Friends of the Pumpkinvine Receive Construction Grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County

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The Community Foundation of Elkhart County recently awarded a $250,000 grant for trail construction in the “gap”Roads 20 and 35. Friends own 0.43 mile of the former Pumpkin Vine Railroad corridor in this section (solid green line on the map); however, they need 600 feet of additional land (dashed green line on the map) to reach County Road 35 where …

Road deaths rise for older Americans

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An article in the May 2017 AARP Bulletin says that the U.S. is seeing a rise in deaths for older pedestrians and cyclists. “Pedestrian deaths rose by 12 percent from 2006 to 2015, while bicycle deaths rose by 12 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to figures from the National Highway Safety Administration.” Florida has the top five most dangerous …