Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores began in 1982 and provide vital funding for The Arc Greater Twin Cities. The Arc Greater Twin Cities provides programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families here in the Twin Cities Metro Area.


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Monthly archive December, 2012
The Thrill of the Hunt Never Goes Away

The Thrill of the Hunt Never Goes Away

After years and years of collecting cookbooks, I still love finding new cookbooks to add to my 1,500-cookbook collection.  Over the years, I have collected just about every type of cookbook you can imagine:  from the Time Life series that was popular in the 60’s to hilariously-titled books like Cooking in the Nude (I kid...
Eco-Wrapping

Eco-Wrapping

Just a Few Words About How Much We Waste: Wrapping Paper:  From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons – it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. (EPA and Use Less Stuff). ...