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Regional: Orgs receive funds

Carolinas News Notes

The AIDS United Southern Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS Initiative has awarded 11 Carolina organizations with critical, innovative, advocacy project funding to advance the rights, health and dignity of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Support came from the Ford Foundation which has done so for the last 10 years.

Western: Center adds card option

Carolinas News Notes

The Blue Ridge Pride Center, 121 College St., has begun its partnership with The EqualityCard Project, with a share of the proceeds returned to the center for its programs and sustenance.

Holiday religious events, entertainment

Season honored and celebrated

’Tis the season to be jolly, hang the wreath and string the holly. Or, it could be one that is observed by lighting candles, spinning a dreidle (a top-like object which is used as a game) and eating latkes (potato pancakes). Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, there is a cornucopia of options available to make the winter holiday season be one filled with hope and joy.