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Posted: March 11, 2013 - 5:05pm

Paine in running
for imrovements

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.retoool
yourschool.com to vote for a college and its proposed projects.

Voting ends April 15.

Photography contest

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

A list of rules and information about the contest is available at www.naturalsciencesacademy.org .

The deadline to submit entries is April 5. Winners will be announced April 20 during the academy’s Earth Day event.

Groundbreaking held for garden

A groundbreaking ceremony was held March 1 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 .

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