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 May, 2013
Apartment Life (Made Easy)

Apartment Life (Made Easy)

My first apartments were shared, as a student and then as a newlywed. And now after … well after many years I’m back living in an apartment. I no longer own a lawn mower, a hose, a rake or a snow shovel. Love it. This past winter I just enjoyed snowstorms and didn’t have to...
Mason Jars - as Useful Today as They Were 100 Years Ago!

Mason Jars – as Useful Today as They Were 100 Years Ago!

2013 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the first series of Ball Jars designed by the Ball Brothers.  The first Mason jar was patented in 1858 by John Landis Mason.  Mason jars – of all sizes, brands and styles are still as useful now as they were back in the day.  Since jars are so readily available...