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Community Religion in Trainsong

by Kourtney Hannaway When Bonnie Hamit goes to work during the day, she must leave her husband at home alone. He’s blind. They’ve lived in Trainsong for years, but there are still days when he wanders off track while crossing … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

On Sunday I attended the services at Bethel Community Church and talked to a few of the attendees afterward while they were having snacks. Brad Lane, the pastor, has also been sending info my way of those in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Enterprise Progress

Kourtney Hannaway My goal for the enterprise project is to examine how people are using churches and religious activities to help them during difficult times, both in the neighborhood of Trainsong and in a larger region. I interviewed the head … Continue reading

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Profile – Brad Lane

Kourtney Hannaway Can you walk down the streets of your neighborhood, knowing the names of nearby residents? Brad Lane can. It’s part of his job. In the back rooms of Bethel Community Church, settled between cold metal chairs and plastic … Continue reading

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Trainsong Politics

By Kourtney Hannaway Trainsong voters aren’t expecting Tuesday’s election to produce many fast results. These residents have preferences for governor, and outcomes they would like to see as far as specific measures are concerned, but many feel that it takes … Continue reading

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Twitterature

A collection of newsworthy book tweets Whether or not the internet will destroy the print industry seems to be a constant conversation these days. Some are sure books are on their way out, others believe in the ability of the … Continue reading

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Greg Zimmerman Talks About Blogging Books

Greg Zimmerman writes The New Dork Review of Books and was willing to answer a few questions on his experience as a blogger. Kourtney: How did you get started blogging about books? What interested you in the idea of a blog? … Continue reading

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Trainsong News

Residents of Trainsong like their neighborhood, but wish the railroad would clean up its act. Helen Carroll, who’s lived in Trainsong for 12 years, says she loves the spaciousness of the area. “We’re not all crammed together.” And Nathan Keffer, an employee … Continue reading

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The Essence of Kam Loon

The sensor that tells when a customer walks through the door of Kam Loon Restaurant sounds like a smothered siren calling from far away. The interior walls are white, bordered in bright blue, with red and gold decorations of unidentified … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Children’s Book

Recently I’ve found a lot of talk about AS Byatt and her new novel, The Children’s Book (2009). The work is a complex story with nearly twenty characters whose personalities are flushed out as the plot winds along. It’s set … Continue reading

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