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Posted: March 5, 2013 - 1:18pm

College seeking votes

Paine College is a finalist in Home Depot’s 2013 Retool Your School campus improvement program.

Finalists are competing for $225,000 in grants for on-campus improvement projects.

Visit www.retooolyourschool.com to vote for a college and its proposed projects. Voting ends Apr. 15.

Groundbreaking held for community garden

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for a community garden at Golden Harvest Food Bank’s warehouse in Aiken.

The city of Aiken’s 2012-13 succession management class is partnering with local residents and businesses to create the garden which will supply fresh produce to agencies such as Christ Central, the Salvation Army and St. Thaddeus Soup Kitchen.

Those interested in becoming a sponsor or garden volunteer can contact Michael Gibbons at (803) 270-7859 or mgibbons@goldenharvest.org .

Photography contest

Submissions are being accepted for the 2013 Nature photography contest sponsored by the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy.

A list of rules and additional information about the contest is available at www.naturalsciencesacademy.org . The deadline to submit entries is Apr. 5. Winners will be announced Apr. 20 during the academy’s Earth Day event.

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