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Free Health Workshop about Sickle Cell Disease

When and Where: Saturday, August 11, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at A Touch of Rain Salon and Spa (12407 Larchmere Blvd.) and repeating at 11:45 a.m. at Polished Professionals Barber Shop (12501 Larchmere Blvd.) Who: Open to all community members What: Learn about Sickle Cell Disease. Hear personal testimony from a young man living with Sickle Cell Disease. Find out how to connect with a support group for families dealing with Sickle.
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Poetry Corner: Sabers

The projects can be an obstacle like an object put right in your way it might make us sick to live surrounded with gates that breed hate in some areas police most often arrive late daring people to start trouble when they arrest you your problems become double The projects are a market for drugs weed cocaine and crack the substances that make others not know how to react to life but with perseverance and.
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New High School Hosts Information Sessions

Nexus Academy of Cleveland will host a series of information sessions and events, both online and in-person, for prospective parents and students to learn about the new blended high school. The school is scheduled to open a campus at 3615 Superior Ave. for the 2012-2013 academic year. The information sessions will give parents and students the opportunity to hear more about this new approach to.
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The Pulse: The Olympics, Kyrie Irving & Health Tip of the Month

The Olympics are one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. This month the best athletes from all around the world are competing with one another to show their pride for their country and to win a coveted gold medal at the Summer Olympics in London. Team USA, our Olympic basketball team comprised of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, is the.
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East Cleveland Public Library August Programs for Children & Teens

August Children Programs Movie Mondays Tell Me a Story Tuesdays Crafty Thursdays: 3 p.m. on  August 2 make a back-to-school collage about how you spent you summer vacation. End-of-summer Reading Club Celebration: 3 p.m. on August 9 National Dog Day is August 26. Let’s celebrate with a story and a snack! The East Cleveland Public Library is located at 14101 Euclid Ave. For more information, call 216-541-4128..
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True Love Waits

I got started in the "True Love Waits" program when I went to one of their meetings a couple of months ago. My grandma started the "True Love Waits" program at my church, so I decided to go. I went thinking it was going to be boring, but I came out with a lot of information and a ring showing my commitment. Being in this workshop has.
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Two Local Students Share Their Take on College Life

It's that time of year again: back-to-school. With classes starting soon at schools and colleges in the area, Neighborhood Voice asked two local students for their perspective on going from high school to college. Here's what they had to say: Making the Transition to Tri-C Graduating from Jane Addams Business Careers Center and going off to college, I thought it was going to be super hard, but.
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A Legacy of Love: Five Generations of Family

I have been truly blessed. My daughter has the unique privilege of knowing her parents, grandparents, great grandparents and one of her great-great-grandparents. On May 12, my great-grandmother turned 108 years old! Granny, or Alice Davidson, is the matriarch of our family and ironically, only had one child herself.  She is one of nine children, born and raised in West Point, Ga., where she lived well into her.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Bob Knox, Fisherman with a Cause

To say fishing is a bit like a ministry for Larchmere resident Bob Knox would be just about right. Since an early retirement a few years ago, Knox — with the support of fellow anglers and his wife Joyce — has set about sharing his passion for fishing as a platform for sharing life experiences, too. A certified aquatic education instructor for the Ohio Department of.
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Movie About Teen Pregnancy Lacks Depth

I saw the film "17 Girls" at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The movie is based on a real-life group of best friends who decided to all get pregnant at the same time and raise their children together. It reminded me of the movie "The Pregnancy Pact," which was based on that exact same story and aired on Lifetime. I think the reason so many filmmakers have taken an interest in this story.
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Youth in the Kitchen

Do you remember your first time in the kitchen? I still remember the first full meal that I ever cooked. It was Mother's Day 2001, and I was 13. I was so excited to show my mother all that I had gleaned from her and my grandmother over 13 LONG years. I went all out that day. I made T-bone steaks, roasted potatoes and veggies, biscuits, and my.
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Community Flower Garden Brightens Euclid Avenue

Mary Ostendorf and Leslye Huff moved to East Cleveland from Beachwood about seven years ago and settled in a colonial home on Page Avenue. Both worked late — Huff as a lawyer and Ostendorf as a nurse. When they drove home in the evenings, often they saw people hanging out near the corner of Page at Euclid Avenue in an empty lot littered with garbage. The lot was "an.
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College Life

It's that time of year again -- back-to-school time. With classes starting soon at schools and colleges in the area, Neighborhood Voice asked one local student for her perspective on going from high school to college. Here's what she had to say: Graduating from Jane Addams Business Careers Center and going off to college, I thought it was going to be super hard, but it's not..
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Introductory Meditation Classes

I am a 20-year veteran in meditation and relaxation. I have used meditation and relaxation techniques to help prevent or control diabetes, stress, high blood pressure and excessive weight gain for myself and others. My goal is to build a community of people with the same mindset who are seeking alternative ways to stay healthy through breathing, meditation, relaxation and food. 5-6:45 p.m., July 18 Learn, practice.
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