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Most people don't start thinking about the holiday season until after Halloween. But those who are entrusted with the tasks of gathering presents and food for those less fortunate are busy months in advance.
If you would like to help make this holiday season a memorable one for someone in need, click on the tab below. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from; bell ringing, helping out at one of the dinners, distributing food, or helping out with Toys for Tots.
On this Day
Oct. 20, 1994
On this day in 1994, Burt Lancaster, a former circus performer who rose to fame as a Hollywood leading man with some 70 movies to his credit, including From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City, in a career that spanned more than four decades, dies of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Century City, California.
Lancaster was born on November 2, 1913, in New York City and raised in East Harlem. After a stint at New York University, which he attended on an athletic scholarship, he quit to join the circus, where he worked as an acrobat. An injury forced Lancaster to give up the circus in 1939, and he worked a series of jobs until he was drafted into the Army in 1942.
Meet our Facebook Friend, Lessons Learned From Life. Their mission is to "To encourage you. To get you through the day. To remind you to be strong."
The people from LLFL provide educational information and self-help tools in order for you to live a better productive life.
"Our goal is for you to discover more about yourself and your own abilities. This page help will help you to develop and to use your strengths and skills in becoming the person they would like to be. The first step is accepting responsibility for choices you make in managing your life. Let's begin. Welcome to Lessons Learned In life."