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  • Schuh pulls money for BSO, United Way

    Schuh pulls money for BSO, United Way
    County Executive Steve Schuh has decided to pull two proposed grants out of the budget that would have channeled money to organizations with which he is personally affiliated. Less than three weeks ago, a story in The Capital prompted County Council...
  • Community news: Whiting names director of Mascot Hall of Fame

    Community news: Whiting names director of Mascot Hall of Fame
    Spajer to head Mascot Hall of Fame Al Spajer has been named by Whiting as the new executive director of the planned National Mascot Hall of Fame. The city is establishing and funding a new not-for-profit entity that will own and operate the Hall of...
  • 'Housing first' isn't a novel strategy on homelessness

    To the editor: The article about the tremendous success of "housing first" in Utah eloquently describes how that approach is the real solution to chronic homelessness. Utah's success is indeed noteworthy, but its effort is not truly novel. ("Utah is...
  • Community briefs

    Community briefs
    North Aurora woman wins Kiwanis Club of Aurora award North Aurora's Laura Martinez received the Kiwanis Club of Aurora's 41st annual God and Fellow Man award May 19 at Aurora's Gaslite Manor. Cheryl Von Hoff, Kiwanis president, presented the award,...
  • El Sistema program founder Steven Liu to leave job

    Steven Liu, founding program director of the Allentown Symphony Association's El Sistema Lehigh Valley, is leaving to return to his native Los Angeles, spend time with family and pursue career opportunities, Symphony Association Executive Director...
  • Central Florida's summer food program trying to reach more kids

    Central Florida's summer food program trying to reach more kids
    Thousands of Central Florida kids who get free and reduced-cost meals at school will go hungry or fill their stomachs with cheap junk food once summer comes, officials worry. Typically, only 9 percent of the region's students who are eligible for the...
  • Hope and helplessness as agencies try to speed aid to city neighborhoods

    Hope and helplessness as agencies try to speed aid to city neighborhoods
    Local agencies and foundations are reviewing an outpouring of demand from Baltimore businesses and neighborhoods for support after last month's unrest with a combination of hope and helplessness. The United Way, the Baltimore Community Foundation and...
  • Stars bring the funny for 'Red Nose Day' live fundraiser

    Stars bring the funny for 'Red Nose Day' live fundraiser
    "Do something funny for money" was the slogan of NBC's inaugural "Red Nose Day" telecast, a live three-hour show that helped raise more than $10 million to aid children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The telecast that originated Thursday from...
  • Lehigh Valley runners are lacing up the shoes for 1-mile run series

    Lehigh Valley runners are lacing up the shoes for 1-mile run series
    Runners, get ready to test yourselves. Heck, anybody, get ready. The area's premier running club, the Lehigh Valley Road Runners, is staging a three-race series of one-mile runs in the Valley's major cities over the next three months. The LVRR...
  • Guest column: These grants are good for county

    Guest column: These grants are good for county
    I feel the need to respond to the recent editorial, "Appearances matter with Schuh's grant decisions" (The Capital, May 13) questioning County Executive Steve Schuh's community grant recommendations. As someone who participated in the overall grant...
  • Thursday's Red Nose Day TV special: Comedy for a good cause

    Thirty years ago, Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually proved him right in the United Kingdom, where more than $1 billion has been raised to fight childhood poverty. Now Curtis...