Upcycled Empire

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Mia Ruffin, daughter of Wearable Arts artist Rochelle

Solanoy, models an ensemble that includes a skirt and ruffles made from old issues of the Empire. Solanoy called the piece “Amused by Fused Recyclables” to fit with the 2012 theme “Fusion.” Other materials include plastic cups, styrofoam plates, straws, bottle caps, aluminum cans and magazines. Before that next dump run, think about how you might upcycle yesterday’s news and other typical trash.


A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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