In the News

Read the latest media coverage of the Orton Family Foundation, our Heart & Soul® towns and partner organizations.

In the News

Sat, 12/03/2016

Galesburg community leaders weigh in on a bright light in the community. Galesburg's Community Heart & Soul® project  is mentioned as one of the many bright lights in the Illinois town. 

Mon, 10/10/2016

Bangor Daily News story highlights the optimism of business owners Colleen and Mike Gross who, inspired by Bucksport Heart & Soul,  recently opened a tapas bar and retail store in downtown Bucksport, Maine. 

Fri, 07/29/2016

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale on how Community Heart & Soul got the city thinking out of the box and engaging all residents. 

Thu, 07/07/2016

As Monkitree owner Clare Marron continued to gather silent auction items to benefit a fellow downtown business owner, she reflected on the sense of community in the city.

“We’re a family, not just a business community,” she said. “When you see someone who’s struggling or in need, you try to figure out what you can do for them.”

Sun, 06/12/2016

Deborah Moreno, project coordinator, of Galesburg on Track, Galesburg's Community Heart & Soul™ project, on the start of story gathering in the Illinois town. 


Thu, 05/26/2016
The Register-Mail

Galesburg Heart & Soul logo highlights a key asset of the town—rail lines.

Thu, 05/26/2016
The Courier

The McComb Economic Development Organization is partnering with the McComb Region Heart and Soul to celebrate eight business grand openings in June and July.

Fri, 05/13/2016

When the Verso Paper mill closed in late 2014, the town of Bucksport took a hit, both financially and in terms of its identity.

Bucksport was a mill town and had been so for 85 years. 

Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.


Sun, 03/20/2016

In McComb, Ohio, residents gathered to start to sift through thousands of stories gathered as part of the Community Heart & Soul project there. The aim is to develop Heart & Soul Statements that reflect what matters most to everyone in the community.