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Media Alert: Oak Park Head Start to host Mayor McClellan at parent meeting


Oak Park Head Start is set to host Mayor Marian McClellan at its next parent meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. With a background in early childhood education, Mayor McClellan is expected to speak about community resources available in the City of Oak Park, including the remodeling of the city library and a new City Hall. There will also be discussion on various parks and recreation activities for children within the city.

Head Start encourages parental...

Press Release: How to support World Food Day

“World Food Day”, October 16, 2012, is a day of action against hunger.  It was established by the United Nations in 1981.  In these modern times, nearly one in seven people across the globe still suffer from undernourishment.  “Food Day” is a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. On October 24, 2012, people across America will focus on promoting healthier diets; sustainable farms; and protecting the environment.  A 2010 study...

The Oxford Leader: Senior apartments use power of sun for electricity, heat

By CJ CarnacchioThe Oxford Leader


Oxford Square Apartments (39 N. Washington St.) was showcased at a special Oct. 9 event as a prime example of how alternative energy technology can improve quality of life, reduce traditional energy consumption and save money.

Located in downtown's northwest quadrant, the small apartment complex – which primarily houses senior citizens living on fixed incomes – utilizes the natural power of the sun's rays to generate electricity...

Detroit Free Press: As cold sets in, agencies need help to meet growing needs in metro Detroit

By Bill Laitner
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer


Korean War veteran Grantonio Giovanni of Detroit said he's deeply grateful for daily visits from the Salvation Army's Bed & Bread truck.

"I get their food all the time, and I get clothes when I need 'em," Giovanni said last week, as he lined up beside one of the red-and-white trucks with others from his neighborhood of low-income apartments near Mack and Woodward, south of Wayne State University.

"You never...

Media Alert: Artist Tim Yanke returns to OLHSA for third painting session with preschoolers

WHAT: Birmingham-based neo-southwest artist Tim Yanke is returning to OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, to continue a series of seasonal paintings with Head Start preschoolers.  These children of low-income families will be emerged into a world of discovery and creativity for the third time this year as Yanke works with them to paint a summer-themed piece. Art supplies are donated by Park West Gallery in Southfield.


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