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Stockyard Neighborhood Bike-a-thon

Everyone needs a hero

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)               Imagine a young child looking out of his hospital window. The weather is grey and gloomy; inside the room the atmosphere isn’t much better. Mom, dad and other family members are forcing artificial cheerfulness. This young boy is fighting a serious illness and sits in … Continue reading

PNC Bank and DonorsChoose.org team up to provide supplies to pre-K and Head Start classrooms

(Plain Press, May 2017)       PNC bank and DonorsChoose.org are joining forces in a new $5 million two-year initiative to assure teachers in pre-Kindergarten and Head Start classrooms have the supplies and tools they need to enhance the educational experience of their students. Paul Clark, regional president of PNC’s Cleveland market, announced the initiative to … Continue reading

Mi Casita Early Learning Center

New Crosswalk at W. 67th and Lorain

At Domestic Violence Forum, children learn how to act when witnessing abuse

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Most of those in the audience for a Domestic Violence Forum at the Lorain Branch Library on October 26th were children — after school regulars at the library persuaded by the librarian to attend with offers of food- houmos, wraps, fruit and vegetables. With the third game of the World … Continue reading

Franklin Avenue Block Club’s efforts result in the creation of the Franklin Reading Garden

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2016)   Through a planning process that spanned several years, the Franklin Avenue Block Club turned a vacant corner lot into a neighborhood park and gathering place. On August 12th, members of the Franklin Avenue Block Club joined with friends and supporters in a dedication ceremony for the Franklin Reading … Continue reading

Painting in the Park Family Fun Day Festival

Little Free Library dedicated at Baltic Children’s Park

(Plain Press, July 2016) Children in the neighborhood by Baltic Children’s Park will now be able to have a nearby source of books to read. A new Little Free Library was dedicated in the park at W. 108th and Baltic at a ceremony on Saturday June 4th. The park is just west of Louisa May … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon