIFF Daily News While the slushy roads and blustery winds of March don’t sound like ideal running conditions, now is the time to start thinking about how to get the most out of the warmer weather ahead. A team of sports medicine and running experts from Gundersen Sports Medicine in Winona are hosting an event this month, the Runners Symposium, where they hope to ...

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Editorial by Brian Voerding, Winona Daily News, February 4, 2015 The Winona City Council didn’t exactly ban smoking in city parks on Monday. Instead, they took a good step in a new direction. The council, in choosing language to discourage smoking in parks, made a smart move, though one potentially worth reconsidering at some point, depending on how much free money in terms of grants the ...

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