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Warming House grant increased

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This September, the Warming House, St. Bonaventure University’s student-run soup kitchen, received an increase in its annual grant from the Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation, Inc. Jeffrey Sved, director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, said this grant is essential for the Warming House to remain open and provide meals for the hungry, homeless…

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University to host Spring into Love

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St. Bonaventure University will host Spring into Love, a women’s retreat, this Friday at St. Elizabeth’s Motherhouse in Allegany. About ten female students, faculty and staff members will travel to the Motherhouse at 115 E. Main St. to reflect spiritually and discuss what it means to love. “Throughout this retreat, we are going to be…

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Farm to Table program seeks to serve local meals

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By Alexis Young Staff Writer Want to ‘turnip the beet’ with a summer filled with community service and personal growth? Farm to Table happens to be serving quite the dish. “When students are taking finals, there is still a need in our community, when students are on break there’s still a need in the community,”…

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Exploring Poverty: The Olean Food Pantry

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer The Olean Food Pantry, supplied by the Food Bank of Western New York, is the main location in Olean that members of the community who are in need can go to get food for the month. Unlike the Warming House, the Olean Food Pantry supplies food for those who have…

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What is the Warming House?

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer The Warming House is a well-known facility in Olean, NY that provides food for any member in the community that would like to join. The Warming House provides a meal every day at dinner time throughout the entire year; this means it serves 300 days out of every year. On…

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Exploring Poverty: The Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer In a continuation of a series of interviews involving the Warming House staff, Jordan Garrett, a senior management major, discussed some of his experiences working as both a coordinator and as a part of the Farm to Table community. Some of his responses were similar to those of other coordinators…

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Bona’s launches new photography club

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By Amber Levias Contributing Writer There’s a new club on campus that’s capturing the eyes of students this semester- photography club. Created by avid photographers, Deeanna Welling and Charles Walker, PhD., professor of psychology, the club was formed to help interested students learn to hone their photography talents as well as to give back to…

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Exploring Poverty: Warming House

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Shannon Murray, a senior biology major, also acts as a coordinator for the Warming House in Olean. With this, she gets the privilege of interacting with the guests who come into the Warming House. Murray talked about how this experience has shaped her view of poverty and people who live in what could be considered…

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Bonnies should give back by joining Walk for Warmth

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This editorial represents the opinion of the Bona Venture staff With winter and cold weather quickly approaching, it’s the time of the year when people should be truly thankful if they have a warm home for the holidays. When the wind begins to pick up and the snow begins to fall, there’s nothing quite like…

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Morris, ’05, takes on postion at UMIN

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By Annie Riley Assistant News Editor St. Bonaventure University Ministries named Margaret Morris, ’05, the new program manager of the Warming House and Bona Buddies. The Warming House is known as one of the oldest student-run soup kitchens in the nation and Bona Buddies is a mentoring program where one-on-one relationships are created between local…

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