Archive for the 'Heros' Category

Who deserves a kitchen remodel? Vote now

One lucky organization will win a $25,000 kitchen remodel, sponsored by IKEA and Family Handyman, depending on which gets the most votes. The contenders are: Little Ferry Hose Company #1 – Little Ferry, NJ Simpson Shelter – Minneapolis, MN IHS Development – Newark, NJ Franklin Fire Station One – Franklin, WI Moonachie Fire Department – [...]

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Mississippi tradesman rings the opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Congratulations to this handsome hunk of a man, Delwyn Thornton, of Brandon, Miss., who won a skills contest — gripping, marking, clamping, sawing and drilling — put on by Irwin Tools. As part of his honors, he got to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Other than enjoying the visual of [...]

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New York carpenter remembered as hero to New Orleans Fire Department — Times-Picayune

As the casket was carried out of the church, a group of New Orleans firefighters wearing dress blues snapped to attention and saluted, choking back tears. Gerry Crimmins, of the New York District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, signs a beam at Engine 38 fire house in New Orleans in August, 2009. The New [...]

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When the embers die down . . . recovery begins

It might be soon to talk about recovery as the tragedy unfolds, but Southern Californians do rebuild after fires. I’m sure Claremont residents Vern and Deb Jahnke, who lost their house in the 2003 Grand Prix Fire, are thinking about and praying for (he’s a minister, after all) the victims of the current fires. After [...]

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