Monday, October 8, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Oct 8 5:30 pm        Let's Talk-Community Conversation, Leon Camel Resource Center, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 9 5:00 pm        FAFSA Family Night, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 9                        Last Day to Register to Vote
Wed, Oct 10 3:00 pm      Glades STAR System of Care Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 11 10:00 am    New South Bay Villas Accepting Applications, Tanner Park, South Bay
Sat, Oct 13 10:00 am      2018 Fall Business and Vendor Fair, Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 13 1:00 pm        When Love Hurts-Domestic Violence event, Belle Glade Civic Center
Sat, Oct 13 3:30 pm        Train the Brain-Afternoon Tea & Book Club, Pahokee Library
Sun, Oct 14 3:00 pm      Celebration of Life, Lomax Harelle Pavilion, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 16 9:00 am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 16 6:30 pm      Western PBC Annual Dinner, Ray's Heritage Packing House, Belle Glade
Glades Area

The Glades Initiative Honored for its Role in War on Hunger

The Glades Initiative was honored to be one of the organizations honored October 2, 2018 at the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards  at the Harriet Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach. The Glades Initiative was recognized for our part in the  War on Hunger collaborative. 

Our group received a 2018  Community Collaborators Award for hand-delivering 3,864,168 Snacks In 214,676 "White Boxes" to an estimated 215,000 Palm Beach County residents struggling with poverty and hunger within a two-month time span.

The War on Hunger Collaborative was spearheaded by Living Hungry, and implemented in partnership with Palm Beach County Offi ce of Community Revitalization; Farm Share; the South Florida Hunger Coalition, The Glades Initiative, Erica Whitfield (School District of Palm Beach County Board member); Sysco Southeast Florida; PBC School District and School Food Service; Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office; Nonprofits First; Restoration Bridge; Daughters of the American Revolution; The Palm Beach Post; Cox Media; The Girl Scouts of South Florida; ARC of the Glades and 100's of partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with sponsor support by the Everglades Trust.
Join Healthier Glades by Participating in the "Let's Talk"  Community Conversation HEALTHIERGLADES

This is the time for Glades residents to come together and share their thoughts and ideas about some of the changes they want to see in the community and how these changes can improve the quality of life for all Glades residents. 
Glades residents, let's take action on creating a shared vision together for a Healthier Glades.  Join us for a light dinner as we shape the future for a Healthier Glades. Healthier Glades is a Palm Health Foundation Partnership.  

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Leon Camel Resource Center, 266 1st St, Raderville - Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions about the Initiative or "Let's Talk" Community Conversation, contact Inger Harvey at  561-818-5529  or email at

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FAFSA Family Nights FAFSA

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach State College and TRiO Educational Opportunity Centers presents FAFSA Family Nights for parents interested in learning more about the application process. Bring please a copy of a parent 2017 tax return, as required to complete the FAFSA application. Students must be shown as a dependent on the 2017 tax return. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College-CRA113, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, contact  Kimberly Briard,  561-683-1704,

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Tuesday is the Last Day to Register to Vote in November VOTE

Tuesday is the final day residents have to register to vote in the upcoming November election. Follow this link to complete registration. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Click here to register
Glades STAR System of Care Meeting STAR

Attention community partners: Please save the date for the Glades STAR System of Care Meeting at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-506-7144

Click here for the Federation of Families of Florida's October 2018 calendar of activities
New South Bay Villas Accepting Project-Based Applications NEWSOUTHBAY

Royal American Management will be accepting eligible project-based applications for New South Bay Villas in South Bay, Florida for 4 bedrooms apartments only at Tanner Park. Applications will be accepted onsite ONLY. PLEASE BRING: Valid Photo ID for all household members 18 or older, birth certificates and social security cards for all household members, proof of income, and copy of bank statements. Applications must meet occupancy standard for the bedroom size available, meet PBCHA's local preference and eligibility criteria.

WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Tanner Park, 105 W Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493  
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-708-8289

Click here for more information
BG City and Chamber Host Business/Vendor Fair VENDORFAIR

From the Belle Glade Chamber: "The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Belle Glade will be hosting an outdoor Business/Vendor Fair on the grounds surrounding the Chamber of Commerce. We are doing this to provide an opportunity for businesses and local craft vendors to promote themselves in a very visible  way. The business/vendor must provide their own tents, tables and chairs."

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, call 561-996-2745

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar DOMESTIC

Please find the attached calendar for "Domestic Violence Awareness Month", presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County.   

Events in the Glades
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to learn more
Train the Brain: Afternoon Tea & Book Club TRAINTHEBRAIN

Join the conversation around brain health by reading Hardwiring Happiness with us. Train the Brain is partnering with NAMI Palm Beach County and Healthier Glades to feature this brain health-focused book during NAMI's October book club meeting. The meeting will begin with a brief guided meditation. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Register at:, or call 561-588-3477

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From Trustbridge: "If you have lost a loved one and you are walking the difficult path of grief and eventual healing, know that you are not alone. Trustbridge grief support programs are open to the community, and this event is open to the public. Join us for a ceremony of reminiscence, healing and hope."

WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lomax Harelle Pavilion, 5000 West Canal Street N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: RSVP encouraged to 561-227-5175 or

Click here to learn more
Glades PATCH Meeting PATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.   

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Western Palm Beach County Annual Dinner FARMDINNER

The Western Palm Beach County Annual Dinner returns to Ray's Heritage Packing House. The guest speaker of the night is Matt Caldwell, candidate for commissioner of agriculture.   

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ray's Heritage Packing House, 2401 Eagle Lane , Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact the Farm Bureau office in Belle Glade at 561-996-0343
COST: $30 per ticket

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Palm Beach County Community Conversations

Palm Beach County invites consumers to join a conversation about living in poverty, as well as to discuss the gaps and unmet needs throughout the county.    

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 425 NW 4th St , Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Stessy Cocerez at 561-355-4718

Click here to learn more
Click here for online survey (English)
Click here for online survey (Haitian Creole)
Click here for online survey (Spanish)
Belle Glade Goes Bollywood - 54th Annual Awards Banquet

From Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce: " It's that time again! Join us for the 54th Annual Awards Banquet."

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745
COST: $40 per ticket

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LORE Hosts Small Business Workshop

From LORE: "You have an idea for a business, now you need to know how to get on your way. This workshop gives the aspiring entrepreneur an understanding of realistic tools and resources for business startup.  

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Crossroads Community Center, 50 Levee Road, South Bay, FL 33493  
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to RSVP, email with the names of those attending, or call 561-889-8343

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Trunk or Treat, KTM Foundation's 2nd Annual Fall Fest

South Bay residents: Come join in helping create a positive and safe evening for the kids and community!  Decorate your trunks and give out treats  (kids will go from trunk to trunk for treats). Prizes will be given to best trunk, best costume and more. Cake walk contest, games and prizes, bounce house, and food. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Southwest corner field of 11th Ave, South Bay Florida
CONTACT INFO: Contact Barbara at 561-449-3793

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2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair - Save the Date

Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk? Come out and learn how to manage diabetes and improve your quality of life. Come join The Glades Initiative, the Deltas, and the many other partners at this event. The health fair will feature lectures, Q&A sessions on important health topics, diabetes screenings, resources, food demonstrations, food giveaways, and a FL mobile 3D mammography. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Visit to schedule an appointment

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2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival

Palm Beach County HIV CARE Council announce that the 2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival will be held at The Loading Ramp in Belle Glade. 

We invite you to join us in making a difference and supporting this initiative by completing the Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Form and send it back by Oct 30th 2018. The cost to exhibit at the event is free and spaces are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until full.  This year, the Festival is focused on the importance of ending discrimination against individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Loading Ramp, 524 SW Avenue C Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
CONTACT INFO: Vendors/exhibitors are invited to  complete the Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Form and send it back by October 30,  2018. The cost to exhibit is free.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Neeta Mahani at 561-355-4820,,  or Tammy Martinez,  561-355-4501,

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Click here for vendor/exhibitor registration form
Protect Your Family from Red Tide

From Florida Department of Health: "The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is reminding residents and visitors to use caution when on the beach or in waters with high concentrations of red tide. Protect your family and pets by staying away from affected areas until the blooms move further offshore or they go away. Red tide is a naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840s and occurs nearly every year. Because the blooms are patchy, other local beaches may be okay to visit ... "

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4 Vital Steps for Small Business Cyber Security

SCORE lists four vital steps for ensuring small business cyber security: 1. make it personal; 2. back up data regularly; 3. handle data properly; 4. build strong walls. To learn more about each step, click on the link below. 

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CareerSource October 2018 Calendar of Events

Take advantage of the programs offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location.  

Click here to see full schedule of programs for October 2018
Center for Child Counseling Upcoming Workshops

Read on to learn more about the Institute for Clinical Training, upcoming workshops through the Center for Child Counseling.

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Tourist Tax News

News and more from the constitutional tax collector for Palm Beach County.  

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • Home Health Aide Instructors
  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Intake Specialist
  • Executive Director
  • Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Other Areas
Overview of Storytelling: Promoting Your Organization to Donors

In this workshop, learn how to successfully tell your agency's stories to attract new donors and supporters, and take your communications skills to the next level. In today's fast-paced world, you have but a moment to slow readers/viewers with riveting stories, images and videos. Telling great stories is a way to develop and maintain relationships with donors, stakeholders and the general public.  

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First,  1818 S Australian Avenue,  Suite 450,  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Shari J. Hanglan,  sjennings@nonprofitsfirst.org561-910-5069
COST: Free (members), $49.99 (non-members)

Click here to learn more
Mentor Training - Take Stock in Children PBC

From Take Stock in Children: "We need your support! Take Stock in Children needs to recruit 200 new mentors by the end of September and we need you! If you have already gone through our orientation, please let me know. If not, please consider making a difference and making a college scholarship possible for a student. Our students must have a mentor in order to receive their college scholarship."

