May 20.  Welcome, to this week's newsletter.  Hope you didn't miss us too much the last 2 weeks; we had some technical problems that slowed us down temporarily. Happy to be back!
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This very active town south of Portland includes a Neighborhood Main Street Project,  a beautiful new Riverfront Park on the Willamette River, and a light rail system that will run between here and Portland.

The latest quarterly report of the most affordable homes in the U.S. puts the Midwest and Northeast at the top of the heap. But there are plenty of towns in the Sunbelt that are right up there too, such as #45, Gainesville, FL (pictured).

This town with a university of the same name is nestled in the extreme Southwestern corner of South Carolina near the Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee borders. The 17,000 students give it an interesting flavor.
Puzzled by all those Emojis that your grandkids use when they text you? Joanna Stern, one of our favorite tech writers, wrote a great article, "Why I Love Communicating With Emojis" that explains how to use these clever little devils, andhave fun too!
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