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Christ Episcopal Church looks for soles for souls

Christ Episcopal Church is preparing their sixth annual shoe drive for the needy.

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Religion Almanac: April 22

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

Religion

We should offer asylum to those needing it

Picture this, today, somewhere in Greece or Sweden, or the United States: Seven hundred people crammed into a camp of loosely arranged, narrowly separated plywood-patched and canvas-covered huts next to a mud-shored pond of fetid water. Living off donated date-expired food prepared over coffee-can sized kerosene stoves that double as space heaters. The children are being taught in loosely organized groups by volunteer camp residents, while adults gather in small clusters for discreet conversations and gossip that serve as community forums, with no one allowed to leave the razor-wired perimeter and handfuls of escapees returning daily. All of them sharing the same less than private bathing, toilet and suspect sanitation facilities, everyone — even the returning escapees — considering themselves lucky to be there.

Living

Hot Property: Looking toward more green days

Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He's put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively.

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The best Nintendo Switch games

The Nintendo Switch has only been out in the wild for a short time, but it's garnered quite the following since it's made its debut. The release library is quite small at the time of this writing, but it's got several titles you should consider playing if you're looking for those must-buy titles every new system comes with. While waiting for more of the heavy-hitters to reach store shelves, here are the building blocks of the Nintendo Switch library that you should absolutely consider purchasing.

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Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink

Starbucks calls its limited-time beverage a "Unicorn Frappuccino." The drink changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw.
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Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink 0:49

Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink

Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive 1:16

Christ Episcopal Church's annual shoe drive

Bradenton Eateries: Then and Now exhibit open at Manatee County Downtown Central Library 0:45

Bradenton Eateries: Then and Now exhibit open at Manatee County Downtown Central Library

Kettle corn made easy 1:06

Kettle corn made easy