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Dispute continues over ownership of St. Clair Inn

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Clair Inn, zoning it as planned unit development.

a In November 2005, Waterfront Hotel Ventures LLC sold the inn to St. Clair Inn LLC allegedly tried to sell the property, but couldnat because the separation of parcel 7 was in violation of the cityas 1994 zoning ordinance.

a In December 2012, St. Clair Inn LLC its request, and quieted Waterfrontas ownership of parcel 7.

a Between the time of Kellyas order and the Court of Appeals opinion, St. Clair Inn LLC sold interest in the seventh parcel to International Border Consolidators LLC.

a On March 24, 2015, the Court of Appeals reversed Kellyas decision and gave the parcel back to Waterfront.

In Tuesdayas opinion, the Court of Appeals said the exclusion of parcel 7 does make the property unmarketable. Clair Inn LLC and Waterfront Hotel Ventures LLC.

aa There is no dispute that, before, up to, or until the conveyance, the property at issue was not in violation of the cityas zoning ordinance,a the opinion reads.

aa because there was no preexisting violation of a zoning ordinance before the conveyance and the act or matter that encumbered the title was the conveyance itself, defendant could not have breached its Covenant Deed.a

The appeals court also said the status of the property as a planned unit development was listed in the county land records before the sale.

aThus, using reasonable diligence plaintiff could have discovered the zoning restrictions on the property,a the opinion reads.

Mark Sadecki, a lawyer representing Waterfront Hotel Ventures, said neither party was aware of the zoning amendment at the time of the sale.


Japan grants $221101 to three BD NGOs

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The Richland County Foundation approves $1.6 million in grants

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The Richland County Foundation approves $1.6 million in grants – Richland Source: News The Richland County Foundation approves $1.6 million in grants

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio to hire a Community Outreach Coordinator for Richland County.

Richland County Agricultural Society for funds needed to help with drainage, soil erosion and overgrown plants in The Nature Park, located in the center of the Richland County Fairgrounds. The park is a quiet shaded area used by people during the Richland County Fair and other events held at the fairgrounds. The Richland County Agricultural Society, Richland County Volunteer Master Gardeners, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mansfield Menas Garden Club have partnered to ensure care for the Nature Park.

The board of trustees also approved grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County to the following organizations: American Guernsey Foundation, American Red Cross, Ashland University, Boy Scouts of America, Catalyst Life Services a Rehab Center for New Beginnings, Catalyst Life Services a Rehab Center, Catalyst Life Services a Center for Individual and Family Services, Childrenas Theatre Foundation, Clear Fork Valley Foundation, Community Baptist Bible Church, Discovery School, Domestic Violence Shelter, First Christian Church, First Congregational Church, First Presbyterian Church, Friendly House Association, Gorman Nature Center, Habitat for Humanity Richland County, Kingwood Center, Lucas Schools, Malabar Farm Foundation, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield Cancer Foundation, City of Mansfield, Mansfield Memorial Homes, Mansfield Playhouse, Mansfield Richland Public Library, Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Mansfield Symphony Society, Mansfield YMCA, Masonic Learning Center for Children, MedCentral Health System Foundation, MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, Methodist Theological Seminary, Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors, New Beginnings of Rehab North Central Ohio, North Central Ohio Alzheimeras Association, North Central State College, North Central State College Foundation, North End Community Improvement Collborative, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio State University a Mansfield, Ontario Public Schools, Pioneer Career and Technology Center, Rehab Services of North Central Ohio, Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Renaissance Theatre, Richland Academy, Richland Carrousel Park, Richland County Childrenas Services, Richland County Historical Society, Richland County Museum, Richland Newhope, Richland Newhope Center, Richland Newhope Industries, Richland Pregnancy Services, Salvation Army, St. Johnas Church, Third Street Family Health Services, Toy Time Inc., Trapshooting Hall of Fame, United Way of Richland County, University Club Foundation, and Volunteers of America.

Forum focuses on search for nonprofit leaders

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Forum focuses on search for nonprofit leaders – Las Cruces Sun-NewsForum focuses on search for nonprofit leaders

LAS CRUCES >> The first Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM) forum dedicated to a new generation of nonprofit leaders brought together a variety of future leaders and touched on skills that will ultimately help the community. 27 discussed the trend of CEOs and executive directors retiring in the southern New Mexico nonprofit sector, and the great need to identify and prepare emerging nonprofit leaders to take on executive leadership roles.

Obama funds left-wing hit squad with your tax dollars

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He previously gave $500 million worth of Facebook shares to the foundation and another $100 million to the foundation earmarked for public schools in Newark, New Jersey.

