Everyday Hero – Brian Thomas raises money for those battling with cancer

Brian Thomas has always been passionate about running and giving back. In 2002, he completed his first major run (1,200 miles) from Michigan to Florida to raise funds for children with Cerebral Palsy. In 2012, shortly after completing another long-distance run, he was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma. Even during that time, Brian knew […]

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Kaete & Dave Nazaroff – Everyday Hero Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to Kaete and Dave Nazaroff Grand Prize Winners of the Free Country Everyday Hero contest!  Kaete and Dave won $2,000 and an additional $2,000 to the charity of their choice, Ride to Give. When Kaete and Dave Nazaroff founded Ride to Give in 2013, they never imagined that their charity would have such a […]

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Everyday Hero – Lafayette College Student Starts Non-Profit That Supports the Needy

Free Country is proud to announce our next Everyday Hero Alec Golini, the founder of Athletes C.A.R.E., an organization dedicated to supporting the needy and the homeless through athletics-related volunteering opportunities. When Alec started attending Lafayette College, his interest in sports, mainly soccer, was clear from day one.  By making it to 6:00 AM soccer practices, […]

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Top 5 Meals to Have Before Summer Ends

As summer winds down and the academic calendar year is upon us it’s time to enjoy a few of the best meals the season has to offer before kids go back to school, and temperatures cool down. In case you need a reminder, we’ve made a list of the top 5 summer delicacies that can’t […]

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Everyday Hero – Village Summit Community Center Helps People in Need

Who knew that a vacant house could be transformed into a space of dreams and realizations? Marcus Brown and Chitra Pulliam did. With the desire to help their community in South Side Lansing, MI, they founded Village Summit, a community center that offers free lunch programs, garden work and temporary housing to children and families […]

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7 Tips to Help Keep Your Best Friend Safe and Cool All Summer Long

Spending the summertime with your dog means going outside and enjoying the sun! Taking your buddy to dog parks or for a morning jog provides them with the outdoor activities they crave during the cold months. But keeping him or her healthy and safe in the sun at its strongest is equally as important. Follow […]

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Get the Look for Less: Rash Guards

For the active beach goers – and fashion lovers –  the must have swimsuit this summer season is no longer the micro g-string thongs or teeny tiny bikinis, but the full coverage swim shirts in colorful patterns and detailed print styles. Also known as “Rash Guards”, the sporty-yet-sexy style is not only the favorite swim gear […]

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10 Tips to Make Your Canoe Camping Trip a Fun-Filled Experience!

Summer is finally here and so is the canoeing, camping, and sightseeing season. As the weather makes it easier to be outdoors, engage in recreational activities with your family and friends, and explore the wonders of nature and of beautiful spots never visited before. Here are 10 tips to make your canoe camping trip a fun-filled summer experience! 1- Test your […]

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Everyday Hero – A 16-year-old Provides Solar Energy to the Homeless

Influenced by his father and older brother, Joseph Strawn, 16, had always expressed his desire to become an Eagle Scout. But to earn the rank, Joseph had to first work in a service project that could benefit his community in Las Cruces, NM. Right away, he thought of working for Community of Hope, an organization […]

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Follow These Tips to Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals

Summer season is upon us, and it is one of the most anticipated times of the year. From going for long walks to swimming and grilling with family and friends, the warm season gets you moving. So to kick off the season, Free Country has come up with easy and simple tips to get you on […]

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