Becoming a mentor is easy and minimal time commitment..  
* Attend an orientation  
* Meet with your student once a week  
* For 20-30 minutes  
* At least 2-3 times a month  
* during the student's lunch period 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 24, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (October 11), 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (October 24)
WHERE:  Take Stock in Children Palm Beach Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 
CONTACT INFO: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704, or

Click here for more information
Click here for mentor job description
Webinar: Creating Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit WEBINAR

"What would it look like to have an ever-increasing stream of major donors who love your mission? Join us for a webinar on how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit."

WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.   
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Zandarski at 206-428-2144 or
COST: Free (members), $35 (non-members)

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Experience the Cost of Poverty

Leadership Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County's Community Services Department, Community Action Program, will provide this experiential event. Participants get a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community -- the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day.

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact To register, RSVP at

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The Office of Diversity in Business Practices Hosts a Town Hall Meeting

The Urban League of Palm Beach County Inc., hosts its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Join clinicians and survivors as we educate the community about the disease that affects both men and women. Come out and enjoy a healthy lunch, receive educational materials and register to win a free door prize.

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services,   3300 Forest Hill Boulevard  , West Palm Beach, FL 33406 
CONTACT INFO:  Click here to register

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Turn on the Light - National Conference

It's not too late to make plans to join the 15th National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families. Join others who are concerned and motivated to help build happy, safe, and healthy families in our community. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
COST: $124 (invidual), group rates available

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
On The Table: Share a Meal and Discuss Meaningful Ideas to Strengthen Our Community on Oct. 24

The Glades Initiative is part of the Steering Committee for On the Table, a national initiative designed to unite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds over mealtime conversations .
The Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin County is sponsoring the initiative throughout Palm Beach and Martin County with funding by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation .
We are looking for local Glades organizations and people interested in hosting a conversation on October 24, 2018.  Materials are available to assist you in facilitating your own conversation. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has invited residents throughout the region to join On the Table, s hare a meal , get together for coffee and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen your communit y. The mealtime conversations are structured to discuss issues that affect residents and grew out of a pilot program that was held last year.  Every voice matters and this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about what matters. Taking part is simple, whether over a meal or coffee break, hosting is easy.
The Glades Initiative will be hosting a table and encourages other local agencies to host one, as well. Stay tuned for more details.  If you are interested in hosting a table in the Glades, please contact Karis Engle at The Glades Initiative, , or click on one of the links below. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
CONTACT INFO:  Click here for more information or to host a conversation of your own

Click here to read Palm Beach Post article about the date
Click here to watch video about On the Table
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network's 2018 Rural Health Symposium

From the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network: "You are cordially invited to the 2018 Rural Health Symposium at Indian River State College's Hendry-Dixon Campus in Okeechobee. The Symposium is FREE and presents a wonderful opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get important up-to-date information about rural health."

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Indian River State College - Dixon-Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-844-4220 ext. 1500, or 

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October Fest Returns to City of Belle Glade

Residents are invited to to an evening of haunted fun at Louis Butts Park. The free event will feature games and prizes, food, drinks, a candy buffet, haunted house tour, amusement rides, and a costume contest. This event is presented by the City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Louis Butts Park, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Kacy Young at 561-518-0101

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Round up of Glades Library Events for the Month of October

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of June. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend!   

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
2018 Elections - Important Dates to Remember

Are you registered to vote? The voter registration deadline is quickly approaching. Find out about important voter deadlines leading up to Election Day, November 6, 2018. 

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The Advocate: Food Research & Action Center September 2018 Newsletter

Read this month's edition of The Advocate, a newsletter by the Food Research & Action Center. 

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McKinlay Memo - News from Palm Beach County District 6

The summer update edition of the McKinlay Memo, from Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay is now available. 

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Register for FREE Train the Brain Events! 

Palm Health Foundation is planning for the upcoming Train the Brain Campaign, which takes place from October 1 - 31, 2018. The goal of Train the Brain is to change the conversation around brain health by helping Palm Beach County residents understand that taking care of the brain is just as important as taking care of the body.

Click here to check out all events
CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 1, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin.  

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 25 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes - Luncheon by the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will be hosting a hot topic luncheon: Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club,  190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis, Florida 33462
CONTACT INFO: Register online at or call Estelle Friedman at 561-968-4123
COST: $25 (before Oct. 12, 2018), $35

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Rethinking Poverty: Building Pathways to Economic Mobility

The purpose of the upcoming presentation, Rethinking Poverty, is to accelerate the building of integrated Health and Human Services systems to create more seamless, effective, and sustainable interventions that advance social and economic mobility of Palm Beach County residents. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Keiser University Flagship Campus-Turner Auditorium, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Register online at

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the Glades area
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