Matthew Vadum’s “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers” is available now at the WND Superstore!

Blurring the lines

The federal government has been funding left-wing groups like the Valley Community Foundation“>Silicon Valley Community Foundation for at least a half-century, ever since the so-called “War on Poverty” was launched by President Lyndon Johnson.

But President Obama is aggressively using taxpayer funds in a way that blurs the line between government functions and political activism, while at the same time stealthily fostering a steady increase in the overall size and scope of government.

Another example of the Obama administration’s funding and deployment of left-wing groups in governmental functions to carry out its ideological agenda, reported exclusively by WND last year, was the IRS hiring of the avowedly progressive Urban Institute, supported by far-left billionaire activist George Soros, to process the Form 990s of non-profit groups.

At the time, revelations of the IRS targeting of conservative groups that oppose Obama’s agenda were continuing to emerge.

Together, the two stories present a picture of an administration that rewards its friends, punishes its enemies and, in the process, fundamentally changes the character of government.

Similarly, President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as attorney general has put a spotlight on the administration’s decision to “defer prosecution” against banking giant HSBC despite laundering billions of dollars in funds for Middle Eastern terrorists and Mexican drug cartels. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, called the Obama administration’s pattern of behavior “yet another profound example of how extreme leftists have conspired to use American taxpayers’ funds for their far-left destructive agenda.”

“Once again, that means that most Americans who are privately paying to preserve and pass on their love for our American heritage to our children are also having money forcibly taken by the federal government to fund those who want to become Castro-led-Cuba, Chavez-led-Venezuela or an anti-Judeo-Christian, Stalin-led-Soviet state,” said Gohmert.

See how taxpayer dollars end up in the hands of left-wing activists:

“This president has done an amazing job of ‘fundamentally transforming’ America using the dollars of those who did not want it to become a socialist state,” he said.

The congressman also made a reference to the recent disclosure by former top aide David Axelrod that Obama falsely insisted he opposed same-sex marriage for religious reasons in a presidential debate with his Republican opponent, Sen. Kennedy Serve America Act, which reauthorized CNCS and its $1.1 billion budget and created the Social Innovation Fund.

The SIF was established the year after the Democratic Party’s campaign platform advocated the formation of a “Social Investment Fund Network” to provide government funding for “social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations (that) are assisting schools, lifting families out of poverty, filling health care gaps and inspiring others to lead change in their own communities.”

The three-year, $7.5 million grant for the Valley Community Foundation“>Silicon Valley Community Foundation is earmarked for a local program in California called “The Big Lift Social Innovation Fund.”

The new program, according to the foundation, “seeks to address the troubling reality that in San Mateo County, 42 percent of third graders are not reading at grade level.”

The foundation said the figure “rises to a shocking 60 percent of Latino, African-American and Pacific Islander third graders. If a child is behind in reading by the end of third grade, it is likely that he or she will never catch up.”

SVCF notes that it may qualify for an extra $9 million for a fourth and fifth year, assuming Congress finds the program successful.

“Along with our lead partners, the County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Office of Education, we at SVCF are proud of the trust the federal government has placed in us to put the county’s children on the road to success,” said Erica Wood, chief community impact officer for the foundation.

The Valley Community Foundation“>Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which typically gives grants to nonprofit organizations working in the fields of health, education and the environment, also funds controversial causes.

And even though it is performing work for the government, the foundation is far from ideologically neutral.

‘Building community’ through Media Matters

Since 2008, the foundation has given $931,000 to Media Matters, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit headed by former conservative journalist David Brock, who is now leading the charge for Hillary Clinton’s yet unannounced presidential campaign.

They only understand one thing: attack, attack, attack.”

Other left-wing organizations funded by the Valley Community Foundation“>Silicon Valley Community Foundation include: Tides Center and Tides Foundation ($2,546,888 since 2005), Planned Parenthood and affiliates ($2,007,950 since 2005), (Jimmy) Carter Center ($1,346,500 since 2007), Center for American Progress ($1,696,000 since 2007), Center for Responsible Lending ($275,000 since 2009), ACLU ($204,075 since 2005), Center for Constitutional Rights ($106,500 since 2007), People for the American Way Foundation ($90,000 since 2010), Clinton Global Initiative ($59,000 since 2011), New Organizing Institute ($20,000 in 2012), National Immigration Forum ($15,000 in 2012) and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ($6,950 in 2012).

Bureaucrats decide

So how did the Valley Community Foundation“>Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which doesn’t represent the political proclivities of most Americans, get its hands on federal money?

Even worse, many of these groups want to remake society along radical left-wing lines.

