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A Northern Virginia family that put a food collection box outside their home at the start of the coronavirus pandemic has now collected around 30,000 pounds of food and started a program that puts pop-up, free food pantries in local neighborhoods.

Amber and Sterling Marchand and their four children, ages 9, 7, 5 and 3, put the box outside their home last June after reading about the increased demand for food for people in need and the decreased supply, both due to the pandemic.

The box filled up so quickly with non-perishable foods donated by neighbors and friends, that the

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Some of the most popular video games are created in Canada.

On the AAA side, you have behemoths like the Mass Effect trilogy (BioWare Edmonton), FIFA (EA Vancouver) and Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft Montreal), while Canadian indie developers have produced their own heavy hitters, like Cuphead (Oakville, Ontario’s Studio MDHR), Don’t Starve (Vancouver’s Klei Entertainment) and Superbrothers (Toronto’s Capy Games).

Altogether, this has helped Canada become the third-largest producer of games in the world, with the national games industry contributing $4.5 billion to the country’s GDP annually.

With all of that in mind, MobileSyrup is kicking off a new series wherein

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Anju is among the restaurants participating in Summerlong Supper Club. Photo courtesy of Anju.

An effort to save restaurants by selling seasonal subscriptions for takeout dinners from top eateries has been a smash success in New York. Now, Summerlong Supper Club is coming to DC.

Here’s how it works: every week for six weeks beginning April 6, members will receive a three-course meal from a different spot. In DC, the all-star lineup of participating restaurants includes Rose’s Luxury, Anju, Sushi Taro, Albi, Cane, and Centrolina. The upfront cost is $360 per person—$60 per meal—for pickups, and $403 for deliveries (tips

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You’ve just put in the miles on the treadmill or reps at the squat rack. After huffing through a killer session, your post-workout fuel matters. You’re probably apt to grab a sports drink, but what if we said milk is the superior post-workout drink?

 

 

“Gatorade inhibits fat oxidation because it contains a type of carbohydrate that blocks the metabolic pathways involved in fat breakdown in the muscle,” says Philip Chilibeck, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. “Meanwhile, the calcium and protein contents of milk stimulate these metabolic pathways to break down fats.”

In Chilibeck’s

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Texas police are looking into claims of repeated bullying against a Black middle schooler, whose mother says he was physically attacked, called racial slurs and forced to drink urine by classmates. 

The boy’s mother, Summer Smith, who goes by Summer Alicia on Facebook, detailed in a post earlier this week that her son, SeMarion, faced numerous instances of being bullied by peers. 

Smith said that officials at her son’s school, Haggard Middle School in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, did not take action to address the bullying after it was reported. 

“Imagine being a happy kid who loves making people

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Greenwood County residents looking to try new culinary experiences have a few more options in March. And, no, Olive Garden is not one of them.

This week, Uptown Greenwood will host Food Truck Eats on Main Street.

“Food truck events are really popular and our first one back in November was incredibly well received,” Gibson Hill, Uptown’s events and market coordinator, said in an email.

Eight food trucks are expected to be at Thursday’s event. Taconmadre Mexican Food Truck, usually found at Tigers Eye Self Storage, will be on hand offering various Mexican food-inspired plates. Lobster Dogs, a red crustacean-themed

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