It is possible that the Corporation for National and Community Service and its Social Innovation Fund could play a role in President Obama’s recent proposal to allow students of any age to receive two years of free instruction at a community college.

Students would qualify provided that they maintain an average of at least “C+” and go to school at least half-time and are making “steady progress” toward a degree.

“What I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it,” Obama said in a video posted Jan. As reported in “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers,” published by WND Books, the massive Johnson initiative gave taxpayers’ money to community groups so they could “agitate against the status quo.”

Obama met with ACORN leaders when he was a candidate for the Illinois state Senate.

In a sense, according to its critics, America declared war on itself and funded leftist groups to do the fighting.

The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the EOA, “provided for job training, adult education, and loans to small businesses to attack the roots of unemployment and poverty,” according to one historical source.

EOA-created programs still exist, including VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America), now known as AmeriCorps VISTA, Job Corps and Head Start.

The EOA introduced a doctrine known as “maximum feasible participation.”

The idea was that the government-funded groups spawned by the law were supposed to try to involve the poor in activism aimed at changing society.

The idea had “revolutionary implications” because “it involved a redistribution of power,” according to the famed sociologist Lillian B. “The idea of ‘maximum feasible participation’ has captured the imagination of the urban poor, with the force of an idea whose time has come; it will not die,” Rubin predicted in 1969.

In everyday practice, “maximum feasible participation” meant encouraging more people to receive government benefits such as welfare, said the late conservative political activist Howard Phillips, who during the Nixon administration headed the Office of Economic Opportunity, a now-defunct office created by the EOA.

“The way to fight poverty in their view was to expand government subsidies to elements of the population,” he said in a 2010 interview.

Government spending programs gave money to local groups as political patronage.

“What OEO did was fund some 10,000 organizations employing several hundred thousand people who worked to radically transform the policies of the United States without reference to either elections or congressional action,” Phillips said.

This, in turn, stimulated demand for more government spending as taxpayer dollars became a kind of ever-increasing subsidy for big-government activism.

Not surprisingly, Obama is committed to making the CNCS and the Social Innovation Fund ever larger than ever.

Matthew Vadum is a senior editor at Capital Research Center, a Washington, D.C.

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission Announces it Is Participating in The Big Payback

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Tennessee’s 2nd Annual “Big Payback” encourages Middle Tennesseans to give locally and support area nonprofits during a 24-Hour giving event.

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission is taking part in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them.

The charitable event, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Kharis Foundation, will begin at 12 a.m. Once the clock starts, anyone can visit or Murfreesboro Rescue Mission’s website and make donations to Murfreesboro Rescue Mission and other participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions that serve the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. This year’s donations will help Murfreesboro Rescue Mission meet its desired goal of providing a newly needed shelter.” Murfreesboro Rescue Mission will vie for financial incentives and additional prizes through the online leaderboard, which will track donations in real time.

Henry Kress given community leadership award

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Henry Kress received the Le Sueur Community Foundation’s 2015 leadership award.

Luckily for a community like Le Sueur, people like Henry Kress are around to tend to both.

The husband, father of three, and grandfather of four is still very active in the community and was chosen by the Le Sueur Community Foundation for its 2015 leadership award.

Wilson, along with co-chair Todd Coryell and the other members of the foundation board, chose Kress for the annual award presented to a “community leader that shows reverence and dedication to the Le Sueur community over time.”

His leadership is illustrated at the library in Le Sueur (as well as in Le Center, St.

He’s an active senior and the only real proof of his older status comes from his 75 years and a 2009 award given to him by Le Sueur County for “Senior of the Year.”

He got a position at Le Sueur Incorporated, and he never looked back, earning a management position and working there for over 30 years.A

“It’s an outstanding place to work,” Kress said of Le Sueur Inc.

Kress may not be a native of Le Sueur, but he is as embedded into the community as anyone.

Fund mlaunched to help communities fight crime in County Durham

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Fund mlaunched to help communities fight crime in County Durham (From The Northern Echo) Fund mlaunched to help communities fight crime in County Durham (From The Northern Echo)

TEAM: PCC Ron Hogg the County Durham Community Foundation have created new fund

Projects in County Durham and Darlington could share in 150,000 from police and crime commissioner Ron Hogg and the County Durham Community Foundation’s community safety fund. Mr Hogg said: “This scheme was originally managed through my office, and I am delighted to confirm that the new fund will be administered by County Durham Community Foundation. “I have provided 100,000 of funding to the scheme, and I am pleased to announce this has been topped-up by a further 50,000 from County Durham Community Foundation, under the new grant administration arrangement.”

Barbara Gubbins, chief executive of the foundation, said: “This is an exciting new partnership which means that groups who have a particular

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